K-Vape Micro-DX Vaporizer Review

With the first rendition of the K-Vape, users weren’t too impressed. The unit was mostly plastic, felt somewhat cheap, and has some issues with cracking mouthpieces. So, the Kandy Pens team went back and designed a completely different vaporizer, offering degree by degree temp control and a completely different design all together, and dubbed it the “K-Vape Micro-DX” portable vaporizer.

This review is going to cover:

  • How it Works
  • Temp Settings & Vapor Quality
  • Build Quality
  • Battery Life
  • Price & Warranty

If you’re interested in ordering the K-Vape Micro-DX, you can get it from KandyPens official website here.

K-Vape Micro-DX vaporizer

How the K-Vape Micro-DX Works

The Micro-DX is fairly easy to use, and it is a lot more user friendly than the first version. You start out by popping off the mouthpiece and packing your herbs into the chamber, which holds 0.2 grams to 0.4 grams.

Then you put the mouth piece back on and click the power button 5 times within three seconds. This will power the unit on and it will begin heating.

We’ll go over the temp settings in the next section, but to adjust them you just hit the + and – buttons on the front of the unit. This unit turns itself off after about 10 minutes, but if you want to turn it off sooner you can do so by clicking the power button 5 times again.

Temp Settings & Vapor Quality

I would say the biggest improvement that KandyPens made over the original K-Vape is that they added degree by degree temp control instead of the preset temperatures that the original had. This gives you total customizibility over your vape experience.


The temperature range is from 350°F-430°F, and from what I’ve ascertained from my testing the temperature display is accurate compared to chamber temperature.

My herbs vaped very evenly in this vape, leading me to believe that it is both convection and conduction instead of totally conduction based. The mouthpiece also didn’t heat up too much, and the unit was comfortable to hold throughout the session.

The vapor quality I get from this thing is better than the K-Vape solely because of the adjustable temperature. This lets me get into the 380°F range that I like to vape in, which was not an option with the original K-Vape. The first session tasted a bit plastic-y, but after that it tastes like it should.

Build Quality

The build quality, while better than the original, could still use some improvements. They designed it to be really light, and to accomplish this they used all plastic for the outside of the body. Due to having very little heft, some users might get the impression that it’s a cheaper device.

I actually had the screen in my mouthpiece, which is not removable, pop out after the first session I had with this vaporizer, and the mouthpiece is very loose on the unit.

That being said, besides the low quality of the mouthpiece, this version of the K-Vape feels much nicer than the original (I really just wish they’d change the mouthpiece).

The screen side of the plastic MP

The screen side of the plastic MP

Battery Life

The battery life on the new version of the K-Vape is (unfortunately) very similar to the original. The screen now displays the battery life, but it drops noticeably each session, resulting in about 3-4 sessions before it will die on you.

This is by no means a terribly battery, but I would like to see a bit of an improvement. The extra battery size would also give it extra heft, making it feel like a more solid device.

Price & Warranty

The Micro-DX will cost you $199.95 and they are also giving a lifetime warranty with your purchase. I know some people have had trouble with Kandypens’ customer service in the past, but they really seem to be getting their stuff together as of late.

Plus, with a lifetime warranty, you don’t have to worry about your vape nearly as much (which is great, because the plastic body and all).

Click Here to grab the K-Vape Micro-DX from KandyPens official website.

Final Thoughts

Overall, the K-Vape Micro-DX is a pretty good vape. It’s about the size of the Pax, has degree by degree temperature control, has a great warranty, and it is just really simple to use.

The battery life could be improved upon a bit, and the mouthpiece needs some work, but besides those two things, the Micro-DX is a good vape in my book. It’s light, easy to use, and will give you some decent vapor.

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  1. Rocket Jay says:

    I bought one and I hate it. Gives a weird error code and shuts down on the second hit. Set it to 430, but no way it got that hot. Hard to draw.

    Hate their smug and arrogant customer service too.

    It’s a cheap POS. 100% defective. Returned it twice and got 3 pens with the exact same problem

    Buy one and you’ll hate it too.

    • admin says:

      Sorry to hear about that man. I can totally understand your frustration.

      If you’re looking for something around that $100 range that does perform, check out the Source Ghost.

      Solid unit and they have great customer service just in case anything does go wrong.

      Or if you have some more cash to spend, you could consider something like the Arizer Air, which is one of the best portables out there.

    • robert says:

      Rocket Jay is right, i got one, thought it would be awesome. Then i get and it sucked. Made me really sad X_X

      • Suzanne says:

        Ditto. I thought this was going to be “the one”. Shelled out hard earned cash and it does NOTHING. It gets hot but there is zero vapor. Called and they suggested it was because the weed was dry. Tried it with moister weed…still nada. I’m just aggravated all to hell.

        • admin says:

          Hey Suzanne,

          Sorry to hear about your experience with this vape. Did you try to see if they will replace it under the warranty? Sounds like a defective unit.

          If you’re looking for something else in the lower-middle price range, the Boundless CF and CFX are both amazing units that aren’t too expensive.

          We did a full head to head comparison and review of them here if you want to check it out: https://www.paintthemoon.org/boundless-cf-and-boundless-cfx-vaporizers-review/

          The CF is the cheaper of the 2 (only $130) and the vapor quality is exactly the same as the CFX. You do get some cool features with the CFX, but if you just want something simple with good vapor and don’t want to spend too much, the CF will suit you just fine.

          Let me know if you have any questions at all.

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