Pulsar APX V2 Review

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Pulsar APX V2 Review Bottom Line

If you’re in the market for a dry herb vaporizer that you can take anywhere then the Pulsar APX V2 is a great choice. This weed vape is easy to use, small (just 4 inches tall!), and provides really good vapor. If you need more incentive, the Pulsar APX V2 only costs $69 and Vape-Smart offers 10% of for TVG subscribers. At that price, the Pulsar APX V2 is a pretty great deal.

Pulsar APX V2 Background

The Pulsar APX V2 ($69 from Vape-Smart, use coupon code TVG10 for a 10% discount) is a new version of the Pulsar APX that we reviewed some time back. The name hasn’t changed but the vaporizer has. Confused? Don’t worry, all the details coming at you. The original APX vaped dry herb, THC concentrates, and oil. This new version keeps things simple by vaping only dry herb.

Pulsar is simplifying things for everybody, something most of the Best Dry Herb Vaporizers do really well (it keeps things easy + clean). My Pulsar APX V2 review lets you know if this weed vape steps up its dry herb vaping game, or just falls off altogether. Keep reading for all the kit, design, and performance details.

Pulsar APX weed vape Review
The new version of the Pulsar APX V2 looks nearly identical to the previous version, only the power button and temperature readouts are different.

Pulsar APX V2 Kit

The Pulsar APX V2 has a pretty basic kit which is what you’d expect from a pocket sized, travel friendly vaporizer. Here’s what you’ll be getting:

  • The Pulsar APX dry herb vaporizer
  • Replacement mouthpiece insert
  • Cleaning brush + packing tool
  • USB charging cable

The kit has all the packing and maintenance basics but you’ll need a good grinder to get the best results from the Pulsar APX new version. I recommend the SLX grinder. It’s got a non-stick coating that never needs cleaning and it grinds down your herbs to a nice, fine consistency—super important if you want your herb to go a long way.

Pulsar APX dry herb vaporizer kit Review
The Pulsar APX dry herb vape kit includes the USB cable, the APX vape for pot, replacement mouthpiece insert, cleaning brush, and packing tool.

Key Features of the Pulsar APX V2

The main feature of the Pulsar APX new version is it’s travel friendly size but it has some other cool features as well, take a look:

  • Compatible w/ dry herb
  • Small size + slim profile make it highly portable
  • Easy to use
  • Wide temperature range: 356°F | 374°F | 392°F | 410°F | 428°F
  • Retails for $69 from Vape-Smart, coupon code TVG10 gives you a 10% sitewide discount.
Pulsar APX dry herb vaporizer temperature indicator Review
Each of the Pulsar APX’s five temperature selections is clearly displayed on the back of the device.

Pulsar APX V2 Design

The Pulsar APX new version is only four inches tall, the average pants pocket is thirteen inches deep–I would say do the math but none is required here. You can easily fit two of these in one pocket and barely notice them (why not?). The APX has a slim profile that feels comfortable to hold.

The user interface is the other big difference between the old and new versions. The older version had a metal button and this one has a rubber button. I prefer this new one, it has a firmer, clicky-er feel so I never have to second-guess whether I actually pressed it or not.

The temperature readout has also been adjusted–for the better. The old version had all the temperatures marked on the back, with a light indicating which one is on. The Pulsar APX new version also has all the temps marked but the active one lights up while the rest remain dimmed. This massively increases readability and makes temp selection easier.

Pulsar APX dry herb vape Review
The Pulsar APX has a slim profile that fits nicely in the hand. A nice clicky power button rounds out a solid user interface.

How to use the Pulsar APX V2

The Pulsar APX is as easy to use as vaporizers get, here’s how to get going:

  1. Remove the mouthpiece, load the herb (not too tightly), replace the mouthpiece.
  2. Press the power button 5x fast to turn on the APX.
  3. Hold the power button for 3 sec to cycle the temps, release when reaching your choice.
  4. Hold down the power button and inhale from the mouthpiece.

Nice and simple. You can also perform step 3 while you’re vaping, a handy feature if you like to increase the temperature while you vape.

Pulsar APX weed vaporizer Review
You just snap of the mouthpiece to expose the ceramic herb chamber when you’re ready to vape.

Performance and Vapor Quality of the Pulsar APX V2

I’d rate the vapor quality of the Pulsar APX new version as above average, it didn’t blow me away but I wasn’t disappointed either. That’s because I know not to expect exceptional vapor quality from an inexpensive, portable vaporizer. You buy these things for convenience and ease of use, not next level vaping.

There are a couple drawbacks: the vapor can get a little hot since the short mouthpiece is right over the herb chamber and the vapor doesn’t have time to cool down. I usually vape at 356°F or 374°F to avoid the  excess heat, good thing those are the temps that provide the best flavor.

The screen in the mouthpiece gets sticky really fast and can restrict airflow, so you need to clean it on the reg if you want to keep vaping.

Battery and Charging

  • Battery Type – 1600 mAh class A Lithium
  • Battery Duration – 90 minutes
  • Charge Time – 90 minutes
Pulsar APX dry herb vaporizer herb chamber Review
The herb is easy to load but the chamber is located right under the mouthpiece which results in some hot, harsh vapor on higher temperatures.

Pulsar APX V2 vs. Similar Vapes

Pulsar APX V2 vs Pulsar Flow

Yep, it’s a family feud, the Pulsar Flow boasts a longer airpath than the APX so it keeps the vapor cool at all temperatures. It’s the more expensive of the two though.

Pulsar APX V2 vs G Pen Pro

The G Pen Pro is nearly the same size as the APX and is just as easy to use, it costs a little more but the two weed vapes are pretty well matched.

Pulsar APX V2 Review: Final Thoughts

The Pulsar APX V2 ($69 from Vape-Smart, use coupon code TVG10 for a 10% discount) is perfect for vapers on the go who want an affordable, easy to use vaporizer that they can take anywhere. The vapor quality of the APX is good but it won’t trouble any of the Best Dry Herb Vaporizers.

That doesn’t mean you should sleep on the APX though. Vapes at twice the price and twice the size can’t match its convenience and portability. The Pulsar APX new version may only have a few small changes but they make a big difference.

If you want a solid portable or back-up vape then give the Pulsar APX a try.

Where to buy the Pulsar Flow V2?

Pulsar APX V2

The Pulsar APX V2 is a terrific, portable dry herb vaporizer


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.

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