Post By sb253
SLB eGo-V v2 review from VaporBeast
Hi everyone. I am only one month into vaping but I finally picked up my first vv device. I have been using a fixed 3.7v Johnson Creek Vea with Boge F17 LR cartotanks
First off I have to give BIG THANKS to the VaporBeast crew. My order was shipped FREE from CA on monday and was delivered to VA about an hr ago. 2 day cross-country shipping is awesome.
The SLB eGo-V v2 650mah from vaporbeast $29.99 + $2.99 for small tank adaptor/beauty ring
I was wary about buying a non joye ego but I really wanted to enter the world of variable volt vaping, so I said "what the heck". The box and packaging was quality like an iphone type box. Everything was packaged nicely in their own compartments. It included the battery, a USB to mini USB chord and a small instruction booklet. After I removed what i wanted, read the directions, and packaged everything else back up for safe keeping (ya, I'm like that), I was ready to go. The finish on the battery is a black soft rubber style of coating. The + and - buttons are finished the same. It is about an inch longer than my 650mah ego style Vea. Finally, I did the "Pbusardo button shake test"....silent. All in all, it seems like a quality product.
Assembly and Functions-
I screwed the beauty ring on with no flaw and applied my Boge F17 on. Everything went on as smooth as butter. The weight balance of this battery paired with a slim tank feels great. After a quick 5 clicks of the fire button, I was in business. Some models I have seen online have a "flush" fire button and I was getting ready to have to get used to that (it is also like that on the image on the box), but I was pleasantly surprised to find the button just like my Vea. Along with the fire button, the menu screen is bright blue with easy to read X.XV design, a typical bar style charging icon, and it also round robins from 3.00 volts to 6.0 volts in .1 increments. The menu screen returns to rest after about 3 seconds after dialing in your voltage. The bottom of the battery is a fixed chrome cap with mini USB passthrough exposed. I was also nervous about it not being able to function when charging, but to my surprise it works perfectly when plugged in. Oh yeah, the battery came pre-charged.
Let's vape it!-
I started at 3.5v with a tank of Virginia Custom Blend caramel frappeŽ 25mg unknown ratio liquid. Flawless. It felt as good as my 3.7v, possibly better. I went straight to 4v. Even better. The vapor was warm, thick, and more flavorful than I have ever experienced. I'm gettin' giddy and need more. Up to 4.5v. Warmer, thicker, tastier! I am unsure what these LR cartos can handle so I crank it to 5.2v. WOW! It seemed to be cooking the liquid a tad, but it could have been the flavor of the coffee coming through so intensely I may have mistook it as a burnt taste. I backed it down to 5v and i feel i found that liquids sweet spot. Im excited to be able to fine tune the voltage to each juice and enjoy them exactly how they were designed to be tasted.
I am extremely impressed at this battery for the little amount of time I have used it. I have a pack of 3.0ohm cartos in route so I can start to gain first hand knowledge of resistance/volt combos. For right now, the LR cartos are holding me over to say the least. If it keeps performing how it currently is, there's no doubt I will be buying another one as back-up, as well as promoting these little babies to friends that are getting into vaping and/or want to step up from a fixed voltage device.
Once again, thanks to VaporBeast for a quality product, great customer service and amazing shipping.
Last edited by sb253; 09-26-2013 at 03:53 AM.