Focus V CARTA2: Evolution of the Digital Dab Rig
Earlier this spring Focus V Products, the leading technology and software company specializing in ancillary cannabis accessories, launched the Focus V CARTA2. Select retailers like March and Ash were given advanced access to the latest evolution of the portable electronic dab rig. Written by Randy Villarba
Earlier this spring Focus V Products, the leading technology and software company specializing in ancillary cannabis accessories, launched the Focus V CARTA2. Select retailers like March and Ash were given advanced access to the latest evolution of the portable electronic dab rig.
Since the birth of concentrates and hash, preferred methods of consumption continue to evolve. Long gone are the days of hot knifing powder and temple ball hash with two knives and a stove. High tolerance patients, as well as experienced dabbers and hash heads have grown accustomed to the terpene forward experience of dabbing concentrates.
As extraction methods started producing the shatters, crumbles and first live resin sugars, the method of consumption evolved to the use of titanium skillets and nails. As extraction types improved to live resin sauces, sugar and THCa crystals, the consumption methods evolved to glass and quartz nails and globes. A butane torch, glass dab rigs and quartz bangers have long been the preferred method of consuming your favorite BHO live resin and solventless rosin concentrates.
Heady dabbers eventually put down the dab torch and traded up to the first iteration of induction heating consumption with an electric dab nail. This introduced the heating of material by means of an electric current that flows through the material or its container by electromagnetic induction. Even though this simplified the process of temperature control, it still needed to be plugged into an outlet.
Complete Control of Concentrate Consumption
Filling the need for the best in class battery powered portable electronic dab rig, Focus V released the first CARTA dab rig in 2018 with their Laser and Limited Edition. The CARTA revolutionized the market with a design that recognized no borders; a sleek battery powered e-rig that allowed the convenience of enjoying concentrated consumables anytime, anywhere.
After taking in all the feedback from their customers on their initial release of the CARTA, Focus V took the next few years to enhance their original design. Geared towards the future, the Focus CARTA 2 Smart Rig resides at the cutting edge of technology.
"From the day I held my first Carta, I've been thinking about how the product could evolve,” said J.R. Quion, Focus V Director of Product Development.
“We analyzed the marketplace, consumer needs and every component of the current device to optimize the CARTA 2."
“One thing I look for is a nice chug which really adds to the experience of the CARTA 2,” says Michael Bogart, March and Ash Concierge and CARTA 2 owner.
“Not to mention the fact that you are able to open up multiple possibilities with the flower atomizer. Mechanically, I like the fact that it has a fast heat up time and maintains the desired temperature throughout the time set.”
Cannabis Technology at Your Fingertips
An enhanced portable Smart Dab Rig, the CARTA 2 simplifies the consumer experience for consumption with best in class performance in several categories.
Focus V Products launched the CARTA 2 with an OLED Screen that allows users to customize settings such as time, temperature and LED presets directly on the device. With fully addressable RGB LEDs flashing, pulsing and glowing at your whim, a customizable light show also brings new life to the CARTA 2
The CARTA 2 boasts a larger atomizer with a 360° heating element and optimized airflow. Quick heat-up times and intuitive haptic feedback helps provide a rich and seamless smoking experience. The new mobile app allows you full control with seamless response times and a sleek aesthetic that’s easy to navigate. The app expands customization options even further and provides a social environment to interact with other CARTA users.
Sam Jurist, CEO of SHO Products, a leading technology company in the cannabis industry, explained how Focus V improved the next generation of the CARTA.
"As cannabis becomes more widespread consumers seek evolved products for consumption,” Jurist said.
“Focus V has been refining the CARTA over the last few years to bring the best consumption device to the market. From the day I held my first CARTA, I've been thinking about how the product could evolve. We analyzed the marketplace, consumer needs and every component of the current device to optimize the CARTA 2."
Other features of CARTA 2 include the all new Intelli-Core™ atomizer, enhanced ergonomic design, Wireless Charging, backwards compatible glass tops and a new carrying case.
A New Era of Portable Dabbing
Focus V resides at the cutting edge of technology with a smart rig geared towards the future. The CARTA 2 boasts a larger atomizer with a 360° heating element & optimized airflow.
- CARTA 2 Smart Rig
- Intelli-Core™ for Oil
- Intelli-Core™ Cap & Sleeve
- Intelli-Core™ Sleeve
- Shoulder Carrying Bag
- Travel Silicone Stopper
- Dab Tool
- USB-C Cable
- It rips.
CARTA2 Temperature Range & Session Presets
The CARTA 2 has a temperature range of 365°F – 635°F, although some may wonder why the range doesn’t go to 840°F like the original CARTA. That is because CARTA has identified the five ranges and time settings they recommend dabbing with, depending on the consistency of your concentrate. Switching between these session presets allows you to maximize your hit.
- Sesh 1 – 60 seconds at 480°F
- Sesh 2 – 55 seconds at 495°F
- Sesh 3 – 50 seconds at 515°F
- Sesh 4 – 45 seconds at 535°F
- Sesh 5 – 40 seconds at 565°F
These presets are only a starting point. There are plenty of consumers that drop their temperatures below 300° for the slow burning terpenes and even some that enjoy the lung expansive heat of a dab in excess of 600°F. The FOCUS V App allows you to further micro-adjust these customized settings in your CARTA 2.
The different settings that the CARTA 2 has allow you to adjust your rig to the desired temperatures based on the concentrates you are consuming. Here are a few concentrate options from your favorite manufacturers, along with their recommended temperature settings.
Garlic Juice #7 Live Rosin
- Rosin Tech
- THC 82.98%
- Cannabinoids 88.88%
- Terpenes: Limonene 4.19mg, Caryophyllene 2.93mg, Humulene 1.2
Island Sweet Skunk Live Resin
- THC 78.20%
- Cannabinoids 92.19%
- Terpenes: Caryophyllene 19.01mg, Myrcene 8.76, Limonene 6.35mg
- THC 85.17%
- Cannabinoids 87.87%
- Terpenes: Caryophyllene 12.34mg, Limonene 9.46mg, Humulene 3.85mg
The all new Intelli-Core™ atomizer comes in both Herb and Oil varieties and features an innovative heating profile, providing maximum vapor production and never before seen levels of customization and control.
The CARTA 2 puts the power into your hands with FOCUS V’s completely redesigned mobile application. It offers near limitless potential for user configuration as well as social and community trackers and tools to expand your mobile dabbing experience.
Integrated and conveniently located tactile buttons on the device's ergonomic base provide on-the-fly time and temperature adjustments in the blink of an eye, wherever you are. No need to rely on other devices to adjust your sesh or LED settings.
Speaking of LEDs, the CARTA 2 has fully addressable RGB-LEDs located throughout the device. This allows dabbers access to a customizable light show, as well as communicating device battery life and status.
Intelli-Core™ Atomizer For Oil
BIGGER. BETTER. SMARTER.
The Intelli-Core™ atomizer delivers thermal consistency and vapor production on par with a quartz banger. A coated ceramic chamber delivers unmatched flavor and temperature control. Enhanced durability and easy cleanup allow the Intelli-Core™ to deliver flawless flavor. Full 360 Plus heating technology ensures utmost efficiency and reliable performance time after time.
- Intelli-Core™ Technology
- Quartz-Coated Ceramic Bucket
- 6 Month Warranty
- Only compatible with CARTA 2
CARTA 2 Intelli-Core™ Atomizer For Herb
UNLOCK THE FULL POTENTIAL
The Intelli-Core™ Atomizer for Herb allows you to take full advantage of the CARTA 2’s impressive capabilities while eliminating the need for combustion. Experience the ultimate performance flavor while maintaining portability and convenience. The larger ceramic chamber delivers soothing clouds of potent vapor.
- Dry Herb Atomizer
- Not To Be Used With Concentrates
- Recommended to be used with CARTA BOROSILICATE CARB CAP or CHROMATIX CARB CAP
Whether you are in need of extra batteries for those long CARTA adventures or a pack of dab swabs to keep it clean, CARTA has got you covered from top to bottom. Their Chromatix Color Line offers a wide selection of glass top, carb cap, stopper, bumper, tether, backpack and carrying case options.
The removable CARTA Glass Top opens the horizon for all sorts of customizable options that exude your personal style. You can find unique glass art top pieces on the Focus V website or have one made by your favorite glass artists.
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