Introduction – The C1D2 DNA75 by VapeDroid

Back in the tail end of 2014 VapeDroid released their original C1D2 device sporting the well-established DNA40 chip-set powered by a 26650 battery.

There was a lot of interest in this device and rightly so, as it went on to inspire the design and subsequent release of a multitude of products onto the market! 001-vapedroid-c1d2-mod

In September this year, VapeDroid in conjunction with China’s SBody released version 3 of the very successful C1D2 mod. Still sporting a DNA chipset but this time in the form of the 75w version again powered by a single 26650 or alternatively a single 18650.

So, has the combination of German engineering, Chinese manufacturing and US electronics produced a more consumer friendly priced device while maintaining the quality expected of the VapeDroid brand!!?

Let’s take a look shall we!

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What’s In The Box

  • VapeDroid C1D2 DNA75 Mod
  • Micro USB Cable
  • 18650 Battery Adaptor
  • User manual
  • Warranty Card

Features

  • High quality zinc alloy enclosure with black rubberized coating
  • Evolv DNA 75W TC Chipset
  • Single 26650 battery (w/18650 adapter included)
  • Custom Stainless Steel buttons
  • Dimensions: 29mm x 44mm x 86 mm (WxDxH)
  • Large OLED display screen
  • Variable power from 1 – 75 Watts
  • Variable temperature (with the use of Ni200, Titanium, or Stainless steel coils)
  • Magnetic battery door
  • Accommodates a single 26650 or 18650 (Batteries not included)
  • Stainless steel spring loaded 510 connector
  • Reverse battery protection

Build Quality & Design

The main body of the VapeDroid C1D2 is constructed from a light weight zinc alloy which has been coated in a rubberised finish providing a very nice feel in the hand as well as good grip.

At the top of the device there is a stainless steel 510 connection with a brass spring loaded centre pin.

Threading on the 510 connection was very smooth and all atomizers used on the device made good connection.

003-vapedroid-c1d2-510-connThe 510 connection is mounted flush with the top of the device and can accommodate atomizers up to 25mm in diameter without any overhang.

Down the front section of the device we have a fire button, OLED screen, the “+” & “-“ button and a USB charging/upgrade port.

All buttons are constructed from stainless steel and are slightly raised from the body of the mod. Button press is soft with a very faint click and are very comfortable to use.

As we have seen on other DNA devices, the OLED screen provides a good array of information to the user!

  • Battery level meter
  • Coil resistance in ohms
  • TC temperature
  • Voltage and wattage

Again, as with other recent DNA devices, display output is all customisable through the Escribe software.

002-vapedroid-c1d2-modOn either side of the front panel of the C1D2 there are large vent slots for battery venting and cooling the DNA board.

The rear of the device is predominantly a large battery door which is held in place by 3 magnets, 2 at the top and 1 at the base all of which prevent any door rattle and keeping the single 26650/18650 securely in place.

004-vapedroid-c1d2-battery-compartmentBeneath the door, as you would expect, is the battery compartment which is capable of snuggly housing a single 26650 battery or alternatively a single 18650 when used in conjunction with the provided battery adaptor. 006-vapedroid-c1d2-18650-batteryA nice little feature which VapeDroid have incorporated into the C1D2 is an additional magnet inside the battery compartment, which positions and securely holds the 18650 battery adaptor in place.

005-vapedroid-c1d2-battery-compartmentBattery contacts appear to be silver plated with the top contact (negative) being spring loaded ensure good connection.

And finally the base of the mod, which has nothing more than the device serial number.

How Does The VapeDroid C1D2 DNA75 Perform?

The performance of the VapeDroid C1D2 as you would expect from a DNA board device was extremely good. As was the Temperature Control from the Evolv DNA board performing absolutely flawlessly!

As with the pervious DNA75 devices I have reviewed, the C1D2 comes pre-loaded with a handful of wire profiles which include:

  • Watts/Kanthal
  • Ni200
  • SS316
  • Titanium
  • NiFe30

So, the device is pretty much ready to go straight out of the box.

Thanks to the Evolv DNA75 board the C1D2 can also support other wires types through custom TCR (Temperature Coefficient of Resistance) settings which can be configured through online resources.

As mentioned in other reviews, I would point out that features such as TCR mode is an advanced user feature and should only be used by the more experienced vaper.

Battery Life

For a single 26650 / 18650 device, battery life from the C1D2 was average. I was getting almost a full days vaping out of the device at an average of 30-50w, which is pretty good in my book.

What I Liked

007-vapedroid-c1d2-obs-engine-rtaThe C1D2 DNA75 from VapeDroid is an excellently engineered and constructed piece of vaping hardware.

The zinc alloy body with its elegantly curved lines married with the spray applied & baked on rubberized coating make this a very comfortable device to hold.

While also providing a robust finish which should adequately endure the daily demands of most vapers.

And the DNA75 board ensures that this device will be future proofed for a considerable length of time to come.

All in all a very well designed and constructed device.

What I Dislike

Hand on heart I can honestly say that there is absolutely nothing that I disliked about the VapeDroid C1D2!!

As I have highlighted in previous DNA device reviews, before you dive into the Escribe software check out Google and YouTube for some tutorials.

This will help with any initial problems like connectivity and adjustment of the C1D2 settings.

Final Review Verdict

008-vapedroid-c1d2-serpent-mini-rtaFantastic ergonomic design, excellently engineered, well-constructed and easy to set-up & use. Aesthetically mod is very pleasing. Definitely high up in my top 5 DNA75 devices.

Pros

  • Pre-installed Wire Profiles make the C1D2 ready to go straight out of the box
  • Excellent build quality with looks to match
  • Excellent performance from the DNA75 board

Cons

  • None

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Mike Murphy
Smoker for 25 years but now a seasoned vaper of four years. Started my vape journey on Cig-a-likes before moving very swiftly onto CE4's and Ego’s, which were to remain my preferred vaping hardware for a considerable length of time. When the infamous Nautilus clearomizer was released I move completely away from my beloved CE4 and also dumped my Ego for a tube type variable wattage device. Shortly after this I was on to RTA’s, RDA’s, VW mods and rebuilding. Recently I discovered the joys of Squonking and have become completely hooked.

6 COMMENTS

  1. hi mike, i just got mine yesterday, running on efest purple 26550 4200mah 50A 3.7V battery, seems like the device doesn’t ever reach the set power i.e. i set mine to 75W, but when firing, it only hovers around 44-45W…

    any ideas…?

    battery, maybe, or should i return the device…?

    ??

    • Hi JB,
      Dont worry, I’m running mine on the same batteries with a 0.38ohm coil @ 75w and the device does the same thing, 67watts max output!! I’m not 100% sure but I believe its a safety feature of the DNA75 chipset. You can adjust this through eScribe under the ‘Mod’ tab. At the top of the screen there is a ‘Safety’ setting, this should be set to 75watts.

      Also, check the battery setting in the ‘Mod’ tab to make sure it’s set to the correct battery type. Lastly, ensure your running the latest firmware version for the DNA chipset.

      Let me know how you get on and if this helps!!

      Mike

    • Hi there,
      By ‘Finish’ I mean the rubberised coating on the outer casing of the mod.
      It provides a nice feel in the hand and also provide some protection to the device!
      Hope that helps 🙂

    • Hi Lawrence,
      I’ve heard of a few people having issues with the finish on the C1D2 but I can’t say that this has been an problem I’ve personally experienced. VapeDroid will be producing a protective sleeve for this device shortly and will be available, initially, via their social media page.

      Mike

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