When I was a kid….clowns were funny, you went to see them at a circus, or you hired them for your birthday parties to act like cockwombles and make balloon animals…..it was innocent, harmless fun…..obviously until we kids inevitably turned the balloon animals into massive willies and ran around the house like a bunch of tiny Dirk Digglers…
But now?……Whose fucking idea was it to turn a children’s entertainer into one of the freakiest, most horrific and scariest things on the planet?!…..Not to me obviously….I’m far too mature and steel hardy to be even remotely nervous of these …..these……these things….these are just people I got funny balloons from when I was a kid….and nothing more…..
I’ll be in here with Mr Snuggles if anyone needs me……(shudders)
Welcome once more my fluffy little fun freaks, back again with another mini review on yet another device from my little box of tricks, if you read my last 2 reviews you’ll know the drill, I’m clearing the decks, new stuff is temporarily on hold, and all the stuff that was pushed to the back of the queue in favour of pre-releases and new products is now getting a look in……and as it turns out….I’m kinda enjoying myself with it….there be some gems in this here box….so…..the horses shall not be spared….onwards with my bad self!.
Today’s offering comes courtesy of my chummy bum chums from the East…Heavengifts, so may I present to you without further ado, the Vapecige VTX200 200w TC Mod…
Oh sure…..it all looks perfectly innocent there, nice rainbow colour screen if you like that kinda thing, satin black finish…all unassuming and almost friendly in appearance…….then you turn it around…..(steady your nerves Pugs…it’s only a picture)
Fucks sake!!…….gets me every time…..son of a….
The Vapecige VTX200 is a 200w device powered by dual 18650’s and kept in check by the Vapecige IM200 chip, a chip that I reviewed previously in the Creator mod, and I stand by what I said…it’s a good chip, it has all the options to satisfy the majority of vapers out there with a full TC suite for all the popular wire options, a TCR setting, bypass and variable wattage in .1w increments….it fires quickly….and down as low as 0.05ohms….I don’t have the electronic testagraph (yeah….pfft..that’s totally what it’s called..) so I can only speak from experience, and I have no issues with the way this thing performs…like…at all……
That large fire button incidentally, is one of the clickiest I have ever come across.
The body is what separates the VTX200 from it’s other family members such as the Creator, you see…where as the Creator is constructed almost completely of some metal alloy or other….the VTX is entirely made…from your finest…..ABS plastic..
I know, I know…not everyone’s first choice of material for their devices, but there are some good points to using plastic as the primary construction material, firstly….this thing is super light, I mean…..seriously light, a mere 73 grams compared to the Creators rather portly 150g….less than half…..and another good reason is……erm……is erm……..pffft….I got nothing…
Thanks Pennywise…..you strange…motherf…..maybe without batteries it might do, who knows..I’m certainly not fucking testing it, and if you fall in a lake…and happen to have your VTX with you…with no batteries in it, and it does float…then please… feel free to drop me a line…and explain to me why the fuck you’re out with your VTX and no batteries…..? k..thanks.
The finish on the VTX plastic casing however is a rather lovely satin smooth black, which is very pleasing to the palm, especially with the shape of the VTX, similar kind of shape to the classic RX2….great in the hand…not so good in the pocket though due to the battery placement adding to the overall bulk.
It’s a nice shape sure, but when you consider that the VTX is twice the thickness of more compact bottom door mods like the Epsion, Savage and Alien….it makes it an inefficient shape for a carry around….just my opinion you understand….which means close to fuck all when you think about it…but there is one really good thing about mods that are this shape though……lots of real estate up top for girthy tanks and RDA’s…..right?
WRONG…….fucking idiots…..why would you do that?!?…..look at all that wasted space!…..PUT IT IN THE FUCKING MIDDLE!……give me strength….at least it’s not a press fit and it does have a nice springy pin, 25mm and you’ll be golden…but nothing more…this makes me sad…
But of course……the mod itself is very generic, it’s USP however….is the pretty picture painted on the battery door….
FUCKING HELL!!……I really need to get a grip…like seriously…..
STOP IT!!……..FUCK!!!………..where’s that fucking specs list…..I actually welcome the fucking thing…jeeeezus…
● Supporting 2pcs 18650 batteries
● TC range: 200 – 600 Deg.F / 100 – 315 Deg.C
● Wattage range: 1 – 200W
● Suitable atomizer diameter: 2.4cm
● Thread: 510
● Resistance: 0.05 – 3.0 ohm
|Product Details||Accessories type: MOD
APV Mod Wattage: 200w
Battery Cover Type: Magnetic
Battery Form Factor: 18650
Battery Quantity: 2pcs ( not included )
Mod: Temperature Control Mod
Temperature Control Range: 200 – 600 Deg.F / 100 – 315 Deg.C
|Dimension and Weight||Package size (L x W x H): 14.10 x 9.10 x 5.10 cm / 5.55 x 3.58 x 2.01 inches
Package weight: 0.1980 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 8.20 x 4.30 x 3.80 cm / 3.23 x 1.69 x 1.5 inches
Product weight: 0.0730 kg
|Package Contents||Package Contents: 1 x Mod, 1 x USB Cable, 1 x Package Box|
My final thoughts on the Vapecige VTX200 would be that…it’s aaalright?….Very very generic, it’s super powerful at 200 watts,the chip covers practically everything but the super lightweight ABS body might put some people off. I personally prefer heavy devices and this for me would have been a perfect carry around if it was made in a similar shape to the Aliens and Espions of the world, due to how compact they are….but this is kinda bulky. It misses the point with the 510 too, if it was centered then yeah….huge brownie points, although…saying that…a big RDA…and especially a big RTA, would probably make it too top heavy…..So…the main…and obvious feature, is the design, and yes…it’s a bit random…but not at all terrifying to a manly butch male such as myself, and on top of that, there is a choice of 5 none terrifying clowns to pick from, as well as (I’ve just discovered) ..5 really wacky and dramatic colourful designs…
Hmm….number III has the words ‘Never Quit’ on it….
Not sure if that’s….quite….appropriate….
Anyway….. there is one…very expected…and very welcome…..redeeming feature…..
The VTX was never going to be an expensive product, it wasn’t made to be expensive, it was made to give vapers an affordable way to enjoy the rewards that come from the IM200 chip, and it does exactly that. At time of writing, Heavengifts have this on sale for £30.13 / $42.60, and with my discount code APUGS15 that comes down to £25.61 / $36.21 …..25 quid for a device with the IM200 chip is a bargain, find that deal here….
And if you’re mesmerised by pictures of not at all scary clowns…
You will more than likely be powerless to resist.
Do I recommend it?….There’s no reason why I shouldn’t…..let’s put it that way…especially for the price.
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Until next time