What’s up, Insiders? DeucesJack at VapingInsider.com. Today, we’re going to go over the Uwell Nunchaku 2.
Here’s the tank that comes with the kit. Nice looking tank. I got to say, very, very nice looking tank. Love the drip tip. They did a nice job matching that ring on the bottom of the drip tip to the actual color of the tank. 510 drip tip, nice job on that. That’s going to give you some good flavor. Check that out. It’s a good looking tank. Got these nice little cut outs over here so you can get a grip. Half a turn, bang! It’s off there.
I’m not too crazy about the size of that fill port. That could definitely be a little bigger. I do like the fact that they put this little rubber gasket there. I wish they would do that on slider tanks, other companies, just in case it slides open, you won’t get juice all over your pocket. But nice touch that they put in a screw on type top cap. The really impressive thing about this is, look how thin that top cap is. Damn, man! You’ll notice, there’s no gasket inside, right? And that’s probably the reason for this little silicon juice cover right there, but nice job. Look how thin that is. Really, really impressed with this tank. In order to put it back on, another half a twist, and boom! It’s back on.
Bubble glass pre installed. Like I showed you before, you get a spare. Bottom airflow, stoppers on both sides. You got one, two, you got three airflow slots. You can see, there’s a minimum line inside on the barrel. On the bottom of the tank, you can see it says, Uwell Nunchaku 2. Gold-plated 510, black insulator ring around that, stainless steel threading around that.
In order to access your coil, like every other tank in the world, you just unscrew the bottom, just like so. Threading is a little crunchy but that’s because I don’t have any juice in it. It does look pretty clean. And you can see, this is one of those plug-and-play coils. It actually doesn’t screw into the chimney. So that’s kind of neat. You can see, you got two o rings over here that pop it in there and then you got the two o rings here so it really doesn’t screw into this part either. It sits in there with the o rings. And it’s got some nice tension. They did a nice job with that, Uwell. I got to give them props.
You can see, this is the 0.2ohm coil, good for 50-60W. Same thing, gold-plating on the bottom, mesh inside. We’re going to keep this one. We’re going to try this one first. In order to install the coil, just do everything in reverse. Pop it in there, just like that. See the juice ports? I don’t think you have to line them up because it looks like there’s enough space in there for the juice to get around but my OCD makes me line them up. You can see, they’re lined up all around. Once you do that, take your bottom piece. Here’s the weird thing. The o rings are popping in, right? I don’t know if you can see this. The or ings are popping in the ceiling and then you’re screwing the base onto this part of the chimney. So I just want you to be aware of that. If you can see that threading right there. The coil is actually not screwing into the base of the tank. That’s kind of different. You don’t see a lot of that. Pop it on, just like that.
As usual, let’s start off on top with the mod. Got some stainless steel threading around the edge here, gold-plated 510. Short throw with a medium spring to it. Over on the side here, I don’t know why companies are doing this. It’s so goddamn annoying. They put the charge port right here. What the hell are you guys thinking? Come on, enough with this nonsense already. Why would you put it so close to the tank? It just doesn’t make any sense. It’s stupid. Put it towards the bottom or something, even put it between the screen and the fire button if you want. Put it below the fire button, do something. Don’t put it there because if you get a leaky tank, you’re going to screw up that whole port. And you want to know something? If you are going to cheap out and do that, then do what Vandy Vape did with their Swell and make that port juice resistant, water resistant, water proof, whatever you want to call it. But don’t just put a regular port there, underneath the 510. That sucks. It’s a shitty design and I got to call them out on it because it’s just stupid.
Let’s go over the rest of the mod. There is your screen, there is your fire button. You’re probably saying to me, ‘Deuces, where’s the plus and minus button?’ There are no plus and minus buttons on this. We basically got to wave this thing around in order to go through the settings. I’ll show you that in a minute.
But first, let’s go over the battery cap. We got a little bit of venting over there. Nice threading on the battery cap. Nice, clean threads. You can see, clearly marked minus. Inside, you’ll also get an 18650 adapter. I chuck mine. I don’t know why you would want to use that on this mod. Down the tube, I don’t know if you can see it but there’s a red plus sign and there’s also a spring-loaded, gold-plated battery contact. We’re going to put this in, our Golisi battery. Negative side up. We’re going to take our clearly marked cap with the gold-plated button style contact. We’re going to slap it on there. We’re going to give it a little reverse thread till it catches and then we’re going to screw it on there. Threading is nice and smooth. Nice job on that.
Screen & Menu System
There’s your screen. You can see on your screen, you got wattage, mode, resistance and your battery meter right there. In order to enter your menu system, 3 clicks, you can see I’m in power mode. If I tilt it this way, I’m in factory settings. The modes, it’s basically sensitive to whichever way you touch it. You got mech mode, TCR mode, power mode, and that’s it. We’ll keep it in power mode. If I want to adjust the wattage, I go to the left, it goes down. If I go to the right, you can see, it goes up. See it? See it going up? Goes all the way up to the full 100W. If I want to take it down, I go this way, see how it’s going down? We’re going to put it at 50W, for the recommended parameters are. Go up one, there we go. Now I’m settled at 50W. I hit the power button, and there I am. It’s a little different. It was hard to do on camera. It’s easier to do off camera, but I got to admit, I think I would have rather have buttons. I understand why they went with out it to make it smaller but Jesus Christ, if I’m standing at a bus stop or something with this thing and I want to adjust my wattage, I’m going to be waving around like I’m signaling a plane or something like that, or leading an orchestra. Come on, it’s just kind of ridiculous. I’m not crazy about the way you adjust the wattage and the settings on this.
What’s in The Box
It’s got some spare o rings right here. You also get a nice micro USB cable for charging and updates. You get a spare bubble glass. Good on you, Uwell. Spare coil, here’s the spare coil, 0.14ohm good for 50-60W. Nice juice slots there. There’s your minimum line. Gold-plating on the bottom. Inside, you can see, we got some mesh going on right there. That’s the spare coil. Now let’s attach the tank. I got it set at 50W because that’s what’s in the coil parameters, that’s the low end. Now you can see, just beautiful. What a beautiful job they did on this. They really did. They did a bang up job from matching the o rings to the tank, to the drip tip. Fantastic job, Uwell. It’s a beautiful piece, it really is.
- 1 Uwell Nunchaku 2 Mod
- 1 Uwell Nunchaku 2 Tank
- 1 0.2ohm UN2 Meshed-H Coil
- 1 0.14ohm UN-2 Meshed-H Coil
- 1 Spare Glass Tube
- 1 Pack of O-Rings
- 1 Battery Adapter Sleeve
- 1 MicroUSB Cable
- 1 User Manual
Let’s get into the cons and the pros. We’re going to start off with cons as usual.
First con is going to be, not a fan of waving this thing around in order to change the wattage. I would rather have seen hard buttons on it. I really would have. I feel silly waving like this all the time. I understand it would have been a little bigger with buttons but come on. I got to flail this thing around. I don’t like it. Thank god I don’t adjust the wattage a lot. But come on, man. You got to put buttons on this thing. I know some people are going to think it’s innovative. I don’t like it. It’s a con to me.
And the other con is going to be, because there are actually no buttons on it, the menu was very counter-intuitive. I got to chalk that up as a con as well.
But that’s it on the cons. Nitpicky stuff, I know. But that’s what I do. Let’s get into the pros because there’s a lot of pros.
First pro is going to be, nice 21700 form factor. Probably, this thing is probably everything the original Nunchaku should have been. It’s a pro that it takes 21700.
I like the power-to-size ratio. Check that thing out. Pretty small for a single 21700.
Tank on this thing is fantastic. Great, great tank. Really flavorful coils. That’s all pros.
You get a bubble glass in the kit and you get a spare bubble glass. Huge pro, Uwell. Thank you for listening.
Chipset on this one actually feels pretty accurate. That’s a pro.
I think it’s a well-built piece. It’s a nice kit.
The tank matches well not only aesthetically but from a power stand point as well. What I mean by that is the tank is a mid-range tank which is a type of tank you want to run on a single 21700 mod so I like the way they matched up the performance of the tank and the looks of the tank with the mod. It’s all pros.
Another pro is going to be, really, really nice easy-carry. Very pocketable, you can easily drop this in like an all-day-carry bag. You can get away with it in an inside jacket pocket or front jeans pocket, anything like that, one of those pouch pockets on one of your hoodies, this thing’s good to go.
5-Star Rating System
Let’s get into the scoring system. Let’s see how this one fares on our scoring system.
First category is going to be looks and I think it deserves a solid 4 in the looks department. It’s a good looking kit.
Next category is going to be, form factor. I think, again, it deserves a solid 4 in the form factor category. It feels solid, the build quality is nice and it’s an easy carry.
Next category is performance and that’s where this thing kind of loses a little bit of its shine. I got to give it a 3 in the performance department. In power mode, it’s fine. In TC mode, it’s a bit inconsistent so it’s definitely going to lose points there. Had they’d done good TC, it would have gotten a solid 4. But the performance, right now I got it at 60W with the coil you saw me install. Check it out. Nothing wrong with that. Nothing wrong with that at all. Just a nice, flavorful, satisfying vape. I just wish it did better TC. It’s getting a 3 in this category.
As far as the value category goes, I’m going to give it a solid 3 again. When it first came out, it was a little on the pricey side. I was seeing it for around 80 bucks. I’m late to the review on this one because Uwell refuses to send me anything and it’s still at $60 which I think is a little pricey for what you’re getting. I would rather see this mod in the $40-50 range. So we’re going to give it a 3 in the value department.
Add all those scores up, you get a total amount of stars of 14. We divide that 14 by 4 and you get a 3.5 star rating. It’s what it deserves.
Let’s get into some of the specs on the Uwell Nunchaku 2. It measures in at 129.9mm. It will take a single 18650, 20700 or 21700 battery. It has a maximum wattage output of 100W and it will fire down to 0.1ohm. It’s available in silver, black, blue, and rainbow.
Uwell Nunchaku 2 Starter Kit Features
- BEIN Chipset
- Dimensions – 100mm by 29.9mm
- Single High-Amp 18650/20700/21700 Battery – Not Included
- Battery Adapter Sleeves Included
- Wattage Output Range: 5-100W
- Voltage Output Range:
- Resistance Range – VW: 0.1-3.0ohm
- Resistance Range – TC: 0.1-1.0ohm
- Temperature Range: 200°-600°F / 100°-315°C
- Stainless Steel Chassis Construction
- Intuitive Firing Button
- OLED Display Screen
- Directional Shake Operation
- 6-Axis MEMS Sensor
- Threaded Bottom Battery Cap
- Threaded 510 Connection
- MicroUSB Port
- Available in Silver, Black, Blue, Iridescent
Uwell Nunchaku 2 Sub-Ohm Tank Features
- 29mm Diameter
- 5mL Tank Capacity
- Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
- Superior Stainless Steel Tank Construction
- Quarter Turn Top Fill System – Silicone Self-Closing Port
- Uwell UN2 Coil Series
- 0.14ohm UN2 Meshed-H Coil
- 0.2ohm UN2 Meshed-H Coil
- Plug ‘n’ Play Coil Installation
- Dual Slotted Bottom Airflow Control Ring
- 510 Delrin Drip Tip
- Gold Plated 510 Connection
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That’s it, Insiders. That’s all I got for you today. You keep living that vape life. We’re out of here. Deuces.
- 21700 form factor
- power-to-size ratio
- great tank
- 2 bubble glasses
- well built
- have to wave the mod to change the wattage
- menu was very counter-intuitive