Smoant Karat Kit Review

Smoant as a company has a small reputation for leaning towards the conservative side when it comes to the number of releases they pump out, especially when compared to brands such as Smok, Joyetech, or Aspire that seem to announce a new release every other week. What they have going for them however is a strong sense of quality and consistency built into their product line.
Their latest pod-style offering, the Smoant Karat breaks away from the success of the high powered Smoant Knight which put them on the map and moves toward a more accessible and portable approach geared towards newcomers.

Review: Smoant Karat

Smoant Karat Review
Manufacturing Quality

Without a doubt, one of the most standout features of the Smoant Karat is its aesthetics. Directly inspired by its namesake, the Smoant Karat shows off its perfectly chiseled and cut outer shell available in a good variety of colors ranging from black or silver, all the way to a colorful and brilliant rainbow finish that doesn’t hesitate to sparkle when viewed at from each and every angle showing off the finely cut precision of the device.

It’s not all perfect though as the Smoant Karat does have a tendency to attract fingerprints, a common issue usually seen in devices that opt for a glossy or shiny finish.

Despite the angular design of the Smoant Karat, the edges of the device aren’t too sharp so as to cause discomfort when holding the device in hand. Even our prolonged vaping sessions with the Smoant Karat have proven that it is indeed comfortable to use regardless of how long or how frequently you like to vape.Smoant Karat available colors

The pod which holds up to 2ml of e-liquid is slightly tinted which should normally obscure your ability to see how much e-liquid is left in the tank, but due to the large size of the window itself, we’ve found that this isn’t really a problem, fortunately.

Flavor Quality

Another unique and noteworthy feature of the Smoant Karat is its usage of quartz as a coil material instead of the typical kanthal or stainless steel.

One of the big advantages of quartz is that it ramps up in temperature very quickly not to mention the flavors produced when using quartz often feel purer and less muted than when using typical metals (something which is already known and accepted within the dabbing community).

All of this proves to be true in the Smoant Karat’s case in terms of overall flavor production and while the Karat doesn’t necessarily produce the absolute best flavor we’ve come to be familiar with due to exposure to much higher powered sub-ohm devices, it comes pretty darn close which is already more than we can ask for in such a compact and easy to use device.

Airflow is smooth and restricted, both qualities which are well regarded in a quality MTL pod-style device. There’s no option to adjust the airflow but considering what the Smoant Karat was designed for (MTL vaping) there’s really no need for such an option as the airflow on the device as the way its setup already feels great.

The air-activated draw sensor on the device works as intended without any annoying hiccups which are to mean it fires on demand and without fail when inhaling from the mouthpiece. Just like the Jücee Slice, the Smoant Karat lacks any dedicated physical button to fire up the device.

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Power Flexibility

It almost goes without saying at this point but considering that the Smoant Karat is a pod-style device, it lacks any form of variable wattage or temperature control. There’s also a lack of multiple coil types supported as the kit only works with and includes a 1.3ohm quartz coil.

This means that the Smoant Karat will and only will ever vape at one fixed output unless Smoant decides to change that and announce/release a coil that supports sub-ohm vaping for a relatively higher vaping output.

On a positive note, however, the Smoant Karat does support refills which means you’re free to use any e-liquid of your choice and you won’t be limited to whatever pre-filled pod flavors manufacturers such as Juul offer.

The versatility in vaping your preferred e-liquid lets you adjust the intensity of the vaping experience via the nicotine strength of whichever e-liquid you choose. While the Smoat Karat works just fine with high strength freebase nicotine e-liquids, we’ve found optimal results when pairing the device with a high-quality nicotine salt blend.Smoant Karat upper part

Ease of Use

There’s no doubt that the Smoant Karat is easy to use. The magnetic assembly at the bottom of the pod makes pod removal/installation and coil swapping a breeze as the entire pod easily detaches from the base of the device. The Smoant Karat, unfortunately, doesn’t manage to avoid the common issue of bottom filling pods which means you’re going to need to detach the pod from the device when you need to top up e-liquid.

Something new however on this front is how Smoant integrated two fill ports onto the bottom of the  pod and while we’re not quite sure what advantages this offers over single port devices, the good news is that each of these fill ports are more than adequately sized to accommodate bottles of any size, shape, or form.

Charging the Smoant Karat is simple enough thanks to the MicroUSB port located on the side of the device and while its always nice to wish for some USB-C integration in newer models, the accessibility and compatibility that Micro USB offers are second to none.

Portability

With dimensions of the Smoant Karat measuring out to 88 * 48 * 12mm. It definitely holds its own as an above average portable daily driver. The lack of girth of thickness to the device makes it easy to slip in and out of pockets and to top it off, the 370mAh battery which is integrated into the chassis makes for a decent performer easily lasting for about a day when vaping moderately.

Another surprising bonus is the chassis features accommodations for a lanyard to be hooked around which further enhances the portability of the Smoant Karat.Smoant Karat side view

Overall Experience

At the end of the day there’s really no major drawbacks that should deter you from picking up the Smoant Karat should you be a fan of its aesthetics. The more than ample battery life coupled with the strong flavor and vapor production make it a decent performer overall.

However not much sets it apart from other pod-based vape pen systems on the market. In fact, we still prefer the Jücee Slice over the Smoant Karat, the Slice has a slimmer design, the rounded edges feel nicer, and we found we got less spit back.

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IJOY Captain PD270 Mod Review

The Full In-Depth iJoy Captain PD270 Mod Review

What do you get when you combine a sleek and luxurious-looking mod body with state-of-the-art 20700 batteries, the latest in high-tech features, and a reliable company name with a proven track record of vaping product success? The answer’s obvious: the IJOY Captain PD270 Box Mod, of course. This latest offering from one of vaping’s most trusted names aims to be the next big thing in vaping enjoyment and aims to top the list of all the best box mods out there. In this IJOY Captain PD270 Box Mod review, we’ll delve into its finer points and see whether it actually has a real chance of meeting that goal.

 

The Aesthetics

So, what’s so special about this mod, anyway? Well, let’s begin with the exterior. In comparing this device’s appearance to a lot of other box mods out on the market today, one thing really stands out: this thing’s exterior is just gorgeous. It has sleek, rounded edges, and elegant accents that help to ensure that you’ll forget all about its box-like shape once you get used to having it around. The display screen is large, with bright white display information to help you monitor settings and performance. Even the firing button gets in one that act, with a well-designed button that offers that high-tech look that’s so popular these days.
The 20700 Battery Area

Under The Bonnet

Of course, aesthetics can only take you so far; it’s what’s under the hood that really matters. In this case, those internal goodies include a mod that can use dual 20700 batteries – which some belief might be the vaping battery of the future.

It’s an oversized battery that offers 3000 mAh and sustained 40 A. In other words, they’re powerhouse energy sources that should provide vapers with all the power they need to meet their vaping demands. IJoy apparently understands that some people are resistant to change, however, since the company includes an adapter that can enable you to continue to use those old 18650 batteries if you so choose.

 

As nice as the battery options are, the mod’s chip is really something to crow about. It’s the new IWEPAL chip, and it can be controlled and managed using the OLED display and buttons. From that OLED, you can monitor or alter important settings like TC, TCR. and Power modes, wattage, resistance, and amps. You can also monitor battery life and keep track of your draw count. In short, you can use that display to maximize the chip’s regulation of just about every important aspect of your mod’s behavior.
Size of the iJoy Captain PD270 in a hand
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Performance

This is a moderately-sized mod as well – which actually surprised us since we expected that the larger batteries would require a larger chassis to house them. Everything’s designed for maximum compactness, however, making this a decidedly portable device that you should feel comfortable using just about anywhere.

Performance is really where mods really separate themselves from their competitors, however – so we were only too eager to leap in headfirst to try this new tech wonder. We found that its 30mm compatibility features made it a perfect fit for a variety of different tanks, so we had a blast experimenting with some of our favorites. And, of course, we ran the thing through its paces, testing the different TC features to see which settings produced the best results for everyone in our test group.

You do have to remember that this type of mod is designed for people who have already tried vaping and want more vape flavor, bigger clouds, and an overall better performance. If your new to vaping then the Mig21 Clear Fusion e-cig might be a better option or one of the best cigalikes, this mod may be a little too powerful for you to start with!

 

Features

  • 1 x Captain PD270 Box Mod
  • 2 x 20700 iJoy Batteries included!
  • 18650 battery adapter
  • USB Data and Charging Cable
  • Manual and Warranty

 

Colors available for the Captain PD270

Overall

Overall, the consensus seems to be that this is a solid, reliable mod that provided all the sustained power we needed to blow big clouds of vapor while maximizing the taste results we enjoyed from each vaping session. In our tests, we also discovered that the sustained 40 A claim is real. As I said, this device is very reliable and seems to be everything that we’d heard it would be.

Before we give you our recommendation, though, there’s another area of aesthetics that we should discuss. If you’re someone who has troubles picking out which shirts to wear, then you might want to have a friend help you select your mod. Why? Well, IJoy is offering this mod in no less than 54 separate combinations of color options. Some might find that to be overkill in the choice department, but there’s something comforting about knowing that a company cares that much about meeting your specific needs.

So, what’s the verdict? Well, the Captain is truly a little powerhouse mod that lives up to expectations. The batteries are powerful and the mod’s onboard tech ensures that every feature is precisely regulated for maximum effect.

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Voopoo Rune RDA Preview

The Voopoo Rune RDA is marketed as being “Epic Cloud Domination” – hehehehe – very modest there Voopoo!rune marketing banner

The Rune RDA is designed to have a very open build deck in order to increase the juice well size. rune rda juice well

This is a 24.6 mm diameter RDA and is suitable for dual coil builds.

The coil legs fit into the upstanding posts and the screws are accessed from the side.rune coil installation

The kit includes a solid 510 connector pin to use this as an RDA but there is also a hollow bottom feed 510 connector pin so you can use this on a squonk mod. The squonking design is so that it kind of squirts the liquid to the side of the pin which supposedly prevents the over squonking of liquid.

An adjustable airflow system is used – the intakes are on the side of the barrel and these feed the outlets below the coils.

Rotate the barrel to adjust the amount of air coming into the RDA. The barrel also has a stop system which apparently “keeps the spinning angle in control, thus avoid disorderly spinning back”. Yes the Voopoo website translations are really hard work!voopoo rune rda angle control

Included in the kit is a matching resin 810 drip tip but there is also a 510 drip tip adaptor so you can change this.rune cutaway view

Apart from the Silver version – the other colours have a colourful band of graphics on the top cap. I think the Rainbow in particular carries this off well!rune rainbow

There are 6 colours available – Rainbow, Gold, Black, Silver/Black, Silver, Silver/Blue.
voopoo rune colours

Kit Includes

  • Voopoo Rune RDA
  • 510 drip tip adaptor
  • Seals
  • Screws
  • Screw drivers
  • User manual

Voopoo Rune RDA Specs

  • Size: 26×24.6mm
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Thread: 510
  • Adjustable bottom airflow
  • 810 and 510 drip tip compatible
  • Bottom feed squonk compatible – also solid 510 pin

voopoo rune rda specsThe Voopoo Rune RDA looks to be a nice capacity for dripping and Squonking.

Price wise this is very reasonable however I am only seeing Pre-order deals at the moment.

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