Lost Vape BTB 100W Starter Kit Review

Lost Vape BTB 100W Starter Kit

Discussion in ‘Standard E-Cigarette Reviews’ started by Frenkyou, Aug 17, 2020.

Recently Lost Vape decided to go back to “Back To Basic” (BTB) origins.
It all started with the powerful and prestigious Centaurus DNA250C dual battery Mod.

Lost Vape is a much admired brand with many fan’s all over the world, these people require innovation, so the research and development department of Lost Vape went to work to please its fan’s.

I was able to appreciate the extraordinary transforming qualities and the constructive care of the brand new Gemini Hibyd 80W.
Today I would like to introduce you the BTB (Back To Basic) Kit 100W equipped with 18650 battery and temperature control functions.

Enjoy the reading.

The package features the Lost Vape brand logo and the wording “Quest” on the front.
On the white background there is the image of the kit with a tricolor motif regarding its graphics (SS Vintage Classic).
On this side there are some main features in the form of icons, while the name of the product is shown in full at the bottom right (BACK TO BASIC KIT 100W).

On the back are indicated; the contents of the kit, the warnings, the security code, the social networks where Lost Vape is present with its fan’s, the barcode, the logos and the legal trademarks.

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“The New Demarcation” and the name of the product are printed on the side of the packaging.

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Contents of the BTB 100W Kit:
-1 BTB Kit with UBX tank (2ML)
-1 Bubble Glass UBX (4ML)
-1 Coil Ultra Boost M3 of 0.15Ω Pre-installed
-1 1.0Ω MTL Ultra Boost Coil
-1 Drip Tip MTL
-1 USB-C charging cable
-1 Pack of spare O-rings
-1 User manual
-1 Warranty card

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Parameter:
– Body material: zinc alloy
– Dimensions: 91x36x25 mm
– Weight: 202g (246g including battery)
– Battery: single 18650 (Not included)
– 0.96 inch color TFT screen
– Output power: 5-100W
– Supported working modes: VW / VV / TC-SS / TC-Ni / TC-Ti
– Output voltage: 0.8V-7V
– Current range: 0.3A-30A
– Temperature range: 200 ° F-600 ° F / 100 ° C-300 ° C
– Range of resistances supported: 0.1-3.0Ω
– Type C fast charging
– Compatible with the whole series of Coil Ultra Boost

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Available colours:
Red Camo, Blue Camo, Green Camo, Black Camo, SS Vintage Classic, Black Vintage Camo, Matt Black Vintage Stars.

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Description BTB Mod 100W:
Like its sister Gemini-Hybrid, the BTB-100W is built in solid zinc alloy, the elegant design and its very small shape make it comfortable and easy to hold.

The entire frame, excluding the removable panel, is therefore a single block in zinc alloy, at the top the section tapers progressively, connecting with the base of the 510 cup.
The base of the 510 cup has been machined to integrate in a visually pleasing way into the overall design of the BTB.

The massive side panels of my SS Vintage Classic version are covered with a layer of very durable fabric (looks like jeans).
The decorations on the fabric include a tricolor transversal strip on both sides, on one side we find the initials BTB (Back To Basic) on the other side the word Lost Vape appears.

The non-decorated fabric part and the decorated fabric areas have two different and pleasant textures to the touch.
The panel with the wording BTB is the removable one, perfectly coupled with the structure that houses it, to be removed it uses a recess on the bottom.

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The front of the BTB houses at the top the slightly protruding fire button, circular in shape and large.
The fire button is made of black plastic.
The 0.96 inch color TFT screen is the same color as the control keys (black).
The Up / Down control keys are placed on an elongated rocker, below them is the only mode key having the same shape and color.
The USB Type-C charging socket is located in the lower part of this side.

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The 510 cup is screwed to the body via three French screws, it is cleverly raised to avoid scratching the edge of the mod during the positioning phases of the atomizers. The floating pin 510 is gold plated and the connection thread has a good smoothness.

The BTB can comfortably accommodate ø 25mm atomizers, the original UBX tank is ø 24mm.

The C E mark, the disposal logo and the words “Designed and manufactured by lost Vape are shown on the bottom of the BTB Mod.
Also on the bottom there are two large slits for the 18650 cell vent.

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The compartment / battery is arranged in an orderly manner and is fixed to the mod by four screws elegantly hidden by as many rubber caps (top finishes!), Has three magnets, two of circular shape positioned at the top and one of rectangular shape positioned in bass.

The slot for the 18650 cell has the polarities marked, the negative pole is spring loaded, to facilitate the extraction of the battery there is a useful strap signed Lost Vape.

The removable panel has an adhesive label on the inside with warnings for the batteries.

The quality and super finishes of Lost Vape are also noticeable in the perfect closure of the Panel with the Mod. This is by far the most precise and perfect coupling that I have ever seen on Box Mod of this type. Once fixed, the panel will look like a single structure with the Mod!

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Description UBX Tank 24mm – Innovative Airflow Intake-MTL Mode & DL Mode:

The UBX Tank uses the same pre-made Ultra Boost coils as the Gemini Hybrid. It is completely detachable, including the AFC ring and this is good for being able to carry out periodic deep cleaning.

The colors of choice for the UBX Tank are seven.

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The UBX Tank is built almost entirely in SS steel, the quality feels and the weight proves it, almost 60gr is not few.
Much Spare parts are supplied in the kit; some o-rings, two Drip-Tip 510 and a 4ml bubble glass.

AFC ring is equipped with limit switches in both directions of rotation and it is possible to adjust it with precision both for an open DTL vape and for an MTL vape, if you want you can also adjust it in a very suffocated way.

Top-Cap opens by slide, there is no child safety, but even here you can feel the quality of Lost-Vape, thanks to the precision of workmanship it is practically impossible that the Top-Cap can accidentally open.

By unscrewing the deck and using the “Push and Pull” method (with empty tank) you can connect / disconnect all the UB-Coils.

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Coils Ultra Boost:
The Vaping tests I carried out with the Gemini Hybrid 80W took place simultaneously with those of the BTB 100W, this is because both the Gemini Hybrid pod-tank and the UBX Tank adopt the same coils.
Some of these coils such as the 1.0Ω UB and the UB M4 have recently been modified by Lost vape specifically to be able to mount the AFC in the Gemini Hybrid pod, but are still compatible in the UBX Tank.
The liquids I used are the same for both reviews.

– Coil Ultra Boost MTL 1.0Ω range 8-15W:
With this resistance I used a liquid 50/50 at 4mg / ml of my production with Tob-Ermes aroma. The Drip tip used is the narrow one specifically for MTL (same as that of the Gemini Hybrid).

The chipset of the BTB (like that of the Hybrid) is able to activate the coil (not mesh) surprisingly well already starting from 5W, given the similarities found with the Gemini Hybrid I went directly to 13.5W.

The excellent performance (extensively described in the Gemini Hybrid review) is perfectly replicated with some slight differences. The Puff is more open with the Tank UBX but only with the slots fully open.

The real surprise was using the two smaller holes (I think they are 0.5mm), with this configuration the MTL puff is fantastic, in line with that of the Gemini Hybrid, the AFC adjustment allows comfortable and very fine adjustments. Perhaps the UBX Tank heats up more by compulsively vaping. The Gemini Hybrid pod is made of PCTG while the UBX Tank is made of steel so it makes sense that the heat transfer is higher.

– Mesh Coil Ultra Boost M4 from 0.2Ω range 40-60W:
With this resistance I used the wide 510 Drip-Tip supplied in the kit (the same as that of the Gemini Hybrid), the liquid chosen was the Tropical from Tob, 70/30 at 0mg / ml.

Again, the performance is absolutely comparable to that recorded with the Gemini Hybrid.
With the Gemini Hybrid I had found my Best-Vaping at 45W with the air ring completely open, or as a second option at 35W closing the air-flow at 50%.
With the Tank UBX you can risk something more, like high wattage, the best performance with open air-flow in this case is 50W.

Having also available the old 0.3Ω and 0.6Ω UB coils (not usable with the Gemini Hybrid AFC) I took the opportunity to try them with the UBX tank.

– Mesh Coil Ultra Boost M1 from 0,3Ω range 30-40W
With this Coil made for the Flavor / Lung puff, I used Tropical from Tob, 70/30 at 0mg / ml.
The aromatic yield at 40W is similar to the previous 0.2Ω UB M4, at this wattage it is a bit exasperate, however it seems to resist, I recommend using it at 30W for a longer duration of resistance, the taste is good even if it does not reach the high performance of the UB M4 in terms of vapor emission, however I find it pleasant with AFC adjusted to 50%.

– Mesh Coil Ultra Boost M2 from 0.6Ω range 20-28W
Made for a DTL puff, I particularly liked using it at 20W with the AFC rather closed and with the wide Drip-Tip, the vapor is not hot and the puff is quite contrasted, during my tests I also set it to 25w and vape was very satisfying, the puff is more open than the 1.0Ω coil, however I would dare to call it MTL / open.

The UBX Tank is cleverly crafted and works beautifully, it doesn’t leak a drop of liquid and it fits perfectly with all the coils I’ve tried. I think this is due to the precise adjustment of the AFC, I had felt almost the same sensations with the old Melo 5 but I must say that the yield of the Tank UBX and its Coils is much more flexible, with superior performance. It does not matter that the UBX tank does not have locking mechanisms or safety devices for children.

I promote it: PRESALE-ULTRA BOOST X TANK

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Lost Vape BTB 100W:
Maybe 100W for a single 18650 is an exaggerated value, however I vape very well even at 60W with the M4 coil.
In vape I hardly go beyond 60W, if I have to do it I do it with a dual battery.
With the BTB 100W and its chipset I found the same excellent performance as the Gemini Hybrid 80W, excellent responsiveness and excellent management of battery life.

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The 0.96 “OLED screen has 6 very bright background colors and offers a fairly good view of the fonts.
the screen shows all the information useful for vaping except the OHM reading in the VW configuration.
To read them it is therefore necessary to switch to VV mode.

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How the Lost Vape BTB 100W works:

The evolved circuit of the Gemini Hybrid maintains all the previous positive aspects in this new version (BTB 100W), with the addition of the Mode selection button that makes navigating the menu even faster and more intuitive.

– To turn on / off the device, five clicks on the fire button are required in less than two seconds.
– Sleep mode is automatically activated after 10s of inactivity.
– To lock / unlock the wattage press the Up / Mode buttons simultaneously.
– The wattage with the mod unlocked is activated with the Up / Down keys with an increase and decrease of 0.5W at a time from 5 to 100W.
– The voltage with the mod unlocked is activated with the Up / Down keys with an increase and decrease of 0.1V at a time from 1 to 7W.
– To enter the menu with Mod unlocked, lightly press the Mode key, the current mode lights up red, press the Up / Down keys to choose between the modes among (VW, VV, TC-SS, TC-NI, TC-Ti ), then confirm the selected mode by pressing and holding the Mode key.
– TC SS / TI / NI mode has a value that can be set by pressing the Up / Down keys between 100 ° -300 ° C and 200 ° -600 ° F, confirm with the Mode key.
– To delete the puff number, press the Down / Mode keys simultaneously.
– To change one of the six screen colors, press and hold the Mode button for two seconds.
– No Pass-Through the device warns on the screen that it is not allowed to vape while charging for safety reason.
– Low battery the device warns on the screen that the battery charge level is low.
– Check atomizer the device warns on the screen that it does not detect the atomizer.
– Short circuit the device warns on the screen that the resistive value is less than 0.1Ω.
– Too hot, when the device reaches a board temperature above 80 °, it stops and restores below 60 °.
– Over 10s, the device locks for safety when 10s of continuous delivery are reached.

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HighLights “Back to Basic 100W Box Mod Kit”:

Pro:
– Aesthetically beautiful with quality finishes.
– Compact size.
– Construction materials.
– Simple design.
– Super precise battery cover.
– Easy to navigate chipset with additional Mode button.
– Instant power delivery.
– Good battery management.
– 18650 power supply.
– 0.96 inch color TFT screen with 6 colors.
– Support SS / TI / NI in temperature control mode.
– USB-C Fast charging
– Replaceable 510 DL / MTL Drip Tip.
– 4ml bubble glass with quick refill slide.
– Innovative super effective Airflow for MTL & DL
– Non-existent condensation formation with any coil.

Tips:
Volts not indicated on the watts screen.

Thanks to Lost Vape for making this kit available for review: BTB 100W STARTER KIT

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Lost Vape Centaurus DNA 250C Review: Legendary Reborn

Lost Vape Centaurus DNA 250C Review: Legendary Reborn?

Here we are in 2020 and the day has finally come. The Lost Vape Centaurus DNA250C is Lost Vape’s new dual 18650 box mod and, as the name suggests, it uses the DNA250C chipset. It looks very much like the Paranormal DNA250C but there are some tweaks and changes to the body to make it more comfortable to use.

The Centaurus DNA250C will fire at up to 200W, it supports temperature control from 200°F-600°F, and it comes with an extremely detailed menu/settings system. Like other mods that use the DNA250C chipset, the Centaurus DNA250C also has a “Replay” mode that can capture and replay the “perfect puff”. I’ll go into “Replay” mode in more detail in the review.


Box ContentsLost Vape Centaurus DNA250C Box Contents

  • 1 x Centaurus DNA250C Mod
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x USB On-The-Go Adaptor
  • 1 x Warranty Card
  • 1 x User Manual

The way that the Centaurus DNA250C is packaged just screams quality. The box that I received is black with the Centaurus logo and “Centaurus DNA250C” printed on one side and “LOST VAPE” printed on the other side. The box for the retail version will be different and will have a picture of the mod along with some other changes.

The box slides open like a drawer. Inside there’s a semi-transparent paper with golden stars and constellations. “LEGENDARY REBORN” is printed in gold in the center of the paper.

Under the paper is the mod and an accessories box. There’s a gold colored ribbon that you can pull to lift the Centaurus DNA250C from the box.

From the get-go with the unboxing, the experience already feels luxurious. This is the kind of feeling that I want to have when I purchase something expensive and Lost Vape has done an excellent job. Before you even use the mod, it already feels like the price is worth it.


Specifications

  • 91mm x 55mm x 26mm
  • Weighs 173g
  • Stainless Steel Frame
  • Carbon Fiber Panels
  • Dual 18650 Box Mod
  • Evolv DNA250C Chipset
  • 0.90” Color Screen
  • 200W Maximum Output
  • 200°F-600°F Temperature Range
  • Fits up to 25mm Atomizers Without Overhang

Design & Build Quality

The Lost Vape Centaurus DNA250C is a clean and good looking mod. Just from appearance, it looks high-end and more polished and refined than your every day mod.

I got the “Black/Ostrich -Chopped Carbon Fiber” finish for my review unit and boy is it nice! The body is made of stainless steel. It’s black with a brushed/matte finish. The back of the mod has a soft, leathery grip that feels comfortable to hold. The panels are semi-reflective chopped carbon fiber — not something you see every day on a mod but it looks really classy. All of the components on this mod feel and look top-notch and opulent.

The Centaurus DNA250C looks very much like the Paranormal DNA250C but there are a couple of notable changes. Unlike the Paranormal DNA250C, there are no screws on the corners of the Centaurus DNA250C. There is also no wood inlay on the body of the mod under the 510 plate which I think is a welcome change.

The 510 plate on the Centaurus will fit atomizers up to 25mm in diameter without overhang. The plate is slightly raised from the rest of the mod so atomizers don’t quite sit flush. It’s barely noticeable but if you’re a stickler, you might find it annoying. I understand why they did this though; so that the atomizers won’t scrape the top of the mod. Still, I like my tanks to sit flush.

Instead of rounded curves like the Paranormal, the Centaurus DNA250C has straight cut, slanting edges. This is especially noticeable around the front of the mod. When I hold the device to fire the Centaurus DNA250C with my index finger, my fingers sit comfortably on the slanted sides.

The mod has a comfortable size at 91mm tall, 55mm deep and 26mm wide. It’s also weighty but not too heavy at 173g. It feels solid and well-built in my hand.

The battery door is spring loaded and secured by a strong latch. It’s not flimsy in the least and rather feels very well designed. The door springs open when released and stays securely shut when closed. I’m usually concerned about the long-term durability of battery doors but I don’t have any concerns with this one.

On the front of the device are four buttons: one circular firing button and three adjustment buttons. All four buttons are firm, tactile, and responsive. The firing button is positioned just right to comfortably fire with my thumb.

The Centaurus DNA250C has a 0.90” color TFT display. It’s clear, crisp and bright. The screen displays your coil resistance, battery life percentage, your current mode, current wattage/temperature, and a settings option.


Features & Functions: DNA250C ChipsetLost Vape Centaurus DNA250C 7

In the vaping world, Evolv’s DNA250C chipset is a big deal. It’s their latest chipset and it’s known as one of the most accurate, reliable and customizable chipsets out there. It’s especially good when it comes to temperature control vaping.

When it comes to features and functions, the Centaurus DNA250C is just like any other DNA250C mod. It has an in depth menu, multiple settings that can be tweaked, and a host of modes. Lost Vape didn’t add a custom theme for the Centaurus so it uses Evolv’s default theme.

However, you can download a theme from Evolv’s forums and upload it to the Centaurus using Evolv’s Escribe software.

Escribe will also let you customize the UI and change the modes, however I would advise against doing this unless you know what you’re doing. If you’re not careful, tweaking the UI and modes can seriously mess up the device.

Like other DNA devices, the Centaurus doesn’t turn off. Instead, it locks after a period of inactivity. Pressing any button five times will unlock the device.

The Centaurus DNA250C will fire at up to 200W and supports a TC range of 200°F-600°F. Out of the box there are the following modes: Watt Boost, Watts, Replay, Kanthal, SS430, SS316, Titanium, and Nickel 200.

To switch modes, use the top and bottom adjustment buttons to hover over the mode at the top of the screen. Use the middle adjustment button to select the mode. Using the top and bottom adjustment buttons will cycle through the modes. When you’ve found the mode you want, press the middle adjustment button again to select it.

Here’s an explanation of the different modes:

Watt Boost: This mode is wattage mode with preheat functionality. This boost allows for faster ramp up times which is awesome to have in power mode. First, set your desired wattage. Then go into the settings menu and into the Atomizer option. Make sure that Boost is set to “On”. Changing the Punch will alter the aggressiveness of the preheat. The Punch can be set from 1-11.

Watts: This is your good old-fashioned wattage mode. You can actually make the default wattage mode use boost if you want to by following the same steps as listed above for Watt Boost mode. However, I prefer to leave the boost off for wattage mode so that I can just switch between the Watt Boost and Watts if I want to turn the boost on or off.

Replay: Replay mode is essentially an easier way of using temperature control. Replay mode only works as long as there’s temperature control compatible wire in your build. This means that while kanthal won’t work with replay, a kanthal/SS316L combo wire will.

All you have to do is go into Replay mode and select your desired wattage. Then, vape until it gets to a temperature that you like. From here, select save puff. Now the screen will say “Playing” and it will keep your vape at the same temperature that you saved. This takes away having to select the correct material or figuring out what temperature you want to vape at. It’s a simplified and easier to use TC mode that works exceptionally well.

Kanthal, SS430, SS316, Titanium, and Nickel 200: These are your temperature control modes. Select the correct mode for your wire and set your desired wattage and temperature. The chipset will take care of the rest.


Lost Vape Centaurus DNA250C SettingsLost Vape Centaurus DNA250C 8 Diagnostics

In addition to the modes, the settings menu is rather detailed. Here you’ll find Atomizer, Puff Info, Diagnostics, and System.

Atomizer: This provides info on your coil, like the resistance. You can re-measure the resistance here if you believe that it’s displaying incorrectly. You can also change the wattage and temperature as well as adjust the preheat level and turn it on or off.

Puff Info: This is a log of all of your puffs that you’ve taken. It shows information for each of your puffs with a chart of the wattage, temperature and battery consumption of each puff. Very neat stuff.

Diagnostics: Here you’ll find everything about your build and batteries, even the temperature of the board.

System: In the system menu you can change the brightness of the screen, set the time and date, and change the temperature units from Celsius to Fahrenheit.


Power Bank Functionality

An interesting feature of the Centaurus DNA250C is its power bank functionality. Using the included On-The-Go adaptor you can charge your cellphone or any other device that uses USB. Just plug the adaptor into the Centaurus DNA250C, then plug your charging cable into the other end. This obviously drains the batteries very quickly so I wouldn’t use it unless you’re absolutely in a pinch but it’s a neat feature to say the least.


PerformanceLost Vape Centaurus DNA250C Performance

I’ve been using the Centaurus for a few weeks now and in that time I’ve used it with a bunch of different tanks. RDAs, RTAs and Sub-Ohm tanks have all had their turn atop this baby. You’re probably wondering how they all performed. To that, I say: they’ve never been better.

All of my tanks looked excellent sitting on top of the Centaurus DNA250C, certainly a selling point of this mod. But the real selling point, of course, is how well they performed.

Wattage mode worked flawlessly. I didn’t test if the mod was actually outputting the wattage that it displayed. But from pure feeling alone, it felt like it was outputting correctly. Wattage boost gives noticeably quicker ramp up times so I liked using it for my kanthal coils. Setting the boost to 5 gave me the best results.

If you’ve ever used any other DNA250C mods then you’ll already know the following, but temperature control vaping with the Centaurus is unlike any other non-DNA chip mod. It reaches temperature quickly and accurately and it throttles correctly at the right time. The throttling isn’t too aggressive and works just right.

One of my best experiences with this mod was when paired with the OFRF Nexmesh tank using the SS316L coils. With the wattage set to 80W and temperature at 450°F it’s a heavenly vape. Just the right level of warmth and it’s flavor heaven. The draw is consistent every time with the same warmth and draw. Not once did it burn.

Just as good as the temperature control mode is the replay mode. No matter what coil I used, it worked flawlessly. Whether combo wire or straight SS, the replay mode accurately and consistently replayed my saved puffs. If you want to get into TC vaping but you’re on the fence, using Replay will allow you to see what all the hype is about and ease yourself into using TC.


VerdictLost Vape Centaurus DNA250C 6

If you haven’t guessed already, my verdict for the Centaurus DNA250C is an overwhelmingly positive one. It’s certainly one of the best looking mods out there and the build quality is exceptional. It’s going to cost you more than your average mod but the high-end design, finishes and panels are worth the cost. In a way, Lost Vape’s DNA mods are the luxury goods of the vape world.

In addition to the attractive design and solid build quality, the DNA250C chip is an amazing performer. No matter what mode you use, you’re getting the absolute best performance available from a vape mod. This is especially true for the temperature control and replay modes. Plus, the ability to change the theme along with the level of customization available just blows every other non-DNA mod out of the water.

The only negative point I have about the Centaurus DNA250C is that the 510 plate doesn’t sit flush. But when you consider how much good this mod has going on, this is a relatively minor con in comparison.

If you don’t have a Paranormal and you’re willing to shell out the extra dollars, the Centaurus DNA250C is an excellent choice for a dual battery mod.

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LOST VAPE ORION Q-ULTRA 40W POD SYSTEM REVIEW

LOST VAPE ORION Q-ULTRA 40W POD SYSTEM REVIEW

Quality

The Lost Vape Orion Q-ULTRA 40W Pod System is the latest AIO device released in 2020 from the hugely popular Quest line. This new model introduces some welcomed hardware changes that include a much larger battery, double the power output, and up to 4ml eliquid capacity. If you enjoyed or missed out on the previous Orion Q-PRO, I’d highly recommend reading this detailed and very honest review.

Lost Vape is a well-known vape manufacturer that specializes in developing pod based devices. They established themselves in 2014, but only recently became renowned in 2018 thanks to the original Orion DNA GO. Lost Vape currently boasts two fantastic lines that include the Quest and DNA. Their dedication to continuous improvement really shines through in the Orion Q-ULTRA. To find out why by reading the below remarks.

Pod

The Lost Vape Orion Q-ULTRA 40W Pod System is much larger than previous renditions, measuring 105mm’s by 43.2mm’s by 16.5mm’s. This is because Lost Vape has incorporated a massive 1600mAh battery within the main chassis. Compare that to the last Orion device that only featured a 950mAh battery. As a result, you can easily get a few days or so worth of charge out of the Q-ULTRA.

The power output is also much higher. Its new range is between 5 and 40 watts! That’s more than enough to appease most MTL and DTL vapers. Lost Vape released a bunch of new press-fit coil heads for the Q-ULTRA. This includes a 0.3, 0.6, and 1.0ohm. I personally enjoyed the lower ohm coil. It delivered fantastic true to taste flavor and decent clouds. The airflow is also fully adjustable via a ring that sits under the 510 drip trip.

The zinc alloy construction and stabwood styled panels have been swapped out for aluminum alloy and textured plastic. While it doesn’t feel or look as nice anymore, it’s much more durable and lightweight. Overall I think this was a smart move to extend the longevity and accessibility of the device. On the front face are a cartridge release, decent sized 0.69″ inch OLED screen, fire button, and adjustment buttons.

It would always adjust the watts after I turned the device off, then on again. I’m sure though this will be fixed in future updates. You can use your ultra-quick Type-C USB port to access the latest version.

Price

The Lost Vape Orion Q-ULTRA 40W Pod System is currently available for pre-order. The best price I could find online was $39.90 USD from Vapesourcing. I think that’s a bit expensive for a pod device, but you can make it a bit cheaper by using our exclusive 12% off coupon code ‘WWM12’ at checkout. I’d happily recommend buying the Q-ULTRA because of the overall quality and performance of the device. You can also opt-in for an RBA base.

Packaging

The Lost Vape Orion Q-ULTRA 40W Pod System is currently available in a variety of colors and textures. This includes carbon fiber black, nebula purple, marble white, leather black, linen grey, and also exotic fantasy. I was really impressed by the unique panel options, though still prefer the old ones. The packaging is modern and presents well. Inside you’ll find a Q-ULTRA battery, cartridge, 2 x coils, charging cable, and also a user manual.

Comment down below what you thought of the Lost Vape Orion Q-ULTRA 40W Pod System.

Lost Vape Q Pro Pod Kit Review – On A Quest For the Perfect Pod Mod!

Lost Vape Q Pro Pod Kit Review – On A Quest For the Perfect Pod Mod!

Sexy New Stabwood Panels and Five Power Levels Is This the Pod Mod To Rule Them All?

The Lost Vape Q Pro is the latest in the extremely popular Orion pod mod series.

The Orion range of vape kits have certainly set the standard for today’s pod kit market with many companies adopting the overall design.

You might say some have succeeded – whilst others have failed.

Having not tried any of the others…I couldn’t possibly comment.

However, imitation, they say, is the sincerest form flattery ?

Lost Vape are what you might call semi-high end, as in their devices are just about affordable.

Here at EcigClick we’ve had the privilege of reviewing very many of the company’s products, with standouts being: my personal favourite the Lost Vape Triade DNA 250c – the Paranormal DNA250C – and the recently released Lyra pod kit.

I’ve also been fortunate enough to review all of the Orion series including the Orion DNA Plus and the previous version of this one – the Orion Q .

Great company and generally great products – so I’m expecting big things from the Q Pro.

What Can We Expect From the Lost Vape Q Pro?

As I always say and particularly when I’m looking at pod kits/mods – I’m hoping above all else for great flavour.

Add to that a good build and design and if the Lost vape Q Pro ticks those boxes I’ll be happy.

As this an upgrade to the original I’m also hoping the new 5 power levels will allow me to really tailor my vape and the inclusion of the 0.25ohm mesh coil is very interesting.

The school of thought is that mesh really bumps the flavour – mostly – and we shall see if this is the case with the Q Pro.

Q BTW stands for Quest – so let’s see if our quest for the perfect vape is over.

For the record this was sent to me free of charge for the purpose of this review direct from Lost Vape – thank you – and as always freebies do not sway my thoughts and opinions.

Inside the Box

Smart and functional packaging and inside you’ll find:

  • Lost Vape Q-Pro 950mAh Device
  • Lost Vape Q-Pro 2ml Replacement Pod
  • Lost Vape Q-Pro 1.0 Ohm Coil (Pre-Installed)
  • Lost Vape Q-Pro 0.5 Ohm Coil
  • Lanyard
  • Micro USB Charging Cable
  • User Manual

Lost Vape Q Pro Specs and Features

  • 950mAh internal battery
  • x5 power levels
  • 5 to 24w output
  • Top fill
  • Adjustable airflow
  • MTL and DTL coils
  • Size: 93 x 37 x 13.5
  • 2ml capacity
  • x3 compatible coils
  • Compatible with other Orion series coils
  • Wide range of colour/finish options

Lost Vape Q Pro Quick Start Guide

  • Unscrew pod top cap for filling
  • Prime coil for at least 5 minutes
  • Press fire button x5 to lock/unlock
  • Twist ring on drip tip to alter airflow
  • Battery indicator: Red= 0-8% Blue= 8-50% and Green= 50-100%
  • Use select button to choose power level

Read more: Why You Need To Prime Your Coils

Key Features

Apart from the option of three stunning new stabwood panel versions, and a total choice of 13 snazzy colour combos, not a lot has changed on the outside.

It is of course the inside – or should that be the chip – that’s had a major makeover.

The previous Orion Quest maxed out at 17w – the new Lost Vape Orion Q Pro has been bumped up to 24w and now has x5 power levels.

This means the 0.25ohm mesh coil with the airflow open should technically give us a decent Direct To Lung [DTL] vape – we shall of course see if that’s the case.

These power levels are dependent on the coil you’re using and to scroll through the options you press the select button [by the USB port] and release when you’re happy.

As the Lost Vape Orion Q Pro does not have the DNA GO chip inside – this is the only way to tailor your perfect vape.

There are far too many options for each coil to list here – see the image below.

However what I will say is, the light will show you what level you’re at in increments.

White is the lowest going through: Blue – Red – Yellow and with Purple the max.

As for other key features – they’re all pretty similar to those that have come before!

Easy top-fill – easyish coil replacement [see later] and adjustable airflow.

Lost Vape Q Pro Coil Compatibility

These are the coils the new version is compatible with:

  • Q-PRO 1.0ohm regular coil
  • ORION PLUS 0.25ohm mesh coil and 0.5ohm regular coil
  • ORION Q 1.0ohm pod cartridge
  • ORION DNA Go 0.25ohm and o.5ohm pod cartridge

See the image above for what coils the Lost Vape Orion Q Pro is and isn’t compatible with!

Design and Build Quality

I’ve been fortunate enough to review and actually buy a number of Lost Vape products and always seem to say the same thing…

The build is always excellent – near perfect in many cases.

The Lost Vape Orion Q Pro pod kit is no different – well maybe.

I’ve always had an issue replacing the coils – they can be a sod to get out.

Until that is, I saw a ‘tip’ where partially unscrewing the drip tip and using that to press down on the coil makes life a lot easier!

Simple!

Airflow Adjustment!

I also have difficulty with adjusting the airflow on all of the Orion’s I’ve used.

Some can freewheel, whilst others feel as though they need a bit of WD40 – not recommended – don’t try that at home kids!

Even juiced up it’s hit and miss if your pod is a bit on the stiff or loose side.

In this case one of the pods was perfect, whilst the other took a bit of breaking in, and even then was extremely stiff to move on the fly.

I guess it’s the luck of the draw.

Otherwise it looks as good as ever and the stainless steel greenish blue stabwood version I received looks as sexy as hell.

There’s quite a few logos and the Lost Vape name dotted about – but they look very classy and not at all in your face.

How Does the Lost Vape Q Pro Perform?

Lost Vape kindly sent me all three coils and I have been putting them through their paces for almost 2 weeks.

That extra power and the inclusion of the 0.25ohm coil suggests we should be able to get a decent DTL vape out of the Lost Vape Orion Q Pro – I’ll look at that in a mo’.

OK, let’s start with the highest resistance coil that comes already installed.

Read more: Mouth To Lung (MTL) VS Direct To Lung (DTL) – What’s the Difference?

Lost Vape Q Pro 1.0ohm Regular Coil

Lost Vape recommends this one between 8w to a max of 16w – as we’ve seen that means white light for low and purple for full power.

The lowest setting gave me a bit of a limp vape, however it was surprisingly tasty if a little cool – as you might expect – with hardly any vapour.

I actually found the high power setting of 16w a little too much on this coil – which surprised me somewhat – it’s hardly what you’d call high wattage!

I’m struggling to say why as it wicked well – gave good flavour and of course meant a very extended battery life.

We’re all different and I was much happier at 14w!

With the airflow shut right down this was the perfect MTL vape and I was getting great flavour from my chosen Nic Salts from Pachamama – very tasty!

Read more: Guide To Nicotine Salt E Juice and Best Nic Salt Brands

Lost Vape Q Pro 0.5ohm Regular Coil

Best between 12 and 20w.

This is a kind of mid-range coil, neither MTL nor DTL but something er in the middle!

And to be honest, that’s the vape I’m getting from it, and still can’t make up my mind which way to use it!

Trust me that’s a good thing as it means you really can switch your vape style on the fly!

Shut down the airflow and vape midway at 16w, and you get an extremely flavoursome MTL vape.

Open her up and bump the power to max and yup – you get a VERY passable lung hit [DTL] without too much restriction.

There’s no dip in flavour either and the clouds whilst not mega – were more than passable.

I found a happy medium on this one with the airflow half open at 18w.

Lost Vape Q Pro 0.25 Mesh Coil

So is this is the coil I was looking for on my quest for the perfect vape?

In a word, ab-so-lutely!

Oh boy is this one an absolute flavour machine and then some!

I thought I’d been spoiled by the previous 2 coils – but this one is in a class of its own.

Enough gushing…

At its lowest setting of 15w with the airflow fully open the flavour was excellent, again a little on the cool side.

It gets better the higher you push it and at its max of 24w it is nothing short of a wondrous vape – especially with the airflow ever so slightly closed.

Good vapour for one so small but that flavour – WOW is the word.

One of the best vapes I’ve had in a long time.

Unfortunately this coil isn’t in the box – which is a shame or probably clever marketing ?

I seriously suggest if you’re going to be buying the Lost Vape Orion Q Pro – you add a couple of boxes of these coils – you will not regret it!

A Quick Note On Wicking

I’ve had no issues whatsoever with wicking on any of the Orion kits and this one’s no different.

Come to that – no leaking or even the threat of a leak.

As you saw I have run nic salts through the 0.1 and 0.5ohm coil.

For the 0.25 ohm mesh coil I ran 12 Monkeys Origins: Papio – a 70/30 PG/VG mix with no issues at all.

These pods/coils wick well – even chain vaping.

Read more: VG VS PG In E Liquid: All You Need To Know

Pros

  • Stunning design
  • Superb build and materials
  • Compatible with most Orion coils
  • x5 power levels
  • Top airflow
  • Easy top fill
  • That 0.25ohm coil!
  • Should be competitively priced

Cons

  • Coils can be a pain to remove / replace
  • Airflow can be hit and miss on some pods
  • No 0.25 ohm mesh coil in the box!

Final Review Verdict

I’m smitten!

Actually I’ve been smitten with the Orion range full stop.

I love the look – the feel – the ease of use and trust me adding the x5 power levels to the Quest Pro has made the almost perfect vape device.

It’s almost a sacrilege to call the Lost Vape Orion Q Pro a pod kit or even a pod mod!

Lost Vape set the standard for this design and many others have tried to follow – none of which I’ve tried I hasten to add.

However and even with just a little bit of tinkering under the deck and the inclusion of those sexy stabwood panels, they’ve created the almost perfect vape kit.

The flavour from all the coils is very very good indeed.

However that 0.25ohm mesh coil lifts this to a whole new level – outstanding even.

So…is my quest for the perfect stealthy sexy and stylish vape device over?

For now it most definitely is.

Highly recommended and then some – but don’t forget those coils when you buy it!

Lost Vape Orion DNA Plus Review

Lost Vape Orion DNA Plus Review – Have They Improved An Already Awesome Pod Kit ?

Replaceable Coils – An Upgrade to the DNA Go Chip – 5 Power Levels and 15 Stunning Designs

The Lost Vape Orion Plus pod kit is an upgrade to the hugely popular – and copied – original device and now features replaceable coils.
The company is known for creating stunning designed mods that on the whole perform exceptionally well thanks to the use of the DNA chips.I reviewed the original Orion DNA Go pod kit and rated it as the best pod kit out there, and the cheaper Orion Q, as to if the Plus has knocked it off top spot we shall see.I’ve had the pleasure and privilege to review some of Lost Vape devices including the awesome Triade DNA 250c – the Furyan Mechanical Squonker and of course the stunning Paranormal DNA250C.Most recently and before the company moved to brand spanking new offices and factory came the release of the Lost Vape Lyra AIO kit which Gaz aka the Flat Cap Vaper quite enjoyed.

What Can We Expect From the Lost Vape Orion Plus Pod Kit?

This is an extremely smart looking set-up with a powerful internal 950mAH battery.As we’ve seen it features replaceable coils: 0.25ohm mesh and a 0.5ohm regular – and is a 2ml juice capacity suitable for both freebase and nicotine salt e-liquids.

We’ve now got x5 power settings from the original’s 3, whilst the Replay and Boost features are of course included – more on those later.OK, this was sent to me free of charge direct from Lost Vape – thank you – and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own and unswayed by freebies.

Inside the Box

  • 1 x Lost Vape Orion Plus DNA Pod Kit (0.25ohm mesh coil pre-installed)
  • 1 x Lost Vape Orion Plus 0.5ohm Coil
  • 1 x Orion Plus Lanyard
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 1 x User Manual

Specs and Features

  • Powered by Upgraded DNA Go Chip
  • 950mAh built-in battery & 2ml refillable pod cartridge
  • 10W-22W
  • 93x37x13.5mm
  • 0.25Ω mesh coil – 0.5Ω regular coil
  • Replay and Boost function
  • 5 adjustable power levels
  • Patent pending temperature limiting technology
  • Top adjustable airflow design
  • Top refilling design
  • Mouth to lung & direct to lung vaping
  • x15 colour choices

Quick Start Guide

  • Charge device – USB port is on the bottom side of the device under a cap
  • To fill unscrew the metallic cap
  • Leave to prime for 5 minutes to allow the coil to soak uop the juice
  • To replace coil unscrew the mouthpiece and push down
  • To replace pod – use release switch and pull up
  • To install pod line up runners pull-down release switch and slot in
  • x5 clicks of the fire button to turn on and off
  • x2 clicks of the fire button checks battery level
  • Twist ring on mouthpiece to alter airflow

Power Levels – Boost and Replay

There are x5 power levels on the Orion X Plus and all are suitable for the replaceable coil pods.Whilst the pods from the original Orion DNA Go are compatible, the coils inside those are designed for just the first two power levels, white and blue.

Select the power level by pressing the adjustment button towards the bottom side of the device, and scroll through white/blue/red/yellow and purple.

Once you’ve found your perfect vape – hold down the adjustment button for 3 seconds until the light turns green and this puts you in Replay mode, recreating your perfect vape.To disable Replay mode hold the adjustment button down for 3 seconds – easy!

The 0.25ohm mesh coil can be vaped between 13 to 22w – whilst the regular 0.5ohm coil can be vaped between 10 and 18wBoost mode gives the coils an instant zap of more power to get them heated up nicely and of course, all settings and power levels can be fiddled with within the Escribe software – I’ll go into more detail on that shortly.

Key Features

For such a little device there appears to be a lot going on – trust me it’s pretty simple to pick up and vape though!The Orion Plus is as the name suggests the updated version of the original and includes not only replaceable coils, but an upgraded version of the DNA Go chip.

It has a 950mAH internal battery and the pods are 2ml capacity wherever you are in the world.
As I’ve already shown the pods from the original do fit but can only be used at the two lower power levels else the coil will burn out.The chip automatically recognises the resistance of the coils and sets the power level accordingly – you can, of course, override this. Should your pod run dry the chip also has a simple temperature control feature that kicks in and should stop any dreaded dry hits.By adjusting the airflow you can use this as either an Mouth to Lung (MTL) or Direct to Lung (DTL) vape – I’ll look at this in more detail in moment.

I have found no issues with the out of the box settings however and as I’ve mentioned you can hook it up to to the Evolv Escribe software and tinker to your heart’s content.

Note: You can upgrade the original Orion DNA Go device to the new software and just buy the new pods and coils. However the pods from the Orion Q are not compatible.

Lost Vape Orion Pod Compatibility

Design and Build Quality

My original Orion DNA GO has been through the wars and used very regularly and is looking a bit battered and I’ve lost one of the screws holding it all together!

The new Orion Plus feels to be made of more solid stuff however using it this past few days I have managed to scratch the sides a little so maybe the paint finish isn’t as tough as one would like.

The pods slide in and out easily enough however do make sure they are slotted in tight – a couple of times they’ve separated in my pocket – no leaks but I did have to clean fluff from them ?

The adjustable airflow on the mouthpiece is tight but after a few turns loosen up enough but without wandering around in your pocket. Pulling the coils out can be a bit of a pain – they are in there very tight which is good, but swapping the one installed did make my girly fingers a little sore – ah bless lol.

As to the design – wow – just wow!

As you can see I received the black stabwood/resin version which is bloody gorgeous and trust me, the photos online don’t do it justice – in the flesh, it’s a bloody stunner!

There’s a variety of colours and combos to choose from – 15 in all – with the stabwood series – carbon fibre collection and the awesome abalone set – so plenty to choose from and all look very sexy indeed.

How Does the Lost Vape Orion Plus Perform?

The Orion Plus comes with x2 replaceable coils so let’s look at how each one performs.

For the taste test I used my current go-to juice Contra from Wick Liquor an 80/20 PG/VG blend as I wanted to see how well it wicked. Incidentally Lost Vape says the pods/coils are suitable for both freebase nicotine and nic salts.

0.25 Mesh Coil

I began on the two lower power levels with the airflow wide open and to be honest there was not a lot going on – a very weak vape!

However, bumped up to the red setting – which is around 18w and things began to improve and got even better at the higher purple setting of 22w, giving very good flavour but token vapour – a cloud chucker this isn’t!

I was able to get a very good lung hit – once I’d adjusted my vape style to the tiny mouthpiece! When sub-ohm vaping I do like a 810 drip tip!

Closed off almost shut, and this was definitely better for me with richer flavour and a very good tight MTL draw.

0.5 Regular Coil

Again I began on the lower levels of 10 to 11w and again not much was happening, indeed I really had to suck to get any vapour.

Bumped up to 14 and 16w settings and things as you might expect improved and at the max of 18w I found my happy setting.

A cool side of warm vape with good flavour but not as tasty as the mesh coil. Once again vapour was minimal so this is one for what you might call considerate vaping ?

I was able to get a loose lung hit but even at the higher wattage is was a little on the weak side.

This one is better for a true MTL draw, especially with the airflow shut right down and we’ll look at that next.

Airflow on the Lost Vape Orion Plus

Wide-open airflow and on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being extremely airy I’d put this at about an 8.

Closed right off and this is one heck of a tight vape at about a 1 lol.

I found a happy medium about a third open for lung hits and about 1/5th open for a nice restricted MTL draw.

The airflow control is a little stiff, to say the least and your fingers do seem to catch the re-fill cap, but after a couple of days, it’s loosened up.

Pros

  • Choice of mesh or regular coils
  • Updated DNA Go chip
  • Replay and Boost
  • Easy fill
  • Can be used with previous pods
  • MTL or DTL vape styles
  • Long battery life – day and half vaping
  • Quick charge time of a little over an hour
  • Airflow control
  • Huge choice of colours and materials
  • Feels solid in the hand
  • Good price!

Cons

  • Paint finish not that solid (on my device)
  • Swapping coils can be a little stiff!

Final Review Verdict

I rated the original as one of the best pod kits I’d had the pleasure of using and reviewing – so is the Orion PLus now my go-to?

In a word yes!

The flavour off that mesh coil is very good indeed and certainly beats the original pods/coils.

The vapour is a little weak even using my 80/20 VG PG blend – but this is a smart, you might even say, sophisticated set-up and not one to chuck clouds bro’.

I love love love the design and was really pleased to receive the black stabwood/resin version – both badass and sexy at the same time ?

The price point is very good too and I’ve seen this on offer for around the $50 mark – which is a bit of a bargain for such a solid pod kit.

If you have the original Lost Vape Orion DNA Go or even the Orion Q – the one that comes without the DNA chip – I highly recommend you upgrading if only for that mesh coil – which is a very nice vape indeed.

Note: I have marked it down slightly for the scratch which could be down to the paint job and also the 0.5ohm coil is not quite there taste-wise. Therefore it’s got the same marks I gave the original Orion DNA Go kit, however, all things considered, it is a much better vape experience with more power options if that makes sense ?

Lost Vape Lyra Review

Lost Vape Lyra Review | Classy Looking Pod System!

A Lost Vape device but not Lost Vape prices

By Flat Cap Vaper – July 11, 2019
The Lost Vape Lyra is another pod system from a brand that is best known for its higher end vape gear with the latest DNA chipset.

Mods such as the Triade and Paranormal have been highly sort after. Just a shame they only seem to do limited runs!

Lately, Lost Vape are probably best known for their Orion DNA Go and Orion Q Pod Systems, which were unusually styled at the time, but have subsequently been practically ‘copied’ by a number of manufacturers.

A fellow Ecigclick reviewer who I very much respect rated both versions of the Orion pod System very highly indeed.

What Can We Expect From The Lyra Pod System

The Lost Vape Quest Lyra Pod System – ‘The Lyra’ for short has a hell of a lot to live up to as the successor to the Orion Series.

It appears the Lyra is more of a ‘AIO’ (All-In-One) system as it comes with 2 different coils and is apparently capable of MTL and DTL vaping.

With a 1000mAh battery, solid design, refillable, removable coils, leather feel on each side and pretty nice finish – on the face of it, the Lyra looks to have everything you would expect from a Pod System.

This Kit was sent to me for the purpose of review. All views and opinions are solely those of my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of others.

See The Lyra Pod In Action With My Hands On Video Review

What’s in the Box:

1 x Lyra Device
1 x Pod
2 x Coils (0.6Ω Mesh & 1.2Ω ‘Regular’)
1 x USB Cable
1 x Lyra Lanyard
1 x User Manual
1 x Warranty Card

Specs and Features

Size: 96.3×30.8×15.8mm
Weight: 79g
Battery: 1000mAh Internal Battery
E-Liquid Capacity: 2.0ml
Charging: Via USB
Wattage Range – 10-20w
Available Colours: Green | Peacock, Silver | Fantasy, Rainbow | Vortex, Black | Lava Blue | Ripple, Green | Leather, Silver | Leather, Rainbow | Leather, Black | Leather and Blue | Leather.

Design and Build Quality

The Device

The Lyra is such a solid feeling AIO Pod Mod. The paint finish is excellent and it feels very well built in general.

The leather sections on either side are quite thin, so not very spongy and I’m pretty sure I could peel them off with not much effort, so I’m not sure how long they will last before they A) Peel off & B) wear down to the metal structure of the device.

There are also resin panel designed devices available as well, which I haven’t had the chance to see/feel, which actually makes me appreciate the leather as it limits the chances of the Lyra slipping through your fingers.

There’s a Micro USB port at the base of the device for charging and 2 nicely sized airflow holes on either side.

You can also screw the lanyard onto the side which I made use of at times, but not to hang around my neck, more to hold onto. Not sure why, maybe its the fidgety type of person I am!?

 

The Pod/Cartridge

The Pod can be removed from the device by simply pulling it out.

And there is a nice resistance to it – I don’t think the pod connects to the device via magnets, but more via 2 small notches on either side that ‘click’ the pod into the device.

But it’s held in very nicely and trying the ‘Pod Flick Test’ left me with no concerns over it flying out of the device and smashing on the floor.

The pod has removable coils, and is also refillable via the 2 filling slots, either side of the coil under the mouthpiece.

The removable mouthpiece section is slightly flimsy, but as a whole, the Pod is a well built solid little thing and I have no concerns over its durability. Unless of course you break or loose the mouthpiece section – Then you’re stuffed!

In the Hand

The Lyra isn’t too small, but isn’t too big, and its beautifully curved so it feels lovely in the hand. Even though the leather is very thin, it’s still comfortable.

The fire button is perfectly located for thumb firing, nice and clicky and protrudes a perfect amount.

On The Mouth

The ‘mouthpiece’ section of the pod is absolutely perfect and super comfortable.

It’s perfectly shaped and although in the hand the mouthpiece is a little cheap feeling, its thick enough that you don’t feel like you could crush it with your teeth… If you’re a little weird like that!

How To Fill The Lost Vape Lyra Pod

Like most Pod/AIO Systems, filling is fairly simple, the only minor gripe I have, is removing the ‘Pinch and Pull’ Mouthpiece, which can be a little bit of a pain at times, and also hurts your fingers a little as you pinch it.

Remove the pod from the device

Pinch the Mouthpiece from either side and pull away from the pod

Open the 2 silicon port covers (One to fill, one to allow escape of air)

Fill with your desired e-liquid

Refit the 2 x silicon covers
Re-fit pod into device
Allow the coil to soak liquid for 5-10 minutes if using a new coil
Vape away!

How Does the Lost Vape Lyra Pod Mod Perform?

As previously mentioned, this is an AIO (All-In-One) system and the 2 different coils are effectively allowing you to vape direct to lung (DTL) with the 0.6Ω coil, and mouth to lung (MTL) with the 1.2Ω coil.

However, in reality you’re basically getting a semi-restricted DTL vape. More on that later.

One thing I did notice, you do get the odd but of e-liquid or condensation building up under the pod itself, and potentially shorting the contacts inside the device, so be sure to keep it clean and regularly check its not getting a bit wet in there.

Read more about mouth to lung and direct to lung vaping here.

How to Operate

To turn on the device, click the fire button 5 times and the LED ring around the fire button will flash 5 times. Upon firing, the tiny LED indicator will illuminate Green, Blue or Red depending on your wattage selected, to change this, simply press the fire button 3 times.

With the 0.6Ω Mesh coil
Green = 20w
Blue = 18w
Red = 16w
With the 1.2Ω Regular coil
Green = 11w
Blue = 10w
Red = 9w
The LED rim indicator is night and bright and even in sunlight, I had no problems.

Airflow

Before I get to the most important factor.. The flavour.. I need to mention that because the airflow is not adjustable, you’re pretty much stuck with the same airflow regardless of which coil you opt for. There are 2 small holes located high up, on either side of the device.

The best way to describe the airflow is that its silent, and semi-restrictive. If you like a tight MTL draw this won’t hit the spot, and if you like masses of airflow then this isn’t the system for you. It’s somewhere in between.

Nonetheless I was quite happy with it, you don’t have to pull too hard to get a good vape.

But I need to mention this at this point before I get into the flavour and vapour production.

Flavour

I generally had the wattage set on the highest setting for both coils, but to be honest I didn’t notice a massive amount of difference in flavour and vapour production on either of the 3 settings, only slightly.

0.6 Ω Mesh Coil (DTL)

Regardless of the wattage setting, you get a lovely little vape off this kit, its smooth, slightly warm and has excellent flavour.

I didn’t get many of the deeper notes that I get from RDA’s or Sub-Ohm Tanks. But the sweeter, fruitier notes come through beautifully. Its not mouth-filling, but its satisfying enough for a pod system.

1.2 Ω Regular Coil (MTL)

Flavour from this coil is similar to the 0.6Ω mesh – just a little less intense. You still get similar notes from your favourite vape juice, just slightly muted. But that doesn’t mean its flavour-less. Just a little less that’s all.

Generally I was more comfortable with the 0.6Ω mesh coil

Clouds

With the 0.6Ω mesh coil its a nice little cloud chucker, looking at what I’ve tested in the past, this is possibly the best for vapour production in comparison to similar pod kits.

In fact I’d go as far as to say the vapour production is on par with the Voodoo Drag Baby Trio Kit, which is more of a mini-mod, but also came with a 0.6Ω mesh coil.

Using the 1.2Ω regular coil, vapour production is light, gentle and pleasant. But not cloudy.

Battery Life

1000mAh is enough to last a good day if not more, of course this all depends on which coil you use, the wattage setting and how much you vape. But during my testing, with either coil the device lasted all day and into the next.

I ran the battery down a couple of times, and it takes around an hour to charge so its not really a problem to pop it on charge for a top up when you get a chance.

Coil Durability

For this review, I used a 70/30 mix of Twisted, which is from the Ice Cream Social range by Vapable. Its a sweet, fruity menthol mix, so a decent all-rounder to test out the coil durability. And with either coil, it wicked like a dream.

I experienced no dry hits with either coil and I’ve been using this device for almost 2 weeks. 9 days with the 0.6Ω mesh coil, and 5 days with the 1.2Ω regular coil and both coils are still going strong. That’s on maximum wattage too! Not bad.

Pros:

Great flavour & clouds with the 0.6Ω Mesh Coil
A nice study device
Good battery life
Nice filling system
Easy coil replacement
Coils last really well
Nice bright LED indicator even in sunlight

Cons:

Mouthpiece can be a pig to remove
Airflow could do with being adjustable
Leather sections could be thicker
Condensation build up under the pod

Final Verdict

Im slightly relieved that Lost Vape have maintained their Pod quality reputation with the Lyra Kit. Although this kit does have airflow flaws which really puts my opinion of this device in a weird place, and the pinch off mouthpiece has genuinely hurt my poor lil fingers a couple of times.

There’s a number of features that I look at when trying out a device, and for something to score highly, it needs to meet certain demands.

 

‘Would this device be long lasting and still work 3, 6 or even 12 months from now?’

I’m fairly sure this device is built to last, forgetting the thin leather which may wear off over time, the rest of the device is solid, excellent battery and generally a strong Pod system.

Its a shame they don’t supply an extra pod, just as a spare. But I’m sure they will be available separately. Or at least a replaceable mouthpiece as thats probably the weakest part of this device. Which is annoying as its the part which gets the most use.

Does this device deliver the flavour, vapour and general experience I require, in order to be enjoyed?

With either coils, it’s pleasant and for anyone looking at using an AIO kit, I think this kit will deliver what they are expecting and maybe more.

Is this device versatile to suit a new vaper, and an experienced one alike?

This is absolutely another decent starter kit for a new Vaper. Very simple yet has the perks of being refillable and coil-replaceable. In my opinion this is the ideal way for an ex-smoker to start as it gets them on their way without forking out a load of money on non-refillable tanks every few days. It also gives them a chance to try whatever vape juice flavour they like.

Have you picked up the Lost Vape Quest Lyra AIO Pod Kit? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

 

Source: https://www.ecigclick.co.uk/lost-vape-lyra-pod-kit/

Best Guide for the Lost Vape Orion DNA GO AIO

Lost Vape is a reliable brand that has been releasing different vapes since 2014 that customers have loved. Recently with the wide popularization of pod systems, the Lost Vape Orion was released during 2018, with features, making it a unique and revolutionary vape within the Pod system family, which has innovative features unlike other pod systems.
The Lost Vape Orion is of superior construction, with stainless steel and different finishes with unique patterns. This particular vape charges through micro USB and the port is hidden, as well there is a locking function on the lever which releases the pods and a round button for firing the device which is unique. The design on this vape is both innovative, unique and incredibly ergonomic. Above the micro USB port there is also an LED indicator with 5 different light colours to indicate battery level.Unlike other pod systems, the Orion is capable of firing at up to 40w, which is unheard of, and it has 3-step wattage control with a sophisticated evolve DNA Go chipset. This vape device also has built in protection features, and the hidden micro USB allows for updates and software which allows you to tailor your software to your needs. The Orion is also powered with a 950mAh battery which is very powerful for a pod system, and provides up to 450 puffs per individual charge.

LOST VAPE ORION POD REPLACEMENTS

The attention to detail on quality with this vape device continues when it comes to the replaceable pods for this device, which are made of polycarbonate, stainless steel and a gold-plated connection. Comparatively to most 1 or 0.5ml capacities, this pod has an impressive 2ml pod. The Orion also uses a Delrin drip tip which also allows for adjustable airflow, which can’t be found with many pod systems.

If these pod replacements weren’t impressive enough with the high-quality construction and unique features, there are also two coil options for the cartridges, both 0.5ohm and 0.25ohm pods with the 0.25ohm being focused on increased vapour production and the 0.5ohm being focused on flavour emphasis.

Customization of Your Lost Vape Orion

As previously mentioned, the software on the Lost Vape Orion also allows for personal customization for the vape, which can be accessed through the Escribe program which is powered through “Evolv” and edited on your computer.

One of the features within customization is the “reply mode”. This is a feature that allows you to replicate a puff that you found particularly satisfying. When you take a puff and it was exactly what you were hoping for, and more, you hold down the adjustment button for 3 seconds, and when the indicator is green it will continue to replay that puff until you turn it off (by holding down the adjustment button for 3 seconds again).

You can also set the settings to deliver a MTL and DTL puff with the unique “Lost Vape Orion Go Light Settings”. All the customization options can be found within the Escribe program. With the boost mode you can also increase the power output at the beginning of the puff to produce more vapour, quicker.

The LED multicolour lights are also programmable, and you can modify them within the escribe program to be different colours from the programmed ones, to whatever colours you prefer. The battery level can be checked through pressing the fire button twice.

Lost Vape Orion Basic Operation

The Lost Vape Orion has a round fire button on the side which can also be used to indicate the battery level but clicking it twice. The adjustment button changes the power settings from low, medium and high, and if you hold it for three seconds it will activate the replay mode. You can also use the fire button to lock or unlock the device by clicking it 5 times.

Using the Escribe program, you can choose whether you want DTL or MTL and you can also customize the wattage profiles there as well. The Escribe program also allows for further customization including changing the LED colour indicators for battery level and power setting.

To access the micro USB port to either charge or update the software on your device, locate the charging port at the bottom of the device and pull the cap off.

Pod Operation:

The pod resistance is indicated on each pod, and you can tell whether it is the SS 0.25ohm or the SS 0.5ohm pod. To insert the pod, line up the contacts on the pod with the contacts on the device and then you press down and it will snap into place. If you are removing the pod, you pull down the locking lever on the side of the device (above the fire button) and it will automatically release and you can pull the pod up to remove it. To refill the pod, remove the pod first, unscrew the refill cap on it, then pour the e-juice into the pod, make sure you let the pod sit for about 5 minutes, if it is a new pod so the cotton can prime, to prevent burning.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE LOST VAPE ORION

Within the Lost Vape Orion starter kit, you will receive

– 1 Lost Vape Orion DNA GO

– 2 Lost Vape Orion 0.25ohm (vapour focused) cartridges

– 1 Lost Vape Orion 0.5ohm (flavour focused) cartridge

– 1 USB charging cable

– 1 User Guide

– 1 Orion Lanyard

You can expect to pay more, but if you are looking for beauty, style and functionality in a pod system then Lost Vape Orion DNA GO AIO should be at the top of your list for the perfect vape starter kit.

Lost Vape Orion DNA Go vs. Lost Vape Orion Q

Lost Vape Orion DNA Go vs. Lost Vape Orion Q Intro

Lost Vape’s first pod mod took the market by storm with its high-end design and excellent DNA Go chipset by Evolv.

It had many admirers, including the whole Vaping Vibe team. Yet it was still quite a divisive device with many stating the hype wasn’t worth it, and it was just overkill for a pod mod that came with a high price tag.

Lost Vape made the most logical step for their latest release. The Orion Quest (or Q) is a stripped back version of the Lost Vape Orion which uses a simple wattage board instead of the DNA Go by Evolv.

That means it comes in at a far more palatable price even though it has the same design and build quality.

But does the lack of fancy features like Replay mode, mean that the Orion Q is an inferior device? And which one ultimately provides the best value and is the best option for you?

Lost Vape Orion DNA Go vs. Lost Vape Orion Q

Lost Vape Orion DNA Go Lost Vape Orion Q
Design
Portability
Capacity
Performance
Battery Life
Value
Total
5
5

Decisions are based on all the Vaping Vibe team picking their favorite for each category.

Verdict

As sibling rivalries go, this one could seem a bit unfair at first glance. It’s like the fully grown man going in to fight his pre-teen younger brother.

However, that’s not really the case. The Orion Q may lack the clever internals of the Orion Go, but that doesn’t necessarily make it an inferior device. In fact, it makes it a far more approachable and affordable device for the average vaper, and that’s already a massive win.

However, let’s break down the bare facts to see if it’s worth spending twice the amount for the DNA Go.

When it comes to design and build quality, you can’t really tell these two devices apart. The lack of a replay button on the Q means the micro-USB is in a far better position, instead of tucked away behind an annoying flap. Although some may prefer the cleaner look of the DNA Go, the Q’s layout just feels more practical.

When it comes to pods, the Orion Quest comes with the same style pod, but it’s a 1.0-Ohm Kanthal coil. We also noticed that these pods don’t quite fit as seamlessly to the Q as the pods on the DNA Go. We won’t count this against the device, and it is only a small gap, but it’s something to bear in mind.

Battery life is a hard one to gauge as it really depends on the resistance of the coil you are using on the device. That being said we used the 0.5-Ohm stainless steel coil on both the Q and the DNA Go and didn’t notice any notable difference. However, playing with your power features in Escribe on the DNA Go will give you more scope.

It’s also worth noting that you do have the ability to use the 1.0 Kanthal pods on the Lost Vape DNA Go if you go into Escribe and set it up. So if your main deciding factor was to use the higher resistance coil, the DNA Go does give you the choice, even though it’s not the most straightforward method.

So what about performance?

Well, there’s no denying that having the replay feature and the ability to control the ‘warmth’ and ‘boost’ of your vape through Escribe does give you a far more tailored experience, and ultimately better performance.

That being said the primary day to day experience and general performance actually comes down to the pods you are using on the device, and even though Lost Vape has updated the pods, they are still quite inconsistent.

If your only reason for getting an Orion was to use it in a DTL setup, then the 0.25-Ohm coils (although power hungry) are your best bet, and those will only work on the DNA Go.

However, when it comes to MTL vaping the Q holds it’s own with either of the other coils. The lack of power features doesn’t impact the vape experience enough to justify the extra price of the DNA GO.

So you have to ask yourself the question of what are you buying the device for?

If the ability to control your power setting, temperature control through Replay mode and have more variation on pods (giving you better scope for DTL or MTL vaping) is important to you. Then the DNA Go is more versatile and ultimately the better choice between the two Orions – if it’s in your budget.

But if you are just looking for a stylish pocket-friendly device to use with simple plug-and-play features. Then there’s no question that the Orion Q is the more sensible choice.

Lost Vape Orion Q Review | Half the Price of the GO

Product intro and specs

The Orion GO was arguably the most important pod vape of last year. Now in 2019, Lost Vape has released the second edition, the Orion Quest (Q). It’s a paired down version of the original Orion Go for a little less than half the price, but without the most unique electronic features of the GO.

The Orion Q has a 950 mAh internal battery and the power output is set for 17 watts only. No adjustability and no Evolv DNA board. The device comes either by itself with no pods, or you can get the kit that comes with a single 2 mL pod housing a 1.0-ohm Kanthal coil (the only official Quest pod).

From the outside looking in, there’s virtually no difference between the two versions. What remains for the Quest is the build quality and design. But is that enough to compensate for the lack of all the other features?

Frame colors: stainless steel, black, blue, gold (all come with carbon fiber panels)

Specifications

Kit Content

Build quality and design

As mentioned, the Orion Q is basically the Orion GO with a different chip. If you’re not familiar with the GO, then I’ll discuss the Quest as it is.

The Orion Q is a quality-built and well-designed pod device. It’s got some heft to it, although it doesn’t interfere with it being an easy carry. It’s a rectangular pod vape made of a stainless-steel chassis and carbon fiber panels. With the thick plastic pod in, the Quest weighs about 85 grams and its dimensions are 93 mm x 37 mm x 13.5 mm. The pod has dual-slotted adjustable airflow from a knurled ring in the base of the proprietary mouthpiece, and a screw-top fill port on the top of the pod. Filling the pod is completely straightforward. You can practically pour juice in it, but because there is a lot of cotton in the pods, I’d recommend waiting at least 15 minutes for these to totally saturate.

Once the pods are in the device, they’re incredibly secure. There is a track and catch system that the pods go into, and they’re removed from a sliding switch on the side of the device. To insert the pod, angle the base of the pod (the mouthpiece side) to the back of the pod housing; then push down on the on the refill top until you hear a click.

Under the pod release switch is the circular fire button. It’s raised enough to easily find it without looking, and it’s responsive. Mine has the tiniest bit of rattle, but only when shaking it vigorously.

Performance

The performance of the Orion Q is good and I enjoy using it, but it’s not as straightforward as it sounds. Although the pods vape quietly, and they don’t leak, spit or pop, some have far too much cotton in the coil. That increases the time to saturate and the time to break-in the coil. Sometimes a good portion of the first fill tastes off, to the point of it tasting like a burnt hit. Also, all that cotton means the flavor carry-over lasts longer than normal.

After the coils break-in, the pods last me each about a week (or 1-2 refills a day) before the taste drops off. The 1.0-ohm Q pods vape well with flavor and vapor, but mainly with DL lung hits or restricted lung hits with high VG juice. It seems counter-intuitive to do DL hits on a 1.0-ohm pod, but it works. Unfortunately, the Q doesn’t do so well for me with MTL — the 17 watts on the 1.0-ohm coil make the tip uncomfortably hot when taking successive hits when the airflow is closed off.

For compatibility of the Orion GO pods on the Q, the 0.25-ohm GO pods fall outside of the resistance range of the Q and won’t fire them. The 0.5-ohm pods will work, but the performance has been hit or miss for me lately. Sometimes it vapes well and other times it gets too hot. Also note that the Q pods will work on the Orion GO, but you will have to go into Escribe and fiddle with the settings.

Originally I said the 0.5-ohm GO pods were working fine on my Q, and they were. But lately they’ve been getting too hot and now it’s not something that I’m doing. Now I only use the Q pods on the Q.

Battery

The front/bottom micro USB port is placed well (unlike with the GO), but it’s solely meant for charging. In the GO, the oddly-placed bottom port is also for firmware updates and using Escribe.

There is a small LED right above the micro USB port that represents the charge status in three colors:

  • Light blue: 64-100
  • Purple: 18-64%
  • Red: 0-17%

As for battery life, it’s been great whether I’m using the 0.5-ohm (GO) or the 1.0-ohm (Q) pods. Even when my light is red, it seems to last much longer than the percentage available. I always get more than a day, and sometimes two full days out of a charge. I clocked the charge at more than 90 minutes while plugged into my computer — too bad there is no pass-thru charging because it’s a long charge. When the charging is complete, the light will be blue (so don’t wait for it to go out). All in all, if you want a little pocket-carry device that will last, the battery life of the Q is a plus!

Pros / Cons

  • Well made
  • Pods are totally secure
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Easy to fill
  • Pod release switch is a pleasure to use
  • Adjustable airflow
  • Decent flavor and vapor
  • 1.0-ohm Q pods don’t work well for MTL
  • Some of the pods have too much cotton in the coil
  • Long charge and no pass-thru

Verdict

For half the price of the GO, the Q is a solid buy. The Q has its faults, but it’s better than the majority of pod vapes on the market. I hope Lost Vape cuts down on the cotton in the pods because that’s the one thing I think hurts the vape quality. But even with that, for a long-lasting battery plus a quality build and design, the Q is hard to beat. It doesn’t have all the electronic features of the GO, but not everyone needs or wants all of that, especially for the higher cost.

I feel confident in recommending the device as it is for DL or restricted lung hits with low mg e-juice, and I would recommend not using this with high strength nic salts. Also, remember that Lost Vape is saying to only use the Q pods with the Q.

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