For the e-pipe aficionado
from Anonymous on 07/01/2020
The Yogs-dicode is a strong buy consideration if you are an e-pipe enthusiast. First, ordering online from Cremedevape was easy and shipment to USA (well boxed and safe) was fast. I believe that the Yogs-Dicode partnership produces the only beautiful e-pipe that is fully regulated and well built. There is an impressive array of possible precise programming including almost any reasonable option for power control, limits and battery monitoring. It includes a variety safety features and even temperature control if you so desire. No miss fires and completely consistent great vape from the Dicodes electronics. However, the Dicode board does have a learning curve and can be frustrating especially since the one button control (also used for firing) is very sensitive. Also, if you are not extremely careful the programming can also be inadvertently activated and settings changed when vaping (more below). If you are not a pipe enthusiast e.g. former pipe smoker (addicted/appreciate a pipe form), other mods may have similar capabilities, may have easier to use menu systems or better pricing. For e-pipe aficionado’s one of a kind mechanical e-pipes of beautiful craftsmanship and artistry can be found that can perform well but with some limitations and power fluctuation. Mechanicals suffer from battery voltage drop during use and a smaller margin for effective or safe vaping. (A narrow atomizer resistance range that will achieve appropriate power -i.e. high resistance may not provide enough power [Vsquared/R too low, i.e. low Wattage] and low resistance could challenge battery continuous amperage limitations [V/R too high, i.e. high Amps]). Overall, I am quite happy with the Yogs-Dicode regulated e-pipe – it vapes great!!.
Pros: Beautiful craftsmanship including the wood (I chose walnut) is exquisite, the machining is perfect, fit and finish superb; versatile ability to control output; safety features; fits well in the hand (I agree with Yogs); looks the part (albeit a big pipe); gives reasonable 18650 battery life before recharge necessary; can operate without the top-cap that controls programming; 2 year warranty; comes in a very nice box – a big plus if it is a gift; clever firing button works on feather touch that after a learning/self-training is quite nice (also see cons); 23mm at atomizer attachment looks good with many 22, 23 and 24 attomizers.
Cons: price – although not really out-of-line with fully mechanical of same caliber workmanship; relatively heavier than my other 18650 e-pipes and with extra length towards stem (both probably necessitated by the electronics); programming can be frustrating albeit you can get it all to work; includes cheap pipe stem (a $5 pipe stem mass produced in China with inadequate O-rings); can inadvertently fire atomizer (sense/touch firing button is very sensitive – also see Pros); can inadvertently activate and change program while vaping if not careful (same sense/touch firing button, although this problem is corrected (at least for me) when the program menu activation is changed from the default to 5 touches using the extended programming option); no blank top cap provided that can alleviate the problem with inadvertent activation of menu and distraction of display top cap blinking on and off.
Pet peeves: 1) Yogs should either include one of their nice drip-tip pipe stems or none since the included pipe stem is of no value. 2) A blind top-cap (blank without programming capabilities) should be included with the e-pipe. Without a blind top-cap, the top of the pipe is not aesthetically pleasing and after all a large part of the reason for buying this e-pipe is aesthetics. Yogs sells "blind topcaps" separately with a plain vanilla version for 69 Euros!! I solved this problem with a stainless steel thin magnetic disc (about 3 USD). 3) For USA and other non-EU prospective buyers, I advise purchasing from Cremedevape. If you order directly from Yogs they will charge VAT. Cremedevape appropriately excludes VAT for non-EU customers (perhaps non-UK after Brexit??). Yogs will not exclude VAT for online non-EU purchase and the only way to “avoid” VAT when buying from Yogs is at the airport if you bought the pipe at their store (apparently a German scheme to get VAT from all purchases made by individuals as opposed to nonEU companies that can recover VAT through a convoluted process and a fee). Bottom Line- As an epipe aficionado/enthusiast I would buy the Yogs Dicode epipe or better yet have someone buy as a gift for you.
Vape like a Sir...
from Thomas Sargeant on 13/10/2019
I have always wanted a top notch pipe mod with a removable 18650 battery. I had more or less given up hope when this incredible collaboration from pipe maker Yogs, and chipmaker Dicodes hit the scene.
This is a high end piece of kit, and from the immaculate fit and finish, to the incredibly accurate Dicodes chipset, this screams quality from the moment you get it out of it’s beautiful wooden box. My only niggle is that the pipe stem drip tip that it comes with is a little cheap, compared to the rest of the package. But there are plenty of alternatives out there, and I’d recommend finding something that suits you.
This was my first Dicodes device, and whilst I was thinking that the one button operation might be overly complex, I quickly found my way around the various menus. There’s nothing like sitting back in the evening and using this spectacular mod, and I was really happy to add it to my collection!