- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: Oxygen
- Price of the tested product: 159.90 Euros
- Product category according to its selling price: Luxury (over 120 euros)
- Mod type: Variable power electronics and temperature control
- Is the mod telescopic? No
- Maximum power: 150 watts
- Maximum voltage: 8V
- Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: 0.7
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
After its tube mecan widely popular on social networks, VGOD USA Pro offers its box VGOD 150W double battery in a very nice format, for an outfit that easily adapts to small hands.
Its power in 150W allows ULR mounts and fits with atomizers up to 24mm in diameter.
Several modes of vape are proposed. Mechanical mode, power mode, temperature control mode in nickel (Ni200) or titanium (Ti) with a range between 200 and 600 ° F for a starting resistance of 0.07Ω up to 1Ω in temperature control and from 0.08Ω to 3Ω in power mode, (0,07ohm in mechanic mode). Strangely, the mode TC in SS316 is not proposed on this box.
The Chipset is proprietary, associated with a clear but small screen.
For my test version it's an all black box whose two side faces are made of carbon fiber, which gives this product a sporty and slightly messy look. You will be able to charge the VGOD via a micro USB cable (not supplied).
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Product Width or Diameter in mms: 56 x 24
- Product Length or Height in mms: 77
- Product weight in grams: 251 with both batteries and 160 without batteries
- Material composing the product: Zinc alloy, stainless steel and carbon fiber
- Form Factor Type: Classic Box - VaporShark Type
- Decoration style: Sport
- Quality of decoration: Excellent
- 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 frame of the VGOD is zinc alloy with a black coating that does not mark fingerprints, both side faces are carbon fiber. One of these two faces opens to allow the insertion of the batteries (not provided).
Its rectangle shape gives us a correct size of the palm of the hand, with a product thickness of 24 mm for a well proportioned, slightly rounded sides.
On the top of the box there is a stainless steel platinum engraved around the 510 connection and in its extension on the front face, this platinum incorporates an engraving noted "VGOD" and a square switch, decorated with a round logo in the center.
Under the switch, a small window allows us to see a screen that gives us first: the registered power (or temperature) and the value of the resistance and the load of the two batteries (right and left) in the extension . I regret the size of this screen which although correct is smaller than the majority of box type.
Under the screen, one behind the other, the two round shape adjustment knobs are also small with a diameter of just 4mm. Admittedly, everything fits well to give a minimalist look to a box, which still delivers 150W double battery. On the bottom of the same side is also a connection, to connect the box for recharging, via a micro USB cable.
Under the box, a silkscreen of the American flag with inscriptions to indicate that the product is "made in USA" with the name, the designer and the manufacturer. Two series of 6 holes ensure the evacuation of the heat of the batteries and their possible degassing.
The insertion of the batteries is via a carbon fiber hatch that is magnetized on one of the side faces of the box. The binding of this plate is via 4 magnets, two small and two more consistent, which really have a very good support and firmly adjust the closure to the millimeter, without difficulty.
An accomplished box, robust and without false note. Everything clean and well assembled, a sporty and sober look, of a very good quality and an excellent finish.
- Type of chipset used: Owner
- 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
- Accusability: 18650
- Does the mod support stacking? No
- Number of batteries supported: 2
- 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: 24
- 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 features of the VGOD are quite correct with a diameter of compatibility of atomizers up to 24mm in diameter to perfect its sport style, thanks to the pin mounted on spring, the set-up will flush.
The ideal is a black atomizer and steel with a robust mounting (sub-ohm), since its capacity allows up to 150W power. Thus, with very large clouds you will perfect the look this sporty, placing you on the podium of the winners.
The specifics of this product are not huge, but effective:
• The voltage is between 0.3 and 8 volts
• The max output current is 50Ampers (with 0.1Ω resistor)
• The power range is between 5 and 150 Watts
• Range of resistive values in Power, from 0.08Ω to 3Ω
• three modes of use: mechanical, power and temperature control
• Resistive admitted in temperature control: Nickel 200 and Titanium
• The working range in temperature control is between 200 ° F and 600 ° F (<94 ° C to 315 ° C)
• Resistive value range in CT, from 0.07Ω to 1Ω (contrary to the indications of the instructions for 3 ohms)
The protections are perfectly assured:
• Against short circuits
• Against the voltage too low to avoid deep discharges
• Against overheating (internal)
• Against resistance temperatures that are too high
• Against polarity reversal
• Button lock (settings)
• Against resistances that are too low or too high
All in all, pretty basic features that do not support stainless steel in temperature control and a chipset that can not be updated. The set temperature control value will only be displayed in degrees Fahrenheit (conversions here ).
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? Yes
- Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? No
- Does the manual explain ALL features? No
Vapelier's note on packaging: 3 / 5
Reviewer's comments on conditioning
In discovering the packaging I did not know if I had to jump with joy or moan, because in fact, where the VGOD gives you, on the other hand it keeps.
The box is huge because with this box, you are offered a nice bag of 18cm 12,5cm. It has a hull that respects its shape and closes with a zipper. Entirely black, it is waterproof canvas with the name of VGOD written on it. Inside, two protective foams can easily be removed or remain to protect the product. An integrated pocket is even provided to insert accessories if necessary, such as a micro USB cable that is not provided to recharge the VGOD, or place your record that remains in English and is fairly succinct.
A small error is inserted on this record, which gives a range of TC resistance value from 0.07 to 3Ω. In reality, from my experience with atos to various resistive materials, one can not exceed 1Ω (in TC only).
A very nice packaging out of the ordinary, with this bag of quality, which would have been perfect with a charging cable and a more detailed notice, for the price: more than 150 euros, we have the right to be demanding!
Appreciations in use
- Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an external jacket pocket (no deformations)
- Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
- 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
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
The use is really simple:
• 5 clicks on the switch to turn on the box
• 3 clicks on the switch to change modes: MECA, PRO (?) *, V / W, TC-Ni or TC-Ti
• Pressing [+] and [-] allows you to lock the setting buttons
During use the buttons are absolutely flawless, like the box, everything is responsive and in place.
The screen has a nice brightness and also shows you the voltage of the voltage during the vape.
The hatch system for access to the batteries has a very good hold that does not move during use.
*I did not really find what was this pro mode, apart from displaying on the screen a signal curve delivered during the pulse ...
Recommendations for use
- Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
- Number of batteries used during testing: 2
- With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper, A Classical Fiber, 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 the exotic double-coil Tsunami from 0.1 ohm to 120W
- 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: 4.8 / 5
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The mood ticket of the reviewer
The VGOD is dressed in a sporty look with these zinc alloy and carbon fiber materials that blend well. The strength associated with sobriety is a success. The details on this box have been pushed to differentiate the right and left battery, marked with their polarity.
A relatively simple use that allows the bare necessities with three modes: mechanical, power or temperature control (which only works with nickel or titanium), I regret the lack of work in TC with stainless steel that does not can be used only in power.
A no-frills chipset that goes up to 150W, with amazing responsiveness for an immediate signal.
And for the vape, the work has also been accomplished successfully: the vape is constant, smooth and above all fair, with a power supplied according to the requested power, without any latency.
The ergonomics have been carefully studied, offering an effective grip for a dual battery box which is not necessarily heavier than another and which can be associated with an atomizer 24mm diameter.
Despite its high price and small gaps (notice, no CT with stainless steel), the Top Mod is deserved.
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