Here's a video interview with "JJ" John Jenkins, the owner of The Vapor Spot, a Los Angeles vapor bar. In the interview, JJ talks about:
What kind of services The Vapor Spot Offers
How the store competes with the numerous online vendors in vaping
The company’s Rock ‘N Roll-themed e-liquids (Elvis, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix), including hints on the upcoming Freddie Mercury juice
The different hardware the store offers
The different juice vendors the company works with
Full article here.
Here's a review of three excellent e-liquids from Ahlusion. Blue Grass Burley and Devil Dog! are part of the company's Premium Tobacco line, while Poppin' Peach has a lovely, natural peach taste.
More details and steeping notes here.
Considering the price, I was really impressed with the Innokin iTaste MVP. It offers great performance and battery life in a sturdy metal package. I wish it had a resistance meter instead of a puff counter and while it will accept some eGo-threaded parts, the popular Kanger T3 won't fit on the unit without an adapter. All that aside, I believe this is one of the best values on the market today.
Full text review and additional details here.
Edit 8:44PM PT: Innokin contacted me to say that the current version of the MVP will be updated so that the threading will accept clearomizers like the T3 and the next version of the MVP will have an ohm meter.
Here's a review of the Totally Wicked Odyssey, one of the most unique and beautifully crafted vaping devices I've used all year. Considering that it is made in the UK, uses high-quality materials, is exquisitely made, and is backed by a five-year guarantee, the $99.99 price is surprisingly low. That said, it's not for everyone. It's very heavy and you have to hold it in an unusual way. You'll also have to swap out batteries at least once a day, as the last 1/4 of the charge is very weak.
Check out the full text review here for more details.
Here's a review of three e-liquids from Orb Vapor: Organic Caramel Apple, Organic Mexican Vanilla, and Organic Watermelon Menthol. Here are the full details and steeping notes.
Here's a review of the V4L Handle. This is a nice box mod that features strong performance and stellar battery life. However, there's one aspect of the Handle that I wasn't pleased with. The full text review is here.
Here's a review of three Heather's Heavenly Vapes juices named after characters from The Lord of the Rings: Gandalf, Gollum, and Shadowfax. Raina and I were impressed by all three juices, but she picked Shadowfax as the best while I preferred Gandalf. Watch the review to hear descriptions of all three flavors and read the steeping notes here.
Here's a video review of the Emini from Ovale USA. It couples cigalike batteries with a unique and useful charging case the looks like an iPhone 4/4S. While the performance is good for this kind of device, it's probably not powerful enough for most ECF posters. That said, I love this product's design and practicality -- a good choice for casual and social vapers.
You can read the full text review here.
Here are some random thoughts on Lorillard and Swisher being in the e-cig game, as well as high-profile celebrities like Catherine Heigl and Robert Pattinson vaping.
I'm honestly surprised that more big-tobacco companies have started e-cig lines. It seems like such an obvious thing to do (in that Monsanto way) -- get people addicted on tobacco products and sell them a healthier alternative down the line.
As for the celebs, imagine the vaping craze that Twilight kid could start?!?
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Mr. DHL just dropped off the Innokin iTaste MVP (left). This is a metal variable-voltage box-mod with a hefty 2,600 mAh battery. I'll be putting it through its paces over the next week or so. Stay tuned for a full review!
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Here's the Handle from Vapor 4 Life, a variable-voltage box-mod with an 808-D connection. I don't remember the last time, if any, I saw a box mod that was exclusively 808-D. Considering V4L's product catalog, it makes sense and could be a compelling option for the company's customers. The battery is charging now and I'm looking forward to putting it through its paces!
I'll be posting a video review soon. For now I'll say that I like the ergonomics and the rubberized texture of the unit.
This device, made by kGo, is available from several other vendors. It's a good, basic variable-voltage e-cig that's great for those new to VV. What I like about the Apollo model is that it's backed by great service and an unusually generous warranty. Full review here.
This has become one of my favorite devices for stealth vaping and for parties. The form factor is small, yet slick. It has a few improvements over the original Elips, the most significant of which is that it uses standard eGo-C atomizers. The one downside is that it uses proprietary cartridges. Full review here.
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