The Cloud From Wotofo
Wotofo the Cloud RDA is produced by Wotofo Tech Limited, established in 2009 and based out of the e cigarette manufacturing hot spot of Shenzhen, China.
The Cloud RDA is an RDA with a difference, with a design based on the Big Dripper, which generated a bit of a buzz itself when it was released last year. Essentially you can feed juice from a 3ml tank on top down to the build deck underneath, and still enjoy the same functions as a conventional dripper, without needing to remove any top caps to drip juice onto your wicks.
- Wotofo The Cloud RDA
- Acrylic and SS tank section
- Spare screws and o-rings
- Allen key
The Cloud RDA comes in a black cardboard box, with the Wotofo and The Cloud design on the front, all the contents are housed in foam. As with all other Wotofo atomiser releases, no drip tip is supplied, you will need to supply your own.
Wotofo The Cloud Set Up
I did find traces of machine oil, both on the build deck and in the SS tank section upon close inspection, so I gave The Cloud a quick spin through the ultrasonic cleaner before I used it.
You will need to install your own build in The Cloud RDA, so please ensure you know how to do so safely before using.
An unconventional feature is found here, in the way that you have to build below the deck as the sides are raised, and this really isn’t user friendly at all. The negative posts were both facing inwards upon arrival, but there are screws located underneath the deck for you to adjust these.
I must say I had real trouble getting the posts to line up so that the posts faced outwards, once unscrewed they seemed to spin quite freely and were fairly loose. Once I had finally rectified this, and had the posts lined up as I needed, I could finally build. I went for 8 wraps of 0.4mm round a 2.5mm screwdriver, which came out at 1 ohm.
The post holes are quite small but the allen grub screws work well and are easy to screw and unscrew. I had all intentions of adding a second coil, but with the raised outer of the deck, it became far too fiddly to install the second coil, so I left it as a single coil set up.
As mentioned, the outer lip of the deck is raised up from the build deck, so limits the space that you have to build, this also serves as your airflow control as well which can be adjusted by turning the outer unit around.
You can fill up the tank section above with your favourite juice by removing the top cap, flick the switch from off to on, and also push down on the atomiser to feed juice to the deck.
The Cloud RDA Key Features
- 4 cyclops airflow slots
- 22mm width
- Genuine design from Wotofo
- Copper contacts to optimise conductivity
- Single or dual coil set up
- On/off cutoff valve for feeding juice and stopping leaking
- Spring loaded mechanism to drip juice down onto the build deck
- Acrylic and tank SS sections available
- 3ml juice capacity
How Does Wotofo The Cloud Perform?
The Cloud by name, but it is The Cloud by nature? Unfortunately for me, no. There are four airflow slits present, that can all be adjusted with the top cap, and one side can be blocked off for single coil set ups.
The Cloud isn’t as airy as I first expected it to be, and I felt a little deflated by the cloud production, even after ramping the wattage up.
The tank section seems to struggle feeding juice with a mix ratio above 60VG, even with pressing the top cap down repeatedly. 70VG was a real struggle and I gave up with 80VG juice and just resorting to removing the entire tank section to drip 70/80VG juice onto the deck.
That really disappointed me as I tend use upwards of 70VG juice mainly with my RDA’s. The on/off switch is a great idea and stops leaks when used correctly but it doesn’t seem to help feed high VG juice.
Flavour is pretty good with The Cloud RDA however, it was pretty enjoyable, however it wasn’t quite on a par with The Troll or the Freakshow RDA’s for example.
Final Review Verdict
You can get some pretty decent flavour from The Cloud RDA, it’s just a shame that the atomiser itself is let down overall by pretty much all other facets of it, it’s left me feeling really disappointed with it unfortunately, I thought that this would be right up my street as I mainly use RDA’s and this could have been ideal for me to take out and about with the tank capacity and top feeding.
If The Cloud RDA didn’t struggle to feed juice with a mix ratio of over 60VG, had a more accessible build deck and better build quality, then it could be a hit as the idea behind The Cloud is great, this just needs to be translated better.
My recommendation would be to give The Cloud a miss, it really isn’t user friendly to set up, and an RDA shouldn’t be this fiddly to set up. It’s a great idea on paper that unfortunately just doesn’t work for me, and I would recommend conventional RDA’s in the same price bracket from Wotofo such as The Troll and the Freakshow / Freakshow Mini any day over The Cloud I am afraid.
- Decent flavour production
- Feeding juice from the top is a good idea
- No leaks
- It’s cheap
The Not So Good
- Below deck building, difficult to fit a decent build in
- Posts facing the wrong way on arrival, and have a tendency to loosen
- Spring in the tank section can get really stiff
- Struggles to feed any juice above 60VG
- Average cloud production
- No the best looking RDA
- Machine oil present on arrival