Yocan has been one of the brands that’s was never afraid of taking risks. They’re also one who banks on being innovative and creative. Combine these two together and you’ve got the Yocan Apex Vaporizer. It’s a dab pen that’s a product of creative thinking. To begin with, it offers a unique experience to consumers who have been used to using cheap devices that had no means of controlling temperature, or at least regulating it. Its main feature is its heating done in waves which allows the Yocan Apex Vaporizer to vaporize your wax concentrates without even coming as close to the point of combustion. Other specifications include a decent 650mAh battery capacity that ensures you have more than enough power for sessions in between charges, a preset temperature setting for session customization, and a single power button to control everything while still keeping things simple and straightforward. The Yocan Apex Vaporizer is a dab pen done in classic Yocan fashion. It’s plain and simple and only highlights one or two features in which in our opinion makes the device more effective.
The Yocan Apex Vaporizer is a dab pen that’s quite affordable. However, one would want to know whether or not they’d be wasting money on some cheap device as in most cases, cheap vaporizers are what they seem to be. If you want to know if the Yocan Apex Vaporizer is worth spending some dough on, check out our detailed review of this dab pen so you can make a better decision whether to commit to using the Yocan Apex Vaporizer as a daily driver or just move on to the next available vaporizer. So, let’s begin.
As we’ve briefly covered above, one of the Yocan Apex Vaporizer strongest points is its new technology that allows it to heat your wax concentrates in waves. This technology is inspired by then pulsating technique applied by many consumers when using their vaporizers. See, dab pens typically function by pressing and holding the power button to activate the heating element. The only problem is that the longer you hold down the power button, the more the heating element ramps up heat which increases the risk of burning your materials. What most consumers do is play around with how they press the power button. They press the power button long enough to reach a certain temperature level and let go to let the heating element cool down. Yocan’s latest development allows a programmed setting to heat your wax concentrates at a preset temperature setting while making sure that the temperature level drops down periodically – all without having to let go of the power button. With their heating in waves technology, you can just press and hold down the power button and the Integrated chipset on the Yocan Apex Vaporizer will regulate the running temperature on the unit. It will start by ramping up heat until it reaches your set temperature profile and then brings it down to a stable temperature level where the coil can cool down.
Let’s break it down even further. Let’s say you’ve set the temperature setting to the highest at 4.2 volts. The Yocan Apex Vaporizer will work to reach the said temperature level and after four seconds of heating, it will bring the temperature level down to a constant level of 2.5 volts. We say constant because it will always bring the temperature down to 2.5 volts but you can always change the highest point of temperature using the preset temperature profiles the battery has to offer.
This means of heating your wax concentrates results in smoother vapor production and while it can certainly reach high temperature levels to allow the extraction of its targeted active ingredients, it will only stay there in four seconds instead of maintaining a high temperature setting and burning the wax concentrates. Not only does this make your sessions smoother and the vapors easier to draw but this also contributes to preventing overheating and maintaining the proper temperature level in the device overall. The Yocan Apex Vaporizer might be a simple device, but it does have some advanced technology that you simply can’t find anywhere else.
Although the Yocan Apex Vaporizer is outfitted with the brand’s heating in waves technology, it still is equipped with the typical three preset temperature setting that allows you to customize your sessions depending on your needs. The available preset temperature profiles are 3.4 volts in low, 3.8 volts in medium, and 4.2 volts in high. The lower temperature settings allow for smoother vapor production and works well with the brand’s quartz dual coil technology. When using the lowest temperature level in conjunction with Yocan’s quartz dual coils, it produces flavorful vapors since the lowest temperature setting is ideal for extracting the terpenes and the flavonoids from your wax concentrates. When that happens, it allows the wax to yield vapors that are flavorful and aromatic – perfect for beginners and advanced wax connoisseurs who live for more than just having their faces melted. The highest temperature setting on the other hand, is great for releasing the potent active ingredients from your wax concentrates. When it does, it facilitates a knock off your socks experience and can put down even consumers that have built quite the tolerance to cannabis. The middle temperature range is perfect for those seeking the balance between flavor and potency, the kind that lets you forget about your problems for a moment and get yourself some rest, relaxation, and deep sleep. The good thing about these preset temperature profiles is that they all work with the aforementioned heating in waves technology. So, whatever temperature setting you select, you’re sure to get smooth vapor production that will never reach the point of combustion.
Like most of Yocan’s devices, the Yocan Apex Vaporizer’s preset temperature settings can be controlled using the only button available in the device. This makes it easy to control and operate the device and toggle through the preset temperature settings. Moreover, each of the temperature levels are represented by an LED light so you can always monitor which temperature setting you’re using and see it from a distance. The lowest temperature setting is represented by a white light, the middle setting with a blue light, and the highest with a green light. You can easily switch through temperature profiles while on-the-go and even with only one hand holding the Yocan Apex Vaporizer.
Although the Yocan Apex Vaporizer introduces a new heating technology into the brand’s line of dab pens, the Yocan Apex Vaporizer is not at all a fancy device which can work for or against you. The Yocan Apex Vaporizer uses traditional threaded designs which helps make the connections more stable and reliable. Threaded connections offer a more secure platform for connecting each component of the Yocan Apex Vaporizer and ensures that each piece won’t easily come off the respective component they’re connected to. The coil cap remains attached to the atomizer, the atomizer stays in place, and the mouthpiece is securely fastened to the battery. This ensures that when the pieces are connected together, they form a single solid unit that won’t easily get disconnected making the Yocan Apex Vaporizer a solid device that you can rely on for when you want to enjoy sessions on-the-go. You can rest assured the pieces won’t get scattered inside your bag or your purse when you store it in there for when you’re traveling. The threaded design also makes removing and replacing of the components of the Yocan Apex Vaporizer easy and self-explanatory. One will immediately know what to dop when faced with a device with threaded links, unless you’ve been living under a rock. All you need to remember is righty tighty lefty loosey.
However, the threaded connections also pose some sort of downside. First, the small gaps that act as the threads are prone to harboring lose wax concentrates that can get sticky and can harden overtime. When the wax concentrates collected in the trenches of the threading gets sticky, it can make unscrewing and screwing these threaded components can get difficult. Another danger that lies in these lose wax concentrates is that they can harbor small microorganisms that can potentially harm you in the process.
The Yocan Apex Vaporizer is outfitted with a 650mAh battery that can provide you long sessions in between charges. For heavy consumers, the Yocan Apex Vaporizer’s battery can last a few sessions before the battery calls to be recharged. If you’re on the lighter side of consumption, the Yocan Apex Vaporizer battery can last you several days of short sessions consuming relatively small amounts or doses of wax concentrates. If the time comes for you to recharge the battery, the Yocan Apex Vaporizer can be recharged using a micro-USB charger that can be plugged to a wall outlet, a desktop computer, or a laptop computer.
The Yocan Apex Vaporizer is definitely an affordable device. Nevertheless, its heating in waves technology proves to be an interesting feature that you need to try.
1 x Yocan Apex Vaporizer
1 x Extra Quartz Coil
1 x Dab Tool
1 x USB Charging Cable
1 x User Manual