Intro and Specs for the asMODus Ohmsmium 24
When I heard I was getting a new single-18650 asMODus device to review, I got excited, assuming they another gorgeous stabilized wood mod was coming my way. So, imagine my surprise when the Ohmsmium 24 80-watt box mod arrived. It’s still a looker, for sure.
And it still has most of the inner workings of asMODus’ higher-end devices… but there’s just something “missing” from the Ohmsmium 24 that makes me wish there was some wood (and meat) to discuss here. (However, the asMODus Ohmsmium is available in a drop-dead gorgeous stab-wood finishes too, I just didn’t get one.)
The asMODus Ohmsmium 24 80W Box Mod is a highly durable vape device, implementing an 80W output chipset, temperature control settings, and possesses a soft-touch rubberized exterior coating that is sure to prevent unsightly mars and scars, while providing a better grip and hand feel. Constructed from a fusion of zinc-alloy and stainless steel, the Ohmsmium 24 box mod can withstand those smaller falls and drops, protecting the GX-80-F chipset and the single high-amp 18650 battery within. A comprehensive temperature control suite is offered, featuring wire compatibility with nickel, titanium, and stainless-steel options, providing a softer and more pleasurable hit between the temperatures of 200°-600°F. Furthermore, the asMODus Ohmsmium 24 80W Box mod is finished in a soft touch rubberized coating to provide a better grip while hiding marks and scars with ease.
asMODus Ohmsmium Specs:
- GX-80-F Chipset
- Dimensions – 81.5mm by 43mm by 24.5mm
- Single High-Amp 18650 Battery – Not Included
- Wattage Output Range: 1-80W
- Voltage Output Range: 3.2-4.2V
- Resistance Range: 0.08-3.0ohm
- Temperature Range: 200°-600°F
- Power Mode
- TC Mode
- Bypass Mode
- Nickel, Titanium, Stainless Steel Compatibility
- Zinc-Alloy and SS Chassis Construction
- Intuitive Firing Button
- Two Adjustment Buttons
- OLED Display Screen
- Soft-Touch Rubberized Coating
- Threaded and Ventilated Battery Cap
- Short-Circuit Protection
- High Temperature Protection
- Low Voltage Warning
- MicroUSB Port
- Spring Loaded 510 Connection
Available in Black, Black-Yellow Splatter, Black-Purple Splatter
asMODus Ohmsmium Contents:
- 1 asMODus Ohmsmium 24 80W TC Box Mod
- 1 Warranty Card
- 1 Instruction Manual
Initial Impressions and Aesthetics
The single-battery Ohmsmium 24 mod itself isn’t quite as noticeable as asMODus’ other mods, but it’s still pretty attractive, depending on your preferences. My purple splatter test model had a nice, contrasting color flow that managed to hit all the right notes, staying on the right side of gaudy.
More importantly, the Ohmsmium 24 is as pleasurable to hold and fire as it is to look at. The mod is rubber-coated, almost velvety texture to it, which feels great when it nestles in the palm. Plus, it’s highly durable – no peeling or scraping here. I’m embarrassed to say my Ohmsmium 24 took two (!) stiff drops on my second day of testing and looks no worse for wear.
The Ohmsmium 24’s fire button feels nice, too, with a good click and throw. I would have preferred it had a little less rattle (yes, this is still a problem in 2019) but overall, it was responsive enough for my liking.
It’s vertical, monochrome OLED works well, and looks okay. But it’s such an antiquated-looking readout, which doesn’t really add anything to the mod’s visual appeal. Given the company’s lineage (even if this isn’t a $200+ mod) it was a little disappointing.
Standout Features of the asMODus Ohmsmium 24
For a single-18650 device, the asMODus Ohmsmium 24 packs quite a bit of punch. Because this is “just” an 80-watt mod, there were no problems hitting that threshold consistently. What I WASN’T expecting was the horrible battery life offered by the Ohmsmium 24.
I pushed the mod in all different directions, constantly changed atomizers, and fiddled with menus, so there was some slack to give here. But I barely managed 2 hours of steady vaping before seeing a low battery warning. I imagine lower, more-consistent wattages will improve these numbers, but all the same, this was a disappointment.
Vaping the asMODus Ohmsmium 24 Stabilized Wood Vape Mod
In wattage mode, the Ohmsmium 24 ramps up well enough, with no stuttering or sudden bursts of overheating. Though I have my concerns about the accessibility of this proprietary GX-80-F chipset, there is no questioning its performance, which was pretty smooth no matter what I asked of the device.
I used three atomizers on the Ohmsmium 24 – an older Digiflavor Siren MTL tank, a Freemax Fireluke 2, and the Hellvape Passage RDA – with a wide range of coils and builds. Though it might sound trite, all worked well enough, with only the RDA giving me any kind of skittishness – likely the result of a wonky build, not the mod.
When it comes to Temperature control is a different story. The menu system isn’t as intuitive as more modern setups but crafting ideal TC settings is something I had to learn over time. I eventually “got it,” but expect newcomers to struggle a bit before the repeated presses and clicks becomes intuitive. Though not quite as dense as those on a DNA or YiHi device, this proprietary chipset is still tricky to navigate, especially for beginners.
Once in the menus, the Ohmsmium 24 offers quite a healthy list of features. In addition to 80 watts of power, there is the standard complement of options for nickel, titanium, stainless or blended coils, bypass mode, and more.
As mentioned earlier, the screen is fine for what it does, but I can’t help but wish the Ohmsmium 24 took it a few steps in either direction. Meaning, the mod would simply look better with a more advanced display, perhaps with a wider layout.
Ending this section on a positive note, the protection modes are fantastic and responsive. I purposely tested some of them (Again, do NOT do this, kids) to see if they’d accurately shut down the mod, and all worked precisely.
– Comfortable, durable exterior
– Smooth ramping power
– Solid protection suite
– Horrendous battery life
– Antiquated display and menus
– Seems a little underwhelming by asMODus standards
Though I’m not sure what the current market demand is for a single-18650 device that isn’t offering something unique, the asMODus Ohmsmium 24 is a decent option for vapers who want to keep things simple. We can’t understand the weak battery life or the old-fashioned menus, but as a comfortable, durable, entry-level offering from the company, it’s worth checking out.