I purchased a Lost Vape Triade DNA 200 device in the red leather variant from Ecig.com on June 9, 2016. The device functions very well. I enjoy using it often. It is one of my more expensive mods, so it, sits on my desk, for home use, exclusively, with the other “high end” devices. The function of the device is still flawless. The finish, on my unit, has peeled or flaked off in a section of the body. As you can see in the photo below.
I contacted Lost Vape, and submitted the invoice and proof of purchase. Lost Vape’s repair center has indicated that the device can not be repaired, for two reasons. “The first is that you did not purchase from an authorized vendor. The second is because you purchased your mod below our required msrp.”
Sadly, I feel that this is wholly inadequate and inappropriate. I will not be purchasing another device from Lost Vape as a result.
Update on September 7, 2016. Ecig.com has offered to RMA the device. I will be sending it in for inspection and repair or replacement. Stay tuned… I will be updating this as the situation progresses.
On September 12, 2016, Eric of Ecig.com called me. He explained that cosmetic issues of this nature are not covered under the warranty as the device is operationally functional. I do appreciate Ecig.com attempting to go the extra mile. I do NOT appreciate that Lost Vape has such a pathetic paint job on a device that is top tier in all other aspects.
Today I received a package of assorted e-liquids in the mail. Not an uncommon event. The part that was an uncommon event is when I opened up the 30ml bottle of Dotcomvapor.com “Sunshine Drip Line”. It’s a 20/80 blend of PG/VG at 6mg/ml nicotine level.
The bottle of dotcomvapor sunshine is somewhat unique, a frosted bottle, with an easy to read, label. Simple, yet refined. I often find that companies that put much effort into the bottles appearances, suffer from spending as much effort on their e-liquids’ flavors. When I cracked open the seal and took a deep breath, the fragrance of the e-liquid, brought a smile to my face. It is very reminiscent of orange Tic Tacs. I was pleasantly surprised. I immediately, went to my work table, removing the cotton from my Wotofo Troll RDA. Then I installed fresh fuji cotton and proceeded to drip the e-liquid over the coil, to wick the cotton. Just the scent of tart and yet juicy orange, had my taste buds salivating. I filled the reservoir, and slid the top on the RDA. I took a short pull, and was rewarded with the delicious burst of orange and tangy tangerine flavors, that the scent of the juice eludes to. I am not one to review every product that I try. This e-liquid flavor, is amazing, if you enjoy the orange flavors, this is on the must try list. My hats off to dotcomvapor for making an exceptional flavor.
Vape Forward claims, that the Vaper Flask v 2.1 has an Evolv DNA 40, based board. The DNA 40 chipset by Evolv claimed to protect against reverse battery polarity. In fact it does not, completely. If you place one battery in the correct orientation and another in the incorrect orientation, the Vapor Flask v 2.1 tested, failed. The VF device became very hot. The batteries were removed immediately. Upon subsequent tests, the device in question, the Vaper Flask v 2.1 with an Evolv DNA 40 board, would no longer use both of the batteries. One battery is used, the other battery remains idle.
This does not happen with the Vapor Shark Vapor Flask DNA 133.
Today I am vaping, a juice I DIY. I created a Hazelnut vanilla custard, at 3mg/ml. I’m vaping it in my Theorem, with a 4 wrap fused clapton, .43 ohm, atop my Triade DNA 200 by Lost Vape @ 36W. I also have it, in my UD W-4 on a standard clapton, 5 wrap, .74 Ohm, on my Vaper Flask v 2.1, at 30W.
What this means in simple terms, is, fewer go back to smoking, once they vape, exclusively. The statistics look very promising for vaping. 61% of those that vape, exclusively, while not using tobacco cigarettes, succeed, and never return to tobacco cigarettes.
I am eagerly stalking my mail man today, because I am expecting my Rouleaux R200 device to arrive today. I will get a review up on youtube of it, once I have an opportunity to run it through it’s paces.