- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: The little vaper
- Price of the tested product: 42.90 Euros
- Product category according to its selling price: Mid-range (from 41 to 80 euros)
- Mod type: Variable power electronics and temperature control
- Is the mod telescopic? No
- Maximum power: 220W
- Maximum voltage: Not applicable
- Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: Less than 0.1
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
Eleaf, the Chinese firm belonging to the same group as Joyetech and Wismec, presents itself as the Dacia de la vape. She offers us a new contender for the title of champion of the price / power ratio. Indeed, Invoke offers us 220W for just over 40 euros.
Double 18650 battery, large screen, variable power mode, temperature control, it offers a lot for this reduced price.
So let's take a closer look at this "nice deal". Do you have everything you need to conquer the many fans of the low cost Chinese brand?
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width or Diameter of the product in mm: 27
- Product Length or Height in mm: 77
- Product weight in grams: 160
- Material composing the product: Aluminum
- 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: 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): Good, not the button is very responsive
- Number of parts in the product: 1
- 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
Rating of the vapelier as to feelings quality: 3.6 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
When we look at the Invoke, we can not really say that it's love at first sight. His lines are rather basic and a little mundane. The box adopts a parallelepiped shape but with semi-cylindrical sides. On the front, a big clear screen and the eternal bar +/- are in the game. On one of the slices, in the high position, there is an elongated switch that follows the rounded side of the box.
The 510 connection with the positive spring pin is placed centrally on the top-cap. This makes it possible to easily associate atomizers up to 27mm diameter without risk of overflow.
Under the box, the bottom-cap slides and tilts to reveal the battery housing.
We still note a small "fantasy", a medium taste in my humble opinion, the top and the bottom-cap are ringed with small notches.
Where Eleaf scores points is on the dimensions and weight of this double 18650: 77mm high, 44 mm wide and 27 mm thick, for a small 160gr. I have rarely seen so compact for a box of this type.
In terms of quality of manufacture, it's clean, the materials are not extraordinary and we can not say that our box inspires sustainability, but it is largely for its money.
A pure product Eleaf, basic, goes everywhere, without great originality, with a very good quality / price ratio.
- Type of chipset used: Owner
- Connection type: 510, Ego - via an adapter
- 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 mod: Battery charge display, Resistance value display, Short circuit protection from atomizer, Reverse battery polarity protection, Display of current vape voltage , Display of the power of the current vape, Display of the vape time of each puff, Variable protection against overheating of the resistors of the atomizer, Temperature control of the resistors of the atomizer, Supports the update of its firmware , Clear diagnostic messages
- Accusability: 18650
- Does the mod support stacking? No
- Number of batteries supported: 2
- Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Yes
- Does the mod offer a recharge feature? Charging function possible via Micro-USB
- Is the recharge function pass-through? No
- Does the mode offer a Power Bank function? Via external adapter to be acquired separately
- 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: 27
- 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
The Invoke is an 18650 double box capable of reaching the 220W. It has a very readable 1,3 thumb screen, which presents the information in a very clear manner.
The box has four modes: variable power, TC, TCR, and power bank.
The variable power mode operates with resistors whose value must be between 0.1 and 3.5Ω. The TC and TCR modes will work with resistors whose value is between 0,05 and 1.5Ω.
The power bank mode can only be used with the purchase of an additional accessory that is screwed onto the 510 port.
You will also have the preheat setting on which you can affect the power and duration that must be between 0.1 and 2 seconds.
You can also set the maximum duration of your puff. To do this, we propose you 5, 10 or 15 seconds.
Of course, the box is equipped with essential security systems: reverse polarity of the batteries, short circuit from the atomizer ... In short, you are safe as long as you respect the recommendations in terms of choice of the batteries, namely 18650 supports at least an intensity of 25A in discharge.
The Invoke has all it needs, it lacks only the bypass mode, but perhaps future updates will correct this little oversight.
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
An Eleaf pack quite in the tone of what the brand is used to offer us: a very simple box, which presents a picture of the box on a background consisting of an assembly of bands of colors forming a very gradual clear green water.
Inside, there is the box, a USB cable and a user manual translated into several languages including French.
It's simple, it's a bit bland but frankly, for the price, you can not ask for more.
Appreciations in use
- Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an external jacket pocket (no deformations)
- Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy, even standing on the street, with a simple Kleenex
- Easy to change the batteries: Easy, even standing in the street
- 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
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
The Invoke is a very compact box for a double 18650, it is really made to follow you in your daily life. In addition to its size and good ergonomics, the battery management is pretty good. At 80W on a resistance to 0.2Ω, I hold all day.
The control of the box is easy, menus are explicit and I think that, for once, Eleaf has done a great job to concoct us a simple and rather intuitive interface. 3 clicks the fire button and you enter the menu, after you drag the highlight with the bar +/- and validate its choices with the switch.
The box is equipped with a quick recharging system that supports 2A charging current, but prefer to recharge your batteries with an external charger, better able to keep your batteries longer lasting. life.
As far as the vape itself is concerned, there is not much to say. The box gives you what you ask him as long as it complies well on the intensity limits of the chipset. The vape is pretty well regulated and the box quite reactive.
This box is more than correct, it is relatively easy to use, it provides good performance and in addition it is compact. In short, it's a good horse and you can bet on it!
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 Classical Fiber, In Sub-ohm Mount, Genesis Rebuildable
- With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? the box is versatile so I will say your favorite atomizer
- Description of the test configuration used: Tested with an RDTA atomizer equipped with 0.2 ohm resistor
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: It is you who see according to your taste
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.4 / 5
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The mood ticket of the reviewer
Eleaf remains true to its motto: we offer cheap and powerful gear. This is typically the type of product that will appeal to people who want to perform well without breaking the bank.
The Invoke brings nothing new at this point of the range. Indeed, this double box 18650 takes again the main characteristics of the current electronic box: variable power, TC ....
Basic in appearance and frankly rather bland, the Invoke will not seduce you clearly by its lines. On the other hand, his measurements are very convincing. This is probably one of the smallest electronic boxs with a display and using two 18650 available on the market. This box is also very versatile, so it can very logically suit the greatest number.
We also welcome the new screen interface, it is probably the most explicit I have ever met at Eleaf.
The Invoke is the box of everyday life par excellence: compact, versatile and not precious for a sub. It will not be a compulsive purchase guided by a visual thunderbolt but a reasoned choice for those who seek an ideal companion for everyday life.
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