Pulsar APX Vape (v2)
New Features (Latest 2nd version of the best-selling Pulsar APX vaporizer.)
• 4″ dry herb vaporizer
• 30-second heat time
• Improved silicone cooling system
• Multiple designs & colors
• Haptic feedback when ready
• Enhanced LED display
• Improved mouthpiece
• 10x16mm ceramic chamber
• Finely tuned heat settings
• Temperature range from 356°F – 428°F
As vaporizer technology matures year on year, enthusiasts and newcomers within the scene are presented with better and better options for their hard earned dollars. However, even with advancements that cut costs while stacking new features on the latest models, one could expect to pay $100+ for a well-made and feature rich vaporizer. Instead, Pulsar has shattered that price barrier while still serving up what is one of the most portable and easy to use vapes in recent times. At just under $70 their APX dry herb vaporizer will give even some of the more expensive top-tier vapes a run for their money. Let’s find out why.
The Pulsar APX
The APX is a portable style vaporizer housed in a discreet form-factor spanning only 4” at its maximum length. Pulsar have gone the extra mile on the exterior design of this unit by offering 10 different designs featuring one by renowned street artist Ras Terms that gives it a unique urban look. Other prints available are tie dye, wood grain, skulls, but also include blue, black, or silver colors for those who prefer something more traditional looking. Due to its small size, the APX vape can easily pass for a lighter, too, something those who prioritize stealthiness will find useful when on-the-go. The APX doesn’t just look great, either.
Your material is heated in a ceramic chamber through a combination of both conduction and convection, resulting in no burnt or uneven spots to spoil its flavor. Leftover herb removed from the device after use confirms the lack of combustion with a consistent light brown hue.
Portability Yet Capacity To Spare
Despite the portable size of the APX, Pulsar have still managed to pack in a hefty 1600mAh battery that gives around 5 full sessions and equates to approx. 20 minutes of use-time. The initial charge time recommended in the manual is 3 hours, but subsequent charges only take about half that. One downside of the battery, however, is that it’s not replaceable.
Using The Pulsar APX
Operating the APX is like most vaporizers. Unscrew the mouthpiece, then loosely pack in your herb about only half full (the chamber holds up to 0.35 gram) to aid in airflow. Replace the mouthpiece and then quickly press the power button 5 times. You can change the temperature at this point by holding the power button for 3 seconds. There are 5 preset settings ranging from 356F to 428F with the last setting being remembered next time the unit is operated. Once the Pulsar APX has reached your desired temperature you should wait another 30 seconds for the material to fully heat. This is most likely due to the convection nature of the chamber. A good starting temperature for herb is around 374F or 392F, but feel free to experiment. Draw resistance sits somewhere in the middle of the scale meaning you don’t need to inhale too strongly yet you won’t experience hot or unsavory vapor from it being pulled too quickly, either. While the temperature you set will affect your results, expect a cool, clean, and full flavored vape that belies the affordable price point of this device. If you happen to be looking for a device for concentrates instead of herbs, we recommend checking out their APX wax vape version. A full list of the available colors and designs is as follows: Skull, Tie Dye, Topo Map, LE THC Molecule, LE Ras Terms, Wood Grain, Anodized Black, Purple, Blue, or Silver.
Buying the Pulsar APX
The APX herbal vaporizer easily positions itself as a the perfect introductory device for those just getting started in vaping and looking to purchase a unit online. With a lightweight and portable design, long session times, and natural, delectable flavored vape, it hits on all marks while costing 2-3 times less than its competitors. Add in the multiple available design options and we have a big winner from Pulsar and an easy buy.
The Pulsar APX is a power vaporizer with a 1600mah battery that uses 5 different pre-set temperature settings to vaporize at a precise even, heating setting. The Pulsar APX vaporizer costs only $59 and will vaporize the herbs with quality precision heating controls
Pulsar APX V2 Review
Kit & Accessories
- 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.
Design & Features
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
- Remove the mouthpiece to expose the herb chamber, fill it with herb, and then replace the mouthpiece.
- Press the power button five times to turn on the device.
- 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.
- 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 & Vapor Quality
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 is a pretty solid and affordable weed vaporizer that’s a good choice for newbie vapers. Learn more about it in the review.