New Vaping Product Releases Roundup – February 2016
By Lindsay Fox Posted March 1, 2016
February saw the release of several excellent new mods and a ton of ceramic-coil sporting sub ohm tanks, using the unique wicking material to produce atomizer heads that last for much, much longer without needing replacement than anything we’ve been using so far. So, let’s dive in and see what new vaping products February brought us!
Flawless 100 W TC
The Flawless 100 W TC box mod is a 26650 device, offering an output of between 5 and 100 W from a single high-drain battery. It’s built from zinc alloy, with a spring-loaded, hexagonal gold-plated contact point and stainless steel threading on the 510 connection. The device supports temperature control between 212 and 572° F with nickel or titanium coils, and you can set the output in TC mode anywhere between 10 and 50 Joules. The device supports coils down to 0.1 ohms in standard wattage mode and down to 0.05 ohms in TC mode. The Flawless 100 W TC has a balanced appearance thanks to a two-button design, with a circular adjustment button that rocks to enable you to change settings as well as a dedicated fire button. The mod costs $84.99 and comes with a USB charging cable.
EFusion Mini DNA 200 by Lost Vape
The EFusion Mini DNA 200 box mod by Lost Vape is a more compact version of the original EFusion. The Evolv DNA 200 chip is powered by a 900 mAh 3-cell LiPo pack and everything is encased in an aluminum body, with wood-grain or carbon fiber panels for an impressive overall look. The device has a stainless steel 510 connection, with a nickel-plated brass spring-loaded contact point to ensure good connectivity with a wide range of atomizers. The DNA 200 chip allows for up to 100 W of power with kanthal coils (down to a minimum of 0.1 ohms) and up to 200 W in TC mode, which operates from 200 to 600° F (with coils as low as 0.08 ohms). The device comes with a pair of replacement panels, and costs $159.99.
TID Mods Mini V2 Unregulated Box Mod
The Mini V2 from TID Mods is a mechanical box mod with MOSFET protection, putting out some substantial power from two parallel 18650 batteries. The device has an impressive appearance, with three splatter-style designs to choose from and an otherwise bare look, with a metallic switch on the side of the mod and a brass, spring-loaded 510 connection in the center of the top edge. The firing button has a soft throw to allow comfortable operation, and the battery door is held in place by four magnets (in the corners of the panel) to maintain a secure fit without ruining the overall look. Of course, everything is hand-made in the US, and you get a limited lifetime warranty with your purchase. The mod costs $139.99 new.
Joyetech Cuboid 150 W TC
We missed Joyetech’s new device last month, but the Cuboid offers a massive 150 W maximum power output, and supports temperature control with nickel, stainless steel and titanium from 200 to 600 °F. The device runs on two 18650 batteries – accessed through a slip-open cover – and has a large, multicolored OLED screen. The firmware is upgradeable via USB, and the same port can be used to charge the batteries. The mod supports resistances down to 0.1 ohms in wattage mode and down to 0.05 ohms in TC mode, and can be picked up for just $49.95 from DirectVapor (click here to go to our DirectVapor coupon code page to get the best deal).
Defiant by Council of Vapor
Council of Vapor’s Defiant is a sub-ohm tank that makes use of ceramic wicks for improved heat resistance and excellent flavor (like the Vaporesso Target VTC Kit). The Defiant is a 22 mm diameter, 3.1 ml capacity tank, featuring quad adjustable 7 by 2 mm airflow slots (which can be fully closed off for filling) and the same honeycomb-style spitback guard as the Royal Hunter RDA. The tank has a top-filling design –with four filling ports – making it about as simple to refill as possible. The big selling-point is the ceramic wicks in the coils, which are fed by six wicking ports to ensure consistently excellent performance and flavor. The Defiant comes with two 0.5 ohm coils, O-rings and a spare glass tank section, for $24.99.
Krixus by Horizon Tech
The Krixus by Horizon Tech is another ceramic-coil sporting sub-ohm tank, which boasts all of the benefits of ceramic wicks but combines then with a cotton outer shell. This further improves the wicking, and the cotton shell is also designed to be replaceable, so your coil will last dramatically longer before requiring replacement. The tank itself has a 4 ml capacity, with a 22 mm diameter, top-filling design, 7 by 2 mm quad adjustable airflow, a spiral slash-proofing system and a heat-resistant Delrin drip tip. The tank is made from stainless steel and glass, and comes with two 0.3 ohm coils, a spare glass tank, spare O-rings and some Japanese organic cotton. It’s priced at $34.99.
Moonshot RTA by Sigelei
Sigelei might be best known for their range of box mods, but the Moonshot sees them taking a step into the field of atomizers. The Moonshot is a two-post RTA, with 2 mm post-holes in each, PEEK insulators, and quad 3 mm wicking ports to keep your coils supplied with e-juice. The RTA has a small chamber to maximize flavor, and incorporates a 24 k gold-plated 510 connection to minimize voltage drop. There are dual 13 by 1 mm adjustable airflow slots, which open up to a pair of sizeable 5 mm diameter airholes on the interior. The tank is fairly small, though, measuring just 32 mm from the base to the bottom of the drip tip, and only holding 2 ml of e-liquid. The RTA is available for $49.99 with a spare glass tank section and a bag of screws, O-rings and hex keys.
Tug Tank by Flawless & Gigue
The Tug Tank is another ceramic coil sporting sub ohm tank, offering a setup similar to the Krixus with a replaceable outer cotton wick that can be replaced to massively extend the lifespan of each coil. The tank has a 4 ml capacity, with a push up and slide top-filling mechanism, and is made from stainless steel with a Pyrex tank section. The tank has three Cyclops adjustable airflow slots, each measuring 8 by 2 mm, allowing for precise control over your draw. The device also has a dual-layered, stainless steel and glass drip tip, with the aim of improving heat insulation. The tank comes with one kanthal and one Ni200 coil, a spare glass tube, O-rings, spare cotton shells and a replacement glass drip tip, priced at $39.95.
Dolphin by Gigue (Surefire Vapor)
The Dolphin sub ohm tank is yet another device that incorporates ceramic coils with a replaceable outer cotton shell, much like the Tug Tank and the Krixus. This tank has a 23 mm diameter, a 4 ml tank capacity and a sliding top-filling system, with the fill port surrounded by silicone. It has triple adjustable airflow slots measuring 8 by 2 mm, giving you plenty of control over your draw. The device uses 0.4 ohm coils, rated for use between 30 and 80 W, and the tank also comes with a non-re-wickable Ni200 coil. You can pick up the tank, the coils, a spare glass tank section, O-rings and some spare parts for $39.99.
Vapefather RDA by USA Made Mods
The Vapefather RDA is a 22 mm diameter, three-post RDA from the people who brought us the Infected Mod. The device has a stainless steel construction, with a copper center post, adjustable silver-plated copper 510 connection and both top and side airflow. The post-holes are big enough for 20 AWG wire or Clapton wire, and the RDA has a deep juice well. It costs $36.49 new.
Check Back Next Month for More!
We’ve aimed to cover all of the best devices to hit the market last month (and some we missed on previous months), but as always, we may have missed something awesome, so let us know in the comments if we have! If not, check back next month for another roundup!
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