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RiseAboveTheStorm
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Overall   (2.5)
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Building is a bitch
As the tagline says, a very decent atty (particularly for the price.) I was not fond of the post style, with no holes to trap the wires. You have to build your coil, eyeball placement, bend your wires at 90 degree angles to hold it in place and pray that the tension holds the wires on while you set the other coil. If by some miracle that happens easily, it can all be undone by tightening the screws. There's not a lot of headroom there, and the little screws (which are also very short and will come loose completely if you give yourself what you think is "enough room,") can force the wires out (particularly when using anything thicker than 30AWG Kanthal.) Performance, however, was pretty on point. I had some issues getting the adjustable 510 on my Nemesis clone (knurled thumbscrew on the inside or flathead on the outside,) and the adjustable positive pin (philips head screw) on the atomizer to play well together, but when I managed to make them hold hands, it rocked out. I wouldn't recommend it, but I wouldn't discourage others from buying it. It's one of those items that is neither stellar nor horrible enough to warrant being brought up in conversation.
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RiseAboveTheStorm
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Overall   (5.0)
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Cheap (Price) Decent Quality Hits Well Looks Slick with the right atty.
CONS
Contacts spin (easily fixed) Top Cap and Kick Ring on mine needed needle nose pliers to remove
I love this bit of gear. As my first mech mod, I am very impressed. Only real issues that I had were listed above. When you spin the lock ring, it will rotate the button. If you keep your mod nice and tight to the battery, spinning the button will spin the negative contact pin, as the friction of the batter will hold the pin in place (the carto condom and pliers fix worked for me,) causing you to need to remove the button and retighten the negative contact into the button. Also all of the bits that came pre-installed on the mod (the two 18650 tubes, Kick Ring inbetween, top cap and switch,) all were tightened ridiculously firm, requiring holding one of the pieces with a pair of needle nose pliers to remove (for any others that have issues with battery contact, unless you're using a Kick, don't use the ring; simply screw the medium and long tube directly together.) This isn't a design issue but rather something that happened in the assembly, since the tightness of assembly isn't really anything to do with the actual building/construction of the mod. Overall, very, very pleased with the mod when paired with a black Fogger V4 (SKU 1810201) running a .4 ohm resistance using two coils, 26ga Kanthal and cotton wicks.
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Honest 503 Pen Style Butane Jet Torch and Lighter
Honest 503 Pen Style Butane Jet Torch and Lighter

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Overall   (3.0)
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Price Dual Flame Stand
The stand makes this a nice little piece for torching coils without having to hold the torch. Lights well and was heavier than I expected, which is good for my sensibilities as it shows that it's of at least marginal quality.
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Overall   (2.2)
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Okay sound Price
CONS
Cheap construction
Bought a pair of these on a whim since I was curious how much they performed like the item they are modeled after (Beats Solo HD.) My brother has a pair of authentic Solo HD's, so I did a side by side comparison. All I can say about the sound quality is that anyone paying full price for Beats is getting ripped off when copies like this exist. That said, the set only lasted me around two months. The headband snapped right in the center, which I initially fixed with some Krazy Glue. That lasted about three weeks before they snapped again, at which point I just chucked them in the bin.
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RiseAboveTheStorm
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Overall   (2.2)
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Build Quality
Works as intended, although the threading on the contact screws are SUPER fine. Both the copper center post and the copper screws stripped within five days of use. Anyone that owns an authentic will know that there is a reason why the OG Doge X2 includes an SS positive post and SS screws.
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