Hotcig DX200 Kit
(Charger for this kit is sold separately. http://www.ecig.com/hotcig-dx200-rc-battery-charger.html )
Hotcig DX200 DNA Kit
Overall Score From 22 Users4 / 5
Box great. Batteries weak. The paint is comming off.....
IS IT STILL 60$???
Cheapvapings link still shows up alot in Major Search Engines.
How Hotcig is able to afford that price is beyond me.
anyways, PLEASE TELL ME ITS STILL AVAILABLE FOR 60$
Battery 900 is lacking staying power. The powder coat is conning off my mod I have now started to prep to get it done rogjy.
Price($60) and shipping great! Mod its self average. No presets and only ni200 wire on device. Way more power than I need but I couldn't pass on the price. Over all, I'm going to give it a great for the price and fast shipping. Did I mention the PRICE?
It will die on you then you SOL !!
The mod itself is sweet being that it's a DNA chip, but the battery sucks. It's 900mAh, dropped it once, and the battery back became loose inside and kept turning the mod on and off while vaping. Ordered the 1300mAh battery from another site and its super large and bulky. Not bad for the price drop though.
In reply to people wanting a Dual 18650 Adapter, that's only 133 watts not 200.
Batteries 900 mah are terrible . Don't last. Takes 3 hours to charge . Needs a 1300 and cant find the adaptor that 2 18650s fit in. Mod iod fine fits well.
Nice DNA box, I just wish you sold the bigger 1300mah lipo, as well as the Dual 18650 adapter.
totally my favorite mod, and at the price it's just ridiculous, when they sold out I even had a local guy offer me more money that I'd paid for it. "over my dead body.." just ordered a second battery too ! I haven't used any other mods since she arrived.
Great mod at an even better price! Reliable, easy to configure through escribe, and has taken all of the abuse I've thrown at it.
Love this Mod. Like the rubberize coating on it. The Dna chip vapes wonderful
Excellent mod. I have a few other DNA200 mods and was looking for an inexpensive mod for using while riding my motorcycle. I was amazed by the price of the mod and the extra battery. Sure, 900mah is not enough to get through a day but with the second battery it is possible. My first one purchased had the board go out within the first 2 weeks. Ecig was awesome in taking my bad one back and promptly replaced it with a new one. Very happy with Ecig.com and their customer service!
Awesome mod! This was my first vape and I wouldn't recommend it to a beginner because it was a lot to learn but it really works great and it helped me learn a lot at the same time! Really hope they get more in stock so i can get another! I know someone helped me when i got it but i don't remember her name but have talked to customer service multiple times and they are always extremely nice. The prices are great here and this is my primary vape store would recommend everyone shop here!
@kevin. Contact evolve and they will fix or replace the board. All dna200 boards are warrantied. I bought this mod a month ago and its the best mod I've owned, having had several other 200w mods this trumps them all. The battery life leaves something to be desried but i usually vape at 70-80 watts and get a full day plus it charges rather quickly.. Couldn't be happier. Wish they had more stock because i wanted to buy 2 more..
It's with great pleasure I can recommend this mod if you ever get a chance to buy one for 49.50 like I did it would be your great pleasure.
The DNA chip is awesome and ecig.com is awesome for coming up with this deal.
I got a bad board. I fell in love with it the first day, but on day 2 halfway through the mod will only wake by plugging in the USB to wake it. And at the price point they sold out so now I'm screwed
So far, so good. Decent mod, especially considering the price. Not sure how the battery life is going to work out yet, I'll give it a few days and leave another review (for the spare battery I just ordered)
This is a great mod at an awesome price. I only gave it 4 stars as opposed to five because the battery dies rather quickly. There are several fixes for this. You can buy a 1300mah battery and they also make a dual 18550 battery kit. NOTE: Make sure to order a charger as the kit comes with a USB cord only, as stated. I love this mod and it's a great price. I couldn't be happier with Ecig.com or the device. Thanks Ecig!
+ Excellent non-slip rubberized finish
+ Spring loaded 510
+ DNA 200 board!
+ Swappable batteries
+ Nice packaging
+ Great button feel
+ No rattle
- 900mAh doesn't last long, but that's a fault of the size of lipo in general and not limited to this device. 1300mAh are 2x18650 battery packs are available for the DX200.
- USB it comes with is quite short.
- Charger not included, though I charge through USB so it doesn't really matter.
- 1 amp charging is a touch slow.
Overall I really love this device. The finish is great and it feel really premium for having such an affordable price. This is by far, the only DNA 200 device you should look at under $100. My only real complain is connecting the battery pack to the device feels a little fragile, like if I were to bend it the wrong way it could damage it. Not a huge deal though. I also have a dual 18650 battery pack coming to test out as well.
It's exactly what it says. Work perfectly. Man it really put out some power must be the lipo. Can get a whole day of vape at 75 watts and I vape alot
Overall GREAT little mod.
I'm taking a star off as the first unit I received had a slight gap between the top of the fire button base, and the mod.
I had purchased one of the old versions(stainless steel buttons) used and loved it. When I saw it on here for sale, I wanted a second for backup. The one I purchased from here had a problem with the fire button, it wasn't completely seated at the top of the button. There was a gap between the outer ring of the button, and the mod. As a result the button wasn't level in the button housing, and was slightly lower towards the top of the mod. As a result, occasionally when you pressed the button, it didn't click, and you wouldn't get any tactile feedback that the mod had fired. I was also concerned that eliquid would get into the body of the mod, and the housing of the button through the gap eventually causing the button to stick. At this point, I have returned the mod, and am waiting for ecig.com to receive it, and replace it. Once that happens, I will either update this review, or add another.
One thing which surprised me, this does NOT come with the RC charger, which I thought was included. If you want it, it is an additional $7.99, not expensive, but worth it, but just know it's NOT included.
Of note was that I had read that HotCig was NOT using the little bambo like boxes for the new version, but that's what the mod I received was in, which I actually like...
So, what are the differences between the original version, and this new one?
Black buttons, as opposed to the stainless steel. I actually like the looks of the old buttons better. As far as feel, I can't compare as the one I received the button wasn't fully seated and thus the tactile feel wasn't right...
A new and improved charger, that isn't included with purchase here, but available separately for 7.99.
An improved mounting system for the battery packs, with two large circular magnets(about 5mm or so) on the battery packs(they are under the label, and you can see them). The battery packs are now much harder to separate, which is good as on the old version the connection was a bit weak. It would not fall off, but it didn't take much effort for it to come apart...ie you could shake it in your hand and it would come apart, not anymore!!!
The finish seems to be a bit more rubbery/thicker. The old finish wasn't horrible, but it did wear a bit on the corners, around the 510, and the bottom of the mod.
The white HotCig and DX200 logos seem different(on the older version you could feel that the logos were laser etched, and then filled with white for the lettering. On the newer version, seems like it's painted, or printed).
A longer, more practical/usable USB cable.
I didn't take the new one(DX200) apart, but I did the old one... My understanding is, it's still the same. The 510 connection is press fitted, and there isn't a negative/ground connection to the 510. The mods body is used as a ground. While perhaps not ideal, I never had an issue with the old one, and don't expect the new version to be any different. The 510 connection is spring loaded, with LOTS of travel. Attys like the Gemini 22mm RTA which has the longest 510 connection sit flush and work perfect, with no issues.
Finally, the supplied battery is only 900mAh, and isn't that great as far as battery life goes. You can buy additional batteries, they have 900mAh, 1300mAh, and a dual 18650 pack available. They do have a battery option listed on this site, search for 'dx 200' with the space. Description says 900mAh, BUT the picture shows a 1300mAh, so I have no idea what it is... especially since the DX200 RC charger for sale here shows the old version, BUT you get the new version. In any case, I bought the dual 18650 pack, and the 1300mAh pack from Fastech(sure) I used code 'MAP' and got about 27% off of the Dual 18650 pack(about $22.00 after discount) and the 1300mAh pack(about $36.00 after discount). I can't see buying an additional 900mAh pack, as list on fastech is $45 for 900mAh and $50.00 for the 1300mAh. Of course both the 1300mAh, and the dual 18650 packs make it quite a bit thicker.
As far as quality... Overall it seems good(even though the unit I received had issues with the fire button). The finish seems better than the first. They added magnets to hold the two pieces (mod and battery packs) together MUCH better. I love the options with the battery. The really nice thing is, it is possible to replace the LIPO batteries in the packs, granted you MIGHT need to solder connections on(depending on the replacement LIPO you get), and it's a DNA200 board, works the same as every other DNA200 board. Evolve warranties the board for a year! Even after the year, if it goes bad $55.00 for a new board, remove 2 or 3 screws, a few standoffs, solder a few connections, and your back in business....
It seems that HotCig listened to concerns about the connection, and did improved it, no idea why they changed the buttons. Supposedly the 900mAh battery was replaced with one to be off a better quality than the first, of this I have NO idea... as I have too many cycles on my older v1 compare...
At it's current price of $88.00 how can you go wrong(take another 20% off MDAY20) or 70.40 for a DNA200 with 900mAh LIPO, a dual 18650 option available for an additional $21.90......