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  1. Hi Vapor Talk members, In this review i take a look at the OSMALL Pod Kit from Vaporesso. The OSMALL Pod Kit was supplied for the purpose of this review by Jessica from Vaporesso. Introduction Vaporesso tend to release a group of products around the same time to make sure they cater for most vaping styles and needs, other manufacturers should take note, so where does the OSMALL fit into the grand scheme of things? Back to basics, it's a no frills simple draw activated portable MTL device. Not a lot is included and it has a quite cheap feel to it but that's part of it's point it is a very cheap pod system but for those wanting a decent amount of vapor and good flavour from a low wattage authentic MTL device, the OSMALL delivers, let's give it a look! ___________________________________________________________________ In The Box Contents: 1 x OSMALL Battery 1 x 1.2Ω Regular Pod 1 x USB Cable 1 x User Manual 1 x Warranty Card ___________________________________________________________________ Aesthetics and Ergonomics The OSMALL comes in cardboard packaging with a flip lid and when handling the device it's noticeable how small, light and i recant the statement it feels quite cheap, it feels very cheap! I received the Black colour version, it's available in Black, Gray, Dark Blue, Dark Red, Red, Rose, Blue and Gold. The device does have a textured feel giving good grip which is due to groups of raised grooves in different directions forming an aesthetically pleasing geometric design. We have a very small LED indicator one side and central branding the other, the micro USB port is found on the base. Moving to the top we have the top half of the pod protruding which includes a comfortable mouth section very much suited to a MTL draw. The pod is tinted but clear enough to see e-liquid when filled. ___________________________________________________________________ OSMALL Specs and Features: Dimensions: 84.2 x 26.5 x 13.4mm POD Capacity: 2ml Resistance: 1.2ohm Battery Capacity: 350mAh Output Power: 11W Inhale Activated Charge Rate 5V/0.5A Refillable Pod Supports Mouth To Lung Vaping 5 Safety protections Colour: Black, Gray, Dark Blue, Dark Red, Red, Rose, Blue, Gold ___________________________________________________________________ The Pod You only receive one pod which doesn't house replaceable coils but is refillable. The pod is tinted but i found clear enough to see any e-liquid inside and the mouth section as mentioned is very comfortable and very much suited for a MTL draw. There is a silicone bung on the side of the pod that easily lifts up but stays attached which reveals a fill port big enough to fit a Gorilla nozzle while still allowing air to escape, the pod does need filling while on it's side but filling is quick and mess free with a little care. The coil installed in the pod is a 1.2ohm vertical round wire (material not stated which usually means Kanthal) and has flax Cotton has part of it's wicking material which tends to give less break-in time, purer flavour and increased longevity. Moving to the base we have the central opening which leads to the membrane switch and 2 very large metallic contacts that have enough surface area to both depress the contacts within the pods bay and line up with the magnets in the bay. ___________________________________________________________________ Fitting The Pod Looking inside the pods bay we have the central switch which is much larger than on most such devices with a magnet either side. To each side of the magnets there is small spring loaded contacts. The pod fits secured by the magnets and does have a little play but still needs a physical pull to remove so stays secure during vaping. ___________________________________________________________________ Operating The Device To cut to the chase apart from taking a draw from the device to vape there is no operation as the device as no physical button but just gives 11W and if not constant output i just am not noticing any real power decrease, it gives a pretty consistent vape throughout the battery life. There is a very small LED which only lights White which stays on just long enough to see after vaping but really is only of use if a safety protection kicks in as it flashes various amounts of times dependant on which protection. The device has no battery status indication of any kind which is one of it's biggest cons along with the small battery capacity, on the plus side it only takes about 40 minutes to fully charge from dead while supporting pass-through. When charging the white indicator light stays on until fully charged, it then flashes 20 times before the light goes off. ___________________________________________________________________ Protections Short Circuit Protection Over-charge Protection Over Discharge Protection Overtime Protection Low Voltage Protection P.S Does state in my manual vape time is 5 seconds and then Overtime Protection kicks in but i tested it as this seems short and it is actually 10 seconds! ___________________________________________________________________ How It Vapes? The answer is pretty darn good! The device does feel cheap but looks ok and only one pod is included, also i found i needed charging even when using nic salts at least a couple of times a day when i only used the OSMALL but when matched up with it's pros for the price point really i have no complaints! This little high performing pod device has a MSRP of just $13.90 so can be picked up for £10 and i said high performing because the pod with installed 1.2ohm vertical round wire coil is superb and the draw activation works as reliably as on any device reminding me of the Caliburn in that regard. The draw is a mid MTL, in my opinion perfectly fine for someone giving up the stinkies as it's not too loose but loose enough to give a nice powerful vape to suit most that just want a cheap reliable device that gives fantastic flavour and high mg (as it's well suited for this). I used the pod with 50/50 20mg nic salts and it is really suited to high mg or nic salt delivery but also tried some 70VG low nic freebase and it still gave an enjoyable vape and wicked absolutely fine. The flax cotton as usual does it's stuff as i had pretty much zero break-in time and the flavour is right up there to go along with the for me perfect MTL draw. The flavour is only just starting to drop off slightly and that's after 9 or 10 refills so well above average longevity making only receiving one pod not quite the con it might of been. I got just slight condensation (i really don't even think it's e-liquid) after prolonged use but it was next to nothing, certainly not a leaky pod. The up side to the poor battery life is it charges in 40 minutes and also supports pass-through. The biggest con for me wasn't the poor battery life but total lack of battery status indication and because i couldn't detect any drop off in power one second i'm happily vaping away, the next nothing! Mind at about £10 a wear and spare is still a cheap vaping option. ___________________________________________________________________ Likes Plenty of Colour options looks ok Light, small ergonomic device As simple as it gets Draw activated (very responsive, reliable switch) Really nice mid MTL draw Next to no break-in time Flavour very good Pod has superb longevity Refillable Can clearly see e-liquid despite tinted pod Charges in just 40 minutes Supports pass-through Mini Omni board gives multiple protections Very inexpensive Cons Poor battery life Feels cheap (but then it is) No battery status indication Coils not replaceable Only one pod included Slight pod wiggle but is secure during vaping I would once again like to than Jessica from Vaporesso for supplying the OSMALL Pod Kit for the purpose of this review. ___________________________________________________________________
  2. Hi Vapor Talk members, In this review i take a look at the Adept Starter Kit with Zlide Tank from Innokin. The Innokin Adept Starter Kit with Zlide Tank was supplied for the purpose of this review by Ella from Sourcemore. Introduction The Adept is a collaboration between Innokin, Phil Busardo and the vaping Greek. The device is a member of the Platform series and is an alternative for a beginner or those that like to keep things simple to the many pod devices swamping the market being a full sized mod while having simplicity at it's core. It comes paired with the Zlide MTL tank so the benchmark Zenith coil family are all compatible and included is the 1.6ohm coil and new Plex 3D 0.48ohm coil. The Adept has an IP67 rating so is tough, durable and waterproof to a point. The device detects the resistance of the coil and depending on if it's above or below 1.0ohm give's a choice of appropriate wattage settings. The Adept Kit is an excellent MTL option especially for a beginner who prefer going a mod with atty route instead of a pod system but is equally a nice option for other MTL vapers, let's give it a look! ___________________________________________________________________ In The Box Contents: 1 x Innokin Adept Kit 1 x Zenith Z-PLEX3D 0.48ohm Atomizer Head (Pre-installed) 1 x Zenith 1.6ohm Atomizer Head 1 x Set of Spare Parts 1 x Replacement Glass Tube 1 x Micro USB Cable 1 x Manual ___________________________________________________________________ Aesthetics and Ergonomics The Adept Kit came in the usual cardboard packaging with pull out draw that most Innokin products come in. The device comes with a Zlide tank in a colour that best suits the colour of the device, i received an all Black affair but there are 3 solid colour and 3 design options which are, Black, White, purple, Sky, Ocean and Forest Camo. The device is quite rounded, that G class shape but much smaller, it also has a soft feeling rubberised finish making it an ergonomic treat. The sealed micro USB port is on the base along with a guide to the wattage settings, up top we have a central 510 plate with special watertight 510 connector. The face has a plastic cover protecting a sparse screen, towards the top is a protruding squared fire button with top lip to make it easy to locate, at the bottom is a smaller rectangular settings button. As you would expect from Innokin the device is very well made and for more aesthetic detail see the photos! ___________________________________________________________________ Zlide MTL Specs and Features: Size: 22.7 x 45.9mm Capacity: 2ml / 4ml Coil: Z coil Range Includes New: Z-PLEX3D 0.48ohm mesh coil Easy slide top filling design for effective leakage-proof Precise adjustable bottom airflow Child-Proof design Thread: 510 Colour: Stainless Steel, Blue, Gunmetal, Black ___________________________________________________________________ Zlide MTL Tank Overview The Zlide MTL Tank is a progression of the Zenith Tank and takes the same Z-coils (if it ain't broke why fix it!) which along with the Nautilus coils are very much regarded as MTL benchmarks. I received the 2ml Zlide but the standard kit comes with the 4ml option, Pre-installed we have the new Plex 3D 0.48 Coil and also included is the 1.6ohm coil, of course there are more options available. Also included is spare o-rings, fill port gasket, screws, spare glass and two 510 drip tips. The drip tip that's pre-installed has a protruding section at the bottom, this is a child proof feature and stops the top of the tank being slid open to fill, first the drip tip needs removing. For those that really don't want this feature and find having to remove the drip tip every time they need to fill the tank a pain a standard 510 is also included allowing the top to slide open with the drip tip installed, of course you could fit your own if you prefer. The fill port isn't the biggest so glass droppers are not suitable but gorilla nozzles etc are fine with space left to let air escape so no issues when filling. There is an arrow showing where to push the top to slide open and then once filled slide the top shut. The airflow control ring has a series of 4 small holes, all 4 open is quite a loose MTL draw while 1 gives a cigarette type pull, 2 and 3 holes open give more mid MTL draws. The base of the tank houses the airflow control and the 510 threading itself is attached to the base of the coil and feeds through the central hole of the base. Like the Zenith the coils just get press fitted into place making swapping coils very quick. ___________________________________________________________________ Adept Specs and Features: Size: 130 x 43.5 x 30mm (Including Tank) Battery: Built-in 3000mAh/3.7V Coil: KA1 Plex3D Mesh Coil 0.48ohm Resistance Range: 0.4ohm-3ohm Charge: 2A QC Maxi Voltage: 5.5V IP67 Waterproof, Dustproof, Shockproof Variable wattage adjustment settings Coil detection Micro USB and Safety Protections Thread: 510 colour/Design: Black, White, purple, Sky, Ocean, Forest Camo ___________________________________________________________________ Waterproof, Dustproof and Shockproof The Adept has the same Water and dustproof IP67 rating has the Aegis series of devices so it's very durable and will take everyday knocks without issue. The device has a thick Rubber casing, special sealed 510 connection, Silicone plug for the USB port and all buttons etc have a seal underneath so liquid can't get into the device. ___________________________________________________________________ Operating The Device The Adept gives adjustability in the form of different constant wattage output settings but is very simple to use. The device can be turned on and off with 3 clicks of the fire button, switching off is confirmed by 2 Green flashes from the battery indicator icon while switching on is confirmed by the icon cycling through Red, Yellow and Green. When looking at the base of the device we have two columns of wattage levels that act as a reminder to what the corresponding bars that light up refer too. Towards the bottom of the face of the device we have a rectangular settings button and on the display either one, two, three or 4 bars can be lit up, each press of the settings button lights another bar and takes you to a higher setting. Below the settings bars we have two icons one to the left that as an arrow also pointing to the left and one to the right that has an arrow that yep, points to the right. When the resistance of the coil detected is below 1.0ohm then the icon to the right lights up purple and the settings are: 1 Bar = 14W 2 Bars = 15W 3 Bars = 16W 4 Bars = 17W When the resistance of the coil detected is 1.0ohm or higher then the icon to the left lights up Purple and the settings are: 1 Bar = 11W 2 Bars = 12W 3 Bars = 13W 4 Bars = 14W When vaping the purple icon, setting bar/bars and battery indication icon all light up. The battery indication lights up in a colour corresponding to the current state of the battery: Green = 60% - 100% Yellow = 20% - 59% Red = 0% - 19% The battery icon also flashes various amounts of times if a safety protection kicks in. ___________________________________________________________________ Protections Over Discharge Protection Overcharge Protection Over Voltage Protection Short Circuit Protection Overheat Protection High Resistance Protection Cutoff Protection ___________________________________________________________________ My Experience Using The Kit The Adept may not quite seem as indestructible as an Aegis for example but it will take plenty of knocks and has the same IP67 water and dustproof rating so still a tough durable mod. I didn't use the Adept solely with the Zlide tank as it's a tank i know well and the Z-coils even better although the Plex 3D 0.48ohm coil seemed a little lacklustre even at the highest 17W setting, with good but not optimum flavour and while not being a cold vape it feels more warmth is needed. Indeed i then put the Zlide on another mod with the 0.48ohm coil installed and found flavour far better and more warmth at 25W so really not the best inclusion in my opinion. The 1.6ohm coil was much more like the vape i enjoy from the Zlide which for those that have the Zenith i personally find both tanks perform identically, of course there is also many other coil options. The Adept is also a fully independent mod so other atty's can be fitted, i tried various MTL options with various results with the build i had in the Expromizer not suiting the available wattage options while the build in the Brunhilde MTL Top coiler gave an excellent vape on top of the Adept. So while it can be used with other MTL tanks it will vary build to build, atty to atty how it performs. I really like the look and rubberised feel (it really is a nice device to handle) and how simple the device is to use, it just took a glance at the base to see the two wattage output columns to work out how this device works, no rocket science involved, that's for sure. I also like the brightness of the settings bars, resistance arrows and battery indicator, the fire button is also easy to find, has a nice click and fires instantly. I also like the 510 solution the atty needs pushing down first but then very few turns needed to have in position, when removing an atty just a couple of turns needed and the 510 springs up to release the tank, very quick. The battery life really is impressive, it just seemed to keep going but then this is a low wattage device so 3000mAh goes a long way, an external battery would still be better in my opinion but it is the easier option for keeping the device watertight. The micro USB is sealed well but wish it was type C and hate it's position as i don't like having to lie devices down when charging and although in general i tend to use leak resistant atty's i still feel the need to remove them for piece of mind. The battery status again could of been 4 or better still 5 tiers but it's still fit for purpose with it seeming to stay on Green forever and then Yellow for another eternity and even once on Red it's good notice to get the device charged. I kept loosing track when charging the device to give an exact charge time, in theory at 2A it should take 1.5hours and what i can say it definitely charges in less than 2 hours which is great for such a large battery! ___________________________________________________________________ Likes Well made device IP67 rating Aesthetically pleasing Comes in 6 colour/design options Ergonomic, nice rubberised hand feel Dedicated MTL device Gives different setting above or below 1.0ohm coils Comes with 2 different coils 1.6ohm coil gave great vape and flavour Z-coils compatiple, plenty of options Mod can be used with other MTL atty's (performance will vary) Zlide excellent MTL tank Colourful, vibrant sparse display Nice feeling fire button, fires instantly Watertight, quick release 510 connector Central 510 plate 3000mAh battery lasts for ages 5V/2A charging (charges quickly) Cons 0.48 Plex3D coil seemed not at it's best with Adepts settings Micro USB not Type C Micro USB port positioned on the base of the device Limitations on compatibility with other tanks Battery indication could have more tiers Would prefer external battery I would once again like to thank Ella from Sourcemore for supplying the Innokin Adept Starter Kit with Zlide Tank for the purpose of this review. ___________________________________________________________________
  3. Hi Vapor Talk members, In this e-liquid review i test 4 flavours from Vape Simple's Bang Bang Shortfill range. The 4 flavours were supplied for the purpose of this review by Vape Simple. Introduction Vape Simple (SVC LABS LTD) are behind the creation of many top brands of e-liquid giving a good variety from 10ml bottles, Nic Salts and Shortfills and cover every flavour profile. Their brands include Cheap Thrills, Wonutz, Miami Drippers, El Cheapo, Burst and the range i am having a look at Bang Bang! I was surprised how cheap the e-liquids are, in fact at the time of writing the Bang Bang range have 50% off, they also sell cheap nicotine shots. ___________________________________________________________________ The following are not my words but taken from their website: ABOUT US Vape-Simple by SVC LABS LTD - the brains behind some of the UK's most innovative and popular e-cig juice - was founded in 2014 to provide the best e-liquids to vaping enthusiasts around the world. From our state-of-the-art vaping laboratories near London's Gatwick Airport, the Vape-Simple team are hard at work producing our award-winning collections of the best e-liquid flavours available to purchase in the United Kingdom and internationally. Our juice flavours are created in-house by our vaping mixologists and are stocked alongside a selection of some of the most popular vaping brands creating a buzz in the electronic cigarette industry today. We believe passionately in revolutionising your vaping experience and championing the health benefits of switching from cigarettes to electronic vape devices. Our team are prominent members of the All Party Parliamentary Group for E-Cigs and have been instrumental in hosting discussions with MPs and industry leaders about the UK's stance on electronic cigarettes and the benefits of quitting smoking in favour of healthier vaping alternatives. You can also visit us in-person at our vapour shop in Crawley where you can explore, try and taste our variety of e-juices and get to grips with our extensive range of vaping batteries, e-cig starter kits and advanced-level vape hardware. All our products for sale are TPD Compliant. Vape Simple pride ourselves not just on the quality of our products but also in providing excellent customer service online and in-store. Our UK-based customer service team are happy to help answer any queries you may have both in-store and online. ___________________________________________________________________ The Bang Bang Range The Bang Bang Range consists of 8 fruit combo flavours with a nod to the Far East. These strong punchy flavours are 0mg with a 70VG/30PG ratio and there is 50ml of e-liquid in a 60ml Gorilla bottle allowing for the addition of an 18mg nic shot for a 3mg nicotine strength. The flavours in the range are: Tuk Tuk Lady Boy Moon Bucket Ping Pong Ba Cara Badda Bang Nana Plaza Phu Ket ___________________________________________________________________ What I Received? I received 4 of the 8 flavours, which were: Badda Bang Phu Ket Nana Plaza Ba Cara ___________________________________________________________________ Testing Equipment I added a nic shot to each flavour making them all 60ml at 3mg strength and left two weeks to steep before testing. I tested all flavours on 2 identical set-ups to keep consistent testing conditions. To keep consistency i have used the same set-ups that i have used for testing other flavours recently! Set-up 1 = Axial Pro RDA on top of the Ultroner Aether BF device with a pair of 0.30hm SS Alien Claptons on the series deck giving a build resistance of 0.62ohm. I tested all flavours at 55W. Set-up 2 = Ni 0.2ohm ADA on the SX Auto ESS Driver device. The device was set-up on preset 3 which gives between 30-35W. The cotton used on the Axial Pro RDA was Vapefly Firebolt. The pictures are of the equipment used but not at the time of testing! ___________________________________________________________________ My Experience Using The Flavours Badda Bang The Aroma from the opened bottle is a Cola with also Cherry and Strawberry identified, in the background menthol is also present. The inhale is one similar to Cherry Cola but with other fruits present primarily raspberry, strawberry and something else much more tropical in nature. The exhale see's menthol emerge but not overdone and tamed somewhat by a touch of freshly picked Mint. The aftertaste starts with a fruit flavoured Cola with Mint on the back-end leaving a fresh taste in the mouth. Really nice clean, fresh e-liquid! SCORE 9/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Phu Ket The aroma of the open bottle is just bursting with fruit with the occasional individual fruit being identified, berries, orchard and tropical flavours all present. This e-liquid is consistent with it's inconsistency throughout with each vape revealing different flavours on inhale, exhale and even aftertaste. It really is as if a massive bowl has been used and the juice from just about every fruit you can think of has been added giving a flavour bursting of a fruit punch which is quite delicious! SCORE 9.5/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Nana Plaza The aroma of the opened bottle is dominated by Mango and orange, with other tropical fruits in the background. This e-liquid is for those into their tropical flavours. The Inhale see's very ripe Mango which is so sweet and juicy sweet Orange which taste like a smaller Orange such as a Satsuma or Tangerine, sitting in the background is a blend of tropical flavours with a touch of sharpness. The exhale see's tropical flavours come into focus being able to be identified while Mango and orange remain in charge, the tropical flavours include Pineapple, Passion fruit and possibly Guava among others. The aftertaste has none of the bite coming from the Pineapple etc and little Orange but is a pleasant sweet ripe Mango. Not too sure about this one but those into their tropical flavours might love it! SCORE 8/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Ba Cara The aroma of the opened bottle is a strong Cola flavour with Lime giving it a refreshing smell with a bit of bite, a fruity background is also evident. This flavour is the most refreshing of the four i tried and would make a great ADV on a summer's day. The Inhale is strong Cola but Lime including Zest gives it a citrus bite. The exhale see's merged mixed berries more evident in the background but throughout the vape the berries just compliment the Cola and Lime rather than compete. This is so refreshing but really not sure if just a touch of coolant has been added or the Lime is just done so well with enough citrus bite to give it a fresh coolness. The aftertaste is Cola up front with a now sweeter Lime lingering. Excellent e-liquid! SCORE 9.25/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Conclusion A good representation of the Bang Bang range, Nana Plaza wasn't really for me while the picks were Phu Ket and Ba Cara. I would once again like to thank Vape Simple for supplying the 4 flavours from the Bang Bang range for the purpose of this review. ___________________________________________________________________
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  5. Hi Vapor Talk members, In this review i take a look at the TARGET PM80 Sub-ohm Pod Mod from Vaporesso. The TARGET PM80 Sub-ohm Pod Mod was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this review by Jessica from Vaporesso. Introduction Vaporesso enter the Pod Mod arena in style with the Target PM80, a sub-ohm DL device which is also compatible with the Vinci coils. The Target comes with 2 pods, 2 different sub-ohm mesh coil heads and offers plenty of functionality with a menu system. Powered by the popular Axon Chip it fires in an instant and as well as Variable Wattage, Smart Wattage and Variable Voltage modes also detects the coil to give recommended wattage parameters while also having a 7 day puff counter to give a puff monitoring solution. With 4ml (2ml TPD) clear pods for easy visibility of your juice and comfortable proprietary drip tip the Target PM80 which comes in a bunch of colour/design options is well worth a look! ___________________________________________________________________ In The Box Contents: 1 x VAPORESSO TARGET PM80 Battery 2 x VAPORESSO TARGET PM80 POD 4ml (2ml TPD) 1 x GTX 0.2ohm MESH COIL 1 x GTX 0.3ohm MESH COIL 1 x USB Cable 1 x User Manual 1 x Warranty Card 1 x Coil Head Specs Card ___________________________________________________________________ Aesthetics and Ergonomics I received The Red version, it comes in 6 colour options with a Gunmetal Zinc Alloy chassis but we also have a further 4 options with a Silver frame. I like the aesthetics and form factor of most of the Pod Mods we have seen enter the marketplace but in my opinion Vaporesso have knocked the ball out the park with the Target PM80, i will let the pictures and comparison photo do the talking! The only possible con i can see with it's aesthetics to some is the Chassis is a fingerprint magnet so some might of preferred a matte finish! Target PM80, Smok RPM40, Vinci X, Aegis Boost! ___________________________________________________________________ Target PM80 Specs and Features: Dimensions: 102 x 33.4 x 24.8mm Material: Zinc Alloy Display: 0.96”TFT Screen Battery: Built-in 2000mAh Resistance : GTX 0.2ohm mesh coil (45–60W); GTX 0.3ohm mesh coil (32-45W) Power Output: 5-80W Charging Current: 2A Micro USB Cartridge Capacity: 4ml/2ml AXON chip for smart VW Innovative GTX coils for better flavor Easy top refill design 2A fast charging, 45 mins a full charge 4ml liquid capacity and Transparent E-Juice Window Multiple functional protections Colours: Black, Blue, Red, Green, Brown, Silver, Silver Blue, Silver Carbon Fiber, Silver Purple, Silver Net + 4 Designs with Silver Frame! ___________________________________________________________________ The Pod You receive 2 pods which is a pro and the capacity is 4ml or 2ml if you have the TPD compliant pods. The top of the pods have a slanted flat top with fixed proprietary drip tip very much like the Podstick pods but just larger and with a wider bore. The pods are clear and with a combination of how much of the pod protrudes from the top of the device and the large airflow cutouts on both sides of the device we have very good visibility of the e-liquid. Moving to the base and we can see the coils will be just press fitted into place and we also have 2 very large round magnets. To one side is a really chunky fill bung which can be easily lifted and then turned (it stays attached to the pod) to reveal a very large fill port which allows air still to escape when most sized nozzles are inserted so the pod can be filled quickly and mess free, the bung fits deep giving a really good seal. Although having to remove the pod to fill isn't perfect i like the fill method and i had no flooding or leaking after filling or refilling the pod. ___________________________________________________________________ The coils You receive 2 different Nichrome Mesh coils and also a coil head specs card is included giving detailed specs. We have the 0.3ohm GTX mesh coil head which is rated between 32w to 45w and the 0.2ohm GTX mesh coil head which has a rating of 45w to 60w, the bore on the 0.2ohm coil is just slightly wider. The coils look the same style and size as the Vinci coils and in fact they are interchangeable which can only be a good thing giving more options and coil availability. The coil head just get press fitted into the pod where it secures onto the air pipe via an o-ring with another o-ring sealing the fit at the base, either side we have part of the coil protruding and large air intakes to allow plenty of air to the centre of the coils. ___________________________________________________________________ Fitting The Pod Looking inside the pod's bay we can see the two Gold plated, spring loaded contacts on a small raised rectangular section and 2 large magnets, also visible on the sides are the large airflow cutout sections. The pod fits very securely and has no movement whatsoever, in fact it's quite difficult to get grip to give a strong enough pull to remove upwards so the trick is to put your finger behind the drip tip and pull forward which in conjunction with the slope of the fit lifts the pod free, really like this a lot! ___________________________________________________________________ The Airflow The air gets access to the base of the coil head via 3 large cutout sections either side of the device and despite some plugs being included it's a bit of an archaic method to really credit the device as having adjustable airflow. For me the coil heads included suit the open airflow but you do receive 4 plugs so plugging one side will give a more restrictive draw but when plugging both sides it didn't suit the coils at all, i suppose it's a better solution than some trying to reduce airflow by putting their finger over the openings! ___________________________________________________________________ The Display There is a lot of information given on the screen but it's very well laid out and the display is bright and very sharp and in my opinion the best display yet with a Pod Mod just slightly better than the Vinci devices that also have excellent displays. Top left we have a battery status bar followed by the status also given as a percentage, top right we have the mode. Below the described we have the wattage or Voltage (if in Variable Voltage mode) and then underlining this is what looks like a bar chart style graphic which moves in real time adding to the aesthetics. Below the bar graph equaliser type graphic we have the best Wattage Parameter for the attached coil (this says --- when no coil attached). Below to the left we have resistance then right the Voltage. Finally bottom left we have the puff counter and bottom right the time of your last vape. ___________________________________________________________________ Detecting Coils As well as the Smart adjustable Wattage that when set on automatically adjusts to a recommended wattage we also have on the main screen the best wattage parameters for the attached coil which doesn't set Wattage but is a good reminder of the attached coil heads best recommended wattage range. ___________________________________________________________________ Operating The Device The Target PM80 is the usual 5 clicks of the fire button to turn on and 5 clicks to turn off and once on 3 clicks of the fire button locks the navigational buttons but the device will still fire. The device adjust in 0.5w increments or 1w increments when the button is held down and scrolls at a nice speed from 5 to 80W. Pressing both navigational buttons together brings up a listed menu which can be scrolled down with fire selecting. We have Variable Wattage, Variable Voltage, Smart Variable Wattage, Puffs, Theme, Default and Exit. Choosing puffs brings up a 7 day puff monitor and also allows the puffs to be reset. Theme allows you to choose a different colour to display certain information and icons on the screen, the choice is between Green, Blue or Pink. Smart Variable Wattage allows this feature to be turned on or off, if on when a coil is first attached the wattage will automatically adjust to a suitable wattage but will still adjust in the usual manner. Variable Voltage only adjusts up to 4.0V so it seems the device doesn't have voltage boost which isn't a problem with the provided coils and i would imagine any future coil heads released would also bare this in mind so i can only see this being an issue if an RBA head is released with certain builds could have performance compromised but for me personally i am fine with this because of the build range i use. ___________________________________________________________________ Charging Unfortunately we don't have type C USB but according to the specs we do have 2A charging although i'm suspicious the 2000mAh is slightly exaggerated and as it took 1 hour 15 mins to charge (even if it is 2000mAh i would expect an hour at 2A) i suspect it's 1.5A charge rate. Despite all that i am still happy with battery life comparable to the other Pod Mods that have an in-built battery and 1hour 15mins to charge even if it's slightly less than 2000mAh is perfectly acceptable, i also like the side position of the micro USB. While charging the current charge is displayed both via a battery bar and as a percentage with estimated time left to charge also displayed, the Target PM80 also supports pass-through! ___________________________________________________________________ My thoughts And How It Vapes? If you like either an authentic MTL vape or even a looser MTL this device isn't for you, as the marketing suggests it's DL all the way. While like pretty much every pod/AIO set-up it isn't perfect but all things considered the Target PM80 might well become many vapers favourite pod device. Top-fill would be preferred but the fill method has been implemented well and i suffered no leaking via the fill port as the plug seals it very well, any moisture found from time to time was minimal and definitely coming from the large airflow inlets at the base of the coil but with airflow delivered this way and the size of the inlets i was surprised by how minimal the moisture was. Battery life i found compared favourably to similar devices and more than happy with the charge time but despite this i felt if it is 2000mAh life would of been better than i have been getting and charge rate seems more like 1.5A (still good) rather than the claimed 2A. Finally adjustable airflow to micro manage the draw would be an improvement but at least some thought (probably last minute) has gone into supplying rubber plugs to give a degree of control but hardly warrants saying it has adjustable airflow. The draw is very smooth with both coil heads with the 0.2ohm coil head giving a medium restricted direct lung vape while the 0.3ohm a slightly more restricted lung hit. The flavour from both coils is very good from the off and match each other but preferring slightly more restriction and being able to get the warmth i like at just 35W i preferred the 0.3ohm coil which improved battery life compared to the 0.2ohm coil head which i found best at 50W, the Vinci coils also being compatible is a big pro also. I love the light switch style fire button and the Axon Chip does it's stuff, the device fires insanely quickly at set wattage. For a pod mod there is plenty of functionality with a seven day puff monitor, various power modes and display colour customisation. The pod fits very securely and the clear pod allows the visibility of the e-liquid at all times, while not having the option to fit your own drip tip is a con the fixed one is both very comfortable while the bore suits the draw perfectly. ___________________________________________________________________ Likes Aesthetically pleasing Portable size and ergonomic 10 Colour/design options Very good build quality Smooth Airflow Very good purpose made DL device Includes 2 pods Includes 2 different coils Flavour very good both coils 0.2ohm coil head medium restricted DL draw 0.3ohm coil head tighter restricted DL draw Can clearly see e-liquid in the pod at all times Pod fits extremely securely Fill method well executed Vinci coils compatible 2A charge rate (i found 1.5A but still good, 1hour 15mins to charge) 2000mAh in-built battery (suspect slightly overrated but still gives good life comparable to similar devices) Charging feedback displayed Micro USB port positioned on side of the device Various power modes 7 Day puff monitoring system Coil recognition giving best at wattage parameters Display customisation Sharp, bright, well laid out display giving plenty of information User friendly menu system Battery status bar and given as percentage Wattage adjustment scrolls at nice speed 5W to 80W Adjust in 0.5W increments single press, 1W increments button held down Light switch style fire button Fires insanely quickly at set wattage Supports pass-through Supports firmware upgrades Cons Non adjustable airflow Top-fill would be preferred Type B USB Only for DL vapers Variable Voltage only adjusts up to 4.0V Suspect no voltage boost but isn't an issue with supplied coil Heads Proprietary fixed drip tip (is comfortable though and suits draw) Suspect both charge rate and capacity slightly overrated (but still compares favourably to similar devices) Frame is fingerprint magnet I would once again like to thank Jessica from Vaporesso for supplying the Target PM80 Sub-ohm Pod Mod Kit for the purpose of this review. ___________________________________________________________________
  6. Hi Vapor Talk members, In this e-liquid review i take a look at 5 more flavours from Trip Hammer. The 5 flavours were supplied for the purpose of this review by Tim from Trip Hammer. Introduction Trip Hammer based in Dorset have been supplying premium e-liquids at an affordable price for 10 years and also do a lot of White Label so you may well of tasted their creations without even knowing. Their own range of e-liquids is quite extensive covering all profiles while still considering their time creating flavours having a smaller manufacturer care and attention to detail feel to them while also offering great customer service. Tip Hammer offer flavours at 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 10mg and 18mg in 10ml bottles but also offer both a shortfill and shortfill Deluxe Range which are 70VG / 30PG 50ml shortfills in 60ml Gorilla bottles allowing the addition of a nic shot to give a 3mg strength. As well as an online presence Trip Hammer have 4 shops, 2 in Bournemouth, 1 in Poole and the other in Swanage so if you're down on the South Coast Pop in! ___________________________________________________________________ What I Received? I received 5 shortfills which were a mix from Trip Hammer's Standard and Deluxe Ranges! Blueberry Raspberry Ice Tripman Kiwi Crush Cool Berries Blueberry Muffin ___________________________________________________________________ More Pictures Of A Trip Hammer One of Bolton's favourite sons, Fred Dibnah would of loved this piece of kit! ___________________________________________________________________ Testing Equipment I added a nic shot to each flavour making them all 60ml at 3mg strength and left four weeks to steep before testing (received flavours for both reviews at the same time and nic shots were added on arrival). I tested all flavours on 2 identical set-ups to keep consistent testing conditions. To keep consistency i have used the same set-ups that i have used for testing other flavours recently! Set-up 1 = Axial Pro RDA on top of the Ultroner Aether BF device with a pair of 0.30hm SS Alien Claptons on the series deck giving a build resistance of 0.62ohm. I tested all flavours at 55W. Set-up 2 = Ni 0.2ohm ADA on the SX Auto ESS Driver device. The device was set-up on preset 3 which gives between 30-35W. The cotton used on the Axial Pro RDA was Vapefly Firebolt. The pictures are of the equipment used but not at the time of testing! ___________________________________________________________________ My Experience Using The Flavours Blueberry Raspberry Ice The aroma of the opened bottle is a 50/50 mix of Blueberry and Raspberry and it also smells very refreshing which hit's me with dread! (loads of coolant?). I needn't of worried this flavour is all about the perfect blend of Blueberry and Raspberry which works so well together. The inhale is very fruity with both flavours having their own identities but working in tandem rather than trying to outdo each other. The exhale is much of the same but now the juice becomes a lot more refreshing as coolant emerges but rather than dominating still allows the Blueberry and Raspberry to hold centre stage leaving a fruity aftertaste making this a flavour i really like and an ideal vape on a hot summer's day! SCORE: 9/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Tripman The aroma of the opened bottle is a refreshing Watermelon with a citrus punch in the background. This e-liquid wasn't my favourite by any stretch yet i can see some vapers having this as their pick, we all have our own preferences and while i'm not that keen on Watermelon flavoured e-liquid i can still tell this flavour oozes class but i will score it on my own personal taste. The inhale is sweet and refreshing and dominated by Watermelon with just a hint of citrus in the background. The exhale has real bite as grapefruit including some Zest gives a punchy citrus hit while the Watermelon is still evident sitting patiently in the background. The aftertaste see's Watermelon making a comeback leaving a mouth watering sweet melon flavour in the mouth! very refreshing even if not for me! SCORE 8/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Kiwi Crush The Aroma of the opened bottle is Kiwi with a hint of Lime. What a nice e-liquid this is and shows when Kiwi is let off the leash rather than just being used to compliment Strawberry (mind, it does do that well) what can be possible. Inhale, exhale and aftertaste are very consistent with a tingle sensation left on the tongue. The flavour is dominated by ripe juicy Kiwi with Lime complimenting it at just the right strength. Added to the flavour is a sherbet like fizz that's not overdone and just works well leaving as mentioned a tingle in the mouth after the vape. Kiwi won't be for everyone but i found this a real winner! SCORE: 9.5/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Cool Berries The aroma of the opened bottle is one of merged mixed berries with Raspberry being the easiest to identify. A real berry punch with a cool exhale which many would enjoy on a hot Summer's day. The Inhale is Raspberry taking charge with a merged mainly dark berry mix in the background. The exhale see's dark berries come to the fore being mainly Blackberry and Blueberry and now the e-liquid really has a cooling hit. A fresh fruity taste is left in the mouth, not over sweet but very pleasant. The flavours here are strong and despite the use of coolant i found i was quite partial to this flavour! SCORE: 9/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Blueberry Muffin (Not yet on site) The aroma of the opened bottle is lush being a warmed Cake Batter aroma infused with ripe Blueberries, yum! I love this flavour but unfortunately i can't find it on the site but if it appears i will add to the comments. Very authentic blueberry Muffin flavour but very much freshly out the oven and still warm, i upped wattage, settings and closed airflow down to warm the vape and this came into it's own even more! The inhale is one of just baked butter rich cake with Blueberry present but quite subdued. The exhale see's the Blueberries presence much more evident but each exhale is different, sometimes plenty of Blueberry flavour, sometimes just a hint while the occasional exhale is ripe Blueberry loaded. The aftertaste is one of a authentic warm Blueberry Muffin leaving one of the nicest aftertastes i have witnessed with an e-liquid, cracking flavour! SCORE: 9.75/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Conclusion Another 5 high quality flavours from Trip hammer. Tripman was a good juice but just not for me while my picks were Kiwi Crush and Blueberry Muffin. I would once again like to thank Tim from Trip Hammer for supplying the 5 flavours for the purpose of this review. ___________________________________________________________________
  7. Hi Vapor Talk members, In this e-liquid review i take a look at 6 flavours from RockStar Vape Ltd. The 6 flavours are from the Keep It Cloudy Shortfill range and supplied for the purpose of this review by Kirstie from Rockstar Vape Ltd. Introduction Rockstar are based in the East Midlands UK which pleases me as Leicester is not far from my hometown of Swadlincote so it's great for me to review products from the area i grew up in and still have family, where people still help people out without expecting something in return. Rockstar have become popular with their budget range of e-liquids, 120ml for just £9.99 with offers from time to time like buy 2 get 1 free and buy 5 get 3 free so it's obvious to see why. Their 120ml budget e-liquids are 120ml 0mg but you can choose 1.5mg, 3mg or 6mg. Room is left in the bottle for the relevant nic shots and the juice is made stronger to compensate for the appropriate nic shot dilution. After releasing a total of 78 flavours in their budget range Rockstar have now released both a shortfill 100ml Keep it Cloudy range consisting of 32 flavours and 50ml shortfill premium range consisting of 26 flavours. ___________________________________________________________________ KEEP IT CLOUDY RANGE The Keep It Cloudy Range is a large range of 80VG/20PG 100ml shortfills that includes flavours from most profiles. The bottles come with 100ml of e-liquid in 120ml Gorilla bottles and are fine to vape at 0mg, the flavours are nice and strong allowing for dilution up to 120ml. You can also take the option when ordering to add 1 or 2 nic shots for 1.5mg or 3mg respectfully. Rockstar also offer all flavours in the Keep It Cloudy Range at a stronger 80ml in the same 120ml bottle with 4 nic shots for a higher 6mg strength, the e-liquid is £9.99 with each nic shot costing an extra £1 (of course you can always source your own nic shots). ___________________________________________________________________ What I Received? I received the following 6 flavours from the Keep It Cloudy Range: Cool Raspberry Bonfire Toffee Fruit Salad Banana Shake Caramel Cappuccino Mango Twist ___________________________________________________________________ Testing Equipment I added 2 nic shots to each flavour making them all 120ml at 3mg strength and left three weeks to steep before testing (they didn't need this time i simply add the nic shots when i receive the e-liquid and i have had theses a while). I tested all flavours on 2 identical set-ups to keep consistent testing conditions. To keep consistency i have used the same set-ups that i have used for testing other flavours recently! Set-up 1 = Axial Pro RDA on top of the Ultroner Aether BF device with a pair of 0.30hm SS Alien Claptons on the series deck giving a build resistance of 0.62ohm. I tested all flavours at 55W. Set-up 2 = Ni 0.2ohm ADA on the SX Auto ESS Driver device. The device was set-up on preset 3 which gives between 30-35W. The cotton used on the Axial Pro RDA was Vapefly Firebolt. The pictures are of the equipment used but not at the time of testing! ___________________________________________________________________ My Experience Using The Flavours Cool Raspberry The aroma of the opened bottle is ripe Raspberries and a hint of Menthol. The Inhale has a really lovely authentic ripe Raspberry flavour complimented nicely with a touch of Menthol. Not keen on Menthol flavours or Coolants if overdone but i really like this juice on the inhale but then the exhale see's both the emergence of coolant and Menthol becoming much stronger also leaving a Menthol aftertaste. Many might really like this, the Raspberry is spot on but with the Menthol and coolant just not for me! SCORE: 7/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Bonfire Toffee The aroma of the opened bottle is a very strong Creamy Toffee with a lingering slightly burnt smell. Very authentic e-liquid even down to both the stickiness of the Toffee coming through in the flavour and the unique pleasant slight burn't of the Toffee on the exhale. The inhale see's a very sweet sticky Toffee flavour but all change on the exhale as the unique burn't taste emerges leaving an authentic aftertaste, doesn't get much better than this! SCORE: 9.75/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Fruit Salad The aroma of the opened bottle is Raspberry dominated with a hint of Strawberry, Rhubarb and vanilla. Rockstar's take on the childhood's favourite chew i found not to be an exact match but still a really nice flavour. The inhale see's a candy Raspberry flavour in the fore but also i taste Rhubarb and Strawberry in the background. The Exhale see's the flavour blending into a fruit fool as a lightly vanilla'd Custard emerges while the Aftertaste see's Raspberry and Cotton Candy take charge to leave a pleasant sweet candy Raspberry taste in the mouth, very nice! SCORE: 8.75/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Banana Shake The aroma is Banana with a creamy vanilla, a very fresh smelling e-liquid. A very simple full fat Banana Shake flavour reminding me very much of a "Wimpey Shake" bake in the day. Inhale, exhale and aftertaste stay consistent leaving a creamy Banana taste in the mouth that lingers. Could vape this all day! SCORE: 9.25/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Caramel Cappuccino The aroma of the open bottle is coffee perfectly accompanied by a cream and caramel. This e-liquid is very rich and sweet and not what i was expecting at all, rather than the emphasis being on coffee this juice is all about the overall flavour which stays consistent on both inhale and exhale with a Caramel aftertaste. The inhale and exhale see's a lovely blend of Coffee, Cream and Caramel giving it a rich sweet flavour which i found accompanied a Black Cup of the Coffee perfectly, some won't like this while others will love it! SCORE: 9.5/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Mango Twist The aroma from the opened bottle is sharp crisp Apple with plenty of sweet Mango also present. The inhale is dominated by sweet Mango with the sharper taste of an unsweetened Apple juice hovering in the background. The exhale has a little more bite as the crisp sharp Apple flavour comes more to the fore. The Aftertaste see's Apple start to diminish leaving a sweet Mango flavour on the taste buds, lovely flavour! SCORE: 9.5/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Conclusion Another lovely group of flavours from Rockstar's Keep It Cloudy range although not too keen on the Menthol and Coolant heavy exhale of the Cool Raspberry but that's just me, the picks were Bonfire Toffee, Caramel Cappuccino and Mango Twist. I would once again like to thank Kirstie from Rockstar Vape Ltd for supplying the 6 flavours from the Keep It Cloudy Range for the purpose of this review. ___________________________________________________________________
  8. Hi UKVapers, In this review i take a look at the Crown Pod System Kit from Uwell. The Uwell Crown Pod System Kit was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this review by Pearl from Cigabuy. Introduction Uwell best known for their Crown Tanks and more recently the highly regarded Caliburn brings out a pod device using the Crown name while after testing in my opinion is very much an upgraded Caliburn. With the crown pod system we have much improved filling, liquid viewing windows, 1.0ohm and 0.6ohm pods, adjustable airflow and much larger battery capacity. The Crown uses the same Pro focs coil technology which was introduced with the caliburn, also still both button and draw activated but unfortunately still no power regulation so a direct output device. So in my opinion a much larger Caliburn with improvements so let's give it a look! ___________________________________________________________________ In The Box Contents: 1×CROWN pod system 1×1.0Ω CROWN pod (pre-installed) 1×0.6Ω CROWN pod 1×Micro USB cable 1×User’s manual ___________________________________________________________________ Aesthetics and Ergonomics The Crown comes in cardboard box packaging and on opening in the tray sits a nice looking large pod device with spare pod by it's side. I received the Grey version which is a Dark Grey which could of easily have been called Gunmetal, it's also available in Blue, Red and Black, all versions come with a dark large duckbill style mouthpiece installed. The colour of choice is on both sides of the device, front and back and on both front and back we have a central dark strip which has a nice Regal/Gothic type design, the base is Black and made of plastic. The main chassis is Aluminium Alloy, towards the top on the dark central strip we have a square fire button with raised crown which protrudes slightly and blends into the design, further down we have a tiny LED indication light. Where the pod interlocks with the shape of the top of the device small viewing windows are formed front and back, moving again to the base we have positioned centrally a micro USB port. The Crown is nearer to a pod mod size than a Caliburn style device so less stealthy while still being very portable and ergonomic, of course the extra size is needed for the extra battery capacity. I think the device looks really nice and some good colour options available, it feels very well made. ___________________________________________________________________ Crown Pod Kit Specs and Features: Material: PCTG, Aluminium Alloy Size: 95.6mm x 30mm x 18mm E-Liquid Capacity: 3ml (2ml TPD) Maximum Wattage: 25 W Coil Resistance: 0.6 Ω/1.0Ω Battery Capacity: 1250mAh Refillable pod, cost-effective to use. Top filling method, quick and convenient. The airflow of the pod can be adjusted as you want. The Pro-FOCS flavor testing technology gives you an excellent vape experience. Colours: Black, Grey, Blue, Red ___________________________________________________________________ The Pods The pods are quite large, a lot of that is because of the very large Black mouthpiece, the pod itself is slightly frosted but does have a clear section both front and back which are showing when fitted into the device creating juice viewing windows. The mouthpiece while being large does only have a small opening so much suited to a draw with restriction rather than loads of air. On one side of the pod we have a sliding piece for adjustable airflow (big pro) and moving to the base we have a very small opening to the side of the contacts to allow the draw activation to work, we also can see the 2 contacts that will line up with the contacts in the pod's bay. The capacity of the pods are 3ml with the standard kit but there is also a 2ml version available. You receive 2 pods that are refillable but the coils can't be replaced, pre-installed is a 1.0ohm pod and also included is a 0.6ohm pod, the coils an both pods use the same Pro focs technology (whatever that actually is?) as with the Caliburn and are made of Kanthal. The specs are printed on the base of each pod but also the 0.6ohm pod can be quickly distinguished by having a large Red section inside the pod towards the bottom. ___________________________________________________________________ Filling The mouthpiece pulls off the pod to reveal the central air pipe opening and two holes (one to each side), one being small to let air escape while the other is the fill port which will be fine for most sized nozzles and has a self sealing membrane. The small hole to allow air to escape does it's job really well making filling quick and mess free if careful, in fact it fills so quickly and easily the only time you could have issues is overfilling if you are over zealous. When the pod is fitted to the device the mouthpiece can be pushed first rather than just pulling straight upwards, this dislodges it allowing the mouthpiece to be removed for filling without having to move the pod from the device, good job! ___________________________________________________________________ Airflow On one side of the pod we have a plastic sliding piece that is marked min and max and when in the min position a small airflow slot is above it. The sliding piece can be slid upwards to have as much of the slot open as you require giving it very good adjustability with the only downside being the pod needs to be removed from the device to have access, still a big pro as once you have it how you like it you shouldn't need to readjust. ___________________________________________________________________ Fitting The Pod Looking inside the pods bay we can see the raised central opening to the membrane switch and to either side a Gold plated, spring loaded contact. Apart from a barely protruding section inside the bay towards the front i really see nothing that would help secure the pod in place, yet the pod fits very securely and has no play whatsoever showing if the device has precision build quality press fitting is all that's needed, cracking job! ___________________________________________________________________ Operating The Device The Crown Pod Device can be turned on and off with 5 clicks of the fire button, either action gets confirmed by 3 flashes from the LED. The device is very simple as it is a direct output device with no settings so simply take a draw to vape or if like me you prefer a physical fire button then press the fire button which will override the draw activation mechanism. The device of course has all the safety protections you would expect from a pod device which are indicated by various flashes of the LED. The device also has 3 tiers of battery status indication so when you vape the LED lights in the colour of the current state of the battery: Over 60% = Green Between 30% & 60% = Blue Below 30% = Red ___________________________________________________________________ Protections Include Open Circuit Protection Short Circuit Protection Low Power Protection Over-vape Protection ___________________________________________________________________ Charging The device also shows the same battery status indication while charging and charges in approximately 1.5 hours at 1A. For a 1250mAh battery it's about par but a little faster and the inclusion of Type C USB would be better. While charging the device does support pass-through using either the fire button or draw activation. ___________________________________________________________________ My Experience And Thoughts! I really did like the Caliburn but here we have a device which in my opinion tops it. Both coils act very similar to the Caliburn giving above average flavour from the off but that's the break-in period and after 2-3ml the flavour improves further and also gives good longevity with both pods. The mouthpiece is a style i have used many times but seems a bit strange here to start with as it's big yet the opening is small to suit restriction so seems a bit of a miss-match but the more i used it the more i got use to it but might put some off. The viewing windows while not being large i found more fit for purpose than the very thin slots of the Caliburn, i also like being able to remove the mouthpiece while the pod is still in the device for filling and how quick and easy it is. The bigger capacity is a big improvement (standard version) and also i occasionally got slight gurgling (it soon cleared) with the Caliburn but i have had none of that with these pods and also suffered no leaking whatsoever. The Caliburn was possibly best liked for what many considered the perfect draw for a pod device but here we can replicate that draw but have more options with the adjustable airflow. The 1.0ohm pod fully open gives that same loose MTL draw but now it can be adjusted to while not in my opinion getting quite a cigarette type draw not far off it. The 0.6ohm pod fully open gives a really nice restricted direct lung draw which can be closed down for a loose MTL but really i found this pod at it's best with airflow fully open. The 1250mAh battery allows for reasonable vape time with the 0.6ohm pod while the 1.0ohm pod would give most vapers a whole day's vaping and while i feel 1.5 hours to charge could be improved on it's about par and does support pass-through. The Crown has the same draw and button firing mechanisms as the Caliburn so it will both suit those that prefer draw activation and those like me that prefer using a fire button. Just like the Caliburn the membrane switch is amazingly responsive matching the performance of using the fire button, firing with no delay. Unfortunately again like the Caliburn it's a direct output device so the power will decrease along with the battery which is very noticeable with the 0.6ohm pod (the 1.0ohm pod gives a more consistent vape throughout with drop off barely noticeable). ___________________________________________________________________ Likes Good build quality Portable and Ergonomic 4 Colour options Draw or Button Activated Draw activation very responsive Fires without delay Battery status indication Top-fill (can be filled when pod is installed) Clear viewing windows Adjustable airflow Both MTL and DL pod included Pods fit very securely Suffered no flooding or leaking 3ml capacity standard pods 1A charging (par) Good flavour even during break-in then improves further (both pods) Above average pod longevity Supports pass-through both draw or fire activation Cons Direct output Large Mouthpiece will feel strange at first with MTL draw Would prefer Type C USB Coils can't be replaced (need to replace the whole pod) I would one again like to thank Pearl from Cigabuy for supplying the Uwell Crown Pod System Kit for the purpose of this review. ___________________________________________________________________
  9. Hi Vapor Talk members, In this review i take a look at the Theia which is a Pod Mod from Ultroner. The Theia was supplied for the purpose of this review by Linky from Sacowin, Ultroner's Marketing Company. Introduction Ultroner release their latest stabwood device this time in the form of the latest trend a pod mod. The Theia accommodates a 2ml capacity pod which houses replaceable mesh coils with either 0.6ohm or 1.2ohm resistance. We have an old school style display and adjustable wattage from 5W to 30W, the device is powered by Ultroner's efficient Sevo Chipset. The main talking point is that the device accommodates a replaceable Li-Po battery and includes a charging dock to charge the battery externally while also supplying a spare battery. This device offers something a little different so let's crack on! ___________________________________________________________________ In The Box Contents: 1 X Theia Device and Pod 2 X 1000mAh Li-Po Batteries 1 X 1A Charging Dock 2 X Coils (mesh 0.6ohm & 1.2ohm) 1 X Polishing Cloth 1 X Manual ___________________________________________________________________ Aesthetics and Ergonomics The Theia came in the usual flip open cardboard packaging with viewing window the same shape and size as the device so it can be clearly viewed before opening. I received a device which the most prominent colour is Purple but due to the nature of Stabwood devices all will be unique. The device is a slim box mod shape with bowed sides and bevelled edging for good hand feel and has the right balance in weight feeling of quality but not over heavy. The main body is made of stabwood while we have a darkly tinted pod with delrin proprietary drip tip protruding from the top of the device. The stabwood has slight pitting which is common with Ultroner devices but in my opinion it doesn't take away from it's aesthetics. On the face of the device we have a Silver, round fire button top and nearer to the bottom 2 smaller round navigational buttons side by side, central we have the screen then finally at the bottom of the face we have the micro USB port. Moving to the base we have printed safety marks and a grooved catch as on the base is a hatch door which accommodates a removable Li-Po battery. Being a stabwood fan, in my opinion the Theia is a gorgeous looking device. ___________________________________________________________________ Theia Specs and Features: Dimensions incl pod & drip tip: 95mm x 42mm x 18mm Weight: 120g Input Voltage: 3.3V - 4.2V Power Range: 5W - 30W Output Voltage: 1V - 8V Static Currant: Under 50uA Resistance Range: 0.1ohm - 3ohm Battery: Removable Li-Po 1000mAh Multiple Protections Colour: Stabwood Finishes with the usual Purple's, Green's, Blue's, Red's, Blacks etc as with other Ultroner Stabwood devices (each one unique) ___________________________________________________________________ The Pod The included pod is 2ml capacity and whether larger capacity pods will be available i would have no idea because at the time of writing there is no marketing material about the device available and the manual gives just a few specs about the device but doesn't even mention the pods. In fact the manual really does need to be giving more information as it consists of sparse specs, operating the device and what safety protections the device has but as mentioned doesn't cover the pods, coils, batteries or charging dock. The pod is very darkly tinted and while i initially thought the visibility was fine that was because i was using Red coloured followed by dark e-liquid but when i switched to a more standard light coloured juice then visibility was not good and i needed a good light sauce to see the level. Up top we have a fixed delrin drip tip so unfortunately i couldn't switch for one of my own. The coil head get's press fitted into the pod and to one side on the base we have a silicone Black bung which is easy to get hold of and lift, it stays attached to the pod. The fill port is a really good size and i found filling both quick and mess free, the only issue is the need to remove the pod to fill as so many of this type of device has a much more convenient top-fill method. ___________________________________________________________________ Fitting The Coils You receive 2 different coils which simply get press fitted into place with o-rings giving a good seal. Both coils are mesh and the resistance and rating is printed on the base area and you do need to check as this is the only way of telling them apart. Both coils have the same large wicking holes and the mesh and inner bore of both coils to me look identical but one is 0.6ohm and the other 1.2ohm despite both being rated at 15 to 20W but more about that later. ___________________________________________________________________ The Airflow The Theia like many of these devices (although recently the trend has been changing to adjustable) has fixed airflow so the only control is the bore of the coil and as mentioned both bores look identical with the two supplied coils. The air comes into the pod via 3 small openings on the spine side of the pod and gets channelled down to the bottom of the coil. ___________________________________________________________________ Fitting The Pod The pod get's secured in place and released via a protruding catch which is situated on one side of the device and it both releases smoothly and secures the pod very well. Looking inside the shallow bay for the pod to be fitted we have a raised area one side where the fill bung fits into for added protection from leaking, then a lower section where we can see the 2 sturdy spring loaded contacts surrounded by a peek seal. To one side we can see the catch which is operated as mentioned from the side of the device, a really good job! ___________________________________________________________________ The Display The Theia has a sharp, bright old school style of display which is laid out nicely to give plenty of feedback without looking over cluttered. Top Left we have the resistance then underneath this is the voltage, bottom left we have a battery status bar. The top Right of the display is taken up by the wattage and then in the bottom Right section we have both the preheat and time of your vape. ___________________________________________________________________ Operating The Device The Theia is the usual 5 clicks to turn on and 5 clicks to turn off and once on the wattage can be adjusted using the navigational buttons from 5W to 30W in 1W increments which i prefer but those that vape MTL at very low wattage's might prefer more micro management of the wattage setting, the adjustment round robins. The device is adjustable wattage only but offers 3 different preheats that can be altered using the fire and up buttons together, the choice is between Normal, Soft or Hard. The only other feature available is pressing both navigational buttons at the same time locks everything including the fire button. As hopefully came across from my description the Theia is a very simple, user friendly device. ___________________________________________________________________ Safety Protections The device has plenty of safety protections which if they kick in the relative protection alert is displayed on the screen, the protections are: Short Circuit Protection Low Resistance Protection High Resistance Protection Over-heat Protection Low Voltage Protection High Voltage Protection ___________________________________________________________________ The Battery And Charging Dock Adaptor The battery gets fitted via the battery hatch door on the base of the device that can be opened and locked back in place via a grooved catch. The battery can only go one way for the contacts to line up so very safe and no need for marked orientation. With or without a battery fitted their is no rattles from the device and the door fits very securely, so no issues whatsoever! You get supplied with 2 1000mAh Li-Po batteries so you can have the spare ready charged so can simply swap batteries when needed. The device does have a USB port which supports both unlikely firmware updates and charging but being supplied with a 1A charging adaptor dock i really would recommend charging externally, especially as it only takes an hour to charge one of the batteries. ___________________________________________________________________ My Experience And Thoughts! I particularly like Ultroner devices because of the mods they did in collaboration with Asmodus but also like their simple but very efficient Sevo Chipset which i have in a few devices now, finally i'm a sucker for a bit of stabwood! The but side is with the Theia i really thought i would love the device, it's looks and the removable Li-Po batteries but the coils would let it down as was the case with both the Oner and Pixie. The coils did confuse me because as mentioned apart from the printed resistance being different they look identical in every way, even the bore looks identical and i would say is a little narrow than expected for a 0.6ohm coil but wider than expected for a 1.2ohm coil, even the mesh looks the same. In fact i was actually surprised that indeed when using they were different resistances with the 0.6ohm registering at 0.61ohms and the 1.2ohm being 1.18ohms but i do dispute both having a rating of 15 to 20W These coils are the best i have used from Ultroner with both giving really good flavour, i started with the 1.2ohm coil at the lowest rating of 15W which i found a very warm vape and although it wicks fine with the large wicking holes (even with 70VG juice) i just wouldn't go higher because of the heat of the vape and ended up using this coil at 10W where the vape was still warm but much better for my preference, with plenty of cloud and flavour on point. The 0.6ohm coil was much better in the rating range and it still vaped really well at 25W if you like a very warm vape but personally i was at 18W for a very similar vape to what i got from the 1.2ohm coil. A pro for these coils is you get flavour on point at both a lower wattage and temperature but also with a much warmer vape than a lot of this style of device will allow for. When it comes to draw both coil heads were identical giving a loose MTL draw and also allowing for a very restrictive direct lung vape. I could get a tighter draw by covering a couple of the airflow openings but doing so while vaping was very awkward but a small piece of tape could be your friend! I really do like having the removable Li-Po batteries included as it allows the device to be a small in-built battery size while being able to both recharge externally and just switching for the charged spare so you never need to be without battery life, add to that the efficient Sevo Chipset it's a real winner. But the device does have cons, firstly the pod is just too darkly tinted to see lighter juices and although i had no issues with longevity with the coils that won't help much if you run low on juice and get a burn't hit which will no doubt leave a burn't taste until a new coil is fitted. Also needing to remove the pod to fill via the port on the base of the device is a pain and really can't see why we don't have top-fill like most devices have of late, adding to this is there only seems to be a 2ml option so filling is needed quite often. On the plus side is that i found filling quick and mess free and also had no leaking from either the fill port or coil. Another con for me is the proprietary fixed drip tip as i would prefer the option of using my own and also as mentioned unless using some tape or other method of closing down the airflow the airflow is non adjustable. The wattage adjusts in 1W increments which would be a plus for most usually but with this being a low wattage device i can see some MTL vapers preferring more micro management. Back to the pros and the device fires instantly and the fire button and navigational buttons give really satisfying clicks, having 3 preheat options is also a bonus. The device looks really nice and feels great in the hand and will be a device i will carry on using just hope their won't be an issue with coil availability in the future! ___________________________________________________________________ Likes High build quality Unique stabwood finishes Nice weight Sharp, bright display Adjustable wattage 5 to 30W in 1W increments 3 preheats 0.6ohm and 1.2ohm mesh coils included Nice loose MTL draw (both coils) Restricted DL vape possible Very good flavour both coils No leaking suffered from pod Can get really warm vape if you prefer Pod secures and releases very impressively Durable catch for holding pod in place Removable 1000mAh Li-Po battery Battery door is very secure Spare battery Charging adaptor dock included Battery charges in 1 hour at 1A USB supports charging and firmware upgrades (i would recommend using supplied adaptor) Cons Darkly tinted pod Only 2ml option (as far as i am aware) Bottom fill (need to remove pod to fill) Airflow non adjustable (unless a bit of creativity is used) Don't agree with 1.2ohm wattage coil rating Low wattage users might prefer 0.1W increments (as many will prefer 1W increments so a pro for some) Proprietary fixed drip tip Manual needs to be more concise I would once again like to thank Linky from Sacowin for supplying the Ultroner Theia for the purpose of this review. ___________________________________________________________________
  10. Hi Vapor Talk members, In this review i take a look at the Orca Solo Plus Starter Kit from Vaporesso. The Orca Solo Plus Starter Kit was supplied for the purpose of this review by Jessica from Vaporesso. Introduction Searching the Interweb for information brings up UK sites as due to the popularity of the Orca Solo in the UK the Orca Solo Plus is primarily aimed at the UK market as an upgrade to the previous popular version. So how much can be improved with just a simple pen style AIO device? well quite a bit as Vaporesso demonstrates with the Plus version! The Orca Solo Plus is a pen style AIO device just like it's previous version but now we have a substantially improved battery capacity, the introduction of a 0.6ohm Mesh coil to accompany the ever popular Vaporesso 1.3ohm CCELL, larger e-liquid capacity and 3 constant output settings, so let's give this little Beaut a good look! ___________________________________________________________________ In The Box Contents: 1 x ORCA SOLO PLUS Kit 1 x 0.6ohm OC MESHED Coil 1 x 1.3ohm OC CCELL Coil 1 x Extra Glass Tube 1 × USB Cable 1 × User Manual 1 × Warranty Card ___________________________________________________________________ Aesthetics and Ergonomics The Orca Solo Plus comes neatly packed in simple cardboard packaging and on opening the AIO style pen is in it's separate parts along with it's spare parts, paperwork and USB cable. I received the Black version but the options are Rainbow, Silver, Blue and Black. With the AIO Pen assembled it looks pretty much identical to the Orca Solo but is just slightly taller and 2mm wider in diameter making it feel a much more substantial device. We have the same domed top sleeve with cutouts so your liquid can be viewed which protects the glass that fits onto the battery section. Up top we have a comfortable delrin MTL style 510 drip tip so your own will fit which is always a pro. On the front of the battery tube we have towards the top a protruding tactile square fire button with translucent surround to allow for LED indications, to the side at the same level we have a micro USB port. On the base we have the usual safety markings plus central venting hole but apart from some quite low key branding the battery section is relatively plain aesthetically which will please many. The 18mm diameter and 123mm height of the Orca Solo Plus in my opinion gets the balance right between being a portable stealthy device while still having a nice ergonomic substantial feel, the construction is metal and seems durable but i'm not certain exactly what metal has been used! ___________________________________________________________________ Orca Solo Plus Specs and Features: Size: 18(D) x 123(H)mm Capacity: 2ml Battery: Built-in 1200mAh battery Charging 5V/1A Coil: 0.6ohm OC Meshed coil and 1.3ohm OC CCELL coil Adjustable Mode Optimal Flavor Production CCELL Coil for High Nicotine Satisfaction 3 Color light indicator for battery levels and power modes Colours: Rainbow, Silver, Blue, Black ___________________________________________________________________ What You Receive? You receive all the parts of the AIO pen which is the cylindrical battery section, glass, protective sleeve and 510 drip tip. You also receive a spare glass, both a CCELL and Mesh coil, spare o-rings, braided USB cable and all the usual paperwork. ___________________________________________________________________ Fitting The Device Together The Orca Solo Plus is a pen style AIO device so the airflow control is on the top of the battery and your coil head gets screwed also straight into the battery section. The glass gets pushed onto the top of the battery where it is secured and given a very good seal by a thick silicone casket. The top-cap/protective sleeve screws onto the top of the coil head to secure in place and the drip tip as mentioned is a standard 510 so you can fit your own if you wish. ___________________________________________________________________ Filling Filling is easy enough but it's method also brings for me the only main con of the device as it does mean discarding e-liquid if you need to change coil head and still have liquid in the device! To Fill you unscrew the top sleeve off the top of the coil head and it pulls free leaving the open glass and coil in place. The coil is secured very well into the top of the battery so it stays 100% secured when unscrewing the top sleeve so had no issues whatsoever. This leaves plenty of room to fill the glass section between the edge of the glass and coil so even glass dropper bottles can be used. As mentioned the only issue is if the coil head needs replacing you need to discard any remaining liquid before removing the glass so you can unscrew the coil head. ___________________________________________________________________ The Coils You get two different coil heads provided which are the 1.3ohm CCELL coil head which is recommended at between 7-12W and is optimised for high mg freebase and Nic Salts. The wicking holes on this are very small and we have a narrow central bore so very much for MTL and i would be looking at using 50/50 ratio e-liquid. The other included coil has a wider central bore and large wicking holes and is the 0.6ohm Mesh coil head which is rated between 16-22W. This coil head is much more versatile and wicks fine even with high VG liquids. ___________________________________________________________________ The Airflow The airflow rather than just an open slot as on the Orca Solo the Plus version has a slot on the control ring but then it lines up with a series of small holes for much more micro management. There is 5 holes in total so 5 holes is fully open but also the option to have 4, 3, 2 or just one hole. ___________________________________________________________________ Operating The Device The Orca Solo Plus offers 3 constant output settings but is still a simple device to use. The 3 settings give different wattage outputs dependant on the coil used so are obviously constant voltage settings but the equivalent (dependant on resistance) wattage output is given. The device is the standard 5 clicks to turn on and 5 clicks to turn off and both actions are confirmed by the fire button surround cycling through Green, red and Blue. When first used the device will be on the highest setting by default indicated by Green but from then on it does remember your last setting so if you were on the Blue setting for example and turned the device off and then back on you would still be on the Blue setting. To change setting is 3 quick clicks of the fire button to take you to the next setting and the fire button surround will flash 3 times in the new setting indication colour, the settings are as below: 0.6ohm Mesh Coil Head Red = 16W Blue = 18W Green = 22W 1.3ohm CCELL Coil Head Red = 7W Blue = 10W Green = 12W When vaping the surround of the fire button lights up solid to show battery status indication which isn't the 4 or 5 tier indications that i prefer but just 3, they are nicely spread out and fit for purpose, so pretty happy! Green = 70% - 100% Blue = 30% - 69% Red = 0% - 29% The device of course has all the usual safety protections you would expect which are indicated by various amounts of flashes in different colours! ___________________________________________________________________ The Battery One of the improvements over the previous version is the increased battery capacity from 800mAh to 1200mAh which is needed to give good life with the 0.6ohm coil but this can be controlled further by which setting you use. When using the CCELL 1.3ohm coil head then the device gives great battery life compared to similar devices. The charge rate is the same 1A as with the Orca Solo but obviously takes longer to charge because of the increased capacity. The device took 1 hour 15 minutes approximately to charge each time which is acceptable for the size of battery and also supports pass-through. Still in 2020 i believe even a pen style device should have type C USB but not sure if it would actually be safe to charge this type of device at a higher rate than 1A so being quite petty! ___________________________________________________________________ My Experience And Thoughts! Really not a lot to moan about with this and yes it would be a great kit for a new vaper but will have a much broader appeal than that. The different setting options in conjunction with good airflow adjustability makes this a really nice versatile little AIO Pen device which allows you to home in on the vape you want. The CCELL was no surprise but be careful to give it plenty of time to saturate thoroughly as they can get a burn't taste from the off if impatient. A bit of patience shown though and you will benefit from one of the most flavoursome MTL vapes you have had as Vaporesso are in a league of their own when it comes to ceramic coil heads. The range with this coil is what i would describe as a cigarette draw with 2 holes right up to a loose MTL fully open, just one hole gives an even tighter draw than a cigarette (more a tightly rolled roll-up). I used 50/50 12mg nic salts, 50/50 ratio on the Blue setting with 4 holes open for a mid to loose MTL. I love the 0.6ohm Mesh coil head which is lucky because a spare box was sent, flavour is on point and i was able to get 8 tank fills before the flavour just slightly started to drop off (still too good to swap out yet in my opinion) which is above average for longevity. This coil is so versatile allowing for a loose MTL or restrictive lung vape with 4 or 5 holes open but it actually gives a satisfying more authentic MTL with the airflow closed down including a cigarette type draw although for this just one hole is needed rather than two with the CCELL coil head. This coil head also allowed for much more versatility when it came to e-liquid ratios and it handled 70VG no problem whatsoever. I kept swapping vaping styles with this coil from a mid MTL with 3 holes on setting Blue and fully open on the Green setting for a restrictive lung hit. The battery status indication worked well and charging wasn't too long while also supporting pass-through. Battery life is not bad at all with the 0.6ohm coil but is fantastic for this type of device when using the 1.3ohm ceramic coil easily lasting a day! This simple pen style AIO offering shows you can have a good device and get a cracking vape without all the bells and whistles! ___________________________________________________________________ Likes Well made durable AIO device Metal construction Perfect balance between substantial feel and portability Ergonomic Protective top sleeve Easy to fill (even glass droppers can be used) 2ml capacity (increase over previous version) Spare Glass Standard comfortable 510 drip tip Can use own 510 drip tip Comes with both Mesh and CCELL coil heads MTL and even restrictive DL (versatile device) Good flavour and longevity with coil heads Good airflow adjustability 1200mAh battery capacity 1A charging rate 3 constant output settings Settings indications Battery status indications Supports pass-through Cons Need to discard e-liquid when changing coils Would prefer Type C USB Can't use battery and tank independently (obvious AIO device) More colour options would be nice I would once again like to thank Jessica from Vaporesso for supplying the Orca Solo Plus Starter Kit for the purpose of this review. ___________________________________________________________________
  11. Hi Vapor Talk, In this e-liquid review i take a look at 4 flavours from RockStar Vape Ltd. The 4 flavours are from the Keep It Cloudy Shortfill range and supplied for the purpose of this review by Kirstie from Rockstar Vape Ltd. <Removed spammy vendor picture> Introduction Rockstar are based in the East Midlands UK which pleases me as Leicester is not far from my hometown of Swadlincote so it's great for me to review products from the area i grew up in and still have family, where people still help people out without expecting something in return. Rockstar have become popular with their budget range of e-liquids, 120ml for just £9.99 with offers from time to time like buy 2 get 1 free and buy 5 get 3 free so it's obvious to see why. Their 120ml budget e-liquids are 120ml 0mg but you can choose 1.5mg, 3mg or 6mg. Room is left in the bottle for the relevant nic shots and the juice is made stronger to compensate for the appropriate nic shot dilution. After releasing a total of 78 flavours in their budget range Rockstar have now released both a shortfill 100ml Keep it Cloudy range consisting of 32 flavours and 50ml shortfill premium range consisting of 26 flavours. ___________________________________________________________________ KEEP IT CLOUDY RANGE <Removed spammy vendor picture> The Keep It Cloudy Range is a large range of 80VG/20PG 100ml shortfills that includes flavours from most profiles. The bottles come with 100ml of e-liquid in 120ml Gorilla bottles and are fine to vape at 0mg, the flavours are nice and strong allowing for dilution up to 120ml. You can also take the option when ordering to add 1 or 2 nic shots for 1.5mg or 3mg respectfully. Rockstar also offer all flavours in the Keep It Cloudy Range at a stronger 80ml in the same 120ml bottle with 4 nic shots for a higher 6mg strength, the e-liquid is £9.99 with each nic shot costing an extra £1 (of course you can always source your own nic shots). ___________________________________________________________________ What I Received? I received the following 4 flavours from the Keep It Cloudy Range: Strawberry Chew Fizzy Lemonade Peachy Twist Berry Blast ___________________________________________________________________ Testing Equipment I added 2 nic shots to each flavour making them all 120ml at 3mg strength and left four weeks to steep before testing (they didn't need this time i simply add the nic shots when i receive the e-liquid and i have had theses a while). I tested all flavours on 2 identical set-ups to keep consistent testing conditions. To keep consistency i have used the same set-ups that i have used for testing other flavours recently! Set-up 1 = Axial Pro RDA on top of the Ultroner Aether BF device with a pair of 0.30hm SS Alien Claptons on the series deck giving a build resistance of 0.62ohm. I tested all flavours at 55W. Set-up 2 = Ni 0.2ohm ADA on the SX Auto ESS Driver device. The device was set-up on preset 3 which gives between 30-35W. The cotton used on the Axial Pro RDA was Vapefly Firebolt. The pictures are of the equipment used but not at the time of testing! ___________________________________________________________________ My Experience Using The Flavours Strawberry Chew The flavour here is not authentic Strawberry but that artificial Strawberry flavour reminiscent of every Strawberry Chew i ate as a child. This is a very simple e-liquid with the Strawberry Chew aroma that comes from the opened bottle being exactly what is experienced on the inhale, exhale and aftertaste, memories! SCORE: 8.75/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Fizzy Lemonade The Aroma of the open bottle is a strong Lemon but very sweet with no sharpness. The inhale is quite a strong sweet Lemon with just a hint of fizz, the exhale see's the Lemon just sharpen slightly and if anything the fizz is even less but just the slightest coolant freshens the vape up. The aftertaste see's the sweet Lemon return (no hint of that sharpness that emerged on the exhale) but the fizz comes to the fore leaving a tingle on the tongue, a well crafted fresh e-liquid! SCORE 9/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Peachy Twist When smelling the open bottle my senses were blasted with a juicy sweet Peach aroma with just an hint of Anise hovering like a Jack in the box in the background. Peach i really love but as a DIY enthusiast is a flavour i haven't managed to get right and when testing this e-liquid it was mixed feelings of really liking it but being jealous as the peach is a lovely sweet fleshy ripe peach and just so nice. The inhale see's Anise impatient in the background but not getting a look in as the gorgeous Peach flavour pouts it's stuff in the fore. The exhale see's Aniseed allowed off it's leash and the ripe juicy peach is now not the most prominent flavour but it compliments the Aniseed so well. The aftertaste surprised me as i expected Aniseed to linger but it starts a mix of Aniseed and Peach but with Peach outlasting it's companion leaving a juicy sweet fresh Peach flavour in the mouth! Nicest Peach i have tried with Aniseed giving it a real twist! SCORE 9.75/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Berry Blast The aroma of the open bottle is a lovely sweet blend of mixed berries which at this point both Blueberry and Strawberry can be identified but also their's a dark fruit present possibly Blackberry. The inhale is one of merged berries with Blueberry definitely part of the blend but also even more so than when smelling the open bottle a dark fruit giving the flavour some depth. The Exhale allows fruits to be identified with different berries pinging into the limelight on each exhale, Blueberry, Strawberry, Raspberry and what is now definitely identified as Blackberry are all present. The aftertaste goes back to a Blueberry dominant merged berry flavour with the now identified Blackberry lingering which leaves a very pleasant taste in the mouth! SCORE: 9.25/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Conclusion Not a weak link amongst these four excellent flavours from the Keep It Cloudy Range but the pick has to be Peachy Twist which was outstanding! <Removed spammy vendor picture> I would once again like to thank Kirstie from Rockstar Vape Ltd for supplying the 4 flavours from the Keep It Cloudy Range for the purpose of this review. ___________________________________________________________________
  12. Hi Vapor Talk members, In this review i take a look at the Nic-Hit Pro from MagicMist. The Nic-Hit Pro was supplied for the purpose of this review by Yan from MagicMist. Introduction MagicMist here in the UK have been working closely with Vaptio to bring us the Nic-Hit Pro which has taken the great design of the Vaptio Spin-It but made it smaller so much more portable. The basic design remains the same and although we have the same Vapio 1.0ohm pods they are now pre-filled with Nic salt flavoured e-liquid with one 20mg Authentic Cigarette flavour pod included. The reason for using the Spin-It design and Vaptio powered pods but now supplying them pre-filled with UK made Nic Salts in the choice of 2 strengths and 10 flavours is because MagicMist believe in the potential and hygienic design and the use of Nic Salts to give smokers the best chance to make the switch, let's give it a look! ___________________________________________________________________ In The Box Contents: Nic-Hit Pro Battery 1 x pre-filled 20mg 1.9ml Nic-Hit Pro Pod (Authentic Cigarette flavour) 1 x Spare Replacement Mouthpiece Kit 1 x USB Cable 1 x User Manual ___________________________________________________________________ Different Options The contents listed is for the Nic-Hit Pro Device Kit which is what i was sent but MagicMist have other options. The Nic-Hit Pro Starter Kit also overs a pack of 3 either 12mg or 20mg pods in which ever flavour you choose (this option is on offer at the time of writing and is actually cheaper than the device kit but you get 3 extra pods). The Nic-Hit Pro Deluxe Kit offers a carry case, 2 devices and 2 packs of extra pods, you can mix or match the colour of devices and choose which 2 flavours you want, so 2 devices and 6 extra pods (8 pods in total). The Nic-Hit Pro Platinum Kit offers a wall charger, carry case, 2 devices and 4 packs of extra pods which will give you 14 pods in total. ___________________________________________________________________ Aesthetics and Ergonomics There is no difference apart from branding aesthetically between the Nic-Hit Pro and Vaptio Spin-it but there is quite a difference in size. The Spin-It wasn't the smallest of this style of pod system but was still pocket friendly and with it's rounded sides very ergonomically sound but here with the Nic-Hit Pro we have an even smaller and ergonomic friendly device. It weighs a lot less than i expected and is made from Anodic Oxidised Aluminium Alloy. I received the Blue version, it's also available in Black and Red, all three colours in my opinion look both very nice and suit the overall look of the device. When in the vaping position the Nic-Hit Pro has a Black mouthpiece which looks fixed onto the top section so non removable but unlike the Spin-It's mouthpiece (although i haven't worked out how) must be able to be replaced as you receive a spare mouthpiece kit which comprises of a small section that gets fitted inside the cradle, mouthpiece and o-ring, i will describe the look of the device with the mouthpiece fixed inside the device. The front of the device has a Black plaque with "MAGICMIST" branding on the vertical at the top where the top section interlocks, the same plaque in the same position is also on the reverse. 40% of the way down the front of the device we have a pill shaped fire button which protrudes nicely and is the same colour as the device, finally there is an operational LED at the bottom of the front. Apart from the mentioned plaque on the back the sides and back are featureless with the sides being shorter than the front and back for the top section to interlock. The top section with the mouthpiece hidden away has a Black top with visible indented contacts for when fixing into place for vaping. The rest of the top section is the same colour as the device but a different shade to the main device giving it an aesthetically pleasing two-tone look. Both sides of the top section has very good sized viewing slots for seeing the level of your juice and the base of the device is Black with a central micro USB port. The design is stellar, no question, the Spin-It won several design awards back 2 years ago and the smaller size improves it further. Nic-Hit Pro Next To Big Brother The Vaptio Spin-It ___________________________________________________________________ Spin It Specs and Features: Dimensions: 22 x 18 x 115mm Battery Capacity: Built-in 500mAh Output Power: 10-15W Juice Capacity: 1.9ml Closed Pods pre-filled (flavoured Nic Salts) Next-generation Nic salts technology (Delivers Nicotine 3X faster lasts 2X longer) Pods available in 2 Nic salts strength 20mg, 12mg 10 Flavours Available Pods filled with UK made Nic Salt E-liquid Coil Resistance: 1.0ohm Material: Anodic Oxidised Aluminium Ally Charging: 5V/0.5A Extremely portable pen-style AIO kit Compact design with leak-proof engineering Unique spinnable drip tip design More hygienic and safer vaping experience Japanese organic cotton coil Smooth-tech flavor optimisation technology Compatible with Vaptio refillable Spin-It Pods Colours: Red, Blue, Black ___________________________________________________________________ The Pod The included pod is the same as the pod that came with the Spin-It and has the same 1.0ohm coil. What has changed is they are now pre-filled with 1.9ml of flavoured Nic Salts e-liquid and the white removable fill bung has now been replaced with a fixed Black plastic seal, the pods are still clear giving great visibility of your e-liquid. The airflow is on the pod itself and is a tiny rectangular slit, straight away you can tell this is a strictly MTL device. When opening the pod from the wrapping before fitting to the device the airflow slit and air pipe both have white silicone plugs inserted that need removing. To fit the pod into the device you need the mouthpiece in the position where it is fixed inside the device then just push the pod in place until it clicks, visible are the indented contacts which when the mouth section is spun and fixed in the position to vape will make contact with the spring loaded contacts inside the top of the battery section. Pre-filled pods are very convenient especially for new vapers who may want things as uncomplicated as possible but of course many will see it has a con that the pods aren't refillabe, the good news is the original refillable Vaptio Spin-it pods are fully compatible. Picture of pod that has had some use, they come full of e-liquid! Original Spin-It refillable pod which is compatible! ___________________________________________________________________ Nic Salts The pre-filled pods can be bought in packs of 3 at two different strengths 20mg and 12mg. The pods are pre-filled with UK made nic salt based flavoured e-liquid which according to MagicMist the nicotine acts 3X faster and lasts 2X longer and is the next generation nic salt technology. To be honest as Nic salts act much faster than freebase and due to how efficiently the body absorbs the Nicotine i'm sure this is what the marketing really is referring to. Nic Salts are in my opinion a good choice for new vapers but also handy for other vapers that find they need a quick nicotine fix that will last because they are in the position they can't vape as regular as they normally would. For example i vape a lot so only vape at 2mg but if i'm in the position i will not be able to vape often then 2mg no longer gives me the nicotine my body craves. The problem with freebase is because i have vaped at 2mg (DIY or 3mg commercial e-liquid) so long when upping my mg on these occasions i just can't vape higher than 6mg without coffin and really not enjoying it and 6mg is still not going to help much in these situations. Nic Salts based e-liquid i find so much smoother and can comfortably handle even 20mg although the 12mg option would be perfect for me, they act much faster and work efficiently so it's much longer until i need another vape. ___________________________________________________________________ The Flavours I was sent a pack of every flavour apart from Mango Ice to try and what's great about these pods are they just don't leak. I literally have had one of each flavour open with plugs removed and just been switching flavours out as often as The Beatles had hits. When going out and about i have just grabbed a few flavours, bunged them in my pocket and every 20 minutes or so swapped pods, the method behind the madness was to have a good try of all the flavours and test the durability even more than when i had the Spin-It of both the device and pods. Although having disposable pods that can't be refilled isn't the most economic option at £8.99 for 3 pods compared to other pre-filled pods, that's not a bad price in my opinion! The 10 available flavours are: Authentic Cigarette Dark Sweet Tobacco Menthol Ice Menthol Blackcurrant Menthol Mango Ice Strawberry Lemonade Raspberry Sherbet Juicy Blackcurrant Silky Vanilla The Authentic Cigarette flavour was very much like a tailor made cigarette taste and Dark Sweet Tobacco was a stronger but sweet and slightly Nutty tobacco flavour of the highest quality. Raspberry Sherbet, Juicy Blackcurrant and Strawberry Lemonade were also picks but i wasn't too keen on the Menthol flavours but then that's just my preference not that the flavours were not good, overall the flavours offered are very good and high quality! ___________________________________________________________________ Spinning It Once the pod is fixed into position you lift the top upwards (it clicks out of position) and spin the top-piece around to have the mouthpiece facing upwards, then push the top section down and it locks into the vaping position. When the top section is locked into position to vape the contacts inside the device connect with the already mentioned contacts which are visible when the mouthpiece is hidden away. When not vaping simply lift the top section (again you can hear as well as see it unlock out of position) and the top can be spun the opposite way, now with the mouthpiece pointing downwards push down and the mouthpiece lowers into the device and locks into position. The device can only fire when locked into position for vaping and when the mouthpiece is locked within the device it is kept clean and hygienic. ___________________________________________________________________ Durability The Nic-Hit Pro as mentioned is the same design as the Vaptio Spin-It, made from the same materials and has the same finish. I have had my Spin-It for 2 years now and it's still looking and functioning as good as it did when i first received it so i can vouch for the durability of this device. ___________________________________________________________________ Operating The Device The Nic-Hit Pro is a very simple device with no settings so simply when on press the fire button to vape. The device is the usual 5 clicks of the fire button to turn on and 5 clicks to turn off but when the mouthpiece is inside the device (recommended when not vaping) the device can't fire. With the LED which lights solid when vaping just flashing when the battery is empty and needs charging makes battery status indication non existent, the LED also flashes 5 times to indicate safety protections if they kick in! ___________________________________________________________________ Safety Protections Short Circuit Protection Low Voltage Protection Over Vaping Protection Over Charging Protection ___________________________________________________________________ Performance The Nic-Hit Pro gives a genuine tight MTL vape and the flavour is intense, very genuinely impressed with both the draw and flavoured Nic Salt pods when considering it's suitability for a new vaper trying to quit the stinkies. Despite this i hope they will consider also making the original refillable pods available which will broaden it's appeal. I did try to do a restricted lung hit but couldn't this is a MTL device all the way and you don't get loads of cloud production but it's decent enough. I do prefer a physical fire button on pod devices and because the Nic-Hit Pro can't fire when not in use (with mouthpiece locked into the device) this has allowed the device to have a very protruding one on the device that is very easy to find. The device will weaken as the battery runs down (direct output), you get about 15W when battery is full and at the lowest the device gives about 10W, i found the reduction in power happened so gradually and even at 10W gave a really good MTL vape ideal for nic salts. I also really like the fact the viewing slots are a good size and the pods are clear which means with just a quick glance you can see your juice level, also i must say the mouthpiece is very comfortable. I used this device not solidly but over a period of time and have tried 9 of the available 10 flavours, as mentioned they are very good and the included Authentic Cigarette flavour again is ideal for a new vaper as it tastes just like a fresh cigarette. While the kit comes in various options the Nic-Hit Device Kit which is the one i received only comes with one pod which is a massive con as every pod kit in my opinion should come with at least 2, even more so when the pod isn't refillable. Despite the much smaller size of the device the battery although smaller than in the Spin-It isn't much smaller being 500mAh which along with the efficiency of the device, 1.0ohm pods and using with nic salts (wouldn't be chain vaping using this) the battery will last most new vapers if not all day, the best part of it. I do reviews to inform vapers the best i can about products not to just repeat manufacturers claims and it does say this is a "Fast Charge" device and comes with a "Fast-Charge USB charging cable" when in fact this charges at 0.5A which is very sluggish. The device charges in just over an hour (would expect a 500mAh battery to be nearer 30mins in 2020) but the device does support pass-through. ___________________________________________________________________ Conclusion I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this device to a new vaper! ___________________________________________________________________ Likes High build quality Spin design Mouthpiece kept clean and hygienic when not in use Mouthpiece very comfortable Can't fire by accident Leak-proof (100% in my experience) Spare mouthpiece Kit 3 other kit options Lovely looking Pocket friendly Ergonomically friendly Good sized viewing slots Pre-filled UK made nic salts in 2 strengths and 10 flavours Supplied Authentic Cigarette pre-filled pod Pods good value (compared to competition) Original Vaptio Spin-It refillable pods compatible The pre-filled Nic-Hit Pro Pods are compatible with the Spin-It Flavours high quality Cigarette type draw Durable Good Battery life (for device using nic salts and high ohm coil) Efficient Supports Pass-through Cons Lack of battery life indication Non adjustable airflow Direct output (voltage drop off barely noticeable and gives good vape throughout) Pods non-refillable (unless you source some original Spin-It pods) Charging could be quicker (only 0.5A) I would once again like to thank Yan from MagicMist for supplying the Nic-Hit Pro for the purpose of this review. ___________________________________________________________________
  13. Hi Vapor Talk members, In this e-liquid review i take a look at 5 flavours from Trip Hammer. The 5 flavours were supplied for the purpose of this review by Tim from Trip Hammer. Introduction Trip Hammer based in Dorset have been supplying premium e-liquids at an affordable price for 10 years and also do a lot of White Label so you may well of tasted their creations without even knowing. Their own range of e-liquids is quite extensive covering all profiles while still considering their time creating flavours having a smaller manufacturer care and attention to detail feel to them while also offering great customer service. Tip Hammer offer flavours at 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 10mg and 18mg in 10ml bottles but also offer both a shortfill and shortfill Deluxe Range which are 70VG / 30PG 50ml shortfills in 60ml Gorilla bottles allowing the addition of a nic shot to give a 3mg strength. As well as an online presence Trip Hammer have 4 shops, 2 in Bournemouth, 1 in Poole and the other in Swanage so if you're down on the South Coast Pop in! ___________________________________________________________________ What I Received? I received 5 shortfills which were a mix from Trip Hammer's Standard and Deluxe Ranges! Butter Shortbread Creme Glacee Frite Cream Tea Captain Crumble Vanilla Fudge Cookie Dough ___________________________________________________________________ A Trip Hammer One of Bolton's favourite sons, Fred Dibnah would of loved this piece of kit! ___________________________________________________________________ Testing Equipment I added a nic shot to each flavour making them all 60ml at 3mg strength and left two weeks to steep before testing. I tested all flavours on 2 identical set-ups to keep consistent testing conditions. To keep consistency i have used the same set-ups that i have used for testing other flavours recently! Set-up 1 = Axial Pro RDA on top of the Ultroner Aether BF device with a pair of 0.30hm SS Alien Claptons on the series deck giving a build resistance of 0.62ohm. I tested all flavours at 55W. Set-up 2 = Ni 0.2ohm ADA on the SX Auto ESS Driver device. The device was set-up on preset 3 which gives between 30-35W. The cotton used on the Axial Pro RDA was Vapefly Firebolt. The pictures are of the equipment used but not at the time of testing! ___________________________________________________________________ My Experience Using The Flavours Butter Shortbread The Aroma of the opened bottle is a very butter rich biscuit with sweetness complimenting the buttery aroma. It's shortbread alright and no mistake and a very butter rich shortbread at that. Here we see the e-liquid consistent throughout inhale, exhale and aftertaste and is one of a butter rich biscuit which is plenty sweet without the sweetness trying to tread on the gorgeous butter rich flavour toes, damn nice! SCORE: 9.5/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Creme Glacee Frite The aroma of the opened bottle is very creamy with a hint of Vanilla, in the background is a deep fried smell which gives the overall aroma some depth. Never really been into all this fried ice cream but this e-liquid the more i tested it the more it grew on me and really was much better when using the Axial Pro set-up. The inhale and exhale is consistent with a creamy ice cream dominating but not overpowered with Vanilla, the deep fried flavour just gives the flavour depth which i wasn't over fond of but the more i vaped the e-liquid the more it grew on me. The aftertaste starts creamy and sweet but then a deep fried taste lingers which now has a sweetness like you would get from a fried doughnut, it's a grower! SCORE: 8/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Cream Tea The Aroma of the opened bottle is both sweet and creamy with a homemade Strawberry Jam complimenting just perfectly. I like this, as much as i like a really good homemade Strawberry Jam Flavour if i wanted it dominating then i would just vape a Strawberry Jam but in this e-liquid it has been used just to compliment a sweet cream and scone giving an authentic Cream Tea flavour. The exhale see's a more buttery flavour emerge to blend with the sweet cream so not quite as sweet as the inhale and the aftertaste is very pleasant being sweet and creamy with a Strawberry jam that lingers along with a Vanilla edge, very well crafted! SCORE: 9/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Captain Crumble The Aroma of the opened bottle isn't a million miles away from the Butter Shortbread smell, very rich but slightly less so than the Shortbread and just a tad extra sweetness. If you like scraping the top loose layer of a crumble and eating it because boy does it taste good, then you are in for a treat! The inhale has a cooked butter rich crumble mix flavour with plenty of sweetness. The exhale see's the merged crumble flavour separate into it's different components almost allowing even the texture of the crumble to be tasted .The aftertaste see's the flavours merge once again into a sweet butter rich mix which made me feel guilty, naughty but nice! SCORE: 9.5/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Vanilla Fudge Cookie Dough The aroma of the opened bottle has rich cream vanilla fudge and a under-cooked biscuit present. I don't think my middle aged spread will take anymore as here we have another guilty pleasure! The inhale rather than cookie dough i am tasting dough that has just been in the oven a few minutes to allow the lovely aroma that the heating process brings transfer to the flavour of this e-liquid. In the background but by no means playing second fiddle is a creamy fudge flavour that tastes like it was made from Clotted Cream. The Exhale and aftertaste stays consistent which i have absolutely no complaints about! SCORE: 9.25/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Conclusion A quality selection of Bakery and Dessert flavours which with the way my middle aged spread is going i would dare not eat the real things but vaping these flavours was a great fillet. These rich and sweet flavours didn't hold back or show any shame and apart from Creme Glacee Frite which is still a work in progress on my taste buds the other flavours were all picks! I would once again like to thank Tim from Trip Hammer for supplying the 5 flavours for the purpose of this review. ___________________________________________________________________
  14. Hi Vapor Talk members, In this e-liquid review i take a look at the full range of shortfill e-liquids from Jice. The full range of flavours were supplied for the purpose of this review by George from Jice. Introduction Jice are a premium e-liquid manufacturer from the UK that offer e-liquid at a budget price. Starting out as many newer brands do because the founders of Jice couldn't find reasonably priced e-liquid that tasted that good! Originally as LemurLiquid over 10,000 bottles of e-liquid was sold before improving the flavours further and re-branding as Jice! Jice offer 8 100ml shortfill flavours with a 80VG/20PG ratio which come in 120ml chubby Gorilla bottles allowing for the addition of 1 or 2 nic shots respectfully for a 1.5mg or 3mg Nicotine strength. The Nicotine shots can be ordered when ordering the juice at just 50p per shot which is the best value i have come across, also for those who would rather sample the flavours before buying such large bottles Jice offer 10ml sample bottles. ___________________________________________________________________ The Flavours In The Range Grape & Blackcurrant Strawberry Milkshake Blue Slush Red Slush Fruity Man Green Slush Unicorn Blood Ice Berry ___________________________________________________________________ What I Received? The full range ___________________________________________________________________ Testing Equipment I added 2 nic shots to each flavour making them all 120ml at 3mg strength and left a week to steep before testing. I tested all flavours on 2 identical set-ups to keep consistent testing conditions. To keep consistency i have used the same set-ups that i have used for testing other flavours recently! Set-up 1 = Axial Pro RDA on top of the Ultroner Aether BF device with a pair of 0.30hm SS Alien Claptons on the series deck giving a build resistance of 0.62ohm. I tested all flavours at 55W. Set-up 2 = Ni 0.2ohm ADA on the SX Auto ESS Driver device. The device was set-up on preset 3 which gives between 30-35W. The cotton used on the Axial Pro RDA was Vapefly Firebolt. The pictures are of the equipment used but not at the time of testing! ___________________________________________________________________ My Experience Using The Flavours Grape & Blackcurrant The Aroma is mixed dark berries with grape very evident in the background. Due to the title of this e-liquid i was expecting Grape to dominate and Blackcurrant to sit in the background but there is much more going on here. The inhale does have Blackcurrant prominent but also Blackberry is evident as well as more merged dark fruits along with grape in the background. The Exhale see's the Grape become much stronger and also Blackcurrant dominating the other fruits making the name of the juice start to make sense. The aftertaste is mainly Blackcurrant again with grape surprisingly lingering longer sweetening the flavour and leaving a pleasant taste in the mouth. Blackcurrant flavoured juices i do like but tend to find them too rich for an ADV but the Grape prevents the flavour from becoming too sickly, very nice! SCORE: 9.25/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Strawberry Milkshake The Strawberry aroma coming from the open bottle made my mouth water so much so it wasn't till quite a few sniffs that i noticed the presence of Vanilla in the background. This flavour has a real homemade taste to it mainly down to the Strawberry flavour being one of fresh strawberries that could of just been picked, mainly sweet but just a hint of sharpness. The Inhale though isn't dominated by the strawberry flavour as a Vanilla cream more than holds it own. The exhale see's the strawberry flavour dominate much more but now a real thick shake flavour is emerging. The aftertaste left in the mouth is mainly sweet freshly picked Strawberries with just a hint of Vanilla. A cracking Milkshake flavour! SCORE: 9.5/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Blue Slush The Aroma of the opened bottle is one of my favourite flavours Blueberries and ripe blueberries at that, added to this is just the slightest smell of menthol in the background. With three Slush flavours included in the range i wasn't over excited about testing some of the flavours as i don't really vape with coolant and not a Menthol fan but all three Slush's have the least cool to them i have come across in Slush flavours and just a hint of Menthol while still being as refreshing as you would expect from a Slush juice. The inhale is a lovely Blueberry, Raspberry fruity mix with the Blueberry as King, at this stage of the vape their is no cool menthol to be seen. The exhale has the same fruits dominating but now just a hint of Menthol cool becomes evident which freshens the vape up. The aftertaste see's Blueberry out last both Raspberry and Menthol to leave a very pleasant taste. This is a really nice refreshing vape! SCORE: 9/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Red Slush The Aroma of the opened bottle is one of Raspberry and Strawberry very evident with Menthol in the background. As mentioned with the last slush flavour the cool Menthol is not overdone but out of all the three slush flavours does seem slightly stronger in this one. Both Inhale and Exhale see's Raspberries complimented by Ripe Strawberries with the only difference being the presence of cool Menthol on the exhale which while is stronger than in the Blue and Green Slush flavours is still quite tame. The Aftertaste see's the Strawberry get muscled out by the Raspberry flavour but unlike the other Slush flavours in the range the Menthol is more evident and lingers! SCORE: 8/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Fruity Man The aroma is very potent which made me pull my nose to a distance before investigating more. Now with my nose a slight distance away from the opened bottle the aroma is full of Zest and Sour with a definite fruit present that i can't identify, in the background is a more sweeter fruity flavour that is being overwhelmed. The inhale and exhale is consistent throughout but that consistency is inconsistency it'self. This is a really Zesty mix but also has sweet fruits present, each vape is different with different flavours pinging into focus mainly Zest and sour and very citrus, one flavour that is more evident than most is Grapefruit giving the flavour loads of life. The aftertaste is a real surprise after all those Zesty and Citrus flavours bombarding my taste buds, it's actually very fruity but very sweet with no hint of sour, superb e-liquid! SCORE: 9.5/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Green Slush The Aroma is sharp Green Apple and lime but can't detect any menthol at this stage. The third of the Slush flavours and we are back to the smallest hint of cool Menthol just on the exhale which does add freshness to the juice. The inhale and Exhale are consistent apart from the Menthol making an appearance on the Exhale. The juice has a Citrus twist with Lime including it's zest very evident. The main flavour is Apple but it's not sweetening the juice as it's a sharp crisp Green Apple giving this e-liquid quite a bite. The aftertaste starts as sharp Apple but then moves to Lime but now sweetened which lingers, well crafted! SCORE: 9/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Unicorn Blood The Aroma of the opened bottle is very strong and very fruity but at this stage i can't identify individual fruits. The inhale is a real fruity mix with sweet flavours in the fore and citrus in the background cutting through from time to time giving the flavour a real bite! The exhale allows the identification of individual fruits to commence as each exhale brings different fruits into focus, Strawberry, Raspberry, Redcurrant, Apple, Lemon and Lime all make an appearance. Despite the sharpness when the Zesty Lime and Lemon hits the taste buds the aftertaste is one of sweet fruits and very pleasant. SCORE: 8.75/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Ice Berry The Aroma of the opened bottle is one of berries and Aniseed. Another flavour that includes coolant and Menthol but my least favourite not that it's a bad flavour just not to my preference. The inhale i actually like with a good balance between berries and Aniseed with sweeter mixed fruit in the background. The exhale although not overdone compared to some other flavours i have tried is just too much menthol and coolant for me, i think it's because it's more emphasised with the presence of Anise. The Aniseed seems to dominate more with the Aftertaste which i have no complaints about but overall not for me! SCORE: 7.5/10 ___________________________________________________________________ Conclusion A really nice 8 flavoured range of e-liquids which i did think before testing had too many flavours containing Coolant and Menthol but both are much subtler in their use than is normally the case and i actually liked the Slush flavours. Ice Berry just wasn't my cup of tea with Aniseed, Menthol and Coolant on the Exhale just too much for my own personal taste, the picks for me were Strawberry Milkshake and Fruity Man. I would once again like to thank George from Jice for supplying the flavours for the purpose of this review. ___________________________________________________________________
  15. Yes mate, i reviewed them. Tested 8 of the flavours but didn't receive the Banana Frost or Yogurt!
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