Sense Offers Twice the 2 mL Fun
At TPE2016, Sense showed off a pair of 2 mL sub-ohm tanks — the Herakles v2 and the Baijiada Mermaid. Vaping360 is a fan of previous Sense products, like the Herakles Plus (finely reviewed by Chris Kendell) and was recently impressed by the Herakles RTA-4 (deftly covered by Bill Herbst). Sense general manager Michael Zeng generously gave me an overview of both sub-ohm tanks. Check out the video above and read on for more details on the Herakles v2 and Baijiada Mermaid.
The Little Mermaid and…the Little Herakles v2
The Herakles v2 is quite similar to its larger brother. It uses the same coils, has a similar bottom airflow controller, and has a similar juice flow controller. The chief differences are its 2 mL capacity and the omission of a top airflow controller. The 2 mL capacity was chosen to satisfy certain (silly) regulations and to give the tank a compact form factor. Zeng also explained that since everything is smaller, the Herakles v2 offers more concentrated flavor than the larger model.
The Baijiada Mermaid is similar to Herakles v2 in that it’s also a 2 mL sub-ohm tank and uses the same coils. However, the packaging, materials, and build quality are a notch below that of its sister product. It also lacks the juice flow control feature. The Mermaid is aimed at vapers on a budget or those looking for an inexpensive backup, as its MSRP is less than $20.
I spent some time at TPE2016 vaping on the Herakles v2 on the 0.4-ohm kanthal coil and enjoyed the experience. While it has been a few months since I’ve used a Herakles Plus (confession: I lost it while I was drunk), the Herakles v2 offered an expectedly comparable vape. That said, I didn’t spend enough time with the product to see if the flavor was a tiny bit better and the temperature was slightly warmer, but I suspect that’s the case.
A Tale of Two 2ml Tanks
While the trend for sub-ohm tanks is to go larger in diameter and capacity, some manufacturers have also released 2ml tanks for the European market. Sense has the Mermaid for the budget-conscious vaper and the Herakles v2 for those that want more features. Both tanks satisfy a particular segment of the market. My question for you today is this — are you interested in the Herakles v2 of Baijiada Mermaid? Please share your thoughts on these Sense products in the comments section.