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Joyetech Riftcore Duo RTA Preview | An Intriguing Coil-less Atomizer

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    Joyetech’s RFC features two heating blocks — one on each side of the build deck — with the space between them used for cotton placement. There is no word yet on the specific material used, but Joyetech claims that the American-made (and tested) RFC heaters will last for a million puffs. Yes, you read that correctly! According to Joyetech, the heaters are also self-cleaning; you will just have to remove the cotton and fire them for up to 3 seconds.

    This is not the first time we’ve seen vape companies launch a coil-less design. The original Ruyan e-cigarette patented by Hon Lik had an ultrasonic atomizer, but Ruyan quickly abandoned the design in favor of a wick and coil design.

    The GUO Altus was the first recent atomizer to get rid of coils by adopting a CVU (Central Vaping Unit) core made out of a mix of tungsten and ceramic elements. Some of the original Altus’ design shortcomings were fixed on the Altus T1, but neither of them never really became popular due to performance issues and price.

    Last year’s Nicotine Reinforcer NCR RDA was another unsuccessful attempt to ditch coils. This one seemed like a promising project at first, until word came out that the chipping aluminum nitride heating element could be a potential health hazard. Couple this with unreliable performance and it is no wonder the NCR ended up being a major letdown.

    The latest contender is the USONICIG Rhythm, an innovative coil-less AIO kit that uses ultrasonic technology to vaporize e-liquid. Early reports described a vape that is a bit too cool and rather slow ramp-up time, but nobody denies there is some potential for this technology to develop into something worthwhile in the future.

    Given Joyetech’s reputation, it is almost certain that this won’t be anything like the NCR fiasco. It remains to be seen if the RFC will be the first coil-less atomizer to actually deliver on its promises. What do you think? Will the Joyetech RFC manage to give traditional atomizers a run for their money? Let us know in the comment section.

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      Advken Manta MTL RTA Preview | Redesigned for MTL Vapers

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        A recent surge in MTL devices is actually a throwback to an older style of vaping. As it turns out, not everyone is still interested in the theatrics of chucking “phat clouds”, although the original Manta RTA was more than that. Still, it performed best at higher wattages with big beefy dual coil builds. It still features the same Manta logo and Ultem drip tip, but this time they went with an appropriate 510-style mouthpiece.

        The tank is 24 mm in diameter and has an aesthetic similar to the original. It uses a threaded top-fill system with giant kidney-shaped fill ports. The bottom airflow system works the same as before but provides a much tighter draw suitable for MTL vaping or restrictive lung hits.

        The Manta MTL has a 3 mL maximum capacity with the bubble glass, 1.5 mL less than the original. The European edition only includes the straight 2 mL glass for TPD compliance. Considering it is a single-coil mouth to lung device, 3 mL is not bad, but a bit less than the average MTL tank.

        Advken has not released any images of the build deck. I’m guessing they are afraid to let the cat out of the bag until it is released. What they’ve said so far is that the deck posts will feature side-air intake holes to enhance flavour.

        The original Manta used a modified Velocity-style deck. The Manta MTL will probably implement a similar system as the Merlin MTL, a single-coil RTA that also utilizes a side-air intake system. Advken announced that the deck will be made of vacuum-plated gold.

        Considering the popularity of the original Manta and the price, the Manta MTL RTA could very well become a fan favorite among MTL vapers. It looks good and has decent capacity, easy top-fill, is single-coil compatible and TPD compliant. If it delivers flavor like the original, then it could be a home run for Advken.

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