The Cart Rocket is a new 2-in-1 device that can be a stand-alone vape pen or it’ll fit directly onto a 14mm or 18mm glass piece with no adapter needed, so this thing is perfect for cartridge rips through water.
It comes in nice packaging and with lots of stuff considering the price. Inside is your Cart Rocket, a USB charging cable, a 0.5ml cartridge with a magnetic adapter and a 18350 battery.
Charging and Preparation for First Use
The bottom of the vape opens and the negative sign on the door shows how to insert your battery. The lights will flash as you screw the bottom cap back on to show it has power. I charged mine up completely at first, which is just good vape practice in general. On the back, there’s a mini-USB port and the lights turn red when the cable is connected and it’s charging then they turn green at 100%. The included cartridge works really well also and looks similar to a CCell. It will hold ½ gram of distillate or oil and it vapes nicely, though I’ll probably stick to my CCells and SPRKs. One thing I really like about this kit is that includes everything you need right out of the gate – just add honey 😉
The Cart Rocket is about 3.5” tall and made from aluminium, so it’s reasonably light. It’s not huge, but still bigger than a Palm while also being pocketable. A black vape chassis with a red button and red accents make it a pretty stylish piece. The build is sturdy, and the magnet is secure, especially with carts like the SPRK. It’s a dual-use piece, the lights come on when you inhale on the tip or press the button for activation.
How It Works
Very straightforward operation – one button controls the whole thing. Five clicks for on/off and three clicks to change the temperature. There are three temp settings: low is green at 3.3V, medium is blue at 3.7V, and high is red at 4.2V. Green is my favourite when vaping dry, but through water I go with blue or even red occasionally. Two clicks pre-heats the cartridge but it doesn’t need to warm up for very long, 2-3 seconds will get milky rips.
How to Use
The Cart Rocket couldn’t be easier to use. Insert cart, turn on, and you’re ready to go. Just inhale and it’ll instantly heat up or you can either double-tap or hold the button down a couple of seconds for pre-warming then let go when you begin your hit. Holding the button primes the cart at the highest temp, so if you do it this way only use it for a second to keep lower-temp flavours.
There is a 10-second automatic shutoff, but with any button-operated vape, it’s a good idea to turn the piece off before transporting. I like how it's simple to use and works either dry or on water tools without adapters, and I like the option for handsfree use. The 1100mAh battery is about double the capacity of a CCell Palm.
Overall First Impression
The Cart Rocket is a great 510 vape for anyone that likes ripping their cartridge through water. It eliminates the adapter and it puts out tremendous amounts of vapour for the thick hits we all love. Even if you don’t do carts through water, having a powerful and replaceable 18350 battery is a nice advantage over many other 510s. Overall, the Cart Rocket is a very solid vape and one that I reach for often when I’m going for distillates.