KandyPens has always been one of the go-to brands when it comes to wax concentrate consumption. They have a proven track record of putting out some of the best dab pens that even won them awards. The same can be said with their latest entry to the portable dry herb vaporizer platform, the K-Vape Pro. Having earned its “pro” badge, the K-Vape Pro is outfitted with some of the best features one can find on a small and compact dry herb vaporizer. These features include a 1200mAh battery that can easily be recharged using a micro-USB charging cable which allows you better options in charging your vaporizer compared to using dated eGo-style 510-threaded chargers that solely rely on wall outlets. The battery offers some decent sessions in between charges and lets you enjoy an average of 4 to 6 sessions before it calls to be plugged in. The battery supports the K-Vape Pro’s conduction heating using a ceramic-based heating chamber that allows your select ground botanicals to be heated and vaporized without reaching the point of combustion. This means that you get to reap the benefits that your select dry herb strains have to offer with every session. The ceramic heating chamber is also coupled with the brand’s own take on preset temperature settings allowing not only advanced and experienced consumers to enjoy the K-Vape Pro but also for beginners to easily find their sweet spot. This makes the K-Vape Pro one of the most sought-after portable dry herb vaporizers by a lot of vape newbies and those getting into this healthy alternative. The K-Vape Pro also has a few more tricks up its sleeve including passthrough charging features and an anodized aluminum body that houses all the technology that makes the K-Vape Pro the professional quality vaporizer that it is.
However, the K-Vape Pro may not be able to satisfy those looking for a deeper level of personalization and customization as the K-Vape Pro is only limited to the 4 preset temperature profiles it has to offer. Experienced consumers who have used precision vaporizers that allow them to adjust the temperature settings down to the smallest detail may not allow them to get their preferred results especially because the K-Vape Pro has preset profiles set and separated in increments of 25° F as opposed to precision vapes that can be adjusted in 1° increments. Furthermore, the limitation of having an integrated battery can hinder one’s capacity to use the K-Vape Pro in places you wouldn’t imagine vaping was possible as it does need to be recharged after an hour or two of constant use. That said, if you’ve eyeing the K-Vape Pro as your first or your next portable dry herb vaporizer, we urge you to look into this product review first before you splash the cash. If you’re feeling a little on the fence about throwing money in this dry herb vape, talking about its more relevant features can help you understand the K-Vape Pro better and make an informed decision whether or not it’s going to be the right vaporizer for you. So, get ready to look into some of the advantages and disadvantages of using the K-Vape Pro on the daily either as your daily driver or an occasional vaporizer you can reach out to when you’re away from your desktop unit. So, if you’re ready then let’s get on with this review.
As we briefly covered above, the K-Vape Pro uses a 1200mAh battery to help you extract the active ingredients from your herbs and vaporize your select ground botanical plant matter. The battery yields an average of 4 sessions when using high presets while it can last up to about 6 sessions when switching from high and low presets. The battery can last beginners and average consumers about a whole day of vaping, especially when used with short sessions that pack small doses of dry herb strains spread around 1 session in the morning, 2 sessions midday, and another one before bed. That’s because they aren’t as used to the psychoactive effects of their herbs as experienced consumers do so it would take them some time for the effects to kick in and settle before they can take on a few more hits. On the other hand, those who use their vaporizers frequently may need to plug the K-Vape Pro a few times in the day as they won’t be satisfied with the kind of performance they get with the battery life. That said, keeping a portable power bank with you or simply taking note of the nearest power outlet as you draw near your 4th or 5th session might be a good idea. Nevertheless, the K-Vape Pro’s battery is reliable even when compared to other portable dry herb vaporizers whose batteries put out a weaker performance the more it nears drained status. That said, we’re still happy as the K-Vape Pro puts out a performance one would expect from a 1200mAh battery.
Our only gripe is that we felt that it would have been better equipped with a removable battery. This could have solved the K-Vape Pro’s need to be charged several times a day for advanced consumers because one can easily just swap out removable batteries when the one in the K-Vape Pro runs out of power. Furthermore, you really can’t take the K-Vape Pro with you in places where there’s no electrical power source. Although it’s handy that you can plug the K-Vape Pro on a desktop computer, a laptop computer, and even on a compatible video game console. It also has passthrough charging which is nice since you can use the K-Vape Pro when plugged in for as long as it’s received a certain level of charge. This means that as long as it’s plugged in, you can use it heavily for long grinding sessions whether you like vaping alone or if you enjoy the company of friends passing the K-Vape Pro around. That said, you can definitely enjoy long sessions with the K-Vape Pro under the right circumstances.
The K-Vape Pro uses preset temperature settings allowing you to select and toggle through its 4 preset temperature profiles. Instead of having to sit and search through a wide selection of temperature levels, consumers can conveniently select temperature settings that have been carefully selected and fine-tuned by KandyPens’ team of engineers so you can get distinct results with as little effort as possible. Furthermore, operating a vaporizer that use precision temperature control requires a bit of understanding when it comes to temperature and how it affects your select wax concentrates. That’s why beginners typically go to devices that either have presets or a single heat setting as having more options to choose from and actually manually selecting the temperature level yourself can get confusing and they might end up wasting their materials in the process. Set your precision temperature control too low and you’ll end up with a half-baked bowl. Set it too high and you can end up burning your botanicals. That said, when using a vaporizer with preset temperature controls, you only need to choose from a few settings that are proven to yield distinct results.
The K-Vape Pro offers 4 levels respectively shown below.
The aforementioned temperature levels give you a good spread of experiencing distinct results simply by switching from one preset to another. The psychoactive compounds get released and extracted using the lowest setting as THC is activated at temperatures around 315° to 320° F. At the same time keeping in the lowest temperature settings allow the finer active ingredients like the flavonoids and the terpenes to be extracted as well as the rich trichomes that give your herbs its natural taste and aroma. That said, beginners, and even consumers typically use K-Vape Pro’s first and second heat setting. In the same way, the curative cannabinoid compounds CBD are released in the first and second temperature levels as CBD is extracted from your botanicals at around 356° to 365° F. Using these first two presets can help induce a relaxing session that allows your mind and your body to rest and can even boost your focus.
On the other hand, staying on the higher temperature levels can amplify the effects of both CBD and THC. This means you can get high really fast although the effects wear out likewise. This is the choice temperature setting for most recreational consumers who want to achieve face melting sessions that can knock them off their socks. The K-Vape Pro offers some level of temperature flexibility for a wide range of consumers to enjoy their favorite dry herb strains. Using presets also help when you want to toggle through the temperature settings when you’re on your feet since there’s typically no need to stare at the K-Vape Pro just so you can go over the settings. You can even do it with one hand which is convenient.