I am using my OBS Engine for a week now and have to say that the hype is real.
Flavor wise it is for sure not the best tank out there, but for a top airflow RTA, it is pretty decent. Building on it is super easy and it wicks like a champ. 80-85W are not a problem at all (6 wrap 26/32 kanthal claptons). I did not tuck down the wicks through the holes, the cotton is just laying on the feeding holes under the coil. Of course no leakage at all, also no spitback. It drinks juice, but that’s not uncommon for this type of tanks. I do not see this as a con. 80W.. what do you expect? 😀
So far, it is definitely in my Top 5 tanks, maybe even Top 3. For around $20 – go for it. Worth a try imho!
It is currently in a flash sale for $19.93 or $21.67 here- take a look!
Focalecig has still some problems to offer Paypal due to the recent copyright infringements, so they decided to do a “new” store. Your old account data will work there, all items and prices are the same but they offer Paypal 😉
Take a look at Popecig 🙂 !
Once again there is a 50% off sale at 17:00 (UTC+1) – limited to 10pcs! For example:
ProTip: Log in to your account, put the item in your cart, go to the first checkout page. Wait there. Open http://time.is in a separate window. Wait for 17:00 in UTC+1. Go back to the Gearbest Window, refresh the page (you should see the flash sale price now) and hit place order.
I did get already 5 of these offers without any problem.
Here are the upcoming offers for the next 50% off sale:
Not sure if it is really 17:00 UTC+1 or what time they exactly mean. Will keep you posted.
Update: yep, happening in 15 Minutes 😉
… so in 30 Minutes, be quick – Only 5pcs each! Promotion page here.
If you miss it today, check back tomorrow, there should be the same or new 50% offers until Nov. 15th (their info is a bit cryptic here).
PS: There is also stuff for $0.01 available then.. maybe some fused claptons? 🙂
A special offer for new Gearbest members is the IJOY Limitless RDTA Plus for $11.11 with coupon code EWH1111.
Not sure how they check if you are new or not since you can create an account with an alternative e-mail address in a few seconds 😉
Update: Sorry, coupon code was wrong the first time. EWH1111, not EHW1111. Only valid with a new account.
While mine is stuck at customs I’ll repost this deal since I get lots of positive feedback for this tank:
The OBS Engine is $19.93 in silver and $20.78 in black still in a flashsale!
Joyetech/Eleaf as released a firmware update for the iStick Pico now too adding Preheat and two different layouts.
You can download the update here.
Gearbest is planning some special flash sales for November 7th and November 9th, so stay tuned for some nice offers.
Rumors say that the HCigar VT75 nano will be $60.99, the Wismec RX2/3 $39.99 and the iStick Pico 75W $19.99.
All three aren’t bad, but I hope for more and maybe some 0.01 cent offers or 50% off like in the past 🙂
I’ll keep you updated.
Another price drop for the SXK Petri RTA in a flash sale for $14.92. Still in stock and some pieces left 🙂
The SXK Petri RTA clone is back – coupon code MAP brings the price down to $18.09. Highly recommended!
PS: Or still $16.50 here in a flash sale 😉
Be prepared: The 10% off sale at Fasttech will start in less than 12 hours 🙂 (Oct. 31st US central time). Use coupon code TREAT31.
Some stuff worth a look:
The latest version of the Coil Master DIY Kit (the V3) is listed for $48.99. Thats about a dollar cheaper than on the Coil Master site 🙂 Nonetheless, the package contents look great with the Tab 521 mini, Hex Screwdrivers (only the T-Style one) and the Coiling Kit V4. On my wishlist it goes, maybe I can find it in a flash sale at some time…
Focalecig was suspended accepting payments because of patent infringements (lol 😀 – guess this was because of the Dotmod Petri thingy) and will be back soon accepting Credit Cards again. Paypal will follow in November most likely.
As an apology there is the coupon code “REBORN” for 11% off! Keep an eye on the site.
Btw: the ShenRay P Style RTA is back 😉
Since there aren’t any new arrivals I am excited about, I will just post a handcheck with recent vapemail:
I have high hopes for both. For the Griffin that I can finally handle the wicking and that it does not leak (though I read it tends to leak between airflow and juice flow control 🙁 ), and for the EHPro Billow v2.5 since it has a pretty small chamber and should give great flavor! I’ll keep you updated.
PS: Both are pretty large and the Griffin is fat too! 🙂
I want to drop a few words here about the Wismec RX2/3, the DNA167 (DNA250 chip) and my observations about the 6V limit.
Every day there is a new thread somewhere and someone is complaining that their RX2/3 is not working properly since they can not go up to 150W in dual cell configuration. This is because it has – like the DNA133 and DNA167 – a 6V limit. Having a 0.48 ohm coil, you can only go up to 75W (which equals 6V). Either that or you hit the maximum Amps Limit on the chip (25A on the DNA).
I do have the Boxer DNA167 and really like it (despite its absurd price point of $250). Also my standard build is a 5/6 wrap clapton 26/32 at 0.48 ohms and 75W – exactly at the 6V limit. If you set the Watts to 76 for example, you get an “Ohms too high” warning on the screen and the mod throttles back to the allowed maximum. BUT: Around 3.8V per cell it seems that the DNA can not deliver 6V any more and you get the Ohms too high error again, throttling back to around 68W. This is a bit annoying, but makes sense since it can only buck down voltage and not boost. Having a Volt drop – especially with lower Amps (=15-20A in this case) cell – the combined Voltage when firing is not enough to keep the chip running and deliver 6V. Nonetheless I did not experience this on the RX2/3 but have to try again and take a closer look.
Keep in mind that you have to build accordingly and you might not want to rely on the full 6V. Better calculate with 5.5V.
TLDR: 6V limit on the RX and DNA (otherwise you get “ohms too high”) – more a 5 to 5.5V limit with half drained cells.
Don’t say I did not warn you: The Kindbright Petri RTA clone is available for $16.99 and you might want to get this one. Why? Fasttech and Focalecig have pulled all Petri RTA clones, so not sure how long they are available.
Focalecig had the ShenRay version, but Kindbright does some pretty good stuff normally too. So this one is worth a try.
The gold SXK one is still available here.
Fasttech services are suspended today due to Typhoon Haima. (See announcement here).