- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: Buybest
- Price of the tested product: 16.75 Euros
- Product category according to its selling price: Entry level (from 1 to 35 euros)
- Atomizer type: Clearomizer
- Number of resistances allowed: 1
- Resistance Type: Non-Rebuildable Owners, Non-Rebuildable Owners with Temperature Control
- Type of wicks supported: Cotton
- Quantity in milliliters announced by the manufacturer: 3.8
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
Asvape is a young Chinese manufacturer who goes up and whose boxes Strider, Michael Mod and other Lucifer were able to generate the interest of the vapers by working in a High End rather reasonable in terms of tariffs. Recently, the brand has embarked on the production of atomizers including a dripper of mid-range and a clearomiser, the Cobra, which we will dissect today.
The Cobra is a proprietary resistor atomizer whose peculiarity is to offer nichrome as resistive wire and more precisely NI80 which contains 80% nickel for 20% Chrome. Fans of this particularly responsive material will be interested. The clearomizer is meant to be a sub-ohm device around 0.5Ω that is a value that predisposes to a good release of steam while remaining within limits that some might consider reasonable.
The price of Cobra is fixed at about 17 € in big promotion at our sponsor, which places it in the entry-level. A price not dissuasive, therefore, if the rendering is in the nails of what can be expected. The supply is plethoric on the segment, we expect a flawless result that can make a difference.
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width or Diameter of the product in mm: 24
- Length or height of the product in mm as it is sold, but without its drip tip if it is present, and regardless of the length of the connection: 30.5
- Weight in grams of the product as sold, with its drip tip if it is present: 43.2
- Materials composing the product: Delrin, Pyrex, Stanless Steel grade 304
- Form Factor Type: Kayfun / Russian
- Number of component parts without screws and washers: 6
- Number of threads: 4
- Quality of the threads: Good
- Number of O-rings, Dript-Tip excluded: 4
- Quality of O-rings present: Sufficient
- O-Ring Positions: Drip-Tip Connection, Top Cap - Tank, Bottom Cap - Tank, Other
- Capacity in milliliters actually usable: 3.8
- 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: 3.9 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
Aesthetically, the Cobra turns out to offer a fairly massive shape due to its imposing diameter of 24mm. As its length remains measured, the atomizer appears quite stocky, impression corroborated by an imposing drip-tip whose trapezoidal shape comes to finish beautifully at the top of the atomizer.
Built in 304 steel called "food", the Cobra remains at a reasonable weight and has a very correct finish, although some assemblies seem a little imprecise, especially the junctions between the Pyrex tank and the top-cap or the bottom- Cpl. But ato is catching up with good quality threads that positively affect the user experience.
Available in three colors: black, natural or golden steel, the Cobra offers here, in its black livery, a fine golden strip that adds a classy note to a successful design. the pyrex of the tank is smoky black, which accentuates the impression of massiveness and communicates originality of good quality.
Some rather discreet engravings enamel the object to differentiate it. The name of the brand on the top-cap and the surname of the reference on the bottom.
- Connection type: 510
- Adjustable positive plot? No, a flush mount can only be guaranteed through an adjustment of the positive pad of the battery or the mod on which it will be installed
- Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? Yes, and variable
- Diameter in mm maximum of the air regulation possible: 36mm²
- Minimum diameter in mm of the air regulation possible: 0
- Positioning of the air regulation: From below and taking advantage of the resistances
- Spray chamber type: Chimney type
- Heat dissipation of the product: Excellent
Reviewer's comments on functional features
If the features are limited by the nature of the object, they correspond in every respect to the needs of the vaper.
The airflow ring reveals two wide slots that will easily feed the coil. The air intakes centralize the flow in the base which leads directly from below the resistance, a well-honed concept that works very well. The handling of the ring does not call any particular comment, the grip finger is correct and resistance to rotation remains median, which allows to turn the ring with ease without it turns alone by accident.
The top-cap is unscrewed and thus discovers two filling holes of good size that can accommodate all devices pouring. The handling is comfortable, after a short break-in time to "make" the threads, even if the trapezoidal shape of the top-cap does not really work to make things easier. However, it is done quickly and the quality of the threads allows quick disassembly.
The proprietary resistors are available in two colors, natural and gold, to better match the aesthetics and color of your ato. In addition to the fact already mentioned that they use nichrome to operate, they have an interesting feature being pierced with a multitude of small holes all around their perimeter, which augurs a very good absorption of the liquid present in the tank.
The 510 connection has a positive pin fixed but that comes out well of its housing, which will avoid any electric avanie. The fact that a large majority of mods today use a pin spring positive will allow you to stall the Cobra on your mod, flush as the fifth of the same name.
The pyrex tank has no protection, it has unfortunately become almost constant at this time. I invite you to gird your atomizer with a silicone ring to avoid any accident following a fall. Note anyway that a second pyrex is delivered in your box.
- Drip tip type: 510 Only
- Presence of a Drip-Tip? Yes, the vaper can immediately use the product
- Length and type of drip-tip present: Medium
- Quality of the drip-tip present: Very good
Reviewer's comments on the Drip-Tip
I really appreciated this drip-tip POM (Delrin) which has a great softness and optimal shape for a nice mouthing. Although of good size, it is nevertheless based on the 510 standard, which will allow you to replace it if you do not like it.
Some may regret that the 510 is used here and could have preferred a drip-tip with a larger internal diameter. However, the width of the chimney determines the release of steam, a width that perfectly matches the option chosen for the drip-tip. A larger diameter would have been, therefore, of little use.
In addition, the Cobra is ato certainly generous but the choice of resistance in 0.5Ω demonstrates a desire to go to an intermediate device and versatile. The chosen diameter is therefore explained.
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? No
- Does the manual explain ALL features? Yes
Vapelier's note on packaging: 4 / 5
Reviewer's comments on conditioning
The box is interesting in more ways than one. First because it emancipates from the usual card in this price range but also and especially because it is, say, fun to open. So, do not like me, trying painfully to lift a hypothetical cover, there is none. The opening is circular, like the butterfly doors of luxury cars. When we know it, it goes alone. But when we ignore him, we are considered an idiot. I tested for you. ^^
The content is rather agreed. A spare pyrex, a full bag of seals and additional resistance provided in a plastic receptacle that is not without the shape of a suppository. So, avoid confusing if you have a cold, it will save you from disappointments.
In any case, the packaging complies with the tariff requirement of the Cobra.
Appreciations in use
- Transport facilities with the mod of the test configuration: Ok for a side pocket of Jean (no discomfort)
- Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
- Filling facilities: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
- Easy to change resistors: Easy but needs to empty the atomizer
- Is it possible to use this product throughout the day with several vials of EJuice? Yes perfectly
- Was there leak after one day of use? No
- In the event of leaks during the tests, descriptions of the situations in which they occurred:
Note from Vapelier on the ease of use: 4.6 / 5
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
In use, the Cobra is easy to understand and live.
Disassembly and assembly are formalities given the small number of parts and, notwithstanding the shape of the top-cap that will penalize the biggest fingers, we find ourselves very quickly in known terrain. The change of the resistance requires the emptying of the tank but is done very easily by screwing the piece on the base. The top of the resistance is threaded and thus ensure the tight fixing of the block by screwing the top of the chimney.
The filling is no problem. I have not noticed any leaks, even with fluid fluids or when the resistance is at the end of life. However, I advise to close the airholes to fill the ato as a precaution but, even open, I did not have a typical flood or even oozing.
The rendering takes advantage of the quality of the resistances. The principle of circumferential holes allows a perfect irrigation of the capillary, whatever the ratio of your juice, in the power margin recommended by the manufacturer. Beyond this, there are no more problems elsewhere, but the heat of the steam and a slight loss of flavor will dissuade you from using this atomizer for what it is not.
We obtain a very pleasant vape, which presents an excellent compromise between intensity of flavors and volume of vapor. The ato is generous on both points and we therefore enjoy a beautiful texture as well as an interesting taste. There are devices more "vaporous" or more tasty but it is finally quite rare to find a good balance. The Cobra does it yet and imposes a vape pleasant, soft and responsive at a time. A perfect tool to graze all day, with peace of mind.
Recommendations for use
- With which type of mod is it advisable to use this product? Electronic
- With which mod model is it advisable to use this product? A mod accepting the diameters of 24mm and likely to send 45W
- With which type of EJuice is it advisable to use this product? All liquids without problem
- Description of the test configuration used: Charon TS218, liquids in 50 / 50 and 100% VG
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: A dual battery pack for autonomy
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.5 / 5
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The mood ticket of the reviewer
Asvape brilliantly crossed the baffle of clearomizers on which manufacturers who are well versed in the field have so often clashed.
The Cobra is an interesting atomizer in more than one way and will find its target audience among vapers who like an aerial vape but who refuse to choose between steam and flavors. The measured power to send it to give its full potential, the use of a Ni80 responsive and a consumption, certainly important, but measured in the current panorama clearo allow use without surprises.
A very reliable and easy companion whose only fault is not to be still available in France hoping that the shops will make the effort to offer this beautiful object to their customers. In the meantime, it is only in China that it is marketed, so plan the purchase of resistance in number if you consider the purchase, you never know.
I give him a Top Ato taking into account the good compromise offered, a reasoned price and a rendering "allday" pleasant.
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