In exchange for an honest review for Magnetic Magazine, I received the Phil Frost x Burton G Pen Elite Vaporizer by Grenco Science, a competitor to PAX vaporizers.
I’ll be honest: there are a few features I dislike about this vape. The three buttons can be confusing especially when you’re already high. But the good part is that you can customize the exact temperature you want--that is, once you figure out how to do that.
Here’s how they work. To turn the vape on and off, you must press the center button down five times n a row. In addition to adjusting the temperature, the two side buttons then switch the degrees from Fahrenheit to Celsius and back. To find your ideal temperature, you adjust the two side buttons up and down, and then hold down the center button once you have the exact number.
It will take a few minutes--no less than three typically--to heat up, but once it’s hot, the vapor is smooth and warm. There’s a strong scent, making it less subtle if you’re consuming in public. Additionally, the design is trendy and unique, but sticks out if you’re publicly consuming or live in a place without legal recreational cannabis.
Because the device turns itself off automatically after a few minutes, you’re only able to get a quick buzz from it. While this is a much-needed safety precaution, it’s inconvenient for those who like to vape over a longer period of time. Personally, I like vaping in small puffs sporadically over the course of an hour while I write. However, with this vape, I have to turn it back on and wait for it to heat up first.
The overall verdict? This pen isn’t fit for your first vape, but a good one to add to your growing collection.