I bought a Smokeless Owl from Focalecig at the $39 price, and paid another wad to have it shipped via DHL so we can all get a good look at it quickly, as the product is new to market and NO reviews are available anywhere. Since then, the price has dropped in a group buy to $22, making this phenomenal value.
Squonking type questions:
it squonks well, the bottle is squeezy and holds just over 10ml…closer to 12ml probably. There is no circuitry, but being a plastic box means there is a negative wire, and there is also a positive wire from switch to 510 connector. So we do have wires. This isnt a reo-type box in that sense.
Size wise it is pleasant, easily lighter than the KUI and the Firebox pictured. The fire button is on the left hand side, and the box feels a bit more comfortable in the left hand than in the right hand.
Internals are as neat as you can expect. Everything has a place, no “backyard plans” have been made. The bottle connector area really gives me the impression that it will never in a million years leak. Pleasantly surprised indeed.
The front panel/door has the usual slide-to-open idea, with two magnets at the top ensuring a firm click holds it in place. This is really a well finished product. The plastic is smooth…in fact, I’m struggling to find things to talk about regarding the body as it is all just so well put together.
The top plate does look like it will scratch over time, its just got that look to it, similar to the original eleaf istick shiny metal. The 510 threads, however, seem to be made from much more substantial stuff. Not chinese-cheese mixed with jelly and peanut butter, but definitely some sort of steel. This is a good thing(tm)
The button locks, swing it either direction in about 60degrees and it locks..this is a simple move to do and hasnt caused me a problem at all.
Included you do get a coiling jog tool of sorts, and an RDA labelled “Owl” with a serial number. This is a custom designed bottom feeding rda with 4 through-post holes for your dual coil buils, and three air holes on either side, operating ala-Tobh-style. Again, there’s no funny sharp edges. Its more of a “ok…so this was ONLY £15???!!!” type feeling you get when handling the product. The RDA has deep juice wells, I personally would preferred something shallower in the traditional squonk theme, whereas the designer has made a dripper with deep juice wells, but of course you can fit any bottom feeding rda to it. The Owl can make huge clouds though.
In conclusion, the money spent was worth it. I’ve got reservations about the fact that wiring is present, however I’m also confident for the 90% of us who dont go super-sub-ohm that this is a total non-issue, and will never be a cause for concern.
Rating: Its a 4 out of 5 squonk box, judged by the international standards of pricey squonk boxes.
Its easily 50 out of 5 when you take the price into consideration. I would pay £15 for the atty alone. There is a lot of value packed into this price-point.
Job done…what a lovely little device.