KandyPens C-Box Review
The C-Box from KandyPens is a highly compact concealer style oil battery that has some heft to it. We have done several reviews on units from KandyPens, like the Rubi and the Slim. Generally, we thought they were pretty decent.
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How did we feel about the C-Box? Let’s get into it.
- Fast Charge Up Time
- Slick Design
- Comes with Two Magnetic Adapters
- Very Simple to Use
- Highly Discreet and Portable
How it Works and Ease of Use
The KandyPens C-Box is one of the most straightforward vape devices we’ve ever used. The only way it could get any easier is if it had draw activation. Pressing the button is obviously not hard. Doing so five times will power up the unit after you screw in your oil tank.
Three presses of the button will toggle through the four different voltage options. The C-Box heats up in a few seconds. Just wait for it to heat up and inhale – it’s as simple as that.
KandyPens C-Box Temperature Settings
There are three voltage settings on the KandyPens C-Box: 3.4v, 3.6v, 3.8v, and 4.0v. This is pretty good for how inexpensive the unit is, and we don’t really have any complaints.
We did like the fact that the C-Box was made with those in mind who like to vape higher voltage cartridges. This little device has a decent amount of power.
The highest settings can burn oil quite rapidly, especially if you take big draws. For this reason, we recommend sticking to the second setting mostly. Maybe even the third, if you are vaping concentrates socially.
KandyPens C Box Vapor Quality
When it comes to oil batteries, the quality of your vapor is almost entirely dependent on how good your cartridge is. Oil carts will be completely legal here in Canada this Fall, so there will really be no excuse for having bad tasting carts.
The production of the C-Box is on par with, or a little worse than, its oil battery counterparts. When you are vaping concentrates with oil batteries and cartridges, you really should never expect to get thick clouds. Despite this fact, we were not terribly disappointed with the vapor production of the C-Box. But anyone with experience vaping concentrates probably understands that by now.
KandyPen C-Box Battery Life
The 390mAh battery on the KandyPens C-Box is pretty solid. Most vape consumers get a few days out of a single charge. Even the heaviest of consumers can get a full day’s worth of vape rips off of a single charge.
If you find yourself running out of battery life, the device charges up in about an hour. Naturally, if you are looking for a device with more power and more battery life, you might want to consider investing a little bit more in a real wax pen like the Dr. Dabber Light.
Aesthetics and Manufacturing Quality
The C-Box is pretty durable, especially for how compact it is. No one will mistake it for a high-end wax pen, but anyone with a bit of vaporizer knowledge will understand that. It doesn’t feel too cheap though, which we liked. It is uniquely shaped, which makes it feel pretty comfortable in your hand. It uses 510-threading as well. The option to use magnetic thread connectors was a nice touch.
However, one thing the manufacturer does not do is tell its customers until after they buy – is the fact that you need the C-Box Pro to vape bigger carts. The regular version can vape only up to 9.6mm cartridges, while the Pro can handle ones up to 10.55mm. If you want something that looks more substantial and sexier, consider investing in an actual wax pen such as the Utillian 5 or the Pulsar APX Wax.
Portability and Discreetness
This battery device is so compact that when you insert your oil cartridge, only the mouthpiece is visible. Clearly, it is as portable and discreet as they come. You might even lose it in your pocket!
KandyPens C Box Accessories
What you see is what you get with the KandyPens C-Box – and that is the 510 box battery itself and a micro USB cable. The most notable thing is that it does come with two thread connectors that are magnetic, but they really aren’t all that much to write home about. KandyPens says the device comes with a lifetime warranty, and we haven’t heard anyone complain that the warranty wasn’t honored properly.
How to Clean the KandyPens C-Box
You aren’t going to be cleaning your disposable oil carts, so really the only thing that needs to be cleaned with this little unit is the mouthpiece. That can easily be done every few sessions or so with a cotton swab and some isopropyl alcohol. If you are tired of having to dip your cotton swabs or tips in alcohol though, consider checking out our handy prepackaged vaporizer cleaning sticks from Tools420.
We don’t have a lot of complaints about the C-Box. It’s compact as you’ll find, features decent vapor, four voltage settings, is compatible with most carts, as well as having a fast charge and heat up time. However, we do think it is kind of overpriced for what it offers.
The Hive 2.0 from Yocan does pretty much the same things the C-Box does and the Yocan brand has a better reputation.
What do you think about our KandyPens C-Box review? Do you own one of these devices? Let us know in the comments if we were accurate with our assessment.
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