- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: The Little Vapoteur
- Price of the tested product: 99.90 Euros
- Product category according to its selling price: High end (from 81 to 120 euros)
- Mod type: Mechanical Bottom Feeder
- Is the mod telescopic? No
- Maximum power: Not applicable
- Maximum Voltage: Mechanical mod, the voltage will depend on the batteries and their type of mounting (series or parallel)
- Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: 0.1
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
dotSquonk: just with the name, you've all already understood that we're going to talk about Dotmod's latest Californian creation and it's a BF box.
Indeed, to accompany his well-known drippers, the American moderator decided to release a mechanical BF box operating with a simple battery 20700 or 18650 (with adapter supplied).
The beautiful box in anodized aluminum has the particularities of loading a tank of 12 ml and be equipped with many gold-plated conductive elements.
Proposed at a price of about 100 €, Dotmod is placed in high end moder rather cheap, which is explained by the fact that the box is made in China and, frankly, given the content of the box, we imagine no harm that this box will please a lot of people.
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width or Diameter of the product in mm: 26
- Product Length or Height in mm: 82
- Product weight in grams: 140
- Material composing the product: Aluminum
- Form Factor Type: Classic Box - VaporShark Type
- Decorative style: Classic
- Quality of decoration: Excellent, it is a work of art
- Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
- All components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
- Fire button position: Lateral near the top cap
- Fire button type: Spring mechanics
- Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 0
- UI button type: No other button
- Quality of interface button (s): Not applicable interface button
- Number of parts in the product: 3
- Number of threads: 1
- Quality of the threads: Very good
- Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes
Rating of the vapelier as to feelings quality: 4.8 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
We immediately recognize the Dotmod style. First of all in the drawing: a rectangular box whose edges have been made more sensual by curved, softer shapes.
All sides, with the exception of the top and the base, are slightly convex. This design perfectly reflects the spirit of the logo with soft and harmonious shapes that convey something of Asian zen.
The box is anodized aluminum like all products of the brand. This coating, in addition to giving a beautiful uniform color, brings a pleasant silky touch.
On one of the slices, we find a beautiful switch gold plated switch and dressed with a nice graphic composition that would make a beautiful mandala.
Both facades are removable and perfectly held in place by magnets. On one of them, we find the logo of the brand all dressed in gold. The other side is pierced by an ovoid shaped window that allows pressing the rectangular bottle of 12ml.
Inside, everything is very clean, there are contacts for the battery 20700 or 18650 (a "funny" adapter is provided). We can also see the pin insulated spring peek parts, the back of the switch and the bottle as a whole.
The quality of workmanship is irreproachable as usual and the design is very successful. As for the rest, we are on a classic mechanical box without much innovation if not the big rectangular bottle.
- Type of chipset used: None / Mechanical
- Connection type: 510
- Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a spring.
- Lock system ? No
- Quality of the locking system: None
- Features offered by the mod: None / Mod Méca
- Accusability: 18650
- Does the mod support stacking? No
- Number of batteries supported: 1
- Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Not applicable
- Does the mod offer a recharge feature? No recharge function offered by the mod
- Is the recharge function pass-through? No recharge function offered by the mod
- Does the mode offer a Power Bank function? No power bank function offered by the mod
- Does the mode offer other functions? No other function offered by the mod
- Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? Yes
- Maximum diameter in mms of compatibility with an atomizer: 24
- Accuracy of the fully charged output power of the battery: Not applicable, it is a mechanical mod
- Accuracy of the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage
Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 3.8 / 5
Reviewer's comments on functional features
The functional characteristics are not legions in a mechanical box. To put it simply, it can vape and that's about it.
Note the good conductivity of the beautiful, pin 510 spring and, of course, the bottom feeder system with its bottle of 12 ml.
In this item, we can also report the presence of a battery adapter 18650. This strange object consists of a transparent plastic tube whose one end is closed by a gold-plated brass disc intended to make contact with the negative terminal of the accumulator.
We could regret the lack of locking system but it is difficult to blame him for something else because it remains very effective in its simplicity.
Evaluation of the packaging
- Presence of a box accompanying the product: Yes
- Would you say that the packaging is up to the price of the product? Yes
- Presence of a user manual? No
- Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? No
- Does the manual explain ALL features? No
Vapelier's note on packaging: 2 / 5
Reviewer's comments on conditioning
A black rectangular box stamped with the gold seal of the Californian brand serves as a showcase. You will find the box inside which hides the adapter, then that's about it.
No instructions, just a small card of authenticity, it's a little light even for a mechanical mod. Indeed, we quickly understand how it works, but I find that a guide to the choice of your batteries, the ideal value of resistance and the type of mounting advised would be an undeniable ...
Everything is very presentable, it has the upscale spirit that transpires by the sobriety and elegance of this presentation.
Appreciations in use
- Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an inside jacket pocket (no deformations)
- Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy, even standing on the street, with a simple Kleenex
- Easy to change the batteries: Easy, even standing in the street
- Did the mod heat up? No
- Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? No
- Description of situations in which the product has experienced erratic behavior
Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
The pretty American-Chinese is very pleasant everyday. Although it seems valuable and fragile, anodizing seems very good and is more resistant than one could imagine.
The box leads well, the shoot is frank and the switch rather pleasant. It is flexible but sufficiently contained not to have an untimely shoot.
The bottle "pavé" contains 12 ml, what to see coming. He is perfectly stuck in the box. As easy to extract as to install, it is easy to fill thanks to its plug in ultem. It is pressed by opening the hood, the liquid goes well and I had no leak to lament.
In the process, the hoods are easily removed thanks to two small notches perfectly integrated.
Rather compact, it is easy to slip into a jacket or coat pocket, especially since its weight is not a handicap.
Recommendations for use
- Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
- Number of batteries used during testing: 1
- With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper Bottom Feeder
- With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? A bottom feeder dripper from dotMod
- Description of the test configuration used: Ud Skywalker mounted as a single to 0.25
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: For me it deserves a good dripper in single coil oriented flavor history to stay in the refinement
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.7 / 5
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The mood ticket of the reviewer
I'm still not a fan of the BF but I must admit that my meeting of the day could tip me.
First of all, she is physically attractive, elegant, sober and refined and her anodized coating is just perfect. His curves, his touch satin, everything is together to succumb to the grip.
The quality of simplistic entrails of the beautiful is exemplary, the conductive parts are plated gold, she shoots perfectly well, the pure pleasure of the vape on mechanics ...
The price, it seems to me honest. It is a beautiful object, a pleasure object and 100 euros box, I find that we remain in the accessible for the category.
I would not give in, this time, to this tidal wave that is the current fashion of the bottom feeder but, if I had to do it, it would probably be with this dotSquonk which brings together beauty and efficiency. A Top Mod!
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