Dr. Dabber Boost Review
UPDATE OCTOBER 2020-
Dr. Dabber just announced a new version of the Boost, called the Boost EVO. While we do not know a lot of details on the Dr. Dabber Boost EVO, we are sure that it will be a hit as many of Dr. Dabber products.
We recommend not buying the Boost now, and waiting for the Dr. Dabber Boost Evo release date of November 2020!
Kit and Accessories
- Dr Dabber Boost
- One titanium nail
- One ceramic nail
- One quartz nail
- Water bubbler
- Magnetic carb cap + magnetic dab tool
- Two silicon storage containers
- Micro USB charging cable + keychain
- Carrying case
Compatibility: The Dr Dabber Boost is only compatible with wax extracts.
The Boost has a wide array of beautifully designed, hand-blown, glass water bubblers to choose from. They’re all designed to function as nicely as they look, and they’re a great way to add some flair to the homogenous design of the Boost battery. There are also replacement parts for all of the accessories available for sale, all of which can be purchased on the Dr Dabber website.
Design and Features
Overall Design: The Boost has the same overall design as other e-nails, so if you’ve seen one, then you’ve seen this one. The signature black color does stand out pretty nicely though. It’s a little simpler than other e-rigs because the lack of precise temperature control means that there is only a single power button on the battery body. It does have a narrower base than other e-rigs, so you need to be careful not to tip it over while you’re assembling or using it.
Ease of Use: Assembly is quick and easy, and swapping out the different nails is pretty simple. As I said previously, there is no precise temperature selection, so using the Boost is very easy, even for first timers.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Water Bubbler: Remove it from the rest of the Boost and fill it about a quarter full with isopropyl alcohol. Gently swirl it around until the glass is clean and then rinse it out by pouring water into the mouthpiece until all the alcohol is removed. Remove the water by blowing through the mouthpiece.
Nails: After using a nail, wait for it to cool down and then wipe down the dish with rubbing alcohol.
How to Use
- Remove the bubbler from the rest of the unit, fill it a quarter of the way with water, and then reattach it.
- Turn on the device by pressing the power button three times for the titanium nail or five times for the ceramic and quartz nails.
- Once heating is complete dab your wax onto the nail.
- Cover the nail with the carb cap while inhaling through the mouthpiece.
You can take a look at the official instruction manual here.
Seasoning the Titanium Nail: Titanium nails should be seasoned before using them in order to avoid an unpleasant metallic taste. You do this by selecting the highest temperature, coating the dish of the nail with a thin layer of wax, and allowing it to burn off. Let the nail cool down and then repeat the process three or four more times. In addition to removing the metallic taste, seasoning helps the wax to stick to the nail instead of rolling around.
Performance and Vapor Quality
E-nail Performance: The nail only takes about thirty seconds to heat up, which is about average for e-nails. This goes for whichever of the nails you use, so none of them have an advantage in this department.
Titanium Nail Performance: Titanium nails aren’t usually my preference because of the metallic taste, but in this case, the titanium nail was my favorite. The reason is that it gets heated and vaporized more thoroughly by the Boost. The vapor quality is pretty good and there wasn’t too much of a metallic taste. Even if you don’t usually like titanium nails, you might prefer it in this case because…
Ceramic and Quartz Nail Performance: I lumped these together in the same category because they both have the same problem. The Boost doesn’t heat them up enough to completely vaporize the wax. I never got enough vapor from either of them and I would notice that there was a small puddle of concentrate left after each session. This is annoying for many reasons, including the fact that it takes longer to clean. The vapor is nice and smooth, but I didn’t feel like I got enough of it because the wax never vaporized completely.
Battery Performance: The Boost uses a removable 18650 battery so when it dies you can replace it with another one. It lasts for about twenty to thirty sessions before it needs to be recharged. When it is time for a recharge, I recommend you invest in an external charger because charging via the USB port can take up to six hours.
The lack of precise temperature control makes the Dr Dabber Boost an e-nail that is great for beginners. Learn more about it in the review.
Boost eRig by Dr. Dabber Designed For Dabbing Concentrates On The Go
The Dr. Dabber Boost eRig uses a glass water filtration system in an attempt to replicate the dabbing experience, but does it really provide the same experience as a much more expensive stationary eRig or traditional glass rig setup? Not exactly… but the Boost does get the job done and will only set you back $149.95 — a steal compared to investing in the pricier alternatives on the market. It is ideal for people who are social with their medicating experience, people who constantly find themselves on the go, and obviously people that prefer dabbing concentrates to smoking/vaping dried herbs.
Made Specifically for Oils and Waxes, Not Dry Herbs
According to the company’s website, “the Dr. Dabber Boost is the first portable, battery-powered dab rig for essential oils.” The device heats to an optimal temperature for vaporizing concentrates with a simple button press, making it one of the easiest dabbing solutions available. No torch is required to take dabs with this unit. Instead, the Boost employs a domeless nail much like you would see in traditional glass dab rigs. The device is cordless (the nail is heated by a battery) and it comes with a durable carrying case that makes it easy to take with you on any trip.
What’s Included in the Case
- Boost eRig
- Glass Water Attachment
- Domeless Titanium Nail
- Domeless Ceramic Nail
- Domeless Quartz Nail
- Magnetic Carb Cap
- Magnetic Loading Tool
- Medical Grade Silicon Storage Container x2
- Micro USB Charging Cable
- Limited Edition Dr. Dabber Keychain
How to Use the Boost eRig
Once you turn on the Boost, the nail will begin to heat up and become extremely hot. Do not touch the nail once powered on — it will burn you. I repeat, it will burn you.
It seems obvious to me, but I think it is worth noting that you should not attempt to use the device without the glass attachment in place. Not only does this protect you from accidentally touching the hot nail in those times you have a lapse of judgment, but it will also prevent any “splash” from the oil/wax from popping up into your face. This seems to happen when concentrates have trace amounts of liquid left in them — the heat from the nail could cause the oil/wax to essentially jump off the nail because… you know… chemistry.
The base is included to ensure proper weight distribution and to avoid damage to the glass attachment. Do not attempt to place the device down on a surface without the base. If you get brave or lazy and avoid using it, chances are your glass piece will end up toppling over and breaking. I’ve personally broken a few different glass units that utilize similar glass attachments, so hopefully others reading this can avoid similar pains that I’ve felt in the past. It just seems that no matter how careful you are, trying to balance glass on its own without a base is a flawed strategy that you’ll want to avoid.
The Boost eRig comes with three different type of nails for your preference: Titanium, Ceramic, and Quartz.
Press the power button 3 times to heat the titanium nail. The unit will begin with white light and change to blue light after 25 seconds indicating it is ready to use (nail will continue heating for 20 seconds before cutoff).
- Temperature reaches 515°F after 25 seconds
- Temperature reaches 610°F after 45 seconds
Press the power button 5 times to heat the ceramic nail. The unit will begin with blue light and change to white light after 40 seconds indicating it is ready to use (nail will continue heating for 20 seconds before cutoff)
- Temperature reaches 520°F after 40 seconds
- Temperature reaches 600°F after 60 seconds
No matter what nail you use, do not heat the device more than 3 cycles continuously to avoid bodily harm or injury.
Maintenance Tips & Tricks
Changing between the different nails provided with the Boost is easy and straightforward — simply turn the nail clockwise to tighten, and counter-clockwise to loosen. Again… DO NOT ATTEMPT TO REMOVE NAIL WHEN HOT. Also, you’ll want to avoid touching the ceramic rod as it may damage the heating element.
Cleaning the Glass Attachment
To clean the glass attachment after it gets dirty (trust me, it will get dirty), first remove the glass attachment from the eRig. Next, slowly pour 99% isopropyl alcohol into the mouthpiece until the unit is about 1/4 full and shake the attachment gently until clean. To rinse out the alcohol, pour water into the top (mouthpiece) until all alcohol is flushed out of the bottom of the attachment. To remove all water from device, blow through mouthpiece and shake gently.
Charging the Boost
Before using the boost, you’ll want to make sure the battery is fully charged. When the battery on your Boost eRig is low, both the white light and the blue light will flash 8 times. You’ll want to connect your device to the provided charger. The power button LED will turn purple when the device is being charged. A green light indicates charging is complete.
No Questions Asked 1-Year Warranty
The “no questions asked” warranty on the Boost covers the battery, charger, and all electrical components for one year. Glass is not covered under warranty (for reasons mentioned above). If you have a warranty issue, just email the company and they will assess your case. If the component cannot be fixed, they claim on their website that they will initiate the replacement/return process.
Based out of Florida, Dr. Dabber brought their flagship pen vaporizer, The Ghost, to market in late 2013. The company prides themselves on customer service and a high standard for quality materials.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLAIMER – These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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