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  • Kanger T3 and MT3

    This review has been in the making for longer than Brat Pit’s beard. I got the first T3 early, most shops didn’t even know of them at the time.. it had suicidal tendencies and promptly decided to take it’s own life by rolling under my boot just 1 day after filling it; I had to forge a suicide note to avoid suspicion by the vapethorities. The second one was DoA.. I buried it in the yard fearing two T3 deaths might have rang a bell with some of the fine people in uniform. Finally the 3rd one arrived just after Xmas and has been through rigorous testing.

    Additionally this has been the hardest item I’ve had to review, in technical aspects; the Kanger T3 uses an eGo connection with threading only on the outer skirt! I use a 510 to 510 extension to test similar cartos but with the T3 they simply don’t work, so I had to find a 510 – eGo adapter which had central post issues leaving me just 2 devices in my vape-box that would fire it. A standard eGo battery and a spinner battery. Neither of which fit well into my review standards. It took a bit of macgyvering to get it to work on my VV and VW devices for proper testing.

    The Proper Intro:

    Clearomizers seem to have completely overtaken the carto market despite my awful experiences with them. The original CE4’s simply didnt work for me, The long wicked CE4’s wouldn’t wick fast enough and finally the dual coil/4 wick ones worked.. but lasted as long as a teenager in an orgy. I love the idea behind them and they would be fantastically convenient for my daily commute so I keep trying and trying. This relatively new installment by Kanger seems promising, it’s a bottom coil clearomizer so the wicking is no longer fighting gravity which should make a vast improvement for chain vaping.

    The Review:

    It’s got the looks that only a mother can love. The tube is merely a cylindrical piece of plastic and the non-removable drip tip is not very attractive. The knurling kind of works for the look but makes it wider than an eGo battery, alarming that it won’t fit well on the battery it was designed for. The MT3 improves the look a little bit by adding a metallic sleeve but the lines and function remain completely unchanged with the exception of a small curve at the top.

    Filling is awkward but doesn’t need a needle or anything similar, you simply remove the bottom section and drip on the side of the tube. The inverted volumetric markings help quite a bit but frankly I don’t see why a simple “full” mark wasn’t enough.

    Leaking or juice in the mouth has not been an issue at all, nothing, nada what-so-ever.. if you don’t overfill or drip down the central airtube then it’s all good. Just think of all the money you can save oncarto diapers!

    Now more importantly, wicking! It wasn’t fantastic to begin with, the top silicon ring was pushing on the wicks restricting the juice flow. With a nifty little trick from ECF it was easily fixed, just turn the silicon upside down and all done. It kept up with 50/50 just fine!

    Besides having 3 airholes in the base the draw is surprisingly tight, despite reports of an airy draw, much to my content since I really prefer a tighter draw.t3-vs-mt3-500x500

    Unfortunately with darker juices I cannot get them to last more than 5 days, with the price of replacement heads being comparable to those for a cheap atomizer I expected more, much more! Lighter juices seem to help them last quite a bit longer, so far 12 days running a selection of teas through one.

    More importantly – How does it vape?:

    My vape preference is around 11watts, bit over or under depending on the juice but I never stray too far from it. With the 2.0ohm head at 4.7V (my 11W) it’s a mouthful of evil with sprinkles of hate, at lower heat (around 4.0V – 8.0W) it vaped fantastically well; there’s plenty of vapor and a wicked throat hit with lets say.. hmm.. 7.5/10 flavor compared to my trusty 306. So far these are the finest clearos I’ve used. The one problem that completely puzzles me is a fowl plastic flavor that developed when liquid was left in them for a few days without using.. which persisted even after washing them out and running a full (ish) tank through them. Perhaps the eliquid itself was attacking the polycarbonate tubing, or the silica rings.. perhaps the juice just went bad.. I only had 3 heads to play around with and this developed in only 1 of them, I’ll investigate a bit more with the other 2 in time.. don’t want to waste them just for testing! Combined with the troubles of a “custom” adapter for them.. I’ll pass, even if they are good.…

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  • Review: iTaste MVP

    Anyone that is familiar with the itaste probably expects, like I did, the itaste MVP to be something very similar. It’s not! What the MVP is has some similarity in the VV function but it’s a lot like the Wink.. just without the drama or the massive battery life. It’s a slim box-type variable voltage device with digital display, a large built in battery and charging circuit that also carries a USB-out port for charging other mobile devices. Let’s put it through the works:

    In the box you get the actual device, 2 ce4 type dual coil cartomizers with 4 incredibly thick wicks (which I’ll be reviewing on their own) and a multi-face USB charging cable along with what looks like an eGo tank plinth. Something resembling instructions and a battery disposal warning. Basically a simple kit without too much bloatware.

    Looking for a dry herb vaporizer? We will be adding some reviews shortly, but in the mean-time you can check out the PVG’s Firefly2 review.

    Construction feels surprisingly solid. I was expecting el-cheapo plastic much like the Gripper (or Gripper VV) and I was very pleasantly surprised with this, it’s molded aluminium with polished metal end plates and even has quite a bit of weight to it, I often pray at the altar of Provari and the weight of the MVP still threw me.

    Gone is the magnetic connector of the itaste. Let’s be honest, magnets are fun but the itaste was wobbly and often lost connection with the little magnetic adapters, so this is quite a nice change. In it’s place we find a connector that Innokin calls “myriad compatible”. I like Innokin, not only do they come up with their own stuff often instead of just copying everyone else but I also see something in their products that makes me feel like they really try; I simply don’t see much difference between this myriad compatible connection and a standard eGo except from the half-missing outer eGo threads, making it even less compatible than an eGo.. any eGo atomizer with the double threading will not fit!. The tank skirt looks pretty standard and made to fit the half threaded eGo, I’ve tried a regular tank skirt and it wouldn’t fit because of the eGo threading I just mentioned.Battery is a Li-Ion chemistry cell rated at 2600mah. Same safety concerns as with the twist, spinner and itaste but they are so popular I’m starting to believe I’m being paranoid, you make up your own mind. Sadly, the battery is fixed. It is a custom battery so it would be impossible to find spares but I still would like the option of owning a second and being able to swap the batteries. I am a huge fan of replaceable batteries and hence disappointed in this. Never-the-less I was able to get almost 2 full days moderate vaping before getting to the “red” status, could of gotten even more if I plugged the device to a usb port while I was vaping. As far as the voltage-out function.. I couldn’t care less for it! Don’t get me wrong, i don’t dislike it.. i just want my PV’s to vape, not to charge my idiotic phone that won’t stop fucking ringing.

    The button is a bit small but has a nice resistance to it and it even has a three colored LED to indicate battery level, not the best illumination job I’ve seen tbh. It does the job pretty well without feeling cheap. I’m a bit of a button-ist (yes it’s a thing!). It’s location looks uncomfortable in the photos but the box is just over 4cm on the wide side so reaching for the button is not hard at all.Now to more important things: the Variable Voltage. The system boosts and regulates within 3.5-5V through some simple +/- buttons (0.1V increments) making the voltage selection as easy as can be. The range is somewhat limited but considering the battery chemistry used it is actually quite pleasant that they didn’t just go for a big number with all sorts of limitations. Vaping the itaste MVP feels exactly the same as the itaste vv, the monitor looks a bit different and the V+ and V- buttons are round this time. It’s neither anemic nor overcompensating in the selected voltage as I’ve found some other VV devices to feel. Thankfully the voltage range suggestion is gone, I don’t see what use it was and even more-so I cannot understand why there was a voltage range suggestion instead of a simple ohm meter since the device clearly uses the function to determine the voltage suggestion itself. Unfortunately the “puffer accounter” is still there. I still have not found a use for it.

    Pricing

    It’s $60. A bit higher than entry level VV mods (gripper VV, lavatube) but with the battery build in and no need for a charger the price is definitively comparable, if not slightly less, to the competition.

    Overall

    There’s some things I’m not thrilled with (the button) some things I’m concerned about (VV from a non High-Drain battery) and some things I love (build quality) but overall I have to admit that while I usually can’t wait for a testing period to end so i can go back to my customary setup this time around I stuck with it. I’m still vaping it right now even with some long proven devices, like my provari, sitting within arms reach. To me that’s a big win.

    “At a Glance”

    • Well Made
    • 2600mah Battery Capacity
    • Variable Voltage
    • Power-Out Function
    • Passthrough Function
    • Non-Replaceable Battery
    • Limited Voltage Range (3.5-5V)
    • eGo-ish Connector
    • $60ish pricetag
    • LED color battery status indication

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  • Silver Ghost

    silverghostThe Silver Ghost will be comprised of a high gloss Mield Steel center body and accented 306 Hard Brass caps, combined with a mechanical button and a 510 connection.

    Battery selections will be either a single 17670 for 3.7V or 2 RCR2123’s for 6V vaping.

    Each Silver Ghost will come with a serial number and a year’s warranty.

    Connection 510
    Battery 1×17670
    2x RCR123
    Voltage 3.7V (18650)
    6V (RCR123)
    Power Regulation No
    Construction Steel Body with Brass Caps
    Type Tube
    Switch Type Mechanical
    Feeder No
    Features No
    Suppliers: Cigtechs
    Price $144.95
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  • This is the old vape calculator from the old site made by JoeVaper. Use at your own risk.

    Yes yes I know, I’m a glutton for punishment.. but to my defense, I did say I was working on a new one of these. So there you go. My changelog isn’t as accurate as some of the actual ones out there but in this version:

    1. Stuff work
    2. The amps for the combination of voltage and resistance are calculated, over 3Amps the field is highlighted in red.. RED is for STOP and not for LIPSTICK!
    3. Did I mention stuff work?

    Premium E-Liquid Recommendation: HighClassVapeCo.com

    To use:

    • Find a vaping combination you really enjoy
    • Fill in any two of the first table
    • Press submit
    • Use the Values in the lower part of the table to recreate that exact vaping experience at any voltage or with any atomizer (you will need to have a VV mod naturally)
    • Thank the vape gods for making all this possible
    • DON’T vape yourself into a coma

    This is, hopefully, the final version (no it ain’t I just realized I didn’t add tab-indexes.. coming soon)

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