The ever so popular Starry 2.0 now has a new version with some great updates! Are you ready for the new 3.0 version?
What’s inside the box
Let’s start this review by seeing what you get in the box. The box is all blacked out giving the presentation a Metallica ish look at first glance. BTW I’m referring to the ever popular Black Album, directed by Bob Rock.
Ok back to the X MAX Starry 3.0 unboxing and its contents. When you open the box you’re greeted by the X MAX nicely tucked in a black foam bed keeping it all safe. You need to pull that foam layer out to reveal the accessories underneath. Here is what you get :
- X MAX Starry 3.0
- 1 X 18650 Battery 2600mAh
- USB Charging Cable
- 1 X Tweezer
- 1 X Cleaning Brush
- 1 X Packing/Dabbing Tool
- 1 X Stainless Mesh Pad for Concentrates
- 2 X Mouthpiece Screens
- 2 X Oven Screens
- Instructions Manual
- 2 X Mouthpiece Gaskets
- 1 X Stainless Mouthpiece Flat Heat Distributor
- 2 X Silicone Sleeves (mouthpiece tip protector)
Upgrades and Added Features
Ok this is where things get exciting as I let you in on these great new upgrades!
Here is what’s new in the 3.0 version.
The changes made does give the X MAX Starry a better user experience. The biggest IMO is the haptic feedback when the unit reaches the selected temperature. No more staring at the screen to know when it hits selected temp. Hmmmm I wonder if originally it was called Starry cause you had to stare at the unit to know when the temperature is reached? 🙂
It will also vibrate at the end of the timed session letting you know it is turning off. They have also updated the mouthpiece screen from a ceramic one to a stainless screen. This allows a better air flow and makes its easier to brush clean after every use. They have also made some changes inside , like better insulated oven, for better performance. A new stronger mouthpiece gasket to improve durability. And last but not least a new battery door mechanism giving a better battery connection. This should make end to the 2.0 finicky battery issue. I have noticed that other batteries now work in the new X MAX Starry 3.0.
As its predecessor this vape hits hard and you get so much for under $100US. To turn the unit on/off you will need to hold down the power button for 3 seconds. This little guy also has a digital OLED display that allows you to adjust the temperature by the degree from 212°F to 464°F. Yes you do have the choice of F or C by holding down the power button and the down temp button. You can also adjust the session timer from 5 to 10 minutes by holding down the power button and the up temp button. I prefer leaving mine at the 5 minute session.
As soon as the unit turns on the oven starts to heat up. It will take a quick 23-25 seconds to reach the selected temperature. This is a fast heat up time for an oven this large! The oven holds approximately .30 grams if packed tight. The first few draws are good tasting but will dissipate very fast as all conduction units. But it will deliver heavy vapour that will hit hard! At the end of your 5 minute sesh you will be feeling the effects guaranteed.
Another great feature on the X MAX is the magnetic mouthpiece making loading and unloading quick and very easy. The very strong magnets used on the Starry will hold the mouthpiece tight and in place no worries.
Battery life is great for only having one 18650. I get around 80 to 90 minutes of use at 385°F but probably would get less if vaping at higher temps. Having the ability to swap batteries ,you can have multiple ones ready for for a full weekend use!
The unit feels high quality with its alloy body finish and its pure zirconium mouthpiece, and you get all this at under $100US. The X MAX Starry 3.0 is definitely a unit to look at for beginners and connoisseurs cause you get so much for such a small investment.
But if you are chasing for flavours, then I would suggest looking into a convection or a hybrid unit but that will cost you more money. All in all what you are getting for under $100US ,the X MAX Starry 3.0 is a must have vape that packs a punch!
These upgrades will definitely be great for the new consumer. If you already own the 2.0 and your not willing to spend $100US for the new version. You can just order the new mouthpiece and get the better air flow, easier cleaning and more durable gasket. But hey , new vapes are always appealing and we must admit VAS always gets the best of us.