- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: HappeSmoke
- Price of the tested product: 69.90 €
- Product category based on sales price: Mid-range (from 41 to 80 €)
- Mod type: Variable power electronics and temperature control
- Is the mod telescopic? No
- Maximum power: 200W
- Maximum voltage: 8V
- Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: 0.08 to 3Ω (TC)
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
Desire provokes us with its new X, a box with a suggestive name and an equally evocative form. Beautiful, powerful, massive, it comes in three different colors: white, bronze or steel.
It is noticeable with an imposing size and a weight of almost 300g without battery, as well as there is something to strengthen the arm. Also, the power of the X goes with its build since it offers us a working range between 5 and 200W.
It ships with it two batteries (not supplied) in 18650 format, it is therefore imperative that their discharge current is greater than or equal to 25A. It offers classic vape modes in power or temperature control with the TCR that will allow you to choose and adjust your vape by selecting one of three factory preset temperature coefficients (M1, M2, M3) for your resistive. The X accepts starting resistances from 0.08Ω up to 3Ω as well as a temperature range that oscillates between 100 and 300 ° C.
The recharging of the batteries is done by micro-USB cable which allows, also, the update of its firmware. Finally, the 0.96 OLED screen is bright and perfectly proportioned with clear and ideally distributed information.
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width or Diameter of the product in mm: 28 x 68 (25 for the maximum diameter of the atomizer)
- Product Length or Height in mm: 101
- Product weight in grams: 298 without battery and 389 with battery
- Material composing the product: Zinc alloy
- Form Factor Type: Classic X-Shaped Box
- Decorative style: Classic
- Quality of decoration: Excellent
- Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
- All the components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
- Fire button position: Lateral near the top-cap
- Fire button type: Mechanical plastic on contact rubber
- Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 2
- Type of user interface buttons: Mechanical plastic 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: Very 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: 4.7 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
Although X is massive, it looks good. Its X-shape allows a comfortable grip, provided you have a large hand. But it is the weight that raises concern because with its 389g, not sure that many accept this "torture" of vape.
However, I must admit that the matte white coating on this zinc alloy body is beautiful. It does not mark fingerprints and stays clean but until when? Because if the traces of drips are barely visible, the installation of the atomizer on the top-cap immediately scratches it. Too bad there is no platinum to remedy this inconvenience. All atomizers will rub the top since the spring-loaded pin allows flush assembly.
The two sides of the box are different, one acts as a hatch for the insertion of the batteries. It has three magnets big enough for a good maintain. The top is dug in the shape of X in a large size and below, in the same way but in a smaller format and capital letter, the name of the manufacturer DESIRE.
The other side is curved, hence the 28mm width. In its center, we see a window in two parts that forms a triangle. This triangle is illuminated by a bluish light that blinks gently when the box is lit. I would have thought it energy-consuming, but no, not more than that.
On the front, the look makes me think of Gameboy with its black buttons in a similar format. The switch is at the top of the X and its size is fine. Below, the screen is not huge but the information is in a well proportioned format and very bright, which makes the visibility clearer and easier. The knobs are in line with the switch and slice for the size that remains correct. Finally, we have the opening for the connection to the micro-USB cable.
Overall, the box corresponds to his name, she is sensual, strong and robust. It seduces women but it is the men who will enjoy it to be desired.
- 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 mod: Battery charge display, Resistance value display, Protection against short circuits from the atomizer, Battery polarity reversal protection, Display of the voltage of vape course, Display of the power of the current vape, Display of the vape time of each puff, Fixed protection against overheating of the resistors of the atomizer, Variable protection against overheating of the resistors of the atomizer, Temperature control of the resistors of the atomizer, Supports the update of its firmware, Luminous indicators of operation
- 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? -
- 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: 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 features of X is to offer a beautiful geometric aesthetic and a powerful proprietary chipset.
The modes of vape : They are standard, with a power mode from 5 to 200W that is used in kanthal and a temperature control mode from 100 to 300 ° C (or 200 to 600 ° F) with resistive nickel, stainless steel or titanium. For the TCR, it will be useless to include the coefficient of the resistive used because three coefficients are already stored in memory. The threshold resistance will be 0.08Ω. Finally, we have the PGM mode that adjusts to your vape depending on how long your breath lasts.
Screen display : He gives the information in four parts. On the top, we have the mode you are on and the symbol of the battery charge. Below is the display of the power (or temperature) set. Then we find the tension that applies depending on the choice of the power and finally on the fourth part, we have the counter of vape which counts the time of support (in seconds) with the value of your resistance.
The different functions:
Locking, so that the box does not trigger in a bag, it inhibits the setting buttons.
This box detects the change of atomizer, it is imperative therefore to always place atomizers with resistance at room temperature.
Error messages and detection:
Over Current: too much current
Device too hot: the internal temperature of the device is above the supported temperature
Weak battery: the battery voltage reached 2.9V, you have to recharge
Low battery: Low battery
No atomizer found: No atomizers found
Atomizer high: Atomizer high, the resistance value is not supported
Atomizer low: Atomizer down, the resistance value is not supported
Atomizer shorts: Short atomizer
Temp protection: in CT mode, it is the limit set and reached by the resistance
Check battery: Check the battery
Imbalance Batteries: Batteries unbalanced between the two batteries
New coi + x.xx Right same coil x.xx Left: When changing atomizer
Charging function: It allows to recharge the battery without removing it from its housing thanks to the USB cable connected to the PC. It also allows you to update your chipset.
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? Yes
Vapelier's note on packaging: 4 / 5
Reviewer's comments on conditioning
The cardboard box is white with a large X in metallic blue that stands in the middle with just above the manufacturer's name.
Inside, the box is wedged in a black foam with its cable stored next to it.
A user manual is provided but it is only in English and Chinese.
A packaging quite suitable for this product.
Appreciations in use
- Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Nothing works, requires a shoulder bag
- 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
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
First, it takes a big hand to have maximum comfort with this box because if we add the weight to the overall volume, it will soon become a chore to vape with such an instrument. In contrast, the switch is ideally placed and falls directly under the thumb, or the index finger ...
The insertion of the batteries is very easy with this magnetic cap but it is especially the grip on the bottom that is practical. Finally a mod that does not require that we have nails to open this trap. In addition, the hood is really good and will not fall.
The X with its proprietary chipset works perfectly well. She is very responsive in providing maximum power of 200W without flinching and without heating. Its use is simple and does not offer a menu. Therefore, it is the key coding that imposes the different settings.
To turn on or off : 5 successive presses on the switch
To inhibit the setting buttons: press and hold on + and -
When the box is off :
By simultaneously pressing the switch and the +, you access the three proposals of the TCR, these are the temperature coefficients preset at the factory (M1, M2, M3).
By simultaneously pressing the switch and the -, you have, for information, the exact voltage of each battery.
By simultaneously pressing + and -, you access the LED saver located on the side of the box (to leave it on or off).
To access the different modes: 3 press the switch repeatedly, then scroll through the proposals with the + button.
In PGM, After the 3 presses and while the PGM acronym is still flashing, pressing the - key allows you to enter the various detailed settings. It is the same with the other modes.
Here for the main lines, the details of the other manipulations is defined in the delivered manual.
A procedure that is not always simple at first but with the usual, it is done.
Recommendations for use
- Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
- 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? Dripper, A Classical Fiber, In Sub-ohm Mount, Genesis Rebuildable
- With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? All atomizers having a width of 25mm maxi
- Description of the test configuration used: With Kylin atomizer in subohm and CT with resistance SS316L
- 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: 4.7 / 5
The mood ticket of the reviewer
Desire has played the card of masculine sensuality with this X, it offers everything a vaper can expect, both in power and in the accuracy of the rendering.
Its aesthetic advantages are the uniform colors chosen and its ergonomic shape. Only, its weight is rather disabling. In use, it is rather simple but becomes more complex as soon as one must adjust settings on the PGM because it requires to know by hand the manipulations to be performed without entering a prior menu that is non-existent.
Features like security are perfect, nothing has been forgotten.
A superb product that suits both beginners and seasoned, with all the possibilities of vape through the various modes available.
(c) Copyright Vapelier SAS 2014 - Only the complete reproduction of this article is authorized - Any modification of any nature whatsoever is totally prohibited and violates the rights of this copyright.