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Sedansa Diva 3 Week Re-review

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  1. leaford

    leaford Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    YouTube - Sedansa 3 Week Re-Review

    Overall Rating: 4.25
    Pros: Excellent smoke volume, outstanding easy draw, up to 8 hours useable battery life.
    Cons: Long cutoff period between full draws, shipping charges and time to US.

    Atomizer Performance: 4.5
    1- Smoke; 4
    2- Draw; 5
    Battery Performance: 4
    1- Switch; 4
    2- Battery life; 4
    Overall reliability and performance: 4
    Appearance/Build Quality: 4.5
    Customer Service Experience:
    Limited experience only. Processed and shipped within 2 days, arrived within 9 days, from Belgium to the California. Was promised 1 replacement atomizer and 1 battery, but neither have arrived yet.
    Atomizer interchangeability: Janty; ePuffer.
    Battery interchangeability: Janty; ePuffer.
    Charger interchangeability: ePuffer.
    Cartridge interchangeability; Janty; ePuffer. Cartridges may also be used sub-optimally in Njoy etc., but Njoy etc. cartridges can not be used in Sedansa.

    Well, after 3 weeks of use as my main e-cig the atomizer performance has dropped from a 5 to a 4. The battery life has been steady at around 125 5-second puffs. That’s about 8.66 hours figured at 15 2-3 second hits every 25 minutes, the figures used by Sedansa, so my figures agree roughly with their official estimate. It works out to about 25% better than Njoy, which I have used as my benchmark for standard pen style batteries. The switch performance, draw, and overall reliability are unchanged. So, after 3 weeks use, my overall rating is 4.25.

    BTW, I have ordered an ePuffer Elite starter kit, because it looks like it is equivalent to the Sedansa Diva. If it is, at $80CAN it’s a hell of a lot better deal, plus they sell atomizers at 3 for $60CAN. I will let you know if the batteries, in particular, really do stack up equally.
     
  2. CaSHMeRe

    CaSHMeRe Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 12, 2008
    USA
    Excellent Review Leaford! I really appreciate this review because its of a 3 week old unit! Thanks for sharing :)
     
  3. dnakr

    dnakr Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2008
    Virginia, USA
    Awesome video - I have been wondering about the Sedansa. Thanks for the comparision with the Janty. If they are fairly equal then I won't have to buy a Sedansa. Can't wait to see how the ePuffer Elite compares. That would be better price wise for me in the US.

    Will be waiting for your next video.
     
  4. windblown

    windblown Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 24, 2008
    USA
    Thanks, Leaford. Really do appreciate the videos!!! :thumb:
     
  5. trog100

    trog100 Moved On ECF Veteran

    May 23, 2008
    UK
    it is very light use thow.. fifteen 2- 3 second puffs every 25 minutes.. i would treble this.. so would my eldest son who i have just ask the queston.. "how many 2 - 3 second puffs in 25 minutes.. he said hmmm about fifty..

    an ex 30 a day users comments.. in fact two of them.. three weeks in leafords timeline would be one week in our time line.. as long as we know..

    trog
     
  6. leaford

    leaford Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Two puffs a minute? Throughout the day? Really, Trog?

    In any case, that was Sedansa's formula for how they figured their 8-hour claim. Not my personal use pattern. All I was saying is, my 125 5-second puffs works out to enough seconds to make their math work. My results agree with theirs to that extent, and I was finishing my batteries within 7-10 hours depending on how heavy I was puffing. But I was not following their 15 puffs per 25 minute formula myself.
     
  7. Nazareth

    Nazareth Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2008
    USA
    15 puffs per 25 minutes? Wow- no wonder my batteries don't last long- I'm puffing probably 15 puffs per 5 minutes or less (I'll have to count) i'm getting about 3-4 hours on my batteries which are probably 4 weeks old now maybe 5, so they're gettign a bit weak-

    Leaford, I noted you showed the SmartFixx penstyle in one of your videos once, if you wouldn't mind, could you just show a comparison between it and Janty? Brief- just a few vapor cloud comparisons, in one of your videos? I'm still gettign really good clouds, but it's tough to judge how it woudl stack up against somethign liek the Janty, or even the Sedansa as the clouds look good to me, but might be different on camera-

    I've never been able ot see the cloud exhales in video, and I note that what looks great to me when I exhale, doesn't looks a volimuous when I view it in the mirror, so I'm thinking maybe it woudl be same on video where it doesn't look as volume as it appears to me when I see the cloud in front of me normally (does that make sense?) I'm not wordign htis right I guess- I just think that what I think is a good cloud might not be so great when viewed on video
     
  8. trog100

    trog100 Moved On ECF Veteran

    May 23, 2008
    UK
    first i think the 2 -3 seconds puffs are a little short.. but it has been claimed a five to one ratio exists.. five e cigs puffs to one real cig puff.. nicotine intake wise..

    sooo 20 a day at fifteen puffs per cig.. equals 300 puffs which equals 1500 e cig puffs which gives us over 100 puffs per hour over a 14 hour smoking day..

    a 30 a take man would hit around 150 puffs per hour.. or 80 or so in your 25 minutes..

    sooo it would be a very light user indeed at fifteen 2 -3 second puffs per 25 minutes.. who uses such sort puffs anyways.. they barely give the atomizer time to warm up.. 50% of the puff would be wasted..

    i assume the makers use figures to make their product look as good as possible..

    having just tried some 2.5 second puffs on a ruyan cigar.. they dont exactly produce much vapour.. i am more of a five second man myself..

    trog
     
  9. leaford

    leaford Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    In the end, My Njoy batteries, a standard penstyle battery, lasted me around 100 5-second puffs. The Sedansa lasted around 125 5-second puffs. That's 25% longer.

    The puffs per hour blah blah blah was just an attempt to translate that into "normal" use. I used the Sedansa figures because I had no standard figures of my own, and to see if they worked out. That 25% longer is the important part, though, not the esitmate of "normal" use.

    I don't care whether you take 25 puffs per hour, 2 per minute, or one all damn day long, whetehr you take 2-3 second drags, or full 5 second drags every time; according to my results, a Sedansa battery lasts 25% longer than a standard battery would, no matter how you use it. That's the point.
     
  10. trog100

    trog100 Moved On ECF Veteran

    May 23, 2008
    UK
    okay point taken.. drop some of the meaningless figures they dont help the point u are making..

    and stops anals like me pointing em out.. he he

    trog
     
  11. leaford

    leaford Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Fair enough. Counter-point taken. ;)
     
  12. norminall

    norminall Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 10, 2008
    Thank you veryu much leaford.
    great job..
     
  13. esmokey

    esmokey Full Member

    Jun 25, 2008
    Great review Leaford.

    My wife is using the ePuffer Elite pen style cigarette for more then a month now and she is very happy with it. For $79 you can't go wrong. We also got two 5-packs as a bonus and that brings it down to only $59 for the actual cigarette. The same quality brands in europe go for over 2 bills.

    ePuffer.com just released their version of Mini Cigarette called EAZE, any comments or it is too early as product just been released.
     
  14. leaford

    leaford Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    I've ordered one. I'll let you know.
     
  15. kaesecake

    kaesecake Full Member

    Aug 6, 2008
    Quick question, I'm sorry if you mentioned it and it escaped my eyes.

    So the atomizer lasted those whole three weeks, or did you have to replace them.

    From what I've read it seems they don't last too long, so I was just curious, b/c then that is pretty good.

    Btw, I think I saw you on you tube before coming here :) just kind of interesting to run into you twice on the internet looking up e-cigs, though maybe not, b/c I see it's a pretty small group still.
     
  16. leaford

    leaford Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Yes, it lasted three weeks, and now it's almost 5 weeks, and still doing fine. In fact, I cleaned it the other day, and it's back to 5 point smoke volume.
     
  17. ted26

    ted26 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2008
    uk england
    Thanks for the info leaford as your review swayed me into buying a sedansa diva with all the test carts.

    I am now emotionally attached to my diva as she is fantastic :)
     
  18. leaford

    leaford Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Glad you like it. I just keep wishing Sedansa would open a US distributor, so warrenty exchanges would be easier.
     
  19. ted26

    ted26 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 6, 2008
    uk england
    Well just returned a faulty atomizer to sedansa which took 6 days in total from uk to belgium and back so pretty pleased.

    Oh and i am back in love again:wub:

    Sent via airmail with reciept and complaint in jiffy bag costing £1, no emails or hassle.
     
  20. leaford

    leaford Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    So you just mail it off without e-mailing them first? Because my typical Sedansa customer service experience has been, e-mail them, wait one week for reply, then wait 2 weeks for goods to arrive. E-mail them again. One week later get reply with tracking number and find out the goods didn't get shipped until after you e-mailed a week ago. Receive goods a week later.
     
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