Mrs. Doctor Vapenstein wasn't looking to quit tobacco. The morning I popped a battery into my Copper for the first time and loaded the sub par juice I had ordered, she took one blast and said "Order me one.".
I was only too happy to oblige. I love my wife, and Castle Vapenstein would be very empty without her. She did stipulate that she wanted her device to look like a cigarette. After looking into the KR8 and the 510, and becoming increasingly more happy with the 510 as I used my Copper, I convinced her to go the manual battery route and got her a 510 kit. I've tried to make this as easy as possible for her by also getting her a 510 Smart PCC, and by and large she has stayed the course.
I say by and large because the transition to vaping has not been without frustration for her. Even with the PCC it is a challenge keeping 510 batteries charged. I finally took advantage of her frustration and convinced her to let me order her an eGo USB passthrough to use at home. I explained to her that would allow her to keep her 510 kit topped off and ready to go when she was away from the Castle, and she could use the eGo battery without draining it at home. Even when dead, the eGo passthrough would function when plugged into a powered USB port. She consented, and we received her new eGo USB Passthrough from Liberty Flights a few days ago.
Ok, it isn't really a PV case, but now it is.
The problem faced by the vaper that isn't using a cigarette-like device and one of the PCCs is that you need something to carry your gear around in when you leave the house. I usually work double shifts on the weekends and can be away from home a couple nights a week, so I needed to figure out something better than a plastic grocery bag for throwing all my stuff in when I left the house.
I wasn't really seeing anything that looked like it would hold all I needed it to without being unreasonably large. Then I realized the perfect case had been right in front of me for some time, thanks to a couple of my friends at work who are diabetics.
My friends have to have something to hold their diabetic supplies in when they're at work. I had worked overtimes with these guys, who are on the shift that follows my shift, and I had noticed their supply cases, which I thought were pretty cool.
The day I first put a battery into my Copper and loaded a cartridge, Mrs. Doctor Vapenstein took one blast and said "Get me one.". I was happy to oblige. Giving up cigarettes after smoking her entire adult life was a stretch, and she did stipulate that she wanted her device to look like a cigarette. Happy with how 510 hardware worked, I decided on a standard 510 kit for her. I also knew that she wouldn't have the patience to fiddle around with gear, so I knew I had to figure out how to make this transition as easy as possible for her.
I looked at the Joye PCC, but was immediately put off by how little it held. One battery? Deal breaker. That, and people seemed to think the completely square metal box was hard on purse interiors. There was only one other option evident, and that was the 510 Smart PCC Kit from Mad Vapes.
The 510 Smart PCC Kit holds two batteries, which is a must. 510 batteries drain if you look at them. One just isn't enough. Only one of the battery slots charges, so you keep a charged battery in one slot and charge your other battery in the other slot. The PCC has six other slots for cartridges, cartomizers and/or atomizers. We pack hers with an atty and five cartridges. It's the size of a pack of cigarettes, and holds just about everything you need. If you carry a small bottle of juice with you, you're pretty much set for a day out.
The Copper. My very first PV. When I started looking into getting some sort of electronic cigarette, it didn't take me long to stumble across the wonderful world of mods. Besides looking way cooler, they offer tangible, real world benefits over the e-cigs that look like cigarettes.
I didn't even know if vaping was for me yet, so I didn't want to get in too deep right off the bat. After a while though, I started to realize that for not a lot more money than some Chinese-made piece of gear I could get a quality piece of hardware. If I liked vaping I would be replacing that Chinese gear anyway, so I eventually decided on The Copper. I chose the 510 version.
The Copper is AtmosUSA's signature mod. He offers it in the original, straight from under the kitchen sink configuration complete with hex nuts on both ends, or a sleeker rounded version. I opted for the rounded version of The Copper.
The Copper is a very utilitarian piece of gear. There is something very understated and toolbox about it. It is just about the perfect size for my hand, and I have grown accustomed to its form and function, much like an old pair of work boots or an old truck. The Copper doesn't utilize a side or bottom mounted button. Instead, the atomizer screws into a steel post that protrudes from the brass housing of the unit, and pushing the whole assembly down is what engages the atomizer and battery.
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