Personal Vaporizer Review; iGreenVape’s Dragon

Posted by Chris | Electronic Cigarette Reviews | Wednesday 19 March 2014 11:35 am

As vaping continues to grow we are seeing more and more manufacturers release personal vaporizers, in addition to disposables and cig-a-likes. This seems to be the natural progression, as many experienced vapers prefer PVs. We got ahold of iGreenVape’s Dragon Premium Vaporizer for our latest review.

The Hardware

Personal Vaporizer Review; iGreenVapes DragonThe Dragon is a straight forward vaporizer. You get a 900 mAh manual battery, and a 1.6 ml clearomizer that transfers liquid to a 3 ml bottom-coil atomizer. The battery itself has a black finish; stainless steel, pink and more colorful batteries are also available. iGreenVape quotes 15-20 hours of vaping per charge. Our testing found this claim to be accurate, which really adds to the value of The Dragon. Constantly having to charge, or constantly running out of charge is just plain annoying.

The clearomizer is built onto a metal frame which is another selling point for this device. Avoid buying plastic based tanks or clearomizers, they are generally cheap and will break or wear out quickly. The tank on the clearomizer holds 1.6 ml of juice. Even a heavy vaper can get through several days with a tank this size. The clearomizer is wicked with string. Switching out wicks is easy with this particular clearomizer. At most you may want to grab a pair of tweezers, but even less experienced users will find maintenance to be simple. The atomizer itself really does deliver. A solid vape produces a cloud of vapor. While we do agree with their claims on throat hit, keep in mind that throat hit is as also a factor of how they mix their e liquid. Not to say that hardware doesn’t play a necessary role, but it’s still important to think about when factoring throat hit into the criteria for your next personal vaporizer purchase. The tip provided with The Dragon is plastic. We would prefer a different material here; however plastic tips are pretty standard with PVs, especially devices that are as affordably priced as The Dragon. Overall the design, functionality and sturdiness of The Dragon itself make it a solid choice for anyone in the market for a new electronic cigarette. Some may refer to PVs like The Dragon as being entry level, but we still use PVs like this on a daily basis. The Dragon will enter the rotation and become a mainstay. Its sturdiness alone makes it a good device to use when out and about.

Personal Vaporizer Review; iGreenVapes Dragon

The Liquid

iGreenVape offers over 20 different flavors of e liquid. They go with an 80/20 PG to VG (propylene glycol to vegetable glycerin) mix. The fact that their liquids are heavy on propylene glycol mean that you get a noticeable throat hit, and a thinner juice that is less likely to dry and clog up your atomizer and wicking system. We put their Red Tobacco (you can guess which analog they were going for with this one), Vanilla and Vitamin C flavors to the test. For a traditional tobacco flavored offering iGreenVape’s Red Tobacco is very much worth checking out. Not overbearingly sweet like the offerings from some others, it provided a satisfying vape even when used three days in a row. The vanilla was good, but honestly not that much different than most of the vanilla options out there. Realistically everyone is using vanilla extract and sweeteners, so it isn’t that surprising that we haven’t found a vanilla that really sticks out. The Vitamin C was very interesting. It seemed to be a true mix of several citrus flavors. Very satisfying and a little sweet, we were glad that we got to try this one. Aside from what we tried iGreenVape has at least three other flavors geared towards those who want something in a traditional tobacco flavor. They also have two offerings that will satisfy vapers who want menthol. On top of that they have some creative flavorings like Ginseng (no word yet on whether you are supposed to get a mental boost from vaping it). They do recommend sticking to their juice when using The Dragon, but part of that is just marketing. We used another label in The Dragon and had no issues.

Overall The Dragon is a great personal vaporizer. Right now starter kits sit at $50, and come with a bottle of juice and everything that you need to vape. That’s a pretty good deal these days. You can find cheaper kits online but most of those are on the extremely low end of the vapor totem pole. The quality of the device makes $50 fair in our minds. It’s certainly less than some of the competition who have similar PVs for sale. Our test leads us to believe that The Dragon will hold up well, it really is a product of sound engineering. This device is easy enough for a beginner to use, yet delivers enough vapor to satisfy an experienced vaper. Experienced vapers who want a beefier device will have to spend considerably more money, or break into modding and piece together their own e cig. iGreenVape also has cig-a-likes and disposables. We haven’t had the opportunity to try them yet, but will be sure to update you when we do!

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5 Tanks That Will Change Your Life

Posted by Chris | Electronic Cigarette Reviews | Wednesday 12 March 2014 4:11 pm

If the most important part of an e-cigarette is the e-liquid, then an e-cig’s tank doesn’t rank that far behind. It’s not just because the tank is what holds e-liquid, either. Depending on your unit, it’s what determines your tip. For any unit, coupled with your atomizer it’s what determines vapor production and maximizes – or can ruin – your flavor experience and throat hit. (While the flavor and throat hit are normally determined by the e-liquid itself, by the ingredient options and the PG/VG ratio respectively, if you put a high quality e-juice in a poor quality tank, you’re not going to get the full impact of your juice.)

So what tanks should you be considering to top your latest mod? Take a look at our top tanks list, and springboard into a new experience.

5 Tanks That Will Change Your LifeRussian 91%

Distributed by Kebo, the Russian 91% is a clone of they Kayfun Lite, featuring solid 316 stainless steel tank that features a clear plastic window, an adjustable 510 center pin, an Underpressure DIY Atomizer, and (unlike the Kayfun original) air-flow control. All components are compatible to the original Kayfun Lite, of course. The kit comes with a 510 drip tip adapter, a needle bottle, and one wick with heating wire.

 Unlike most “clones,” the Russian has become a force in its own right, with clones of the Russian 91% popping up for sale online. The Russian might be based on the Kayfun, but unlike most clones, it’s not just a copy. The air-flow control and other minor improvements set the Russian apart from other “clones.” It’s become so popular that the price of the Russian is close to the original Kayfun.

 List Price: $99

 

5 Tanks That Will Change Your LifeKayfun Lite Plus

A clone is good, but sometimes you just want to enjoy the original. By SvoëMesto and machined in Germany, this newer, better Kayfun also features air-flow control with a screw on bottom cap, not to mention a redesigned and removeable drip tip and top cap. Featuring a stainless steel and Makrolon center tube, this 4.5 mL tank features a 510 connector, ProVari Cone, RBA, and drip tip bender.

 Replacement Makrolon will be available in colors in the near future. Vapers should note that this tank is considered a “fit flavor,” which means it isn’t meant for billowy vapor creation.

 List Price: $112

5 Tanks That Will Change Your LifeFogger v3.5

The Fogger is a tank unlike any other. Created by YiLoong, vapers have loved every version of this tank despite the quirks associated with earlier models. The plumes of vapor you’ll get with every draw let this tank live up to its name. Made of pure 316 stainless steel and tiered Pyrex view window with a removable metal tank sleeve, this 6 mL tank features an Air Flow Control ring at the base which controls airflow over four 1 mm side holes, an adjustable 510 center pin, and a 510 drip tip. It also comes pre-coiled with either silica or mesh.

 Vapers should be aware that previous versions of this tank were prone to cracking. This tank uses an RBA, and 0.5ohm to 3ohm coil builds are recommended.

 5 Tanks That Will Change Your LifeList Price: $50

TI Steam Turbine

The Steam Turbine is another singular tank, and since it’s crafted by Doc Dave (making this tank U.S.-made by one of the legends of vapor), it’s no wonder. You can pick one up in either stainless steel or titanium, with intricate and sophisticated designs that protect a Pyrex center. This 3 mL tank features three wick holes, two pairs of air holes, a Genesis atomizer, and a reduced atomizing chamber for the single best flavor a tank can offer. It also offers the flexibility of operating with a single, dual, or U-wick.

 This tank is a hefty 21 mm in diameter. Vapers should note that this tank does not come preassembled.

 List Price: $190

Aspire Nautilus – Adjustable Airflow Tank

5 Tanks That Will Change Your LifeJust because a tank has great airflow and a high e-liquid capacity doesn’t mean a tank has to be RBA, complicated, and expensive. The Nautilus is well liked and dependable, thanks in no small part to the lower ring that offers four air hole sizes with just a twist: .9mm, 1.1mm, 1.4mm, 1.8mm. That means you can control the airflow, vapor temperature, and maximize or minimize vapor as desired. This 5 mL tank features stainless steel and Pyrex, a bottom dual coil, and an eGo threaded cone. The unit comes with a replacement atomizer, as well, so if you can’t put the Nautilus down, you don’t have to run to your brick-and-mortar right off the bat.

This tank is made of glass, and while Pyrex is a little more sturdy than most glass, it can shatter. Vapers should be aware that the Nautilus can only accept Aspire Nautilus coils. Cleaning and refilling are also very particular, so vapers new to the Nautilus should read the manual.

List Price: $36

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Vaperzone Banks on Personal Vaporizers Over Cig-a-Likes

Posted by Chris | Electronic Cigarette Reviews | Monday 10 February 2014 2:39 pm

When comparing what are commonly called cig-a-like e-cigarettes and personal vaporizers you will find a significant number of differences. It’s basically like using two different types of vehicles to get to the same location. They both use batteries to vaporize e-liquid, allowing the user to have an experience similar to smoking, only without tobacco. Aside from these basic connections, the two types of devices are quite different.

Vaperzone Banks on Personal Vaporizers Over Cig a LikesE-cigs look and feel similar to traditional cigarettes, but they have considerably less battery power, and can only do so much. While two piece e-cigarettes may be the standard that most people associate with e-smoking right now, vaporizers have become massively popular among new and more mainstream vapers recently and they are changing the way people vape. Vaporizers generally do not look like typical e-cigarettes. In fact they often resemble electronic wands or oversized pens more than a tobacco cigarettes They also present a much greater amount of power, allowing for more vapor with each and every drag. These batteries work with different tanks, cartomizers and clearomizers, as well as various other types of accessories such as atomizer heads, collars, and drip tips. It’s all about the experience with these devices. Users get to tailor them to their preferences; which is one of the most important reasons e-smokers, and even regular cigarette smokers are switching to them.

Basic 2-piece e-cigs, such as GreenSmoke or V2, are straight forward devices that do not offer many frills or options. Batteries are not much different from one device to the next, and there tend to be fewer flavor options. The throat hit that the smaller 2-piece e cigs deliver is almost never on par with what one can get out of a personal vaporizer. Yes, they have the familiar cigarette look and feel, but the overall experience is not quite the same. For those who want a more intense performance, more flavor options, and the ability to get their e cig to do more for them, the answer has become personal vaporizers.

Vaperzone Banks on Personal Vaporizers Over Cig a Likes One company that has embraced the personal vaporizer over the 2-piece e cig is VaporZone. They have been getting a lot of attention for their PVs lately. Currently they offer a line of five different personal vaporizers. Their selection gives you everything from an entry level option up to their Rebel, which allows you to switch out tanks and even choose between different batteries so that you get the exact vaping experience that you are after. Of course, they do still offer a line of 2-piece electronic cigarettes to round out their offerings

In addition to devices VaporZone makes incredibly potent e-liquids right here in the United States.  To date they have developed more than 50 flavors. If you are in the mood for something a little different you can mix and blend their flavor offerings at will, and they will send you your own personalized e liquid cocktail. One thing that is defineitley worth noting about VaporZone is that they are looking ahead and have already registered their lab and recipes with the FDA. In a time when some are skeptical about the ingredients in electronic cigarettes, VaporZone is making the statement that they have nothing to hide. To learn more about the difference between devices that use cartomizers verse tanks take a moment to read this article.

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The Coolest Mods Money Can Buy

Posted by Chris | Electronic Cigarette Reviews | Monday 3 February 2014 2:42 pm

If you’ve been vaping for any considerable length of time, there’s probably been a time when you went a little bit mod crazy. A point when you had to have the absolute best mod, the mod that had all the bells and whistles, or maybe the newest, the most obscure, or just plain cool mod. Here are some of our picks for the coolest mods on the market, suitable for every price range.

The Coolest Mods Money Can BuySigelei ZMAX V5

If you need an accessible, low price, reliable VV/VW Mod, then look no further. With a telescoping barrel body made from stainless steel, this surprisingly durable mod will make it through even the most active day without a hitch. Its telescoping design allows for multiple battery options, ranging from 18350 to 18650, so you can pick the size you’re most comfortable with. While it only has one button for operation, the Sigelei ZMAX utilizes an intuitive multi-click menu system which allows you to change any setting as you see fit. Plus, the V5 comes with an adapter that enables you to charge other devices with it, acting as a handy emergency charger. In a crowded VV/VW field, the Sigelei ZMAX continually rises to the top.

Price: $50-$80

 

 

The Coolest Mods Money Can Buy

The Poldiac

When mechanical mods started gaining popularity, many made the switch to “bottom-fire” buttons. Then the Poldiac hit the scene and brought a modern twist on the older method. While its simple polished tube exterior design may be minimalist, it’s the button that wows. The DID Stealth Side Button is an activator that utilizes magnets for a smooth, minimal resistance action. A pair of flat neodymium magnets repel the button off the contact until pressed, a process that won’t wear out like a spring will. Add its Rhodium/Silver plated brass battery contacts, and the Poldiac becomes a solid heavy-hitting mod that delivers style and massive clouds of vapor.

Price: ~$200

 

The Coolest Mods Money Can BuyThe Hammer by Kato

Why bother with a large mod when you can have the power of Mjolnir in your pocket? This diminutive mod is deceptively powerful, given that it can only hold an 18350 battery. With all brass contacts, the Hammer hits just as hard as larger mods, yet rests comfortably in the palm of your hand. In a field crowded with tube mods, The Hammer sets itself apart with its unique look and innovative styling. With the right atomizer and drip tip combo, The Hammer is sure to turn heads.

Price: $240

The Coolest Mods Money Can BuyRomuluz Spark by Team Hotwire

With the iHybrid, hybrid style mods became quite chic. Because of Team Hotwire, hybrids just got intense. The Romuluz Spark is a veritable Swiss Army Knife thanks to its modular nature. It can accept any battery in the 18000 size spectrum and sports silver contact points for great conductance. But the best feature has to be the tank. Not only does the tank assembly completely detach, exposing a standard 510 connection, but the juice chamber can be switched out on the fly, and without needing to rebuild the coil. So, rather than keeping a bottle of juice on hand to refill, you can keep a sealed tank in your pocket, ready on the go. This is the mod that other hybrids dream of becoming when they grow up.

Price: ~$220

 

The Coolest Mods Money Can BuyiTaste VTR

Box mods have clung to the industry for a long time, thanks to a small, but loyal following. They hearken back to early modders who took apart the first waves of e-cigs and made them better, usually rehousing the guts in a box of some kind. iTaste stepped up to the plate and innovated on the basics. The body of the mod has a pleasing texture that doesn’t sacrifice the aesthetics of the exterior to give it an easy grip. Rather than relying on tiny buttons to make voltage or wattage adjustments, the VTR provides a satisfyingly robust wheel to spin, giving it a properly mechanical vibe. ITaste didn’t ruin its aesthetic with an out-of-place tank either. The VTR has a low-slung offset 510 connection on the side of the mod, with two rings that protect the provided iClear 30S tank. This also lends a curve to one side of the box, making for comfortable finger placement when holding it.

Price: $120

 

The Coolest Mods Money Can BuyLo Tech Mods

Description: When you absolutely, positively have to be the classiest person in the joint, accept no substitutions. What you see here is only one incarnation of the pipe mod, as all of Lo Tech Mods creations are one of a kind, handcrafted works of art. These mods generally take an 18350 battery, sport wooden construction with etched brass plating, and 510 connections at the end of elegant brass stems. If you’re still curious, the pictures truly speak for themselves.

Price: $120-$140

There are tons of mods on the market, and new ones are arriving practically every day. With a keen eye and an idea of what you’re looking for, you can find a cool mod to call your own.

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Digging In To Variable Voltage; The Apollo VTube Verse the eGo Mega Twist

Posted by Chris | Electronic Cigarette Reviews | Friday 24 January 2014 12:00 pm

One of the first upgrades e-cig users look into are variable voltage (VV) batteries. Having an e-cig with VV lets the user control the voltage and overall vapor output, allowing them to fine-tune an important part of their e-cig experience. Finding the sweet-spot means having the perfect vape every time.

In the last year, the number of options for variable voltage devices has grown exponentially, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed with all the options. However, most VV e cigs can be divided into two groups: devices with removable batteries, and devices with a “fixed” battery. Both of these options have their advantages and drawbacks, so let’s take a look at a great example of each type to help you choose which is right for you.

Digging In To Variable Voltage; The Apollo VTube Verse the eGo Mega Twist

The Apollo VTube

The Apollo VTube V3.0 is a prime example and a great option for the removable battery category. Featuring stainless steel construction and a digital display, the VTube offers adjustable voltage from 3 to 6 volts, as well as adjustable wattage from 1 to 20 watts. The advantage of also having variable wattage becomes apparent when using tanks or cartomizers with different resistances, the Apollo VTube does all of the work for you and adjusts the voltage accordingly for consistent power output. The three button design is easy to use, and has a safety lock to prevent accidental activation.

The Apollo VTube uses replaceable, rechargeable 18650 batteries. 18650 batteries are the workhorse of the VV world, and should last a heavy vaper about two days between charges at minimum. This is advantageous because it allows the user to have one battery in the device and another in the charger, meaning you need never be inconvenienced by a dead battery when you’re in the mood to vape. The Apollo VTube also lets the user check the current charge on their battery and the resistance of its atomizer with a single button click.

Another good feature of the Apollo VTube is that it features both 510 and eGo threading. Since many starter e-cigs use eGo threading, this means you can use the same cartomizers on the new device without needing to worry about buying an adapter. The Apollo runs $119.95 on the Apollo e-cigs site, and comes with the VTube, a Panasonic high capacity 2200mAh 18650 battery, a charger, a ProTank 2 Mini, and a leather carrying case.

However, removable battery mods aren’t right for everyone. For a user upgrading from a “starter” e-cig unit ( a cig-a-like), a device like the Apollo is a serious jump in overall size. The Apollo VTube’s diameter is roughly the same as a quarter, and it’s about 5 inches tall. Its stainless steel construction adds a heft and solid feel that many users like, but weight that some might not want.

Digging In To Variable Voltage; The Apollo VTube Verse the eGo Mega Twist

eGo Mega Twist

E-cig users who want the advantages of VV without upgrading to a large removable-battery mod should seriously consider the eGo-C Mega Twist unit. About half as thick and an inch shorter than the Apollo VTube, the Mega Twist still packs a punch, with its 1000mAh battery. This means that the Mega Twist should still give the average user at least a day of vaping before it needs to be charged. For users who already own eGo units, the twist can be charged with the same charger, and features the same “five-click” power mechanism for turning the device on and off.

The Mega Twist is compatible with the eGo cone system, and features both 510 and eGo threading. It also uses an innovative “spinner” (located at the bottom of the unit) that allows the user to adjust the voltage from 3.2 to 4.8 volts by simply turning the spinner to your preferred voltage.

Besides its slim form-factor, the Mega Twist’s other big advantage is price. For users needing just the battery, the Mega Twist tends to run about $25-35, and can be found in multiple colors and finishes, including chrome and stainless steel. Users needing a complete starter kit should expect to spend around $45-$65 for the Mega Twist. Most starter kits come with a charger, spare battery, 1-2 cartomizers or tanks and a carrying case.

As you can see, the main differences between the Apollo and Mega Twist are size, interface, and price. With the Apollo, you get more functionality and longer battery life, albeit at a premium price. With the Mega Twist you get a slim form factor, simple interface, and cheaper price, but sacrifice some control and battery life. Both are great options for upgrading to a variable voltage unit.

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Tornado Ego-C Mega Twist Kit From Totally Wicked

Posted by Chris | Electronic Cigarette Reviews | Wednesday 30 October 2013 5:13 pm

Tornado Ego C Mega Twist Kit From Totally Wicked Totally Wicked provides a suite of electronic cigarettes, e liquids and all of the accessories that you need both on their website and at their stores. A good portion of their stores are in our back yard so we decided to pay them a visit and get the scoop on their products. Upon speaking with one of their sales associates we were directed to the Tornado Ego-C Mega Twist Starter Kit. We were told that this is their bestselling model (at the store that we were at), and that we should give it a try. The device looked sturdy, most of the sales associates were using the battery that came in the kit as their personal, and the price was reasonable, so we picked one up for a review.

What We Loved

The variable voltage battery lets you choose how much vapor you get, and it really works!

Smooth consistent vapor output.

The price. At $50 this e cig is very affordable, and provides value for your hard earned money.

What We Didn’t Like

The 3 piece atomizer should have a better tank, if not be turned into a single piece design altogether.

Tornado Ego C Mega Twist Kit From Totally Wicked

Full Totally Wicked eGo-C Mega Twist Review

While all of the branding on the device reps Totally Wicked, the hardware itself is made by Joyetech. Totally Wicked chose Joyetech’s eGo-C Mega VV Twist battery, combined it with the basic eGo-C atomizer, and put it out as their device. As you can see from the name they do not keep the fact that they source hardware from Joyetech a secret.

Tornado Ego C Mega Twist Kit From Totally Wicked The battery itself is our favorite part of the device. You can change the vapor output by adjusting the voltage at the base of the battery. You get your choice of anywhere between 3.2 and 4.8 volts. Our battery is their 1000 mAh version, they make a 650 but we recommend the larger option. The dial is easy to use, however the print is very small so be sure to choose your voltage when you have time to pay attention, as opposed to doing it behind the wheel or in the dark. You really do notice a difference in output as you adjust the voltage, so this factor isn’t just a gimmick. We mostly vaped at 4.0 volts. Pumping the device up to 4.8 volts delivered more vapor but proved to be a bit harsh, while vaping at under 4.0 volts didn’t give us the throat hit that we like. The battery lasted for two days between charges and delivered consistently. We see why Totally Wicked looked to eGo for this device, as the battery itself is awesome. We will likely reuse it with other atomizers in the future.

The atomizer is comprised of three pieces: the atomizer body, atomizer head unit and atomizer tank. The body is built out of metal and should last forever with proper care. The atomizer head units will need to be changed out every month or two depending upon how much you use the device. Right now you can pick up a five pack of replacements online for $22.79. Not a bad deal but you do need to know up front that this kit will require more than just replacement liquid in the future. Even though the atomizer heads run out, they worked just fine for the two weeks that we vaped for the review. Where we did have an issue was the atomizer tanks that come with the kit (you get 3). They are made of plastic and don’t match the steel aesthetic of the device. Also, if you need to replace the head unit while there is still liquid in the tank things can get a little messy. As this will feasibly happen, we do have to take some points away from this starter kit due to their choice of atomizer. The tanks work just fine but we’d like to see a the quality of the atomizer match the quality of the battery. All in all we prefer one-piece atomizers, as they are generally cheaper to replace and require virtually no maintenance. Replacing all three pieces of this atomizer will put you back at least $25, and that’s if you catch sales. You’d still end up with the less than desirable tank, so if you do get the kit we recommend purchasing a completely different atomizer when it comes time. You will have the option of finding different atomizers from either Totally Wicked or Joyetech, so you have plenty of choices.

The Verdict

We give the Totally Wiced eGo-C Mega Twist Starter Kit 4 out of five stars. It’s a great intro piece for new vapers as it’s well built and the cost is very reasonable. Outside of our issues with the atomizer we loved the device. If you already have a tank that fits the battery we would definitely recommend purchasing the battery alone. If not, check out the starter kit on Totally Wicked’s site. You get: 1 variable voltage battery, 1 atomizer body, 2 replacement atomizer heads, 3 tanks, a USB charger, and 10 ml of e liquid in either tobacco or menthol.

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7′s Hybrid Vision Tested and Reviewed

Posted by Chris | Electronic Cigarette Reviews | Thursday 17 October 2013 8:39 pm

7s Hybrid Vision Tested and ReviewedDepending upon who you ask, mods are the future for vapor. 7’s seems to think that there’s some truth to this statement, which they made evident with the release of their Hybrid Vision vaping device. The Hybrid Vision is pretty much your standard mod. They opted to call it a “hybrid” because you can use both the refillable chamber (a clearomizer, except this one happens not to be clear) or replacement cartomizers. This gives the device some added versatility, and allows you to keep backup e juice or carts around in case you run out. 7’s is pushing the mod based on its output, claiming that it delivers maximum vapor. We put the Hybrid Vision to the test ourselves to see what we thought.

The Hardware

The Hybrid is a well-built device. It has a metal base, but is covered with a synthetic material that makes it smooth to the touch. With the exception of the 7’s logo the device is all black, which gives it a nice sleek look. Overall it is average size for a mod, maxing out at 6 inches with the clearomizer attached, and was easy to toss in a pocket and carry around for the day. Definitely avoid putting it in your back pocket, storing it in between car seats or anything similar. It is a well-built device but does not seem sturdy enough to hold up to that type of “hard” use for long. (Most devices aren’t, they do make sturdier mods but you’re looking at a different design altogether there). We haven’t had any issues with the device losing its charge too quickly, it lasted almost 2 days of average vaping, which is a plus. If you’re looking for our definition of average, the author of this post used to smoke a pack a day and vapes at about the same pace. All in all the Hybrid is a great looking, durable device.

7s Hybrid Vision Tested and Reviewed

Vapor and Output

7’s advertises that the Hybrid is huge on output, stating that it can deliver 3.5 times the vapor as their standard electronic cigarettes. While this may be true we don’t like to compare mods to e cigs, we like to compare mods to mods. We used 7’s Regular tobacco and blueberry liquids (the Hybrid Vision starter kit comes with 2 flavors). In vapor output we honestly feel that the Hybrid falls short. You can pull a nice drag, but it takes effort. We loaded it up with another e juice to give it a more thorough test (Johnson Creek’s Domestic Tobacco, big fan of that one) and got the same results. We’ve vaped that particular e liquid out of other mods and gotten huge clouds, so it appears that the issue is with the Hybrid itself. It does deliver considerably more vapor than any e cig, but not as much as we want from a mod. If you are in to devices with heavy throat hit this isn’t the one for you. To be fair it would be a good option for someone looking for an average to mild vape. On the bright side the Hybrid was extremely consistent. We got the same amount of vapor with the same amount of effort on every drag. No breaks in output when we vaped were experienced at all. That consistency cues a sturdy design.

The Verdict

The Hybrid is a good, but not great option for your next vaping device in our opinion. The aesthetics are awesome. We also appreciate that you can use the cone tip that comes with the Hybrid to use carts from other manufacturers. Gotta love a device that doesn’t pin you to one brand of juice. In spite of that we would look at other devices if we were sticking to just one main piece, and seek out something that delivers more vapor per drag. The device isn’t all bad, we just like lots of vapor when we pull out a mod. You can check out the Hybrid for yourself on 7’s website. Right now you can pick up a starter kit with accessories for under $80,which is very reasonable from a price standpoint. We give it 3.5/5 stars, but will look into other mods by 7’s based on their design work. Let us know how you feel by rating the Hybrid Vision via the five-star rating system below.

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Eon Smoke Reviewed For 2013

Posted by Chris | Electronic Cigarette Reviews | Monday 7 October 2013 10:53 am

Eon Smoke Reviewed For 2013About a year ago we took a look at Eon Smoke, a New Jersey based electronic cigarette manufacturer. We liked their products and some of the programs that they were offering smokers who wanted to make the switch. This brand has grown considerably in the past year so we decided to put together a fresh Eon Smoke review for 2013.

The Hardware

Eon Smoke is still using a reliable two piece design, the standard battery and cartomizer setup. They have both automatic and manual batteries available, like other brands the automatic gives you more vapor per hit. If you are new to the brand and opt for one of their starter kits you will get automatic batteries, manuals are available for purchase individually and in a range of colors. We would like to see them offer manuals in their starter kits, as having to buy more accessories up front is a bit of a pain. Right now replacement batteries are available for $14.95, which is about  average for a decent replacement battery. We feel that we got bigger drags from some other brands, so we can honestly only asses their battery strength as being average. That’s not necessarily a knock, we put their vapor capacity on par with other big names like Blu and NJoy. The batteries charge in a short amount of time and hold the voltage as well as anyone else’s offering. We charge on a nightly basis regularly, but we got nearly two full days of vaping when we used the e cig until the battery died. The cartomizers screw on easily and hold until all of the e juice is gone. This seems like a moot point but we’ve had issues with the two piece design put out by some of the lower quality brands. Overall they have good, not great, quality hardware. Their vaping devices are sturdy but long term use would likely send you back to their website to purchase replacement batteries after several months. While this is currently the norm, advancements in design have produced extremely sturdy devices from other brands that we have tested.

Eon Smoke Reviewed For 2013

Vapor and Flavor

Eon Smoke offers fifteen different flavors of e juice. They formally have one option for regular tobacco and one for menthol; however their President and Wrangler flavors will appeal to those in search of a regular tobacco substitute, while menthol lovers should take a vape or two of their Mint and Frost offerings. The President (very full bodied flavor) was our favorite when it came to regular tobacco, while we would go with the Mint (nice and smooth with plenty of flavor) for a menthol substitute. We enjoyed seeing and vaping the Apple and Grape offerings. Not every company includes these flavors in their fruity e juices, and both were a solid change of pace from traditional flavors. The only two flavors we didn’t like were Mojito and Coffee. The coffee wasn’t robust (in our humble opinion) and was a little too much on the sweet side. With the amount of coffee options out there we think their team should take a second look at this flavor. The Mojito wasn’t terrible (full disclosure: we’re not big on most of the cocktail flavored flavors out there no matter who makes them), but we wouldn’t be able to vape it for days on end. Eon Smoke doesn’t have formal claims on how long their cartridges last, but we put them in line with other brands at being between a pack and a half and two full packs of analog smokes. One thing that does stick out about Eon’s e juices is that they offer a 30MG nicotine concentration option with every flavor. This is a huge amount of nicotine and dwarfs the offerings from many other brands. All in all they have six different levels, from 0MG to 30MG, which allows you to pick the exact amount of nicotine that you prefer. Most brands limit your selection to three, maybe four levels.

The Verdict

Overall Eon Smoke puts out a solid product. Their pricing is a bit higher than some of the other brands out there, but not outrageous. The hardware is good, but Eon Smoke really stands out with their flavor offerings. We liked, if not loved, all but a couple of the flavors. On top of that we really appreciate a brand that offers so many nicotine level options. This helps everyone find the perfect juice, with the perfect concentration of nicotine. It is also great for those who want to quit nicotine altogether, the ability to gradually reduce your intake is extremely helpful. Feel free to share your thoughts on Eon Smoke with us in the comment section. For more information you can check them out online.

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