Now that cannabis is legal in some form in 25 states, companies that manufacture smoking and vaporizing devices can finally step out of the shadows. For years these companies had to operate under the guise that they were selling products strictly for tobacco use only. Not that anyone really believed that the six foot zong you purchased back in college was for tobacco. This year we’ve seen companies really embrace their roles in the cannabis industry by sponsoring cannabis events and truly catering towards their real demographics. One company that has really stood out in 2016 as being both very innovative and of high quality, is Dr. Dabber. Dr. Dabber is a company that is set on taking over the hash vape pen market. They made a huge splash when they introduced the Dr. Dabber Boost, which was the first truly portable e-rig. This product completely changed the game by almost perfectly replicating the dabbing experience without the need for a blow torch or an outlet. Dr. Dabber has another award winning product that they are very proud of, The Aurora, their signature vape pen.
I was very excited when I found out I was going to get the opportunity to review the Aurora. I’d somewhat given up on loadable vape pens lately, so I was mainly just sampling different cartridges over the last few months. That all changed quickly, because I haven’t touched a cartridge since getting this product. I’ll start off with my favorite aspects of the Aurora. I personally love the simple and sleek black design, but what I was blown away by were the perfectly functioning magnets holding the pen together. There is no threading to be found on this vape pen, so removing the battery or checking the coil is much faster and easier. I worried that magnetic connections would be too weak to stay together in my pocket, but they seem to have nailed it. One downfall is that the battery’s charger also connects magnetically, so this battery won’t work on your other chargers. The next best part about the Aurora is that Dr. Dabber gives you three, separate and quite different atomizers to use. All three of them are surrounded by a quartz dish, but the ceramic halo atomizer is a bit different from your average atomizer. The ceramic halo has a coil inside of it, so your product doesn’t actually ever come in contact with anything but ceramic and quartz. This atomizer creates some of the purest tasting vapor I’ve ever had from a pen.
Flavor might just be Dr. Dabber’s signature when it comes to their products. They have some of the lowest temp dabbing devices on the market, and the Aurora is no exception. The pen comes with a very simple, three tier temperature setting feature. By simply clicking the button three times, the user can alternate between the three settings. A green light indicates the lowest and tastiest setting, with blue being a bit bigger and bolder of a hit. The hottest setting is pink which I virtually never use, but could be ideal if you’re not toking on the tastiest of dabs at the time. The ceramic mouthpiece is a great touch, and they even claim that it is uncloggable. My experience has been that it really does unclog itself pretty efficiently, but you may very well end up with a little goop of hash oil right on your teeth. Not that annoying, but can definitely be pretty embarrassing if you don’t notice right away. The Aurora pen really is a classy device that functions even better than it looks. It is great for anyone that enjoys dabbing, but it is essential for the concentrate connoisseurs that are trying to taste their terps.