Sorry you aren't getting on with your Oddysey, that's a bit of a bummer for you
The battery life issue you speak about is fair enough as this is a major gripe for a few people; the battery life doesn't suit enough people, people who don't want to take a set of batteries out with them. Rather a lot of us expected a better battery life than it ultimately has.
There are a hell of a lot of SD users who all use a button on the bottom and a lot of these users have been happily vaping an SD for four years this way, no power locking switch in sight. Some people like the button on the bottom as a personal preference (like Cy). But it's what you get used to. I'm so used to using an SD myself that having a button on the side is alien. It takes me a while to readjust when using a side button device. It's a bit like complaining that the side button is at the bottom when you want it at the top...
If the locking switch is moving to 'on' whilst in your pocket, maybe don't put it in your pocket?! I don't think the designers of any ecig devices intend for their products to be carried in pockets, although they obviously put features such as locking switches and caps there because they recognise that some people do
stick them in their pockets. But they're not infallible... I stick my devices in my jeans pocket and yes I set it off by sitting on it!!! We all probably know the 'ouch factor' from an accidentally activated atty
. I know we shouldn't do it... we do it...
I don't think the standing the device on its' end is something you could call a design fault either, because not everyone wants to stand it on its' end. Some people do.... people used to make stands for all their e-cigs and produly post pictures of them on the forum. I couldn't be arsed with all that, mine roll around on their sides.
I do see where you're coming from but have to say that a side button and a battery that would make it stand up would not have me running out to buy one. That really proves how different our criteria in a device is, not how right one opinion is against anothers... you're probably wondering how on earth I get on with a side button as much as I wonder why you dislike the bottom one so much!!!
So what are you going to do with your Odyssey ankido? Are you selling it, carrying on using it or putting it in your e-cig drawer?!