Ease of use
Today we will take a quick look at the recently updated Ares Plus E-Rig from Waxmaid. Currently, Waxmaid sells flower pipes, water pipes, reclaim/ash catchers, nectar collectors, grinders, and other dabbing accessories. We have previously reviewed their Traveler Water Bottle Pipe here, Ares here, and One-Hitter Dugout here. Currently, the Waxmaid Ares electronic dab rig runs for a full retail price of $119.99 on their website. We will detail our experience objectively as always in our non-affiliate reviews. For this review, let’s check out the new and improved features of the Waxmaid Ares Plus.
Check out our video review of the Waxmaid Ares Plus here.
- Simple, easy-to-use design
- Excellent strength
- Easy maintenance
- Discreet size
- Fair price
While most of the features remain similar, the new additional features of the Ares Plus improve upon their previous Ares model
The only significant update for the Waxmaid Ares Plus is its much wider range of temperature control. Instead of being limited to only two fixed temperature settings on the previous Ares model, the Waxmaid Ares Plus now has three new sets of temperature ranges: Low (450-550F), Medium (550-650), High (650-750).
When opening the rugged travel-ready case, you will find the following:
- 3000mAh Ares battery
- backup quartz atomizer
- stainless steel dab tool
- cleaning brush
- A set of 4 Q-tips
- carb cap
- carb cap belt
- glass cup
- honeycomb water percolator
- silicone glass container
- USB charging cable
- instruction manual
- extra silicone mouthpiece
Most live resin sauces, badders, and budders are best enjoyed between the lowest temperature setting for best flavor and the medium temperature setting for stronger potency/thicker clouds. Most live resin diamonds, diamond sauces, and live rosin badder are also perfectly fine at the medium heat setting. Shatter and larger-sized diamonds are ideal at the highest setting, but not completely necessary. While most of the accessories remain the same, the only new accessory that has been added to the Are Plus kit is an extra detachable green and black silicone mouthpiece.
|450-550°F||green||Live resin sauce, badder, budder|
|550-650°F||blue||Live resin diamonds, live diamond sauce, live rosin badder|
|650-750°F||yellow||Shatter, larger-sized diamonds|
Using the Waxmaid Ares Plus for best results:
- Charge the Ares battery if necessary (Red light means low battery, green means fully charged)
- Screw the atomizer onto the top of the battery
- Assemble the carb cap onto the atomizer using the belt included in the kit
- Insert the water percolator onto the bottom of the battery
- Fill the glass bubbler with water slightly below halfway full, just above the surface of the honeycomb water percolator
- Twist the glass cup onto the bottom of the battery
- Turn on the Ares battery by pressing the power button five times
- Choose your preferred temperature by pressing the power button three times. (Green is 450-550F, Blue is 550-650F, Yellow is 650-750F)
- Load your preferred extract onto the center of the atomizer
- Press and hold down the power button, then slowly inhale through the silicone mouthpiece after 5 seconds
|Waxmaid Ares Plus||Waxmaid Ares||Focus V Carta||The Core E-Rig||The Dip E-Rig|
|Silicone mouthpiece with glass bubbler at the bottom||Silicone mouthpiece with glass bubbler at the bottom||Glass bubbler/mouthpiece||Also glass bubbler/mouthpiece||Glass bubbler/mouthpiece|
|Low (450-550F), Medium (550-650), High (650-750)||475F, 525F||500F, 630F, 770F, 842F||2.6V, 2.9V, 3.9V 4.2V (by voltage)||450F, 500F, 550F, 600F|
|Quartz chip fixed above titanium coil||Also, a quartz chip fixed above the titanium coil||Quartz & titanium inserts w/ ceramic heating plate||Quartz chip fixed above the ceramic heating plate||A ceramic heating plate, ceramic silicon carbide for extracts|
|Works with extracts||Only works with extracts||Works with herbs & extracts||Only works with extracts||Works with herbs & extracts|
Overall, I would recommend the Ares Plus over their previous model for its updated temperature settings
Prior to this review, having only two fixed temperature settings felt limited on the previous Ares model. However, they have improved its temperature control by offering three new sets of temperature ranges. As a result, the much more reasonably-priced Ares Plus is a significant improvement upon the previous model. You can purchase the Ares Plus on their official website for $119.99 here.
Have you tried the Ares? Let us know in the comments or on our forum.