Impressions: Itty Bitty Betty box mod

Recently, I was the lucky winner of the Itty Bitty Betty box mod made by North Carolina Vapes in a contest held by the vendor on the E-Cigarette Forum. The timing was fortunate because I was browsing different vendors online to buy my first box mod when I received the message that I had one this diminutive little mod.  A box mod is an e-cigarette (personal vaporizer) battery usually fashioned from a battery box designed for electronics projects commonly available at places like Radio Shack.
Itty Bitty Betty is basic, small, solid and reasonably priced. Read on for all the details.

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Online DIY Ejuice Mixing Calculator

Is making your own e-juice like roll-your-own electronic cigarettes?
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As I begin delving into the wonderful world of do it yourself (DIY) eLiquid mixing for my electronic cigarettes, something became pretty clear to me very quickly.  DIY mixing is all about the ratios.  If you are someone who sucks at math like me, it’s pretty important to have some sort of calculator handy to figure this stuff out for you.  There’s actually quite a few entries in this field, and I don’t want to say that the one I’m writing about here is necessarily better or worse than any other, it’s simply the one that works for me.  

E-Juice calculators come available for a variety of platforms including the popular PC program eJuice Me Up  fancy spreadsheets and even an iPhone app.  The problem for me is that I am a Mac user primarily, so the PC program won’t work, and I wanted something web-based so I could use it regardless of platform.

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Impressions: The Storm Tank

storm tank ce2 v5 cartomizer mod for electronic cigarettes

Recently, I purchased a Storm Tank from Stormy’s Vapor Cellar.  As the name hints, the Storm Tank is what’s known as a “tank mod” with a little extra feature.  Tank mods are modified CE2 cartomizer in which the internal workings of the cartomizer are removed and stuffed into a different tube.  The original mods used a 3ml BD syringe which happens to fit the CE2 guts perfectly.  Bigger tubes eventually replaced the syringes and the tank mod was born.
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Impressions: G4 Cartomizer

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The G4 cartomizer is an interesting addition to the “clearomizer” world.  The G4 a clear, fillerless cartomizer that features the heating element located at the bottom part of the tube where the battery connector is.  This configuration makes the G4 much more similar to a traditional atomizer and cartridge or tank setup.  Additionally, the G4 features super simple filling as there is no gasket at the top of the tube requiring a syringe to fill the tube with eliquid.  

Diablo Loco from Totally Wicked – bottle o’ pain

The things I’ll do for a little better throat hit!  My quest begins with a bottle of ejuice I picked up recently, Ruby Relaxer from VaporRenu.  The flavor on this eliquid is fantastic, but it has one major shortcoming: absolutely no throat hit.  VaporRenu actually lets you customize the throat hit on their juices and I selected medium, but there’s nothing there, zero, nada, zip.

Since the flavor is so great I didn’t want to just pitch or give away the juice, so I stashed it away.  While browsing the DIY section on ECF I read a thread about increasing TH in DIY juices.  There are a number of products out there that are supposed to do that, but most don’t really deliver.  One that caught my eye was a product called Diablo Loco from Totally Wicked.

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Impressions of the CE2 Giantomizer (aka Maximizer v2)

Remember, this ain’t no photoblog :)

I wanted to kick things off with a few words about what is the current workhorse in my stable of PV hardware.  This big fella is the new and improved Giantomizer, which is branded as the Maximizer and sold by GotVapes.com.  I believe this unit, like its smaller siblings is produced by Royal Smokers.

The feature list of this model is fairly impressive, it boasts a tough as nails exterior sleeve, a viewing window in the sleeve to see juice levels at a glance, relatively easy to fill, and a massive carrying capacity. This unit is an update to the original and features a leak free design along with a  “whistle tip” rubber cap.

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