- Created: 15 November 2011
It's been nine months since the original article, so I thought I'd update with some observations.
Most of that article still holds true. Cisco attys are still tough to beat, but they bring a premium price that may not justify the pluses. Joye attys are still the best all around atty in terms of longevity, price and performance.
There has been a change in SLB attys in the last six months though. I have been told by one insider that they were redesigned, which backs up my more recent experience with them. I have grown to really dislike SLB LR attys. They clog faster than any other atty. They feel restricted from the start. You can't even dry burn them, they just won't get hot no matter what you do. Previously I thought that the low price and the performance of SLB LR attys made them a firm alternative to Ciscos, but I do not feel that way anymore.
For my personal use I have really taken to Joye 306 LR attys. These give me everything I'm looking for in an atty. It takes a really long time to kill one of these babies, they perform great and they're cheap.
I'll touch on a couple newer areas really quick:
The dripping atty. Someone sent me a couple of these in 510 1.8 ohm. I wasn't impressed. The first failed in less than a week, and both of them delivered a vape that showed no significant improvement over any 510LR atty as far as I'm concerned.
Dual coil cartos. These are all the rage and are available in many configurations. I do like the 3XL clear ones. This is the larger than normal but smaller than eGo sized carto. They hit like a truck, and for the first couple days they're heaven. The problem here is that after a few days they taste of old juice and burnt polyester. They make me cough and my chest feels strained if I vape them for longer than four days or so. This would be a great thing minus the polyester material. Unfortunately, no one has figured out how to make a carto sans wadding that wicks fast enough. Still, these perform great and I'm sure someone will figure it out soon enough.
Lastly, dual coil attys. Pretty new, haven't tried one yet. I'll post another update when I get my hands on a couple.
That's it for now. For me, the Joye 306LR is the current undisputed champion.