As a vaping review and information site, we’ve come to realize there’s only so many ways companies can design a vape mod. But even the most forgiving of us are becoming a little jaded with the “sameyness” of the mod designs today – designs like the Dovpo Trigger 168W mod.
You have to admit, the whole triangular/hexagonal mod design is a BIT overdone. And that’s actually what gives me pause when previewing the Trigger. In my limited experience with Dovpo products, I’ve had mixed reactions to their design choices, which I either found odd, or somewhat cloned without any true innovation on display.
But, the past is the past, and the Trigger is now. So I’ll put aside my history and dive into some of the standout features for this new flagship for the enduring vape company.
Indeed, the Trigger has a Wismec Reuleaux-esque feel, but in a slightly more compact form factor, more similar to the recent Hcigar VT75D. The zinc alloy device has dramatic cutaways with carbon fiber inserts, and some minor vent holes (though I’ll always argue for more on mods this compact).
One item of note is that Dovpo absolutely DELIVERED on color combinations with the Trigger, as each of the available hues are (to quote the kids) fire – with the copper/black being a personal favorite.
The top of the device features a seemingly sturdy, press-fit 510-connection, with a gold-plated 510 pin, and a large, slightly recessed fire key, which is SMARTLY placed on the opposite side of the mod, to stave off unintended engagement.
Even better, Dovpo also included an action/set key, which handles the menu operations, leaving awkward fire key gymnastics behind for a more sophisticated control scheme.
Looks aside, the Trigger has some decent specs for a mod in this category, with 168 watts of purported power, room for atomizers up to 25mm, an 0.96-inch OLED display, an all-new operating system, 2-amp onboard charging, and more.
What isn’t clear based on the initial press materials is how expansive the Dovpo Trigger’s temperature control suite will be. Though we know it supports temperatures up to 600-degrees Fahrenheit, we remain unsure of which coil types will be supported, and what level of adjustments – such as TCR and preheat – can be made beyond the established settings.
Dovpo also provided no information about protection measures or puff power settings. So, there are a lot of items to cross off our list when the Trigger arrives this week.
I won’t lie – I have some reservations about doing this review in the coming weeks, based solely on my history with the company. But, as loyal readers may have learned, I’m also happiest when a company proves my skepticism wrong. I’m encouraged by much of what I’ve read so far, and hope to be eating even more crow when I finally get the opportunity to put the Dovpo Trigger 168W mod to the test.
Dovpo Trigger 168W Specs and Package Contents
Dovpo Trigger 168W specs:
- Material: Zinc Alloy
- Display: 0.96” OLED
- Working Voltage: 6.4 v – 8.4 v
- Wattage Range: 5W – 168 W
- Temperature Control Range:
- 200°F – 600° F/93° C – 315° C
- Battery: 2 x 18650 High-drain battery
- 2A Quick Balance charging
Dovpo Trigger 168W contents:
- 1x Trigger mod
- 1x Micro USB cable
- 1x User manual (English only)