Continuing the discussion from Vape Mail!:
In short: I love this thing and I haven’t tried the temp control yet. I’ll report back when I do.
In long: I’m not a reviewer or an expert by any means, but I’ll do my best. This is my first mod and I’ve only had it a couple days. I’ve never used anything else so I have literally nothing else to compare it to. Except for the temp control and maybe a couple minor changes, I think it is identical to the Dovpo Mini 50w that @Ken_O_Where has, and his experience with his is what convinced me to go for this one. Pretty much everything he said in his review is the same for this one. The temp control wasn’t much more than the Mini, so I figured I’d get it and if I wanted to use TC I could.
“Hardware” — It’s small and light enough that I don’t feel like I’m lugging around a brick, but it still feels solid and well made. The (three) buttons are nice and clicky. I have noticed a couple times that if I hit the fire button on the very left edge instead of in the middle, even though it clicks it doesn’t fire. The battery cover slides off and has magnets to keep it in place. No rattle or movement on buttons or battery cover. The 510 pin is spring loaded. I’m guessing that’s important? The bottom has a vent and a mini usb plug for onboard charging. No passthrough, but I wouldn’t even if there was. I’ll also probably never charge it with the usb since I have a Nitecore charger. I’ve been using it at about 15-20 watts and I don’t really chain vape, so one battery lasts me about a day and a half or so.
The display is bright and easy to read inside. I haven’t had it out in the sun, but Ken said that it was kinda hard to see in bright light. I don’t know what’s standard with a display, but I’m guessing it has everything it needs—battery, resistance, temp in TC mode or volts if TC is off, and watts. I didn’t notice until I re-read Ken’s review, but the display and buttons are slightly off center on this one as well. You’d think being the OCD personality type I am that it’d bother me, but it doesn’t at all. Like I said, I didn’t even notice. I did notice that it looks like the 510 connector is a hair unbalanced. Everything leans just a teensy bit to the right. Oh, and nothing sits flush, but I’m ok with that.
“Software” — The one thing that people might not like is the auto shutoff. Leave it alone for about five minutes and it powers down. It takes about 2 seconds to come back up once you click the button and it remembers the settings, so it hasn’t bothered me much. I’ve gotten into the habit of pushing the button as I’m picking it up, and usually it’s back up and ready to go by the time I get it to my mouth. I have forgotten a couple of times, picked it up and fired expecting to get something and gotten a lil freaked out when nothing happened for a sec. LoL.
The instructions for using it were nearly useless, but I think I figured it out for the most part. It has two kinds of locks—one will keep it from doing anything until it is unlocked and the other just locks the power settings. I haven’t used either, but I like knowing they’re there. It’s got a stealth mode, whatever the purpose of that is. You can flip the display, change the temp control from F to C, raise/lower/turn off the temp control, and obviously adjust the power up or down. When you put something on it, it (sort of) asks you if it is a new coil or the same one you had before. Press the up button for new and the down for the same. I guess it remembers the resistance from before if you press ‘same’ but I don’t know the point of this either. Other than letting it sit for five minutes or taking out the battery, I don’t think there’s a way to shut it off. At least, not one I’ve been able to figure out.
Temp Control — The most important thing about this model, and I haven’t even used it yet. Some Ni coils for the Subtank are next on my list to get. I’ll keep you updated on that end once I get them.