Excellent for travellers
Review by Ericon 1/31/12
I started out with Blu, but their batteries wouldnt last much longer than an analog cig would! The high cost of blu carts were adding up, and they had many bunk ones to boot. I havent had any actual problems with my magma, and the performance has always been better.
I bought the magma tank kit and loved it from the get go. Easy to fill, easy to use, easy to switch flavors = really convenient and solid performance. When the batteries are about to die, they dont produce as much vapor, then blink afterwards to let you know they need recharging.
The Magma PCC is awesome, and I love being able to see the battery gauge to determine if it needs recharging at the end of the night. The light comes in handy at random times, although its not very bright.
Cons: you have to match the flat sides of the tank with the air cutouts on the inside of the tankomizer. I scraped slits onto the outer cone of the tankomizer so i dont have to look inside to orientate myself before inserting a tank. This worked out well, but after a few cleanings the paint all came off so my two tankomizers are silver instead of black. I can now just scrape marks on the metal again instead of on the paint, so no biggie.
Other con arrives when removing a tank. The tops are usually wet (not that it really matters). I just keep a napkin handy to wipe it off before putting the rubber cap on it for storage.
Third and most major complaint: the PCC doesnt hold a fully assembled magma with tank. Sadly, you have to remove the tank and place it in its side slot for storage. Not a huge concern, but I miss being able to whip my blu out of the pcc, puff and put back in. That was convenient when walking from the car to the front door, or for other quick trips like that when I dont want to fumble with the pcc. I began using clearomizers, and since you cannot store a magma battery with clearomizer attached, you have to keep the tankomizer on it, remove it, then put on the clearomizer. I get better performance out of the tankomizers anyways, and if you clean them, they work and keep you happy.
The Pros GREATLY outweigh the few cons I have with this. If volcano releases a larger pcc which holds a fully assembled magma with tank id buy it right away. Great vapor, nice flavor, and I can go a few days without needing to recharge or refill. No leaking issues with the tank kit, and have been using the same tanks and tankomizers for about 6 weeks now. Solid!
I almost bought a magma usb passthrough for use at home, but realized I could just buy an inferno passthrough for a few more bucks. Im writing this review before buying the inferno kit to have extras around! Ill be keeping my magma pcc in my bag *just in case*.
You have a very happy, returning customer here Volcano!
PS- analog free since buying this!