The G Pen Nova LXE comes with three variable voltage options – 3.2v, 3.6v, and 4.1v as well as an extended draw mode. This is pretty solid however for the asking price there are other batteries and devices which offer more power settings like the Linx Ember Kit. As it sits though, it’s unlikely you’ll need too many other options.
Could be better like most of Grencos products. It doesn’t do quite as well with big loads as it does smaller, rice-grain-sized amounts.
The vapor path is rather short and maybe a little rough on the lungs something you will experience with Yocan Evolve Plus, but overall it’s pretty okay.
Is it the best wax pen? Certainly not, but we can definitely say it’s a slight step above the entry-level devices.
Grenco has been slowly yet surely stepping their game up. The Nova LXE feels pretty nice in the hand and looks nice, like the Puffco Peak. It is certainly a smudge magnet and gets dirty quickly, but it feels more premium than the average cheap-o wax pen. The redesigned mouthpiece certainly gets gummed up less than the old and its an overall good improvement over the past model.
Included in the box is a basic kit consisting of the device itself, Micro USB, and mouthpiece. That’s about it and while there’s not much else you need, the price tag suggests there should be a little bit in there for the cost. Replacement parts, adapter, cleaning kit, carrying pouch, etc.
About the biggest upgrade over the original device, the new Nova LXE packs inside 650mAh of juice. Compare that to the original 300mAh of the old unit and it’s not hard to see it’s a big step up! Frequent users will definitely find this device much better and even casual users will be glad to see the big bump in battery life. Users looking for more battery juice to get more hits usually tend to prefer devices like the Utillian 2 Wax Pen that has 18650 mAh.
It’s still pen-sized which makes it super convenient to use practically anywhere just like the Linx Blaze. In fact, you’re likely to forget it’s even in your pocket in the first place.
Think of a Sharpie marker but just a little bit longer and you’ve got this device. Pretty portable, isn’t it?
Ease of Use
Budget wax pens are pretty simple to use and the Nova LXE is no different. One button operation that many other devices like the Kandypens Elite use as well makes it pretty straightforward and passing it to a friend or stranger requires only a little instruction for them to get good results.
The redesigned mouthpiece is much better than the old in terms of cleaning. The old Nova got very gunked up and gummy quickly. The new one still gets quite messy, especially if you’re loading up globs, however it’s noticeably less than the old one.
We recommend cleaning quite frequently while the oil is still fresh. Use a cotton swab dipped in isopropyl alcohol to scrub out the build-up and residue.