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Meet the PAX Era and PAX 3, the Newest PAX Vaporizers

This article is sponsored by PAX Labs. With over one million devices sold, PAX premium loose leaf and oil vaporizers apply advanced technology and intuitive design for an unforgettable vapor experience.


PAX Labs has announced the addition of two new devices joining their product portfolio this fall: the PAX Era, a streamlined extract vaporizer that works seamlessly with compatible Era Pods, and PAX 3, the latest version of the company’s signature handheld vaporizer, which has sold over one million units to date. The company also announced the release of the PAX Vapor app, which syncs with PAX 3 and PAX Era, both Bluetooth-enabled devices, and helps ensure the smartest, most customizable vapor experience possible.

Since summer of 2015, over a dozen mechanical, electrical, and test engineers with more than 40 years of collective experience in vaporizer product design have been hard at work on the newly announced releases. The compatibility of both new devices with concentrates underscores PAX’s commitment to leading the market in both loose leaf and extract vaporization, and highlights the rapid evolution of the industry since PAX first launched in 2007.

Vaporizer Innovation Driven by Research and Development

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“The lifeblood of a technology company is innovation,” says Tyler Goldman, CEO of PAX Labs. “The development of the entirely new Era platform and PAX 3 device are the result of tens of millions of dollars of investment spent on R&D over the last few years.” This investment in research and development was made possible by $46.7 million in Series-C funding secured early last year, which in turn was due in large part to the runaway successes of the PAX 2 and JUUL (PAX’s e-cigarette product).

“We began working on Era and PAX 3 … following the successful launches of PAX 2 and JUUL,” says Bryan White, Vice President of Product Design for PAX Labs. “We don’t sit back and wait following our product launches – we immediately look for improvements, learnings, and new innovations we can apply to the next generation. For every product that gets to the market there are 50 ideas that didn’t work in the shop or lab.”

Inspiration comes from customers, user interviews conducted by PAX, passionate groups of consumers on places like Reddit, and especially from PAX’s engineering team members, who, as White puts it, “eat, sleep, and breathe vapor production and temp control.”

PAX Era: Ease of Use and Temperature Control

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The PAX Era sets out to take on three major issues with most oil pens on the market today: fragile design, burnt flavor, and inability to customize settings. “Flavor for us is always the top priority,” says White. “[It’s] a very critical chain that starts with high-power batteries that get the oil to temp instantly, a custom alloy for our heating coils that works with our patented temperature control technology to hold the desired temperature over the entire puff, and then high temp and food safe materials to not impart any additional nasty flavors.” In concert, these factors work seamlessly together to elicit perfect vapor from extracts.

Key features of the PAX Era include:

  • Compatible with extracts in PAX Era Pods (sold separately)
  • Era Pods are filled by The Lab in CO and Bloom Farms in CA
  • Temperature-controlled polycarbonate extract pods
  • Anodized aluminum shell with bead-blasted finish
  • Instantaneous heat up
  • Full color LED interface
  • 4 temperature settings with single digit temp selection from PAX Vapor app
  • 60-minute charge time
  • 240 mAh battery
  • Bluetooth enabled; compatible with PAX Vapor app
  • Dimensions: 84 (H) x 18.3 (W) x 10.25 (D) mm
  • One-year warranty
  • Retail price: $59.99

The PAX Era will be available for purchase in California and Colorado starting September 29, 2016. 

PAX 3: Compatibility and Customization

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In honing in on how best to improve the PAX 2’s already streamlined design, the PAX team zeroed in on factors including the device’s materials, firmware, heating algorithm, user experience, and vapor production. The fact that PAX controls every aspect of the design process, from hardware to software, helps keep PAX on the cutting edge of the vaporizer industry. And not only do PAX 3 vapes push the industry forward with their launch, they will continue to stay ahead of the game thanks to an ability to implement firmware updates in the future when synced with the PAX Vapor app.

The app will also allow PAX 3 users to customize features, to lock their device remotely from their phone, and to select from various modes depending on the specific vaping situation – for instance, a stealth mode, which dims the LED lights of the PAX’s screen and reduces the temperature to produce the subtlest vapor possible. “The fact that you can connect your devices, your hardware to your software to customize and personalize your experience, I think that’s really special,” says Ashley Marand, Global Marketing Manager for PAX Labs, of the PAX 3. “Besides wearable tech, I don’t have any other products that do that for me.”

Key features of the PAX 3 include:

  • Compatible with flower and concentrates
  • Haptic feedback (vibrations indicate when vapor is ready, when entering standby mode, and when the device is turned off)
  • High-polished anodized aluminum shell
  • 15-second heat up (30 seconds faster than PAX 2)
  • 4 temperature settings
  • Full-color LED interface indicating battery life, temperature, and more
  • Internal accelerometer saves energy and material
  • 3500 mAh battery (16% larger than PAX 2)
  • Double the oven power of PAX 2
  • Bluetooth enabled; compatible with PAX Vapor app
  • Dimensions: 98.5 (H) x 30.6 (W) x 21.4 (D) mm
  • 10-year warranty
  • 4 colors available (Black, Gold, Silver, limited edition Rose Gold)
  • Retail price: $274.99

The PAX 3 will be available on the PAX website and through various retailers beginning in mid-October. The PAX 2 retail price will also drop to $199.99 with the release of the PAX 3.

To learn more about the PAX Era and PAX 3 vaporizers, visit PAX Labs.

  • Sergio Farias

    Is the Pax 3 a conduction or convection vaporizer?

    If it is conduction I’m not interested, but if it is convection then I’ll interested.

    • MarylovesJane

      I think, and I’m really sure that it will still be conduction, but it’s the best conduction experience ever made, imo better in taste and effect than most convection vaporizers

      • Sergio Farias

        Better than most convection vaporizer? I have to disagree with that subjective opinion. I tried the Pax 2, Firefly, and Firefly 2. The Pax 2 feel like I’m using a bong instead of vape at least compared to the Firefly or Firefly 2. Some people like smoke, other vapor, and some both. I prefer vapor for my health, taste, and savings.

        • Steven Beeko

          It’s in the app and the PAX 3 vapor app isn’t limited like Firefly 2 to just 6 temperature settings,it gives you pinpoint accuracy right down to the single degree between a 360 to 420 degree Fahrenheit, a much wider range of adjustment in temperature, 60 degrees compared to 6 preset temperature settings of the Firefly 2 that you have no in between temperature .You got to do your homework to get great results.After spending a few hours and a couple sessions ,I was able to go thru just about every temperature combination and power boost setting ,I’m no genius but was able to come up with settings using the app.that gave me incredible vaping experince ,perfect draw ,concentration of vapor density,air flow ,and a high that blasted me into oblivion ,which the Firefly 2 was not able to come close to the PAX 3 quality ,tecnology,and versatility, I WOULD KNOW ,I OWN BOTH UNITS ,AND THE FIREFLY 2 IS A PIECE OF SHIT and a byproduct of my workshop incinerator/furnace.

          • Sergio Farias

            I agree, it should have a more accurate temperature control. Also the chamber of the Pax is far bigger than the Firefly so the more you pack the higher you’ll get yet the Firefly 2 can get me really high with very little amount of herb. I am skeptical of the Pax brand because I tried the Pax 2 and I was unimpressed with the flavor and efficiency it was so bad than even the Firefly 1 would beat it out of the water when it came to taste and ability to get you really high with very little. The good thing about the Pax is the ease of use, portability, size of chamber, and battery. I sold my Pax 2 after 3 months of usage for 1/2 the price. In the end it is all about what the consumer wants in their vaporizer. One of most affordable, easy to use, tasteful, and efficient vape on the market is the DynaVap “M”. https://www.dynavap.com/dynashop/vaporizers/special-products/the-m/the-m

  • Chris Jones

    Same old technology, shiny new shell. Is cleaning Pax3 going to take less than five minutes? I don’t see how as it is the same design as Pax2…which has been sitting in my drawer for the past six months…Pax is great at marketing and looking pretty.

    • Alex Pletcher

      cleaning the pax is a breeze… dunno what you’re even talking about

    • Collin Aldridge

      Did you even check it out? The Pax site tells you exactly how it’s different. Can your pax handle concentrates? No? Sounds like you never clean or take care of yours and that’s why you’re so unhappy lol

  • sactowngamer

    Probably a stupid question but does the ERA pods work with the Pax 3 ?

    I want a pax 3 but I love vape pens that use cartridges alot. Love Bloom farms too.

    Hate already how you can’t get empty refillable era pods because it makes it so you’re tied to buying filled pods at whatever price bloom tells you to pay. But if the pax 3 can do all that it does and use the era pods I want one now. Otherwise I am gonna wait till Pax 4.

    Thanks for your answers

  • FelixWankel

    I was exited about the Pax ERA until I learned that the pods are made of polycarbonate (bisphenol A)…. that’s BPA! Ewww, don’t need to be inhaling toxins into my lungs.

  • Lori Ashcraft

    I’ve been doing a lot of research on the safety of vape pens and oil vs. rosin, etc. I have found that obviously temperature has a lot to do with safety. I did find that with oils 320 F is the lowest to activate cannabinoids, while 465 F is as hot as you want to get before the oil burns, making vaping useless and unsafe. I did try the Era and it the effect was amazing, but I have since learned why. The hotter the burn the more active. The PAX Era’s LOWEST temperature is 520 F, going all the way up to 790 F. (shown on their website support section). WHY would they make a vape pen that makes vaping totally unsafe? No wonder it works so well! Big letdown.

  • DV & Child Custody

    Can’t find anywhere the Pax Era Pods are sold? Everywhere we checked they are either sold out, not in stock and or the stores or dispensaries don’t sell them. Going to visit Vegas in a couple of days I see NuLeaf carries the Vape Cartridges sold out of the one I wanted and don’t carry the dang CBD! You kidding me! Come on Where do you go to get your damn meds around here!