- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: FRANCOCHINE
- Price of the tested product: 56.90 €
- 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: 230W
- Maximum voltage: 7,5V
- Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: Less than 0.1Ω
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
Always on its way to deliver Mods Box quality, affordable price, Teslacigs presents us here his little last baptized XT MINI.
Available in 6 colors (black, silver, red, orange, green and purple), we have a nice box that should be able to please the greatest number and seems to have all the assets to convince, that's what we let's go see right now.
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width or Diameter of the product in mm: 56
- Product Length or Height in mm: 87
- Product weight in grams: 201
- Material constituting the product: Stainless steel, Zinc alloy
- Form Factor Type: Classic Box - VaporShark Type
- Decorative Style: Customizable
- Quality of decoration: Excellent, it is a work of art
- Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
- All the components of this mod seem well assembled? Can do better and I'll tell you why
- 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: 4
- Type of user interface buttons: Mechanical plastic on contact rubber
- Quality of the interface button (s): Excellent, I love this button in every way
- Number of parts in the product: 1
- 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: 4.7 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
Teslacigs seems to have done very hard on this Mod Box!
The modern design, the choice of materials, the ergonomics as well as the adjustments seem really well thought and realized on this XT MINI... Only two small details come to taint this pretty picture and it is a pity: the weight of the beast (201g all the same) and an unfortunate lack of adjustment of the battery door.
The rest is a faultless here, the weight is explained by the use of qualitative materials such as the steel of which the case is made, the thread of the connector 510 is very well made, the buttons are pleasant to manipulate and do not suffer from play or unpleasant noise.
The screen is clear and readable, and little more, it is well integrated into the housing which will protect it in case of a fall.
- 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, Fixed protection against overheating of the atomizer resistors, Temperature control of the resistors of the atomizer, Supports the update of its firmware, Clear diagnostic messages
- 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? No, nothing is planned to feed a bottom atomizer
- 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: 4 / 5
Reviewer's comments on functional features
La XT MINI is equipped with a small proprietary Chipset that offers all the current security necessary for a safe vape, a very comfortable power of 220W but also a nice set of parameters offering just about all the current functions that one can meet on the market.
The menu is quite simple to handle: three presses on the fire button to enter the parameters, the value of the resistance used will then be highlighted and it will then only remain to navigate with the buttons "more" and "minus" below the screen and confirm with the fire button to access the desired setting.
We can lock the power setting by holding the 2 "plus" and "minus" buttons together for two seconds, the main ignition of the Mod will be done by flipping the small switch located between the fire button and the screen indicated by a double arrow, a habit at Teslacigs that can be found on the other Mods of the brand but no worries for fans of the "click five times on the fire button" because this function is also available.
From the point of view of the modes, one will thus find a variable power mode supplemented by three predefined pre-heat and a user mode making it possible to create its own curve of power.
The temperature control is, of course, part of the SS316, NI200, TI and TCR modes.
Everything is coupled with a really good battery management overall, customizable LEDs on the side of the Mod Box do not seem to be too energy-intensive.
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? Yes
- Does the manual explain ALL features? Yes
Vapelier's note on packaging: 5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on conditioning
A neat packaging, complete, design and simple at the same time, everything sticks totally with the spirit of this XT MINI even in the choice of materials that are really strong and pleasant.
By sliding the drawer of the box, we will discover the XT MINI which rests in a hard plastic base, underneath will be a complete manual in several languages including French, a certificate of guarantee, a prevention card on the state of the batteries to use as well as the micro-USB cable that can be used to recharge your batteries (extra) as well as software updates.
Appreciations in use
- Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Nothing works, requires a shoulder bag
- Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy, even standing in the street, with a simple tissue paper
- 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
Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 4 / 5
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
So this XT MINI is it as pleasant to watch as it is to use? Well, it's still a yes! Because where this Mod Box stands out, it's particularly in the responsiveness of its fire button !!
No latency to deplore, this little Chipset is a marvel of responsiveness, he responded to each solicitation during testing. The different modes available work particularly well, note, for example, the obvious differences between the different pre-heat, or a temperature control that works quite correctly.
The insertion of the batteries is a breeze thanks to its battery door easy to open and its distinct locations.
Without going to pale the jewels of the segment in terms of autonomy, the XT MINI proved to be very correct on the management of the batteries and will have allowed me to keep long hours before needing to recharge it. Power point of view, it is properly equipped to operate all types of atomizers even the most greedy.
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, Dripper Bottom Feeder, A Classical Fiber, In Sub-ohm Mount, Genesis Rebuildable
- With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Tank atomizer in 25mm maximum diameter
- Description of the test configuration used: XT MINI with Merlin MINI Atomizer mounted in single coil clapton fuser to 0,25Ω
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: XT MINI with Merlin MINI Atomizer mounted in single coil clapton fuser to 0,25Ω
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.4 / 5
The mood ticket of the reviewer
Teslacigs Sign here a neat Box, at an affordable price that I really enjoyed testing and, despite the small flaw of adjusting the battery door and its weight all the same, it is with great pleasure that I awards a Top Mod at this XT MINI who was able to convince me as well on its physical characteristics as functional.
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