Gemz Prime Mover RTA Review: Sexy Flavour And SteamPunk Vibes…But Is It Enough!?

Introduction – The Prime Mover RTA By Gemz

Gemztech is a very new Shenzhen vaping brand, with less than a handful of products on the market…the Lucky Star RDTA, Axis RTA and Fogcity RTA, all of which feature edgy aesthetics and cutting edge innovations.

Gems Prime Mover Main

With the release of the product I’ve been reviewing this week, it’s clear that Gemz is specialising in rebuildable atomiser gear…and, not doing too shabby a job, I might add. It looks like Gemz might be here to stay.

There Prime mover RTA is a beautiful thing, it features an interesting top cap design that allows for the length and look of the RTA to be transformed…let’s go in and take a closer look.

What’s In The Box

  • 1 x Prime Mover RTA
  • 1 x Drip tip for conversion
  • Polishing cloth
  • Bag of spares, allen key, coils, screws and o-rings
  • Spare glass
  • Instruction manualGemz Prime Mover Contents


  • Dimensions 24 x 53 mm
  • Comes in SS, Black, Gold or Rainbow
  • Locking, press and twist top cap features height transforming design
  • PEI and SS drip tip
  • Dual bottom adjustable airflow
  • Gold plated deck with PEEK insulator
  • Beveled dual posts with single terminals
  • Top fill
  • Gold plated 510 pin

Build Quality & Design

The Prime Mover comes in a neat little gold box with a display sleeve and when I opened it for the first time, I was pretty much delighted by what is a very aesthetically pleasing RTA.

The first thing I noticed was the intricate steam-punk engraving on the round edged top cap, which looks the business, along with a bunch of unique features I’ll have to explain…starting at the bottom.Gemz Prime Mover RTA review

The base features a neat, gold plated 510 pin and the first band, working up, is a thin airflow adjustment ring with good tension, which allows you to adjust the flow through two 1 centimetre cyclops style slots. The thing which irritates me is that this airflow ring comes off, I later found, when removing the tank from a juicy vape. It’s effective but I’d certainly like to have seen it fixed to the device.

Okay, above that you’ll find a 3 ml tank and with an easy twist of the pyrex, the tank can be dismantled to reveal the gold plated deck, with dual, bevelled posts, each with a diagonal screw shutting off a single large terminal.

There are two upraised posts either side which direct the airflow straight at the coils. Neat cut outs either side each of your coil positions will keep wick in place, much like the wick cut outs you see on the iJoy Combo RDTA decks.

It’s a neat design but it will certainly be a tight fit for larger coils, such, I guess, is the nature of most RTAs.Gemz Prime Mover Exploded View

Now…the top cap design is where things get really groovy here: The top cap consists of two 10mm bands, one sits on the inside of the second band but, with the help of a press and twist lock and a spring mechanism, the latter (the band with the steam punk engravings) can be made to sit above the former, a purely aesthetic transformation that makes for a longer RTA.

This may not be every one’s cup of tea but, flash as I am, I like big things, big shiny things especially and so this transformation actually floats my vaping boat. It not only extends the RTA but also gives it a stepped contour which looks unique and pretty, then again the RTA looks pretty when shorter too…on account of the engraving design and the smooth sided silhouette.

For the two different top cap settings, 2 different drip tips are included, one with a long stem and the other with a short stem. The longer setting, where the top band isn’t locked into place, requires a drip tip installed in order for the top cap to stay in place so be aware of that.Gemz Prime Mover Full Length

When set long, a press down of the cap will allow you to access the top fill and with the setting short, you can just remove the drip tip. It’s very fiddly at first, especially when you remove the top cap during break down and this big spring comes flying at you but once you get the mechanism and know what’s where and what to do…it’s fun, it’s good looking and its original.

The drip tip obviously cannot be replaced, however an o-ring on the inside of the included, specialised tips allows you to install your own 810 into the top of this one, making for a nice long drip tip and just taking that flash-factor to new heights…whether that’’s your thing is up to you. I for one, am currently enjoying the feel of puffing on a double length 810.

I’ve never seen this anywhere else and I’ve certainly never seen this fill method. Kudos to Gemz for original design.

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How Does The Gemz Prime Mover RTA Perform?

First up… get to know the spring mechanism, how it works and how to fill up, otherwise…you might think this thing is a nightmare to use, as I did for the first few hours. Once you get around the weirdness of the design, you’ll start to properly appreciate performance.

Airflow is slightly restricted throughout and while I like a restricted airflow, there is something of a whistle when vaping that just doesn’t feel quite right.Gemz Prime Mover RTA on mod

I suspect it has to do with either the narrow, RTA deck, combined with those airflow posts that put the airflow very, very close to your coils, along with these drip tips which have a fairly narrow shaft, or just one of these factors alone. Difficult to tell which but, having tried a couple of builds and settings, I’m sure it’s unavoidable on this tank.

That said, flavour is excellent…those ‘just there’ airflow shafts are to thank, restricted flow also; both of which would account for a high flavour vape but also the whistle.

3 Mls certainly isn’t the best capacity but given this is an RTA, I understand that space is an issue…it would have been a killer innovation to have that top cap accommodate an extra 2mls though, instead of just a purely aesthetic change.

I’ve experienced a great deal of leaking through the airflow on this RTA, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve sworn as the juice began running down the side of my mod and while I’m open to a little overflow here and there, a constant seeping out of the airflow becomes a bit of a hassle and e-juice, when you don’t DIY, can be very expensive to replace.

As much as I love the aesthetic and flavour, the leaking and loose airflow ring resulted in an RTA experience that was anything from smooth. Sadly, you can’t love every vape you lay hands on, I do, however see a lot of potential for good things here: with a little tweaking and cleaning up of the airflow situation.

I find the refill method convenient so let’s look at that…

How To Fill The Gemz Prime Mover RTAGemz Prime Mover Fill 1

  • When in lengthened configuration, depress the top cap
  • Stick your nozzle into the opening and squeeze
  • When in shortened configuration, unscrew the drip tip
  • Avoiding the central shaft, fill through the opening on the sideGemz Prime Mover Fill 2

Ease of build

Triangular posts, raised airflow shafts and the RTA barrel which fits over the deck make for a tight squeeze.

However, me with my monster coil habits, was surprised that I didn’t have to tone it down with a couple less wraps on the alien wire build I installed, on my first build here, so it seems the squeeze isn’t that hard to work around. Manoeuvring and a little know how are necessary though.

Sadly, no single coil option here though.

Building is a relatively easy on this deck, the wick placement is made simple and neat by the cutouts in the deck for your cotton and once every thing is in place…the Gemz Prime Mover vapes pretty well. Gemz Prime Mover Build

The gold plated deck is good quality, sturdy and the triangular posts feature ample terminals with accessible screws to help make building a bit easier. While this deck is easy for an experienced user, the lack of space means things can go wrong if you don’t know what you’re doing, keep that in mind.Gemz Prime Mover Wick

What I Liked

It’s difficult not to appreciate the looks of this RTA, in both configurations, long and short it looks sexy, it really does. The idea of transforming the look is a great one…but it would have made more sense if the transformation was functional too (perhaps I’m expecting too much).

I enjoyed the novel fill method, easy build and beautiful flavour on this RTA.

What I Dislike

The airflow whistle is a bother, as is the loose airflow ring and the tendency to leak like a trooper through the airflow slots.

Final Review Verdict

This the Gemz Prime Mover to be a unique RTA with a great deal of potential but I feel that there’s still work to be done smoothing out those features and making the RTA a little more functional and smooth to operate. If you don’t mind some fiddly business, by all means, you’ll benefit from the eye candy factor and enhanced flavour of the Prime Mover.

I’ll only recommend this for experienced builders who know how to manage a compact build with some manoeuvring.


Would I buy the Gemz Prime Mover RTA if I lost/broke the device? Yes… but mainly for aesthetic reasons as it’s not the smoothest performer around.


  • High flavour
  • Easy, innovative fill method
  • Unique and changeable looks
  • Good quality, functional deck


  • Low capacity, especially in light of the next con
  • Leaks through airflow
  • Airflow ring slips off during removal
  • Whistles during draw

Geekvape Peerless RDTA | Review

Geekvape Peerless RDTA Review

Geekvape Peerless RDTA

The Peerless RDTA features an upgraded build deck and improved hinge-lock filling system.


  • Upgraded build deck fits both small and large coils
  • Precise airflow system offers great flavor
  • Hinge-lock filling system
  • Compatible with both 810 & 510 drip tips
Geekvape Peerless RDTA

Geekvape is known for creating excellent performing atomizers at affordable prices. The have now added to their Peerless line with an RDTA version of the popular Peerless RDA. The original Peerless RDA was a favorite budget RDA for many vapers and even has a place in our Best RDA’s list. The Peerless RDTA adopts some of the key features of the original Peerless, but with the added benefit of having a tank beneath for greater juice capacity.

Specs & Features
Geekvape Peerless RDTA


  • Dimensions: 1-13/16″ x 15/16″ (Including Drip Tip and Threads)
  • Gold Plated 510 Contact Pin
  • 24mm Diameter
  • 4ml or 2ml (TPD) Capacity
  • Hinge Lock Filling System
  • Special Split-Bridge Post Design with Four Post Holes
  • Designed to support both Standard and Complex Coil Builds
  • Upgraded Build Deck for Both Small and Large Coil Builds
  • Designed for both Single and Dual Coil Builds
  • Single Coil Adapter Included
  • Dual Airflow Slots
  • Adjustable Airflow Top Cap
  • Includes (1) Wide Bore 810 Drip Tip and (1) Wide Bore 510 Drip Tip
  • 810 Drip Tip Compatible
  • 510 Drip Tip Compatible with included 510 Drip Tip Adapter

Kit Contents

  • 1 x GeekVape Peerless RDTA
  • 1 x Replacement Glass
  • 1 x 510 Drip Tip Adapter
  • 1 x Wide Bore 510 Delrin Drip Tip
  • 1 x Single Coil Ceramic Block
  • 1 x Screwdriver
  • 1 x Set of Spare O-Rings and Screws
  • 2 x Prebuilt Kanthal Coil
Design & Build Quality
Geekvape Peerless RDTA

One thing Geekvape are always good at is giving you a comprehensive spares kit and extras. The Geekvape Peerless RDTA comes with a wide bore Delrin 810 drip tip, a 510 Delrin Drip tip and a 510 adapter, a spare glass tank, a pair of braided coils, spare o-rings, screws, and a ceramic block for single coils. That’s right; the Peerless RDTA can be used in both single and dual coil configurations, and it’s great to see that included in the kit.

The Peerless RDTA has a 24mm diameter base, so will look great on most devices. It also comes in two versions; either a 4ml tank capacity or the TPD compliant 2ml version. Although I’m sure as with most Geekvape products, you will have the option to order the larger tank separate if you have the TPD compliant version.

This RDTA has a nice sleek and quite a classy look to it. There is an engraved “Peerless” logo on the top cap beneath one of the air slots and some dimples or indents along the upper end of the top cap, which help to grip when adjusting the airflow.

The Peerless comes in a range of colors such as; stainless steel, black, gold, red and blue. We received the stainless steel version, and its understated design looks good on any device we have tried it on. Even the black wide bore Delrin 810 drip tip doesn’t look out of place, but it’s good to see you have the full option if using your own and even a 510 if you wish.

One feature that Geekvape have gone with which makes this RDTA stand out from others in the market is its fill system. They have implemented a hinge lock filling system which is located on the edge of one side of the build deck. It works well, and I had no issues with it during my time of testing, although I’m not on the longevity of the hinge after extensive use, especially if you have the 2ml version that you might constantly be filling.

This atomizer features fully adjustable side airflow, just like the Peerless RDA. Usually, the top cap and airflow control sections can be taken apart separately for cleaning, not with the Peerless RDTA it’s all one piece. It doesn’t affect its performance, but some may have preferred them being separate for ease of cleaning.

As with all Geekvape products that I’ve reviewed the build quality, and machining is great on this RDTA, which is always impressive when it’s at such an affordable price.

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Building & Wicking
Geekvape Peerless RDTA

One of the most important aspects of an RDA or RDTA is the build deck. The Peerless RDA had a very good and simple build deck. However, the RDTA version sees an upgrade here, which should make things even more of a breeze to build on. It features a 2 post design, with multiple post holes in each post (3 on each) to allow for a greater range of coil builds and sizes. It’s a simple, yet well-executed design and I’ve been able to chuck anything from simple round wire builds to Fused Claptons and Aliens with zero issues.

Something else worth mentioning is that the screws are tightened down from the top, which is great for your exotic coil builds as it doesn’t tend to bend or twist your leads as much.

Wicking the Peerless RDTA is the ordinary affair for an RDTA. Simply cut your wicks to the point where you know the cotton will poke into the tank section, then fluff it out and gently tuck your ends into the wicking ports. I find that the best way to wick RDTA like this is to have the cotton barely poking into the tank section, which also leaves you more room for e-juice in the tank.

Overall, using the build deck and wicking on the Peerless RDTA has been straightforward. I also really like the fact this style of build deck can accommodate pretty much any type of build I’ve thrown at it.

Geekvape Peerless RDTA

First of let me just mention running this RDTA in single coil mode. The inclusion of the ceramic and rubber block is extremely easy to use, just plug it in the rear end in place of one of the coils, and leave the coil in by the fill port. Now I prefer to vape with dual coils in this type of RDTA, but the single coil was satisfactory, that’s all I can say really the airflow doesn’t feel as smooth, which I guess is always going to be the case when one side is blocked.

However, in dual coil configuration, things were far more to my preference. I tried standard Stainless Steel round wire, Fused Clapton and even Triple Core Fused Claptons and all performed great. One thing to note is to pay attention to where you sit your coils, so the airflow is properly aligned, I found that positioning them slightly higher so the airflow can hit just underneath and direct on both sides worked best for me. I was then getting a nice warm vape with plenty of flavor. Actually, the flavor was a lot better than I expected and than I remember my Peerless RDA.

The airflow on the Peerless is incredibly smooth and effortless to adjust. It’s possible that due to the one-piece design of the top cap it makes the airflow adjustment smoother and easier to adjust. The only slight negative I had here was the airflow was a somewhat on the noisy side, especially when you start to close it off a little. I preferred the flavor and vapor production with the airflow turned a quarter of the way, which meant I did notice the noise a lot more.

As mentioned earlier, this atomizer comes in either 2 or 4ml e-liquid capacities and features a hinge lock filling system. The hinge lock is located in front of one of your coils, so you do have to be a little careful when opening and filling. Also, there is a piece of peeking there to help keep the seal secure so that you won’t experience any leaking. The opening itself is not particularly large either, but you will get away with using dropper and unicorn bottles. Lastly, the hinge itself on our RDTA was a little on the loose side, I’m not sure if this will be the case with every Peerless RDTA, but it does make me worry a little about the longevity of that hinge.

Overall I was really impressed with the performance of the Peerless RDTA. It’s pretty similar to that of the RDA variant, so if you liked how that performed, then I think really like this RDTA as well.


  • Good build quality
  • Great flavor
  • Smooth airflow
  • Easy to wick and build
  • Can accommodate various coil builds
  • Single Coil option
  • Easy fill system


  • Slightly Noisy Airflow
  • Slightly loose hinge on the fill system
  • One piece top cap (Subjective)

The Geekvape Peerless RDTA is a solid performing atomizer. It offers a unique fill system and a quality build deck that can accommodate all types and sizes of coils, with ease. Not to mention, it comes with a single coil block, which makes it even more versatile.

I only had a couple of slight negatives with the Peerless. Firstly, the slightly noisy airflow, which may not bother everyone, but did get a little annoying for me. Secondly, I wish that the hinge for the fill system was a bit more secure. This may have only been on our sample and hopefully will be better on the retail versions.

The Geekvape Peerless RDTA is a great performing atomizer, and even more impressive is that it’s available at an incredibly affordable price. If you’re looking for a new RDTA, then I can definitely recommend checking out the Peerless.

Innokin Ares MTL RTA Review

On the contrary to a common belief, mouth to lung (MTL) vaping is getting competitive. I will be talking about the Ares RTA MTL from Platform series of Innokin. A tank designed for smoker and starters, 2 famous YouTubers (Dimitris Agrafitos (VapingGreek) and Phil Busardo (a renowned MTLer) worked together to bring it into existence.

Marked as 5mL, the 24 mm diameter tank actually carries 4mL. Let’s talk about the performance as it was designed for builds of single-coil and has great qualities which are present in many top RTA products.

Kit Content & Specifications

Innokin Ares MTL RTA Review

Kit Content Specs
Innokin Ares RTA Gold plated 510 pin
User manual Delrin drip tip (with 5mm bore)
Spare partpack Airflow holes (2mm, 1.5mm, 1mm, 0.5mm)
Pre-built coils (2) Bottom slots for air (Adjustable)
Wire meter 9 separate airflow holes
Hex key Single internal airtube on build deck
Drip tip set PEEK-insulated positive post
Smoked tank section Dual wicking ports
3 mL glass section Side-mounted screws
Two-post single0terminal build deck
4mL e-juice capacity
Push to fill system
24 mm in diameter

First Impression

Innokin Ares MTL RTA ReviewThe Ares RTA has a very simple look and its design has no crazy looking features. The thing that makes it stand out is its chamber design which is bell-shaped and conical.

Looking like the old tanks of SMOK TCT with the new modern looking 24 mm tank, Innokin has introduced o-rings on green and clear shades which go perfectly with tinted glass-section. The color combination is what I really like about it.

Looking at the unit, the bromance between Dimitris and Phil has been shown at the lower inside of the top-fill cap. A good looking logo of Platform and Ares has also been added which overall adds to the look.

Compatible with any 510 drip tip, one among black Delrin drip-tip is straight whereas the other one mimics the curved mouthpiece of Nautilus.


Adjusted with a 1 ohm coil and 15-20 watts, I got quite a good vape from the Ares RTA. Going low at 0.5 ohm might not be that good. Oh, and by the way, they are working on a DL version as you read this.

I tried vaping with the cotton hanging to the tank’s bottom and the result was good. Later I found that if you cut the flush of the wicks with a build-deck’s bottom, you would still get a good vape until the end.

Compared with the Aspire Nautilus 2 , I found no leaks, no burnt tasting hits, and the flavor was consistent. I even vaped 50/50 juices and moved up to 75% VG. From my experience, my suggestion would be to use more cotton with juices of high-VG and go with lesser cotton for thinner blends.

The airflow reducer in the showerhead causes the unit to whistle when you use any of the two smallest holes for puffing. Other than that, it provides minimal turbulence of airflow with smooth draws.

If you want to get the hit in the throat, I would recommend you use nicotine salt here. The unit provides a very smooth experience and has a good balance between hits of high and low intensity.

Pros Cons
Version available for TPD Little whistle while using the smaller holes
Easily cleaned The draw could have been tighter
No gurgling and leaking Non-removable top-fill insulator
Coils are easily installed
Consistent and smooth flavor
Many options for airflow
Quality machining
Awesome top fill
Easy deck to build on


This unit is definitely for fans of normal draws like Nautilus or series of Digiflavor Siren. Dimitris and Phil did great by coming up with this tank that is rebuildable accommodating both the beginners and seasoned vapers. Although if you are a fan of tight draws, then you probably should go for Beserker or Kayfun Prime. If you are a starter, the Ares is going to be just fine for you. Let me know how you feel about the unit. Leave a comment. Enjoy vaping.

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GeekVape Medusa Reborn Review

The GeekVape Medusa Reborn, or Medusa v2, is being marketed as an RDTA, but some people, myself included, regarded more as an RDA with a really deep juice well that can hold up to 3.5 ml of e-liquid. The original Medusa had its share of fans, but it did have some design flaws that put off a lot of vapers that would have otherwise considered buying it, so GeekVape decided to put out an improved version that addresses most of the problems of their original atomizer. Is the Medusa Reborn worth your hard earned money? Check out my review and find out.

A Look at the Contents

The Medusa Rebord RDTA comes in a silver plastic case with a transparent lid that offers a clear view of the actual device, but since mine was a sample from the manufacturer, it came in a small cardboard box labeled “Free Sample”. But hey, it’s what’s on the inside that matters, right?


In the box, we have the 24-mm diameter Medusa Reborn atomizer, a small user manual and a bag of accessories and spare parts (a mini screwdriver, a 510 drip tip adapter, a hollow connection pin for squonker-type devices, several o-rings and four spare screws for the build deck). All in all, it’s a nice package, and I’m particularly happy that they finally decided to add a user manual, as that has been one of my main gripes with GeekVape for a long time.

Design and Build Quality

The Medusa Reborn isn’t your typical RDTA. For starters, it doesn’t even look like one, but rather as an elongated RDA, as their is no glass section under the build deck, and the metal barrel extends all the way to the base of the atomizer, just like on a regular RDA. I, for one, have never used RDTA like this before, but I was definitely intrigued by the design.

Starting from the top, the GeekVape Medusa RDTA has a wide Goon-style Ultem drip tip that might look great, but is actually way to short for my liking. I don’t how these stubby drip tips became so popular, because there’s hardly anything to grab onto with your lips, not to mention that you almost always touch the metal top cap of the atomizer, as well. Now, that may not sound like a big deal, but wait until you fire up this baby at high wattage and you’ll start to feel what I’m talking about. Stainless steel is a great heat conductor, so the Medusa can get very hot, and when your lips touch it, well, you get the point.


Luckily, the kit does include a 510 drip tip adapter, and it’s actually one of the nicest I’ve seen. That’s because it extends into the top cap completely, so any drip tip sits flush on the atomizer. And, if you prefer the wide bore tips, any Goon-style drip tips will fit without the adapter.

Further down, we have the top cap, which also acts as an airflow control ring, allowing you to regulate the air coming through the four cyclops slots on the barrel of the atomizer. The barrel has two airflow slots on each side, and there’s no way to block any one side while keeping the other open, so single coil vaping is not an option, only dual coil mode. On the lower half of the barrel, we have what looks like a tribal design etched into the steel, but a closer look reveals that it is actually a motif made up of Medusa’s eyes and snake-like hair. It’s pretty neat, if you can appreciate clever art. On the inside, the barrel has a “lip”, the purpose of which I have not yet figured out, but one thing I can tell you is that you have to consider it when inserting your coils, as leaving them extended too far from the posts will make it impossible to slide the barrel over the bottom well. That’s precisely because of this inner lip that essentially narrows the space you have available inside the atomizer.

The base of the Medusa Reborn is made up of a cross-shaped build deck, with a two post design and featuring four massive wire holes positioned asymmetrically to make inserting the coils easier. The leads of your cotton wicking extend into the deep juice well below through the spaces between the four sides of the cross-shaped deck, which theoretically lets you use this device as an RDTA. The well holds up to 3.5 ml of e-liquid, which is plenty, in my opinion, but the problem is that because this is a metal well, and not a glass tank, you never know exactly how much juice is in there. You can take off the top cap and tilt the atomizer from time to time, to see if there’s any juice flowing from the well, but other than that, you just have to make sure that you top it off regularly, to keep the cotton nice and moist.


I haven’t had the chance to use the hollowed out connection pin, as I don’t own a squonqer, but if you’re into that sort of device, this included accessory is certainly a plus.

Overall, I would say that the build quality of the GeekVape Medusa is top notch, from the materials to the flawless machining, but there are still some design elements that just don’t make sense, in my opinion.

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Setting Up

Getting the GeekVape Medusa Reborn ready for your first vape is a fairly simple process, especially if you have some experience with RDAs or RDTAs. The first thing you need to do is rinse all the parts, to get rid of any leftover machining oil. Once you’re done, wipe the water with a paper napkin and you’re ready to go.

Mounting the coils on the build deck of the Medusa Reborn is very easy, thanks to the asymmetrical positioning of the holes (two lower and two higher) which align perfectly with the leads of your coils. There are actually two ways to insert the coils. The first one, which is recommended by the manufacturer, according to the photos I’ve seen going around online, requires you to insert one opf the leads in one of the higher holes, and the other in one of the lower holes. Once the leads are in place, fasten the screws and then push the coils so that they align with the air holes on the barrel.

The other way to insert the coils is easier. To bypass having to align the coils with the airflow slots, you can simply insert both leads into the lower holes of the build posts, which are located in the center of the build deck. Luckily, the holes are big enough to accommodate some of the largest wires available right now, so space is definitely not a problem.


Whichever way you decide to install the coils, you still need to wick them properly to get the most out of the Medusa Reborn. In that respect, the cross-shaped deck is a big advantage, as you have plenty of space to extend even the fluffiest of cotton leads into the juice well. I for one never overdo is with the cotton. I prefer to keep them short and thin, which I feel works better, but I’ve seen people stick loads of cotton through their coils and they seem pretty happy with the result, as well. Ultimately, wicking, like e-liquid, is a matter of personal preference.

That being said, I would advise against stuffing the spaces between the build deck sides full of cotton, because when you pour the juice into the atomizer, the fluffy wick and the lip on the inside of the metal barrel will prevent it from going down into the juice well. Just make sure there is a little space left for it to flow through.

Once you’re done, slide over the barrel and the top cap and you’re ready to vape.

How It Vapes

For all its little flaws and quirks, the GeekVape Medusa Reborn RDTA is one great atomizer! The amount o9f vapor it can generate depends a lot on the kind of build you have on and the power of your mod, but even a mediocre build like mine produces pretty impressive results. I currently have a couple of 26+30 AWG Clapton coils installed, with a combined resistance of 0.5Ω, and vaping at around 70W, the vapor clouds are thick enough to cut with a knife. I imagine you can get twice as much vapor with a lower resistance build and more power output, but even so, the vapor production is simply insane, and the vapor is just warm enough to be enjoyable.

The flavor you get off this thing is incredible as well. To be honest, I rank the Medusa Reborn right up there with the best RDAs I’ve tried, only it comes with the added bonus of a deep well that lets you vape for longer without having to worry about dry hits.


Chain vaping can be a problem with some RDTAs, because the cotton needs time to soak up more juice between draws, but I noticed that if you keep the leads short and relatively thin, they soak the juice more effectively, and you don’t get any dry hits even when chain vaping.

The only things you have to worry about when using the Medusa Reborn are the level of juice in the well, which is very hard to see, even if you remove the barrel completely, because of the cotton wick, and tilting the device for long periods of time, which can lead to e-liquid leaking from the well through the airflow slots.


I never got a chance to use the original GeekVape Medusa, so I can’t really say how much this second generation improves on it, but I can tell you that, despite some minor design flaws, the Medusa Reborn is an actual RDTA/RDA (whatever you want to call it). It’s easy to build on, the deep well holds a fair amount of juice, and the vapor production and flavor intensity are born outstanding.

My main complain about this atomizer is that you can’t see the level of the e-liquid still inside, but that weird lip on the inside of the tube and the stubby drip tip are also kind of annoying. Still, these cons are easily outweighed by the exceptional performance, so if you’re on the fence about giving the Medusa Reborn a try, I say go for it.

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Voopoo Pericles RDA | Preview

VooPoo Pericles RDA Preview

VOOPOO Pericles RDA Intro

After GeneGate with the Vandy Vape Pulse BF 80W VooPoo have focused on tanks, trying to avoid any new publicity surrounding the chip and it seems they are avoiding releasing a Gene squonk of their own until the clouds have settled. In the meantime, we have the Rune, Conjure, U-Force T1 and now the Pericles.

Have the design team managed to Conjure up a new Force or have they Rune the design?

What Is it?

The Pericles is a dual coil RDA which accommodates all types of wires with big wire slots and the ability to quickly push in the coil heads and fix them in place. It has a deep juice well which VooPoo states “allows vapors to have more fun vaping.”

It has smooth bottom-side airflows which allow the air to go through the coils from four airflow tubes. There’s also a bridge in the center which divides the liquid into both sides, described as anti-spray eliminating the spray and pray approach to vape. There is also a screen at the top of the RDA cap to prevent e-liquid from getting into the drip tip, therefore stopping leakage.

VooPoo Pericles RDA Preview

Who is it for?

Pericles RDA is for flavor addicts and RDA beginners. This RDA will give an easy building experience.

VooPoo Pericles RDA

Our Vibe

The Pericles RDA at first glance might have you fooled into thinking its the Rune RDA, open it up to take a look at the build deck and you have a Bonza style deck – two coils one pair of legs fixed with screws, the other pair with pressure plates, lowering under the posts. Take a look at the airflow and again there is a hint of something familiar, this time we see the four bottom side airflow holes reminiscent of the Reload RDA maybe?

Overall this device seems to be less prominent and influential Greek statesman, and more Frankenstein. Does this make it a bad device, not at all. Taking these pre existing designs, all of which are good and combining them could have created the ultimate performing device. Lets hope there was some thought and reasoning in using this combination of features and the designers didn’t just get lazy.

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Specs & Features


  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Size: 24.2(diameter)*34.3mm
  • Connection Threading: 510
  • Coil Type: Dual Coils
  • Deck: Two-posts Deck
  • Color: Gold, B-Rainbow, B-Gold, S-Rainbow, S-Blue, Silver, R-Silver, Rainbow, Blue-Silver, G-Rainbow

Kit Contents:

  • 3 x Seal Ring
  • 4 x Slotted Screw
  • 1 x Positive Electrode Screw
  • 1 x 510 Resin Drip Tips Adapter Ring
  • 1 x Slotted Screwdriver
  • 1 x Hexagon Wrench
  • 1 x Organic Cotton
  • 2 x Coil
  • 1 x User Manual

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Typical two-tier packaging that I have come to expect from Vandy Vape. Full disclosure, this is a review of sample so there might be some slight changes on the final product but I doubt it. Most of the time, Vandy Vape goes to market with the exact product that they send the reviewers. On the first tier, you have your atomizer and a spare drip tip. On the second tier of the box, you have a bunch of pre-cut Mesh wire in different materials as well as a goodie bag. Really excited about trying this new heating element out. I can’t wait to build and wick this atomizer. Really curious about the difference, if any in vape quality that this atomizer will provide.


  • 1 x Vandy Vape Mesh RDA Tank
  • 1 x 18.5mm Delrin Doc Tip
  • 1 x Accessory Bag
  • 3 x Kanthal Mesh Wire
  • 3 x Ni80 Mesh Wire
  • 3 x SS316 Mesh Wire

Vandy Vape Mesh Review


As usual with Vandy Vape, you get more than one drip tip in your package. With this particular atomizer, you actually get two drip tips. One is a wide bore Ultem drip tip that is Goon style. The other is also Goon compatible and it is a really short and wide chuff cap style. It has some texture on the outer edges of it that kind of remind me of treads on a tire. Actually, when you turn the drip tip sideways, it does look like a plastic tire that you might find on a child’s toy. This drip tip is way too short for me and it’s really not the type of drip tip I enjoy using. However, I do commend Vandy Vape for giving us two drips tips instead of one. Choices are always welcome whenever I get an atomizer. Oh yes, I almost forgot. For those of you that love to run your traditional 510 drip tips, there is an adapter included.

Vandy Vape Mesh Review

The top cap does have a conical shape to the interior and there is some branding on the top that says Vandy Vape. The top cap is secured to the barrel via one o’ring and the tolerance on it is really tight. There are cutouts on the airflow of the top cap for dual and single coil mode. I really wish Vandy Vape would have put some knurling on the edges of this top cap because adjusting the airflow can be rather tight sometimes. Knurling would have made the adjustment and removal of the top cap a lot easier.

Vandy Vape Mesh Review

The barrel of the Mesh RDA is nicely machined just like the rest of the atomizer. The airflow is a cyclops style air flow with slanted slots on the end that kind of angle the air flow inward from the sides. There is some branding on the barrel but it is subtle and elegant. The barrel is held on to the base by two o’rings. The tolerance between the barrel and the base is very nicely done.

Vandy Vape Mesh Review

The base of the atomizer does have some Vandy Vape branding on the bottom of it. There is a gold plated 510 pin with an insulator ring around it. The threading that surrounds the 510 pin is very smooth and buttery. So far, the Vandy Vape Mesh RDA has sat flush on every mod I have used it on. On the side of the base between the two o’rings, you will find two flathead screws. These are your deck screws that you use to tighten down the leads on the deck of the Mesh RDA. Overall, the design and function of this RDA is very unique and innovative. Kudos to Vandy Vape for trying something different.

Vandy Vape Mesh Review

This atomizer also comes with a squonking pin and an Allen key specifically for it. When you remove the original 510 pin, it does come out in two pieces and requires a flathead screwdriver for the removal of both pieces. Simply remove the two piece traditional 510 pin and replace it with the one piece squonking pin. You use the provided Allen key to tighten down the squonking pin.


The deck on the Mesh RDA is probably something most of you have never really seen before. Basically what it is, is a postless deck with two really wide clamps. The clamps are controlled by the screws that are accessed via the side of the base and they do a really nice job of holding the Mesh heating element in place. Basically how this deck works is you can use it with a Mesh heating element, a single coil, or a dual coil. I have tried all three types of heating elements in this RDA and I have to say that each and every one of them was extremely simple and easy to work with.

Vandy Vape Mesh Review

The juice well on the deck itself is really not that deep but to be honest, if you are going to run Mesh on this RDA, there really is no reason for a deep juice well since you’re going to be using a ton of cotton that will hold a lot of juice. Besides, even if you do go over the edges of the deck when you drip, the airflow slots on the barrel are mounted so high that you would have to really, really over drip in order to get this atomizer to leak no matter what build you have in there. The barrel actually does a good job of keeping the e-juice in the atomizer should you wind up going over the edge of the base by over dripping.

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As I alluded to earlier in this review, there are three different types of setups you can use when building and wicking the Mesh RDA. You can use the Mesh heating element that Vandy Vape provides to you when you purchase this atomizer. You can also use traditional coils in either single or dual coil mode. I have done all three and I will go over them in detail in this section.

Vandy Vape Mesh Review

First, let’s go over the Mesh heating element. Vandy Vape provides you with a Mesh heating element that measures 13 mm x 40 mm. They provide you with three different types of materials Kanthal, Ni80, and SS 316L. I have tried all three and I do have to say that I really prefer the stainless steel in temperature control mode over any of the other materials. The reason for this is because when you dry hit on a Mesh type of heating element it is like going through the 9th Gate of Hell. It is a dry hit like you have never experienced before. That’s why I highly recommend that if you are going to run the Mesh wire, that you run it in TC with the stainless steel 316L that Vandy Vape provides. Do that and you will get a very satisfying vape without the risk of having to experience that hellish dry hit that I just spoke about.

When you are mounting the Mesh wire, you can use it at the length that Vandy Vape has it pre-cut at or if you would like, you can shorten it down a bit. I prefer to use it at the pre-cut length. All you have to do to mount the Mesh wire is simply slide one side into the clamps on one side of the deck. Hold it in place while you clamp down the deck with your flathead screwdriver. Once one side is secure, you gently bend the Mesh so it forms an arch and you tuck the remaining side into the clamp on the other side of the deck. Gently put your finger on top of the arch that you just formed in order to hold the loose side of the Mesh in the clamp. While you are holding it, tighten the other side of the clamp with a flathead screwdriver and now you are ready to wick it up.

Vandy Vape Mesh Review

When wicking the Mesh RDA, you kind of have to take a different mindset because you are using a lot more cotton than you normally would. The cotton that you are using is definitely going to have to be plumped up a little bit and gently pushed through the opening of the arch that the Mesh forms. Once you get the cotton in there and it is fairly tight, you need to trim down your cotton. I do like to fluff mine up a little first before I actually trim it down. I trim it down right at the edge of the base and make sure that I have nothing sticking out over the edge of the base. Once that is done, you can juice up the cotton and you will be pleasantly surprised to see how much juice this nicely sized wad of cotton actually holds.

The other way you can build the Mesh RDA is with a traditional type of coil. You simply pre cut you leads to the proper length, insert both ends of your coil into the slot and clamp it down. You do have to run them kind of high. Definitely higher than you would on a traditional RDA considering the height of the AFC slots. Once this is done, you check your coil for hot spots and you are ready to wick the coil or coils up depending on which mode you decided to run it in. Like I said earlier, the juice well, when you run traditional coils, is not necessarily that deep. So, while I do enjoy all of my traditional coils on this particular deck, I definitely do prefer running the Mesh style of heating element. I just feel like this RDA was made specifically for that purpose so why not use it that way.


When you are running traditional coils in the Vandy Vape Mesh RDA, it’s like your average RDA. It has pretty good flavor and the clouds are definitely there. The airflow on the Mesh RDA is extremely smooth no matter what setup you run it in. I like the side air flow and I like the range of adjustment that Vandy Vape gives its user concerning the AFC.

What really sets the Mesh RDA apart from all other RDAs is the opportunity that you have to run the Mesh heating element in it. I know other companies have come out with Mesh RDAs and a lot of people didn’t like those offerings from certain companies. I also know that mesh as a wicking element has been around for quite some time. While I have never tried those particular RDAs, I can tell you that I really like this Mesh RDA from Vandy Vape.

I’m not going to sit here and tell you that it gives you OMG flavor or that it’s the next best thing since sliced bread. What I will tell you is that in temperature control mode with the Mesh heating element, the flavor of juices that I am very familiar with is definitely different. Not different in a bad way but different in a good way. I would say the flavor is more enhanced, for lack of a better term. The flavor isn’t necessarily more intense but it is definitely more detailed. The actual overall flavor kind of lightens up a little bit but at the same time, you get to taste all these little nuances in the juice that you thought you were familiar with, that you never tasted before. It really is quite eye opening and I have to say that I was very surprised by this type of flavor experience that the Vandy Vape Mesh RDA provided to me. The clouds, while running it in Mesh mode, are extremely respectable as well. When I first saw it, I thought it was just the latest gimmick and I wasn’t sure if it was going to be that good. I can honestly say that when I want a really detailed vape from a juice that I know is complex, there is really no better RDA on the market right now than the Vandy Vape Mesh RDA. In that department, it delivers big time.

Right now, I have the Mesh SS 316L heating element in my atomizer ohming out at .2 ohms at 68 watts and 500 degrees on my Lost Vape Triade in temperature control mode. I am vaping a very complex vanilla, tobacco, caramel, type of juice that I am extremely familiar with. I get little flavor notes that I just don’t get with other RDAs that are in my rotation. I’m not saying the juice is necessarily that much better in the Mesh RDA but it is definitely different and you will taste the difference when you run complex juices in this RDA. It is also great for those juices that use a lot of different fruit flavors in their mix. They all seem to have a note to them when vaped in the Mesh RDA. That’s just the best way I can describe it.

The Mesh RDA does also come with an included squonking pin. Unfortunately, this RDA suffers from the same faith as the Pulse 24 and the Dead Rabbit when used as a squonker. It’s not the company’s fault in all of these cases, it’s just that the squonking market has not caught up to the big atomizers that are being developed for it. Right now, the only two squonker mods that I am aware of that are capable of running these types of RDA’s at their full potential as a squonker are the Lost Vape Drone and the Geekvape G Box. These little single battery mechanical mods just will not cut it with atomizers the size of the ones that I have mentioned in this part of the review. I know Ginger Vapor is also developing some Boxer mods that are capable of squonking atomizers like the ones I mentioned, at their full potential. So while it does perform very well as a squonker, you’ll definitely need a dual battery regulated mod in order to get the most out of the Mesh RDA as a squonker. Any way you run the Mesh RDA with a decent build in it, you also get very good cloud production.


  • Knurling on the top cap
  • Better o’ring tolerance on the top cap
  • Deeper juice well
  • Better choice for a secondary drip tip


This RDA is really a TC vapers dream, let me explain. Most TC vapers are very particular about the control that they exercise over their vape. That is why they tend to like to vape in TC mode. The Mesh RDA goes perfectly with that type of vaper’s taste because they are able to control the little nuances and flavor profiles in the juice that they have in this particular RDA. If you’re that type of vaper then you are definitely going to love the Vandy Vape Mesh RDA. Now remember as I said before I’m not saying that the Mesh RDA is the latest and greatest, newest, and best, RDA to have a hit the market because that would be a lie. What it is, is a new innovative type of way, of creating vapor. It also lets the user completely enjoy complex juices by being able to taste all the little complexities that may be in that type of juice. The flavor is not more intense, in fact, the overall flavor is probably a little lighter. However, juices that you have been used to for years are definitely going to taste a little different in the Mesh RDA but different in a good way.

Because of how simple and easy it is to build, it is also probably a pretty good atomizer for the newer or beginner vaper that is just starting to get into building. As I said before, it’s also an extremely capable squonking RDA as well. I just love the versatility of this atomizer and I think you will too. as far as I am concerned, Vandy Vape has yet to put out a dud of a product. They are just killing it in the vaping market and I really feel like they have their finger on the pulse of the vaping community. Great job Vandy Vape!

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