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[review] Average Vaper Review – Ovanty Vega 200W! https://ift.tt/2sP8H5H

Good Afternoon ECR! Today I'm going to be reviewing for you the Ovanty Vega 200W mod. Ovanty is a new company trying to break into the ecig scene. The Vega is, as far as I can tell, their first mod offering. So have they come out swinging? Read below for my evaluation of their device.

I have had the Vega for over 3 weeks now and feel I can give a fair assessment of its quality.

This device was sent to me from Ovanty for the purpose of a review.


Specs

Vega

  • Dimensions: 92mm x 52.5mm x 32mm
  • Battery: dual 18650
  • Chipset: Cambrian 200
  • Output Modes: VW/TC(TI;Ni200;SS316;SS304;TCR)/Bypass/Memory
  • Operation Modes: Expert/Novice
  • Wattage Range: 5-200W
  • Resistance Range: .08-3.0ohms
  • Temperature Range: 100-300°C / 212-572°F
  • Charging: 5V/2A (USB Port); 5V/1.7A (Dock)
  • Charge via Charging Dock
  • Micro-USB charging/upgrade port
  • Convenient No-Software Upgrade function
  • 1.33" TFT Color Screen with "Toughened Glass"
  • Centered Spring Loaded 510 (up to 28mm no overhang)
  • LED Mood Strips
  • Protections: Short Circuit, Reverse Battery, Over-Heating, Low Voltage

Current color options include Black/Wine Red, Black/Silver, Black/White, Silver/Purple, Silver/Brown, and Silver/Blue.


Contents

  • Vega Mod
  • Charging Dock
  • USB Cable
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

Pics

For Convenience, a full album has been posted, as well as individual pictures


Operation

  • 5 clicks on
  • 3 clicks lock/unlock
  • Up to scoll through VW/TC/Bypass modes
  • Down to scroll through M1-M5 for VW/TC modes
  • Press function button to edit VW/TC modes. While editing, press function button to scroll through parameters.
  • VW editable parameters: watts, output (soft/normal/strong/strong+)
  • TC editable parameters: temp, C or F, watts, metal type (SS316/SS304/TI/NI200/TCR). NOTE: TCR value is set in the Main Menu.
  • Press function button and Up while in TC to set Reference Resistance
  • Press Function button and Down to switch between Expert Mode and Novice Mode
  • Hold function button to enter Main Menu
  • Enter Main Menu, choose System Off, choose Yes to shut off device

Ovanty Vega

Sorry all, this ended up being a long one.

New comers to the ecig market, Ovanty, have dropped their first mod offering upon us. Yes, it's another dual 18650 device. Yes, the whole "ribbed for her pleasure" bit is going to make some giggle. Yes, it has LEDs on it, which I know some of you aren't huge fans of. At the same time, YES! A device from a manufacturer that puts to shame a lot of those larger company's devices. The Vega is a dual 18650, 200W, VW/TC/TCR/Bypass device with some really great features, nice menu system, great screen, and TC that surprisingly works really well. If only other manufacturers took as much care with and pride in their devices as Ovanty. But I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's jump off this review and start at the best place possible: the top.

510: The Vega utilizes a large 510 platform for it's connection. The platform is large enough to house 28mm attys with no overhang. However, the platform is raised a few mm from the device itself and if you don't mind a bit of overhang from the platform, you can fit a 30mm without overhang from the device. It may look a bit odd, but it won't be completely horrible. Aside from the spring-loaded, gold-plated 510 pin, the only real other thing to mention is the crop-circle etched pattern. I like when companies have the etching on the 510 platform and this looks cool to me. It seems to serve no purpose, though, other than some styling.

Size/Weight: The size of the Vega seems to be on the larger side of dual 18650 devices. It's not too large, but there are definitely smaller device out there. The weight of the device is quite significant. Chalk that up to the main body construction, which I believe is mostly anodized aluminum. The weight really make this device feel solid, but it is quite heavy. Probably one of the heaviest devices I've ever used. If you've been skipping the gym lately, you'll be sure to get your curls in while using this device.

Style: Aside from the grips/ridges on the side of the mod, I think the Vega looks really nice. I really like how everything is laid out on the front of the device in a straight column. It makes it very easy to access whatever you need without having to worry about changing how you are holding to device. The Vega has a matte finish essentially all around. The body is painted while the buttons and sides are molded ABS. The paint on the body of the device I was sent seems to be holding up really well. I don't have any scratches or peeling happening. However, Vaping with Vic had some issues with his paint, which Ovanty confirmed to be limited to their first batch of devices. I was lucky enough to get a later batch and it doesn't seem to suffer the same issue as the first. While I'm sure a few of you don't care for the ridges on the side of the device, I find them to be very functional. When I hold a device, I tend to rest my pinky under the mod to help stabalize it and to ensure it doesn't slip through my hands. I don't have to worry about that with the Vega. The ridges help me to grasp the device without fear of it slipping, which is especially nice considering the weight of the device. It's really subjective, but I don't mind them. The Vega also houses two LED strips on the front of the mod where the body meets the grips. I really like how the LEDs are implemented on this device. They are not too flashy and in your face, and the Breathing option is especially subtle and nice. If you don't like the LEDs, you can always turn them off.

Buttons: The buttons on the device are clicky and with the right amount of travel for me. I like the size of the fire button and really like the inclusion of the menu/function button. My one main issue with the buttons is that I end up having to push the firebutton more than 5 times to turn it on. I have seen other reviewers have no issue with this at all, but I sometimes have to press it 7 times before it turns on. I have never had an issue with it not firing when I press the fire button, but for whatever reason it's like it doesn't register all my button presses when it's off. This issue doesn't affect any of the other buttons.

Button Shortcuts: As for button functionality, there are a few different shortcuts to get you what you want. Refer to the Operation section above for a full list, as I'm only going to touch on a few right now. Changing different functions and parameters is a bit different than with most mods, but after you get used to it, it feels really intuitive and easy. Press UP to cycle between VW/TC/Bypass mode. This is a nice one-button shortcut that I'm really fond of. Another useful one-button function is pressing Down to scroll between M1-M5. It's very simple and that type of shortcut makes sense. The one thing that felt weird is having to press the function key to start editing wattage/temp. This is unlike most other devices, but it becomes second nature after using the device for a short time. I also really like the shortcut for setting Reference Resistance in TC mode and for switching between Novice/Expert mode. The one shortcut I wish the Vega had was one to set your TCR. You have to enter the Main Menu and scroll to the TCR Manual setting to set this. It would have been a nice shortcut to have. All in all, I appreciate the simplicity of the shortcuts and feel like they're actually useful without being superfluous.

Screen/Menu: The screen on the Vega is a nice, colorful screen that houses all your information. I especially like the dual-battery indicator and the combined battery voltage reading. The voltage reading is a huge plus in my book. Many devices only show the voltage draw, which I never end up seeing while I'm taking hits, and find it otherwise a useless addition to the display. However, knowing the current voltage reading of the batteries is actually useful. As for the menu system, there is a lot of customization available here. The option to have an Icon/List view of the settings is also great. The menu system is really easy to navigate and mostly works well, but there is one thing I have to complain about. If you want to shut the device off, you have to enter the menu system, then select System Off, then select Yes. I really wish there was some kind of shortcut for this because it feels like too many steps just to shut the device off. Other than that, the menu is very well laid out and easy to navigate.

Battery Tray/Charging: The battery door is held onto the device by two large magnets at the top and bottom. A bit of a negative point is that the battery door has some slight travel side to side. It's not a lot, but it is noticeable. On the back side of the door is a battery safety card, which is a nice reminder. The battery tray on this device is really clean looking. Battery slots and orientation are visibly marked, it comes with a huge battery ribbon for ejection, and the tray holds the batteries without any rattle or wiggle. The Vega claims balanced charging, however, I did not test this out. I always tend to externally charge my batteries, but if it really is balanced, then that's great. The Vega also comes with a nice little charging dock to charge your device. Again, I externally charge, but it's a nice option to include, especially if you're in a pinch and away from an external charger.

Novice/Expert: The inclusion of a Novice/Expert select is a nice feature on the Vega. If you just want a simple, no-frills, no-hassle vape, then swap to Novice. Novice mode strips all the excess options that many users may not even use (TC/TCR/Bypass) and makes operating the device very simple and straight forward. This is especially useful for new vapers, those picking up a more powerful device for the first time, or if you're a veteran vaper and just don't care for all the other options. I tend to keep the Vega in Expert mode as I enjoy using TC, but I can appreciate the inclusion of Novice mode.

Performance: I would put the Ovanty Vega up against any other device I own when it comes to performance. Power output feels mostly accurate and there is no delay when firing. I say mostly, because on Normal it feels a bit soft. However, Strong felt closer to Normal on other devices. This makes a bit of sense because they also include a Strong+ mode that most other devices don't. I guess they could have simplified it and just made Normal and Strong a bit harder and nixed Strong+. I tested many different coils and attys and the Vega performed well regardless of what I threw at it. A huge suprise to me was how well Temp Control works on the Vega. So many large companies cannot seem to get TC to work properly after spitting out device after device. Ovanty spits out its first device and seems to have nailed TC right out of the gate. I never got a dry hit while using TC and the down throttling feels really smooth.


Final Thoughts

Pros

  • Large 510
  • No overhang on 28mm
  • Feels solid
  • Intuitive design
  • Grips
  • LED implementation
  • Menu/function button
  • Useful button shortcuts
  • Colorful and Informative screen
  • Combined battery voltage reading
  • Easy Menu navigation
  • Clean battery tray
  • Novice/Expert select
  • Power Mode Performance
  • TC Mode Performance

Cons

  • A bit large for dual 18650
  • Heavy
  • Ridges
  • 5 click on is inconsistent
  • No Device Off shortcut
  • No TCR shortcut
  • Slight battery door movement

 

What can I say? I'm completely blown away by this device. Ovanty seems to know what makes a great performing device, something that many of the large manufacturers just can't get right. Most of the Cons I have with the Vega are subjective and have nothing to do with how well the device performs. Sometimes it can take a company a few tries before they get something right, but Ovanty really killed it! The Vega has taken a spot as one of my favorite devices that I own. If such a great device is Ovanty's first entry into the mod market, I expect to see great things from them in the future. I will definitely be keeping my eye on them.


Purchasing

I can't really find anywhere to purchase this device that I am familiar with.


Thank you for your attention ECR. I hope you all have a great week!

I want to give another shoutout to Ovanty for giving me the opportunity to provide this community with this review. If you want to check them out, you can follow them on their Facebook or Instagram pages.


I say this is an Average Vaper Review because I am coming at this from the perspective of someone who has been vaping for a while (8 years), but doesn't get too in-depth with the products. I'm evaluating these products as to how well they work out the box, their ease of use, and whether or not they hold up over the course of use. I don't have the skill set to produce thorough testings of the electronics and I defer that to those better suited. This review is purely my experience using the items I received.


Current Giveaway

I currently have a GIVEAWAY running until Wednesday, June 13 at 11:59pm. Hop on over and enter if you're interested.


Link to a list of my Reviews.

 

Upcoming reviews

  • Innokin Proton 235W Kit
  • StageVape Venus RDA
  • VooPoo Rune RDA
  • Geekvape Loop RDA
  • Wake Mod Co Little Foot RDA
  • OBS Bat 218W TC Kit

 

Also, if you want to keep up with me, you can follow me on Instagram.

Good Afternoon ECR! Today I’m going to be reviewing for you the Ovanty Vega 200W mod. Ovanty is a new company trying to break into the ecig scene. The Vega is, as far as I can tell, their first mod offering. So have they come out swinging? Read below for my evaluation of their device.I have had the Vega for over 3 weeks now and feel I can give a fair assessment of its quality.This device was sent to me from Ovanty for the purpose of a review.SpecsVegaDimensions: 92mm x 52.5mm x 32mmBattery: dual 18650Chipset: Cambrian 200Output Modes: VW/TC(TI;Ni200;SS316;SS304;TCR)/Bypass/MemoryOperation Modes: Expert/NoviceWattage Range: 5-200WResistance Range: .08-3.0ohmsTemperature Range: 100-300°C / 212-572°FCharging: 5V/2A (USB Port); 5V/1.7A (Dock)Charge via Charging DockMicro-USB charging/upgrade portConvenient No-Software Upgrade function1.33″ TFT Color Screen with “Toughened Glass”Centered Spring Loaded 510 (up to 28mm no overhang)LED Mood StripsProtections: Short Circuit, Reverse Battery, Over-Heating, Low VoltageCurrent color options include Black/Wine Red, Black/Silver, Black/White, Silver/Purple, Silver/Brown, and Silver/Blue.ContentsVega ModCharging DockUSB CableUser ManualWarranty CardPicsFor Convenience, a full album has been posted, as well as individual picturesAlbumInstaglam 1Instaglam 2HandcheckContents510BackSide/GripFire ButtonUp/Down/MenuBottom/ChargeBattery TrayCharge DockMode SelectNovice ModeVW ModeTC ModeTC Ref ResistanceBypass ModeLockUnlcokTimeoutMemory SelectMenu – IconsMenu – ListThemeLEDSystem OffOperation5 clicks on3 clicks lock/unlockUp to scoll through VW/TC/Bypass modesDown to scroll through M1-M5 for VW/TC modesPress function button to edit VW/TC modes. While editing, press function button to scroll through parameters.VW editable parameters: watts, output (soft/normal/strong/strong+)TC editable parameters: temp, C or F, watts, metal type (SS316/SS304/TI/NI200/TCR). NOTE: TCR value is set in the Main Menu.Press function button and Up while in TC to set Reference ResistancePress Function button and Down to switch between Expert Mode and Novice ModeHold function button to enter Main MenuEnter Main Menu, choose System Off, choose Yes to shut off deviceOvanty VegaSorry all, this ended up being a long one.New comers to the ecig market, Ovanty, have dropped their first mod offering upon us. Yes, it’s another dual 18650 device. Yes, the whole “ribbed for her pleasure” bit is going to make some giggle. Yes, it has LEDs on it, which I know some of you aren’t huge fans of. At the same time, YES! A device from a manufacturer that puts to shame a lot of those larger company’s devices. The Vega is a dual 18650, 200W, VW/TC/TCR/Bypass device with some really great features, nice menu system, great screen, and TC that surprisingly works really well. If only other manufacturers took as much care with and pride in their devices as Ovanty. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s jump off this review and start at the best place possible: the top.510: The Vega utilizes a large 510 platform for it’s connection. The platform is large enough to house 28mm attys with no overhang. However, the platform is raised a few mm from the device itself and if you don’t mind a bit of overhang from the platform, you can fit a 30mm without overhang from the device. It may look a bit odd, but it won’t be completely horrible. Aside from the spring-loaded, gold-plated 510 pin, the only real other thing to mention is the crop-circle etched pattern. I like when companies have the etching on the 510 platform and this looks cool to me. It seems to serve no purpose, though, other than some styling.Size/Weight: The size of the Vega seems to be on the larger side of dual 18650 devices. It’s not too large, but there are definitely smaller device out there. The weight of the device is quite significant. Chalk that up to the main body construction, which I believe is mostly anodized aluminum. The weight really make this device feel solid, but it is quite heavy. Probably one of the heaviest devices I’ve ever used. If you’ve been skipping the gym lately, you’ll be sure to get your curls in while using this device.Style: Aside from the grips/ridges on the side of the mod, I think the Vega looks really nice. I really like how everything is laid out on the front of the device in a straight column. It makes it very easy to access whatever you need without having to worry about changing how you are holding to device. The Vega has a matte finish essentially all around. The body is painted while the buttons and sides are molded ABS. The paint on the body of the device I was sent seems to be holding up really well. I don’t have any scratches or peeling happening. However, Vaping with Vic had some issues with his paint, which Ovanty confirmed to be limited to their first batch of devices. I was lucky enough to get a later batch and it doesn’t seem to suffer the same issue as the first. While I’m sure a few of you don’t care for the ridges on the side of the device, I find them to be very functional. When I hold a device, I tend to rest my pinky under the mod to help stabalize it and to ensure it doesn’t slip through my hands. I don’t have to worry about that with the Vega. The ridges help me to grasp the device without fear of it slipping, which is especially nice considering the weight of the device. It’s really subjective, but I don’t mind them. The Vega also houses two LED strips on the front of the mod where the body meets the grips. I really like how the LEDs are implemented on this device. They are not too flashy and in your face, and the Breathing option is especially subtle and nice. If you don’t like the LEDs, you can always turn them off.Buttons: The buttons on the device are clicky and with the right amount of travel for me. I like the size of the fire button and really like the inclusion of the menu/function button. My one main issue with the buttons is that I end up having to push the firebutton more than 5 times to turn it on. I have seen other reviewers have no issue with this at all, but I sometimes have to press it 7 times before it turns on. I have never had an issue with it not firing when I press the fire button, but for whatever reason it’s like it doesn’t register all my button presses when it’s off. This issue doesn’t affect any of the other buttons.Button Shortcuts: As for button functionality, there are a few different shortcuts to get you what you want. Refer to the Operation section above for a full list, as I’m only going to touch on a few right now. Changing different functions and parameters is a bit different than with most mods, but after you get used to it, it feels really intuitive and easy. Press UP to cycle between VW/TC/Bypass mode. This is a nice one-button shortcut that I’m really fond of. Another useful one-button function is pressing Down to scroll between M1-M5. It’s very simple and that type of shortcut makes sense. The one thing that felt weird is having to press the function key to start editing wattage/temp. This is unlike most other devices, but it becomes second nature after using the device for a short time. I also really like the shortcut for setting Reference Resistance in TC mode and for switching between Novice/Expert mode. The one shortcut I wish the Vega had was one to set your TCR. You have to enter the Main Menu and scroll to the TCR Manual setting to set this. It would have been a nice shortcut to have. All in all, I appreciate the simplicity of the shortcuts and feel like they’re actually useful without being superfluous.Screen/Menu: The screen on the Vega is a nice, colorful screen that houses all your information. I especially like the dual-battery indicator and the combined battery voltage reading. The voltage reading is a huge plus in my book. Many devices only show the voltage draw, which I never end up seeing while I’m taking hits, and find it otherwise a useless addition to the display. However, knowing the current voltage reading of the batteries is actually useful. As for the menu system, there is a lot of customization available here. The option to have an Icon/List view of the settings is also great. The menu system is really easy to navigate and mostly works well, but there is one thing I have to complain about. If you want to shut the device off, you have to enter the menu system, then select System Off, then select Yes. I really wish there was some kind of shortcut for this because it feels like too many steps just to shut the device off. Other than that, the menu is very well laid out and easy to navigate.Battery Tray/Charging: The battery door is held onto the device by two large magnets at the top and bottom. A bit of a negative point is that the battery door has some slight travel side to side. It’s not a lot, but it is noticeable. On the back side of the door is a battery safety card, which is a nice reminder. The battery tray on this device is really clean looking. Battery slots and orientation are visibly marked, it comes with a huge battery ribbon for ejection, and the tray holds the batteries without any rattle or wiggle. The Vega claims balanced charging, however, I did not test this out. I always tend to externally charge my batteries, but if it really is balanced, then that’s great. The Vega also comes with a nice little charging dock to charge your device. Again, I externally charge, but it’s a nice option to include, especially if you’re in a pinch and away from an external charger.Novice/Expert: The inclusion of a Novice/Expert select is a nice feature on the Vega. If you just want a simple, no-frills, no-hassle vape, then swap to Novice. Novice mode strips all the excess options that many users may not even use (TC/TCR/Bypass) and makes operating the device very simple and straight forward. This is especially useful for new vapers, those picking up a more powerful device for the first time, or if you’re a veteran vaper and just don’t care for all the other options. I tend to keep the Vega in Expert mode as I enjoy using TC, but I can appreciate the inclusion of Novice mode.Performance: I would put the Ovanty Vega up against any other device I own when it comes to performance. Power output feels mostly accurate and there is no delay when firing. I say mostly, because on Normal it feels a bit soft. However, Strong felt closer to Normal on other devices. This makes a bit of sense because they also include a Strong+ mode that most other devices don’t. I guess they could have simplified it and just made Normal and Strong a bit harder and nixed Strong+. I tested many different coils and attys and the Vega performed well regardless of what I threw at it. A huge suprise to me was how well Temp Control works on the Vega. So many large companies cannot seem to get TC to work properly after spitting out device after device. Ovanty spits out its first device and seems to have nailed TC right out of the gate. I never got a dry hit while using TC and the down throttling feels really smooth.Final ThoughtsProsLarge 510No overhang on 28mmFeels solidIntuitive designGripsLED implementationMenu/function buttonUseful button shortcutsColorful and Informative screenCombined battery voltage readingEasy Menu navigationClean battery trayNovice/Expert selectPower Mode PerformanceTC Mode PerformanceConsA bit large for dual 18650HeavyRidges5 click on is inconsistentNo Device Off shortcutNo TCR shortcutSlight battery door movement What can I say? I’m completely blown away by this device. Ovanty seems to know what makes a great performing device, something that many of the large manufacturers just can’t get right. Most of the Cons I have with the Vega are subjective and have nothing to do with how well the device performs. Sometimes it can take a company a few tries before they get something right, but Ovanty really killed it! The Vega has taken a spot as one of my favorite devices that I own. If such a great device is Ovanty’s first entry into the mod market, I expect to see great things from them in the future. I will definitely be keeping my eye on them.PurchasingI can’t really find anywhere to purchase this device that I am familiar with.Thank you for your attention ECR. I hope you all have a great week!I want to give another shoutout to Ovanty for giving me the opportunity to provide this community with this review. If you want to check them out, you can follow them on their Facebook or Instagram pages.I say this is an Average Vaper Review because I am coming at this from the perspective of someone who has been vaping for a while (8 years), but doesn’t get too in-depth with the products. I’m evaluating these products as to how well they work out the box, their ease of use, and whether or not they hold up over the course of use. I don’t have the skill set to produce thorough testings of the electronics and I defer that to those better suited. This review is purely my experience using the items I received.Current GiveawayI currently have a GIVEAWAY running until Wednesday, June 13 at 11:59pm. Hop on over and enter if you’re interested.Link to a list of my Reviews. Upcoming reviewsInnokin Proton 235W KitStageVape Venus RDAVooPoo Rune RDAGeekvape Loop RDAWake Mod Co Little Foot RDAOBS Bat 218W TC Kit Also, if you want to keep up with me, you can follow me on Instagram.

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