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Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« on: December 19, 2013, 03:20:16 PM »
We sell e-cigarette mods and atties made by Chels, a modder from Israel.
Our goal is to provide the vaping community with stylish, pocketable, long-living e-cigarette mods that are competitive in price.

Production is performed in small runs at a factory in Israel. After each run the devices are shipped out.
These mods are truly small. You can carry them in your pocket or hide them in your hand to avoid unnecessary attention.

MicroStick


MicroStick is a small, lightweight mechanical mod. A stealth vapers dream come true!

MicroStick has a satined aluminium body with black anodized finish. This finish boasts a hardness of 60 according to the Rockwell scale.

The button is made from stainless steel and can be mechanically locked by rotating the outer ring.

The MiniGen, also by Chels, is a perfect complimenting atomizer. Alternatives include any 510 atomizer 16mm in diameter or less.

Dimensions:

Width: 23 mm
Length: 41 mm
Height: 49 mm without the button, 57 mm with the button
Atomizer hole diameter: 16.5 mm
Atomizer hole depth: 32 mm
Weight without battery: 82 gr
 
Other parameters:

Atomizer connector: 510
Battery (not included): 18350 (18500 if combined with the Extender)

Price: $129

It can be complimented with the 18500 battery extender for additional $30.

MiniGen

MiniGen SS is a genesis atomizer made from SS 316.

It is designed to be ideal with MicroStick but it can be used as eGo-sized atomizer.
diameter - 14.8 mm
height - 45 mm
weight - 27 gr
capacity - approximately 2.3 ml
air hole - 1.05 mm
wick hole - 2.4 mm

Price: $70

The MiniGen Ti is available at $90.

We have started the new run, so these and other products are now available for pre-order.

Welcome to the store!
http://mini-ecig.com/all
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2013, 03:20:23 AM »
Links were corrupted...

Assembling with the MicroStick extender
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vMRQ7kUUbl4
 
Review of MicroStick and MiniGen by James Martin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbuQ36MnxRs
 
Review of the MicroStick by Scott Bonner (igetcha69):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Noq2VD1gPWg
 
Review of the MicroStick by The Hill Giant:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_8rNqaMXrQ

Review of the MiniGen V2 by The Hill Giant:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9cSABcaW6s

Assembly & reassembly of the MiniGen V2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCpxogoinu0

Assembly & reassembly of the MiniGen V1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-wGqGBHxe0
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2013, 10:50:53 PM »
welcome to the den miniecig   8)

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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2013, 02:50:03 AM »
Welcome miniecig. Those little mods are great!  :)

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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2013, 02:58:32 AM »
Welcome guys

I have the whole set up, though not got round to setting it up yet

Tell us some more about the Hamoriko, it looks a cute little mod :)
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2013, 07:46:44 AM »
Welcome guys

I have the whole set up, though not got round to setting it up yet

Tell us some more about the Hamoriko, it looks a cute little mod :)

Hamoriko is a regular tube mod. You have seen many of these, so I will just tell about differences:
1. Good build quality
2. Nice clicky button :)
It's the same as on the MicroStick, so it fires even if you press on the edge.
3. The competitive price.

It's small. Here you can see it in a good company next to the MicroStick:


It's not the shortest, because it has the button on the bottom.

There will be 2 tubes:
 - 18350
 - 18500 which allows to use Hamoriko with 18350 battery + Kick

No 18650 tube.

Now we will make about a hundred. A half will be sent to Russia. All our new products are first launched in Russia to get a feedback.
The other half was sold all over the world. Several mods will be sent for reviews.

The current shipping date for it is January, 6. It's not very far from now, so soon we'll get some feedback.
After that we'll see if there are any problems. If everything would be ok, we'll start the new larger run.
I will start posting photos from the production today, so you'll stay up to date :)
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2013, 12:12:14 PM »
Time for news!

Let's start with several most common questions.

1. Will you make the atomizer hole in the MicroStick wider to fit 17 mm atties?

No, this is not planned. The wall between the atomizer hole and the button is very thin (< 1mm). To make a bigger atty hole, we will need to move the connector away from the button and then the dimensions of the MicroStick also have to be changed. This will lead to changes in the extender, conductor, etc. So we will not change the size of the atomizer hole in the coming runs.

2. Will you make the extenders for the MicroSticks of the first run?

No, sorry. Many improvements were made to the MicroStick since the first run to make it better. We reduced the tolerances for the body and the bottom cap and re-worked the connector. This allowed us to make the extender, which fits well and has no problems with connection. Making the extender for the first run will bring back and multiply the problems. So we decided that we will not make the extenders for the first run. It's logical that each next version becomes better.

3. How to adjust position of the atty air hole in the MicroStick?

The position of the airhole in the MiniGen is adjustable. You can find the instruction here:
http://youtu.be/v-wGqGBHxe0?t=1m12s
So you can change the relative position of the wick and the airhole thus changing the taste.
The connector in the MicroStick is not adjustable.

You can find these and other answers here:
http://mini-ecig.com/FAQ

The production was started several days ago, so now the results are already visible.
We have photos of Hamoriko and MicroStick bodies.


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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2013, 11:22:15 AM »
Hi, Miniecig.

Welcome to the Den and thank you for the production pictures.

Pictures showing the assembly process would also be welcome.


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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2013, 04:15:55 PM »
Many leather cases are in stock, though still shipped directly from Russia:
http://parish-nn.ru/en/InStock_M01



Also we have a couple of fresh photos of Hamoriko mods.


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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2013, 12:33:13 PM »
We wish Happy New Year to all of you!

There were no news for quite a long time, but the production was ongoing.
The MicroSticks are half ready. The bodies will be sent for anodysing in the beginning of January. The production of buttons and bottom caps was started.
The Hamoriko mods are almost ready. Only the engraving is missing.
The production of extenders was started.
The cases for the MicroStick are still available in stock in different sizes and colors:
http://parish-nn.ru/en/InStock_M01

Today we got many photos from production.
















See you next year :)
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2013, 05:16:52 PM »
When will this be available  8]]?

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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2013, 05:50:54 PM »
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2014, 05:58:31 PM »
Hamorikos are almost ready:
http://mini-ecig.com/Hamoriko



The only missing part if the brass screw for the button.

The problem is that the screws were expected to arrive a week ago, but currently supplier says that they will be delivered 05/01, which means that in the best case we can ship the Hamorikos 07/01, instead of 06/01 as it was promised originally.

It looks like we can expect a bigger delay than just one day, so now we move the shipping date for Hamoriko mods to 13/01. Sorry about that.

The MicroSticks and the MiniGens are on track. We do not expect any delays for them.

On the photo Hamorikos are assembled with 18500 tube.
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2014, 05:04:31 PM »
First of all, Todd made a very detailed review of the MicroStick with the extender. Thanks, Todd!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EiWSwgkNBm

The screws for the Hamorikos have finally arrived!
So nothing blocks us now and we will start shipping of Hamoriko mods on Sunday, since Friday and Saturday are a weekend in Israel.
 
The production of the MiniGen SS was started. The titanium for the MiniGen Ti will arrive on Sunday and then the production will also be started.
This time the run of MiniGen Ti will be very small, because now due to some reason it's hard to find titanium in Israel. We stopped sales for MiniGen Ti, but all sold MiniGens are in safe.
 
The MicroSticks are still on anodising so we keep waiting for them.
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2014, 05:27:14 PM »
What sort of wait would I have if I ordered a microstick from you today?
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2014, 03:19:21 AM »
What sort of wait would I have if I ordered a microstick from you today?
We promise to ship orders in 14-45 days.
Currently we expect to start shipping in the end of January.
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2014, 12:39:32 PM »
Will we have to pre-order or are you building enough that we can order when they are ready to ship?


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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2014, 12:45:57 PM »
Will we have to pre-order or are you building enough that we can order when they are ready to ship?
We mostly expect pre-orders.

We start each run with collecting subscriptions for stock updates. Based on this we estimate how many items will be sold and start the production.
During the production we take pre-orders. If at the moment when we start shipping, we have unsold items, they will be available in stock.

But this is the 3rd run and already now it's clear, that this run will be fully sold (just like 1st and 2nd runs) before we start shipping.

Starting from this run we will have retailers, which will have something in stock (unless they also take pre-orders!) :)
But there won't be much.

So now you know how we work. You can make a pre-order and guarantee that you'll get your order soon.
Or you can wait for shipping and then try to catch what you need at retailers.
The list of retailers will be published as soon as we start shipping.
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2014, 11:24:17 PM »
I'm ssssssuuuuper bummed I didn't see this. I ordered a fasttech nemesis clone 2 days ago. I wish I could have gotten one of yours!!!

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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2014, 04:40:42 PM »
I'm ssssssuuuuper bummed I didn't see this. I ordered a fasttech nemesis clone 2 days ago. I wish I could have gotten one of yours!!!
It's not too late yet :)
We still have some from this run.
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2014, 04:41:32 PM »
The MicroSticks are still on anodising. The sub-contractor has moved the date several times already and currently promises to finalize the first batch of the MicroSticks and extenders to be ready by the end of this week.
They are available for pre-ordering:
http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick

We still fit into 45 days for all orders. If the anodising is not delayed anymore, we'll start shipping in 1.5-2 weeks.

All pre-ordered Hamorikos were shipped. Orders which contained in addition to Hamorikos also a MicroStick, MiniGen or an extender will be shipped as soon as all items are available.

The titanium for the MiniGen Ti has arrived, so now the production of MiniGens is ongoing. On the photos you can see the connectors for the MiniGen.
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2014, 04:43:03 PM »
Of the hamoriko? The site says you're out :confused:

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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2014, 04:54:18 PM »
Of the hamoriko? The site says you're out :confused:
Aha, I see. No Hamorikos are sold. MicroSticks are available.
The next run of the Hamorikos will be started soon if the feedback on the first run is positive. So we're eagerly waiting :)
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2014, 04:55:05 PM »
Haha yea me too. They look so cool

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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #24 on: January 17, 2014, 04:15:53 PM »
The MicroSticks's bodies are back from anodising!
We got the first butch of 100 MicroSticks and all extenders.
The MicroSticks's bodies will soon pass the engraving. Meanwhile we hope that the bottom caps will also arrive from anodising.
So before we can start the shipping, we need to get the bottom caps.
The extenders need just a conductor to be ready for shipping.
The MiniGens SS and Ti are also almost ready. They can be blocked by engraving, but we hope that on the next week we will be able to start shipping.
Several MicroSticks are still available for pre-orders:
http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick

We reduce the promised shipping date to 15-30 days. The next run has no settled shipping date yet, but it will be earliest in the end of March. So hurry up to catch this run!




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