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Gyro by HCigar
Gyro by HCigar

Gyro by HCigar

Commercial characteristics

  • Sponsor who lent the product for the review: VapExperience
  • Price of the tested product: 79.90 Euros
  • Product category according to its selling price: Mid-range (from 41 to 80 euros)
  • Mod type: Variable power electronics
  • Is the mod telescopic? Yes by adding a specific tube included in the packaging
  • Maximum power: 35 watts
  • Maximum voltage: 8
  • Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: 0.5

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

This mod is an excellent idea and will be of great interest to first-time vapers who are looking for more material to discover the joys of a fuller vape than their beginner's equipment. Indeed, for a very reasonable price, we have here six mods in one. Electro mod sending up to 35W in three sizes AND mechanical mod in three sizes. To you all the sensations that can offer a good vape for the price of a single product! In this sense, we understand perfectly the Gyro tariff positioning that comes with all options included. Imagine having to buy an electro mod with an optional tube and a mod mecha with an optional tube, do the math and you'll see that this kit is a great deal!
The power is quite comfortable and the electro / mechanical passage very simple to perform and very playful. So, when you start a purchase, the Gyro is a candidate more than credible!

HCigar Gyro 2

Physical characteristics and felt quality

  • Width or Diameter of the product in mms: 22
  • Product Length or Height in mms: 125
  • Product weight in grams: 178
  • Material composing the product: Stainless steel, Copper, PMMA
  • Form Factor Type: Tube
  • 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 to 1 / 3 of the tube relative to the top cap
  • Fire button type: Metal mechanics on contact caouctoucouc
  • Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 1
  • UI button type: No other button
  • Quality of interface button (s): Not applicable interface button
  • Number of parts in the product: 13
  • Number of threads: 10
  • Quality of the threads: Excellent
  • 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: 4.5 / 5 4.5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

Excellent surprise, despite its mid-range price, the product has no stalemate on quality. First by the use of a steel of beautiful appearance which gives an impression of reliability over time then by the use of copper for the contacts (at least in mechanics). We note a beautiful quality of finish also, even if the decoration remains simple, it is pleasing to the eye and to the touch. The threads are perfectly machined, slide perfectly and do not cringe at handling. Their use is intuitive, no need to look 10 minutes screwing angle to find the point of attachment.
It should be noted that the versatility of the product naturally imposes different dimensions according to the configurations:

  1. 18350: 59,7mm and 92g in mechanics, 90mm and 144g in electro.
  2. 18490 / 18500: 73,5mm and 110g in mechanics, 108mm and 162g in electro.
  3. 18650: 90mm and 138g in mechanics, 125mm and 178g in electro.

HCigar Gyro 3

Functional features

  • Type of chipset used: SX
  • Connection type: 510, Ego
  • Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a thread adjustment.
  • Lock system ? Electronic
  • Quality of the locking system: Excellent, the chosen approach is very practical
  • 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, Protection against the reversal of polarity of the accumulators, Display of the current vape voltage, current vape power display, support for firmware update, clear diagnostic messages, operation lights
  • Accusability: 18350,18490,18500,18650
  • Does the mod support stacking? No
  • Number of batteries supported: 1
  • Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? No
  • 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: 22
  • 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

The usual features of the SX 300 chipset, here in upgraded version 35W, are present on this mod in electro version: simple menu, power change by rotation of the mod thanks to the gyro sensor, effective protections, system now proven and effective for a smooth vape do not require power levels specific to Power-Vaping. As such, I recall that the mod cash resistance between 0.5Ω and 2.5Ω.

HCigar Gyro 6

In passage in mod mecha, one can of course radically change of style of vape and take advantage of the good conductivity of the mod (contacts brass, drop volt rather weak) to attack a vape dripper and to be made great pleasure. To switch between the two modes, simply remove the head containing the chipset (which has its own top-cap) and disassemble the switch by inverting the Delrin ring surrounding the copper connection screw so that the screw makes contact and that's all ... A small adjustment to calibrate the ato and the accu (usual setting with a positive connection on the screws at the top case to make contact with the ato and make the whole flush) then setting the switch (by simply screwing and unscrewing to adjust the position of the battery). Here, of course, no limit of resistance. Just pay attention, as usual to make the correct choice of battery to achieve the power and intensity you want.

HCigar Gyro 7

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 4 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on conditioning

The packaging suffers no defects except for the fact that the Chinese do not know the language of Molière ;-). A beautiful white drawer box contains the kit and the instructions. Be careful, do not forget the small screw in a separate bag that serves to create the connection point between the battery and the electronic head. It will be enough to leave it in place on the head not to mislead thereafter.
Take the time to read through the leaflet which, if it is in English, is nonetheless a good effort of conciseness and clarity. The use of diagrams or photos is particularly useful to realize how the mod works, whatever the configuration chosen.

Appreciations in use

  • Transport facilities with the test atomizer: Nothing works, needs a bag in a bandage
  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy, even standing on the street, with a simple Kleenex
  • 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 4 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

In use, this mod is very competent in his field. Of course, if you want to switch between electro and mechanic modes, it will take you two or three minutes and a quiet place but otherwise, it remains easy to implement and very consistent. In its longest and heavier version, it has a substantial size but less than a Vamo or SVD, which is still good news.

Recommendations for use

  • Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
  • Number of batteries used during testing: 4
  • With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper, A conventional fiber - resistance equal to or greater than 1.7 Ohms, A low resistance fiber inf or equal to 1.5 ohms, In sub-ohm assembly, Genesys type rebuildable metal mesh assembly, Genesys type rebuilding metal wick assembly
  • With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Given the versatility of the concept, any atomizer, clearomizer or cartomizer will be perfect if you stay within a reasonable diameter, between 18 and 23mm.
  • Description of the test configuration used: Gyro + various RTA and RDA.
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: For a daily vape in electro, easy to implement and lugging, a mini Subtank is perfect! In mechanics, open bar !!!!

was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.4 / 5 4.4 5 out of stars

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The mood ticket of the reviewer

The immense quality of this model is due to the versatility and versatility of its concept. Indeed, an off-road mod, easy to bring on a trip for example without having to bring 10 kilos of various and varied pipes and for a very low price compared to its all-round use is a principle which seems to me excellent. On the go, you will have no choice of vape to go since this mod allows to address them all. It will be enough to join in your carrying bag your favorite atos and go for a round the world!

HCigar is a brand that goes up and innovates, we knew for some time but the Gyro comes as an achievement for those looking for a multi-face mod. I can only welcome this innovation and especially highlight the quality of execution that is excellent in relation to the tariff and away from more and more of the older generation of Chinese mods whose steel seemed like a piece of paper. Not that here: HCigar understood that a current hardware had first to show increased reliability. And an honest price ...

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About the Author

54 years, 32 years of cigarettes, 8 years of vape and more happy than ever! I live in Gironde, I have three children I'm gaga and I like roast chicken, Pessac-Léognan, good e-liquids and I'm a geek of the vape that assumes!