- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: The Little Vapoteur
- Price of the tested product: 49.90 €
- Product category based on sales price: Mid-range (from 41 to 80 €)
- Mod type: Variable power electronics and temperature control
- Is the mod telescopic? No
- Maximum power: 80W
- Maximum voltage: 9V
- Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: Less than 0.1Ω
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
Wismec it is the Geek brand of the Chinese consortium he forms with Joyetech, Eleaf.
The philosophy of this brand is to offer affordable hardware at an affordable price.
The last idea of our Chinese friends is to offer us a Box cut for adventure that, in addition, embeds a Bluetooth speaker.
A handset speaker wifi / Box, able to reach the 80W and powered by a lipo battery 2200mah.
So I'm not a fan of this type of "bundle pack", for the pampering that I am, a Mod it serves to Vaper. I had not been a fan of the idea of the MP3 player on a model Joyetech so I leave with a slight a priori.
But it may be that some features that I have not yet addressed change this view of "old embittered vaper".
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width or Diameter of the product in mm: 27
- Product Length or Height in mm: 94.5
- Product weight in grams: 166
- Material composing the product: ABS, Silicone, Stainless steel
- Form Factor Type: Classic Box - VaporShark Type
- Decorative Style: Customizable
- Quality of decoration: Good
- Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
- All the components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
- Fire button position: Lateral near the top-cap
- Fire button type: Mechanical plastic on contact rubber
- Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 1
- Type of user interface buttons: Mechanical plastic on contact rubber
- Quality of the interface button (s): Very good, the button is responsive and does not make any noise
- Number of parts in the product: 2
- Number of threads: 1
- Quality of the threads: Good
- Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes
Vapelier's note on quality feelings: 4.1 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
La Wismec Active adopts a style "BTP" especially in the orange and black that was provided to me. The Box seems really cut for the outdoor, the packaging suggests a Box for sports fans and it is true that the style also reminds of the technical products of the sign "Decathlon".
The drawing is simple and effective in a utilitarian spirit.
So we have a medium-sized block whose one corner was truncated to receive a "loop" that allows you to hang the box to a carabiner. This way you can hook it to a passerby of your jeans for example. The other 3 angles are rounded. On the top, the plate is made to receive atomizers up to 24 mm in diameter, without risk of overflow.
The Box is not compact, it's clear but, on the other hand, the weight is very reasonable so consistent with the nomadic spirit of this active.
The front and rear faces are similar, both covered with a fine metal grille that betray the presence of a speaker. The frame of the Box is covered with a silicone skin that is there to protect shocks but not only.
On one of the slices, we find the screen that is surrounded by the fire button and the bar +/-, while the bottom of this side micro USB port and the reset button is hidden under a small cap depending on the skin.
In contrast, on the other side, we discover the controls of the bluetooth speaker, clear logos indicate the play button, vol + / advance, vol- / return and off stop this function.
The skin and replaceable, so you can change the look with the many models offered by the Chinese brand.
No battery door since it is a built-in battery.
The finishes are quite satisfactory compared to the tariff level, no apparent defect.
A product that is pretty good if you're adept at this outdoor look that oscillates between construction equipment and high-tech accessory for sports even if I'm not sure that the great sports are very worn on the vape.
- Type of chipset used: Owner
- Connection type: 510
- Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a spring.
- Lock system ? Electronic
- Quality of the locking system: Good, the function does what it is for
- Features offered by the mod: Switching to mechanical mode, Display of the charge of the batteries, Display of the value of the resistance, Protection against short-circuits coming from the atomizer, Display of the current voltage of vape, Display of the power of the current vape, Temperature control of the atomizer resistors, BlueTooth Connection, Supports the update of its firmware, Clear diagnostic messages
- Battery compatibility: Proprietary batteries (2100 mAh)
- Does the mod support stacking? No
- Number of used batteries: The batteries are owners / Not applicable
- Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Not applicable
- Does the mod offer a recharge feature? Charging function possible via Micro-USB
- Is the recharge function pass-through? Yes
- Does the mode offer a Power Bank function? No power bank function offered by the mod
- Does the mode offer other functions? No other function offered by the mod
- Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? Yes
- Maximum diameter in mm of compatibility with an atomizer: 25
- Accuracy of the output power at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the power demanded and the real power
- Accuracy of the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage
Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 4.3 / 5
Reviewer's comments on functional features
Theactive what presents us Wismec ship a chipset house that seems to be close to that found in the products of the Istick family of Eleaf.
The Box can reach the 80W. It has the following operating modes: Temperature control, variable power, Bypass and TCR. The minimum resistance value of 0.05Ω is common to all modes, while the maximum value is 1.5Ω in TC and TCR and 3Ω in other modes of operation.
The screen is easy to read and allows you to keep an eye on the battery charge level, power or temperature depending on the mode, the current, the voltage and the value of the resistance.
The safety is not left behind since the Box has all the necessary protections (protection against short circuits, discharge of the battery, overheating of the electronic module ...).
It will also be possible to set a preheating on the first two seconds of the puff.
The Box has a battery of 2100mAh and recharging via the USB port is said "fast" since it can be done at an intensity of 2A.
This new toy is also called shockproof and waterproof which is a real plus for a product visibly designed for outdoor.
As you can see, this Box is also a Bluetooth speaker designed to connect to any device capable of providing music and having this type of connection.
A very complete product that offers everything you can expect from a Box.
Evaluation of the packaging
- Presence of a box accompanying the product: Yes
- Would you say that the packaging is up to the price of the product? Yes
- Presence of a user manual? Yes
- Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? Yes
- Does the manual explain ALL features? Yes
Vapelier's note on packaging: 5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on conditioning
The Box comes in a matte black box that just bears the name of the brand in silver writing. A thin cardboard case envelops this box, above a photo of the device, as a backdrop we can see the shadow of a climber hanging on a rock face. On the back, it's always the same thing, the content of the pack, some features and all the normative information.
Inside, there is of course the Box, a USB cable, a small carabiner steel and a record translated into French.
The presentation is therefore very correct given the tariff position.
Appreciations in use
- Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an external jacket pocket (no deformations)
- Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy, even standing in the street, with a simple tissue paper
- Easy to change the batteries: Not applicable, the battery is only rechargeable
- Did the mod heat up? No
- Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? No
Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 4.5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
Theactive is not the most compact Box in relation to its capacity but its weight is very reasonable which makes it easily transportable. The ergonomics are quite good, the silicone skin offers good grip and makes the grip sufficiently comfortable.
The commands are identical to those of an Eleaf box. 5 clicks to turn on or off, 3 to access different modes, the rest of the navigation is done with the +/- buttons. In the manual you will find all the other maneuvers useful for adjusting your Vape.
The Vape you get with this Box is quite correct, nothing special to note, we are in the mid-range.
The autonomy offered is a little light especially if you Vapez high power. The fast charge function is a little counterbalance this weakness but if you use in addition to the speaker, it will be necessary to think of a Power Bank.
The speaker, let's talk about it. It offers an acceptable sound definition that seems normal given the size of the Mod. It connects without any difficulty to your smartphone and the pause / play commands, vol + / next track, vol- / previous track are effective.
A combo for life on the rough that seems well endowed, friendly to use and in the end suffers only a little limited autonomy.
Recommendations for use
- Type of battery used during the tests: The batteries are owners on this mod
- Number of batteries used during the tests: The batteries are owners / Not applicable
- With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper, A Classical Fiber, In Sub-ohm Mount, Genesis Rebuildable
- With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? An RDTA not too sassy
- Description of the test configuration used: associated with the Ares clapper mounting at 0.90 Ω
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: As much to remain reasonable to preserve the autonomy thus avoided everything which turns beyond 30W.
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.5 / 5
The mood ticket of the reviewer
As I said from the start, I'm not very good public for this kind of machine that mixes genres. So I started this test with a big deal.
From the start things start moderately. Indeed, I find the Box a little too big compared to the announced capacity of the battery (2100mAh).
The overall look reminds me of a pure product from a catalog of tools for construction but there is also a sport that recalls the technological products "decathlon". The realization is correct and quite fitting with the tariff positioning of the product.
On the technical level for the Chipset, no surprise, it is a homemade product that comes from the group Joyetech / Eleaf / Wismec, it brings nothing new, I would say that we are on a basic. At the same time it is rather reliable and tested.
The second function works well, the speaker is not bad and easy to use.
At this level, we can say that the product is very correct but I am still not completely convinced.
What turned my judgment are the characteristics shockproof and especially waterproof.
These two characteristics give meaning to this product and suddenly make it an ideal product for outdoor.
Make a tour on the site of the brand, you will find a video demonstration that should finish convincing you.
So yes the Box, in the end, is convincing but it still remains a small brake. The battery seems a bit under-sized compared to the spirit of this very nomadic product.
This will require you to remain wise at the Vape level and not to rely on music accompaniment throughout the day. It will be economical to hope to cover a large range of use.
In the end I would say that it is a nice and fun product that pulls a little on the gadget but who does the job.
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