Kandypens Galaxy: It’s out of this world
The Kandypens Galaxy is a great example of how far we’ve come with wax pens. While many pens look alike on the outside, there is a lot of variety in the battery, build quality, and atomizer design.
The Galaxy has a solid stainless steel body. It has a bit of heft to it and gives the pen a substantial feel in the hand or pocket.
The heating element (atomizer) is a grade 2 titanium coil wrapped around twin quartz rods. The use of a quartz core means that you’ll be tasting your wax, not the pen.
The battery, which makes up a little over half of the pen’s length, has three different temperature settings. This means that you can dial in your hits to a temperature that suits your wax or concentrate best. With three temps to choose from, you won’t have a hard time finding a sweet spot.
That’s the basics to what makes up the Galaxy pen.
If you’re trying to answer the question, “Should I buy the Kandypens Galaxy for wax and/or concentrate use?”
Then the answer is yes. For ~$100 you’re guaranteed a solid starter kit with everything you need but the wax 😉
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This pen is SOLID.
The threading is smooth, all the parts screw together with ease.
The single most important thing: No funky taste or smell. The goal is for the wax pen to be a clean way to heat the wax up to vaporization temps. Too many other pens take shortcuts that undermine the ultimate goal of a good clean hit. The Galaxy gives a great clean hit, in part thanks to its solid build.
Two thumbs up.
Look inside the atomizer and you’ll see two quartz rods. They hold on to some heat from the metal coils and help the coils keep their shape.
Quartz is all the rage nowadays. It’s more resilient than regular glass, and holds up better against the frequent temperature fluctuations. It’s also nonporous, which means that the wax will run off of the rod it while it’s melting instead of being absorbed.
So what happens to all the wax on the bottom?
This is what makes the Galaxy atomizer especially effective. The coils in the atomizer are placed so close to the bottom of the dish that all the melted wax on the bottom gets vaporized from the top down. It’s like a wax broiler.
Lastly, to preserve the taste, the metal heating coil is made of a grade 2 titanium, a standard practice in higher end pens.
This might be the only place where I’d find fault with the Galaxy. It’s not that the battery doesn’t last, I don’t have a problem with the battery life. It’s that the battery life is so good that I don’t remember to charge the pen.
When the Galaxy pen dies, you’ll need a USB adapter cord in order to charge it. It’s not an uncommon cord, and you get one with the pen, but it’s not as common as the USB micro port on the older style Kandypens pens.
That being said, the Galaxy battery is smaller in size than a standard wax pen battery, but lasts just as long. The space savings comes from not needing the extra parts to support the built-in charging port.
There are also three different temperature settings built into the battery. You can swap through them by clicking the “K” button three times while the Galaxy pen is unlocked.
The button will flash one of three colors to indicate the current temperature:
- Red (low 350F)
- Green (medium 390F)
- Blue (high 430F)
Short of not remembering to charge it from time to time, I’ve had a flawless experience with my Galaxy.
While I won’t say we’ve reached the peak of pen performance, we’re finally at a point where newcomers can get a solid first experience right out of the box. And the learning curve gets easier with every generation.
I’d highly recommend the Kandypens Galaxy. And it’s worth noting that while it’s primarily called a wax pen, and works best with semi-solid concentrates, I’ve had success with shatter and other types of oil.
The Galaxy normally sells for $100
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I just got my Galaxy and when I was checking it out a little gold pin and plastic sleeve fell out. Is this part of it? It was in the part close to the battery – Thanks!
Is there any way to turn off the light on this pen. That’s the one thing I don’t like about it is if I want to be inconspicuous I can’t because the light is so bright.
Unfortunately there isn’t. I use electrical tape or gaffers tape for that =P
For everyone having the problem with multiple lights flashing, theres a good chance its from excess product build up in the atomizer. I’ve encountered this problem as well. If you repetitively hold the power button down for about a second at a time and release before the colors flash, it will eventually burn off the excess, and function normal again.You may have to do this several,several times, so be patient.
Hey I just got my galaxy about a week ago I’ve used it lots.. At first I was having no problems tell just recently the light seems to blink all three colors after just seconds of holding it. I tried turning it upside down and holding the button on the hottest setting and burning away all the left over shatter. I found that after doing it enough its back to the way it was
Thanks for the insight. I’m sure that’s going to answer a few questions =]
I had the same problem, and it is just from excess build up. If repeatedly heat it up and release before it blinks multiple colors, it will eventually burn off and perform as normal.
My pen starts blinking all three colors after I hold it for about 5 seconds. Once coil starts turning red, it starts blinking and won’t let me heat up my wax. I tried a brand new coil and I’m still getting this problem. I’m not too sure if this is happening because of faulty coils or battery but when I keep the battery on without a coil attached it stays on for a while.
Jesus have you tried giving the battery an overnight charge? It sounds like the resistance from the coil is dropping the battery voltage and that triggers the blinking. If that doesn’t work, write in to Kandypens, they’ve been on point with their customer service and will take care of you.
I’ll give it a try and get back to you on that one. do you know about how long the whole process of sending mine back in to get a new one takes?
Couldn’t tell you, too many variables. They’ve always sent my orders via priority 2-day shipping. Good luck! ?
what does this mean? I have the exact same problem. Pen is fully charged, i think its the atomizer but both of them are almost new, used for about 2 days now. How do I fix this?
Get in contact with Kandypens and they’ll take care of you. They’ll know better than me how to troubleshoot specific issues.