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Hopper io by Hopper Labs

vapviking

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Here's a kick-off thread for Hopper io the new iteration of original Grasshopper, being released into the wild as this new FC is also kicking off to a new start. The og thread was here: Hopper io

We hope that old FC member (and manufacturer) "Hopper Labs" will be ringing in to give the new product a proper introduction and description. I hope he gets here early enough to represent and do justice to the time and hard work the boys at the Labs have put in.

I can reveal with a high degree of certainty that the "io" stands for "instant on" but other than that I'll let other, more enthusiastic fans ring in.
 
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Reefer Fiend

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Thanks for this new forum, it's greatly appreciated. I just hope that HL will embrace this forum and provide at least a weekly news update with information we all can rely upon. I am a huge fan of the OG, and hopefully the IO will delight as well when it finally arrives. But communication with/from HL truly has become problematic. A lifetime product warranty is a great concept, but it's valuable only to the extent that customers receive timely information and service when needed. HL product shipment promise dates come and go without much in the way of updates from HL. I know there was fire, and I know that the global pandemic has been crippling and that maintaining staffing is challenging. But with just one HL staff member reaching out to us on a regular basis, this forum can be a very positive and supportive environment for HL, and not just a repository for endless complaints. HL has developed, IMHO, the very best portable vape device there is, but they sorely test our good faith and endurance. Please, let there be light!!
 
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Distracted91

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I am trying tonwait patiently for the colored ones to be available.
I got an email response from the company a few days ago about the release of the Ti colored Hopper io and was told that the reason they are still delayed is because the company that does their anodizing is closed right now due to covid-19 so there is no exact timeline for it. Alas, I am choosing to remain waiting as well. At this point it's no different than not having one. Just trying not to think about it!
 

URIDIUM

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I got an email response from the company a few days ago about the release of the Ti colored Hopper io and was told that the reason they are still delayed is because the company that does their anodizing is closed right now due to covid-19 so there is no exact timeline for it. Alas, I am choosing to remain waiting as well. At this point it's no different than not having one. Just trying not to think about it!
I am waiting for a blue one!
Looks like it might be a while now :/

better pull up a chair and get one of my working vapes out!
 

BackInTown

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Dope Gun™ IO is here. Didn't get tracking and HL website still shows order status as "In Progress". Surprised and on the charger. Will report back later!
Damn I ordered a few weeks ago and Emailed last week to cancle but they reassured me it was packed and ready to ship. Mine also is marked in progress hopefully I get it soon but my heart goes out to everyone waiting years !
 

420edc

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Yes it was USPS Priority Mail

420edc, Great to hear! What was your order date?
Late December

The battery is a GHB2 which I'm wondering is just the use of those wraps on what should be GHB3 nomenclature, and perhaps since this was a sample run of the battery if there will be a different wrap for the mass production run coming next month? Or will they just keep using the GHB2 wraps until they are gone. Guess only Hopper Labs would have the answer to this ?

There were extra batteries in the order but only got one inside the device. Hoping they get the battery situation behind them as time progresses, just shipping them separate is a hit in the wallet, but if you got a shortage of them and folks lined up for IOs, I get that too.

Doesn't seem to be too much longer for anyone still waiting on a SS or Ti (non-anodized) Hopper IO. Hope you all get yours soon!! Stay safe & healthy folks.
 

Reefer Fiend

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I had been under the impression that HL would fill IO pre-orders first before shipping new orders. I placed a pre-order for a Ti unit in November and paid the balance in full in March, but I am still waiting for delivery. Has anyone received a new IO with battery that was NOT a pre-order?
 

vapviking

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The battery is a GHB2 which I'm wondering is just the use of those wraps on what should be GHB3 nomenclature, and perhaps since this was a sample run of the battery if there will be a different wrap for the mass production run coming next month? Or will they just keep using the GHB2 wraps until they are gone. Guess only Hopper Labs would have the answer to this ?

There were extra batteries in the order but only got one inside the device. Hoping they get the battery situation behind them as time progresses, just shipping them separate is a hit in the wallet, but if you got a shortage of them and folks lined up for IOs, I get that too.
On Dec 20th '20, in oldFC, Hopper Labs said, "The cell with be a new revision, GHB3 with some internal improvements but same can size."

I really doubt they're just using up labels (the wrong ones?). I think you probably got what it says. Seems odd.
I had been under the impression that HL would fill IO pre-orders first before shipping new orders.
That was my distinct impression, too.
my heart goes out to everyone waiting years !
No one has waited years for a Hopper-io. Pre-ordering just began, like, last fall.
Some have waited years for their Grasshopper to come back from warranty service, but not for an io order. ;)
 

Vaporific

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On Dec 20th '20, in oldFC, Hopper Labs said, "The cell with be a new revision, GHB3 with some internal improvements but same can size."

I really doubt they're just using up labels (the wrong ones?). I think you probably got what it says. Seems odd.
Still a bit suspicious to me when HL poster their battery pic of a recent box with them in it and one sitting on top, laid out yet no markings displayed. “GHB3” may be a designation in name only. I hope not though, that would be stupid. But stupid is as stupid does and HL tends to do it their way. The batteries are for everyone, IO and Grasshopper owners (I’m the latter category with obvious battery anger issues and waiting over a year for new ones). Without ‘em, why bother? Hopefully soon we’ll have ‘em - for EVERYONE. :peace:
 

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That’s exactly what I was thinking, @Vaporific, I know you’re waiting on five of the new batteries. I thought the pic was strange at first but that pic was posted when the shipment was first headed our way, it may have been taken by the factory in China and not HL, the factory would have no reason to hide or highlight the GHB3 designation. Also, it’s supposed to be a new factory and the picture is very different from the last shipment which would fit in with a new factory producing the battery. Disclaimer: this is just optimistic speculation. :twocents:

Hopper Labs 10/24/2019:


Hopper Labs 4/10/2020:
 

Terpenetime

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Can anyone confirm if the maxvapour battery mod works with the IO yet?
On the 13th May Max Vapor stated...

“Once we have the new threaded adapter, the kit will work with the IO, you just need to use a higher power ac adapter. If users want to use their unit with the IO we will recommend a few power supplies that you can purchase online for around $20 as a user posted above, but as for now we will not be directly offering them.”

 

sativs

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On May 21, 2020 Hopper Labs wrote to me that my Hopper io will be likely shipped out the next 7 days.
i am very interesting if our SS and the regular titanium hoppers will sent out this week or not later than beginnig of next week
will hope the best for all pre orders :o
 

Michel

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I got the same message. Only SS and plain TI are shipping within 7 days. Colored Ti at least 30 days. The possibility to switch from colored to plain Ti was proposed also. Perhaps someone might go for the plain Ti to shorten his and my wait time since I’m waiting for 2 colored Ti’s...
 
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The battery is a GHB2 which I'm wondering is just the use of those wraps on what should be GHB3 nomenclature, and perhaps since this was a sample run of the battery if there will be a different wrap for the mass production run coming next month? Or will they just keep using the GHB2 wraps until they are gone. Guess only Hopper Labs would have the answer to this ?
HL stayed that these new batteries are still GHB2’s, there’s no change to specs; so the labels are correct.
 
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sativs

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HL stayed that these new batteries are still GHB2’s, there’s no change to specs; so the labels are correct.
what? i dont understand at all. Do you say these new batteries are not GHB3 and these are the old one GHB2 and there were no
no change or improvement?
 
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