This has been one of the hardest blogs to write. Even now almost two weeks later it’s still hard to put into words how great of an experience VaperCon was. It had almost nothing to do with the items being sold (I only bought one item while I was there – a very limited run mod), but with the people themselves. I have been to all three VaperCons that have taken place thus far. Continue reading
Every year at the end of January or early February is Chinese New Year. Not only is it the longest festival in China lasting for 15 days, there is what has been called the Chinese New Year hangover that follows. The entire country shuts down for CNY, and afterwards a very large percentage of their population changes jobs. This high turnover of employees translates to delays due to training, which in turn means more delays when getting product from China.
One of the best ways to meet fellow vapers in person are conventions. There’s quite a few of them around the country held throughout the year. There’s far more to them than just the buying and selling of multiple PVs (personal vaporizers) from vendors around the country, it’s where vapers get to interact with each other, explore new items first hand, and pick up a lot of tricks and tips from avid vapers.
This is a guest post by Morandir. Recently V4L announced the release of two new flavors- Smilin Special Cigar in medium and full flavor. Smilin sir has been working on these for a bit now (first samples appeared back in February of this year). They’re available in both 30ml bottles and pre-filled cartomizers. My final versions arrived recently, and all week I’ve been testing and using both flavors. Let’s take a closer look at the two new offerings.
For those who might not be aware, the FDA just took another step closer to potential regulation of menthol cigarettes with their latest study. It cites that their minty taste makes it easier for people to start smoking. Menthol cigarettes account for one third of tobacco sales in the US.
With the release of the 1300mah Vapor Zeus and Large Smileomizer, V4L now has two size offerings on their latest personal vaporizer. I figured people would want the technical scoop on the new products along with my short review.
Recently Vapor4Life released the last three sizes and colors of their auto Dial-A-Volt (DAV) line. (When it first came out, it was only available in black 1100mAh). The first thing that stands out about this DAV is the lack of a button. For the auto lovers of the vaping world this is one-of-a-kind pv, seeing as there are currently no other automatic variable voltage devices on the market of any type. It is a “sealed” auto connection, but one without any of the kinks of some of the previous “sealed autos”. There’s been no switch or draw issues to speak of. In fact the draw is much like that of a Vapor King Diamond Manual (in other words very analog-like), and the switch is as responsive as the unsealed auto King Diamonds of old. I haven’t had a single issue of lag or needing to take a very hard draw to activate it.
This is a guest blog post by Morandir.
For almost the entire time I’ve been a V4L customer, Smilin sir has been working on a fixed 5v batt. Today all that work has finally come to fruition. There’s been many pitfalls in the journey of the Vapor Zeus, the first working prototypes were made over a year ago. The only problem being that they could never duplicate the success of the original, which lead to another long delay. More prototypes came, and finally after a few tries, the final product. Continue reading
I wrote this after experiencing a personal tragedy that took place after I got home from Chicago back in February. I lost someone who I’ve known for over half my life, that I’ve also had the pleasure of working with for the past 10 years. Continue reading
Since Vapor4Life released the Smileomizer last week, I can finally give up some of the technical info I’ve sat on for a while (since I got back from Chicago). The first thing you’ll notice about these cartos is the drip tip. It’s a completely different design, technically two parts, and only compatible with the Smileomizer. The first part is the metal base that screws on the carto, the second is a high-grade silicon cover that goes over it. In the end what you get is a true cigar-like experience from the drip tip. You can easily chew on it, yet it is rigid enough so that you can hold it in your mouth without issue.