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Mako V1 Review Thread

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  1. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
    This thread will be dedicated only to written/video reviews of the Mako as they come in..... :)
     
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    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
  3. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
    Tim, this is really a great PV, I'm so proud you finally produced the MAKO and let me express big thanks to your choosing me as a tester.

    It's very lighter and smaller than I expected. The weight of the Midi and the Maksi are approx 55g and 65g.

    Also, the Mako's diameter is only 1mm smaller but it fits a hand more comfortable than the figure speaks. I guess it's achieved by combination with the lighter weight.

    As to the switch and it's locking system, it perfectly works smoothly. This is my first tail switch PV, but I naturally use it as I've long been using it. It's very simple and it means reliable and unbreakable.

    I love the MAKO especially about its looking. It reminds me "the simple is the best". Nothing added, nothing eliminated, just wearing the beauty and the smartness like the shape of cigars. I, as a cigar smoker, guess it's the cyber cigar :)

    My only regret is that the tester set doesn't contain the protected CR2 3V and the length of the Maksi does not fit with AW's 14670. I really want the protected CR2, so please let me buy when you stock it.

    In conclusion... I will, I must buy another MAKO of full production after it's on sale!!!
    I therefore would like you to keep 1 full set of the matte black MAKO with 5V option for me before it's sold out. Could you do me a favour?
     
  4. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
  5. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
    Hi folks - back again! Time for my final judgement on the minno/midi/maksi pre-production model using an 801 adapter.

    EXCELLENT!

    A very flexible device - the range of sizes means that it's easy to use on any occasion. Mine came in a handy black carrying tin that fits in the pocket neatly - so you don't have to chose which size you want until you reach your destination. It delivers consistently smooth vapour and I have not had any issues with misfiring switch etc.. One small point - it is perhaps slightly too easy to rotate the switch end disc when in use (which will lock it). This is probably just my pudgy fingers but if it were tightened slightly that would be an improvement to me. Other than that it's just great - the parts are all very cleanly machined and screw and unscrew smoothly and easily. Marks out of 10 - 9.9 (the switch thing). Very, very good indeed!
     
  6. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
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    i have to say man great job
    the mako is an amazing mod so compact to
    the design is very nice i love this thing
    button locking system is awesome
    very happy with my new mod i need to get me the mino now i got the other 2
    all i have to say is im a very happy customer
    now all u have to do is get some banners because ur going to have alot of fans including me
    great job man
     
  7. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
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    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
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    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
  10. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
    I got my Mako along with the 3.7v Minno sleeve and 5v Maksi sleeve today. They came with batteries and chargers, and a baccy tin with the Mako logo to keep it all in. It is made in the United Kingdom.

    So far I am impressed. I have owned a lot of mods since I started vaping in 2008. This is absolutely superb. Well made and it certainly drives the catros I am using. I love the idea of just changing the sleeves to change the size of batteries you want to use.

    The button is silky smooth to operate and twists to lock preventing missfires in the pocket.

    The 5V option is interesting. It uses a custom 5v NiMh pack instead of the traditional lithium cells. This means it has a special charger which smokejuice.co.uk supply along with the kit.

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  11. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
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    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
  13. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
    Just some first thoughts of mine about the maksi 510 at 5v after a day...

    As with other devices there is a small learning curve, video's posted mention finger tight assembly of the parts but as everyone has different strengths for me it is feather tight. When first assembling I found due to overtightening would make the atty be permanently connected and firing. Even with it at feather tight there is not much tolerance left for the switch, then again this is such a small gripe and after 10 mins toying around I found the perfect tightness, perhaps adding an extra O-ring to the 2 would help people at the initial assembly to avoid any confusion ?

    Small bit about the 'black'. As seen with frog's pics the black is not black, I'd describe it as sony rusty black. In my eyes the colour works really well with the brass caps, better than it would be with a plain matte black imo. Comparison below with a black other well known device.

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    So far I absolutely love the switch on this, combined with the locking mechanism and a venting hole on the end cap it's a simple masterpiece. As others have mentioned no doubt the cries of 'start your photocopiers' can be heard from Shenzhen.

    With a 5v passthrough I normally keep a cart with filler in and top up as you would normally do with a 3.7 device however with a fully charged battery I recommend just using a blank cart and dripping for the first hour as at fully charged it is just like vaping at 6v, certainly for me my atty is just as thirsty and needs a constant 3-4 drips at a time.

    Vaping quite heavy I got about +2.5 hours out of my first charge, and a nicotine headache to boot. Since then the initial new toy to play with syndrome has died and back to vaping more like I normally do, moderately heavy if there is such a thing, subsequent life has been around 4 hours out of a charge.

    Just now, until Tim puts extra batteries on sale I would not say it's an all day device for me(at 5v) personally, 14650's for out all day vaping for now, or 14500's with the midi sleeve.
     
  14. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
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    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
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    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
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  18. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
    Original link:

    Le MAKO de Smokejuice - Les modèles spéciaux - Cigarette Electronique :magazine Ecig-Mag




    Cigarette électronique: le "mod" MAKO de Smokejuice


    Marque:
    Type: Cigarette électronique "mod"
    Nom commercial: Mako
    Vendu par: Smokejuice (GB)
    Prix: £ 60,00 en avril 2010.
    Moyen de paiement : Paypal
    Frais d’expédition : .
    Date du test: Avril 2010 [​IMG]

    Remarque:
    Ce modèle nous a aimablement été prêté par Franck, modérateur du forum ecigarette-public que nous tenons a remercier.
    Ce produit, qui à la base utilise des atomiseurs 510, ou 801 ou 901 est commercialisé par Smokejuice. Selon ce vendeur, le Mako proposé en trois versions (selon le type de batteries et voltage que l'on souhaite utiliser) a été entièrement conçu et est fabriqué en Grande Bretagne ce dont nous n'avons aucune raison de douter.


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    Le kit "midi":

    • 1 Mako Midi complète
    • 2 Batteries au choix
    • 1 atomiseur au choix ( 801,901,510)
    • 1 chargeur
    Informations techniques:

    • Poids: 81 g environ
    • Longueur: 132 mm environ
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    Observations:
    • Finition de très bonne qualité
    • Bel ensemble en couleur Noire ou Silver, support d'atomiseur et switch bronze
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    Utilisation:

    Ce "mod" est un vaporisateur personnel plus qu'une cigarette électronique. Outre les nombreuses possibilité d'utilisation de batteries selon le modèle choisi ( Minno, Midi, Maksi ) ce qui a retenu surtout notre attention c'est la bonne qualité d'un article qui est somme toutes artisanal et un switch pour le moins original. En effet celui-ci se trouve à la base de ce vaporisateur et une astuce permet de le mettre en mode bloqué ou actif. Pour cela il suffit de tourner l'anneau du switch de 180°. Les "O-Ring" (en fait des joints toriques) sont une autre particularité intéressante dans la mesure où ils permettent en fonction du nombre de "rings" mis en place d'utiliser aussi bien ( modèle Midi) des batteries 14500 en 3,7v, 2 CR2 (6v au total) ou encore des batteries pour mini pipe.
    Pour le reste il semble solide et utilise (selon le choix de l'acheteur avec des possibilités ensuite d'ajouter des adaptateurs pour les autres modèles d'atomiseur).
    Pour ce test nous avons utilisé deux batteries de 3v (soit 6V) un atomiseur Dura de Janty et Mega 510 de Totally Wicked.


    ”Vapoter - Inhaler”:
    • Tirage/aspiration: facile et naturel
    • Liquide dans la bouche : Non
    • Fumée/vapeur produite: Très Bonne et bon rendu des arômes, mais attention au hit trop fort en 6v.
    • Échauffement de l’atomiseur: perceptible au niveau de l'atomiseur en utilisation "intensive"
    • Capacité de la batterie : 1/2 journée , mais peut varier selon la fréquence de "vapotage"
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    Mode d'emploi: A voir absolument sur leur chaîne You Tube et ce document à télécharger ( en anglais seulement malheureusement)

    Garantie : 1 an

    Points positifs :
    • Bon rendu des arômes et volume de vapeur
    • Design et look de l'ensemble original
    • Le switch, un vrai coup de coeur
    • Les "O-ring" astucieux.
    • Impression de robustesse
    • Le prix raisonnable pour un mod

    Points négatifs:



    • Curieusement une simple vis en guise de contact avec les batteries au niveau du support d'atomiseur
    • Le 6V peut s'avérer un peu "fort" au niveau du "hit"
    • Le changement d'adaptateur pas évident pour les maladroits

    Commentaires:

    Le rendu des arômes et le volume de fumée/vapeur sont de solides arguments pour ce vaporisateur personnel. C'est la première fois que nous testons un dispositif en 6V et nous ne sommes pas convaincus de l'intérêt car en maintenant le switch appuyé trop longtemps nous avons eu des "hits" trop forts .

    Le switch par contre nous a séduit autant par sa finition que par la possibilité de le "bloquer". Le système des "rings" nous semble également très intéressant, permettant à chacun de trouver la meilleure configuration. Le look est également très attirant. En tous cas pour un objet visiblement artisanal c'est une réussite même si pour utiliser toutes ses possibilités il faut presque avoir une âme de bricoleur.


    Regarder la vidéo de cette cigarette électronique........ [​IMG]
     
  19. smokindeuce

    smokindeuce Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Sep 22, 2008
    UK
    Anyhow, this device is simple amazing and practically maintenance free, that's the best part. Other then Noalox on the threads, that's about it, which actually wasn't suggested due to the base being brass and can cause loss of vapor, from experience, and honestly, really isn't needed.. The base locks and unlocks on a 180 degree turn to vapor and un vaporize. (It clicks, literally a very small turn left to right, it's hard to explain, very, very classy).

    The button is feel is so amazing, words cannot describe it. And the simplicity of the device is amazing too. The batteries charge in 2 hours, and last for days, as I've actually use it daily as of late, have yet to change the batteries.

    I give it a 10 out of 10, and a must buy, even for those that already own a 6.0v device, or a 3.7v device, I highly recommend owning this device, as I own two Prodigy V3s in both Satin and Media Stainless Steel, an of course an ICON owner, so I'm not biased by any means, but I must say, this is one of the best Electronic Cigarette Devices, I have ever witnessed or used, a side from the Prodigy V3, but requires MUCH LESS cleaning / maintenance. I went with crinkle power coated black with of course the normal gold brass coloring, and has a MAKO engraving on the top.

    I can't get over the vapor production, it's out of this world. I would say it puts out a tad more vapor, then the Prodigy V3, but of course, you know what that means, uses more liquid. But to put it simple, it's a must buy item, again I give it four thumbs up and 10 stars, man, I truely am blown away.

    The vapor is out of this world!

    For $90.00 Shipped, comes in a very classy tin can, sealed all nice, 100% cleaned, no crit or anything, completely clean as if it was machined in a ventilated and sealed room, to put it lightly.

    You can't beat it, of course the Prodigy V3 is just as good and I give it the same results. But, from use, this thing puts out TONS of vapor, I've tested the V3 and this device back to back, and the vapor is just out of this world and puts out a whole lil bit more, but all in all that doesn't really matter, the device itself, is just amazing alone. But, uses a lot more juice of course, as noted above, so be warned, and it's capable of 7.4v if requested.

    Which is mind blowing, and honestly, I stay at 6.0v, it's more then enough. I can't see my screen for about 3-5 seconds after exhale from the MAKO Midi if I blow at it.
     
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