Well I swear my lovely postman recognises TW packages now and calls at my house first as he never usually get here before 11 and sometimes as late as 13:00 but since I started vaping (and told him why I was eagerly peering out the window for parcels) they seem to miraculously appear by about 09:30.
So there it was on the coffee table in the Hall when I got back from the supermarket, I opened it up, inspected it very carefully, filled a cart and attached a battery, I'd read in the manual that the batteries came switched off ( yes folks, here is a fundamental difference between man and woman, a woman reads the manual first so as not to go wrong a man reads it after to work out why they went wrong), so I tapped the button 5 times and promptly tried to take a draw, nothing, attached the other battery, tapped the button 5 times again nothing, assumed they were discharged so screwed them into my usb charger on my pc and both showed green hmmmm, after 30s of head scratching I tapped the button on one 5 times again and 'lo an angel appeared, well not quite, but a puff of vape and the metatrons voice perhaps, with a choir of angels going ahhh ahhh ahhh!
No seriously, a lovely smooth draw, and a big bang full of flavour, better than I'd ever experienced, I was really starting to think that folks that raved about a flavour (including the friends I know who vape) were actually full of BS because at best all I ever got with a standard tank was a "hint" of a flavour; I was starting to wonder if they were bigging it all up because they desperately wanted it to be THAT good, well actually with the C atty it really is, and in fact, I've vaped about twice what I normally would today because I'm like the proverbial kid in a toy shop re-trying all my disaster flavours which I was slowly resigning myself to tipping. Many of them now have been put back into the "use" section of my tool box yayayayay I'm sort of saving already on this kit
On a more techincal note, the atty's come in a strip blister back and are quite small, I have considered cutting them and keeping a spare in my TW 'nado case but I think I will just keep them in a strip as one on it's own is likely to get lost, however, they are easy to fit into the base and the cone screws smoothly on the top, was a little concerned about whether I had tightened it up enough but so far I am leak free and I'm about 3 full tanks in now.
The batteries do indeed have a white/sky blue/dark blue colour to them, I know I've been through both today, not unusual, I tend to go through 1 and 1/2 batteries a day anyway, I'm a fairly heavy vaper and I'm thinking my next purchase is a 1000mAh passthrough as most of my day is at the PC, but the sky blue / dark blue is easy to miss, my first battery was dark blue before I noticed, this evening with the 2nd batt I was more observant, but to be honest, just a low level indicator of any form is great, when I popped out to the supermarket before I took delivery I took my 'nado with me and I'd barely pulled the car out the drive before I got the flashy light, with this, if I go out and I'm on blue (which ever shade) I'll swop the battery knowing it will see me through, especially as I vape less when I'm out and about.
There has been some discussion about increased juice usage, and I'm pretty sure the atty isn't actually burning any faster, we are just vaping more, and that is another thing, I've been running at any one time 3 - 5 standard tornado attys for different flavours because of flavour contamination, I'm generally a fruity girl, but I'm a sucker for Absinthe and a home mix of Cherry and Titan Menthol, the stronger flavours tend to linger in a standard atty but not so with the new C atty, I've run about 12 different flavours through this atty today and there has been minimal cross over, maybe 3 or 4 puffs and the flavour runs clear, which is just such a boon and the TW case I bought back at the start of my TW vaping experience was woefully inadequate within days, not so now, two batteries, one or two 5ml juice bottles and a fully assembled C and I'm set for a night out and away, I can even squeeze the usb charger in too, you have no idea how much of a relief that was, I'd even been contemplating a bigger handbag and I sooooo don't do handbags, I'm a stuff things in a pocket kind of girl.
I like the smokey black tanks that come with the kit, I have been favouring the clear tanks for a while because I can see the juice but they sort of detract from the sleek black lines of my funky black PV, these guys fit the job but I am going to question whether they are eventually going to be needed, the taste change at the end of a cart is more noticable with the C and as yet I've not got to acrid before I've realised the tank is finished.
All in all it is so far a very positive experience, with one exception, I think I still prefer my beloved Absinthe in my 3 month old heavily maintained and refurbished atty, might need to look at tweaking the mix
The only other thing to mention and possibly down side is the lack of a choice of menthol in the kit, I went off tobacco flavours very quickly once I decided to vape full time and although it was never going to put me off buying it, I did baulk at the idea that the black carts only came in tobacco flavour, but several folks had suggested that over time I might come to appreciate the flavour of tobacco, so I had decided to try a low nic cart, I opened the box and the smell was overwhelming, I got as far as opening the sealed plastic the cart was in and was close to retching, the hubs took pity on me and emptied the rest of the tanks out for me and washed them as I actually went green, so having a menthol option might be really nice