The original Dr. Dabber Boost was a game-changer when it debuted five years ago as the first e-rig on the block in 2015. In a time when traditional rigs were the status quo norm, the Boost entered the arena and delivered delightful clouds of smooth and flavorful vapor in a super compact and portable device. A lot has changed since those early days and when it comes to portable battery-powered e-rigs there are numerous players to choose from nowadays. Dr. Dabber is changing the game up once again with the launch of the completely re-imagined Dr. Dabber Boost Evo that features a newly designed form factor integrated with intelligent heating technology. Read on for our Dr. Dabber Boost Evo review.
When we first got our hands on the Boost Evo we were surprised and delighted at how lightweight yet sturdy the protective carrying case is. We appreciated the small details that Dr Dabber focused on like adding a sliding lock to the case to keep it securely closed as well as the hidden storage compartment inside the case that holds the charging cord and dabbing tool.
We loved how quick and easy it was to set up the new Boost Evo by simply attaching the magnetic quick-connect adapter to the glass bubbler. The base of the unit sports a moon-white or eclipse black finish accented by glowing ambient lights and a smooth ergonomic grip. We were impressed at how comfortable and natural the device felt in our hand, similar to holding a soda bottle.
After loading the quartz chamber with our favorite concentrate and snapping the bubbler into place we couldn’t help but notice the striking similarities shared with the Dr. Dabber Switch. If the Switch had an offspring, the Evo would be it.
We were greeted with a buzz of haptic feedback and glowing lights when powering on the Boost Evo. There are quite a few different functions (like turning the device on/off, changing the temperature, and adjusting the lighting scheme) that are controlled by pressing the power button in various combinations. We were a bit disappointed that Dr. Dabber didn’t include a companion mobile app for controlling all of these different actions and found ourselves having to refer back to the manual on more than a few occasions.
As we waited for the quartz chamber to heat up and melt our concentrate we were entertained by the device’s pulsating ambient light show. The Boost Evo has an impressively fast heat-up time and is super efficient so it doesn’t need much concentrate to produce some huge tasty clouds, which everyone can appreciate. Being flavor chasers, we enjoyed using the lower temperature settings which gave us consistently flavorful clouds of dense vapor session after session. Clearing the chamber at the end of our session was quick and easy thanks to the airflow release button.
To conserve battery power the device turns off automatically after 15 minutes of inactivity because there’s nothing worse than a flat battery when you’re about to start a session with friends. Thankfully the device has fast passthrough charging so it can be still used while charging via USB-C. We were able to get quite a few sessions on one charge but noticed that continuously running the ambient light show resulted in a slightly shortened battery life. We appreciated that the Boost Evo requires very little maintenance and can easily be cleaned by dipping a cotton swab in isopropyl alcohol and wiping the inside of the quartz chamber a few times.
Dr. Dabber Boost Evo review verdict
With a price tag of $330, the Dr. Dabber Boost Evo delivers a powerful, premium experience at a competitive price when compared to similar vapes like the Puffco Peak ($380) and the KandyPens Oura ($350). Quick heating times, ease of use, and smooth flavorful hits of vapor easily outweigh the lack of a companion mobile app, making the Boost Evo a phenomenal, stand-out choice in a sea of competitors.