This looks great. What’s the price and when will US retailers begin to stock them?
I spotted it at VPM for $99, I dunno if we are allowed to link stores, but if you google VPM xmax starry 4 you will find it.
Also spotted a review that was posted a few days ago.
(Tried embedding but it's age-restricted) due to the fact reviewer is reviewing the device using wax / flower.
The good news what I got from this video the guy said he is going to use it strictly for FLOWER only, because using dabs obviously gonna get the device piping hot at the top because lets face it dabs require a hotter temp, however I think hashish would be better as the XMAX person was saying good for hashish. I think it would be good for FLOWER and HASHISH, however I do not own the device yet, I really wish this was available in april, I ended up purchasing a Pax Mini as my conduction vape.
I really wanted to get a starry 3.0 but didn't like the issues that plagued it such as requiring a silicone sleeve, temp sensor error (overtime), cracked ceramic bowl (troublesome), and device heating the battery bay, even my XLUX ROFFU when used at hotter temps back to back, sure the battery gets warm naturally from usage, but I touched the inside of battery bay and it wasn't bad.
The XMAX STARRY 3.0 is a wonderful price effective conduction vape that doesn't require pressing your herb so tight based on multiple reviews it's like better than a PAX 2 for price and performance but seriously has some issues that seemed to have been fixed with STARRY 4.0 so I am glad this is a new step in the right direction. I hate to have to send back the Pax Mini because the vendor I purchased it from charges a restocking fee and I have to pay shipping just to get a refund.
I guess sometime in future I might purchase an XMAX STARRY 4.0 because originally was going to buy the XMAX STARRY 3.0 but what prevented that was the temp sensor error, cracked ceramic, and overheating of the body even at medium temps, however when the device works it beats the PAX 2 and PAX 3 in performance which most people do say is good, some people got lucky and there STARRY 3.0 still running but eventually they got the dreaded temp sensor error after so many usages over the years.
Read countless of reviews people do love their starry 3.0 except for some issues, as nothing is perfect in the vaping world, because we are still learning from one another and engineers are doing their best to deliver a device, a tool that can be used to safely toast botanicals.
All in all every dry herb vaporizer is basically a mini heater oven device, each device has unique quirks and a flavor profile (toast level), even at various temperatures for example SOLO 2 is praised for flavor, but it takes time to fully toast a bowl and the bowl is roughly 0.3g ~ 0.2g in size depending on my factors of your botanicals.
Anyways I was using my ROFFU for example I recently had something called Hell's OG (OG Kush x Blackberry) and the nuggets are beautiful however they are medium to small sizes. Anyways as I was using my dosing spoon I noticed as I was preparing a bowl it seemed like I only packed half a bowl, when in reality it was the dose I always use (3 dose spoons - 0.15g), I could have easily packed another 2 dose spoons in my bowl, I noticed with some flower you can use the same dose spoon and the appearance could look more packed. I think it's just density of the plant, some strains are FLUFFY and fill your bowl up more, and when you switch to a really dense strain you can pack more oomph in your bowl.
The OG Kush stuff def is more denser and I can easily pack more than I would use and get smacked to space. I think that's why people love OG strains because you get more in your bowl thanks to super density of the genetics. I noticed the reg non OG strains are fluffier and I end up having to go for a second bowl (sometimes). The flavor is phenomenal in the ROFFU, I do like conduction vapes though for NIGHTCAPs.
Conduction vapes toast your herb more darker which is good if you are trying to squeeze out all the cannabinoid resin out of your herb to get the most bang for your buck, people hate on conduction but to be honest the best medicinal benefit I got was from CONDUCTION styled vapes.
Hybrids fit a niche role though, I do have my fury edge but I been using my ROFFU more for flavor and when it gets heat soaked with long pulls I end up killing a bowl faster than a fury edge. I can only imagine the V3 PRO being just as good, I lucked out bought my ROFFU on a holiday sale it was cheaper than a V3 Pro, and it was the full kit. Also have a sleeve for the ROFFU, I would have got a V3 Pro but it was sold out when I was trying to purchase one. the V3 Pro looks slim and pocketable, not saying my ROFFU isn't.
I heard V3 Pro gets more bowls out of the battery because of it's optimized heater setting. and people do not realize CONVECTION does require longer slow to medium inhalations roughly 10s ~ 20s to get the botanicals heat soaked with radiant heat. I used to own a desktop whip vape and it would take time to heat soak the botanicals but once it got going the flavor was extreme, you wouldn't want to combust any botanicals.
Now moving on from all this, I do look forward to seeing more reviews of the STARRY 4.0 it does seem promising even the other review doesn't seem bias and was neutral even said FLOWER in the STARRY 4.0 the body of the starry doesn't get uncomfortably hot, I am thinking the capsule being stainless steel adds more conduction heat thus radiant heat is effecting the mouth piece or maybe he was running his wax at the max temp, I've experimented before with other vapes and a mesh wax pad and you can easily get vapor below 464F then again it depends on the wax you are using, sure it takes time to vape wax at a lower temps, 400F (minimum) ~ 600F (max) -- Puffco Peak's lowest setting I believe is 450F.
However STARRY 4.0 isn't a dedicated WAX vape, I can see it being used for HASHISH though since HASHISH can still be vaped below WAX's recommended vape temps. Hashish is just extracted TRICHOMES using organic methods of extraction (cold ice water and bubble bags).
I can see topping some kief on some flower in a capsule to get an infused flower like dab high. or even drizzling some distillate on flower or a piece of wax / dabs as a topper / sandwiching flower. I've sprinkled kief / hash on flower before and it worked. Although I did raise the temp to make sure it was getting vaporized (toasted).
Pax Mini has no hashish options, there is no "budkaps" for it due to being smaller than the plus, so STARRY 4.0 seems way better for hashish and flower and having a wide temperature setting, not complicated to use and has AIR FLOW ADJUSTMENT!!!
Also USB-C charging, swappable 18650 battery, and an improved mouthpiece!
Update discovered an unboxing video for STARRY 4.0