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Help me make choose a APV.

Discussion in 'APV and Mods Discussion' started by Tibby, Mar 28, 2013.

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  1. Tibby

    Tibby Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 10, 2012
    Oakley, Ca.
    I need to choose between 2 devices as a primary backup and work device. I have narrowed it down to a Segelei Zmax V2 in stainless steel or a chrome Vamo V2. I have heard good things about each device with huge love for the Vamo. I understand they are similar and I kind of like the look of the Zmax and the fact it is SS. The Zmax is only $18 more than the Vamo in chrome. I like the fact that the Vamo can use different battery configurations and I have settled on where I am purchasing from so the Zmax telescope is out. I have heard a bunch of different issues with the Sigelei Zmax breaking in certain ways and alot of praise about the durrability of the Vamo. I own a Provari and feel the 1 button option kinda gets on my nerves alot and the Vamo has multiple buttons. I am leaning towards the Vamo but want some feed back. I mostly use carto and carto tanks but dabble in clearos at this point. The Zmax is $55 shipped and the chrome Vamo is $36.50 shipped. Please chime in.
  2. Troy421

    Troy421 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 5, 2013
    I have had a sig zmax for 5months with no fuss and love the way it performs,the build quality is on point,I would buy another IMHO.
  3. GetVaked

    GetVaked Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 26, 2011
    I would go with a Vamo. There is a reason everyone LOVES theirs. Plus the price point is just fantastic.
  4. madstabber

    madstabber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    sigelei zmax, love mine it has only been a few weeks but so far so good
  5. Tibby

    Tibby Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 10, 2012
    Oakley, Ca.
    Cool! Anybody own both? Anyone have any idea if there is any better deals out there than the prices I have posted? The deal I see is pretty good though.
  6. Rocketpunk

    Rocketpunk Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 14, 2012
    Dayton, Ohio
    Vamo. All the functionality of a Zmax, much better construction, more options with battery configuration. Cheaper, too.
  7. Aheadatime

    Aheadatime Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    I have a Vamo and its awesome. VW is growing on me quickly, and since mine is SS, it's not going anywhere. Very responsive buttons, easy to use control panel, and a ton of features for its price. Never used a zmax, but I give my praise to the SS Vamo V2.
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  9. White Rabbit

    White Rabbit Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran


    If you already have a ProVari, you obviously have the best. One day I may pull the trigger on a ProVari, but I just do not like the current finish, I prefer SS polished with no groves etc. Anyway, just one other comment. Tanks on the Vamo are problematical because the top is absolutely flat. When you install a tank securely, it will not draw (the air is cut off) unless the tank has air slots in the base, or you modify the Vamo by drilling a hole into the Drip Well (which I did successfully). The SS Vamo is a tank, scratches will polish out, and for a mod, less than $50, it is a great value. Happy Easter and Happy Vaping.

  10. muzichead

    muzichead Resident Knucklehead Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 7, 2011
    Maybe you should look in these spots for some answers... I think you will find that they all pretty much have their own quirks... I think I read somewhere they all share the same SmokTech board inside each of them...

    Variable Voltage APV Discussion
    Smoktech "Max" VV devices
  11. DietSalem

    DietSalem Super Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 21, 2011

    Get out of here.

    Ignore this user and their koolaid sipping. How can you know the provari is the best if you don't even own one? As a provari owner, it's not even the best mod that I OWN. Get back on topic and help the OP.

    OP, when it comes down to it, both of the devices you named will function nearly identically as far as output and capabilities. They're both equally good with one another. No one device stands out. I have used both but only own one of the two you mention and I am satisfied with my own purchase and do not wish I had the other because they are equally good.

    When it comes down to it, pick which one you like more. Aesthetics are important too, keep that in mind. If it were possible, I'd say go to a local vapemeet. SOMEONE in your local area will have at least one of them, and someone will probably have the other. Ask them to bring them so you can test them out.
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