When the lovely Tom over at Vapesourcing.com decided to partner with Ceekays Vape Shack for a second month, he sent me out the Smok Xpriv kit to feast my beady eyes upon! Thank you Tom
Smok X-Priv Kit Specs
Size: 88 x 46.5 x 30.4mm
Wattage Range: 6-225W
Voltage Range: 0.5-9V
Standby Current: ＜500uA
Batteries: 2 x 18650 batteries (not included)
Temperature Range: 200℉-600℉/100℃-315℃
Size: 63 x 28mm
Coil: Compatible with Q4/X6/T10 Core
Material: Stainless steel and pyrex glass
Smok X-Priv – In the box
1 x X-PRIV Mod
1 x TFV12 Prince Tank
1 x V12 Prince-Q4 0.4Ω Quadruple Coils (Pre-installed)
1 x V12 Prince-T10 0.12Ω Decuple Coils
1 x Replacement Glass Tube
1 x USB Cable
1 x User Manual
Now Smok, most people either love their gear or hate it. For the record I have never hated Smok products, but I’ve never loved them either (I know, I’m contradicting my own statement there) but there are some people that are m’eh towards Smok products. That was me. I’ve owned them, I’ve used them, but there was nothing particularly special about Smok products. They are decent mods, and for me they have worked as they should. But, nothing has ever made them stand out as superb.
So the X-Priv arrived in a smart black box, as most of their products do, with the typical outer sleeve. Pretty sturdy packaging which is great as this kit had a long journey. On opening the box I was actually in awe at the X-Priv. Gone is Smoks ultra crappy paint job! In it’s place is one of the most amazing rainbow mods that I have actually seen! The X-Priv looks like it’s anodised! The colours are vibrant and shiny! Not a hint of paint waiting to chip can be seen anywhere!
Continue reading “Smok X-Priv Kit Review”
I took delivery of the Smok X-Priv kit late last week, and was overwhelmed by its rainbow shiny goodness! However the TFV12 Prince tank on the other hand got right on my …..
No sooner had I filled it and left it to sit for the coils to soak, e-liquid started running from the blummin’ air flow holes. And when I say running, thats exactly what I mean. If I turned the TFV12 Prince tank on it’s side , the liquid would literally pour out! And before anyone suggests changing the atty, I did, and it didn’t work!
So I did a bit of searching around, found a few fixes and one of them actually worked for me. So here’s what to do.
- Close the air flow (to fully closed)
- Fill the tank via the top fill hole, but do not fill to the top, leave 5mm or so gap (you may need to leave a bigger gap, it will be trial and error to see what works best for you)
- Close the top cap
- Take several hard draws on the tank without firing the mod
- Open the airflow
Ok that’s all there is to it. Now I was happily doing this over the weekend and have had no leaking. However last night, I filled the tank to the top leaving only around a 2mm gap, and the TVF12 Prince tank started leaking like a sieve again! So I poured a little liquid out (via the air holes!… why not.) then closed the airflow, took the draws without firing the mod, and it was back in business.
One more fix you could try if this doesn’t work.
- Strip the tank down
- Remove the bottom and unscrew the atty from both the top and bottom of the tank.
- Give everything a wipe over
- Screw the atty into the top section of the tank first
- Screw the bottom of the tank onto the atty
- Make sure everything is nice and tight
- Follow the above filling method.
Do also bear in mind that you need a high VG liquid for these tanks, they have massive liquid holes in the attys and high PG liquid will have a tendency to run straight through.
I hope these methods work and make the TFV12 Prince tank more bearable for you. I think it’s totally hit and miss whether you get a good tank, or a bad one. There are loads of people never have a problem (I have two Smok baby beast tanks, and have never had so much as a drop leak from them) and then other people have nothing but problems.
Anyhow, give it a go, and leave a comment whether this method works for you. Also leave a comment if you have any other fixes for the TFV12 Prince tank leaking problem.
So our new sponsor ‘Healthcabin.net’ joined us for the month of March, thank you Healthcabin and they sent me out the Vandy Vape Phobia to give the once over.
Vandy Vape have made this RDA in conjunction with Alex From VapersMD (I don’t know who that is… !! )
Lets start with:
Vandy Vape Phobia Specs:
Atomizer Type: Rebuildable dripping atomizer
Connection Type: 510 thread
Drip Tip Type: 810 Ultem drip tip
In the Box
1pc Vandy Vape PHOBIA RDA
1pc Drip Tip
1pc Airflow Cap
1pc User Manual
1 bag of spares
So the first surprise when the Phobia arrived was the fact that it has two top caps! One is a domed top cap with a very low profile (is this ULTEM? I don’t know, its yellow so probably… ) 810 drip tip, and the other one is a barrel with a chuff cap on top. The standard cap has the wording ‘no more fear no more phobias’ running around the top edge – Not sure what thats about? Continue reading “The Vandy Vape Phobia Review – Earplugs Needed!”
Yes I did go out in the snow to get that pic! Crazy?…. Little bit!
The Vaptio Solo 2 was sent to me by Jason, so I can give it the once over and see what I think – Huge thanks to Jason.
Solo 2 Specs
2ml – 4ml Tank Capacity
>0.15ohm Resistance Range
10 Second Safety Cut-off
Solo 2 – In The Box
1 x Solo 2 Device
2 x 0.25 Kanthal Coils
1 x USB Cable
1 x User Manual
First Thoughts, Looks & Feel
First thoughts on opening the box, love the colour!! These rainbow colours really are very pretty. It’s quite a chunky tube (pen type) mod, with Vaptio – Solo 2 printed onto the bottom of the battery and next to the button you have the setting options, with colour and power setting. This is meh! Maybe this could have been made on a little plastic sticker that you could remove if you didn’t want an instruction set on the side of your mod! However… it is handy to have the options there to see. Saves getting the manual out I suppose! Continue reading “Vaptio Solo 2 Kit – Review”
Ashley from over at ELFC sent me three new flavours out to try, they came as flavour shots in 120ml bottles with 24ml of flavour concentrate already in there. So basically you just add your own nic and diluents. I added 100ml in total. 70% VG and 30% PG and 0.2% nicotine.
Give them a good shake and it does say on the bottle they need 4 – 6 weeks steeping. But me being… erm me, can’t wait that long!!
So I tried straight the way, and to be honest they were all pretty nice right off the bat. Now it’s almost 2 weeks later and I’m giving them another try. Continue reading “ELFC Original Recipe Flavour Shots – Bohemian Raspberry, Tropik, Citrus Smash – Reviewed!”
Before anyone says it… I know Luxed isn’t a word!
It seems that a lot of companies are jumping on the ‘squonk wagon’ right now and why should Wismec be any different! Now they’ve had their fair share of cracking devices (some that have developed problems with the 510, or in my case sticky buttons) but they have had some pretty good innovative designs over the last few years. And it always seems one step better when it has Jaybo’s name on it.
So onto the Wismec Luxotic specs:
Thread type: 510 spring loaded connector
Cell type: high-rate 18650 cell
Max output wattage: 100W
Tobhino BF RDA
In the box:
1 * LUXOTIC BF BOX
1 * Tobhino BF RDA
1 * E-liquid Bottle
2 * Clapton Coil
1 * Cotton
1 * 810 Top Cap
2 * User Manual
1 * Warning Card
I didn’t have to open the box as there is a clear front panel, but my initial thoughts were on the size, its small and cute! Tom sent me the green honeycomb design Luxotic which I’m actually quite pleased about, lots of mods have the resin finish at the moment and it was rather nice to get something different.
The top cap on the RDA is a little weird looking, and I was surprised to see it with a 510 drip tip, things will get a little hot with that on surely? but we’ll get into that later…. Continue reading “Wismec Luxotic – Luxurious or Luxed Out?”
Asmodus Spruzza Squonk mod
The Asvape Michael was sent to me by Fasttech for the purpose of this review (thank you to Noel) and as always my thoughts are my own (you know me by now, I don’t gloss over the cracks!)
So I don’t intend to get all technical with this review, after reading some other reviews for this (I was trying to see if I could find anything about the art work as its supposedly drawn by a famous illustrator, no idea who that is though ) I got to thinking that I didn’t start reviewing to get all technical. I’m not like that, my reviews are purely how it looks, how it feels, how it vapes… and of course I will spill the beans over the bad points. But technical…. nah! That’s not me!
So on that note lets take a look at ‘Micheal’ by Asvape Continue reading “Asvape Micheal – Devils Night Edition Review – It’s One ‘Hell’ Of A Mod!”