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Carta V2 Portable Electronic Dab Rig

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The Carta V2 is a top performing electronic dab rig made for concentrates. The best value for its niche, it’s also compatible with a dry herb atomizer.

3 reviews

Sneaky Pete says:

Handheld electronic dab rigs have always been a) overpriced, b) underperforming, or c) both. The Carta V2 by Focus V completely changes all of that. The Carta V2 is a portable electronic dab rig made for concentrates that also works with dry herb. The first comparison everyone makes is to the Puffco Peak. This won’t be a direct compare-and-contrast review, but we will go over some of the key differences and references will be made to the Peak for context.

The base is powered by two 18350 batteries giving you over twenty cycles per charge, and unlike its competitors, the batteries are swappable. A brisk 15-second heat up time, four temperature settings, and your choice of either Quartz or Titanium atomizer buckets (both included) means that straight out of the box, you dab when you want and how you want. And at just 8" tall and weighing less than 1lb, the Carta V2 makes wanderlust more user-friendly than ever. Dab where you want to dab.

The icing on top of the cake? A 100% borosilicate glass water piece caps off the Carta’s base, ready to calmly and coolly smooth out even the hottest and harshest rips you can put it through.

    $249.97 USD
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    $249.97 USD
    Best price guaranteed

    Free shipping for orders over $25 within the US. Fast, low-cost and discrete shipping worldwide.

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    Included

    Focus V Carta, 2 x 18350 Batteries, 2 x Quartz buckets, Titanium bucket, Glass carb cap, Carrying case, Silicone concentrate container, Cleaning wipes, USB-C charging cable, Dabbing tool, 3-Year manufacturer warranty, 1-Month atomizer warranty

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    Sneaky Pete says:

    Handheld electronic dab rigs have always been a) overpriced, b) underperforming, or c) both. The Carta V2 by Focus V completely changes all of that. The Carta V2 is a portable electronic dab rig made for concentrates that also works with dry herb. The first comparison everyone makes is to the Puffco Peak. This won’t be a direct compare-and-contrast review, but we will go over some of the key differences and references will be made to the Peak for context.

    The base is powered by two 18350 batteries giving you over twenty cycles per charge, and unlike its competitors, the batteries are swappable. A brisk 15-second heat up time, four temperature settings, and your choice of either Quartz or Titanium atomizer buckets (both included) means that straight out of the box, you dab when you want and how you want. And at just 8" tall and weighing less than 1lb, the Carta V2 makes wanderlust more user-friendly than ever. Dab where you want to dab.

    The icing on top of the cake? A 100% borosilicate glass water piece caps off the Carta’s base, ready to calmly and coolly smooth out even the hottest and harshest rips you can put it through.

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      Carta V2 Portable Electronic Dab Rig Review & User Guide

      Carta V2 Portable Electronic Dab Rig Review & User Guide

      The Carta V2 is a top performing electronic dab rig made for concentrates. The best value for its niche, it’s also compatible with a dry herb atomizer.

      LED screen

      Removable battery

      USB Type-C

      Extended battery

      Four temperature settings

      VAPE DESIGN

      About 7" tall and heavier than it looks

      The Carta V2 consists of three parts: the borosilicate water attachment, the base unit, and the atomizer. It comes with a concentrate atomizer plus a titanium and quartz bowl to choose from. The water attachment holds considerably more water than the Peak’s water piece, and it really helps with cooling down the vapor.

      You also get a carb cap, two 18350 batteries that you can swap out yourself, some tools, and a charging cable. The entire unit is about 7” tall and heavier than it looks with the plastic finish. I’m not big on the two-tone design, but there is an all-black model that I think is much better looking. There is also a Carta V2 phone app coming soon.

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      BATTERY

      Around 30 hits per full charge

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      Since it has USB-C charging, the Carta V2 juices up pretty fast. Less than an hour every time I’ve recharged. However, if you’re short on time and don’t want to wait for your dab, you can always keep a set of fully charged 18350 batteries handy and just swap them out. This feature sets the Carta apart from the competition. I was able to get around 30 hits before needing to plug in. Heat-up time is also fast. The titanium bowl at 630°F takes less than ten seconds. The highest temperature at 842°F takes less than 15 seconds.

      USABILITY

      Simple, one button operation

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      Using the Carta V2 is as easy as can be. Click the button five times to start it up. It vibrates (that’s the haptic response) and displays its battery life. Then it goes into standby mode, ready to dab when you are. To heat up, just press the button once and the base unit will heat to your last temperature setting. To change the temperature, single clicks allow you to cycle through the options from 500°F up to 842°F. As your Carta heats up, the lights flash blue. When ready, it vibrates again, and the lights stay solid green until the cycle’s over.

      The bowl can handle large amounts if you want a big dab. When you’re done and want to stop the heating cycle, just press the button five times or long press. This shuts down your Carta. There’s an automatic turnoff feature to save battery life, which is a feature missing from the Puffco Peak. There’s also a $30 dry herb atomizer available for the Carta V2 which is a unique feature in a portable e-rig. I found it vaped herb most consistently when one load was vaped for one cycle; any more than that was a little uneven. This won’t replace a standalone dry herb vape, but it’s still a nice option for the price.

      I found the Carta best at what it was made for: vaping concentrates. The extra water vs the Puffco Peak makes the hits smoother in general. If you want to go big, turn it up to the highest temperature and load up a monster slab. The Carta can handle it. I prefer to use the titanium bowl at temperature setting two (630°F) or three (770°F).

      DEVICE QUALITY

      Feels and behaves like a more premium device

      The Carta feels like a solid device. It weighs more than you’d expect for its size, and the glass is thick and sturdy. The atomizers seem to be more reliable than the Peak’s based on customer feedback and my experience is similar; my Carta hasn’t failed me once. I’m not big on the two-tone plastic, but there is an all-black version that I think looks more premium. Either way, it does feel and behave like a more premium device.

      The strongest point is the price. It’s only $249.97 USD ($324.97 CAD) compared to $380 USD for a Peak and $400 USD for a Dr Dabber Switch. With the Carta V2 being so much more affordable and just as (if not more) capable than its competition, we’ll probably see an answer to the Carta sometime soon.

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      CLEANING

      Use a little isopropyl alcohol for a deeper clean if needed

      Like its competitors, the Carta V2 offers an efficient way to use extracts. No torches, no temp guns, and no timers. Just press a button and inhale when it vibrates, it’s that easy. You also get great mileage out of the concentrates, especially at temp setting three (770°F). Start with smaller dabs and work your way up to learn how it all operates, but it will only take a couple of sessions. Q-tip the atomizer out after your session and use a little isopropyl alcohol for a deeper clean if needed. Be sure to air dry thoroughly afterwards; a fan will make this job much faster.

      Strengths

      I like how fast the Carta heats up, how consistent the hits are, and the quality of the vapor. The price is great by comparison to its competitors, and for just $30 more you can vape dry herb through it as well. It’s much more affordable than any other handheld electronic rig out there. I love the community focus V has built around the Carta. Since day one it has showcased custom glass, collaborations, third party accessories and more, excelling in areas where the other companies have struggled.

      Weaknesses

      There is no doubt the Puffco Peak is the sexier of the two pieces. Improving the finish on the Carta’s plastic base will help the design along significantly. Also, Focus V needs to get the app submitted to the app store. Most people aren’t going to mess with sideloading apps, and just saying “app is coming” isn’t going to cut it anymore.

      CONCLUSION

      You won’t find a better value portable dab rig

      The Carta V2 by Focus V is a fantastic portable dab rig. There’s not much to complain about with this one. I love the removable batteries, the auto-shutoff safety, the fast heat-up time, and the quality of the glass piece, which holds a lot of water for super cool dabs. It isn’t as good looking as the Peak, and if you already own a Peak this won’t be a huge upgrade. However, if you’re new to handheld electronic rigs you won’t find a better value right now than the Carta V2 and its performance is as good as any competitor.

      Carta V2 Portable Electronic Dab Rig

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      $249.97 USD
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      Free shipping for orders over $25 within the US. Fast, low-cost and discrete shipping worldwide.

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      Included

      Focus V Carta, 2 x 18350 Batteries, 2 x Quartz buckets, Titanium bucket, Glass carb cap, Carrying case, Silicone concentrate container, Cleaning wipes, USB-C charging cable, Dabbing tool, 3-Year manufacturer warranty, 1-Month atomizer warranty

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      08/03/2020

      Carta v2

      Works and hits great.

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      Anonymous
      United States United States
      07/15/2019

      Carta v focus

      This things is just a next level rig. As simple as I can put it. You’ll ALWAYS have to have one of these once you get one. Period.

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      Isaac W.
      United States United States
      12/11/2019

      A little rocket ship to happiness

      Amazing but the atomizers are pooptastic. Be sure to buy the lil repair kit. When it works, it is the best e-rig I have ever used (yes better than Puffco). You can’t go wrong with this cost effective alternative as long as you are cool with replacing the heating coil on the atomizer every so often.

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      Carta V2 Portable Electronic Dab Rig

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      $249.97 USD
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      Focus V Carta, 2 x 18350 Batteries, 2 x Quartz buckets, Titanium bucket, Glass carb cap, Carrying case, Silicone concentrate container, Cleaning wipes, USB-C charging cable, Dabbing tool, 3-Year manufacturer warranty, 1-Month atomizer warranty