Dust off those wireless chargers we all thought we needed for our phones, kids. Because Digiflavor is living up to its company name and implementing wireless charging capabilities to their newest high-wattage mod, the Edge.
It’s also the first major vape mod to update the USB port options to include the USB-C protocol, meaning faster upgrades and onboard charging (if you’re not using the wireless, that is). There’s also a standard Micro-USB port, so don’t panic, luddites! But before we dive in, let’s see what our friends at Element Vape have to say.
The Digiflavor Edge 200W Box Mod is a vaping powerhouse, combining a dual high-amp 18650 battery layout, wireless charging via Qi enabled functions, and possesses the advanced AS Chipset to achieve fast firing times and efficient stability. The Digiflavor Edge utilizes the AS Chipset to efficiently draw power from the dual 18650 batteries to allow for firing at wattages up to 200W.
Digiflavor Edge Specs:
- Dimensions – 132mm by 67mm by 29mm
- AS Chipset
- Dual High-Amp 18650 Batteries – Not Included
- Wattage Output Range: 5-200W
- Voltage Output Range: 0-7.5V
- Resistance Range – VW Mode: 0.05-3.0ohm
- Resistance Range – TC Mode: 0.05-1.5ohm
- Power Mode
- Temp Mode
- Stealth Mode – Screen OFF during Usage
- Ni200, TItanium, Stainless Steel Compatibility
- Superior Zinc-Alloy Construction
- Oversized Firing Button
- Two Adjustment Buttons
- Large LED Color Display Screen
- 4 Memory Mode
- Screen Lighting Adjustment
- Button Operated Battery Door
- Qi Compatible Wireless Charging
- USB-C Charging Port
- Centered 510 Connection
- Available in Black, Silver, Gunmetal, Green, Blue
Digiflavor Edge Kit Contents:
- 1 Digiflavor Edge 200W Box Mod
- 1 MicroUSB Charging Cable
- 1 Spare Parts Bag
A lot of mods come to us with so-called “industrial” design elements, but few are as rugged and burly as the 200-watt Edge. From the scalloped, textured side panels, to the rivet-like adornments and sturdy 510 connection, there’s nothing here that doesn’t look like it could survive a missile attack. And yeah, maybe a few dings and drops from normal use.
This attention to sturdiness includes the button-activated battery door, which is stiff enough to stay intact in a pocket or purse, while easy enough to operate with one hand. Just brilliant execution in the design department.
But the real star of the visual show is the 2-inch screen, which is really bright, sharp and legible, even in the brightest summer daylight. While the screen aesthetic might not be everyone’s cup of tea – it’s not as ‘pretty’ as many other devices, and the screen color can’t be changed – I learned to appreciate it more in context with the rest of the Edge’s look and feel.
My only concern is the shocking lack of venting on the surface of the Edge. Though I never experienced any excess heat, any mod capable of 200 watts NEEDS venting holes, especially near the batteries. Maybe the Digiflavor people know more about mod design than I do. But a few little holes can’t be that difficult to achieve, right?
I was really skeptical when I heard the Edge was going to feature Qi-compatible wireless charging, but you know what? It works really well, much to the surprise of everyone on staff. I’ve never loved this technology on phones, since there always seems to be a lot of residual heat, and – again – there’s a notable lack of venting on the exterior.
But the Edge handled the wireless charging with nary a concern. Not only did the device reach its full charge in very good time, but it was cool to the touch when it was done. I even popped open the back of the mod to see if the batteries were warmer than usual, but they were also a normal temperature with no signs of distress.
The only thing keeping me from using the wireless charging? The included USB-C capability, which is nearly twice as fast as the wireless feature. Given the two options, I’d almost always choose a wired, for speed purposes alone.
Of course, if given a choice, always use an exterior charger for your removable batteries. It’s just safer and more efficient. But if you’re caught in a pinch, it’s nice to see Digiflavor giving customers a maximum amount of value in a compact device.
Vaping the Digiflavor Edge
Right out of the gate, let me tell you there’s nothing extraordinary about the Edge’s features and options. The full slate of temperature control options are fully in place (though there’s no bypass mode, in case that’s a deal breaker for you) and all work as expected, with only a handful of hiccups when navigating the linear menu system.
Were they major problems? Not at all, but it gets a little exhausting having a mod boot you back to a main screen when inputting a temp setting, only to return to that menu option and have to do it all over again. I think we’ve reached a point where setting a temperature shouldn’t be high science, but these occasional missteps made me realize there’s still work to do.
In wattage mode, however, the Edge worked flawlessly, delivering the same smooth, steady power output all the way up the ladder, to the device’s 200-watt limit. And even better, the mod stays cool and responsive, even at max output. Using any number of MTL and sub-ohm atomizers, the Edge simply did what it was told, never spiking or offering surprises along the way.
One other quirk that needs to be addressed – and it’s bumming me out to even type this – the rocker-style, single piece adjustment button is flimsier than the rest of the mod’s build. There’s a nice initial clickiness to it, but once you use it for a few weeks, it quickly “breaks in” leading to some sticking and missteps. Considering the fire key is so well made, this was a black mark on an otherwise fantastic device.
– Qi-compatible wireless charging
– USB-C compatibility
– Excellent heat distribution, even without venting…
– … There should still be venting
– Minor temp control missteps
– Awful up/down adjustment button
Even with a few bothersome quirks, the Digiflavor Edge was a pleasant surprise. At first glance, it didn’t seem like it was going to be something special. But then I held it… I fired up the display … I enjoyed effortless wattage vaping and advanced technology, all in one package. Maybe it’s not the belle of the ball, and maybe there’s a few warts beneath the surface, but for truly advanced vaping in an accessible, comfortable package, the Digiflavor Edge is a winner.