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E-Cig Review: The Terminator

The Terminator Tank RBA. Not this guy:, but this guy: terminatortank

I have some buddies that work over at Liberty Vapor who occasionally throw me a piece of gear to check out, and one of their throwbacks is the Terminator Tank RBA. First off, what is an RBA? Well, it’s a (R)e(b)uildable (A)tomizer, or one that is designed so that you can change out your own wick and wire internals for prolonged continued use.

I have discovered a while ago that *I* am not very good at the whole RBA thing because my eyes and fingers have a hard time keeping up with the teeny tiny pieces, but this one just may be worth the effort for me. You see, one of my favorite ways to vape is with a carto-tank, which is just a big old tank of e-juice that feeds a cartomizer inside it through a hole to keep you vaping all day long. They generally have good taste and vape and, when done well, little maintenance for a long while. This particular RBA actually takes the place of the internal cartomizer and, from my testing, works pretty darn well!

This is really a 5 piece setup, but you may only get 2 of those pieces depending on where you buy it. The main two pieces are body pieces and they are the pipe or air stack, which screws down to the atomizer base to form a somewhat bulbus looking cartomizer. The extra pieces you are going to need to give this a run for your money are going to be a 510 to 510 (shorty) extension a tank of some sort and, of course, your favorite drip tip.

In order to get this thing into a tank and actually have it be able to screw into a battery you will need to put a shorty extension on the bottom. I know there are some tanks out there with sealed bases and pre tapped 510 bases that eliminate that need for a 510 extension, but all I have was a regular old tank with a hole in the bottom. That being said, try hard and look for one that at least has a fill hole. It sure makes things easier.

First things first though, in order for this contraption to work, you are going to need to build an acceptable coil. I am not going to go into all the details here, but suffice it to say that inside this RBA is a ceramic cup where you can build your wick and coil. Once assembled, you can adjust the flow of the e-juice to this RBA by means of loosening the pipe from the base while it is submerged in your tank full of e-juice.

I put it all together in a regular cheapie tank by first inserting the RBA with 510 extender in the base of the tank, then filling the tank 3/4 of the way full to allow some breathing room and then carefully pressing down the top cap of the tank in place. This is why I suggested a tank with a fill hole. Less messy. What I noticed though is by doing this process, I believe while I am pressing on the top of the tank, it is slightly priming the wick inside as that liquid really has nowhere else to go other than through the RDA at that point. You will notice that the top of the RDA does sick up above the top of the tank significantly, and that is so that you have a grasp point to be able to slightly unscrew the top from the base to allow for improved e-juice flow. I am running a 50/50 juice in mine and have it unscrewed maybe a millimeter and it’s been vaping like a champ for well over a week.

I have had zero issues with this, but I have heard complaints about flooding. There are a lot of places this can go wrong. It seems that of you aren’t careful, while adjusting your flow control you can actually unscrew the RDA from the 510 shorty extension, which would, of course cause a catastrophic leak. Also, you could simply unscrew your flow control too much causing the same issue. In order to avoid these pitfalls, I make sure the 510 shorty is screwed onto the base nice and tight and while adjusting the flow, I hold onto the *tank*, which puts pressure into the bottom of the RDA, keeping it securely in place. YMMV, but it has been working well for me so far and I haven’t leaked a drop.

With a little care you should be able to get this going and keep it that way and for less than $15 for an entire setup, including the tank, the price is difficult to beat. I give it a definitive thumbs up however, beware of it’s twiddly nature. You can find these at a lot of vendors like Madvapes, NHaler, GotVapes and many otheers.

Monday, September 9th, 2013

E-Cig Review: iTaste MVP V2.0!

MVP 2.0

MVP 2.0

Ahh yes!
Some time ago, probably 8 or nine months now, one of the first “Mods” I reviewed was the Innokin iTaste MVP (the original one). I still have it and I still use it quite frequently. In all it’s simplicity (for a Mod) it has become somewhat of a go-to device for many people, just because of it’s quality, ease of use and durability. Well, Innokin has finally decided to update that device and I, for one, was waiting with baited breath to see what they were going to do with it.

As it turns out, my friends over at Liberty Vapor let me know yesterday that they *just* got them in, so I headed out that way to pick one up. Yes, I had to have one right then. 🙂 These are VERY hard to find in the wild just yet!

They had several “colors” available, but I picked up this one, which is black, but sort of has this wood-grained finish to it. It’s darker than the smooth finished one and I have a silver MVP 1, so this was the one I chose. Immediately what I could notice, when comparing it to the original MVP was this one has a matte finish on the endcaps, instead of the original chrome which was a fingerprint magnet. It looks nice! Also, the LED color has changed from red to blue and lastly, they slightly raised the fire button. Other than that, it looks identical to the original. Same dimensions, button and port placement, etc.. The trim ring has also changed. It used to have this bulge at the bottom which sort of hung over the edge of the mod just slightly. That is gone leaving the ring butting straight into the top of the MVP now. An improvement, yes, but I actually like the look of the trim ring included with the protanks better. But alas, that is another story..

The real interesting pieces of the new MVP are its guts. It still has battery life-o-plenty, packing 2600mAh under the hood, but it also now has an Ohm checker, a battery voltage display and it now does variable wattage as well as variable voltage (yay!)

When you look on the side, on the display, instead of seeing up and down buttons as they were on the old MVP, you see a “U” and a “P” button. I think the “U” should probably be a “V”, and that would give you a better idea of what the buttons are but, hey, I am not Chinese. 🙂

Both buttons, when pressed individually, after a second, give you the number of puffs you have taken since the device was turned on, just as with the old MVP. On the new version, continuing to hold the “U” (V) button for 3 seconds will put the device in to variable voltage mode. This displays the voltage the device is currently set at and further rapid clicks on THAT button will *increase* that voltage setting to 5v where it will then round robin down to 3.3 in .1 volt increments. The same scenario on the “P” button puts the device into variable wattage mode (or variable power mode), where you first get the puff counter, then the current wattage/power setting and further rapid clicks on THAT button let you *increase* the wattage/power to 11w, which then round robins down to 6w in .5w increments. Holding BOTH buttons together first displays the atomizer Ohm setting, and a second later the current voltage of the MVP’s internal battery. Note that you *still* have the MVP standard green, yellow, red LED display on the fire button to indicate battery status as well.

I completely dig this thing and have already recommended it to 2 friends who are just getting ready to step into a bigger mod and variable wattage.

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Knock Knock…

Is anyone in there?
Well, admittedly I thought it was time to get in here and blow the virtual dust off. It has been a while and once again, RL has gotten in the way of VL. I have been carrying a bit more burden at work with some issues and projects of late and I have been volunteering my digital skillz lately to help some friends out with their website in the miniscule amount of free time I do have. That left precious little time for anything else. Many of those projects have come to some sort of culmination or at least leveling off a bit, so here I am 🙂

I know a lot of you like my reviews and I do have some lined up with (I hope) more on the way:
On the Techie end of things I have several new books released by Pearson Ed that are currently staring me down. I am also planning on going to the Ohio Linux Fest for some much needed geeking out and R&R in a little over a week. That should provide some content here as well.
You E-Cig junkies won’t have to wait long either. There are a bunch of things I have purchased in the past couple months that I have some strong opinions on and I am happy to share. If I am lucky, I will also be able to do a nice review on a really high end mod shortly as well. Stay tuned for that stuff.

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

What your eGo wants for Christmas – or even sooner!

Mini Protank

Mini Protank

I have been a bit lax lately in my reviews. RL has just been keeping me super busy. That aside, yesterday I bought a couple Kanger Mini Protanks. I absolutely love the regular sized ones so I was excited to give this a whirl too. What can I say? It is everything I expected it to be and more.

Over the past month or so I have become increasingly dependent on my regular Protanks to be my steady all day, every day vape companions. They just work, and after I got a little used to the slightly airy draw on them, it feels quite alien to try anything else. The Minis are no different.

The Minis are slightly smaller version and skirted to fit your eGo with precision and a nice clean look. They also recess nicely into bigger eGo threaded mods like a Vamo or iTaste SVD and look nice doing it. The draw is the same as the regular Protank, and they even use the same atomizer heads.

These are a rock-solid device and you can bet I will be carrying them around, along with the regular sized as well (which by the way looks stellar on my Provari).

I cannot wait until the Protank 2 rolls along!

Monday, July 29th, 2013

On Rotation?

vape rotation

vape rotation


All the time I see people showing their current rotation. Well, here’s mine.

In the front you see a black Vapor4Life V4L Handle. This is a great variable voltage mod that I wish I could use more but I broke the bottom of the battery door. I am going to re-home the innards into something a bit more stable to be able to use it again.

Next to that you see 2 Screwdriver mods. The gold is an MKI (or mark one) made by Screwdriver with a small cartotank on it and the black is an MKII (or mark two) made by I think Totally Wicked and it has a nice 306 dripping atty on it.

Above that is a red Bolt with a black extender ring.

Above that on the left is a Sigelei 20 mechanical mod (or Roller clone). It’s a nice looking telescopic mechanical that works well once you replace the spring in it.

On the right is a Sigelei 19. Nice bottom fire telescopic. I believe this is the “B” version as it only has a battery magnet on the bottom cap. On the top cap there is a spring instead.

And now the bigger pile at the top from left to right. First is a Sigelei 8. Beautiful mechanical. Take a hard look at it. There are multiple tubes in this mod but I bet you can’t see the seams! Unfortunately this beauty suffers from some of the stupidest electronic design and I am going to have to whip out the tool box and make visits to the hardware store in order to get it to work without dramatic voltage loss. Notice no atty on it? Yeah. That’s why.

Next to that is a LavaFire Extension, or at least that is what it was called when I bought it. Later I found it listed as a Sigelei 12. This thing is heavy and the bottom button is a bit fiddly, but once you are done fiddling it seems to work ok.

That black handle looking beastie is an Ovale VV v6. It uses 2 18350 batteries and is a powerful little sucker. The VV is sort if inaccurate as it really is multiple voltages. 3.7ish, 5 and 6 or so. The construction of the case is particularly cheap, which is ok because the mod is pretty cheap itself, but, like i said, it works pretty well actually. Sitting on top is a generic (albeit blue) cartotank at 3 ohms holding some RY4 from Hangsen. I actually like Dekang better 😉

The DrawTube or DrawTube Smart telescoping bottom side button mod is shown with a cheapo cartotank holding some Vapor4Life Cinnablaze (one of my staple juices). I wish I could tell you who the actual manufacturer is for this mod because it actually works really well, but if you look on the net you find 10 people all who say it’s theirs. Suffice is to say, like most of the rest, it comes from China.

Right next door is a gunmetal Smok Telescope. Nice heavy mod. Fires well and looks good (I think) with that carbonfiber J-Wrap (yes I know it isn’t the right one but it’s close enough for me). On top is a mini Vivi Nova tank (a good one from Kingpin Ecigs) with some NicVape Chocolate Covered Cherry e-juice from VapingXtreme. I can’t vape too much of that at a time as it is soooo sweet, but it’s delicious!

iTaste MVP with a Kanger ProTank full of LibertyVapor RonY4 Chilled. This is one of my go-to mods and vapes for an all-day haul. The MVP/Protank combo works particularly well together IMHO and they look like they were made for one another.

That little blue square dealie is an L-Rider Robust VV. Nice little mod with a CE4 or similar style clearo on it. Has a great spring loaded centerpost design. Inside that clearo is some LibertyVapor Deer Blood (it’s a delicious Jagermeister flavor).

A black Bolt with a chrome extension ring is next in line. Bolts are just fantastic rugged mods. I think everyone should have a couple, and they are inexpensive enough for everyone to do so. Topping that off is an VapeOnly BCC tank. This is a bottom coil tank much like the Kanger T3, Protank or Evod. It seems to work quite well after you take out an extra wick string. It is full of LibertyVapor Starz and Stripes juice – that’s blueberry, strawberry and cream and it’s delicious!

A special one is next. It comes in a box that says “Hybrid” and nothing more. In reality that is not the case. This is some king of Caravela clone packaged together with a ZAU clone. They sure do look good together though. and that Caravela clone just *feels* classy (and works well too). This clone set is expensive but clearly worth it.

Next to that expensive set, we have the anti-expensive set. It’s a CCTS or China GG (Not the KTS – well it is but it’s not). This is another one of those who dunnit mods and my first mechanical. This thing works great and sitting on top is a Cobra RBA clone full of VapingXtreme Vanilla Sky Tobacco Road. It’s a mouthful to say, and one of my must-have juices. You can buy a KTS mod (same as what I have but different logo) for less than $20 if you look around.

Next one over is a Smok Natural. This looks a lot like the Sigelei 8 but not as elegant. For instance you can see all the tube seams and the locking ring is not as finger friendly. However, there is a big difference, this one works pretty well. A cartotank full of LibertyVapor RonY4 sits at the top and it’s what I am reaching for right now.

The next 3 are Vapor4Life Vapor Zeuses. A Large black automatic filled with Vanilla Sky Tobacco Road, a smaller black auto filled with RY Twist (also from V4L) and a Faux Tobacco looking one that is a switched manual/automatic. These things vape like freight trains smoke.

My most expensive mod there is a nice black Provari Mini with 2 extension rings on it so I can use 18650 batteries. Sitting on top of that is an iClear 30 with some LibertyVapor Missing Linc (spiced pear w/ a little menthol – redonkulous!)

Sigelei Zmax in silver with a cheapie cartotank full of LivertyVapor South Vaniladelphia. This is another vape I always seem to keep close by. IMHO, this is probably almost a Provari replacement for those people on a budget. This is a good VV/VW mod!

That big beefy silver thing is one of my all time favorites. It is a Silver Bullet. This one with an extension ring and a kick set to 8 watts. It is often said that all serious vapers will own one or more of these and after having used this one I know why. It works SOO well, it’s beautiful in its simplicity and it just feels right. Sitting on top if mine is a V-Core 2 tank full of LibertyVapor (do you notice a pattern?) The Phoenix.

iTaste SVD is that lightsaber looking thing next to the SB. A Kanger ProTank full of LibertyVapor Orange Cream sits atop. Note that this mod looks even more impressive if I put that V-Core 2 on it. Then all the StarWars junkies start crawling out of the woodwork!

And Last on the hotlist is my gunmetal Vamo (v2) with an iClear 30 holding some Caramel e-juice by the Vapor Cafe in Ephrata. Quite yummy! The Vamo is hands down the best VV/VW mod for the money (around $40ish) in my opinion.

There are a couple other notables that didn’t make the pic because I temporarily misplaced them in the melee. I have a eGo passthrough with a mini nova full of Nukamelon I always have handy as a standby, and a Smok E-Pipe sporting a mini DID clone full of Deer Blood. Fun to use but too damn expensive right now.

I have some other odds and end eGo stule batteries and clearomizers that seem to make the rounds to new vapers and such, but that’s about it!

Hey! It’s better than smoking! 😉

Monday, July 8th, 2013

E-Cig Review: Kingpin Ecigs surprise!

Kingpin Ecigs

Kingpin Ecigs


Some days being a reviewer is a lot cooler than others. They are always nice when I get surprise packages from Kingpin though…

A few weeks ago (I am horribly backlogged on things I want to blog about) Kingpin sent me a nice surprise package. In it was a couple of their new Vivi Nova tanks, a large Vivi Nova, a spare replacement tank tube and one of their eGo pass through batteries and a couple extra drip tips. (Free for the purpose of review – I hate disclaimers).

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kp2

Oddly enough, I really didn’t expect much from this. You see I have used eGo style batteries in the past, and I have also used nova style tanks. I like the eGo style batteries enough, but I am *not* a fan of vivi nova tanks. Every single one I have tried and tested had problems after a while. They would work fine for a spell and then they would get burney tasting and / or start gurgling, and *nothing* irritates me as much as flooding / gurgling tanks. So, it was actually sort of fortuitous that I have been so blasted busy these last few weeks and I had been sort of forced into *really* giving these a run for their money.

Here’s the interesting part. I have literally had no problems with any of this gear the entire time I have had it. I thought to myself, something must be *really* different here. As it turns out, there is. It’s quality control, plain and simple. It has to be. If you look at the products that Kingpin carries, you’ll come to the conclusion that they *seem* to be a little behind most other vendors. Some people I have talked with think their prices are a little on the high end as well. Since I have had the chance to actually look at and test these products first hand, I beg to differ. These products, which are things the vast majority of vaping people should be familiar with, are made with impeccable quality. The eGo battery is a little different than most. It’s casing is harder than most with that rubberized coating. This is reminiscent of some high end expensive kit from Volcano. Very durable, cleans easily, fires every time. The novas are where it’s at though. After I used them long enough to realize they are way different than any others I have tried, I started giving them a lot closer look. Other than the fact that they have a spring loaded 510 connection (completely brilliant and ALL 510s should be this way), I noticed probably the most important thing. All the center posts are completely straight and correctly aligned. Every single other nova style tank I have has a misaligned center post. This means that the rubber grommet doesn’t seat just right at the top and eventually you get flooding and whatever other issues, but none of that here. As for the no-burney taste, I can only chalk that up to perhaps just having better quality silica and coils. Again, all quality control.

I did mention that they included a couple extra drip tips as well (good price btw). These are your standard plastic tips and work just as you would expect, and I am pretty sure they were included because of the drip tips that came included with the novas. They are flat sided whistle tips. Although tips like these are a little position dependent, I actually found them quite comfortable to use.

Now I did get this all separate and loose, however, most people would go for the kit that includes all this goodness. That would be Kingpin’s Hitman EV Passthrough Vivi Kit, which comes with 2 650mAh passthrough eGo batteries (with that snazzy Hitman logo) + trim rings, a usb charging cable. 2 nova tanks, and 2 extra nova heads. All that for a very reasonable $48.95, and you can upgrade the batteries during order to 900mAh for a measly $2 more. Again, let me restate this is really good equipment. I have literally been pushing a single one of these batteries hard for the past 3 weeks until it gets HOT to the touch (I haven’t been nice to it at all). The battery is great and the combo together is just fantastic! It’d be a great starter kit or even a nice reliable and good working backup kit to have.

Thursday, June 13th, 2013

E-Cig Review: Vapor4Life Drip Tips!

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So you got yourself a new E-Cig. What’s the most inexpensive way to dress it up? Personalize it? Even improve your vaping experience? Add a drip tip, of course!

Drip tips are, to me, fascinating. There are so many shapes and sizes and colors and materials that it can just boggle the mind. Not to mention that they are fun to use and inexpensive to collect! Vapor4Life was cool enough to send me some free so I could show them off and tell you about them in this review!

Firstly, I should explain what a drip tip actually is. A drip tip is a comfortable little tip that fits snugly into the atomizer end of an e-cig. Their history actually started long ago when smoking an e-cig was done with just a bare atomizer with a cartridge tip inserted. These cartridges had a small amount of filler material in them that you saturated with your e-juice and, when it was inserted into an atomizer, the filler wicked a little juice into the atomizer allowing you to vape. Think of this as a very early version of a cartomizer, in 2 pieces, with way less filler material. The issue with this is that it really didn’t hold much e-juice and if you let it get dry, you could easily get a burnt taste. Many people would drip their e-juice into the tip often to keep things moist and working well. Eventually, this evolved into using the whole setup without any filler at all. You would drip a few drops into the tip and is would just run right into the atomizer, then you would drip some more and vape some more, etc. and so on. That “drip tip” was the mouthpiece, and although it took on additional function and refinement, the name stuck.

Today, many people still vape by dripping, using their drip tips directly on top of an atomizer, but you are much more likely to see them attached and being used as a mouthpiece on a cartomizer, clearomizer or tank and if you are using only Vapor4Life gear, that’s what you are doing. A note here on usage is that I have seen many new vapers who assumed that they somehow put this tip on their cartomizer or tank and drip their e-juice into it to fill it. Do not do this. You will simply flood your device. They are not “fill tips” 🙂

On to the review! Vapor4Life sells a nice variety of drip tips in various styles, colors and materials. What they sent me, and what you see in the included pics is a set of Ming Vase tips, a set of Swirl tips, a Stainless Ming, a Chrome tip and a black Kalabash (the one that looks like a chess pawn). They also carry Ribbon style tips, which are the same shape as the Swirl tips, but are clear with a ribbon of color swirled through them. They all appear to be very well made with no uncomfortable sharp edges or burrs or anything of the sort. They fit well in all my tanks and cartomizers and are comfortable on my lips and a really good looking accessory, in my opinion. I was never really a fan of having that hard carto in my mouth, and using a drip tip makes all the difference in the world, and, apart from that, the aesthetics can be practical as well. Imagine having *gasp* more than 1 e-cig ready to go (yes, always have a backup) and they look identical. Pop on different colored drip tips and you now know which e-cig in your pocket has the peanut butter and which one has the menthol! What could be better or easier than that? As far as the different shapes, they all feel a little different on your lips, so that is more of a personal preference thing. My preference is the feel of the Mings, but then again, that’s just me.

Any way you look at it, if you haven’t yet tried a drip tip, you need to. And not just one, several. Get ’em in different colors and styles and see what you like best. For little more than $5 a piece, you can afford to have a little fun here, and there is nothing wrong with a little fun once in a while.

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

E-Cig Review: Provari Tatroe Ring

Provari Tatroe Ring

Provari Tatroe Ring


One of the things that really bothers me about my Provari is I am constantly changing batteries in it. Granted, I got a Provari Mini, which only takes button top 18350s (or 16350s) but I can go through 3 in a day pretty easy. For you full size Provari owners, you get to use an 18500, so it’s not quite as bad – maybe one battery change. Well, I started hunting around for a way to use a bigger battery in my Provari and came upon a couple solutions. The first is to buy the extended battery cap. This lets a Mini user like me use an 18500 and a full size user use an 18650. The problem with that is I just don’t like the look of it, and I still want more battery. More digging revealed that someone else thought of this and made a nifty little device called a Twins telescopic extension. Now THAT is a nifty idea! It’s a telescoping bottom for the Provari and Provari Mini to extend either device for 18650 use (and anything in between). This also has its issues though. It is *very* difficult to find them in stock anywhere except Europe and they are on the expensive end +-$40 here in the states +shipping.

Well, Just the other day I was following an ad for something and landed upon CigTechs website and beheld a wonderful thing! The have a extension ring for the Provari called the Tatroe Ring Provari, which not only will let a Mini user use an 18500 **and** their own bottom cap for a more (IMHO) finished Provari look, but it will bump a full sized Provari up to 18650. By that reasoning I figured I might just be able to use 2 of them in conjunction to be able to get an 18650 running in my Provari Mini! The killer part of this entire thing is these are extremely reasonably priced at only $15. That is not only 2.5 times less expensive than the Twins, but even less expensive than the Provari extended bottom cap.

Queue here to a couple days later and I am thrilled to let you know that you can, indeed, use 2 of them together to run an 18650 in your Provari Mini, and I think it looks darn nice to boot! The diameter of the rings are the same as the Provari body, so it feels right and solid. Beautiful threading. You keep your own bottom cap, and, like I said, they are inexpensive and IN STOCK! Fast shipping and good customer service from the CigTech folks as well, Just can’t beat this if you are a Provari owner!

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

E-Cig Review: J-Wraps!

When most people think about customizing their e-cig / mod, most people think of J-Wraps, and for good reason!

J-Wraps was nice enough to send me some of their product to review, and I, and my wife had a lot of fun with it! J-Wraps is a company that makes adhesive backed covers for most popular e-cigs / mods. Most e-cig users get really attached to their e-cigs. Not only are many of them quite expensive, but they are also not quickly replaced. If you have a new mod, cover it up and protect it. If you have an old battle worn one, cover it up and make it like new again! Basically, think of these as something like a vinyl sticker in a large variety of designs and styles that you can use to personalize, customize and protect your e-cig.

The wraps are actually fairly easy to apply because they aren’t permanent, so you can pull and re-stick them to get them placed just right. It’s also possible to save and reuse them if you are really careful. If you pull too hard you may stretch them a bit, which makes them a little rumply 🙂 You can also clean these – BOTH sides! One of the first wraps I tried to apply, I peeled off the backing board and then promptly dropped the wrap onto my carpet, sticky side down. It was absolutely covered with cat hair and fuzz. It turns out that you can clean gunk even off the sticky side with a little mild soap and warm water. I washed mine off and stuck it on my vanity mirror so it could dry, and once it was, I peeled it off and stuck it on my e-cig. No problems whatsoever!

Below you’ll see pics of those J-Wraps on a variety of mods. Some I received free from J-Wraps for review purposes and some I actually won at a local vape meetup. My favorites were the textured ones like the Carbon Fiber and the Ostrich. My wife really liked the Blue Hologram. J-Wraps has got something there for everyone and will even do custom jobs as well. Any non-custom wrap is available for less than $20 That’s a deal that is hard to beat on a great product! See for yourself!

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

E-Cig Review: AquaVaporCig USA Made AquaVMax eLiquid 100ml Sample Pack

USA Made AquaVMax eLiquid | 100ml Sample Pack

A while back, when I was reviewing the eVic, AquaVaporCig also sent me one of their 100ml Sample Packs to check out as well. These are all “Premuinm USA Made” e-juices, and at 10ml a piece there were 10 of them to go through, so it took me a while 🙂 Listed below are the flavors and what I thought of them:

Apple Pie

  • Definitely apple pie. I can even taste the crust, with just a bit of cinnamon. Really delicious!

Ol Charlie

  • This is a robust and nutty tobacco flavor. Think bold but not bitter, wholesome. It’s an odd description, I know, but if you try it I think you’ll see what I mean.

Bearyluscious

  • This is kind of like an everything berry flavor. It’s good on it’s own but I found out accidentally that is goes well with the Menthandy as well 🙂

Carolina Leaf

  • I probably should have listed this one after the FluCured, but stuck to the order they were listed on the website to help you with your selection. That being said, this is a lot like the FluCured tobacco but with a slightly stronger/brighter flavor. Any tobacco smoker should enjoy this.

CinnaTwist

  • This probably sounds odd, but I have occasionally had these cinnamon twists from Taco Bell that I absolutely love, and this tastes *just* like that.

Cocoa Mint

  • This one really reminded me of a Mint Chocolate Chip icecream flavor. Once I mentioned that to my daughter, she confiscated the entire rest of my bottle and I have not seen it since.

Cubana

  • Tobacco and banana. I hate bananas. 🙂

FlueCured

  • The flu cured taste in this is something I really enjoyed. It’s a very smooth tasting tobacco flavor, and *almost* sweet.

Mello Fruitello

  • I had a really hard time with this one. Perhaps I am one of those anti-tasters, but on the inhale I got absolutely nothing. On the exhale, there was a faint fruity taste, something akin to a Juicyfruit gum, perhaps.

Menthandy

  • This one is *very* mentholy (is that a word?) with this spearmint finish to it that is reminiscent of some of those more powerful chewing gums out there. I quite liked this *and* it really goes well with the Bearyluscious e-juice that I accidentally mixed some with in my clearomizer while doing a refill 🙂

Monday, May 6th, 2013