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Axis by Ante Meridiem
Axis by Ante Meridiem

Axis by Ante Meridiem

Commercial characteristics

  • Sponsor who lent the product for the review: Le petit vapoteur http://www.lepetitvapoteur.com
  • Price of the tested product: 219.90 Euros
  • Product category according to its selling price: Luxury (over 120 euros)
  • Mod type: Variable voltage electronics
  • Is the mod telescopic? No
  • Maximum power: 75 watts
  • Maximum voltage: 6
  • Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: 0.2

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

Mod box realized all in wood, integrating a DC / DC converter of mark texas instrument.
Handmade work done manually and in small series.
By definition each piece is unique.

Physical characteristics and felt quality

  • Width or Diameter of the product in mms: 53
  • Product Length or Height in mms: 125
  • Product weight in grams: 144
  • Material composing the product: Wood
  • Form Factor Type: Classic Box - VaporShark Type
  • Decorative style: Classic
  • Quality of decoration: Good
  • Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
  • All components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
  • Fire button position: Lateral near the top cap
  • Fire button type: Metal mechanics on contact caouctoucouc
  • Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 2
  • Type of User Interface Buttons: Plastic Adjustment Knob
  • Quality of the interface button (s): Very good, the button is responsive and does not make any noise
  • Number of parts in the product: 1
  • Number of threads: 1
  • Quality of the threads: Very good
  • Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes

Rating of the vapelier as to feelings quality: 4.3 / 5 4.3 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

A Box composed mainly of wood, cubic shape, we love or hate.
The box is very light, and despite its large size, the grip is very nice.

Functional features

  • Type of chipset used: Alternative
  • Connection type: 510
  • Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a thread adjustment.
  • Lock system ? No
  • Quality of the locking system: None
  • Features offered by mod: Battery polarity reversal protection, Display of current voltage, Indicators of operation
  • Accusability: 18650
  • Does the mod support stacking? Yes
  • Number of batteries supported: 2
  • Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Yes
  • Does the mod offer a recharge feature? No recharge function offered by the mod
  • Is the recharge function pass-through? No recharge function offered by the mod
  • 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 mms of compatibility with an atomizer: 4
  • Accuracy of the output power at full charge of the battery: Excellent, there is no difference between the requested power and the actual power
  • Accuracy the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Excellent, there is no difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage

Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 4 / 5 4 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on functional features

Box equipped with an electrical converter from an industrial manufacturer of microprocessors, memory, electronic components used all over the world.
There is no comparison with chipsets dedicated to the vape like those evolv or yihicigar type.
The power is instant when you press the fire button and the vape is obviously smooth, dense, perfect ... really perfect, we'll come back.

Evaluation of the packaging

  • Presence of a box accompanying the product: No
  • Would you say that the packaging is up to the price of the product? We make fun of us!
  • Presence of a user manual? No
  • Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? No
  • Does the manual explain ALL features? No

Vapelier's note on packaging: 0.0 / 5 0 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on conditioning

No packaging is provided with the box, as with many high-end products.
To believe that in the world of electronic cigarettes, a high price waives any conditioning or packaging effort, it is distressing.
The product is very good, but I wonder what the buyer of a Dom Pérignon (150 euros the bottle of champagne ... yes it stings very hard ...) would think if it was delivered his purchase in a plastic bottle! You will understand, this type of approach among high-end manufacturers outrages me! Now everyone is free to see lunch at his door.

Appreciations in use

  • Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an external jacket pocket (no deformations)
  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
  • Easy to change the batteries: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
  • Did the mod heat up? No
  • Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? No
  • Description of situations in which the product has experienced erratic behavior

Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 4.5 / 5 4.5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

Box very easy to use, we set the desired voltage on the potentiometer and shoot.
Let's talk about the potentiometer in question: No it is not calibrated, no graduations, nothing ... it will judge the setting according to the rotation ... honestly it is limited to this tariff.

Recommendations for use

  • Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
  • Number of batteries used during testing: 2
  • With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper, A low resistance fiber inf or equal to 1.5 ohms, In sub-ohm assembly, Rebuildable Genesys type metal mounting mesh, Rebuildable Genesys type mounting metal wick
  • With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? the panel is wide, the box accpesses resistance from 0.2ohm
  • Description of the test configuration used: 1.2ohm, kraken to 0.6 ohm, and mephisto to 0.3ohm.
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: A good dripper coiler quite low.

was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.5 / 5 4.5 5 out of stars

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The mood ticket of the reviewer

So what about this Axis?

Ok she uses a chipset from the industry that unlike the others should hold the shot of many years
Ok it works with two batteries in series, which allows you to have a great autonomy.
Ok she is very light and has an excellent grip in spite of her imposing size.
Ok it has a signal as flat as the skyline.

Yet it is not free from defects, or even aberrations!
The first, and the most annoying for me: Why keep a screw-on 510 connector when a spring-type connector "fat daddy vape" works wonders on other box?
Then comes the choice of buttons (fire and potentiometer), was it so difficult to tune? the fire is chromed when the potentiometer is black, and what about its graduation?

It's a pity to make such gross mistakes on a product with an otherwise irreproachable quality.
But despite these flaws I love this box!
The vape is perfectly smooth, the power is available instantly and even with large assemblies, which normally work as diesels (latency between the request and the desired rendering).

It is a very good product, made by hand, it is a unique product, the quality of manufacture (notwithstanding the mentioned errors) visible.
If you like wooden boxes, if you like powerful boxes, and you are ready to skip some points (like me), and if you finally have the budget (or the time needed to save it) , this box is for you.

Another big thank you to the team of the little vaper for the loan of this material.

Looking forward to reading you.

Toff

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