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Vaping Diaries #103: Vapor Stands Trek-E v2 Review

Posted on September 15th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Not Reviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments


The Vapor Stands Trek-E v2 is a beautiful and versatile holder that accommodates up to four vaping devices. This handcrafted stand is made in America and very affordable. If you’re looking for a mod holder that looks classy on your desk and is also functional enough to use in your car’s cup holder then the Trek-E v2 is a fantastic choice.

The Trek-E v2 has four holes — two 1.0-inch holes for larger devices and two 0.75-inch holes for eGo-style devices. In the video above, I show the stand holding … continued

Vaping Diaries #102: Super-T Manufacturing Precise Simplicity 18650 Review

Posted on September 14th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Not Reviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

Super-T Manufacturing’s Precise Simplicity 18650 features impeccable craftsmanship, like many of the company’s other products. Unlike other products in the Super-T lineup, the Precise Simplicity 18650 is relatively inexpensive and easy to acquire. In my opinion, Super-T is the best manufacturer of mechanical mods in America. The Precise Simplicity 18650 is finely crafted, performs well, and priced low, making it one of the best deals in mechanical mods today.

Build Quality and Construction: The Precise Simplicity 18650′s body and caps are made from stainless steel. The mod is lightweight … continued

Vaping Diaries #101: Innokin iTaste MVP 2 Review

Posted on September 10th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Not Reviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. 6 comments

The Innokin iTaste MVP 2 takes everything that vapers loved about the original and adds several new features that make it an excellent all-around package. Like the original, the iTaste MVP 2 has accurate performance and outstanding battery life. The added features include variable-wattage performance, the ability to check resistance (ohms), more precise battery readout, and enhancements to the physical design. When I reviewed the MVP in 2012, I called it, “one of the best deals on the market today.” The same holds true for the iTaste MVP 2continued

Random Thoughts on The Newsroom Season 2, Episode 8

Posted on September 9th, by raymond padilla in Not Reviews, TV. 2 comments

Last night’s episode of The Newsroom Random Thoughts on The Newsroom Season 2, Episode 8 was vintage Aaron Sorkin (read that sentence as if WWE Michael Cole said it). The tension at the ACN newsroom was palpable. It was election night, which is like the Super Bowl, the World Series, or the Electronic Entertainment Expo for newsies. The Operation Genoa lawsuits (yes, multiple) added even more tension. Sprinkle in the traditional Sorkin ingredients of ill-timed humor, romantic squabbling, and neurotic obsessions over inconsequential matters then The Newsroom episode 8 delivered what Sorkin fans love and Sorkin detractors hate.

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Vaping Diaries #100: Indigo Vapor Review

Posted on September 8th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Not Reviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

Indigo Vapor gets a lot of hype for its tobacco juices, from fans of naturally-extracted tobaccos as well as fans of synthetic tobaccos. I recently vaped Indigo Vapor’s Indigo Classic, Indigo RY, and Captain Oohrah juices and was very, very impressed. The company serves up complex concoctions with tobacco bases that are cut above most lab-made tobacco e-liquids.

Indigo Vapor juices come in clear glass bottles with dripper caps. The bottles are secured with rubber bands and placed in bubble wrap. As an added bonus, you get lollipops … continued

Vaping Diaries #99: Phantom Mod v2 Review

Posted on September 8th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Not Reviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. 5 comments

The Phantom Mod v2 by AD Vaping has what many vapers have come to expect from Filipino mechanical mods — unique looks and strong performance. What it doesn’t have is a high price tag. In America, many Filipino mods costs between $180-$250 at retail. In the Philippines, the Phantom Mod v2 retails for 2,500 pesos, which is around $57. If you’ve always wanted a hard-hitting Pinoy mod but were put off by the prices then the Phantom Mod v2 could be just what you’re looking for. Here’s my rundown of … continued

Vaping Diaries #98: Highbrow Vapor Review II

Posted on September 6th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Not Reviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. 1 Comment

Earlier in the year, I reviewed three Highbrow Vapor e-liquids and was very impressed. I recently vaped three juices from Highbrow Vapor — Exotic BlendMenthol, and Peach Thymbra — and the results were mixed. All three are high-quality juices and very distinct, but flavor-wise they were all over the place for me. That said, there’s a chance that all three could be what you’re looking for.

Highbrow Vapor e-liquids come in sturdy PET bottles, which I prefer over LDPE bottles. The bottles are covered in plastic and … continued

Vaping Diaries #95: Twik Ekowool Review

Posted on August 27th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Not Reviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

A friend of mine from the Ahlusion forums recently started selling Twik Ekowool Vaping Diaries #95: Twik Ekowool Review. This is a modified version of Ekowool silica cord, which is one of the most popular wick materials for rebuildable atomizers. Many vapers love it for its superior flavor (over standard silica) and durability. Twik Ekowool adds an organic cotton core to the mix. On paper, it offers improved wicking and flavor. I’ve been using Twik Ekowool for the last few weeks and was mostly impressed. Here’s a breakdown of my Twik experience (which is … continued

Random Thoughts on The Newsroom Season 2, Episode 7

Posted on August 26th, by raymond padilla in Not Reviews, TV. 5 comments

I skipped out on recapping last week’s episode of The Newsroom Random Thoughts on The Newsroom Season 2, Episode 7 because I found it a bit dull (yet still watched it 11 times). Will had a sweet moment on ACN Morning and the Operation Genoa story continued to unveil, but too much of it was tiresome. I was tired of Lugubrious Will, Cock Blocked Jim, and Not Getting Any Action Don. Thankfully, this week’s episode was thunderous. It was dramatic and ended with a stentorian roar. Let’s start at the ending.

Leona Lansing is Mariano Rivera: Jane … continued


Vaping Diaries #94: Clever Vape Review

Posted on August 25th, by raymond padilla in E-Cigarettes, Not Reviews, Vaping Diaries, Videos. No Comments

Clever Vape is a relatively new e-liquid company that sells some interesting juices. There are several unique blends in the Clever Vape lineup and I recently vaped three of them: Nostalgia, Brooklyn Pop, and Abandon Mint. They’re three very different e-liquids that will appeal to all sorts of vapers. For the most part, I was very pleased with my first Clever Vape experience.

The company’s 30ml bottles are glass and feature stylish labels. The juices are fairly priced at $14.99 ($18.99 with a flavor boost). Abandon Mint … continued