An Opinionated View: Smokymizers (CE3)
I am extremely tired at the moment so this review might get colorful. You have been warned!
Usual disclosure, I bought these for my own use with
hard earned moneys and the review bellow is based on my own unbiased opinion of the product.
I will not be typing in the full name of these, which is “Royal Smokers CE3 Smokymizer Durable Edition 3” well.. ever again, so I shall refer to them as Smokymizers, CE3′s or a waste of money from now on.
This was intended to be a first impressions but after just a day I am miserable with them and refuse to use them any more.
The Smokymizers are the revised successor to the popular CE2 cartomizers that will always hold a spot in my vaping history because with the miles of wicking material from a single one CE2 I have managed to repair a great deal of Tank Atomizers!
They earned the revised title since they have been altered from the “beta” release that received some very negative feedback, However, these are a lot more closer to being a new version of the notorious G4 than the CE2.
The only good thing I can tell about them is that they come in a nice box with a few extra goodies, such as tweezers, a drip tip and a syringe needle for filling. Unfortunately you need all of these, the hands of a tiny surgeon, a degree in rocket science and a burger to fill them. (the burger is optional but definitely the highlight of the filling process)
Let me now go through some of the bad impressions because.. well there’s too many to go through one by one. Primarily, they leak.. some of them leak all the time straight out of the box, the rest (of the five I got) leak at some random point during the day for no rhyme or reason. In fact they leak so much that I propose they be sold with a diaper instead of a drip tip. If you do manage to get some juice in them long enough to vape the vapor production is plentiful.. and the flavor isn’t too bad.. but you will end up drinking more juice than you’ve vaped. Lastly, these are the most inconsistent cartomizers I have even seen! The box I bough was rated 2.4-2.7ohms (it was the only one in stock) and out of the 5 in the box one metered at 2.0 and another at 3.0, the rest were in the range.
Obviously, I didn’t like them (did it come through?); cartomizers should make vaping simpler and allow carrying less stuff, not make you walk around with wet pockets and a mini meth-lab. If, like me, you simply haven’t read enough bad reviews on them and insist on trying them then here’s my “protip”: Don’t think of them as inexpensive cartomizers, they are not inexpensive.. and don’t work like cartomizers, instead think of them as an expensive (and slightly too wide) drip tip and tweezers, because that’s what’s useful in the box!
Before someone says that you have to hold them at an angle and plug them in fast so they won’t leak, here’s what happened when I did just that with a 50/50 mix of PG/VG. (I have no idea of what I’m doing when it comes to video stuff – I’ll make a better one once I figure it out)
PS. as a neutral point I forgot to mention that the plastic is much stronger than previous clear cartomizers. It’s still plastic and I have managed to break one, but it took extra effort.