Monthly Archives: January 2014

Spotted, 26mm Russian 91% Atomizer

A few months ago Kebo was one of the most mentioned names in the RBA world. They designed the controversial Kayfun Lite clone that squeezed some more features into the design that was already widely regarded as the best rebuildable atomizer available. The Russian 91% atomizer originally came out over the summer, and stores have been struggling to get it in stock since. Now this picture of the newest Russian 91% has surfaced and I just wanted to bring it to light.

Holds 7 liters of your favorite e-liquid

Holds 7 liters of your favorite e-liquid

Ok maybe it doesn’t hold 7 liters of e-liquid, but I would say it has to be at least 7ml. This atomizer is designed with 26650 mods in mind. I think this would be perfect for vapers who want an atomizer to last all day/week with their massive mod. More details will be posted as they surface, thanks Bruce for the tip.

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HCigar Copper Nemesis Clone $49.99, Other Versions $29.99

I’m really trying to ease myself off the Nemesis news, but it ain’t easy. 101vape now has the Nemesis clones and they aren’t holding anything back in selection. The Nemesis clone is probably the most popular mechanical mod of the past 6 months, and there are plenty of reasons why.

That's a pretty penny

That’s a pretty penny

I’ve been using the Nemesis clones since they first hit the market, and have already accumulated 3 so far, this might have to be my 4th. The steel version gives a nice flush and even look to most atomizers. The brass version has a beautiful golden shine when polished or you can let it tarnish for a rugged and heavy look. The copper one will make you smell like a toll booth operator and doubles as a lightning rod. Well you can clean it, but copper is even denser than brass so this is one hefty mod.

Two tones of style

Two tones of style

There hasn’t been so much news in the world of clones lately. The Chinese New Year has been in full swing and this has delayed new releases for the past couple of weeks. 101vape is taking full advantage of this and is making the right moves with the mods everyone wants.

 

The ever popular original

The ever popular original

What makes the Nemesis clone so good? It has silver plated pins for a very low voltage drop. The top cap is vented and has a no nonsense silver plated pin. The button can be adjusted from squishy to rigid. The tubes allow any 18000 series battery, and can take a kick. For anyone looking to get started with mechanical mods I always suggest the Nemesis first. As far as mechanical mods go, this one leaves out the guess work and provides an excellent vape. To top it all off, these are HCigar, who have established themselves as the premier producer of the clones.

Get yours here: http://101vape.com/mechanical-mods/233-nemesis-clone-by-hcigar-copper.html

Presenting The Dreadnaut Mod by Tactical Workz $240

I always thought it was supposed to be spelled Dreadnought, but who knows maybe this is a reference to a Canadian metal band. Either way Tactical Workz has been, hard at work and is bringing us a new mod with their loud and industrial style. In case you are not familiar with Tactical Workz, they are the guys who brought us the Maraxus, the Lotus RDA and their designs are always loud and unique. Their latest mod, “The Dreadnaut” certainly won’t disappoint fans.

It's ribbed for your pleasure.

It’s ribbed for your pleasure.

The specs on this mod are real foggy so far, I’m not sure if they meant to spell it that way, and I have suspicions about the diameter. This mod was shown to use a 26650 battery. The specs list the mod at 25mm. When dealing with the batteries meant for vaping, the first two digits refer to the battery diameter. That means this mod is 25mm wide and uses a 26mm battery. I’m sure the details will be cleaned up soon, but 26650 mechs are making a big presence now and I thought this deserved a mention.

That's a nice spin on the classic bottom switch.

That’s a nice spin on the classic bottom switch.

The pins are stated to be copper in this mod. Copper usually performs great under tests for voltage drop, so that is a good sign. This mod will also be able to equip its own dual (quad?) coil hybrid atomizer.

Mind the quality, but that RDA looks fancy

Mind the quality, but that RDA looks fancy

You can get yours here: http://congrevape.com/projects/dreadnaut-mod-by-tactical-workz/

 

Coming Soon Efest IMR 18650 35a, 2500mah, $9.99

It’s never safe to buy batteries. Every time you think you find the best battery, something new appears on the horizon. Now 101vape has announced a new 2500mah version of their purple 18650’s that created such a buzz. I’d love for someone to analyze all these new batteries to determine if these are better than the other sub ohm preferred batteries out there.

Still purple, but less photoshopped looking

Still purple, but less photoshopped looking

The 2500mah capacity at 35a would make this the longest lasting, and most powerful battery available. Performance will really be the deciding factor here. I don’t have any more details about this battery yet, hopefully we can find out more maybe after the Chinese New Year.

For the product listing visit: http://101vape.com/coming-soon/231-efest-35amp-imr18650-2500mah.html

Presenting The Atmomixani Nemi $178

Finally it has arrived, and it is currently in stock. What can I say that hasn’t already been said about the Nemesis mod, except this is the Nemi! In the days of emerging 26650 mods Atmomixani are slimming down the most popular mod out there and coming out with a slick new 14500 Nemesis. 14500 mods have been emerging all over the place with the Bagua, the Simplicity, the Slimzy, and now we can add the Nemi to that list.

Gotta love the gold on silver, instant classic

Gotta love the gold on silver, instant classic

To call this mod a battery holder would be a shame. It is so much more than that. The Nemi brings back the silver coated contacts that made the Nemesis a hit. In fact the Nemi is almost exactly like the Nemesis except the obvious.

Back to the old logo!

Back to the old logo!

One of the first things I noticed was the resurgence of the old logo. Personally I prefer the old train to the new more animated looking one. Now you might be wondering why there is an extension tube here. Without a 14mm kick this can only be for one thing, the 14650. The 14650 has specs more inline with the 18350 battery. The ones I’ve found have a 4a continuous discharge and 950mah capacity. This would be much better for RBA fans because 14500’s are only really safe til 1.2 ohms and this has roughly 50% more capacity. I keep anything with a 4a discharge at or above .9 ohms, 14650 batteries definitely aren’t for cloud chasers.

For scale

For scale

I love the design of the Nemi and I hope Atmomixani doesn’t hesitate on a 26650 version, only what would they call it?

Get yours here: http://www.atmomixani.gr/index.php/en/menu-shop-en/vmcategory-manufacturer-atmomixani-eg/nemi-mixed-matte-edition-detail.html

 

Presenting The Atmomixani Striker Hybrid RDA $109

The newest from Atmomixani is a hybrid RDA for the 69 or Nemesis Mod. After seeing the 3d atomizer, this one might feel a bit bland. Atmomixani has been on a tear yet, and I don’t see it stopping anytime soon. After the success of the Nemesis Mod they have been blowing up as one of the top vaping designers.

3 posts and 3 air hole sizes

3 posts and 3 air hole sizes

This is a rather standard design for a RDA. You get 3 posts for dual to quad coil builds. There are 3 different sized air flow holes from 1.2-2mm. A Silver plated hybrid pin is included and there are Striker’s made for both the Nemesis or the 69 mod. I am happy that Atmomixani decided to use their more traditional logo on this atomizer, as much as I love the 3D I think the logo looks childish.

Nothing ground-breaking, just a slick hybrid

Nothing ground-breaking, just a slick hybrid

I like the way the air flow control is adjusted with the outer ring. Also the slits in the top cap should make it very easy to grip and remove, even when there is e-liquid all over your hands. Overall this is a very nice, no thrills RDA, and I think it looks great.

Get yours here: http://www.atmomixani.gr/index.php/en/menu-shop-en/vmcategory-manufacturer-atmomixani-eg/striker-ice-shined-for-nemesis-detail.html

 

The Youde Igo-M $45, Now Available

The next RBA to be released by Youde will be the Igo-M. Youde provides us with many inexpensive RBA’s, and as of late have been making designs in favor of dual and multi-coils. This particular atomizer is already available for preorder, but I think there might be a bit of price gouging going on here, unless it is the most expensive RBA Youde has made to date.

It says designed in USA... I don't believe them

Designed in the USA! Made in China.

What we have here looks like the the love child of an Igo-W and a Helios atomizer. Honestly I am not really sold on the design just yet. I would definitely say it won’t get the $45 (price jump) out of my pocket that one retailer is setting the price at. There’s a few things I don’t really appreciate about the design here. Some vapers like using allen wrenches for their RBA, they say it doesn’t strip as easily as the alternatives, I would prefer the alternatives. There is also a rather large chamber with no “juice well.” I have been starting to favor the newer designs with the recessed juice well and minimized chamber. The 510 pin is not adjustable. The threading on the 510 connector just looks weird, I’m not sure if that will be fixed by the time it releases, but I’m not sure what the gap in the threading is for. The air intake is right at deck height, I can just imagine the leaking. Overall I think I would opt for a Helios.

This looks like the airiest draw I've seen

This looks like the airiest draw I’ve seen

In case this atomizer does appeal to you I will provide a link for the product, it says it ships 1/29. I believe this is a very high price that should almost drop in half as other retailers stock this new RDA.