Sigelei 30w Review

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I have had my Sigelei 30w for some time, and I have little negative to say about it. It is small, sturdy and had lasted numerous tumbles. It has a magnetic door on the battery slot which is convenient, and 5 programmable wattages. It comes with a silicon sleeve for extra protection which is a plus. This review is short but there isn’t too much to say. Sigelei makes quality stuff and this item is no different. Some will no doubt find 30w underpowered, but it fits my bill perfectly. The one negative I can think of is the positive pin in the battery compartment will tarnish eventually and you may lose your power connection, clean it appropriately and you’re back in business.

Update: (Dec 2015) After one tumble too many my Sigelei 30w has died. The 510 connections stripped so nothing will screw in anymore, perhaps a design flaw.

E-leaf Lemo RTA Review

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The Lemo is a single-coil kayfun-style RTA with a glass tank. It has replaced my Kayfun 3.1 clone as my tank of choice for many reasons. It has larger juice channels for better wicking, and that with superior airflow means it can handle much higher wattages than my Kayfun. The glass tank assembles easily, and is filled with a syringe via a screw port. The flavor is very good and the airflow while not wide open, is open enough for good straight lung inhales. I was having issues properly wicking my Kayfun clone but with the Lemo those issues are gone. Definitely another winner from the people at E-leaf.

E-leaf Istick 20w Review

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I recently purchased an E-leaf Istick. It has been much discussed online and is touted for its size and price tag. Perfect for intermediate users, it provides 20w of power and sports a 2200 mah internal battery. The build quality is decent considering the low price tag, however I wouldn’t expect it to survive a big fall onto an unforgiving surface. 22mm tanks will hang over the device, so a smaller tank may be desirable. It goes very well with the mini aspire nautilis, a combo I would recommend for people looking for a  no nonsense and stealthy solution. Overall I would say the Istick is a winner, however a spring loaded connection would be appreciated.

 

 

V3 Cloupor Hana dna-30 Clone Review

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I purchased my V3 Cloupor Hana Clone at my local B&M and having verified that it is indeed a V3, I can say that most if not all the problems with previous version have been corrected. That means that the V3 finally is what it promised to be, a viable 30 watt option for the less wealthy. These days 50 watt boxes and higher are available, but my preferences make 30 watts more than enough. The build quality of the unit is very nice. Never having held a real Hana, I cant compare the two, but the clone is very sturdy and the electronics are neatly sealed away from harm. After three weeks of use I can say the V3 Hana clone is holding up well, and basically preforms exactly as you would want it to. You can distinguish the V2 from the V3 by the V3`s lack of a firing pause after coming back from the screen sleeping. I love the box mod format and I feel the V3 Hana clone is an all around winner for everyone except Hana Modz.

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Aspire Nautilus Mini with BVC Review

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I recently visited my local e-cig B&M and picked up the Aspire Nautilus Mini atomizer tank. It came equipped with Aspire’s new BVC (bottom verticle coil) which has been rumored to be a game changer for prebuilt coils. I usually stick to my rebuildables but my interest in a simple alternative was piqued, and I relented and bought one. At this point I would like to mention that some people have taken issue with the BVC’s wicking materials (its brittleness)and the possiblilty some material may be inhaled with degradation. While I allow that this is a possibility, I used to suck back 30 smokes a day so this still has to be an improvement. With that said, the Aspire BVCs preform as close to an RBA as any prebuilt coil I have experienced. The 1.8 ohm coil handles 15watts with ease, and though I don’t have any device to test it on, Im sure it could handle more power. The flavor is outsanding, as is wicking (with 50/50 pg/vg)and it perform with no gurgling at all, regardless of tank level. The tank itself assembles easily, is glass, and leak free. I have to hand to Aspire, so long as the product proves safe, they have an all around  winner on their hands. One that delivers the RBA experience in a hassle free prebuilt coil.

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The evolution of my E-cig

I started vaping at the tail end of 2009, being introduced by a relative to the crappy cig-a-likes that were floating around the UK at the time. A little research led me to embark on the mission to find the perfect vape.  The following is a list of all the most notable setups I’ve used in my nicotine vape journey,  some in parallel:

Joyetech Ego with atomizer and cartridge

Joytech Ego with atomizer and drip tip.

Joytech Ego with cartomizer tank

Precise Plus 16340 with cartomizer tank

Vamo V2 with Cartomizer tank

Vamo V2 with Igo-L

K-100 with Trident clone

K-100 with Protank 2

Nemesis clone with Trident Clone

Nemesis clone with Russian clone

Nemesis clone with Fogger v4

Hana DNA30 clone with Lemo RTA

Sigelei 30w with Lemo RTA

Itaste 30w with Lemo RTA