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Foment [review] – Supernova? Chevy Nova? Nope, it’s the Geekvape Nova! https://ift.tt/2C8pUwf

What's up today folks? Today I've got a starter kit to talk about. The Geekvape Nova kit. The folks at Geekvape sent me this kit for the purposes of this review. The kit comes with the Cerberus sub ohm tank and the Nova dual 18650 mod. All the features you'd expect are here, so lets see if there's anything that really stands out one way or the other.

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Looking at the Cerberus tank there are a few things that stand out to me. First, they didn't bother to color match the tank to the mod. Silver painted mod gets a polished stainless tank. I feel like if the black and gunmetal mods got color matching tanks, the stainless tank was a cop out with the mod. Second, Woohoo mesh coils. Third, the drip tip doesn't match the mod's resin. That feels like a missed opportunity to me. The top cap removes in a very nice easy way with a 1/4 turn and it pops off. On its own, it looks nice enough even with the bubble glass, which is sort of a feat in and of itself in my opinion. The real downside here, is that despite using mesh coils and having a fair range of airflow options, the best thing I can say for flavor is that there is some. It just underwhelms in that department pretty heartily. As a throw in atty, it's okay. As a stand alone, quite frankly you can do better.

Mod Aesthetics


So the mod is sort of an interesting mostly resin, partly metal design, the resin part of the body on some models has ribbing cut into it which isn't particularly aesthetically pleasing but it does help the otherwise fairly boxy design sit comfortably in the hand without any real slipping. The edges are nicely rounded and the resin is quite nice. I do wish that the mod had two doors so that the resin color could be swapped, but that aside it does look quite nice with a relatively well matching atomizer. I do wish that the painted metal had been a normal stainless though to aid in the matching with other atomizers. The display is very much the same as the Aegis legend, which is to say there are 3 color options and triple tapping the fire button gets you into the non-menu to swap between modes/adjust wattage in TC, and lock resistance. The mod isn't terribly heavy either, and given the rather slim profile of the device being just 25mm across it fits very well in the pocket and does fit the majority of atomizers flush. The 510 plate is oblong and sits entirely on the body of the mod but is well secured with a pair of torx headed screws. I could see that being offputting to some, but it's overall something you'll likely forget about in short enough order.

Mod Performance


As with any mod, performance is really the key. This device is fantastic in that respect, broadly speaking. Power mode is what you'd expect. It fires quickly, and the power mode feels smooth and accurate, all in all a solid power mode performer. Temp control has been something many of us have been less than pleased with when it comes to Geekvape's mods, but much like the Aegis Legend (after updating the legend's firmware) the worst thing I could say about temp control is that it's functional. In reality it's rather solid in temp control, which is a great bit of news, not only does it appear that Geekvape is taking user feedback seriously, but they're making good on the improvements users are asking for. I have had a very occasional issue with my Nova though. The mod very occasionally doesn't wake up on the first click of the fire button despite being on and active. I have yet to track down exactly why it happens to a point where I can reproduce it, but I've never had trouble actually getting it to fire on the next click.

Pros:
* Temp control performance
* Surprisingly comfortable in the hand
* Extremely pocket-able for a dual battery mod

Cons:
* Would have liked to see replaceable battery doors
* Very occasional failure to fire.

Final Thoughts


Overall, if you're in the market for a new dual battery device, you could do a lot worse. I like seeing a company willing to listen to user feedback and taking steps to correct their own shortcomings. The TC mode has been quite nice right out of the box, and power mode works as advertised. I would skip buying the kit as the atomizer that it's paired with manages to be rather forgettable but the mod was always the star of the kit and it doesn't disappoint.

Thanks for reading!

What’s up today folks? Today I’ve got a starter kit to talk about. The Geekvape Nova kit. The folks at Geekvape sent me this kit for the purposes of this review. The kit comes with the Cerberus sub ohm tank and the Nova dual 18650 mod. All the features you’d expect are here, so lets see if there’s anything that really stands out one way or the other.Photo DumpImgur AlbumAtomizerLooking at the Cerberus tank there are a few things that stand out to me. First, they didn’t bother to color match the tank to the mod. Silver painted mod gets a polished stainless tank. I feel like if the black and gunmetal mods got color matching tanks, the stainless tank was a cop out with the mod. Second, Woohoo mesh coils. Third, the drip tip doesn’t match the mod’s resin. That feels like a missed opportunity to me. The top cap removes in a very nice easy way with a 1/4 turn and it pops off. On its own, it looks nice enough even with the bubble glass, which is sort of a feat in and of itself in my opinion. The real downside here, is that despite using mesh coils and having a fair range of airflow options, the best thing I can say for flavor is that there is some. It just underwhelms in that department pretty heartily. As a throw in atty, it’s okay. As a stand alone, quite frankly you can do better.Mod AestheticsSo the mod is sort of an interesting mostly resin, partly metal design, the resin part of the body on some models has ribbing cut into it which isn’t particularly aesthetically pleasing but it does help the otherwise fairly boxy design sit comfortably in the hand without any real slipping. The edges are nicely rounded and the resin is quite nice. I do wish that the mod had two doors so that the resin color could be swapped, but that aside it does look quite nice with a relatively well matching atomizer. I do wish that the painted metal had been a normal stainless though to aid in the matching with other atomizers. The display is very much the same as the Aegis legend, which is to say there are 3 color options and triple tapping the fire button gets you into the non-menu to swap between modes/adjust wattage in TC, and lock resistance. The mod isn’t terribly heavy either, and given the rather slim profile of the device being just 25mm across it fits very well in the pocket and does fit the majority of atomizers flush. The 510 plate is oblong and sits entirely on the body of the mod but is well secured with a pair of torx headed screws. I could see that being offputting to some, but it’s overall something you’ll likely forget about in short enough order.Mod PerformanceAs with any mod, performance is really the key. This device is fantastic in that respect, broadly speaking. Power mode is what you’d expect. It fires quickly, and the power mode feels smooth and accurate, all in all a solid power mode performer. Temp control has been something many of us have been less than pleased with when it comes to Geekvape’s mods, but much like the Aegis Legend (after updating the legend’s firmware) the worst thing I could say about temp control is that it’s functional. In reality it’s rather solid in temp control, which is a great bit of news, not only does it appear that Geekvape is taking user feedback seriously, but they’re making good on the improvements users are asking for. I have had a very occasional issue with my Nova though. The mod very occasionally doesn’t wake up on the first click of the fire button despite being on and active. I have yet to track down exactly why it happens to a point where I can reproduce it, but I’ve never had trouble actually getting it to fire on the next click.Pros:* Temp control performance* Surprisingly comfortable in the hand* Extremely pocket-able for a dual battery modCons:* Would have liked to see replaceable battery doors* Very occasional failure to fire.Final ThoughtsOverall, if you’re in the market for a new dual battery device, you could do a lot worse. I like seeing a company willing to listen to user feedback and taking steps to correct their own shortcomings. The TC mode has been quite nice right out of the box, and power mode works as advertised. I would skip buying the kit as the atomizer that it’s paired with manages to be rather forgettable but the mod was always the star of the kit and it doesn’t disappoint.Thanks for reading!

Submitted October 10, 2018 at 09:04PM by Foment_life
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