Katz's Smileomizer Review: 4.5 ****
I received my first smileomizers back in April with batteries I ordered, so decided to try them. I was happy with tanks, I wasn't going to fall for these new cartomizer-style things.
My initial resistance was about relying on a syringe to fill them (can't use a Taryn spin or dropping) and that I couldn't see when they needed topping up. I've poor history with cleaning & re-using cartos, so the price was off-putting as well.
My next order to Vapor4Life was for 30 small black Smileos. My next order was for 60… Honestly, these Smileomizers are so great, I am hooked.
What makes them so good?
Vapour production, throat hit, ease of use. These really are a major improvement on both the Wow Cartos and the DC 1.5ohm tank cartos I've used.
I get about a week out of each unit, and that for me is terrific, better than tank cartos.
Soft-touch finish is nice and matches perfectly with Auto DAVs and Zeus batteries. They look very classy compared to tanks. Vapor4Life sent me a cigar finish smileo, and it looks really nice, even with the black batteries. Love that finish, just that I don't want to look like I have a cigar.
Vapor4Life also sent me 2 x large black Smileos to check out as part of the review team. They fit perfectly with the XL DAVs because they are fatter, so I imagine they'll also fit beautifully with the larger Zeus. 6mls of juice lasts me most of an evening, great for being out for the day etc. For heavy juice users, these will be great.
One other personal thing – I can vape Smileomizers lying on my back on the deck at night, gazing up at the stars. Couldn't do that with tanks, I'd always get juice in my mouth.
The mouthpiece. You have to get used to the sheer size of it, but for me this happened quickly. The nice 'squishy' feel of the tip is something I immediately enjoyed – the hard drip tips on tanks just don't feel nice anymore.
I did try someone's suggestion of replacing it with the flat whistle-tip from a MegaCart, but I was already hooked on the feel of the Smileo tip by then.
The large Smileos naturally have an even larger tip, which of course feels enormous to begin with. Again, it didn't take me long to get used to, though I still feel like I've got a cigar - it is not going to be for everyone.
The mouthpiece is an issue.
In conclusion: the satisfying clouds of vapour, throat hit, ease of use, longevity and quality really do make them worth it although if you had to pay the full price, they are too expensive in my opinion. \They're good quality, they don't feel disposable, however for those who can't/don't want to clean them.
But I love them. I give them 4.5 stars out of 5