The Astro by Kato CLONE! $24 on FT

Discussion in 'FastTech' started by twistedchild316, Sep 24, 2013.

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  1. twistedchild316

    twistedchild316 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

  2. xtwosm0kesx

    xtwosm0kesx Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Yep, now somehow get it here really quick, then make a video of it!

    And don't put that Herc in the video, every time i watch your stuff i damn near have to go and buy one.:p
     
  3. twistedchild316

    twistedchild316 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Lol I hope it gets here soon. Gonna spend a week or 2 with it and chunk up my opinion. Either way it looks VERY nice for the money! And sorry on the Herc :p lol
     
  4. xtwosm0kesx

    xtwosm0kesx Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Waiting on my Chi Chi(you) and ithaka clone right now, if the Ithaka is as nice as everyone says it is, i'll be getting a Herc too.:vapor:
     
  5. gokusnimbus

    gokusnimbus Senior Member ECF Veteran

    wow so there really is no end to this clone wars. got to hand it to the chinese to copy everything. someone's making LOTS of money and it aint going to the modders who make these awesome devices to make more awesome stuff.
     
  6. Laythor

    Laythor Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    as long as people can feel better about themselves calling it a clone instead of a fake the chinese will keep making money.

    gotsmok could have made a very nice looking "clone" without having to go the extra step and rip off the logo and name.
     
  7. xtwosm0kesx

    xtwosm0kesx Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Not to turn this into a clone wars thread, but most all the major original mod makers have ZERO problem selling their devices, heck most of um have waiting lists.
     
  8. twistedchild316

    twistedchild316 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    It would be if they were readily available and a little cheaper....lol
     
  9. twistedchild316

    twistedchild316 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Gotsmok didn't make anything....lol They are just a company that advertises deals. Some random Chinese company is making these. And you're right.....clone isn't the right word. Replica is..........
     
  10. ElectraClyde

    ElectraClyde Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    I don't have my real mixed Astro with me to compare, but I really doubt those pics are from a clone........it looks too good. For 24 bucks, I just ordered one. I'm not a fan of blatant fakes, but this is my chance to compare a fake to the real thing. I honestly don't expect too much, and I'll report back in a couple of weeks.

    Clyde
     
  11. Fury83

    Fury83 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Well, since we are not turning this into a clone wars thread....what's the allure of having a fake of something? Wouldn't you rather they took what they learned from studying other people's work and used those lessons in their unique design?
     
  12. UntamedRose

    UntamedRose PV Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Please keep in mind that isnt a clone its what we consider a counterfeit..as it goes beyond copying the mod to outright stealing the makers logo. You will not be allowed to sell it here on ECF.
     
  13. twistedchild316

    twistedchild316 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Yeah I would never try to sell one of my clones on here...lol Would have to let it go at like $15 anyway....lol
     
  14. Fury83

    Fury83 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    The top cap on this appears to just be laser etched as opposed to engraved on the actual model.
     
  15. twistedchild316

    twistedchild316 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I noticed that as well. Still not too shabby for $24....lol
     
  16. Kspike

    Kspike Full Member

    The top cap definitely looks suspect. Skeptical if it provides any airflow at all. I am curious though.
     
  17. armalitem16

    armalitem16 Full Member

    ADD TO CART :thumb:
     
  18. drxandy

    drxandy Full Member Verified Member

    mine just "shipped"
    we'll seeeee
     
  19. minimalsaint

    minimalsaint Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Same here. It's a race! I opted for speed post, so hopefully it won't be a long wait.
     
  20. savagemann

    savagemann Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I ordered last night before bed and it shipped just a few hours later!
    Being in the bay area, I usually get stuff the day after it hits the S.F. port. Woohoo!
    Hopefully the HK shipping delays don't hold it up too long.
     
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