The Unicorn Dabber
I recently had the pleasure of testing out the new Unicorn Dab Rig from Lookah. This sweet little rig is a portable water-cooled device with a magnetic connection. It looks cool, but how well does it work? Let’s dive in and see, shall we?
The Lookah Unicorn is a beauty of engineering consisting of 3 main parts: The base, the atomizer coil, and the water-cooling percolator. The base of the unit houses a 1900mAh rechargeable battery and a singular button that functions as a power switch and the means to cycle through the three heat settings.
Ease of Use
The Unicorn is switched on by pressing the power button 5 times in quick succession, like many standard wax and oil pens. Double clicking the button cycles through low 3.3V (green), medium 3.6V (blue), and high 4.2V (white) temperature modes.
Three clicks start the preheat, indicated by a flashing LED ring and two vibrations. The preheat takes about 30 seconds. Once heated to the set temperature, you can enjoy up to 60 seconds worth of dabbing.
Keeping it Cool
The Unicorn horn shaped borosilicate glass bubbler attaches to the base by way of a strong magnet. It snaps firmly into place and will not come off accidentally (unless you were to drop it). The water tower is easy to fill and to empty. The optional silicon mouthpiece tip (included) helps prevent spillage from the glass percolator.
I found that about an inch of water in the cooler is sufficient to cool the vapor without sucking water into your mouth. The twin vapor pathways direct from the quartz atomizer maintain a smooth and voluminous airflow for full flavor vaping.
The All-Important Atomizer
The Unicorn comes with 2 different atomizers. The pure quartz cup coil atomizer features a replaceable quartz basket for amazing flavor. The second included coil is called The “Hive Coil” and features a radically different design. This coil is made of ceramic with 3 separate heating elements creating super-fast and flavorful vaporization of your concentrates.
One of the coolest features is also the simplest one: a silicone cap that covers the coil when not in use, keeping the majority of the aroma at bay and allowing you to keep it loaded with your favorite concentrate without any chance of spilling. Both of the long-lasting coils screw in and are easily replaceable.
Easy to Clean Design
One of the most important aspects of any dab rig is how easy it is to clean and maintain. The coolest looking dab rig loses its appeal if it takes an hour to clean. This is where the Lookah Unicorn shines – you can fully clean the device in a matter of minutes!
Pour a little ISO (and some coarse salt if it’s really dirty) into the bubbler and give it a few swirls to make it good as new. Use the included cleaning brush to quickly clean the dual air pathways. A few swipes are all it takes to remove any buildup in the base.
The Unicorn does an excellent job at creating smooth, ultra-flavorful vapor no matter which heat setting you use. I found that the lowest setting (green) was perfect for the quartz cup atomizer, producing a thin but oh-so-tasty vapor.
For thick and delicious clouds, the hive coil on the highest setting (white) is the way to go. Experiment yourself to see which combination gives the best results for your preference.
The Unicorn Electric Portable Dab Rig from Lookah is definitely a solid performer. It is sized just right for a portable, personal vaporizer and is extremely easy to setup and use. This thing can do some serious rips or give you a much stealthier output depending on your desires.
No matter which coils you use, the flavors are outstanding and the vapor is cool and smooth as silk. While not spill proof, the cone shaped design makes it pretty stable and not easy to knock over.
The Unicorn dabber is definitely worth the investment if you enjoy dabbing on the go. Much better than a standard wax pen style device, and nowhere as bulky and cumbersome as a full-sized dab rig while achieving the same results. The Unicorn dab rig is definitely a winner in my book.
Be sure to check out the other fine offerings from Lookah as well! They have a fine collection of water pipes and both concentrate and dry herb vaporizers like the Q7 mini E-nail banger that fits on any water pipe.
What’s in the Box
- 1 Unicorn Electric Dab Rig Base
- 1 Magnetic Top with Unicorn Glass Percolator
- 1 Mouthpiece Tip Stopper
- 2 Atomizer Coils
- 1 Dab Tool
- 1 Cleaning Brush
- 1 USB Cable
- 1 User Manual