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Yihi SX Mini 350 vs rDNA 40 VS (Pros & Cons?)

Discussion in 'VV/VW APV Discussion' started by oDANo, Dec 30, 2014.

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  1. Cotay

    Cotay Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Actually it is quite easy to do if you have any experience at all with a soldering iron. I wouldn't pay VS $25 plus the cost of shipping both ways to do something I can do myself in about 30 minutes (less if you don't have to fight off your children who want to watch and learn! :) )
  2. Cotay

    Cotay Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    The SXMini is price controlled so you won't find it for less than $189.99. If someone is charging less, they are selling vaporware (no pun intended), a clone or are not authorized and you may have warranty issues. If someone is charging! Welcome to - A Better Alternative to Smoking is highly regarded and offers a whole host of DIY parts for the SX350 series boards.
  3. Crunchy2k

    Crunchy2k Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2014
    Left Coast
    You should have said there is no good place to buy a SXMini. After the Chinese New Year this February, temperature control is coming from the YiHi chip maker. It is the sx350j. Like no more dry burned hits ever. Since we have been using pastry flavoids, those will be tested at the vaporizing temperatures of vg/pg mixes for dangerous vapors. Some like coffee and Cinnamon are effecting heart cells in a petri dish. .. love Clear Coffee and Cinnamon and will hate to lose it in my daily flavors. I swap tanks out as I am not a cig smoker stuck to one ash tasting brand now like PhilB. I will move it the weekly flavors. In the meantime, I just got 35 more Flavor Apprentice samples from Wizard Labs. I love those sealed glass bottles. When I need bigger volumes, Flavor Apprentice is in Scotts Valley forty miles from San Jose and a visit with old Boulder Creek friends causing an enjoyable experience.
  4. jpcwon

    jpcwon Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jan 14, 2014
    North Easton, MA
    I own a VS rDNA 30 (along with several DNA 40 devices). And I just got an SX Mini the other day. While I do think that TC is the wave of the future, I have to admit that the SX Mini is amazing. I was blown away at how well made the device is. Both the chip and the overall construction of the SX is REALLY good. I don't normally vape at higher wattages so I probably won't use all 60 watts on the Mini, but it's nice to know that it's capable should I choose......

    I am a huge fan of the DNA 40, but I decided to shake things up a bit by getting the SX Mini. Glad I did - I am very pleasantly surprised at how awesome it is.....
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  5. Crunchy2k

    Crunchy2k Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 31, 2014
    Left Coast
    In a few months, you will say, ' was a good buy.' Wait until the TC chip wars settle out. Just use what you own now. I have a VTR and it rocks my stealth needs. Or maybe buy a Tobeco kayfun v4 tank to keep the thrill going... My tobeco Kayfun v4 tank is impressive with only two slivers found during washing. The threads are silky smooth with only two threads area a little ruff. It has peek plastic insulation.

    Evolv 30 chips are filling retailer's inventory. No new user need buy the 30 watt Evolv chip devices as they were by-passed by the DNA40D chip board at the same price level. I am waiting for the YiHi sx350j chip board available after the Chinese New Year in February. In the meantime, I have a Vapor Flask clone with the new dna40 licensed chip coming....dna30 is dead unless you get it at 50% off.
  6. Woofer

    Woofer Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Oct 8, 2014
    PA, SK, CA
    yihi is still playing catch up (and probably stealing Evolv`s innovation and IP)
    This is far from the first first Evolv has brought to market and I doubt it will be the last.
    Perhaps yihi will bring something new to market, perhaps they will continue to ride on other`s ideas.

    regardless ... Vapor Shark sounds way cooler then yihi :lol:
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  7. SavePaperVapor

    SavePaperVapor Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 5, 2009
    Minnesota, USA
    Yihi already has. The soft, standard, and powerful settings are amazing. The joules reading is pretty cool as well. They even have a battery gauge that's reliable.
  8. djensen9367

    djensen9367 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 1, 2012
    dna was the best in their day, right now they are lagging behind, one "oh ...." cancels a lot of atta boys. TC is over rated, they both have it, i won't use it as i don't vape that high and i have a lot of kanthal and nicrome is not very special (except for TC). The biggest thing for yihi is that you can update thru the usb, BIG PLUS for us that don't have tons of money, I just upgraded all of my equipment, have been using reos (they are great) but not good for traveling, We have some great equipment now compared to when I first started vaping, the sx mini is fantastic, next month or six months from now who knows what will be tops, right now it is not the DNA
  9. dannyb3eleven

    dannyb3eleven Full Member

    Nov 26, 2014
    Chicago, IL, Milky Way
    sorry if this has been posted but i could not find it on the forum.... has anyone had an issue with their usb charge port on their sx mini? mine just stopped working today and will not charge anymore....
  10. Moonbogg

    Moonbogg Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 18, 2014
    Whittier, CA, USA
    As soon as that SX350j mini hits the market, count me in. Day 1 blind purchase.
  11. tc1

    tc1 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 26, 2011
    Too many people still having problems with DNA40 mods for me to even think about investing in one.
  12. JulesXsmokr

    JulesXsmokr Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Back in stock over at cigtechs
    Regulated - Mods
    good folks over there, just sayin'
    I've got a few dings in mine now, it gets banged up pretty good at work and I'll bet it will keep ticking for a long time (cross fingers) :D
    I really like the memory modes, great feature.
  13. Squigly

    Squigly Full Member


    Another issue with the device not reading any atty's.

    Evolv is falling behind as usual :/
  14. SaabFanatic

    SaabFanatic Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2014
    Peterborough, Canada
    You should pre-order. Thinking of placing an order in 1 week - at least here in Canada prices will be higher by $50 once the item is in stock.
  15. tc1

    tc1 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 26, 2011
    Pretty sure YiHi controls the pricing of their mods. Any vendor who is selling them at a lower/higher price could get blacklisted.

    I could be wrong though ...
  16. SaabFanatic

    SaabFanatic Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 19, 2014
    Peterborough, Canada
    Not sure, they might have a set USD MSRP price. However, with currency fluctuations, countries outside the USA might have to adjust pricing.
  17. Stinkytofus

    Stinkytofus Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 30, 2014
    New York City
    Dna40 devices are overpriced, thats one reason not to get it when new tc devices that performs just as good if not better are being sold for half or a fraction of the price, i thought about dropping 250 plus on one but im glad i didnt, what a waste of $
  18. Nuclear Cowboy

    Nuclear Cowboy Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 26, 2014
    Memphis, TN
    I've had great luck with the DNA40 boards. I have the first version and the newer large screen board version. Never a problem with either. I like the layout and the way it operates. Nor do I mind paying a little more for an American made device.

    My only big complaint with the SX mini is plain and simple, I hate gravity sensor boards.
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  19. KTMRider

    KTMRider Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 5, 2014
    Mostly user error.

    Atomizer or mod issue, not a chip issue.

    That's what I heard early on. Being that the prices are still up there, might still be going on.

    Usually, the ones that never tried a real Evolv chip say this. Just as good? Highly doubtful. Better? No way in hell. DNA40 devices have come way down. You can pick one up for around $100.

    v2.2 of the firmware allows you to turn off the gravity sensor. I have mine off but it still has auto screen orientation (separate setting, thank god).
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