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KangerTech Mini Protank II Review

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The KangerTech Mini Protank II
The KangerTech Mini Protank II

Of all the developments in the e-cigarette world probably the most significant is the all-in-one atomizer tank or clearomizer as they are known. Long term vapers will recall the hit and miss days 5 years ago. If short battery life wasn’t enough to pull your hair out, getting a consistent “hit” proved more than tedious.

The vaping scene has come along way since the wool filled mouthpiece which tended to be either too wet or too dry. Most hardcore users ditched the wool and dripped instead and this provided the best solution. The “CE” range of clearomizers were a real breakthrough and carto style tanks even better – fill up the tank and merrily vape away with no need to take a bottle of juice when out and about.

Further enhancements led to the systems such as the KangerTech Mini Protank II which we’ll be looking at today.

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Apollo Classic Tobacco Review

Apollo Classic Tobacco E-Liquid

Apollo Classic Tobacco E-Liquid
Apollo Classic Tobacco E-Liquid

Its been a while since I reviewed an e-liquid – when I find something I like, I stick with it and Apollo’s Tobacco flavour has been doing it for me recently! That said I was curious about their “Classic Tobacco”, so picked up a 24mg, 30ml bottle to try (30ml was a bit adventurous – should have tried a 10ml sampler first). I also ordered a 30ml bottle of their regular “Tobacco” just in case I didn’t like it.

In direct comparison the two bottles couldn’t be more different. While the regular tobacco e-liquid had a familiar lemony shade the classic version was distinct – a vibrant, if not artificial pinkish orange. Unscrewing the childproof cap it was evident this was going to be a flavourful e-liquid. Apollo describes this as a classic full bodied American tobacco blend, but to my nose it has a soapiness to it with a touch of coffee and I didn’t get any tobacco nuances at all. When I think of classic American tobacco my mind conjures up Virginia’s and Burleys, rich earthy Kentucky tones, but not here.

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Panda ecigs Joy eGo Kit Review

Panda ecigs Joy eGo Kit

Panda ecigs Joy eGo Kit
Panda ecigs Joy eGo Kit

Honestly, you really cannot go wrong with an eGo e-cigarette, especially when it is teamed up with a solid clearomizer. I’ve reviewed a similar product before, but not this particular kit which comes from Panda ecigs, USA.

As most eGo starter kits are very similar, choosing the right one usually boils down to two things. Price and what you get by way of extras!

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LastCig 3ml DCT Plinth Review

LastCig 3ml DCT Plinth
LastCig 3ml DCT Plinth

Keen readers may have noticed that I often make reference to my stainless steel Vtube having a somewhat airy draw due to the connection design. Side by side with a regular Lavatube I’d hazard a guess that the draw is 50% lighter – somewhat reminiscent of sucking air through a straw! When I used regular atomizers, this was overcome with an eGo cone, it tightened the draw and was great, but when it came to using a Dual Coil Tank (DCT), the airy nature returned.

I was after a solution and fast!

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Apollo Tobacco Review

Apollo Tobacco E-Liquid

Apollo Tobacco E-Liquid
Apollo Tobacco E-Liquid

Personally speaking of all the Apollo tobacco flavour e-liquids I’ve tried recently its somewhat ironic that my favourite is the one left till last! And funnily enough its just the regular “Tobacco” at that.

All the juices reviewed so far have been 24mg (extra high) strength and no change here. It ticks all the boxes not too strong, nor too weak and the ideal choice for throat hit and average nicotine needs.

Opening up the childproof cap, the aroma is less striking than RY4 and definitely less pungent than Sahara. Its decidedly tobacco (sounds stupid I know considering it is tobacco flavour), but it really does have a whiff of fresh tobacco leaves. There is a sweet edge to it, but not overpowering from a scent perspective.

Visually, it has a lemony hue and is slightly thinner than both the RY4 and Sahara e-liquids. Again it’s a Propylene Glycol (PG) based juice with added Glycerin. Its very well suited for use in a clearomizer as thicker juices tend to restrict the internal wicks absorption rate. This juice seems to flow effortlessly and produces plenty of thick vapour as a result.

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Apollo Superior eGo Kit Review

Apollo Superior eGo Kit

Apollo Superior Ego Kit
Apollo Superior Ego Kit – The CE4 adds a bit of additional height to the eGo (total length approx 144mm)

What can be said about the eGo e-cigarette that hasn’t been said before? When the eGo was launched it quickly revolutionized the vaping scene much in the same way as the 510 atomizer destroyed the good old 910. The eGo pretty much swept away all other conventional e-cig designs and still dominates the starter segment of the market. No wonder really – up till this point ecigs were unreliable, inconsistent and often frustrating.

This was the e-cigarette to be seen with. Its sleek lines, cool manual button and long life battery made it an overnight success perfectly at home in the hands of veterans and beginners alike. Its small dimensions meant you could slip it in a pocket, head out for the day with no worries. With the advent of cartomizers, tank systems and clearomizers things just kept getting better (no need to even carry a bottle of juice anymore).

Simply put… it just worked!

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Apollo CE4 Clearomizer Review

Apollo CE4 Clearomizer

Apollo CE4 Clearomizer
Apollo CE4 Clearomizer

The Apollo CE4 is the latest generation of refillable clearomizers and having used one for a while I can confirm it blows previous versions out of the water!

In my experience using clearomizers has always been a bit of a disaster. In fact the last time I tried a CE3 more than three out of the five I purchased had major leaking and wicking issues. So I was really interested to see how the Apollo CE4 (sometimes referred to as the Stardust) would perform.

Visually it’s a really nicely designed bit of kit. Its almost a shame it’s a “disposable” item – no time for sentimentality though! Lets take a closer look.

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Apollo RY4 Review

Apollo RY4 E-Liquid

Apollo RY4 E-Liquid
Apollo RY4 E-Liquid

RY4 is a very popular e-liquid combining a subtle blend of tobacco, vanilla and caramel flavours. Its an ideal starter liquid, as its not at all harsh and produces a decent amount of vapour.

The somewhat unusual “RY4” designation originates from the company Ruyan (hence the “RY“), but these days numerous variations are produced by different manufacturers all with their own take on the “RY” theme. Incidentally, you may find RY1, RY2, RY3 and RY4 for sale elsewhere which range in delicacy and sweetness, but RY4 is by far the most popular and the best all-rounder in my opinion.

I’ve tried RY4 before, but not Apollo’s version of this classic.

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