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POD CETO by Rincoe
POD CETO by Rincoe

POD CETO by Rincoe

Commercial characteristics

  • Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: RINCOE
  • Price of the tested product: 24.9 €
  • Product category based on sales price: Entry level (from 1 to 40 €)
  • Mod type: Electronics without voltage or power adjustment. (Skarabäus)
  • Is the mod telescopic? No
  • Maximum power: 10W
  • Maximum voltage: 3V
  • Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: Not applicable

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

The young Chinese manufacturer Rincoe arrives on the market and starts his catalog with this little Pod called CETO.

Available in 5 colors, Rincoe put here on a small Mod Pod with the most simplistic use and with a very elegant design.

But at a time when the Mod POD begins to democratize, can the manufacturer create a surprise against the competition?

Physical characteristics and felt quality

  • Width or Diameter of the product in mm: 37.5
  • Product Length or Height in mm: 80
  • Product weight in grams: 48
  • Material composing the product: Steel, PMMA, Zinc Alloy
  • Type of Form Factor: Square Pen - Type Itaste VV
  • Decorative style: Classic
  • Quality of decoration: Good
  • Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? Yes
  • All the components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
  • Fire button position: Not applicable
  • Fire button type: No button, Suction trigger
  • Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 0
  • UI button type: No other button
  • Quality of interface button (s): Not applicable interface button
  • 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: 3.9 / 5 3.9 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

Design side, we are in the presence of a Pod all that is more elegant!

The assembly suffers no defects, the grip is immediate and comfortable, the materials are not left out either, they are even rather flattering to the eye although they are sensitive enough to scratches and other traces of fingers.

The Pod is totally devoid of interface and buttons, which tends to reinforce the feeling of a clean design, a very good point for lovers of beautiful objects that CETO will certainly convince.

Functional features

  • Type of chipset used: Owner
  • Connection type: Owner
  • Adjustable positive plot? No, a flush mount can only be guaranteed through an adjustment of the atomizer's positive pad if it allows it
  • Lock system ? No
  • Quality of the locking system: None
  • Features offered by the mod: Battery charge display, Protection against short circuits from the atomizer, Fixed protection against overheating of the atomizer resistors
  • Accu Compatibility: Proprietary Accus (370mAh)
  • 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: Owner
  • 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: 3.5 / 5 3.5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on functional features

CETO is equipped with a small chipset offering only the protections necessary for a serene use, which seems totally sufficient on this type of material.

For simplicity we can not do better! No interface or button, the Ceto has only a small LED as a battery charge indicator and triggering is done automatically at the suction.

The replacement of the resistance can only be done by completely replacing the tank, the latter is very easily removable by pulling it and holds thanks to a magnet system, the reversal of the direction of the tank being impossible of course.

The battery, with a capacity of 370mAh offers a rather low autonomy, count a half-day maximum, it will recharge against very quickly (30 minutes) and Ceto can be used during charging.

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 4.5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on conditioning

No big surprise packaging side, the whole is simple and effective, the visual is rather pleasant and without extravagances.

Inside, you'll find the Mod Pod CETO with its micro-usb / usb charging cable as well as the usual papers such as the warranty certificate and a very short notice which, although not in French, remains very understandable thanks to photos that detail the complete operation of the device.

Appreciations in use

  • Transport facilities with the test atomizer: Ok for a side pocket of Jean (no discomfort)
  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy but requires a workspace
  • Easy to change the batteries: Not applicable, the battery is only rechargeable
  • Did the mod heat up? At the top-cap level
  • Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? No

Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 4 / 5 4 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

CETO is clearly aimed at a novice public or users of nicotine salts due to its low power and extremely tight MTL draw.

The filling is easy, just remove the Pod and open the small rubber stopper below to access the filling window. Be careful, however, the color of the tank that will be one of the defects of this Pod! Indeed, one is brought to put the tank in the light in order to succeed to see the liquid that remains in the tank ... A hitch on the design which comes to affect the comfort of use but reassure you, nothing 'insurmountable.

Side steam cloud, the Pod is clearly not made for that. And next flavors? We are on something very correct.

Its very light and compact format will take it anywhere by slipping it into any pocket without any noticeable discomfort.

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? Classic fiber
  • With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Owner's Pod
  • Description of the test configuration used: Proprietary Pod, Liquid 50 / 50
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: Proprietary Pod, Liquid 50 / 50

was the product liked by the reviewer: Bof, this is not the craze.

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 3.5 / 5 3.5 5 out of stars

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The mood ticket of the reviewer

So all in all, this little Pod seems to be a successful bet for Rincoe, a nice design, good ergonomics, easy to live with every day but, yes there is one, it will imperatively be a fan of drawing very tight to appreciate this Mod Pod !!

Not being used to this restriction of air, I noticed that it happened that the Ceto does not always trigger under the effect of aspiration because it asks anyway a certain habit and especially, it is not necessary hesitate to solicit vigorously.

This detail has tainted my experience with this Mod Pod which, for the rest, had everything to please me. However, I remain convinced that it will seduce people who make a transition from smoking to Vapotage by giving them a sensation similar to what they already know about the draw.

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