I’ve been impressed with the continuous improvement in Tesla products. They’ve really come a LONG way. I ordered one of these little guys because the price point and features made it a really good deal if the quality of the device checked out. I am indeed impressed. I used to keep an iStick 40W TC around as a compact device for driving or sneaking a quick emergency vape in Walmart. I gave it to a friend and until now have been without something in that spot in my vaping arsenal. This thing ROCKS that position and would also make a great first-time device.
It comes in good colors as you can see, but for aesthetics, Tesla decided to throw in a very interesting option: Every one comes with two types of battery doors. One has what I call grip ridges in it and the other is smooth. Let your own fingers decide. The device is perfectly hand-sized for just about everyone on Earth, small to large. I was very pleased with the almost symbiotic relationship I formed with it.
As I said, the features are good too. It will do power mode (select wattage) up to 80W, TC mode for both nickel and titanium up to 600 degrees, and has a super-efficiency bypass mode that leaves the safeties in place, but bleeds no power into power regulation circuits. My MXV4 Mini with a 0.16 ohm build vaped for longer than it does in a tube mech because the safeties wouldn’t “giver ‘er all she’s got”. It was an interesting experience because it was bypassing only PART of the electronics and using the parts that were necessary for the safeties by bucking the voltage down. I discovered running a build high enough to go under the 24.5 amp limit let me have more power, so I’m guessing bypassed the regulator circuit fully.
In the end, it will stay with me as a device I actually use regularly. I use mine with an eClyp and a Herakles Plus with the 0.2 ohm nickel coil. It fills that role I’ve missed perfectly.
PROS: Works great, battery life is good, maximum wattage in TC mode is adjustable, very comfortable, compact, bypass mode is designed well, inexpensive.
CONS: Does not vape and charge, must be unplugged to vape.
OVERALL: Great device for beginners and seasoned vapers alike. Comfortable, feature packed, and very affordable.
SPECS (collected from various sources):
- Material: Zinc Alloy
- Dimension:82 x 38 x 23.5mm
- Battery: 1*18650 battery (Not Included)
- Output power: 7-80W
- Maximum output voltage: 9V
- Maximum output current: 24.5A
- Atomizer resistance: Nickel 200/Ti coil: 0.05-1.0 ohm, Normal coil: 0.15-3.5ohm(7-80W)0.1-0.14ohm
- Temperature Range: 200-600F