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Darwin

Battery:
Built-in 3.7V - 12.7V
Atomizer:
Joye 510
Warranty:
2 years (battery 1 year)
Price:
$229
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Darwin is a regulated variable voltage (or wattage to be exact) mod with a built-in custom rechargeable 1800 mAh battery. The Unit is digital, continuously displaying battery charge level, volts, amps, resistance, and most importantly wattage. A “finger-wheel” is used to adjust the wattage, everything else is fully automatic. The warranty on the battery is one year, while the rest of the unit has a two year warranty. The manufacturer will replace the battery for $25. Comes with a 510 connection and a charger ofcourse. If you prefer tube shape, check out ProVari.

Made in USA
Manufacturer EvolVapor
Dimensions 5.5 x 1.5 x .5
Weight 4.7oz (133g)
Material Aluminum (+brass atomizer arm)
Solderless/wireless No
Button placement Side
Supplier(s) NHaler Store is located in the USA
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17 Reviews to Darwin

  1. Jeff Rosenthal

    While I do not own a darwin, I’ve had the opportunity to put one through the paces.

    Right now, the darwin IS the preeminent vaping device. Period. No other unit can match its functionality.

    The main draw is that its VW (variable wattage), meaning you adjust the wattage based on the resistance of the entire circuit. Wattage is the closest thing to a ‘bottom line’ in vaping, so this is fun.
    The second best thing is battery usage/battery display. The battery display is awesome. Plus the thing works as a passthrough. So if the massive, slowly draining battery dies, you will be well prepared.
    And the appearance is pretty snazzy. A nice matte black; the right angle atomizer arm is neat, too.

    Sadly, the darwin has a number of failings. The wheel controlling wattage, for instance, is extremely sensitive. If you touch it, you will mess up your wattage. This really sucks.

    The right angle joint seems like a weak point, and nothing screws in all the way, which I don’t really like.

    And of course, the price. Yee gods. I cannot justify spending that much on a mod.

    While the Darwin is cool and the most full-featured mod available, I would not be entirely happy using it on a day to day basis.


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  2. Tenburn

    I owned a darwin. It does everything right. It looks great in a “form follows function” way. It’s long, but it’s skinny and fits awesome in a pocket. The folding arm is slick because it protects the awesome voltage wheel and brass button. The button is fantastic. It has enough battery power to last you all day until you plug it in before bed, and uses a standard usb-mini connection for recharging. You can find the cables in any store. It’s not too heavy. While I don’t feel it even needs the LCD readout due to the amazing ease of operation, the readout does provide a wealth of neat information, including what the resistance of your atomizer is. It’s tough. I’m sure you’d ding the finish if you dropped it on concrete, but I highly doubt it would stop working. However…

    I got juice inside it because of sitting it a certain way. The rotating arm will funnel overspill juice directly inside the device. Mine stopped working for three days. That ended the love affair for me. I’m a careless person by nature. I’m positive most normal people that instinctively take care of things they own will have no problems with this device. That’s why I’m pegging the numbers on this review. It really is that good. It’s just not “tenproof”. It’s worth every penny.

    I hope Evolv makes another PV with the same button, same wheel, but no LCD, shorter and wider (like a deck of cards, or fistpack shape perhaps) and a traditional top mount connector that’s sealed against juice leaking in. I’d buy one in a heartbeat.


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  3. Junk

    Not at all happy with this unit received DOA, was replaced at the unit leaks into itself like stated above. Pricing is high for no Quality control on theses units. Buyer Beware.


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  4. PaulC

    I own the Darwin now for 2 days. I have a Bombshell, Ultramax, Ego, Xpower,808s.

    Ok on to the Darwin. Negative first, which isn’t much. Someone above stated the adjustment wheel is sensitive to touch and you can end up changing the wattage you have set. Well yes it is and no its not that bad. Its not that common, or even something you have to be careful of and even if you do accidentally change the wattage set it is very easy to put it back. The LCD display illuminates and its no trouble to look down and read the wattage, which is always displayed. The voltage, amps, and ohms is shown after you press the button. Nice almost flush button it is right below the adjustment wheel. The unit is made out of aluminum matte black, which is easy to hold as it is slender, but long.
    Now the biggest plus. No changing batteries and once fully charged it will last all day and you can even buy a USB to mini USB and use it as a passthrough as it recharges, It comes with an A/C to mini USB. The other thing, which was the big buying reason for me. I don’t have to worry about the resistance of the Carto, or Atty, anymore. It doesn’t matter as the Darwin reads the resistance (ohm) and adjust the amperage and voltage. So you can slap on a 1.7 ohm or a 5 ohm cartomizer without worrying about frying your carto. I chose to buy a 510 /Ego style adapter, which is super because you can use all traditional attys, or cartos that thread on the inside plus if you have a cartomizer like the new Ego mega cartomizers that screw onto the outside threads No Problem your covered with this adapter.
    Oh..Almost forgot. There was one other small negative that kind of worried me and that was the Mini USB plug on the bottom of the Darwin was difficult to get the male end of the charger into it. Could have been a defect on the A/C usb plug and the female end on the Darwin moved ever so slightly..That should be rock solid at this price. Ok I’ve rambled enough.
    These are out of stock most of the time,but just keep checking back at Nhaler and when you see in stock.. Buy IT. Don’t hesitate,or they will all be gone in a day. It is worth the money when you consider its the only one of its kind. The future of vaping is here now. I would buy it again without hesitation


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  5. xkingxgregx

    i had to send back this thing every 3 months for repair, what happens when the two years is up and they wont repair it anymore!

    There is a two year warrenty. I personally know that this mod probably won’t last that two years before having to send it in for returns.

    So after the two year warrenty is up, your going to be owning a 250 dollar paper weight. First off, batteries aren’t replaceable. USB port on a lot of units becomes loose and stops charging. Also the knob that turns has wires soldered to it. its not a good idea to be soldering wires to a moving part. This made me upset after opening it up, I thought that turning the knob would be making contact with a feed, but instead they have these little plastic parts that move when the knob is turned and the plastic parts push a button in. If you drop this thing and those plastic parts inside move out of place, your unit wont turn on. I dropped mine once by accident while putting it in my pocket, it fell 3 feet to the ground, and soon stopped turning on correctly, id have to twist it back and forth for it to turn on. I used it like that for a few weeks and eventually the voltage readings started going haywire and i sent it back for repair. New unit lasted me about 2 months before i had to send that one back because the knob was spinning 360 degrees and was malfunctioning. To cut a long story short I had to send 4 or 5 of these units back in for repairs

    i eventually decided to purchase two other popular vv mods instead. (one thing i learned from this experience is that its always good to have a few backup pvs). the switch is just a peice of brass that pushes against a regular internal switch, its all just really shotty craftsmanship here…im not going to lie the unit does deliver great vapor and does what its suppose to do, and the battery life lasts probabaly close to 48 hours on a full charge, but it the unit needs to be modified, theres a lot of issues with this pv,

    i think they designed the body of it around the internals and not around the craftsmanship of the unit as a whole. after having the unit sent back 3 or 4 times i would receive it back and have to think to myself I wonder how long this thing is going to last before it fails again. out of the 5 units i received i dont believe i had one last me longer than 3 months before it became malfunctioning or not charging. at a 250 dollar price tag i cannot recommend this unit to anyone. and dont believe anything you read on any of the forums about this product, anytime someones writes anything negative about it on the darwin forum, the moderator of that forum who sells this unit will delete the message so that people researching this mod wont see anything bad written about it. buyer beware!


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  6. greg

    had to send it in 4 or 5 times for repairs every 3 months it would stop turning on or just go haywire, malfunctioning, even though it vapes great and battery lasts nearly 48 hours i couldnt recommend this unit due to the fact that it needs to be sent in for repairs every 3 months, after the 2 year warrenty is up your basicly left with having to buy another one, craftsmanship is shotty, vapor production is basicly the same as any other mod…variable wattage does not matter all units vv will produce/change wattage, this one just gives a reading on it…


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  7. Jen

    I have to say that the Darwin definately delivers. Perfect, precision hit every time. The new versions of the Darwin have a perfect form – locking arm in 3 positions and solid. Perfect feel in the hands and good wheel – just stiff enough to keep you from losing your wattage but loose enough to dial up and down if I’m driving.

    When I’ve had questions about the Darwin my inquiries have received immediate response and the transferrable warranty can’t be beat.

    Best mod I’ve ever tried. Highly recommended.


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  8. Killjoy1

    Maybe not the best looking mod out there, but for sure the best performing one. I would rate that aspect ten stars if I could. No matter what atty or carto I throw at it, the Darwin makes it sing.

    The switch fires every time, no misfires in my experience, and the battery lasts a good long time. Even with LR gear I can still get all day out of it and then just plug it in to charge overnight

    The form factor turns some people off, as it did me a little bit when I was considering purchase, but after getting one I find that it’s a lot more comfortable to use than I had initially thought.

    I’ve had my Darwin for about 8 months, now, and it has been my #1 go-to PV through that whole time. Never had any issues with it, but from what I’ve seen Evolv stands behind their warranty to a fuller extent than many other manufacturers, even though it’s already one of the most generous warranties offered on any mod.

    When all is said and done, if I could only choose one PV it would be the Darwin, hands-down


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  9. Fazed

    While I no longer own a Darwin, I feel that the above poster’s comments are more than unwarranted. The Darwin is an amazing device that is as of this posting, the only variable power PV on the market (the kick isn’t out for mass consumption yet). The unit is very well made, beautifully machined, sports an info packed and useful display (the new version is even better), and is super easy to use (even a king can do it). The previous poster has a personal axe to grind that has spilled over here from ECF. People should take what he has to say with a gain of salt!

    As I said before, I no longer own my Darwin. While I think it is probably the most innovative PV to ever come to market, to me, it does have its shortcomings. Namely, for someone who works outdoors in a rough environment, I was limited to dripping or cartos that required me to have to carry a bottle of juice with me. Not practical. I prefer tanks as I can fill them in the morning and go all day. While the Darwin works well with tanks, it is not pocket friendly with them. That is the ONLY reason I sold it.

    I have no 1st hand experience as to Evolv’s customer service, as my unit functioned perfectly the entire time I owned it; I know people who have for various reasons had to send theirs in for repair. Service was prompt, and returned quickly.


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  10. Eugene(lowboy=ECF)

    I got my first Darwin in Feb. 2011. I did have a problem with it and sent it back. I received a new one in a couple days. I have now had it plus got another one and have had them for at least 7 mos with not one problem.Understand I got one of the first models made.I have no gain to promote the Darwin. I have meet the guy that makes them and he is a very stand up guy. If I read right the poster that is saying it is “JUNK” and returned his 4 times said that each and every time he recieve a new one or his was repaired. What he fails to tell is he never told Evolv that he had took it apart and was found out I guess. Yes I followed the thread on ECF and he continued to bash Nhaler and Evolv and after being told several times to send it back. I also understand that he was sent a replacement before he sent the original and never returned the defective unit. He instead tried to sell it on the classifieds. Again he was called out and started bashing again.
    I will say I have tried several other mods and yet to find one that works or performs as good as the Darwin.
    That is what I think is happening here. You can research more on the people that own them instead of taking my opinion or xkingxgregx. It all boils down to a matter of opinion.


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  11. aaron

    Not sure about the 1 star reviews above. I havent had that experience at all. Before I got the Darwin i spent lots of money on just about everything new that came out. Since then, all i have had to really do is experiment with juice and atomizers. And along those lines, it made some of the juice i didnt think i liked a new life when i could totally control the voltage depending on what atomizer i had on.

    Great device top to bottom, sturdy, the brass attachment arm has been solid, the battery life amazing.

    I can see how the control wheel might seem to be too touchy if you dont use it all the time. But once you get a feel of it, it is really easy to use. the new blue screen is bright and cool, though i would love if there was a way to activate the light without pressing the fire button.

    I wish i had bought it when i first knew about it, and the price scared me away But i spent so much in the meantime trying out other things, i regret not just forking over the money at first. So even with the high price i feel fine giving it a 5 stars. Oh well, at least i found it now.

    I still use my other mods when i am feeling nostalgic, or when i want a different feel. (like using my epipemods.com pipe when i miss my old tobacco pipes, or my GG when i want a metal feel in my hand.

    Anyways, im sure it isnt for everyone, but in my experience it has turned into my own personal mecca of vaping. I can direct drip with it, throw Tank on it, or throw my FOG on it when on the go.

    If i could give it 6 stars i would.

    Good luck everyone in your own personal search.


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  12. John benter

    I dont know why someone would pay 250 dollars on a pv in todays economy, theres vv units for 100 dollars or less that perform better. Moving parts arent necessary. Liquid leaks into device. Drop it once can cause devices failure. Warrenty is incase unit needs repair, in this case its for when it will need replacement because its so shotty.


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  13. Wm. George

    I spent a lot on different systems initially, and finally got a Darwin last year. At first I thought it was way too big and heavy. Now, it seems a natural. Have used it every day for a year now, and love it. No issues whatsoever. I only wish I had bought it earlier. I have dropped it on the cement floor on several occasions, and it didn’t even scratch it. I believe I could use it to drive nails. I normally use it on the lowest (4.2W) setting, and can go for several days before charging it.


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  14. john

    had for about 2 weeks and sold if, bought a silver bullet, and provari for almost the almost the same price, wasnt happy with it, juice leaking, seemed cheap


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  15. Panky

    It may look a bit funky but the variable wattage on this thing outperforms any VV mod out there… Simply an amazing device and I would not go without it unless they come out with something smaller maybe ;)


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  16. xkingxretardx

    Don’t bother worrying about xkingxgregx and his review lol! He has ranted about the same bullshit on multiple forums and he sounds like a broken record and has been disproved multiple times… It is an amazing device and they honor their warranty unless you purposely throw it in the path of a tank which is what I think this guy did LOL!


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  17. Wm. George

    I have had mine since 4/2011, and use it every day. I don’t know what more you could ask for. It really is that good.

    I should have bought this originally, instead of spending money on all of that other stuff.


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