So being the huge glutton for punishment that I am, I couldn’t resist trying the upgraded Helio clone, despite the fact that the first one literally didn’t work at all. The V2 clone is bigger, has a nice dual coil setup and features an actual WORKING airflow control ring.
Unfortunately, again there is a serious design flaw. This time, the airflow control works fine, except that all the holes are the same size, so regardless of where you put it, the result is exactly the same every time. Honestly they should probably just give this one up at this point, because this is just stupid.
The bigger size is cool, kind of, except it is almost too big now. It is just slightly wider in diameter than my Chemesis, which is a pretty standard diameter mod, so you can’t really get a flush fit with it, which I really don’t like.
I do like the way the deck is set up – they have specific holes to thread your coil legs through, which does make it super quick for rigging up a dual coil setup, so that is great, but of course they ruin it by using the shitty hex screws that require a tiny allen wrench.
Works out of the box. Sad to have to even put this as a pro, but considering the V1 was DOA, at least this one functions.
Comes with a nice drip tip. It comes with a pretty cool stainless drip tip. At least that makes it partly worth the price of buying.
Nice and easy setup for dual coils. If you’re just getting into dual coils, this one is easy as shit to set up.
It pretty much sucks. The airflow is fucked up, AGAIN. They blow a really nice deck by using the shittiest possible screws, the stock airflow isn’t adequate for a dual coil setup. It is also too wide to fit normally on typical sized mods.
Who Should Buy It?
If you’re struggling with RDAs or you are wanting an easy way to get into dual coils, this is actually not a bad way to go because it is probably the easiest RDA to set up dual coils on I have ever seen.
Do I Use It?
Nope. This is going right into the box next to the V1 that’s taking up space.
Where Can I Buy It?
The Bottom Line
Quality. I mean the quality would be good, if there weren’t serious design flaws. That pretty much ruins it for me. They also use the shitty hex screws which are just stupid, so that’s another negative. It is all stainless with a matching stainless tip, so that’s the bright spot.
Performance. Performance is going to be fairly shitty on this one since it’s pretty much intended for dual coils, and there isn’t sufficient airflow. It just doesn’t add up here.
Ease of Use. The biggest bright spot here is how ridiculously easy dual coils are with this one.
Appearance. It isn’t a bad looking piece. It actually looks pretty cool… Until you realize it’s got a wider diameter than your mod, which is pretty dumb.
Price. It runs around $7, so not bad if you want something to toy around with, but there are better options at this price.
Bottom line is, it’s a piece of shit. It’s fundamentally flawed and without breaking out your drill, you aren’t going to be able to use dual coils as they should be used for the best result.
I would love to see the design of the deck applied to other RDAs because I really loved how easy it was to set up.
I like the look of it, but it is now TOO big, so that pretty much sucks.
I would basically suggest that you avoid this and go for something else.
- Ease of Use