So, we did a video on the fake PAX 2 only to find out that the fake PAX 2 takes on many shapes and forms. The counterfeiters are always changing their ways and swapping the telltale signs to look more authentic.
It is equally important to know where to not buy a PAX 2 as it is to know the signs of a fake PAX 2. Craigslist, Ebay and Amazon are ripe with what appear to be good deals, but are almost certainly fake. Be cautious online of sellers who do not offer a wide assortment of vaporizers or prices too good to be true. If dealing with a seller face to face keep reading so you can learn the ways to spot the fakes.
Our apologies for contrasting the silver (fake) PAX 2 with the charcoal (real) PAX 2. The quality of the main image is noticeable to the eye when compared side by side. The fake PAX 2 has a pixelated image with a rougher texture and feel, whereas the authentic possesses a stable and higher quality image.
This was a tell on the fake PAX 2 that many have adjusted on the newer fakes. The fake PAX 2 has a wider and stubbier “X” cutout versus the real PAX 2, which resembles the cutout narrow “X” cutout on the right.
Not much to this one. The fake charger has smaller charging points than the original charger. This shot will help you see what you are working with if you accidentally purchased one of these on Ebay.
Another comparison, when placed side by side, is the intensity given off by the PAX 2’s light. The fake unit gives off a rather dull shine compared to its authentic counterpart. On starting them up, the fake unit will not wave through in the consistent manner you see with a genuine PAX 2 purple light. Instead, it will do a back and forth from the top two lights to the bottom two lights.
What makes the authentic PAX 2 a blockbuster item? The quality materials input into crafting this magnificent device, which come at a cost. The most dangerous aspect of the fake units are the poor quality of materials used for replication. These cannot stand up to the heat produced by the unit and can break down upon use. Remember you are inhaling this into your lungs. The poor quality material is what is used for the fake PAX 2 oven lid and can be felt by the lack of smoothness and density on the fake cover.