Published on August 30th, 2015 | by Amanda2
Top 10 Mechanical Mod Clones
There are few things that are as debated in vaping as the challenge of whether or not clones are just as good as the original.
There is too much to cover when it comes to the topic of a mechanical mod clone.
There is no way that I am going to be able to cover each issue and introduce you to the top clones.
However I am going to try to cover the basics and introduce you to ten choices for mechanical mod clones that I personally would use.
What is a Clone?
The first thing that you need to understand is that a mechanical mod clone is very similar to the original. In some cases clones might be offered in more colors or different materials but as far as how it works for vaping, it is a point by point copy of the original piece of hardware.
There are copies that might try to pass themselves off as clones that are not really clones because clones by definition are the exact same thing.
Clones are commonly so similar that you might not be able to tell them apart if you are not familiar with the vaping world.
This means that you might pick up a clone and not even realize that it is not the original that you were looking for.
Not only is a clone going to look like the original but it is going to perform on the same level as the original.
The thing to remember overall is that while every mechanical mod clone is essentially a knockoff, not all knockoffs are clones.
This is important to remember as it will help you to understand things best.
Ethics Behind Clones
One thing that I have heard questioned a lot in the vaping world is how a mechanical mod clone can be ethical.
There are people who are going to debate strongly for both sides.
I would just like to offer you some information so that you can form your own basic opinion before I get into describing what I feel are the top ten clones available today.
In the worst case scenario when a company clones another company it can produce the same results for a lower price.
This is because it is able to cut out all of the time that went into testing initial designs and developing innovations.
This can cause the original company to go out of business.
In the best case scenario it allows for the product to be mass distributed and to keep up with demands when one company can not fulfill a need.
It can also allow for more people to have a product when the price range might not be appropriate for all of them.
A Look at the Top 10 Mod Clones
Stingray X Style Clone
The Stingray X Style mechanical mod is one of the most popular on the market today.
It is known for its beautiful design and unique body that features stainless steel and copper.
One thing that users love is that it has such a unique and beautiful body.
They also love the affordable and low price that the clone offers you.
To be honest the two metals do not do anything to improve the performance of the mod but they do a lot to make it look better.
Plus they offer a more advanced durability so if you are like me and you seem to drop and break everything then this is once choice that you will able to appreciate.
Smaug Dual 18650 Mechanical Mod Clone
The Smaug Dual 18650 mechanical mod is one of the most popular choices for a dual battery clone on the market today.
Unlike the original, the clone is available with a few additional color choices.
You will notice that it is a very affordable choice and that it features the dragon etching on the body that is featured on the original.
It also features the brass connector, 510 threading, and stainless steel body of the original.
Innokin iTaste MVP V3.0 Clone
The Innokin iTaste MVP V3.0 is known as one of the most popular mods to recently be announced.
This mod is available to you in a wide range of fun colors including pink, blue, black and silver.
You will be able to pick out the color that is going to best suite your own personal taste and style with a mod that is sure to meet your needs.
This clone has all of the same special features as the original including advanced safety protection.
It also allows for portable charging, has spring loaded pins, and adjustable voltage.
Tugboat 18650 Mechanical Mod Clone
Another one of the more popular choices for a mechanical mod clone is the Tugboat 18650 Mechanical Mod.
This is a great choice for someone who is seeking a clone for a number of reasons.One is that a clone is very affordable. In fact a clone is down right cheap.
Another is that the clone features all of the power, the convenience of the 18650 battery, and is still made from stainless steel.
Plus with a clone you will have no shortage of colors to pick from.
4Nine Mechanical Mod Clone
The 4Nine Mechanical Mod has soared to the top of the charts with high user satisfaction ratings.
It has been manufactured as a clone to bring it to you at a more affordable price.
It houses one 18650 battery. It features a unique bottom button that users find to be more appealing than other buttons.
It is also a more attractive mod as it only has the one button and few other distractions from its overall design.
SmokTech Magnetic Extender Mod Clone
The SmokTech Magnetic Extender Mod is one of the most unique mods that is available. This clone is going to offer you all of the unique features that users love about the SmokTech design without costing you the same high price tag.
It comes in five exciting colors too so that you can choose between blue, black, silver, purple, and pink. You can use the extender for sub-ohm tanks so that you can get enough air to produce those larger clouds.
Or you can just use it in its regular setting for more basic vaping.
It can use an 18350 battery in its regular setting or an 18650 when extended.
Eleaf iStick 50W Mod Clone
The clone of the Eleaf iStick 50W Mod is always going to be a personal favorite of mine.
This was actually the first clone that I ever purchased.
I had the Eleaf iStick 50W mod previously and mine was damaged.
I wanted the same mod but did not have enough money so I took my chances with purchasing the clone.
I will admit that I have not been disappointed and saving the money at the time was what was most important to me.
The clone has the same 2V-10V range of power and can perform just like the original.
In fact I honestly did not understand how great clones were until I checked this one out.
Microstick 18350 Mechanical Mod Clone
For those of you who prefer to vape at a lower power range this is a great choice.
Personally I have always been a light vaper so when I want something that I can use for everyday these are the mods that I choose.
The Microstick 18350 Mechanical Mod has been known for many features including that it is an all in one unit for dripping.
You do not have to add a tank to this one. The clone offers these same features and will offer you the same enjoyable levels of vaping.
Vanilla Mechanical Mod Clone
The Vanilla Mechanical Mod was the flagship device for Smok-E Mountain designs.
It was the mod that got them on the map. Well the clone works just as well and is available to you at a fraction of the cost.
You will love the opportunity to choose from its unique collection of metallic finishes including copper, stainless steel, and brass.
It also has the convenient 22 mm diameter that easily adapts to most atomizers to give you the full vaping experience.
FUhattan Mechanical Mod Clone
The FUhattan mechanical mod has a unique story behind its name. The story is that the creators of the Manhattan mod chose to work with a small machine shop but then decided to not pay for a number of mods that were made.
The owner of the shop decided to make some improvements that they saw fit and then create their own mod from the pieces that they were left with.
They started selling these on ebay and from there it sparked a world wide sensation.
Then many factories in China decided to pick up on their genius design and create the clones that you can purchase everywhere today.
The mod has a ton of great features and improvements that make it a great choice for nearly every vaper.
If you are trying to determine whether or not a clone is the right choice for you there are a few things that you can think about.
Do you want to get the most for your money?
If you want to be able to get the most for the amount of money that you spend then a clone is usually the best way to go.
It is also a great thing to consider if you are not the most careful with your things because since a clone is cheaper you are not going to be as upset as you would be if something happened to the more expensive original version.
Just remember to do your research into which clones are the best before you purchase it!