Back To Basics With The Dovpo M VV II

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Lightweight, easy to use and protected, the Dovpo M VV II (II being the second generation) is a really well made and affordable box mod. This is actually the first Dovpo mod I have purchased. Dovpo makes the Topside which I believe is their best selling mod series. I happened to catch a video on this one a few weeks before release and thought it looked interesting. I really like variable voltage vaping aka VV, being as old as I am, the first variable function mods we used were VV mods only with NO protection. Later the industry added variable wattage aka VW and then temperature control, aka TC to the possibilities.

The mod is very easy to use. You just turn the potentiometer up or down until you feel it has the best heat/flavor combination from your atomizer/eLiquid, thats it. No screen to have to look at. One feature I like is one little inset LED showing you your battery level. Green Amber and Red. Full, half full, and low. As far as protections, it has all the modern ones: Low voltage, overheat, overtime and battery polarity. It also has a USB C connector to charge up your batteries. An output booster also gives you up to 8 volts or 280 watts. That’s a lots of power. Note that I usually don’t vape much beyond 5 volts because I usually build/use lower ohm coils. The other two potentiometer driven mods I own are the HexOhm and the Surric X which uses pulse width modulation or PWM output.

If you were wondering, the M VV II has a very fast response/ramp up time. In other words it responds quickly after you push the button.

As most of the reviewers state, the panel graphics are a bit much. I chose the dragon samurai of the three that are offered. I would have preferred a simple color or pattern to choose from.

Build quality is great and it feels comfortable in your hands.

In conclusion, I think this is a good mod for someone moving up from a pen style or cigalike all in one or AIO style device and also an advanced vaper who wants something simple and low cost with plenty of power and with all the basic safety features built into the chipset.

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Vaporesso GEN In Today

Coming in today is the Vaporesso GEN 220W box mod in red. Review later. I have heard so many great things about this chipset and enclosure feel. Cant wait to see for myself.

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Day two…

Stunning! that about describes the GEN. The feel of the device is what takes the cake. Besides the fact that it has every feature (besides squonking) that any vaper needs, beginner to veteran. One added feature you don’t usually see in a regulated mod very often is the pulse modulation capability which is its default position. This gives the feel of a “pulse” pull a very smooth feel throughout the pull. It does not have however, the pulse modulation whine sound that you would normally encounter on a pure PM mod especially the older ones. In other words, it feels more like the Hex Ohm than the Surric X if you know what I mean. It’s hard to explain until you feel it yourself. Comparing it to the three position variable watt mode (soft, normal, hard) its just smoother. In order to feel the difference I immediately switched to VW Hard mode and you definitely feel the difference. In normal VW mode, it’s hard to tell, it’s just a little quicker/sharper to hit to a specified wattage.

Size wise, its thinner at the edges and not as tall as the iPV 3Li but weighs about the same in the hand. It fattens in the center giving it a very comfortable feel in the hand. Just about perfect for most hands. The new soft rubbery like coating also just feels good and all corners are rounded and beveled, not like the iPV. The coating is not sticky at all, perfect. I also like the fact that the 510 connection is in the dead center of the top, just like the Hex Ohm and the Surric X. The display is bright and easy to read. Battery saver is on by default. I like the way the chip set analyses the coil and sets up the correct settings by default. For advanced vapers, there is a setting for lower ohm builds that you have to manually select if you wish to do so.

I would give the fit and finish an easy 10. The AXON chip set, an easy 10 once you learn how to adjust all of the settings this beast can offer. This mod is definitely the next “GEN” of standard box mods. Add this one to your collection.

I like it so much, I just bought a blue one as well 🙂

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Grimm likes it too : https://youtu.be/hYpVdeTqlJk

DotSquonk Back From Repair

About a week ago, I recently woke up to find my dot.squonk button frozen and a bit of eLiquid splattered around the mod. Luckily, it was not a battery venting issue. However, the mod was not usable anymore. I took it apart and found the peek insulator was melted and the cable to the positive battery pin was blackened/roasted. I immediately emailed dot.mod and they responded quickly. I was asked how I maintained the center pin and I explained truthfully, not often, I was told that I should have been doing regular cleaning of the center pin. I did remove the pin and found the pin was also blackened from overheating but still cleanable. They explained that it was a known issue with some folks and they have re-engineered the button assembly. I was sent the RMA and just got the mod back today all working and good to go. Great customer service that will keep me buying their products.

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Organize your Mods with Bricks

If you are like me, your mods tend to get spread all over the desk and the house. These bricks are great for organizing your mods in one place and they are visually appealing, to me anyway. Bricks stack and fit together and even have dividers if you want them. They have rubber feet to keep them from slipping around are made in several sizes. They are made in 3 colors, clear, shown here, or transparent smoke and white. Get them here.

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Innokin Proton Kit

Black one on the way next week… pretty much all good reviews on this unit. I like the new firmware look. To make a comparison, The YiHi SX-Mini G-Class has all these features and more but costs $200+ and is a lot more complicated to use with a smaller screen too. Interested in trying the new mesh style “plexis” coil in the sub tank. I purchased mine and a 3pk of coils here:

Patina…

The Hohmtech Home Slice’s paint was starting to peel in certain areas after some use. I decided to create a patina and give it some soul. So far I am happy with the results. My red one is still holding up well so going to wait. Sad to say this 100 Watt unit is now discontinued, so I am glad to have two of them to use 🙂