A nifty little portable that’s been making waves around the world is the compact and wallet-friendly XMax Starry. It is a small, pocket-size portable digital conduction vaporizer for dry herb.
Great performance at an affordable price. In this post, we are reviewing the version 2. You can find the new and improved Starry version 3 (V3) review here.
The Design of the XMax Starry Vaporizer
The Starry’s major allure, in my opinion, is its distinctive resemblance to the Storz & Bickel Crafty, a device that has long been referred to as the ‘godfather’ of premium portable vaping.
The Starry has all of the bells and whistles of a premium herb vape, including full-spectrum temp control, high-level vapor quality, and a removable lithium-ion battery.
With only 110 mm height, 35 mm width, and 24 mm depth, the Starry is beyond portable. It feels like a quality vaporizer, despite only weighing 117 grams.
As well as the Starry, TopGreen Technology’s XMax/XVape line of portables includes a number of other devices, such as the XMax V2 Pro and the near-identical XVape FOG.
Both the XMax Starry and the XVape FOG come equipped with black zirconia mouthpiece for a purer flavor and a cleaner draw.
The packaging is also quite similar, with both devices featuring the traditional XMax red and black. Presentation and aesthetics are two things that TopGreen takes seriously, evident by the beautiful way these boxes have been designed.
Now, the FOG features an upgraded chamber that supports full-convection vaporization meaning that you’re going to be getting a better tasting vapor. There is, however, a price premium associated with going up to the next model.
The Starry’s chamber, pictured right above, is an 11-point ceramic chamber with an embedded stainless steel chamber screen.
It needs to be burnt off before use, but it is capable of producing some phenomenal clouds!
Both the XMax Starry and the XVape FOG come equipped with black zirconia mouthpiece for a purer flavor and a cleaner draw. Featuring full-spectrum temperature control that ranges from 100°C (212°F) to 240°C (464°F), meaning that you can really get the most out of your herb.
The Starry also charges via the included Micro USB charging cable which plugs directly into any power bank, wall plug, or laptop. With the included removable 18650 battery you can get up to ten sessions off of a single charge!
With the included liquid pad, the XMax Starry is ready to vaporize all of your liquids and concentrates! Pictured right, next to the XVape FOG’s more traditional liquid pad.
While I personally am not the biggest fan of hybrid devices, if you’ve got some concentrate and are in a pinch they can get the job done.
What’s in the XMax Starry Vaporizer Kit?
- XMax Starry Unit
- USB Charging Cable
- Samsung 18650 Rechargeable Battery
- Waxy Cup
- Packing Tool
- Cleaning Brush
- Packing Tweezer
- Replacement screens and seals
- User’s Manual
How to Use the Xmax Starry
We recommend putting your vaporizer on the charger before the first use. Charge it for a couple of hours to condition the battery.
The next step is to pack your chamber.
Lift the magnetic mouthpiece off to expose the baking chamber.
Use ground dry herbs and don’t pack them too tight. The Starry’s chamber is pretty wide-set and can accommodate up to 0.3g of dried herb.
The next step is to turn the Starry vape on. Press and hold the power button for 3 seconds until you see the OLED screen displaying “welcome”. Subsequently, set your desired temperate.
If you want to change the temperature unit, hold the power and ‘-‘ buttons simultaneously for 2 seconds. Your Starry will start heating up immediately.
Also, you’ll see a 5 minutes session timer counting back on the screen.
You can double the session time to 10 minutes by holding the power and ‘+’ buttons for 2 seconds.
Vaporizing Wax with the Starry
The Starry is predominantly for dry herb, however, you can use it for cannabis extracts as well. To do that, insert the supplied waxy cap into the chamber.
Apply a rice grain size of your concentrate into the cart. Use the highest temperature setting (240 Celsius) to make most of your dab.
Accessories the XMax Starry has to Offer
If you’re a fan of mod vaping, the XMax Starry has a bunch of optional extras available for purchase including this super-handy little aqua bubbler.
It connects to the device’s mouthpiece via a silicone hose. Actually, it is compatible with a number of portable vaporizers such as the Storz & Bickel Crafty and Flowermate Swift Pro.
Another awesome little optional extra is the 14mm glass bong adapter that slots directly into the stem of your water pipe! It allows you to greatly improve your vaping experience by cooling down the vapor and allowing for a much more pleasant draw.
Our Final Thoughts on the Starry
The Starry offers great value to anyone looking for a high-quality conduction vaporizer. It is best for dry herb, however, it can vaporize concentrates as well. The Starry is one of the most pocketable vapes in the XMax and XVape line of products.
Many members of our VapeFuse community loves the Starry and it keeps performing over time. The replaceable battery is a great feature of the X Max dry herb vapes. Your vaporizer is not limited to the life of the battery. You can simply swap it with a new one once it starts losing charge.
Perfect for vaping novices and connoisseurs alike, the XMax Starry is a fantastic addition to any portable vaporizer collection!
Pick up the X Max Starry at a VapeFuse Recommended Online store and get vaping today!