It's so satisfying to know how technology has helped bring this vaping device which, with its heating process, helps activate the THC of dry herbs, concentrates, and oil which set you sailing. The vaping industry has progressed so much that many more than a few industries started some years back. So naturally, this has brought competition into the vaping industry.
Consumers are not left out in this competition, and it's either with their choice or fellow consumer. It's hard to choose easily with the Flyerfly 2+ and Pax 3 as top-rated vapes. We would be going deeper into their features because knowing the difference and comparison will surely help you choose:
The Flyerfly 2+ is a device manufactured by Firefly Vapor. It is designed for the satisfaction of those who love plants.
It is manufactured in a dynamic technology that works through convection. It delivers an incredible flavour with zero waste. It is excellent with plants and extracts and is simple to load and clean; it also makes your concentrate ready in a few seconds.
The PAX 3, on the other hand, is an enhanced version of PAX 2. It is an award-winning device manufactured by Pax-Lab. It is well designed and can be considered the best regarding how smart they look. With a long-lasting battery, Pax 3 has made consumers use the device longer before charging.
Here are some features that will guide you in your choice:
Time to complete a heating process
The time these two devices use to complete their heating process is far from each other, even though none takes up to 30 seconds. The Flyerfly 2+ used about 2-4 seconds to complete, while the PAX 3 used 20 seconds. This gives the Flyerfly 2+ an edge.
The Pax 3 uses a conduction method. This method requires the dry herbs to contact the heating chamber where heat is produced. This is necessary so that heat can be transferred thoroughly throughout the herb. Vapour is then created at a suitable temperature and time.
Flyerfly 2+ uses a different method which is the convection method. This requires no contact as PAX 3 does. Instead of being in touch, it produces heat that makes the temperature of the air rise in the device, and it is distributed across your herb.
The convection method provides a smooth and uniform vaping experience, so most consumers prefer the convection method to conduction.
The battery life
This is also a feature everyone would want to know about the device they wish to purchase. The Flyerfly 2+ has a battery capacity of 750mAh. This makes it charge faster. It fully charges in an hour.
The PAX 3 has a larger battery capacity which is a whopping 3500mAh; that's great; it would last longer than Flyerfly 2+. However, this large battery capacity takes long hours to charge, which will surely be after a long-lasting session.
Flyerfly 2+ design makes it easy for you to change the battery. That means you can have a spare battery if one becomes faulty.
Ease of use
The PAX 3 is easy to load with your concentrates. First, you need to remove the magnetic chamber cover on the bottom and add your dry herb or concentrate. For the ease of this, a special insert has been provided. It is included in the kit to avoid a mess.
The PAX 3 uses a single button near the mouthpiece to control all functions like power, temperature control and shot receiving. You can also use a smartphone app to adjust your session settings more precisely.
Filling your Firefly 2+ with concentrates takes a slightly more tricky process: you have to remove the cover on the top of the device to reveal the oven chamber, allowing you to load your material. However, the manufacturer also has you in mind; they provide concentrate pods to quickly fill your concentrate into the device, spending less time.
However, Instead of the one-button controls like the PAX 3, the Firefly 2+ has two touch sensors near the bottom of the device, which are used to control the power, regulate the temperature, and set the shot you receive while blazing.
The vapour quality
PAX 3 though a small device, produces a surprisingly robust cloud of vapour. It uses a conduction heating method. The material is heated by direct contact with the chamber and has a separated air path, which helps prevent the steam from acquiring that terrible metallic taste.
Firefly 2+ also produces thick and satisfying clouds of vapour. Unlike the PAX 3, it uses a convection heating system using superheated air to vaporise your herbs which gives the Firefly 2+ a "cleaner" taste to some people.
However, the convection heating process that the Flyerfly 2+ uses prevents the loss of your material's terpenes which are the molecules that give the material its smell and taste-making them released gradually, resulting in a more developed flavour.
The Firefly 2 heats up in less than 3 seconds, while the Pax 3 takes about 10 seconds to heat up. The Firefly 2 provides short draws, which are preferred by some users because they do not let out too much vapours at once. The Pax 3 gives out longer draws, but the temperature control feature makes sure that the vapour does not burn your throat or tongue.
The Firefly 2 heats up in around 5 seconds, which is much faster than any other portable vaporizer on the market today — even faster than most desktop options! It has three temperature settings (360F / 380F / 420F) and two pre-set temperatures for flowers and concentrates. You can also adjust the temperature with each draw in 1-degree increments by pressing down on the mouthpiece for 3 seconds until it flashes green.
The Pax 3 takes about 20 seconds to heat up fully from room temperature, but once it's ready, you can take draws from anywhere between 0 - 30 seconds long before having to wait again for it to heat back up again.
When it comes to vapour quality, both of these vapes produce great clouds that are smooth and flavourful. I would say the Firefly 2 produces slightly bigger clouds, but they have less flavour than those produced by the Pax 3.
The mouthpiece of the Firefly 2 is made of ceramic, which is harder than metal and, therefore, more durable (It is made of glass, and it snaps into place easily onto the top of the unit). There are no buttons or moving parts, so there's nothing you can break off or lose when changing from dry herb to concentrates or back again. This makes cleaning easy since there isn't any extra pieces that need special attention during cleaning time.
The PAX 3's mouthpiece is made of plastic and can be easily damaged by drops or scratches. This model also has a removable mouthpiece, but you must unscrew the entire top section to access it. This requires a tool that's not included in the package and makes cleaning more difficult. The Pax 3 mouthpiece is, however, surrounded by a silicone cover. The cover is removable, but there's no way to replace it with another one if you break it.
The Firefly 2 produces huge clouds of vapour with its convection heating system. The device is capable of cooking your herbs evenly and efficiently. You can get more than 10 hits from a single bowl when you use it at high-temperature settings, but you have to stir the bowl regularly so that the herbs are evenly heated.
The PAX 3 is an excellent vaporizer for those who want to get the maximum amount of vapour from their herbs. It comes with four different temperature settings and has a dual-use mechanism that allows you to vape your dry herbs or oils easily by changing the mouthpiece. The device heats up quickly, which makes it an ideal option if you want to enjoy vaping on the go or while travelling. However, it doesn't produce dense clouds of vapour like other portable vapes in this category do because it uses conduction heating instead of convection heating to cook your herbs or oils efficiently.
Everyone has their own opinion on which is the better vaporizer, but if you're looking for a portable machine for vaping on the go, the Firefly 2 is more aesthetically pleasing and versatile in its use. On the other hand, if you're not really looking for something that portable and would like to take full advantage of its desktop capabilities, then the Pax 3 would be the better choice.
Cleanup of PAX 3 takes just a few moments: remove the bottom cover, scrape off any residue and give it a quick clean with cotton and some rubbing alcohol.
You'll also want to clean the mouthpiece with the aforementioned cotton-alcohol mixture or just warm water and a paper towel. You are advised to do it every six sessions or so, and your PAX 3 will remain good-looking and effective as you bought it.
The Firefly 2+ also takes a snap to clean, although there is more work to get to the oven chamber. Once the lid is lifted, the process is much the same: remove any residue and wipe the oven chamber with alcohol and cotton.
How frequently you clean depends on how often you use your device. A moderate user can clean the Firefly 2+ once a week and be in good shape, though you'll probably want to do it every few days if you're a more frequent smoker.
Moreover, both devices will take you less than a minute to clean but cleaning the Pax 3 is more effortless.
No matter which device you choose, you'll get a stylish and comfortable portable vape that allows you to customise your sessions to a whole new level.