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What it's like using the 'iPhone of vaporizers' — a $275 gadget that lets you smoke weed on the go

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The marijuana retail industry has been disrupted again and again.

Years ago, glass bongs, pipes, and joints dominated the pot paraphernalia space. Those devices gave way to clunky desktop vaporizers used for inhaling marijuana vapor. They gained in popularity through the mid-2000s by delivering heavy, cough-free hits with consistency.

But as computers and phones shrunk, consumers craved smaller, more discreet devices for lighting up. This demand paved the way for the next generation of vaporizers, the Pax 3 among them.

Made by San Francisco-based startup Pax Labs, the Pax 3 is a marijuana vape that weighs less than an iPhone and features a slick design. Business Insider recently named it the best vaporizer for techies.

I recently had the chance to test it out. Here's how the Pax 3 holds up.

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The Pax 3 is a lightweight, portable vaporizer unlike anything on the market. It's the first "dual-use" vape we've seen from Pax Labs.



The Pax 2 handled loose-leaf material such as tobacco and weed. The Pax 3 answers a call from consumers wanting more options, according to CEO Tyler Goldman.

"What we saw when talking to our customers was that a number of them are starting to use other types of materials beyond [marijuana] flower," Goldman told Business Insider in September. "And so now, Pax 3 will have three oven types."



Users will be able to pop out the insert that holds the loose-leaf material and swap it with an insert made for concentrates, which are waxy or butter-like substances derived from pot.



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