- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: The Little Vapoteur
- Price of the tested product: 64.90 €
- Product category based on sales price: Mid-range (from 41 to 80 €)
- Mod type: Variable power electronics
- Is the mod telescopic? No
- Maximum power: 40W
- Maximum voltage: Not applicable
- Minimum value in ohms of resistance for a start: 0.2Ω
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
The 2018 product of the year is undoubtedly the POD. Major brands such as Joyetech, Aspire, Eleaf ... have all offered at least one set-up cartridge and until then, the most elitist manufacturers have remained "silent".
But that was before !
Car Lost Vape associated with Evolv to offer us the first high-end POD system with the Orion.
A cartridge system that consists of a Box equipped with a specific DNA chipset named GO and a battery of 950mAh and a Pod of 2ml whose resistance will be chosen by 0.25 or 0.5Ω.
In terms of price, no surprise we are at 64.90 € two to three higher than the systems offered by generic brands. So let's see if the upscale deserves its place on this market hitherto very popular.
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width or Diameter of the product in mm: 13.5
- Product Length or Height in mm: 93
- Product weight in grams: 87
- Material composing the product: Stainless steel, Delrin, PC110.
- Type of Form Factor: Box flat - type Emech
- Decorative style: Classic
- 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 to 1 / 3 of the tube relative to the top cap
- Fire button type: Mechanical metal on contact rubber
- Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 1
- Type of User Interface Buttons: Metal Mechanics on Contact Rubber
- Quality of the interface button (s): Excellent, I love this button in every way
- Number of parts in the product: 2
- Number of threads: 0
- Quality of the threads: Not applicable on this mod - Absence of no screws
- Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes
Vapelier's note on quality feelings: 4.7 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
The designers of Lost Vape show us once again that they excel.
The design of theOrion is sober, classy and classy. A pavement that could at first look very basic but when you take it in hand and you study more closely the object, it is immediately aware that under this apparent simplicity is hiding a multitude of small details.
Firstly the materials chosen, here, no zamac or Zinc alloy mixture, no, the different parts that make up the body are made of stainless steel. The panels that decorate the facades are either carbon fiber or mother-of-pearl.
Everything is perfectly adjusted and the ox exudes quality.
Secondly, we notice that the Box is not as "cubic" as one might think, all edges are softened but not by a simple straight bevel, we have a kind of "molded" more worked that reinforces the feeling of luxury that emerges from the set-up.
Finally, on one of the slices, we discover buttons also metal and which are perfectly adjusted. The screws, the tiny metal hatch that hides the Micro-USB port, everything is just right.
The body is just perfect and the Pod is also very good. In PC110, a food grade plastic, it is smoky black but lets you easily see the level of liquid. It is equipped with a metal stopper and a Drip-Tip integrated Delrin. At the base of the mouthpiece, there is a small metal airflow ring.
I had a hard time presenting you this Orion because it literally hit me in the eye and when a product I like so much physically, I find it difficult to find the words so much I am under a kind of "evil charm" which deprives me in part of any critical look.
But I assure you, it's just a beautiful and very qualitative product that immediately confirms your purchase.
- Type of chipset used: DNA
- Connection type: Owner
- 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: Protection against short circuits from the atomizer, Fixed protection against overheating of the resistors of the atomizer, Temperature control of the resistors of the atomizer, Supports the update of its firmware, Supports the customization of its behavior by external software, Luminous indicators of operation
- Accu Compatibility: Proprietary Accus (950mAh)
- 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: Pod Owner
- 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: 4.8 / 5
Reviewer's comments on functional features
Like all Pod systems, theOrion is very simple in appearance.
But in fact, his Chipset is a jewel of technology. To begin, the DNA GO offers a power adjustment on three levels (default setting): low, medium and high low, medium and high).
It allows you to monitor the charge level of the battery with a light code. The LED will shine:
- In blue 95-100%
- In green 70-95%
- In yellow 30-70%
- In fixed red 15-30%
- flashing red 0-15%
It also protects against Dry Hit, indeed, Pods are equipped with resistors SS316 which allows the use of a protection that is based on the temperature control and so if you do not notice that your pod is at dry no risk of grilling the cotton.
One of the other functions offered by the DNA Go Keeps in the ability to record your ideal puff and replay it as many times as you want.
Finally, like all Chipset Evolv you will be able to customize certain parameters (LED adjustment, addition of power levels ...) thanks to the Escribe software.
No screen, all the information goes through the LED.
The built-in battery is charged via the Micro-USB port and supports an 1A intensity which allows a full reload in 45mn.
Finally, we will talk about Pods. The 0.25Ω are intended for the DL and support a max power of 30W. The 0.50Ω are them, said MTL and accept a power up to 15 / 16W.Les resistances are made in SS316 as I already pointed out and the wick is in Japanese cotton. They are equipped with an airflow adjustment ring.
A set-up more complex than it seems that confirms its membership in the upper class.
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? Can do better
- 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: 4.5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on conditioning
Lost vape introduce usOrion in a nice package but a little bland compared to its content. A light green cardboard box with a picture of our set-up with what appears to be its logo, a kind of hourglass. On the different sides are the brand, the scratch code, the normative logos and the different links to the spaces of the brand on the various social networks.
Inside, we find the Box, 3 pods (one of 0.5Ω and two of 0.25Ω), a USB / Micro-USB cable and a record translated into several languages including French.
A small pack complete but I would have liked more classy to suit the level of completion of the Set-up.
I did not speak to you about the neck strap provided in the pack, so I repair this error a little voluntary I admit it because for me, this accessory does not stick to the spirit conveyed by the look of the Box and in addition , I always found it a little "beauf", sorry for the followers but I can not.
Appreciations in use
- Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an inside 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: 5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
A Pod system must be practical, simple to use, efficient and portable.
TheOrion unites all these qualities with care.
Compact and not very heavy, it will be very simple to take it everywhere with you, it slips very easily into an inner pocket of jacket, jacket ...
The Pod is quite easy to extract thanks to the sliding button, it is a little firm but once the hand is taken, no worries.
The filling of the 2ml tank is also very simple, it will just be careful not to lose the metal cap during a filling on the go, in the street.
The commands are quite simple, 5 clicks on the Switch for the start or lock, always with the fire button, 2 clicks to control the battery level. For the selection of power, we will use the selection button located on the bottom of the slice, we go from one level to another by a simple pressure. This button will also be used to activate the Replay function, which is used to replay until your ideal puff is dead.
You can use the Escribe software to change some parameters and the interface dedicated to DNA GO is very simple to understand even if you are not yet an ecig pro.
Battery recharging is done in 45mn with an 1A charger, the 950mah offer a reasonable autonomy especially if you stay on powers lower than 15W.
The sensations are very good. No leaks, no glouglou, very well transcribed flavors and a correct amount of steam.
In use, theOrion turns out to be great, we take it in hand quickly and performance is at the rendezvous.
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? In sub-ohm assembly
- With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? as is
- Description of the test configuration used: testing of both types of pods
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: everyone will make his personal choice I would stay on the pod in 0.5Ω because they offer good performance and can spare the battery
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.9 / 5
The mood ticket of the reviewer
Lost Vape is the first high end manufacturer to enter the POD systems segment. And for a first try, we approach, see we reached the stroke of master.
The Box is really beautiful, its lines are both classy, racy and pure. The materials chosen and the finish do the rest to seduce you.
The controls are flexible and perfectly adjusted, no click too loud, no noise of maracas.
In short, an irreproachable plastic.
Alors Evolv plays a key role in this success. The DNA GO is pleasant, effective and easy to tame, moreover, its setting via Write is very affordable.
Finally, the POD allows the production of a volume of steam more than correct for the category and in addition the flavors are expressed without any false note.
Autonomy is very suitable in view of the size and reloading is fast enough.
This Setup is a real favorite for me, I'm in love. So it's true that 65 $$ is quite expensive for a POD system. But finally for this price, you have a steel box and carbon fiber equipped with a DNA GO that flatters the ego well and that we take pleasure to exhibit. So finally, it's a real little madness but wise enough to be tempted.
My birthday is the 13 April, so if a charitable soul passes by there, I think it would be a very nice gift. Thank you in advance.
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