So if you don't know, that is exactly what a Kick does. It is a small circuit board that is inserted on top of the battery in a mechanical mod. Depending on the model of the Kick that you buy, some max out at 10 watts, some 12 and some 15. The one I bought maxes at 12 watts, which is ideal for me because I rarely have my variable wattage devices dialed up to more than 11 (thank you Spinal Tap). I'd say that mine is a Sigelei Kick since it is 12 watt, but I bought it at my brick and mortar store yesterday on a whim and it was sold in no-name packaging. So it's likely a clone of the Sigelei Kick (which goes to 12 watts). The Sigelei Kick is actually a clone of the Evolv Kick that originally maxed at 10 watts. Evolv has since created the Kick 2 that maxes at 15 watts.
I paid $15 for my 12-watt clone of a clone, and that was the only reason I bought it. At that price, I figured I couldn't go wrong. And I didn't go wrong. I love this thing. I WAS WRONG about my thoughts about this.
So here's what I did. I took inventory of all of my mechanical mods. The first thing I had to do was figure out which of my mods this would actually work in. I only had two that are compatible. My Nemesis and my Nzonic clone. The reason is that I don't own any 18490 batteries. The Kick was designed to be exactly the height difference between an 18650 and an 18490 battery. All that I own are 18650 batteries. So I needed a device that is flexible enough to actually allow enough room in the tube for the Kick to sit on top of the taller 18650 battery. And like I said, that came down to only two. I don't plan on buying any 18490 batteries but if I wanted to "kick" any of my other mods, I'd need to.
So I popped open my blue Nemesis and found my little bag of extra Nemesis tube parts in my drawer. The Nemesis is actually designed to work with a Kick in any of its battery configurations. It actually includes a "Kick tube" that is exactly the right size to add in the accommodate the Kick device. But I surmised that if an 18490 plus a Kick = an 18650, that I had more flexibility in the setup. Since I was using an 18650 and a Kick, I could either use the 18650 tube + the Kick tube OR I could use the 18490 tube + the taller main tube like I had been doing before for that two-tone look. I realize that is radically confusing, but suffice it to say: on the Nemesis, you have plenty of options, especially if you have the set of colored tubes to mess with.
It took a bit of fiddling (the Nemesis always does) to get it all situated right. I put the Kick into the top tube by depressing the little spring-loaded button on the side of the Kick and pressing it into the tube. The dial where you dial-in your power setting needs to be positioned toward the top of the mod. I used the tiny diagram on the circuit board to tell me where I would get about 10 watts. I dialed that it. Then I snugged all my pieces together and continued to fiddle to get it all snug.
When I was done and had no battery rattle, I put my Aspire Nautilus on top of my Nemesis and it worked. I mean it worked every bit as well as it does on my iTaste SVD set to 10 watts. And here I was using a tank on top of a mechanical mod.
That's when it REALLLY hit me. There are no buttons muddying up the front of my mechanical mod. There are no screens or settings. My mechanical mods are like little works of art. They are sleek and beautiful. I guess I just didn't understand the Kick. I think I do now. It's an entirely functional device used for an entirely aesthetic purpose. You don't use a Kick because of it's function. You use a Kick because you want that same function in a beautiful device. Never mind me. I'm slow.
I use tanks every single day. I won't carry a dripper to work with me. It's WAY too much hassle. So I tend to leave my mech mods all at home. And now. Well, I don't have to. My little blue Nemesis can come to work with me. And in honor of its blue-ness, and since I could, I put my Surric Vapes blue carto tank on top of it and filled it with Blue Razzle e-liquid. The whole thing just looks bad frickin ass! And in the end, I think THAT is the point of the Kick.