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The Orchid V2 RTA Clone $11.08!

After a much needed personal leave from the site I am back! And what a great time it is to be reviewing the new vaping gear. Lots has changed in my absence and I plan on playing a little catch-up through my articles, but this here is the newest, latest and greatest. Today the highly anticipated V2 of the Orchid atomizer clone popped up for a ridiculously low price. At $11.08 it is cheaper than just about any other rebuildable tank atomizer available and after using the Tobeco V1 Orchid for a couple weeks, I would highly endorse this RTA. Although the design of this atomizer is not perfect, the price and features really make this a great addition to any collection. Here is my review/preview of the Orchid clone. 

4 Channels! 4 posts! 4 pieces!

4 Channels! 4 posts! 4 pieces!

Many Vapers out there would relate this atomizer to the Kayfun or Fogger v4 and they wouldn’t be wrong. I have toiled around with my own Orchid and found many parts to be interchangeable with my army of Kayfuns. The chimney section on this atomizer is wider than the Kayfun’s and is not interchangeable. This puts a bit of a limit on the amount of parts that can be swapped. Personally I don’t care for the plastic tank or top-heavy cap, which lead me to explore every possible combination of tank sections and top caps that would be compatible. Once again I became slightly frustrated with the chimney which I found to be too short to noticeably increase the tank capacity. The sellers claim the capacity is 2.5ml – 3.0ml, but I am finding it to be closer to 2ml. I finally settled on using 1 Kayfun Nano steel tank section paired with a regular Kayfun clear tank and steel band. I chose my flat-cap that came with my Kayfun Lite +v2 to top it all off. 

My personal pocket rocket. Pictured on a 4nine clone in 18350 mode.

My personal pocket rocket. Pictured on a 4nine clone in 18350 mode. This is the maximum capacity the chimney would allow

The new V2 of the Orchid clone features a bottom filling port for those Vapers that hate removing the cap. I have been using the top fill and flip method without many issues. Besides the fill port change, the Orchid V2 clone is the same as the V1. The deck on this atomizer does use allen screws, I would have preferred a Phillips option, but I can live with it. I use my Orchid with a dual coil at .7ohms and I have not had a single wicking or gurgling issue. I use considerably less cotton in my builds, and I would say they are very similar to a Fogger v4 with the cotton running half way down the vertical juice channel. The draw is very airy and the vape might even satisfy some cloud chasers out there. Since I have been using this with the purple 18350 batteries I usually swap the battery each time I fill.  

The new fill port will make some people happy, others have been using the top fill kayfun cap from Fasttech.

The new fill port will make some people happy, others have been using the top fill Kayfun cap from Fasttech.

I paid almost double for my Tobeco Orchid and am very happy with it. If you are looking for a Kayfun with larger clouds you really can’t go wrong at this price. I wish there was a middle ground between the Fogger v4 and the Orchid, just like a Kayfun with the base from this atomizer. 

Here is what the site says about it:

  • Compatible with 510 drip tip (drip tip sold separately)
  • Quad-pole for dual coil build
  • 4 wick channels
  • 2 air holes
  • 510 connection (brass contact, adjustable)
  • Laser engravings on the chimney
  • Bottom screw-refill hole

Get yours here: http://www.fasttech.com/products/1411/10009514/1850901-orchid-v2-styled-rebuildable-tank-atomizer-2-5-3

Stay tuned with the site, I am planning on adding plenty of new content in the near future!

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The Kayfun Lite Plus 28.5mm Clone Price Drop, $29.99

I got a few more details and a new lower price for this massive RBA. This is the first of many 28.5mm RBA’s we will see in the new future and it is very nice to see the price is the same as the 22mm counterpart. More suppliers are offering preorders for this atomizer, and I’d assume this is as low as the price will get from a U.S. vendor.

Big atomizers give big flavor

Big atomizers give big flavor

The estimated capacity for this atomizer has grown. I previously stated that it is around 8.5mm, this vendor says it is over 10ml. The clear tank is also included. It is not very descriptive but I would assume they mean the window section, and not a whole 1 piece clear tank. The drip tip is interchangeable with a standard o-ring design.

Standard drip tip and a very long chimney

Standard drip tip and a very long chimney

Here is what 101vape is saying about it:

  • Stainless rebuildable atomizer
  • Vacuum system
  • Huge and pure vapour
  • Change coil and make different resistance
  • Air flow control screw on bottom
  • Capacity: more than 10ml
  • 28.5 mm in diameter
  • Clear Tank also included in package

Get your preorder here: http://101vape.com/coming-soon/306-26650-kayfun-lite-plus-by-tobeco.html 

The Storm-A RDA Clone $11.69

The Storm-A RDA is back. The Storm-A was a very popular RDA when it first premiered at a few vendors. Since it first hit shelves this RDA has mostly been sold out. Now it has returned to stores again with a nice price reduction. The Storm-A is the 3 post RDA that strays from the standard design and brings new concepts to a familiar layout. Some would say it is an Origen RDA clone, but there are a few differences that would warrant calling this an original.

Notice the AFC slot instead of the drilled hole.

Notice the AFC slot instead of the drilled hole.

This looks like a complete package here. There is a drip tip included which is a pretty standard design, but it’s always nice to have a drip that you know will have a good fit. This atomizer fits in at the standard 22mm, which is the diameter of most popular mods like the Nemesis or Stingray. This is an rda made by Orieco, which is a company that tends to make products that are very similar to others that are available, but with their own touches. That makes them somewhat unique. It would be really ironic if this was a clone, but I am not sure if it is.

The deck is where this RDA really wins

The deck is where this RDA really wins, but you can’t ignore the nice o-ring placement.

I love that fat knurled center post. I’ve always prefered wire wrapping to post holes. For some reason most of the coils I try to mount through post holes tend to snap and disconnect. I consider wrapping with a nice fat screw head to be more reliable.

Those juice wells remind me of the Magma or Origen atomizers

Those juice wells remind me of the Magma or Origen atomizers

There is a nice insulator on the center post and everything is nice and close to the deck. This could work very well as a low ohm RDA. The juice wells are nice and deep, but I am a lazy person. I doubt I would be able to handle dripping into two different wells to ensure an extra long vape in between drips. I still love the design and really hope this evolves the same way the Origen did and grow some fatter negative post heads, and a channel to connect the wells. For the price you can’t go wrong.

I wish I remembered to use coupon code “10%off” when I bought the Stingray the other day, it still works.

Get yours here: http://www.angelcigs.com/storm-a-rebuildable-dripping-atomizer-rda.html

The Big Kayfun Lite Plus Clone Preorder! $35.99

Without warning they are here! The Big Kayfun Lite Plus is now available for preorder and this is some big news. Currently in vaping the consensus has been made, bigger is better. In the past year we’ve seen bigger batteries, bigger air flow and now finally bigger Kayfuns. In the whole sense that more is better, 26650 mods have lately taken off and vapers everywhere have been enjoying longer battery life from their mods. Now they can cap it off with a flush fitting 28.5mm atomizer.

Making the Hades look smooth

Making the Hades look smooth

Now the Kayfun Lite Plus has what I would consider more than a day’s capacity. The site lists this as holding 8-8.5ml. I have been hesitant of 26650 mods due to their size. I’m used to carrying around an 18650 mod, but the extra width of a 26650 mod has always put me off. Now we are seeing an expanding selection of 26650 mods, as well as 26650 atomizers, and I am now definitely interested.

No pics of the deck yet, but this looks to be a dead on enlarged clone

No pics of the deck yet, but this looks to be a dead on enlarged clone

The Kayfun Lite Plus is the premiere Kayfun style atomizer. The latest rendition is still favorable to single coil builds. The airflow has been greatly improved since the original Kayfun. One concern I have is about the juice flow system. Can you really just make an atomizer bigger and have it perform the same?

Who other than Tobeco

Who other than Tobeco

Hopefully this is the start of the enlarging selection trend. I am a fan of flush fitting atomizers. It really makes a mod feel more solid and greatly improves the aesthetics of a mod. Maybe in the near future we will see more styles for this mod, maybe nanokits, or maybe a 26650 Aqua variation. With the direction things are going I wouldn’t be surprised. Clone manufacturers have really started blazing their own trail here and it is really improving selection.

Get yours here with coupon code “reddit10” http://www.eciggity.com/big-kayfun-lite-plus-clone-by-tobeco-28-5mm/

The Magma RDA Clone By Infinite Preorder $31.99

One of the biggest RDA’s of the year is coming to the clone market. The highly sought after Magma RDA has been cloned. This is a unique RDA design that challenges the “standard” three post layout that most RDA’s tend to use today. RDA’s have seen a lot of attempts at rebuilding the wheel, but many will argue that the Magma is the standout in form and functionality.

Everything appears to be exactly like the original, except the price

Everything appears to be exactly like the original, except the price

Features are how you win at the RDA game. Vapers don’t want simple, but they want something easy. Here are two nicely bored out posts that lead a coil right over the bottom feeding air flow channels. Notice that the holes in the posts are actually aimed the right way for this, unlike some other RDAs I’ve experienced. There is plenty of selection in the AFC (Air Flow Control) ring, everything from dual 1mm up to dual 3mm are available to suit a variety of tastes. There is a particularly deep juice well. This helps the lazy drippers like me who can’t always hold a mod in one hand and a juice bottle in the other. I’ve heard that it can hold up to 40 drops of e-liquid, but feel free to count for yourself. This RDA is a little bigger than some alternatives, this is due to the larger well, and bottom fed air flow channels. If you needed a reason to buy another dripper, this clone should be near the top of your list.

Here is what the site is saying about it:

  • 2 Poles designed for durability
  • Dual Bottom Airhole directly below the coils
  • External independent Air Flow Control
  • Comes with a mini tank for ease of use that can hold up to 40 drops

Shipping is expected May 14th, get yours here: http://www.illvapes.com/magma-rba-1-1-clone-by-infinite-ships-may-14th/

The Lotus RDA Clone $11.62

Not too long ago I wrote an article about the authentic Lotus RDA, and now we have the clone available. This clone costs about 10% of what the original cost, and appears to have 100% of the style. Some of the materials might be a bit different, but I am straining to find a difference in design from the original by Tactical Workz.

The grooves on the sleeve look excellent

The grooves on the sleeve look excellent

Honestly the price on this RDA is $11.62, how can you go wrong with this. Usually when an RDA creeps into the $10 range they the simple 3 post design and a flat sleeve. This mod is covered in details and really makes me wonder how they can manage to go so low on the price. I did notice that this clone also includes a drip tip, go big or go home, right? The drip tip included with this RDA is anything but modest. You get an adapter to change the standard fit into a threaded design. Then you get the threaded insulator, then the insulator’s insulator, and then finally the threaded drip tip. In all that is 4 pieces to assemble a drip tip, I’m not sure what kind of statement they were making here, but the drip tip practically dwarfs the mod.

The most complicated drip tip in the world

The most complicated drip tip in the world

Usually RDA’s follow a standard layout with 3 posts, a well, and a sleeve for air flow control. This atomizer jacks up each part of that layout. Instead of 3 posts for dual coils, you get 4 posts for tri-coils. There’s no standard drilled out air flow here either, instead there is a triangular cut that is intended to help the air circulate the chamber better and provide better intake. The sleeve has some excellent knuckles to make adjusting the air flow nice and easy. This clone is even supposed to have the flavor control system that is supposed to boost the flavor of your juice. This kind of reminds me of how old PC’s used to have a turbo button, who wouldn’t just leave it on all the time?

Add a tasteful drip tip and this can be a beauty

Add a tasteful drip tip and this can be a beauty

Here is what Fasttech is saying about it:

  • New feature called Flavor Control (FC): This feature is conceptualized to boost up the flavor of your e-juice once you activate it. For example, when your e-juice is getting dry, just open the FC and you will experience a stronger taste of your e-juice
  • Triangular AFC for better air intake circulation
  • Quad posts design, with 3 negative posts and 1 positive post
  • Engraved name on top cap and logo on bottom
  • Large juice well to hold a large amount of juice
  • Height without drip tip: 34.7mm
  • Adjustable drip tip

Get yours here: http://www.fasttech.com/products/1411/10007550/1651400-lotus-style-rda-rebuildable-dripping-atomizer

The Storm A RDA Preorder $27.99, Possible Origen v2 clone

Right on the heels of the Origen V2 preorder announcement The Storm A is announced. This certainly is not a 1:1 clone, but the differences may just be aesthetics. The Origen RDA has been in very high demand since its release and is highly regarded among the crazed RDA fans. Even the original can be difficult to find, but this may just be the opening of the flood gates for its clone.

Details are foggy so far

Details are foggy so far

The name is a little strange, The Storm A. I don’t know why it wasn’t just listed as an Origen clone. Now this replica looks a little rough around the edges compared to the original. I refer to this as a V2 clone due to the appearance of the short stature and because the center pin is stainless steel. With those similarities considered, there are some changes as well. The center post is not completely threaded like the Origen, it also looks like the coil hole might sit lower in the chamber. I also don’t see any insulator separating the post from the dish. The finish on the Storm also appears to be a uniform brushed steel as opposed to the brushed/polished Origen v2. Probably the most noticeable difference is the juice wells. I am unsure whether these are unified like the Origen V2’s but in this RDA they are ovular and are not curved like “the original.”

Not the same, but still looks great

Not the same, but still looks great

This is a very significant release in the RDA market. Until now we were getting fed countless clones of the more simple designed RDA’s with the standard designs. Now the cloners are beginning  to release much more sophisticated designs like the 3d and this Origen giving the vapers a chance to own some semblance of the $100+ RDAs. I’m sure more details will become available soon.

This preorder is expected to ship around mid-March. Get yours here: http://www.venerablevaping.com/Storm-A-RDA-22mm-Stainless-Steel_p_368.html