Luxe PM40 Pod Mod (Vaporesso)

Luxe PM40 Pod Mod (Vaporesso)

Name: Luxe PM40 (Vaporesso) – Pod Mod – received by the manufacturer

Type: Pod Mod

Colors: Black, Carbon fiber, Jade, Lava, Silver

Price: ~ € 40


With the new Luxe PM40 Vaporesso challenges one of the most successful pod mods

Vaporesso has recently launched another pod system, the Luxe PM40 which, it is useless to hide it, promises to challenge one of the most successful pod mods on the market. I remember that due to our editorial policy, within a review of a product, we never talk and mention similar products or other brands competitors and therefore forgive me if even in this circumstance I will not name the product to which the Luxe PM40 makes the verse. More experienced vapers will have no difficulty to understand which product it is, but here what matters most to me is to analyze and test the new Vaporesso creation and judge it independently from comparisons with other systems.

I start as usual, reporting the contents of the package of the product received.

IN THE BOX

1 x LUXE PM40 Battery
2 x LUXE PM40 Pods (4ml)
1 x GTX 0.6 ohm Mesh coil
1 x GTX 0.8 ohm Mesh coil
1 x USB type-C cable
1 x User manual
1 x Warranty card

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

With the Luxe PM40 Vaporesso created a device that, from my point of view, has the classic shapes and appearance of a pod mod. When I think of a pod mod in fact, I imagine a device with the shape more or less similar to that of a highlighter marker, with a compact but not exactly minute appearance and which at the same time transmits a feeling of solidity and robustness. The Luxe PM40 by Vaporesso embodies exactly these characteristics, with a refined and modern stylistic touch.

The pod mod is presumably built in zinc alloy (the manufacturer has not provided any information on this) and has a very high build quality in my opinion, with sublime finishes to say the least. From an aesthetic point of view, while not presenting an innovative design as, as previously mentioned, the system is inspired for obvious reasons of competition by the pod mod of another famous Asiatic brand, the Luxe PM40 has an incredibly elegant and very captivating livery . The “lava” model in my possession I assure you that it is beautiful and absolutely not gaudy. In short, Luxe PM40 fully reflects all the quality and aesthetic sense that has distinguished Vaporesso products for years.

FEATURES

Luxe PM40 measures 96.3 x 30.4 x 21.3mm, weighs around 93 grams and is equipped with an integrated 1,800mAh battery. On the bottom of the mod there is a 2A USB type-C port for battery charging, which I estimated to be around 65 minutes (not super fast). On the side there is a 0.69 “(35 x 10 mm) black and white display showing the value of the coil, the puffs and the battery charge level (displayed both with the classic icon and also numerically as a percentage). From its name it is easy to guess that the device can reach a maximum of 40 watts.

The circuit that manages the delivery of the mod is the Vaporesso Axon chipset, a very performing circuit that I have extensively talked about in previous reviews of the manufacturer. A very simplified version of the Axon chip has been installed on the Luxe PM40 that allows the user to act only on the regulation of the vape power as well as obviously on the switching on and off of the device.

The wattage adjustment operation is carried out by quickly pressing the fire button three times (the only button the pod mod is equipped with) and, when the wattage indicator flashes, press the button again until the desired power is reached. Once the watts are set, after 5 seconds the circuit automatically returns to block to prevent accidental watt variations.

Another important element of the Luxe PM40 is a small lever for adjusting the airflow located on the opposite side of the fire button. This lever slides sideways (even if it must be said that sliding is not the most fluid) from left to right (and vice versa) and goes to partialize the opening of three small lateral air hole (one on one side and two on the opposite side) for air inlet. As already observed in the case of the pod mod XROS, the airflow control of the Luxe Pm40 only significantly changes the airiness of the device, within a rather limited range of action, which oscillates between a classic flavor chasing and a medium airy MTL vape, partly due to a shell-shaped drip tip (PCTG material) with a fairly generous exit hole.

Vaporesso Luxe PM40

Regarding the pod, Vaporesso supplied two transparent pods in the package (capacity 4 ml in the standard version and 2 ml in the TPD version) and two mesh coils from GTX series with a value of 0.6 ohm (range 20-30 watts) and 0.8 ohm (range 12-20 watts). The Luxe PM40 pod presents a very interesting constructive novelty that the manufacturer defines “e-liquid self-circulation system” and which basically provides for the presence of a double chamber, one higher up to house the e-liquid and one lower down where it is fix the lower part of the coil with its two o-rings.

COILING, WICKING AND FILLING

The pod fits inside its housing without the use of magnets but simply interlocking; the system is effective both in terms of stability and anchoring and furthermore it is not necessary to follow a precise direction of insertion. The coils, for their part, take advantage of the now widespread push and pull system to insert and be removed from the cartridge and this, together with the new double chamber pod structure, allows to reduce practically to zero the age-old problem of condensation that afflicts the overwhelming majorities of pod systems on the market. After a week of constant use, my Luxe PM40 is perfectly dry.

For the e-liquid refill, Vaporesso has reused the XROS refill system. It is therefore necessary to remove the black drip tip by pulling it towards you. The system is snap-on and if in the case of the XROS due to its smaller size, it was not very practical, with Luxe PM40 the removal of the drip tip is simple and easy. Once the drip tip has been removed, you can refill your cartridge using the hole with a black membrane placed on one side of the cartridge.

PERFORMANCES AND FLAVOUR

An element of great value talking about the Vaporesso Luxe PM40 is undoubtedly the capacity and duration of its battery, praiseworthy especially if you obviously use the device at low-medium wattages. Being personally a lover of MTL vape, I was able to verify with the 0.8 ohm coil an autonomy of several hours or in terms of e-liquid vaped of almost two complete refills (between 6 and 8 ml oscillating within a watt range between 12 and 16 watts). I also tried the 0.6 ohm coil, settling in a range between 25 and 30 watts; with this configuration I was able to vape about 4-5 ml of liquid before having to recharge the mod.

The draw of the Luxe PM40 is very clean and linear but not among the quietest in circulation; low wattages and completely closed air correspond to a more silent shot and vice versa. The hit in the throat is more than acceptable even with very low or no nicotine concentrations.

Vaporesso GTX coils

From an aromatic point of view, Vaporesso Luxe PM40 is an absolute excellence. The coils of the GTX series (more or less all) are an absolute guarantee in terms of amplitude and aromatic yield in general. The vapor is full-bodied (especially over 20 watts) but not too fat and this means that this pod system, although not able to offer a very tight MTL vape, also lends itself quite well to both synthetic and distillates organic tobacco e-juices, very successful at this time in Italy.

TO CONCLUDE

I have no doubts, Luxe PM40 is a flawless device with many pluses, in short, it offers super quality and performance. You will certainly find it in The Flavourist’s top ten of the best pod mods for quality/price ratio even if at the moment it seems to be marketed at a price slightly above the market average. Sometimes it may be worth spending a little more for a product that is essentially free of defects and more than ever performing.

Recommended to: newbies, skilled vapers.

  • 9/10
    In the Box - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Design & Build Quality - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Features - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Coiling, Wicking and Filling - 10/10
  • 9.5/10
    Performances and Flavour - 9.5/10
9.5/10

Techmod (Kizoku)

Techmod (Kizoku)

Name: Techmod (Kizoku) – Mod – received by Heavengifts

Format: Single 18650 side by side battery VW-TC mod

Max Power: 80 Watt

Colors: Black, Black Gunmetal, Gunmetal, White

Price: ~ € 55


 

Kizoku and its first side by side TC mod

Today I am going back to talk to you about Kizoku, a brand belonging to the large Vapeonly family that in the last year has stood out for the launch of rather innovative products and with a good aesthetic care. After the dual use Limit atomizer (proposed in two versions) and the Kirin tube, today is the turn of Techmod, the first VW-TC mod made by Kizoku brand. Techmod is a so-called side by side box that certainly does not go unnoticed from the first approach. We begin to observe it starting as usual from the contents of the package.

IN THE BOX

1 x Techmod
1 x USB cable type-C
1 x User Manual
1 x Warranty card

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

Techmod’s build quality-design pairing immediately catches me as soon as I start handling the device. The box built mainly in zinc alloy with two parts in 304 stainless steel (battery compartment and the front part that contains the chipset), is well worked in every detail, it is massive and shows in my opinion an incredible constructive solidity. The design is Japanese and the style, innovative and very avant-garde, is defined by the manufacturer as “industrial” and in fact in my opinion it is very reminiscent. Without any doubt from my point of view, Techmod’s appearance is more modern than ever and absolutely captivating. First-class style and quality!

ERGONOMICS AND PORTABILITY

Techmod measures 78 mm in height, 49 mm in width and has a thickness of 24 mm; it weighs 146.5 grams without battery and just over 190 grams with battery included. It is not a heavyweight mod but not even a featherweight, indeed all in all I would say that its weight is quite substantial, which contributes to giving it a sense of great strength and stability. The portability, despite the weight that is anything but irrelevant, is more than good also because being a side by side mod it has the advantage of minimizing the projection of the atomizers that it is intended to accommodate (up to 24 mm in diameter). Equally good, indeed more than good, is its ergonomics thanks to a slightly inclined design on the front, designed not only for a mere aesthetic impact, but also to ensure an excellent feeling in the hands. Indeed, the grip is undoubtedly comfortable and safe.

CHARACTERICTS, FUNCTIONS & PERFORMANCES

After appreciating the constructive and aesthetic qualities of the Techmod, we begin to observe its characteristics, functionality and performances. This side by side has a proprietary circuit with four delivery modes: VV, VW, TC and bypass. The manufacturer declares that the Techmod chipset, in addition to possessing the most common protection functions (overheat protection, low-Voltage protection and overcurrent protection), has an instant fire speed of only 0.001 seconds. In the practical test it did not seem to me that the box is equipped with all this incredible reactivity which, in any case, appeared to be good and in line with the majority of regulated mods currently on the market.

Well done, easily accessible and pleasant to the touch are the two function buttons at the bottom and the large fire button at the top. Next to the function buttons there is a bright 0.91″ black and white display (about 22 x 6 mm) which shows the chosen vape mode, the coil value, the battery status, the vape power and the duration of the last puff expressed in seconds. On the other side of the box there is finally a USB type-C port with 2A fast charging.

As I said earlier, the box can accommodate atomizers up to 24 mm in diameter and possibly with a height of no less than 30 mm to allow the atom drip tip to protrude sufficiently from the box. The battery compartment has the positive pole at the bottom and an open screw cap closure flush with the top of the mod. The thread of the cap is very fine therefore particular attention must be paid to the screwing phase. The cap in the hands of the cap is also a bit difficult, certainly not among the most comfortable in circulation.

The 510 atomizer connector has a floating pin and has a slight relief compared to the thread of the box; this means that any atomizer that is mounted will never completely hit the body of the mod. It is not a functional problem but the most fussy vapers will certainly notice this slight imperfection.

I close this large chapter on the features and functionality of the Techmod, talking about the battery and its management by the Kizoku chipset. Having made the necessary premise that battery life depends on many variables (type of battery, its capacity, modes and vaping powers), from my tests, carried out in VW on a range of 13-25 watts, I was able to see a rather sudden battery consumption, in any case slightly higher than other similar products tested in the same ways. Ultimately, the management of the battery life cycle did not seem optimal to me.

EASE OF USE

Let’s see now the very simple operating systems of Techmod:

  • Switching on/off = Press fire button 5 times within 2 seconds;
  • Switch Power Mode = Press fire button 3 time in quick succession then press “+” or “-“;
  • Adjust Power/Temp Settings = press button “+” or “-“;
  • Lock/Unlock Power Adjustment = press and hold simultaneously for 2 seconds “+” and “-” buttons.

To be honest, I always prefer this type of simplicity to the many innovation attempts that often produce the effect of making the box menu a real labyrinth within which it becomes really difficult to untangle.

TO CONCLUDE

Despite some aspects that in my opinion can be improved, my experience with the Kizoku Techmod, which I remember being the first side by side regulated mod by the Chinese manufacturer, is undoubtedly positive. The mod designed both for long-term vapers and also for the less experienced, can boast a high build quality combined with a modern and attractive design and also with extreme simplicity of use.

Recommended to: Skilled, hardcore vapers

  • 8/10
    In the Box - 8/10
  • 9.5/10
    Design & Build Quality - 9.5/10
  • 8/10
    Ergonomics & Portability - 8/10
  • 7.5/10
    Characteristics, Functions & Performances - 7.5/10
  • 9.5/10
    Ease of use - 9.5/10
8.5/10


Hannya Nano Pod Mod (Vapelustion)

Hannya Nano Pod Mod (Vapelustion)

Name: Hannya Nano (Vapelustion) – Pod Mod – received by Heavengifts

Type: Pod Mod

Colors: Black, White

Price: ~ € 35


Hannya Nano: a great packaging for a small pod mod

The subject of my review today is a tiny and compact pod mod made by the Chinese company Vapelustion which has only recently appeared on the great international vaping scene, and which objectively is still very little known in Italy and in general on the European market. The device that I am going to review is called Hannya Nano and, judging by the packaging, which is really large and rather accurate for the size of the object contained within it, it immediately seems quite clear to me that this pod system was designed mainly for Asian market and also for an average young audience.

But let’s proceed in order and begin to examine the contents of the package of the product received.

IN THE BOX

1 x Hannya Nano mod
2 x Spare metal panels
1 x USB Type-C cable
1 x User manual
1 x Lanyard
1 x Pod 1.2 ohm

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

If you are a lover of traditional Japanese graphic arts, manga or anime typical of oriental culture, then surely this product from an aesthetic point of view will be able to capture your attention, also because its striking and extremely colorful design certainly does not go unnoticed. Hannya Nano has a classic rectangular shape with rounded corners, but it must be said that despite its small size it is certainly not a product with a minimal and sober style! From the construction point of view, the mod has a zinc alloy body with a plastic coating, while the side panels (removable even if not quite easily) are made of metal. The general feeling, also due to the “plasticky” sound of the mod once held, is that of being grappling with an extremely entry level object and almost a toy.

FEATURES

Hannya Nano measures 66 x 49 x 14 mm, weighs around 65 grams with a built-in 600 mAh battery. We are facing a product that certainly makes compactness and manageability its main weapon, but we cannot fail to point out that there are equally compact devices on the market, lighter and equipped with batteries with greater autonomy.

The device is recharged via the USB type-C port and a led light on the lower part of the mod reports the charging status (the LED flashes red during charging and turns white when charging is complete after about 20-30 minutes). The mod is equipped with a pod with integrated headcoil (not replaceable) with a value of 1.2 ohm; unfortunately the manufacturer does not provide other specifications on the pod, nor does it declare the delivery power.

The only information that is reported to us by Vapelustion is that the pod (capacity 2 ml) can be refilled for a maximum of 5-6 times (about 10-12 ml), which also leaves me a bit perplexed, as currently there they are devices on the market with pods with a life cycle of no less than 30 ml of e-liquid.

As an admittedly entry level product, Hannya Nano does not allow you to change/adjust any parameters of the vape. In this sense, the device is only equipped with automatic draw and hasn’t  on/off  button; during delivery, the LED light turns on to indicate the residual charge level of the battery (the red light indicates that the battery is discharged). The airflow of the device is also fixed and the resulting draw is a classic slightly airy MTL.

The Hannya Nano pod, as mentioned above, do not have a replaceable coil; it’s firmly anchored on the mod thanks to two good magnets which, however, do not prevent a minimum lateral movement. The drip tip, while presenting a rather square shape, is in my opinion equipped with good ergonomics and feeling on the lips.

COILING, WICKING AND FILLING

To replace a used pod, simply you have to remove it from the mod and insert a new one, paying attention to the its direction (the side with the refill cap must face the ring for the lanyard). To fill in the e-liquid inside the pod it is necessary to remove the black silicone cap and then refill using the appropriate refill hole. There is no an air vent hole but I have not encountered any problems whatsoever in refilling the pod.

A negative aspect of this pod system is determined by the fact that the pod once housed on the mod does not allow you to check the e-liquid level inside it and it will therefore be necessary to lift it and remove it from the body of the mod every time you want to check the residual e-liquid.

PERFORMANCES AND FLAVOUR

The combination of 600 mAh battery with 1.2 ohm coil and a vaping power (not declared) but in my opinion rather low, guarantees a good autonomy to the device which is around 4 milliliters of e-juice. The Hannya Nano draw is very clean and silent but it sins, not so much for the little vapor produced (secondary aspect for an e-cig), but rather for the almost absolute lack of throat hit and for an aroma that, although not despicable, it is honestly just above enough when compared to other competing systems.

From the aromatic point of view, bearing in mind that this pod mod is aimed at those who are about to try and buy for the first time an e-cig, the result is ultimately acceptable, but a vaper with a minimum of experience will find a certain incompleteness in the aromatic score of any e-juice with a minimum of complexity. The aromatic range seemed somewhat limited to me and this pod mod is certainly more suitable for mono-flavor and dry e-liquids.

TO CONCLUDE

Vapelustion for its first pod system seems to have paid more attention to the aesthetic impact (with an eye to oriental markets) than to substance. Hannya Nano is a device that, although it does not present problems in its operation, has in our opinion numerous limitations that cannot make it attractive except to a young audience looking for its first test and experience with an e-cig. Right now the pod mod market offers better solutions.

Recommended to: newbies vapers.

  • 7.5/10
    In the Box - 7.5/10
  • 5.5/10
    Design & Build Quality - 5.5/10
  • 5.5/10
    Features - 5.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Coiling, Wicking and Filling - 8.5/10
  • 6/10
    Performances and Flavour - 6/10
6.6/10


Gen Nano Kit (Vaporesso)

Gen Nano Kit (Vaporesso)

Name: Gen Nano (Vaporesso) – Kit with GTX Tank atomizer – Kit received by the manufacturer

Format: Built-in 2000 mAh mod with head coil atomizer

Max Power: 80 Watt

Colors: Silver, Black,  red, Black blue, Black green, Black purple

Price: ~ € 59


Vaporesso Gen Nano Kit: cloud chasing vape in the palm of your hand

The Vaporesso Gen family expands and after the Gen and Gen S models, here is the latest arrival and also the smallest of the three, the Gen Nano, a box with a built-in battery combined with the 22 mm GTX tank atomizer. The doubt is legitimate: was there really a need to create a third model of Gen mod?

I’ll find out soon but as always first of all let’s take a look at the contents of the package.

IN THE BOX

1 x GEN Nano Mod
1 x GTX Tank 22 (3.5 ml)
1 x GTX 0.2 ohm Mesh coil (pre-installed)
1 x GTX 0.6 ohm Mesh coil
1 x Spare glass tube (2 ml)
3 x O-ring
1 x USB cable
1 x GTX coil reminder card
1 x Warranty card
1 x User manual

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

Vaporesso has been standing out for years for being an avant-garde hardware manufacturer both in terms of technological innovation and purely aesthetic. The Gen and Gen S mods impressed me very positively both from a qualitative point of view and also for their design. The Gen Nano in the sign of continuity, retains all the features of its older sisters, presenting itself as the miniature version of the previous Gen models, with the same clean, essential and minimal lines. A compact and light mod, with a modern, sober and elegant appearance.

I will seem repetitive, but even Gen Nano conveys the same feeling of high build quality found on the two previous models, thanks to a perfect combination of solidity and lightness. The feeling in the hands is unique, thanks to a zinc alloy shell and a 4-layer coating, which gives a rubberized, smooth and incredibly comfortable feeling to the touch; in addition, the external layer is declared scratch resistant and fireproof. Always talking about the constructive goodness of this mod, it must be said that I have not encountered any problems with the box 510 attachment (the pin is floating), as well are very well made and without any slight lateral movement, the four buttons with which it is equipped.

Quite proportionate to the size of the box, is the combined 22 mm GTX tank, an atomizer that does not present any major aesthetic novelties, but which still seems to me made with good build quality. It is clear however, and I have said it in previous reviews of the brand, that in the Vaporesso kits it is always the mod that plays the lion’s share, because it is on the mods that the Asian manufacturer focuses and dedicates most to introduce significant technological innovations.

ERGONOMICS AND PORTABILITY

It is enough to report the numbers of the Gen Nano to understand the portability level of this kit: height 70.3 mm, width 40.3 mm, thickness 24.2 mm for a weight of only 83.8 grams! Portability combined with ergonomics thanks to the slightly rounded lines and rounded corners that allow a solid grip and incredible handling. Perfectly positioned and easily accessible for anyone, are the large fire button, as well as the three function keys and the display. With the matching GTX atomizer, the kit has an overall height of 115 mm and a total weight of about 135 grams, which in my opinion is very low considering that Vaporesso has created a kit for lovers of DL vape within the limits of the 80 watts that the mod is able to deliver.

FUNCTIONS & PERFORMANCES

I just mentioned that Gen Nano is capable of delivering up to 80 watts using a built-in 2000mAh battery. The device has a micro USB port with a 2A charge that completes the charging cycle in just over 60 minutes. Also on this device Vaporesso confirmed the Axon Chip circuit, which as we have already seen, is really rich in functions and above all it is very intuitive and easy to approach. The 0.91″ OLED display is bright and well readable and shows all the information that can be used by the vaper to better manage its vape.

The box turns on/off with the usual sequence of 5 close clicks of the fire button while with 3 close clicks of the same button the function key lock is activated/deactivated.

It has been said that the Axon circuit is equipped with numerous functions; it is accessed by pressing the lowest key of the mod 3 times quickly (the one immediately below the “+” and “-” buttons). Inside the “DIY MODE” menu there are all the more traditional modes available to a vape mod (variwatt mode, varivolt, temperature control, customized wattage curve, bypass mode). Also in this circumstance it seems right to dwell on the most interesting aspects of the chipset already described in the reviews of the Gen and Gen S kits:

  • PULSE MODE – this function provides acceleration to delivery every 0.02 seconds, providing a constant hit and greater power to the vape for the entire delivery interval;
  • POWER ECO – is a function that, if activated, prolongs the life of the batteries;
  • SMART TC – is the “intelligent” function of the temperature control that automatically recognizes a resistance for the TC and its material, providing the optimal setup for that coil.

During my tests I wanted to verify the value of these functions and with pleasure I verified their actual effectiveness. The PULSE MODE for example really provides a powerful vape for the entire time interval of the delivery; as well as the POWER ECO function that from our tests seemed to be able to increase the longevity of the batteries by about 10% compared to other similar mods. Vaporesso Gen Nano performs just as well as the previous models and its performance is first-class while maintaining a rather competitive price.

EASE OF USE

Acting and interacting with the Axon circuit is extremely easy. In addition to the fire button, there are three function keys below the display, a system that considerably simplifies the settings box functions. The button at the bottom allows you to access the settings menu and confirm each choice made. With the “+” and “-” buttons, on the other hand, you can move between the various menu items. All very easy and intuitive.

GTX Tank 22 mm – FLAVOR

In this Kit, there’s the 22 mm GTX tank atomizer combined with the Gen Nano mod. It is an atomizer with rather classic lines, 44.6 mm high (510 pin excluded) and with a weight of about 51.5 grams. The tank has a capacity of 3.5ml with bubble glass and 2ml with standard glass (TPD compliant); from its name it is easy to understand that the tank uses the Vaporesso GTX coil series which can boast 7 different types of mesh coils and an RBA base. A 0.2 ohm GTX Mesh coil (45-60 watt vaping range) and a second 0.6 ohm (20-30 watt) coil are provided in this kit.

The GTX tank is a top refill atomizer (just unscrew the top cap) but alas it does not have both an anti-leakage system and a childproof system. In fact, this is probably the biggest flaw of an atomizer that, without having transcendental features, performs its task very well above all thanks to its coils. At the base of the tank there is a ring for the airflow control with a triple slot (completely partializable and equipped with a limit switch) with dimensions of 8.8 x 2 mm. The supplied delrin drip tip is with 510 connection has an inlet hole with a diameter of about 5.7 mm and a outlet hole with a diameter of about 9.5 mm.

To replace the coils, you need to unscrew the base of the tank and extract the coil housed simply by pressure inside the tank with the now widespread plug & play system.

The GTX 0.2 ohm provides an excellent aromatic yield with full-bodied and fat vapor, for a classic direct to lung vape even if not too exasperated. A coil that expresses itself best with liquids with a basically sweet and creamy aromatic structure. The 0.6 ohm GTX mesh coil, on the other hand, offers the possibility of having a typical flavor chasing vape, which can be managed playing with the airflow control. The aromatic performances are absolutely valuable as this coil offers a very calibrated draw and able to facet even the most structured and complex mixes well.

TO CONCLUDE

The Gen Nano Kit by Vaporesso offers the possibility to have a good direct to lung vape with a very compact solution, as long as you do not disdain owning a mod with a built-in battery. The GTX series coils in addition guarantee (like almost all Vaporesso coils) aromatic performances of a very high level and difficult to match at the moment on the market.

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Recommended to: Newbies, Skilled and Hardcore vapers.

  • 8/10
    In the Box - 8/10
  • 10/10
    Design & Build Quality - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Ergonomics & Portability - 9/10
  • 9.5/10
    Functions & Performances - 9.5/10
  • 9/10
    Ease of use - 9/10
  • 8.5/10
    Atom & Flavor - 8.5/10
9/10


XROS Pod Mod (Vaporesso)

XROS Pod Mod (Vaporesso)

Name: XROS (Vaporesso) – Pod Mod – received by the manufacturer

Type: Pod Mod

Colors:Silver, Matt grey, Blue, Sky blue, Rose pink, Rainbow

Price: ~ € 25


Vaporesso promises to exceed the limit with XROS!

For today’s review I am going back to talk about an entry level pod mod, designed as the first device for those who decide to try for the first time an electronic cigarette. I am about to discover the characteristics and quality of the XROS by Vaporesso, a Chinese company that needs no introduction, having been one of the most active and avant-garde brands in the vaping market for almost a decade.

As usual, at the start of the article I report the contents of the package received.

IN THE BOX

1 x Vaporesso XROS device
1 x Vaporesso XROS 1.2 ohm (2 ml)
1 x Vaporesso XROS 0.8 ohm (2 ml)
1 x Type-C USB cable
1 x User manual
1 x Warranty card
1 x Reminder Card

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

XROS is a pod mod that from the first approach appears quite small and manageable, even if it must be said to be relatively long and slender. It is built in 304 stainless steel and in my opinion has a very high build quality, especially if we consider that it is a low-end product. Aesthetically speaking, although it is not a system with a refined and innovative design, the XROS has a very pleasant and refined appearance. If you are a lover of minimal style, the XROS is the pod mod for you, a functional parallelepiped with rounded corners and clean and essential lines. In this circumstance, the Vaporesso designers did not allow themselves any aesthetic extravagance and paid attention to the point, creating a product with a classic line and easily “receivable” by all those who, not knowing the vaping world, are going to buy their first e-cig.

FEATURES

The Vaporesso XROS is 113mm high, 23mm wide and 13mm thick; the weight is only 50 grams, very few if you think that it is equipped with a battery of 800 mAh. If it is true that on the market there are pod systems with integrated batteries with larger capacities, it is equally true that they are still more big systems, while within the specific range of small and slender pod mods, XROS is in my memory the system with the largest battery. Charging is done via a 1A USB type-C port and a led under the activation button indicates the charging status (the LED flashes red during charging and turns solid green when charging is complete after only 30-40 minutes). The mod is equipped with two mesh pods with a resistive value of 0.8 ohm (maximum power 16 watts) and 1.2 ohm for a maximum output of 11 watts.

The Vaporesso XROS is equipped with both an automatic shot and an activation button, the same button also prepared for switching the mod on and off (five close clicks). During delivery, the LED light turns on to indicate the battery charge status through three different colors (green light charge between 100% and 70%, blue light 70% -30% charge, red light 30%-0% residual charge).

A very interesting feature on XROS and I add a more unique than rare feature on these types of devices, is the presence of an airflow control window with three small holes and a lever with which to adjust the opening and the airiness on vape. The XROS airflow control significantly modifies the airiness of the device, even within a rather limited range of action, which oscillates between a fairly restricted flavor chasing and a slightly airy MTL vape, partly due to a drip tip (PCTG material) with a shell shape (clamshell style) with a fairly generous exit hole.

The XROS cartridges have no replaceable coils and are anchored on the mod thanks to two powerful magnets that prevent any kind of minimal and annoying movement. The drip tip clamshell style has excellent ergonomics and in my opinion fits nicely to the vaper lips.

COILING, WICKING AND FILLING

To replace an old pod, simply extract it from the mod and insert a new one without even having to worry about the side of insertion. To proceed with the e-liquid refill is necessary to remove the black cap/drip tip by pulling it towards you. The system is snap-on and I do not hide the fact that, especially in the first removal attempts, I found some difficulties in carrying out this operation. Once the drip tip has been removed, the e-liquid can be refilled using the hole with membrane placed on one side of the cartridge (there is also a small air vent hole).

Another surplus of this system and its pods is the total transparency of the same which allows you to easily check the e-juice filling level.

PERFORMANCES AND FLAVOUR

An element of great value of the Vaporesso XROS is undoubtedly the battery capacity perfectly commensurate with the vaping powers of the system, a very well calibrated battery that is able to guarantee an autonomy of about 4-5 ml with the 0.8 ohm pod, and with the 1.2 ohm pod about 6-7 ml of e-liquid. Credit for these very good performances must certainly be attributed to the Axon chipset, a guarantee also in terms of safety functions. The XROS shot is superb, very quiet, very linear and with a decent hit (more accentuated with the 0.8 ohm coil); the only small flaw, found especially with the 0.8 pod, was sometimes a slight spit back especially when the liquid inside the tank is almost completely exhausted. Still talking about the draw, it must be said that I also noticed a lower reactivity of the device in automatic mode compared to the activation with the fire button, but nothing particularly annoying and alarming.

Finally, it is not negligible that the system after intense and prolonged use did not show any condensation problems under the pod, which is absolutely not obvious on this kind of devices.

From an aromatic point of view, Vaporesso XROS did not disappoint my expectations and this system seemed to me to have performances in line with the quality that has long distinguished the Asian manufacturer, and more generally an aromatic yield on average higher than the performance of many competing devices. In my opinion, the 0.8 ohm pod has a greater aromatic completeness and manages to perform very well with even quite complex flavor chasing e-juices. The vapor is full-bodied (considering it is a 16 watt vape) but not overly fat. The cartridge with 1.2 ohm coil, on the other hand, lends itself better with tobacco e-liquids or not particularly sweet fruit e-juices; the vapor is drier and even the aromatic range seemed slightly more limited to me.

TO CONCLUDE

Vaporesso XROS in summary is a device that works very well and I consider it perfect for all those who are about to buy their first e-cig. Ease of use, good yield, high level performance and a very competitive price. Better than this…

Recommended to: newbies vapers.

  • 8.5/10
    In the Box - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Design & Build Quality - 8.5/10
  • 7/10
    Features - 7/10
  • 9/10
    Coiling, Wicking and Filling - 9/10
  • 8.5/10
    Performances and Flavour - 8.5/10
8.3/10


Gen S Kit (Vaporesso)

Gen S Kit (Vaporesso)

Name: Gen S (Vaporesso) – Kit with NRG-S Tank atomizer – Kit received by the manufacturer

Format: Dual 18650 battery with head coil atomizer

Max Power: 220 Watt

Colors: Lime green, Cherry pink, Matte gray, Midnight blue, Rose gold, Silver, Black, Gold, Black red, Black blue, Black green, Black purple

Price: ~ € 55


Vaporesso presents the Gen S Kit, the updated version of the Gen mod with a new tank

After the great success with the Gen kit (we told you about it last September), Vaporesso launches Gen S kit and combines its most powerful mod with the NRG-S atomizer that replaces the previous SKRR-S tank. Gen S is a dual battery mod that exactly like the previous model is managed by the Axon chipset.

Let’s start to observe together the contents of the package of this kit created for sub-ohm lovers.

IN THE BOX

1 x GEN S Mod
1 x NRG-S Tank (8ml)
1 x GT Meshed coil 0.18 ohm (pre-installed)
1 x GT4 Meshed coil 0.15 ohm
1 x Spare glass tube (5ml)
4 x O-ring
1 x USB cable
1 x Warranty card
1 x User manual

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

Vaporesso has always distinguished itself as a manufacturer of cutting-edge hardware both in terms of technological innovation and in terms of purely aesthetic. In 2019 the Gen mod had impressed us very positively both from a qualitative point of view and also for its design. The Gen S in the sign of continuity retains all the characteristics of its older sister and looks like a twin model of the Gen, with clean, essential and minimal lines, with a modern, sober and elegant appearance.

The Gen S mod conveys a feeling of high build quality, thanks to the perfect combination of its solidity and its extreme lightness. The feeling in the hands is one of a kind, thanks to a zinc alloy shell and a 4-layer coating, which gives a rubberized, smooth and incredibly comfortable feeling to the touch; in addition, the outermost layer is declared scratch resistant and fireproof. Always talking about the constructive goodness of Gen S, it must be said that we haven’t found any problems with the 510 attachment, as well as very well made and without any slight lateral movement appeared the four buttons it is equipped with. Finally, the battery compartment door is also very well made, which can be accessed with the aid of a small notch at the Vaporesso logo. The two magnets on the flap are large and resistant.

The NRG-S tank combined with the mod appears imposing, massive and rather heavy. Although we are in the presence of an atomizer with no big aesthetic novelty, it certainly seems to us equipped with a better build quality than the previous SKRR-S tank.

ERGONOMICS AND PORTABILITY

Although it is a dual battery and therefore a box that cannot be defined as small, the Gen S mod is an extremely ergonomic product and its slightly rounded lines and rounded corners allow a solid grip and good handling. Perfectly positioned and easily accessible for anyone, the large and comfortable fire button also appears, as well as the three function keys and the display (not very large but very clear).

If we consider that we are dealing with a kit for a sub-ohm vape that as is well known requires high delivery powers and generous capacity, then we can believe that this kit is still equipped with good portability despite its about 275 grams of overall weight. In our opinion an acceptable weight for anyone who wants to carry a device for big power and big clouds.

FUNCTIONS & PERFORMANCES

The Gen S mod is a dual battery box (18650) capable of delivering up to 220 Watts of power. The device has a USB port which, according to the manufacturer’s indications, would be able to recharge the batteries in just 60 minutes thanks to a fast charge of 2.5 A. We tested this fast charge and actually the time it takes to complete the cycle charging time was around 100 minutes. As always, however, we recommend that you prefer a desktop battery charger to recharge your 18650 batteries.

The device has the same dimensions as the Gen mod and measures 93.5 mm in height, 53 mm in width and has a thickness of 27 mm and, like its older sister, has an empty weight of only 107 grams which becomes about 203 with the two batteries. Vaporesso also confirmed the Axon Chip circuit on this new version of the Gen, which we have already seen to be really rich in functions and above all very intuitive. The 0.9 “OLED display is bright and well readable and shows all the information that can be used by the vaper to better manage its vape. Commendable and very useful in our opinion the solution of the battery charge level indicator, showing a battery icon and the remaining charge level expressed as a percentage.

The box turns on/off with the canonical sequence of 5 close clicks of the fire button while with 3 close clicks of the same button the function key lock is enabled/disabled.

It has been said that the Axon circuit is provided with numerous functions; it is accessed by pressing the central key button quickly 3 times. Inside the “DIY MODE” menu there are all the more traditional modes available on a vape mod (variwatt mode, varivolt, temperature control, customized wattage curve, bypass mode). Also in this circumstance it seems right to dwell on the most interesting aspects of the chipset already described in the review of the Gen kit:

  • PULSE MODE – this function provides acceleration to delivery every 0.02 seconds, providing a constant hit and greater power to the vape for the entire delivery interval;
  • POWER ECO – is a function that, if activated, prolongs the life of the batteries;
  • SMART TC – is the “intelligent” function of the temperature control that automatically recognizes a resistance for the TC and its material, providing the optimal setup for that coil.

During our tests we wanted to verify the value of these functions and with pleasure we verified their actual effectiveness. The PULSE MODE for example really provides a powerful vape for the entire time interval of the delivery; as well as the POWER ECO function which from our tests seemed able to increase the longevity of the batteries by about 10%.

Vaporesso Gen S performs very well just like the previous model and its performance is first-class while maintaining an absolutely competitive price.

EASE OF USE

Acting and interacting with the Axon circuit is extremely easy. In addition to the power button, there are three function keys below the display, a system that considerably simplifies the settings of the box functions. The central button allows you to access the settings menu and confirm each choice made. With the “+” and “-” buttons instead you can move between the many menu items. All very easy and intuitive.

NRG-S Tank – FLAVOR

In this Kit, the NRG-S tank atomizer has been combined with the Gen mod. It is a rather massive atomizer with a diameter of 25 mm at the base and 30 mm at the bubble glass; the height is 52 mm 510 pin excluded. The tank has a capacity of 8ml with bubble glass and 5ml with standard glass (2ml in the TPD version). The NRG-S atomizer mounts the Vaporesso coils GT Core series which can currently boast 8 different types of coils; in this kit are provided a 0.18 ohm GT Meshed coil (50-85 watt vaping range) and a 0.15 ohm GT4 Meshed coil (50-75 watt).

The NRG-S, like all the latest generation tanks, can be refilled from above simply by exerting a slight pressure on the arrow on the top cap. The refill slot is more than generous and designed for any type of e-liquid bottle. At the base of the tank there is a ring for adjusting the air which has a double slot (with limit switch and completely partializable) with dimensions of 12 x 2.6 mm. The supplied drip tip is in delrin with 510 connection and has an inlet hole with a diameter of about 6.6 mm while at the outlet the hole extends to a diameter of about 12.5 mm.

Although the GT series coils all have a rather stocky appearance (they are low and wide), we did not encounter any difficulties in replacing the coil with this tank; simply unscrew the base of the atom and then unscrew the coil from the base itself to replace it with a new one.

The various vaping tests carried out with this NRG-S tank made us observe with pleasure the excellent technical performance of this tank (no problem of leaks and condensation), combined with an always fat and aromatically convincing vapor. Vaporesso with the NRG-S tank takes a decisive step forward in terms of aromatic performance compared to the SKRR-S tank and the two GT coils supplied, plus the 0.2 ohm GT6 coil (range 40-100 watts) kindly supplied to us from the manufacturer, they all turned out to be up to the situation, returning a top-of-the-range flavor for sub-ohm vape. A godsend for lovers of sweet, fatty liquids with crazy clouds.

TO CONCLUDE

If in the Gen kit the sore point was represented by the SKRR-S tank, with Gen S and thanks to the excellent NRG-S tank, Vaporesso packs a kit for direct to lung vaping with excellent performance in all senses and at a price as always competitive. Gen S and NRG-S tank a winning combination.

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Recommended to: Skilled and Hardcore vapers.

  • 8/10
    In the Box - 8/10
  • 10/10
    Design & Build Quality - 10/10
  • 8/10
    Ergonomics & Portability - 8/10
  • 9.5/10
    Functions & Performances - 9.5/10
  • 9/10
    Ease of use - 9/10
  • 6.5/10
    Atom & Flavor - 6.5/10
8.5/10