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Today I'll be presenting the Mach On3 kit by United Society of Vape (USV). The Mach On3 is a dual 18650 regulated mod powered by the VO Tech 240W chipset with the Mach Two RDA included. This device was provided by USV for purpose of review but that will not affect my ability to provide a 100% honest review. It is available directly from USV for $99.99 or can be found at many popular retailers. It comes in a solid black frame, a solid red frame, a blue/black faded frame, and a green/black faded frame which I'll be reviewing. The panels are black on all four color options.

Manufacturer's specs:

  • Battery Supported: 18650(2)
  • Screen Type: 1.3 inch TFT
  • Power Range: 5W-240W (It says 5W but but it goes all the way down to 1W. This may be a typo or a before update spec)
  • Temp Control Range: 93°-315°C/200°- 600F°
  • Input Voltage: 5V-1.5A
  • Output Voltage: 1V-8.4V
  • Resistance Supported: 0.1-2.0Ω
  • Available Modes: POWER/BYPASS/TEMP
  • Standby Current: <200 μA Temp Control coil supported: NI/TI/SS316 Spring loaded 510 connector

Chipset safety features:

  • Industry standard 7 second cut off timer
  • Short Protection
  • Battery reverse polarization protection

The device comes packaged in a black on black box with the box being flat black and the lettering and design being gloss black. I loved the presentation right from the beginning. It's simple and elegant. On the back you'll find a contents list, all of USV's social media stuff, and a pretty standard warning statement until you get to the last line. It reads, "Always use the 40A protected type batteries that do not exhibit any wear and tear.". The last part I'm in full agreement with and always make sure my wraps are in good condition…But we don't use protected batteries and there are no legit 40A 18650s to my knowledge.

Packaging photos

Upon opening the box you'll find the device with the atomizer attached and a box of goodies. As you would expect seeing as how the Mach Two is attached the squonk pin is preinstalled. The device's instruction manual and a couple of cards can be found beneath the foam that holds the kit. Inside of the goodies box you'll find:

  • A USB cable
  • A really nice set of USV branded Ni80 26*2+38 fused claptons in their own little sealed glass vial (More on these later)
  • A sample of Cloud Kicker Cotton (More on this later as well)
  • An extra set of O-rings
  • An extra set of post bolts
  • A solid 510 pin for if you want to use the Mach Two on another non-squonk device
  • A T-tool

Inside of the box

Getting down to the device itself it's quite large and beautiful. I guess you have to expect it's not going to be a compact when you're trying to fit two batteries, a large capacity squonk bottle, a chipset, and a large screen into the same device. For it's size it's very ergonomic and comfortable because of it's shape and beveled edges. It may be a monster but it doesn't feel bulky. Honestly I like my devices bigger and heavier anyways. Even though it comes with a 24mm atomizer you could easily put a 30mm on it with no overhang. It has a painted metal frame and all of the panels and battery door are plastic. The plastic has a nice quality soft feel to it and doesn't seem cheap in the slightest. Mach On3 is etched or lasered into both of the side panels. The paint job is flawless with a perfect fade comparable to that of a custom car paint job. The face of the device features the adjustment buttons as well as the fire button. There's also a USB port for charging and upgrading on the front panel. (Even though you can charge through port please use an external charger.) The buttons are very clicky and responsive. The 1.3 inch screen is bright and vibrant. The 510 connector is engraved with Mach On3 and the spring on it is fairly stiff. Four large rectangular magnets hold the back panel for squonk bottle access in place quite well. There's a little play in the battery door while open but it's rock solid when closed. It's held closed by a strong slide latch and features a + and – on it to ensure proper battery orientation. There's no rattling or play in anything when all together. It's a very solid device. I'd say fit and finish is above average with not one flaw. When you're holding it you know you're holding quality.

Device photos

Seeing as how it's a squonker lets get to the squonking. The Mach On3 features a large unique proprietary 8ml bottle. The front is a soft and squishy silicon while the rest of the bottle is hard plastic. It has a very different shape than most squonk bottles with the sides having indents for the battery locations and an overall rectangular shape. To access the bottle you have to remove the back panel and open the battery door. At the top of the bottle is a small indentation that you stick your finger and slide down on to push the bottle out of the bottom. It will slide down the metal squonk tube until it hits a stop where you have to grab the bottle and pull it the rest of the way out. It has a large fill port so you shouldn't have any problems filling it with any bottle of juice whether it's a glass dripper or the various sizes of unicorn bottles. When filling it make sure you pay attention to the fill line so you leave room for the squonk tube. Then you just have to realign it with the hole in the bottom and slide it back into place until it stops. I haven't had any leaks what so ever from it and it works very smoothly.

Squonk photos

The VO chipset feels very accurate and responsive. It features power, temperature, and bypass modes. All three modes are chosen from the menu by hitting the fire button three times. In power mode you're given three performance modes to choose from. You've got Eco, Normal, and Sport modes. Basically they're your low, medium, and high preheat settings respectively. To switch performance modes you hold the + and – buttons at the same time while in power mode. Temperature mode handles nickel, titanium, and stainless but oddly enough there are no TCR settings. You select your material type by holding the + and – buttons while in temperature mode. Bypass mode safely mimics a series mech. In addition to choosing your mode you're given the options of upgrading (updating), adjusting the setting, dimming or brightening your screen through the incorrectly named lights, and turning the device off from the menu. In your options you can reset your puff counter or set your wallpaper. You can choose from the many available included wallpapers or the device also supports custom wallpapers should you feel creative. The device is turned on, locked, and unlocked with five presses of the fire button.

Moving on to the Mach Two RDA it's a 24mm dual post deck in standard three piece deck, chamber, cap design. It has a black external coating and inside you can see the rainbow hues of heat treating. Both of the posts and the contact points are gold plated. The juice well on it is very deep so over squonking is practically impossible. The airflow on it is a three tiered upside down triangle. You're given the option of opening both the top and bottom air slot or the middle air slot. Adjusting the airflow is really smooth and easy. There's a nice thick wide bore drip tip included but it's the standard 810 size so you can use your favorite drip tip. The O-ring tolerances are tight enough to seal it and make it leak proof but not too tight to make it a pain in the ass to adjust or take apart. The machining on it is perfect with no tooling marks. The post holes are large enough to support decent sized builds and the clamp bolts are beefy flat headed monsters. Building on it is a breeze.

RDA photos

The included sample coils were really nice even though I'm usually not a fan of using exotic coils. They're high quality, free from any oils, and I liked the little individually sealed bottle they came in. No joke it had a seal on it like an aspirin bottle that tore off while opening it. If you're into buying exotic coils they're worth checking out. The Cloud Kicker Cotton is a different story. When pulling them out of the package they're in strips so I was assuming the product would be like Cotton Bacon but boy was I wrong. Upon closer inspection I realized they're just Japanese cotton pads cut into strips. There's nothing special about them.

Coils and cotton

In conclusion it's hard to find anything to fault the device on. It's a really nice high quality device that is aesthetically pleasing. If you're looking for a dual battery regulated squonker this is definitely the device to choose. There are a few nitpicky things that USV could have improved on but they're not really flaws. Given the size of the device it would have been nice to see them use 2×700 batteries as opposed to 18650s. If they chose 18650s because of their prevalence this could have easily been remedied by including a couple of 18650 sleeves like many manufacturers do for their 2×700 devices. Then you've got the best of both worlds available. It would also have been nice if they would have included TCR for the temp fans. I mostly use wattage so it doesn't affect me that much if at all but I know some people would like to set it for the different grades of stainless. Even without being able to adjust the TCR temp mode feels accurate to me though and the device is updatable so maybe they'll add it in at some point. The Mach Two is a pretty decent RDA as well. It has a nice balance of flavor and clouds with the middle slot open. For it I would have liked to have seen the cap domed and more airflow options. Maybe it doesn't matter or it's all in my head but I seem to get better flavor out of domed caps. Not to say the flavor on the Mach Two is bad because that's definitely not the case. It's a quite flavorful RDA but maybe a domed cap could have improved upon that flavor. As far as the airflow it would have been nice to open each slot independently rather than top and bottom or middle. A single coil airflow option would have also been nice. I realize that it's only a 24mm RDA so all of those airflow options plus a completely closed position would have been a machining nightmare. They probably should have went with a larger RDA given how much room they have and then there would be more room for airflow options. Also even though it's not a fault and I like building on a two post deck, they're kind of becoming archaic by today's standards.

Thanks to United Society of Vape for sending me this device to review!

Today I’ll be presenting the Mach On3 kit by United Society of Vape (USV). The Mach On3 is a dual 18650 regulated mod powered by the VO Tech 240W chipset with the Mach Two RDA included. This device was provided by USV for purpose of review but that will not affect my ability to provide a 100% honest review. It is available directly from USV for $99.99 or can be found at many popular retailers. It comes in a solid black frame, a solid red frame, a blue/black faded frame, and a green/black faded frame which I’ll be reviewing. The panels are black on all four color options.Manufacturer’s specs:Battery Supported: 18650(2)Screen Type: 1.3 inch TFTPower Range: 5W-240W (It says 5W but but it goes all the way down to 1W. This may be a typo or a before update spec)Temp Control Range: 93°-315°C/200°- 600F°Input Voltage: 5V-1.5AOutput Voltage: 1V-8.4VResistance Supported: 0.1-2.0ΩAvailable Modes: POWER/BYPASS/TEMPStandby Current: <200 μA Temp Control coil supported: NI/TI/SS316 Spring loaded 510 connectorChipset safety features:Industry standard 7 second cut off timerShort ProtectionBattery reverse polarization protectionThe device comes packaged in a black on black box with the box being flat black and the lettering and design being gloss black. I loved the presentation right from the beginning. It's simple and elegant. On the back you'll find a contents list, all of USV's social media stuff, and a pretty standard warning statement until you get to the last line. It reads, "Always use the 40A protected type batteries that do not exhibit any wear and tear.". The last part I'm in full agreement with and always make sure my wraps are in good condition…But we don't use protected batteries and there are no legit 40A 18650s to my knowledge.Packaging photosUpon opening the box you'll find the device with the atomizer attached and a box of goodies. As you would expect seeing as how the Mach Two is attached the squonk pin is preinstalled. The device's instruction manual and a couple of cards can be found beneath the foam that holds the kit. Inside of the goodies box you'll find:A USB cableA really nice set of USV branded Ni80 26*2+38 fused claptons in their own little sealed glass vial (More on these later)A sample of Cloud Kicker Cotton (More on this later as well)An extra set of O-ringsAn extra set of post boltsA solid 510 pin for if you want to use the Mach Two on another non-squonk deviceA T-toolInside of the boxGetting down to the device itself it's quite large and beautiful. I guess you have to expect it's not going to be a compact when you're trying to fit two batteries, a large capacity squonk bottle, a chipset, and a large screen into the same device. For it's size it's very ergonomic and comfortable because of it's shape and beveled edges. It may be a monster but it doesn't feel bulky. Honestly I like my devices bigger and heavier anyways. Even though it comes with a 24mm atomizer you could easily put a 30mm on it with no overhang. It has a painted metal frame and all of the panels and battery door are plastic. The plastic has a nice quality soft feel to it and doesn't seem cheap in the slightest. Mach On3 is etched or lasered into both of the side panels. The paint job is flawless with a perfect fade comparable to that of a custom car paint job. The face of the device features the adjustment buttons as well as the fire button. There's also a USB port for charging and upgrading on the front panel. (Even though you can charge through port please use an external charger.) The buttons are very clicky and responsive. The 1.3 inch screen is bright and vibrant. The 510 connector is engraved with Mach On3 and the spring on it is fairly stiff. Four large rectangular magnets hold the back panel for squonk bottle access in place quite well. There's a little play in the battery door while open but it's rock solid when closed. It's held closed by a strong slide latch and features a + and – on it to ensure proper battery orientation. There's no rattling or play in anything when all together. It's a very solid device. I'd say fit and finish is above average with not one flaw. When you're holding it you know you're holding quality.Device photosSeeing as how it's a squonker lets get to the squonking. The Mach On3 features a large unique proprietary 8ml bottle. The front is a soft and squishy silicon while the rest of the bottle is hard plastic. It has a very different shape than most squonk bottles with the sides having indents for the battery locations and an overall rectangular shape. To access the bottle you have to remove the back panel and open the battery door. At the top of the bottle is a small indentation that you stick your finger and slide down on to push the bottle out of the bottom. It will slide down the metal squonk tube until it hits a stop where you have to grab the bottle and pull it the rest of the way out. It has a large fill port so you shouldn't have any problems filling it with any bottle of juice whether it's a glass dripper or the various sizes of unicorn bottles. When filling it make sure you pay attention to the fill line so you leave room for the squonk tube. Then you just have to realign it with the hole in the bottom and slide it back into place until it stops. I haven't had any leaks what so ever from it and it works very smoothly.Squonk photosThe VO chipset feels very accurate and responsive. It features power, temperature, and bypass modes. All three modes are chosen from the menu by hitting the fire button three times. In power mode you're given three performance modes to choose from. You've got Eco, Normal, and Sport modes. Basically they're your low, medium, and high preheat settings respectively. To switch performance modes you hold the + and – buttons at the same time while in power mode. Temperature mode handles nickel, titanium, and stainless but oddly enough there are no TCR settings. You select your material type by holding the + and – buttons while in temperature mode. Bypass mode safely mimics a series mech. In addition to choosing your mode you're given the options of upgrading (updating), adjusting the setting, dimming or brightening your screen through the incorrectly named lights, and turning the device off from the menu. In your options you can reset your puff counter or set your wallpaper. You can choose from the many available included wallpapers or the device also supports custom wallpapers should you feel creative. The device is turned on, locked, and unlocked with five presses of the fire button.Moving on to the Mach Two RDA it's a 24mm dual post deck in standard three piece deck, chamber, cap design. It has a black external coating and inside you can see the rainbow hues of heat treating. Both of the posts and the contact points are gold plated. The juice well on it is very deep so over squonking is practically impossible. The airflow on it is a three tiered upside down triangle. You're given the option of opening both the top and bottom air slot or the middle air slot. Adjusting the airflow is really smooth and easy. There's a nice thick wide bore drip tip included but it's the standard 810 size so you can use your favorite drip tip. The O-ring tolerances are tight enough to seal it and make it leak proof but not too tight to make it a pain in the ass to adjust or take apart. The machining on it is perfect with no tooling marks. The post holes are large enough to support decent sized builds and the clamp bolts are beefy flat headed monsters. Building on it is a breeze.RDA photosThe included sample coils were really nice even though I'm usually not a fan of using exotic coils. They're high quality, free from any oils, and I liked the little individually sealed bottle they came in. No joke it had a seal on it like an aspirin bottle that tore off while opening it. If you're into buying exotic coils they're worth checking out. The Cloud Kicker Cotton is a different story. When pulling them out of the package they're in strips so I was assuming the product would be like Cotton Bacon but boy was I wrong. Upon closer inspection I realized they're just Japanese cotton pads cut into strips. There's nothing special about them.Coils and cottonIn conclusion it's hard to find anything to fault the device on. It's a really nice high quality device that is aesthetically pleasing. If you're looking for a dual battery regulated squonker this is definitely the device to choose. There are a few nitpicky things that USV could have improved on but they're not really flaws. Given the size of the device it would have been nice to see them use 2×700 batteries as opposed to 18650s. If they chose 18650s because of their prevalence this could have easily been remedied by including a couple of 18650 sleeves like many manufacturers do for their 2×700 devices. Then you've got the best of both worlds available. It would also have been nice if they would have included TCR for the temp fans. I mostly use wattage so it doesn't affect me that much if at all but I know some people would like to set it for the different grades of stainless. Even without being able to adjust the TCR temp mode feels accurate to me though and the device is updatable so maybe they'll add it in at some point. The Mach Two is a pretty decent RDA as well. It has a nice balance of flavor and clouds with the middle slot open. For it I would have liked to have seen the cap domed and more airflow options. Maybe it doesn't matter or it's all in my head but I seem to get better flavor out of domed caps. Not to say the flavor on the Mach Two is bad because that's definitely not the case. It's a quite flavorful RDA but maybe a domed cap could have improved upon that flavor. As far as the airflow it would have been nice to open each slot independently rather than top and bottom or middle. A single coil airflow option would have also been nice. I realize that it's only a 24mm RDA so all of those airflow options plus a completely closed position would have been a machining nightmare. They probably should have went with a larger RDA given how much room they have and then there would be more room for airflow options. Also even though it's not a fault and I like building on a two post deck, they're kind of becoming archaic by today's standards.Thanks to United Society of Vape for sending me this device to review!

Submitted October 13, 2018 at 09:30PM by Darkcide666
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