The Dead Flipper was announced by BBV in April of 2016. As you can see by the picture above, the dolphin has the X in place of the eye. When I was doing some research into the Friendly Flipper “Flipper Box”, I noticed the date and striking similarities in the 2 boxes. I never noticed this before. The photo on the right is the Friendly Flipper version with no eye. The Dead Flipper came out in April 2016 and the Friendly Flipper version in April 2017? I am not sure of this but I found the 1st photo posted on the Friendly Flipper Facebook page around that time.
The Billet Box is roughly the size & shape of a pack of cigarettes. It has a completely enclosed battery, chip, screen, tank, and atomizer. Billet Boxes are very customizable and there are dozens of modders that create all sorts of great addons from panels to colored Boros. They are relatively Hassle-Free and have gotten better over the years.
Billet Box was started in 2011 and saw tons of changes from that point until 2016. In 2016, there were quite a few changes including going from Rev3 to Rev4 and going from the DNA 40 chip to the DNA 60 chip. There have been very few changes since then and I can only assume this has to do with government regulations pending. I am sure that is frustrating to see with China not caring about the US Government.
Colors were introduced in 2014 with Rev.3a as well as occasional button changes. Prior to this, they were all the color of raw aluminum.
In 2016, they went away with the cover that slid up with the ball bearing to a magnet-based panel.
The Billet Box logo changed in 2018 and they started printing the logo on the body under the fire button panel at that point. Prior years, at least 2016 and 2017, the logo and year were printed inside of the panels. They also started using a presentation box with the new logo to ship the devices in.
For more information about the History of the Billet Box, check out our timeline.