Eleaf Elven Pod Kit Review

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.

Eleaf Elven Specs

Size: 20mm*10mm*100mm
Weight: 24g
E-liquid capacity: 1.6ml
Output wattage: 15W max
Battery capacity: 360mAh
Coil resistance: 1.6Ω
Colors: Black, Gold, Silver, Red, Blue

Features

●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.

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The iJoy Shogun Univ Mod Review – There’s a New Dictator In Town!

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

The 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 what’s inside!

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 and caress! 

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Voopoo & Ben Phillips – Stupidity At It’s Utter Finest! (Oh and the Voopoo Drag 2)

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 for that.

This unfortunately isn’t  going to be a  review though….

Now 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 their customers.

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…

So 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!

Voopoo 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!! 

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Not 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!

Because 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 happening now….

Now 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, bl**dy disgraceful!!!

So, 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 say….

‘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!

Shame on you Voopoo!!

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Eleaf iStick Pico X & Melo 4 Review – The Latest in a Long Line of Pico’s!

Many thanks to Eleaf for sending me the Pico X to have a play with. It came as a kit, stocked with the Melo 4 tank.

Eleaf iStick Pico X specs

Size: 50mm*31mm*112mm
Weight: 112g (without cell)
E-liquid capacity: 2ml
Battery type: single 18650
Output wattage: 75W max
Output voltage: 0.5V-9V
Resistance range: 0.1Ω-3.0Ω (VW/Bypass mode)
0.05Ω-1.0Ω (TC-Ni/Ti/SS/M1/M2/M3 mode)
Colors: black, red, blue, silver, green

Features

●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

Firstly, 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!

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Wismec Active & Amor NSE Review – Vape & Music Anyone? — (I killed it! )

(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! 

Why 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! 

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Smoant Naboo Kit Review

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

Specifications of Smoant Naboo Kit:

Smoant Naboo Mod:

Size: 48mm (L)* 31mm(W)*91mm (H)
Battery type: dual 18650 batteries (not included)
Screen: 2.4inch TFT color screen
Output range: 1-225W
Output modes: VW (Min, Normal, Max)/ VW Curves/Temp (Ni, Ti, SS)/ TCR/TC Curves
Resistance range: 0.1-2.0ohm for TC mode/TCR mode/TC Curves
UI modes: Dial mode/ Classic mode/ Music mode
Protections: Reverse protection/Over-heating protection/Low voltage Protection/Overload/ Short-circuit protection/Over-time protection

Smoant Naboo Mesh Tank:

Tank size: 25mm (diameters) X 52mm (Height)
Wide bore 810 drip tip size: 16mm(diameters) X 9mm (Height)
Materials: SS304+ Quartz Glass+ Resin drip tip + 100% Japanese OCC
Available coils: Mesh 0.18ohm(40-80W) & Mesh 0.17ohm(60-100W)
Capacity: Pre-install 4ml  / Extra Replacement 2ml

Packing List of Smoant Naboo Kit:

1X Naboo mod
1X Naboo Mesh sub ohm tank 
1X 0.18ohm Mesh OCC (40-80W)
1X 0.17ohm Mesh OCC (60-100W)
1X USB charge & update cable 
1X Extra glass tube (2ML)
1X Spare Sicone Orings
1X User manual

Initial Thoughts on the Smoant Naboo Kit

The kit comes very well packaged (same as most companies do these days) so not going to rave about the box or anything. Opening the box and I discover I have the red kit, nice! 

The tank has the bubble glass fitted which holds 4ml of liquid, and there is also a spare 2ml glass in the box. It has a nice matching honeycomb style drip tip on the top of the tank.

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Wotofo Serpent Elevate RTA – Is This a Slithering Success?

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!  :dunno:

Serpent Elevate Specs:

Diameter: 24mm
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
(28G+38G*9+28G)+36G N80
ID 3mm
0.33ohm (40W-55W)

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!  :roll:

Courtesy of Wotofo

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.
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Eleaf iStick Nowos Review

Massive thanks to Eleaf for sending me the iStick Nowos to cast my beady eyes over. This kit actually got me a little bit excited… it’s something slightly different!  :yes:

Istick Nowos Specs:

Size: 43mm*28mm*135mm (6.5ml version)
43mm*28mm*133mm (2ml version)
Weight: 205g (6.5ml version)
200g (2ml version)
E-liquid capacity: 6.5ml / 2ml
Battery capacity: 4400mAh
Output wattage: 80W max
Output voltage: 9V max
Resistance range: 0.1-3.0Ω
Colors: black, red, blue, silver, dazzling

In the box:

1×iStick NOWOS
1×ELLO Duro Atomizer
1×HW-N Dual 0.25ohm Head
1×QC 3.0 USB Cable
2×User Manuals
Spare Parts
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…  :dunno: 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”

Eleaf iJust ECM Review & A Feeling Of “Déjà Vu”

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  :dunno:

iJust ECM Specs

Diameter: 25mm
Height: 136mm
E-liquid capacity: 4ml
Battery capacity: Built-in 3000mAh Battery
Output wattage: 40W max
Resistance range: 0.1Ω-3.0Ω

Eleaf iJust ECM Kit – In The Box

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
Spare Parts

Initial Thoughts

Well the iJust ECM comes in 4 beautiful colours, and black! And guess which one I got  :roll: 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.

 

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Smok Novo Pod System – Is It Just ‘Another’ Pod?

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….  :roll:

Smok Novo Specs:

Parameters
Size: 88.3×24.3×14.3mm
Battery Capacity: 450mAh
Power Range: 10W-16W
Standby Current: <200uA
Capacity: 2ml

In The Box:

1×NOVO Mod
2×Pod(No e-liquid)
1×USB Cable
1×User Manual

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.

 

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