First Impressions: The Gripper
I have a love hate relationship with stealth mods. I love the idea of a tiny device that will do the trick but then I’m completely disappointed with the smaller battery performance, I know it’s weird but that’s really how it usually goes.
The Gripper was originally made to fit 18350 batteries but because of tolerances in battery sizes it is sold as a 16340 mod.. well not today! I have several good 18350′s and even some nipple-less 18350′s I wanted to use with the gripper so I took a gamble when I ordered it.. and for the first time it paid off! My AW 18350 IMR’s fit in it perfectly!
The mod itself is fantastically small. So small I want to put it in some dirt and water it until it grows. It’s made out of a light rubbery plastic situation that I don’t really know the name of and has a pretty decent button, both are quite pleasant. For the $20 I paid I was expecting something very cheap looking, this doesn’t feel or look like $1M but it definitely doesn’t feel cheap.
The make or break feature has to be the “hidden” connector. You see almost all stealth mods are ruined (in stealthy-ness) by the need of a big atty/carto and drip tip on top them. The Gripper has a connector at the side, placed at the bottom of the body itself, so when you attach an XL carto it doesnt change in size. Good or bad? I suppose it’s a little bit of both; because of this system you can’t vape anything other than a tankless XL cartomizer on it.. not unless you get a bit creative (working on it).