- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: LCA Distribution
- Price of the tested product: 21.90 €
- Product category based on sales price: Entry level (from 1 to 40 €)
- Mod type: Electronics without voltage or power adjustment.
- Is the mod telescopic? No
- Maximum power: 15W
- Maximum voltage: 5V
- Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: Not specified by the manufacturer
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
Used to deliver small performance kits such as the Tarot Nano kit or the Swag, or even more muscular as the Revenger kit, the manufacturer Vaporesso returns here in a completely different way since we propose a kit all -in-one: the ORCA SOLO.
Rather simple and elegant, it is available in 7 different colors, which may be suitable for the greatest number.
Focused on a vape MTL and a simplicity of use, one also finds the habits of the mark with the resistances in ceramic called CCell, Vaporesso being one of the pioneers in the matter but also their small chipset owner.
So, can this kind of kit still appeal to already established competition? This is what we will try to know in this test.
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width or Diameter of the product in mm: 16
- Product Length or Height in mm: 119.5
- Product weight in grams: 49.6
- Material composing the product: Steel, Pyrex, resin.
- Form Factor Type: Round Pen - Standard Battery Type
- 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: Lateral near bottom-cap
- Fire button type: Mechanical plastic on contact rubber
- Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 1
- UI button type: No other button
- Quality of interface button (s): Not applicable interface button
- Number of parts in the product: 5
- Number of threads: 2
- Quality of the threads: Good
- Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes
Vapelier's note on quality feelings: 3.3 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
Of a rather sober and classic design, the ORCA kit remains rather qualitative, he is well assembled and does not suffer from any particular game. The materials used are of good quality for a product of this price range, its compact and lightweight size is a very good asset and will allow it to slip easily into a pocket.
No frills at the rendezvous on this Pen, simplicity remains the key word of this kit, so we will have a "pen" format devoid of screen and settings of all types, the single fire button comes out slightly allowing to find it easily to the touch, the latter doing his office properly and does not suffer from unpleasant clatter.
A set so rather harmonious and pleasant everyday.
- 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 ? Electronic
- Quality of the locking system: Good, the function does what it is for
- Features offered by mod: Battery charge display, Short circuit protection from atomizer
- Accu Compatibility: Proprietary Accus (800mAh)
- 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: Proprietary atomizer.
- 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 ORCA SOLO embeds a proprietary chipset called "OMNI BOARD MINI" which offers all the necessary protections for a serene vape and uses a function called "flash heat system", the latter allowing a faster and homogeneous heating of the resistance in order to 'get better flavors and a softer vape.
The kit features are reduced to the simplest: five clicks on the fire button to turn the battery on or off, a led around the button varies from green to blue, then red, to indicate the charging rate of the drums.
An ergonomics designed mainly for beginners and Vapoteurs eager not to get lost in settings sometimes complex.
Regarding autonomy, the ORCA ships an integrated battery of 800mAh. What might seem little on paper is actually very correct to use in view of the size of the kit. The manufacturer announces a range of about 190 puffs with a charge, which still allows to keep long hours before having to recharge the battery and, if it was necessary to refuel during the day , the battery is fully charged in just 45 minutes thanks to the USB cable provided. What to discuss his day calmly.
The integrated clearomizer offers a MTL vape with a possible airflow adjustment, but the AIO format will not allow the clearomizer to change or replace.
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
The cardboard packaging is the most beautiful effect thanks to its sobriety and its colors on the top, the plastic drawer comes to swear with the rest by the material used but it fulfills its role correctly by keeping the kit in place.
The content is very complete, it will find the ORCA kit, two resistors (only one being ceramic), a charging cable, a warranty card and a small manual in several languages including French, which even if it remains very rough, is easily understandable.
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: Not applicable, the battery is only rechargeable
- Did the mod heat up? weakly
- Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? No
Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 3.8 / 5
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
Intended for a MTL vape rather wise and helping with smoking cessation, the ORCA kit fulfills its functions properly by offering a rather positive experience. The overall feeling is pleasant and the flavors are correctly rendered, the flash heat system coupled with the ceramic resistance seems to work well and the kit is very easy to live with every day.
Replacing the resistor, cleaning and filling the clearomizer are also easy. Indeed, it is sufficient to unscrew the upper part of the clearomiser to perform each of the spots mentioned.
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? Clearomizer built into the kit
- Description of the test configuration used: Occell 1.3Ω resistance supplied
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: Occell 1.3Ω resistor supplied
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.1 / 5
The mood ticket of the reviewer
Without being spectacular, I appreciated the test of this material, the flavors are properly restored, maintenance and use are simple and enjoyable and it seemed really easy to take and use everywhere. I regret a little lack of autonomy due to its format but you can not have everything and the fast charge comes correct this detail.
For the rest, I am convinced that this kit will seduce and accompany, in good conditions, people wishing to make a transition from smoking to Vapotage.
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