Mini Vivi Nova vs. Vision (Stardust) eGo Clearomizer V3 [Rebuildable]
i was just wondering if you guys had a preference between the mini vivi nova tank clearomizer vs. the Vision (Stardust) eGo Clearomizer V3 [Rebuildable]. Any reason to pick one over the other? did anyone notice one having more leaking issues than the other? pros and cons of each would be really helpful too! thanks!
I ordered both of these not too long ago. I prefer the head on the Nova, but since they're interchangeable that becomes a non issue.
The top and bottom sections of the Nova screw on easier imho. The Stardust top has a stopper type fit rather than being a screw on like the Nova, and can sometimes be hard for me to work out if I'm having problems with the muscles in my hands. (active Graves Disease, no muscle tone) The Stardust looks sleeker on an eGo with the recessed connector, but if you ever decide to use it with a mod you might have to get an adapter. IMHO adapters tend to be a PITA. That wouldn't be a problem with the Nova though. So far neither of them have leaked and both are working great for me.
Hope this helps.
Last edited by StormFinch; 09-13-2012 at 09:14 PM.
I have and use both quite frequently.
Not that the Stardusts are bad at all, but the nova does everything better.
Holds more juice
Easier to clean (read: take apart/put back together)
Accepts different 510 drip tips
Works on any 510 connection (Other mods/PVs that don't have an EGO connector)
However Stormfinch is right, the Stardusts are a little more slimlined though.
Are you saying that they made the Stardust replaceable coil model cheaper with a non screw on top? So they added a screw on base and took away the screw on tip? That sucks. I thought that I'd seen reference to this before but wasn't sure I understood correctly and some pictures I have seen there appears to be threads... With the incorrect, recycled, (or general lack of) pictures most vendors in this industry use and the variety of different items sold under the same names I guess that means little though. Dang. I was planning to buy several of them to try as I like the older stardusts but it sounds like it is now worse... if it fit a standard drip tip at least there'd be that but its a proprietary tip AND also not threaded now? gah. Am I understanding correctly?
Originally Posted by StormFinch
Last edited by newuser01; 09-14-2012 at 05:18 AM.
Thanks for posting this... yes sounds like the nova better in every regard except base cost?
Originally Posted by TheSenator
THe stardusts do look pretty good on an ego imo.. been putting them together like that (older model) to give to friends / smokers I meet and they also seem happy with it and cheap for me!... often use this combination myself when out and about.
hey newuser01, from what I've seen, the drip tip for the stardust screws on & off, so you can only use other drip tips that screws in. I think most drip tips do not screw in, so I guess it might be proprietary & you will not be able to use your own non-screwable drip tip. I think they did that do help prevent against leaking. To refill the stardust, I think you just unscrew the drip tip and drip on the sides. for the mini vivi novas, you can pull out the drip tip to replace with your own drip tip. To refill though, there is a unscrewable top part.
Originally Posted by newuser01
I did notice that the stardust is a bit lighter & sleeker than the mini vivi novas, but is labeled only to 1.6mL while the vivi mini novas go up to 2.0mL.
Money is correct on the different types of drip tips.
Remember there is also 2 different size Vivi Novas. The regular and the mini as well.
The Stardusts are definitely cheaper, and good for the price at that. The Nova's are a little more expensive for a reason though too.
Like I said, I do use both daily. The Nova's handle my all day vapes, and the Stardusts contain juices that want to get in the rotation! lol
Try one out and see how you like it. I know the regular size even comes with 3 different ohm heads most of the time (1.8,2.4,2.8) so you can dial in that sweet spot. Might be able to find one in the classifieds. Also if you don't like it, you can always sell it!
Yeah I should have been more specific. With my Stardust at least it's a turn and a half and then pull the drip tip out. Not really worried about using a different drip tip with either one since I like the design of the stock.
Originally Posted by money4me247
GotVapes has tips that fit the Stardust. I got the stainless steel one because some e-liquids react with the Stardust tip and melt it. There's a list on the forum somewhere of juices known to melt the tips. The tip in mine melted around the threads after about 2 weeks, but I vape cinnamon, which is a major culprit.
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I am very pleased with my ViVi Nova, had the Mini for a bit but it met an untimely end after my 95lb dog broke it as she was climbing into my lap (bent the head and cracked the tank at the threads). It is not an overly warm vape and is great for all day vaping.