Kandypens Session Review: E-nail/Dab Box Mod 2-in-1 from the Future

Kandypens Background Info

Kandypens’ is one of the longest standing designers and manufacturers of vaporizer technology. Founded in 2014, based out of Scottsdale Arizona, they gained notoriety for their extensive line of luxury wax pens. With more than 15,000 reviews on their range of products and an average rating of 4.9 stars, it is easy to see they are at the peak of the vaporizer industry. We put their new device, the Kanypens’ Session to the test. We wanted to see if it stood up to the expected level of performance and quality or if it’s an expensive paperweight. Continue reading and find out!

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Kandypens Session Review

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Kandypens Session Ceramic Heating Element

Superior Performance & Vapor Production

The session is equipped with a fully ceramic heating chamber as well as a coil-less ceramic heating plate. This allows you to get the full experience from your concentrates with a consistently heated bowl, glass to glass connection, and no off-gassing or flavor dampening. The lower voltage settings allowed for a consistent smooth and tasty experience. If you’re chasing “massive clouds” the highest voltage setting was capable of producing an extremely rich thick vapor.

Variable Voltage

It also offers variable voltage which lets you select through a variety of heat settings to find your perfect temperature. You can cycle through the different voltages by ‘triple tapping’ the button on the front of the device when it is powered on. Each voltage setting will heat the ceramic chamber to a different temperature to meet your preference whether it be cool or hot dabs. The LED indicators on the front of the device will let you know what voltage setting you are at by color. The following are the colors and the correlated voltage settings:

  • Yellow: 2.6V
  • Green: 3V
  • Red: 3.6V
  • Blue: 4.2V

Airflow

What really sets the Session aside from other devices and the electric dab rigs is that it’s essentially an electric dab rig conversion kit. This lets you use any old bubbler or dab rig glass you may have collected over the years. It also lets you piggyback off their airflow. This is something most electric dab rig’s still struggle with today. The quality of the airflow on the device itself is great, but the sky’s the limit when you can pair that with a rig that already has perfected airflow.

Dual Use Capability

If you’re in a hurry, on the go, and can’t take around a bubbler or full rig with you there is no need to worry. Due to the ingenious design of the vertical airflow system the air is pulled in through the opposite end no matter the direction of the device. This allows for the device to be a 2-in-1 device, a super compact e-nail adapter, and a pseudo dab rig box mod. The vapor quality and taste it delivered when using it this way was virtually the same as when used as an e-nail adapter. The only thing you miss out on is the fine tuned airflow of a high quality glass piece. There was also another major upside compared to other wax pens/dab pen mods is that the glass mouthpiece didn’t get hot. This is a very common problem with most popular pens that have a glass mouthpiece.

Kandypens Session Battery Level Indicator
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Unmatched Battery

At 1200 mAh the battery on the Session is over 40% larger than it’s most similar counterpart G Pen’s Connect. That is a huge difference considering this device is $30 cheaper, has more use, and better performance. When we tested the device it would get about 30-40 minutes of use on a full charge and took about an hour to get back to a full charge. This should be more than optimal for the casual and daily dabbers alike.

USB-C Fast Charging

The device has built in USB-C and is capable of fast charging. This is another feature we think is REQUIRED in this day and age. Their main competitor the G Pen connect uses Micro-USB which takes significantly longer to charge.

Pass Through Charging

If you’re only of those heavy daily dabbers that manages to blow through the charge and need to use the device you still don’t need to worry. The Session also has pass through charging so it can be used while it is being charged.

Auto Shutoff

Session mode will auto shutoff after 60 seconds and the device itself will shutoff after 5 minutes of inactivity. This is a safety feature that also doubles as protection for unintended battery drainage in the chance you forget to power it off after use.

Battery Life LED Indicators

The LED indicators on the front of the device that let you know the voltage setting also display the device’s current battery life. If all four dots are filled it means the battery is at full capacity and each dot represents 25% of the current battery’s charge life.

Kandypens Session E nail Adapter
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Exceptional Build Quality

It also raised the bar when it came to the manufacturing and overall build quality of the device. The glass adapters are made of borosilicate which is an industry standard. The connection is a 14mm male which will work with 14mm female rigs. If you have a 18mm rig you can find an adapter to make it cross compatible. The housing for battery is also high quality made of an aluminum alloy that feels durable.

Lifetime Warranty

You can also rest assured knowing you are protected by a lifetime warranty on the battery. Should anything happen to the battery you have a lifetime protection. As long as you properly clean and maintain your device you shouldn’t run into any other problems. The durable build should mostly cover it from any short to medium falls. So this device blows the others out of the water when it comes to product lifespan. If you want that ultimate peace of mind we’d recommend you opt for the Kandypens Oura since the device is completely covered under a lifetime warranty.

Kandypens Session Portability
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Ultra Portable

The Session is a little over 2.5″ tall (64 mm) it is relatively small and easily able to fit in a pocket. The functionality of it as a standalone concentrate vaporizer alone is amazing. However the portability when using it as an e-nail adapter comes down to how portable your glass pieces are. I cannot discredit it at all for this though because ultimately it more than delivers on being a ‘dab box mod’ and can do that while fitting in your pocket.

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G Pen Connect VS Kandypens Session Comparison Chart

Kandypens Session vs G Pen ConnectFull E-Nail Comparison Chart
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Battery Capacity
1200 mAh
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850 mAh
Charge Type
USB-C
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Micro-USB
Fast Charging
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Charge Time
1 hr
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2 hrs
Heat Settings
4
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3
Heating Element
Ceramic
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Ceramic
Heat up Time
5-10 secs
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15 secs
Lifetime Warranty
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Price
$150
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$180
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Kanypens Session Review Summary

10 Total Score
Best E-nail of 2021

All in all the Session is the BEST e-nail for at home and on the go. The full device being compact into a vaporizer setup makes it the most portable e-nail available. It beats it's main competitor the Connect in every regard from battery capacity, warranty, to the retail price.

Portability
10
Performance
10
Build Quality
10
Battery Life
10
Value
10
PROS
  • Consistent Vapor Quality
  • No Flavor Off-Gassing
  • 1200 mAh Battery
  • USB-C Fast Charging
  • Coil-less Ceramic Heating
  • 4 Heat Settings
  • Full Aluminum Alloy Body
  • Borosilicate Glass Connections
  • Dual Use Capability
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Best Value
CONS
  • None
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What’s included with the Kandypens Session?

  • Session E-nail Adapter/Dab Box Mod Device
  • Magnetic Glass Mouthpiece
  • 14mm Male Glass Adapter
  • USB-C Charger
  • Dab Tool
  • Keychain
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How to use the Kandypens Session

Single Button Operation Controls

  • Power on: tap the button 5 times
  • Switch voltage/heat setting: tap the button 3 times
  • Session mode: tap the button 2 times
  • Manual mode: hold the button

Session Quick Start Guide

Using as an e-nail

  • Attach the 14mm male attachment to the bottom of the device
  • Remove the magnetic carb cap or mouthpiece
  • Load your concentrate into the ceramic bowl
  • Attach the magnetic carb cap to the top of the chamber
  • Insert the device into your rig
  • Tap button 5 times to power on
  • Tap button 2 times to start a sesh
  • Dab! Remember: slow and steady wins the race
  • * Airflow comes down through the top of the carb cap

Using as a dab box mod

  • Remove glass attachment from the bottom by pulling
  • Remove the magnetic carb cap or mouthpiece
  • Load your concentrate into the ceramic bowl
  • Attach the glass mouthpiece to the top of the chamber
  • Tap button 5 times to power on
  • Tap button 2 times to start a sesh
  • Dab!
  • * Airflow pulls through the bottom of the device
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Kandypens Session Specifications

Battery Capacity1200 mAh
Charge Time1 Hour
Heat Settings4
Heat Up Time5-10 Seconds
Height2.5” (64 mm)
Weight4.4 oz (125 g)
Body MaterialAluminum Alloy
Glass MaterialBorosilicate
Bucket/Chamber MaterialCeramic
WarrantyLifetime
Price$150
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