UD Tidus Kit review by

Review Date: 
04.09.2016

UD Tidus Kit

The UD Tidus is designed as a convenient starter kit for first time vapers. It has an 800mAh battery capacity and features unique childproof locks for both the top cap and the tank. The tank holds 2ml of E-Liquid and has fully adjustable airflow. In addition the kit comes with three 1.8ohm coils.

UD Tidus features

  • Battery Capacity: 800mAh
  • Childproof Lock
  • Tank Capacity: 2ml
  • Diameter: 16.5mm
  • Length: 120mm
  • Adjustable Airflow
  • Tank can be fully disassembled for cleaning
  • Available in Stainless Steel or Black

What’s in the box?

  • 1 x UD Tidus kit Body
  • 3 x 1.8ohm ka1 OCC head
  • 1 x Replaceable Pyrex Tank
  • 1 x Micro USB cable
  • 1 x Accessory Kit
  • 1 x Instruction Manual

UD Tidus styling and build quality

The Tidus feels very well machined and all of the parts fit together extremely well! The design is both stylish and streamlined and it certainly looks very attractive. The Tidus weighs little more than a standard 18650 battery so it will be ideal if you plan to take it to work with you.

The tank glass is nicely protected by the stylised outer casing and you do get a replacement glass tube should you ever have an accident. The only issue the stylised design of the casing causes is that it can be a little difficult to see the juice level in the tank sometimes. The capacity of the tank is 2ml so it complies with the EU regulations.

The tank can be fully disassembled for cleaning and you get plenty of replacement O-rings in the box should they ever start to degrade. One nice feature is the included dust cap which press fits over your drip tip. The included drip tip has double O-rings and it fits well but it does come off a little too easily once moisture builds up from vaping. It isn’t really a major issue since as long as you use the included dust cap you won’t accidentally knock the drip tip off when the device is in your pocket. Another option is simply to swap the drip tip for one of your own since the tank does have a standard 510 connection.

Another impressive feature is the way UD have hidden the Micro USB port which is revealed by twisting the upper part of the tube. One nice bonus about this kit is the fact that it comes with three coils unlike other kits that typically only include one or two.

Ease of use

What I like about this product is its numerous child safety features since to actually fill the tank you need to push the top down and twist. Secondly to remove the tank from the device you need to push down the airflow ring and then unscrew the tank so it is very unlikely that a young child could figure out how to accidentally loosen the base and spill E-Liquid over themselves.

The fill holes are reasonable in size but you might have some trouble with larger dropper bottles. Take care not to overfill because the top cap will displace the liquid slightly when fitted.

  • To switch the Tidus on/off, click the fire button five times.
  • Hold the fire button down to vape.
  • If you don’t want to switch off the device when you are not using it you can twist the upper section of the tube which prevents the fire button from being pressed down accidentally.
  • Twisting the upper section of the tube reveals the Micro USB port.

The included manual is well written and explains everything including coil replacement.

How does it vape?

I have to admit that in the past I have never been overly fond of UDs pre-made coils but the ones included with the Tidus are a massive improvement. They have fairly large wicking slots so the Tidus can even handle reasonably high VG liquids. The coils are wicked with organic cotton and even feature an anti-spit guard so you won’t end up with juice in your mouth when vaping!

The flavour you get from these coils is extremely good and this came as quite a surprise to me. I was using El Toro Cigarillos and the flavour was very distinct and crisp! The draw was really nice and you can have it fully opened up for a very airy mouth to lung experience or close it down to a single hole on each side for a restricted mouth to lung inhale which is what most smokers will be used to. Vapour production is reasonably generous considering the small size of the air holes and the amount of vapour will certainly satisfy anyone who is switching to vaping for the first time.

The coils have a resistance of 1.8ohm so you will never really be vaping at more than 14 watts, of course that doesn’t really matter since the Tidus has a fixed Wattage.  The advantage of such a low Wattage is that the battery doesn’t drain particularly fast.

Conclusion

I have reviewed quite a few starter kits recently and in my opinion the UD Tidus is the best of the bunch (for the time being of course). The main reason is really because it offers a vaping experience that is very close to simulating what a typical smoker/ex-smoker would be used to. When you factor in that the Tidus is simple to use, has child lock protection features, offers good flavour and even allows you to fully strip down and clean the tank I feel it offers very good value for money.

If you are looking to switch from smoking to vaping and you are after a first time starter kit the UD Tidus would be a great choice and certainly will not disappoint you!

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