Pax Era Battery
Ranked 1 of 1 in Vape Battery for Discreet/Sleek Design
Battery life: 5/5
Overall score: 4.8
Head High Very High
Body High Very High
The PAX Era battery is only compatible with PAX Era pods, which manufacturers can purchase and fill with their own concentrates. While this factor might make it seem that the compatibility of the PAX Era deserved a score lower than eight out of 10, this battery is so popular that practically every dispensary in the country has at least a few compatible cartridges.
Even though this vape battery only costs $20 ($30 or higher in some dispensaries), the PAX Era seems to be associated with luxury. As a result, the cartridges that were compatible with this battery often featured organic CO2 extract, passively improving the compatibility score of this pen.
Our PAX Era pen came out of the box uncharged, so we had to charge it first. The pen showed that it was charged after about two hours by glowing bright green, at which point we disconnected it from its micro-USB cord (included in the box), inserted a PAX Era pod, and started puffing.
The PAX Era pen activated instantly, but we found that the vapor it emitted wasn’t quite thick enough. The pen comes out of the factory set at its medium setting, and we were able to change the temperature manually by shaking the pen. Android or desktop users can also change the temperature of their PAX Era pens using the PAX app.
Here’s a brief overview of how to check the temperature of your PAX Era pen using its indicator lights:
It was easy to configure the PAX Era to provide the perfect dosage with each puff. This pen even keeps track of the number of puffs in your session by illuminating its petals, ensuring that you’ll enjoy an ideal dosage of THC or CBD every time you inhale cannabis vapor into your lungs.
PAX has repeatedly petitioned Apple to return its app to the App Store, but the company of the iPhone seems reluctant to have anything to do with vaping. As a result, the PAX Era is, unfortunately, most suited to Android users. It’s also possible to pair your PAX Era pen with a Bluetooth-enabled desktop computer, but this approach lacks the convenience of customizing your vape cartridge on the go.
At the same time, we didn’t have any problems using our PAX Era without connecting it to a Bluetooth device. If you connect your pen, you can control temperature settings down to the degree, and the PAX app also provides detailed information on the cartridge inserted into your battery.
In our experience, however, the PAX Era works just as well even without its most high-tech attribute. This vape battery is well-designed, discreet, remarkably easy to use. Don’t be discouraged if you have an Apple smartphone—you can always connect your PAX Era to a desktop device if pinpoint control is that important to you.
The PAX brand has often been called the “Apple of vaping,” and the PAX Era does not disappoint. With a sleek, simple product design, the PAX Era remains easy to use in any stage of intoxication, and the simplicity of this battery’s compatible pods makes it easy to switch cartridges on a whim.
The slim shape of the PAX Era pen seems to be designed to make it easy to carry this pen around with you in your pocket, and its informative indicator lights allow you to change settings whether you’ve paired this battery with your phone via Bluetooth or not. In our experience, the PAX Era provided consistent results whenever we felt like using it.
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Target Age Group
1 battery + charger
Around 10 hours of use
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written by Samuel Popejoy, video by Chad Waldman