From the proud veterans of the vaping industry, Pulsar introduces its entry to the portable vape rig category. The Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig looks to be a promising contender with several features designed and engineered to take your sessions to the next level.
Let’s look at what the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig has to offer and see whether or not it has what it takes to compete against the biggest players in this platform. Check out our review of the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig and find out if it has what it takes to rock the portable dab rig category.
- First Impressions
- Strong & Weak Points
Not the most appealing vaporizer to look at, the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig seems to deviate from the traditional designs we see amongst portable dab rigs. Instead of having its water bubbler placed atop the unit, it sports different design having placed the water filtration device at the bottom of the unit. We certainly had our doubts at first since having a glass base might not be the best idea. We’re afraid we might crack and break the base especially during group sessions where you have to pass the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig around. It can’t be helped, a portable unit like this begs to be used this way. But Pulsar proved us wrong, the base glass is made from borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glassware have been known as a durable and inert material that’s stronger than common glass. Having to place the water filtration component of the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig below the actual unit seems to pose other benefits aside from the obvious change in appearance, but we’ll talk about that in a few.
Apart from its form factor, what caught our attention is the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig is its isolated air path. An isolated air path means that the vapors travel a different route that is oftentimes longer and is designed to cool and smoothen out the vapor by freeing them of any irritants. This means that you’ll enjoy clean and pure vapors when you vape with the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig.
Moreover, the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig competes with some of the biggest names in the platform not only in features but also on price. Retailing for only around $250.00, it’s as affordable as some of the top-shelf portable vaporizers on the market today. So, if you’re interested to see what we have to say about the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig, read on below.
- 6.75 Inches tall
- Durable materials
- Isolated air path
- 30-second ‘RöK-Mode’
- Disc percolator
- Quartz and ceramic heating elements
- Limited temperature profiles
- Minor learning curve
The Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig is complete set with several items included in a single kit providing users all the essentials they need with the exception of the wax concentrates. This means that unlike other devices that require you to purchase separate attachments, the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig already has all you need making for an ideal investment especially for beginners.
Here is a list of what’s included in the packaging:
1 x Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig
1 x Wax Carb Cap
1 x Coil-less Quartz Cup
1 x Coil-less Ceramic Cup
1 x Dabber Tool
1 x USB Charging Cable
1 x Power Brick
2 x Wire Brushes
2 x Silicone Collars
4 x Crud Bud Alcohol Cotton Buds
The Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig can easily be carried around the house for flexible vaping sessions. These portable dab rigs are making waves allowing consumers to basically enjoy desktop rig-like performance in a more transportable package.
The Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig stands at exactly 6.75 inches tall surprisingly the smallest portable dab rig to date. A fraction of an inch smaller than the Peak and heads and shoulders better than the Carta Vape Rig and especially the Dr. Dabber Switch in terms of size and weight. Its form factor seems to have contributed to is ergonomic proportions which makes it a joy to hold. Carrying it around the house or passing it around the room may take a bit of getting used to especially if you’ve used any of the three portable rigs we’ve mentioned who seem to have almost identical setups.
Unfortunately for those who like to travel with their devices, the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig doesn’t seem to include a carrying case in the product packaging. Just make sure to pack your Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig carefully if you plan to carry it on a bag.
Arguably the area where the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig shines the most. It rocks an all metal body which makes for a durable and resilient housing. You’re almost as sure that the components of the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig are well protected making it a sound investment for both advanced users and vape beginners alike. Likewise, the glass components of the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig are made from high-grade borosilicate providing it strength and durability you won’t find on other cheap glassware. This is why borosilicate is the choice glass pieces for laboratory equipment because it boasts low coefficients of thermal expansion and boasts high resistance to thermal shock. This means that even if the glass pieces on the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig are exposed to high levels of temperature, you won’t run into the risk of breaking or damaging them – so long as you don’t drop them to the round that is. Durable they may seem; borosilicate glass is still glass.
The Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig falls a little short for our tastes in terms of versatility. It only vaporizes wax concentrates and does not have any available accessories or attachment you can use to make it vaporize dry herbs. This means that unlike the three devices I this category, only the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig gets left out being able to vaporize only waxy oil concentrates.
Furthermore, the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig only offers 3 preset temperature profiles unlike its competitors that provide a slew of customization features like downloadable applications. However, the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig makes up for it with its 30-second ‘RöK-Mode’ allowing you a continuous streak of heat giving you all the benefits your select concentrates has to offer without you having to press and hold the ‘RöK-Mode’ down.
Still, the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig is a decent portable rig that offers the right features for its price.
If there’s anything Pulsar is known for that’s vaporizers that produce medical-grade vapors. That means that the vapors their devices produce including the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig are clean and smooth. This is emphasized by the isolated airpath that gives the vapors an independent avenue to travel through which means that the vapors will not have to come in contact with weak plastic or any of the device’s internal circuitry keeping the vapors clean and pure. The vapors are faithfully preserved and are kept to its optimum state or that flavorful and potent hit.
The water filtration unit located at the bottom of the device keeps carefully sifts ad cleans the vapor of any irritants that may cause coughing and displeasure when vaping. All these components make the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig a device with optimum vapor quality yield that can best any of the devices in this platform.
Price to Performance Rating
The Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig makes for a solid device for its price. There are other devices in the same price point but the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig makes for a great option especially for those looking for a portable dab rig that will last them a lifetime. With an all-metal body and a durable borosilicate glassware, the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig makes it so that this portable rig will give you a run for your money. Apart from its hell and back reliability, the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig also comes as a complete package.
We can definitely say that the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig has some potential and it’s still in its first few months out. The folks at Pulsar still has plenty of time to develop attachments for vaping dry herbs or maybe coming up with a downloadable application you can use to further the personalization options of the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig.
It’s a portable dab rig we’ll easily recommend for purists that want a portable rig that can vaporize wax concentrates and to be honest, the Pulsar RöK Portable Oil Rig is the kind of vaporizer that has only one job that does its job well.