Need help with my first ecig

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Wich one is the best (for my needs) in your opinion?

  1. SMOK ALIEN BABY Kit AL85

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  2. SMOK STICK V8 KIT

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  3. Eleaf Istick Pico 25 Kit 85W with Ello Tank TC Kit

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  1. Wovenwolf

    Wovenwolf New Member

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    Hello !!

    I'm going to buy my first ecig - I've read on the internet some info but I can't choose which one to buy !!
    I was thinking about these one:

    -SMOK ALIEN BABY Kit AL85: I've read good stuff about this kit but people complain about the low battery duration and the TFV8 Baby that consumes a lot of liquid -is it true ?!

    -SMOK STICK V8 KIT: looks good but there's a lot of contrasting opinions .. what you think about it !?

    -Eleaf Istick Pico 25 Kit 85W with Ello Tank TC Kit: can't understand if Ello Tank is good or not!

    I'd like to vape with liquids like Ethos Crispy Treats, Loaded Smores etc. Wich one will be the best for my needs in your opinion?

    (If you have any other Kit suggestion - just tell me!)

    Thanks everyone!
     
  2. Johnnytraveler

    Johnnytraveler Silver Contributor

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    Are you still smoking?
    How much?
    Do you have any previous experience with vape gear (ecig)?
     
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    Letitia9 Bronze Contributor

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    Welcome to VU. Tell us more about yourself please.
     
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  4. Wovenwolf

    Wovenwolf New Member

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    I quit smoking 6 months ago BUT sometimes I give up and smoke 1 cig. I have zero experience with vape gear!
     
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  5. SkoldVape

    SkoldVape Silver Contributor

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    Well out of them options I'd go with the pico 25, I have the original & this one.
    I'd say the original is more solid, only difference is the pico 25 takes bigger tanks but anyway... they are simple to use & I recommend them to anyone from beginners to advanced who just want a simple setup. They are really simple to navigate through an my pico is still going strong after a few months.
    The baby beast is thirsty that's true, I'd probably suggest diy liquids if your gonna blast through the much liquid. That said the tanks with the picos are pretty thirsty too. I use a nautilus mini with mine
     
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    I was considering the SMOK ones because I read that baby beast is thirsty but it's the best one at moment (with this range of price)... So Pico 25+nautilus should be fine! I'll consider this setup.. Thanks!
     
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    Johnnytraveler Silver Contributor

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    Another thing to consider is do you want replaceable batteries or a device with a built in battery.
    Some beginners prefer a built in battery to avoid the cost of having to buy batteries and an external charger. The down side of built in batteries is you can't hot swap them. Also batteries do eventually die. And it can be a challenge finding a replacement battery pack. But a quality lipo battery should last at least a year.
    If you like smok, check out the Osub. It has an much bigger battery than a single 18650 on the alien mini. [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, I want to avoid the cost of having to buy batteries and an external charger. I thought that those models just need 1 battery and I can charge them with USB cable :eek:
     
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    SteveS45 Platinum Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    I have both the Alien and the Pico Kits which are performing well. I am so fond of the Alien I have two of them.
     
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    What you think about Pico's Ello Tank? Is it as thirsty as baby beast? Is it good with liquids like Ethos Crispy Treats?
     
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    SteveS45 Platinum Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    My Pico came with the Melo III Mini and the only issue I have experienced with it is Vapor Lock until the coil breaks in. Just loosen the top cap and you see some air bubbles out of the cotton as the e-Liquid flows into the coil.
     
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    Letitia9 Bronze Contributor

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    My cousin has Ello tank, she likes the tank but not crazy about coils. Luckily it's a versatile tank in that lets you choose between several other brands of coils. I am currently collecting Procore Aries & tfv8 BB coils for her to try.
     
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  13. SkoldVape

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    I have the osub, it's a good mod & the brit tank it comes with is good too. It takes baby beast coils which is always a bonus.
    There's also a newer osub that takes a single 18650 that comes with a baby beast. It's very compact.
    Also for built in batteries innokin mods have always been good to me!
     
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    It's not recommended. If you use external batteries like an 18650, you should buy 2 (so you can hot swap them) and charge them via an external charger. An external charger is always better than using the mod for charging.
    Here's a review on the alien 85. You can read what the author wrote about charging batteries within the mod. http://www.ecigclick.co.uk/smok-al85-review/

    I would never say don't charge it with on the mod. But I encourage everyone to use an external charger. It's better for the battery, the mod, and safer.
     
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  15. SkoldVape

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    All agreed an I love ecigclick. Got alot of my mods from reading their reviews. It's why I got the alien. Everyone was having issues with it yet they gave a 5 star review an I gotta say I give it a thumbs up too.
     
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