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Cloupor Mini – Heats… ah I mean… Heads Up

One of the things I hate most about doing these reviews is when I have a good experience with a device and you do not. Keep in mind that in my reviews, I can only report on my personal experience with a device.

I’ve heard and seen enough regarding this device, so I took it upon myself to issue a warning even with the overall thumbs up it received in the video.

I can’t speak to what’s causing the melt-down of this device, but with regulated devices, no matter HOW you use them OR charge them, they should not melt down. They should have the built in safety required to keep you safe and prevent issues like this from happening.

I’m now getting reports that these are getting hot on their own without firing, just sitting idle.

Here are some of the photos I’ve seen:

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These photos just added.  From the user:

Dead Cloupor Mini after burning. Not in USB charge at that time, just sit on a table on in standby mode!  Never charge it on USB port.  It just burn on the table, not is use when it’s happened! (sorry for the bad English)

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I did have some conversation with Cloupor and I wasn’t exactly thrilled with the response:

Hi Phill ,
firstly, we are so sorry to hear the melted issue . But , it’s very very rare rate happened in mini device .As the state we collect until today , we shipped out more than 100 thousand out , only about 40-50pcs with melted issue….

His email goes on, but IMHO, not matter how small the percentage, NO pieces should be melting.  I would consider this a pretty major defect.

Recalls are costly and ugly, but in this case, it may very well be warranted.

Buy, use, and charge these at your own risk!

This post will be placed with the review here on TasteYourJuice and a warning placed in the description of the video itself.   I know that Cloupor has my review listed on their site and I’m asking it be removed.

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From Dave

This one meant a lot to me. Thought I’d share. Thanks Dave…

Hi Phil,

Sorry in advance for the long email.

When I met you at Vapecan last year, while we were talking a guy came by and said “Hi Phil I’m a big fan” and you said “Don’t be a fan, be a friend.” A few months later on your taste your juice website, you were talking about people sometimes calling you Pete or Paul or even Dick (Ok that was only one guy). It reminded me about my father. He was born Cyril Sydney Ball in 1922 in Cape Breton. As a teenager, he and his friends spent a lot of time at the beech. His friends noted that Dad had skinny legs and a large body and when he ran around on the beech, he looked like a Sand-Peep (small sea bird). They started calling him “Peep” as a joke. As new friends joined the group they misheard the name and thought it was “Pete.” Soon everyone was calling him Pete and he didn’t bother correcting them. I didn’t know his name wasn’t Pete until my late teens and started working at the same company as him. All these guys were calling my Dad Cyril. When Dad passed away in 2000, I had to publish his name as Pete in the paper so people would know who I was talking about. I asked Dad one time why he never corrected people about his name. He said that it didn’t matter what people called you as long as they called you friend. So take from that what you will. Just remember that what is really important is that you are a friend.

Dave

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The Formaldehyde Fiasco Continues

In case you read this… Hidden Formaldehyde in E-Cigarette Aerosols from the New England Journal Of Medicine

Now please read this… The deception of measuring formaldehyde in e-cigarette aerosol: the difference between laboratory measurements and true exposure from Dr. Farsalinos.

And this…  Verified: formaldehyde levels found in the NEJM study were associated with dry puff conditions. An update from Dr. Farsalinos.

Thanks!

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THE SX-MINI REVIEW – PART 1

A PBusardo Review – SX Mini Review Part 1

The Links:
Varitube

The Video:

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“The Japanese Formaldehyde Fiasco”

Many of you have read the story… “E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times carcinogens”.
Many of you have and continue to ask me questions about it.

IMHO this is what happens when testers who don’t know what they’re testing test things and why it’s so important that the research on e-cig safety needs to be done by those who actually understand how people vape.

So here are some responses to the story that you may find interesting…

From Dr. Farsalinos: “Electronic cigarette aerosol contains 6 times LESS formaldehyde than tobacco cigarette smoke

From Clive Bates: “Spreading fear and confusion with misleading formaldehyde studies

From the American Vaping Association (AVA): “New E-Cig Study Hypes Formaldehyde Fears Based on Faulty Experiments

I hope this helps and puts your mind at ease.

More testing is needed. Testing should not be feared. Results should not be feared. They should be used as an opportunity to do what we do in safer, healthier ways.

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IPV MINI REVIEW + CONTEST WINNER + NEW CONTEST!

A PBusardo Review & Winner & Contest – The iPV Mini

In this video we take a full look at iPV Mini, announce the winner of the last contest, and kick off a new one.

The Links:
Pioneer4You
My Vapor Store

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iPV Mini

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THE KANGER MINI AND NANO SUBTANKS

In this video we do some show and tell on the new VaporShark rDNA-40 large screen, verify that the DNA-30 does not have the same start-up delay as the Cloupor Mini as mentioned by several YouTube comments, take a full look at the Kanger Mini and Nano Subtanks including a look at the build deck and do a build for the Mini, talk about the insulator material, and do a show and tell on some new coil making tools. Phew!!

Kanger US Contact information:

KangerTech US Service Center
11555 Medlock Bridge Rd, Unit 100, Johns Creek, GA 30097
Phone: 1-888-799-1988

The Links:
Vapor Shark
Kanger
Vapor Shark
Kanger

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