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Not much you can do to really mess something like this up, but for $1.30 you might as well get 3 or 4 of em. They always come in handy like when you want to use an Evod on a Bolt mod for example. Usually I find these in other shops for 5 or 6 bucks a piece so at this price you can get a few for the same price....might as well. I used one of mine to make an adapter to connect my attys to an ohm-meter to check resistance. The're versatile and cheap ...get some!
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These are the thicker machined rings which I prefer to the thin stamped metal type, but these cost the same as the cheaper ones would at my local vape shop. Thy have air channels but I have a couple batteries where the adapters air channels don't line up with the battery's so it restricts airflow if you have something flush mount. Doesn't cut air off completely but might give you a tighter draw. Most of my eGo sized attys don't have this problem, but just mentioning it in case you do.
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Overall   (3.2)
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PROS
-feels nice in the hand -button position is perfect for thumb -comes with free extension ring, the real bolt sells that part separately
CONS
-Conductivity can be stinky -Switch started to fail after a couple months.
Overall this is a nice mod and worked pretty good for a while. The anodized finish is pretty tough. I bought one of these for me and another for my wife and these were to be our rough and tumble take to work mods that we can use whenever we didnt want to risk losing or breaking our more expensive mods. We have been tough on these things and I don't have any terrible scratches or problems with the finish so far. One thing I noticed is that these might be made in different factories based on color. My red one had anodized threads and only the mating edges were stripped of anodizing to make it conductive, while on my wife's purple on the threads were completely bare of anodizing making the conductivity much better on hers. So depending on the color you choose you make get one with or without the threads stripped to bare metal. If you are using a Kick you can check my post in the discussions on how to make it work but it wont work with a kick out of the box. Finally, the switch, much like the Real bolt has the same weakness. The switch has a tendency to crap out after a while and makes the vape very weak. It got to the point that I had to mash the button til my thumb turned white to get it to fire at all. I purchased some horn switches from a vape supply store that also carries the bolt. The horn swtiches that come on the original bolt are not hard to find and they are cheap. so If you own a heal gun and a soldering iron these are easy to fix. I bought a box full of horn switches so that I can repair my bolts again if necessary. funny thing is, I still paid less for 2 bolt clones and the box of switches than I would have on a single namebrand bolt. Some may say I would have avoided some of the problems if I would have bought the real McCoy, however if you follow the forums, you'd see that the Real Bolt has some of the very same complains from other users, so I would cal this mod a bit annoying or fiddly, but I can tolerate it as a minor inconvenience. If you aren't good with a soldering iron I would avoid it completely.
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Overall   (5.0)
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PROS
-Adjustable Airflow -works great right out of the box. -dual or single coil -puts out buckets of vapor -great flavor -great for begginers
CONS
Can't think of a single bad thing. this thing just works!
I see a lot of people in forums asking what is a good RDA/RBA for someone just starting out with rebuildables. From now on this will be my recommendation. My reasoning is that this thing just works like a champ right out of the box and hits like locomotive. Most Rebuild-able drippers require a lot of fiddling around, cutting, drilling and other kinds of alterations to customize it to your specifications. On this atty however, the airflow adjustment allows the user can try different sized holes and use it as a single coil atty. Its a good learning tool to see how different sized airflow holes effect the flavor, throat hit, vapor production etc. without actually drilling any holes in your atty. Nothing worse than trying open the draw on a new atty and drilling the hole too big. This is a good training device to learn your way around first. In the future you'll be able to predict how your alterations will affect performance before ruining a new atty. I just got this thing yesterday and it has already become my go-to dripper. It's crazy how well it works with dual coils and the airflow opened all the way up. I have modified lots of attys to work this good in the past but this one did it out of the box! I've never used an actual Grand Vapor Trident, but from the reviews I've seen this one is pretty much an exact copy. I can see why grand vapor charges about $80 for this atty. If I didn't find this clone I'd gladly pay that much for the real thing considering how easy it is to set up for a great vape.
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Overall   (3.2)
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PROS
-cheap -works fine on unregulated mods
CONS
-protection circuit prevents it from working with my regulated mods or with a kick.
These batteries will not work with any mod that I own that already has a protection circuit. It will also not fire any mod I use with a Kick because it apparently will not work with the Kick's Protection circuit. I have other UltraFire protected batteries in my collection that do not have this problem so not sure where the fault lies. The batteries work great when not used in a protected circuit, however my sole purpose for getting these was to use when adding a kick to my mechanical mods. if it won't let me use the kick, then I'd rather use an 18650 battery instead. To satisfy my curiosity, I defeated the protection circuit on the battery and then everything worked perfectly, however, I do not recommend doing it. especially if you are not familiar with lithium batteries or electronics..it can be dangerous. You'd be better off just buying the cheaper unprotected batteries.
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