- Brand: G Pen
- Model: Gio
- Size & Weight: (W x D x T) (16mm x 10mm x 104mm) & .09 LBS
- Heating time: instantaneous
- Battery charging time: 2 hours to full charge
- Colors: Black
- Warranty: 1 year
G Pen Gio The New Best Oil Vape?
Grenco Science is back with their newest Release, a totally different product The G Pen Gio.
There is a huge trend right now in these pod / Cartridge oil vaporizers and we have to admit they’re impressive, extremely easy to use, extremely portable and produce really good vapor quality.
The G Pen Gio is a concentrates only device. Meant to be used with G Pen pre-filled pods. It wants to fight in the new oil vape pen market with the PAX Era, the first of its kind that was released a year ago.
We were really impressed by the performance of this little new device. If you want to know more about the G Pen Gio and the G Pen Gio Pods, keep reading our in depth review.
G Pen Gio Unboxing
The package is really simple and minimalist, it contains the G Pen Gio Battery and a Micro USB Cable to charge it.
G Pen Gio Size and Design
The Gio is a very portable and discreet vape. It follows the same tdesign line as the G Pen Elite but in a smaller and more convenient size. It measures 16mm wide, 10mm depth, 104 mm tall and a weight of only 0,9 lbs.
There are currently multiple different versions of the G Pen Gio: the Standard one, the Cookies Collaboration with Bernie Weed brand (available in three colors), the Old Pal Collaboration, the Lemonade collaboration in yellow and the C/N collaboration in white and green.
All of these versions come are very nice looking, but they come in bright colors. That’s why we personally prefer the normal version (all black) due to its simplicity and discreteness.
G Pen Gio Pods
This new era of cartridges vape pens is going to revolutionize the industry, and we have to admit that is really impressive. The vapor experience and flavor from the GIO Pods is superb. They come with pre-filled with 0,5 ml of cannabis concentrates. We only tried two strains. Jack Herer and Lemon PoundCake, from Cookies. But we’re looking forward to see what else they add in their menu. Update!: We’ve tested all of the available pods and put an article with all the G Pen Gio Pods and where to buy them
When buying the pods, each one comes in a nice package and child-safe container. With information on the strain type and THC/CBD content.
The G Pen Cartridges have great capacity and are really easy to replace on the go.
We’ve been able to get around 100 hits of each pod!
If you want to know more about the G Pen Gio Pods, you can check this post with all the info about G Pen Gio Pods.
Available G Pen Gio Cartridges
Grenco science currently sales in limited locations. You can find cartridges in California and Colorado. But even within those states, they’re doing a slow roll out. Only few dispensaries have the pods for sale.
Locations to buy the GPen Gio
How To Use G Pen Gio
Here comes the magic of these new oil vape pens, they’re extremely easy to use, just align the g logo of the pod with the g logo of the battery, plug it in and hit till you get high. Once your cartridge is done, just unplug it, and replace it with a new one.
Don’t have to grind herbs any more or wait till the device heats up.
Also there’s a huge advantage in cleaning, as the mouthpiece is included in the pod, it never gets dirty is like using a fresh vape every time you change your pod.
They come with a series number which you will find at the bottom of the device, cartridge and box. Which you can register at gpen.com for warranty claims. And to ensure you have a real unit.
G Pen Gio Battery And Charging
To charge the GIO , connect the USB charging cable to the bottom of the device and plug it to a USB port or any wall adapter. You will see a flashing light indicating is charging.
Once the device is fully charged, the G light will turn off when the battery is fully charged and ready to go!
It normally takes around 2 hours to fully charged from dead.
The simplicity of the device is what makes the G Pen Gio a top vape for oils. The market is clearly shifting to oils and concentrates, and with a big push for close system vapes.
Having to buy the pods from a dispensary and not being refillable might be a turn down for most people. Especially if you don’t live in California or Colorado. Hacking the pods to put your own oil seems to be hard, so wouldn’t recommend if don’t like the idea of buying G Pen cartridges.
G Pen Gio vs PAX Era
The PAX Era has been the leader in the space since it came out a year and a half ago. It’s the best oil vape you can buy that comes prefilled. Their pod selection has been growing and you can find pretty much anything. From CBD only to different types of Sativa, Indica, and Hybrid pods.
Grenco Science has obviously seen a market opportunity there and has jumped into the growing market of prefilled oil vapes. Pricing on the G Pen Gio is $29.95 for the device and pods vary between $30-$50. At this price it’s $10 more expensive than PAX Era , it’s major direct competitor.
Have to say that vapor quality of Gpen Gio is A+. Hard to compare with the PAX Era, since flavor varies a lot between pods (Fillers). But for their basic pods (Jack Here vs. Sativa from Bloom Farms) , I would say G Pen wins.
Summary, Should we buy the G Pen Gio?
Based on our preferences and tastes, definitely YES! When we reviewed the PAX Era we liked it a lot and we like this new concept of disposable weed pods. If you live in California or Colorado, check them out.
And now, on 2020, we still think that the G Pen Gio is a ‘definitely YES’ as an oil cartridge vaporizer. Although some similar products have hit the market during last year, the G Pen Gio Vaporizer is still one of the best oil cartridge vaporizers. And you are wondering why? Well, the first reason it’s its very affordable price (only $29.95), the second one it’s the great vapor quality it provides in every puff; and, the last one, all the G Pen Gio Pods you can find on the market: a wide variety of strains and flavors.
G Pen Gio: FAQs
Most frequent questions and answers
If your G Pen Gio suddenly stops working, rest assured. The vape pen is covered by a year warranty, from the date of your purchase. You can contact G Pen’s customer service directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or (800) 948-7480. If you’re outside of the 1-year warranty time period, still contact customer service. There may be a defect in your device, or troubleshooting might be able to get your G Pen Gio back working again.
First, make sure that your battery doesn’t need to be charged. When the G Pen Gio’s battery needs charging, the G light on the front of the unit will blink 5 times when you try to hit the device. If your battery is fully charged, and your G Pen Gio is still not hitting – contact G Pen’s customer service department, to see if the unit can be replaced, or troubleshooted further. They can be reached via e-mail or phone at email@example.com or (800) 948-7480.
Technically, no. You can purchase licensed G Pen Gio cartridges from their many retailers. But, like many things… there are some DIY methods to do so yourself. These options found on the internet, may or may not be effective, and could void any warranty if used. If you’re able to remove the mouthpiece tip from the cartridge to refill your G Pen Gio cartridge, you can fill with distillate or oil.
Fortunately, for using the G Pen Gio you won’t have to open the device. The pods fit snugly into the top of the pen, and the USB charging port is located on the bottom of the vape pen. To remove the cartridge, you’ll pull the mouthpiece firmly from the top of the pen.
You’ll know your Gio G Pen cartridge is empty when you’re not receiving full hits. You can confirm the cartridge levels by simply removing the cartridge and checking periodically. Gio G Pen cartridges typically provide 100+ hits, before becoming empty.
When the G Pen Gio is almost to a full charge, you’ll see the G light on the front of the vape pen begin to flash. Once the flashing ends, and the light is completely off – your G Pen Gio is fully charged and ready to go.
To reach a full charge, it takes the G Pen Gio about two hours.
To remove the G Pen Gio cartridge simply pull on the mouthpiece at the top of the vape cart. The G Pen Gio will detach from the battery, for easy removal.