SXK BB Rev 4. (Billet Box clone) – $38.50 (50% off!)

Hotecig has some nice deals over the weekend. For example they will have the SXK BB Rev. 4 (Billet Box clone) for only $38.50 in a few hours (blue). Quantity is limited (but they don’t say how many…) – curious if someone can score it – let me know!

Take a look at the flashsale page for some more offers.

The Sherman RTA – authentic versus Kindbright clone!

I’ve just received the Kindbright Sherman RTA clone ($22.95 here or $21.84 here) and took a quick look and some pictures. Be aware, the pictures are a bit potato and I have not vaped on it, but I think I have some valuable input on the differences. Some quickies:

The packaging is different. The Kindbright one is shorter and smaller in diameter. The package contents are the same: Atty, 2 PEI tanks, long and short chimney, spares. (Authentic on the left):

The machining on the top cap is very close, but a bit more marks on the clone. The threading is crunchy in the last part, but this might go away. The top caps are interchangeable (Authentic on the left):

The chimney part seems to be interchangeable at first, but the one from the clone does not fully thread on the authentic, so nope, the chimneys aren’t compatible. Machining on the decks seems to be very close to the authentic, I can not investigate fully since I do not want to remove the beautiful 4mm coils :). The edges are a tiny bit sharper on the clone, but not really worrisome. Noticeable difference: The airflow holes are a fraction of a mm smaller and slightly misaligned (UPDATE: My airflow ring was assembled the wrong way round – it is perfect now. No misalignment. Changed the orings too = perfect!) (Authentic on the left):

Top view:

Engravings on the bottom are very close but different when looking closely (Authentic on the left):

The PEI tanks have a different color, the clone one has a smoother finish actually! (Authentic on the left):

What is really annoying on the clone has already been said in other reviews: The airflow ring is pretty loose (can be fixed by popping of the bottom of the base and changing the orings), same is true for the orings around the tank section. The PEI tank actually spins and the orings are too loose here too. So I will change them all. Would have been an easy fix in the factory, not sure why Kindbright did not fix that.

All in all, this seems to be a great clone for only around $23! It is not 1:1, more like 1:0.9. Not sure if the Vapeasy version is even closer – but it does not come with the PEI tanks. I might get the Vapeasy too to see if it’s done in the same factory. The authentic one is around $90 (look here, great service and shop).

I love the authentic one and bought a second one, but do understand that you prefer to pay only $23 for the clone and will get most likely the same vape (will throw a build on it soon). Up to you 😉

Will do a follow up of course, this was just a very quick first look.

Voopoo DRAG 157W – $43.99 – seems to be a good one!

Other than the ridiculous name, this one seems to be a very promising non-dna Mod: The Voopoo DRAG 157W is $43.99 after coupon code GBdrag. Some specs: 157W, 0.05 min resistance, dual 18650, Gene chip. Seems to be a fast and accurate chip!

Good for us: PBusardo did a nice review on this one. Not a lot of thumbs down. Please take a look:

Kangertech Five6 – $55.93 // SMOK GX2/4 – $54.07

LEDs on your tank, selectable coils (2, 4 or 6), 5 18650 cells in a mod: If you like what you read, then take a look at the Kangertech Five6 “Starter Kit” for $55.93 (or see PBusardos first look below).

Also new: The SMOK GX2/4 for $54.07. Not a new idea but this time with a 2/4 option, not 2/3.

Both aren’t going on my wishlist…

SMOANT Charon 218W – $45.44 – Therion look alike

SMOANT recently did release a Therion look alike, the SMOANT Charon 218 – available for $45.44. There aren’t lots of complaints about the Battlestar so far, and it is on the market for a while now, so chances are good that the chip is solid and build quality is acceptable for the price. Reviews aren’t bad either so far, so take a look!

Wismec Predator 228: Why can’t we have nice things…

You might have seen the upcoming shitstorm already, but here you go in case you missed it: Wismec did update their not so great 510 pin to a very good one now, but unfortunately they messed up the negative connection on the 510 now – the threading. It seem that it comes out pretty easy on the Wismec Predator 228 when you slightly wobble on your tank. So be extra careful or wait for an update 🙁

What a bummer, I have one already and really like it so far 🙁

First 10 minutes here:

or Daniels statement:

Goon 24 Titanium clone – $17.63

Just got the Goon 25 titanium clone in ($17.63 here) a few minutes ago and here are my very (very!) first impressions compared to the authentic non-titanium:

  • it is lightweight, so might be titanium
  •  quality seems good and well machined
  • most obvious difference to the authentic: The insulator is just around the bottom of the positive post and does not go up on the sides. There is half a mm gap between the post and the side of the rda, so pretty close but not shorting out out of the box
  • o-rings are tight but in a good way
  • bevel on the post plates look a bit different
  • engraving on the barrel is deeper/thicker compared to the auth
  • serial number and engraving on the bottom is similar but different if you see it next to an auth 

    For the price it does not seem to be a bad deal. Will throw a build in in the next few days.

 

Kindbright Sherman RTA clone – review – $22.95

I am still waiting for my Kindbright Sherman RTA clone ($22.95 here) and will do a comparison with the authentic then, but TVP already did a review for it that it worth a look for a first impression. Meanwhile I ordered a second authentic at carrackvape.com to use it with the short bubble kit 😉

Maybe I am going crazy and get the VapEasy clone too to see how good this one is.