Kamry Tech Micro 1.0+ KeCig
xWhen we first laid eyes on this, we couldn't help but laugh . . . some of you may have been privileged to have heard my enlightened opinion of "cigalikes" [e-cigs that try to mimic a cigarette in appearance, right down to the stupid glowing end on the thing . . . pfft !] . . . yeah
Anyway, after we stopped giggling, we thought we'd put some juice in it and play around with it for amusement value if nothing else.
So I now have to say that I unreservedly apologise to Kamry Tech for laughing at their latest e-cig model and that I will never again judge a 'book' by it's cover . . . especially in the technologically sick world of E-Cigarettes.
This thing goes off ! But let's get one thing straight right from the start.
This is not a cloud maker. It was not designed to be a cloud maker. If you try to make it be a cloud maker, you will make it angry and it will not work any more.
If you are in fact wanting a cloud maker . . . go here
Important bit you need to remember : This Is Not A Cloud Maker
OK, so what is it then?
It's the closest I've ever come, in over seven years of vaping, to the actual full feel of smoking a cigarette : physically, from a vapor standpoint and psychologically. I mean it weighs a little more and it is steel, but you get where I'm coming from, right?
It's pretty funky how they've achieved it too. Check this out . . .
- It's around the same size as a tobacco cigarette in both length [99.8mm] and diameter [9.25mm].
- It doesn't have a fire button : to vape, you draw on it, just as you would a standard tobacco cigarette. It gives new meaning to the phrase "Suck It And See". The harder you draw on it, the more vapor it produces. Now what did I day before? No, This Is Not A Cloud Making Machine, but it will produce far more vapor than a standard tobacco cigarette does smoke and it's a more than acceptable amount to give the nicotine hit we all seek. Want a bigger hit? Suck harder . . .
- It has a 10 second automatic shut off, so even if you do try to annoy the machine by taking stupidly big draws, it will shut down before you can fry it. It also has all the standard protections on the battery : short circuit, low voltage and over load protection.
- There's no way it will ever go off in your pocket, bag or whatever . . . it cannot fire unless it's vaped : no, not even if you try to make it fly or it falls off the table. Terminal velocity may kill the unit, but it won't fire while hurtling to it's doom.
- It has a 170mAh battery which is ridiculouly small I thought, until I found that I didn't need to charge it for the first 2 and a half days I had it, that when I did put it on to charge, it only took 2 hours to be fully charged again, and then I didn't have to charge it for another 2 -3 days . . . gotta be happy with that.
- It runs a 1ml tank with a 1.8 ohm coil @ 7W of power . . . stop laughing . . . you have no idea, trust me . . . that tiny little 1ml tank lasted about 3 - 4 days without needing to be refilled : I'm still trying to get my head around it. Sean's worked out the if you had one of the Micro 1.0+ units and a 5ml botlle of liquid, you could vape for a week . . . hahahaha . . . isn't that mind blowing?? vaping for an entire week for no more than $3.50 !
- Filling this little beast can be a little fiddly, but only cause it's a small filling space. Easy process though :
1. Unscrew and remove the mouthpiece : 2. Tilt the atomiser so the liquid will run down the inside wall [like you're pouring a beer] and fill between the coil wall and the outer wall [I use a 2ml syringe and a blunt drawing needle] : 3. Replace and screw on the mouthpiece.
It's very important not to get any liquid down the centre hole of the coil, you'll just end up drinking it if you do, and we all know it tastes pretty icky. And don't over fill it : remember that you have to leave room for the mouthpiece to go back into place and screw down.
- And about the replacement coils? . . . There aren't any : you replace the entire atomiser. Kamry Tech tell me that the atomisers have around a 2 week life span, but I'm still using the first atomiser from the kit and it's been over 5 weeks now. Mind you, I don't have it stuck to my face permanently [guess I'd call myself a moderate vaper these days] but I have been spanking it pretty hard while testing it out. And the replacement atomisers won't be any more expensive than a packet of coils.
- Charging's too easy : unscrew the battery from the atomiser and screw it into the USB charger. And don't use just any old USB charger : this e-cig's quite sensitive and needs to have her own charger . . . the input voltage is very specific on this model.
Remember to keep your charger and battery connection points clean so there's no liquid or dust build up. If it's grotty, it can cause the charger to malfunction or for the battery not to be fully charged. Clean both connection points with a cotton bud, crushed tissue or paper towel. And no, don't get the battery anywhere near water or any form of liquid.
OK, so what's the downside?
The only 'issue' if you could call it that, is that it's a bit dicky to fill if your hands shake constantly like mine do : I drip it all down side and make a good old mess, hence the introduction of the syringe and drawing needle deal . . . but I guess that's more of a person specific problem, not a problem with the unit . . .