If you’ve been vaping for a while, you might remember one of the first pod systems that helped to kick-start the pod system craze, the My Von Earl, which came out in 2016. It was extremely popular and everyone seemed to love it. In 2017, Fontem Ventures, the owners of the Blu brand and also the vaping company that’s owned by Imperial Tobacco, partnered with My Von Erl. I don’t know what’s been going on in those two years, but it looks like the end result of that partnership is the MyBlu.
I never actually bought a My Von Erl, even though they were really popular. I actually bought a Cync by Vape Forward and the Wismec MyJet, which both just came out at that time too and I hated both of them so much that I gave up on pod systems. I thought it was a fad that was going to die fast. But then pod systems got way better. And now I wish I could have tried a My Von Erl.
But here I am with the MyBlu, so let’s talk about it.
I live in the midwest, I’ve only been to a real beach once in my life, and I’ve never surfed. So the lingo escapes me, but I looked up the meaning of a fin chop and it’s when a surfboard fin slices into a surfers skin and causes a serious injury. There’s actually a pretty crazy story at the top of Google about a young surfer who just had the top of his head fin chopped, and it’s pretty bad. Not that this has anything to do with this e-liquid, but I found it interesting.
Anyway, Vape Craft Inc describes Fin Chop as a watermelon, dragon fruit, and melon flavor.
Smell: This smells just like a mix of sweet watermelon and melon. I don’t really smell the dragon fruit, but that’s a hard one to smell or taste anyway.
Taste: Right off the bat, I get a strong sensation of menthol or Koolada. It’s not overpowering, but I wasn’t expecting it because it’s not mentioned in the product description. But it calms down after a few hits. Then I get that watermelon and just a slight hint of melon. And like I mentioned with the dragon fruit, it’s hard to get, but it’s probably helping out the overall flavor here. It’s sweet and smooth, and that menthol gives the entire thing a refreshing feel. It’s pretty good.
Continuing with surfer lingo education, I looked up barreled and this is actually probably something you’re familiar with, even if you’re not a surfer. A barrel is when the wave curls over itself and closes a surfer in, essentially looking like a barrel or a tube.
Ok, so Vape Craft Inc describes this as a refreshing ripe strawberry and kiwi.
Smell: The smell here is very unique, which I’m hoping translates to the vape. It definitely smells like strawberry, but with a twist of something else, which is probably that kiwi.
Taste: This one is really good. The strawberry seems to have a mix of natural earthiness, but also some sweetness. In most kiwi e-liquids I’ve tried, the kiwi is really hard to point out, but it’s very noticeable here. It’s still really light, like kiwi is naturally, but the kiwi adds a great kick to this one. This flavor is smooth and sweet.
And one final lesson on surf lingo. Getting pitted is when a surfer gets situated neatly into a barrel wave. Something I learned while reading about all of this surfing stuff is that getting into a barrel is extremely difficult and many surfers might never get the chance in their entire lives. You definitely wouldn’t get that based on the scenes we see in movies or TV, so it’s an interesting fact.
Alright, So Vape Craft Inc describes Pitted as a melon, cantaloupe, and honeydew blend.
Smell: This smells great. The honeydew melon comes out strong and sweet in the smell
Taste: This is one of the best, most flavorful Nic-salt flavors I’ve ever had. Nic-salts tend to be a little muted just because they have so much nicotine, but this tastes just like a regular nicotine e-liquid. It’s a very smooth melon flavor with the most prominent flavor being the honeydew. I don’t get a lot of cantaloupe, but it’s definitely adding something here because this isn’t just a straight honeydew. If you’ve ever had Spew from Mount Baker Vapor, it’s a lot like that, and I loved that one. So this one is definitely a winner for me.
I really liked this entire line. Vape Craft Inc usually releases mild flavors, which are good, but mild. This line is very different because not only are the flavors much stronger than usual, but also because these have stronger flavor than typical salt-nicotine e-liquid in general. All of the e-liquids in this line are full of flavor, they’re sweet, and they’re smooth. This is a very good salt-nic line in my opinion.
The GeekVape Aegis Solo kit was sent to me for review from HeavenGifts.com. Check it out here. The kit comes with both the Aegis Solo mod and the Cerberus sub-ohm tank. The Solo is the newer compact version of the hugely popular original Aegis device. I never owned an Aegis, but I actually have the dual-battery Aegis Legend and I think it’s one of the best devices I’ve ever owned. I love it.
The Merlin Nano MTL RTA was sent to me for review directly from Augvape. Hot on the heels of the popularity of nicotine salts, low-wattage, and tight draw vaping, the Merlin Nano MTL is a rebuildable mouth-to-lung vape. I’m a huge fan of rebuildable MTL atomizers, so I’ve been really excited to share this one.
The GTSonic GT-F3 was sent to me for review from GT Sonic. I’ve been using an ultrasonic cleaner to clean my vape gear for years and it’s easily one of the most useful products I’ve ever owned. If mine broke, I’d immediately go out and buy another one. So this one from GT Sonic is very similar in size to the most common type of ultrasonic cleaner you might find at a department store, but this has some nice features that make it unique.