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Overall   (5.0)
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PROS
+small for a 26650 mod +looks great with all my 22mm and 23mm attys mounted on it +Quality build with some innovations I have not seen on other mods before +Interesting switch.
CONS
-would be perfect with a Flat top cap came with it
This will probably become one of my favorite mods soon. I have been using it only a couple days and its awesome. I purchased it mainly because I like that the top cap is beveled to 22mm. My other 26650 mods never look right with smaller attys on them so I wanted a 26650 that would look nice and I wouldn't have to buy a special atty for. I also liked the stupid looking engraving on the side. I know that is the thing most people complain about when it comes to this mod, but I like that kind of horrible quirky nonsense. The good news is there are versions of this mod available now that don't have that engraving on it if its not your style. Even though I got the mod specifically to use with my 22mm drippers, I have found a few other things about the mod I really like. The switch is unlike any I have on any other mod where it screws inside the mod and can be set completely recessed in the tube if you want. The top cap has a adjustable floating pin and also has a 22mm brass insert that moves up and down or can be removed completely and used to support a hybrid adapter if you have one. It also lets you adjust how high or low the atomizer sits in the top cap. You can have it sit flush, Recessed slightly down into the cap, or if you have an atomizer smaller than 22mm you can recess the center part and it will act as a juice well. Because of the way the Switch fits inside the tube the mod itself is quite small for a 26650 mod. I find it easy to grip and has a decent firing button. The button works best if pressed dead center, but overall its pretty good. I would recommend this to anyone that wants a solid rough and tumble 26650 mod but doesn't want to invest in a bunch of new 30mm atomizers. Most atomizers make this thing look like a pocket sized Polaris Missle which is cool in its own way. I would have liked to see this mod come with a flat top cap because I do have some larger attys that would fit flush on this guy but for me this is not a deal breaker. Maybe they will offer one in the future. When I am not using a Dripping atomizer, I like using my el Gigante clone with a Taifun GT because the lines and curves of the Taifun match it well, the finish of the Taifun is almost a perfect match and at 23mm the Taifun just fits the edge of the top cap perfectly. You can't ask for a whole lot better than this for under $25.
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Had a problem with this unit after I gave it a positive review. I am lowering my original score due to bad build quality. Although I have had this thing for a while now, I rarely need to use it. That's why I was surprised when it fell apart on my recently. I may have only used it about a dozen times. Yesterday I was removing from one of my mods and the top twisted off. The two sections were held together by a tiny wire and while I tried carefully to remove it without braking the wire. It did eventually break. The good news is that I was able to see where on the circuit board the wire was connected to before it broke and I was able to solder it back on. I then put it back together with a little epoxy. Originally it was held together with a pressure fitting. I am hoping the epoxy holds it together better. It went back together neatly and you cant tell it was ever broken now. We'll see if it lasts now but it should have never came apart in the first place. I thought I was lucky to get a good one because there were a few people saying this unit is inaccurate. Mine works well and accurate when compared to my multimeter. So between reports of inaccuracy and now mine falling apart, I'd say proceed with caution if you are thinking about buying
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Overall   (5.0)
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PROS
+does voltage +does voltage under load +does resistance +what else do you need???
CONS
none
I been trying to get one of the these screw on voltage testers for over a year because I am sick and tired of breaking out a multimeter every time I want to check voltage and even if I go through the trouble of getting out a meter I have to juggle it around because It has 2 test leads to hold and holding the leads and operating the mods requires an extra hand. I have been looking for one of these for over a year, but my local vape shops are always either out of stock on them or they have one that is ridiculously overpriced. This one does everything I need, it is smaller than all the ones ive seen in the past and as a bonus it also does resistance which I didn't really need, but I am very happy it does it. This is something everyone with a mechanical mod would benefit from having and at this price it is very reasonable.
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Overall   (5.0)
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+quality Heavy duty Build +comes with both battery tubes +One of the best switches I ever used +threading on locking ring is the smoothest I ever seen
CONS
The gemstone on the switch sticks out a bit.
I remember when the Nzonic first came out I wanted one really bad. Now that this clone came out for $20 I finally have one. If this clone is even 1/4 as nice as the original, I can see why this mod was so popular for so long. It came out when Telescopic mods were highly sought after. Now they are less popular but for this telescoping mod I made an exception. It is really heavy duty and well made. the threads are great the logo a drip well etching are as nice as the ones I've seen on real Nzonics. The switch is very smooth and the locking ring has some of the smoothest threads I've ever used. I also like that it 23mm so it looks great with a Taifun on it....and not too many mods look good with a Taifun on it LOL. another bonus is that it comes with both center tubes. The original Nzonic required you to buy the 18650 Tube separately, but this one came as a set. I didn't realize that at the time I purchased it, but it was a pleasant surprise. My only complaint is the crystal on the bottom switch sticks out a hair. so if you set the locking ring and want to set it on the table standing upright, it will wobble on the gemstone. If anyone owns an iTaste MVP....it wobble in much the same way as the MVP does when it sits on the USB power out switch. It is barely noticeable but it is enough so that I do not feel confident resting it on the table upright.
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Overall   (4.7)
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PROS
-looks amazing -vapes amazing -Amazingly good fit with 18650 + Kick - adjustable pin in head as well as switch -contrasting brushed and polished steel looks Amazing. very comfortable to hold, and low tension spring easy to operate with pinky.
CONS
-looks almost too nice to vape on -some minor issues with the switch. -tube a little too narrow for sigelei kick.
I was contemplating getting this mod or the Chi-you clone here. Then I saw some reviews on this mod online by people who own the Real Nemesis and they were shocked at how close it was to the real thing. In fairness the same goes for the Chi-you clone, however the Nemesis has a far better reputation as being a great mod so at $29 I figured it was worth the try. Best decision ever. The last few mech mods I purchased I was not happy with. poor conductivity, didn't work with kicks, sloppy play with the battery or rattle in the telescoping. I was about to give up on mechs especially since I haven't used sub ohm coils in a while. Well I am glad I picked this to be my last mech. It works amazingly well for the price. It works well with all my batteries ...even the cheap ones. It works great with my Kick and accepts a kick even while using an 18650 battery. The head pin is adjustable so all my attys look amazing on it. the heft and finish look great and feel great in my hand too. Everything on this mod is pretty much top notch and I give it a 9 out of 10 here are some minor things that keep it from being a perfect score. (A)the Tube is narrow inside so the kick is snug. My Smoktech kick fits fine, my Sigelei won't fit at all, but if you are looking to buy a kick clone the smoktech is way better anyway.(B) The switch is a bit hit or miss. If you take great care to push straight from the center of the button every time it is great. If you stroke it at an angle, which happens to the best of us, it snags a bit. However since this is a 1 to 1 clone the optional magnets for the switch should fit this mod and I intend to order them. this might make it all a bit smoother than the spring. Also the adjustment pin in the switch has a tendency to drift on my unit. I will set it perfect then after an hour of vaping I will notice that the travel on my switch is way off again. Not sure if magnets will fix that. (C)The threads are extremely fine and a bit on the crunchy side. Not real bad but enough to notice. Since the threads are so fine you must be careful when threading two pieces together because it is very easy to cross thread. This is especially true on the switch because the threaded portion of the switch is brass which is a softer metal than Stainless steel. (D) finally, I only used this mod with rebuildables so I am not sure how well the air flow control works and probably never will. But overall this thing is amazing for 30 bucks so if I haven't said the word enough during this review. ...AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING LOL By the way, I don't know what it is about the photography on this site that makes all the mods look enormous, but this thing is not as big as it appears on the sight. They seem to blow up the images on most of the items sold to show more detail but they need to put something in the picture to give it some scale. i thought this thing would be enormous and it turned out to be very sleek and sexy and I am using it currently with an 18650 kicked. you can probably use this with an 18500 and a Kayfun and comfortable palm it if you want to go stealthy.
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