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The Ice Cubed RDA by Wotofo

Wotofo Ice Cubed

For today I have something interesting to show you, a dripper (RDA) from Wotofo that is called the Ice Cubed RDA. This dripper uses pretty much the same platform as the Sapor, which I reviewed a while ago here however this Ice Cubed RDA has a little twist and during this review we will go into the details of what makes this dripper special.

Wotofo Ice CubedThe first thing you will notice on this RDA is the glass chamber with beveled corners, I am sure this will catch a lot of attention or at least this is what I have noticed during the time I have used mine. The dripper I have on review is the stainless steel version and it is simply a looker 🙂

 

Time to go into the details with this one and speak about it’s cloud chucking capabilities and they way it renders the flavor.

Clouds and Flavor

I am currently running this with a dual twisted clapton build 4 wraps reading at 0.25 Ohms and it is a proper cloud chucking machine with the airflow wide open. Similar with the Sapor, this RDA can only be run in dual coil mode as you do not have the option to close one side of the airflow to run it as a single coil setup. It was very hard to distinguish exactly what time of RDA this is, is it oriented more to cloud chasing or flavor chasing? To me it seems to have a bit of a dual personality 🙂 It gives massive clouds but at the same time the taste it renders is spot on, regardless of the build you have. So far I have tried this with Twisted Clatopons and Kanthal.

I don’t know why I end up comparing this against other drippers when the focus should be on this little fella. I have to be honest with you, this RDA is miles away from the Sapor, it is so much better in every sense. Perhaps the only area where the Sapor has a slight edge would be the build deck space. On the Ice Cubed RDA you won’t be able to fit larger diameter coils (with inner diameter larger than 3mm).

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Black Widow RDA by CloudJoy

Black Widow RDA

Today, I will be doing a review on a dripper (RDA) made by CloudJoy. CloudJoy is a company know for being the first to introduce a turbine-like system on their atomizers. The turbine-like system is meant to allow larger draws and to cool the coil at the same time. Personally at first I saw this as a gimmicky feature however after long use I did notice a small improvement in terms of the draws I was pulling in comparison to other drippers with a similar design. Now if you ask me I don’t know exactly if it is the fan/turbine like drip tip or just the airflow design. As I mentioned it is only a small improvement so don’t expect anything huge since it is not the case however all in all this RDA is pretty nice, the value for money is good especially if you are on the market for a good and affordable dripper. The RDA is well build and the deck is a pleasure to build on,  the airflow on this dripper is on top and is adjustable.

Clouds

As the packaging suggest – Big clouds? Yes! With this one you can create some big clouds depending on you coil setup:) Unfortunately the RDA cannot be run in a single coil setup as you do not have the option of closing one side of the airflow. However the nice thing about it is the fact that the airflow is on top, in this way air is pushed down onto the coils and then back up, in return this will give you a nice flavorful vape.

Flavor

Flavor is delicious,  I have tried a couple of setups (Nichrome, Kanthal and Claptons) and the flavor was overall very enjoyable. I did a quick comparison with the Sapor RDA and have noticed that this outperforms the Sapor in terms of flavor, this is due to it’s airflow system and the addition of a ceramic base for the juice well.

 

Building

Another thing I have enjoyed on this dripper is the fact that it is very easy to build due to it’s velocity style deck, and this would be a dripper that I would recommend to anyone who is interested in trying to drip for the first time, partly because this won’t leak on you and building on this deck is easy.

Black Widow RDA deckYou even have a couple of ceramic tabs on the side of the deck to help with your wicking, the tabs are there to help prevent the cotton from touching the barrel and getting burnt. With this dripper you won’t experience any spit-back, this is due to its drip tip design with the turbine-fan in it that will prevent any hot ejuice reaching your mouth.

 

Construction

The build quality of this atomizer is excellent, especially when taking into consideration this is not an expensive dripper. The stainless steel body is nice and thick and nothing seems to be flimsy on this RDA, even the airflow adjustment ring seems to have a solid design and adjusting this is easy and smooth.

Black Widow RDAWith the velocity deck you can’t go wrong on a dripper, the deck is a two post design with four rounded post holes, post holes are fairly big so you won’t have any issues with your coil leads in here, however if you are thinking of putting anything larger than a 3 mm inner diameter coil(horizontal) you will have some issues as the coil will be touching the inner barrel/chimney.

The RDA uses 4 grub screws, I didn’t have any issues with these so far, none of them have stripped or have cut the wires. The juice well is fairly deep (5.6mm) and you won’t experience any leaking in case you have overdripped. The chimney/cap is held into place by 3 o-rings, the o-rings are nice and snug and after a few weeks of usage they didn’t show any signs of wear and tear. The package does include a spare set of o-rings just in case you need to replace the ones already fitted on the dripper. The 510 pin is perfectly centered and it is made out of copper.

In terms of dimensions, the Black Widow RDA is a 22 mm RDA with 10 mm inner bore drip tip. You cannot use your own drip tip with this atomizer, however if you are not a huge fan of the turbine fan in the drip tip this can be removed. I have tried installing the wide bore drip tip from the Sapor RDA however this got stuck and I had a bit of a trouble getting this out (not recommended).

Another great feature on this dripper is the removable ceramic cup in the base, besides the fact that it helps with the taste of the flavour it also helps prevent heat transfer to the mod and will also prevent shorts.

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The Sapor RDA by Wotofo

Sapor RDA

Today, I will be doing a review on a dripper (RDA) made by Wotofo. Wotofo is a company well know for making authentic vaping gear at an affordable price point and the Sapor RDA makes no exception, this little thing is cheap and it is good value for the money if you are on the market for a good and affordable dripper. This RDA is well build, the deck is big and it has adjustable top airflow.

Clouds

Yep, with this little one you can create some big clouds depending on you coil setup 🙂 The RDA can only be run in dual coil mode, you do not have the option of closing one side of the airflow to run it as a single coil setup.

Flavor

Flavor is really nice, I have tried a couple of setups (twisted clapton, Kanthal, Nichrome) and on almost all of these the flavor was good. Now, I wouldn’t rate this as a flavor chasing atomizers since this is not the case there are better alternatives on the market but at a different price point.

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Vape Wishlist

First off lets start with a wishlist, I’ve put together a wishlist which I will be updating on an ongoing basis as newer mods and atomizers will appear on the market that are worth trying. This wishlist contains products that I will like to have in the future and this is strictly my opinion. Depending on you vaping style these might not be suitable or recommended for you.

Box Mods:

Advanced box mods (high-end)

  1. Wismec Reuleaux DNA 200 –  I particularly like this mod because it is the first one with 3 replaceable 18650 batteries, battery life is excellent and the Evolv DNA chip is top-notch. The DNA200 chip allows users to customize their vaping experience at a very detailed level(including custom screen templates 🙂 )  but at the same time offering the wattage needed for those power thirsty attys.
  2. Lavabox DNA 200 – This would be second on my list primarily due to its small lipo battery. This also features the DNA200 chip from Evolv so you have all the advanced options to customize your vape. Build quality is top-notch and to be honest I like the shape and design more than the Wismec Reuleaux however if this would be you only mod, you might have some issues with battery life if you are vaping at higher wattage’s. Although it has a built-in lipo battery this us user serviceable. You can easily remove the battery when it is no longer performing as expected and replace it with a new one.

Affordable box mods:

  1. Joyetech Cuboid – good looking mod and packed with features, has 2 replaceable 18650 batteries and 150W of power. If you upgrade your mod to the latest version you will be able to take advantage of 200W of power with some restrictions. What I really like about the mod is the way it looks and the fact that it has the joyetech chip. The mod is very easy to use, especially if you are coming from an evic VT or evic VTC mini. Battery life is also a big plus.
  2. Joyetech VTC mini – a compact box mod with a replaceable 18650 battery featuring custom TCR settings for improving the accuracy of your temperature control function depending on the type of wire you are using for your custom builds. This mod also has a bypass mode which will allow you to use it like a mechanical mod.

 

Atomizers:

RTA’s

  1. Griffin from Geekvape – great vapor production and taste, nice big deck for easy coil builds.
  2. TFV4 Mini from SMOK – great all around tank with an rba deck for you custom builds
  3. OBS Crius – similar to the griffin in terms of vapor production and taste but with a few drawbacks.

RDA’s:

  1. Velocity from Avid Vaper
  2. Sapor
  3. Alliance v2 

 

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