In this review I’m going to be taking a look at the DigiFlavor Drop 1.5 RDA!
I’ve been eagerly awaiting this second version of this popular dual coil 24mm RDA.
DigiFlavor was established in 2016 by their parent company GeekVape. Based in Shenzhen China, DigiFlavor has a great reputation for RDA’s and RTA’s, I loved the first version of the Drop RDA so I’m looking forward to seeing what the 1.5 version is all about!
What Can We Expect From the DigiFlavor Drop 1.5 RDA?
I think I have said in the past I love using RDA’s for the sheer quality of vapour and flavour produced.
Not forgetting the cost effectiveness of using DIY coils.
The Drop 1.5 is a dual coil RDA, the build deck reminds me very much of the original Drop RDA deck, it has a new airflow system compared to the original, and the kit comes with everything you need to get started quickly.
DigiFlavor has released the Drop 1.5 RDA in eight gorgeous finishes.
This product was sent to me for the purpose of review.
As always my thoughts and views are my own after a considerable testing period.
Inside the Box
- DigiFlavor Drop V1.5 RDA
- 2x Ni80 Fused Clapton Coils
- 2x shoelace cotton
- Spare parts baggy
- BF Squonk 510 pin
- User manual and other paperwork
- Size: 24x42mm
- Gold plated build deck with 4 large postholes
- Bottom Feed squonk 510 pin
- Multiple airflow adjustment
- DL and RDL vaping
- 810 drip tip
Design and Build Quality
DigiFlavor has presented the Drop 1.5 nicely in a quality card box with a paper over sleeve, the extras are included in a small box under the main tray.
DigiFlavor Drop 1.5 RDA
As you can see by my photos I was sent the Blue/Black version of the RDA.
Measuring in at 42mm tall, and with a diameter of 24mm, the whole thing is made of Stainless Steel, with the exception of the 810 mouthpiece which is made of black Delrin.
Extras pack includes, Cotton, Ni80 Coils, Replacement Post Screws, BF Pin, O-rings and a T Tool.
The Drop 1.5 RDA dismantles into 4 parts including the mouth piece, the base posts are removable for easy cleaning, likewise the 510 connection pin is replaceable for the BF pin should you wish to use this on top of a squonk mod.
DigiFlavor Drop 1.5 RDA Cap/ Airflow Ring
Made of Stainless Steel the airflow ring/cap has a lined knurling decoration which has been added around the top for easy movement within the barrel.
The black 810 Delrin mouth piece sits flat to the cap and is held in position by an embedded O ring.
The body of the airflow ring has been completely redesigned instead of a graduated cut out airflow as per the original Drop, the RDA now has a set of 36 small holes and a larger slot on each side of the body.
Inside the airflow cap you will see that it has a dome like effect, so that any condensation or liquid will drop back down to your coils and cotton.
DigiFlavor Drop 1.5 RDA Barrel
Again made of stainless steel, DigiFlavor has redesigned the external airflow system, unlike the original that had a T like airflow they have given us 4 parallel slots to each side of the barrel.
For advertising simply printed on the back and front of the barrel in a large font is the word “DROP”.
Despite the design changes of the barrel they have retained the cut out on the base so the barrel still locks in place with the build deck.
DigiFlavor Drop 1.5 RDA Base and Build Deck
On the bottom of the base you will see that DigiFlavor has included all the normal expected info as well as a unique serial number.
The RDA comes with a standard gold plated 510 connection pin which as I said can be swapped out for the bottom fed squonk pin (BF) it’s located within the extras bag, the 510 connection threading has been turned well, while the threaded post is a little small in length the RDA will still function well on most mods.
The sides of the base include 2 projections to seat and lock the barrel in place as well as 2 O-rings that have been seated around the base for easy placement in to the barrel.
While a lot of changes have taken place from the original version of the Drop the build deck hasn’t changed much if any!
We still have the top loading gold plated posts with large wire holes, as for the liquid well I would estimate is about 1.5 to 2mm deep so plenty of room for cotton and liquid.
How Does the DigiFlavor Drop 1.5 RDA Perform?
For this example I will be using the Drop RDA to start with on my OXVA Velocity
And later on my Vandy Vape Pulse 80w squonk
Also because of my nickel allergy, I’m going to use my own DIY Kanthal Clapton coils, 5 wraps which work out to around 0.24Ω!
I will be using Kwik Vape “Lime Slushie” a locally produced E-Liquid to me, see what I thought of it at the end of this review.
Digiflavor Drop 1.5 RDA Quick Start Guide
- Make your coils or use those in the box, I cut my coil tails while seated in the posts, I also angled my coils inwards towards the centre a wee bit.
- Pulse and strum the coils.
- Load your cotton into the coils – comb and trim – roughly as per my photo!
- Dampen the cotton and tuck into the deck.
- Add more liquid over the coils and cotton!
At this point I like to test fire; I then re-dampen the coils and cotton.
- Reassemble the Drop 1.5 RDA – and enjoy!
DigiFlavor Drop 1.5 RDA In Use
This version is shaping up to be just as good as the original Drop possibly better because of the new airflow.
As a dual coil deck I found the RDA easy to build on.
Simply make your coils drop in to the posts and tighten the screws, I have tried quite a few different coils in the deck of various sizes and types/styles of coil, all have been great!
I found with these dual coils in place the best wattage for me was around 45 to 65w depending on my mood as a direct to lung vape, dropping to around 25 to 35w with a more restricted airflow.
The airflow is quite swishy open wide, hence I keep mine to about half as I like a little restriction to my vape.
I found that with this liquid the resulting vapour was thick with a great flavour quality.
It is possible to get a restricted direct to lung draw from the RDA with the airflow set to on the larger slots only – it’s tight and the vapour isn’t much to write home about, but the flavour is WOW!
Which mode is better BF or 510 connections?
Basically I would say it doesn’t matter which type of mod (squonk or 510 mod) you use as the performance in either mode is really good.
If you have experience with squonk mods, you will know the main benefit is no dripping! If you are careful not to over squonk you should see no leakage from the airflow, I haven’t!
A quick word about the e liquid I have been using with this RDA “Lime Slushie” from Kwik Vape…
I have been using this particular liquid for over a year now!
The first time I tasted it, I had a eureka moment or to be more accurate OMG this is very lush, it has the most delicious taste of natural lime that I have ever tasted from any e liquid of similar flavour.
It is sharp without being over powering and has a cool zesty after taste.
- Excellent Quality
- Very well Designed
- Thick vapour production
- Flavour is awesome
- Easy to build on
- Bottom feed Pin
- Newly designed airflow
The only Cons I can come up with are really nit picking, they included Ni80 coils and the fact they don’t include a 510 drip tip adaptor.
Final Review Verdict
Well the Drop 1.5 was a very pleasant surprise!
I absolutely love the redesigned airflow, the clouds are good and thick and the flavour is awesome.
The added bonus for me has to be the BF Pin it makes this RDA very versatile, I have been looking for a descent Squonk RDA for a while, that can give good flavour as well as a goodly amount of vapour! Now my search is over!
Would I recommend the DigiFlavor Drop 1.5 RDA?
In one word “Yes” even a newbie would find it easy to build upon, for an experienced Squonk user I reckon it’s a dream!
Would I buy this RDA again due loss or damage?
“Yes” I would, at the time of this review several websites have the Drop 1.5 up for less than 20 quid – cheap as chips for a decent RDA!
Is this a dripper you’re keen on or already using?
Please let me know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below 🙂