Dr. Dabber Aurora Review
The Dr. Dabber brand first made a name for itself with the release of its popular Ghost wax pen. With their newer model the Dr. Dabber Aurora, there are some distinct changes made. Most noteworthy is the way the Aurora snaps together. Instead of the standard threaded connection you see with most wax pens, the Aurora has parts that snap together magnetically. Keep reading our Dr. Dabber Aurora review as we get into the other aspects of the device, and give our detailed opinion on it.
- Magnetic Technology
- Instant Heat Up Time
- Flexible Functionality
- Long Battery Life
- 3 Temperature Settings, 3 Atomizers
- Sleek Matte Finish
- Stealthy and Ergonomic
- Ceramic Mouthpiece
How it works and Ease of Use:
The Dr. Dabber Aurora is a very simple and easy device to use. Pressing the single button five times turns the unit on, which is about industry standard in the concentrate vaporizer game nowadays. Holding down the button will heat up the Aurora to its last temperature, just about instantly. The Aurora is also easy to load because it snaps apart in three different places, unlike the standard two components with 510 threading – but more on that later.
Standard wax pens usually have one present temperature, but the Dr. Dabber Aurora has three. Just click the button to toggle through the three temperature settings. LED lights indicate the current temperature setting on the Aurora. While the highest setting isn’t too harsh by any means, we found that the middle setting is the sweet spot.
Innovative Dr. Dabber Aurora Atomizers:
One of the main selling points of the Dr. Dabber Aurora would have to be its three different atomizers. Each of the three atomizers is designed for a specific type of concentrate, which really adds some value in terms of flexible options on the Aurora. The first is the dual quartz atomizer, which works best with oils that are thin. Many wax pens on the market today tend to only come with ceramic rod atomizers, and that is the second type of atomizer that comes with the Aurora. These types of atomizers work great with thicker oils, but tend to lead to bad-tasting, low quality flavor when trying to vape thin oils. The third one is the ceramic halo heater, and it is designed specifically for vaporizing waxes.
The Dr. Dabber Aurora delivers excellent vapor quality. Vaporizing with the Aurora wax extremely flavorful, giving us some of the tastiest wax and oil rips we’ve ever had. A lot of other wax pens have rubber or plastic mouthpieces, which can degrade the flavor. The Aurora preserves the flavor and terpene profile of your concentrates by using a ceramic mouthpiece. The Dr. Dabber Aurora atomizers leave no exposed wires, which avoids that off-putting metallic taste that some other vapes can give off when you’re nearing the end of a session.
The Aurora is not a unit that has a ton of vapor production, but that’s not what it is going for. If you’re looking for thick clouds from your dabs, you’re going to want to look elsewhere like the Utillian 5. The Dr. Dabber brand puts a premium on flavor quality, and it’s clear that producing thick clouds with their vapes isn’t a huge priority. When it comes to wax pens, we think that’s a good thing.
The battery life on the Aurora is awesome. If you vape on the lowest heat setting with the quartz atomizers, you can get up to 300 rips from the Aurora on one single charge. Obviously, the other two atomizers and heat settings will draw more battery life as you increase the thickness of the oil, or move to vaping waxes. Still though, even if you vape strictly waxes with the ceramic halo atomizer, you can expect about 150-200 tokes on one charge alone. There aren’t too many vape pens on the market today that can say they have a longer battery life. The Aurora has a pretty fast charge time as well, about 2 hours.
Aesthetics and Manufacturing Quality:
The Dr. Dabber Aurora is well made. All of the atomizers function well with what they were designed for, and the outside of the device doesn’t have any defects. The black satin matte finish on the Dr. Dabber looks aesthetically pleasing and attractive without being too flashy.
The Dabber features unique design called SnapTech. This device comes apart at the mouthpiece, atomizer and the battery magnetically. On paper, this might be worrisome, because magnetic components of vaporizers can be hit or miss. Thankfully, the Aurora’s magnetic component holds all the parts in place well. Because of this, the Aurora is quicker to dissemble than screwing and unscrewing 510 threaded devices.
Portability and Discreetness:
Weighing in at under a pound, the Aurora is highly discreet and portable. Like we said, it looks attractive without being too flashy. The LED lights aren’t too bright, and the low and slow heating means that there won’t be much attention-getting odor from your exhales with the Aurora.
What Comes With the Aurora?
The Aurora comes with 3 atomizers (as previously mentioned, a dab tool, a storage container, a 1-year warranty and more. For a full list of the Aurora’s accessories, you’ll want to check out our product description on this unit.
How to Clean:
Because the Aurora snaps apart at three separate places, it is a bit easier to keep those hard to reach places clean. While other vape pens might tend to have some gunk buildup around the bottom of the atomizer, the Aurora doesn’t really have that problem. Take the device apart every other session and give it a quick cleaning with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol. If you really want to be clean, the ZEUS Cleaning Kit work great with the Aurora.
Summary and Comparison:
There aren’t a lot of portable concentrate vaporizers on the market today that can offer great vapor quality from three different styles of concentrates. Usually your typical vape pens are designed for wax or a specific viscosity of oils. This unit changes all of that with its three different Dr. Dabber Aurora atomizers.
Because of its unique SnapTech design and the flexible functionality of the three atomizers, there aren’t many vape pens on the market today that are a good comparison to the Aurora. However, the Linx Hypnos Zero does come close if the ceramic disc atomizer is being used with the Aurora. The Aurora shines with its unique magnetic technology and great atomizers. Its long battery life is the icing on the cake.
The only downside to the unit is that it doesn’t produce thick clouds, but that’s not what the Aurora is about. If you’re looking for thicker, milkier dab rips, consider checking out the Dr. Dabber Boost, a torch-free e-rig.
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