Tony B. & Vandy Vape ‘VS’ Voopoo!

So I know loads of people that have been looking forward to getting their sticky mitts on the new Vandy Vape Pulse 80w squonk mod (hell even I was excited about this thing!)

I never had the original Vandy Vape Pulse squonk mod as it wasn’t a regulated mod, and I do prefer regulated for squonking, I like to get my power just right, and not have to rely on a fully charged battery, or build a coil to suit the battery power, so yeah I was looking forward to this coming out.

Not only was it a regulated squonk mod, the Pulse 80w was going to incorporate the Gene chip. Now the Gene chip is fab! In fact in my humble opinion it was the only good thing about the Voopoo drag (and you can see my thoughts on the Drag here)

So one of my members last night popped up a video from Tony B, on the Vapor Trail Channel, and I watched that this morning, and have to say that I’m pretty disgusted with Voopoo. Well I was never really impressed with Voopoo anyway, I have sent them a couple of emails about their products, and have never received a reply!  BAD customer service, BAD way to conduct a business!  But I’m just small fry customer level for them… why should they reply! Why bother listening to feedback about their mods! I get the feeling that they think they are sooo way above the little people that purchase their products!

However have a little look at the video, I just really feel for Tony B. This guy has been through the mill with Voopoo and then dragged back again.

So In case you didn’t wanna watch the video, a little recap from me. Vandy Vape ordered 40,000 Gene chips and boards from Voopoo as Tony B really wanted the Gene chip in the Pulse 80w mod. Voopoo agreed. A little while  down the line, Voopoo raised the price by 15%, then again a little later raised it again, so it was now 30% higher. Tony B and Vandy Vape swallowed this price hike and agreed to take a cut in profits. Still no Gene chip was delivered to Vandy Vape. I think the final straw was Voopoo stating that Vandy Vape have copied the Drag with the resin panels, and that they are now bringing out their own 80w squonk mod with the Gene chip!

Theres an awful lot of ‘playground’ tactics in what Voopoo have done to Tony B and Vandy Vape. Promising something that it looks like they never had any intention of delivering!

Sooo Not NICE Voopoo! Shame on you guys.

Now I’ve seen posts and videos of people saying boycott Voopoo, and this is how people feel. What a way to rip off the little guy. I personally will not be buying Voopoo’s squonk mod.

As for the Pulse 80w squonk mod. It will still be manufactured, but with a Vandy Vape chip, and of course that will keep the mod at a lower cost to the vape community.  So Vandy Vape and Tony B will still deliver, good on you guys!

Wanna share your thoughts on the Vandy Vape & Tony B VS Voopoo fiasco, you can leave a comment down below, or pop on over to our forum, Ceekays Vape Shack.

Smok X-Priv Kit Review

When the lovely Tom over at 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

X-Priv MOD
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)
Resistance: 0.1-2.5ohm(VW)/0.05-2ohm(TC)
Temperature Range: 200℉-600℉/100℃-315℃

TFV12 Prince
Size: 63 x 28mm
Capacity: 8ml
Coil: Compatible with Q4/X6/T10 Core
Material: Stainless steel and pyrex glass
Thread: 510

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
Spare Parts

Initial Thoughts

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!  :love2: 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!


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Smok TFV12 Prince Tank – Fix For Leaking

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 ….. zipped

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! wall

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.

  1. Close the air flow (to fully closed)
  2. 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)
  3. Close the top cap
  4. Take several hard draws on the tank without firing the mod
  5. 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. yes

One more fix you could try if this doesn’t work.

  1. Strip the tank down
  2. Remove the bottom and unscrew the atty from both the top and bottom of the tank.
  3. Give everything a wipe over
  4. Screw the atty into the top section of the tank first
  5. Screw the bottom of the tank onto the atty
  6. Make sure everything is nice and tight
  7. 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.

The Vandy Vape Phobia Review – Earplugs Needed!

So our new sponsor ‘’ joined us for the month of March, thank you Healthcabin  :wink2: 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… !! :fp2: )

Lets start with:

Vandy Vape Phobia Specs:

Length: 24mm
Diameter: 24mm
Atomizer Type: Rebuildable dripping atomizer
Connection Type: 510 thread
Drip Tip Type: 810 Ultem drip tip
Color: Silver
Package:Gift Box

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?  :dunno: Continue reading “The Vandy Vape Phobia Review – Earplugs Needed!”

Vaptio Solo 2 Kit – Review

Yes I did go out in the snow to get that pic! Crazy?…. Little bit!  :ting:
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
3000mAh Battery
>0.15ohm Resistance Range
30W/40W/50W Output
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”

Vaptio P-III Review – Red or Dead?

Do you like my arty pic? I never understood why people get knee deep in the sea, or roll around in the grass to get a good pic! But when I popped up the garden to let the goose out of her pen for the morning, I saw the old apple tree stump and now…. I get it!  :ting:

Anyhow…The P-III 100w is one of the latest creations by Vaptio, and I have to say I think they got an awful lot right with this mod! Details as we go on, but for now…

P-III specs

3000mAh battery (built in)
Outputs: VW/VT-Ti/Vt-Ni/VT-SS
Resistance range: 0.1 ohm – 3.0 ohm
Power levels: 30/40/50/60/70/80/90/100 watts
Temperature levels: 250/300/350/400/450/500/550/600 (Fahrenheit)

Whats in the Box

1 x SAIL P-I TF Tank
2 x coils (SS316 0.15 ohm)
2 x user manual
USB charger

Look & Feel

So when I first opened the box my initial thoughts were ‘I really like this’! The SOAR P-III (the mod) colour is just beautiful, it has like a matte red finish, and its the same shape as the ‘Fusion’ which I really love. It’s small and extremely comfy to hold. This little thing has tugged at my heart strings before I even start vaping with it! Continue reading “Vaptio P-III Review – Red or Dead?”

ELFC Original Recipe Flavour Shots – Bohemian Raspberry, Tropik, Citrus Smash – Reviewed!

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!”

Wismec Luxotic – Luxurious or Luxed Out?


Before anyone says it… I know Luxed isn’t a word!  :laughtears:

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:

Size: 43.2*25.1*76.7mm
Thread type: 510 spring loaded connector
Cell type: high-rate 18650 cell
Max output wattage: 100W

Tobhino BF RDA
Height: 28.7mm
Diameter: 22mm

Decorative ring
Height: 5.4mm
Diameter: 25mm

In the box:

1 * Tobhino BF RDA
1 * E-liquid Bottle
2 * Clapton Coil
1 * Cotton
1 * 810 Top Cap
2 * User Manual
1 * Warning Card
Spare Parts

First Thoughts

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?”

Joyetech eGo AIO ECO Kit – Reviewed

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Is it a straw? Is is a marker Pen? No its the new eGo AIO ECO from Joyetech! (what a mouthfull that was!)

Ok quick little review of the new starter kit from Joyetech, Going to try and keep this short, just a few thoughts. But first off…

eGo AIO ECO Specs:

Size: 14.0mm*113.0mm
E-liquid capacity: 1.2ml
Battery capacity: 650mAh
Coil: BFHN 0.5ohm head
Max charging current: 1A
Color: Black, Red, Blue, Grey, Green

Joyetech eGo AIO ECO Kit – In The Box

2x BFHN 0.5ohm head
1x USB cable
1x Silicon ring
1x Quick Start
1x Warranty card
1x Warning card

All About The AIO ECO

Ok its small, that small in fact it could indeed be mistaken for a permanent marker pen. Its the same kind of size and shape.

It has a 650mAh battery, that fires at a constant 1.85v output, and you have a 0.5ohm coil so this gives you around about 6.8w. It does feel like more. I only use 2mg (0.2%) nic strength so I’m not really getting a hit from this, but I do believe it was designed for use with nic salts, or at least a higher strength liquid. Continue reading “Joyetech eGo AIO ECO Kit – Reviewed”