I was SUPER EXCITED to try this pen, reading and learning all I had on vaping. I heard that I could save on herb, and essentially, money in the future because vaping uses so little--and because vaping doesn't burn the herb (and thus you can keep the vaped herb ABV to cook edibles with) and thus cut down on a lot of waste. So I asked my Husband for an early Christmas present. Originally, I was supposed to get the even cheaper version? But Vapor Nation said the company is no longer making that version, after a few weeks after payment, updated our order and in a few more weeks, sent us this one.
I ground my herbs as small as I could with a hand grinder, put a tiny pinch in the Atmos Max after it was charged and clicked the little button. And nothing happened. The chamber got hot to the touch, so I knew it was working. So then I had to unscrew everything and try and stir up the herb and re-pack it but not too tight. Screw on cap. Try again. Rinse and repeat.
Never have I been more disappointed and never have I more been reminded of the cliched, old saying, "You get what you pay for." I paid cheap and got cheap.
Sleek, small. Easy to fit into a pocket.
Easy to take apart
Easy to re-charge
The black rubber coating they put on it wears off within days. Can't leave it on any rough surfaces or insta-scratch.
Herb chamber has nothing to keep the herb pressed against heating element, so get to play "unscrew cap and pack and screw cap on and get nothing and unscrew cap and re-pack and try again 50 times."
7/10 hits = burnt weed. Which is a little bit not the whole point of this. If you want to set fire to your weed, then this is great. But you could just buy a pipe or roll it into a joint.
The heating coil isn't attached to anything on the bottom. So if you stir your herb or touch it in anyway, good job--you've just mucked up your heating coil. Mine currently is some sort of bent burrito shape at the bottom now, instead of a spiral.
You need to be some sort of packing wizard or use some sort of spell I can't yet figure out to get the weed to even heat. I have tried ground in an aluminum hand grinder, ground with mortor and pestle, ground to dust in my coffee grinder --no matter what, anytime I try and use it it'll take me 20 minutes of fiddling around with it to get 2 seconds of a hit that MAY or MAY NOT be burnt.
POOR BATTERY LIFE. I'm lucky if, in between fighting the chamber and how to pack it so it'll, y'know, actually vape--maybe--there's the fact that before I am well and truly enjoying my vaping experience? The battery's dead. I get maybe, 5-10 good puffs before I have to plug the battery in again and wait upward of 4 hours for it to be charged to use it again. Rinse. Repeat.
TL:DR: It's cheap. It's easy to hide. And that's about it. Everything else is as cheap as the price. I do NOT recommend. And I will not be buying anything from the Atmos brand again. :/