Life is funny. Last time we review a mech squonker it was The Runt, and we went on about how we didn’t get this 3D squonker craze. Well fast forward 5 months and we seem to get it now and are building quite a collection.
Meet the Daft Squonk PhantOhm Squonker, it’s a tiny little thing that packs a punch and does it with a level of refinement you would expect from a French modder.
This is a tiny mod, much smaller than many on the market thanks to the tight and tidy internal design. The squonk bottle is front facing with a v like cutout on the front of the mod that makes for a great squonking action from any direction. The curves are down right sexy and in all the right places, a full circular curve by the 510 to give a seamless appearance with a 22mm atty, and rounded edges at the back and front bottom to make it comfortable to hold. Add the near flush fire button that almost blends with the surrounding body and the intricate door pattern design and we have a 3D printed mod worth the asking price. The 3D printing resolution is high and it seems to have had some finishing done on it as well (sanding). And last but not least is some very tasteful and minimal branding with a simple but dope etched logo on the lower back of the mod. It’s a sexy, tasteful mod.
The MM510 (Mod Makers) is quickly becoming the 510 of choice accross the segment and for good reason, it is rock solid and has great conductivity. It helps that it’s also a spring-loaded pin that makes contact with anything you throw on it. The firing mechanism design is the new and popular Z method that snakes it’s way from fire button to battery positive at the floor of the housing. Daft Squonk has bent the firing pin on itself to make for a super short button throw that connects well with the base of the 510 on fire. The fact the button is flush also adds a level of safety without the need for a fire button lock. It’s a solid setup that seems to have very little voltage drop, the contacts are all copper, silver would have been a nice touch (but doesn’t seem to hinder performance).
Battery Life is as expected with a mech, a good 2-3 hours of good performance with a 0.2-0.4 Ohm build (we like a 0.2-0.3 for a nice warm vape). The battery door is unique on the PhantOhm, it has magnets that contact with the battery like all the rest but it has one inner support on the top right by the 510 to keep the door flat. This allows for a flush appearance without outer supports on the corners of the mod and it swings open by pressing of the far right side of the door, pretty smart.
Squonking is very nice thanks to the ambidextrous access, you can squeeze away from multiple angles/fingers. Setting up the bottle is nice and easy for how tight things are inside and getting the bottle in and out is easy too. Grab a refill bottle though if you can, makes for a much tidier affair.
The PhantOhm is dope as hell and underrated. Sure there is the Frankie camp and they are furiously loyal, but this is one mech squonker that has a lot going for it. A unique aesthetic, performance, flush door & button, and a level of sophistication that just looks and feels more high end. This is one mod that won’t be leaving our collection anytime soon. Good news too! They are attainable, we found them on two different french vendors in-stock as of this review.
- Aesthetics - 10/1010/10
- Hand Feel - 10/1010/10
- Fit & Finish - 9.5/109.5/10
- Materials - 10/1010/10
- Conduction - 9.5/109.5/10
- Features - 8.5/108.5/10
- Size/Weight - 10/1010/10
- 510 Connection - 10/1010/10
- Button Feel - 10/1010/10
- Durability - 9/109/10
- Value - 8/108/10
- Super Clean Aesthetic
- Beautiful Door Pattern Design
- Super Small & Compact
- High Resolution/Quality 3D Printing
- Unique Flip Open Door
- Great Hand Feel
- Super Light Weight
- Great Fit & Finish
- Copper Contacts
- Great Conductivity
- Front Squonking Action (Ambidextrous)
- Durable Finish
- Tasteful Branding
- 2-3mm of Vertical Door Play (Common in this segment)
- Door Movement on Squonk
- Tight Area around 510 (Challenging Disassembly)