Dicodes Dani Extreme V2 Intro
Every once in a while, a device comes along that is not just your typical mod. When you see it, you will know right away that there is something special about it. I am talking about the Dani Extreme V2 by Dicodes. This tube mod certainly lives up to that name, because it is extremely well-crafted. The threads just work, every single time without an issue. The design is sleek and understated but don’t judge this book by it’s cover. The magic takes place inside of this beauty. It contains a chip that is capable of firing up to 40 watts and has temperature control plus many other features. Everybody knows Germans do not play around one bit when it comes to quality engineering, the Dani Extreme V2 being no exception. In a nutshell, this is basically the Mercedes Benz of mods. Everything about it screams quality, but at the end of the day, how does it vape? Let’s find out. . .
Dicodes Dani Extreme V2 Specs and Features
- 1 x Dicodes Dani Extreme V2 Mod
- 1 x Instruction Manual
- 1 x Dicodes NiFe 30 Sample Wire
- 5-40 watts with a battery (0.2 to 3.5 ohms)
- Adjustable final discharge (2.5 to 3 volts)
- Power Boost Mode
- Heat Protection mode
- Resistance from 0.1 to 3.5 ohms possible
- Reverse polarity protection
- Multi-page menu structure
- OLED display
- Individual user settings
- One-button operation
- 2 Year Warranty on Electronics
At only about the size of a standard 22mm mech mod, don’t be fooled by its appearance. This mod is designed to look simple and stylish. You can feel the quality of the stainless steel because this thing definitely has some weight to it. It has a bright OLED screen, a small, round, metal clicky button and an awesome little illustration of what appears to be a steam engine on the bottom. It just looks like the kind of device that you just wanna pick up and vape. Any stainless steel tank on it looks great, unfortunately there is no adjustable 510 pin so you might end up with a tiny gap.
In standard mode, this device performs like a champ. You have Heat Protection mode which will actually limit your voltage based on temperature, very similar to temperature control. This is the closest you are going to get to temp control with standard Kanthal wire, not too shabby. You also have Power Boost mode, which will actually increase your voltage periodically in order to achieve more vapor production. You have your Main Menu and Extended Functions Menu, for advanced users which is broken down into Heater menu, Mod menu and Value menu. This is very different from the Value Menu at McDonald’s. It is where all the statistics about the mod usage is found. For example, puff-counter, vaping time, energy, power capacity and the meaning of life function that actually tells you why we exist on this planet! Fine, but it does everything except that last one.
The Temperature Control mode on this mod is highly advanced for the fact that it supports every single type of temp-control wire you can get your hands on since you can manually program in the temperature coefficient. This means you can use Nickel, Titanium, Stainless steel and of course Dicodes’ very own NiFe30 wire. If you like the temperature control on a DNA 40, then you are going to love it on this mod. The Dani Extreme V2 controls the voltage gracefully and smoothly. It just works, every time, which unfortunately is not a given for every temp control device out there.
Ease of Use
The Dani Extreme V2 has a bunch of great features that will give you the perfect vape that you are seeking, however the only drawback is learning how to navigate through the menu. In order to maintain its sleek appearance, Dicodes decided to only include one button, which doubles as your fire button! It takes a lot of reading and practice in order to master this device but in the end, it’s all worth it. This device also has a bypass mode which performs much like a standard mech mod, of course with the addition of built-in protection. Overall, this mod is not going to be n00b compatible. That being said, once you learn how to use this device, which takes a bit of time and effort, the possibilities are practically endless.You can control just about every aspect of this device from the voltage output, temperature coefficient and even how the menu functions, etc. The list goes on. . .
If you are looking for a tube mod that is easier to control, but don’t care much about temp control then you might be interested in the new 50-watt Apollo V-Tube. Be sure to check out that review!
- Beautiful stainless steel finish
- Compact/sleek design
- Superior machining/threads (Its German-made, what did you expect?)
- Tons of menus to further customize your experience
- Temperature control, Heat Protection and Power Boost mode
- Adjustable Temperature Coefficient makes it compatible with any temp-control wire
- Single-button design can be challenging to operate menus
- Non-adjustable 510-pin (C’mon, what the heck?)
- Currently not yet available in the US (Unfortunately)
Overall score – 9 out of 10
If you are looking for a tube mod that has temperature control in addition to a plethora of many other useful features, look no further. I do not know of a single mod in it’s class that can compete with this device. Of course, the price is not cheap, but neither is that of a Mercedes Benz. If you want that high quality German-engineering, it is going to cost a little bit extra. But what you are getting with that is well worth it. The temperature control actually works great and is compatible with any type of wire as long as you know the Temperature Coefficient. Everything about the Dani Extreme V2 is extreme! Unfortunately it is also extremely hard to learn how to use, but that is just the price you have to pay for such a sophisticated device with a sleek and elegant design. All in all, I would give it a solid 9 rating for its flawless performance and superior German craftsmanship.
If you are looking for something with a little bit more wattage check out these DNA 200 box mods!