Silenus by Smoktech
Silenus by Smoktech

Silenus by Smoktech

Commercial characteristics

  • Sponsor who lent the product for the review: the little vaper
  • Price of the tested product: 99.90 Euros
  • Product category according to its selling price: High end (from 81 to 120 euros)
  • Mod type: Electronics with voltage and variable power
  • Is the mod telescopic? No
  • Maximum power: 15 watts
  • Maximum voltage: 6
  • Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: 1.2

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

The Smoktech Silenus is an electronic mod with variable voltage or power. You will find that this high-end oriented product is not distinguished by its performance. Indeed, I would say that it has a train delay in this area, with its 15 watts of maximum power and the fact that it does not take the resistances below 1.2 ohm, it sends us squarely to the origins of mods e. So we could stop there, but the main interest of this mod is obviously its aesthetic so let's go around the owner.

smktech-silenus-face and back

Physical characteristics and felt quality

  • Width or Diameter of the product in mms: 27
  • Product Length or Height in mms: 142
  • Product weight in grams: 205
  • Material used for the product: Stainless steel, Wood
  • 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: Magnetic mechanics
  • Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 1
  • Type of User Interface Buttons: Metal Adjustment Knob
  • Quality of the interface button (s): Very good, the button is responsive and does not make any noise
  • Number of parts in the product: 5
  • Number of threads: 4
  • 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: 4.1 / 5 4.1 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

This is the highlight of this Silenus. Indeed, the quality is simply bluffing. Smoktech combines wood and metal in a very nice way. Rosewood marries amazingly well with stainless steel and gives us an object that looks rustic and modern at the same time, which radiates its class. The steel wheel is assembled with accuracy, the alternation of engraved part (wv) and grip is perfect visually. In addition, this wheel is accurate. The chrome button responds to the finger and the eye. He is well adjusted and makes no noise. The pin spring is nickel and you guarantee the flushitude of your setup.

So perfect?

Not quite done, the choice of plastic for the fire button me a little disappointed even if the illusion is almost perfect. It seems to me that the mod is a bit heavy. In addition, the diameter of 27mm gives it a slight lack of finesse, in fact 2 mm wood reinforced by a metal skeleton explains the diameter. Finally, the top cap with two finishes lacks class, I would have preferred a connection 510 machined in the mass.

So let's be clear, the flaws that I find him are not crippling. The Silenus is very beautiful and the points I point out may be considered by most as quibble, but I have an unfortunate tendency to look for the little beast especially when the product I like.

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Functional features

  • Type of chipset used: Owner
  • Connection type: 510, Ego
  • 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, protection against the reversal of polarity accumulators, indicators of operation
  • Accusability: 18650
  • Does the mod support stacking? Yes technically it is able, but it is not recommended by the manufacturer
  • Number of batteries supported: 1
  • Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Not applicable
  • 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: 23
  • 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 4.3 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on functional features

The Silenus is ultra simple. We are dealing with a mod that is retro, so a wheel with five pre-settings: 6 / 8 / 10 / 12 / 15 for watt and 3,6 / 4,0 / 4,4 / 4,8 / 6 for the voltage. We turn on the Silenus by the classic five clicks on the switch. We switch from "wattage" mode to "voltage" mode by three clicks. The button will illuminate either in white for the voltage mode or in blue for the wattage mode. A battery in 18650 panasonic type will be ideal with its 3400 mah because here, no need hight drain battery, so much to take one with a large autonomy.

No screen, it would spoil everything, just the protection reversing poles and short circuit, no superfluous. The resistors are accepted from 1,2 ohm and if your resistance is too low, the switch will flash. Ditto for the battery, when you reach the threshold of 3,3V, the switch will flash to indicate that the battery is no longer sufficiently charged.


Simple and classic, we stay in the theme.

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? No
  • Does the manual explain ALL features? Yes

Vapelier's note on packaging: 3.5 / 5 3.5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on conditioning

The Silenus will be delivered in a very simple cardboard box. You will find a spare ring for the top cap (for the use of an ato ego), a manual in English and of course the mod well set in its foam. It lacks a bit of class and when you compare the content to the container, there is a gap. But we stay in the middle, no problem.


Appreciations in use

  • Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an inside jacket pocket (no deformations)
  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy but requires a workspace
  • 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 / 5 4.5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

The Silenus works well with ease. I did not take the risk of walking with me but it is still possible. But I think that the delicate wood will not support the roughness of a nomadic daily use. For me, this place is in the living room, within reach of your favorite chair, this is the hunting ground of the Silenus. His performances are not extraordinary. We have an almost smooth vape, but the power limited to 15 watt appears today quite limited face bodybuilded boxes that invade the landscape of the vape. The Silenus is truly made for a quiet vape, which will not make your living room go to the streets of London on foggy days. You will steam without making the television vote or your guests disappear behind a cloud (which generally tends to annoy people who share your life).

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? A classic fiber - resistance greater than or equal to 1.7 Ohms, A low resistance fiber inf or equal to 1.5 ohms, Rebuildable Genesys type metal mesh, Rebuildable type Genésys mounting metal wick
  • With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? I will say a type atomizer kaifun, taifun, cargo, or clairo
  • Description of the test configuration used: kaifun resistance 1,9 fiber kanthal
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: I will say a cardboard tank class genr dtcm or effeil

was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.5 / 5 4.5 5 out of stars

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The mood ticket of the reviewer

Sileno_ (Museo_del_Louvre)

Come on, we start with the cultural aspect. Silenus or Silenus is a character from Greco-Roman mythology (and yes again). He was the preceptor of Bacchus. Endowed with an ungrateful physique and a very pronounced taste for the ethical paradises, he was endowed with a great philosophical sense.

The Silenus is made for parties by the fire or assemblies around a good table. His class and modest performance will make him an ideal companion for these occasions. Precious and fragile I do not advise you to expose it to the hazards of your daily life, unless you want only brands of wear to give it a more adventurous character. But me personally, I will really book for special moments.

So, there are things I will have seen differently. First point I would have liked a mechanical mode to be able to feel sub-ohm with and get some performance. I would have also preferred a top cap machined in the mass rather than this type of connectivity ego / 510 whose reliability is sometimes lacking. And finally the fire button, I would have seen metal surrounded by a thin circle light rather than the chromed plastic that lights up with use.

If you are looking for pure performance, it's gone, go your way. With the Silenus, Smoke shows us his know-how in terms of collectibles and if your budget allows, this mod really deserves to appear in a collection and shows us that the Chinese can do things refined and good taste, it reassures me after the Kamry 100, I needed to see that to convince me.

See you soon the vapors and good vape.

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Present since the beginning of the adventure I do in the juice and stuff always keeping in mind that we all started a day. I always put myself in the skin of the consumer by carefully avoiding not falling into the geek attitude.