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


  • 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