OBS Bat 218W Mod and DAMO Tank Kit Review

It seems like a lot of tank manufacturers are dipping their toes in the high-performance vape mod waters. And some – like Sense – have achieved a moderate level of success. But OBS – makers of some of the finest tanks and rebuildables on the market – surprised me with their release of the OBS BAT 218W and DAMO Sub-Ohm Tank Kit. Because, while it’s far from perfect, it makes a pretty solid first impression out of the gate.

If you have a deluge of dual-18650 box mods, the OBS BAT is far from a NECESSARYpurchase. But if you’re just entering this level of devices, the BAT makes a strong case for your hard-earned money. Let’s dive in and see why.

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Initial impressions of the OBS Bat 218W Mod and DAMO Tank Kit

At first glance, the BAT is pretty underwhelming, with a pretty standard matte, two-tone color scheme, a pedestrian monochrome display, and a subdued companion tank. With a similar basic look as Vaporesso’s Revenger or Switcher mods, as well as other tall, dual-battery devices, the BAT doesn’t have any specific standout feature. But if you like the jewel-esque, angular look, the BAT has you covered.

In turn, the display is perfectly adequate. But is that enough anymore? The bright OLED screen displays all pertinent information, with sharp fonts and good contrast, even in the outdoors. But after seeing the fantastic displays on recent mods, like the Sense V-Jet or the stunning Smoant Ranker and Cylon mods, it’s difficult to get too jazzed by this.Hell, even the arrow-shaped LED light scheme – a tired “innovation” at this point in 2018 – is pretty plain in its implementation. They can be customized a little more than most, but is this really a selling point for advanced vapers? Maybe it’s me, but I’m not too excited by muted lightshows these days.

A screen means nothing if the rest of the device is built poorly, and thankfully OBS has answered the call. The OBS BAT is one of the sturdiest dual-18650 mods I’ve seen in a while, with strong aluminum or zinc alloy construction, and a real nice center-mounted 510 connection, with room for up to 32mm tanks without overhang.

Another nice feature is the quality of the fire key and operation buttons, which are wonderfully clicky and responsive. I have no doubt they’d survive a stiff drop without a whimper. The BAT never misfired once due to mushy response – something I wish I could say about other devices in my test queue.

Finally, I had a little trouble with the battery compartment. Though it never became problematic, several of my 18650 pairs fit a little snug inside the chambers, forcing me to shake the mod to release them. It might just be my cells but keep this in mind if your wraps run a little thick.

Operating the OBS Bat 218W Mod and DAMO Tank Kit

Unlike so many new devices that claim their circuitry is something proprietary, the OBS BAT comes with a rudimentary menu and operating system. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if this chipset was a direct offshoot of Vaporesso’s aging-but-venerable OMNI board, since it shares a number of the same qualities.

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The menu trees are equally straightforward, with familiar three-click controls to let you adjust at will. Newcomers may have to lean on the instruction manual but vape veterans will feel right at home with this antiquated, but proven setup.Thankfully, one of those qualities is performance, as the OBS BAT vapes pretty well. With a power limit of 218 watts, complete temperature control suite, protection features and preheat settings, the BAT is pretty full-featured. However, tinkerers should know that there is currently no TCR mode available on the device. As a firmware upgradeable mod, this might be coming down the line, but in its stock form, you’ll have to accept the available nickel, titanium and stainless-steel options.

Also, as my colleague pointed out in the preview, you can work around the three-click method by holding the fire key and “up” and the same time to enter the navigation. I’m not sure if I saved any time by doing this, but options are good, regardless of efficiency

Vaping the OBS Bat 218W Mod and DAMO Tank Kit

If you haven’t realized it by now, the OBS BAT is a very straightforward, no-nonsense vape mod. And it performs well, with no notable highs or lows. While this might be disappointing to an enthusiast looking to add to an extensive mod collection, it might also be reassuring to a newcomer looking for something simple and easy to use.

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Temperature control – a feature that may finally have peaked in terms of features and performance – works as intended on the BAT. The menu system makes it easy to adjust temps, wattages and resistances, and there were no hiccups once locking them in. I do think the lack of TCR is surprising at this point in vaping’s evolution. But then again, maybe OBS felt it was overkill.The nameless chipset achieves its 218 watts without many problems. I did notice some SLIGHT stuttering once I began chain vaping above 200 watts, likely the result of some pulsing. But overall, the BAT does what it says it will, without getting too warm, or throwing out unnecessary random error warnings.

As a longtime fan of OBS tanks and rebuildable atomizers, I was excited to try the new DAMO. But I was also a little surprised by how subdued the overall design is, especially when compared to its commanding OBS-V and Crius devices. It’s not small by any means; 25mm diameter and 5mL capacity is nothing to sneeze at. But compared to some of today’s cloud-chucking leaders, the DAMO seems a little lightweight.

But I’m happy to report the tank is a pretty solid performer. Combining a SMOK-like coil system with the company’s trademark sliding top-fill cap, the DAMO proved to offer a good amount of flavor, alongside respectable cloud production, especially with the airflow control wide open.

The included OBS M-series coils were solid performers, with varying longevity. The M2 single-coil was a decent option for low-to-mid-wattage vapers, and I enjoyed the rich taste I got from using it, even if the vapor was a little thin. As of this writing, it’s still working as well as the day I got it, with only a SLIGHT drop in vapor production.

The 0.2-ohm M6 triple coil is a different story entirely. Rated for up to 100 watts, I found it to be much more flavorful than its little brother. The thick vapor it produced was reminiscent of much more well-known coils, with flavor to match.

If only this performance lasted. Unlike the M2, the M6 gave me just three days of optimal flavor and vapor before it began to stutter. And by day four, my clouds were mostly limp and flavor-free. The coil wasn’t dead, but it didn’t have much of a pulse, either.

(And for those of you wondering, no, I wasn’t using a coil-killing e-liquid. Just a standard 70/30 blend without excess flavorings or sweeteners.)

In a nice touch, the DAMO is actually cross-compatible with all SMOK Baby coils, except for the direct-voltage series – which is a wonderful bonus trait. The Vaporesso NRG tankalso has this ability and is a better atomizer for it.

I decided to test a quad SMOK Baby coil in the DAMO, and it fit like a glove, performing just as well here as it does in its own branded tank. I didn’t notice any improvements or advantages to using these coils in the OBS DAMO, but again, options are always welcome, and this is a good one.

Geekvape Blade 235W Mod review

Thank you for taking the time to view my review of the Geekvape Blade 235W Mod.

Specs:

  • 235 Watts
  • Battery compatibility: Dual 18650(with adapter) or dual 20700/21700 Battery
  • 93mm x 52.5mm x 38mm
  • 117 grams without batteries or 18650 adapter
  • Modes: Power/TC/TCR/VPC/BYPASS

Package includes:

  • Blade MOD
  • 18650 Battery Adapter
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card
  • USB Cable

Available in 4 colors:

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Getting to know the Geekvape Blade

If you already have an Aegis or Gbox from Geekvape than you will be familiar with the interface of the Blade. As far as I can tell it is the same chip and the interface is the same easy to use menu that I find very intuitive.

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What is different with the Blade is you can now use a pair 21700 or 20700 batteries for a bump in the available amps and mah over 18650 mods.

Battery compartment shown with included 18650 adapter.
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18650 adapter installed, one of the best adapters I have personally used.
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The 510 is centered from left to right but not front to back which is a shame.
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With the 510 mounted towards the front 25.5mm tanks sit flush.
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But 28mm will have a bit of overhang due to the bevel.
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Same goes for 30mm of course.
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That bevel is duplicated on the bottom which most of the time was not a problem but while taking pics I noticed the heavier tanks like the 30mm can make it unstable. It tipped over on me while taking pics when my background was a little raised in the back.
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The finish on my black version has a great rubberized hand feel to it. It has a little bit of a sparkling matte finish to it that looks really nice, it has not been very durable though. Not too noticeable as the finish under the sparkling topcoat is black but there nonetheless. The bottom of mine is the worst, you can see other areas in my pics around the sides and top that have flaked off a bit.
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Battery door is very secure with 4 powerful magnets and no play at all. You can also install it either way, with the battery venting on top or bottom. I prefer it on the bottom away from my face.
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Buttons are nice and clicky with no rattle, I could shake this mod for all it’s worth and nothing. I can fire it with either my thumb or index finger but find thumb firing to be the most comfortable.

Opening up the Blade is impressive, nice clean layout and looks to be good gage wire used for the important areas, Look how short of a connection from the 510 to the board is.
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The 510 is solid as well.
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For being a bigger mod the Blade is lightweight but feels sturdy. Without batteries the Blade weighed in at 117 grams, compare that to the Voopoo Drag at 208 grams and the Smoant Cylon at 195 grams.

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To give you an idea of size I lined up the Blade next to the Joyetech Espion Inifinite which is a also a dual 21700 mod and the Smok Alien as a reference.
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Power Performance

No complaints here, the Blade performs and lights up the coils quick and without delay. Seems somewhat accurate and 235 watts tortured my esophagus with molten hot lava, wow do I hate high wattage testing.

The Variable Power Curve or VPC is simple to setup and one of the few I actually enjoy using. Not only does it work great but the simplicity of it makes it a joy to use with different tanks compared to other power curve modes. Just triple click the fire button, use the + or – buttons to select VPC, click the fire button to toggle between the 5 power setting and use the + and – to adjust, simple as that.

TC Performance

I went back to my notes on the Aegis when I reviewed that several months ago. I did so as the TC performance on the Blade was eerily similar, not a good thing. The problem with the Blade is consistency, you can get good results but it is not a set and forget proposition as it is with top TC mods. It generally runs cold so you have to increase the temp, sometimes 15 to 20F and other times 35 to 40F. It does offer good dry hit protection but you have to find that point. I tested a simple dual coil single wire SS316L build on my SXmini G class at 430F and to get the same vape on the Blade I had to up the temp 465F. Surprisingly I was able to empty the tank without any dry hits at 465F but that was not always the case.

TCR mode didn’t help much, had to up the TCR for SS316 which is normally 092 all the way up to between 125 and 130, I have never had to increase it that much. I then had to back it off to 115 to avoid dry hits but then I got a cooler vape.

Overall the TC performance was smooth and offers dry hit protection, it can be enjoyable. If you like consistency and knowing the temp you set it at is giving you what is on the screen then this mod is not for you.

Battery Life

Using dual 21700’s I was more than happy with the battery life, got me through the day and sometimes into the next day. I used Avatar Control 21700 when I was vaping under 100 watts, Mooch tested to be a 20A with close to 4000 mah each. Switched to the Golisi 21700 when I wanted to crank the watts to stupid levels, tested at 30A/3700mah. 21700 batteries are still far from maturing but I for one really enjoy using them. I thought it was over rated, stick to my 18650 I was thinking but the more and more I use mods that are 21700 capable to more I love it.

While I generally don’t recommend it the Blade does have pass through charging which I understand is a must for a lot of people who have long commutes.

Final thoughts

If you have a Geekvape Aegis or Gbox and love it but want to use 21700 batteries the Blade will not disappoint, it is basically the same mod function wise. If you are a TC user but accuracy and consistency are whatevs, you just turn up the temp until you get the vape you want then it provides a smooth TC vape. I know a lot of TC users expect to get consistent results, if they set it to 430F then that is what they want, look elsewhere, the Blade is not for you.

As for me will I continue using the Blade or will it wind up on the shelf after this review? TC woes aside I do love the battery life and the VPC mode is fun to use. Even in TC I generally vape at 430F but if I have to set the Blade to between 450 and 465F to get the same results it does work, just not accurately. I did find myself just using it in either Power or VPC mode most of the time, just a better experience for me. I may not use it a lot but when I know I will be on the road awhile I will take the Blade with me, I like it better than my other 2 dual 21700 mods.

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Nautical Wall Clock

Boats and ships
Even today, these kinds of clocks are used for display in boats and ships. At one time, these were extremely important in order to ensure a safe sail. The modern versions of these clocks consist of a barometer and a thermometer as well as a tide monitor at times. As these clocks are constructed out of corrosion-resistant metals, these are able to last in salt water and harsh weather. Brass nautical clocks are typically used in these settings, due to the rust resistance that these come with.

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Homes
The nautical wall clock can be hung on the wall over a fireplace, and can be matched with other nautical decor – such as compasses and ocean maps. These inspire a ‘sea and sailor’ feel, and can make visitors feel like they have walked straight into a sailor’s den in a ship. The clocks evoke a sense of tradition and exploration. However, when you use them indoors and not on ship walls, you must stress on moderation. These are excellent to put in beach vacation homes. You can get a feel of the seas inside the home and run outside to see the real thing. Many beach holiday home owners like to place these clocks for interior decoration purposes.

Outdoor pool patios
Chic and shabby nautical wall clocks can be great to hang on walls facing outdoor pool patios. It is good to place brass nautical clocks here, as these can resist rust. Look for models consisting of barometers and thermometers, which can add more value to the ambience. Other than being able to keep track of the time, you can also get an isdea about the ambient temperature.

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Offices
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CoilART Azeroth RDA Review

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CoilART Azeroth RDA Intro

CoilART has been on a bit of a roll lately — at least from this reviewer’s perspective. Recently I have had the opportunity to review their Mage Mech and Mage Box Tricker kits, and was pleasantly surprised by the quality and performance of both. I had some gripes, mainly with the Mage RDA, but I am still using them in my current rotation.

Today we have a look at the Azeroth RDA, a triple threat from CoilART. I’m calling it a triple threat because the Azeroth boasts a (sort of) postless deck with triple-coil capability. According to CoilART, it can also accommodate dual and single coil builds.

The Azeroth RDA vape will be available in three finishes: Black, silver, gold. I found it on pre-order for $20.80US from a popular Chinese supplier.

CoilART Azeroth RDA Specs and Features

Kit Content

Specifications

Notable Remarks

A closer look…

I received a gold version for this review. The airflow sleeve and drip tip are gold plated, and the top cap and deck are black. The specs on the Azeroth state that the RDA is made from stainless steel, but I can’t find a bit of exposed stainless steel anywhere, everything is either black or gold-plated. It’s a nice-looking RDA and would be right at home on a black or brass tube mod. At first glance, with its air hole configuration and, especially, it’s triangular cutouts around the top cap, it reminds me of the Stumpy RDA by Elementmods. But it stops there with that comparison.

Based on the specs, I assume the massive wide-bore drip tip is solid stainless steel clad in gold. I removed the tip almost immediately to try a Goon tip — and it fit perfectly. CoilART also includes a black delrin tip that is a bit smaller than the gold tip, with a smaller bore. At first I thought it might be a 510 drip tip adapter, but the inner bore is beveled and it won’t accept a 510 tip.

The deck

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The Azeroth deck is the most unusual and interesting part of the RDA. In the intro I called the deck “sort of postless”. Here’s why: The deck has six short posts with wire holes in the top. You loosen the screws on the sides of the posts to insert your coil legs from the top, very much like a postless deck. So, it has posts, just uses them differently. It’s a brilliant use of space when you are trying to fit three horizontal coils in a 24 mm RDA.

The positive posts are gold-plated and the negative posts are black. Not sure why CoilART decided to go that route, rather than just plating the entire deck in gold as with the Mage RDA — probably to make it easier to tell positive from negative.

Regardless, it’s an interesting design and a fine example of economy of space.

Finally, I measured the depth of the well. It’s 5 mm deep, which is good…remember that three thirsty coils will be drinking here.

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Airflow

When I first saw the Azeroth, I thought “Goon”. The Azeroth is a couple millimeters taller and, like the Goon, has three round airflow holes for each coil. The big difference is that the Azeroth has three sets of holes to feed air to three coils, versus two on the Goon. The Goon holes are larger than the those on the Azeroth (3.3 mm vs 2.6 mm) but when I open both fully and take a test draw, the airflow feels the same.

I found the sleeve to be a very snug fit on the deck, and needed to juice up the O-rings to install it, and it finally went on with a distinct “snap”.

Performance

I rolled up three clapton coils and tested the leg length of one coil in the posts of the Azeroth deck, then trimmed the legs on the coil until it aligned with the airflow holes in the sleeve. Yeah, I measured them for you: 8 mm seemed to be just right. I inserted the three coils and tightened the tiny Philips-head screws with the supplied screwdriver.

The phillips-head grub screws are too small and do not give a positive engagement with the screwdriver. When I build any of the CoilART atomizers (including the Mage) using these screws, it feels like the screw heads will only be good for a few builds before stripping. CoilART: please upgrade the screws.

Once installed and aligned, I wicked the coils with organic cotton and painted the wicks with juice. After I snapped on the RDA cap, I dripped an additional 30 or so drops from a Chubby Gorilla unicorn bottle. I wanted to see how much juice the Azeroth will hold without leaking. No leaks yet, more on that later.

Though I rarely vape much above 75 watts, I wanted enough power available to heat the triple claptons quickly, so I grabbed my Revenant Cartel 160 box. If I was feeling more industrious I might program in a custom vaping curve, but I’m feeling lazy.

The mod did its Smart Wattage thing and set the wattage to 42 watts – waaaay too low for my 0.32Ω triple clapton build, so I went directly to 80 watts (I know, you young-uns go ahead and scoff, but that’s high for me.)

Anyway, at 80 watts there is copious vapor — on par with the Goon, or a high-wattage sub-ohm tank like the TFV8 and Veco Devil, and the flavor was very good. Wide open, the three sets of airflow holes seemed to keep the build cool enough for me to vape comfortably – it’s warm, but tolerable. I ramped it up to 100 watts and the heat increased exponentially, to the point that I could only take short lung hits without coughing.

Overall, though, the Azeroth performed very well with the clapton coils, but I still want to try it with three single-wire 24 gauge kanthal coils to tame it a bit…or maybe even a single clapton.

To measure how much juice the Azeroth well would hold, I vaped until it was dry. Using a syringe, I refilled until the juice level was just below the coils, and the Azeroth took about 1.5 mL without leaking.

Next, I replaced the three claptons with a single 7-wrap spaced clapton that measured about one ohm. The Azeroth post configuration is clearly designed for three coils, and the single coil had to be positioned off center in order to wick properly. Just as I had hoped, at 50 watts it was much more pleasant for me to vape — much cooler and a bit more throat hit.

For my last test, I installed three 24 gage single-wire kanthal coils that came in at 0.31Ω. With watts set to 50, the smaller coils heated quickly and gave me a generous amount of vapor without being too hot. Finally, I found my preferred build for the Azeroth.

Likes

  • Nice build quality
  • Easy to build
  • Tons of vapor and good flavor (largely depending on the build)
  • Accepts Goon drip tips
  • Large capacity well
  • No leaks
  • Only $21

Augvape Intake RTA review and comparison

Augvape in collaboration with popular youtube reviewer Mike Vapes brings to you the Intake RTA. Augvape was kind enough to provide one free to me for this review. Just to be clear, my opinions are not bought in any way and I do not receive payment other than the free item so I will be honest in my opinion as always.
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Leak Proof
  • Bottom Airflow Direct To The Coil
  • Single Coil RTA
  • Max Juice Capacity 4.2 ML
  • Super Easy To Build
  • 24mm Diameter

THE KIT INCLUDES

  • 1 pc Intake RTA
  • 1 pc Glass Tube
  • 1 pc Screwdriver
  • 1 pc 510 Adapter
  • 1 Bag Accessories

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Getting to know Augvape and the Intake RTA

Augvape has been around a while, some of there products I love like the Boreas which is still a great tank. Others I have been disappointed with like the Boreas V2 which should not carry the same name. They have begun collaborations with Youtube reviewers, the Intake RTA with Mike Vapes and the new BTFC RDA with Vapnfagan, review coming soon. Looks like Augvape is upping their game and they have some really nice products coming soon as well that I saw at the ECC show.

Now as far as the Intake is concerned I have to admit it has impressive build quality and mounting your coils is easy as can be. I will get more into the builds and wicking in the next section but one of the easiest tanks out there and great for beginners or veteran vapers alike.

I got to see all the colors at the show except the purple which they did not have, the finish is stunning on all of them but the Blue IMO, more of a matte blue and there are color variations throughout.

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Breaking down the Intake is not as easy as I was hoping with the small base that is hard to grip with the bubble glass included, I always grab a paper towel to get a grip on it.

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Nice build deck, not the cleanest machining but everything goes together easily and is well thought out.

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The top cap has the intake holes which correspond to the tubes in the deck. It is easy as pie to install, just twist the base until the tubes line up with the top holes and presto.

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Here is a better shot of the Blue, it is next to the Black in the middle and Gunmetal on the right. The Black is what I received for review and a friend tried it and really liked it so as he was placing an order for the Gunmetal version I told him to get a Blue for me.

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You can see that the Blue has some variations of color, I was disappointed when I received it, I was expecting a gloss blue like all the other colors. I really wanted it for the Lost Vape Paranormal PSO edition so I made a switch, placed the black barrel with the blue top and bottom. Not the greatest match but I have a hard time separating the pair.

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Builds and wicking

Let me first start out with what not to do. I had just received some pre coiled Aliens but didn’t realise until I went to install them that they are wrapped in reverse. Normally not a problem with normal build decks but in the Intake they only have 2 posts and my coil wound up facing down. I figured I would try it anyway, I always like to try different coil heights to see which performs better.

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That build…..mehhhhhh is being kind. First off it really kills the airflow on an RTA with an already restricted DL hit. Flavor pretty much sucked too, this was so bad it only lasted a tank and I rebuilt.

My next build was with a quad core clapton on a 3mm post, note how the build is now right side up away from the airflow with the leads about even with the posts. Much better results, airflow opened up and the flavor greatly improved. This is the build my friend tried when he decided to order his Intake RTA.

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I then tried a dual core clapton but this time with a 2.5mm post and the coil situated a little higher.

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Good but the airflow did not increase and the flavor dropped off from the previous build. Not dramatically but noticeable and when I went to rewick I lowered the coil a little which helped but the 3mm ID coil was more flavorful and an all around better vape.

Having 2 Intakes I wound up with over 10 builds during this review evaluation but those 3 are the best examples.

Look on the last pic collage, the spot at where I cut my wicks, right at the threads on the deck, that is all you need. Here is a larger pic of that.

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After cutting your wicks that close make sure to thin them out so that when you lightly fold them into the wick holes it is not too tight. No need for the wicks to go to the bottom as well, the only wrong way to wick the Intake is to use TOO much wick, that will give you dry hits and kill the flavor. It is an anti leak design anyway so as light as possible, just not too light or you can flood the deck and drink juice instead vape it but really is it simple.

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Comparisons

Being a top airflow tank I thought a comparison to the Geekvape Zeus would be appropriate, a popular tank in it’s day and one that many will look at the Intake as a possible replacement.

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Using the same build in both the first thing you will notice is the Zeus has a lot more airflow. I had to close the airflow down on the Zeus about 3/4 to match the Intake full open. Flavor on both is pretty close but the Zeus is a little more of a cloud chucker due to the increased airflow. Builds and wicking are easier on the Intake, I feel a better tank for those new to rebuildables. If you have and love your Zeus and run it with the airflow closed down then the Intake would be a solid choice, not an upgrade but a sideways move IMO.

Had to break out the big boys of single coil RTA’s for my next comparison, the Vandy Vape Kylin Mini and Asmodus Zesthia, my 2 favorite single coil flavor RTA’s.

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Same build on all 3 and ran on 3 identical mods to be fair. The Intake and Zesthia share a similar build deck, the Zesthia adds a second set of posts though so it does not matter how your coils are wrapped. Building on both the Intake and Zesthia is a breeze but the Intake is more forgiving being a top airflow. The Kylin Mini is more difficult to build as it is a postless deck and wicking is a PITA at first until you get use to it.

Flavor the Kylin Mini and Zesthia win hands down, not a surprise as there my 2 favorites but the Intake is not a dog in comparison. With some juices the Intake held its own but with others the Kylin and Zesthia were more bright and flavorful. I would try to not look at the tanks and used matching drip tips (not shown above, changed it after the photo) so I could just concentrate on the performance. Like I mentioned with some juices it was hard to identify which tank I just used, all of the airflow was matched as well. With other juices it was easy to pick out which was which, the Zesthia came out on top more often than not.

For rookie builders the Intake RTA is what I would recommend followed by the Zesthia, the Kylin Mini I would only recommend to experienced builders. My personal favorite is the Zesthia, not only is it easy to build but the flavor is excellent. The Kylin Mini is still a tank I use as a benchmark for my reviews but it is my least favorite to build on. If the Intake RTA had more airflow I would love it, that said I still really like it, the only reason I bought a second. The flavor is still good on the Intake when the build is right and I will continue to use mine, it hasn’t left my Paranormal in probably 3 weeks and I love that mod.

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Final thoughts

I would love to see a V2 of the Intake RTA, this time with more airflow, that is my main gripe. That said I have had the Intake for close to 6 weeks and have used it everyday, enjoyed it enough to buy a 2nd. I would definitely recommend the Intake RTA to those looking to get into rebuildables for the ease of building and wicking. For experienced builders looking for the best flavor single coil RTA the Asmodus Zesthia would be my recommendation. For those experienced builders if they are looking for a leak proof RTA to carry in there pocket then the Intake is a solid choice. You will just have a trade off of flavor and decreased airflow but it is not a huge difference, at least when it comes to flavor.

I think Augvape is making a turn, their products are beginning to improve again to where they once were with the original Boreas. I think the Intake RTA is a winner for its category of top airflow RTA’s. The new products I saw at the ECC show from Augvape are both innovative and sexy as hell, they got a new mod that I plan to buy once released. A new subtank too with dual mesh coils, yep, gonna buy that too.

VANDY VAPE KYLIN MINI REVIEW

Vandy Vape Kylin Mini Review

FIRST IMPRESSION OUT OF THE BOX:

I’ve always been into single coil tanks and RDA’s. So when I heard Vandy Vape was working on a mini version of the Kylin, I was definitely excited about it. When I opened the box, I have to say that I was quite impressed with it as soon as I put it in my hand. When I unscrewed the base and saw that deck, it just looked awesome to me. Just by the way it’s built and the curvature of where your coil is being held scream flavor as soon as you take a look at it. I can’t wait to put a coil in it and see how it actually vapes.

WHAT’S IN THE BOX:

  • One Vandy Vape Kylin RTA
  • One Chimney Extension
  • One Spare 2ml Glass Section
  • One 6ml Glass Section
  • Drip Tip Set
  • One Hex Key
  • Spare Part Pack
  • User Manual

Vandy Vape Kylin Mini Review

FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:

The Kylin Mini comes with a beautiful, Goon-style, resin drip tip pre-installed. The resin drip tip is on the tall side and it does a really good job of keeping your lips off of the top cap. The resin drip tip has an 11 mm bore. The other included drip tip is a black Goon or 810 style drip tip. It has ribbing going around the outer circumference of it. The ribbing provides some texture and it is also extremely comfortable. It is shorter than the resin drip tip for those vapers that like a shorter, chuff style, type of drip tip. The black drip tip has a 10 mm bore.

Vandy Vape Kylin Mini Review

For those of you that still like to run your traditional 510 drip tips, there is a 510 drip tip adapter included with your purchase of the Kylin Mini RTA. That is the one thing I always like about purchasing Vandy Vape atomizers, they always give you a bunch of choices when it comes to DT’s.

Vandy Vape Kylin Mini Review

With your Kylin Mini, you will receive 2 tank glass sections. The pre-installed one is a straight glass and it has a capacity of 3 mls. The extra glass section is a bubble style glass and it has a 5 ml capacity. The bubble glass option allows you to expand the capacity of your tank without having any negative effect on flavor. Both tank sections are made out of Pyrex glass. I really have no use for the 3ml glass section. I would have appreciated it if the spare glass was just another bubble glass section. I do understand why Vandy Vape packaged it like that, not everyone likes the bubble glass look. I just really like the extra capacity.

The top cap on Kylin Mini has some beautiful knurling on the exterior. It is a very heavy knurling that gives you a great grip on the top cap when refilling the tank. There is also some Vandy Vape branding on the top of the top cap. There is a little bit of a raised platform with an o’ring inside to secure your Goon or 810 style drip tips. Even though there is a platform, most of your aftermarket drip tips should still look good on the Kylin Mini. On the interior of the top cap, there is an o’ring along with some beautiful threading that provides a snug fit when it is screwed onto the top fill port cap. As always with Vandy Vape, the machining is top notch.

Vandy Vape Kylin Mini Review

With the top cap off, there are two very big half circle-shaped fill ports. These fill ports will accommodate any type of juice bottle on the market today including the bullnose types of bottles. The chimney is a medium bore chimney, that is definitely geared more towards flavor. The chimney drops down to an extremely conically shaped barrel. On the exterior of the barrel, there is a Vandy Vape logo and some Kylin branding. The barrel attaches to the base with some very smooth threading.

Vandy Vape Kylin Mini Review

On the bottom interior of the base, there is a thick o’ring that does a great job of keeping the glass in place as well as ensuring against any leaking. The AFC ring around the circumference of the base has some knurling on it that allows the user to get a good grip to adjust the AFC ring. The airflow on the base is cyclops style and fully adjustable. The airflow slots measure 15 mm by 2 mm. The action on the AFC is nice and smooth with stoppers on both ends. On the bottom of the base, there is some Kylin and Vandy Vape branding as well as a serial number. The base measures 24 mm in diameter and with the bubble glass installed, the Kylin Mini is 26 mm in the middle.

Vandy Vape Kylin Mini Review

The 510 connection on the Kylin Mini is gold plated and slotted for a flat head screwdriver. It is surrounded by an insulator ring and some stainless steel threading. The stainless steel threading on the base is very smooth and this atomizer should sit flush on all of your mods. On the bottom of the Kylin Mini, there is some Kylin Mini branding as well as a serial number.

THE DECK:

The whole deck on the Kylin Mini is 25 karat gold plated. This is a single coil only deck and its main objective is flavor. The deck has a cradle-like shape to it, with a honeycomb airflow design. The shape of the deck actually cradles your coil for superior flavor. It is like a slot that is designed specifically for a coil and it takes the airflow from all sides of the coil. It’s a very impressive design. There are 7 rows of 3 airflow holes on your deck, for a total of 21 holes. These holes create an extremely smooth airflow and they make any flavor that you put in this atomizer pop. Vandy Vape calls it their honeycomb design.

Vandy Vape Kylin Mini Review

This is a postless style deck with Philips head M4 screws that are accessed from the side. The spare deck screws are hex grub screws and there is an included Allen key. The screws are very nice and of high quality. The screws are also gold plated and they are beautifully threaded. This type of deck makes building and coil placement extremely easy. The wicking ports are located on each end of the deck. This is also an extremely easy atomizer to wick.

Vandy Vape Kylin Mini Review

BUILDING AND WICKING:

Building on the Kylin Mini is a breeze. It’s a postless deck so the toughest part is getting the correct lead length. Here is a pro tip, take your drip tip and measure the lead against the skinny side of the drip tip. Clip your lead where the drip starts to get fat. This will give you the perfect length for your leads. Now, all you have to do is drop your coils in the terminals and tighten up those big deck screws.

Wicking is straightforward as well but it can be a little on the tricky side. You really have to take care and make sure your wick is the correct length. If it is too long, you will get a dry hit. Definitely better for your wick to be on the short side as opposed to the long side. I like to cut my wick about 1 mm off of the bottom of the deck. In fact, when you put the tank back together, if you can see your cotton thru the wicking ports, your wicks are too long.

HOW DOES IT VAPE?

This is one of my favorite single coil atomizers of the year so far. In fact, I like to think of this tank as a single coil Kensei. That is exactly what it reminds me of with the deck and the vape quality that I get off of it. It has that same honeycomb style deck that the Kensei has and it gives me that same type of flavor only on a single coil instead of a dual coil setup. The flavor on this atomizer is absolutely banging. You are going to get one of the best single coil vapes that you have ever gotten off of this tank. It is extremely flavorful. The clouds on it are plentiful as well. Most people are not going to believe you when you tell them you are chucking those clouds from a single coil atomizer.

Right now, I have a SS Framed Alien in the Kylin Mini ohming out at .28 ohms. I have it set at 60 watts and the vape I get off of it is just beautiful. The clouds are definitely there and so is the flavor. This is a flavorful tank and a surprisingly cloudy tank especially when you consider I’m only running one coil.

WHAT WOULD HAVE MADE IT BETTER:

  • Airflow Is A Little Loud

The airflow on the Kylin Mini is very smooth and I have to say that I do like the range of airflow that it provides. It’s definitely a DL tank and you will get a nice range of a restricted DL hit. There really is no way to MTL vape on this tank. While the air flow is very smooth, it can get just a little noisy. I would have liked to have seen Vandy Vape smooth the airflow out a little bit, as far as the noise goes. It’s not noisy to the point where it’s a deal breaker but it definitely does get a little loud and it has to be mentioned.

CONCLUSION:

Most of you that read my reviews know that I tend to really like single coil atomizers. I just find that most of the time, I get very good flavor while using a little more than half the wattage I normally would on a dual coil build. Single coil tanks also tend to be much more efficient because you use a lot less juice running only one coil and you get better battery life because you are using less wattage. The Kylin Mini by Vandy Vape is definitely one of the better single coil tanks I have vaped in quite some time. In fact, this one is probably going to be in my rotation for quite some time now, because I really can’t see anything coming along and knocking it out. It’s a great single coil RTA and it has my highest DeucesJack approval. If you’re into single coil tanks, you’re definitely going to want to pick yourself up a Kylin Mini by Vandy Vape.

PROS AND CONS:

A note about Pros and Cons. These are my Pros and Cons. They are very subjective. What may be a pro to me could be a con to you and vice versa.

Pros:
  • 2 DT’s
  • 510 DT Adapter
  • Comfortable DT’s
  • Easy To Build
  • Easy To Wick
  • Fantastic Flavor
  • Nice Clouds
  • Build Quality
  • Great Post Screws
  • Two Kinds Of Post Screws
  • Bubble Glass
  • 5 ml Capacity
  • Machined Well
  • Honeycomb Airflow
Cons:
  • Airflow Is A Tad Noisy

SPECS:

  • 24.4mm Diameter Base
    • 26mm at Widest Point
  • Threaded Top Fill Design
    • 3ml Standard Capacity
    • 5ml Maximum Capacity
      • Bubble Glass Tank Section
    • Postless Dual Terminal Build Deck
      • Side Mounted M4 Phillips Screws
      • Honeycomb Airflow System
        • 1mm Each Airflow
        • 21 Centralized Airflow Sections
    • Two Unified Wicking Port Cutouts
      • Adjustable Juice Flow Control
    • Extended PEEK Insulator
    • Gold Plated Build Deck
    • PEEK Insulator
    • Gold Plated Build Deck
  • Dual Adjustable Airflow
    • 15mm by 2mm each airflow
  • 24K Gold Plated 510 Contact
  • 304 Stainless Steel and Glass Construction
  • 810 Drip Tip
    • 11mm Bore Delrin Drip Tip
    • 10mm Bore Delrin Drip Tip

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Augvape BTFC RDA Preview – Bottom & Top Airflow Options

The BTFC RDA By Augvape Previewed

The Augvape BTFC RDA is a design collaboration between Augvape and the vaping reviewer Vapnfagan.btfc poster

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The BTFC in the name stands for “B-Bottom, T-Top, F-Flavour and C-Clouds”.

As the name suggests there are two airflow systems on this RDA. A top airflow and a bottom airflow.

Both types of airflow are adjustable – the bottom airflow is more for flavour, or you can open both airflows for more vapour.

The bottom airflow inlet directs air below the coils via 4 air holes in the deck clamp posts.

The deck has space for 2 coils and the posts are slightly angled to make building easier.btfc deck

Being 25mm in diameter the deck should be pretty spacious and there is a deep juice well too.

The RDA is made from 304 stainless steel and there is a PEEK insulator on the deck.btfc SS

The kit includes 2 810 drip tips – a black low profile Delrin tip and a longer length frosted drip tip.btfc rda components

This is also compatible with Squonk mods – there is a bottom feed 510 pin included in the kit.

There are 4 colours to choose from – Black, Stainless Steel, Gun Metal and Rainbow.btfc colours

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Kit Includes

  • BTFC RDA
  • Allen key
  • PC 810 drip tip
  • Accessories

btfc kit contents

Augvape BTFC RDA Specs

  • Size: 25x33mm
  • Material : 304 stainless steel
  • Bottom Airflow and Top Airflow
  • Easy to build
  • Dual coil deck
  • Delrin drip tip and frosted long drip tip

btfc specsThis could be an interesting RDA. The airflow options could make this more versatile for different types of vapers.

Is the Augvape BTFC RDA what you have been looking for? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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ASPIRE TYPHON REVVO KIT REVIEW – THE SERPENT GIANT

Aspire Typhon Revvo Kit Review: Breakdown

Aspire Typhon Revvo available colors

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Build Quality

The Aspire Typhon mod is somehow in the middle of being simple and stylish. The body design has this splashed effect design that looks clean but adds a little playfulness which is a cool touch and makes it a little unique. The body has no sharp edges and with the fire button on the side, it makes the Typhon super ergonomic.

On the front, you will see the 0.69 inch OLED screen display and the up and down buttons above it. On the bottom of the device is just ventilating holes for the battery which is not removable and has a 5000 mah capacity. On the back is the micro USB port for charging and for a potential firmware upgrade.

The Aspire Typhon mod has a maximum output of 100 watts and supports everything an advanced vaper needs like variable wattage, variable voltage, bypass mode, temperature control and power curve settings. The kit includes the Revvo tank which many fans call the revolutionary tank atomizer.

It is a 24 mm diameter tank that features triple adjustable top airflow and can hold 3.6 ml of e liquid. It also has a TPD compliant version that holds 2 ml of e liquid. Unlike most advanced tank atomizers that have top caps that you need to unscrew to fill them with e liquid, the Revvo tank has a spring loaded filling tube in the center which is accessible from the drip tip.

The way Aspire designed it is you can directly fill the Revvo tank without even opening the top cap. The spring of the tube is soft enough to allow even the slight pressure from almost any type of bottle or dripper, but strong enough to create a seal to make it leak free.

This is a very cool feature since I can honestly say that this is the most convenient way of filling a tank with e liquid. The Aspire Typhon Revvo kit comes in 3 different matching color options and you can get it in blue, green and red.

Vapor Quality

The Revvo tank comes with an Aspire Radial Coil or what they call the ARC coil. This type of coil is a pretty new concept as this coil sits horizontally in the tank and is designed very similarly to a stove-top. The good thing about this coil design is it has an increased surface area for the e liquid to be vaporized which in turn produces a better overall flavor and vapor production.

The ARC coil is made of kanthal and has a resistance of 0.10 ohm to 0.16 ohm. It is rated to use between 50 watts to 100 watts and is highly recommended at 80 watts to 85 watts. The ARC coil is optimized for high wattage and with the 5000 mah battery, battery life is not an issue.

If you are not used to vaping on high wattages, you can still vape it at lower wattages and since it has an increased heating area, you will still be able to get a satisfying vape. The Revvo tank has triple adjustable airflow and it adds to its capability of setting your preferred vaping style whether mouth to lung or direct lung hit.

Aspire Typhon Revvo heating chamber

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Versatility

The Revvo tank’s mouthpiece is fixed to the top cap so you won’t be able to use your fancier drip tips on it. The Revvo tank is available in 2 capacity sizes, the standard is a 3.6 ml variant and you can opt to get the TPD compliant version that has a 2 ml e-liquid capacity.

The Speeder mod is capable of all sorts of variable and temperature modes so when it comes to your vaping style personalization and preference, you’ll get a good amount of options with the Aspire Typhon Revvo.

Portability

The Aspire Typhon Revvo is 130 mm in height, 52 mm in width and 26 mm in thickness. It is not the sleekest device out there but there will be no problems carrying it around and as long as you have access to a USB power port, you can charge the device anywhere.

Aspire Typhon Revvo front display

Conclusion

The Aspire Revvo is a perfect kit for those who are looking for a mod that is packed with features and a tank atomizer that is very capable of giving you an excellent or even a better vaping experience. The ARC coil is almost superior to most normal coils and the spring loaded top fill system in my opinion, is the most convenient way to refill a tank. This is a kit that is definitely worth checking out.

If you are looking for something a good starter mod style vape check out the SMOK G150 and if you are just looking for the best check out the SMOK Procolor.

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Smoant Charon Mini 225W Box Mod Review

Why is this Mod called the Charon Mini? In the time since Smoant introduced the original Charon and the touchscreen Charon TS   – which was a great touchscreen mod, I should say – they’ve also released the excellent Cylon  and Ranker mods. Both of these newer devicesoffered roughly the same power output, and an identical display/interface as the Charon Mini. So, why connect it to an unrelated past?

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Oh, whatever. Let’s not get caught up in questions that will never get answered. Instead, let’s take the Smoant Charon Mini and enjoy it for what it is – a really nice, compact dual-18650 device with a ton of power, proven operations, and rock-solid construction.

At just 89mm tall, the Charon Mini is pretty comparable to the current industry leaders, though the 45mm width and 29mm depth might be a little thicker than some would expect from the front of the box. Still, smart beveled design and a no-nonsense frame means the Charon Mini fits well in the hand and never becomes too cumbersome, even after holding it for extended periods of time.The first thing you’ll notice about the Charon Miniis the display, which is larger and brighter than both the aforementioned Ranker and Cylon mods. By a considerable margin, actually. But it’s a size thing alone, because the interface is identical to its big brothers. Newcomers will definitely appreciate the clarity and customization options available through the straightforward menu system. But Smoant veterans will likely have a slight case of Deja vu after firing up the device.

Also, kudos to Smoant for centering the solid 510 connection, rather than trying to artistically offset it to the side. I’ve never understood why more companies don’t try for symmetry on smaller vape mods. Not only because it makes design sense, but it usually allows for a wider range of atomizers to sit atop the mod without overhang.

Thankfully, this wasn’t an issue with the Charon Mini. All but my largest tanks fit without a drop of overhang, and sat snug on the spring-loaded connection, to boot. Smoant might not be the most original marketers, but their build quality game is top notch across the board.

The fire and adjustment buttons are equally high quality, with a nice, firm clickiness that isn’t as common as it probably should be in 2018. They’re solid and seem like they’d take a lot of abuse from aggressive vapers.

Even after a few weeks of use there’s already some signs of dulling and wear, normally reserved for touchscreen mods, not standard compact devices. Will this be a long-term problem? Time will tell, but if they ever make a rubber case and/or screen protector for this new flagship mod, I’d STRONGLY consider making the investment.One area that might NOT take too much abuse is the display, which is gorgeous and sharp, but also dominates the front of the mod. There’s no lip or bevel around the edge of the screen, meaning a good smack on wood or concrete would likely put an end to the fun.

One surface-level problem I had with the Charon Mini was the magnetic back door, which isn’t just odd, with its low-rent, multicolor pattern, but also comes off far too easily for my liking. Even in a loose pocket, I had to re-seat the door several times, which doesn’t bode well for long-term durability.

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Featured Highlights

There aren’t many surprises in vape mod menus today, except when lower-priced devices begin to feature options usually reserved for the higher-end names. It’s even better when said options not only work but work as well as those vaping BMWs.

The same feature applies to temperature control settings, which offer a nice custom ramp curve meter (on top of the usual TC minutiae) that bring some immediately noticeable changes to your vape, depending on how you set them. Long story short, vape technology is catching up to the high-end manufacturers, and before long, it’s going to be hard to determine which mods cost hundreds, and which fit most budgets.On the relatively inexpensive Charon Mini, there is an excellent preheat function that works better than most in this category. While the heat options are standard fare, I’ve rarely seen them work this distinctively, outside of devices named “YiHi” or “DNA.

The menu system is linear, simple to read, and easy to operate, even for beginners. Though it’s not a world-beating set of options, it’s more than enough for 99% of users… and that 1% likely wouldn’t be caught dead with a vape mod they couldn’t hook up to Escribe, anyway.

One minor complaint about the Charon Mini – and it’s one I’ve mentioned on here a few hundred times – can we all agree to end the “speedometer” look and feel that has pervaded vape mod displays the last few years? We get it, speed=performance=power. It was a cute effect in 2016. But can’t we try something else to convey these feelings?

Another annoyance is the endlessly rotating “gears” on the bottom of the display that don’t serve any measurable need other than decreasing battery life. Again, it’s a tired look, and I’d love to see companies try new ways to be visually interesting.

Observations While Vaping

Fast-ramping mods are a dime-a-dozen these days, but the Smoant mods were among the first to catch my attention because of it. And the Charon Mini is no exception. Within a split millisecond of hitting the fire key, the Mini launched a torrent of flavorful vapor. And that was on the “normal” preheat setting – “max” was just a little too intense for me.

The custom curve settings do their job exceptionally well, as does the fully fleshed out temperature control suite. But the wattage mode is so damn powerful and effective (not to mention customizable) that I’m not sure many Charon Mini owners will bother diving any further into the menus for options.

These days, it’s not uncommon for vape reviewers to say they don’t use temperature control features. But that’s usually because they’re cumbersome and annoying. For the Charon Mini, it’s because the power mode is just THAT precise and effective.

In fact, it almost seems silly that Smoant added an additional 7 watts to the 218 they already showed off on the Cylon and Ranker. Like I’ve said before, if you can tell the difference between a 218-watt and a 225-watt draw, I’ll happily buy you lunch. And some medical supplies for your torched palates.

Instead, when vaping the Charon Mini at usual power levels, I simply enjoyed potent, flavorful draws again and again, with solid battery life and a complete lack of misfires and mistakes. Again, Smoant makes quality devices, and the Charon Mini is just another example.

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Geek Vape Aegis LEGEND 200W Mod Review

I won’t leave any of you hanging with suspense (or fear of reading 1,300 words to get to the point) – the Geek Vape Aegis Legend is my current favorite mid-wattage vape mod of 2018. It has received 90% of my vaping time since arriving on my desk, and that’s only because I need to test other devices during that remaining 10%.

Yeah, it’s that [EXPLETIVE] good.geek_vape_aegis_legend_200w_tc_box_mod_package_contents

The original Aegis was a single 26650 mod that relied a little too heavily on that fat battery format, but brought some cool things to the table, including water resistance and drop-durability. The single-battery format might have been a mistake, but the exterior design wasn’t. And in a dual-18650, mid-wattage format, complete with leather grip, rubberized surface and all-around solid feel, the Legend is the true paramount of this design scheme.

Though it’s a bit bulky, the Aegis Legend is surprisingly ergonomic, considering the overall heft of the device. The rubberized coating and leather grip definitely add some weight, but the Aegis Legend never feels heavy. It just feels durable.

More importantly, it feels outright fantastic in the hand. Whether you hold your mod in a left or right hand, trigger or thumb grip, Geek Vape thought of you. In other words, there aren’t too many ways to hold the Aegis Legend incorrectly, and I’ve never felt more “at home” with a higher-end vape mod than I did with the Legend, after such a short duration.

Love at first sight? Maybe that’s a bit much… but it’s also not that far off.

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Aegis Legend Features and Highlights

Let me give you a quick run-through of the internal features that make the Geek Vape Aegis Legend a standout. Because it’s a modern vape mod, you will enjoy the usual array of wattage, temperature control, TCR, bypass, custom heating curves and more. And all of the above work well – better than most mods in this higher price range, much less more “mass market” devices.

(If you’re interested in precise, DNA-levels of TC performance, the Legend might disappoint… but that’s a story for a later paragraph.)More importantly, all of the above functions work without ever compromising the performance of the mod. If you’re a straight wattage vaper, the Legend is likely to exceed your needs. If you like basic temperature control, with some customization flexibility, you’ll likely enjoy the Aegis Legend, as well. Hell, if you just want a stylish mod with bypass functionality to show off to your friends, this is a great choice.

The Legend’s screen is par for the course. If you’ve been around Geek Vape mods over the last year or so, the display isn’t going to wow you. But the layout and overall menu structure is as reliable and usable as it is boring. No, the Legend isn’t going to knock your socks off with its high-res looks, but what it lacks in innovation, it makes up for in simple UX design. You’ll get where you need to go.

You likely won’t struggle to make it happen. It’s an above-average interface that will suit most users just fine. Is it “high-end?” Nope. But considering how needlessly complicated DNA devices have been until the release of the 250C, I’m not really sure what “high-end” means anymore in 2018.

The other “selling point” features of the Geek Vape Aegis Legend is the supposed water resistance of the mod’s exterior. Not that we want to submerge our vape devices, but Geek Vape is claiming waterproof guarantees for up to 30 minutes at a depth of one meter, and shock proof drop protection from roughly that same distance.

Well, we’re not rich people. And we’re not stupid people, either. So we didn’t “stress test” the Geek Vape Aegis Legend beyond actual vape purposes. But I CAN say that I had a self-made coil/wick combo go absolutely bananas while attached to the Legend, leaking like a prisoner with no friends. And the thick, viscous liquid pooled on the rubberized surface, but cleaned up quickly, without an ounce of worry.

Will I eventually test the water resistance of the Geek Vape Aegis Legend? Probably not – but I also believe enough in the company to buy into the claims. The Legend certainly feels the part.

I won’t be dropping my mod on purpose – because that’s dumb. Accidents happen, but no amount of in-office stress testing is going to replicate you tripping, throwing the mod in the air, having it skip across cobblestone, and nearly crushed by a hipster on a fixed-speed bike. geek_vape_aegis_legend_200w_tc_box_mod_510_connection

Personal Observations with the Aegis Legend

Like we alluded to earlier, the Aegis Legend is a breeze to operate. While the screen is predictable and pedestrian, it does its job extremely well for the linear, well-thought menus lying underneath. The only tricky part is the dual-press feature that allows you to change screen color. I managed to get it working one out of every five attempts, even with advanced knowledge of this firmware.

Let me rephrase – if you have little experience tinkering with coil resistances and subtle adjustments, the Legend isn’t going to make you a better student of the TC game. But the mod has just enough local customization to keep users at bay.So, about that temp control… in a word, don’t-bother-it’s-really-difficult-to-use (the hyphens mean it counts as one word) because the temp modes are lame.

My problem with the Legend is that the TC and TCR modes don’t go any further than a million similar devices. And as a result, the Legendfeel less like an actual high-end TC mod, and more like a wattage mod that happens to have TC functionality.

But make no mistake, the Aegis Legend is powerful, and feels great, no matter how you use it. Ramping is smooth and even, and the mod never balks, even under more extreme testing.

Now It’s Available :Geekvape Aegis Legend 200w Box Mod

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