- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: Phileas cloud
- Price of the tested product: 650 Euros
- Product category according to its selling price: Luxury (over 120 euros)
- Mod type: Voltage and variable power electronics with temperature control
- Is the mod telescopic? No
- Maximum power: 75 watts
- Maximum voltage: 9.5
- Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: Less than 0.1
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
The Prestige, A name that suits him like a glove, E-Phoenix presents us its stabilized wooden box that honors the brand and completes its range of atomizers in the series of Hurricanes. Luxury products for a Swiss manufacture that is of a superior quality.
Stabilized wood is one of the most noble materials, offering a panel of sublime and unique colors. As you can see, no part looks like another with a serial number assigned to it and a drip-tip associated, also stabilized wood, to make sure nothing. An ideal size box in an ergonomic format to marry the palm of your hand and vape in comfort.
To combine this high-end product has impeccable features, those chipset from Yihi the SX 350 J 2 version. This module has already proven itself and allows to increase the power to 75W with 1 single 18650 accumulator. Two styles of vape are offered, for novices or more experienced and two different modes to stay in power or spend on temperature control. Taking into account the resistance values differs according to the working mode, from 0.05Ω (in CT) or 0.15Ω (in W). The temperature control mode is a constant since the value range remains between 212 ° F and 572 ° F (or 100 ° C and 300 ° C), with the possibility to store up to 5 personal settings including very high resistive values. varied.
As many mod of this class a manual related to operation and settings, cruelly lacks the packaging, we will try to fill this defect in the use of the product to help you become more familiar with this module.
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Product Width or Diameter in mms: 25 x 50
- Product Length or Height in mms: 85
- Product weight in grams: 179 and 134 empty
- Material composing the product: Aluminum, Gold, Stabilized wood
- Form Factor Type: Classic Box - VaporShark Type
- Decorative style: Classic
- Quality of decoration: Excellent, it is a work of art
- 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 metal on contact rubber
- Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 2
- Type of User Interface Buttons: Metal Mechanics on Contact Rubber
- Quality of the interface button (s): Very good, the button is responsive and does not make any noise
- Number of parts in the product: 2
- Number of threads: 1
- 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: 4.8 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
The Box Prestige is mainly composed of two subjects with three different aspects.
The first has not escaped you, it is the wood coating, saturated in synthetic resin colored in red tones, which offers the aesthetic qualities of the wood by varying the color, the shimmering effects of the ribs, the shine of the polishing, by exfoliating the disadvantages of the deterioration of the material by humidity, or by temperature variations and other involuntary shocks.
The stabilized wood is impeccable, it perfectly clings to the mod and perfectly matches the body of the aluminum box revealing on the back a wide opening that gives the impression that this wood has been molded around a very bright aluminum tube . Ansi, the fragility of this material is perfectly mastered and gives the box a lightening.
On the other side, mainly the front, the top-cap and the underside of the box, the coating has an anthracite gray finish, with a matte appearance that marks no trace and remains pleasant to the touch. It is a color oxidation treatment that hardens the surface of the metal and thus provides a zinc appearance to minimize the weight of the mod and be more suitable for the vape.
Visually the materials marry beautifully and offer a beautiful cohesion. My regret is for the finish of the wood that I would have preferred gloss rather than satin, certainly this remark is personal, perhaps my feminine side, but it is also relevant to note that valuables are often brilliant. Girl Notice 😉
Given the cost of the product that does not belong to me and without wise advice for that, I have not tried to dismantle the stabilized wood part which seems to be interchangeable. An ingenious idea that makes this product an exception that we can not get enough of.
The top-cap is screwed on the box by three screws of type BTR around the 510 connection, none exceeds. At the center of this connection, a gold-plated, spring-mounted pin ensures a good contact and makes it possible to adapt to all the atomizers without the need for a preliminary adjustment. This oval shaped top-cap has been bevelled at the edges to not protrude and gives a smoother look to the box, a useful detail anyway, during use.
Frontage, positioned ready for heading: the switch. Its shape is simple and classic round, certainly it works perfectly but I would have preferred a button more prestigious (inlaid of course). Below we have the 0.91 OLED screen ", perfectly proportioned to the set with a clear visual and information provided by the SX350J. Following are positioned one under the other: the two knobs, they are also very responsive and agree with the metal switch. Then at the bottom is the opening to connect a micro USB cable to recharge the battery or update your module if necessary.
Bottom: this part is fixed, as for the heading, by 5 screw type BTR ideally inserted to not interfere with the stability of the box. We discover the country of manufacture "Swiss made" and the unique serial number of the box. This is also where we have the gold plated round hatch that allows to insert the battery. This hatch is easy to unscrew but nothing is indicated for the polarity of the battery. This being the case, the large stud of this hatch is intended to be in contact on the negative side of the battery, logically.
On this occasion I tested different batteries because when we close this door after inserting the battery, I have a small offset of about 1mm that makes the box less stable once standing. This is not really a problem, however for a product of this quality, I think it can be improved without difficulty. E-Phonix is a manufacturer close to the users and listening, I allowed myself to share with him this defect which for me is important, so for the next Batch, this problem will be solved. For those who have this concern, I invite them to use Samsung batteries just shorter to mitigate the problem.
On one side, in the center of the wood, is encrusted a fine pellet in aluminum which suggests a majestic phoenix in its center. On the other side of the box there is a white screenprint in the name of the brand that contrasts with this beautiful gray-gray coating on steel.
A prestigious set of very good bill, which honors once again, the players of the brand E-Phoenix.
- Type of chipset used: SX
- Connection type: 510
- Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a spring.
- 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, fixed overheat protection of atomizer resistors, variable overheat protection of atomizer resistors, temperature control of atomizer resistors, Supports the update of its firmware, Supports the customization of its behavior by external software, Clear diagnostic messages
- Accusability: 18650
- Does the mod support stacking? No
- Number of batteries supported: 1
- 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? 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 mms of compatibility with an atomizer: 25
- 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: 5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on functional features
The functional characteristics depend essentially on the chipset mounted on the Prestige, that is to say the SX350J V2 by Yihi. So as much as you provide the array of features of this module:
For the less technical it is rather in another style that I will express myself, so everyone finds his account:
- Variable power from 0 to 75 Watts.
- Resistances accepted from 0.15Ω to 1.5Ω in variable power mode and from 0.05Ω to 0.3Ω in temperature control mode.
- The temperature range is 200 ° F to 580 ° F or 100 ° C to 300 ° C.
- The choice between 5 vape modes: Power +, Powerful, Standard, Economy, Soft.
- Ability to save in 5 memory different types of operation.
- The temperature control mode can be applied on Nickel, Titanium and SS304.
- Possibility of manually setting the initial resistance for the temperature coefficient (heating) (TRC config resistance)
- Possibility to manually adjust the temperature coefficient or let the chipset use the probe to adjust the ambient temperature by probe (Gravity Sensor System) - The orientation of the screen can rotate to the right, the left or it can be done automatically by manually switching the box.
- By-pass function, allows to use the Prestige as a mechanical box by inhibiting the electronics. Thus, the capacity of your Prestige can go up to 85W of power.
- Recharging by micro USB port
- The chipset has an anti-dry-brown technology and it can be updated on the site of Yihi.
This box also has other properties with these many securities such as:
- The inversion of the polarity.
- Protection against short circuits.
- Protections against resistance too low or too high.
- Protection against deep discharges.
- Protection against internal overheating.
Remember to use only batteries with a capacity of at least 25A minimum.
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? No
- Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? No
- Does the manual explain ALL features? No
Vapelier's note on packaging: 2 / 5
Reviewer's comments on conditioning
A rather sober packaging in a rigid cardboard box, entirely white on which sits the logo of E-Phoenix.
The box is comfortably placed in a foam not to move during delivery, below there is a micro USB cable with a drip-tip stabilized wood to match the finish of your atomizer with mod. A rare and very appreciable attention.
Too bad that no document or notice completes this pack because for its use the minimum would be to include the procedure to make it work. It is also mandatory to provide an instruction manual any other object operating with an electrical source, marketed in Europe. I will provide you the procedure to follow not to be lost in the features and manipulations to do.
Appreciations in use
- Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an inside 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: 5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
The use allows beginners to become familiar with this chipset by choosing the "NOVICE" procedure. The more experienced can choose a more detailed method with "ADVANCED" that allows you to adjust everything to best match your style of vape.
For the operating mode, in order to access the different settings, it is the total black, difficult to find an explanatory note. Unless you are bilingual and venture for hours on sometimes random videos of some users.
So I start the procedure for using this procedure, in order to facilitate your work:
- 5 clicks (on the switch) to turn on / off the box
- 3 clicks to lock / unlock buttons
- 4 clicks to access the menu
Two proposals are made: "ADVANCED" or "NOVICE"
With the + and - adjustment buttons, you choose:
1. In the "NOVICE" configuration, things are simple, by pressing the switch, you scroll through the choices in this configuration:
- EXIT: on or off (you leave the menu)
- SYSTEM: on or off (you turn off the box)
In this configuration of work it is very simple, you steam on the mode power and the buttons of adjustments serve you to raise or lower its value.
2. In the "ADVANCED" configuration, it's a little trickier. You confirm this configuration by pressing the switch and several choices will be offered.
This configuration does not allow you to set your power or temperature value in a proper way, but rather to move, from the setting knob, one parameter saved to another, thanks to a memory function whose The procedure is described below.
- CONFIGURE 1: 5 choice of possible memorizations. Enter one of the 5 by scrolling through the choices with the setting buttons and select with the switch.
- ADJUST: choose the power of vape to record with buttons [+] and [-] then switch to validate
- EXIT: to exit the menu with on or off
- BYPASS: the box works as a mechanical mod, validate with on or off then switch.
- SYSTEM: turn off the box with on or off
- LINK: on or off then switch
- DISPLAY: direction of rotation of the screen left, right or auto (changes direction by manually switching the box)
- POWER & JOULE: in POWER mode
* SENSOR: on or off
- On JOULE mode for temperature control:
* SENSOR: on or off.
* 1 CONFIGURE: 5 choice of memorizations possible, enter into one of the 5 by scrolling through the choices by the setting buttons and select by the Switch.
* ADJUST: choose the value of the joules for the vape to record with the [+] and [-] buttons then switcher to validate.
* ADJUST: Set the desired temperature with [+] and [-].
* TEMPERATURE Unit: choose between display in ° C or ° F.
* COIL SELECT: Choose between NI200, Ti01, SS304, SX PURE (choice of CTR setting value), MANUAL TRC (choice of CTR setting value).
Attached is a temperature coefficient table of the resistive wire for 1Ω / mm with 28gauges (0,32mm) and the recommended resistance value.
When you exit the menu, in ADVANCED mode:
Just press "-" to scroll through your vape style: Standard, eco, soft, powerfull, powerfull +, Sxi-Q (S1 to S5 previously memorized).
When you press the "+", you scroll through the modes you have preset on each M1 memory to M5
When you press + and - you access the quick setting of the initial resistance and then go to COMPENSATE TEMP.
I think I went around the settings with the essential for its use. Also, thanks to the USB cable, you have the possibility to update the software and to set up your box via the PC and thus to reach other utilities like the definition of your profile. I let you discover all the performance of this Prestige that can agree with atomizers with a diameter of 25mm.
Recommendations for use
- Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
- Number of batteries used during testing: 1
- 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? All models
- Description of the test configuration used: With various atomizers in 20W up to 70W in sub-ohm
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: There are none in particular
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.9 / 5
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The mood ticket of the reviewer
Prestige is an exceptional bi-material product. It harmonises rustic and modern by combining wood impregnated with synthetic resin with aluminum in two different tones, all accompanied by a touch of gold by the pine and hatch, for a significant weight. In the end we get a chic and contemporary product of great quality and especially unique. The fault is also unique, it concerns the hatch when the battery is inserted, which hinders to obtain perfect stability, but it corrects quite easily.
The features are very simple for those who want to make it easier, but can also be complex and characterized to fit a custom vape. The Chipset offers a true and accurate vape quality through a renowned chipset the SX350J version 2.
Overall it's a nice product a little expensive but of great quality with a beautiful aesthetics all in a format really correct for comfortable and long-lasting capabilities.
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