Monthly Archives: March 2014

MMvapors Presents The Nanos Preorder Starting 4/1/14

One of my favorite manufacturers has been doing some covert work lately and a new mod will be revealed on April fools day. This might make me a bit skeptic, but I’ve got a feeling that this will be a legit mod and I am anxiously awaiting details. I got some photos that I was able to scrounge up, but so far I haven’t found anything more than a place holder on the MMVapors site and no indication of the price at all.

This mod has a bottom button similar to most tube mods

This mod has a bottom button similar to most tube mods

MMvapors is famous for the Poldiac, which in my opinion is the finest side button mod on the market.

A few details can be derived from this photo

A few details can be derived from this photo

We can see this mod has a low profile bottom button, and strangely there is a spring on the 510 connector. They might be onto something new here. Also we can see that the mod offers a polished or brushed tubing that comes in small sections, as large as the typical kick tube. There are also larger sections that are in the rear of the photo to allow a single solid tube. The contacts appear to be brass, but I am just speculating here.

A longer tube section for the Nanos

A longer tube section for the Nanos

Assembled in alternating finishes

Assembled in alternating finishes. I’d assume there is a hybrid option for the MMVapors atomizers.

I will actively be seeking out more details about this mod, but it will be unveiled, and open for preorder starting 4-1-14. Considering how good the Poldiac is, this has potential to be a big release.

Check in on the Mod here: http://mmvapors.com/page/default.asp?id=63&la=1&ctID=59

The above link can potentially change when the link goes live.

 

More Stingrays Clones! Copper Stingray Clone Preorder $44.99

All the options and variety that are offered for the Nemesis clones are now being applied to the Stingray clones. The black copper Stingray clone has been seen for a few weeks now, but the next step is the standard glossy copper finish. I’m really enjoying my Stingray clones and I’m a big fan of all the options becoming available. Now you can choose what mod you want then choose what style you want it in. Only a few months ago the only two options were stainless or brass, but now mods are coming in stainless steel, brass, and copper, or in this case, all three.

Some of the brightest copper I've seen, almost looks brass to me.

Some of the brightest copper I’ve seen, almost looks brass to me.

As I’ve said before this mod has a design that is really forcing other mods to incorporate its features to stay competitive. Expansion tubes used to mean there would be noticeable seams running horizontally across the tubes, but times are changing. These seamless designs are being seen in many new mods and they really look great. Magnetic switches are also becoming commonplace in mods, and the Stingray has an excellent way of mounting the magnets into the button so they will not break on a drop. All of the Stringray clones I’ve seen so far use a super fine .5mm thread for the tubes which allows the aqua atomizer to mount in a hybrid configuration. I wouldn’t be surprised if we started to see hybrid converter kits like the Nemesis has rolling out for the Stingray as well, since it is quickly becoming a fan favorite.

Brass top cap, Stainless Steel trim and copper tubes and contacts, what a nice combo.

Brass top cap, Stainless Steel trim and copper tubes and contacts, what a nice combo.

This clone mod is gonna be sticking around. I expect we’ll see more 26650 versions, hybrid rbas, anodized tubes and even a 14500 version. Here is what the site is saying about this mod.

  • Can Accommodate 18350, 18490 and 18650 Batteries with Included Extension Tubes
  • Copper Contacts
  • Floating Positive Pin
  • Adjustable Magnetic Firing Button and Contacts
  • Fine (0.5mm) and Smooth Threading
  • Low Voltage Loss

Get in on the preorder here: http://www.whitestagvapor.com/infinite-copper-stingray-mod-clone/

The “Female” 4Nine Mechanical Mod $185

The 4Nine was a big hit when it recently hit the market. Most vendors sold out the preorder overnight leaving vapers scanning all the retailers to try and get their hands on one. A unique design and nicely integrated features made the 4Nine a smash hit, and now there is a brass version for the gold lovers out there like myself.

A nice material swap on the original.

A nice material swap on the original.

Just about everything is the same between the brass version and the original stainless steel 4Nine, awesome. Where size is a factor and buzz words like “Hybrid” are tossed around, Tarsius put a new twist on the way we look at top caps. This top cap is more like a plate rather than a full fledged cap. This mod saves valuable pocket space by turning your atomizer’s 510 pin into the battery contact. Sure this might be a problem with some atomizers and some battery combinations, but I think its a great step forward for mechanical mods. I wouldn’t be surprised to see more mods with this style top cap popping up in the next few months.

Looks simple when you break it down

Looks simple when you break it down

The brass version of this mod will cost you roughly $15 more than the steel counterpart. For that you get all the same great features. There is a magnetic switch, that is nicely ventilated and properly insulated. The tubes have a seamless design which makes the extensions almost unnoticeable. Besides that it looks great.

Here is what the site is says about it:

  • Magnetic switch for the firing button
  • Brass Body
  • Stainless SteelTop Cap and Switch
  • Seamless tubes accommodates 18350, 18490 or 18650 button top batteries
  • Very compact size
  • Engraved / Serialized Button

Get yours here: http://www.kidneypuncher.com/female-4nine-mechanical-mod/

More Stingray Clones! 26650 Version Checking In $44 Shipped

I wish I had some good photos of this mod, but I think we can all imagine what it looks like. I would imagine a fatter version of the other Stingray mod clones. The description for this one says that it is black copper, but I see no black on any pictures I could find, this leads me to believe that a stainless steel version is in the near future as well. I didn’t originally post this mod because the ordering window was so narrow, but it has been extended for another day, and maybe more.

Doesn't look very black to me, but that top cap is definitely copper

Doesn’t look very black to me, but that top cap is definitely copper

There are a couple things about this photo that I don’t like. The obvious is the lack of a black Stingray, but there are a few noticeable inconsistencies besides that. The first thing that struck me was the scale Stingray on the left, it has an all stainless steel top cap. The tubing on the Stingray on the left has a very noticeable seam as well. I am under the impression that the 26650 Stingray prototype is still being developed, because the 26650 version has a noticeable gap below the top cap. This mod is known as the TurboGrafix16 edition so it does have some nice 90’s nostalgia built in. That is the little I could find about this mod so far, hopefully more details roll around, because I know lots of vapers out there are looking for a more tasteful 26650 than the Hades.

Get in on the preorder here: http://congrevape.com/projects/copper-black-stingray-26650/

The Black Copper Stingray Mod Clone Preorder $39.99

Here is another rendition of what has quickly become one of my favorite mods, the Stingray clone. I have the brass version of the Stingray which I got from Fasttech and I haven’t been able to switch to another mod. The brass Stingray clone fits the Aqua atomizer in hybrid mode, making it smaller than a few of my 18350 mods while I use an 18650 battery, making it an easy favorite for me. Lets hope the copper version is just as good.

Good luck spotting the seams

Good luck spotting the seams

One thing about the Stingray mod that has amazed me is the fitting of the tubes. The quality of the craftsmanship on the tubing sadly makes my nemesis look second rate. It doesn’t bother me at all that it doesn’t have solid tubes like the Caravelas. This new version has copper tubes with black chroming, that has a very nice negative look to the logo. The black chroming looks very well done, even throughout the threading, with no copper showing through. Besides the laser engravings this version looks a lot like the brass version.

No logo to ruin on the button here, maybe that's a good thing...

No logo to ruin on the button here, maybe that’s a good thing…

The vendor says this version is from Asmart, the same brand as my Poordiac that I love so much. After my previous experience with an Asmart mod I would not hesitate to buy from them again. This mod is loaded with features. It’s got an excellent magnetic switch which I hopefully won’t break any time soon. The contacts are all silver plated copper for great conductivity. The 510 pin also has a very innovative design where a nice wide floating 510 pin has replaced the usual more difficult 510 pin designs we’ve seen. There is plenty of ventilation, and the locking ring slides like butter. The only slight problem I’ve had with my version is the button will stick at times, which was fixed in 5 mins with my dremel.

The drip tip even has 2 o-rings for stability.

The included drip tip even has 2 o-rings for stability.

Here is what the site says about it:

  • 22mm Diameter.
  • Body and Extension Tubes – Black Copper.
  • Top Cap – Polished Copper with Stainless Steel Wrap.
  • Bottom Cap – Copper with Polished 304 Stainless ring and Stainless Steel Lock Ring
  • Lock Ring with 3 Entry Threading for One Locking Motion
  • Can Accommodate 18350, 18490 and 18650 Batteries with Included Extension Tubes
  • Silver Plated Copper Contacts
  • Floating Positive Pin
  • Adjustable Magnetic Firing Button and Contacts
  • Fine (0.5mm) and Smooth Threading
  • Low Voltage Loss

Get in on the preorder here: http://www.whitestagvapor.com/asmart-black-copper-stingray-mod-clone/

Thanks for the tips shibes!

The Hades Mod Clone Price Cut $30.24

There has been a lot of chatter about this clone in the past week. Roughly a week ago the original Hades became more widely available and at the same time the clones were popping up for preorders across the U.S. sites. Now the Chinese vendors have gotten their hands on this mod and slashed the prices right into the usual price range for their clone mods. Granted this price cut is not the biggest discount considering a couple U.S. vendors are including free batteries with their orders, maybe they saw this coming.

Currently the all SS version is available, brass should follow soon

Currently the all SS version is available, brass should follow soon

According to the specs the base of the mod is 31mm down by the switch and it tapers down to 28.5mm towards the battery tube and 510 connector of the mod. The connectors are silver plated (brass?) to prevent voltage drop. The shape of this mod provides a nice and sturdy base, maybe wider than is necessary. There is very suitable ventilation for the battery in the base of the tube, that’s a necessity for safety. I figure if you are going to plan on carrying around a 26650 mod size complaints are out of the question. Since the 26650 mods are starting to pop up in stores everywhere, we can expect to see shortages of the 26650 batteries, as well as demands for 26mm atomizers. There hasn’t been much said about 26mm atomizers yet, but I previously posted a teaser of the 26mm Russian atomizer which would make a nice topper for this mod. Personally I still consider the Sony VTC5 18650 battery to be the the king of batteries, and I plan to hold off until a battery with more impressive specs and a suitable atomizer become available.

Nice insulation, and a grooved locking switch make this look easy to operate.

Nice insulation, and a grooved locking switch make this look easy to operate.

Here is what Fasttech is saying about it:

  • Silver plated 510 contact
  • Reverse locking ring
  • Spring loaded firing switch
  • Random serial number
  • Powered by 1*26650 battery (battery sold separately)
  • Battery compartment diameter: 28.5mm

Get yours here: http://www.fasttech.com/products/1411/10007573/1654600-hades-style-mechanical-mod

The Brass Monkee RDA Clone Preorder $24.99

The original Brass Monkee RDA was an easy crowd pleaser for RDA fans. Everyone who picked up a shiny new brass mod was looking for the perfect RDA to match and always one of the first to be mentioned would be the Brass Monkee RDA. Not to be confused with the Brass Monkey RDA, the Monkee has a popular post design that was introduced by the Helios and a set of stylish sleeves to match any atomizer.

Steel or Brass, just Steel Monkee doesn't sound as  cool

Steel or Brass, just Steel Monkee doesn’t sound as cool

I’m always a little hesitant to order products off of Ebay, so when this popped into stores it instantly got me considering one. A nice feature of this RDA is the choice of 2 top caps. Each one of the top caps has its own look and that is a really nice touch for an RDA. The post design is a lot like a Helios, but the screw posts are Phillips head screws, with some extra small screws on the center posts to make some room. The Helios quad post (2×2) design is highly recommended for anyone interested in quad coils. This atomizer lets you spread out the load on the center post and doesn’t leave you trying to get 4 coil leads onto one post reliably. This atomizer has a nice sleeve to for its AFC (air flow control) which wraps up this RDA nicely.

Here is what the site is saying about it:

  • 22mm wide deck
  • Only runs in Dual Coil Mode
  • 3 posts with 4 Hole lock downs
  • Stainless Steel & Brass Top Cap
  • Adjustable Air Flow Control  Ring

Get yours here, the expected ship date is in Mid April: http://www.venerablevaping.com/Brass-Monkee-RDA-Rebuildable-Dripping-Atomizer-Replica_p_387.html