What Can We Expect From The PAX 4?
PAX Vaporizers are a pillar of the dry herb and concentrate consumption industry; the first Pax Vaporizer helped bring vaping to the mainstream consumer and set off a wildfire of innovation that pushed Pax and it’s competitors alike to create new and improved devices. Other than a few pod vaporizers, Pax is best known for the vaporizer that bears the company’s name.
The Pax 2 was released in March of 2015 and was an improvement on the original device with a slimmed-down build and much more stable heating. A little over a year later the Pax 3 was released in 2016 and featured dual-use compatibility, a faster heat-up time, more temperature control, and a mobile app.
That was over 3 years ago, and with the quick turnaround times between the Pax 2 and Pax 3 its fair to start wondering when the Pax 4 is coming out, and what it will offer.
We dove into the vaporizer forums and deepest corners of the internet to find out what people want to see from the Pax 4 and try to predict when this device will come out, and what exactly we can expect from it.
When Will The Pax 4 Come Out?
The short answer is...we don’t know.
Pax is notoriously tight-lipped about designs and devices, with not a lot of leaks coming from their end. It should be noted that in April 2019 PAX Labs received a $420 million (yes, really) investment that according to CEO Bharat Vasan will “allow us to invest in new products and new markets, including international growth in markets like Canada and exploring opportunities in hemp-based CBD extracts.”
Based on the above quote it wouldn’t be *that* crazy to assume the Pax 4 will be released sometime this year, one of the more interesting things about the Pax 4 release is the time in-between the 3 and 4. The Pax 2 only stood on its own for a little over a year before the Pax 3 was debuted, so the gap in upgrades is a little odd.
With competitors like Storz & Bickel and Firefly coming out with upgraded versions of their iconic devices last year one could say the pressure is on Pax to at least unveil some images of the Pax 4 while maybe teasing a date or season it could be released. The recent influx of investment definitely lends itself to consumers assuming the Pax 4 will come out this year, but keep your eye out for an official statement from the brand itself before believing anything you read on the internet.
How Will The PAX 4 Be An Upgrade?
One of the possible reasons it has been this long in between Pax upgrades could be that there maybe isn’t enough to improve on the Pax 3 without drastically changing the operating nature of the device. From the 2 to the 3 we saw more “large tweaks” rather than “new features” as well as the emergence of the Pax Era which embraced a pod-system for delivering concentrates. It’s hard to improve on a vaporizer as efficient and iconic as the Pax 3 but in today’s age of vapes people want upgraded versions of devices as fast as possible.
There were two themes we found in the forums when it came to possible new capabilities for the Pax 4: CBD capabilities and convection heating.
Those wanting CBD-centric modes or heating profiles will be happy to read CEO Bharat Vasan’s quote above. CBD has found its way into every scope of the market and Pax would be smart to gear a heating mode towards CBD vapers. This may be a specific heat setting for a dry herb or concentrate mode, or a special insert only to be used with CBD material. Will the Pax 4 be welcoming of CBD? Most likely, or at least it would make sense for it to be.
While adding a heat setting isn’t the most drastic change to some people, completely revamping the heating system should qualify as one. The Pax line of vaporizers embraces conduction heating and has engineered some of the best heating systems on the market; even with conduction being considered the “lesser” of heating systems from season vapers Pax is still able to create best selling and high-performance devices..but would they switch things up for the Pax 4?
Convection heating inside of the Pax 4 would mark a big shift in technology from Pax. Aside from the tech inside the device, it has to be assumed the shape would have to be changed to accommodate the new heating system. Convection heating requires a little more space in portable vapes but does offer better flavor for the user, if Pax is feeling the pressure for change the Pax 4 could (maybe) have a switch in design motif.
So there you have the biggest “what if”s and wants from customers when it comes to the Pax 4. No matter what Pax comes out with we’re sure it’ll be a hit, we’ll keep this blog updated with Pax 4 info whenever we get it so stay locked here.
Let us know in the comments what you’d like to see from the Pax 4 Vaporizer!