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Protective PU Pouch for iStick 50W VV VW APV Box Mod (2-Pack)
Protective PU Pouch for iStick 50W VV VW APV Box Mod (2-Pack)

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Overall   (2.2)
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PROS
plastic cover for screen
CONS
hard to adjust wattage as buttons are covered lanyard area will tear off quickly
While overall it is a good design, the section that the lanyard is attached to is WAY too thin. Both pouches lasted about 2-3 months before coming apart in the same area. The weight of the iStick is too heavy for the Polyurethane (PU), so the part where the lanyard is attached to tears off right below the metal ring. The section where the fire button is supposed to stick out isn't large enough. It only partially exposes the fire button. It doesn't generally put pressure on it, but it does if it bumps against something. So your iStick fires without your meaning for it to, draining your battery. Also, the buttons to adjust the wattage are covered, making it hard to make changes to W/V or to lock your iStick. I would not recommend this unless you are looking for something short-term.
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Fiber Freaks Lyocell Cellulose Wicks
Fiber Freaks Lyocell Cellulose Wicks

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Overall   (4.5)
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PROS
less waste than cotton pads better for flavor
CONS
shrinks, so needs more in coil than cotton
I've tried all kinds of organic cotton wicking material, Muji, KGD, Native Wicks Premium, etc., and I prefer Fiber Freaks Cellulose for flavor. You don't need to remove the top and bottom layers like you do in cotton pads, so there's no waste. It's easy to trim the pads to get the proper diameter for your coil(s). Cellulose does shrink when wet, unlike cotton which expands, so you need to use more of it than you're used to. It fluffs really well at the ends just like cotton does. It withstands high temperatures without burning. If I want to change flavors I remove the tank of my RTA and pulse the coil(s) until the wick is dry, then wet it with the new juice. Doing the same thing with cotton often results in flames. I've never had that happen with Cellulose. If you've never tried Cellulose before, I suggest you try it. (I prefer the dual density pads over the single ones).
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Iwodevape Replacement Glass Tank for Billow V2 Nano RTA Atomizer
Iwodevape Replacement Glass Tank for Billow V2 Nano RTA Atomizer

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Overall   (4.2)
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Fits Merlin RTA using TopCap
I got this for extra glass tanks to go with the Top Cap for Augvape Merlin RTA Atomizer, SKU 5941401 and SKU 5941400. Since replacement glass tanks aren't sold for these products, it's great that this product fits exactly. It's especially helpful since SKU 5941400 comes with Black glass, so if you're wanting clear glass this product is a great find! There is another glass tank that fits, but I like how Iwodevape's comes packaged in a box. The other one arrives wrapped in bubble wrap. I would rather pay a bit extra to get a product that's securely packaged.
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Authentic ADVKEN 316 Stainless Steel Pre-coiled Wire for RBA Atomizer (6 Specs)
Authentic ADVKEN 316 Stainless Steel Pre-coiled Wire for RBA Atomizer (6 Specs)

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Overall   (4.2)
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PROS
long tails for extra half-wraps/wraps if needed fits most RTAs
CONS
larger than 2.5mm, smaller than 3mm (really minor negative)
These coils have long tails so depending on the direction of the posts in your RTA/RDA/RBA you can get another half-wrap. You can probably get a full wrap if you want. The diameter of all styles is slightly larger than 2.5mm. I tried using a 3mm rod to hold a coil in place while screwing in the leads and it definitely won't fit. A 2.5mm rod works well. The Alien Clapton requires larger post holes than the others. It's 1mm on the flat side. The coils come in a sturdy, well-marked plastic case that's divided into 6 sections. The case has a plastic tab for hanging. Over each section of the outside of the case lists the coil's ohms, type, and dimensions. The case snaps close tightly, so dropping it on the floor won't scatter coils everywhere. You get 6 coils in 6 styles for a total of 36 coils. I believe it's a good, low-cost way to try out a variety of SS316L coils. Many variety packs cost more, and they're for either Kanthal A-1 or a combination of wire types. I haven't tried these in TC mode, but whether you vape in TC or Power mode, I recommend this coil pack.
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Replacement Glass Tank + Top Cap for Augvape Merlin Mini RTA Atomizer
Replacement Glass Tank + Top Cap for Augvape Merlin Mini RTA Atomizer

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Overall   (4.7)
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PROS
Decreases the chimney for better flavor
CONS
Hard to find replacement glass
I got this to reduce the chimney length of my Augvape Merlin RTA. It has made the flavor even better than it already was. If you read in the thread of the Black version, you'll see where to find replacement glass of the right size. If you're wanting to make your Merlin RTA into a smaller version, this is the way to go. Definitely recommend.
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