Gatorraid's Product Reviews
Sort:

Gatorraid
Verified
  • JoinedAug 2013
  • Posts 210
  • Reviews 92
  • Kudos121
Overall   (4.2)
› Quality
› Value
PROS
-fits perfect in hand great button placement -COMES IN RED! -comes with extension tube -very light weight -Finish is awesome
CONS
-If you like the traditional Black horn switch on the Original Bolt you may not like the chrome button -Anodized on the inside. - no locking mechanism
I used to have a Bolt that I lost a while back. I really miss that mod. I always loved the way the button felt and the way it fit perfectly in my hand with the button right at my thumb. Well when I lost it, although I missed it, but never wanted to pay another $45 bucks to replace it. This one is a suitable replacement. It pretty much feels just like the Anodized aluminum Bolts available for around 30 bucks other places. I know I just said $45 earlier, but if you add the cost of the tube extension and shipping then that brings the price up. On Fasttech shipping is free and the extension tube already comes with this little beauty. That means you can use this with a 18500, 18490, 18650, or 18500 + a kick. !!!If you plan to use this mod with a Kick let me give you a warning!!!! The inside of the tube is anodized and will not work with a kick unless you sand off the anodizing inside the extension tube. The metal inside the tube has to be completely clear of paint/anodizing in order for the ground pin on the Kick to complete the circuit and function properly. I removed the anodizing just above the threading of the extension tube (which is just the right size to house your kick) with a Dremel and sanding wheel. I at first tried sanding it out by hand, but it was way too hard which brings me to my next point. The finish on this thing is AWESOME. I have owned products which had anodized coatings on aluminum before and they usually are not too durable. Well trying to remove this finish with 120 grit sandpaper was hard as heck until I used my dremel. So I am sure that with the exception of dropping it on a hard surface, the finish on this thing should last a long time. If it werent for the adjustment needed for the kick to work, I would give this higher marks. It should also be noted that The Bolt has earned a reputation for having a button that fails over time. Not sure if this will have the same problem or not but for what its worth the button feels and looks Identical and probably is identical to the original Bolt so it stands to reason they will wear down in a similar way. But for $12 I am more than willing to take that risk since my last Bolt was great up until I lost it. My experience with bad buttons comes from other reviews I've read not personal experience, but thought it worth mentioning.
Reviewed on

Gatorraid
Verified
  • JoinedAug 2013
  • Posts 210
  • Reviews 92
  • Kudos121
Overall   (3.2)
› Quality
› Value
PROS
Holds good amount of juice juice will not drip out once inside looks cool
CONS
no drip tip muted flavor
This thing works pretty good considering the cost. I got the Yellow hoping it would look sort of brassy. Well I am using it with my brass Sentinel clone and the color is almost a perfect match. So it looks great and you really have to look hard to see a color distinction. So even though it says yellow in the description its more of a golden color than a bright yellow. The build quality is just OK in my opinion. The base is sturdy enough but the top colored part is very thin aluminum. If you compare it to the eBaron Dripper which it is cloning you can see that the original is Stainless steel and smooth. this one is Aluminum and has ridges which I assume is for both aesthetics and also to make the aluminum a bit more rigid. This one also tries to copy the Machined "pips" like the original dripper only the pips on this one are cast not machined. I do not know what the material actually is but I would guess chrome plated brass. All that aside it looks great and probably works very similar to the original dripper (which I've never used), it just may not be as rugged or durable I would imagine. As mentioned in an earlier review this atty will not fit a standard 510 drip tip. The metal tube at the top is not too uncomfortable but the original Dripper fits a drip tip on it so there shouldn't be any reason the clone can't. I was thinking about re-sizing one of my delrin drip tips to fit but then I will have one oddball drip tip instead of one odd ball atomizer...not sure which is the lesser of two evils yet so for the time being I am going commando in regards to drip tips. The other problem I've noticed is that the flavor comes across a bit muted. Vapor is great, throat hit is OK and I'm not a big throat hit guy anyway, but the biggest advantage to dripping in my opinion is the intensity of the flavor. This one is a bit weak on flavor. I can adjust the throat hit by adjusting my coil and the vapor is satisfying but no matter how much I tweak I just cant get that big flavor I am used to with other rebuildables. aside from the con's mentioned above, I am glad I got this atty because it hold a good amount of juice in the cup and once it's wicked up it will not drip out even if you hold the atty upside down. So if you are looking for a decent RDA that can hold a good amount of juice and you can hold in your pocket without leaking then this one is good and fairly priced. I usually use a tank or vivi when at work because RDAs are just too messy or clunky to carry around with me on the job. This one is not bad...I top it off with juice and go on my break and it holds enough juice where I don't have to keep refilling it constantly after every couple of drags. After I received it in the mail this afternoon I carried it all day at work in my shirt pocket with no leaks. the top screws on and off so you don't have to worry about it accidentally slipping of Like you do with other RDAs that have a topper that is only held on with O-ring friction. And i guess you don't have to worry about losing your drip tip either since it wont let you use one :o)
Reviewed on

Gatorraid
Verified
  • JoinedAug 2013
  • Posts 210
  • Reviews 92
  • Kudos121
Overall   (4.7)
› Quality
› Value
PROS
Solid build and aesthetically beautiful. USB output to charge other mobile devices. Variable voltage. iClear30 Comfortable grip Can be used as passthrough
CONS
Puff counter is annoying No resistance meter Maxed out at 5V Long charge time
I bought this exact kit from another vendor and could have gotten it here for 20 bucks less. Even though I got it elsewhere this is such a great device I really wanted anyone on the fence about getting one to know how awesome it is. Innokin really went out of their way to make this thing look great. The chrome plated finish on the ends is thick, shiny, and durable and accents the solid color body nicely. A nice touch is that they make the LCD screen out of one way mirror like glass so it matches the chrome accents. It looks chrome until you press the buttons then you can see the red digits through the mirrored lens...nifty. The battery takes a long time to charge, but once it is charged it lasts FOREVER! If you can't wait until it's finished charging then you can vape it as a passthrough letting you vape and charge at the same time. At first look I didn't think I would like the shape since all my other mods are tubes, but the box shape and button placement is surprisingly comfortable. The button changes LED color depending on how much battery strength is left, however this feature rarely makes a difference to me because the light is hard to see while vaping (since your thumb will likely be covering it) and the battery lasts so long that I usually connect the charger at night while its still in the green....running the battery down is almost impossible with this thing, the only time I drained the battery completely is when I used it to charge my smartphone. I noted some cons too but most of the cons are not a big deal. For example the unit only pumps out 5V but for most people this is fine and I use mostly lower resistance coils so its fine, however this unit does have a protection circuit so really low resistance coils will not fire. I never use this mod with my rebuildables so I don't know what the cut off point is as I only hit that range once, but I recall it was similar to my VAMO (roughly 1.3 ohms)if that helps. For as much as this unit can do its too bad that it doesn't have a resistance (ohms) meter. The MVP version 2.0 was released this month by Innokin with with an ohm-meter and VW feature however I can not find anyone that carries it yet. For the price FastTech is selling this kit for, I don't think that reading resistance is that big a deal especially if you really gotta have one of these right now and are not willing to wait. This is my go to mod when I leave the house so If I know what the resistance of my coil is before I leave then it isn't going to change during the day. I adjust to taste and go all day and since the battery outputs rock steady all day with almost zero drain to speak of, you don't have to fiddle around with the voltage settings much. Unlike other batteries like the ego twist that you have to keep adjusting higher as the battery gets weaker, the MVP never seems to get weak, I've gone 2 and a half days with heavy vaping all day without draining the battery. The only real negative point is the Puff counter. It comes on every time you need to adjust the voltage and you have to wait for it to turn off before you can adjust the voltage up and down. It's a minor inconvenience considering how much I love this mod so I am ok with it, but I just cant believe they don't give you the option of turning it off considering how well thought out the rest of this device is. Innokin is really putting out some cool stuff lately. The iTaste MVP Rules, the iTaste VV version 3 Performs as good as the MVP without the USB output but DOES check resistance and is about the size of an eGo, and now they have the iTaste 134 which just looks like it came out of a science fiction movie. They are definitely firing on all cylinders lately...I hope FT continues to carry more of their new products because they are great quality!
Reviewed on

Gatorraid
Verified
  • JoinedAug 2013
  • Posts 210
  • Reviews 92
  • Kudos121
Overall   (4.5)
› Quality
› Value
PROS
-Feels just like an Omega in your hands -Looks better than Omega because there are no holes in the top switch Works pretty good out of the box.
CONS
-No Omega stamp on bottom (everyone will know its a clone) - if using an 18500 with a kick it will work fine but there will be a slight gap between the switch and the body. - Finger print magnet.
If you like the Omega and want something very similar for a true bargain, I can definitely recommend this mod. The build quality is great. There is a slight rattle in the switch but not too noticeable. I like that the switch on this one looks nicer than the the original Omega since there are no adjustment holes so it has cleaner lines. The chrome finish is super bright and will pick up lots of finger prints so keep a cloth handy to keep her shiny. Since it doesn't telescope, using it with a kick is only possible with an 18500 or 18490 but you get a slight gap in the threads when using with an 18500. However for under 15 bucks this is a great deal. I only wish it were available in all the same colors as the Omega. I would love to get one in "Silver Vein"....If I ever see one here, I'll definitely buy it ...Hint hint.
Reviewed on

Gatorraid
Verified

VERIFIED OWNER
  • JoinedAug 2013
  • Posts 210
  • Reviews 92
  • Kudos121
Overall   (5.0)
› Quality
› Value
PROS
+works great +textured finish fells nice and is well done +nice and sharp +has some heft to go with the glass break.
CONS
-wobbly -Microtech Branding gone overboard -Tanto
I have some criticisms about this knife, but I still think it is an amazingly nice and fun knife to own. So I will start out by saying that despite the bad stuff this knife is totally worth the price and I give it high marks in build quality and over all value. It is built like a tank and feels great in the hand and the finish on the handle is smooth yet grippy and feels rubberized. it also has a slightly hourglass shape which looks cool and feels good when gripping. Now the bad. It comes heavuly branded with Microtech logos and packaging. They even provided a microtech warranty and registration card...how do they get away with that? Microtech doesn't even have a model that looks anything like this knife. The clip says Combat Troodon but that model knife looks nothing like this knife. Next the switch is in the middle of the knife and it has a tanto blade so if you open it with your left hand the blade edge is facing the wrong way. If you have a directional blade the switch should be on the side of the knife so that the blade edge is always pointing down when deployed. If the blade is a dagger and sharp on both sides then it doesn't matter where the switch is since the blade is ambidextrous. So id you are a lefty you might no like this knife much. I am also not a big Tanto fan and would have loved to see a drop point version of this knife.Finally like most OTF knives this one has a bit of wobble on both the vertical and horizontal axis. All spring loaded knives have some amount of play but this one may have more than average. Still performs well however. This one is less expensive than the popular Taiwan Lighting knife which I also have. the Taiwan cost a few bucks more and has a drop point blade and is a little smaller than this knife. If you like a bigger knife and are right handed and like a tanto blade this knife is for you! If you are a lefty I would get the Lightning for about the same price as this....I received both of these knives razor sharp out of the box. This knife also comes with the nylon sheath but that is hardly a reason to purchase this knife. The sheath is a bit clunky and doesn't compliment of fit the knife particularly well.
Reviewed on