World Health Authority says e-cigs are worse than normal cigs… seems they been on the funny fags themselves, I mean really?
About a week ago, after much anticipation, I received my Orchid RBA. This is clone, manufactured by Tobecco, that was purchased off of eBay. I was very much looking forward to trying this out as it shares the great deck design of the Plume Veil RDA manufactured by AetherTech. A 4 post design that allows for dual coils, the Plume Veil is by far my favorite RDA. Having use the Plume Veil for quite some time, I was very excited to try out the Orchid and have the versatility of the Plume Veil with the capacity of a tank atomizer.
The Orchid consists of 4 main parts:
- The deck with the 510 connection
- The inner screw-down cover for your coils
- The outer frosted-plastic tank
- The top cover with a connection for a standard 510 drip tip
The RBA is not airflow adjustable. What you see is what you get. This shouldn’t be a problem if you like a somewhat heavy airflow, but if like a tighter draw this might be a drawback. All the screw down connections were very smooth and very easy to assemble.
The deck looks just like the Plume Veil, just smaller. It uses hex screws as opposed to regular phillips screws which can be good or bad, depending on your personal preference.
Another interesting feature of this RBA is the fact that it is compatible with parts for a Kayfun. You can use the deck from the Orchid and the top assembly from the Kayfun. If you already own a Kayfun, this could be a great way to custom tailor your experience to your likes,
I started with a dual vertical coil setup that lined up with the two air holes on the deck.
I wicked it up and started to use it with my 4Nine copper mech mod. The device performed as expected; nice vapor production, but not what you would get with an RDA. I would consistently get a decent draw, however if I continuously vaped it, I would start to get dry hits. Again, somewhat expected with an RBA.
Where this RBA shines, in my opinion, is on regulated devices. I set it up with a basic 28g micro coil at .9 ohms on my DNA 30 mod running at 12 watts. The device put out consistent vapor and wasn’t too hot. I can see this being a very good setup to carry around and not have to worry about constantly filling up. Oh and did I mention I didn’t have any leakage whatsoever? That’s right, the Orchid is built very well and I had no issues with leaking juice. A great characteristic to have for a device that you don’t want to have to babysit.
Overall, I would say this is a solid device. Very easy to assemble and rebuild on and puts out solid vapor. You aren’t going to get RDA level vapor, but that is to be expected. I can see myself using this occasionally, but not as an everyday vape as I prefer to use RDA’s. But if you are someone who doesn’t like to mess with constantly redripping, this device could be a winner for you.