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Vaporesso Armour Pro Kit | Will It Mesh With Vapers?

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    Remember when single-battery mods seemed like they were going out of style? Many of us did the whole dual, triple and even quadruple battery thing for a while. Then the realization set in that more cells also meant a heavier and less convenient vape setup. (What a surprise.) Now with the popularity of 20700 and 21700s, single battery mods could be making a comeback…

    The Vaporesso Armour Pro is a single-cell mod that lets you choose between 21700s, 20700s or good ol’ 18650s. It features the updated OMNI 4.0 chipset that now boasts a 0.002 second firing time and 2-amp charging capabilities. It has a big colorful screen built in to its large firing switch. The mod has all the typical safety features like overcharge and short-circuit protection.

    The OMNI board does temperature control with customizable TCR and heating/wattage curves. If you’ve used a Vaporesso mod before, it’s your standard 3-button operation. The user layout is clean and easy to see. It uses a speedometer-style wattage indicator and audio waves that remind me of the old Winamp player from the early days of Napster. Anybody?

    The kit is paired with the new Cascade Baby, not to be confused with the even smaller Cascade Mini (don’t ask.) The tank is 24.5 mm in diameter and uses the same isolation structure as the full sized Cascade tank. It has a locking top-fill system and triangular airflow for denser clouds.

    The Cascade Baby holds 5 mL of juice and comes standard with a 0.18-ohm mesh coil head. We’ve seen mesh on the rise lately, with sub ohm tanks like the Falcon and Fireluke Mesh. Vaporesso promises balanced heating and longer coil longevity with the GT Mesh coils. The Cascade Baby is compatible with GT Cores and cross-compatible with SMOK V8 Baby coils.

    As pictured above, the Armour Pro kit stands at 91.4 mm in height. The mod alone is barely taller than a credit card. It’s an attractive setup for direct lung sub ohm vaping. Though stealthy in size, it should pump out enough power to chuck thick clouds with those 0.18-ohm mesh coils.

    Let’s be real. At 0.18 ohms, you ain’t getting through no full day of vaping on a single battery. But the mod can be used with tanks such as the Innokin Zenith or Berserker Mini for a MTL experience. This seems more practical for a single-battery mod when you consider battery life.

    What do you think about the Vaporesso Armour Pro Kit? Could you picture yourself using it?

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      Joyetech Riftcore Duo RTA Preview | An Intriguing Coil-less Atomizer

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        Joyetech’s RFC features two heating blocks — one on each side of the build deck — with the space between them used for cotton placement. There is no word yet on the specific material used, but Joyetech claims that the American-made (and tested) RFC heaters will last for a million puffs. Yes, you read that correctly! According to Joyetech, the heaters are also self-cleaning; you will just have to remove the cotton and fire them for up to 3 seconds.

        This is not the first time we’ve seen vape companies launch a coil-less design. The original Ruyan e-cigarette patented by Hon Lik had an ultrasonic atomizer, but Ruyan quickly abandoned the design in favor of a wick and coil design.

        The GUO Altus was the first recent atomizer to get rid of coils by adopting a CVU (Central Vaping Unit) core made out of a mix of tungsten and ceramic elements. Some of the original Altus’ design shortcomings were fixed on the Altus T1, but neither of them never really became popular due to performance issues and price.

        Last year’s Nicotine Reinforcer NCR RDA was another unsuccessful attempt to ditch coils. This one seemed like a promising project at first, until word came out that the chipping aluminum nitride heating element could be a potential health hazard. Couple this with unreliable performance and it is no wonder the NCR ended up being a major letdown.

        The latest contender is the USONICIG Rhythm, an innovative coil-less AIO kit that uses ultrasonic technology to vaporize e-liquid. Early reports described a vape that is a bit too cool and rather slow ramp-up time, but nobody denies there is some potential for this technology to develop into something worthwhile in the future.

        Given Joyetech’s reputation, it is almost certain that this won’t be anything like the NCR fiasco. It remains to be seen if the RFC will be the first coil-less atomizer to actually deliver on its promises. What do you think? Will the Joyetech RFC manage to give traditional atomizers a run for their money? Let us know in the comment section.

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