Lookah Unicorn Review: A Portable and Versatile Dab Rig


by James Bickford

Updated: April 12, 2022

lookah unicorn review

Review Score: 89/100

Price Range:
$99.99 - $134.99
Battery Capacity:
Voltage Settings:
3.3V, 3.6V, 4.2V
Orange, Red, Blue, Royal Gold, Yellow, Purple
Works with:
  • Herbs icon


  • Well-built with quality materials
  • Versatile performance
  • Great vapor production


  • Controls are complicated, need more than one button

The Lookah Unicorn is a portable dab rig with an internal 1900mAh battery. It powers the dab rig and offers users three distinct heating levels. The dab rig consists of a battery section and a water piece that attaches magnetically to the top. The Lookah Unicorn has a single operating button on its front with an LED to denote the different power levels. The unit also has two operating modes depending on the atomizer installed. In addition, the kit includes two all-quartz coils. Hence, it corresponds to different operating modes.

Performance and Usage

The Lookah Unicorn is meant to be a portable device like other e-rigs like the Oura or the PuffCo Peak. It can be hand-held and has a much smaller build than those two devices. The entire unit consists of only the battery section and the top piece, which is the percolator/mouthpiece.

Even when attached, the entire Lookah Unicorn has a minimal profile and a lightweight feel. The battery section consists of an internal 1900mAh battery. It has a single operating button on its front. It can work in automatic and manual modes, but more about that later. Taking off the top section, users will see the coil, which sits directly in the center of the device.

lookah unicorn

The kit includes two coil heads that are interchangeable but have different uses. Both coils have quartz walls lined with ceramic. One has a “hive” design, and the other has a “cup” design. It determines how the Lookah Unicorn will work when each coil is installed. Users can adjust the mode between manual and automatic via the single operating button. It depends on which coil type is installed onto the device.

Power Modes and Choosing the Temperature

Users can toggle between the two modes by switching the coil heads. Once a coil head is installed, users can press the power button five times to turn the dab rig on or off. The Lookah Unicorn will vibrate when activated. It also signals when users can choose a temperature from the three pre-installed settings.

Choosing the temperature requires pressing the power button twice to switch between the three settings. Different colors highlight the three settings:

Green = lowest temperature (10W)
Blue = medium temperature (16W)
White = highest temperature (19W)

Once the temperature has been selected, users can press and hold the button using the manual coil or press the button three times to activate the automatic mode. Manual mode functions like pressing the firing button on any vape pen or box mod. But automatic mode begins heating the coil and signals the users when it has reached temperature.

The portable dab rig will heat up (between 20-30 seconds) and then vibrate to tell the user when to inhale. On the other hand, the manual mode can fire for up to 60 seconds when the button is pressed. The automatic mode will also heat the coil for 60 continuous seconds. Users can return from automatic to manual mode by pressing the firing button three times.

What's in the Box?

lookah unicorn kit

The Lookah Unicorn portable dab rig comes with several accessories and the necessary parts to keep it in good working condition. The box includes:

  • 1 x Unicorn Electronic Dab Rig Base
  • 1 x Magnetic Top with Unicorn Glass Percolator
  • 1 x Mouthpiece Tip Stopper
  • 2 x Atomizer Coils (1 quartz hive coil and 1 quartz cup coil)
  • 1 x Dab Tool
  • 1 x Cleaning Brush
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x User Manual

The Look and Feel

The entire glass dab rig features only two main parts: the base and the percolator that sits atop it. The two pieces connect via a solid magnetic connection, securing the water piece onto the battery base. So it does not move and snaps into place to let the user know it has been attached correctly.

The Lookah Unicorn is still lightweight and easy to use or transport when the two pieces are connected. Users can put the mouthpiece to their lips like any other e-rig and inhale normally without handling something cumbersome or weighty. The water piece is all-glass, which adds to the device’s lightweight feel and does not feel too fragile to use repeatedly.

The Coil Heads

The two cores included in the Lookah Unicorn kit have different designs. It is intended to be used with either the manual or automatic modes installed on the device. The heads have quartz interiors lined with ceramic to produce even and consistent heating. One core features a “hive” design, which means it has a series of coils within the core base.

lookah unicorn quartz coil

The “cup” core features a flat disc on the bottom of the coil, which is a standard design for many other heating elements in dab rigs. The “hive” coil is intended to be used with manual heating, so users can send a direct current through the coil by pressing the firing button. The “cup” coil heats up automatically with the device’s auto mode.

Taking Care of the Device

The cleaning and maintenance of the dab rig are not that difficult but necessary for users to get the most out of it. The cores will need to be scrapped out frequently to let the airflow into the portable dab rig and then into the percolator piece. A dab tool is included in the kit. But Lookah Unicorn is best to use a cotton swab with a drop of isopropyl alcohol to clean the core thoroughly.

At least in the battery section, the device itself can get hot at times, especially if used frequently and in succession. Therefore, users should also let the cores cool down before removing them and switching them out. It takes only a few minutes for them to cool down before they can be removed.


  • Can you put water in the Lookah Unicorn?

    Yes, you can put water in the Lookah Unicorn. The entire purpose of the water piece is for users to fill it with water to cool and purify the vapor coming from the atomizer. Users do not need to “fill” the entire piece. They can only fill it until the air holes to get the full purifying effect.

  • How hot does the Lookah Unicorn get?

    Like any high-temperature vaporizer, the device’s exterior can get heated, especially if used continuously. The portable dab rig comes installed with overheating protection. So it will turn off automatically if Lookah Unicorn does over-heat. But it will never get as hot to cause serious injury unless you touch the coil head right after use, which you should avoid.

Competing Devices

Puffco Peak

Puffco Peak desktop

The Puffco Peak is an e-rig that features four preset temperature settings and an intelligent heat sensor. It automatically adjusts the temperature when the device is overheating. The device consists of a battery base and a crystal-like water attachment, while the all-ceramic heating element sits outside of the main body for easy user access. The device also features vibrating notifications and has a single operating button on its front.

Wuukah Leaf Buddi

Wuukah Leaf Buddi review

The Wuukah Leaf Buddi is an electronic dab rig with a powerful 3200mAh internal battery. It has three different heating cores (titanium, ceramic, and quartz) with precision temperature control. In addition, the device features a large LED for users to dial in their preferred temperature while choosing from three different atomizer cores. The device also features a water piece made of glass designed to be leak-free and prevent splash-back from the mouthpiece.

Lookah Unicorn Specifications

Charging Type: Micro USB
Voltage Settings: 3.3V, 3.6V, 4.2V
Revolutinary Magnetic Connection:
Quick Connect Percolators with: Airflow Control
RGB Light Information and Haptic Feedback:
Over Voltage and Short Circuit Protection : Built-in
Easy to Clean Design:
Colors: Orange, Red, Blue, Royal Gold, Yellow, Purple


The Positives

  • Well-built with quality materials
  • Well-designed
  • Versatile performance
  • Great vapor production

The Negatives

  • Controls are complicated, need more than one button

Conclusion: Lookah Unicorn Review: A Better Way To Dab

What is your preferred way to dab? Do you like dab pens, e-rigs, honey straws? Let us know in the comments section below.

The Lookah Unicorn is a versatile device. It features two uniquely-designed heating cores to vaporize solid and liquid concentrates. The device has an easy-to-use design with two distinct heating modes. In addition, the single button is helpful to simplify the process and choose from among the device’s three preset temperatures.

The heat-up time for the device is average. But the manual mode lets users take a hit right away if they have the hive cup installed. As a result, the vapor quality is outstanding. And the water purification from the attachment cleans and cools down the vapor to make it more palatable.

Published: April 15, 2022

James Bickford

My way of understanding the significance of vaping came not only through the disruption of smoking but its effects on society as a whole. Now I bring people to vaping and bring vaping to people. I love using new gear, writing in-depth reviews and generally nerding out about vaping to like-minded people.


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