Pulsar APX V2 Review
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The Good: Discreet and highly portable | Very easy to use | Good battery life and fast charge time
The Bad: Vapor quality is just decent | Vapor can get hot on the higher settings
The Bottom Line: The Pulsar APX V2 is one of the better budget weed vaporizers that I’ve tried. It has a battery life that’s on par with more expensive vaporizers and is very portable and easy to use. I wouldn’t recommend it for more experienced vapers, but it’s a good choice for beginners.
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Kit and Accessories
- Pulsar APX V2
- Replacement mouthpiece insert
- Cleaning brush + packing tool
- USB charging cable
Compatibility: The Pulsar APX V2 is only compatible with dry herb. If you want wax compatibility, then try out the Pulsar APX Wax.
Of course, you know that dry herb is pretty important for your dry herb vaporizer. You should know that a good grinder is important for your dry herb. You should also know that one of the best is the SLX. It’s my favorite and you can find it on Amazon.
Design and Features
General Design: The APX V2 has a slim design that looks and feels a little like a cigarette lighter. It’s quite comfortable to hold and the power button is well-placed high up on the device, so it’s easy to access. Temperature selection is indicated by labels that light up when they are selected. This is a very useful design feature, especially when you consider that many sub-$100 weed vapes don’t label their preset temperatures as clearly. The loading procedure is fast and easy, and the APX V2 is pretty simple to use in general, just as you would expect from a budget vaporizer.
Portability: At just about four inches tall, and with a very slim profile, the APX V2 slips into pockets with ease. You could probably fit two or three in there and you—or anyone else—would barely notice. So, portability is definitely not an issue here.
Cleaning and Maintenance
This is a pretty low maintenance vaporizer, which means that cleaning is quick and easy. The included cleaning brush is all that you need to wipe out the chamber once a session is complete.
How to Use
- Remove the mouthpiece to expose the herb chamber, fill it with herb, and then replace the mouthpiece.
- Press the power button five times to turn on the device.
- Hold down the power button for three seconds to cycle through the temperature settings and release it once it lands on the setting you want.
- Once the vaporizer has finished heating, inhale from the mouthpiece.
You can check out a copy of the official user manual right here.
Temperature Settings: 356°F | 374°F | 392°F | 410°F | 428°F
Performance and Vapor Quality
Vaporizer Performance: The APX V2 heats up in about thirty seconds, which is pretty good for a vaporizer of this size.
Vapor Quality: At the lower temperature settings, the vapor quality is good, not amazing, but not terrible either. However, at higher settings, the vapor tends to get hot, harsh, and uncomfortable. That’s because the short mouthpiece is located right above the herb chamber, so the vapor doesn’t have the time to get cool before it hits you. I would recommend that you stick to the lower temperature settings when using the APX V2. Draw resistance is pretty low, so the vaping experience feels nice and smooth.
Battery Performance: The APX V2 has a 1600 mAh battery that lasts for ninety minutes and charges up in ninety minutes. Both those numbers are pretty good for a budget vaporizer. Or any vaporizer really.
Pulsar APX V2 vs Vapium Lite vs Atmos Jump
The Vapium Lite is one of the better weed vapes that cost under $100 because of its good vapor quality. The main problem is that it has a very short battery life, though it does have the fastest charge time here. The Atmos Jump is a pen style vaporizer rather than a box design like the other two here. It only has one temperature setting, so it’s very easy to use. The APX V2 has the biggest battery and the most temperature settings of the three.
|Pulsar APX V2||Vapium Lite||Atmos Jump|
|Compatible with||Dry herb||Dry herb||Dry herb|
|Battery Capacity||1600 mAh||1100 mAh||1200 mAh|
|Battery Duration||90 minutes||30 minutes||30 to 40 minutes|
|Charge Time||90 minutes||60 minutes||2 hours|
|Price||$70 from Vape-Smart||$79 from Vape-Smart||$65 directly from Atmos|
The Pulsar APX V2 is one of the better budget vaporizers out there because of its good battery life and higher than average number of temperature settings. You’ll want to stay on the lower settings because the vapor can get hot on the higher ones. That’s the biggest downside to this otherwise good—and affordable—dry herb vaporizer.
Who is it for: Anyone who prioritizes affordability over vapor quality.
Who is it NOT for: Vapers who value good vapor quality over everything else.
Pulsar APX V2 Coupon Codes (Authorized Dealers):
|Vape-Smart||$70||TVG10 for 10% off|