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My Review on The Golden GG (prototype)

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  1. Rippspeed

    Rippspeed Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2010
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    Hey guys and gals;
    First off these are my opinoin and mine alone...
    This is a full review on Imeo's new GOLDEN GG. I call it "GOLD DROP" ... I recieved it 3days ago. And I did pay for it + shipping; so this isnt something I got for free... I was lucky enough to have Imeo make me be the first reviewer...

    At first, I was thinking what the heck is this... But, please understand I'm coming from a GGTS. I asked myself ... why would my greek friend Imeo make such a mod ??? Totally preplexed, it finally dawn on me what this was. When I started thinking from a manufacturers stand point.. Its a dripper and strickly for people that think 1) they are content at dripping 2) Like GG products but cant imagine dropping the dime on a GGTS and its associated upgrades 3) Imeo made it for a wider audicence 4) and made it to be so easy to use a rookie vaper can use it as a first ecig.

    I tore Gold Drop apart and its less complicated as the GGTS only having 5 major pieces... So that answers the naysayers saying that GG products got too many parts... And depending on the price I think Imeo can reach alot more customers with this product...

    Ok I'm done with my thoughts... Now for the review...

    I recieved the package from VaporKings.com (thanx Rob and Michelle for being the middle man) and quickly torn the package apart... And examine the new Golden GG aka Gold Drop... I took apart and the components on it are 1) Brass Top with a 901 thread 2) a brass main tube battery housing 3) all brass GGTS v2 style button 4) brass bottom piece 5) center post with a spring... So just like all the GG's I've encountered all its completely mechincal, so no electrical switch to go bad...

    Finished with my disection, I grabbed some cr123 and vaped with HV901 atty at 6volts... It vape comparable to my V1 GGTS with a AFS V2... Nice plumes of smoke and TH and warmth... Its a solid design and has less complexity compared to a GGTS and has absolutely no learn curve... Other than the lock button design, which any ecig rookie would understand...

    Its thickness and size is comparable; if not just a tad smaller than my old prodigy v3 minus the love and hate of a bottom button... Feels solid in your hands, like a solid single piece mod would... It feels great even if you got big hands like mine. The Gold Drop has nice weight to it, might be alittle lighter than my old prodigy v3, if not the same... Its small and will also work with the AFS V2, which I tested as well...

    Its small enough to be palmed in one hand, once again when I say solid this could take a 2ft to 3ft drop into a hard tile floor and not have a scratch. Its robust but elegant enough to be taken out and used when in a tie and suit affair...

    But I did find myself going back to my GGTS with the AFS V2 and the one with the AVS because of the easy of the autofeed system. And I also found myself using Gold Drop with my AFS V2, with this it just feels good in my hands because compact size...

    So, there you have it... Solid Single piece mod great versitility with battery options... Can be 3.7volt, 6volt, or 7.4volts ... Only 901 threads right now but with adapters can be used with different atties... Now if you can afford to get this on top of your GGTS, I would add it to a collection of beautifull GG works of art. But, this is a definite must buy if you cant afford a GGTS but want almost the same versitility ... Now would I keep Gold Drop in my collection, the answer is yes only if I can find another AFS V2 to attached to it... Thats because I would rather autofeed than drip...vThis would have been or should have been my first mod... And thats my 2bits...

    EXCUSE the fuggly pics I only have my HD2 as a camera because my Nice point and shoot is in a million pieces since I dropped it on my vacation in Philippines in April...
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  2. youtubecommercial

    youtubecommercial Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2009
    Florida
  3. Zoranth

    Zoranth Supplier Associate ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2010
    Baldwin, MI. USA
    Very Nice review and ofc a very nice product from Imeo. But, I am kind of curious as to why Imeo went back to the design of the bottom cap with the vent holes on the bottom instead of the sides?
     
  4. Geoff_NYC

    Geoff_NYC Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2010
    New York City

    My guess is less expensive to make.... I think this is supposed to be a more affordable option for some.
     
  5. K24A3

    K24A3 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 15, 2010
    Aus
    Interesting. Kind of like a GG Semi-Slim.
     
  6. clyde2801

    clyde2801 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nice review. Intriguing little mod. Didn't think your pictures were bad at all.
     
  7. vapn

    vapn Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 10, 2009
    UK
    So this is a rcr123a mod. How tight are the batteries and what batt do you need for 3.7v? 17670? What material is this made from? Is this brass or gold? Nice pics. We have been asking imeo to make the grant for some time and looks like he is working on the prototypes and about ready to ramp up production. I am not that interested in a brass mod though because of all the cleaning it is going to need. I stayed away from the brass slim for the same reason. Here in Fl brass things tarnish about ten minutes after I walk out the door.
     
  8. ckc

    ckc Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 3, 2009
    UK
    Is that a GG Grant? If it is i'll be a happy bunny :D What 3.7v batteries does it take? Can't find that info on the write-up. Holes at the bottom are better, all my fingers are on the sides,never the bottom.
     
  9. Rippspeed

    Rippspeed Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2010
    A, A
    from the looks of it an 18650 will fit with no problem ... But I am not a 100% sure because I dont have anymore AW 18650 to test fit ... But, 2 rcr123 fit but not snug and still had movent when you shake it the mod... I pretty sure you can use AW 18650 battery ( the black one with the silver label)
     
  10. Rippspeed

    Rippspeed Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2010
    A, A
    Vapn;
    since I've had Gold Drop... I've taken her to my harsh work environment and it hasnt tarnish or lost it Golden shine...
     
  11. jboze

    jboze Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 30, 2009
    Orange County, CA
    So it's a slightly larger GG Grant? Is it longer than the old Grant or is the bottom spring shorter?
     
  12. clyde2801

    clyde2801 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    That reminds me of my dad asking me, who was born in 1967, if the newer Dodge Rams reminded me of a Studebaker pickup. :?:
     
  13. Rippspeed

    Rippspeed Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2010
    A, A
    I dont know or actually seen the Grant
     
  14. ckc

    ckc Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 3, 2009
    UK
    Would you be happy to give us some measurements off it? The Grants approx 8cm long.
     
  15. Rippspeed

    Rippspeed Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2010
    A, A
    I'll try to do that when I get home ... I'm currently at work and decided to use just my GGTS V1 with the AFS V2 today
     
  16. vapn

    vapn Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 10, 2009
    UK
    I don't see that taking a 18650. It might take the 17670.
     
  17. buGG

    buGG Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 10, 2009
    brush²
    i agree, and those tenergy lifepo4's are slightly smaller in diameter than the AW versions, but if he's experiencing some jiggle room in there then maybe just maybe he can squeeze in an 18650. a 17670 is still a solid all day battery though, but an 18650 pushes two.
     
  18. Rippspeed

    Rippspeed Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2010
    A, A
    I'm also using AW 16340 lifepo4's ...
     
  19. urbanite

    urbanite Senior Member ECF Veteran

    May 12, 2010
    Moscow
    width wise it looks very close to be the same diameter as the telescoping center section, so my guess is it should fit an 18650... probably not all the possible options of them though...
     
  20. Rippspeed

    Rippspeed Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2010
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