KandyPens have always been one of the go-to brands for vaporizers especially when you talk about wax concentrate consumption. The name itself has been synonymous to the words premium and superior in the vape industry since the products they manufacture represent the highest level of vaporization in the business. That’s one of the reasons why professional consumers turn to KandyPens for premium products that aren’t just well made but will yield superior vapor performance.
KandyPens just recently unveiled their latest entry to the portable dab rig platform – the KandyPens Oura. The KandyPens Oura is a super sleek and ultra-functional electronic dab rig that’s aimed at providing consumers with a smart and convenient dab rig. It has all the features today’s portable dab rigs have to offer and more.
- First Impressions
- Strong & Weak Points
Out of the box, the KandyPens Oura looks pretty much like any standard portable dab rig. The dab rig is made up of a two-part system including a smart battery at the bottom and a sleek and sexy water filtration system sitting at the top.
The bottom part comes with an extended compartment sticking to the side of the KandyPens Oura where you insert the heating cup covered by a carb cap to control air intake. We loved that it had sort of a matte finished base which in our own humble opinion helped with giving users better grip and traction especially that the KandyPens Oura was designed to be used as a portable vaping device. Using it with either one hand or both hands was no problem, in fact, it was a pleasure to use and operate because the KandyPens Oura is equipped with smart touch sensors.
The glass bubbler looked and felt like a product from KandyPens, it held a decent weight to it which assured us that that this glass piece was made from the best materials the industry can offer which we believe was even handmade. But the KandyPens Oura isn’t just about using high-quality materials, instead, the whole system was designed and engineered to give consumers a unique and convenient way of consuming concentrates making their sessions their own.
However, does the well-made KandyPens Oura have what it takes to show the market that it’s not just another portable dab rig? Join us to find out whether or not the Oura is cut from the same cloth as its other competitors. Let’s take a quick look at the things we think is its strong and weak points.
- Durable Shell
- Hand Made Glassware
- Smart Rig
- Generous Battery Capacity
- Fast Heating
- Haptic Feedback
- Smart Sensors
- Auto Shut-Off Feature
- Included Carrying Bag
- USB-C Charging
- Lifetime Warranty
- 4 Heat Settings
- Compatible Only with Wax Concentrates
The KandyPens Oura is a very compact unit, we’ve tried several devices from the portable dab rig platform and the KandyPens Oura has the best curves making it ergonomically superior than its competitors. Instead of having a conical shape, (which we have to admit, is something very redundant and obvious in the design of many portable dab rigs) the KandyPens Oura has somewhat of a round and a barrel-like body. It’s structure still allowed for superior stability when placed atop a table but what surprised us more is how well it felt when we held it on our hands.
The KandyPens Oura comes with an inclusive velvet carrying bag perfect for carrying your KandyPens Oura around. This way you won’t have to worry about finding a sack for your portable e-rig when you take it to parties or when you and your buddies plan to have a group session.
Durability and overall build quality are some of the areas where the KandyPens Oura shines the most. From the ground up, this dab rig is made from the finest raw materials. The internal circuitry is housed and protected in a durable zinc allow shell that easily creates a secure layer of protection for the KandyPens Oura. Alloy has seen wide use in building facades as well as in roofing and other applications which only proves its ability to withstand minor wear and tear. The glass components of the KandyPens Oura are relatively durable showing the quality of handmade materials.
One thing that’s surprising about the KandyPens Oura is that it offers lifetime warranty on all parts. Yes, we too were bamboozled and had to check from their website a couple of times until we were confident and sure that what we read was in fact correct. Warranty for life. This could mark a ground breaking revolution amongst portable dab rigs given the trend of how portable dab rigs in general work. See, all of the devices we’re tried in this platform causes consumers to constantly buy parts and components (especially the atomizers) for they’re bound to wear out. We’re still yet to hear from KandyPens but based from what we know, it covers all parts including the coils, the glassware, and most importantly, the base. For $349.95 a piece, we’d say that’s a dab rig worthy of investing earning the KandyPens Oura a solid 5 for durability.
The Kandypens Oura is tied with some of the major players in the portable e-rig platform like the Puffco Peak and the Focus V Carta Vape Rig in terms of heat profile availability. The KandyPens Oura gives wax concentrate consumers access to four calibrated and fine-tuned preset profiles allowing each individual consumer to find their sweet spot. KandyPens have always been known to have the best heating profiles when it comes to dab pens and the KandyPens Oura portable dab rig is no exemption. The preset temperature settings are in no way inferior to its competitors and in our opinion produced really great vapors.
Each temperature profile is represented by a light which didn’t really bother us but may be an issue for others. We would suggest going after the second and the third temperature setting which is represented by the green and the red light. We managed to get vapors with decent density that packed a lot of flavor and potency.
The KandyPens Oura comes in different colors that’ll easily suit everyone’s vibe. Our only gripe is that it can only vaporize wax concentrates but wanting it to be able to vaporize herbs and other botanicals may be asking too much from KandyPens. After all, the company specializes in wax vaporizers so we’re happy enough to know that the KandyPens Oura suits the purists and the connoisseurs amongst our ranks.
Like we’ve mentioned, vapor quality from the KandyPens Oura is superb. In conjunction with the 4 heat settings, we’ve found that the Oura dab rig comes with both a quartz and a ceramic bucket. Both the buckets offer a generous room for loading your waxes which allows for bigger dabs. The bigger the dab the fuller the vapor and the higher the temperature level the harder the hits got.
The fact that it had a water filtration system helped us get through higher temperature levels easily but I guess it’s nothing new since many of the devices in this platform have some sort of water filtration system either at the top or at the bottom of the unit.
Price to Performance Rating
Priced at $349.95, the KandyPens Oura offers some serious value for both beginners and advanced users alike. One thing we’d like to point out is how convenient it was using the Oura dab rig. The fact that it had a smart sensory feature (which means it had no buttons on it) not only gave the KandyPens Oura a seamless look but also made our time testing and trying it out a relatively seamless experience. Each tap of the button gave a satisfying haptic vibration letting us know it understood whatever action we wanted it to do. Furthermore, it had that auto shut-off feature which mean that you don’t have to go and pick it back up just so you can turn it off after you’ve medicated. This also saves battery life because you’re sure it turns itself off after 4 minutes of inactivity. We also liked how it charged via USB-C which meant it had faster charging times. And, if that’s not good enough for you, the KandyPens Oura comes with lifetime warranty.
The KandyPens Pura is something we’d recommend not only for advanced and experienced users but especially for beginners who are more likely to experiment and break stuff along the way. This doesn’t mean that the KandyPens Oura is an entry level portable e-rig but because it makes life easier for beginners with its advanced and intelligent features plus you can’t go wrong with lifetime warranty.
So, make sure to check out the KandyPens Oura the next time you’re looking for a portable dab rig.