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Easy to use setup for my Aunt?

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  1. frizzy_tyger

    frizzy_tyger Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2015
    North Carolina
    This weekend I convinced my aunt who has smoked for 47 years to try my ecig. After tightening the air draw on my subtank she actually liked it and agreed to try to switch if I bough her what she needed to start for her birthday in May.

    She isn't very tech savy so I need to find something very simple to use with coils she can buy locally. Also the fact that she preferred it after I tightened the air, leads me to believe she will want a mouth to lung vape that I don't have much experience with.

    The things I've found that fit the bill are, the Joyetech eGo AIO, Eleaf iStick basic, or a protank3 /natilus mini paired with an ego battery.

    So for those that prefer this style of vape which would you recommend? Anything I haven't thought of?
     
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  2. DingerCPA

    DingerCPA Vaping Mistress Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 9, 2014
    Corn 'n' Cows
    Those all appear to be good choices. I might throw in an iStick 30 for consideration (I think the Nauti Mini would be an excellent tank). If your Aunt is "form factor" conscious, consider an Innokin VV4.

    Good Luck and Happy Early Birthday to your Aunt!
     
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  3. FishingBuffalo

    FishingBuffalo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 22, 2012
    Collinsville,TX
    Innokin Endura Endura T18 is a great simple device. The AIO would be 2nd choice.
     
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  4. Grimwald

    Grimwald Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 12, 2012
    Lawrence KS
    Nix on the istick basic. I have one but only use it for yard work because it's my least favorite and I won't care if it breaks lol. It's too finicky for a beginner IMO.
     
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  5. frizzy_tyger

    frizzy_tyger Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2015
    North Carolina
    Thanks! I'll look at the VV4. Is the Nautilus mini better with variable voltage? I have an iStick 30 myself so I can see how she feels about adjusting it in VV mode.

    Thanks FishingBuffalo I'll look at the Endura.
     
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  6. frizzy_tyger

    frizzy_tyger Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2015
    North Carolina
    Thanks Grimwald, I'll take that off my list.
     
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  7. puffon

    puffon Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2014
    Florida
    Innokin Endura T18
     
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  8. Falconeer

    Falconeer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 27, 2015
    Hawick, Scotland.
    If you're getting here a Nautilus why not an iStick 30w to go with it. Pretty simple to set up and good battery life - OK it may not last forever but replacing it won't cost a bomb and you can always give her another one for her Xmas, her birthday her Vapeanniversary etc etc!
     
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  9. DingerCPA

    DingerCPA Vaping Mistress Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 9, 2014
    Corn 'n' Cows
    VV/VW, no biggie - it's whatever you get used to setting. I have one of those ("dreaded") Provaris that is only VV mode. Pretty much all my other mods are VW. So, when I'm running the Nauti on the P-thingy, I run it about 4.2-ish Volts. When it's on a VW mod, it's running around 11-ish Watts.
     
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  10. Falconeer

    Falconeer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 27, 2015
    Hawick, Scotland.
    To me the handy thing about iSticks is once you've found the setting you like using the juice you like you can lock that setting and never have to worry again.

    If she was a cigarette smoking woman she might like the draw on the attie slightly on the tight side and the settings around 3.8 volts with a 1.8 ohm coil or somewhere around the 7-8 watts mark as a starting point.
     
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  11. frizzy_tyger

    frizzy_tyger Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2015
    North Carolina
    Thanks Falconeer. I don't know why I never really thought of the iSticks. I guess I had thought the least adjustments the better, but she might get more milage out of something with more options. I think you're right on the tighter draw, however I think the local store only carries 1.6ohm. On the highish ohms would .2 make much of a difference? I'll probably order the initial stuff online but I know she'll prefer in person.

    Thanks DingerCPA I just wondering since you mentioned looking at the VV4.
     
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  12. HauntedMyst

    HauntedMyst Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 18, 2013
    Chicago
    How smart is your aunt? Can she program her DVR? If not then an eGo AIO would be a good choice.

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. frizzy_tyger

    frizzy_tyger Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2015
    North Carolina
    I doubt she has a dvr, lol. Though she can do basic computer stuff (email/facebook) and text, so she isn't completely incapable with technology, but something fairly simple would probably be better.
     
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  14. MikeADore

    MikeADore Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 26, 2016
    Tennessee
    For simplicity, I wouldn't totally dismiss the iStick Basic. I smoked for 48 years before a lady at the vape shop sold me one two months ago. Haven't smoked a cigarette since. Fill it with juice, hit the button and go. I bought another one a week later and have since bought much more sophisticated gear. I still vape on those two iStick Basics more than anything I have. Had they not been so simple and easy to use, I would never have stayed with vaping. They accept a variety of coils including .75 (which comes in most of them), 1.2, 1.5 and 1.8. The 14mm GS Air 2 tank holds two ml of juice and is easy to fill.

    Just letting you know my experience as someone who is probably coming from a place very much like your aunt. Good luck, and make sure she finds that all-important go-to juice. For me it was strawberry, which really shocked me. Never thought I'd like something like that.
     
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  15. Falconeer

    Falconeer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 27, 2015
    Hawick, Scotland.
    Sorry to have taken so long to come back to you - difference in Time Zones!

    No I don't think the slight difference between the two coils would make that much difference. By and large I use my iSticks in variable voltage mode and set the volts 2 over the coil resistance - so if its a 1.8ohm coil I set the volts at 3.8 volts.

    The resistance in coils does tend to go up as they come towards the end of their lives - the coil I put in about 10 days ago while it still tastes fine showed 1.8 ohms when it was new - now it shows 2.0 ohms so it'll probably start to taste off and need replacing shortly.

    I'm a flavour chaser so these settings suit me but others would probably go higher power-wise.
     
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  16. frizzy_tyger

    frizzy_tyger Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2015
    North Carolina
    Thanks MikeADore. You're experience is really helpful. Thats one one of the I'd picked the original options, was simplicity.

    Thanks Falconeer, I wasn't sure how much ohms mattered in that range. I know on the lower end I feel a fair amount of difference from 1.0, .8, and .5. I'm with you on the flavor though I use pretty low wattage myself.
     
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  17. Skulcius

    Skulcius Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2016
    The new and improved endura t22 is a better choice longer battery life great unit!
     
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  18. Skulcius

    Skulcius Senior Member

    Apr 19, 2016
    Oh and that's what I use and am a beginner! It's amazing! Extremely simple!
     
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  19. FishingBuffalo

    FishingBuffalo Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 22, 2012
    Collinsville,TX
    I got the T18 for my wife. The T22 was a little heavy for her and would be a great choice for me. my wife is a simpleton. She doesn't do well with technology or size. The T18 was perfect.
     
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  20. frizzy_tyger

    frizzy_tyger Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2015
    North Carolina
    Thanks everyone after talking to my aunt she doesn't want to adjust things really, and the local shops don't carry the endura coils (she'd rather buy them in person than online).

    So we are down to the iStick Basic and joyetecg ego AIO. I think we might just head over to one of the shops thid weekend so she can look at them and see which she likes and also try some juices.

    If there's anything with either I may not have thought about or another that might fit the bill thoughts are still welcome.

    Thank you everyone for you're help.
     
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