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Today I'll be presenting the Naboo kit from from Smoant. It's a dual 18650 device capable of 225W paired with their matching Naboo sub-ohm tank. This kit was provided by Smoant for purpose of review but that will not affect my ability to provide a 100% honest review. The kit is available directly from Smoant for $84.99 or it can be found at many popular retailers. It is available in red, stainless, black, gradient blue, pink, green, and rainbow which I'll be reviewing. I promise to refrain from Star Wars puns and jokes throughout the review.

Manufacturer specs:

Naboo Mod

  • Compact size: 48mm(L) X 31mm(W) X91mm(H)
  • Takes 2X 18650 battery
  • Display: 2.4 inch TFT color screen
  • Touch Button
  • Lock/Unlock function
  • Center 510 connector
  • Three different UI modes (Dial mode/ Classic mode/ Music mode) available to choose
  • Output range: 1 – 225 W
  • Output modes: VW (Min, Normal, Max)/ VW Curves / Temp (Ni, Ti, SS) / TCR / TC Curves
  • Resistance range: 0.1 – 2.0 Ohm for TC mode / TCR mode / TC Curves – 0.1-3.0 Ohm for VW / VW Curves
  • Balance charging
  • Firmware upgradeable (pls download it at http://smoant.com/firmware/Naboo-update.rar)
  • Reverse protection/ Over-heating protection/ Low voltage protection/ Overload/Short-circuit protection/ Over-time protection
  • Color: Black, red, ss, rainbow, gradient blue, green and pink available

Naboo Mesh Tank

  • Size: 25mm (diameters) X 52mm (Height)
  • Wide bore 810 drip tip size: 16mm(diameters) X 9mm (Height)
  • Materials: SS304+ Quartz Glass+ Resin drip tip + 100% Japanese OCC
  • Available coils: Mesh 0.18ohm(40-80W) & Mesh 0.17ohm(60-100W)
  • Capacity: Pre-install 4ml / Extra Replacement 2ml
  • Easy to Clean, all components can be disassembled
  • Adjustable Airflow Control system
  • Be compatible with Smok TFV12 prince coils.
  • Color: Black, red, ss, rainbow, gradient blue, green and pink available

The kit comes square flat black box. On the front there's a glossy pic of the stainless Naboo with a kaleidoscope like pattern behind it. In the upper right corner is the Smoant logo with a sticker that lets you know the kit's color below and in the lower left left corner is the kit's name. The left panel has the kit's name. The right panel has a barcode and a statement the the packaging is 100% made of recycled products and is 100% renewable (Good job Smoant!). The top has a Smoant logo and the bottom has Smoant's website. The back lists contests and specs in addition to manufacturer info, country of origin, warning and compliance pictograms, a barcode, and authentication sticker.

Packaging photos

Sliding the top off will reveal the mod, tank with preinstalled straight glass and .18Ω coil, and bubble glass sitting in their own protective foam cutouts. Inside of the bubble glass is a bag that contains your extra O-rings and seals. Underneath the foam is a removable piece of cardboard. Below it you'll find the kit's documentation, a USB cord, and the .17Ω coil in its own bag.

Inside of the box

The Naboo is a medium weight mod. It's not the lightest but it's not that heavy. My review sample has a flawless reflective rainbow finish. Overall the mod has a rectangular shape but all of the edges are rounded and the corners are cut off to form triangles with divots in them. The front face has a beautiful large HD color screen shielded behind a transparent plastic outer layer. Above the screen is a reflective silver Smoant logo and below are two touch panels that act as your + and – buttons giving it a nice clean look. The right side has the USB port towards the bottom. The elongated octagon fire button sits at the top of the left side with a small rectangular lock button immediately below. They're stiff and clicky with not much travel. Up top you've got a slightly upraised centered 510 connector with a spring loaded gold plated center pin. The connector has decorative lines machined into it. Even though the mod is 31mm at its widest because of the way the mod is convexed it will only take up to 28mm without overhang. The bottom has many vent holes, a CE and don't trash logo, and a small notch to help you remove the battery door. The entire back is the battery door. The frame of it matches the mod and in the center there's a plastic insert featuring rainbow 3D rectangles similar to an Escher design. At the bottom is a stylized NaBoo in reflective silver.

The back battery door is held in by three really strong magnets. When I say really strong I mean it. You may need to fight with them to get the door off. There are two round magnets at the top and one large rectangular magnet at the bottom. The backside of the door has a plastic sticker covering it so there's no exposed metal other than the edges and magnets. Just below the halfway point of the door are a small tabs on each side that fit into two small slots in the mod making the door only fit on in the proper direction. Above the battery sled are six venting slots. All of the battery contacts are gold plated and the bottom two are spring loaded. There are white + and – marks in the tray to let you know which way to face your batteries. There's no strap but it's not necessary because the batteries sit slightly out from the tray giving you a spot to grab on to. Everything fits really tightly together with no play in the batteries or door.

Naboo mod photos

The tank is stainless with color matching cap and AFC ring. The bottom has the tank's name in addition to Smoant, CE, and don't trash logos. There are two large rounded isosceles trapezoid shaped air ports. The AFC ring also features two rounded rectangles machined between the air ports and some decorative lines at the top and bottom where it's angled. Adjustment is a little on the tight side but in a good way giving it slow and smooth action. The top screws off to reveal two large fill ports below. There are upraised rectangles machined all the way around the circumference of the cap giving you plenty of grip to get the cap on and off. The cap has a standard 810 opening. There's no built in O-ring so whatever tip you choose will need to be the type with its own O-rings. There's not really much of a chimney on this one. It's pretty much a dome coming off of the coil leading to the drip tip. The included drip tip is a color matching snakeskin resin. Everything fits together nicely with no leaks.

Naboo tank photos

Completed kit photos

The included coils are big and beefy. Physically they're identical but you can see the difference in the size of the mesh giving them different specs. There are four oval shaped air ports around the bottom. On each side you have two triangular shaped juice ports facing each other in a pocket for a total of four ports. Specs are listed above the juice ports. The .17Ω coil lists its specs as 60 – 100 watts. It read as .15Ω on the mod. The .18Ω coil lists its specs as 40 – 80 watts. It read as .19Ω on the mod. Both coils are fantastic. They're both flavorful and and have excellent lifespans. You can't go wrong with either so it pretty much comes down to whatever wattage you want to run.

Coil photos

The Naboo tank can also use Smok TFV12 Prince coils. That gives you access to not only their coil line but their RBA deck. That's right…The Prince RBA deck is compatible with the Naboo. It actually works quite well in all honesty. It will cut the juice port to about half height on the RBA deck but it doesn't seem to affect anything. It still wicks well. So if you want an RTA but really like the matching Naboo tank the option is there thanks to Smok. I'm not going to waste time reviewing it in a Smoant review but it's not a bad little velocity style deck.

Naboo with Prince RBA deck

The Naboo is a definitely a feature packed mod. Most of those features are very useful but some of them are purely flashy and there's nothing wrong with that. To make any adjustments you'll need to unlock the + and – touch pads with the lock button below the fire button. The mod will vibrate and two little designs will light up below the screen to let you know where to press. You read that correct…Vibrate. The mod features haptic feedback so get used to it vibrating. The rumble isn't very strong though so don't worry. It's more of a slight vibration just to confirm presses and actions. Click the fire button five times to turn the device on or off. The fire button can be locked and unlocked with three presses of the lock button. You can also lock and unlock adjusting the device by holding + and – together. Holding +, -, and fire together will lock or unlock resistance. If you hold the lock button you can turn the screen off putting it in stealth mode. Hold the lock button to turn it back on.

Pressing your fire button three times will bring up a menu where you can choose your mode of operation, enter the setting menu, or change your wallpaper. You cycle through them with the + and – pads and select with fire. If you hold fire you'll return to the previous menu. In VW mode you can set min, norm, and max modes or set a custom power curve. TC mode offers nickle, titanium, and stainless, TCR, and you can set a custom temp curve. If you choose to set your own temp curve you'll be asked for a TCR setting after. In temp mode you can change your preheat wattage by holding + and fire together. In settings you can set your brightness, time, display, screensaver, timeout, factory reset, or vibrate mode. Brightness has a slider to adjust your screen's brightness. Time sets your clock. Display allows you to you to choose between dial, classic, and music modes. Screensaver allows you to choose between watch or wallpaper. You can set your screen time from 10 seconds to 4 minutes in 1 second increments with timeout. Factory reset is pretty self explanatory. Vibrate mode will turn haptic feedback on or off. You can select from 9 different wallpapers with the aptly name wallpaper option.

Dial mode has a working wattage or temp gauge with wattage/temp, mode, preheat/material type, puff duration, resistance, and applied voltage/temp wattage in the center. There's a bar to the right that displays the current time. Below the gauge to the left your battery bar. Both batteries are displayed as a single bar in dial mode. To the right of the battery bar are a couple of animated gears that constantly rotate. Classic mode displays your selected wallpaper with individual battery bars in both of the upper corners and current time in the center. The bottom of the screen has wattage/temp, preheat/material type, resistance, and applied voltage/temp wattage. Music mode puts a working multicolored spectrum analyzer on the screen and blips your touch pads. The center has a ball that shows you wattage/temp and preheat/material type. There are individual battery bars in the top corners and a clock in the center like wallpaper mode. The bottom of the screen has resistance and applied voltage/ temp wattage. In wattage mode you can adjust from 1W – 225W in .1W increments. When you hit 225W it will cycle back to 1W if you keep going. In TC mode you can adjust from 200°F – 600°F in 10° increments or 100°C – 300°C in 5° increments. TC works round robin style as well going from F into C when you hit the maximum temp and vice versa. Holding the + or – in either wattage or TC mode will fast scroll.

Screen and mode photos

The mod is the perfect size and weight for a dual 18650 mod. The curved nature of the device makes it comfortable to hold. It's easy to thumb or index fire with either your left or right hand. The dedicated lock button with stealth mode is a nice touch and its location is perfect. The touch pads are also neat. I definitely prefer them to buttons. It's a very solid feeling mod. No doubt the screen is probably the nicest on the market. The battery door is extra tight so here's a protip…I found it easier to wedge my fingernail under one of the upper corners and remove it from the top where it's held by the two round magnets rather than fight with the large rectangular magnet and small notch at the bottom.

TC is pretty damn good and consistent feeling. This is another review that I feel I should mention the battery life being excellent on because it's better than most other dual 18650 mods that I have. I assume the chip is more efficient than most in that situation. The menu system is good looking and easy to use. All of the modes look awesome. Many of the wallpapers are right up my ally being dark themed. The haptic feedback seems like a bit of a novelty but it's still cool none the less. The same applies to music mode. It's useless for vaping but it looks damn cool. The clock is also handy if you're like me and don't wear a watch or have a phone addiction.

The tank is almost perfect for a sub-ohm tank to me. It's not the most stylish tank IMO but it functions beautifully and that's what matters. The cap and AFC ring kind of seem mismatched and I don't really like the upraised area around the drip tip. Both of the available coils are awesome. The bubble glass bulges out the perfect distance for me. I prefer when manufacturers use screw off caps so they get a mark for that. Flavor is awesome not really having much of a chimney. Where the top of the coil attaches is perfectly domed. For as much hatred as Smok gets around here I think it's a plus having Prince compatibility. It's not a bad thing to have a wide variety of coils that can be found practically everywhere and who could possibly bitch about an RBA deck being available from day one?

Not to sound like a shill but this is a fantastic mod that I'd recommend to everyone. I can't really find any negatives and there's nothing I'd change. The only things I can think of that people could possibly complain about is it being a fingerprint magnet or being a bit overboard for the kiss principle types. As far as being a fingerprint magnet people need to get over that crap…It's silly. If it's a little overboard for you put it in classic mode and leave it there. The tank could use a bit of a style update to at least make the top and bottom machining match but performance wise it's a beast. Plus there's already an RBA deck for it so if you want to step up to building or already build your own coils the option is there. Whether you're buying the Naboo in kit, mod, or tank form you can't go wrong.

Thanks to Smoant for sending me this kit for review!

Today I’ll be presenting the Naboo kit from from Smoant. It’s a dual 18650 device capable of 225W paired with their matching Naboo sub-ohm tank. This kit was provided by Smoant for purpose of review but that will not affect my ability to provide a 100% honest review. The kit is available directly from Smoant for $84.99 or it can be found at many popular retailers. It is available in red, stainless, black, gradient blue, pink, green, and rainbow which I’ll be reviewing. I promise to refrain from Star Wars puns and jokes throughout the review.Manufacturer specs:Naboo ModCompact size: 48mm(L) X 31mm(W) X91mm(H)Takes 2X 18650 batteryDisplay: 2.4 inch TFT color screenTouch ButtonLock/Unlock functionCenter 510 connectorThree different UI modes (Dial mode/ Classic mode/ Music mode) available to chooseOutput range: 1 – 225 WOutput modes: VW (Min, Normal, Max)/ VW Curves / Temp (Ni, Ti, SS) / TCR / TC CurvesResistance range: 0.1 – 2.0 Ohm for TC mode / TCR mode / TC Curves – 0.1-3.0 Ohm for VW / VW CurvesBalance chargingFirmware upgradeable (pls download it at https://ift.tt/2AHR3Ui protection/ Over-heating protection/ Low voltage protection/ Overload/Short-circuit protection/ Over-time protectionColor: Black, red, ss, rainbow, gradient blue, green and pink availableNaboo Mesh TankSize: 25mm (diameters) X 52mm (Height)Wide bore 810 drip tip size: 16mm(diameters) X 9mm (Height)Materials: SS304+ Quartz Glass+ Resin drip tip + 100% Japanese OCCAvailable coils: Mesh 0.18ohm(40-80W) & Mesh 0.17ohm(60-100W)Capacity: Pre-install 4ml / Extra Replacement 2mlEasy to Clean, all components can be disassembledAdjustable Airflow Control systemBe compatible with Smok TFV12 prince coils.Color: Black, red, ss, rainbow, gradient blue, green and pink availableThe kit comes square flat black box. On the front there’s a glossy pic of the stainless Naboo with a kaleidoscope like pattern behind it. In the upper right corner is the Smoant logo with a sticker that lets you know the kit’s color below and in the lower left left corner is the kit’s name. The left panel has the kit’s name. The right panel has a barcode and a statement the the packaging is 100% made of recycled products and is 100% renewable (Good job Smoant!). The top has a Smoant logo and the bottom has Smoant’s website. The back lists contests and specs in addition to manufacturer info, country of origin, warning and compliance pictograms, a barcode, and authentication sticker.Packaging photosSliding the top off will reveal the mod, tank with preinstalled straight glass and .18Ω coil, and bubble glass sitting in their own protective foam cutouts. Inside of the bubble glass is a bag that contains your extra O-rings and seals. Underneath the foam is a removable piece of cardboard. Below it you’ll find the kit’s documentation, a USB cord, and the .17Ω coil in its own bag.Inside of the boxThe Naboo is a medium weight mod. It’s not the lightest but it’s not that heavy. My review sample has a flawless reflective rainbow finish. Overall the mod has a rectangular shape but all of the edges are rounded and the corners are cut off to form triangles with divots in them. The front face has a beautiful large HD color screen shielded behind a transparent plastic outer layer. Above the screen is a reflective silver Smoant logo and below are two touch panels that act as your + and – buttons giving it a nice clean look. The right side has the USB port towards the bottom. The elongated octagon fire button sits at the top of the left side with a small rectangular lock button immediately below. They’re stiff and clicky with not much travel. Up top you’ve got a slightly upraised centered 510 connector with a spring loaded gold plated center pin. The connector has decorative lines machined into it. Even though the mod is 31mm at its widest because of the way the mod is convexed it will only take up to 28mm without overhang. The bottom has many vent holes, a CE and don’t trash logo, and a small notch to help you remove the battery door. The entire back is the battery door. The frame of it matches the mod and in the center there’s a plastic insert featuring rainbow 3D rectangles similar to an Escher design. At the bottom is a stylized NaBoo in reflective silver.The back battery door is held in by three really strong magnets. When I say really strong I mean it. You may need to fight with them to get the door off. There are two round magnets at the top and one large rectangular magnet at the bottom. The backside of the door has a plastic sticker covering it so there’s no exposed metal other than the edges and magnets. Just below the halfway point of the door are a small tabs on each side that fit into two small slots in the mod making the door only fit on in the proper direction. Above the battery sled are six venting slots. All of the battery contacts are gold plated and the bottom two are spring loaded. There are white + and – marks in the tray to let you know which way to face your batteries. There’s no strap but it’s not necessary because the batteries sit slightly out from the tray giving you a spot to grab on to. Everything fits really tightly together with no play in the batteries or door.Naboo mod photosThe tank is stainless with color matching cap and AFC ring. The bottom has the tank’s name in addition to Smoant, CE, and don’t trash logos. There are two large rounded isosceles trapezoid shaped air ports. The AFC ring also features two rounded rectangles machined between the air ports and some decorative lines at the top and bottom where it’s angled. Adjustment is a little on the tight side but in a good way giving it slow and smooth action. The top screws off to reveal two large fill ports below. There are upraised rectangles machined all the way around the circumference of the cap giving you plenty of grip to get the cap on and off. The cap has a standard 810 opening. There’s no built in O-ring so whatever tip you choose will need to be the type with its own O-rings. There’s not really much of a chimney on this one. It’s pretty much a dome coming off of the coil leading to the drip tip. The included drip tip is a color matching snakeskin resin. Everything fits together nicely with no leaks.Naboo tank photosCompleted kit photosThe included coils are big and beefy. Physically they’re identical but you can see the difference in the size of the mesh giving them different specs. There are four oval shaped air ports around the bottom. On each side you have two triangular shaped juice ports facing each other in a pocket for a total of four ports. Specs are listed above the juice ports. The .17Ω coil lists its specs as 60 – 100 watts. It read as .15Ω on the mod. The .18Ω coil lists its specs as 40 – 80 watts. It read as .19Ω on the mod. Both coils are fantastic. They’re both flavorful and and have excellent lifespans. You can’t go wrong with either so it pretty much comes down to whatever wattage you want to run.Coil photosThe Naboo tank can also use Smok TFV12 Prince coils. That gives you access to not only their coil line but their RBA deck. That’s right…The Prince RBA deck is compatible with the Naboo. It actually works quite well in all honesty. It will cut the juice port to about half height on the RBA deck but it doesn’t seem to affect anything. It still wicks well. So if you want an RTA but really like the matching Naboo tank the option is there thanks to Smok. I’m not going to waste time reviewing it in a Smoant review but it’s not a bad little velocity style deck.Naboo with Prince RBA deckThe Naboo is a definitely a feature packed mod. Most of those features are very useful but some of them are purely flashy and there’s nothing wrong with that. To make any adjustments you’ll need to unlock the + and – touch pads with the lock button below the fire button. The mod will vibrate and two little designs will light up below the screen to let you know where to press. You read that correct…Vibrate. The mod features haptic feedback so get used to it vibrating. The rumble isn’t very strong though so don’t worry. It’s more of a slight vibration just to confirm presses and actions. Click the fire button five times to turn the device on or off. The fire button can be locked and unlocked with three presses of the lock button. You can also lock and unlock adjusting the device by holding + and – together. Holding +, -, and fire together will lock or unlock resistance. If you hold the lock button you can turn the screen off putting it in stealth mode. Hold the lock button to turn it back on.Pressing your fire button three times will bring up a menu where you can choose your mode of operation, enter the setting menu, or change your wallpaper. You cycle through them with the + and – pads and select with fire. If you hold fire you’ll return to the previous menu. In VW mode you can set min, norm, and max modes or set a custom power curve. TC mode offers nickle, titanium, and stainless, TCR, and you can set a custom temp curve. If you choose to set your own temp curve you’ll be asked for a TCR setting after. In temp mode you can change your preheat wattage by holding + and fire together. In settings you can set your brightness, time, display, screensaver, timeout, factory reset, or vibrate mode. Brightness has a slider to adjust your screen’s brightness. Time sets your clock. Display allows you to you to choose between dial, classic, and music modes. Screensaver allows you to choose between watch or wallpaper. You can set your screen time from 10 seconds to 4 minutes in 1 second increments with timeout. Factory reset is pretty self explanatory. Vibrate mode will turn haptic feedback on or off. You can select from 9 different wallpapers with the aptly name wallpaper option.Dial mode has a working wattage or temp gauge with wattage/temp, mode, preheat/material type, puff duration, resistance, and applied voltage/temp wattage in the center. There’s a bar to the right that displays the current time. Below the gauge to the left your battery bar. Both batteries are displayed as a single bar in dial mode. To the right of the battery bar are a couple of animated gears that constantly rotate. Classic mode displays your selected wallpaper with individual battery bars in both of the upper corners and current time in the center. The bottom of the screen has wattage/temp, preheat/material type, resistance, and applied voltage/temp wattage. Music mode puts a working multicolored spectrum analyzer on the screen and blips your touch pads. The center has a ball that shows you wattage/temp and preheat/material type. There are individual battery bars in the top corners and a clock in the center like wallpaper mode. The bottom of the screen has resistance and applied voltage/ temp wattage. In wattage mode you can adjust from 1W – 225W in .1W increments. When you hit 225W it will cycle back to 1W if you keep going. In TC mode you can adjust from 200°F – 600°F in 10° increments or 100°C – 300°C in 5° increments. TC works round robin style as well going from F into C when you hit the maximum temp and vice versa. Holding the + or – in either wattage or TC mode will fast scroll.Screen and mode photosThe mod is the perfect size and weight for a dual 18650 mod. The curved nature of the device makes it comfortable to hold. It’s easy to thumb or index fire with either your left or right hand. The dedicated lock button with stealth mode is a nice touch and its location is perfect. The touch pads are also neat. I definitely prefer them to buttons. It’s a very solid feeling mod. No doubt the screen is probably the nicest on the market. The battery door is extra tight so here’s a protip…I found it easier to wedge my fingernail under one of the upper corners and remove it from the top where it’s held by the two round magnets rather than fight with the large rectangular magnet and small notch at the bottom.TC is pretty damn good and consistent feeling. This is another review that I feel I should mention the battery life being excellent on because it’s better than most other dual 18650 mods that I have. I assume the chip is more efficient than most in that situation. The menu system is good looking and easy to use. All of the modes look awesome. Many of the wallpapers are right up my ally being dark themed. The haptic feedback seems like a bit of a novelty but it’s still cool none the less. The same applies to music mode. It’s useless for vaping but it looks damn cool. The clock is also handy if you’re like me and don’t wear a watch or have a phone addiction.The tank is almost perfect for a sub-ohm tank to me. It’s not the most stylish tank IMO but it functions beautifully and that’s what matters. The cap and AFC ring kind of seem mismatched and I don’t really like the upraised area around the drip tip. Both of the available coils are awesome. The bubble glass bulges out the perfect distance for me. I prefer when manufacturers use screw off caps so they get a mark for that. Flavor is awesome not really having much of a chimney. Where the top of the coil attaches is perfectly domed. For as much hatred as Smok gets around here I think it’s a plus having Prince compatibility. It’s not a bad thing to have a wide variety of coils that can be found practically everywhere and who could possibly bitch about an RBA deck being available from day one?Not to sound like a shill but this is a fantastic mod that I’d recommend to everyone. I can’t really find any negatives and there’s nothing I’d change. The only things I can think of that people could possibly complain about is it being a fingerprint magnet or being a bit overboard for the kiss principle types. As far as being a fingerprint magnet people need to get over that crap…It’s silly. If it’s a little overboard for you put it in classic mode and leave it there. The tank could use a bit of a style update to at least make the top and bottom machining match but performance wise it’s a beast. Plus there’s already an RBA deck for it so if you want to step up to building or already build your own coils the option is there. Whether you’re buying the Naboo in kit, mod, or tank form you can’t go wrong.Thanks to Smoant for sending me this kit for review!

Submitted December 06, 2018 at 02:52PM by Darkcide666
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