KandyPens Crystal Black Review
We’ve reviewed several wax pen units from the KandyPens brand, most notably the Prism Plus and the Gravity. The Crystal Black is a limited edition wax pen that is priced among the more premium units on the market. This dab pen is the sibling to the original KandyPens Crystal, which comes in standard white. Is the Crystal Black wax pen from KandyPens worth the premium price tag? What about the build and vapor quality, battery, and accessories? Keep reading our KandyPens Crystal Black review to learn more!
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- Good Vapor Quality
- Solid Battery Life
- Limited Edition
- Easy to Use – Single Button
How it Works and Ease of Use
The Crystal Black from KandyPens vapes is super straightforward and easy to use, with just a single button operation. To load the Crystal Black, simply remove the mouthpiece and use the dab tool to load up your wax onto the atomizer. To turn on this wax pen, just click the button five times and to scroll through the temperature settings, just hit the same button three times.
The Crystal Black wax pen from KandyPens vapes features a season mode, which you can enter by hitting the button twice. In this mode, the unit will heat up for 10 seconds at a time. This is good for consumers who like to micro-dose and for newbies who don’t know exactly how long to rip a dab pen. For a larger inhale, just keep holding the button down.
There are four temperature settings on the KandyPens Crystal Black – 2.6V, 3.0V, 3.6V, and 4.2V. These temperatures are well-calibrated and this is decent flexibility for a wax pen. However, for a premium unit, the lack of precision controls leaves a bit to be desired with the Crystal Black wax pen. The Crystal Black performs the best at either 3.0V or 3.6V.
Crystal Black Vapor Quality
The overall vapor flavor on the Crystal Black from KandyPens is great. On the low setting, the flavor is as great as you will find. The Crystal Black’s glass mouthpiece and quartz bowl lead to some tasty vapor. The cloud production is minimal on the low settings but significant on the high settings.
On the high settings though, the flavor isn’t the greatest and the smoothness is lacking, with some noticeable irritation on the throat. This was a bit surprising because the draw resistance is pretty low. The vapor path is pretty short and could be the reason for the hot vapor on the high settings.
KandyPens Crystal Black Battery Life
The 900mAh battery on the KandyPens Crystal Black is solid. The battery could have been better, but it’s not bad at all. Most consumers get about 10 sessions out of a single charge. The Crystal Black also has pass-through charging. While this battery life isn’t bad, the Utillian 5 wax pen costs less and lasts longer.
Aesthetics and Manufacturing Quality
The stainless steel build of the KandyPens Crystal Black is not cheap, but what you get for this price is unimpressive. Most premium wax pens at this price have something that sets them apart from the rest – removable batteries, a compartment for wax, something. The 510-threading option is good, but again nothing special.
The Crystal Black wax pen from KandyPens vapes feels okay holding it. It also has a durable build and will withstand some drops, but the build doesn’t justify the price to us. The Puffco Plus costs similarly to the Crystal Black, but it comes with a unique built-in dab tool along with its premium vapor quality.
Portability and Discreetness
The Crystal Black is heavier than your typical wax pen, so it might feel heavy in your pocket. At only 10 cm, this dab pen is still fairly portable and will easily fit in any backpack. It looks a lot like your typical e-liquid vape, so that won’t garner any attention. The odor on the low settings is minimal, but on the high setting, you might get some unwanted attention.
KandyPens Crystal Accessories
The KandyPens Crystal dab pen from KandyPens comes with a basic accessories kit that includes an atomizer, a dab tool, a USB charger, a velvet carrying pouch, and a user’s guide. There is a lifetime warranty on the KandyPens Crystal Black battery.
How to Clean
There isn’t much to maintain with this dab pen, just the glass mouthpiece, and the quartz bowl. You will want to give the Crystal Black from KandyPens vapes a good cleaning after every two or three sessions. Just take a cotton swab to the bowl and the mouthpiece. You can also burn off some excess reside in the atomizer by running the unit, but this drains the battery.
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The Crystal Black dab pen offers a glass mouthpiece and quartz bowl, which leads to great vapor flavor on the low settings. However, it only comes with one atomizer, gets harsh on the high setting, and the build quality and accessories kit are uninspiring – nothing special. For less money, wax pens like the Yocan Evolve Plus and the Utillian 5 perform a bit better.
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