This is an awesome e-Pipe made right here at MadVapes! It is carved out of acrylic on our CNC machines and then outfitted with an auto switch for button free vaping. The curves of the pipe really bring out the detail in the acrylic. It is polished to a high shine and has a red LED under a molded piece of translucent acrylic that is lightly finished with black paint that closely resembles ignited pipe embers.
The Diablo is designed for a 3.7V 18500 protected Li-ion battery which will last all day. The auto switch has a red LED when vaping but has a blue LED that flashes when you first install a battery, when the battery is low or if there is a short detected at the connector.
Price is for 1 Diablo e-Pipe. Artemas Slim, batteries or other accessories that may be shown in the pictures are sold separately. Colors and patterns vary on acrylic mods as they are custom made.
- Poor Construction Review by Philip
- What a Pipe! Review by M.L.T.
- Precision? No. China Quality? Yes. Review by Travis
All in all I am happy with it. But would I buy another one. No. You got to make what works for everyone if you want people to be happy. VV is a must IMO. If the price goes up than so be it. This is basic also IMO. (Posted on 9/5/2013)
- So far, so good. I really like it! Review by Lorraine
- HOW DO YOU SCREW THIS UP??!!! Review by XH
So, it arrived. When I picked it up, it rattled a little bit, so I took a closer look -- and the two pieces fell apart in my hands. They had never been put together. Fortunately, the wires had been connected (but I think they were right at the point of pulling out when the two pieces came apart.)
I'm not a mechanical guy, but I realized that my options were 1) try to fix this; it's just some glue, right? or 2) mail it back, and be without it for weeks. Went with 1). Problem, though. Not being a mechanical kind of person, I didn't get the internal alignment right (There's an internal alignment??). When I went to put the battery in, it didn't go in.
So, spent about a day tinkering, thinking, and fuming, but finally got the battery to fit without breaking anything. Aaaaaahhh. Agree with the 'Hugh Hefner' review. . . . except. . .
About 10 minutes after I had turned it on, the threads where the battery cap screws into POP OUT OF THE BOTTOM with the cap still screwed in. . . It appears that the final stage of assembly -- you know, the attach all parts securely stage -- was just completely ignored!
So, it's OK. I glued it once, shame on me, glued it twice. . . you don't get glued again (subtle GWB reference), but then I started thinking:
This is a pipe mod made out of plastic. It's exclusively "made right here" at madvapes. It has about $3.00 of soldering and assembly done on it. I paid for shipping. I'm not really happy about what I got.
So, hearing about their excellent customer support, I sent them a trouble ticket, briefly mentioning the first problem I ran into (the two main pieces). In response, I got a form email saying "Nothing we can do unless you return it."
So, in the end, THIS MOD ISN'T WORTH THE MONEY. For a 2000% mark-up, you get a set of plastic pieces with some wires soldered into some of them that you get to guess how to assemble. And if you get it wrong, you get a form letter.
I found a 618 complete set-up kit in China at Fasttech for 2/3 of the price of this piece of plastic . . . I doubt I will have to assemble any of it. . .
I suspect Madvapes can do better. They just didn't. (Posted on 7/29/2013)