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Dr. Dabber Boost Review

UPDATE OCTOBER 2020-

Dr. Dabber just announced a new version of the Boost, called the Boost EVO. While we do not know a lot of details on the Dr. Dabber Boost EVO, we are sure that it will be a hit as many of Dr. Dabber products.

We recommend not buying the Boost now, and waiting for the Dr. Dabber Boost Evo release date of November 2020!

Kit and Accessories

  • Dr Dabber Boost
  • One titanium nail
  • One ceramic nail
  • One quartz nail
  • Water bubbler
  • Magnetic carb cap + magnetic dab tool
  • Two silicon storage containers
  • Micro USB charging cable + keychain
  • Carrying case

Compatibility: The Dr Dabber Boost is only compatible with wax extracts.

Official Accessories

The Boost has a wide array of beautifully designed, hand-blown, glass water bubblers to choose from. They’re all designed to function as nicely as they look, and they’re a great way to add some flair to the homogenous design of the Boost battery. There are also replacement parts for all of the accessories available for sale, all of which can be purchased on the Dr Dabber website.

Design and Features

Overall Design: The Boost has the same overall design as other e-nails, so if you’ve seen one, then you’ve seen this one. The signature black color does stand out pretty nicely though. It’s a little simpler than other e-rigs because the lack of precise temperature control means that there is only a single power button on the battery body. It does have a narrower base than other e-rigs, so you need to be careful not to tip it over while you’re assembling or using it.

Ease of Use: Assembly is quick and easy, and swapping out the different nails is pretty simple. As I said previously, there is no precise temperature selection, so using the Boost is very easy, even for first timers.

Cleaning and Maintenance

Water Bubbler: Remove it from the rest of the Boost and fill it about a quarter full with isopropyl alcohol. Gently swirl it around until the glass is clean and then rinse it out by pouring water into the mouthpiece until all the alcohol is removed. Remove the water by blowing through the mouthpiece.

Nails: After using a nail, wait for it to cool down and then wipe down the dish with rubbing alcohol.

How to Use

  1. Remove the bubbler from the rest of the unit, fill it a quarter of the way with water, and then reattach it.
  2. Turn on the device by pressing the power button three times for the titanium nail or five times for the ceramic and quartz nails.
  3. Once heating is complete dab your wax onto the nail.
  4. Cover the nail with the carb cap while inhaling through the mouthpiece.

You can take a look at the official instruction manual here.

Seasoning the Titanium Nail: Titanium nails should be seasoned before using them in order to avoid an unpleasant metallic taste. You do this by selecting the highest temperature, coating the dish of the nail with a thin layer of wax, and allowing it to burn off. Let the nail cool down and then repeat the process three or four more times. In addition to removing the metallic taste, seasoning helps the wax to stick to the nail instead of rolling around.

Performance and Vapor Quality

E-nail Performance: The nail only takes about thirty seconds to heat up, which is about average for e-nails. This goes for whichever of the nails you use, so none of them have an advantage in this department.

Titanium Nail Performance: Titanium nails aren’t usually my preference because of the metallic taste, but in this case, the titanium nail was my favorite. The reason is that it gets heated and vaporized more thoroughly by the Boost. The vapor quality is pretty good and there wasn’t too much of a metallic taste. Even if you don’t usually like titanium nails, you might prefer it in this case because…

Ceramic and Quartz Nail Performance: I lumped these together in the same category because they both have the same problem. The Boost doesn’t heat them up enough to completely vaporize the wax. I never got enough vapor from either of them and I would notice that there was a small puddle of concentrate left after each session. This is annoying for many reasons, including the fact that it takes longer to clean. The vapor is nice and smooth, but I didn’t feel like I got enough of it because the wax never vaporized completely.

Battery Performance: The Boost uses a removable 18650 battery so when it dies you can replace it with another one. It lasts for about twenty to thirty sessions before it needs to be recharged. When it is time for a recharge, I recommend you invest in an external charger because charging via the USB port can take up to six hours.

The lack of precise temperature control makes the Dr Dabber Boost an e-nail that is great for beginners. Learn more about it in the review.

Boost: Black Edition Support

The Dr. Dabber Boost: Black is the first portable, battery-powered dab rig for essential oils, employing a domeless nail much like you would see in traditional glass dab rigs. There is no torch required. The device heats to an optimal temperature with a simple button press, making it one of the easiest dabbing solutions available. When attached to the included glass water filtration piece, the Boost replicates the dabbing experience perfectly. The Boost: Black truly is the best of both worlds: a portable dabbing experience without any sacrifice.

*Unfortunately, we no longer carry or cover the OG model of Boost unit under our warranty. Boost Black units are fully covered.*

Boost: Black Edition Basics

Boost: Black Heating:
Titanium Nail- 3 Click heat setting-White for 25 seconds, any time after turning Blue you may add your product.
Quartz & Ceramic Nails- 5 Click heat setting-Blue for 40 seconds, any time after turning White you may add your product.
You may turn the unit off at any time with 3 clicks.

Boost: Black Temperatures:
3 click: 450-550 on low heating cycle (white light, blue when temp is reached)
5 click: 550-650 on high heating cycle (blue light, white when temp is reached)
*varying on nails

Give your battery a full charge prior to using. Insert the Micro USB charger into the side of the Boost: Black, then insert the other side of the charger into a USB port or AC adapter. The power button shows a purple light when the device is being charged. A green light indicates charging is complete. Due to the size of the battery, it is recommended to charge 6-8 hours or overnight on an AC adapter to charge fully.

Try to remove the charging cord as soon as the unit is fully charged. The charging cord will not stop the trickle down effect, meaning it will slowly start to lose power over time after a full charge, while plugged in. You can always unplug and plug the unit back in to check if it needs a few more minutes for a full charge.

Compatible Items

We offer 3 nails that can be used with your Boost: Black. We recommend using the Boost: Black Titanium nail with the 3 click heat setting-White for 25 seconds any time after turning Blue you can add your product.

And recommend using the Boost: Black Quartz nail // Ceramic nail -with the 5 click heat setting-Blue for 40 seconds any time after turning White you can add your product.

The ceramic heating rod is a replacement component for the Boost: Black. This unit requires this component in order to function. Heating rod // Heating rod (serial)
Disclaimer: Before purchasing the Serial Replacement Heating Rod, verify that your Boost: Black has a serial number printed on the unit. The serial number can be found on the back of your unit below the charging port.

Our standard glass is factory made whereas our custom glass is handmade borosilicate glass, made in the USA by our resident glassblowers. The custom pieces are aimed more towards the connoisseur, although both types of glass function equally well.

Troubleshooting

If you need a bit more heat (especially for the quartz nail) you may run a pre-heat cycle before adding your product. To do this, run the unit through a heating cycle then immediately turn the unit back on and dab on the 2nd heating cycle.

A new ceramic heating rod will usually solve any issues with the Boost: Black unit. An extra ceramic heating rod is included with your kit and more may be purchased online. Your heating rods should last you about 3-6 months depending on usage.

You may also unscrew your battery from the housing to inspect the battery for any possible imperfections or wear/tear.

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