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Well, I have to personally blame Mark from Xtreme Vaping for this coming to pass.  My belvoed Mini Novas are going to sit and gather dust and wait to be needed as a backup... which will never happen I suspect as I always have at least eight of my current clearo of choice on back up duty.

Now back to Mark from Xtreme and why this is all his fault.  He turned me on to the iClear 16; the clearo that has just as good and possibly slighty better throat hit, better vapor production and equal in taste production to my beloved minis.  But where it really propels itself beyond the mini is the ease of cleaning and more importantly the simplicity of filling it.  With the Mini, you need to get into the ridge area at the bottom with a thin cleaning tool, in my case, normally a thinly rolled up paper towel and repeatedly swipe it along with gently wiping down the upper parts and then of course the plastic portion of the tank which has been removed.  With the iClear, there is no ridge area to be concerned about so a few quick swipes along the bottom plus the normal pat downs of the wicks (same as you do on the mini) and a quick clean of the plastic tank and you are done. I know that that sounds like only one step separates the two items, but cleaning that ridge along the bottom adds heavily to the process (agreed we are only talking about 30 extra seconds, but time is time). 

Then there is the filling.  The one thing that I didn't love about my mini novas was that often when I filled it (or when I cleaned it even) the head would be knocked loose but I couldn't tell until I tried to vape with it.  Then I had to either carefully pour the liquid out into another bottle or just pour it out and lose it. That absolutely drove me nuts.  The other issue with the Mini is that you had to be careful and pour along the sides (normally touching the head with part of the bottle thus possibly jarring it loose) or you chance pouring fluid in the hole in the middle of the clearo head which leads to all sorts of additional issues.  You could use a syringe to fill the atty as well, but I don't really have those so I was stuck playing jeopardy with every fill.

Now with the iClear 16, you just twist off the drip tip and pour. there is a tiny hole in the middle but with even the smallest amount of care you will avoid it (or not) and it won't matter much.  To really create a problem you almost have to pour directly on the hole for a while. 

The thing that was still holding me back and having me use my Mini Novas at least half the time is that I love my colored drip tips.  You couldn't use them with the iClear 16.  Well, Mark from Xtreme Vaping got in the 510 drip tip converters and I just tried one on my iClear. It works perfectly!!!!  I am now officially completely on the iClear 16, which in my opinion is the easiest and best clearo on the market today.



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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2013, 04:17:15 AM »
My friend vapes on these exclusively and I have to say... great vape. Quite like the look of the iClear 30's, and may buy one to review ;)

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2013, 04:45:53 AM »
thanks for sharing mark,  any chance of some pics?,   i must say  the iclear is one i have not tried or been tempted to try  but after reading your review i'm curious  <:>

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2013, 05:35:21 AM »
Good share mark, next it'll be rebuildables for their simplicity :))

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2013, 06:07:05 AM »
I'm in the same boat as you Mark, only with the Iclear 30's.

I received two of them when I purchased the Innokin Itaste SVD.  Didn't bother with them for a couple of weeks and then I started reading the reviews.  Though there must be something to the 16 wick thing. 

Every since I tried them my nova's have been collecting dust.  Only downside is they are dual coil and I can't redo the wicks.

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2013, 03:24:03 PM »
Just took a few pics for you Caz, just waiting for them to get from the phone to the computer.  Horseman, no issue for me as I don't dare recoil! 

I really love that with the 510 tip converters I can use my colorful drip tips.


Self Edit - add pics

So... the first pic here is of my Provari and my Vamo (18650 mode) with the iClear 16's on them.  I have already done the drip tip converter to for the Provari and just tossed on a nice but not stupendous drip tip.  You can also see my lovely pill box that reminds me what pills I have take when and just for Dom, a book case in the background filled with fantasy books



The second one is a pic of a new iClear 16 just unwrapped next to my most recent Mini Nova.  It's not a great pic so I can take another one if you like Caz.

« Last Edit: May 19, 2013, 05:06:44 PM by Mark Burton »

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2013, 03:52:33 PM »
Another end of an era. First Caz now you.

But that pic is as clear as mud :))


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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2013, 03:56:43 PM »
I know Charlie, it's very disconcerting! I totally admit I suck as a photographer... I seem to do pretty good with photographing food, but Vaping stuff.. I always seem to get glare... :(

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2013, 03:57:54 PM »
ok  stupid question  as i dont use drip tips  i have no clue,   where can i get a 510 drip tip converter   ??? :-\

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2013, 04:12:47 PM »
Caz, there are no stupid questions remember?  <:>   You can get one from Mark over at Vaping Xtreme out here or I am sure that Charlie or one of the other registered Den vendors out in the UK can get one for you.  If they can't let me know and I will send you a few.

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2013, 04:15:34 PM »
lol  there is mark when i ask em   :D   i will have a look around,  thanks mark   ;D

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2013, 04:17:46 PM »
here's what I use, not sure if it's a drip tip converter, but I bought three in my last order ;) works well with a cisco 306 type device IMO. If you're thinking of getting one let me know and I'll dig out the details of which atomizer I'm using as they work great together.

tip: http://www.safercigs.co.uk/The_Precision_106306_Tip/p705283_6357263.aspx

still prefer the eVod for an all day vape. Just no good if you're switching juices all the time. With the Cisco, just blow off any excess into a tissue each time you change juice.

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2013, 04:21:26 PM »
Caz, just to make sure you are getting the right thing, here is the link to it on the Xtreme Vaping site.

http://www.vapingxtreme.com/CE_to_510_Drip_Tip_Adapter.html

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2013, 04:35:06 PM »
awesome mark thanks,  will do a search and see if i can find one  8]]

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2013, 04:59:37 PM »
No worries, I always want to see a gorgeous lady and her bling remain together.

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2013, 05:24:24 PM »
Thanks Mark, just got my I clear 30 , it's awesome ! Flavor is amazing,and just the right amount of TH.
I have the color purple, looks so nice.

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2013, 02:39:06 AM »
Maria, I am really glad you are enjoying it!  Only problem is that the iClear 30 can't use the drip tip converter so your stuck with that black thingy! 

I think I must be strange, everyone else likes huge tanks and I like small ones... I guess I would rather re-fill than get bored or have something happen half way through and have to toss a lot of juice.

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2013, 03:17:39 AM »
i just ordered the iclear 16,   hmmm wonder if i'll like it,    seeing that i'm on a roll for liking different things   you never know  w:)w

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2013, 03:20:32 AM »
Tell you what Caz, if you don't like it, when I get out to the UK I'll take you out for a Gammon Dinner to make it up to you!  ;D

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #19 on: May 24, 2013, 03:22:07 AM »
wooohooo  a girl cant turn down a free meal   :]=]

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #20 on: May 24, 2013, 11:10:28 AM »
Who knew?  All that time I tried putting a smile on Caz's face and all I had to do was take her to dinner!  ;D

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2013, 06:39:01 AM »
 {W}  i'm getting seriously concerned about myself,   why do i like the iclear  ???    just arrived this morning and i think it could top the vapeonly  ???  i'm not used to having choices,  feel like i've walked into the twilight zone  :'(      not trying anything else  with the way i am at the moment or my head will explode  :P

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2013, 09:57:58 AM »
{W}  i'm getting seriously concerned about myself,   why do i like the iclear  ???    just arrived this morning and i think it could top the vapeonly  ???  i'm not used to having choices,  feel like i've walked into the twilight zone  :'(      not trying anything else  with the way i am at the moment or my head will explode  :P

That's ok Caz, I will still take you to dinner!  :}}} :}}} :}}}

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #23 on: May 25, 2013, 11:57:44 AM »
 :D

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Re: iClear 16 Review or how my beloved Mini Novas became dusty
« Reply #24 on: May 25, 2013, 02:51:01 PM »
Mark, every time I refill the I clear I unscrew the top of the head. It reads 999, I have to tighten down the head.