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  1. The user manual had a nice x-ray view of the device. The mouthpiece has a really good fit and required some force to remove. But you only need to pinch and pull, hard. There is a fluid capturing pad in the mouthpiece and a silicone seal to prevent it from leaking, non of them was glued or secured in any noticeable way.
    • The user manual had a nice x-ray view of the device.

    • The mouthpiece has a really good fit and required some force to remove. But you only need to pinch and pull, hard.

    • There is a fluid capturing pad in the mouthpiece and a silicone seal to prevent it from leaking, non of them was glued or secured in any noticeable way.

  2. Nothing clipped or glued into place so far, just pinch and pull. Nice little Li-po battery inside. Quite a waste to market this product as disposable with a rechargeable battery inside. Nice little Li-po battery inside. Quite a waste to market this product as disposable with a rechargeable battery inside.
    • Nothing clipped or glued into place so far, just pinch and pull.

    • Nice little Li-po battery inside. Quite a waste to market this product as disposable with a rechargeable battery inside.

  3. The way the mouthpiece pops off and how the tank is built up it's definitely reusable, however the battery charge is a big problem. The way the mouthpiece pops off and how the tank is built up it's definitely reusable, however the battery charge is a big problem. The way the mouthpiece pops off and how the tank is built up it's definitely reusable, however the battery charge is a big problem.
    • The way the mouthpiece pops off and how the tank is built up it's definitely reusable, however the battery charge is a big problem.

  4. The tank was clipped on, but came loose fairly easy. Couldn't remove the coil or the leads to the coil, and doing so would result in leakage due to the leads being sealed towards the tank with silicone goop. The x-ray on the user manual indicated some more cotton between the tank/coil and cradle, but couldn't reach it.
    • The tank was clipped on, but came loose fairly easy.

    • Couldn't remove the coil or the leads to the coil, and doing so would result in leakage due to the leads being sealed towards the tank with silicone goop.

    • The x-ray on the user manual indicated some more cotton between the tank/coil and cradle, but couldn't reach it.

  5. The chip seems to only be a switch to switch on and off the coil when you draw, and in doing so also activate the blue LED, nothing fancy here. Modifying this to be rechargeable wouldn't be to hard if you get this far, since there is a lot of space in the battery cradle, for making contacts and such, but you'd need to get a charging circuit into it somewhere which might pose a problem. Wouldn't recommend it though since the coil has an expected end of life after certain cycles, and isn't replaceable.
    • The chip seems to only be a switch to switch on and off the coil when you draw, and in doing so also activate the blue LED, nothing fancy here.

    • Modifying this to be rechargeable wouldn't be to hard if you get this far, since there is a lot of space in the battery cradle, for making contacts and such, but you'd need to get a charging circuit into it somewhere which might pose a problem.

    • Wouldn't recommend it though since the coil has an expected end of life after certain cycles, and isn't replaceable.

  6. All parts (that i could take apart) in one picture.
    • All parts (that i could take apart) in one picture.

    • My thoughts. All in all, this is a very wasteful product marketed as disposable, not only does it contain a poisonous concentration of nicotine, it also houses a rechargeable battery that you can't really recharge in any easy way. The reusable model is a a few extra bucks but you can recharge it, and replace the battery if need be.

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