I wasn’t into Pax vaporizers until the Era.

It seemed like everybody else was, though.

Back in 2013, Pax’s entry dry herb vape — dubbed Ploom — found plenty of fans when Childish Gambino (a.k.a. actor/rapper/comedian Donald Glover) puffed on one in his short film, “Clapping for the Wrong Reasons.” The vaporizer’s second iteration, branded Pax 2, made a cameo in the 2015 Season 2 premiere of Comedy Central’s “Broad City.” Pax 3 and Pax Era (along with the inaugural Pax smartphone app) launched simultaneously in Fall 2016. Pax 3 grabbed most of the attention for the addition of concentrate vape capabilities and an upgraded battery, and the app was among the most interesting innovations in cannabis (see below).

None of the Era’s predecessors wowed me — it all seemed like mostly marketing hype. While each came close to vaporizing dry herb, they never got hot enough to truly vape it, for my tastes. But hear this: Pax peaks with the masterful, intuitive technology of the concentrate-specific Era.

In the year since its Colorado market release in October 2016, here’s why the Era — and its proprietary pre-filled concentrates pods — has had the high-tech vape world abuzz.

Read the rest of the review at The Cannabist.

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