I recently ran across a device known as the Sparki SP3, which is available from a company called Sparkplugs For Smokers. I was browsing around, looking at some different mods and it just happened to catch my eye. I guess you could consider the Sparki SP3 a mod, but I feel like it’s more of a stepping stone between a intermediate e cig and a true mod. It’s being marketed as a mod, but is targeting way more than just experienced vapers. I’ve had it for roughly 3 weeks now and figured I would share my thoughts.
The first thing that caught my eye about the Sparki SP3 was the incredibly low price. For only $29.99 you can buy the complete kit that comes with the device, a 801/510 atty, 2 16340 batteries, charger, 5 cartridges, and a bottle of liquid. That is a lot of stuff for only $30. They pretty much had me sold at that point. I have yet to see anywhere where you can get all those items for a cheaper price.
I first tried out the Sparki SP3 with all the stock pieces that came with it, including the e-liquid. It performs decent, but I honestly can’t stand using cartridges. However, you can still use the 801/510 atty that comes with it without the cartridges. Just remove the cart, add a drip tip, and drip directly onto the atomizer. To me, dripping directly has the best flavor and vapor production. I did have an 801 cartomizer lying around so I decided to put it on to see what, if any, was the difference between the two. In all honesty, a different carto/atty does perform better than the one that comes with the kit, but the stock atomizer still holds its own.
Another good feature of the Sparki is its size. This device is small. It fits really well inside of your hand and has a good feel to it. It’s easily the smallest “mod” I’ve seen to date. When you need to put it away in your pocket, it doesn’t hang out like some of the larger mods. I usually take a smaller e cig with me when I’m going out, so the Sparki SP3 is perfect for that. You get the power of a mod, but the portability of a regular electronic cigarette.
Now time for some of the cons. My first, and biggest, complaint with the Sparki is the button placement. I’m not a huge fan of bottom mounted buttons. I much prefer my fire button to be on the side. When I have to carry it around in my pocket, with the button on the bottom, I feel like there’s more room for the button being accidently pressed and held down, which can burn out an atomizer rather quickly. Also, the Sparki feels sort of…cheap. For the price I can’t say I expected much more, though. I haven’t broken it or experienced any problems yet, so hopefully that doesn’t change.
Overall, if you want to take the next step in vaping and want to see how a mod feels, this is a good device to try. For the price you just can’t beat it. Plus, if it turns out you don’t like it you’re not out a ton of money. Give it a try and let me know what you think about it in the comments below. I’ll be looking forward to hearing from you guys (and girls).
What’s in the box?
- (1) Sparki™ Power Regulator (Patent pending) Thread Type: 801
- (1) Sparki™ Hybrid Atomizer (510 Type/801 Threaded)
- (2) Sparki™ All Day Rechargeable Batteries
- (1) Sparki™ Travel Charger
- (1) 5 Pack Sparki™ Refill Cartridges
- (1) Bottle of 16 ML Bottle SparkPlug for smokers™ American Smokeless Liquid™ Refill (18MG/High Nicotine) Kentucky Leaf Tobacco Flavor.
- Battery: 16340 800 mAh 3.6V Lithium (Note: All 16340 Batteries are not guaranteed to fit Sparki Power Regulator)