VP Hardware Review: Subverter 200W by Vapor Storm

Vapor Storm are a Chinese company based in Shenzhen. They have a whole range of different types of devices available. I was contacted by Vapor Storm and asked if I would conduct a review on a couple of their MODs, I was sent out for the purpose of review the Puma (check out my review by clicking here) and the Subverter which is what I have for you today.

Subverter 200W Box MOD

“Featured with its hollow-carved design, the Subverter provides a maximum power of 200W, a powerful firmware alongside with a big 0.96 -inch color screen that offers a concise and clear interface with two separate battery bars.
It supports super sub ohm to 0.05 ohm, meanwhile, it supports power mode,TC mode, TCR mode,  and curve mode.”
Taken from the Vapor Storm website

 

What comes in the box: 

  • 1 x Subverter Box Mod
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Inspection Certificate
  • 1 x Battery warning card

Taking a look at the box

The box itself is a solid flip top box with magnetic fasteners.

On the front of the box you will find a glossy picture of the MOD, the company name, the name of the MOD and the companies website address. On the base of the box you will find a detailed diagram of the MOD with pointers, a contents list, a MOD specifications list and QR code.

On the top dark side you will find the companies address, on the the other dark side with the magnetic fasteners the name of the MOD. On one of the white sides you’ll find the colour option in the box and on the other white side the companies social media addresses.

The Subverter‘s specifications:

  • Voltage range:  0.5V-8.0V
  • Resistance range:  0.05-3Ω(power mode); 0.05-1Ω (TC mode)
  • Coil supporting:  Kanthal, Ni200, Ti, SS
  • Wattage range:  5.0W-200W
  • Temperature range:  100C-300C(200 F-600 F)
  • Fast balance charging:  DC 5V/1.5A
  • Size:  90.2 x 55 x 27mm
  • Colour – Red/Black, Orange/Light Orange and Green/Light Green (which is the one I have)

 

Taking a look at the device

 The main casing of the device is made of a soft to touch hard plastic with two design cut removable panels of the same material. The two panels have magnets to attach them to the device (they fit in nice and snug).

On top of the device the 510 connector is placed on the side above the fire button. The silver plate has some lovely groves for under the atomiser,  ventilation and to keep juice out of the connector. The 510 connector pin is sprung loaded. There is nothing on the base of MOD. On the back you will find STORM embedded into the device.

On the fascia you will find a good sized fire button, a lovely sized colour screen, the +/- buttons and the micro USB port at the bottom (don’t you think it looks like it’s smiling, nothing better than having a happy MOD). The buttons all have a good clicking sound to them.

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Both sides have removable panels, with one side you are able to see the batteries. Both panels have the word VAPOR at the base.

Looking at the screen and menu options

Looking at the images below, this is the wattage screen in full colour. As you go through the wattage the figures change colour from green to orange to violet to red. The wattage goes up in 0.1W increments from 5 watts to 99.9 watts and the 1W increments from 100 watts to 200 watts.

The screen shows the wattage value, puff counter in seconds, the voltage, the ohms of the atomiser on the device and also shows the values of each of the batteries (I like that).

Looking at the image below, after pressing the fire button three times you come to the screen in the top left hand corner.

In the Curve settings you have five memory slots to fine tune how you would like the device to perform. Once you have selected a memory slot you have nine alteration options for your desired curve (the screens are top right and the two middle images).

If you choose ‘TC’ it will take you through to choose your desired metal type and then to the temperature screen where you can scroll to your desired temperature.

Thoughts and Conclusions

For the purpose of the review I have used the following atomisers:

  • Hell Vape Dead Rabbit with dual Alien coils at 0.16Ω
  • Aspire Cleito EXO with a 0.4Ω SS316L coil

I’ve been using this device for over three weeks now, putting it through its paces and trying out its features.

The first thing I have to say, this device fires fast, I mean really fast, impressively fast. However, over the time I’ve been using this I have been questioning how this comes about because at the same time it has felt like a rather warm vape and found myself reducing the wattage to compensate. So in comparison, on one MOD I would normally fire the dead rabbit set up at around 70 watts and I find on the Subverter that my preferred wattage is around 50 watts for the same set up.

Aesthetically, I really like the look of the MOD, the shape, the weight and the feel. Though it is a solid plastic MOD it has this soft finish to it. I like the idea that the side panels are interchangeable, though at the moment I haven’t seen the panels being sold separately. While I’m talking about the panels something I am not keen on is that I can see the batteries through one of the panels, though I can see the purpose with them providing ventilation for the batteries. I also find that if I have any leaking issues or bad dripping management I get juice on my batteries which I don’t think is a good idea. It is a personal thing, but thought I should point out.

Talking of batteries, putting them into the device I find them very tight and need a little manipulation, however taking them out using the ribbon is much easier. But once in I have found that I am getting a good life span from my batteries.

The 510 connector will comfortably fit a 25mm atomiser, but much more than that and you will start to see an over hang.

Top two images 24mm atomiser, bottom two 25mm atomiser

All the buttons are great with some fantastic responses times. The menu system is very easy to use and clear. The curve feature is a great addition and I know there are a lot of people who will enjoy this feature.

One of the features that the Puma has is a fire speed control which I really liked and with this MOD coming after I’m a little disappointed that they didn’t add it to this device, maybe a firmware update Vapor Storm?

All in all, this is a cracking MOD and I have really enjoyed using it. Looking around at the prices I’ve seen it is an excellent performing MOD at a very good price. I hope that Vapor Storm do bring out different panels to buy for this MOD, it would certainly give people the option to personalise their vape, which so many people do like to do.

Pros

  •  Fast firing
  • Large colour screen
  • Curve feature
  • The comfort feel of the device
  • Comfortably allows put 25mm atomisers

Cons

  •  Fire speed control not a feature like on the Puma
  • Seeing my batteries through the panel
  • Juice able to get on batteries if there are leaks

 

If you require further information on Vapor Storm.

You can do this by going to http://www.VStormEcig.com or click here.

You can also find them on social media;

Instagram: @VaporStormGlobal

Twitter: @VaporStormLLC

Facebook: /VaporStormGlobal

I’d like to say thank you to Alice of Vapor Storm for sending me this device for review.

If you have enjoyed reading this review then please click the like button at the bottom and please leave a comment it would be good to hear your thoughts.

If you think that there is a juice/vendor out there that you think I should try or you are a company and would like me to do a review, you can contact me via the following:

Email: hello@vapingpogonophile.com

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Website: www.vapingpogonophile.com

Have a dapper day cloud chasers!

There have been a few changes to the way I write my review to be compliant with the TPD/TRPR regulations that came into force on the 20/05/17. If you would like any further details on the regulations, please click here.

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