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    ... do you find that the button on this quickly resets? in other words, if you take your finger off of it for a split second and the push it down again, does it reset and give you a whole 10 more seconds before cutting off again?
    When I hold the button down for 10 seconds it goes blinky 3 times for 1.5 - 2 seconds. Then you can hit it again.

    But ... The TH on The Elite is very very good. I certainly can't draw on it for 10 seconds. Anyone who can has the lungs of an oboe player.

    you also mention this is better than the maxxfusion, which certainly makes sense ... but might you explain how? ... if you were to take a 5 second hit from both a bloog manual (or auto, i guess) battery, and take a 5 second hit from the elite 808, are you getting:

    a) more vapor
    b) same or better taste (flavor)
    c) stronger throat hit
    d) all of the above?
    I would definitely check "d".

    The reasons I think The Elite surpasses the Bloog (or any other KR808 I've tried) are these:

    1. First off, The Elite button has the 3x on/off function. You'd have to do something fairly strange and complicated to get The Elite to accidentally fire up once you've turned it off.

    2. Aesthetically The Elite's carto perfectly matches the finish of the battery. It really looks cool and I dig the whistle tip.

    3. The Elite's carto holds 2ml of e-liquid.

    4. The draw is perfect. No "primer puff" needed, neither airy, nor too tight.

    5. The Elite more than satisfies when it comes to The Big Three - Flavor, TH, and Vapor Production.

    6. The Elite's battery outlasts any 65mm, 78mm (CigEasy, V4L, and Bloog), or CigEasy's 902 battery.


    ... figured i'd ask you in SAT question format.
    I don't remember my SAT scores. I do recall they weren't ... oh what's the word I'm looking for? ... Ah ... now I remember ... good.

    Scholastic achievements aside ... everyone has their own PV Holy Grail. Mine is pretty straightforward: An e-cig the size of a Camel 100 that lasts all day.

    Backstory Alert:

    Initially I wanted an e-cig that would allow me a painless, fiddle-free, and seamless transition from analogs. Mission accomplished with CigEasy's starter kit. Then I killed a couple of batteries by sloppily refilling cartos so I switched to the sealed manual KR808. I needed longer battery life so I went with CigEasy's 902. Wanting an even longer battery life led me to CigEasy's Elegant, Elegant XXL 1300, and finally to the Go-go.

    The Go-go completely satisfied what I wanted in a PV. A 3ml horizontal coil carto on top of a battery that lasts for days with The Big Three - Flavor, TH, and Vapor Production in abundance. I couldn't see how vaping could get any better but that didn't stop me from trying the Echo, Echo-e, and The Leo with its gigantor 4ml carto.

    I absolutely love everything about The Leo. It's very well made and does everything I want in a PV but ... The Leo's 4ml carto is too dang pricey for me. The Echo-e's draw was just a tad too tight so that took it out of the running. The auto Echo was initially intriguing ... but it just didn't measure up. Nice e-cig but didn't compare to the vaping experience I'd become accustomed to via The Go-go. If I wanted/needed an auto 650 or 1300 mAh battery vaping experience, I'd just use an Echo battery with one of my KR808 cartos.

    Which brings us to discussing KR808 cartomizers. I've used Bloog, V4l, and CigEasy's Gold Label Deluxe, Mini-Go-cart, and the Clear and Easy Tank cartos. My top two are the Mini-Go-carts and the Clear and Easy tanks. There are minor differences between the two. The Clear and Easy Tank is far easier to fill than any carto I've ever used. The taste of the e-liquid in the tank differs when using the same liquid used in a Mini-Go-cart but regardless ... still tastes great.

    But ... an Elite carto is the best. The Mini-Go-cart and Clear and Easy tank are very very good but The Elite's carto just does the trick better. And ... if I want/need a "hands-free" auto Elite experience ... I just screw The Elite's carto on one of my KR808 auto batts. As I've said before ... somebody's got to do the dishes and when it's my turn ... I can still vape away.

    To sum up:

    A lot has been written about replicating the analog smoking experience. I initially bought an auto start up kit because I noticed there wasn't a button on my Camel filter and I wanted the closest thing I could get to ... smoking. After switching to manuals I didn't care that much there was a button involved. Some people are die-hard auto batt people. I'm not one of them. Over my last 544 days of vaping, the closest I've come to having an analog "experience" with a PV has been The Elite.

    I became a member of Go Go Nation on 2/4/11. I've had a Go-go and an Elite in my shirt pocket since The Elite arrived in the mail. I never thought anything could surpass the Go-go but The Elite's TH is just a tad more. Just a bit more satisfying. But ... not enough to knock the Go-go out of my pocket.

    I recently moved to Canada and since I didn't know where to get e-cig supplies, I had to invest in a pretty big stash to see me through until I could buy locally. I'm also a cheap guy. The question was ... where do I sink my hard earned cash? First buy e-liquid. All PG tobacco flavors and lots of them. Next: cartos. (Side Note: If I had a big pile of disposable income I'd get another Leo battery and a 5-pack of 4ml cartos. But I don't so I didn't.) Should I get some more Echo cartos? Nope. How about some Echo-e's? Nope.

    I got a few Mini-Go-carts and Clear and Easy Tanks, but what I really needed/wanted were Go-carts and Elite cartos. Until my Holy Grail shows up (... an e-cig the size of a Camel 100 that performs like the Go-go or The Elite, that lasts all day.) I'm set.

    Disclaimer:

    When I got the Leo I finally found out what it was like to vape using an atomizer, cartridge, or direct dripping. All I can say is that it may have been better than the state of the art cartomizers a couple of years ago. I don't know ... I started vaping with CigEasy's starter kit on March 6th 2010. I have no idea what was going on in e-cig technology before then. Soon after I started vaping "premium" cartomizers showed up, and then the horizontal coil cartos. I'll take an 808 batt and a "premium" carto over a 3-piece e-cig any day. Direct dripping is fun every once in awhile, and it is useful to test e-liquid, because who wants to fill up a 2, 3, or 4ml cart with a new untried flavor only to find out it isn't what you want another puff of? Bottom line? My personal preference is always a 2-piece over the 3-piece format e-cig.

    Disclaimer #2:

    I'm all PG tobacco flavors all the time.

    Long story short (too late) ... Get The Elite. Video Geek Analogy Alert: The Go-go and The Elite are HD. Everything else is Standard Definition.

    Bob
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    wow, bobalex. thanks for all of the info. it's great to hear all of your explanations. your words are what will make me purchase this over a similar product from another vendor.. would you mind telling me what color the LED tip is? and do you know what their return policy/warranty is on these? i haven't been able to get an answer from the vendor. thanks!

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    .. would you mind telling me what color the LED tip is?
    The LED is more than a simple light at the end of the battery. As SSV2 wrote:

    ... it has three little LED lights near the bottom that illuminate in blue indicating your level of battery charge. A full charge and all three little LED’s light up when you hit the button to vape which also illuminates a soothing blue hue of color all on a sleek black and silver finish.
    It's way more subtle than the glow at the end of a regular KR808 batt.

    ... and do you know what their return policy/warranty is on these?
    Here's the warranty info from CigEasy's website:

    All products are Guaranteed not to be DOA (Dead On Arrival) CigEasy's Warranty is on non-consumable products. All batteries, chargers and/or any other accessory is covered by a 7 day Warranty/Return Policy. The Warranty will start on the USPS (Delivery date). During the 7 day period you will be able to test all the components to make sure they are up to your standards and in proper working order. If you have any problems, please send an email to [email protected] detailing the issue. Exchange Only No Refunds! All consumables, including cartridges, cores and E-Liquid are non-returnable.

    The Easy Cartomizers are designed as a disposable and not covered under the 7 day warranty but if you receive any DOA please let us know.
    I recently (within the last couple of weeks) moved to Canada. Moving is the weirdest self-inflicted torture people voluntarily take on. I swear ... If I didn't have my Go-go and The Elite in my shirt pocket at all times ... well ... I don't want to consider just how awful it could have been. I know that e-cigs probably saved my life. Or at least certainly will help in prolonging it. But my 2 fave e-cigs were instrumental in keeping me sane during the move.

    Bob
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    i appreciate all your info bob! hope you made the move safely to canada! how is cigeasy's eliquid? is it their own? or is it just relabeled dekang? as a fellow tobacco flavor enthusiast, which of their flavors would you recommend?

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    hope you made the move safely to canada!
    Well we're all here just like the fireworks I bought as a kid: Safe and Sane.

    how is cigeasy's eliquid? is it their own? or is it just relabeled dekang?
    Cigeasy's US flavors are mostly non-tobacco. I do like to add a couple of drops of CigEasy's High Caliber Blue Ice to my tobacco flavor for a hint of mint/menthol. I don't know if their tobacco flavors are made to order or relabeled. I just know they're all I vape.

    as a fellow tobacco flavor enthusiast, which of their flavors would you recommend?
    Oh ... all of them. In order of my preference.

    Flue Cured Tobacco
    555
    Camel (Desert Ship)
    Easy-Boro-USA Mix
    RY4
    Virginia Cured Tobacco
    Hilton
    Winston
    Kent

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    Is the voltage regulated on the Elite 808? Also, at how many ohms are the included cartos rated? Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by spaceballsrules View Post
    Is the voltage regulated on the Elite 808? Also, at how many ohms are the included cartos rated? Thanks

    Hi spaceballsrules,


    The voltage is unregulated so it will usually come off the charger at 4.2 volts and then gradually taper down to 3.7volts and finally down to approx. 3.3 3.2 volts at depletion on average.


    I have been getting pretty consistant ohm readings averaging about 2.3 -2.4 ohms resistance on all of the Elite carts I have tested.

    Seems to be create the optimal vape with a slightly lower resistance than the standard carts in addition the batts are unregulated to support a lower resistance cartomizer.

    Awesome combo... it works for me!!



    SSV2

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSV2 View Post
    Hi spaceballsrules,


    The voltage is unregulated so it will usually come off the charger at 4.2 volts and then gradually taper down to 3.7volts and finally down to approx. 3.3 3.2 volts at depletion on average.


    I have been getting pretty consistant ohm readings averaging about 2.3 -2.4 ohms resistance on all of the Elite carts I have tested.

    Seems to be create the optimal vape with a slightly lower resistance than the standard carts in addition the batts are unregulated to support a lower resistance cartomizer.

    Awesome combo... it works for me!!



    SSV2



    OK. Thanks for the uber quick reply. :thumbsup:
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    Need assistance with a couple of questions please.

    - Will all of the "easy" cartos work on the Elite 808?

    - I also have an Echo. Since it's an 808 too (with much higher mah) would it work to use the battery charger for the Echo for the Elite?

    - If the taste seems harsh on the Elite, does that mean that the carto is burnt or is there another possible cause?

    - Would it be possible to buy a single carto for trial purposes rather than a pack of 5?

    Thanks in advance for your assistance!
    Gloria

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    Excellent review,, convinced me! I've had my elite for about a week now and wishing I had found this one first!!



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