Wotofo Mdura Mod
A little while ago Sourcemore sent over the Wotofo Mdura Pro for me to take a look at (Review here) and that has become a firm favourite, so I asked if I could try out it’s smaller brother, the newly released Mdura mod.
This comes in typical Wotofo packaging with the device clearly visible under a plastic lid, luckily they’ve included finger cutouts in the lid again this time as it has a nasty habit of attaching itself to the main cardboard box underneath like a limpet. As this is the mod only, there’s very little included, just a small multi language instruction leaflet and a usb-c charge cable. However it is also available as a Kit with the nexMini subtank included should you wish to go down that road.
- Size 86 x 51 x 26mm
- 103.4 grams
- Dual 18650 battery (not included) / 2 amp charging
- Output 5~200 watts / 0.5~8.2 volts
- Resistance range 0.1~2.5ohms
- 0.96 inch TFT colour screen
The Wotofo Mdura is available in four colours; orange, black, blue and red, and I was sent the “King Kong Black” version for review. The back and sides of the mod are dominated by a large “leather” panel which is lightly padded for comfort and sports stitching down one side (green in this case) and a lightly embossed “MDURA” logo running around the spine onto the other side from the stitching (this is actually quite difficult to see and you have to catch it in just the right light - see photo below). The leather panel is framed inside a metal cage running around both sides which is in gunmetal to set it off from the main chassis which is a matte black in all the colour variants.
The front panel has a small cutout which is set back slightly from the rest of the chassis, this is the perfect size for my fingers to sit in which makes this extremely easy to use as a trigger fire mod with that large leather panel providing a good amount of grip and adding to the overall comfort in use. It’s just as easy to use when thumb firing and even with batteries installed it still feels relatively lightweight and well balanced in the hand so this just adds to the usability, I’d be quite happy using this as a daily driver.
The control panel is dominated by a 0.96 inch colour screen sat between the power and up/down buttons, all the buttons are super clicks with great tactile feedback and zero button rattle.
The spring loaded 510 plate is completely flush with the top of the mod so you won’t experience any apparent gapping but this means you’re going to have to watch out for atty rash. I should note here that although the Mdura is 26mm wide the area around the 510 plate is only about 24.5mm wide, atomizers up to this size will look ok but anything larger will start to overhang. This seems like something of an odd choice but it should be noted that most “25mm” atomizers are in fact smaller than this so the vast majority of them will look fine here depending upon your personal level of OCD in these matters!
The battery door is your typical hinged mechanism, there’s a bit of play in the hinge whilst it’s open but everything is nice and secure once it’s shut so I’ve had no issues with it coming open in use. Although the battery orientation is clearly marked in white on the door itself I found the labelling a little bit confusing, luckily the bottom of the battery tubes are also clearly marked for battery orientation and I’ve found that much more helpful in this case.
The usb-c charge port is on the bottom left corner of the Mdura mod and is concealed under a small plastic bung. I’ve found this to be a bit fiddly to access, you really need to dig your fingernails under the edges to get any purchase here! There’s claimed 2 amp charging here and in my test it peaked at 1.46 amps.
The Mdura is powered by Wotofo’s nexChip board and I was initially a little disappointed to find this is just a wattage only device after the fully featured board found on the Mdura Pro. Having said that the performance here has been stellar with a fast 0.001 second response time and all the modern safety features you would expect and up to 200 watts output so this is no slouch.
- Nice compact dual 18650 mod
- Good performance from the NexChip board
- Confusing labelling on battery door
- Wattage only
Another great entry from Wotofo, whilst it might not be as fully featured or sport the ip67 rating of the Mdura Pro, there’s still a lot to like here. I particularly like the slimline chassis as this suits my smaller hands making this comfortable to use, this does mean of course that some of your larger atomizers might look a little out of place though so bear this in mind if that’s something that might bother you.
Many thanks to Sourcemore for sending the Wotofo Mdura mod out for review. They’ve kindly supplied me with a discount code for you to use as well: MDURM will allow you to bag the Mdura mod for just $25.89.