Massive thanks to Eleaf for sending out the Elven Pod system for me to try. Now I don’t like pods, they just don’t ‘do it‘ for me 🙁 However I do of course understand that many new vapers will start vaping with a pod type device, and many established vapers will maybe need a pod at some stage… so on that note, lets take a look at the Elven and see what it can do.
●Different Airflows in One Pod ●Ultra Small, Lightweight and Portable ●Easy Side Fill ●Taste the Flavors ●No Buttons. Just Inhale ●Easily Visible E-liquid Level
In The Box
1×Elven Battery 2×Elven Pods 1×QC USB Cable 1×User Manual
Initial Thoughts on the Eleaf Elven
My initial thoughts, well the very first thought was “Ughh it’s a pod!”
My second thought, it’s actually not bad looking. I have the red one,
the colour is beautiful, it has a lovely metallic finish and it does
look very cool.
The Elven is rounded at each end, and the actual
pod itself (the mouthpiece and tank) is a see through grey/black
colour, and on either flat side of the device is an oval shaped hole so
you can see how much liquid you have left. On one side you get a battery
indicator LED, and the bottom end is black and has the charging port.
A quick shout out to Urvapin.com for sending over the iJoy Shogun Univ
Mod for me to try out. I’ve been using this for the last week, and yes
it does have some similarities with the Voopoo Drag 2, but the real
question is, is it better?
iJoy Shogun Univ 180w Box Mod Specs:
Size: 88*55*28.40mm Screen Size: 0.96 inches Power Range: 1-180W Battery: Dual 18650 batteries(batteries excluded) Battery Capacity: 6000mAh Output Voltage Range: 0-7.5V Resistance Range: 0.05~3.0 ohm Temperature Range: 300-600℉/149-316℃ Output Current: 0-45A Material: Zinc Alloy & Resin Charging Port: Micro USB
iJoy Shogun Univ 180w Box Mod Package Includes:
1* IJOY SHOGUN Univ MOD 1* USB Cable 1* Manual 1* Warranty Card
Initial Thoughts On The iJoy Shogun Univ Box Mod
Shogun comes well packaged in a nice solid box, with a sleeve around
the outside with a pic of a samurai or ninja or something along those
lines on the front, but I don’t care about the box, I just care about
The Shogun isn’t a bad looking mod, it has resin
panels to both sides, iJoy haven’t cut corners and put resin on just one
side, and splattered the name of the mod across the other, they made it
even looking! This is good, I like resin, and I like to see it on both
sides. The colour of my resin is red and green and being totally honest
this is probably the worst looking one of all the choices. I’m more into
blue’s and purples, but it’s still not a bad looking mod. The resin
itself has a kind of rubbery feel to it, its lovely and smooth to sit
The Voopoo Drag 2 was sent to me by Vapesourcing.com for me to try out,
review, let you folks know my thoughts. So a huge thanks to Vapesourcing
This unfortunately isn’t going to be a review though….
I don’t like Voopoo! Let me get that out of the way to start with.
After receiving the initial Drag, with it’s unattractive shape, it was
clearly designed for men with large hands that could hold the Drag
without a problem. I didn’t like it.
I emailed Voopoo about a
problem I had with a sticky fire button, and never received a reply…
so much for customer service, these guys don’t give a flying **** about
Then there was the Voopoo & Tony B drama, if you don’t know what that was, you can see a quick run down here
Now people and reviewers were pretty peeved about what happened here,
but it was a while ago, and dirt gets kicked under the carpet….people
started to forget. Reviewers started to review their products again…
rewind to a just over a week ago, I started to use the Voopoo Drag 2,
getting ready to review it. And I have to say the shape is much better
than the first sharp edged, uncomfortable, heavyweight, piece of Poo
that is the Drag version 1.
And then…. This happened!
sponsored Ben Phillips to make a video of the Drag 2… but not just
any old video, a prank video. A little background on Ben Phillips: He’s a
Youtuber, he has 4.1 million subscribers, and his videos target
kids…. little people under 18 years of age (and maybe a few older than
18 too, but theres no getting away from the fact that the majority of
his viewers are children)
So Voopoo sponsored a kids Youtuber to make a video about a vaping device! Whaaaat!!
only is the fact that most of Ben Phillips viewers going to be under
the legal age of vaping, Ben Philips decided to fill the tank on the
Voopoo Drag with liquid helium to prank his brother! Stupid doesn’t even
begin to describe the whole fiasco.
We’ve had a struggle here
in the UK to get vaping accepted, even now we have some of the most
stupid vaping laws drawn up by the government, but vaping is allowed….
Advocacy groups, members of the public have all spent time writing to
MP’s, health advisors, parliament, doing everything they can to help our
plight as vapers, and this guy – Ben Phillips along with the company
Voopoo have started to undo all the good that has been done in the past,
with just one stupid video!!! Anti Ecig campaigners are having a field
day with this mess!
Only god knows what the FDA in United States are going to do with class act of pure stupidity! I don’t know who to hate more… Voopoo for sponsoring this kids youtuber, or Ben Phillips for being a total and utter pillock!
it’s easier if you just watch the kind of commotion that this has
caused, here’s a couple of video’s so you can actually see what’s
I’ve just checked and it does look like Ben Phillips has taken the
offending video down, but Voopoo! Why would you do this in the first
place? Now Voopoo have already made it totally clear with the Tony B
saga that they have no morals at all, so for them, this was just a way
to get their products out there, get some exposure… but to kids,
I won’t be reviewing the Drag 2, but for anyone that is curious, it’s
way better than the original drag, way more comfy to hold, and this last
week it’s been working a treat, but it’s a real shame that I’m going to
‘Don’t buy it!’
In fact I won’t
be buying anything with the Voopoo name again! But it’s your choice,
just remember these guys have shown that they don’t care about us
vapers, they don’t care about the vaping industry, they don’t care about
advocacy, they certainly don’t care about kids and illegal under age
vaping, all they care about is selling their products and making money, and quite obviously they don’t care how they do it!
●Intelligent Wattage Recommending System ●Soft and Smooth to Touch ●An Ergonomic and Compact Design ●Utilizing New EC Mesh Coil ●Single 18650 Mod with 75W Output ●Concise Display with Optional Interfaces
In The Pico X Box
1× iStick Pico X (without cell) 1× MELO 4 Atomizer (D22) 2× EC-M 0.15ohm Heads 1× QC USB Cable 2× User Manuals Spare Parts Spare Parts
Initial Thoughts on the Pico X
anyone who knows me knows that a couple of years ago the original Pico
box mod was a firm favourite of mine, teamed up with a small MTL tank,
the Pico was my kind of vape heaven. Opening the box on this one and
lots of happy memories came flooding back. I used to hate big dual
battery box mods, and yet now that’s what I use daily. So it really was a
blast from the past to open the Pico X box and be greeted by this
lovely, small, cute little mod!
(A quick note, if you skip some of this review, just make sure you read the bonus content at the bottom!)
Massive thanks to our sponsor Vapesourcing.com for sending me out the Wismec Active mod and Amor NSE tank to take a little look at.
The Wismec Active is supposedly a rugged little soldier, shock proof, waterproof, and Bluetooth enabled. Why Bluetooth enabled?…. So you can play your music through it of course!
would anyone want to play music through their mod? I have no idea…
Seems a little bit gimmicky to me, maybe aimed at the younger vaping
generation (18+ of course) The picture on the packaging shows someone abseiling down the side of the box… Hmmm classic!
This weeks review is a bit of a first for me, the first time I have ever used a Smoant product! How weird is that, all of the vape product out there and I’m only just touching the tip of the iceberg! So the Smoant Naboo kit was sent to me by Urvapin.com, a huge shout out to them for sending this my way 😉
Details of the Smoant Naboo kit from the Urvapin.com site:
Features of Smoant Naboo Kit:
1.Compact size with ergonomic design 2.Touch button with vibration to give you feedback 3. Lock/unlock function 4.Center 510 connection 5.Balance charging 6.Firmware upgradable 7.Tank is easy to clean, all components can be disassembled
So Wotofo are at it again, more new vape stuff, and I was lucky enough to be sent the Serpent Elevate to try out – A huge thanks to Wotofo for that. It’s no secret that I love RTA’s, I don’t have to remember to keep dripping or squonking, and I can throw it in my pocket and take it out (hopefully!) without drowning the inside of my pocket in e-liquid. Will I love the Elevate??… let’s find out!
Serpent Elevate Specs:
Threading: 510 thread
E-liquid Capacity: 3.5ml
Filling Method: Top filling
Airflow Type: Adjustable top airflow
Insulator Material: German PEEK
Extra Accessory: 4.5ml bubble tube, Coil trimming tool
In the Box:
1pc Serpent Elevate RTA
1pc Coil Trimming Tool
1pc Extra Drip Tip
1pc 510 Drip Tip Adapter
1pc Bubble Tube
1pc User Manual
1bag Clapton Coil
1bag 3mm Agleted Cotton Strip
1bag Extra Orings & Screws
Included coil specs:
Framed Staple Clapton Coil
Initial Thoughts on the Serpent Elevate
So you folks are going to get a slightly different package to what I got, You are going to get the black coil trimming tool seen in this image, and also a glass bubble section (tank glass) (I didn’t get this tool, and my bubble sleeve is plastic) Of course I would imagine if you’re in the EU and you purchase in the EU you won’t get the bubble glass as we have laws!
Anyhow, you get the full Wotofo works like usual, lots of little packages, with spares, coils, cotton… I love this so much! There’s everything in the box to get you up and vaping with the Elevate, you don’t need to go scratching around in your cupboards for coil building supplies and tools! And of course you get the Serpent Elevate. Continue reading “Wotofo Serpent Elevate RTA – Is This a Slithering Success?”
1×ELLO Duro Atomizer
1×HW-N Dual 0.25ohm Head
1×QC 3.0 USB Cable
1×HW-M Dual 0.2ohm Head (Pre-installed)
Initial Thoughts on the iStick Nowos
Opening the box, and I was pleasantly surprised, the Nowos looks rather sleek and the lack of any buttons apart from the firing button had me rather confused. I normally don’t read the manual unless I have to, and with this…. I had to! I assumed that I would need to twist the fire button to change the settings, but nope… more on this a little later.
So, the Nowos has 2 plain white side panels, the Eleaf logo on one side, and the iStick Nowos logo on the other. The edges of the mod are silver metal, with the fire button on one edge. Turn the mod around and on the opposite edge you have the charging port. On the bottom you have 4 vent holes, and on the top the nice springy 510 pin and plate. Continue reading “Eleaf iStick Nowos Review”
Ceekays vape shack sponsors Vapesourcing.com sent me the Eleaf ECM kit to have a play with, it’s a stick type device. Very similar to the last iJust 3 device that I reviewed a while ago, so will be interesting to what the difference is, if there’s any at all
1 x iJust ECM Battery
1 x iJust ECM Atomizer
1 x EC-N 0.15ohm Head
1 x EC-M 0.15ohm Head
1 x USB Cable
2 x User Manuals
Well the iJust ECM comes in 4 beautiful colours, and black! And guess which one I got So not terribly impressed by the colour, looks wise it’s very similar to the iJust 3, with a couple of differences. Different patterns on the battery, and the tank is slightly different too. The button on the last one was a hexagon, the button on the ECM is triangular… so they have changed a few things, but still playing on shapes.
It’s no secret that I hate Pod systems, hate with a pure driven passion. Probably because they don’t do anything for me, and I find them hard work, hard to draw on, especially if they’re an auto battery.
So when the Smok Novo Pod system turned up at my door, courtesy of Vapesourcing.com it was kind of a ‘M’eh’ moment!
I intend to do a quick review, my thoughts and then this pod can go back in it’s box….
The Smok Novo Pod
Opening the box and… well the Smok Novo is ok to look at, I’ve seen worse. I have the blue one with a kind of silver snakeskin type pattern on it. There’s the Smok logo on one side, and the Novo logo on the other. The edge all around the pod is metal. It doesn’t look bad if I’m honest. One side has a small light in the centre, and this lights up as you vape.