It was designed by us as a low cost, injection molded plastic mod, that fits in the palm of your hand! The gripper measures only about 3.5" tall with the drip tip installed! The gripper uses a protected 3.7 volt, 18350 Li-ion battery and a requires a cartomizer at least 44 mm long, like most of the mega length cartomizers. The carto, when screwed in recesses into the body of the Gripper leaving only the drip tip showing. This design was made so that it could fit neatly in your pocket or easily concealed in your hand making it easy to take with you anywhere. The gripper has a horn switch on top which your thumb is naturally drawn to. The black exterior has a rubberized coating giving The Gripper a good feel in the palm of your hand. Batteries, drip tips and cartomizers that may be shown in pictures are for illustration purposes only and are not included.
For protected 18350 button top batteries, put the battery in negative or flat end first. (Big thanks to our customers for finding this)
The Gripper with just a Carto installed has a tight draw. To add a lighter draw, add a 510 to 510 shorty extension to the end of the carto, this increase airflow with minimal height added. While the Gripper was originally designed for an 18350 going in positive end first, the length of the bottom cap is a bit too long and when using an 18350 battery positive end first, the cap cannot be screwed all the way in. Putting the battery in negative end first solves this problem.
A 16340 Battery will work fine positive end first and flat top 18350 batteries will alos work positive end first. Screwing in an atomizer of cartomizer too tightly can cause the Gripper's 510 connector to spin, rendering the device unusable. Please screw the cartomizer in just until you feel it make contact with the center pin.
Although the Gripper is design for use with Mega Cartomizers, atomizers or shorter cartomizers may be used with extensions. Please keep in mind that there is limited access to remove stuck extensions or adapters but with a little work they are removable.
Regular 44mm Mega cartos reach right to the top lip of the gripper and may be hard to screw in. Use an added drip tip to make it easier.
The Gripper extension, sold here also, allows the use of eGo tanks, cartos and other devices which fit beautifully. Never use unprotected Batteries in any Device, including the Gripper!
Grippers have a 30 Day warranty for premature failures but the defective Gripper must be returned before a replacement can be sent.
Feature: Height: 72mm
Feature: Width: 37mm
Feature: Depth: 24mm
- Modding the Gripper Mod for an 18500 Battery Review by Timothy
The threads are a tight fit and will not screw in very far, but far enough to be secure and straight. The thread pitch is the same so you don't have to worry about cross-threading your Gripper. I didn't like that some threads on the extension cap were still exposed after tightening, so I ground off about 2 mm from the open end of the cap so I wouldn't see them.
Assembled, it feels very good in the hand. The extension cap is nicely rounded and smooth, much better than the stock knurled cap, which is awful. (BTW, I grind off the knurl and round the bottom-most edge of all my Gripper caps. Feels great in the palm of your hand.)
I think it looks good too, particularly the stainless which matches stainless cartos and tips or stainless tanks on a "Gripper 510 Extension" (SKU: 3703), all of which I use regularly.
The part is available in a chrome finish as well, if that better matches your rig. (Posted on 8/1/2014)
- Mod your Gripper Mod for an 18500 Battery Review by Timothy
- Definition of "win/win" Review by Christopher F
Small and exceedingly light, it's my new go-to stealth vape for work. (Posted on 3/12/2014)
- Totally worth it Review by Darryl
(Posted on 3/10/2014)
- Update for Blind hog Review by John H