Published on September 25th, 2015 | by Kim0
RDNA 30W Review | 30 Watt Review
The rDNA 30W Box Mod is a compact box mod with a huge performance.
It is made by the Vaporshark brand and has a ton of awesome features that you expect with a high quality box mod, without having to give up comfort and design.
What’s New with the rDNA 30W Box Mod?
The rDNA 30W mod is a little bigger than the original DNA by Vaporshark but that doesn’t mean it’s huge and bulky.
In fact, it still has a pocket size compact design and piles on the features. It even has a 18650 battery that is replaceable.
The rDNA 30 Watt Box Mod comes with the Evolv DNA 30d chip-set and LED display that is easily read and it’s easy to use.
One new feature is that the firing button works instantly. There is none of the lag that you find in DNA devices and that’s a nice surprise.
The revolutionary Evolv DNA 30 chip in the Vapor Shark DNA 30 Watt is both variable voltage and variable wattage.
This ability allows you to customize the device based on your personal preferences, the resistance coil you are using, as well as the specific e-liquid you are vaping.
Build and Design of the rDNA 30W
The screen is located at the bottom of the unit and there’s a raised edge. This is helpful to prevent the screen from getting scratched or damaged when setting the unit on a level surface such as a tabletop.
The back of the Vaporsharp rDNA has a Philips head screw which holds the cover in place and houses the replaceable 18650 battery.
This is one complete unit that even includes a Sony VTC 4 2100 mAh battery which comes pre-installed right out of the box. The great thing is that unless you are replacing the battery, you don’t even have to remove this cover.
You can simply charge it via a micro USB port which is located on the lower front corner of the device. The charger is an 800 mAh pass-through and the cable is included in the package for your convenience.
With the pass-through, you know you can always have a functioning and charged box mod.
As soon as you open the box, you’ll see that the device is packaged in a hinged cover acrylic outer shell with the instructions printed on a sleeve inside the clear acrylic box.
The 510 connector is spring loaded and gold plated for solid power transfer to the coil.
You can sub-ohm this bad boy as low as 0.5 ohm coils and tons of atomizers, cartomizers, or clearomizers work with this one since it has the 510 threaded connection. You’ll notice that the gold plated center pin provides superior conductivity for all of your needs.
You’ll also notice that the top has plenty of venting and comes with four vent slots that are pretty roomy and big.
A Look You’ll Love
This unit is really small and feels comfortable in your hand. It’s made out of lightweight and extremely durable cast zinc aluminum so that you know it’ll last you for a long time.
The buttons on the rDNA 30W are flat and easy to use and the firing button has a nice blue light that comes on when you click it. It only comes in black but the satin finish is elegant and classy and most important, they hide smudges and fingerprints.
The screen is what you’ll find with most box mods. It displays battery power, voltage, wattage, and ohms and has the same pleasant blue color that almost all of them have.
However, this one has two intensity levels on the screen – you’ll find the stealth mode intensity and the normal mode intensity. Of course, the screen is small but so is the device so it’s all relative. That doesn’t mean it’s too small, just that it fits in well with the compact size.
Specs and Features
- Powered by Evolv DNA 30
- Pocket Size
- Resistance from 0.5 ohm up
- 7 to 30 watts
- Spring-Loaded Gold Plated Center Pin
- Sony VTC4 (2100 mAh)
- 800 mAh USB Passthrough Charging
- Improved Tactile Buttons
What’s in the Box?
- (1) rDNA 30 Box Mod by Vaporshark
- (1) Sony 2100mAh VTC4 18650 battery included in box mod
Instructions for the rDNA 30W
It’s easy to use the rDNA 30W and the instructions couldn’t be more simple. You can only use some functions when the device is in the battery lock mode.
To unlock and lock the rDNA 30W:
- Locking. To lock the device you simply press and hold the + and – buttons simultaneously for about seven seconds.
- Unlocking. To unlock the device you simply press the + and – buttons again, for another seven seconds.
Other available functions:
- Normal Mode. Press the fire button and – for normal mode (preset in “normal” mode where the screen displays)
- Stealth Mode. Press the fire button and hold the – button for stealth mode (no screen display, toggles)
- Left Mode. Press the fire button and hold the + button until the “left mode” displays (preset in left mode)
- Right Mode. Press the fire button and hold the + button until the “right mode” displays (toggles)
This is a really impressive box mod from Vaporshark. It has all of the same features you’ll find on their other devices and more.
It’s made right in North America, which is rare to find in an authentic personal vaporizer.
It has a really great flavor quality to it. You don’t have to worry about battery power since it’s replaceable and has USB charging capability.
The inside is as well made as the outer housing and you can see that quality and care when into its production. There’s no rattle to it, it feels nice (not bulky and not too light or cheap feeling), and while it’s only available in black, it has a really classy finish to it.
Not to mention that with black, you don’t have to worry about not liking a color after you’ve chosen it; black is always in style.
There’s absolutely no compromise on performance and you can guarantee that it’ll live up to all of your expectations.