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DOVPO GX-200 Mechanical Mod
DOVPO GX-200 Mechanical Mod

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PROS
Almost the end to the home made box mod industry
CONS
Not quite the end to the home made box mod industry
I notoriously hate box mods, and some recent purchases made 'away from type' have done nothing to change that; my costly experience with the dreadful Tan regulated mod is a notable case in point. However, I do make my own now and again, and now that I finally have my life back post Juice Junkies, I tend to turn to a game of 'what will an 18650 and a switch fit in?' to while away the hours. I've even turned to the dark side and knocked up a couple of Hammond box mods in my time, if only to stick two fingers up to the garage mod makers who think a pound of hot glue can justify $150 price tags on their pile of s**t abominations - maybe including a fire extinguisher would be a better premise? There's something Vape Jeebus could take to heart. Anyhoo, I digress. To cut a long story short (too late they all cry) I'm not a fan of unregulated box mods. One of the reasons for my chagrin is the fact that clueless cloud chasers seem to think that they're a panacea for "massive clouds", and I do draw some comfort knowing that they're the ones who will get stiffed on a 'custom mod'. Sadly that's also the reason I didn't buy 1,000 of these direct from Dovpo with my own branding, as nothing I could say would get their technical department to agree to remove the 0.2ohm limit on the GX-200. Sadly that one small addition (which their reps claim was requested by customers as 'a safety feature') will mean that uppity cloudies will laugh smugly at this mod as "I only vape at 0.000000000000000000001ohms, anything more is for sissies". Well good, because they don't deserve to own a mod of such immense value as the GX-200. For twenty bucks, you get a nice sturdy but not overly thick case, a tidy interior with no hot glue in sight, magnetic closures, a quality clicky button, AND a nice clear voltmeter. Twenty dollars won't buy you a 1590b box, MOSFET, button, voltmeter, magnets, Fat Daddy 510, battery sled, and ubiquitous pound of hot glue; much less a fully finished mod. This thing is a blinding deal as long as you don't go sub 0.2ohm, and frankly no one needs to. Most of the popular Hammond box mods will sting you for five times the price of the Dovpo, and will often take months to arrive if ever - see Cloud Nine for details on that, they never responded to me after a bunch of Junkies complained and I reached out to them. Ask yourself if you really need to build under 0.2ohms. If the answer is "no", then welcome to the club. Admittedly had Dovpo listened to me and removed that limit, they would have destroyed the home made box mod industry; which would have been a good thing. However, they didn't, so we few who don't give a tinker's cuss about 'clouds' can revel in the fact that we can buy a super cool, well-made box mod for less than the cost of a pizza. The only down side is that if a cloudy sees you using one, you'll be marked down as 'a pussy', because you obviously don't use dual Clapton sleeper 12g Royal coils in your atty. Good - f**k those guys. In conclusion, this could have been an industry changing device, and sadly it it isn't. However, if you're like me and like nicotine over fuggin clouds, this is the absolute shizz. Seriously, stop reading this drivel and buy one NOW!!!
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Aqua V3 Styled RTA Rebuildable Tank Atomizer
Aqua V3 Styled RTA Rebuildable Tank Atomizer

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The best analogue troll in vape history.
CONS
Well, it was clearly never intended to work, so I'm not sure whether 'cons' are exactly relevant here.
Legend has it that Chang yoo Kim of Footoon leaked plans for this atty to cloners, as revenge for both their copies of his designs, and the chinese factory that makes the authentic Aqua sellimg OTM versions out the back door to FT. We shall never know the full truth of any if this, but having finally received a 'V3' fully aware of the liklihood that it wouldn't even work, I kinda think thats how the whole deal played out. A lot of the following will be assumotions and guess work, because i dont think there is a correct way to configure, build, or use the V3 - it was designed to look vaguely plausible enough for cloners to build it. It could be some sort of auto dripper arrangement, as there's no clear way to get wicks into the tank and through the coils. I suppose one could pack out the chamber with wick to cover the three slits cut into the top cap, and tip the whole rig to wet them. Naturally that would also mean juice flowing down the holes in the ceramic deck and into the huge central column that carries the positive connection, and takes up most of the tank capacity. Oh, and the ceramic deck? Hilarious! It wont stay in place, and the arrangemnt for the legs are best described as being like a kanger protank head, with a rubber bung and positive contact seperating the soon to be very hot bits of wire. Look, I'm just going to stop - I'm not even going to build this junk, as I only bought it as a curio - but suffice to say that this is a perfect storm of dumb ideas, and I'm just astounded that the cloners fell for it. I'm kinda glad they did though, as it's seriously funny - I only rated the value as five stars on the assumption they meant 'commedy value'. With any luck, this will be the first and last review of the Aqua V3, as there is really no need to buy one for anything other than a collectible piece of vape memoribilia. Expect these to be changing hands for thousands of dollars in a few decades (we all know that vape collecting is definitely going to be 'a thing' pretty soon, right?) I honestly can't stand Kim, but kudos to him for an epic wheeze.
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NCR 18650GA 3.6V
NCR 18650GA 3.6V "3500mAh" Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery (4-Pack)

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Tons of capacity. LiNiCoAlO2 chemistry is the shizz. Tougher than long division. Durable wraps.
CONS
Go home, you're clearly drunk.
For the longest time, I've been banging on about Panasonic NCR batteries. They're high capacity, are rated at 6.8-10A depending on variant, and can take a whole lot more when pulsed - basically, they're about the best battery for MOST vapers in my very much less than humble opinion. Sure, I wouldn't suggest any deep sub ohm clowdy skumbagness with them, but for most vapers who rarely break 30W and increasingly use TC, these are the bomb.....and not in a 'cloupor mini with 5000mAh Trustfire' kinda way. Well the best just got better with these GA versions, mysteriously launched under the Sanyo banner (Sanyo is now owned by Panasonic). Like all NCRs, these are tough as mutton, and will survive a noob hard shorting or over stressing them with minimal risk of a loud and exciting result. I'm not saying that this is a license to be lazy, but if you messed up badly, you'll be glad you were using NCRs. In fact, several rewrapped 'high drain/high capacity' batteries marketed as being 20-35A (with no clue whether that's pulse or continuous) are in fact 10A Panasonics under the skin. That's grossly irresponsible and wholly indefensible, but it does illustrate the sort of punishment they can take. With the rise in popularity of TC mods, these new 10A 3500mAh cells are a boon. Because of the fashion in which TC works, a build that should cook off a 10A battery doesn't even let them get warm. Because of the way they pulse the current to regulate the temperature, you have to really work hard to push one of these stupendously good batteries beyond what it can handle. I'm using one at 2.25v and 0.08ohms right now, which SHOULD mean almost thirty amps, yet my cell doesn't even feel warm to the touch. Oh, and I've been doing this with previous NCRs for months, and with no drop off on performance. Switching from the B and PF variants has seen my battery life increased by at least a third, and the new GAs seem a little less saggy - by which I mean the battery continues to push the required voltage deeper into its overall capacity. But these are only good for regulated mods, right? Hell no! As long as your build is pulling no more than say 15A in pulses, you're perfectly fine. If you're using a dual cell mech box, even better; I have a pair right now in my Abaddon, and they're happier than a notoriously happy thing in an unusually good mood. I'm also really impressed with the wraps, that to me appear a tad tougher than other cells we commonly come into contact with. I've only had a pair in regular use for a couple of weeks now (bought elsewhere - sorry FT), so only time will tell if that's a feeling supported by practice - we shall see. Oh, and these were my first battery purchase from FT, as the surface mail they previously used, made the cost saving less attractive. I'm glad to say that these arrived in a total of eight calendar days, which is damned impressive. I think this four pack plus the free sturdy case, cost less than the pair I previously sourced on fleabay. WIN!
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None
CONS
Read the review - this could take a while.
I'm not going to ramble on about this one, as there's already not enough space to fully break down what's up with this terrible mod - so let's cut to the chase: 1/ This appears to be different from the one originally shown in the listing, and probably also different from the one now illustrated. The + and - have gone, but the series adaptor is plain copper, and the apparent quality of finish is nowhere near as good as the photos. 2/ The overall finish is awful - under the grips are marks left by a dull tool, and which can be seen through the vents. The top cap recess of mine also has a small chunk taken out of it, probably where it was pounded home during assembly, or levered out when they forgot to install something. There are various dings and scratches all over the mod. 3/ Despite the listing saying that this is parallel only, it does come as illustrated with the series connector. Howver, unlike the photos that presumably show it in parallel, it comes in series configuration, and is a bitch to convert. 4/ All of the screw heads arrived nicely chewed up. 5/ A key component for running this in parallel, is different from the authentic (it's actually a better idea by far) but doesnt fit in place of one of the insulators. Therefore unless you break out the dremel or find some washers that fit, this will not work in parallel. 6/ The block which makes the connection when you press the soft and vague button, is held in place by a screw that's next to impossible to fit. Also, when you finally manage it, tightening the screw torques the block, meaning that it missaligns and would autofire if left as is. I'm not confident that the block will stay put, so there's a chance it will come loose and fire your mod - a mod which has two screw closure battery doors, and which as supplied, will be in series. 7/ The lock is held in place with a screw. If you tighten it so it wont unscrew, you can't operate the lock. With it loose enough to move, it gradually unscrews. Also, if you press hard enough on the trigger, the lock will disengage. 8/ The trigger is vague, squishy, and will quite possibly fail to fire if you press it too low down the blade. They wanted it to look like a firearm trigger, but that's not how it works. The pull is lateral like a Colt 1911, and not a pivot like most other guns. Conclusion: Whilst reviews of the authentic have picked out a number of the above issues, the key difference here is that you can't run it in parallel as supplied. Sure, a quick skim with a dremel, or even sourcing some metal washers will sort it, but I'm just not motivated to do so. The mod feels cheap and nasty, and I'm not convinced it can be carried and used long term in total safety. As a result, mine is getting thrown on the junk pile without so much as having batteries installed, much less firing an atty. On the plus side, this Trabant of a mod makes the admittedly large and hefty Incubus look like a Bentley by comparison. El Diablo should be ashamed for designing this crap in the first place, but the cloners are next in line for being beaten like a circus chimp.
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Origen Genesis V2 MKII Styled RTA Rebuildable Tank Atomizer (6ml)
Origen Genesis V2 MKII Styled RTA Rebuildable Tank Atomizer (6ml)

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Looks amazing. Exceptionally good machining. Easy build, despite being a complex design. Solid vape. Works well with cotton.
CONS
Not suited for silica. Slightly loose drip tip 510. The glass tank on mine is not perfectly round, but it causes no actual problems. Top cap gets pretty hot even with a conservative TC build.
Good old Norbert does make some lovely stuff. Sadly said stuff is typically overpriced, but thanks to china, we can experience his unique brand of vape nominess for the cost of an authentic American made drip tip. With the exception of the alluminium body of the original Origen Origenesis V2 (lol), and the split juice well of the first Origen dripper, he has yet to put a foot wrong in my humble opinion. All his designs are geared towards flavour, and their quirky build layout are both elegant and clever. I skipped past the previous Origenesis, mainly because of the use of aluminium, and I'm glad I waited. The MkII puts me in mind of the Next Gen - not in the overall design, but more because of the complex machining involved. Taking the thing to bits first time is a little like solving the Lament Configuration when compared to other atties, but everything actually makes sense - it's not a Kayfun V4-esque case of showing off how over engineered you can make something. The build is remarkably easy for a genesis, and it really works well with cotton, which I've always considered something of a blasphemy in a genny. In fact, the only slight flaws in the overall construction are a very slightly loose drip tip 510, and the glass tank of mine is slightly thicker on one side. No biggie as you're only aware of it by touch, and replacements are dirt cheap. I can't overstress how easy the build is with the origen, and this is one genesis where using cotton really makes a whole lot of sense. The vape is solid, and very much aimed at flavour hounds; the AFC has enough resistance at its lowest setting for MTL, and the single coil chamber reducer does its job perfectly without getting in the way during the build. It chugs through the juice, but the large tank (which the svelte silhouette belies) negates that. The dripper style pull off top cap does get pretty toasty even with a mid range TC build, but it's nothing that's going to cause anyone serious issues. I personally think it lags behind the Next Gen, but the Origenesis is definitely going into regular rotation. Overall, it's another winning design from Norb, which has been perfectly replicated for a pocket friendly price by the Chinese cloners. As much as I adore his devices, I just can't justify spending that much money on an atty that whilst excellent, is always going to play second fiddle to favourites like the Taifun, Nextgen, and Flashi. For this price though, I'd consider it a must buy item, even if you're not a fan of genesiseseseseseseses.
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