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The Stingray X by JD Tech

July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

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JD Tech has captured the attention and earned the respect of the vaping community with their various editions of the Stingray. With a focus on designing devices with high performance, top-quality materials, and stunning aesthetics, JD Tech never ceases to amaze vape enthusiasts. Therefore it comes as no surprise that they have once again wowed us, this time with the introduction of the Stingray X.

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From a distance, the Stingray X shares similarities to all the previous versions of the device. However, when viewed up close its differences become blatantly apparent. The Stingray X may utilize the same functional components as all other models, but JD Tech completely redesigned the way this mod looks.

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To give the Stingray X an incredibly unique and sophisticated appearance, JD Tech constructed the tube sections from two contrasting metals. The inner layer is copper which provides uncompromised conductivity. Wrapped around the copper is the stainless steel outer layer. The combination of these two metals provides durability, beauty, and top-notch performance.

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Another benefit resulting from the copper-stainless combination is the captivating two-tone appearance it provides, which is highlighted by this device’s precision milled engravings. Drawing inspiration from the prior Stingray models, the Stingray X features engravings of the JD Tech logo, Stingray emblem, and serial number. Keeping with tradition, the JD Tech logo has been engraved into the copper face of the switch. The Stingray emblem remains in the same location, on the device’s main tube section, but it has a completely different appearance than all other Stingray versions. Portions of the Stingray X emblem are cut through the outer steel layer to expose the copper layer beneath. This creates an amazingly beautiful look that is more a work of art than simply a moniker.

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Functionally speaking, the Stingray X shares essentially an identical design as the other recent versions of the mod. It features an industry standard 510 connector, performance-driven silver-plated copper contacts, and a magnetic bottom-firing switch. The main 18350-sized tube may be extended with two removable sections to compensate for 18490 and 18650 batteries. For added safety, the Stingray X has a standard-threaded locking ring to prevent unintended activation.

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To keep the design theme consistent, the top cap and switch feature both stainless steel and copper elements. These along with the two-tone Stingray engraving and included mouthpiece make for an immaculate setup when paired with your favorite atomizer.

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With its handful of Stingray versions, JD Tech has been established as a luxury vaping hardware manufacturer. The creativity exuded with each model is remarkable and thoroughly enjoyable at the same time. With high-end performance and awe-inspiring aesthetics, the Stingray X is no exception to JD Tech’s modus operandi. It is a well-rounded device for vapers to not only carry with pride, but also revel in its reliable functionality. The Stingray X is an exciting mod and we can’t wait to see what JD Tech comes up with next!

The Stingray X by JD Tech will be available in-store and online Friday, July 11th, at 11:00am PST.

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Specifications

• Manufactured Entirely in the Philippines by JD Tech
• Fully-Mechanical Operation
• Constructed from Copper and 304 Grade Stainless Steel
• Magnetic Bottom-Firing Switch with Adjustable Throw
• Standard-Threaded Stainless Steel Locking Ring
• Atomizer Airflow Vents in Top Cap
• Top and Bottom Caps are Copper with a Stainless Steel Wrap
• Silver-Plated Copper Positive and Negative Contacts
• Floating Positive Contact
• Milled Engravings: Stingray Logo and Serial Number on 18350 Tube, JD Tech Logo on Switch
• Serialized
• Diameter: 22mm
• Finish: Brushed Stainless Steel overlaid onto Copper
• Included Accessories: Custom-Made Copper/Stainless Steel Drip Tip, Hybrid-Style 510 Connector, Soft Mod Carrying Case Embossed with ‘Stingray’ and ‘JD Tech’

 

 

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Rebuilding the SQuape Reloaded

July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

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The SQuape by StattQualm was well-received by the vaping community, offering a handful of unique features that made it stand out amongst other rebuildable atomizers. StattQualm didn’t stop after the success of the SQuape however, they went back to the drawing board with the goal of reengineering the SQuape to be the best atomizer it could possibly be.

StattQualm exceeded their own expectations and introduced the SQuape R[eloaded]. This astonishing rebuildable tank atomizer includes several upgrades to the original design. Including a highly effective adjustable airflow system, improved resistance to leaks and floods, increased customizability, and many more.

Although the SQuape R[eloaded] is a fairly easy atomizer to rebuild, this video will show a detailed demonstration of how to rebuild it for maximum functionality. Using the method depicted in this video will ensure that your SQuape R[eloaded] performs at its best and provides the most enjoyable vaping experience possible!

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The SQuape Reloaded by StattQualm

July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

StattQualm made quite an impression in the vaping community when the SQuape originally released. With an absence of synthetic plastic insulators, voluminous e-liquid capacity, and the ability to rebuild without needing to drain the tank, the SQuape presented a refreshing perspective on the variety of rebuildable tank atomizers. Living up to well-established Swiss standards, StattQualm has spent the last few of months refining, improving, and perfecting the SQuape, successfully evolving it into a functioned-packed vaping powerhouse. Aptly named the SQuape R[eloaded], this atomizer is one of the most-exciting products to hit the vaping market recently!

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There are so many features integrated into the SQuape R that it’s tricky to know where to begin. Aesthetically, it shares some similarities with the original SQuape, however they are far from looking identical. The top of its tank has a tapered, stepped down design which adds a unique modern look. StattQualm opted to keep the tank window cutouts, but altered the elongated ovals to be an alternating triangle pattern. This gives an appearance different from any other atomizer currently in the market.

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The original version of the SQuape has minimal engravings, simply a serial number on the atomizer’s base. To reinforce branding and add a nice visual element, the SQuape R has an eye-catching logo engraved into the main steel portion of the tank as well as a serial number located on the atomizer’s base. These do a good job to accent the precisely-brushed finish of the SQuape R, making it unmistakably StattQualm.

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Looks are important, no question about it, however functionality and performance will make or break an atomizer. Thankfully, the SQuape R backs up its unique appearance with a healthy amount of innovative features and uncompromising power. Much like the original SQuape, this version utilizes the ingenuity of a system where it can be rebuilt without needing to drain the tank of e-liquid.  Removing the tank will reveal the SQuape R’s cleverly-engineered atomizer deck. One change of note with this version is that the atomizer deck is removeable. This is an important modification since there are three different atomizer deck options, allowing for limitless rebuild versatility. Both the atomizer deck and removeable chimney are made from StattQualm’s proprietary Ematal material. Ematal is a non-conductive metal formula which eliminates the need for plastic insulators and effectively minimizes the need for replacement parts.

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Much like the first version, every component of the SQuape R[eloaded] is made from only the highest quality materials, ensuring that they will stand the test of time. From the atomizer’s body, to the glass tank, down to the atomizer deck, each part is designed to be both durable and practical. Food grade stainless steel is used for the main frame of the SQuape R, which encases the frosted borosilicate glass tank section. As touched upon earlier, the atomizer deck and chimney are made from Ematal. Ematal is aluminum that is anodized in a special way to make it non-conductive. This enables the entire atomizer deck to act as a large insulator, preventing the incidence of hot spots and atomizer shorts.

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Quite possibly the most impressive feature of the Squape R[eloaded] is its adjustable airflow control. Adjustable airflow systems found with other atomizers are often difficult to use since they operate using o-rings which have a tendency to stick. StattQualm, however, wanted to engineer an airflow control that works well and is easy to use. They accomplished this by creating an airflow ring which uses a spring-loaded ball bearing instead of o-rings. This enables the control ring to be adjusted easily and it clicks into place for each airflow setting. There are six different airflow settings, ranging from 0.9 to 3.1mm in diameter, which allow for a highly-customizable vaping experience.

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A final noteworthy aspect of the SQuape is the custom SQuip drip tip which is included with each atomizer. Like the SQuape itself, the SQuip is constructed from solid food grade stainless steel and has design elements which perfectly match those of the atomizer. When the drip tip and SQuape are paired together it makes for an incredibly captivating combination. If a higher level of personalization is desired, StattQualm offers anodized aluminum tanks and airflow rings in a variety of colors are available for the SQuape R as well.

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The SQuape R[eloaded] has it all: great performance, easy setup, highly customizable vaping experience, and modern good looks. Much more could be said about it, however this is one of those atomizers you have to try for yourself to understand just how amazing it is. The first version of the SQuape is a good atomizer, however the refinements offered with the SQuape R[eloaded] make it one of the top rebuildable tank atomizers in existence and a true pleasure to use!

The SQuape R[eloaded] by StattQualm will be available in-store and online Saturday, July 5th, at 11:00 AM PST!

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Specifications

• Manufactured in Switzerland by StattQualm
• Constructed from Solid Food Grade Stainless Steel
• Rebuildable Tank Atomizer
• Borosilicate Glass Tank Window
• Ematal Atomizer Deck and Chimney (Proprietary Anodized Aluminum Formula)
• 3 Convertible Atomizer Deck Options: Standard, Wide, Curved
• Adjustable Center Pin
• Diameter: 22mm
• Adjustable Airflow Control System: 0.9 – 3.1mm Diameter Air Holes
• Engravings: SQuape Logo, Serial Number
• Included Accessories: SQuip Drip Tip, 2 Spare O-rings, 2 Spare Post Screws
• Available Accessories: Curved Atomizer Deck, Wide Atomizer Deck, Anodized Aluminum Tanks (Black, Blue, Red), Anodized Aluminum Airflow Control Rings (Black, Blue, Red), Brass Airflow Control Ring

 

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Le Petit Gros by Vaponaute

June 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

For many vapers, size plays an important role in deciding on an atomizer or device. Some prefer larger setups for their ability to house higher milliamp batteries and greater e-liquid capacity. Others may opt for smaller setups since they are lighter, more compact, and easy to carry around on the go. For the fans of these minimally-sized setups, Le Petit Gros is an ideal device.

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Designed and manufactured in France by Vaponaute, Le Petit Gros is one of the smallest mechanical devices ever seen! Measuring in at a mere 56mm tall, it is incredible that Vaponaute managed to engineer a mod with top-notch performance into such a small package.

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A unique aspect of Le Petit Gros is its recessed hybrid-style connector, which makes even its miniscule size slightly misleading. The nature of this connector enables most atomizers with a diameter of 22mm or less to fit into the top portion of the device’s battery tube, acting like an atomizer sleeve. The benefit of this feature is that the atomizer connects to Le Petit Gros below the top of the device, which minimizes the entire length of a setup and creates an amazingly compact combination. Aside from being small, Vaponaute didn’t skimp on any of the materials used to make Le Petit Gros. Starting with the tubing which is machined from solid 316 grade stainless steel, it is durable and resistant to oxidation. The 510 hybrid-style connector is constructed from solid brass to promote the highest possible level of conductivity.

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Le Petit Gros functions utilizing a recessed bottom-firing switch. The switch sits flush with the bottom cap, enabling the device to stand upright on a flat surface without firing. For a level of aesthetic customization, Vaponaute has included two switch options with each Petit Gros: one being stainless steel and the other being solid brass. The switch is designed to be removed easily, which makes swapping it out a quick and simple procedure.

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With subtle curves and a brushed stainless steel finish, Le Petit Gros does not fall short visually. The slight taper to its tubing not only gives it a rather unique look, but also makes it immensely comfortable to hold. Adding a little touch of individuality, each device is laser engraved on the inner switch surface with a serial number, the Vaponaute logo, and “Le Petit Gros.”

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Regardless of its small stature, Le Petit Gros remains to be an very well-rounded mechanical mod. With uncompromising performance, appealing design elements, and high-quality components, Le Petit Gros leaves nothing to be desired. When paired with a 22mm atomizer it is easy to become captivated by this impressive device.

Specifications

• Manufactured in France by Vaponaute
• Mechanical Device
• Constructed from Solid 316 Grade Stainless Steel
• Solid Brass Hybrid-Style 510 Connector
• Recessed Atomizer Mounting (fits atomizers with a diameter of 22mm or under)
• Uses 18350 Sized Batteries
• Recessed Bottom-Firing Switch
• Compact Design
• Serialized
• Laser Engravings: Serial Number, Vaponaute Logo, “Le Petit Gros”
• Average Diameter: 22 mm
• Included Switch Options: Stainless Steel, Brass

 

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URGENT: Stop the Santa Monica Vaping Ban

June 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

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The time has come again for California vapers to speak out against inappropriate e-cig regulation! The Santa Monica City Council is seeking guidance regarding future policies and regulations for electronic cigarettes. A hearing is being held at Santa Monica City Hall tomorrow, June 24th at 6:30 PM.

As it currently stands, the City Council will be basing their rulings off a biased and misleading report from the City Attorney which equates vaping with cigarette smoking. If left unopposed without accurate information from the vaping community, it is likely that e-cigs will be regulated as tobacco in Santa Monica. This means that vaping will be outlawed in public areas, including vape shops!

As proud vapers, we cannot sit quietly and let our right to vape be taken away! Let’s give our local politicians a piece of our mind and educate them on the facts about vaping. We urge you to do what you can to prevent this regulation from passing! This includes sending a petition email to the members of the Santa Monica City Council and attending the City Council hearing in person, if possible.

Don’t hesitate because the right to legally vape is at jeopardy! Do your part to help save vaping for generations to come!

 

Below are a list of resources that will help substantiate your claims:

Report that the Santa Monica City Council is considering

Letter to the World Health Organization (WHO) petitioning improper e-cig regulation

Study by University College London proving the effectiveness of vaping to quit smoking

Safety Study of electronic cigarettes published by Drexel University

Positive statements made by Mitch Zeller, Director, FDA Center for Tobacco Products

The Attorney General of Virginia’s opinion that smoking bans should not apply to e-cigs

 

Below are email addresses for the Santa Monica City Council members:

Mayor Pam O’Connor

Mayor Pro Tempore Terry O’Day

Gleam Davis

Robert Holbrook

Kevin McKeown

Tony Vazquez

Ted Winterer

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A Whole New Atmizoo!

June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

It’s been a while since we’ve had anything arrive from Atmizoo, but there’s a valid reason for this. The Greek company has been entirely focused on research and development for the better part of a year with the result being a plethora of exciting new products! In addition to a 22mm mechanical device called the Lab, Atmizoo has introduced optional components, accessories, and a variety of mouthpieces to its already extensive product lineup. As expansive and diverse as it was before, Atmizoo’s catalog of vaping hardware now unequivocally offers something for every vaper to enjoy.

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THE LAB
Design & Aesthetics

Highlighting the latest wave of Atmizoo product releases is the all-new Lab. It shares many design attributes with the Guppy, however the Lab features a wider 22mm diameter which allows it to pair seamlessly with the variety of 22mm atomizers available.

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Atmizoo stays true to a “form follows function” approach with the design of all their products. As a result of this mantra, the Lab has an incredibly streamlined, clean, yet subtly aggressive appearance. The Lab’s main attribute are the flat surfaces on both sides, which makes for an attractive design element and also gives it an ergonomic feel in the hand.

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Finish options are always appreciated and the Lab has plenty of them. It is available in brass or 304 grade stainless steel. Each metal version utilizes two different finishes: machine brushed (Matte) and media blasted (Ice Matte Steel & Earth Matte Brass). The machining on the Matte versions is fairly light, allowing it to catch an adequate amount of light to give a slight iridescence. On the flip-side, the Ice & Earth Matte versions appear to glimmer as a result of the tiny indents created by the media blasting process.

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Rounding out the visual qualities of the Lab are laser engravings located on the bottom cap. Each device is inscribed with “Atmizoo” and a unique serial number. These do a good job of providing minimal, yet efficient branding that doesn’t detract from the fluid look of the device.

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Features & Functionality

Two areas where the Lab truly shines are its array of features and unwavering performance. It’s definitely not one of those mods that has killer good looks, but then falls short with functionality. From the ground up the Lab has been built for power and versatility. Starting at the top, the Lab features what Atmizoo calls a “hybrid style, future-proof” 510 connector. This refers to the fact that the top cap utilizes a pin-less 510 connector, enabling an atomizer to make a direct connection with the switch assembly. This boosts the efficiency of the connection and supplies more power to your atomizer.

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Atmizoo is known for their technologically advanced switch assemblies, such as the ones used with previous devices like the Dingo, Roller, and Guppy. For the switch found in the Lab, key improvements were made to the original design to bolster performance and make it more user-friendly. The new switch assembly is completely sealed, which isolates the internal components from e-liquid, residue, and debris. It also enables the switch to be cleaned easily without the need for disassembly.

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The Lab is activated by a side-firing button located on the upper portion of the device. Improvements were also made to the button’s mechanism, providing a more fluid action. As with the original design, the device can be locked with a quick 90 degree rotation of the button in either direction.

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To beef up durability, all critical switch components are reinforced with liquid steel. For performance purposes, both the atomizer and battery connectors are constructed from silver-plated brass.The negative connection is made via a silver-plated brass contact located within the device’s bottom cap. As a layer of added safety, a protection circuit (PCT) is integrated into negative contact. The PCT is designed to interrupt connectivity when an atomizer or battery short-circuit occurs, however it is resettable and will not need to be replaced in the event it is engaged.

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Since the Lab has a 22mm diameter, it uses an 18490/18500 battery in its stock form. However, it has the capability to run off an 18650 battery with the optional extension tubes now available as well! Upon close inspection of the Lab, it quickly becomes evident that there is more going on with it than meets the eye!

Lab Specifications

• Manufactured in Greece by Atmizoo
• Constructed from Solid Brass or 304 Grade Stainless Steel
• Mechanical Device
• Silver-Plated Brass Contacts
• Sealed Switch Assembly
• Top, Side-Firing Switch with Locking Mechanism
• Resettable Protection Circuit (PCT) Integrated into Bottom Cap (Removable)
• Hybrid Style 510 Connector/Top Cap
• Operates Using an 18490/18500 Battery (18650 with optional extension tube)
• Diameter: 22mm
• Laser Engravings: Atmizoo Logo and Serial Number on Bottom Cap
• Negative Contact Configurations: Springless-Direct, Springless-Fused, Spring-Loaded
• PCT Resistance Threshold: 0.5 Ohm
• Finish Options: Matte Stainless Steel, Ice Matte Stainless Steel, Matte Brass, Earth Matte Brass

The Lab will be available in-store and online TODAY at 11:00am PST!

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Atmizoo Options, Accessories, and Other New Products

Making a triumphant return, the Dingo, Roller, and Guppy are back and now better than ever. In addition to being available in several different finish options, each of these popular devices now feature the upgraded switch assembly and button mechanism, identical to the one used for the Lab. Originally, these devices were already incredibly reliable and performance-driven and now they are even more impressive!

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Atmizoo now offers a 22 mm version of the Bayou cartomizer tank along with their original smaller version. If you’re not interested in cartos, the Bayous can be paired with RBAs like the Diver, which is a small cartomizer sized rebuildable. Both versions of the Bayou are available in a variety of finishes and the 22mm option enables it to sit flush with Atmizoo devices such as the Dingo, Roller, or Lab. The smaller Bayou, however, was designed to rest on the Guppy.

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In other exciting news, Atmizoo has rounded out its product catalog with all-new mouthpieces! Currently there is one style of drip tip available, but it comes in two stainless steel finishes and a handful of colored acrylic options. The Ray drip tips feature the same flat surfaces found on the Lab, making them a sleek addition to any setup and comfortable to use! These mouthpieces effectively complete the puzzle so you can now have a full color-schemed setup from Atmizoo, from device to drip tip!

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With its diverse and expansive list of hardware, Atmizoo is definitely one of the most well-rounded and product-rich vaping manufacturers to date. They even offer an extensive selection of accessories, upgrades, and components which include: replacement switches, plated springs, protection circuits, alternate negative contacts, device extension tubes, atomizer stands, and much more. From the small pieces to the devices themselves, all Atmizoo products display a high level of quality and craftsmanship. From beginner to advanced, Atmizoo has something for every vaper to enjoy!

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First of the 5th Series By Element Mods

June 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Every once in awhile we may experience one of those rare instances where we encounter something so intriguing, so beautiful, and so captivating that we can’t help but be enamoured by it. In vaping, there have been very few products which are capable of generating this type of reaction, however the masterfully created Blue Tongue (BT) 5th Series by Element Mods is such an item. Element Mods has earned its way into the hearts of vapers worldwide with exceptional products and unparalleled customer support, but the company truly exceeded even the loftiest of expectations with the Blue Tongue 5th Series.

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Packaging almost never deserves an honorable mention when discussing mods, but the BT‘s packaging is an exception. Before you even get a chance to gaze upon the BT mod for the first time, you’ll notice the creative case in which it is stored. Harry, from Element Mods, sourced wooden boxes and, with a little drilling and engraving, managed to transform these boxes into an ideal container for the BT mod and included BT Atomizer. Each box features an Element Mods logo engraved into the top face, a swivel lid, and two storage compartments for both the atomizer and device. Not only does this make an incredibly protective and efficient case, but it also ties in nicely with the Element Mods ‘nature’ motif.

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The BT 5th Series mod is based on the tried and true Tree of Life design, but what makes it so special is the metal it is made from. Each component that falls under the BT 5th Series is constructed from a solid bar of Blue Tongue Damascus steel, hence the name ‘Blue Tongue.’ Any form of Damascus steel is luxurious and incredibly expensive, but Blue Tongue Damascus is forged using a proprietary method, making it even more exotic. When asked why he chose to go with Damascus, specifically the Blue Tongue variety, Harry said, “Damascus is just so intriguing because of the way it looks and the patterns you can get out of it. Most Damascus is made out of carbon steel and stainless, but the series I use is composed out of two different forms of stainless steel, so you can actually use it for the drip caps and drip tips as well. There’s no carbon in it so it won’t rust.”

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It is difficult to describe the sheer beauty of the BT 5th Series in words. I felt honored when I held one for the first time and it immediately became clear that I had something special in my hands. The patterns exhibited with the Blue Tongue Damascus are mesmerizing — there’s really no other way to put it. The top cap and bottom switch feature intricate spherical shapes composed of contrasting light and dark shades of metallic grey. These swirls translate into pinstripes that run vertically along the battery tube, creating a slight ridged texture.

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In addition to the natural beauty of Blue Tongue Damascus steel, the BT 5th Series has a few attractive man made appointments as well. Parallel lines are engraved up the length of the battery tube in a swirling pattern. These add a simple, yet stunning aesthetic to the device which makes it stand out from others, regardless of what angle it is viewed. True to Element Mods style, each device’s serial number and ‘5th’ are engraved on the internal side of the switch, while the Element Mods logo is engraved in the outer side of the switch and on the face of the custom mouthpiece.

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The BT 5th Series does not just include a mod, but also comes with a matching atomizer and mouthpiece. At its core, the atomizer is an Elm dripper that is encased in a Blue Tongue Damascus steel top cap. The BT mod is truly a piece of art by itself, but when paired with the BT atomizer and custom Damascus mouthpiece it becomes a vaping hardware masterpiece. This is one of those items that will be noticed by anyone who comes in contact with it, vaper or not.

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Aside from being a superior product, it is reassuring to know that each item from Element Mods comes with an exceptional level of support from the company. In regards to Element Mods owners, Harry conveyed, “I hope they enjoy our products because their satisfaction is the pride and joy of why we make them. We just want to build quality products for people to appreciate which will last them for years to come. We have a passion for what we build and stand behind our products 100%.”

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The Blue Tongue is the first addition to the 5th Series, with more on the way hopefully soon. Harry mentioned that “the 5th Series will always be made from exotic metals and I already have about 7 or 8 picked out.” After witnessing firsthand just how impressive the Blue Tongue 5th Series is, it is incredibly exciting to speculate what Element Mods will come out with next. Until then, the Blue Tongue 5th Series will remain in a class of its own as a true work of art.

The BT 5th Series Hybrid will be available for purchase in-store and online Friday, June 20th, at 11:00 AM PST

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Specifications: BT Mod

• Manufactured in Southern California by Element Mods
• Mechanical Device
• Constructed from Blue Tongue Damascus Steel
• Solid Copper Contacts
• Telescopic Positive Contact
• Reverse-Threaded Locking Ring
• Serialized
• Laser Engravings: Element Mods logo on switch, Series name (“5th”) on inner surface of switch, Serial number on inner surface of switch
• Dedicated Battery Tube: 18490 Battery
• Diameter: 22mm
• Finish: Machined Blue Tongue Damascus Steel
• 510 Connector
• Atomizer Airflow System Integrated into the Top Cap

Specifications: BT Atomizer

• Manufactured in California by Element Mods
• Atomizer Constructed from Solid Stainless Steel
• Top Cap Constructed from Solid Blue Tongue Damascus Steel
• Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer
• Diameter: 22mm
• Hybrid Connector for BT Mod, Tree of Life, and Ember by Element Mods
• Tri-Post Design
• Removable Negative Posts
• Adjustable Airflow
• Removable Top Cap Lid for Access to Atomizer Deck without Removing Top Cap
• Recessed Drip Well
• Telescopic Copper Contact
• Finish: Machined Blue Tongue Damascus Steel
• Includes: Custom Blue Tongue Mouthpiece Engraved with Element Mods Logo

 

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URGENT: NEW YORK STATE TRYING TO BAN E-LIQUID SALES TO ADULTS!

If you haven’t heard, the New York State Senate voted today to pass a bill which would ban the sale of e-liquids to adults! This bill will now go to the State Assembly for a vote and if passed it will go into law.

This could have extreme adverse effects on the US e-cigarette industry since other cities tend to follow New York’s lead on regulation.

We urge you to petition the New York ban and do everything you can to prevent it from passing in the State Assembly. This involves contacting your New York Assembly Representative and Governor Cuomo, insisting that they vote against this bill.

This could negatively effect all vapers in the US, not just those in New York. Do your part by getting involved, and help save vaping for generations to come!

As a consumer of electronic cigarettes, you know better than most that these products are NOT tobacco, they are technology. They are NOTHING like combustible cigarettes, and that cost and full access to them are important to you.  YOUR story must be heard by the legislators to make positive change, so make sure your voice is heard!

HOW YOU CAN HELP STOP THIS BAN

(1) Call or E-Mail Your New York Assembly Rep. IMMEDIATELY

We need vapers to immediately call or e-mail their New York State Assembly representative and ask them to vote NO on Bill A09309.  Please respectfully let them know that you are a user of vaporizing products, that you vote, and that you will be looking to see how they vote on this bill. Furthermore, let them know that this will ban tens of thousands of e-cigarette products and put 100+ small businesses in the State of New York out of business almost immediately.

Find out who represents you easily by going to this page on the New York State Assembly’s website.

Please note that phone calls will have the most impact.  This vote could come at any time so please act ASAP!

(2) Call or E-mail Governor Cuomo and Ask Him to Oppose the E-Liquid Ban

Please call Governor Cuomo at (518) 474-8390 (press 2 to leave a message, press 3 to speak to a live operator) or message him using this web form to ask him to publicly OPPOSE enactment of A09309 or S06939 for the same reasons as listed above.

This is the biggest threat that has faced vaping nationwide in several years. New Yorkers, and every other vaper, need to take action NOW to save this industry, its current consumers, and smokers who need a viable alternative to consider in the future.

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Henley’s FBT Message & The FBT Mod

June 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Initially, when I heard about the “F*** Big Tobacco” Mod, I had concerns about the message it would send to those who don’t support our industry. Those who clearly question the kind of motives we have and the message we present to the public, more specifically the youth. However, after meeting with Talia Eisenberg of New York’s Henley Premium Vapor at The Vape Summit held in Las Vegas over the weekend, I had the opportunity to understand the depth in their decision to present such a bold statement. The message she passionately conveyed was not only practical and inspiring, but very similar to what I believe myself. It’s also exactly the kind of message we need more members of this community to present!

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The FBT Message:

As we know, vaping has become a phenomenon around the world. One that has not only allowed people to actually kick the habit of smoking, but has also introduced another aspect of community worldwide. From meeting new people and making new friends, to providing personal empowerment and employment opportunities for countless individuals intertwined with the success of this specific alternative.

In an effort to stunt the growth of what we’ve all found a sense of freedom in, legislators are proposing bills based upon the misrepresentation of our industry in the media. Bills that aren’t based upon current unarguable facts, but based on out-dated information and assumptive fears which have already led to disappointing decisions in a number of cities, states and countries.

To ensure the long-term success of an industry that’s only in its infancy, it is imperative that we work together as a community to educate those who don’t know any better. Members of the FDA, legislation, media and the general public need to understand the differences in order to identify that vaping is a viable alternative to traditional cigarettes, so that appropriate regulations can be determined to support our industry’s growth rather than stifle it.

Setting industry standards and guidelines in place to ensure consumer safety isn’t something we argue, in fact, we support it! Classifying e-cigarettes as tobacco products, however, is certainly something to disagree with. This technology is NOT a tobacco product and therefor shouldn’t be considered as such.

“F*** Big Tobacco” doesn’t deliver a personal attack on the multibillionaires behind cigarette companies. It’s actually a bold anti-smoking statement that simply highlights how unjust the negative outlook on our industry actually is.

Unfortunately for us, the negative outlook is undoubtedly due to the devastating facts traditional cigarettes have caused the world to encounter – but by working together, we can change that. Those devastating facts are something we, as ex-smokers, want nothing more than to see diminish as we move forward. Many of us have experienced the pain attached to what Big Tobacco has bestowed upon society, be it the health decline of a loved one or a personal struggle when trying to quit a gripping habit.

So consider the FBT Mod an inspiring wake-up call. An anti-smoking statement that’s meant to encourage each member of this community to consider what we’re up against, and share their personal experiences with those around them. The mod itself is beautiful, but the message behind it is undeniable.

How many times did you try to quit? Before this, what really worked? Do you actually want to see something positive be classified as anything less? My success, your success, and the success of every ex-smoker is the soul of this industry. Our success stories are the exact reasons the FBT Mod was created, and that’s the FBT message.

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The FBT Mod:

VapeRev is proud to announce that we’ve teamed up with Henley Premium Vapor for a very special East Coast / West Coast pre-sale release of their Limited Edition FBT Uptown & FBT Downtown Mods made by JA Mods!

Both devices are only available as 18650 devices made of 303 stainless steel that feature adjustable copper pins, a magnetic switch, ‘F*** Big Tobacco’ engraving on the battery tube, and the Henley logo with an individual serial number engraved on the bottom button! The only differences between the two versions is the presence of a locking ring and the color of the top cap. The Uptown carries a reversed threaded locking ring and a black top cap. While the Downtown has a recessed button and a stainless steel top cap.

The beautiful black finish found on both devices is produced by a “bluing process” or “black oxide” process. This process commonly includes boiling an acid solution between 300-900 degrees Fahrenheit before saturating the metal with it. This hot bath causes a chemical reaction, and as a result, the finish you see above is attained.

To provide another level of satisfaction, JA Mods is offering a lifetime warranty to ensure your FBT Mods remains pristine. For further warranty information, please visit the JA Mods website for contact information.

The collaboration Limited Edition FBT Mods by Henley & JA Mods will be available for PRE-SALE today, Monday 6/16/14, at 2:00pm PST.

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The Origen V2 Arrives at VapeRev

June 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

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The Origen Dripper was well-received by the vaping community, earning a reputation for being a versatile, performance-driven, and visually-appealing rebuildable dripping atomizer. Following the worldwide success of the Origen, its creator Norbert took it upon himself to take the original version and improve upon it. The Origen Dripper V2 is a refined model, offering upgrades to the initial design that make it an even more impressive atomizer, which is not a simple accomplishment by any means.

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Grounded by clean, classy aesthetics, the Origen V2 is eye-catching and pairs well with a variety of device styles. It is constructed from solid stainless steel and features an elegant two-tone finish, which is provided by the combination of lightly brushed as well as polished components. Not including the 510 connector, the Origen V2 has a smaller stature than the first version, measuring in at a compact 26.5mm tall. Its small size is slightly misleading though because there are an array of features packed in under the hood of this innovative RDA.

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Functionally, the Origen V2 has been engineered in every aspect for performance and efficiency. It’s tri-post design provides native dual-coil capability, which is supported by an adjustable airflow system that features 9 ventilation holes in varying sizes, ranging from 1.2mm to 2.0mm for both single and dual-coil modes. This enables the Origen’s vaping experience to be customized to satisfy any vaper’s preference.

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One of the beneficial upgrades found with the V2 relates to the center post design. Cleverly, it is made to be adjustable without the need for any tools. A larger size and grooved texture make it easy to grip, allowing the positive coil leads to be anchored effortlessly. To make the rebuilding process even more user-friendly, an eyelet has been machined in the center of the positive post, providing a channel to feed the coil leads through and maintain their position while the atomizer is being set up.

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A feature that makes the Origen V2 rather unique is it has an e-liquid reservoir, which is rather large considering its small size. Unlike the original Origen, the V2 has one continuous reservoir as opposed to two. When set up in either single or dual-coil modes, the reservoir can hold extra e-liquid which will extend the vaping time before dripping is required, a feature that RDA enthusiasts will greatly appreciate.

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A glance at the bottom of the Origen V2 will reveal a few hidden gems. The brass center pin is removable and may be switched out for a post that provides bottom-fed capability with certain devices. To maintain the clean look of this atomizer, laser engravings surround the 510 connector. Each Origen V2 is laser inscribed with “Origen Dripper,” a serial number, batch number, and date. Regardless of how the Origen V2 is broken down, the level of quality craftsmanship, efficient engineering, and functionality shine through. Great care and enthusiasm has been taken with every feature of the Origen V2, making it an intelligent RDA that will excite the senses of any vaping enthusiast.

Specifications

• Manufactured in Hungary by Norbert
• Constructed from solid stainless steel
• Rebuildable dripping atomizer
• Tri-post design
• Center post may be adjusted by hand and has an eyelet for coil leads
• Negative posts utilize hex nuts
• Integrated continuous e-liquid reservoir
• Adjustable airflow system: 1.2mm, 1.5mm, 2mm for both single and dual-coil modes
• Reduced atomizing chamber
• Removable brass contact
• Bottom-fed capability (using optional bottom feed kit)
• 510 connector
• Laser engravings: “Origen Dripper,” serial number, batch number, production date
• Included accessories: Hex key, spare o-rings, spare negative post
• Diameter: 22mm
• Finish: Two tone brushed and polished steel

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