KandyPens is one of the popular brands in the wax and oil vapes industry. They recently released the KP Crystal 2 (Review | Buy) that features a ‘coil-less quartz bowl’ and is currently the top-selling wax pen around. They also have the KP Oura (Review | Buy) for hardcore users who want to vape on a fine-quality portable eRig.
On the other hand, the C-Box by KandyPens (Visit Website) has two versions: The Pro and the Mini. Both vaporizers are compatible with 510-threaded CBD/THC cartridges, which are connected via magnetic adapters. The C-Box Pro has four voltage settings and a power button, while the Mini has a single temp setting and has a draw-activated function. We’ll explore more of the similarities and differences between both vaporizers below.
Design & Features
With the word ‘box’ in the name, you have a good idea of what KandyPens C-Box (Pro & Mini) looks like- it’s a conceal type vaporizer that’s generally box-shaped with a curvy rectangular design that sets it apart from other conceal type batteries.
KandyPens C-Box is made from aluminum, which makes it durable for a small device. It has an ergonomic design, and the Pro version is about 3 inches tall, while the Mini version is half an inch shorter. Regardless of which version, both devices are easy to carry and can be put in any pocket/purse.
The KandyPens C-box side has a window that indicates the level of the oil in the cartridge. On the other end, this is where the design of the Pro and Mini differs. The Mini has a curvy side, while the Pro has a flat section where the power button and LED light are located. This makes the Pro have a unique shape that feels good to hold. The button is well-placed since my thumb naturally rests on it while holding the device.
Magnetic Threaded Adapters
The C-Box Pro has an opening on top that’s wide enough to fit any carts up to 10.55mm. As you can see, there are two sets of magnetic thread adapters- a shorter pair and a longer pair. These magnetic thread adapters let you choose how far you want the mouthpiece to stick out of the battery.
Take note that if you use larger cartridges, C-Box Mini won’t accommodate it since it can only fit carts with a diameter of 9.6mm or below. It would have been nice if the C-Box Mini could fit all 510 pre-filled cartridges like the Yocan Uni (Review | Buy).
How to Use
The KandyPens C-Box is simple to use, especially with the Mini version since you can just inhale from the mouthpiece to use it. The C-Box Pro has a single button for turning on/off the device and picking any four voltage settings. To use it, you need to:
- Select the Magnetic Adapter you want to use.
- Screw the THC/CBD cartridge onto it.
- Place the cartridge into the cartridge receptacle of the battery.
- Press the power button five times to turn on the battery
- Select the voltage settings by pressing the power button three times.
- Hold the power button as you inhale from the mouthpiece.
Voltage Settings: 2.3V (Blue) | 3.0V (Green) | 3.6V (Yellow) | 4.2V (Red)
C-Box Pro VS C-Box Mini
As I’ve mentioned above, the C-Box Mini is about 2.5″ tall, which almost has the same size as a lighter. It has an aluminum alloy body and packs a 390 mAh battery like the C-Box Pro.
There are some minor adjustments in the C-Box Mini:
- The Mini doesn’t have the multiple voltage settings of the C-Box Pro, but instead, it runs on a single voltage, which is 3.7V. Yes, it’s slightly higher than the Pro’s second-highest voltage setting, which means that the Mini strikes a nice balance between big clouds and flavor.
- The C-Box Mini only has a set of magnetic adapters compared to the Pro that has two. So you’ll need extra care not to lose either of the magnetic adapters.
- The C-Box Mini is draw-activated, so you can take a hit from it whenever you want without pressing a power button, which is the case in the C-Box Pro.
- Since the Mini is a smaller device, you can expect the mouthpiece to stick out more than the Pro. Also, the Mini gets a little warmer than the Pro while it’s in use. This is always the case when you have a big power packed in a small body, so keep that in mind when using it.
Overall, the C-Box Mini is quite similar to the C-Box Pro. The major difference is that the C-Box Mini can’t fit larger cartridges higher than 9.6mm, unlike the Pro, where it can fit any carts up to 10.55mm. Unfortunately, C-Box Pro costs more than the Mini, which retails for $50, while the Mini costs $25 from KandyPens (Visit Store)
Performance & Vapor Quality
KandyPens C-Box heats up quickly regardless of the version. The C-Box Mini is simple and straightforward that can produce decent vapor for beginners. However, the issue with the C-Box Mini is it gets warm after 5-7 good hits.
On using the C-Box Pro, the four voltage settings let me customize my session compared to the Mini with a single temperature. I like vaping on lower temp settings so that I’ll get mild and flavorful vapor. And if I want to have more clouds while sacrificing a little bit of flavor, I’ll tweak it to the higher voltage settings.
As usual, the vapor quality depends on the cartridge. So if you want to have a good time, I suggest you buy something like Bloom Farms CBD (Review | Buy) or Jetty CBD (Review | Buy), which both have high CBD content, and the flavors are great. If you’re new, I would recommend you use the C-Box Pro so that you’ll have control over the temp setting, and you’ll be able to identify which vaping profile suits you best.
Battery Performance: The C-Box has a 390 mAh battery, which is good for a full day of casual vaping. Recharging takes under an hour, so you will never be without the C-Box for long.
Overall, Both KandyPens C-Box (Pro & Mini) work great on their respective price range. It has a fast heat-up time, a long battery life and designed to be simple for beginners. The C-Box Pro is suitable for vapers who specifically vape bigger carts since the Mini can only fit cartridges with 9.6mm or less.
On the other hand, the C-Box Mini is more portable and discreet that packs almost the same power as the C-Box Pro. With that being said, I recommend the C-Box Pro since I can pick the temp settings to suit my vaping profile, and it doesn’t get warm, unlike the C-Box Mini. If you’re looking for a better option to vape THC/CBD cartridges, I suggest you look into KandyPens Special K (Review | Buy), which is currently the best 510 battery this 2020.