Thanks to its top-fill design, loading Dovpo Topside up with e-juice is not difficult. The squonk bottle inside of the mod can hold up to 10 ml of e-juice. There are several power output modes, including temperature control and voltage mode. The batteries are held in place tightly in a cell compartment with a hinged door. The mod is provided in several colors to select from like blue, black, gunmetal, and some more.
Kit Comes With
- The mod
- 10 ml bottle
- Micro USB cable
- User manual
- Battery warning card
First impressions of the Dovpo Topside Dual Mod
Although the Dovpo Topside squonk mod was an excellent mod, one area where it needed to improve was in wattage output. It only went up to 90 watts, which was not enough for some people. Dovpo Topside Dual has increased the wattage by slightly increasing the size of the mod to make room for a second 18650 battery.
The result is a Topside Dual squonk mod that is heavier and big, but not so large that it is difficult to handle and carry around. Other than that, it is not all that different from the original mod. It still has an excellent ergonomic design, and it can fit anyone’s hand. A closer inspection determined that it was not a disappointment.
Design & Build Quality
The Dovpo Topside dual squonk mod is a well built and designed vape mod, but most people who pick it up are going to notice that it is big and heavy. Some are not going to like this, but there was no getting around this. A little bit more weight and size needed to be added to fit the extra 18650 battery.
Nevertheless, it is still comfortable to hold, and it has an ergonomic design that makes it easy to fit into a purse or backpack. It is a little bit too large for a shirt or jeans pocket, though. The curved design makes it easy to squeeze with the thumb, middle, and index fingers depending on how the device is held.
The 510 pin caused few if any problems with the majority of the 25 mm atomizers with which it was tested. It might be capable of fitting atomizers that are a little bit larger because they did not take up a lot of space. There is no reason to use a larger atomizer, though. It works fine with 25 mm atomizers.
There were no issues with the LED screen, its letters and numbers being easily legible, even in low light. The screen has large, circular firing and navigation buttons on either side of it that are clicky and responsive.
What many people will undoubtedly like is the color selection for the body. There are colors to suit every taste, and they are not too shiny, nor are they too dull. One exception to the shininess is when the sunlight hits the surface. If it is taken outdoors on a bright day, it almost sparkles. The surface also does not easily chip or scratch, so the body will always appear to be in fair condition.
While there may be a lot of things to like about this mod, but there are some drawbacks in addition to its large size. The biggest problem is that the battery door can be hard to open, probably because the squonk bottle is too big. Some frustrated vaper might break it by accident trying to get it open.
10 ml is a great size for a squonk bottle, but it can be hard to see how much e-juice is inside. A quarter of the bottle is invisible, so the user always runs the risk of putting in too much liquid. Get around this problem by taking the bottle out of the mod.
Features and functions
There are three modes to choose from on this mod:
- power mode,
- voltage mode,
- and temperature control mode.
Unfortunately, power mode does not have any pre-heating options, and there is no wattage curve mode. On the bright side, though, the menu shows how many drags have been taken, and it tells how long the device has been operating. This is a good feature that can give a pretty good estimate of how much juice is left in the battery.
Another advantage to getting this mod is that it is top-filled, making it very easy to top it off when it is running low on e-liquid. The cap has a grip on it that makes it easy to take on and off. Beneath it are two holes through which the e-juice is poured. The entire process is effortless, and there will be no mess to clean up afterward.
Durability and longevity
The device is durable enough, and there is no reason why it should not last a good, long while. The surface does not easily scratch, and it has otherwise done its job without having any breakdowns. Just do not drop it or charge it on cables for which it is not designed. If this advice is followed, the mod should serve its owner well.
How does the Dovpo Topside Dual Perform?
The Dovpo Topside Dual performs pretty well:
- The button combinations are easy to learn,
- Wattage mode works fabulously on single and dual coils,
- Vaping on wattage mode extends the battery life significantly,
The dual coils pushed a lot of power into the mod, and that was very satisfying, as well.
Vaping with the Dovpo Topside Dual
The vaping sessions with the Topside Dual 200 watt squonk mod were everything one could expect. Wattage mode worked well, producing decent flavor and clouds. Unfortunately, temperature control mode does not work as well. Upon turning it on, the Dovpo Topside Dual fires up almost instantly, minimizing the time between activation and vaping.
Easy to Learn Button Combinations
- Click the firing button five times to activate or deactivate the mod.
- To change the wattage in temperature control mode, hold the fire and up buttons simultaneously.
- To enter the menu, hold the fire and down buttons at the same time.
- Pushing the up and down buttons locks the adjustment buttons. Doing this does not lock the firing button.
- Clicking the firing button three times in succession locks the firing button. To unlock it, press it three more times.
Temperature Control Mode
Finding the right temperature to vape at was a little bit of a chore. This part of the testing process required vaping with five different coil builds before giving up. 450 degrees was too cool, but once it was kicked up to 470 and 475, it had more of a kick to it. However, the temperature frequently had to be readjusted, causing a lot of aggravation. This mod is not good for vaping in temperature control mode.
Wattage mode worked splendidly, and it did not drain the battery too quickly. Several different coils were used when testing on wattage mode.
- Single coils are good for vaping on low wattage, and they really bring out the flavor and extend the battery life.
- For higher wattages, dual coils worked the best. They helped to increase the power flow significantly.
Battery Life and Compartment
Estimating the battery life can be troublesome with mods that have different vaping modes, but on average, it should last for over a day depending on how it is used and the batteries inside.
Single coils used on a low wattage will extend the battery life by an hour or two. For the best battery life, get a good battery. The Topside Dual squonk mod works well on Sony VTC5A batteries.
As a general rule for extending battery life, always choose the best set of batteries possible and try not to crank up the wattage. With mods like these, battery life is dependent more on the quality of the battery rather than the build of the mod.
The battery compartment holds two 18650 batteries that are slid inside. They fit inside nicely, and they are easy to put in and take out. Do not worry about them getting stuck. The battery door is hinged, and the positive and negative indicators are written in white, so they are easier to see. Just remember that the battery door can be tricky to open because of its proximity to the squonk bottle. Be careful when opening it.
Topside Dual Squonk Mod and its Competitors
The Vandy Vape Pulse Dual and the USV Mach ON3 are the main rivals to the Topside Dual squonk mod. The three mods all stack up well against one another, but a few key differences separate them. All of these mods outperform the Topside Dual in terms of wattage output, but none of them can hold as much e-juice.
Vandy Vape Pulse Dual
The Vandy Vape Pulse Dual is a dual battery squonker that can be fired to 220 watts, twenty more than the Topside Dual. Airflow is excellent thanks to its three airflow rings, and its single and dual coil combinations make it a go-to choice. It has excellent battery life, too. The mod holds 7 ml of e-liquid, which is quite a lot, but it is nothing compared to the 10 ml that the Topside Dual holds.
The USV Mach ON3
Here is another dual 18650 powered vape. The USV Mach ON3 can fire up to 240 watts, and it can hold 8 ml of e-juice inside of the squonk bottle. The screen is the best thing about this mod. It is very easy to navigate, and it is in color, unlike the Dovpo Topside Dual, which is in black and white. It is also 1.3 inches, and it displays the modes the device can be operated on; variable wattage, temperature control, and bypass mode. The only problem is that squeezing the mod is tough, especially when the bottle inside starts to run low. People with weak hands might have trouble with this mod, whereas the Topside Dual is very squeezable.
The builders of this squonk vape mod did an excellent job, and it is a big improvement over the older version. It is great to be able to over 90 watts, and it is super ergonomic and easy to squeeze the e-juice into the atomizer. Wattage mode works great with all the coils it was used with, too. Plus, it is top-filled, and the juice goes inside with no spillage whatsoever.
While those advantages to this mod are great, there are a few areas that could be better. The main one is temperature control. Having to readjust the temperature was unpleasant, and finding the right temperature was too tricky. Thankfully they have a good wattage mode to fall back on. The other thing is the battery door. The squonk bottle inside makes it hard to open and close, so be careful with it. Other than those two issues, it was a pleasure to puff.
What do you think of the Dovpo Topside Dual mod? One thing we are curious to know about is how everyone feels about temperature control, the battery door, and its size compared to the Dovpo Topside. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below. Hearing from our readers is always a pleasure!