The MGNT Rda by Shado Vapor known for it’s super cool Magnetic Top Cap, it’s a top airflow atty that looks super clean and at a pretty decent price. Is it any good?
It’s a clean looking number, looks good on anything. The top cap is a joy to use, pretty cool how you can swing it open and drip away and then pop it back into place. It’s also great that you don’t have to worry about aligning anything, it does for you. Also cool is the hidden style AFC, it’s recessed into the top cap and can be adjusted by spinning the drip tip (sometimes a little challenging and can be done from the underside with your fingers or a tool). The MGNT is sort of like a cleaner, simpler Aeolus.
Flavour is great for a top airflow atty. This MGNT likes low builds, especially claptons. The way the AFC makes the air travel to the coils works well, it’s definitely optimizing flavour. When top airflow works it leads to pretty crisp flavour.
Airflow is smooth for the most part, and the AFC is surprisingly accurate. When looking at it, you would think it would have little effect on flow, but that’s just not the case. We like the restricted lung hit we get from it only open about 1/3 the way. One con, that is easy to deal with is the airflow can get turbulent or gurgly as juice builds up between the top cap and airflow channels, all you have to do is clean it and it’s all good (a simple wipe off).
Building could be easier, it’s a pretty widely spaced 2 post. The post holes are large and can accommodate our favourite build which is a fat 7 wrap, 2.5mm, fused clapton (KA1) coming in at 0.25 Ohms and run at 55-65W. Claptons seem to do well with top airflow, it keeps the heat under control, making for a pleasantly warm vape with tons of flavour and no sign of any spit back.
Dripping on this atty never gets old, swinging the top cap open on the magnets or pulling it off with ease and then dropping it on top and letting the magnets do their magic is tons of fun. You get a great view of your build and can easily monitor your juice levels and/or build health. Being a top airflow atty means you can over drip with very little consequence, sure it will be a little gurgly for a bit, but no leaking and no worries. Another little issue are the bottom o-rings, they are a little oversized, making it a very snug fit. Our o-rings are a little chewed up because of this, but they work great and you get spares. Our white delrin drip tip has separated from its metal base, it still functions and stays on tight enough but will no longer adjusts the AFC, it might just be our unit but just letting you all know.
If you are a fan of top airflow and want an atty that is nice and clean both aesthetically and functionally then the MGNT (Magnet) is a solid choice. It’s a great atty, the top cap is fun, and it produces some tasty vapor. None of the cons are deal breakers and for $60 it won’t break the bank. If you are craving something new, add this one to your list (can probably be found used easily too, its been out awhile).
- Flavour - 9/109/10
- Vapor Production - 9/109/10
- Ease of Build - 8.5/108.5/10
- Airflow - 9/109/10
- Wicking - 10/1010/10
- Juice Capacity - 10/1010/10
- Aesthetics - 9.5/109.5/10
- Fit & Finish - 9.5/109.5/10
- Materials - 10/1010/10
- Ease of Use - 9/109/10
- Value - 7.5/107.5/10
- Unique Magnetic Top Cap
- Clean Design Aesthetic
- Great Flavour
- Great Vapor Production
- Large Juice Capacity
- Easy to Drip (Top Cap Swings Open)
- Great View of Build
- Good Fit & Finish
- Leak Proof
- Hidden AFC (Works Well)
- 2 Drip Tips (Stainless, and Delrin)
- Available 510 Adapter
- Nice Packaging
- Air Flow can get Turbulent (Juice Build Up)
- AFC can get Tight (Tool Helps)
- Delrin Drip Tip Separates (Shouldn't)
- Bottom O-rings are Tight (Oversized)