What exactly is a e cig mod?

There are a lot of e cigaretter mods out there and a lot of differing information and even more options for equipment. Let’s discuss some of the electronic cig mods, what is a mod and what kind of mods are out there. Also what are the benefits of modding your e cig.

DIY electronic cigarette mods

Mods can be DIY mods requiring some tools and work yourself.  Usually house hold items like with a paper clip and some pliers you can mod your e cig to vaporize pot.

DIY E cig Mod

DIY E cig Mod

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E cig Mods you can purchase

There are all kinds of custom shapes colors and sizes for e cigs.  You can but different batteries with stronger battery life or atomizers that you can rebuild or are stronger and better for vaporizing pot.

The future of e cigarette mods

How far will e cigarette mods go?

Like any new product its a bit wild west in the beginning but it’s looking more and more like e cigs are here to stay.  It may not be the end all be all but in the future they may look back  and not believe we actually smoked tobacco.  The same way we look at how people used to smoke in air plains.  We eventually figured out that was bad…..

But with the future of traditional cigarettes shrinking, is there room for electronic cigarettes to gain market share.  So that makes me wonder about the future of e cig mods.  Out of the wild west will be the refinement of tons and tons of DIY home mods people have tinkered with.  But who will be the first to turn those mods into product accessories in a major way.  More and more you are seeing vaporizers and smoke shops and people smoking e cigs.  I can think of at least two ways to market e cig mods. 

First, consider people who collect things, little gifts like lighters, watches, cigar cutters etc.  There are those custom and pipe looking e cigs.  How far off is the e cigar?  But for now they are not only functional but interesting, something you can tinker with and change parts.  Like building a model or remote control car, you can buy different atomizers and batteries to mod your e cig.  Different mouth pieces, lights and cases jsut about what ever you want.

The key would be to turn it into a hobby.  Collectors would gather vintage and expensive ones like custom ones with gold parts.  What if they become like pens or cufflinks you give as a gift.  You could attract aficionados, its the perfect product for mods and customization.  Small but so varying to design, shape, size and appearance that’s not even considering functionality or quality of materials.  You could just pull at the heart strings of these people who live to become experts and train them selves to notice every little detail and difference.  How far off is is before people start to focus on the nicotine oil, like craft beer brewers.  Focusing on their special formula and productions metheods to produce the best vaporizing experience.  Not too far in the future I bet.

Second,  this is even more simple.  Think about cell phones, at first they were big and weird, kinda worked and were expensive.  Now its like we were using morse code 10 years ago, remember cream spinach screens, the zack morris brick phone? Now its all about which one has the newest technology and with that adaptions.  Before very few had bag phones or mobile phones.  Then came the first flip phone and people shit their pants.  “Holy cow, this is some star wars shit”.  Remember the Razr phone?  I think that was the phone that really started people going nuts. It was theeeeeeee shit, you had to have a razr phone.  But would you even use it as a calculator now, would  you trade your iphone for this razy now. No you wouldnt wipe you ass with it, anyway my point is what came next, accessories.  What, what you can change the color of the phone? Remember how cases and kiosk booths jsut started to pop up everywhere?  Green neon, photo skins.  You name it some people do what ever to customize and  personalize their phones.  Think about it, where can you not buy a case for the latest iphone or samsung.  Just do it for e cig mods, “You can smoke a photo wrapped e cig of you cat mofo!” (you know how people love photos of their cats)

So the future of electronic cigarettes mods looks like there is a lot of opportunity to me.  Necklaces, integrated cell phone cases with e cig holder.  Get people hooked on the tinkering and make it fashion.  Next thing you knwo your mall kiosk will be slammed with people wanting the dr. dre limited platinum blunt looking one.  That’s acutally a pretty sweet idea, beats by dre and e blunts by dre.

Que the music..

 

My review on a DIY electronic cigarette mod for pot

The first mod that every seems to be asking about is what is the cheapest e cig mod for pot.  There are a lot of videos out there for converting various brands of e cigarettes into pot vaporizers. There are some brands that are easier to modify than others usually few tools needed.  Here are some pro’s and cons I have found as well as a write up on a Tru-Smoke brand conversion I tried, it was by far the easiest.

Pros

If you wanna avoid “smoke” but don’t wanna give up pot or just want to be more discrete about it, vaporizing is the way to go. Electronic cigarettes are a cheap way to get a vaporizer and be discrete about using it for herb.

  • E cigs are gaining popularity and people are used to seeing people use them
  • There is little modification required and few tools needed
  • You don’t have to worry about the marijuana smell
  • Easy to carry and hide
  • No lighter required
  • You don’t have to find a private place to smoke or go outside
  • You can easily swap out nicotine cartridges for modified ones with pot
  • Looks less suspicious than vaporizers made for just pot

Cons

  • Cartridges don’t hold a lot of pot, just a few hits
  • Some brands atomizer coils are low voltage and don’t get the THC hot enough
  • There is still some pot smell but you won’t smell like a stinky joint either
  • You still have to be a little discrete but not as much as a pipe or joint
  • I have noticed vaporizing pot seems to kill the battery quicker
  • If you pack the herb to close to the coil you can burn it out
  • Can take further modification to coil to work better

These are just a few of the pros and cons I have run across as when I tried a few out. I will do some more in-depth testing with more complicated mods later.  But for now let me show you the easiest “mod” I tried, I say mod lightly as you don’t really have to modify anything so this is a quick and easy option if you looking to head out quickly or don’t have time.

 

Tru-Smoke pot mod

E cig Comparison
E cig Comparison

Here above you can see most e cig atomizers require dis assembly, requiring you to pull out the stuffing and rubber gasket shown in the photo.  And the atomizer is attached.  On the right you can see the Tru Smoke is made into 3 pieces, the atomizer, filter and battery.  You can see the atomizer is exposed when you pull off the filter so you don’t have to dis assemble it.

 

Below you can see on the left te filter with the rubber gasket you have to pull out, on the right you can see the Tru Smoke filter.  They key is the Tru Smoke starter kit comes with and empty filter, so you are good to go.  Just put your herb in it and you are set. I was able to buy a few kita from Tru Smoke despite the website says they are sold out.  Other than that I couldn’t find it anywhere.

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