The Pax 2 (which I reviewed here on Vaporblog just a few weeks ago!) is a sleek portable vaporizer packed with useful features. However, unbeknownst to most users, the device has some pretty awesome hidden features including minigames! I decided to write this guide so that readers here could unlock the full potential of their device! One thing to keep in mind is that every Pax 2 ships with a different set of easter eggs, and there’s no real way to tell which version you have until you turn on your unit. According to Pax Labs’ Chief Marketing Officer Scott Dunlap, “It’s not an early vs late, nor is it about color of the unit. We’ve randomly set up multiple flavors of the easter eggs in Party Mode, so that you all had some unique character to your own PAX 2.” In addition to the written instructions, I’ve also uploaded some videos of some of the different features in action!
Unlocking The Hidden Goodness Of Your Pax 2
Unlocking the hidden features of your Pax 2 is a simple process really, just hold the unit flat in the palm of your hand and roll it horizontally three full times to activate the first hidden mode. To make things easier, here’s a video I took of me demonstrating how to activate the hidden modes:
To switch to a different mode, just rotate your unit another three times using the method shown in the video. Here’s the different modes that can be accessed via the rolling method:
Classic Party Mode
Classic Party Mode operates similar to the original Pax’s party mode, and each petal of the Pax 2’s logo will flash through the various LED colors in a random order and speed. You can increase the speed of the color changes by inhaling thanks to Pax 2’s lip sensing technology. The standby timer during Classic Party Mode is set to 60 seconds.
Alternate party mode is a different style of party mode in which all of the petals start turned off, and then all four will change through the same color at the same time.
The Party Timer sets the petals to display random colors at different intensities, but they don’t move around at all. Again by using the lip sensing technology, taking a draw causes the petals to randomly change place for up to ten seconds.
Accessing this mode allows you to play the popular memory game Simon! To play, hold your unit flat with the Pax 2 facing the ceiling, then tilt your Pax in the direction of the LED that lights up. If you beat level 20 of Simon, the Pax 2 will illuminate the four petals in red, blue, green, and yellow and will also unlock the Funkytown tone (which sounds a lot like the song Funkytown!). In order to make the Funkytown tone, the engineers at Pax Labs created the oven so that it can vibrate at different rates to make different sounding notes which I think is pretty cool! After beating 40 levels in Simon, you’ll unlock a special new color scheme as a reward! Keep in mind that the oven remains on while you play Simon, but you can turn it off by choosing the blue temperature setting. Here’s a video of me playing it:
In this mode, the petals act as if they’re a window facing a large globe of color inside, and the effect is pretty cool. If you move your unit the globe will spin around.
Activating this mode causes the petals to flash a green pattern which moves back and forth. One thing to keep in mind is that you need to roll your Pax 2 three times in the opposite direction to enable it, unlike the rest of the easter eggs! Here’s another video of me demonstrating the technique:
Although not technically a secret feature, stealth mode comes in really handy in certain situations so I thought that I’d share it. To activate stealth mode, simply shake your device while its displaying the startup pattern. Stealth mode will keep your Pax 2’s LEDs at a dim white for the duration of your session. To turn off stealth mode, simply turn your device off and then back on. I find stealth mode is great to use while I’m vaping before bed as well as in other places where low light is desirable.
Well, there you have it! Although I love the Simon minigame, I do find the various color modes to be pretty redundant, and there should be some more useful features which replace them instead. Personally, I’d love to see an option to disable the heating element (like you can in the Simon game) as well as a way to disable the default shutoff time for longer vape sessions. I hope this guide helps others get the most out of their Pax 2, and if you know of any other hidden features that I haven’t covered, I encourage you to share it with the rest of us in the comments!