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Title: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig 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 (http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/cache/data/MicroStick/ms-spheroid_01-500x500.jpg) (http://mini-ecig.com/image/cache/data/MicroStick/ms-02-500x500.jpg)
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 (http://"http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick_18500_extender") for additional $30.

MiniGen (http://"http://mini-ecig.com/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 (http://"http://mini-ecig.com/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 (http://mini-ecig.com/all)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig 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
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: caz on December 20, 2013, 10:50:53 PM
welcome to the den miniecig   8)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: Dom on December 21, 2013, 02:50:03 AM
Welcome miniecig. Those little mods are great!  :)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: danwldr 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 :)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig 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:
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/MiniMech/mm-02.jpg)

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 :)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig 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.
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20131219_3rd_run_01.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20131219_3rd_run_02.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: vapingfool 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.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig 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 (http://parish-nn.ru/en/InStock_M01)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20131223_3rd_run_cases.jpg)

Also we have a couple of fresh photos of Hamoriko mods.
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20131223_3rd_run_01.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20131223_3rd_run_02.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig 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 (http://parish-nn.ru/en/InStock_M01)

Today we got many photos from production.
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20131229_3rd_run_02.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20131229_3rd_run_04.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20131229_3rd_run_08.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20131229_3rd_run_03.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20131229_3rd_run_05.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20131229_3rd_run_06.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20131229_3rd_run_07.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20131229_3rd_run_01.jpg)

See you next year :)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: m3lov3r on December 31, 2013, 05:16:52 PM
When will this be available  8]]?
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: danwldr on December 31, 2013, 05:50:54 PM
here - http://mini-ecig.com/battery_blocks

Welcome :)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on January 03, 2014, 05:58:31 PM
Hamorikos are almost ready:
http://mini-ecig.com/Hamoriko (http://mini-ecig.com/Hamoriko)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140103_3rd_run_01.jpg)

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.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig 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 (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.
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140110_3rd_run_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: danwldr on January 09, 2014, 05:27:14 PM
What sort of wait would I have if I ordered a microstick from you today?
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig 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.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: vapingfool 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?
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig 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.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: ThatVAGuy 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!!!
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig 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.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig 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.
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140114_3rd_run_02.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: ThatVAGuy on January 14, 2014, 04:43:03 PM
Of the hamoriko? The site says you're out :confused:
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig 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 :)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: ThatVAGuy on January 14, 2014, 04:55:05 PM
Haha yea me too. They look so cool
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig 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!
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140115_3rd_run_01.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140115_3rd_run_02.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140115_3rd_run_03.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on January 19, 2014, 05:49:32 AM
Shipping dates

We will start shipping of the MicroSticks 26-29/01. The orders will be shipped as soon as they are ready, so the whole shipping process will probably take about 2 weeks or maybe a bit more.

More than 150 MicroSticks were ordered 16/12 and 17/12, so the first ready MicroSticks will be shipped to them.
Orders placed in the middle of January most likely will be shipped in the beginning of February.

Anyway all orders will be shipped not later than 45 days after the payment date.

The MiniGens SS and Ti are almost ready. They should not delay orders with MicroSticks.
The extenders will be ready for shipping in the middle of the next week. The only missing part is the condutor pin.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on January 26, 2014, 05:18:48 PM
The shipping was started!
 
So what's the current status?
 
MicroSticks are ready.
Extenders for the MicroSticks are ready.
MiniGens SS and TI are ready except for the engraving. The engraving machine is broken for more than a week. We thought that maybe it would be fixed in time and will not block us, but now they say that our order for engraving will be ready 1-3 of February.
 
We decided that we will start shipping of orders which include MiniGens now and ship the MiniGens with standard shipping as soon as they are ready. At least we will not block shipping of MicroSticks and extenders by that.
The current plan is to ship all orders (except for MiniGens) on this week.
 
Tracking numbers were already sent for the shipped orders.
 
On the photos you can see the MiniGens before they were sent for engraving and also MicroSticks and extenders prepared for the shipping.

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140126_3rd_01.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140126_3rd_02.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on January 30, 2014, 04:57:06 PM
More than a half of all orders is shipped. The shipping will be finalized on the next week.

The MicroSticks and the extenders are fully ready.
The MiniGens arrived from engraving. Now they are on assembling stage. They should be ready for shipping on Sunday or Monday. MiniGens are polished, so SS and Ti versions look almost identical on photos, though Ti version is darker.

Starting from this run we'll have retailers. Currently we have retailers in USA, Italy and France. All of them are allowed to set any price and ship worldwide.
Currently they are also wait for shipping. They will have MicroSticks, Extenders and MiniGens SS. The list of retailers will be published as soon as they have items in stock.

We have leftovers of extenders and MiniGens SS. They will be available on the next week. We'll send the notifications to all who subscribed for stock updates.

The next run is planned on February. The shipping date is not settled yet, but it will be in the end of March or later. The next run will be started after a vacation. We'll post dates later. We all need rest sometimes :)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140129_3rd_01.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140129_3rd_02.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on February 07, 2014, 09:42:29 AM
Known problems of the 3rd run & shipping news

Let's start with known problems of the current run.

In some MicroSticks of the 3rd run (serial numbers #800+) the screw head easily gets stripped and it's impossible to remove the screw from the bottom cap.

The screw head is almost rounded and and gets easily stripped especially if a non-proper tool is used. The recommended tool to unscrew the screws is allen key 2 mm.

We got defective screws and haven't tested them before installing. Our estimation is that 5-10% of all used screws were defective and since there are two screws in each MicroStick, the probability of having a MicroStick with defective screws is rather high.

This is our fault and we are sorry about this. Next time we'll test all parts before installing them.

Please, contact us if you have problem with the screws in the MicroStick of the 3rd run. We'll arrange the repair or replacement of your MicroStick. All the expenses on the shipping will be compensated.

If you took the screws off, but the screws were damaged, we'll send you the new screws. Please, be careful and don't damage the threads in the MicroStick trying to get the screws out. The problem is in the screws themselves, not in the threads or in the contact of aluminium body and the SS screws. Sorry for the inconvenience.

The shipping on this week was delayed for the MicroSticks since we tried to find the root cause of the problem. We double checked all screws in MicroSticks which were not shipped yet and replaced all defective.
All MicroSticks shipped to the retailers were double checked, so these should be ok.

The full list of known problems can be found here:
http://mini-ecig.com/known_issues

We planned to complete the shipping on this week, but due to the extra checks and replaced screws we are now behind the plan. The shipping will be finalized on the next week.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: pwmeek on February 07, 2014, 10:45:15 AM
I do like a company that is open and reactive when they find a problem. Good job!
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on February 08, 2014, 04:08:23 PM
The list of retailers will be published on the next week.
We promised to publish it on this week, but due to the defective screws we had to double check the remaining MicroSticks.
All the MicroSticks were double checked before shipping to retailers but as a result, they were shipped several days later than planned and haven't arrived yet.

We will publish the list as soon as at least 1 retailer will receive the items and will put them on sale. There will be 200 MicroSticks at our retailers, so you won't miss them.
The list will be published on all forums where we normally publish our news and also in the store and on our Facebook page.

The next run will be started in March, so it's a long wait. You can subscribe for stock updates to get a notification when the pre-orders for the next run will be started.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on February 12, 2014, 02:51:11 PM
Now we finally have the first retailer!
Only retailers which have our items in stock are published here:
http://mini-ecig.com/retailers
 
In this run there will be 3 more retailers: 1 more in USA, and 2 in EU. Currently our items are on the way to them.
 
Retailers in different countries have different taxes and customs duties, so retailers are allowed to set any price. We will try to increase the list of retailers which will help in maintaining a competitive price.
 
We will keep selling our products directly but again with long wait for pre-orders and then for production and shipping, so if for any reason you don't like to buy from retailers, please subscribe for stock updates here:
http://mini-ecig.com/all
Then you will be notified as soon as we start the next run.
 
If you want to become one of our retailers, please, contact us.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on April 19, 2014, 04:56:51 PM
We're back! Very soon we'll start the next run.
Now it's planned on the very end of April.
 
Since the last run, we found a new building, bought new CNC machines and now we're almost ready to start.
We hope to solve all problems with anodizing, Hamoriko's finish, etc.
Also now we won't depend so much on sub-contractors, so it will be easier to keep the quality :)
 
In the coming run we'll have MicroSticks, Extenders, Hamorikos SS and MiniGens SS.
Titanium versions will come a bit later.
 
Chels has a new project: MiniAtty. It's a new bottom feed 16 mm SS atomizer. It will be possible to use it with a silica wick or a mesh. A mesh is installed vertically as an arch.
We're about to produce the first prototype and then we'll announce the price and publish the photos.
 
MiniAtty will be available for pre-order from the beginning of the next run even if we won't be ready with the finalized prototype.
The prototype and photos will be ready before we'll start the shipping of the next run. Hopefully, the first review will be also ready by that time.
So it will be possible to place an order for the MiniAtty and later keep it or request a refund depending on prototype testing results.
For now let's wish Chels good luck and wait for the photos!
 
As usually, those who have subscribed for stock updates will get a personal e-mail with notification about start of pre-orders.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: VapeAddict on April 19, 2014, 05:45:27 PM
Just to clarify, am I right in saying that the small black one, (sorry - I forgot it's name - the box type mod), does NOT come with any sort of atty?
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: danwldr on April 19, 2014, 07:57:38 PM
Its a microstick Sye

No it does not come with any type of atty

And will only take 16mm or less
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: Mark Burton on April 19, 2014, 09:39:23 PM
Anyone gotten the Hamorki v 1?  Thoughts on it?  It looks like it might be good for my stylishly stealth vaping in LA (now that I have to do that until I am ready to get cited).
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on April 24, 2014, 05:25:30 PM
In the next run we'll have the following items:
 - MicroStick and extender 18500
 - Hamoriko SS and extra tubes 18500 & 18650
 - MiniAtty SS

We got pictures of the MiniAtty:
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/MiniAtty/ma_03.jpg)

You can find more pictures in the store.
And here are some dimensions:
diameter - 16 mm
length - 50 mm
capacity - approximately 2.5 ml
wick/mesh hole - 2.3 mm

The first prototype will be ready in the beginning of May.

Already now you can subscribe for stock updates for it:
http://mini-ecig.com/MiniAtty
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: danwldr on April 24, 2014, 05:34:12 PM
Subscribed :)+1
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on April 27, 2014, 04:50:04 PM
The 4th run is officially started!

The new run is started so again we take pre-orders. We'll post news about the progress of production, which will be started in several days.

The shipping will be started in the end of May or in the beginning of June. We promise to ship orders in 30-45 days after the payment.
Those who placed the order first, will be served first.

All available items can be found here:
http://mini-ecig.com/all

If you want to change your order or upgarde the shipping method, please, help yourself here:
http://mini-ecig.com/service

Now we also offer spares: buttons, springs and screws:
http://mini-ecig.com/accessories

Leather cases are still sold only directly from Parish:
http://parish-nn.ru/en/M01

The current run is "endless", but if there will be too many orders to complete in 45 days, we'll stop taking pre-orders for a while.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: danwldr on April 27, 2014, 05:09:04 PM
Any reviews on Mini Atty yet?

Tempted but not sure if prototypes are tested yet?
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on April 27, 2014, 05:35:49 PM
Any reviews on Mini Atty yet?

Tempted but not sure if prototypes are tested yet?
The prototype is not erady yet.
We'll publish reviews and photos when they will be available.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on May 16, 2014, 04:10:04 PM
Yesterday CNC machines finally arrived, so on the next week we will be able to start the production.
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140516_cnc1.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on May 25, 2014, 04:48:29 AM
We have some bad news. Our CNC machines arrived with a delay and what is worse, no electricity is supplied.
The local electricity company is a monopoly and there is no way to speed them up. On this week they finally started working on this, but their job is still not done. Nearly every day we thought that we can finally start the production tomorrow, but we are still blocked. In 1-2 days electricity should be ready.

To speed up things and catch up on the plan, we rented one more CNC machine so now we try hard to make sure that we start shipping within 45 days for all orders. This run was started 26/04, so the earliest promised shipping date is 09/06. If we could start on this week, we would avoid delays, but now we have to face the fact, that we can't complete the orders in just 2 remaining weeks.
Sorry.

We will have a delay in several days for orders placed in April and in the beginning of May, though we truly tried to avoid this. Orders placed in the middle of May are now in safe. We'll ship them in time.

You don't need to worry about 45 days of PayPal guarantee. We allow refunds any time before the order is shipped. We did this previously and we'll keep that practice, so don't worry about this.

Once we get everything in place we'll post photos from production.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: pwmeek on May 25, 2014, 08:07:47 AM
I have known companies that refused to project finishing times because of possible (and unforeseeable) delays. They claim to dislike the need for an occasional message like the above.

Myself, I prefer good-faith estimates (so we can anticipate with some degree of accuracy) with the occasional setback. Keep on like this.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: Keviedee on May 25, 2014, 11:25:43 PM
Yes, it is nice to see you keeping us in the loop! I'm also excited to see pics of the mini atty as I ordered one of those too. Maybe if you have enough I'll have to add an extender to my order as well.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on May 26, 2014, 02:19:44 AM
Yes, it is nice to see you keeping us in the loop! I'm also excited to see pics of the mini atty as I ordered one of those too. Maybe if you have enough I'll have to add an extender to my order as well.
The prototyping of the MiniAtty is blocked just like anything else. We'll post photos as soon as we have them.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on May 31, 2014, 04:10:58 PM
Electricity will be available on Thursday. They need to take the power down for almost a day in our industrial area and it took some time to coordinate that and then we have to wait for almost a week again, because the companies have to be notified in advance.

Currently the official announcement was sent to all the companies in the area, so we believe that on Thursday the electricity will be in place.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on June 06, 2014, 04:18:02 PM
Yesterday night a big yellow digger made a ditch for the cable. All the cabling is now in place and the factory is physically connected to electricity.
On Monday an inspector should come, check that everything is fine, that we follow all the rules and will turn the power on.
Seems that this story comes to a logical end and very soon will finally start the production.
This took almost 2 months by now instead of 2 weeks. Sorry once again for the delays.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: brian.tpa.1620 on June 08, 2014, 11:48:49 PM
oh man that is awesome. love it
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on June 09, 2014, 02:56:57 PM
The power is ON!

Now we can start doing our job. Here is the plan.
On Tuesday the compressor will be installed. It's already in place, so we just need to connect it and set it up.
On Wednesday we'll connect all our CNC machines to the compressor and get ready for the production.
On Thursday, we will be good to go.
Thanks to all for your patience and support!
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140609_power_on2.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on June 11, 2014, 06:17:26 PM
The compressor is ready. All 3 CNC machines are connected to the compressor and we just need 1 day to get them ready for the production.
On the photo below you can see the air compressor system: compressor (left), air receiver tank (center), dryer (right).

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140610_compressor.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140611_151944.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140611_151958.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140611_152057.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on June 15, 2014, 05:38:15 PM
Production is started!

CNC machines are fully ready.
We started production of bodies for the MicroSticks and started working on the prototype of the MiniAtty.
On the photos you can see a half-ready body of a MicroStick and the camera of the MiniAtty.
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140615_185143.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140615_185325.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: danwldr on June 15, 2014, 05:41:05 PM
Ahhhhhhhh

Mini atty

Thanks for the regular updates and glad you guys are now up and running again.  :)+1
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on June 18, 2014, 05:48:18 PM
Currently we work on the MIcroSticks and on the prototype of the MiniAtty. Chels says that he likes how it goes and believes that it would be a great atomizer.

Now we have a confirmation from Scott Bonner (igetcha) that he will review the MiniAtty. He is overloaded so we'll have a review from him only in 3-4 weeks.

Before that we'll get review of the MiniAtty and some detailed description from Purgen. He lives in Israel, rather close to the factory, so he will be the first one who will get the prototype.

Currently we are looking for well known reviewers who can make a review in about 2 weeks.
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140617_1.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140617_2.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140618_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on June 18, 2014, 06:07:37 PM
The store support will be limited from 21/06 (Saturday) till 08/07 (Tuesday) due to vacation time. Anyway we'll try to answer all questions within 72 hours during that time.
The production is ongoning and it will not be impacted anyhow. We'll keep posting photos, etc.
With our current knowledge the shipping will be started in the beginning of July.
We'll send orders partially if only a part of an order will be available. So if you have a Hamoriko and a MicroStick in your order and a MicroStick becomes available earlier, we'll ship the MicroStick first and the Hamoriko later on as soon as it's available.

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140616_172301.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140616_173226.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140616_180425.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: failte on June 18, 2014, 06:17:42 PM
I love the CNC machine: banks of buttons, a big honkin' dial, a steampunk keyboard, and when all else fails: the hammer.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on June 27, 2014, 05:27:48 PM
With our current knowledge the production of the current run will be mostly finished in beginning of July. Then we'll need several days to pack the orders.
Shipping of orders placed in April and May will be performed 10-15 of July.
 
The store support is limited from 21/06 (Saturday) till 08/07 (Tuesday) due to vacation time. Anyway we'll try to answer all questions within 72 hours during that time.

The production is ongoing and it will not be impacted anyhow. We'll keep posting photos, etc.
The MicroSticks will be sent for anodising soon.


(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140619_2.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140619_3.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140623_2.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140623_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: VapeAddict on June 27, 2014, 05:37:01 PM
Can I place an order? Or is it too late?

*EDIT*

Never mind, I have been to your website, and see that I can - ;)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on July 09, 2014, 04:27:13 PM
The store is fully functional again and we get back to the normal speed of answering. Now again we try to answer all requests in 1 day.

We have some news from the production.
1. The bodies of the MicroSticks is nearly ready. Tomorrow they will pass the last operation before the anodising: cutting the windows in the atty hole. Then they will be sent for anodising. We expect them to be ready before 15/07. While they will be on anodising we'll complete the Hamorikos.

2. A new sandblasting machine arrived, so we will have full control over quality of the Hamorikos finish. Also it is used to prepare the MicroSticks for anodising. Currently we're working on the buttons for Hamorikos. Photos will be available a bit later.

3. The prototype of the MiniAtty is nearly ready, but we put all our efforts on the MicroSticks now. Anyway we promise to ship the orders as soon as they are ready at least partially. The remaining part of orders will be shipped later at our expense. If the EMS shipping was selected, then the remaining part will be shipped also with EMS.

4. The current run of the MicroSticks is nearly sold out. We have only 10 items left for sale. The sales of the next run will be started when we ship all existing orders and all orders for the retailers.

We have more delays and we apologize for that. Starting a new factory is a tricky thing. We didn't expect 1 month delay due to electricity issues. Now when the power is on, we faced new problems, which can be rather easily solved, but anyway they take time. For example, the air compressor heated the building to +55, which is obviously too high for anyone. We had to re-arrange the installation of the hardware, so now it's ok, but it took another week.

With our current knowledge, the shipping will be performed 20-25 of July.

Fresh photos from production:
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140630.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140702_1.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140702_2.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140709_3.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140709_4.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140709_5.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140709_6.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140709_7.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on July 20, 2014, 10:36:16 AM
The MicroSticks bodies are ready and sent for anodising.
On the photos you can see the bodies before and after they were satined. After anodising they will get black. We got many questions if the MicroStick can stay not anodised? But anodising is used as an insulator, so you'll need it.
Hamoriko buttons and connectors are ready. The production of the tubes is in progress.
We plan to start shipping in about a week: 27-30 of July.

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140717_165055.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140720_101123.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140715_191050.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on July 28, 2014, 04:32:31 PM
Today we shipped all EMS orders with MicroSticks.
Now we pack the last 20 MicroSticks of the first batch of anodised MicroSticks.

The next batch of MicroSticks will come from anodising on Sunday, so we'll continue shipping of the MicroSticks on Monday next week.

Hamorikos are in production. Connectors and buttons are ready. Tubes have passed the first operation. On the photo you can see the quality of satin. This time it's even and spotless. In 1 week Hamorikos will be ready for engraving. In 2 weeks we'll ship them.

MiniAtty: the prototype is delayed because we are focused on MicroSticks and Hamorikos. The prototype should be ready in 1 week.

In this run the connector in MicroSticks has cuts for air flow. This is important for the cartomizers, because often the tank can go down and close the air flow.

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140727_182348.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140727_143649.jpg)

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Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on August 10, 2014, 07:33:30 PM
The shipping is ongoing.

Shipping plan for the MicroSticks:
 - The latest shipped order is #2063
 - Orders #2064-#2350 will be shipped on week 33 (August, 11-17)
 - Orders #2351-#2900 will be shipped on week 34 (August, 18-24)
 - All EMS orders are shipped with priority as soon as MicroSticks are available.

Extenders are ready and will be shipped on the next week.

Hamorikos are nearly ready. They miss only satin finish. On this week we were working on satin, but we don't like the quality, so we'll start shipping as soon as this problem is solved. Most likely they will be shipped on the coming week.

The prototype of the MiniAtty is ready. The shape of the drip-tip will be slightly changed, but in general it's ready. We'll send it for the review on the coming week.

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140805_164130.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140807_171535.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140807_172041.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140807_175140.jpg)

Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: danwldr on August 10, 2014, 08:46:27 PM

The prototype of the MiniAtty is ready. We'll send it for the review on the coming week.


 :]=]
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: Keviedee on August 11, 2014, 03:41:44 AM
Just got the e mail that my micro stick is en route! Yay! I'll probably pick up a mini protank to use on it untill the mini atty arrives. Thanks to Chels for keeping us informed on whats going on, sorry you had some setbacks but it's good to see things are on track. For anyone who hasn't seen a micro stick up close and personal, they are a solid performing device, great form factor, and well worth the wait.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on August 13, 2014, 05:10:01 PM
We just discovered that the anodising company wasn't working on our order. This is really frustrating, because it looks like they lied to us for at least a week.

Now we took back all the remaining MicroSticks and sent it to another company. They swear that our order (all MicroSticks) will be ready in the beginning of the next week. The new company called us already several times asking different things, so we believe that these guys indeed are working on our order. Also they are going to make satin for all Hamorikos already on this week.

The latest shipped order with MicroSticks is #2063. We plan to ship all MicroSticks on the next week.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: Keviedee on August 13, 2014, 09:32:34 PM
That sucks, hopefully the new company does better.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on August 16, 2014, 06:25:58 PM
The prototype of the MiniAtty was reviewed by Purgen:
MiniAtty - Mini ECIG (http://mini-ecig.com/MiniAtty)

He made a short video describing the MiniAtty and several photos. Now we're going to send the MiniAtty to Scott Bonner (igetcha69) for a more advanced review.
Chels and Purgen discussed the MiniAtty and agreed that the following changes will be made to the MiniAtty prototype before the production is started:
- The length of the atty will be increased by 3 mm to increase the capacity from 2 ml to 3 ml
- Standard nuts will be replaced with custom nuts to save space on the deck
- Pins will be thicker to fully block the liquid if the cap is turned
- The air flow hole will be slightly increased (Purgen did it himself before recording the video)
- You might see small scratches on the body. There will be no scratches in production.

Also Chels performed some basic leaking tests. The MiniAtty spent 6 hours up side down and 6 hours horizontally. It wasn't leaking.


(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/MiniAtty/ma20.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/MiniAtty/ma18.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/MiniAtty/ma24.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on August 19, 2014, 05:37:04 PM
The new anodising company is defintely much faster than the old one.
We got Hamorikos from them and satin looks perfect! They are well packed, so we expect that the surface will be spotless. Anyway we'll check them before the shipping. Now they are on engraving. They should be ready in about 2 days. On Sunday we are going to ship them all.

The MicroSticks are coming from anodising in batches. They are deep black, so it's good. They promised to finish anodising of all MicroSticks on this week. We already sent the received MicroSticks for engraving.

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140819_1.JPG)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140819_3.JPG)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140818_173824.jpg)

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Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on August 23, 2014, 05:07:35 PM
Today we got new photos from production. Engraving of Hamorikos is finished. Engraving of MicroSticks is almost finished.
On Sunday or Monday we will ship more or less all orders with Hamorikos and MicroSticks.

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140820_01.JPG)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20140820_02.JPG)

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Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on October 09, 2014, 04:20:17 PM
We have several discounted MicroSticks on sale:
http://mini-ecig.com/2S_MicroStick (http://mini-ecig.com/2S_MicroStick)
Most likely we'll have more, so you can subscribe for it if all are sold out.

Scott Bonner (igetcha 69) reviewed the MiniAtty several days ago:

He reviewed a prototype and had several comments, which will be applied in the final version of the MiniAtty:
- the air draw is a bit too hard (we'll make it easier)
- the finish of the atty is darker close to the bottom (it will be even)
- the wick holes are not aligned with posts (we moved them for better access)

Now we are producing the revised version of the MiniAtty.
The current run of the MiniAtties is already sold out.
You can subscribe for stock updates for the MiniAtty here:
http://mini-ecig.com/MiniAtty (http://mini-ecig.com/MiniAtty)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on November 06, 2014, 05:20:26 PM
MicroSticks are on sale!

The new run of the MicroSticks is better:
 - the lock on the button is reversed, which means that the whole button will not unscrew while you unlock the button
 - an o-ring will be included with each MicroStick for the screw in the button. If you need to adjust the screw in the button for a shorter battery, you can use it to fix the screw.
 
The new run of the MicroSticks was started some time ago. We decided that we'll start taking orders only when they will be almost ready.
Now we got the first big batch of the MicroSticks from the anodising. Engraving and assembling will take about a week.
Already now you can place an order for MicroSticks, extenders and cases here:
MicroStick (shipping within 14 business days) - Mini ECIG (http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick)
MicroStick 18500 extender (shipping within 14 business days) - Mini ECIG (http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick_18500_extender)
Leather case for MicroStick (shipping from Russia) - Mini ECIG (http://mini-ecig.com/case_for_MicroStick)

A new reversed button can be ordered here:
Spare parts: button for MicroStick - Mini ECIG (http://"http://mini-ecig.com/S_MS_btn")

MiniAtties are almost finished. All parts are ready. We only need to complete the engraving and assemble them.
We solved all the problems. Now there are Philips screws and there is enough space for the mesh 2.3 mm in diameter.
The top caps were sent for engraving and we'll get them back in several days. On the next week we'll ship them!

The next run of the MiniAtties will be available by the end of November.
MiniAtty (shipping within 25 business days) - Mini ECIG (http://mini-ecig.com/MiniAtty)
 
The shipping time for the MiniAtty is 25 days, while for the MicroStick it's only 14 days.
So if you include a MiniAtty in the order, then we'll ship the whole order as soon as it's available and the MiniAtty later on with standard shipping.
We can ship an order in 2 parts, but you will need to pay for the shipping only once.

If you already have an order, you can update it here:
Service - Mini ECIG (http://"http://mini-ecig.com/service")

Photos from production - MicroSticks:
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20141105_8_ms.JPG)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20141105_9_ms.JPG)

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(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20141105_11_ms.JPG)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20141105_12_ms.JPG)

Photos from production - MiniAtty:
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/MiniAtty/ma26.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/MiniAtty/ma28.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20141105_3_ma.JPG)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20141105_4_ma.JPG)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20141105_6_ma.JPG)

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(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20141105_14_ma.JPG)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on November 19, 2014, 04:07:31 PM
The MicroSticks are IN STOCK!
MicroStick (IN STOCK: shipping within 5 business days) - Mini ECIG (http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick)

We already started shipping of the current run. New orders will be shipped weekly.
All problems with the finish are solved. The MicroSticks are deep black with flawless finish.

The MiniAtties are also ready.
Finally, the first run is mostly shipped. The next run will not take that long. We plan to start shipping of the next run already in the beginning of December.
Here you can order it with shipping in 3 weeks:
MiniAtty (shipping within 25 business days) - Mini ECIG (http://mini-ecig.com/MiniAtty)

The MiniAtty can be used with wick or mesh.
Purgen prepared a detailed video with assembling/disassembling of the MiniAtty:

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20141119_01.jpg)   
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on November 22, 2014, 11:51:06 AM
We received samples of the colored MicroSticks! :)
Now you can order red, gold and blue MicroSticks and extenders for them with shipping in 21 days:
http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick_R
http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick_G
http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick_B

Black MicroSticks are in stock:
http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/ms_c_20.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on November 25, 2014, 05:09:26 PM
Purgen prepared several video instructions about the usage of the MiniAtty.

MiniAtty: Mesh 200 Kanthal A1 0.25 1.2 om
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RUvv2qCmuQ

MiniAtty: Kanthal A1 0.28mm,Cotton,1,2 om
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtHzP37aUTY

MiniAtty: Silica Wick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xB5Q44oVF0Q

In one of reviews the insulator got melted. After that review we realized that this can happen with some types of setup, so in the new run of the MiniAtties we'll use another material for the insulators. We'll ship the new insulators to all owners of the MiniAtties of the first run on request.

We shipped several dozens of MiniAtties of the first run a couple of weeks ago. If you have some experience with it, please share your thoughts.
Questions and comments are very welcome.

Shipping of the next run of the MiniAtties will be started in 1-2 weeks:
http://mini-ecig.com/MiniAtty
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on November 28, 2014, 06:34:22 AM
It's BLACK FRIDAY time!

From Black Friday to Cyber Monday come for great discounts:
http://mini-ecig.com/all
Title: Re: Raptor 20amp/120 watts boxes
Post by: miniecig on November 30, 2014, 04:18:42 PM
We got a very nice review from one of the MiniAtty owners: btobw on AussieVapers and on UK Vapers.
She was very kind to allow us to repost it. So here it is. The comments and questions are welcome.
The original post is here:
http://ukvapers.org/Thread-Mods-by-Chels-news?pid=1174142#pid1174142

Review by btobw

G'day folks :)

I've had my microstick for about a year now and have always adored it. I've been using it with either a ByLeo slim tank/Sophia setup, or a Spheroid, both of which I've been extremely happy with. However, I liked the look of the MiniAtty, so I ordered one to experiment with. That turned out to be a good move, because the coloured microsticks were announced, and I've ordered one of them too; I'm going to need a 16mm atty for it!

The MiniAtty arrived on Thursday afternoon (Australian time). After a couple of hours use, I posted a 'first impressions' review over in the Aussievapers forum. I'm lazy, so I'll quote verbatim in case you're interested. It's a fabulous buy this weekend, given the Black Friday sale prices! I will add a couple of comments:
Anyway, the 'first impressions':

TLDNR: massive thumbs up

The MiniAtty is a 16mm atty from the makers of the Microstick - and they're made for each other:
(http://i.imgur.com/NWkvPAr.jpg)

With my lovely Spheroid for comparison:
(http://i.imgur.com/hnLKnaz.jpg)

There's no fancy packaging, but the MiniAtty does come with spare o-rings, a spare insulator, and an Israeli coin (for adjusting the juice control).

The threading is smooth and the finish is excellent, as you'd expect from the makers of the Microstick. If you have seen Scott's review of a prototype, you'll know he had a couple of comments on the finish. The production version has none of the variations in finish seen by Scott.

Scott also mentioned that some drip tips didn't fit. I've tried multiple tips, including one with a particularly fat o-ring that doesn't always fit atties/cartos, but the MiniAtty had no problem with any of them.

I don't use mesh/genesis-style builds so I can't comment on them. I used 29 gauge Kanthal @ 1.5 ohms and KGD cotton - my usual build.

The posts are quite close together, which isn't surprising in a 16mm atty. I had to use a skinny microcoil (1.6mm - the smallest rod that comes with Tigmann's excellent atty stand). The 2.4mm rod was too big, but that's fine. I'm no expert at builds and am as blind as a bat, so I found securing the coil to the posts a little fiddly initially. It took me a couple of attempts, but, considering how very inexperienced I am, it wasn't bad at all. I had no problem tucking the KGD tails into the wick/mesh holes.

In the interests of doing this 'first impressions', I've been through most of a tank and have just refilled. I have a slight headache :)

The fill holes in the top of the atty are small, so you'll need a bottle with a syringe-style tip to use them. That works very well, but it would be just about as easy to take the whole top cap off and fill with a normal bottle or dropper.

The air flow is perfect for me. If you take massive deep draws, you might find it a bit tight. But with a nice fresh battery and a newly filled tank, I'm getting a very satisfying vape indeed.

I left the juice control wide open and haven't experimented with it at all (50/50 juice). I haven't had a single dry hit. I do get a little bit of 'crackling'; I used to love the noise of cartos, so this little bit of crackle is a definite plus for me. There's no irritating whistle or anything like that.

I've only been using this for a couple of hours, but so far it gets a massive thumbs up. And I've always loved my microstick - I'm definitely looking forward to getting my blue microstick. It's a pity I'll probably be in Perth when it arrives.

PS: I just went back to the Spheroid for comparison:
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on December 24, 2014, 04:33:08 PM
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/notice/christmas-Images-free3.jpg)

Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
Have a great time with your family and friends!

We still have discounts in the store :)
http://mini-ecig.com/
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on January 04, 2015, 05:06:33 PM
MicroStick SS

Production of the new SS version of the MicroStick is started.
The key changes are:
- SS 303 body instead of the anodized aluminium
- atty hole is wider! Now it's 17.5 mm instead of 16.5, so it can be used with 17mm atty.
- no serial numer, only logo will be engraved.

Good things which are not changed:
- It is still a small light-weight mechanical mod - best solution for daily use. It will stay in your pocket protecting the atty, since it's mostly hidden inside the MicroStick body.
- designed for 18350 batteries but with an extender it can be used with 18500 bateries
- the price is the same - only $129!

We recommend a MicroDrip atty for it: 16mm, 2ml, bottom air flow, never leaks - a perfect addition to the MicroStick for only $20!
It can hold 2 ml of juice and it's very convenient to refill it, since the top cap can be unscrewed in just a half of a turn.

We started the production of the first small batch. There will be just 50 items in it.
The shipping is planned in 3 weeks (approximately end of January).

Comments and proposals are very welcome!

http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick_SS
http://mini-ecig.com/MS18500ext_SS
http://mini-ecig.com/MicroDrip
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on January 18, 2015, 04:40:10 PM
Production of the MiniSticks (http://mini-ecig.com/MiniStick) is finished. Now we have them in stock.
The most part of pre-ordered MiniSticks is already shipped. The remaining orders will be shipped on the next week, when the drips will get back from engraving.
The MicroSticks (http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick) are on sale. Check out our prices!
http://mini-ecig.com/
Here are photos of the MiniDrips (http://mini-ecig.com/MiniDrip) and the MicroDrips (http://mini-ecig.com/MicroDrip) waiting for the assembling:

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20150117_02.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20150117_04.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20150117_05.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20150117_08.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: danwldr on January 18, 2015, 07:52:14 PM
Just ordered the Microdrip

Prices are awesome....£17.00 odd inc shipping

Gonna look good on the Sat mini :)+1
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on January 24, 2015, 06:10:11 PM
MicroDrips (http://mini-ecig.com/MicroDrip), MiniDrips (http://mini-ecig.com/MiniDrip) and a part of MiniSticks (http://mini-ecig.com/MiniStick) are stuck on engraving. The expert who is doing the engraving was ill for more than a week. Now she's back and we hope that soon we'll get these items back from engraving. Sorry that these orders are delayed for several days.

MicroBigs (http://mini-ecig.com/MicroBig) are started.

MicroSticks SS are almost ready. We're about to send them for satining. Then they will have the same finish like Hamorikos (http://mini-ecig.com/Hamoriko).
If you want a shiny MicroStick SS (http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick_SS) like on the photo below (it's not polished), then you can state this in order comments or contact us (http://mini-ecig.com/contact) for an existing order. Then we can ship it to you without satin. These MicroSticks will be shipped a bit earlier.

MicroStick SS:
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20150123_01.jpg)

MicroBig before the anodizing and MiniDrip:
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20150118_02.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on February 05, 2015, 06:22:04 PM
XvoStick is our first regulated mod. It will be one of the smallest in the category: only 80mm high! 
 
Chels is currently working on a prototype, which will be ready in the end of February. 
 
Features:
DNA40: latest version with temperature control, Fahrenheit and Celsius
18650 battery (not included)
USB charger
Screen on the bottom
Easy access to the chip (for example, to replace it)
 
Dimensions:
Height: 80 mm
Atty hole: diameter - 23.5mm, depth - 35 mm
Bottom size: 27 mm x 49 mm
Atomizer hole depth: 32.5 mm

Expected price is $199.
 
Please subscribe for stock updates if you'd like to own one.
We need to know how many DNA40 chips to order.
http://mini-ecig.com/XvoStick

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/XvoStick/XvoStick_02.jpg)

Retailers are welcome. Please, contact us (http://mini-ecig.com/contact).
We plan to start sales in March.

What do you think about this new mod?
The prototype work is ongoing, so if you think, we need to change something, then it's time to tell about it :)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: danwldr on February 06, 2015, 04:00:25 AM
Subscribed, though not really sure if I would want black or blue w:)w
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: pwmeek on February 06, 2015, 06:05:03 AM
You could fit an Aspire Nautilus tank in there except for the one ring (just above the air-control ring) which bulges out to 23.57 mm. The rest of the Nautilus is under 23 mm. I wonder if I would be able to turn the ring down on the lathe?

EDIT: Aw, gee; I must have shinyitis. I just reserved two black ones. I think it was discovering how much I had saved last year by not smoking. I had just been thinking about DNA40 devices (or maybe even starting making my own mod).
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on February 06, 2015, 12:18:10 PM
Just be careful and don't destroy the tank :)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on March 01, 2015, 05:26:49 PM
The expected weight of the XvoStick is about 145-150gr.
I got more photos of the prototype. Do you like it?

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/XvoStick/xs_20.JPG)  (http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/XvoStick/xs_21.JPG)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/XvoStick/xs_19.JPG)  (http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/XvoStick/xs_12.JPG)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/XvoStick/xs_14.JPG)  (http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/XvoStick/xs_13.JPG)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/XvoStick/xs_16.JPG)  (http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/XvoStick/xs_17.JPG)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/XvoStick/xs_10.JPG)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: danwldr on March 01, 2015, 11:22:51 PM
I certainly do

Any idea how long til available now?

And will it be available in that finish rather than the black or blue?
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on March 02, 2015, 06:09:14 AM
I certainly do

Any idea how long til available now?

And will it be available in that finish rather than the black or blue?

The sales of XvoStick start at the end of March approximately. First 50 will be sold to the shops.
The device is made of aluminium so it must be anodized, to avoid oxidation.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: pwmeek on March 02, 2015, 08:35:35 AM
I certainly do

Any idea how long til available now?

And will it be available in that finish rather than the black or blue?

The sales of XvoStick start at the end of March approximately. First 50 will be sold to the shops.
The device is made of aluminium so it must be anodized, to avoid oxidation.


There is clear anodizing; it wouldn't look exactly the same, but close.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on March 26, 2015, 05:09:13 PM
Sales of the XvoStick are started!
We promise shipping in 45-60 days.
http://mini-ecig.com/XvoStick

We prepared an overview of the XvoStick with subtitles in English, where Chels, the modder, describes it.
You can turn the subtitles on if needed:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/CTNrnTlfZlg?hl=en&cc_lang_pref=en&cc_load_policy=1 (https://www.youtube.com/embed/CTNrnTlfZlg?hl=en&cc_lang_pref=en&cc_load_policy=1)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: Ean33 on March 29, 2015, 01:05:23 PM
this has to be the most excited ive been over a mod
ive got about 20 people asking me when it will be in my hand so they can see it in the flesh and get some orders placed

hurry chel :D
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: Kate on March 29, 2015, 06:39:55 PM
Now you've got 21 EAN, want to see it in "what's in you hand today" . K
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: danwldr on March 29, 2015, 09:42:09 PM
Not sure if I want one or not

£155.00 for a DNA40 is a great price

 :-\
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: Ean33 on March 31, 2015, 11:29:08 AM
i only use dna40 now dan. wouldnt be with out it
picking up a new one tomorrow evening, made to order
i will post a pic or 2 up when its in hand
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: danwldr on March 31, 2015, 04:42:39 PM
its just the fact that I can get 12-14 hours from  a mech, regulated mods only ever give me a few hours run time :(
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: Ean33 on April 02, 2015, 01:45:59 PM
duel lipo similar to my new one but small screen dna40
about 140 in black though, 2 days easy!!!
(http://i58.tinypic.com/eh0sg5.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on April 05, 2015, 07:25:47 AM
Production of the XvoStick is ongoing.
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20150405_01.jpg)
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20150405_02.jpg)
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/20150401_02.JPG)

http://mini-ecig.com/battery_blocks/XvoStick
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on April 12, 2015, 10:19:57 AM
You can buy e-liquid at Mini Ecig now!
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/juice/100ml-cig-e-liquid.jpg)
It is high quality e-liquid produced in Israel.
PG/VG Ratio: 50%PG / 50%VG
Highest quality USP Grade Prophylene Glycole, Produced In Israel.
Highest Quality USP Grade Vegetable glycerin, Produced in Israel.
USP Kosher Grade Flavoring, made in USA and EU.

Different flavours are available:
Banana Split
Camel (EU)
Cotton Candy
Caramel Candy
Pineapple (EU)
RY-4 NU Tobacco
Tropical Punch
Tobacco Symphony (EU)
Biscotti (EU)
Juicy Fruit Gum
Strawberry
Peach (EU)
Grape (EU)
Menthol (EU)
Cappuchino (EU)
Captain Black Classic
Watermelon

Please, be careful when placing an order for juice. It's prohibited by customs in some countries. Following the customs rules is your responsibility.

http://mini-ecig.com/juiceCG?filter_name=juice
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on May 20, 2015, 04:43:13 PM
The sales of the new tank atomizer are started!
The new atty has a small deck which has a unique design. It is made of the whole piece of metal at the milling machine. This allowed to make the deck of the needed form (see the photos)
There are no pins in Merkava (http://mini-ecig.com/Merkava), since the screws are screwed in directly into the base.
The glass tube is screwed right into the deck. The chamber has spherical form so the coil is situated right in the center of the sphere. This makes the taste really sharp.
The atom construction doesn't allow dry heats.
It is easy to set it up and use.
Merkava (http://mini-ecig.com/Merkava) tank is perfect with the XvoStick (http://mini-ecig.com/XvoStick)
Here you can add the Merkava (http://mini-ecig.com/Merkava) to your existing order:
Add product (http://mini-ecig.com/service/Add_product)
So you can save on shipping.
The shipping of the XvoSticks will be started at the very end of May. It takes some time, so we'll continue shipping at the beginning of June.
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/Merkava/mer_1.png)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on May 24, 2015, 12:27:57 PM
The MiniAtty  (http://"http://mini-ecig.com/MiniAtty")is in stock now!
The shipping is planned next week.
There is a new version of the MiniAtty (http://"http://mini-ecig.com/MiniAtty"). It is still very small so we recommend it for experienced users.
In this new version the quality of metal work was improved. We had complaints that the MiniAtty was sometimes leaking. Now we added a teflon insulator under the deck to protect the MiniAtty  (http://"http://mini-ecig.com/MiniAtty")from leaking.
The deck was also changed and now there is more space under the chamber so it is easier to set up the atty. Though it is still very small so some experience is needed for set up. This atty is recommended for veterans.

Here you can add the MiniAtty  (http://"http://mini-ecig.com/MiniAtty")to existing order: Add product (http://"http://mini-ecig.com/Add_product")

(http://s30.postimg.org/sszx7xirl/miniatty_new_news.jpg) (http://postimage.org/)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on May 27, 2015, 07:39:20 AM
We have improved the assembling of the XvoSticks (http://mini-ecig.com/XvoStick). The wires are not soldered now, they are crimped.

You can see this at the picture.
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/25052015_xvostick_news.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on May 30, 2015, 03:51:51 AM
We are working on the XvoSticks  (http://mini-ecig.com/XvoStick) and we are doing our best to ship your orders to you.

This is the first big batch and we have many unexpected difficulties. The quality of our product is very important for us and we prefer to delay the shipment but make really good products.

We have many XvoSticks at the assembling now, and we are going to ship them by small batches as soon as they are ready.

We understand that the waiting time is long and we can make a refund if you are tired of waiting. On the other hand you have already waited so long and there is the last step left. So if you wait a little more you will get really cool mod which has no analogues. The waiting is really worth it.

Hope for your understanding and thank you for your patience.
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/news/28052015_xvostick_news.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/XvoStick/xvostick_blue_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: pwmeek on June 04, 2015, 07:28:55 AM
I can wait.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on June 22, 2015, 11:40:03 AM
We have the Merkava  (http://mini-ecig.com/Merkava) atomizer in stock. If you place an order now, it will be shipped in 5 days.

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/Merkava/mer_1.png)

Also we have the  MicroDrips  (http://mini-ecig.com/MicroDrip)and MiniDrips  (http://mini-ecig.com/MiniDrip) in stock.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: pwmeek on June 30, 2015, 03:04:11 PM
They have arrived. Thanks. Very nice gear. As I expected, I had to turn down a protruding ring on my Aspire Nautilus to fit into the chamber, but all is well:

(http://i898.photobucket.com/albums/ac185/pwmeek/Vaping/2015-06-30%2014.51.41-c400_zpstyzbqeb7.jpg)

The only oddities are: a 1.5 mm Allen wrench is included which does not fit anything I can find. There is no instruction manual. Perhaps there is one online somewhere?
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on July 01, 2015, 07:48:11 AM
Unfortunatelly we don't have any instructions.
You can regulate the height of atty hole by unscrewing the disc in atty hole using this allen key.
And thanks for kind words about the XvoStick! We are happy that you like it!
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: pwmeek on July 02, 2015, 09:11:11 AM
Well, it does the usual turn on/turn off (or at least it locks the buttons) with five quick pushes on the fire button.

One thing I noticed is that there is no indication about the battery orientation. Fortunately the XvoStick (actually the DNA 40 board) has some kind of reverse polarity protection, since I tried it the wrong way first. (The correct orientation is positive-down - put the plus end of the battery into the cavity first.)

A bit of searching found this file on the EVOLVapor site:

http://www.evolvapor.com/datasheet/dna40.pdf

It explains the operation of the DNA40 board. Perhaps a URL could be enclosed with the mod.

Because every mod using the DNA40 is different, the data sheet doesn't say which way to  insert the battery. That information should either be in the box with the mod or engraved on the mod somewhere.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on July 03, 2015, 01:17:12 PM
Well, it does the usual turn on/turn off (or at least it locks the buttons) with five quick pushes on the fire button.

One thing I noticed is that there is no indication about the battery orientation. Fortunately the XvoStick (actually the DNA 40 board) has some kind of reverse polarity protection, since I tried it the wrong way first. (The correct orientation is positive-down - put the plus end of the battery into the cavity first.)

A bit of searching found this file on the EVOLVapor site:

http://www.evolvapor.com/datasheet/dna40.pdf

It explains the operation of the DNA40 board. Perhaps a URL could be enclosed with the mod.

Because every mod using the DNA40 is different, the data sheet doesn't say which way to  insert the battery. That information should either be in the box with the mod or engraved on the mod somewhere.

Thanks for letting us know. We'll correct this in future versions.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on November 18, 2015, 07:24:47 AM
We have a new mod in the family of MiniEcig mods.
AzenoBox  (http://mini-ecig.com/AzenoBox)is based on the XvoStick (http://mini-ecig.com/XvoStick). The price is just $120 and the shipment is planned in 2 weeks.

You can save $30 if you purchase AzenoBox + Merkava kit. (http://mini-ecig.com/Kit_Az_Mer)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/sum/kit_ab_mer_02.jpg)

AzenoBox is based on the XvoStick. It has same base but with simple and clean box design:
DNA40 with atty lock feature
18650 battery and USB charging, 1A
Fully liquid proof
See them standing together.

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/AzenoBox/ab_08.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on December 09, 2015, 01:31:29 PM
ProXvoStick  (http://mini-ecig.com/ProXvoStick)- same as XvoStick but for 26650 battery.
More power for an all day long vaping!
It's also possible to use it with 18650 battery.
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/ProXvoStick/px_04.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: pwmeek on December 10, 2015, 08:15:49 AM
ProXvoStick  (http://mini-ecig.com/ProXvoStick)- same as XvoStick but for 26650 battery.
More power for an all day long vaping!
It's also possible to use it with 18650 battery.

Same size atomizer pocket? Or can it take a slightly larger diameter atomizer?
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on December 11, 2015, 01:38:11 PM
ProXvoStick  (http://mini-ecig.com/ProXvoStick)- same as XvoStick but for 26650 battery.
More power for an all day long vaping!
It's also possible to use it with 18650 battery.

Same size atomizer pocket? Or can it take a slightly larger diameter atomizer?

Yes, atty hole is 23.5mm, the same as in the XvoStick.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on December 12, 2015, 12:01:08 PM
A review of MiniTank and ProXvoStick by Chels, the modder:
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on January 07, 2016, 07:35:27 AM
Oh, it's on! Big winter sale at MiniEcig!
We stock XvoSticks (http://mini-ecig.com/XvoStick), ProXvoSticks (http://mini-ecig.com/ProXvoStick), Merkava (http://mini-ecig.com/Merkava), MiniTank  (http://mini-ecig.com/MiniTank) and offer a wide range of products in our big winter sale!
Come and check our discounts. It's time to make a well deserved present for yourself!
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/sum/xs_ny_sale_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on February 26, 2016, 07:30:45 AM
Good news! We start production of new mods: YStick  (http://mini-ecig.com/YStick)and ProYStick (http://mini-ecig.com/ProYStick).
These are the first stick mods with SX350J V2 chip for 18650 and 26650 batteries respectively.
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/YStick/ystick_01.jpg)
Get an Early Bird bonus investing in these mods now. We expect to have recommended retail price to be $235, but now on the image stage the price is only $159!
If you place an order now, you will certainly have the best conditions:
 - the lowest price in the very beginning
 - the discount will decrease as soon as sticks get ready for the shipping: when prototype becomes available, when sticks get back from anodizing, when assembling is started, etc
 - an immediate full refund will be allowed any time before the shipping, besides PayPal security provides buyer`s and seller`s protection
 - you can change your mind and replace YStick with ProYStick or vice versa any time before the shipping
 - we are planning to start the shipping on April 11

As usually we'll post news and photos from the production on forums and in the store, so you'll see how things are going.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: danwldr on February 26, 2016, 12:02:40 PM
Looks nice but......

Can you do something that takes duel 18650's

I don't carry spare batteries and I would like something that will last a 16 hour work shift :)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: Darth Vaper on February 26, 2016, 03:50:39 PM
Wouldn't the 26650 model cover that?

Pretty cool looking mods Chels .. very different from the normal generic shapes flooding the market.. what material are they made out of and what finishes will be available if made of metal?
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: vapingfool on February 26, 2016, 09:48:47 PM
I really like the design, especially the firing button on the ledge near the top. That appears to be just the right place for using the thumb for firing.

But I would not consider any of the designs so far to be sticks. To me, they are all box mods.

Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on February 27, 2016, 05:06:07 AM
Looks nice but......

Can you do something that takes duel 18650's

I don't carry spare batteries and I would like something that will last a 16 hour work shift :)

We had such a variant as well and even made 3D model. It looks not so pretty really. The mod is very thick and feels uncomfortable in hand.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on February 27, 2016, 05:07:40 AM
Wouldn't the 26650 model cover that?

Pretty cool looking mods Chels .. very different from the normal generic shapes flooding the market.. what material are they made out of and what finishes will be available if made of metal?

Thank you!
The sticks are made of aluminium and have anodized coat as other our mods.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on February 27, 2016, 05:08:13 AM
I really like the design, especially the firing button on the ledge near the top. That appears to be just the right place for using the thumb for firing.

But I would not consider any of the designs so far to be sticks. To me, they are all box mods.

The atty is screwed at the depth of 35mm. We are going to post more photos when the prototype is ready and will show you how it looks like with the atty.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on March 01, 2016, 01:13:33 PM
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/sum/ys_05.jpg)
We are going to show you the body prototype by the end of this week.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on March 07, 2016, 01:00:04 PM
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/sum/ystick_v9.jpg)

We are happy to present the YStick  (http://mini-ecig.com/YStick) prototype.

Now it's ready in metal though not anodized yet. It's assembled with SX350J v2 and it's working well.

Hurry up to get an early bird bonus for YStick  (http://mini-ecig.com/YStick) and ProYStick (http://mini-ecig.com/ProYStick)!

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/YStick/ys_10.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/YStick/ys_hard_04.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/YStick/ys_hard_02.jpg)

See more photos on our site.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: Kate on March 07, 2016, 02:46:24 PM
Looks sharp with the atty!  . K
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on March 16, 2016, 01:57:44 AM
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/YStick/ystick_31.jpg)
YStick  (http://mini-ecig.com/YStick)and ProYSitck  (http://mini-ecig.com/ProYStick)production makes a good progress. Metalworking is finished and bodies are prepared for anodizing.
Hurry up to catch an early bird bonus!
The first batch is going to be finished 11 of April and it's almost sold out. For those who buy now, the shipment is planned for 26 of April.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on March 20, 2016, 09:46:29 AM
The price for ProXvoStick  (http://mini-ecig.com/ProXvoStick) is just $159 now. This is the last batch and the next one is not planned. Hurry up to get one of them.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on March 23, 2016, 09:50:07 AM
For left handers: some photos of YStick  (http://mini-ecig.com/YStick) in left hand.
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/YStick/ys_20.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/YStick/ys_21.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/YStick/ys_23.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on March 27, 2016, 03:04:04 AM
The YStick  (http://mini-ecig.com/YStick) sample is ready now. We are going to make a video soon. Hurry up while the price is low.
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/sum/ystick_43.jpg)

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/YStick/ys_28.jpg)
See more photos on our site:
http://mini-ecig.com/YStick
http://mini-ecig.com/ProYStick
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on April 01, 2016, 02:48:40 PM
Chels finished assembling of the first sample of the YStick  (http://mini-ecig.com/YStick) and prepared a review. He shows it in use: in both right and left hands, different grips.

You'll see the connector, the buttons with nice clicky sound and internals of the mod.
 
Video: YStick by MiniEcig (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKz7PlqhquA)

ProYStick  (http://mini-ecig.com/ProYStick) is also in progress. Bodies are ready, see more photos on our site.

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/ProYStick/pys_13.jpg)

We recommend Merkava  (http://mini-ecig.com/Merkava) atomizer for YStick  (http://mini-ecig.com/YStick) and ProYStick (http://mini-ecig.com/ProYStick). Chels optimized the production and you can buy it for only $50.

The last batch is completely sold out but we plan a new batch.

Please subscribe (http://mini-ecig.com/Merkava) for Merkava stock updates so that we know how many items to produce.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on April 11, 2016, 08:29:15 AM
The first batch of ProYSticks  (http://mini-ecig.com/ProYStick) is back from anodizing.
(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/ProYStick/pys_14.jpg)
Place an order for your YSticks  (http://mini-ecig.com/YStick) or ProYSticks  (http://mini-ecig.com/ProYStick) today.
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on November 25, 2016, 11:21:56 AM
Hi Fellows!

We are glad to present you a brand new version of the RTA Merkava - Merkava v.4 (http://mini-ecig.com/Merkava) - developed by Chels, the modder.

This version is quite similar to the v.3 although it has several drastic improvements and nice features that make it worth to try even if you’re mostly satisfied with the atty you use. We’ve aimed to address the feedback and wishes we had got for previous versions and implement some bright new ideas.

The important change brought with the new version is the ability to use replaceable nozzles of different diameters! The set of additional nozzles contains sizes 1.4, 1.7, 2.0
Further on, Merkava now has a bayonet mount on the top cap so the threads are not needed anymore. This makes handling more convenient and fast.

And the last but not the least – the price: we’ve made it friendly for you to give it a try.

The price is only $50 now.

Merkava includes the base nozzle (3.0 mm).
Drip tip (http://mini-ecig.com/DT_1) is sold separately!

Finally, here is the summary of product characteristics:

Height - 46mm
Width - 22mm
Capacity - 4ml
Base Height - 5mm
Bridges Height - 3mm
Base nozzle diameter – 3mm
Nozzle height - 2,5mm
Length between deck and chamber (closed) - 5,5mm
Maximum chamber lifting - 2,5mm
Replaceable nozzles of different diameters (1.4, 1.7 and 2.0)
Bayonet mount for filling cap

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/Merkava/Merkava_v4_11.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on January 01, 2017, 12:43:57 PM
Best wishes from MiniEcig team to all vapers all over the worlds! Have a great time with your friends and family!
(http://www.kilitster.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Happy-New-Year-2017-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
Post by: miniecig on April 18, 2017, 05:29:49 AM
Time for great news! XvoStick (http://mini-ecig.com/XvoStick), Merkava  (http://mini-ecig.com/Merkava)or MicroStick (http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick)?

Take them all, since all 3 are available in our store. We start the production and you can be among the first owners of the new new versions of XvoStick and Merkava.

XvoStick  (http://mini-ecig.com/XvoStick)now has DNA60, screen on the side and a handy battery cap. Now it has a monolith aluminium body. The deep black anodizing is very strong and looks elegant.

Merkava  (http://mini-ecig.com/Merkava)is also updated. Now we make own plexiglass tubes, since for perfect experience it must have exact thickness which standard tubes on the market cannot guarantee. The deck was reworked to make setup easier. But the key point is of course the Bayonet mount for filling cap. So you can fill it in in seconds. No pipette, no leaking, superb milling.

What about the prices?
XvoStick (http://mini-ecig.com/XvoStick) - $150
Merkava (http://mini-ecig.com/Merkava) - $60
MicroStick  (http://mini-ecig.com/MicroStick)- $50
Cool, hah? Best prices ever!

(http://mini-ecig.com/image/data/sum/xs_07_1.jpg)