By chance or fate, I stumbled upon the Kangertech website today and saw that they have a few new products in prelaunch, and one particular product caught my eye – the Kanger Dripbox starter kit.
At first glance it looked like Kangertech was finally going to sell an RDA, but then I looked at the video and thought “Wait a minute… this is something else!”
At the moment, Kangertech has not released much information, or actual pictures of a Dripbox kit. Some specs from the website:
- 7ml juice capacity (that’s a lot)
- Single 18650 battery (easy to remove)
- Replaceable / disposable deck & coil (the price of each is supposedly the same as a Kanger OCC)
- The mod as a 60W power output
- Minimum supported resistance is 0.2 Ohm
Doing some research, I found out that this isn’t a new product category as I initially thought, but a mass-produced version of a niche product commonly known as a “squonk” or “squonker”.
Here are some pictures of squonkers or squonk mods:
The idea with a squonker is to have your ejuice in a plastic bottle place right below your RDA, and pump it up via a tube that runs right through the 510 connection, into your deck & wick.
By doing that, you can keep your wick constantly saturated. You never have to drip again! Just squeeze the plastic bottle and you’re back in business.
Although it seems like a smart idea, there’s a reason why squonkers never became as popular as they should have been.
Now that a company like Kangertech is mass producing them, things could change. Still, until I get my hands on one, it’s hard to predict what issues you may have with the Kanger Dripbox, and I’m sure that there will be many.
If you’re into squonking, check out my compilations below: