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  1. Smoz3

    Smoz3 Full Member

    Mar 21, 2019
    Hello!

    I've started to vape more than a year ago with eGo AIO e-cigarete and now the battery has almost dead. What I mean with "dead" is that it is dead while at 50% charged and I feel like it will die in a couple of days or weeks. So now I'm looking for a new vape.

    I searched on the internet what would be a good vape mod and found Eleaf. It seems a lot of people enjoy and are satisfied with this brand. I also looked into SMOK mods but looking at internet reviews, they say that it is not the best mod for long use.

    So in my case, I've found to choose between...

    1) Eleaf Istick Pico S 100W
    2) Eleaf iStick Pico 75W

    I also listed these since the shop I'm going to buy include these but not sure if these mods will be any good to be in the long run.

    3) SMOK SPECIES 230W & TFV8 Baby V2 Starter Kit.
    4) Smok R-Kiss 200W
    5) Smok X-PRIV 225W
    6) VooPoo Drag 2 177W
    7) VooPoo Drag Mini 117W

    The question is... from what of the all listed mods should I buy? Would be good if anyone shared their own experience with these listed products.

    I don't need to puff big clouds and stuff. 30-50 W is good enough for me.
     
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  2. Mordacai

    Mordacai Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 16, 2019
    UK
    Hello @Smoz3, the Innokin Kroma R kit with Zlide tank or Freemax Twister 30W with Fireluke 22 Tank could well be of interest to you. Both are good options if you aren't looking for a cloudy vape, which is what you say your looking for.

    Also both are well reccomend and have been reviewed on the forum by various folks. If you wish I can dig out the information for you later.

    But the SMOK and the Voopoo you may wish to avoid, as they'll probably be in the category that you want to avoid for definite.

    Just checked the Eleaf kits and they'll probably not be the best fit either, bit too cloudy again.
     
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  3. Izan

    Izan Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Mallorca, Spain
    Hi and welcome,
    Do you want a "kit" or a new battery device and a new tank?
    Excluding the smok devices, the only unit with a built in battery is the Drag mini.
    Every other device will require you to purchase suitable rechargeable batteries and an external charger.

    What is your budget?
    Where are you located?
    What is the nicotine strength of the juice you use?

    Cheers
    I
     
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  4. Frenchfry1942

    Frenchfry1942 Chillin' Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2014
    Smok gets a lot of comments about quality control. That is all I know since I never bought one.

    After my initial purchase, I found on-line purchasing as much better for price, selection, and availability.
     
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  5. Smoz3

    Smoz3 Full Member

    Mar 21, 2019
    I'm sorry, but Innokin Kroma R kit and Freemax Twister 30W don't seem that appealing to me. Yes, I said that I don't wish for big clouds but it wouldn't hurt if the vape that I would buy had the opportunity to go with big clouds. If I'm not mistaken more wattage=more clouds=more e-juice consumption. (that is why I want something between 30-50 w since it wouldn't consume e-juice that drastically).

    Alright, I guess I won't look into SMOK and the Voopoo brands.
    And why would Eleaf not be a good choice? Seen videos of Eleaf products and the clouds look decent.
    I would like a device that could recharge batteries. Vape with a built-in battery would be a waste since you throw it away when the battery fully dies.

    My budget would be around 50-60ish euros. I'm located in Latvia and the nicotine strength is 6mg.
    Here are the shops where I searched for the products -

    E cigaretes un to detaļas, aksesuāri un šķidrumi | Vapesale24 - VAPESALE24.COM
    Modi ar iebūvētu akumulatoru

    (sites are in Latvian but you can see the variety of the vapes)
     
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  6. puffon

    puffon Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2014
    Florida
    Keep in mind the Eleaf iStick Pico 75W will only accept a 22-23 mm tank (no bubble glass).
     
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  7. Smoz3

    Smoz3 Full Member

    Mar 21, 2019
    If I would choose to pick a different tank for Eleaf iStick Pico 75w, I would pick a Super Tank Mini with Aspire Atlantis coils. Though I'm still not sure which Eleaf vape product to buy.
     
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  8. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
    Eleaf 75W is very well made and sturdy, but make sure your tank will fit on it properly. I'm sure that the Eleaf 100W is just as good. Like other posters stated, I wouldn't recommend a Smok. Don't know much about the Drags.
     
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  9. Izan

    Izan Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Mallorca, Spain
    Unless you have the batteries and charger already, your budget is a bit low.
    A decent charger and two 20A branded batteries will cost about 30€.
    As suggested above, the Eleaf pico 75 is reliable, durable can be found pretty cheap if you shop around.

    Cheers
    I
     
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  10. vaper1960

    vaper1960 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2019
    California, US
    I agree. You really need an external charger (and batteries) so your budget won't cover those and the device (I understand what it's like to have a low budget) Nothing wrong with E-leaf but I would avoid Smok. Many of the internal battery mods are very good so that might work best for you now. Just because a mod (any mod) can do higher watts that doesn't matter (they are adjustable so can be used with any tank you choose (most tanks have several options for different coils) Kits are the best deals because you get the tank too for very little more cost.
     
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  11. Mordacai

    Mordacai Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 16, 2019
    UK
    Ah, now I get you @Smoz3. You want things that you can mix and match, and you can do that with any mod and tank that uses 510 connectors.

    The Freemax Fireluke looks very interesting as the coils are 0.5, 1.0 and 1.5 ohms. So they cover from a cloudyish DTL style vape to the not so cloudyish realm of MTL.

    Fireluke 22 Tank | Freemax - Taste the Clouds, Feel the Flavors!

    It was just you mentioning in your initial post that you weren't looking for a cloudy DTL style of vape, and all the kits you listed were it the cloudyish DTL style. But the Pico S seems the best option then, as you can use NFE Tools and Artic Fox firmware to enhance the mods performance and your enjoyment.

    NFE Team

    But for really cloudy tanks, the Freemax Fireluke 3 and M Pro 2 come to mind.

    Freemax Fireluke 3 Mesh Tank

    Freemax M Pro 2 Tank

    But any decent dual 18650 or single 21700 mod should be more than ample for your needs then, but something cheap may be the best option first. As you really need to find out what type of vaping suits you better, as I have a long list of victims that said that they could use my kind of cloudyish DTL setup.
     
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  12. AngeNZ

    AngeNZ Lunatic ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2018
    New Zealand
    From the store you've listed, I'd choose either:

    ELEAF ISTICK PICO 25 WITH ELLO E-CIGARETTE KIT - VAPESALE24.COM
    18650 battery, tanks up to 25mm will fit

    or

    ELEAF ISTICK PICO S 100W KIT - VAPESALE24.COM
    21700 battery, tanks up to 26.5mm will fit.

    or grab the Voopoo Drag 2 177w with this as your tank;
    GeekVape Zeus Sub-Ohm 5ml - VAPESALE24.COM
     
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  13. Oberon75

    Oberon75 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 26, 2014
    Roseville, Mi, USA
    This is a very nice mod for the price

    Vaporesso GEN Kit

    Sent from my SM-G986U using Tapatalk
     
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  14. Smoz3

    Smoz3 Full Member

    Mar 21, 2019
    Thank you all for the suggestions.

    In the end, I'm considered to buy Eleaf pico 75w + Sony VTC6 (2x) batteries.

    I have one last question, which battery charger to buy. EFEST SLIM K1 or LISTMAN L1 2A? They both cost the same but which one is better for SONY VTC6 battery charging?
     
  15. PeterKay

    PeterKay Super Member ECF Veteran

    Vaporesso GEN mods seem very popular here in UK, I've seen loads of folks using them recently.
    Charger- I can't help. I bought 2 Nitecore chargers (Nitecore Q2 which was a bargain, and Nitecore Q4 which was quite cheap as well) and I'm happy with both.
    The only thing I could advise you to do would be to get 4 batteries, not 2 (if your mod will take 2x18650 batteries). That way you can charge your twin batteries and vape on another pair, otherwise you will face a couple of hours of waiting for your batteries to charge until you can vape again, very impractical I'd say, and if you are outside the house/at work and run out of battery that's it, you can't vapoe until you get back home and recharge.
     
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  16. vaper1960

    vaper1960 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 24, 2019
    California, US
    I have the Nitecore Q2 (simple 2 battery charger with LEDs) I really like it. Haven't had experience with any others.
     
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  17. Katya

    Katya ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Feb 23, 2010
    SoCal
    I'm not familiar with those chargers, sorry. I suggest you do some research online. I use Nitecore and Xtar chargers and can vouch for both, but that won't help you.
     
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  18. PeterKay

    PeterKay Super Member ECF Veteran

    I was also happy with the nitecore Q2 but I recently upgraded to Q4 to get 4 slot charger as the smaller charger wasn't coping with my needs. It's more practical. I now have 6x18650 and 5x21700, sometimes I vape 2 mods in rotation and a few times both run out at the same time, plus I had some empty battery or two after a day at work. So 5-6 batteries to charge, a bit impractical to manage that with just one charger. Also- I'm aware that battery chargers, mods, batteries etc sometimes break, so I really wanted to have a spare charger in case one breaks. In case that happens, I won't have time to wait for another charger to arrive through the post if I buy one online
     
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  19. Coyote628

    Coyote628 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 16, 2017
    Nothing wrong with the voopoo drag 2.
     
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  20. crazyvape

    crazyvape Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2019
    Texas
    I don’t understand what you find wrong with VooPoo products, Smok I can understand but not VooPoo.
     
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