CoilART DPRO 133W Protected Mechanical Box Mod Kit Preview – I can’t speak for our readers, but I imagine many of them veer away from mechanical vape mods because of potential dangers. That’s why it’s great that we have devices like the CoilART DPRO 133 – a protected mechanical box mod kit – which is designed to highlight the simple pleasure of mech vaping, with enough safety measures to reassure newcomers.
In an era of vaping filled with countless modes, features, bells and whistles, does a simplified, protected mech mod have a place? Well, we’ll know after we test it. But in the meantime, let’s take a peek at the DPRO, and see what it offers modern vapers.
No screens, no buttons, no problem
If you’re looking for another mod with a smiling skull or a Transformers-like body, you might want to find another device. Because the CoilART DPRO 133W protected mechanical box mod is about as streamlined a design as you’ll find in 2018. That’s not to say it’s unattractive – quite the opposite. But those afore-mentioned bells and whistles are nowhere to be found on the DPRO.
In their place you’ll find a bare-bones black box, with a smooth, velvety texture, stainless steel accents, and a scant few LED lights to indicate battery life and potential problems. It’s awesomely simple and feels great in the hands, but the lack of standard displays and control options is immediately noticeable once you start firing.
Inside the box lies an equally simple set of offerings. In addition to the DPRO box itself, you’ll find a modest array of parts and tools, and the bare bones, postless 24mm DPRO RDA. Again, simple, effective, and 100% free of extraneous nonsense.
The DPRO is an unregulated device, which can operate off of one or two 18650 batteries in parallel, with a maximum of 133-watt output, with a pair of freshly charged cells. Because it’s direct voltage, power output is entirely dependent on the batteries you use, and how much charge they have. That’s it – the final results are left to the user.
Don’t confuse “unregulated” with “unsafe”
Though this seems intimidating, there ARE protection measures built into the DPRO, to help new users safely learn how to build appropriately for the device. Technically, the DPRO can operate with tanks, but they need to have coils designed for direct voltage vaping, such as SMOK’s M-series Beast coils.
Similarly, the new wave of mesh coils have been used in direct voltage situations to some levels of success, so we’ll certainly give that a shot during testing, as well.
That said, this kit comes with an RDA for a reason, and after a few minutes with the DPRO, we can safely say this is the best way to experience the mod. We’ll have a bigger breakdown of this subject in our review when it arrives in the next few weeks.
Speaking of the DPRO RDA
Like I mentioned, the DPRO RDA makes an unassuming first impression. But that’s not a bad thing, either. The lack of deck posts makes for an unbelievably roomy build area, letting creative builders enjoy a playground for unique coil ideas. And the angled airflow cutouts drive air right to the coils, hopefully leading to a ton of flavorful vapor.
Plus, with gold-plating as far as the eye can see – including the 510 pin – we’re very excited to see how this seemingly simplistic RDA translates into a true vaping experience.
Because the CoilART DPRO 133 is such a streamlined device, it’s kind of hard to find problems, at least until we vape it extensively. But I think versatility is a primary concern at this point, simple because it’s difficult to determine which audience is best served by this device.
On one hand, the modest wattage output and protection measures might alienate max-wattage vapers. On the other, the DPRO might be a difficult sell to someone just learning about advanced vaping, considering there are no controls, and little understanding about what the device is doing at any point in time.
For purists, this might be enough. But even with protections in place, newbies might need a little more understanding of how their mod is working, so they can learn what to do – and more importantly, what NOT to do.
The CoilART DPRO 133 has a lot of nice things going for it and could be the gateway mod we need to bridge the gap between regulated and mechanical vaping. But we won’t know for sure until we test it more thoroughly – stay tuned for our full breakdown over the next few weeks!
CoilART DPRO 133W Kit Specs and Contents
CoilART DPRO 133W Box Mod specs:
- Dimensions: 84.5mm by 44mm by 28mm
- Dual High-Amp 18650 Batteries – Parallel Series
- Optional Single High-Amp 18650 Platform
- Maximum Wattage Output: 133W
- Voltage Output Range: 3.5-4.2V
- Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.08ohm
- Aluminum Anodizing Body Construction
- Gunmetal Bottom & Top Base
- Large Firing Mechanism
- 24K Gold-Plated Fire Connection
- Internal Self-Adjustable Connect Pin
- Self-Adjusting Battery Contact
- Short-Circuit Protection
- Spring-Loaded 510 Connection
CoilART DPRO 24mm RDA specs:
- 24mm Diameter
- 3mm Deep Juice Well
- Superior Stainless Steel Construction
- Heat-Resistant ULTEM Construction – For ULTEM Colorway
- Innovative Postless, Quad Terminal Design
- 2.5mm Terminal Openings
- Side-Secured via Hex Screws
- Two PEEK-Insulated Positive Terminal Posts
- Two Negative Terminal Posts
- 24K Gold-Plated Build Deck Deck
- Single or Double Coil Configurations
- Dual Slotted Angle Airtubes
- 8mm 810 ULTEM Widebore Drip Tip
- 510 Hollow Bottom-Feeding Pin
- Gold-Plated 510 Contact Pin
CoilART DPRO 24mm RDA contents:
- 1x DPRO 133W Box Mod
- 1x DPRO RDA
- 1x Bottom-Feeding 510 Pin
- 2x Cotton Pads
- 2x Prebuilt Fused Clapton Coils
- 1x Allen Key
- Spare Parts Bag