Hubby has traded units with me. He originally had the Torpedo Mod along with the Reactor atomizer. I thought, it they didn't go well together, so I gave him my Bullet Mod and I used his along with my ERA. Recently, we noticed a burning smell and we realized it was the Bullet and it auto-fired on us. We ended up frying one battery, though thankfully, the atomizer's still intact.
After this incident, we decided that it was time for him to get a new mod. Stainless steel tubes are a little out of style and since we're no newbies (we've been vaping for 4 years now), we thought about getting him a Variable Wattage mod.
Why do you ask? We wanted a better vaping experience. Decent clouds, better tasting juice, and to save batteries. When we got to Vape or Crave (Cubao Shoe Expo branch, he saw what seemed to be a tough VW mod). It was a new release called the Encom VoidRay. He was sold on it the moment the shop keeper dropped the unit from a certain height. So, after a week of deliberating, he finally said yes to purchasing it.
- It is lightweight and easy to handle
- Tough, he had intentionally banged it on the table and dropped it onto the mat at home, and well, it still fires!
- It fits in the hand perfectly since it is neither too small nor too large
- On his Haze, using a standard build of single kanthal (.50) at 9 loops with a resistance of .72 Ohms, you can crank up the wattage up to 36(W) without getting the coils too hot. You still enjoy a good vaping experience with decent clouds and a great deal of flavor.
For the Cons:
- The Haze atomizer does not sit as flush onto the deck of the unit. No worries though, it does not affect the performance of the unit. However, if you're the type who does not like seeing a gap between the atomizer base the unit, this may be a small issue for you.
- After using it for about two weeks, he noticed that it turns off on its own. Probably a safety feature of the unit to protect it from accidental firing when inside the bag or pocket.
- The battery release button can be accidentally pressed since it is located on the side where your fingers may rest while vaping.
- There were some issues with the battery compartment. He had to make certain adjustments in order to avoid getting the "over current" warning. Although after he made them, it has not displayed the error again.
So far, it seems like everything's working well. We just have to wait and see if it's going to show signs or wear and tear in the next couple of months. Will we recommend it? If you're the type who drops his/her mod accidentally for what ever reasons, we would suggest that you try this mod out. It's tough and hey! it does live up to expectations that was set by the manufacturer!
If you want to ask us about the performance of the void ray, please email me.