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  1. TonyW98

    TonyW98 Member For 4 Years

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    Well, I haven't done a review before, so I figured the start of the Vaping Underground is a good place to put my first. So, let's get to it. I got in on a pre-order at Vapor Tek. Good deal for under 60 bucks shipped. It finally arrived and my initial reaction was... WOW! I picked it up and thought "Hey, does this thing have a battery in it already?" It is quite heavy. Heavier than my eVic I was used to anyway. Solid stainless steel. All the threading was smooth, including the 510 connection. Mine did come with the gold colored button. Some people don't like the gold buttons, not a big deal for me. Overall, the device is solid, machining is a little sharp, but not like a razor or anything. The chip works just like a real DNA. All modes work using the instructions from Evolv. The only difference is during the startup, the screen displays "Tobeco DNA." I've had this device for a week now and I can honestly say that I am not disappointed with my purchase. Great value. If you are a budget vaper, looking to move up to a DNA device, this is what you should get. I will upload some pictures later. Let me know what you guys think, but try to make it constructive. Happy Vaping!!!
     
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    So here are some pics. With KFL+.
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    Screen shot.
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    The gold buttons. Mod necks down to about 20mm at the 510 connection.
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    510 connection.
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    Threading of the battery tube.
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    End cap threading and negative spring.
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    Disassembled.
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    Here is a pic of the screen hole. It is the only machining that I found to not be 100%. The sides aren't quite straight and the corners are not quite smooth. It is really not that noticeable and it's also not sharp or jagged to the touch.
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    View of the control head. Looks like it might be pretty easy to take apart if needed.
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    Once again, full body shot. I think it looks pretty sexy.
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    All in all, very happy with it. Definitely feels like this will last me a long time. Let me know if y'all have any questions. Thanx for reading and Happy Vaping!!!
     
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    Looks good and at $60 it seems like quite the bargain. I can't help but notice that the buttons look like a Minecraft creeper.
     
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    I ordered mine for my birthday. My first ever device! ( I was borrowing my brother's stuff before) I've had it about a week and love it. I think the gold buttons look like a little face. :D
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    Thank you Tony , never heard of it . Now, i'm gonna check it out.
     
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    Not a fan of those buttons but for a DNA device it's pretty cheap.
     
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    Thanks for the review :)

    I really like mine, but I highly doubt that it's properly regulated at the minimum 7 watt setting. I tried vaping with a sub-ohm Kanger coil and got the dreaded burning chemical taste results. But with 1.6 ohms and above, it's fine. I also think the display screen could be a bit brighter. However, I can live with these shortcomings and agree that it currently can't be beat at the sub-$60 price point.
     
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    Nice pics too
     
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    I noticed that mine would roll and then accidentally fire so I use two vape bands. One at each side of the head.

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    What a great idea! Thanks!
     
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    OK I have one of these and I love this thing. I own a couple real dnas and a couple of the clones and this thing is the only one you can turn off. I was reading the manual for it and all you have to do is press the wattage up and down buttons together 5 times real fast to turn it off and just do it again to turn back on! Wish all the dnas did this.
     
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    I love mine too! I have the Aspire Nautilus tank on it now and their new BVC coils.. amazing.
     
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    Ooo, this looks interesting. Was getting close to biting on a Hana 30. Might go with this instead.
     
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    Was there any info on it that said how many Amps it handles? I can't find that stat online and was just assuming it was the standard 10A that the DNA 30s seem to do.

    Still happy with it Tony?
     
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    I have one and if they are the same price I would go with the chana box clone just because I like the box configuration better.
    Also the threads on the battery end and middle of the tobeco are really small.
    They are like a half a turn to tight.
    Mine was acting goofy and I finally figured out that the threads in the center between the positive of the battery and the head of the mod were a TINY bit loose and it was causing a bad ground connection.
    There is no known fix for this issue besides the electrical tape I used which makes the mod look like crap.
    Others might have better luck with the threads but mine are a whole turn too small.
    You can see in the pic Tony provided what I mean:

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    I like the vape bands, but I'd love to see a redesign where there's a nub at one or two spots, so that it wouldn't roll.
     
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    No data on the amp rating, assuming 10A as mentioned above by Bitgod. I would have to say that i'm still very happy with the device. The "gold" buttons are starting to show some wear. I have found that the batteries i had before were not cutting it (over a year old), so i bought new ones and all is well.
     

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