The Boost Black Edition is a semi-portable e-nail made by Dr. Dabber. It’s the less expensive alternative to their ‘Switch’ e-nail but it’s still a very capable device for vaporizing wax. It comes with a titanium, quartz and ceramic nail and also comes with a water filtration attachment, a carb cap and a dabbing tool. The Boost Black Edition takes only 30 seconds to heat up and uses a rechargeable battery.
I’ve been using the Boost Black Edition for a few weeks now and I’m going to give you the full run down so you can decide if it’s worth getting or not.
- 1 x Boost Black E-Nail
- 1 x Glass Water Attachment
- 1 x Domeless Titanium Nail
- 1 x Domeless Ceramic Nail
- 1 x Domeless Quartz Nail
- 1 x Magnetic Carb Cap
- 1 x Magnetic Loading Tool
- 2 x Medical Grade Silicon Storage Containers
- 1 x Micro USB Charging Cable
- 1 x Keychain
Design & Build Quality
The Boost Black Edition comes in a wooden case that has a premium look and feel. The case can be used for transporting the Boost Black or for storing it when you’re not using it. Inside the case is everything needed to start dabbing, including three different nails (titanium, ceramic & quartz).
The Boost Black feels like a solid device but it’s not too heavy. It looks like other e-nails with its thin, tall and circular shape and it comes with a water bubbler attachment. Although it’s not a big device, I wouldn’t call it a true portable e-nail. It’s not a device that you can put in your pocket or even take out with you unless you don’t mind carrying it in your backpack. The Boost Black is best suited to at home use.
The Boost Black is sturdily constructed and feels durable and well-made. The magnetic base is strong and securely holds the body upright. The magnetic carb cap is also a nice touch because you can use the opposite end of your loading tool to lift it up. The nails all thread on smoothly and with ease.
How to Use the Dr. Dabber Boost Black Edition
The Boost Black is really simple to use. Although it doesn’t have precise temperature control, I found the heat settings for each nail to be more than good enough to vaporize my concentrates. Plus, the lack of precise temperature control makes it extremely user-friendly, especially for those new to using an e-nail.
To start off you’ll want to attach and fill the glass water attachment. Twisting it onto the top of the Boost Black is the easiest way to put it on and ensure that the o-rings remain properly seated. Next, take the carb cap and touch the flat end of your dabbing tool to the top to magnetically connect them.
Turning on the Boost Black depends on which nail you’re using. When using the titanium nail, press the power button 3 times quickly. The unit will start to heat up with a white light. When it’s done heating up (which takes approximately 25 seconds) the light will change to blue to indicate that it’s ready to go.
When using the quartz or ceramic nail, press the power button 5 times quickly. The unit will start to heat up with a blue light. When it’s done heating up (after approximately 35-40 seconds) the light will change to white to indicate that it’s ready to go.
Scoop up some of your concentrates using the loading tool and touch it around the inside of the nail while inhaling. Once all of your concentrates are in the nail, you can use the carb cap to seal the nail and brew.
The Boost Black has a removable and rechargeable battery. This means that you can pick up a couple of spares and just pop it in while you charge your other battery.
I got somewhere around 15-25 heating cycles out of a single charge and that’s pretty good for an e-nail.
Performance & Vapor Quality
Vapor quality is great and flavor is quite good too. When using the titanium nail there is a metallic taste for the first couple of uses. But the titanium nail is my go-to for the Boost Black because i find that it more effectively vaporizes wax when compared to the quartz or ceramic nails.
The quartz and ceramic nails are nearly just as good as the titanium one. These nails take a little longer to heat up but I enjoyed using them all the same. I did find that some of my concentrates didn’t completely vaporize when using these nails and that made clean up more difficult. Most of the time these nails did the trick though.
The water bubbler attachment is great and cools down the vapor without really affecting the taste of my concentrates. Dr.Dabber also sell a host of other glass bubbler attachments if you want to replace the stock one, but I didn’t get a chance to try any of them out.
Cloud production was great with all three nails and I was blowing large, puffy clouds with each dab.
The Dr. Dabber Boost Black Edition is a great e-nail for at home use. It’s not the most portable e-nail around but it can be taken out of the house if you have a backpack and aren’t concerned about being seen using it. The wooden case that it comes in is great for storing and transporting it but again, it’s not quite a portable device.
Vapor and cloud quality are great, with the titanium nail being my go-to. The build quality is also fantastic. The best part of the Boost Black is how simple it is to use. If you’re after your first e-nail or just want something you can load and dab with, this device makes a great choice.