I was fortunate enough to also receive from Gearbest a new mod by Vapedroid that's produced by SBody. It's called the <a href="http://www.gearbest.com/temperature-control-mods/pp_436477.html?wid=21″>Sbody C1D2, it's a dna75 device and if I'm not mistaken it's the third iteration to carry the name. The original I believe was 3d printed and sported a dna40. Well this device has evloved, so to speak in to the modern masterpiece that it is today. Sorry this review may get a bit gushy but I've absolutely fallen for this device and it's pretty much been my daily carry since it arrived.
Now I don't know a whole lot about them but I believe Vapedroid is a designer or design company while SBody is a manufacturer that they teamed up with to produce this device. Sbody also makes a number of other products including some clones and some rather unusual mods and tanks. But today we're going to talk about the C1D2, so here are my honest thoughts on the mod.
Here's a list of the main features:
Equipped with Evolv DNA75 chip
Temperature coefficient of resistance mode supports Ni, Ti, and SS wire
Come with an 18650 adapter, support both LI-MN 18650 and 26650 battery ( not included ), bigger capacity
Power range: 1 – 75W
Temperature control range: 100 – 300 Deg.C / 200 – 600 Deg.F
Resistance: 0.05 – 0.35 ohm ( NI coil ), 0.1 – 0.6 ohm ( TI coil ), 0.2-1.0 ohm ( SS coil ), 0.1 – 4.0 ohm ( regular coil )
Input voltage: 3 – 4.2V
Input current: 0.5 – 28.0A ( 32A pulse)
0.91 inch OLED screen
Screen display: watt setting, battery indication, temperature display, volts display, ohms display
510 spring loaded connection
With magnetic battery cap, more convenient
Made of zinc alloy
1 x SBODY VapeDroid C1D2 TC mod ( With an 18650 Adapter )
1 x USB Cable
1 x English User Manual
Here's a link to a full album of pics.
The mod: At the top of the device we have a nice stainless steel flush mounted spring loaded 510 connector which all of my tanks and drippers have fit nicely with no gap or anything. The 510 doesn't have any grooves or anything cut in to it, just a nice smooth top. The threads on it are buttery smooth and should last a good long time. The SS 510 plate is 22mm but the top of the device will easily accommodate a 24mm atty but unfortunately because of a slight tapering towards the fire button, 25mm attys will overhang just a tiny bit. The top of the mod also sports a slightly recessed Vapedroid logo. The logo looks nice but because it's ever so slightly recessed it does tend to gather a bit of condensation.
At the back of the device we have the battery door which is held in place by magnets, two round ones at the top and a bar shaped one at the bottom. The door is held firmly in place and not once has it come off without me actually trying to remove it. It's still easy enough to remove but it should remain secure during typical use. Once the battery door is removed we can see where the big 26650 gets inserted, negative up and positive down. 26650 batteries typically are almost double the mah of 18650 batteries and can provide extra long battery life but are prone to issues like voltage sag so they're not always the best option for high wattage vaping. I've been using a cheap 26650 until the ones I ordered arrive and even with a purple efest(I know, I know) it's been lasting me all day and night running it at 35w. Unfortunately with this efest, if I crank it up much more than that it tends to get a bit warm and I can get a weak battery message pretty quickly if I'm not careful. So when I do want to run it a bit higher, I've been switching over to an 18650 which can typically handle the higher amps better than a 26650. I don't want to turn this in to a lesson on batteries so I'll just say, if you run low watts and want long life choose a 26650 and if you want high watts but with shorter life chose an 18650. To insert the 18650 you need to use the included battery adapter and somehow I'm even impressed by the adapter. It's clips in to place with a satisfying click and is help there securely with a couple of magnets. Once installed it looks like it's part of the original body of the device. Very slick!!
On the front of the device you have the fire button, +/- control buttons, the screen and the charge/upgrade port. The unit has a built in 1amp charger so charging on the device is pretty quick although I still tend to use an external charger for safety and convenience. It does allow pass through but that's not something I tend to use very often either. The screen is bright and it's easy to read all of the information we're used to seeing on a dna device. The fire button and the +/- control buttons are both brushed stainless steel and the buttons are flat and nearly flush with the device yet still easy to find and push. The +/- buttons are nice and clicky while the fire button has a slightly softer feel but still feels nice and rewarding. My only real complaint with the entire device is the fire button. It's as though the button sits on a rocker, pressing in the middle or the top of the button it fires but if you press towards the bottom of the button it won't. I got used to it really quick and either press towards the top or just thumb the whole button and I don't have any trouble with it not firing.
The body itself is teardrop shaped and while I was a bit leery at first having never owned a 26650 device, once I got it in hand all concerns about the size and the shape of it vanished. It's surprisingly compact in the hand and is only slightly bigger than my Evic VTC mini but with a much more comfortable grip. The outside of the device is coated with a rubberized coating very similar to the finish on my VaporShark DNA200 or rdna40. I tend to baby my devices so I've never had an issue with the coating peeling off on any of my devices but I can imagine it being a complaint for some, just not me. I personally love the way that rubberized coating feels. Yes it can be a bit of a finger print or <a href="http://www.vapininthecape.com/eliquid_c_7.html”>juice magnet but it wipes off nice and easy. On each side of the device there are venting slots that are not only stylish but help prevent the device from overheating. I don't know exactly how well they work but they definitely add a nice a bit of flare on what could have otherwise been a slightly bland exterior. I don't believe the slots provide any battery venting, instead the battery cover would likely allow for the release of any pressure. The entire thing, from the coating, to the buttons to the smooth ergonomic shape make it feel premium and did I mention just how nice it feels in hand. It does have a bit of weight to it, especially with a 26650 installed but I personally enjoy the heft of it.
Inside, the mod runs off of an Evolv DNA75 board. I'm not going to go in to great detail about the board itself as it's been covered many times over by other reviewers. However one thing I will mention is that it comes pre-loaded with a bunch of profiles so you can quickly get started using it. I of course plugged it in to escribe and changed all of the profiles to my liking and added a bit of a theme but that will be personal choice. The profiles it comes loaded with are mostly related to nickel so I changed them to SS, NiChrome and Titanium. They all of course work as expected as the DNA boards are tried and true at this point.
I can be a little picky with my mods and it's not often that I will gush about one but I have to say I've been extremely happy with this C1D2 ever since it arrived. I normally prefer mini mods for work but this thing has been coming with me on a daily basis. While it isn't exactly a mini mod it's small and compact enough that I can carry it in my pocket comfortably and the battery life has been absolutely fantastic! So before I answer the big questions I just wanted to thank <a href="https://www.reddit.com/u/gearbest-ecigarette“>/u/gearbest-ecigarette once again for sending over this wonderful device. Now will I keep using this thing?? I honestly haven't put it down since it arrived, so emphatic yes!! Will I recommend this thing to others? Would it be greedy for me to say no so I'm the only one using it? Just kidding, I'd recommend it in a heartbeat to anyone looking for either a good regulated 26650 device or a well made dna75 mod.