Cthulhu Ceto RDA Intro
Cthulhu recently joined the ranks of the recement mesh-based atomizers with the Ceto RDA acting as their first mesh heating RDA.
Although mesh as a wick dates back about a little over seven years, what’s new now is that mesh is being used as the heating element, not the wick.
Cthulu has decided to resurrect this vaping style with their newest creation but it’s hard not to wonder if they have truly breathed new life into this medium or whether it is all just coming back to haunt us once again in the form of a new “coil”.
Retail Price: $33.95
Colors: Stainless steel, Black
Cthulhu Ceto RDA Specs and features
- Designed in Germany
- 24 mm Diameter
- Deep Juice Well
- Food-Grade 304 Stainless Steel Construction
- Elongated Two-Post Design
- Clamp Post Mechanism
- Lock Down via Two Phillips Screws per Post
- Max Mesh Width = 10 mm
- Triple Adjustable Side Airslots – Direct-to-Coil
- Central Filling Port, exposed via Removing Top Cap
- Extended 510 Squonk-Ready Bottom-Feeding Pin
- 810 ULTEM Wide Drip Tip
- 510 Drip Tip Adapter
- 510 Connection
- 1 X Ceto RDA
- 1 X Spare bag
- 2 X 300 mesh pad (304ss)
- Build Tips
- Squonk pins
More “mesh” than its worth?
For starters, mesh heating elements are capable of high flavor output. In theory, since it actively absorbs the e-liquid and covers more surface area when heated, it provides a richer and more flavorful hit when used. In practice, mesh wicks and coils simply proved to be more hassle than they were worth and most users soon gave up trying to perfect the art of mesh builds altogether — though there are some diehards out there.
Cthulu has (like Vandy Vape and the lastest Taifun) overlooked these stumbling blocks and the Ceto RDA is an attempt to get back on the craze among rebuildable enthusiasts. This 24 mm atomizer has an offset, two-post build deck and an elongated main chassis to accommodate mesh-style designs. Five, teardrop-shaped air slots provide the cooling needed for the installed mesh coil configurations — these sit around the midway mark on the main chassis and are also fully adjustable. What’s more, the spacious internal chamber houses a generous juice well and the kit includes a BF squonk pin for additional variation and added convenience.
Adding to the novelty, mesh being used as a heating element requires cotton as a wick. Mesh was used as an alternative to cotton or silica, but now they’re meant to go hand in hand.
We’re still testing it out, but the review is coming soon. Until then, if you are brave enough to give it a try, we’d love to hear your thoughts. Any mesh-heads in the crowd? Let us know in the comments below!