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Morpheus Style Mechanical Mod Clone $26.32

This clone has taken quite a long time to come around. I almost get the feeling that now there are more clones available now than original mods. That discussion is for another day, let’s look at this beautiful Morpheus clone. The styling very much alike the classic Caravela mod. Everyone likes the looks of the Caravela, but this mod has some really nice details that really make this mod stand out.

Solid tubes are always my preference

Solid tubes are always my preference

With this mod you get three thick and beautiful solid tubes to accommodate your 18mm batteries. I have read that the tubes on this mod are particularly thick and will probably shave off any stickers there are on your batteries. The simplicity of this mod is very alluring. There are no intricate moldings, no grooves, and no magnets. This is a clear and simple device and with practice it should perform very well.

The button says "Vaping Innovation," a bit ironic for a clone

The button says “Vaping Innovation,” a bit ironic for a clone

Let me address the elephant in the room. There are some complaints about the design of this mod. The extra tight battery fit and the button venting holes are a bit wonky. The battery ventilation’s purpose is to release the pressure created in a catastrophic battery failure. When a battery fails it discharges either gas or liquid depending on the composition, and that stuff needs somewhere to go. Without an exit, and with enough pressure the mod can potentially become a pressure cooker. The great Steammonkey recently reported his tests with sealing up mods and causing battery failures and claims that IMR batteries will not cause an explosion, although they will heat up considerably. Better safe than sorry though. I have read that the venting issue with this mod can be remedied with a little doctoring of the insulators in the switch. I have ordered many mods before that required a little tinkering to optimize performance so I wouldn’t toss this one aside just yet.

To me the logo looks like a racing helmet.

To me the logo looks like a racing helmet.

At 22mm thick this mod falls right into the standard size and should look excellent with a Kayfun or any other 22mm atomizer. The contact pins are copper which is one of the preferred materials. There are ample insulators in both the top cap and the switch to help prevent shorts. The locking ring is reverse threaded so there is no worry of taking the switch off when trying to lock the mod. Overall I would say this is a very nice and attractive mod, and would be great for an intermediate level vaper.

Here is what Fasttech is saying about it (not much):

  • Tube style mod
  • 510 threading connection
  • Copper contact pins
  • Adjustable positive contact pin
  • Spring-loaded bottom firing button, w/ reverse threaded locking ring
  • Each tube is engraved with the logo and serial number
  • Houses single 18350/18500/18650 battery

Get yours here: http://www.fasttech.com/products/1744003

 

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

 

 

Price Drop, The Nemi Clone $30, on Short Preorder

I’ll keep this short and sweet rather than repeating myself about this mod. The Nemi Clone, or as it is also called The Mini Nemesis Clone is starting to pop up at online vendors now. This is the lowest price I’ve seen on this sleek 14500 mod, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it ends up having the same prices as the Nemesis clone once these are in stock. Here we have 3 variations of the mod available; brushed stainless steel mixed, polished stainless steel mixed, and copper with steel accents. The copper version costs $3 more than the steel versions at $33. The details are still unconfirmed, but I would assume this has a spring loaded switch, and no extension tubes, much like the models I’ve spotted elsewhere.

Back again with a lower price and a new finish.

Back again with a lower price and a new finish.

Any user that plans on topping this with a rebuildable atomizer should proceed with caution. The 14500 model battery that these “mini” mods use are not rated for as high of a discharge rate as an 18650 or even a 18350. Get familiar with ohms law and make sure to keep your coils at a appropriate wattage for a 14500 battery. Based on the recent popularity of the Kayfun 2.1 clone release I am sure these will be a big hit and will provide a nice alternative to the heavy 26650 mods that have been popping up everywhere.

Get yours here: http://www.kidneypuncher.com/mini-nemesis-clone/

These are expected to ship around 6-5-14 making this a rather short wait for a preorder.

Presenting The Mutant 26650 Clone Mod $49.99

This does not have any indication of being a preorder, this mod already looks ready to ship. The Mutant by Fall Out Mods has been cloned and it looks to be a 1:1 replica of the original. This is a very solid looking 26650 mod that offers some nice variety into the market. Soon not everyone will have to have a Stingray, Hades or Big Nasty clone in order to have an inexpensive 26650 mod. The Mutant mod has a nice look to it and all the features that one could want to find in a mod.

A great looking 26650 mixed combo

A great looking 26650 mixed combo

This mod has all the features I look for in a mechanical mod. There is a magnetic switch which is self contained. The button for the switch is nicely recessed into the brass housing. This is important especially with a 26650 mod. The added weight of the bigger mod will not be able to fire the atomizer when it is stood upright. When you don’t want to worry about having your mods rolling around your desk it is nice to be able to stand it upright without any risk. The laser engraving in the button should nicely preserve as well since it shouldn’t contact any surfaces.

I'm digging the style, but a locking switch might not be necessary here.

I’m digging the style, but a locking switch might not be necessary here.

This mod measures in at 30mm which is a little thicker than some other 26650 mods. Most 26650 mods to date are 28.5mm in diameter, so some atomizers might look a little small on top of this guy. The pins are solid brass, and the 510 is adjustable. There is a nice insulator for the 510 pin. There is some controversy over battery venting in this clone. The original mod vented through the button, but I am hearing from some people that they may have been omitted in the clone.  I think this is a great looking 26650 mod, and it really helps expand the current selection.

Get yours here: http://101vape.com/mechanical-mods/313-mutant-26650-mod-clone.html

Hana Modz DNA 30 Mini Clone $56

Here is another Hana DNA 30 clone out of china. Good thing this is listed overseas, because Hana has been striking back against the U.S. shops with lawsuits. This is the mini version of the Hana box mod and I’d assume we are going to see more varieties very soon. To date Fasttech has only carried the DNA 20, but for only a few bucks more you can now get the DNA 30 version. This clone has had a lot of buzz surrounding it lately and so far I’ve only heard good things about all the versions.

If you have a DNA 30 any pictures have to be taken at 30 watts.

If you have a DNA 30 any pictures have to be taken at 30 watts.

It isn’t easy being green. Maybe soon we’ll have Kayfuns and RDA’s in all colors. This mod features dual 600mah battery packs built in. There is a common mirco USB charging port for charging. I still can’t get over the fact the Evolv DNA 30 board and charger alone will cost you more than this complete mod. The DNA 30 boards used in these mods boast the same specs as the original. The early adopters have been reporting the performance is indistinguishable from the genuine Hana. The dimensions line up with the original with a small amount of variance, maybe this one is a hair bigger, but it lists as just a few millimeters bigger than the original.

Those buttons make me want to click them

Those buttons make me want to click them

The Hana Modz are the premiere variable wattage box mods available. They have all the options you could wish for. The designs are as compact as they can be. These clones might become my new “go to” recommendation for new vapers. Even sub ohmers will be mildly pleased with these mods which have the ability to fire down to .05 ohms, which is right around my ideal vape. I would still be careful testing the limits of the batteries in these mods, just because the chip allows 30 watts, doesn’t mean the battery is equipped to handle it. I love the recessed 510 connector, this allows for even the most difficult of atomizers to lie nice and flush below the top of the mod. This is sure to be another hit, and I’m looking forward to what varieties we will see in the near future.

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Thats a dead ringer for the logo, that is sure to rustle some jimmies

Thats a dead ringer for the logo, that is sure to rustle some jimmies

Here is what the site says about it:

  • 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
  • Built in 2*600mah Lithium Polymer batteries
  • Micro-USB charging port
  • Compatible with 0.5ohm~3.3ohm atomizers
  • Input voltage/current: 3.2-4.3V/1.5-7A
  • Output voltage: 4-8V
  • Random serial number

Get yours here: http://www.fasttech.com/products/1411/10007864/1722000-hana-modz-pack-dna-30-style-mod

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.

 

The HCigar Templar Mod Clone $49.99

I feel like I am writing about a revived unicorn. The Templar mod was once considered to be unattainable by many. The original Templar mod released and almost immediately sold out, for good. It gradually slipped below the radar to the realm of unavailable mods. Vapers went ahead and crossed this off their wish lists as it went to join the Swan, the Wizards Apprentice, and the Caravela on overpriced ebay and forums listings.

The holiest of clones

The holiest of clones

Gone is the purple velvet clad box and $245 price tag. Now for a fraction of the price you can get a modernized version of the original. Silver plating has become favored to brass pins for a lower voltage drop. Both the 510 connector and button have had their brass contacts upgraded. Otherwise this mod has all the beautiful design of the original.

Tubes for all 3 popular battery sizes

Tubes for all 3 popular battery sizes

The Templar was known for it’s two tone styling and fancy laser engraving. The original featured serial numbers in roman numerals, I’d expect the same if these clones have been serialized. The laser engraving reads “Sigillum Militum Xpisi” in front of the cross which roughly translates into “The seal of a soldier of Christ.” I am not usually a stickler for engravings, but this is a reference to the knights Templar of the Crusades.

Still looking pretty

Still looking pretty

Here is what the site is saying about it:

  • 100% Stainless Accents Body with Brass Accents
  • No Circuit Board (True Mechanical Mod)
  • Laser Etched Engravings and Logo
  • Laser Etched Indivdualized Serial Number
  • Silver Plated – Button Firing Pin
  • Silver Plated  – Atomizer Contact Pin
  • Adjustable Atomizer Contact Pin
  • Bottom Firing Button with Threaded Locking Ring
  • 3 100% Stainless Steel Tubes for 18350, 18500, and 18650 Batteries
  • 510 Atomizer Connection
  • 23mm Diameter
  • HCigar Carrying Box

Get yours here: http://www.vaperoyalty.com/hcigar-templar-mod/