My 400ml showed TB showed up today. I'll take it on a maiden voyage in about an hour.
Initial impression - the cup is surprisingly cheap feeling. They should have gone with a denser, harder plastic.
I agree the cup feels cheap although mine is very thick so I feel it will survive a good few falls etc I imagine this is why they didn't go the glass route and weight. I still think it's their way of getting around the vape laws but we will see.
The plastic grinder that comes with it might do the job - but it also feels incredibly cheap, I'll certainly never use it.
I've used it a couple of times but agree the magnets aren't strong enough. I mainly use mine to store the pots but find the plastic storage and pourer on top very handy for filling the pots on the go however the magnets won't keep the pots in place and I have dropped it a few times forgetting so a caddy is something I'm looking into. It did initially grind well though but doesn't work well with sticky herb.
Aside from that - no material complaints, it appears to be thoughtfully designed, reasonably ergonomic, and the quality of the components (save for the cup) rival the best in the business (Pax, S&B, etc) - the aluminum body has a "just right" weight to it, and the stem, pots, etc seem to be decent quality. I also bought the upgraded aluminum grinder/potter - and it's an impressive piece of kit. While I haven't used it to grind yet, the machining is solid, the blades looks/feel as though they'll be quite effective, the magnets are the perfect strength, the grinding action is smooth as butter and for $79 - assuming it works as well as it looks/feels, it actually offers a solid value, as it comes with 4 additional ceramic pots, which if bought separately would be $40, so the "cost" of the grinder itself is a mere $39. It may not grind as well as an SCS or the like (will find out soon), but if it does a good enough job and actually gets the herb into the pots effectively without making a mess or needing to clean the grinder each time to get the herb out/through, i'd say this is a well thought out accessory.
I was looking at the grinder myself as the additional pots would be useful but as I'm in the UK it would cost me a fortune. I'd be interested to hear how it goes with it though.
So far - the overall package slightly exceeds my expectations around design, build quality, fit/finish, thoughtful design, etc. Looking forward to firing it up shortly - hopefully it performs as well as it looks and feels.
Glad you're happy with it. I'm only enjoying mine more and more as I'm learning the draw techniques as I think you will. It's a fantastic addition to my vapes and no longer has me standing at my elev8tr in a panic. Time will tell how it goes although I do a quick swab after each session I'm already noticing quite a build up or resin in the base of the stem and have only run 12 or so bowls through it so I need to look into spare stems although this is another issue as not many places stock spares in the UK.