I would usually post a video YouTube with my thoughts on new hardware, but I have an upper respiratory infection and can hardly talk.
Now, I had a love hate relationship with the original cricket (read: hand grenade) but, it served me well, and minus one mishap (my fault) never had any issues with the original; other than the damn sticky button.
But I digress.
Almost identical to the original package.
This model actually included a (very unhelpful) instruction manual!
This mod came in from Eciggity.com.
I purchased this mod myself and am reviewing it of my own volition.
This mod is very sleak. It fits nicely in the hand (insert obligatory Trump joke here)
It’s also quiet weighty, 250 grams with batteries.
The rx200s is only a hundred grams more with batteries.
The firing button is fantastic.
Clicky with only a small bit of throw.
It’s a tad spongy, but not so much that its annoying.
The Light in the firing button indicates what mode the mod is currently operating in.
The orange as seen above is VV series mode.
The voltage regulation dial (will be covered later) can set the voltage between 2.4 and 6 volts.
A far cry from the original crickets 7.4 nominal voltage.
Much easier to build on however, the reliance on exact coil specifications is almost moot.
This mod is however able to fire full unregulated.
Simply turn the mod off, then hold the fire button for 10 seconds.
The color of the light will change to white.
Allowing for cloud bro clouds all day.
Well, actually for about a half an hour as you’re probably going to be hitting about 120 watts unregulated in series mode.
The mod is called the II25 due to it being able to accommodate a 25mm rda without over hang.
Pictured with the matching Neutron RDA.
Looking good with a 528 customs SS goon.
The Pharoah by DigiFlavor looks good on her too.
Your 22mm RDAs and tanks will fit just fine too.
Old school indestructible, the original crickets friend.
You probably get the point. Most of your RDAs will look fabulous on this device.
Unlike the original cricket which looked idiotic with a 24mm rda.
Look how shit that looks!
Now. Switching between modes.
The battery door hold the secret to changing between series and parallel.
The battery door is also one of my biggest complaints with this mod.
We’ll get to that shortly.
Now, you have to push down and right to get the battery door off, down and left to put it on.
It’s an absolute BITCH to put on or take off.
See the “s”? That means it’s in series.
Simply take out the battery rocker
Flip it over.
Now it’s in parallel mode.
You DO NOT change battery direction when changing between modes.
Both batteries go in positive up like a parallel mod.
See the dots? It changes the circuit based on contact points with the battery rocker.
You’ll also see plastic tubes in the battery slots.
These are for added short protection.
Now, remember that the door is an absolute bitch.
You’ll have to press quite hard to shut the door.
Next is the VV adjustment dial.
It’s rough to turn. You need very sharp fingernails to pinch it
Or use a screwdriver or something along those lines to turn it.
Overall, it’s a solid device for people looking for a more versatile unregulated mod/pure VV mod.
It’s able to turn off with the standard 5 clicks of the fire button and had a 10 second auto turnoff when firing.
You won’t get the same raw power as the original cricket, but you also won’t have as many potential problems and hazards with this II-25.
it has a couple “quirks” that most jaybo designs do, I’m looking at you battery door, you piece of shit.
But is a very solid and comfortable mod.
4 out of 5.
The battery door and VV dial are holding this mod back from being a truly wonderful piece of kit.
That being said,
For its price and versatility it is unmatched in value.