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Dr.Dabber XS Khalifa Kush Review

Published: Jul 11, 2023
Updated: Feb 26, 2024

Review Summary

The Dr. Dabber XS is available as a standard package ($160) or as the limited edition Khalifa Kush Edition ($250). Both rigs perform the same, but the KK version adds a fun factor with a Thermo-reactive shell and carry bag, so they change colors as exposed to heat, which gives them personality and character. Regardless of aesthetics, the XS is a super-capable dab rig that has a “sports car” vibe to it. This is probably the best dab rig for beginners these days.

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MSRP $249

Background 

Dr. Dabber just released a new version of their very popular XS dab rig as a collaboration with artist turned businessman- Wiz Khalifa, or more specifically, with Khalifa Kush, his Cannabis brand. 

I've reviewed the Khalifa Kush strain in this YouTube video, but just to clarify, this rig only works with extracts and not with dry flower.

The new version retails for $250, and the regular version for $160 directly from Vape-Smart

In the box

The kit is pretty big and extensive. The box is, not surprisingly, Black and Yellow, and the kit contains:

  • The XS Vaporizer, with a heating chamber, glass bubbler, and carb cap.
  • A super cool carry case, which I'll get to in a second.
  • There are also- a USB charging cable, ISO snaps, a silicone funnel to fill that bubbler, and a dab tool.

Design & Features

Both the side bag and the body of the rig itself are made from Thermo-Chromatic material, which means that it changes color when exposed to heat. So if you put your hand on the bag, it will leave an imprint of your fingers which will slowly fade off. Same for the body of the vape. It starts as Black and gradually transitions to a mesmerizing mixture of Black and Yellow, which, not surprisingly, is the theme of this release. 

Obviously, this is just cosmetics and doesn't affect the performance of the device, but it is super cool, in my opinion. While it is not in use, the rig is black. But during use, it never looks the same. The heat marks are always in different spots, they fade off as you create new ones, and it just gives the rig more personality. 

The back has a charging port, and the front has one activation button and four LEDs that show the current battery level. 

Heating Chamber

The heating chamber is a quartz dish that is on the smaller side when compared to larger rigs. But I think this is actually a plus, as it makes the unit more efficient. It fits around the equivalent amount of one or two grains of rice, which is the perfect amount for a solo session. 

Bubbler

The bubbler sits on top and should have very little amount of water in it. When filled properly, it can even be laid down on the table without any spillover. 

The carb cap is made from glass and has a tube that channels air directly into the coil. 

Usage

Once loaded- five clicks to unlock, then three clicks to toggle the four temperature levels-

Purple is 475F, Blue is 525, Cyan is 575, and Green is the maximal at 625F.

And a three seconds hold to start heating up. The XS vibrates, and the light starts pulsing. It vibrates again and turns solid once ready. 

Performance & Vapor Quality

I love the vapor that this thing is able to produce. The entire rig just works very well. The stem of the carb cap injects a lot of air into the coil, which is small, so it heats up quickly and keeps a steady temp, and the opening of the bubbler tilts towards you instead of straight up. Something about it just clicks. The vapor quality is amazing, especially for the price point. 

And while the XS has the same footprint as the Peak Pro, for example, it is slightly easier to use and maneuver. The bubbler and the body of the vape have this narrow space that makes it feel ergonomic and effortless to hold. 

The Khalifa version is identical to the Original XS in terms of performance, but it adds a “fun” factor to the already solid performance of this rig. 

From the moment of opening the box, you are introduced to this Black and Yellow theme, and because the colors are dynamic and not static, it gives the rig character and personality. 

Specs

General Specs

  • Compatible: Wax
  • Released Date: Jul 2023
  • Smartphone App: No
  • Vibration Notification: Yes
  • Adjustable Airflow: No
  • Mouthpiece Material: Glass
  • Display Type: LED Indicators
  • Warranty: 1 Year

Heating Element

  • 510 Thread: No
  • Coil Type: Quartz
  • Temperature Settings: 4 Levels
  • Heat up Time: 5-10

Battery

  • Charger Type: USB-C
  • Battery Type: Internal
  • Battery Capacity: 3150mAh
  • Sesh Per Charge: 6-9 Sessions

Rating

  • Overall Score: 4.5

Purchase Information

Dr Dabber XS Wiz Khalifa eRig

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