ApeX – Type A 18V

The ApeX Type A 18V is a tDCS device built in the USA, that has been tried and tested by customers from over 45 countries.

Cost: 4/5
General customer rating: 4.5/5
Ease-of-use: 5/5
Features/Accessories Provided: 4/5
Delivery/Customer Service: 4.5/5

Customer Reviews
General customer reviews talk about how the ApeX device does what is promised, and has been effective in the realm of depression, anxiety, and focus. Many customers comment on the high-quality accessories, down to the electrodes.

“Immediately helped with my anxiety, would recommend this to anyone who wants a low-cost solution to treat their anxiety without tons of medication!”

Cost
The device is on the more affordable side of tDCS devices. Considering the high quality and abundance of features and accessories, it is generally worth its price.

Ease of Use
ApeX provides tDCS set-up instructions for their device, including instructional video on preparing tDCS electrodes and how to make saline for tDCS. The analog meter, protection limiter, and clean signal promotes ease of use of the product, as well as a step-by-step pdf instruction manual that walks you through a session with the device.

Features/Accessories provided
The ApeX tDCS device includes a built-in high precision analog meter to visually show safe and consistent stimulation levels, heavy duty corrosion resistant pads and connectors, 18V power with dual 9-volt battery system, and a low-noise progressive adjustment dial that stops any sudden jumps in electrical current. The package includes ElectroSquare pads, cables, the device itself, and 2 headbands (most device bundles only include one). All-in-all, it seems like the ApeX bundle is the full package for a positive experience with tDCS.

Delivery/Customer Service
Shipping is free with purchase of the device. From the ApeX website, it shows that the company is stringent on customer satisfaction, with a Customer Satisfaction Promise that includes a money-back guarantee, and a goal to provide effective and affordable tDCS devices. In addition, the device is tested thoroughly before it is shipped to ensure customers get the best quality product. Customers say that customer service is extremely helpful.

Summary/Overall
Pros:

  • High quality product and accessories
  • Affordable
  • Plenty of features that promote ease of use
  • Efficient 18V system

Cons:

  • Device can be cumbersome to use
  • Not aesthetically pleasing

About ApeX
Apex Electronics is a small, family-owned business based in upstate New York. The company makes, tests, and ships out their devices directly to you. The Type A is considered one of the best and most affordable tDCS devices on the market.