IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!! They have removed the vRMS/Average Voltage Option!!!
Review by John-Paulon 10/13/14
As stated, Volcano decided to remove the option to change between average voltage and vRMS. I'm not exactly sure when they made this change, but it had to have been fairly recently. I liked this option, but, as the kind customer service rep I talked to when I ordered my second device(first one was stolen at a bar)told me, people were burning up their coils like crazy with the average voltage option. You really need to know what your doing to use this feature, and there is really no reason to use it in the first place, so I suppose they did the right thing, as not everyone is an advanced vapor. It took me an hour of trying to change to average voltage before I decided to call customer service, which is when I was told of the change.
I wouldn't have bought another one had I not been in love with the Lavatube 2.5. This is truly my go to daily device, and I think it will stay that way for quite some time. I've used many different devices, including rebuildables and apvs, and this one is the best in my opinion. Yes, it may be a bit big, but for me, that is one of it's most redeeming features. It makes me feel confident that if dropped, it won't break like so many other cheap apvs out there.
I own 13 APV's, including two Provaris, and this is my favorite one. I use it constantly, and it never leaves my hand. The only thing I worry about is if it will hold up to my constant use. I think it will, but that remains to be seen, and is the only thing I can't comment on right now. I do know that my first one, which had the option for average voltage/vRMS, lasted for at least three months with no problem until it was stolen.
I couldn't live without my Lavatube, so I purchased another one as soon as I could. Lol
You will not find a device like this one with a one year warranty, except for maybe the Provari, and Volcano stand by their products, so I don't worry about my Lavatube crapping out on me, as I know they have me covered.
People complain about the price, but there is a reason for this price. As I stated, earlier, they offer a one year warranty, and these things are built like tanks. I love the way they feel in your hand also. It just fits so perfectly. You won't find any other device with a one year warranty, except for maybe the provari, and that doesn't have a wattage option. Just Variable Voltage. I mainly use wattage, and rarely use the voltage option.
Switching between Voltage and Wattage is as easy as holding both buttons down for 10 seconds. You also have the option of reading your battery's remaining charge by holding the left button down for a few seconds, and with the right button, you can read the resistance of your atomizer/cartomizer. These are really great features!
I stand by this device and I recommend anyone who may be on the fence about buying one to pull the trigger. You won't regret it. It's my favorite device, and as stated, I have many. As long as this thing holds up to my constant use, I see no reason at all not to recommend it to first time vapors, and advanced vapors. It vapes like a champ, and consistently delivers a perfect hit.