Hello my loyal readers! If you are looking for an affordable mod that works well then may I suggest you get your hands on the Predator 228 Mod by Wismec!
I am so glad I was given the opportunity to review this mod. With so many mods coming out nowadays, it’s hard even for a person like me who blogs about vaping to catch up with all the new releases.
The Wismec Predator 228 Mod was given to me by HeavenGifts.com to review and I must say it’s my favorite right now and I’ll tell you why I love this mod in a bit.
The Predator 228 is a dual 18650 battery mod and it feels really good in the hand. It’s compact for a dual battery mod, just a little bigger than the KBox Mini which was a single 18650 mod.
It also feels durable and well built, nice weight to it. It surely doesn’t feel like a mod that would shatter into a million pieces if you happen to drop it.
I also like the design of the Predator, the brushed metal casing and smooth black panels on the side look great in my opinion. It comes in a wide variety of colors and finishes as well.
Other great features of the Predator is its squeeze-fire mechanism which is located on the left side of the mod. It makes things so much more comfortable and natural when you vape not having to use a fire button. The switch is smooth but isn’t too sensitive that it fires whenever you grip it.
It also comes with a quick charge feature when you use the mod to charge your batteries.
The interface is pretty simple to use, squeeze the fire panel 3 times and you access the menu. You can set it to wattage, temp control and even lets you run settings for the more advanced vaper.
How it performs
I haven’t had any problems with the Predator 228 mod when it came to performance. No misfires and it’s pretty consistent with the power output the longer I use it. I’ve had great experiences with Wismec mods, from the Releaux to the Predator and they really put out great mods for the price.
Who is this for?
I’d say the Predator 228 is perfect for the intermediate to advanced vaper, someone who has been vaping for a while and loves mods that have high wattage.
It’s also great for the budget conscious vaper because for it’s price you are getting a well made and well performing mod. I’m not just saying this because I got it for free. I would bash it if I did find something I didn’t like about it but the Predator is really a legit mod for the price it’s being sold for.
Size: 43.6 x 29 x 86.7
Thread: 510 spring loaded thread
Cell type: high-rate 18650 cell (not included)
Output mode: VW/TC-Ni/TC-Ti/TC-SS/TCR mode
Output wattage: 1-228W
Resistance range: 0.05-1.5ohm (TC);0.1-3.5(VW)
TEMP Range: 100-315C/200-600F
Max charging current: 2A
Max output current: 50A
Output voltage range: 0.5-9V
That being said, if you would like to get your hands on this awesome mod, I will provide a link below that brings you directly where I got it from. Right now would be a really great time to get it because they are having a promo that knocks off a cool 30% off the price when you use the promo code: UKEXPO30
Thanks again to HeavenGifts.com for the great mod which I enjoyed reviewing and using.
I did a review of the OBS Engine Tank last year and I was completely blown away by it. It had to be one of my favorite tanks of 2016.
From the performance to the construction, everything about the OBS Engine was top notch. It was a cloud chasing, non-heating tank that had one of the smoothest draws I’ve ever experienced from a sub-ohm tank.
Apparently a lot of other vape reviewers felt the same way.
This is why I got excited when I was contacted by Heaven Gifts to review the 2017 versions which are the Engine Sub and Engine Sub Mini.
OBS Engine Sub and Engine Sub Mini Review
The two tanks are identical to each other and uses the same coil head, a disposable 0.3 ohm atomizer which is HUGE!
The disposable atomizers is what makes it different from the older Engine tank, which used a 2 post dual/quad rebuildable coil deck.
The only differences between the Engine Sub and Engine Sub Mini are the diameter and juice capacity: the Engine Sub has a 25 mm diameter and holds 5 ml of juice, while the Mini version is 23 mm in diameter and has a 3.5 ml capacity. The height of the 2 tanks is the same at 54.5 mm.
What’s in the Box?
Since it uses disposable coils, you won’t be needing any fancy tools or screws with this tank. It comes with an extra stock coil which is also at 0.3 ohms, an extra glass tank, extra o-rings and a user manual.
I’m glad OBS went the disposable atomizer route since I personally am getting a little tired of rebuildable atomizers. These new disposable coils that are coming out perform quite well when it comes to vapor and flavor production. It also saves me time and effort compared to using an RTA.
As for the construction of the tank, top grade as usual. I noticed the base of these new Engine Sub tanks are a lot beefier than the base on the previous OBS Engine tank.
OBS did a great job with sticking to what works. I love how the airflow holes are on top, and adjusting them are easy. Filling this tank with e-juice is a breeze thanks to the lift up sleeve which is located right under the air holes.
Because of the airflow holes and juice hole being located on top, this tank is a great purchase for vapers who are looking for a true leak-proof tank.
STRONG POINTS OF THE OBS ENGINE SUB AND engine SUB MINI
Aside from it being easy to use and leak-proof, the best thing about the Engine Sub is the vapor production. This tank really puts out big, dense clouds!
This tank is meant for vapers who like to vape at high wattage and enjoy that warm, dense vape.
As much as I loved the vapor production of this tank, I would have to say the biggest disappointment for me was the the flavor, especially for the Engine Sub tank.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not a bad tasting vape at all. The only problem is the break-in period for the coil on the Engine Sub takes a little while, however it doesn’t take as long for the Mini version.
I don’t know if I didn’t saturate the coils enough, but I didn’t get that clean e-juice taste until after a few hits.
For a tank that produces so much vapor, I was expecting the flavor to be just as intense. The flavor just doesn’t match the vapor production.
Another thing is the draw. Like I said earlier, the previous OBS Engine tank had one of the smoothest draws I’ve ever experienced. These newer versions weren’t as smooth in my opinion.
Who is this tank for?
The OBS Engine Sub and Engine Sub Mini tanks are definitely for the cloud chasers, and since its so easy to use, I would even recommend them to the newbie vapors as an entry-level cloud chasing tank.
A big thank you to Joanna of Heavens Gifts for offering me these great tanks to review, and if the Engine Sub tank is something you plan on buying, now would be a great time because Heaven Gifts is providing you with a 15% discount store wide off your purchase when you click on the link below and use the promo code AHG15.
Big shout out to Bill of High Class Vape Co for contacting me to do this review. He came across my blog and offered me to do a review on the High Class Vape Co premium line. I had a great time vaping on them and I’ve finally come up with a review for other vapers out there who are looking for an affordable premium e-juice online. I will also include a discount code for all of you out there at the end of this post.
In case you were wondering…
I was offered these juices for free to review, and although I got it for free, this will not affect my opinion on these juices. I know it’s human nature for people to give a favorable opinion on something they got for free to review, but I’m most definitely sure you the reader as well as the people of High Class Vape Co would much more appreciate an honest review of this e-juice from me.
It’s always tricky to do reviews on e-juice because the first thing people want to know is if it tastes good. And like I always say, taste is subjective. What tastes good for me might not taste good for you, and vice versa. I love vaping berry flavors, but I hate banana, yet some people love vaping on banana flavors. It all depends on your preference.
So what I really try to do in these reviews is give a more descriptive outline rather than a opinionated one for the readers to get a better idea of what they are getting in case they decide to purchase.
What I like to do is focus more on relative things like price, nicotine levels, vapor production, and others. At the end of each review, I say whether I liked the juice or not. Just my opinion.
With that being said, let’s talk about the common factors about these High Class Vape Co e-juices and then I’ll go into a more descriptive review of each juice later in this post.
Affordable U.S. made e-juice
This company is based in my home state of California, San Diego to be exact. As for their prices, High Class Vape Co offers good prices for their premium line which they sell at $29.99 for 60 ml, and their 15 ml bottles for only $10, a pretty good deal for premium e-juice (all glass bottles).
They also offer a sample pack of three 15 ml bottles for only $22.99 which you can pick each flavor for. This makes much more sense than buying a 15 ml bottle alone since you’ll be saving a lot more money.
And if that price is still a little too steep for your vape pockets then you can also try out their budget line which is 120 ml of e-juice for only $18! I’ll also be doing a review on their budget line in these upcoming posts.
All of their juices are a 70/30 VG/PG blend and come in 0 mg, 3 mg, 6 mg, and 12 mg levels of nicotine. While we’re on the subject of nicotine, I found the nicotine to be a little harsh when I first vaped it, but got used to it and started enjoying it as I progressed.
And that’s the thing, I usually vape a high VG e-juice 80/20 blend at 3 mg, but I wasn’t getting that much of a satisfying vape so I decided to bump my nicotine level up to 6. The higher PG level on this juice might have caused me to get a more harsher nicotine taste than what I’m normally used to.
As for the vapor production, it does put out a lot of clouds. I did notice that the vapor clouds weren’t as robust and dense as the clouds you would get off of a higher VG blend of e-juice, which might be a good thing sometimes. There were many times while I was vaping on high VG juice and driving with the windows up when the clouds would get in the way of my vision. So in this situation, yes a higher PG blend would be better.
Now that I’ve got all that out of the way, let’s get into each e-juice and give you my opinion of each one.
Guilty Pleasure – A Crisp, Refreshing Fruity Vape
For this review, I used my Conqueror RTA Mini which is a great flavor chasing RTA which I also did a review for in the past. If you love flavor tanks, please check out my review which I linked above.
According to their website, Guilty Pleasure is their best seller. It’s a floral-fruity blend of pears, honeysuckle and other fruit notes. The thing with fruit blends for some e-juices is even though they are a combination of fruits, there’s always that one fruit flavor that stands out among the rest.
With Guilty Pleasure, I didn’t taste that. The blend of pears, honeysuckle and the other fruits were blended together really well that it created this whole new flavor of it’s own. It wasn’t like “Oh, this tastes like pears” or “This tastes like honeysuckle.” I could taste the different fruit hints, but none of them overpowered each other. It really was a true blend of flavors.
Another thing I noticed with GP was the taste was very subtle. It wasn’t a strong, “hit you in the face” type of flavor that we’ve all gotten accustomed to when with premium lines. The taste for me was a bit muted.
All in all I got a crisp, refreshing fruity-floral vape from Guilty Pleasure. It’s a great mix of fruit blends, but I would have preferred a stronger flavor.
Taste of the Orient – Something Different
Let me start off by saying Taste of the Orient is something I’ve never tasted before. It’s flavor description is cucumber, honeysuckle, and honeydew.
I actually love honeydew, both when eating and vaping. However, I didn’t get a strong taste of honeydew. It was actually quite similar to Guilty Pleasure, but had sort of a tangy aftertaste to it which I think was due to the cucumber flavoring. Again, subtle notes blended altogether.
As for the Taste of the Orient, I would say it’s a decent e-juice. It wasn’t bad at all, but it’s not something I wouldn’t have high on my list when it comes to good e-juice.
Members Only – Creamy Tart Vape with a hint of Strawberry
And the final one on the list is Members Only, a combination of ice cream, sugar cookie and strawberry, 3 flavors I really love. Just like the other two previous juices, the notes were a bit subtle but well blended and not overpowering.
Members Only really stood out to me, I really like this flavor. I would have preferred for the strawberry taste to be more pronounced, but all the other notes blend very well with each other. I finished more off of this bottle than the other two to be honest.
Guilty Pleasure may be the best seller on their website, but Members Only is the true winner for me. Based on my personal taste and preference, I would go with this e-juice.
Again I would like to thank Bill for offering me these great e-juices and I had a great time sampling them.
To my readers, I will also be reviewing their budget line which sells for $18 for 120 ml of e-juice real soon, so stay tuned for that.
If you would like to get your hands on High Class Vape Co. e-juices, check out their website here.
We’re also fortunate enough to get a discount code which knocks 15% off of your whole purchase. Use the code SAVE on check out to save even more money!