Freemax GEM 25w mod pod - The Hummingbird

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  1. Jean claude Vaaldamme

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    The device was send to me for my opinion from Paul from @FreeMax

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    Inside the box and specs
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    So its a pod mod. The kit comes with 2 x 2ml pods, a 1ohm and 0.5ohm.
    Five click to turn on. There is no screen. There is light showing 100%, 75, 50 and 25% for the battery strenght
    Also three clicks to change between soft, medium and hard.
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    UuhhmmmI would have thought 0.5ohm coil is for freebase nic and 1ohm for salts, but hey its just me. And it would have made more sense for the red light to be hard?

    My thoughs
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    Firtsly its not the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. The mod is not too bad, but the pod that curves from bottom top top just doenst work, especially with this mod. Its not ugly but I have seen better. Maybe its because they have to comply with 2ml tanks in some regions, so the top tank section had to be smaller.

    Secondly THIS THING hum. The humming is not really noticeable with the 1ohm coil, but man with the 0.5ohm coil its humming like a 50cc Honda on jet fuel.
    If you can get past the fact that you scared its going to blow up in your face, then you have to listen to the hum every vape you take. Its not the airflow, its the battery or some electronics inside. I have tried different 0.5 ohm pods and they the same. Maybe its just mine?

    But all is not lost

    The device is really light weight.
    The pods have amazing flavour
    The pods can fit on any mod.
    You can get a nice restricted dl vape to a tight mtl. Just a large ring on pod to adjust airflow.
    The pod is only 2ml bt filling is so easy and takes less than 10sec.
    There is no leaking. I have had filled pods standing for days while testing others and not a single drop. Amazing for bottom airflow.
    The most impressive? The battery. Its only 1300mah, but man I dont know why, but on medium(blue) it just seem to last much longer than expected.

    The extreme makeover

    In come the Vapefly rdta. Yes you can fit normal attys on it. Just build 0.5ohm or higher coils. Now its looks good, and guess what the humming is gone. I build a 0.54ohm coil and no humming. So dont ask for an rba option, you allready have it or just get a rebuildable atty.

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    Should you buy one?

    Everyone cant buy a Rolls Royce. There maybe some others that look better, but I think this will beat them at price. For mtl this is great, even the dl if you can live with the humming.. Its a really simple easy device for beginners. I suspect the price point will be in the same ballpark as many normal pod systems and this has a much better batery and much better flavour. Its so light, even experienced vapers could use it for a quick runabout.
     
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  2. Resistance

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    Good review.
    Did you try another pod just for interest sake?
     
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    Yes tried a brand new 0.5ohm pod and still the same. but must say haven't used it for a few days and since last night used one of the 0.5ohm coils again and now there is no humming. so will test it over next few days again, maybe the vapefly cured it.
    actually very nice device, not so beautiful but very light.
     
  4. StompieZA

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    Great review bud!