Pulsar APX V2 Review

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Pulsar APX V2 Review

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 Kit
L-R: USB charging cable, Pulsar APX V2, replacement mouthpiece insert, cleaning brush, packing tool.
  • 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.

Optional Accessories

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

Pulsar APX V2 Design
The APX V2 features temperature setting labels that illuminate when they are selected.

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

  1. Remove the mouthpiece to expose the herb chamber, fill it with herb, and then replace the mouthpiece.
  2. Press the power button five times to turn on the device.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

Pulsar APX V2 Performance
The vapor quality of the APX V2 is better on the lower temperature settings because the vapor gets hot and harsh on the higher ones.

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 V2Vapium LiteAtmos Jump
Compatible withDry herbDry herbDry herb
Heating MethodConductionConductionConduction
Temperature SettingsFiveFourOne
Battery Capacity1600 mAh1100 mAh1200 mAh
Battery Duration90 minutes30 minutes30 to 40 minutes
Charge Time90 minutes60 minutes2 hours
Price$70 from Vape-Smart$79 from Vape-Smart$65 directly from Atmos

Vapium Lite vs Pulsar APX

Bottom Line

Pulsar APX V2
8.6 Total Score
Bottom Line

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. 


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A huge proponent of the vaping lifestyle who would love it if everyone who smokes makes the switch to vaping instead. Loves CBD and would like to see it infused into everything. Aside from the world of vaping, he also loves reading, health & fitness, gadgets & technology, and culture, both the pop and regular kind.

  1. I absolutely hate this vapor. It’s the most annoying peace of equipment I’ve ever used. I haven’t used many vapors but this is horrible. Following instructions and while vaporing the unit switches constantly to different temps. Not much vapor releases, it’s like sucking on a straw in an empty glass.

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