Lookah Unicorn E-Rig Review
The Lookah Unicorn is a new electric dab rig for vaping all your cannabis extracts, such as wax, shatter, budder, etc. It has an intuitive design making it easy to use for dabbing at home or on the go.
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What You Get in the Box
The package includes everything you need to keep the Unicorn clean and well maintained.
Box content consists of：
USB charging lead
The extra coil is a particularly nice addition as it ensures you will have loads of use before ever needing to get replacement parts. This is not standard with many other brands on the market.
For those who may not already have a dab tool, a small metal one comes included. It has both a scooped and a pointed end, making it suitable for breaking down your harder shatters or scooping up some soft wax.
The user manual does an excellent job of showing all the components in a nice graphic that details how they fit together. It also contains instructions on how to use and clean your new Unicorn e-rig.
When you first see the Lookah Unicorn, the conical glass percolator will strike you as being very similar in shape to that of the Puffco Peak. However, upon closer inspection, you’ll realize the glass has a flat bottom, unlike the glass’s tilted underside on the Puffco Peak. The glass percolator is made from thick borosilicate glass and has two holes in the base (one in the center and one on the rim) for better airflow control.
Many e-rigs such as those from Pulsar, Puffco, and V-Carter have an external atomizer bowl protruding from the side. The Unicorn does not; instead, the atomizer is hidden away internally creating a much more slick look.
Lifting off the glass bubbler presents the quartz atomizer with triple coils running through it. The fast heating quartz core combined with a ceramic cup provides even heat distribution and retention.
Powerful magnets firmly hold the top and bottom of this e-rig in place. So you can easily pull them apart for access to change or load the atomizer. Line up the power button and “Lookah” text, and the two halves will snap back into place when you bring them close together. This makes the atomizer very accessible and ensures loading concentrate is straightforward.
As the atomizer is internal, there is less chance it will sustain any damage, giving you more confidence to take this e-rig away to enjoy when camping, at the lake, or at parties.
How To Use the Unicorn E-Rig
With a single button, this electric dab rig is relatively intuitive to use with the customary five clicks for on and off.
To change temperature, click the power button twice to switch between temperature settings, each indicated by a different led color:
An inlaid LED light ring around the power button flashes when the device is turned on and updates you with each temperature and mode change.
The inclusion of haptic feedback gives you a further notification when you turn the device on and when the preheat cycles are ready so that you can time your dabs to perfection. Once the desired temperature is reached, the preheat function maintains the atomizer heat for 60 seconds, which is plenty of time for a few hits when passing the e-rig between friends.
If you want more direct control over your dabs, then you can press and hold the button for manual vaping mode. Just press and hit as you would on any other vape.
Step 1, Add about 2.5 cm (1 inch) of water to the glass bubble.
Step 2, Turn on the Unicorn e-rig by pressing the power button five times in quick succession.
Step 3, Press the power button two times to cycle through the temperatures and select the one you want.
Step 4, Load the cannabis concentrate into the atomizer, taking care not to overload it or spill around the edges.
Step 5, Select the preheat mode by pressing the power button 3 times in quick succession. Once heated to the selected temperature, the device will vibrate.
Step 6, You can now begin to take hits from the Unicorn e-rig, which will maintain the selected temperature for 60 seconds, allowing you to take 4 or 5 hits.
Note： If you wish to use the manual mode, then at step 5, press and hold the power button as you inhale for manual dabbing. If you don’t want to cold start, you can switch the order of steps 3 and 4 to warm the atomizer before you place your dab in.
To get the best results with the porous coil, preheat the atomizer before adding in your concentrate or use the manual vaping mode for greater control and use smaller dabs that can be fully vaporized in the 60 seconds heating cycle.
The lowest temperature maintains the best flavor, and while the highest temperature may feel a bit hot on larger dabs but will produce the most vapor.
The Unicorn e-rig has a built-in 1900mAh battery, which takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to recharge fully from flat.
You can expect to get about 15 preheat cycles on the maximum temperature setting from a full charge.
If you’re getting four or five hits from each cycle, that’s 60 plus hits from a full charge. That should be more than enough for an extensive smoking session or two, even with the most hardcore smoking buddies.
Cleaning The Unicorn
The included nylon cleaning brush is for cleaning the airflow holes of the e-rig. Adding a little bit of isopropyl alcohol can help remove and waxy residue that may be spilt there. For the atomizer, you can use a q-tip to clean it when it is cool.
The glass is easily removable, so you can soak it in some isopropyl alcohol and then rinse it with clean water.
Lookah’s Unicorn is one of the more compact e-rigs with similar dimensions and weight to the Puffco Peak. So while it may not fit in your trouser pockets, like a vape pen, it’s still small enough to fit in most jacket pockets.
Lookah will introduce a dish-like quartz atomizer for the Unicorn as well as alternative glass percolators. These should be released shortly and will bring additional ways to enjoy this portable e-rig. Right now, the Unicorn is available in five colors and retails for 189.99 USD on the Lookah headshop webpage.
It will also be distributed to several stores and resellers throughout the USA, so you could well find one in your local smoke shop in the near future.