The Planet of the Vapes: POTV
We’ve seen vaporizers come a long way since their introduction in the early 2000s. These days, it seems there are thousands of vaporizers vying for our attention, ranging from simple and affordable models to more complex, high-end devices that are packed with desirable features.
One vaporizer that’s been launched into the affordable end of the market is the XMAX V3 Pro Vaporizer from Planet of the Vapes. This portable, versatile vaporizer has been designed to meet the needs of beginner and experienced users alike, so stick with us as we put it to the test in our Planet of the Vapes review.
Whether you are a seasoned vaper or a newcomer to the world of vaporizers, this review will help you decide if the XMAX V3 Pro Vaporizer is the right choice for you.
The POTV XMAX V3 Pro Vaporizer is a portable, versatile and affordable dry herb vaporizer from Planet of the Vapes. As the latest edition in the XMAX series, it comes with significant improvements over its predecessors.
The V3 boasts a range of desirable features, including an all-glass mouthpiece, adjustable temperature settings, and a replaceable battery. There are also a bunch of accessories that can be bought to compliment and enhance its use, adding a lot to its versatility.
Overview of features
Here are some of the key features found on the POTV XMAX V3 Pro Vaporizer that I think make it stand out from the crowd:
- Adjustable temperature control & fast heating
- All-glass mouthpiece
- Replaceable battery
- Haptic feedback
- Ceramic heating chamber
- Compact and portable design
- Easy to use and clean
- Compatible with dry herbs and concentrates
Who is this product for?
The POTV XMAX V3 Pro Vaporizer is marketed to anyone looking for a budget-friendly, portable, and versatile vaporizer. As the device can handle both dry herbs and concentrates, it would make a perfect choice for people that wish to experiment vaporizing both mediums, but don’t want to invest in two separate devices.
The adjustable temperature settings make it appealing to seasoned vapers, but the easy-to-use controls also make it accessible for newbies in the vaping scene.
The all-glass mouthpiece is ideal for those looking for a more hygienic vaping experience and thanks to some clever accessories and cleaning kit, this device is also a great option for people who are looking for a low-maintenance vape.
What’s in the box?
- POTV XMAX V3 Pro Vaporizer
- Dosing capsule
- Glass mouthpiece
- Cleaning kit
- Packing tool
- Spare screens
- USB-c charging cable
- User manual
Here are some of the key benefits and drawbacks I encountered when using this device:
1. Allows for a customized vaping experience
With adjustable temperature control, you can customize your vaping experience according to your preferences. This feature is especially beneficial for those who want to tailor their vaping temperatures to suit different strains of dry herbs or concentrates as different terpenes and cannabinoids have different boiling points.
Click here for more info on vaping temperatures.
The device heats up fast too. In the past I’ve found that vaporizers usually take a little longer to heat up than what’s advertised by the manufacturer, but in this case I found that the heating time of 30 seconds was pretty spot on.
2. More hygienic vaping
Did you know that dirt and pathogens don’t adhere to glass surfaces as well as they do other surface types? Well, you do now! This means that the all-glass mouthpiece on this vape offers a cleaner and more hygienic vaping experience than other types of mouthpiece on the market.
I’m probably going to be thinking of this every time I use another vape now… Yuck!
Because of this, the V3’s mouthpiece is much easier to keep clean and it also provides a noticeably cleaner and, ultimately, more enjoyable taste.
3. Longer time between charges
Apparently, the rechargeable battery that comes on the POTV XMAX V3 lasts up to 40% longer than previous models, but you have to remember that this is still a portable device, so it is still limited.
The V3 also offers the ability to swap out batteries, ensuring continuous use without the need for charging, which I absolutely love.
Having a replaceable battery on a device like this is a hugely desirable feature and one that is usually only seen in much higher end, more expensive vaporizers. After getting used to having a spare battery, I think it’ll be hard to go back to using a device that doesn’t have a replaceable battery option as I’ve come to rely on it pretty quickly.
4. Convenient haptic feedback
The haptic feedback feature causes the device to vibrate when it has reached the desired temperature, conveniently alerting me to the fact that my vaping session can now commence.
These days, it’s a common feature to have and it’s really only when it’s missing that you miss it. I find it especially handy for when I’m vaping in company as once the conversation is in a flow, it can be easy to forget about the vape for a hot minute.
5. Improved vapor quality
The ceramic heating chamber of the POTV XMAX V3 Pro Vaporizer ensures that your dry herbs or concentrates are evenly heated through. This provides great vapor quality (decent clouds) and flavor.
The compact and portable design of the POTV XMAX V3 Pro Vaporizer makes it convenient to carry around and use while you’re out and about.
As far as portable vaporizers go, this one’s not the smallest I’ve come across, but it has a sleek, slimline design that would fit in large pockets and small bags.
Unfortunately, POTV doesn’t provide a carrying case with the device, but the device build feels very robust in my hands, so I’d feel comfortable throwing it in a side pocket in my backpack as it is and carrying it around with me for the day.
7. Ease to use and clean
Above all else, the POTV XMAX V3 Pro Vaporizer is incredibly easy to use and maintain, with simple controls and an easy-to-clean design. This aspect of the device is especially beneficial for beginners who may not be familiar with more complex vaporizers or have the patience for learning more complicated controls.
It’s also good for lighter users who may have been put off vaping in the past due to the work involved in maintaining messier devices.
8. Versatile use
As mentioned earlier, this vaporizer is compatible with both dry herbs and concentrates, providing versatility of use and allowing users to switch between the two as desired. I particularly like this feature as I enjoy vaping in both mediums and appreciate being able to do it all with just one device, especially when I’m out and about.
A range of affordable accessories are also available as add-ons to the device, offering the ability to filter and/or cool the vapor that is produced, allowing you to completely alter your vaping experience from one session to the next.
My friends were pretty impressed when I pulled out some of the accessories the other day 🙂
- Budget-friendly, portable device
- Versatile and compatible with dry herb and concentrates
- Temperature can be customized to each session
- Clean-tasting, hygienic vaping
- Replaceable battery for extended use
- Convenient haptic feedback
- Fast heating times (just 30 seconds)
- Heats evenly for improved vapor quality
- Easy to use and clean
- Limited battery life
- Long charging time
- No pass-through charging
- Can get hot during extended use
- No protective sleeve or carrying pouch provided
Is it worth the money?
The POTV V3 is built well, produces decent vapor clouds for its size, and is loaded with features that you wouldn’t usually expect to see at this budget end of the market. Some are nice to have (haptic feedback), but others are downright game changers (replaceable battery). At just $109, I think the POTV XMAX V3 is a total bargain.
POTV is also offering 20% off the V3 for a limited time, meaning you can pick one up for just $87.20. Get it at this price while you can!
How to use the POTV XMAX V3 Pro Vaporizer
As I mentioned previously, operating the XMAX V3 Pro Vaporizer is pretty straightforward, making it a great model for beginners.
First, grind your dry herbs or concentrates and load them into the heating chamber. Or, for easier clean up, load into the dosing capsule and then place the capsule into the heating chamber.
Next, turn on the device by pressing the power button five times in quick succession. Use the temperature buttons to adjust the temperature (displayed on the screen) to your desired setting, and wait for the device to heat up.
Once the device has reached the desired temperature it will vibrate, at which point you can start taking slow draws from the mouthpiece.
Is Planet of the Vapes legit?
Planet of the Vapes is 100% legit, boasting a great reputation for high-quality products, competitive pricing, and a customer service team that goes above and beyond in making your vaping experience a positive one.
The brand has been operating in the vaping industry for over a decade now and have earned an impressive rating of 4.7 out of 5 on TrustPilot during that time.
The POTV XMAX V3 Pro vape ticks a hell of a lot of boxes, raising the benchmark for portable vaporizers in the $100 price range.
I’ve tried my fair share of vaporizers over the years and the XMAX V3 Pro is an excellent budget-friendly, versatile option that will be ideal for beginners and experienced users alike.
The all-glass mouthpiece, adjustable temperature settings, and replaceable battery, makes it easy to use and maintain, no matter who’s using it.
The vaporizer delivers excellent vapor quality, and the device is compact and portable, making it perfect for on-the-go vaping. As with all portable models, the battery life is limited, but the XMAX V3 Pro provides excellent value for its price point, offering a plethora of features that are typically found on far more expensive models.
The POTV XMAX V3 gets a big thumbs up from me.