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« Reply #75 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:
  • I mention 'crackling' - that settled down after a few tanks; a bit of a shame really as I love a little bit of carto-like crackle :D
  • I also mention Tigmann's atty stand, and you won't have a clue what that is. It's a stand made by an Aussie forum member to help with building coils: Tigmann Atty Stand | House of Vape
  • The MiniAtty is a bit taller than the Spheroid (by about 8mm?), but the STR10 drip tip pictured makes it a perfect height
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:


With my lovely Spheroid for comparison:


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:
  • The Spheroid seems oddly quiet now :)
  • If anything, the Spheroid's airflow might be a little tighter than the MiniAtty
  • The MiniAtty feels heavier
  • The posts in the Spheroid are a little further apart and shorter, and I think it's a bit easier to build
  • Because of the fluff holding the juice, you can more easily re-wick/rebuild the Spheroid even when the tank is full
  • Right at this moment I'm preferring the MiniAtty; that may be unfair as the build and wick in the Spheroid have been in use for weeks.
« Last Edit: November 30, 2014, 09:13:40 PM by danwldr »
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #76 on: December 24, 2014, 04:33:08 PM »


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

We still have discounts in the store :)
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #77 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!

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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #78 on: January 18, 2015, 04:40:10 PM »
Production of the MiniSticks 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 are on sale. Check out our prices!
http://mini-ecig.com/
Here are photos of the MiniDrips and the MicroDrips waiting for the assembling:







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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #79 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
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #80 on: January 24, 2015, 06:10:11 PM »
MicroDrips, MiniDrips and a part of MiniSticks 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 are started.

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

MicroStick SS:


MicroBig before the anodizing and MiniDrip:

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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #81 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.
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Retailers are welcome. Please, contact us.
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 :)
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #82 on: February 06, 2015, 04:00:25 AM »
Subscribed, though not really sure if I would want black or blue w:)w
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #83 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).
« Last Edit: February 06, 2015, 06:11:28 AM by pwmeek »
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #84 on: February 06, 2015, 12:18:10 PM »
Just be careful and don't destroy the tank :)
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #85 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?

 

 

 

 


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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #86 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?
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #87 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.
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #88 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.
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #89 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
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #90 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
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #91 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
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #92 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

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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #93 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
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #94 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 :(
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #95 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!!!
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #96 on: April 05, 2015, 07:25:47 AM »
Production of the XvoStick is ongoing.




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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #97 on: April 12, 2015, 10:19:57 AM »
You can buy e-liquid at Mini Ecig now!

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.

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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #98 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, 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 tank is perfect with the XvoStick
Here you can add the Merkava to your existing order:
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.
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Re: Mods by Chels: MicroStick, MiniGen and others
« Reply #99 on: May 24, 2015, 12:27:57 PM »
The MiniAtty is in stock now!
The shipping is planned next week.
There is a new version of the 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 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 to existing order: Add product

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