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    • Hi Vapor Talk members, In this review i take a look at the Centaurus DNA 250C Box Mod from Lost Vape. The Centaurus DNA 250C Box Mod was supplied for the purpose of this review by Carrie from Lost Vape. Introduction Their seems to have been something missing in the marketplace for far too long and that's DNA box mods from Lost Vape, i hear the question so often about when they are going to release a new one? especially a 75C. Well hopefully a DNA 75C mod will be here very soon as Lost Vape are back but first up is their new dual 18650 DNA 250C device called the Centaurus. The Centaurus has a very familiar look and as the slogan "Legendary Reborn" suggests is very much an upgraded Paranormal which could easily have been called the Paranormal V2. With much more straight angled edging and less busy look very little can be improved on as when using DNA chipsets that's down to Evolv but what Lost Vape can control they have done well with another solid mod and much improved battery door over the Paranormal. The Centaurus comes in different frames and as well as a limited stabwood series it also comes with the choice of different Carbon Fiber or gorgeous Abalone panels, let's give it a look! ___________________________________________________________________ In The Box Contents: 1× CENTAURUS DNA 250C BOX MOD 1× USB Connecting Cable 1× USB On-The-Go Adaptor 1× Warranty Card 1× User Manual ___________________________________________________________________ Aesthetics and Ergonomics The Centaurus came in packaging which was marked sample which is more in keeping with the look of the limited edition packaging although i received the version with a Gunmetal frame, Pearl Fish Leather spine and New Zealand Abalone Shell Panels but their are plenty of options with different stabwood, carbon Fiber or Abalone panels. The device as mentioned is very similar looking to the Paranormal but has a lot less busy look which i prefer and straight angled tapered edging so not rounded ridging as seen on previous lost vape DNA devices. The finish of the Centaurus is a step up and if you look at pictures of well used Paranormal and Therion devices it's the rounded edging and ridges that have been done away with on the Centaurus design that wear and have chips and dents etc. The Centaurus has a Stainless Steel construction with padded leather spine and a choice of panels and i have to say out of the 10 different options their isn't a single one i don't like the look of, Lost Vape have done a great job with their choice of materials. The device is the classic box mod shape but the angled edging and cut corner face (borrowed from the Therion) gives it a nice aesthetic form factor while the padded leather spine adds comfort when handling. ___________________________________________________________________ Centaurus Specs and Features: Dimension: 91mm(H)x55mm(W)x26mm(D) Weight: 173g Chipset: Evolve DNA 250C chipset Battery: Dual 18650 Battery(Not Included) Power Range: 1-200W Modes: VW / TC(Ni80, Ni90, Ti, SS316) / TCR / Bypass Replay Mode Boost Screen: 0.90 inch color TFT display screen Temperature Range: 200°F-600°F Coil Resistance supported: 0.1Ω-3.0Ω Coil Material supported: Nickel, Titanium, SS316, KA1, Ni80, Ni90 Body Material: Stainless Steels / Leather Software: Escribe Charging Port: Micro USB USB On-The-Go power bank Charging Current: 2A Thread: 510 Colours: Limited Stabwood Series(Total 7777PCS): Black/Crocodile-Stabwood, Gunmetal/Pearl Fish-Stabwood, SS/Crocodile-Stabwood Carbon Fiber Series: Black/Ostrich-Tactile Carbon Fiber, Gunmetal/Pearl Fish-Tactile Carbon Fiber, SS/Cowhide-Tactile Carbon Fiber, Black/Ostrich-Chopped Carbon Fiber New Zealand Abalone Shell Series: Black/Ostrich-NZL Abalone Shell, Gunmetal/Pearl Fish-NZL Abalone Shell, SS/Cowhide-NZL Abalone Shell ___________________________________________________________________ Installing The Batteries The Centaurus accommodates dual 18650 batteries which get installed via the bottom hatch door. The door on the Centaurus is a big improvement over the Paranormal and no longer needs sliding out before pulling up but instead has a locking latch which just needs sliding to open and then closing is just a matter of pushing the door closed and the latch locks in place. We also now have a metal spring loaded hinge rather than plastic, this door feels much more durable which is good to see as many have had problems with the door on the Paranormal. My only grumble is the battery orientation is just stamped into the contacts which can be seen in reasonable to good light but i still would much prefer this bright White. ___________________________________________________________________ Using The Centaurus Once a battery is fitted any press of a button wakes the device up and the lock screen is displayed that shows the time, date and battery percentage. 5 clicks of the fire button unlocks the device and takes you to the main screen, 5 clicks again locks the device, as with everything else on the device this can be changed using Escribe to 2,3 or however many clicks you want to lock and unlock the device, you can even choose a different combination of buttons if you wish to stop people unlocking the device and having a vape without your permission. The screen is very bright and vibrant but with not that much use of colour with the default theme, of course the theme can be changed or you can design your own using Escribe. The device has a select button as well as the 2 navigational buttons so using the device is a breeze. Using the navigational buttons moves you to different fields on the screen which is shown by the field you are on having a background colour surround. When you are on the field you want pressing the select button highlights the field, now you use the navigational buttons to alter the field to what you want, pressing the select button again sets your changes. On the main screen as well as having fields you can alter you have fields like info, preheat and settings which when selected takes you to another screen. All screens are navigated and altered the same way as the main screen it is a very user friendly interface in my opinion and the Centaurus with it's DNA 250C chipset has all the features you would expect from a modern device as well as the replay feature and Boost which i will cover in the next section. ___________________________________________________________________ Replay and Boost The Replay feature i love, i would say when i am using any of my 250C or 75C devices i have it on Replay about 80% of the time. To use Replay you need your coil to be using a temp control wire or include a temp control wire in it's make up but temp control as we are accustomed to it's definitely not and temperature is only part of what's going on. As well as using Replay and watching videos about it i'm still trying to get my head around how it actually works, but from my experience and from what i have seen, work it certainly does. The idea is when you find your flavour sweet spot while vaping you can record that vape and then vape in Replay mode and you should get that same flavour with every vape with that juice and coil combination regardless of things like how saturated the cotton is etc. I am still not convinced about the explanation it just seems too clever yet my experience of using it convinces me it actually works and is my favourite way of vaping, with replay you also get dry burn protection. The DNA 250C and 75C chipsets also brought us a boost feature which can be set within escribe and allows the initial power to be boosted to i know some people don't like the terminology but it gives an harder hitting vape. ___________________________________________________________________ Changing Things With Escribe Using the Centaurus with the Escribe software allows you to alter so many things, as already mentioned you can change how the device can be locked and unlocked but so much more can be done. You can set up profiles, alter boosts, set up temp control wires and even change the colour of the LED on the fire button. I am only just touching the surface and many reading this that are use to owning DNA devices will be far more advanced in using the software than me, there is even a mod section which is an area a novice like me should stay clear of as if the manufacturer has set the device up properly you can only possibly do more harm than good in this section unless you know exactly what your doing. The one part of Escribe which really appeals to me and will many is the theme designer that allows you to change the backgrounds, where things are positioned on the screen, add extra screens etc. When i have pictured other DNA C devices in atty reviews they have one of my own designed themes but for this review i thought the pictures of the device should show the default theme that came installed on the device. ___________________________________________________________________ Protections: Atomizer Protection Short Circuit Protection Weak Battery Protection Temperature Protection Low/High Resistance Protection Reverse Polarity Protection ___________________________________________________________________ Charging And On The Go Power Bank As well as using the micro USB cable for any upgrades and using the device with the Escribe software it also supports 2A charging although as always i personally never recommend charging the batteries in the device unless it's your only option. You also receive a USB on the go adaptor to covert the Centaurus into a power bank for charging other devices such as smart phones. ___________________________________________________________________ Performance And Final Thoughts! When it comes to performance it's a DNA 250C device, enough said! I love the look and feel of the device and yes it's so similar to the Paranormal and when handled has a very familiar feel to it but on closer inspection gone are the ridged edging that easily seem to take a battering giving the device a less busy, more durable look. Many who like the look of both the Paranormal and Therion will be pleased that this device has that very familiar Lost Vape look while others will find it too alike and would much rather of had a complete departure and new design, i can understand both view points but don't blame Lost Vape after it being a while since manufacturing a full DNA device playing it safe. The battery door is a big improvement and as far as what the device actually offers functionality wise which is nothing new is something we are aware of as that's a matter for Evolv. So a cracking device from Lost Vape and hopefully a new 75C on the way! Apart from the subjective opinion over it's similar looks to what they have produced in the past and minor issue with marked battery orientation which could be more visible the only con i can really find is the 24mm raised 510 platform is far too raised in my opinion. It's fine for what i have been using being both a low wattage restrictive direct lung vaper who also likes a loose MTL as the tanks i have used have been 24mm or less but this is a 200w dual battery device which one improvement is now can accommodate a 26mm atty without any overhang whatsoever but instead it gives a big gap between the base of the atty and device. ___________________________________________________________________ Likes Excellent build quality Good choice of materials Plenty of different panel options Familiar Lost Vape look (reassuring to some, con for others) Colour Screen Great Performance Dual battery 200W high powered device DNA 250C Chipset Replay Feature Boost Feature Easy to use interface Upload themes or design your own Taylor device using Escribe software Improved secure battery door Fit up to 26mm atty's without overhang Use device as power bank (adaptor included) 2A charge rate Firmware upgradeable Cons Very similar look to previous devices (subjective con for some pro for others) 510 raised too much in my opinion (bigger diameter than 24mm will gap) Labelled battery orientation could be clearer I would once again like to thank Carrie from Lost Vape for supplying the Centaurus DNA 250C Box Mod for the purpose of this review. ___________________________________________________________________
    • I buy all my stuff at VaperFabriek, but thats me. But i think it sounds great. 
    • Hi Vapor Talk members, In this review i take a look at the iJust AIO Kit from Eleaf. The iJust AIO Kit was supplied for the purpose of this review by Eleaf. Introduction The iJust AIO is the latest in the iJust series and an AIO Pod Stick device bringing an AIO/Pod device to those who prefer the tube/pen style form. When i was told this was being sent i really didn't look up it's specs and features and was not expecting anything of great interest but the iJust AIO Kit surprised me ticking many boxes. It has a neat side filling method, adjustable airflow, 3 power levels, 3 tier battery status indication and for it's compact size accommodates an impressive 1500mAh battery. With e-liquid viewing windows, no need to remove the pod to refill and coming in 5 colour options, let's check the iJust AIO Kit out! ___________________________________________________________________ In The Box Contents: 1x iJust AIO 1x GT M 0.6ohm coil 1x USB Cable 1x USB Manual 1x Warranty Card ___________________________________________________________________ Aesthetics and Ergonomics The iJust AIO Kit came in quite basic cardboard packaging with a picture of the device on the front of the box. I received the Black version, the colour options are Black, Gunmetal, Silver, Rainbow or Pink. The device comes with the pod inserted but no coil installed, only the top of the pod protrudes from the device which includes the fixed drip tip and viewing windows with adjustable ring. The device is tubular with "Eleaf" printed towards the bottom on the front and "iJust AIO" in the same position on the rear, apart from that the device is quite plain. On the front we have a protruding large fire button with translucent surround for the LED to shine through, in the same position on the rear is the micro USB port. On either side towards the top we have small airflow slots and then moving to the base printed safety marks. The device is small and portable just getting swallowed up by the hand so good for out and about, the device is well thought out and made well! ___________________________________________________________________ iJust AIO Specs and Features: Size: 22mm x 102.5m Capacity: 2ml Resistance Range: 0.3-3.0ohm Battery: Built-in 1500mAh Output: 23W max Dual air inlets & adjustable airflow 3 power modes Compatible with GT Coils Easy side filling design 3-Tier Battery Status Indication Multiple Protections Thread: 510 Colours: Black, Gunmetal, Silver, Rainbow, Pink ___________________________________________________________________ The Pod You receive one pod which accommodates replaceable coils and is refillable, the pod has a tinted mouth section and clear main lower section with the upper main section having a broad adjustable ring with large cutouts for viewing windows, when turning this ring it reveals the fill port but more about that in another section of the review. Either side of the pod towards the bottom we have small slots for airflow and moving to the base we have 2 magnets either side which are recessed by an hair so don't fully make contact with the metallic rail inside the device, the pod has a 2ml capacity. ___________________________________________________________________ The Coils The Coil head as with so many of these pods just get press fitted into place and then pulled free to replace. You receive just one coil which to me is a big con, even if a couple of Dollars is added to the price at least 2 coils should come with any pod based device if using replaceable coils. The pod hosts GT coils and the coil you receive is a Kanthal mesh 0.6ohm coil with a rating between 10w to 25w, the bore while not wide is definitely more suited for a direct lung draw. Also available is the regular Nichrome 1.2ohm coil rated between 7w to 14w which is a MTL option and really with that adjustable airflow should of been included in the kit giving the user more choice. ___________________________________________________________________ Fitting The Pod Looking inside the Pod's bay we can see the recessed central circular area with contacts for the base of the coil to sit. The perimeter of the inside of the bay is a metallic rail with 2 large protruding sections that act as stoppers. The way it works is quite clever, as mentioned the magnets on the base of the pod are recessed by a hair but these magnets are quite powerful, just the magnetic pull between the magnets and metallic rail gives the pod a very secure fit while because the magnets don't actually touch the rail it allows for rotation between the stoppers for the adjustable airflow. ___________________________________________________________________ Adjustable Airflow On either side of the device we have small slots and also matching slots on the pod. As described in the previous section the pod can rotate between stoppers to either have the slots on the device and pod perfectly lined up for airflow fully open or adjust to preference. It works really well giving good adjustability but a very minor con is when the device is in your pocket the pod does sometimes get rotated so the airflow needs readjusting. ___________________________________________________________________ Filling Another neat feature is the filling method which allows filling without removing the pod. The top of the pod which protrudes from the device has an adjustable ring with two large cutouts that act as viewing windows. When this ring is turned in one of the viewing windows appears a silicone section with self sealing membrane. The silicone section only takes up half the viewing window so as you fill you can clearly see the juice level, once filled just turn the ring to hide the silicone fill section. The fill slot allows the use of modern Gorilla nozzles but not glass droppers so if you use glass droppers you would need to decant into a bottle with a smaller nozzle. ___________________________________________________________________ Operating The iJust AIO Device The device is the usual 5 clicks of the fire button to turn on and 5 clicks to turn off and once on you have the choice of 3 different power settings, high, medium or low. The power settings appear to be different constant voltage outputs but no details are given other than the already mentioned high, medium and low. To change between settings is 3 quick presses of the fire button and the LED will flash 3 times in the colour that represents the new setting selected: Red = Low Blue = Medium Green = High Also 2 quick clicks of the fire button allows you to check the current power setting, the LED will light solid in the corresponding colour for two seconds. The device also has 3 tiers of battery status indication which is shown by what colour the LED lights while vaping, the percentages are the following: Green = 60% - 100% Blue = 20% - 60% Red = 0% - 20% Finally the iJust AIO device has all the usual protections you would expect which if they kick in are indicated by various flashes from the LED. ___________________________________________________________________ Protections: Over-charge Protection Over-discharge Protection Over-current Protection Over 10s Protection Short Circuit Protection ___________________________________________________________________ Charging The Charge rate isn't given but it took around 2 hours to charge so about 1A max during charging which is a bit sluggish but the device does support pass-through. While charging the LED lights solid Red and once fully charged the light goes off. ___________________________________________________________________ My Experience Using The iJust AIO KIt, And Thoughts! Pod and AIO devices are not everyone's cup of tea especially those into rebuildables but their are many that have embraced them while others are warming to them as they improve. I am a mod and RTA vaper myself but come in the category of warming to pod and AIO devices as they improve but i must admit i was surprised by this device thinking it might be too basic for my personal liking, well it is a simple device but it's executed so well i really like it. Adjustable airflow, refillable, replaceable coils, can see juice level at all times, fill without moving the pod, DL and MTL (mtl coil not included), 3 different power levels, 3 tiers of battery status indication and decent battery for it's portable size, that's a lot of boxes ticked. The power settings work well with a clear difference between the 3 when using the 0.6ohm coil although the TPD compliant 2ml capacity is a bit lacking for this coil but at least filling is quick and easy. I have always found Eleaf coils better than they are given credit for and this pod with the 0.6ohm coil installed is very similar to the vape and flavour the better disposable sub-ohm tanks give which is pretty darn good and no issues with longevity. I have been using this as a second device for 2 weeks and despite getting sent a pack of spare coils i still have the original coil installed. The airflow adjustment works really well and when closed down to barely open i can get a loose MTL with the 0.6ohm coil so the not included 1.2ohm MTL coil with it's narrower bore should give a decent MTL vape, as it is the included 0.6ohm coil is a semi restrictive lung hit fully open. Also these type of pods with press fitted coil heads tend to leak to varying degrees but i am finding any moisture present when removing the pod minimal which could just as easily be condensation so very happy! If using as your main device a charge during the day will possibly be needed with the 0.6ohm coil dependant on how much you vape but if you use the optional 1.2ohm coil head then this will last most vapers all day. So plenty to like but like most things it could be better, the biggest con for me is only one coil included, i really think the 1.2ohm coil head should also come with the kit. This is not an expensive kit and Eleaf obviously are trying to keep it as cheap as possible but do they not watch or read reviews that universally and constantly say these types of kits have to come with at least 2 coils. The only other minor cons for me is the sluggish charging and when in the pocket the pod can rotate so the airflow needs readjusting but apart from that, it's a little gem! ___________________________________________________________________ Likes Well thought out device Portable, lightweight 5 Colour options Replaceable coils DL and MTL option (mtl coil not included) Adjustable airflow Pod fits securely Neat side-fill method Fill and view e-liquid level without removing pod 3 different power levels 3 tier battery status indication 1500mAh battery Good flavour from 0.6ohm mesh coil Good coil longevity Decent battery life Supports pass-through Not expensive Cons Only comes with one coil Charging could be quicker Pod can easily rotate when in pocket causing airflow alignment to move 2ml capacity with 0.6ohm coil not great but understandable (TPD compliance) I would once again like to thank Eleaf for supplying the iJust AIO Kit for the purpose of this review. ___________________________________________________________________
    • Hello community, hope you are well. I realized that the forum is still a little empty, so I would like to use this poll as a way to encourage interaction between users. What is your favorite daily use vape juice and why? Cheers!
    • Hi Vapor Talk members, In this review i take a look at the Cog MTL RTA from Wotofo. The Cog MTL RTA was supplied for the purpose of this review by Antonio from Wotofo. Introduction Over the last 4 years Wotofo have grown into one of the giants in vaping manufacturing bringing us countless popular RDA's and RTA's and a few devices that haven't been too shabby. The Cog is their latest MTL RTA and another collaboration with Matt aka "Suck My Mod" which offers a lightweight transparent design and innovative cog (gear) driven airflow design. MTL vapers would of been eyeing the Cog up ever since it's marketing first appeared so let's give it a look! ___________________________________________________________________ In The Box Contents: 1* COG MTL RTA 2* 2.5mm Thick Cotton Strips 1* Dual Core Fused Clapton Coil 0.8ohm 1* Single-Strand Coil 1.2ohm 1* Cross Head Screwdriver 1* Bag O-rings 1* User Manual ___________________________________________________________________ Aesthetics The Cog MTL RTA came in the usual Black and Woofo Green packaging with clear lid so the product can be fully viewed before opening, i received the Black version, the options are Black, SS, Gunmetal, Gold, Blue and Rainbow. The RTA's construction involves a lot of plastic making it extremely lightweight and has a cheap almost semi-disposable feel to it but that is in contrast to it's looks which i actually like reminding me slightly of one of my Doggystyle versions. Although it involves a lot of plastic where it matters for durability the threaded areas are metal such as the top-cap threading, also the deck area and chimney. Up top we have a curved style MTL delrin 510 drip tip so you can use your own and the chamber has a nice curved shape to it similar to the "Recurve" sleeve. On the front of the chamber we have the Cog Logo which looks very nice but is over shadowed by large etched safety marks on the rear which i'm sure i'm not the only one that will dislike. I understand the safety marks have to be present but surely they could be smaller. Moving to the bottom the Cog has a transparent look allowing to see the Gears in action as the airflow is adjusted, we have dual slots (which are not for airflow adjustment) and both an arrow head and markings showing the selected airflow setting. As mentioned in my opinion the Cog looks great but do wonder about the plastic lightweight approach and how durable over time the gears will be as these also appear to be plastic. ___________________________________________________________________ Cog Specs and Features: Build Deck Diameter: 22mm Height: 34mm(Without Drip Tip & 510 Pin) Tank Capacity: 3ml / 2ml TPD version Material: Stainless Steel (body) + PCTG (tank tube) Coil Configuration: Single Coil Resistance: 0.4-1.8ohm Resistance of Included Coil: 0.8ohm Wattage Range: 5-30W Drip Tip: 510 Delrin Drip Tip Airflow Type: Bottom Airflow Insulator Material: German PEEK Connector Threading: 510 Thread Colours Available: Black, SS, Gunmetal, Gold, Blue, Rainbow Included Coil Specs As Given: 1. Dual Core Fused Clapton Coil Material: Ni80 30G*2+38G Resistance: 0.8ohm Inner Diameter: 2.5mm 2. Single-Strand Coil Material: Ni80 28G Resistance: 1.2ohm Inner Diameter: 2.5mm Number of Wraps: 9-wrap contact build ___________________________________________________________________ What You Receive? A big plus for receiving two different pre-wound coils and cotton (specs listed above) but other than that not a lot! A screwdriver which i used to try and undo the first clamp screw with before tossing it in the bin and a few O-rings and spare clamp screws, that's it! No spare PCTG tube or different drip tip option, normally Wotofo products include a lot but not on this occasion! ___________________________________________________________________ It's Various Parts! The Cog is made up of a 510 drip tip, central threaded top-cap, PCTG tube (3ml standard, 2ml TPD), chamber and chimney section, and base section including deck. It has a gear airflow system and Gold plated standard 510. ___________________________________________________________________ Filling The Tank I know there is not much logic to covering this before airflow but the airflow is the interesting part so will keep you in suspense. The top-cap is very thin and no knurling is present for grip so it can be quite difficult to unscrew. This is a bit of a chalk and cheese RTA for me so although unscrewing the top-cap can be a pain all metal sections including the threading and underside of the top-cap is very well machined. Once off we have two large fill ports allowing for a quick mess free fill and then screwing the top-cap back in position is no dramas with that silky smooth threading. ___________________________________________________________________ The Airflow This is were the Cog gets interesting using a gear system directly underneath your coil rather than airflow having to travel from the side of the tank and then upwards, losing pressure on it's journey. We have two slots on the base which look like adjustable cyclops slots but do not adjust at all, these are just to allow plenty of air to get below where the real adjustable airflow is, underneath the coil. You do turn the section where the slots are situated though and we can see an arrowhead and different sized round indents to show the size of the airflow setting. As you turn the base section it has inner teeth like a Gear which interlocks with a central gear so any rotation of the base in turn rotates the inner gear which has different sized airflow inlets. The sizes of the airflow inlets are 1.6mm, 1.4mm, 1.2mm, 1.0mm and 0.8mm. As it adjusts to each airflow size as well as the arrowhead pointing at the corresponding setting it also clicks satisfyingly into place. ___________________________________________________________________ The Deck And Build I used both supplied coils and as i just get a feeling most reviews will show the build using the Fused Clapton i included photos of the Ni80 build although there is no difference in the build it'self and just to mention up to 3.0ID coils will sit great in this. The Cog has such a user friendly build deck utilising horizontal clamps sitting opposite each other both with a central screw so it doesn't matter which way your coils are wound they will slot in nicely. Just place your leads on the shelves underneath the loosened clamps and holding your coil in a central position tighten the clamp screws down from above. If needed use a coiling rod or fit for purpose tool to adjust the height and position of the coil then snip your access leads, that's all done! The deck is raised allowing for a GTA style of wicking so just poke your cotton ends down in the channels without over stuffing, make sure e-liquid can circulate below the cotton. ___________________________________________________________________ My Experience Using The Cog And Thoughts! I did mention earlier this being a chalk and cheese RTA but personally as i don't mind too much if it's sometimes a pain to unscrew the top-cap, it gives the draw spectrum that i like, the question mark about the durability of the plastic gears could turn out favourable and a leaking issue i had i now have solved, so it's mostly Cheese for me as the Cog has outstanding performance. The top-cap not being the easiest to grip and get undone is more when i didn't use the tank for a while but actually when in continuous use it wasn't that bad, it seams to tighten and seal tighter the longer it is between fills. The other issue i had was after using the first day the next morning i found the tank had emptied everywhere and couldn't understand why as the wicking is straightforward and this style of GTA wicking is common and has not given me leaking issues before. So i re-wicked and it was much better for a couple of days with just a bit of leakage and then overnight the tank emptied again. After another re-wick which turns out like the first wasn't actually needed i noticed during use weeping coming from where the PCTG tube seals to the base so investigated further. The issue is the PCTG tube just sits on the base as the o-ring is that thin it's not the best of seals so the tank needs to be tightened together so tightly else the seal is compromised. The turning of the base to alter the airflow can very easily just slightly loosen the tube which will cause weeping which if isn't noticed and fixed will cause a real mess if left overnight. Once i found what the cause of the leaking was from then on after changing airflow and taking off or putting the tank on a mod i just made sure the tube was re-tightened and in the last 10 days i have had no leaking whatsoever. This idea of reducing loss of pressure really seems to work as the flavour from the Ni80 coil was outstanding but then the fused Clapton blew me away. This without doubt has been giving me the best flavour and smoothest airflow i have witnessed from a MTL tank manufactured in China, not saying there are not better ones just none i have tried. What did surprise me was although the Cog is still what i would class as an authentic MTL tank the draw is not as tight as many MTL vapers might be looking for being more variants of mid to loose draws which for me is perfect. So performance is great as long as you don't want a tight draw, i love the innovation shown and the sound and feel of the airflow clicking into place but a constant check is needed on the seal between the PCTG tube and base and it's not easy to grip and undo the top-cap! Before i put my likes and cons i would just like to say thanks for reading and stay safe! ___________________________________________________________________ Likes Love the look (subjective) Lightweight 6 Colour options Very user friendly build deck Unique Gear direct airflow system Innovation shown Airflow settings click satisfyingly in place Machining of metal parts and threading spot on Outstanding flavour Silky smooth airflow Mid to loose MTL (my cup of tea) Can use your own 510 drip tip 2 different pre-wound coils included 3ml Capacity (standard version) Cons Top-cap hard to grip Plastic Gears, how durable? Seal between PCTG tube and base needs regular checking Doesn't give as tight a draw as some MTL vapers might prefer Safety marks on chimney an eyesore No spare PCTG tube No alternative drip tip I would once again like to thank Antonio from Wotofo for supplying the Cog MTL RTA for the purpose of this review. ___________________________________________________________________
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