Table of Contents
- 1 The Elephant in the Room
- 2 Features and Specs
- 3 Impressions
- 4 Bottom Line
- 5 Reviews:
Halo Cigs Reacts To Changing Vape Scene
50W Box Mod – Sub-Ohm Tanks – And More
Halo Cigs recently released several new products to accommodate a changing vape community. Despite these products lack of any Temperature Sensing technology, they remain powerful devices that seem tailor-made for Halo’s newly reformulated High VG e-liquid.
New vapers, or vapers that are not a part of the ever-growing number of true hobbyists will welcome the opportunity to add these new devices to their vaping repertoire, though the more advanced, or experienced vapers will recognize the devices as early-2015 top-of-the-line mods and tanks. Either way, for the price, the feature list and performance of these devices are worthy of the Halo Cigs brand.
The Elephant in the Room
Let’s just go ahead and address the fact that Halo has made excellent choices when it came to branding devices that will provide an excellent vape to every Halo Cigs customer. Their Reactor Box Mod is in fact the eLeaf iStick 50W box mod, the Reactor Tank is the Freemax Starre sub-ohm tank, the Tracer Mod is none other than the Joyetech eGo ONE Mega battery, and the Tracer Tank is Horizon Arctic sub-ohm tank. All excellent products, based on solid technology and terrific companions to the High VG Halo Cigs e-Liquids. I applaud Halo for choosing these devices to bring into the Halo Cigs umbrella.
What also sold me on these devices as products I can happily recommend to Halo Cigs customers, is the added value of new deluxe packaging, rewritten manuals in perfect English, and included dandy add-ons like wall-chargers, and best of all, for about the same price as buying the equivalent products from eLeaf, Joyetech, Horizon and Freemax, buyers receive a 30mL glass bottle of the V-Type (High VG) e-liquid from a select number of flavors, a $20 value right there.
For reviewers in the community these devices are instantly recognizable, but the presentation of them, compared to their counterparts, are simply spectacular and only recognizable if other Halo Cigs products were previously reviewed. The images accompanying this review show that without a doubt they were given the Halo Cigs treatment.
My singular compliant is something I would point out under any circumstance or company, and it is this: On the product page for each of these devices are these nonsense words…
IMPORTANT: For best performance use with HALO High VG (v-type) eliquid.
I really hate it when companies do this. First, it’s not true, not even a little true, and second, if we were to take that sentence literally I would advise every reader that doesn’t use Halo e-liquids exclusively to avoid buying them for fear of getting a less than expected vape experience. This is the reason I would never make it in marketing.
Features and Specs
The Halo Cigs Reactor Starter Kit
Features and Specs:
- Dimensions: 3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″ x 7/8″
- 510 Threaded
- Variable Wattage (VW) and Variable Voltage (VV) mode – Click Fire Button 3 times to change mode.
- Maximum Output Wattage: 50 Watts
- Adjustable Voltage: the voltage is adjustable from 2.0V to 10.0V
- Adjustable Wattage: the wattage is adjustable from 5W to 50W
- Minimum Resistance: from 0.2 ohm
- Built-in battery: Capacity 4400mAh
- Incremental OLED screen: battery condition, atomizer resistance, wattage and voltage
- Battery Protections: atomizer short circuit protection, over 10 second protection and low voltage protection (battery lower than 3.3V)
- Micro USB rechargeable: supports charging with a 1Amp wall adaptor (supplied)
- Temperature Alarm function: If the temperature of device is over 70℃, the output will shut off automatically and the screen will reflect “Temp Protection” for 5 seconds.
- Side Charging Port: The USB charging port is on the side of battery
- Spring Connector and Stainless Steel Thread: The spring connection base ensures adaptability. The connecting thread is made of stainless steel.
Reactor Subtank Tank
- Dual Vertical Coils (DVC) – first in the world
- Working wattage: 20W-100W
- Working voltage: 3-6V
- Sub-ohm resistance: 0.25ohm/0.5ohm
- Capacity: 5ml
- SUS304 Grade Stainless Steel
- Glass tube
- Medical grade cotton
- USA-made coil wire
- Size: 74.8mm(L)*22.00mm(D)
Halo Cigs Tracer Starter Kit
- 510 Threaded
- 2600 mAh battery
- Stainless Steel Construction (304)
- Minimum Resistance: 0.5 ohm
- Low voltage protection
- Short circuit protection
- Battery display function with 3.5 hours charge time
- Color: Black and Silver
- Dimensions: 2″L x 7/8″D (without drip tip)
- 510 Threaded
- 22mm Diameter
- 304 stainless steel construction
- Glass tank
- 5ml capacity
- Coils made from USA Kanthal wire
- Coils use 100% Organic cotton
- 10-100W compatible
- 4 adjustable airflow control valves
- Replaceable atomizer heads
- BTC (Bottom Turbine Coil) or BTDC (Bottom Turbine Dual Coil) compatible
Coils Options and Wattage compatibility:
- BTC 0.2ohm: 20W – 50W
- BTC 0.5ohm: 20W – 40W
- BTC 1.2ohm: 10W – 25W
- BTDC 0.2ohm: 30W – 100W
- BTDC 0.5ohm: 30W – 80W
As I am already familiar with these devices I wound up spending just a few days with each one. Believe me, I liked these products earlier in the year and under a different name, and nothing has changed my mind since then. Whether it’s the Reactor Mod and tank, or the Tracer Mod and tank, you will be happy with either. I’ll post links to the reviews of the original pieces at the end of this review if you want more detailed information about them. Checking with Halo Cigs, there are no hardware tweaks made by Halo to these products, so the previous reviews are accurate.
People that buy several mods a year and even more sub-ohm tanks won’t find anything new here, and could do better with more modern devices, especially in the sub-ohm tank department. That said, long term customers of Halo Cigs will delight in these new, more powerful mods and tanks. Up until the release of these sub-ohm products the most powerful Halo Cigs hardware was the Triton kit, an eGo-type battery and a CE4+ clearomizer that we really liked a couple of years back. These new products are ideal for vapers looking at the High VG Halo e-liquids, or any other e-liquid with higher VG than 50:50. Halo customers looking to up their game with both flavor and cloud chasing will find success here.
What About the Prices?
I really have no complaints about the pricing structure for these Starter Kits. I imagine you can find replacement coils for the Reactor and Tracer tanks for less than $13.50 per 5-pack, but even that isn’t all that much more than the cheapest prices elsewhere.
The Reactor Starter Kit includes the battery and tank, USB cable and wall charger, nicely packaged and includes a select number of 30mL e-liquid flavors in a 30ml glass bottle to choose from, free of charge. In addition, Halo Cigs uses the Point System, so buying your e-liquids, components and coil replacements will help you build up points that can be used at a later date. The starter kit, with the e-liquid, is $69.99. Imagine deducting the $20 bottle of e-liquid and the actual cost for the starter kit is just $49.99. I doubt you could be better at that price.
The Tracer Starter Kit includes the battery, tank, USB cable and wall charger, also nicely packaged and also includes a select number of 30mL e-liquid flavors to choose from, and the point system. The price of the kit is a nice $59.99. Deducting the e-liquid price again and you’re looking at $39.99 for this starter kit. An excellent price point by anyone’s standards.
For mainstream vapers looking at getting into a better vape experience the combination of one of these two starter kits and the V-Type (High VG) e-liquids is an excellent choice. I highly recommend them (with any e-liquid).
For more advanced vapers these products probably won’t be appealing in their own right, but if you’re looking to try Halo Cigs High VG e-liquids, and to pick up a good backup system these two kits are hard to pass up. Click To Buy Here.
Tom McBride/Jason Little