Pugsley’s ‘squonk if you’re horny’ squonk review of a shit load of squonkers

It’s a funny old word, and I don’t know about you but I for one am a bit sick of explaining myself when asked “what’s that?”

“It’s my squonker”

“It’s your what sorry?”

“My squonker”…..(awkward silence)

“You’re just making words up there’s no such thing as a fucking squonker”

“Fuck you if I was going to make fucking words up I would come up with something better than fucking ‘squonker’ now fuck off and look it up you ignorant fuck….and definitely look it up in the urban dictionary while you’re at it….knob”

I probably shouldn’t speak to my mother like that all things considered but when she asks the same question over and over it get’s a little frustrating and the reaction I get when she does read the urban dictionary definition is almost worth the aggro …

It does indeed appear to have a few different meanings…and ironically the one definition that it resembles the closest is the one that you really don’t want to be reminded of every time you…..squonk…..I’ll leave that to your own research…just make sure there’s no kids around when you do….

Regardless …the fact of the matter is that squonking, even though it has in fact been around for years, is enjoying something of an explosion in popularity just lately….and you would have to be hiding under a rock for you not to notice that every single vape manufacturer on the planet worth it’s salt is cashing in on this latest vape ‘fashion’…..and if by chance a new RDA comes on the market…and doesn’t have a BF pin included?….well….it ain’t gettin in club ‘popular’…simple as…..

Squonking it would seem…..is the new big squeeze…..(really..?)

So…what’s it all about…well, in a nutshell….RDA flavour without the ball ache of having to drip essentially, the idea is sound, although not without it’s cons, so breaking from the normal routine this time around I will be taking a look at 6 popular squonk rigs that are available right now and seeing what indeed the fuck…all the fuss is about…..eesh…just realised…6 specs list’s…..didn’t think this through at all did I …….(sigh) soldier on Pugs…..soldier on….

A very warm and almost moist welcome to you all once more my squidgy little squonk muffins, today we are practically plagued with firsts in this here pile of barely legible clap trap….first time I’ve reviewed so many things in one review, first time for multiple suppliers and manufacturers and first real effort at thrusting myself with almost complete abandon into the world that is…squonking…..I mean it’s not my first time…I did have one of those strange all in one squonking RDA’s a few years ago…can’t remember who made it…had a picture of a wolf on it…and it was shit…but it would appear things have moved on since….evolved if you will…and now….they’re just about bloody everywhere.

So…a special ‘thanks’ must first be launched into the general direction of not one but two of my finest ever-tolerant suppliers from the east…Heavengifts & Gearbest for putting up with my quite frankly diva-like demands in getting this review together and supplying me with a veritable fruit bowl of your finest…and some not so finest…squonkology…(OK I may of made that word up..)

Pro’s and cons will be mentioned in every review instead of a list and scores are on this occasion will be done away with So……sit back and get yourself comfortable….you’re in for a long ride….

Maybe not quite…that comfortable….or weird….just normal….amounts….of comfortable….will suffice (wtf?)…. SO….moving swiftly on ……we do have a lot to get through, but before I start I feel compelled to warn you that 4 of the 6 mods I am reviewing today are MECHANICAL…..I am shouting that because mechanical mods are NOT for beginners, you absolutely need to understand battery safety AND have a knowledge of ohm’s law….no exceptions…..build within the limits of your know how! ….there are no safety cut offs, no display to tell you that something is wrong, no over heat protection, no short circuit protection in fact…there is absolutely no protection to speak of…at all in some case…just you and physics, and if you fuck that up…it’ll fuck you up…it really is that simple….I will joke about most things, but battery safety is not one of them.

So that’s the pleasantries out of the way let’s crack on with the super sized squeezie special squonky tonk squonk review….and here is what we have on offer…these aren’t all kits…but there are reasons and I will come to that in each mini review…but they are all single battery devices….so……Lets get this ride underway!

First up to the chopping block we’re gonna look at the mechanical choices, courtesy of Heavengifts we have the much anticipated Geekvape Athena squonk kit, this is an all in one complete set up, comes with it’s own matching BF RDA and holds 6.5ml of liquid in it’s belly.

There was a lot of people getting into a bit of a tiz when this mechanical kit was announced, and it’s easy to see why, it’s a nice looking piece of kit, sturdy too with its stainless steel construction and aluminium twin removable side panels and 24mm matching BF RDA

It boasts a large plastic safety slide on the front to prevent accidental firing which is a simple mechanism that slides behind the large firing button cutting off the connection…nice touch….and the fire button itself is large and in charge with a decent throw. The design is nice although I think I have the version one, the version two did away with the painted design and opted for a more ‘etched’ affair, I’m good with either to be fair I think they did a good job on the overall appearance of the Athena and I even love the 510 plate which follows the greek god theme and has a greek pattern around the plate (totally forgot to take a picture of that)

Leave me alone…I’m old….

Both side panels are removable, the rear one being to give you access to a push hole behind the battery just like the Coilart Trick box earlier on this year, it works well and does away with the battery ribbon. The front panel is held in place by one battery in the middle and 3 that attach to your battery….but…both panels do have a bit of play in them, they rattle about a bit and another issue I have is with the front panel, the bottle hole is too small for my sausage thumbs and if I press the bottle firmly…which with the Athena you have to….the panel actually get’s stuck on my thumb and I end up wearing it like a really odd thumb ring…..and the reason I have to press the bottle so firmly is because the bottle is so damn thick….you actually get 2 bottles with the athena but I found their softer silicone bottle way too soft and took forever to depress…there is no happy medium with these bottles but I found the harder one slightly less frustrating.

The internals look well put together with silver plated contacts and everything is as snug as a bug in a rug, very compact and cleanly put together…I mean let’s get things straight….there’s really nothing to these mechanical squonkers in terms of guts, just a simple circuit that’s completed when you hit the fun button, voltage drop can be an issue with some of these types of device but thankfully the Athena does not seem to suffer such an affliction.

Now…the Athena BF RDA that comes with the kit…has me in an awkward position…and not in a sexy way….I’d heard nothing but good things about it yet my own experience with it….was a little less than impressive…surely I can’t be the only one that sees the issues with it…..can I?

For starters it’s top air flow…I mean actual top airflow, you can see one of the dual vents on the AFC ring in the picture sat right at the top of the chamber…which is great for prevention of over squonk leakage but….to get the air to draw directly from the coils you have to practically set them on stilts to sit them right up in the top cap and parallel with the air vents?…

The first build I did pictured below is how I would normally set up a postless deck…and it was due to this build that I noticed the issues I was having….the flavour was not great at all and to solve the problem…brings forth another problem.

You see….the Athena RDA…for all intents and purposes is an RDTA with a shallow tank, it squonks underneath the ‘floating’ gold plated build deck meaning it’s your wicks that have to do all the work drawing the liquid up from underneath…just like an RDTA..and into your coils….so setting your coils higher means your liquid ends up having a long ways to travel in the wrong direction…

And in the second build I did with the longer coil legs…although the flavour was noticeably better I did go dry if I chained it even a little too much….it just couldn’t keep up with my ferocious man lungs…grrrr…

Other issues I had with this RDA was the O rings….which I had to get the plumbers pliers out to get the top cap off…not even joking…thought I was gonna break it….wayyyy too tight, even after being lubed and also the position of the top airflow vents, the cap is notched so it will only sit one way and this is so that the vents are lined up correctly…which is the right thing to do…but once the RDA is screwed onto your mod the vents are at the front and back…so when you put it into your mouth it’s very easy to cover the vents up with your mouth….they should of been at the side to prevent this….hey I can’t help it if I have sexy luscious man lips…

I mean it’s not all bad news..the deck is super easy to build on and wick…it takes 810 drip tips and comes with a good selection of spares…..

The Specs 

Athena Squonk MOD
Size: 73 x 46 x 25mm
Squonk Bottle Capacity: 6.5ml
Material: Aluminum & Stainless steel
Battery: Single 18650 Battery (Not included)
Thread: 510 thread

Athena Squonk RDA
Size: 24 x 24.5mm
Material: Stainless Steel
Thread: 510 thread

It comes with

  • 1 x Athena MOD
  • 1 x Athena RDA(with 810 drip tip)
  • 2 x Squonk Bottle
  • 1 x 510 Drip Tip
  • 1 x 510 Drip Tip Adaptor
  • 1 x Allen Key
  • 1 x User Manual
  • Spare Parts

Verdict 

Honestly…..disappointed….and….worryingly confused by that… as my research prior to getting this kit brought practically no bad feedback, so common sense tells me that I must be wrong….right? yet everything I have learned about what makes a good flavour chasing RDA has been tossed aside with the Athena…no domed top cap, top air flow and as far as squonking goes…no direct point of contact between the upsurge of liquid and the coils….I don’t get it?…for me it’s a fail and I’m sticking to my guns on that, in my opinion it would of worked much better with side adjustable airflow and a domed top cap…and maybe even a hole in the centre of the build deck for the juice to come through.

The Mod is OK, it’s well made if you over look the dodgy bottles and the slight play in the panels, it’s a lot tougher than a lot of similar devices so I don’t really have any major issues with it, a bigger bottle hole maybe…and it is available in the following colours

 

The Price

Around £50 ($69) from pretty much everywhere which for complete kit normally is about right when you consider a decent RDA will set you back around £25 to £30 on it’s own….just because I didn’t like it doesn’t mean you won’t and like I said earlier I have seen a lot more good feedback about the RDA than bad so…it is what it is…I can get you 15% discount if you follow this link and input my code APUGS15 at checkout ..so by all means find out for yourself.

Geekvape Athena Squonk Mechanical Kit

Onwards and upwards …..next up we have 2 unrelated pieces of kit and the reason for that is that the manufacturer of the Mod doesn’t make an RDA to go with it so I picked out a likely candidate that I hadn’t reviewed yet which has a very large fan base and…well….why the fuck not….from Heavengifts again I present to you the Stentorian RAM box and the Hellvape Dead rabbit RDA…

Not a bad pairing at all….I’d go as far as to say they go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong…whatever they are….hey I didn’t write the song…but apparently it’s a good thing soooo…..yep…

The Stentorian RA box is a solid block of your finest swirly trippy resin and boasts gold plated everything… 510 plate, matching lockable fire button…connections…everything…. it can house an impressive 7ml of liquid on board in one of the 3 supplied bottles and accommodates tops up to 24mm …..enter the Dead Rabbit manufactured by Hellvape and designed by Youtube reviewer Heathen….a 24mm RDA with a ‘kind of’ postless build deck with side adjustable airflow.

Love the look of this thing the first thing you will notice with the RAM box is the way it feels, the resin is super satin smooth and really light…even with a battery installed, the front panel fits perfectly…no rattle at all, but then even if there was a tiny bit of play you wouldn’t hear it due to the material it’s made of plus it’s held in place by a pair of adjoining juicy magnets…no clinging onto the battery here….

The bottle in the RAM is made from plastic and is perfect….big deal breaker with a squonker ..but this one just begs to be prodded….

No air leakage what so ever and It depresses super quickly too, the other bonus thing is…you get three of em!….squidgy goodness for days!. Another thing I love about the RAM box is the gold plated fire button, I had heard other people complain about the stiff spring but that’s actually what I like about it, it has quite a long throw and protrudes more than any other fire button I have seen but then it has to….because within the button is a locking mechanism which is why it has slight knurling around the edge, turn the fire button…and it locks, not the easiest thing to grip but once you do it a few times you soon get the hang of it…in fact the whole golden guts of the RAM is really quite impressive, it’s well above average quality in terms of fit and finish and you even get quite a nice choice of colours…. and it can even be bought in an exotic wood…if that’s your thang..

However….the hole on the front panel is again…too small for my porky digits and again….I end up wearing the front panel like a thumb ring so again….I have to tip it sideways or use my finger…these little squonkers it would seem are designed for people with tiny child hands…

Now…the Dead Rabbit RDA….it’s been around for a while and truth be told could really do with it’s own full in depth review but seeing as that’s been done a gazillion times already and I really don’t have the space to do that here…I’ll just give you the gist….

Designed by ‘Tuber’ Heathen who wanted to make a simple ‘drop post’ RDA that gave great flavour, was super easy to build on, gave a wealth of build options and squonked well…..and I have to say…he absolutely nailed it, building couldn’t be easier, just drop your coils in, tighten up the screws and trim the legs underneath….I dare say an idea that brought us the ‘Drop’ last month…and it works well, and although there is no direct contact between your squonked liquid and the coils…it squonks so well that one squonk pretty much soaks everything in the well, and the angled side airflow is set low enough that it sucks the air from underneath the coils without the risk of over squonk leakage…..and on top of that it has a lovely domed top cap to help with flavour and super smooth airflow..which incidentally…also offers a single coil option …there’s a reason this has become so popular….because it’s really fucking good..

On top of everything else that’s good about the Dead Rabbit….there’s also the way it looks which is probably what made it so popular in the first place….custom resin 810 drip tip and enough colour options to cater for any matchy matchy vapers….

Specs

Stentorian RAM box :- 

Dimensions: 77 x 47 x 24mm
Battery: 1x 18650 cell (not included)
Material: Resin/Padauk body
Thread: 510 spring thread
Bottle: 7ml PET Food Grade

Fire Button with safe lock
One peek with 510 adapter to prevent the top of mod overheating
All metal parts are 24k gold material to ensure the best electronic conductivity
510 spring contact pin to support all atomizers
24mm 510 adapter support all 24mm & 22mm diameter atomizers
3pcs PET food grade bottles with 7ml capacity
Resin material for mod body

Dead Rabbit RDA:-

Size: 24 x 38 mm
Thread: Gold-plated 510 pin Thread

It comes with:

  • 1x  Dead Rabbit RDA
  • 1x  810 colorful resin Drip tip
  • 1x  510 adapter
  • 1x  Gold BF pin
  • 4x  Hex screws
  • 1x  O-rings
  • 2x  Hex screwdrivers#

Verdict

Out of the Mechanical kits I tried for this review this was by far my favourite rig, they complement each other perfectly, the build quality and finish on both the mod and the RDA is exceptional, the RAM hit’s really well with no noticeable voltage drop at all, the bottles perfect, the hand feel is exceptional and the only bad thing I can say about it is the small hole in the front panel which….to be honest…is only a problem because I’m fat ….so…hardly the mods fault, and as for the Dead Rabbit well…everyone knew it was good anyway and all I’m really doing is confirming that, I don’t have a single bad thing to say about it….to me…it’s as good as a 24mm RDA gets, great airflow, awesome flavour production and an excellent squonker….thumbs up all round…….

The Price

Bare in mind that this rig obviously doesn’t come together so you will pay full retail for both and the Stentorian RAM box is not a cheap product, I’m guessing it’s down to the gold plated everything and the fact that it is made to such a high standard…but even so….it’s still just a mechanical mod so I’m not really sure it warrants the 60 quid price tag (that’s $80 to you guys across the pond) find that deal here

Stentorian RAM Box Squonk mod

The Dead Rabbit was always made to be affordable and offers amazing value for such a good RDA at just £25 ($34.90) even if you didn’t want to squonk this RDA should be in everyone’s collection…find that deal here..

Hellvape Dead Rabbit RDA

So together this rig will set you back a bum twitching £85 ($115) which for a mechanical single battery squonker rig is….well..it’s expensive…no other way to say that…..I can however trim 15% off that if you put my code APUGS15 in at checkout which will bring it down to £72 ($97)……probably not a good idea if you just want to see if squonking is for you, but if you already enjoy squonking and you are after a high quality mech squonker then this rig would be hard to beat.

Still with me?……2 down 4 to go…..

From one extreme to the other ….this time we are looking at the very……..VERY…..much budget end of the scale with regards to mechanical squonk kits and this one is courtesy of my partners in crime Gearbest and it’s the 3D printed ultra lightweight affair from Yiloong called the Xbox….fairly certain that names been taken already…..

I was….’sceptical’…to say the least when I received this kit…..did I really wanna trust the potential dangers of mechanical vaping to a device that was made on a 3d printer at a price that’s as cheap as possible…..not really…but here it is.

The Xbox is…….well…..it is what it is….cheap..

It’s made from cheap plastic, it has cheap components and it doesn’t work particularly well….there’s no locking feature either, it feels horrible and the fit and finish isn’t really great..it’s not even that compact….there are a lot of these things on the market right now and I have no doubt that some people love them but this review is about my opinion on this particular one… and my opinion is….it’s shit….and I hate pretty much everything about it except the 15ml bottle which surprisingly was pretty air tight…I mean it works sure…hard not to there’s not really anything to NOT work but….there was no joy to be had with using this device…for me…maybe the RDA that comes in the package could be it’s redeeming feature do you think?…kinda reminded me of the Fishbone RDA that I used to use a lot…only….way shitter….and don’t even get me started on the supplied coils…

Have you ever seen coils like that before?….I mean they came in the kit so I felt compelled to use them but…what the actual fuck…

The RDA …I don’t think it has a name….is about as shit as an RDA gets….I dig the glass dome cap….but that’s about it, the posts are from 3 or 4 years ago….the side air vents are set so low that even the slightest over squonk will leak out and the airflow is wayyy too restricted to be of much use at all and just looks like it’s been put in each side via a half arsed attempt with a dremel…

Specs

Specification

Product Details Brand: YILOONG
Model: 3D Printed Squonk Machine XBOX – 1
Material: Glass,Resin,Stainless Steel
Battery Form Factor: 18650
Battery Quantity: 1pc ( not included )
Battery Cover Type: Magnetic
Connection Threading of Battery: 510
Atomizer Type: Rebuildable Atomizer,Rebuildable Drippers
Connection Threading of Atomizer: 510
Dimension and Weight Product weight: 0.0720 kg
Package weight: 0.1640 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 11.20 x 4.50 x 2.60 cm / 4.41 x 1.77 x 1.02 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 7.90 x 13.60 x 3.30 cm / 3.11 x 5.35 x 1.3 inches
Packing Contents Package Contents: 1 x SQ Predator 80W Mod, 1 x Atomizer, 1 x Accessories Bag

OK…i’m calling this one, there is no point in me going on about it because it’s bloody awful and the only use I can see for this kit is to learn how to build and use a mechanical squonker….which from a mechanical point of view…isn’t a good idea, If you’re using a mechanical squonker then you should already be an advanced vaper and if you are an advanced vaper…you’re gonna fucking hate this kit.

It’s £28.91 ($38.97) and isn’t worth a quarter of that but it is available here…don’t do it….

Yiloong 3D printed Xbox squonker kit

Oh wait!…jeez I almost forgot…the screwdriver you get with it is actually really fucking good….so there you go, if you wanna spend 30 quid on a good little screwdriver…this kits for you.

Moving as swiftly as possible away from that POS and onto the next to somehow rid me of the filth I just witnessed…..we have something that…although didn’t come as a kit for me.. is available in kit form in the near future and is designed by the lovely Tony B from Tube channel ‘Vaper Trails’ (does he remind you of an Ewok?….he totally reminds me of an Ewok) in conjunction with Vandy Vapes and supplied once again by my good friends at Gearbest…I am of course talking about the already iconic Pulse BF Squonk mod and Pulse 24 RDA….

Very similar to the 3D printed devices only made from a tough molded plastic, still very lightweight but made to a much higher standard and it’s purpose?…..to bring affordable squonking to the masses….

Clean, simple and everything a mechanical squonker needs to be, feels great in the hand, super large flush fire button, interchangeable panels and an excellent fit and finish even down to the little safety switch between the back of the fire button and bottom of the 510…..you can see why this device has become so popular.

Nice and squidgy silicone bottle that has an SS collar providing an airtight seal and matching 18650 adaptor sleeve (the pulse fits a 20700 as standard) and a lovely little 24mm 510 plate nutted from the rear…

Removable front and back panels for easy battery removal and also so you can buy extra different coloured panels should you want to matchy matchy…..speaking of matchy…

The matching Pulse 24 BF RDA is a 24mm dual postless deck with dual side adjustable airflow..

And I’ll tell you right now….this is my favourite looking build deck to date…it’s like looking into the engine bay of a supercar, it’s phenomenal designing……The twin side air vent pipes make the risk of over squonk leakage practically impossible and although you do have to trim the legs of your coils to the right length prior to installing it is still a true postless deck therefore…super simple to build on…the only thing I would change on it is a longer BF pin that protrudes through the build deck because that would take the liquid direct to the coils but….it still squonks incredibly well and offers insane flavour and silky smooth airflow…I love this RDA…..like…..

However…..

There is a problem with this mod that I can’t believe for a second didn’t have Tony B scratching his head in frustration…

It would appear that the Pulse squonk mod suffers from some mind boggling voltage drop…..whether it’s the 18650 sleeve, the solid contact that’s used instead of a wire, or the safety cut off flip switch……maybe all of it together…whatever it is…it’s there, I put the Pulse 24 on the Stentorian…same battery…hit like a champ….put it back on the Pulse…half as much…easily. You would have to build at quite low ohms to pull enough from the battery to get a good hit which would greatly impact your battery consumption not to mention the fact that you may be walking close to the line of safety with regards to battery capabilities….sure..you could find a build that would work OK…but the problem shouldn’t be there in my opinion and I hope it’s been rectified in the version 2 that’s about to hit the shelves….coming from a vape veteran such as Tony B you would kind of expect it to.

The Specs

● Supports 1pc 18650 / 20700 battery ( not included )
● Copper contacts, no wires, direct connect from switch to 510 for max conductivity
● Food grade silicone bottle, easy to squeezeAtomizer:
● E-liquid bottle capacity: 8ml
● Capacity: 2ml
● Diameter: 24.4mm
● Thread: 510
● Unique leak resistant tubular side direct airflow

Specification

Product Details Brand: Vandy Vape
Model: Pulse BF Kit
Material: Plastic,Stainless Steel
Mod Type: Mechanical Mod
Battery Form Factor: 18650,20700
Battery Quantity: 1pc ( not included )
Atomizer Type: Rebuildable Atomizer
Connection Threading of Atomizer: 510
Dimension and Weight Product weight: 0.1850 kg
Package weight: 0.2500 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 10.00 x 5.00 x 2.70 cm / 3.94 x 1.97 x 1.06 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 15.00 x 10.00 x 4.00 cm / 5.91 x 3.94 x 1.57 inches
Packing Contents Package Contents: 1 x Pulse BF Box Mod, 1 x 18650 Battery Adaptor, 1 x Pulse 24 BF RDA Special Edition, 1 x 16mm Delrin Drip Tip, 1 x Accessory Bag

Verdict

An RDA that’s an absolute home run and a mod that unfortunately has a fatal flaw, it will no doubt remain popular as people find the right build or at least a fix for the voltage issue…. and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t bitterly disappointed with the way the pulse mod performed

But…like I said…this isn’t the kit that is about to hit the shelves so who knows…maybe it’s been sorted….I hope so because the best bit about the whole thing….is how affordable it is…

The Price

Now….the Kit that’s coming out with the sexy frosted side panels…..

Isn’t being shipped for another couple of weeks but when it does the pre order price for the whole kit is just £39.35 ($53.05) which when you consider how good the RDA is…is still a bit of a steal….find that deal here…

Vandy Vape Pulse BF Squonk Kit

But if you can’t wait that long then you can get the first version that will set you back (for the mod only) £20.52 ($27.66) here..

Vandy Vape Pulse BF Squonk Mod

And the Pulse 24 BF RDA for £19 ($25.61) here …(and I strongly recommend that you do…)

Vandy Vape Pulse 24 BF RDA

RIGHT…..still with me?……jeez what’s wrong with you…. time to step things up a notch…away from the mechs and into a category that is not only safer but offers way more options in terms of fine tuning your squonking experience….regulated devices…..and first up we have a kit from vape icons Hcigar and brought to us courtesy of Gearbest once again……..

Mr Hcigar VT Inbox squonk kit…..

Perrrty……those seasoned vapers amongst you will of course recognise the display as the VT Inbox is powered by the iconic Evolve DNA 75 chip which offers enough options to cater for any vaper and can of course be totally fine tuned via the escribe software ….if you are that way inclined…

Ever so slightly bigger than the previous mech kits yet still incredibly compact when you consider the devices capabilities, it fits perfectly in the hand and has removable front and rear panels as seems to be the trend and once again other panels are available should you wish to change the overall appearance.

All buttons are self explanatory and are of a high standard with only very little play in the fire button when you tap it with your finger….it also has 2 little completely pointless led lights set into it which light up when you fire it…only visible should you indeed have…transparent fingers…

Being a regulated device obviously all internal gubbins are neatly sealed away leaving space only for your battery and squonk bottle….the bottle itself is slightly different from the others I had checked out in this review in terms of how it was fitted…normally the pipe stays in the bottle and you plug the end of the tube onto the nozzle but on this the pipe stay on the mod and is much thicker, you simply pull the end of the pipe out with your finger, feed it into the bottle then push the bottle on and perch it on a little ledge in the mod which seals it around the top….and it works absolutely flawlessly, you even get a spare bottle with a cap should you want to change liquids on the go. Also in the package you get a pair of rather nice little claptons, a decent screwdriver, a chunky USB lead as well as all the usual O’s and screws….and of course….the colour matched RDA, which in this kit is the 22mm Maze….something I reviewed a year ago…

The Maze RDA remains largely unchanged apart from the obvious and perfectly placed BF pin which squirts your liquid sideways on each side in the general direction of your coils….exactly where you want your liquid to be. I was dubious at first due to the fact that it has both bottom and side airflow as bottom airflow on a squonker is usually a bad idea however….you would have to be really quite over zealous with your pumping for it to leak out of the bottom and this is due to the fact that the BF pin is so perfectly situated that the liquid gets sucked into your coils before it has chance to go anywhere else. The deck is also exactly the same being your industry standard velocity style twin post so it’s a cinch to build on, all in all…a beautiful little build deck which does its job incredibly well considering it’s such a tiny little iddy biddy thing, the only thing that might piss people off is the screw in drip tip…I mean it’s colour matched so you don’t really need to change it but….the option is taken away which is something you rarely see these days.

The Specs

Main Features: 
Mod: 
● Interchangeable plated
● Wattage range: 1 – 75W
● Voltage range: 0.2 – 6V
● Supports single 18650 battery ( not included )
● Thread: 510
● TC range: 100 – 300 Deg.C / 200 – 600 Deg.F
● Material: aluminum
Atomizer:
● Side and bottom airflow design
● Diameter: 22mm
● Thread: 510
● Material: stainless steel and aluminum

Specification

Product Details Brand: HCigar
Model: VT Inbox Squonk
Material: Aluminum,Stainless Steel
Mod Type: Temperature Control Mod,VV/VW Mod
APV Mod Wattage Range: 51-100W
APV Mod Wattage: 75W
Temperature Control Range: 100 – 300 Deg.C / 200 – 600 Deg.F
Battery Form Factor: 18650
Battery Quantity: 1pc ( not included )
Atomizer Type: Rebuildable Atomizer,Rebuildable Drippers
Connection Threading of Atomizer: 510
Dimension and Weight Product weight: 0.1900 kg
Package weight: 0.3750 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 8.30 x 5.55 x 2.50 cm / 3.27 x 2.19 x 0.98 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 13.80 x 10.70 x 4.20 cm / 5.43 x 4.21 x 1.65 inches
Packing Contents Package Contents: 1 x VT Inbox, 1 x Maze V1.1 RDA, 1 x USB Cable, 1 x English User Manual

The Verdict

Together these two make an admirable pairing and I for one was not prepared for just how hard this thing can hit…..I just thought…single battery and 75w…what’s the worst it can do?….but the way the DNA chip manages the available power is nothing short of phenomenal, the strike is instant..

And the pros don’t stop there either, the cloud production totally took me by surprise the airflow is super smooth and the flavour is top notch……what’s to dislike??….this kit is fucking awesome and I’ll be completely honest with you….as good as the RAM box and Dead Rabbit combo was up until this point I wasn’t completely enamoured by the whole squonking craze….I usually vape low ohms, hot vape, high wattage so I really wasn’t expecting to take to it all the time…but this has very quickly become a favourite carry round of mine….I fucking love it…although I admit…I did change the RDA..more on that later…and to top the whole thing off…it’s not even particularly expensive….

The Price 

What you thinking?….it’s a DNA chip, we all know they’re not cheap, it’s a well made Hcigar device and they ain’t known to be budget worthy so….when I tell you the whole kit will only set you back £56 …..($75)

Should be your reaction……

Find that deal here…..

Hcigar VT Inbox DNA75 Squonk Kit

In short…..I cannot recommend this kit enough for novices and advanced vapers alike….it’s THAT good.

Finally…..we come to the cherry on our oversized squonking love muffin…..if you’ve stayed with it all the way through I commend you…..and if it’s any consolation from starting this review up until this point we have had our third child, I’ve had a birthday and a week long case of Aussie flu (which I still have) and is particularly fucking savage ….yes…it’s taken that long to put together….and I can only imagine it feels longer for you unfortunate readers…

But alas….here we are…… ze grand finale (totes fluent in German)

Something in the pricier end of the spectrum…in real terms that it…not in ridiculously overpriced collectable ‘one off’s’ kind of area..coz….wow to those prices…but still….2 or 3 times what we have seen so far….and it does show…

Once again pilfered from my eastern compadres Gearbest I present to you the exceptionally well put together and modeled on another iconic device that some would argue…was the best regulated device of the year…..The Lost Vape Therion BF DNA75C with the Lost Vape Delirium V2 BF RDA……

Now if your reaction was anything like mine I would imagine you’re sat there with a puzzled expression on your face thinking “WTF?……Lost Vape make an RDA?…..and it’s a V2??……WTF happened to the V1??” ….it’s a thinker for sure, and no…this does not come as a kit….for…..reasons….but I found it, figured it fitted the build…so I bought it..why the fuck not…not the biggest mistake I’ve ever made either…that involved a bottle of olive oil and a Lama called Libby…whole other story

But…I digress ….I’m detracting from what’s really important here….the Therion…..so very very nice….

The design is all Therion, the management is all evolve DNA75 color and the package is something exceptional.

Full DNA driven comprehensive suite of every setting you care to mention all displayed on the full colour TFT screen, fully customisable via escribe software of course… and all encased in a body that smacks of luxury and has an attention to detail you seldom see in any device…..it’s beautiful…end of.

It has a 7ml silicone bottle installed which is perfect and sits inside the magnetic leather clad battery cover/hand grip. The battery sits behind the bottle tucked away behind a plastic divider…which…if I am honest…is the only issue I have with this device….it feels like an afterthought…I mean sure it does it’s job separating the bottle from the battery but…it just …sits there…feels like a cheap solution for such a well made device…still….it is what it is…

Also within the package is a 30ml refill bottle made from the same silicone…I got a bit too excited when I saw this in the box….I got even more excited when I discovered what I had to do with it…..you take off the screw on top…screw the whole bottle into the 510….open the air valve on the collar of the bottle in the mod…and simply squeeze the liquid in….

Chufties for days….

Now…the Delirium RDA…V2 nonetheless….a 25mm bottom and side airflow squonk ready RDA with a velocity build deck and an anti spit drip tip…..totally slipped under the radar with me and I would imagine did do with most of you too….who knew that Lost Vape also made an RDA?…and a good one too!….there’s been a lot of thought gone into it and it’s manufactured to a very high standard.

The chamber is notched for perfect alignment which is something we are seeing on a lot more tops these days, all the O rings are perfect too, everything turns easily enough for the side and bottom adjustable airflow and it squonks extremely well….2 slight issues worth mentioning though….the curse of the bottom air flow on an RDA can be an issue especially if you over squonk but…you can shut that off if it keeps spewing on you and the second issue which really isn’t an issue is the drip tip, it’s a unique size so there’s no swapping it out but the anti spit back plate underneath actually works really well without being detrimental to the air flow or flavour production…which is actually….very good.

The Build deck holds no surprises being a velocity deck so building and wicking is as easy as pie….and believe me….I eat pies…far too easily….

Machining is on point and using the supplied coils (extra brownie points) was an absolute pleasure to install….the Delirium all in all…was a very nice surprise….not the best in the world…but a bit of a blinder, there’s no reason not to like it at all and I’m surprised it’s not better known.

The Specs

Therion BF Squonk Mod

Main Features: 
● Powered by Evolv DNA75C board with temperature protection, safe to use
● Full color TFT screen with multiple displays
● Customizable user interface, humanized design
● 1 – 75W adjustable wattage range
● TC range: 200 – 600 Deg.F
● Supports 1pc 18650 battery ( not included )
● Resistance range: 0.1 – 3 ohm
● Onboard programmable multicolor LED
● Genuine leather battery cover
● Ebony wood / carbon fiber inlays
● Diameter: 25mm

Specification

Product Details Brand: Lost Vape
Type: Electronic Cigarettes Accessories
Accessories type: MOD
Model: Therion BF DNA75C
Material: Leather,Zinc Alloy
Mod: Temperature Control Mod,VV/VW Mod
APV Mod Wattage Range: 1 – 75W
APV Mod Wattage: 75W
Temperature Control Range: 200 – 600 Deg.F
Battery Form Factor: 18650
Battery Quantity: 1pc ( not included )
Dimension and Weight Product weight: 0.2150 kg
Package weight: 0.3850 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 9.00 x 5.50 x 2.70 cm / 3.54 x 2.17 x 1.06 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 13.50 x 13.50 x 4.00 cm / 5.31 x 5.31 x 1.57 inches
Package Contents Package Contents: 1 x Mod, 1 x Bottle, 1 x USB Cable, 1 x English User Manual, 1 x Button

Delirium RDA

Main Features: 
● Dual posts design
● Bottom and side airflow
● Material: stainlesss teel
● Thread: 510
● Diameter: 25mm

Specification

Product Details Brand: Lost Vape
Model: Delirium v2
Type: Rebuildable Atomizer,Rebuildable Drippers
Rebuildable Atomizer: RBA,RDA
Material: Stainless Steel
Thread: 510
Dimension and Weight Product weight: 0.0860 kg
Package weight: 0.1660 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 3.55 x 2.50 x 2.50 cm / 1.4 x 0.98 x 0.98 inches
Package size (L x W x H): 8.50 x 6.50 x 4.50 cm / 3.35 x 2.56 x 1.77 inches
Package Contents Package Contents: 1 x Atomizer, 1 x Accessory Bag

The Verdict

What more can I add really….this is by far one of the finest squonkers on the market, but then it had to be to follow on the legacy that the original Therion left behind, once it’s in your hand you can feel the quality, not a single rattle to be found anywhere, it’s solid, weighty, and has functions to suit any level of Vaper….it’s a truly impressive piece, The Delirium is also a well made RDA that deserves a bit more recognition than it has and like I said it might not be the best RDA in the world but it’s solid performer and does everything you need an RDA to do….and as an added bonus the lack of celebrity status is also reflected in the price …

The Price

Expensive! obviously!…it’s a Therion! …..but it’s by no means over priced, at time of writing the Therion BF squonk mod can be yours for £91 ($123) and I would imagine that owners of Therion’s everywhere who want to try their hand at this squonking malarkey will be perfectly OK with that expense…find that deal here…

Lost Vape Therion BF Squonk Mod

And as for the Delirium RDA well….like I said…..this one has slipped right under the radar and can now be found for a measly £15 ($20) and at that price it’s definitely worth a punt…find that here…

Lost Vape Delirium RDA

Indeed we are…..finally….almost at the finish line…..just one last thing to do….

Final Thoughts

Now it’s not my place to say whether squonking will be for you or not, as is the case with all things vape it’s entirely subjective, what works for one will undoubtedly not work for another so all I can do is give you my experience…did the month long research and many hours of testing I put into this review sway me from sitting at home with a high powered device and one of my beloved girthier RDA’s and instead settle for a single battery squonk mod just for the convenience of it all?……..no….no it didn’t, I mean I get it, I can see the appeal not having to take a bottle out with me but from what I can gather I have just swapped a bottle for a spare battery…and depending on how long I was on the move for…still a spare bottle…..yes you get dripper flavour with a feed of liquid but …..I still prefer a dual battery device with a Sherman RDA…what has happened though….which was unexpected….is that I haven’t used any of my tanks since I did this review, If I am driving…or out shopping or whatever….I have taken to using a squonker…it’s just better, the flavour is on par with an RDA….because it’s an RDA…and it holds more than a tank……and there is one rig particularly out of all of these that I reviewed today….that I tend to gravitate to more than the others…..The Hcigar VT inbox with the Pulse 24 RDA……what a couple these two make let me tell you, I still can’t quite get over how hard this thing hits for a single battery device and seeing as it’s more compact than the Therion it easily slips in my pocket and out of site without barely noticing it’s even there….

So that’s it…we’re done…finally, sorry for the ‘even more than usual’ lack of technical waffle but I had to trim these reviews down and summarize wherever possible otherwise I’d be here all fucking year…..feel free to give me a shout if there is anything else you would like to know about the kits I reviewed today, I’m sure there is a shit ton I forgot to mention or couldn’t fit in…. and if you do I will of course be my usual approachable and friendly self

Until next time

Pugs.

 

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