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The Hana Mod Clone 18650 Version $56

I think this is the final form of the Hana clone. There have been minis, DNA20 versions, but now the clone hunters will get their DNA30 version. The main difference between this version and the previous ones to reach the Chinese suppliers is the interchangeable 18650 battery. A lot of vapers such as myself prefer to use their arsenal of batteries rather than being forced to use a built in pack. There are many reasons for this. The battery packs might have questionable compositions which have a possibility of being dangerous. Even though this version has an 18650 installed already, you can pop open the mod and use your own battery. Being able to swap the battery is also nice in a pinch if you don’t have time to charge a 2000mah battery at 500mah.

It shows 30 watts! Hopefully that battery can take it.

It shows 30 watts! Hopefully that battery can take it.

I’ve already gone over this mod like a broken record. They are all pretty much the same with differences to the battery, the size, and the color. The DNA30 chip regulates the output by voltage or wattage and ensures a consistent battery output at any charge level. The initial response from the new owners of these Chinese Hana clones have been great. Sure there have been a few issues with some of the mods, but the majority have been well received. When considering the defective models people have received, just consider the amount of these being sold. There are probably thousands of these mods already shipped out so I don’t think they are doing too bad.

The packaging rivals many snack foods.

The packaging rivals many snack foods.

Here is what Fasttech is saying about them:

  • 510 threaded connector
  • Variable Wattage from 7W-30W in .1 watt increment
  • Body is made of anodized aluminum
  • OLED display shows battery charge state, volts and ohms
  • Powered by single 18650 battery (included)
  • Micro-USB charging port
  • Compatible with 0.5ohm~3.3ohm atomizers
  • Input voltage/current: 3.2-4.3V/1.5-7A
  • Output voltage/current: 4-8V/10A
  • Random serial number

Available in a rainbow of colors here: http://www.fasttech.com/products/0/10007864/1740402-hana-modz-pack-dna-30-style-mod

 

 

Back In Stock! Efest Luc 4 Bay Charger $24.99, Sells Out Quick!

This is the king of all chargers. Even the Nitecore Intellicharger can’t keep up with this beast. The Efest LUC V4 4 bay charger puts out an impressive 2 amps charge rate on a single battery. That makes this the fastest charger, twice the speed of the Nitecore. To be clear, the Nitecore does output 2 amps over all 4 channels, 500mah a channel, but does not have the ability to put 2ah over a single channel like this one does. The LED readout also provides 4 levels of battery charge, while the Nitecore only shows 3. Many stores out there have this for $40, most are $35, this deal takes the cake

That is a nice looking charger

That is a nice looking charger, notice the display shows the battery’s voltage.

This charger takes all common vaping batteries from 14500-18650’s. In case you can’t handle the power, this does have adjustable power settings as well. Comes with a car charger for the vaper on the road. Here is what Triangle Vape says about it:

  • AC input Power 100-240V 50/60Hz
  • AC output Power DC 12V 2A
  • DC input Power DC 12V 2A
  • 0.5A CC current 500mA ± 5%
  • 1A CC current 1000mA ± 5%
  • 2A CC current 2000mA ± 5%
  • Auto cut-off voltage 4.23V ± 0.05V
  • Compatabile batteries 10440/14500/14650/16340/16650/17650/17670/17350/18490/18500/18650/22650
  • Car adapter
  • Independent channels, 2A uses only channels 2 & 3
  • Selectable amps: 0.5A, 1A or 2A

Get yours here http://trianglevape.com/efest-luc-v4-4-bay-charger-w-car-adapter/

 

Back In Stock For Preorder, Sony VTC5’s $8.45 or Less (repost)

The current reigning champion of vaping batteries, the Sony VTC5 is in stock and priced below $9 apiece. I’m sure eventually these batteries will drop closer to $7 each once they are universally in stock, but that supply and demand drive the prices right now. Fasttech had these in stock for a glimpse below $8 each, but that deal has been long gone.

The undisputed king of 18650's right now

The undisputed king of 18650’s right now

The technology for IMR batteries has been growing exceptionally fast. 3-4 months ago there was the 1600mah (VTC3) and almost right afterwards came the VTC4 at 2100mah, and I really believed that was as good as it could get. I went all in and bought 8 of them. I am now slightly regretting that decision in anticipation of VTC5’s performance. What makes the VTC series standout is the continuous discharge rate of 30A. Some competitors are pushing pulse discharge batteries with higher ratings, but the sub-ohm community has made their decision and this is the battery to own.

Get yours here: http://www.mtnelectronics.com/opencart/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=221 Thanks for the tip Drew!

Keep ’em Coming! Cloupor DNA30 Box Mod Clone Preorder $68.95

I guess I’ll resort to posting the same mod multiple times in a day. Although this isn’t listed as a Hana Modz clone, it really is another. At least now we have all kinds of fun colors to make 30 watts of vapor more fun and stylish. I’ve never really cared for box mods, but I guess having 6 colors to choose from (so far) makes switching from tube mods to box mods a little easier. I know this won’t be the last time I list a box DNA mod clone, but I’m pretty sure eventually I’ll break down and buy one.

Well at least it won't get lost in my forest of brass and stainless mods

Well at least it won’t get lost in my forest of brass and stainless mods

This version has no crooked logos. No logo at all. So far there are two makers listed so far, HCigar and Cloupor who are each providing their own renditions. I’m sure the rest of the army of cloners will follow suit and sell their own variation soon enough. This model is the 18650 version. It appears to be a 1:1 replica of the one I listed earlier.

The colors appear to be a slightly different shade in these photos

The colors appear to be a slightly different shade in these photos

Here is what the site is saying about them:

  • Full sized Aluminum body
  • Custom milled display screen with a flush fit to the outside of the box
  • Fits 18650 batteries (not included)
  • Flush 510 connector
  • Flush dome style Fire Button
  • 7 – 30 watts
  • 4 – 8.3 volts
  • 0.4 – 3.0Ω Atomizer Resistance
  • On-board USB charging @500mA
  • LED shows Red while charging and Green when fully charged
  • Micro USB wall charger & USB dust cover included

Get yours here: http://www.whitestagvapor.com/cloupor-black-dna30-mod-pre-order/

The vendor’s ETA for this mod is May 31st, this probably will not be the first DNA clone to arrive.

 

Hana DNA20 Mini and 18650 Clones! $62.25 and $52.00

Not so fast, these mods have a 15 business day processing time. For many vapers out there the DNA20 will provide plenty of power and a very satisfying vape. I say this because there are also DNA30 Hana Modz clones on the market from US shops that can be had for under $80 now. This is another exciting time in the clone world since the DNA board bubble is about to burst and a whole new set of manufacturers are going to be watching their backs worrying about a clone arriving at 1/4 the price. I expect we will soon see more DNA20, and DNA30 replicas rolling around, but the tube mods might be a little ways off.

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck…

Here we have the two different varieties of the Hana Modz DNA20 clone, in all your favorite colors, as long as your favorite color is black. The above image is the Mini, you can tell because of the size of the atomizer well relative to the rest of the mod. The Mini costs roughly $10 more, but for that $10 you get a 1500mah battery installed into the mod. This makes the mod a great candidate for beginner vapers out there. There is a built in 500mah micro usb charging port, so a new vaper would just need to get themselves some juice and an atomizer and they will be fully outfitted. My preference leans towards the regular sized version which is equipped to handle an 18650 battery. I strongly suggest using something like the Sony VTC5 for a long charge time and safe discharge rate. It would be a nice convenience to be able to charge the battery in the mod, or swap it for a another fully charged one when I need.

Real mods have curves! This is the 18650 version

Real mods have curves! This is the 18650 version

Cloning a mod makes typically high end features available to the non-enthusiast. On the first round of production the manufacturers go for 1:1 replicas of the originals. Having a 1:1 replica can have its benefits, but down the line I’m sure there will be modified versions. I say this because I’d prefer if the mod had a magnetic battery cover as opposed to Phillips head screws to simplify battery replacement. I also don’t think it would kill them to throw in a silver-plated floating 510 pin. Either way this is a bargain for what is being offered. I know some users out there are going to hold out for a DNA30 version to accompany their sub ohm vaping, but this mod is perfectly capable for the majority of vapers out there.

Can we get an alignment on the logo here?

Can we get an alignment on the logo here?

Here is the exceptionally verbose blurb from the site (18650 version):

  • It is a DNA20 controlled battery pack with a 510 connector. Variable watt battery pack that lets you control wattage not voltage, for better consistency and repeatability. Built using quality components. The body is made of 6061 Billet Aluminum. Power regulated digital switch-mode DC-DC converter. It features a small OLED display, buttons and synchronous rectification for maximum battery life and minimal heat generation. The separate UP and DOWN buttons allow the user to increase or decrease the power level in .1 Watt increments. Built in DNA charger, which is Micro-USB powered and provides a 500 milliamp charge current
  • 1500mah Lithium Polymer battery pack included
  • Warning: Charge port must be free of any liquid or debris before plugging in the micro USB charge cord. Serious damage can occur if charge area is not free of debris
User guide:
  • Normal Operation Watt Setting: The power level currently set on the DNA 20
  • Battery indicator: The current state of charge of the battery
  • Volts display: The current or most recent output voltage being supplied to the atomizer
  • Ohms display: The resistance of the atomizer attached to the device. This is measured only when the unit is supplying power to the atomizer. At other times, it shows the most recent measurement
Other modes:
  • Locked mode: Pressing the fire button five times with less than .7 seconds between presses will cause the device to enter “Locked mode”. In Locked mode, the device will not fire and the output power will not adjust accidentally. While in Locked mode, the screen will be off, except that pressing a button will show “Locked, click 5X”. To exit Locked mode, press the fire button 5 times
  • Stealth mode: While locked, pressing the fire and down buttons simultaneously for five seconds will switch to stealth mode. In this mode the display is off. It will still show error messages and the “Locked, Click 5X” advisory. To switch back to normal display mode, from locked mode hold down the fire and down buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds. This setting is stored to internal flash memory, and remains if power is removed
  • Right Mode and Left Mode: While locked, holding the fire and up buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds flips the display. This setting is stored to internal flash memory, and remains if power is removed
  • Error Messages: The DNA 20 will indicate a variety of error states
  • Check Atomizer: The DNA does not detect an atomizer, or the atomizer has shorted out
  • Shorted: The atomizer or wiring are short circuited
  • Check Battery: The battery is below 3.1 volts. It probably needs to be charged
  • Weak Battery: The battery sags excessively when firing. This typically means the user is not using a high rate battery, or the battery is old and degraded. It can also mean the battery is not making good contact
  • Too Hot: The DNA 20D has onboard temperature sensing. It will shut down and display this message if the internal board temperature becomes excessive
  • Too low power setting: The DNA 20D puts out a minimum of 4 volts. With low power settings (7 to 8 watts) and low resistance atomizers (below 2 ohms) the DNA will sometimes be unable to provide a low enough power output to be power regulating. If this is the case, the Ohms display will be flashing. The device will still operate.
  • Auto power down: The screen will be at full brightness while firing. After 15 seconds with no button presses, the screen will dim. 4 minutes after the last button press, the screen will fade out and the device will go to sleep mode. Pressing any button will turn the device and display back on

Get your 18650 version here: http://www.fasttech.com/products/1411/10007864/1689401-hana-modz-pack-dna-20-style-mod

Get the Mini version here: http://www.fasttech.com/products/1411/10007864/1689400-hana-modz-mini-pack-dna-20-style-battery-pack

The Sony VTC4 $5.94 Each

This might be the greatest bargain I’ve posted yet. The top of the line battery just became available for under $6 apiece. I’ve said enough about these batteries so far, but I don’t think I can really say enough about these batteries. Hands down they are the best battery I’ve bought so far and now they are cheaper than most batteries, just buy them if you can deal with the delayed shipping.

I ordered a spare half dozen when I saw this.

I ordered a spare half dozen when I saw this.

I haven’t had a single problem with my Sony vtc4’s yet, and I’ve been using them nonstop for weeks. The difference between these and the VTC3 1600mah is very noticeable. Since I’ve upgraded I’ve had to change my batteries almost half as often. I don’t run my batteries dry, but when I notice a voltage drop I simply just swap my batteries. These hold an excellent charge and deliver a nice 30a continuous discharge. I’ve already ordered 4 of them and the shipping date keeps jumping, so I’d get them while you can.

Get yours here: http://www.fasttech.com/products/1/10004185/1628900-sony-us18650vtc4-3-6v-2100mah-rechargeable-li-ion

The EHPro Valkyrie Hybrid RDA Clone $54

Here’s another small discount to bring down the price on probably the hottest hybrid RDA clone to come out yet. The Valkyrie Hybrid RDA brought a new sleek style to the world of hybrid RDAs. There have been other hybrids to enter the market recently around the same price tag, but none of them look this sharp. The original Valkyrie from Vicious Ant has a shaky record. There are numerous reports of outstanding orders, and it is believed to all stem from a faulty switch. I’ve been told that fixing the design has pushed back the production and left many people waiting. I’ve also heard mixed results from owners, some have the issue and others are perfect. This clone from EHPro is supposed to have resolved the issue at the time of its release.

Bald and beautiful.

Bald and beautiful.

This version that is being offered has the logos omitted from the mod. I know this will make some vapers happy, and leave others looking for a 1:1 clone. I still think it looks excellent, albeit slightly lacking detail.

Not much to report on here.

Not much to report on here.

Everything looks pretty standard inside the cap. There’s two o-rings to hold the cap in place. The dish has a very small lip and contains 3 drilled posts. An allen wrench will not be required for the post screws, these are a standard Phillips. The cap allows for adjustable air flow control with an nice and wide slot on the side.

Bare bottom button, that's not easy to say

Bare bottom button, that’s not easy to say

With all the new concept RDA’s hitting the market, the standard 3 post design remains a favorite in the dripper community. One of the design features that I really like is the 18650 only battery tube. I constantly argue that making a hybrid rebuildable atomizer is dangerous in 18350 mode and the kind of people that want a pocket RDA probably will try to push the low ohms, or want to at some point. I use all of my RDAs with 18650’s only, sure I have some RBAs that I use in stealth mode like the Kayfun, but those are usually single coils.

Use coupon code Reddit10 and get yours here: http://www.eciggity.com/valkyrie-hybrid-clone-by-ehpro/