After reading your post I went off and did some looking around and research of the XMAX Starry 3.0, so finally after 20 hours after your post I can give my initial thoughts on it. This is just an opinion as I have not personally used the Starry 3.0, I never heard of the Starry 3.0 or v1 and v2 for that matter, until you posted this, actually I have never heard of the company XMAX that makes it. So my initial impression from what I have read are as follows.
It looks like XMAX has gone and taken a shopping trolly and loaded it with top shelf portables and took it back to their work bench to make a Frankenstein. This looks like PAX 3 (without the twist n turn to change settings features) had a baby with S&B Crafty and threw the Davinci IQ mouth piece on it. They didn't realize that they couldn't fit the Bluetooth/in built games capabilities in the housing, so they turned it into a TC regulated ecig mod. That description is not being negative towards this unit, that was just my initial thoughts on the looks.
0.25g bowl is slightly smaller than the 0.35g bowls of the PAX 3 and Mighty, but the heating time of the Starry 3.0 is 30 seconds, where the Mighty is about 1-1.5 minutes (PAX 3 still beats it at 15 seconds). Removable 18650 battery is a huge bonus, specially when VapeCritic said a full battery charge only last about 60-80 minutes, so for portability, the need to carry spare batteries seems to be a MUST. I will not comment on a Tubers review, like VapeCritic, on taste and vapor production as each person is subjective and takes draws on vapes differently to other people. For example I like a slow low temp draw that barely puts out a visible vape exhale to effectively get the full terp flavour. But for the price I can't see why this wouldn't be a bad portable at all. The one killer for me from my research is the 60 minute battery life before needing to recharge. It's one reason I am moving to Butane heated vapes like the DynaVap or Sticky Bricks vapes, or "on demand" Vapes like the Splinter Z, as an ecig vape user, I always have a mod and batteries with me, so why not just carry the Splinter Z and use it while I'm out n about.
Next in store for me is to retire my desktop and hopefully I can source a 240v version of the Ditanium, cause I'm not spending $1000 for the new Volcano Hybrid, tho it looks nice and with S&B's reputation for top class vapes, I can't justify $1000 for it
Just FYI you should check out the other vape thead, tons of reviews. I think Newbud just got the Fierce and explains why he chose it over the Fury 2
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