You know how to remove a battery and short it out right ?The ten year warranty on Pax3 excludes "Normal performance degradation of batteries" (quote is from the Pax website here https://www.pax.com/pages/warranty ), so don't count on free replacement of a seven year old unit, or for that matter replacement of the battery alone once it winds down over time.
Not saying the Pax 3 isn't nice, it is. Very. But not the only alternative.
Good luck with deciding @dwizzlex.
I simply gave my opinion that of the 12 or so vapes that I have experience with the pax3 is the pick of the crop.
since I'm a medical user and utelise my vape about 3-4 times a day I reckon I have some experience that I could share and perhaps save someone some coin.
perhaps you could leave a review of your favorite vape?
you are right however in that its not the only alternative but its listed as the number 1 or 2 ( by the community) depending on which list you look at when rating portable vapes.
just to clear up a question ... it charges from a cradle that plugs into usb.. you just kinda sit it on the mini cradle thingy.
Ive dropped mine several times and its been kicked across a workshop floor more than a few times when its fallen out of my pocket etc its pretty robust which is why I don't recommend others with glass or ceramic sleeves which are prone to breakage when stoner dropped.