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In an ever-evolving cannabis landscape where technology and innovation converge, the competition in consumer technology and innovation is running hot. Dr. Dabber has made a significant impact with its Boost EVO, a portable e-rig designed to elevate the cannabis consumption experience – especially for consumers on the go.
Although I was first introduced to the Boost EVO a few years ago, thanks to our friends at Dr. Dabber, (this is our affiliate link – if you buy from Dr. Dabber, we’ll receive a small commission for the sale, thank you!) I recently had the opportunity to revisit the device and its functionality, and here’s my updated perspective on how it stands out in the competitive consumer tech market.
Dr. Dabber Boost EVO Offers Streamlined Simplicity
One of the most notable attributes of the Boost EVO is its elegant simplicity. Comprising only four components—the base, the atomizer, an adapter ring, and the glass piece—it boasts a user-friendly design that minimizes the potential for complications.
The sturdy, ergonomic base, equipped with just one control button, offers functionality that is both straightforward and robust. The ambient lights, with five customizable settings, not only add a touch of flair but also create an eye-catching conversation starter for social gatherings.
The quartz atomizer design is another notable highlight. The Boost EVO features a magnetic connector that effortlessly secures the atomizer in place. With a capacity to hold up to a half gram of concentrates, the device strikes a balance between social use and personal sessions.
The quick-connect, magnetic adapter for the glass piece ensures a secure fit and incorporates an airflow control button for a customizable inhalation experience.
Power Heavy in a Compact Package
Despite its unassuming size, the Boost EVO packs a formidable punch. Offering six temperature settings ranging from 500°F to 750°F in 50° increments, it caters to a range of preferences. Even at the lowest setting, the device delivers a substantial dab, and the temperature retention for 20 seconds allows for 2–3 puffs in a single session—ideal for intimate sharing moments.
For social settings, the ‘Party Mode’ extends the temperature hold to 40 seconds, facilitating seamless passing amongst your friends. The impressive battery life, estimated at up to 60 sessions on a single charge, underscores the device’s reliability and endurance.
(Publisher’s Personal Notes: I charged the Boost EVO when it arrived and 10 days later, I still haven’t needed to recharge it – while I admit I don’t use it every day, it survived the Vikings/Broncos tailgate!)
Easy, Effortless Maintenance
The Boost EVO addresses a common concern with electronic cannabis devices—the hassle of cleaning. Thanks to the simplicity of the quartz atomizer, a quick swipe with a cotton swab after each use keeps it ready for the next session.
While regular atomizer replacement (recommended every 4–12 months) is advised by Dr. Dabber, the cleaning process remains straightforward. The glass piece, a standard concern for cleanliness, requires a simple soak in isopropyl alcohol to maintain its pristine condition.
And let’s not forget the thoughtfully designed carrying case—an indestructible, high-grade automotive Styrofoam package that ensures the safety of your investment, especially for the on-the-go dabber. No need to worry about drops or falls, this case is impressive.
And Can We Talk about Iso-Snaps?
We often use the phrase, “It’s the little things,” and Iso-Snaps is the perfect example. Maintaining any concentrate consumption device requires regular cleaning. While many experienced consumers have learned to carry cotton swabs and alcohol with them, it’s not exactly convenient.
For this device, to get the best experience, you need to clean the atomizer after every session – otherwise, any leftover residue will burn, ruining the taste of your dab, and ultimately shorten the lifespan of the atomizer.
The Boost EVO comes with a sample pack of Iso-Snaps, and as a regular concentrates consumer, my mind was blown. These awesome little cotton swabs have the alcohol built right into the stick.
Simply snap one end (marked with a blue stripe) and the alcohol is released to the other end. Wipe out the atomizer, and toss the swab. Boom, done.
Although they are a little more expensive than a pack of swabs and a bottle of isopropyl alcohol, the convenience is priceless.
Considerations and Drawbacks
While the Boost EVO undoubtedly excels in many aspects, some may note a few areas for improvement.
- The temperature settings may not align with those who prefer lower-temperature dabs.
- The glass design lacks spill-prevention measures, use caution during reloading and you’ll want to avoid tipping it over.
- The length of the glass mouthpiece could benefit from a slight extension for a smoother hit – however, Dr. Dabber also offers additional glass attachments that could easily resolve this concern.
From a personal perspective, during our trials with the device, we felt like we burned through our concentrates faster. If you don’t vaporize all the concentrate you loaded in a session, you either lose it to cleaning or it burns and ruins the flavor of your dab. But this doesn’t take away from the convenience and ease of using the device.
With a starting price of $299 and additional costs for periodic atomizer replacements, the Boost EVO positions itself as an investment in quality cannabis consumption technology. Despite these considerations, the device caters to the recreational user with its higher temperatures and vibrant party lights, offering a high-end experience for anyone who makes the investment.
The Dr. Dabber Boost EVO stands as a testament to the evolution of cannabis consumption technology. While tailored for the recreational user, its quality, simplicity, and impressive performance make it a noteworthy choice for those seeking a refined and reliable portable e-rig.