Freakshow Mini RDA by Wotofo
Introducing the Freakshow Mini from Wotofo. This incredibly small authentic RDA (Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer) promises excellent performance despite it’s diminutive size. And following on from our recent Freakshow RDA review we are hoping it delivers!
The Freakshow Mini RDA Features:
- 304 Stainless Steel Construction.
- 22mm Diameter.
- Extremely short, only 17mm in height.
- Dual finned heat sinks incorporated into the top cap.
- Slotted post holes to suit all wire and build types.
- Allen screws to minimise loosening of wire.
- Airflow has been slimmed down compared to the Freakshow but has actually been widened to increase air intake.
- Can be built in single or dual coil configurations.
- A very deep juice well (5mm) despite this RDA’s small size.
- Negative posts milled directly into the deck.
- Adjustable silver plated copper contact.
The Freakshow Mini RDA box contains:
Packaged together in a foam packed aluminium round box with a press fit transparent lid you will find the following included:
- 1x Freakshow Mini RDA.
- Spare O-rings.
- Spare screws.
- 1x Allen key.
Once again like the Freakshow the Freakshow Mini does not come with a included drip tip.
The Freakshow Mini Is So Very Small:
The size of this RDA is really surprising, it is not quite as small as my Derringer RDA but its not far off. The incorporated heat sink is what makes it that little bit bigger. For something so small you would assume the deck would be a bit awkward to build on but you’d be wrong in that assumption.
The actual positive and negative posts are quite short but the screws are excellent and really easy to adjust with the included Allen key. For the record its the same sized key included with the Freakshow so if you have that RDA already then you get the benefit of having a spare key should you ever lose one.
What I love the most about the deck on this RDA is the slotted post holes. It is a lot like those in the old Zenith V2 RDA and it makes it extremely easy to get your coils into a perfect position. Slotting the wire through is also very simple and despite the Freakshow Mini’s diminutive size it is very straightforward to work with.
The overall machining is top notch and I can’t fault it. Everything fits together very well and while the O-rings are quite secure it is far easier to remove the top cap than it was with the Freakshow RDA.
The aiflow slots are suitably wide and support both single and dual coil builds. Every drip tip I have tried with the top cap fits snuggly and is wobble free.
I guess the only thing you could fault is that the top cap and drip tip adapter are all one machined piece. So you are not going to be able to fit a chuff cap on there but considering this RDA is designed for flavour it’s not a necessary requirement.
The version sent for review was the black coated version and I think it matches my Sigelei 100w+ really nicely. I have had no issues with the coating flaking at all since I have been using it.
The Freakshow Mini is a fantastic vape for all flavour chasers:
For flavour this tiny RDA is amazing and almost in a league of it’s own. I would say personally that the flavour for me is better than my Derringer RDA but in hindsight they may actually be on par with each other.
Certainly the Freakshow Mini has almost no spit back compared to the Derringer which has actually meant that it’s now my number one go to RDA for flavour and juice testing.
It truly gives superb flavour and nothing I have tried has comes close to it except the Derringer. Some of the Sub-Ohm tanks have been very impressive of late and offer very good flavour but personally I find this RDA so much better as you would expect a dripper to be.
I initially built the Freakshow Mini with a dual coil using 26 AWG (0.4mm) wire with a final resistance of 0.6 ohm. I wicked with Japanese cotton and painted the wicks with T-Juice’s Red Astaire. Upon taking my first vape I was utterly amazed, the cool taste of the menthol and the hint of aniseed racing across my taste-buds with the strong berry flavour coming immediately after. Remarkably I could distinguish between a cool taste and also a warm blended flavour when vaping at 40 watts.
I had fitted the Freakshow Mini with a standard wide bore delrin drip tip and I have to say for something so small it does put out quite a good amount of vaper. It is designed as a pure flavour chaser so don’t expect huge clouds but the vaper production is good enough to please most people.
Considering how good this RDA was in dual coil mode I had to try it with a single coil. I built a single coil, once again using 26 AWG (0.4mm) Kanthal wire, my final resistance was 0.9 ohm. I was actually expecting flavour to be weaker but I was completely wrong. In single coil mode this RDA is incredible and closing down half of the airflow for a single coil makes a massive difference in that flavour is actually superior to a dual setup.
The only advantage dual coil has is that it puts out slightly more vapour but has the inherent disadvantage that it will drain your juice faster. Take my advice and run this RDA in single coil mode you will not be disappointed.
Every juice I have tried in the Freakshow Mini has tasted absolutely lovely. In fact I have gone through quite a bit of the juice I own because this dripper has made for such a pleasurable vaping experience that once you start dripping you will be at it for quite a while. The juice well despite being 5mm deep does drain fast because I found myself taking hit after hit on this highly flavoursome little device.
I could go on at length about all the different flavours I have tried in it but if I did that this review would never end. All I will say is that whatever good quality juice you put in the Freakshow Mini is going to result in a really enjoyable vape for you.
Like the Freakshow this RDA can leak heavily due to the bottom airholes so remember to paint your wicks with juice rather than just fill up the well. If you drip in this fashion then you won’t run into leaks. Do make sure to vape off any juice before carrying it around in your pocket.
Is the Freakshow Mini worth it?
For a flavour chasing RDA that is good as this, certainly without a doubt. If you are someone who is more interested in flavour than anything else then you really need this RDA, go out and buy it because it won’t disappoint you. It still puts out reasonably good vapour so it’s not just a one trick pony either. Given that it supports a dual and single coil setup you really are getting a superb RDA here.
The Freakshow Mini is an absolute bargain. While it’s true it doesn’t come with a drip tip considering how good the RDA itself actually is I can’t say I really care. This RDA is worth every penny.
A excellent RDA that offers superb flavour and reasonable enough cloud production. It is extremely compact but despite that fact it is also easy to work with and use. A very well machined RDA that you seriously need to purchase if you are a flavour chasing vaper.
- Excellent build quality.
- Superb, exceptional flavour.
- Supports dual and single coil builds.
- Produces reasonable vapour considering its size.
- Very compact.
- Quite a deep well considering the overall size.
- Can leak heavily if you forget to paint your wicks.
- Does not include a drip tip.
- Top cap and main barrel are machined as one piece so no chuff cap. Not really a con.