The Kind Pen Dream is a concentrates-only pen that comes with two atomizer styles. The device has an all-ceramic internal chamber that also houses the two atomizers. One atomizer features dual-quartz rods with titanium coils for an ultimate vaping experience. The other features a coil-less, flat-disc ceramic atomizer for a mellower approach.
The battery section has an internal 1500mAh battery that features three different settings. Users can choose from either 350°, 390°, 430° as their vape settings. The Kind Pen has a single operating button on its frame, which is located on the base. The button is touch-sensitive, and users need only tap it to activate the battery, take a hit, or switch the temperature.
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Up Close with the Dream
The Kind Pen Dream has a very familiar form factor. Anyone who has used an eGo style vape pen for e-liquids will recognize how this device comes together. The measurements make the device quite large, and it feels weighty when held. The Kind Pen is made from a metal alloy, not sure if zinc or aluminum, but the battery inside gives it some overall heft.
The battery has 510-threading, and so does the atomizer so users can attach different atomizers or attach the atomizer to another mod. The battery has a clean, unobstructed look because of the base, touch-sensitive button that controls the device’s functions. The entire Dream is tubular, and the addition of the glass splash guard/mouthpiece gives it a little extra height. But, because of the all-glass top piece, it might not be a good idea to keep this sucker in your pocket.
There is little branding on the battery, only a small brand near the 510-connection and the “Dream” written on the base. The outer power unit comes in several color options, six, to be exact. The high-gloss finish of the battery section gives the Kind Pen an elegant look. There is a small USB port on the side of the unit for recharging, near the base.
The atomizer base also features an adjustable airflow ring that lets users leave the vent wide-open, closed, or however they want it. The entire unit consists of four pieces: the battery, the atomizer base, the coil, and the mouthpiece/splash guard, which all come together to comprise the Dream.
The Look and Feel
The Dream has a durable outer chassis. It is not unlike early AIO devices or tube mods that comprised a battery and atomizer all-in-one. The Dream is not an AIO as the atomizer can separate from the battery section and be changed for something else.
The exact dimensions on the Kind Pen are unknown, but it has the same size and weight as a tube mod or eGo device. The glass top-piece is meant to capture the vapor and keep the heated concentrates from touching your lips, which it does very well.
The Power Unit
The device uses an internal 1500mAh battery, which is plenty of power for several sessions. The battery takes a while to recharge, though, about three hours to get to a full charge from a fully-depleted state. The battery life depends on things like how often it is used and at what temperature users select to vape their material.
The battery comes pre-loaded with three separate settings, ranging from 350F to 390F to 430F. Users can select from the three settings by tapping the base power button three times, which changes the configuration by showing a different color light.
The two coils also play a role in determining how long the battery lasts. The dual quartz rods and titanium wire coil take up more power, as it gets hot faster and stays hot longer. The flat, ceramic-disc coil takes longer to heat-up but stays warmer longer without having to keep pressing the fire button.
Using the Dream
With its main operating button at the base, the Dream can be a little awkward to hold, not to mention the risk of misfiring it when it is not meant to fire. The button is also touch-sensitive, so it does not even need a firm push to fire or to change the settings, which is a big usability problem.
Neither does a user want to lay the unit on a flat surface, especially after taking a hit, since the reclaim would drip out of the atomizer then through the mouthpiece and then onto the surface. With that said, getting the device to vape is not that difficult.
As users have two coil-types in the kit, they have to choose one or the other and install it into the all-ceramic crucible of the atomizer. Once they have selected and installed the coil, they can then screw the whole atomizer section onto the 510-threaded battery. Then comes loading the material.
The atomizer has a wide-open mouth for users to load as much or as little concentrate as they want onto the coil. With the atomizer installed, users need only tap the bottom-firing button five times to activate the device. Once it is on, users can then select their preferred temperature setting and then let her rip.
Dual-quartz rods and titanium wire are always a recipe for massive rips. With three different power levels, the dual-rod coil is sure to pump major cloud cover in any room it is in. Users also have the option of going for a smoother, less harsh vape, either with the coil-less ceramic coil or with a lower temperature setting.
But, no matter the coil or the temperature setting, the atomizer hits very fast and very hard. Vapor production is almost instantaneous. The glass mouthpiece fills up with white vapor as soon as you hit the firing button, which is awkward to hit most of the time. If there is one problem with the Dream, it is the button that makes for an uncomfortable vaping position.
Sol-E Nectar Collector
The Mig Vapor Sol E-nectar collector is a 2-in-1 concentrate device. It functions both as a nectar straw that sucks in vapor via an outward ceramic heating element or as a regular concentrate pen with an all-ceramic heating element and mouthpiece. It has an internal 900mAh battery with three different power outputs controlled by the central firing button.
Users can choose from two different atomizer-styles, both of them made from ceramic. The unit also features a hidden, built-in compartment at its base for users to store their material.
The KandyPens Crystal is a concentrates-only vape pen that features an extended, all-glass mouthpiece that fits over its all-quartz crystal glass chamber.
The exterior of the device is all stainless steel, and the unit has four different power settings installed onto its 900mAh capacity battery. The unit has a central firing button that users can use to select from its four power settings. The Crystal has a USB port for charging, and it has several airflow vents situated right above the chamber.
Kind Pen Dream Specifications
|After 20 seconds
|350F - 430F
|Silver, Gold, Rose, Black
Positives and Negatives
- Super-fast heat up
- A choice of two coils types
- Excellent battery life
- Durable exterior
- Hits really really really hard
- Awkward button placement (terrible)
Final Thoughts: The Kind Pen Review: I Dreamed a Dream
The Kind Pen company has been steadily putting out unique cannabis vaping devices for over four years. It has several lines of dry herb and concentrates devices with the Dream being the latest. While the Dream is not necessarily breaking any molds, it still has the power to blow your mind. It hits incredibly hard with no lag time whatsoever – tap and hold the button and inhale. The device is straightforward to use, but the bottom-tap button makes it uncomfortable to use and carry.
If you are looking for a well-made, high-quality, and affordable vape (the Dream costs a lot less than name-brand pens from companies like KandyPens and Dr. Dabber), then you can’t go wrong with this Dream. The clean-up might be a little tiresome after a while, but the coil has a good, long life, so make sure to clean it whenever you can.
Are you a concentrates, dry herb or oil vaper? Do you do all three? What is your favorite type of device to use to vape any of them? Let us know in the comments section below.