When I first heard about the Rincoe Manto S 228W Vape Mod Starter Kit, I wasn’t that excited – after all, it just looked like a paint-splattered version of last year’s Manto X. It has the same Wismec-inspired hexagonal frame, compact form factor and ergonomic hand feel. The fire key is a little different, but ultimately this seemed like a case of aesthetics, not wholesale change.

 

Well, I decided to look a little closer and see why Rincoe would go back to the same well so soon, and realized the two Manto mods might share some DNA, but there could be some new things happening with the Manto S.

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PREVIEW - MANTO S 228W TC STARTER KIT

Rincoe Manto S 228W Mod Kit PREVIEW DevilsOn paper, Rincoe describes the Manto S kit as having an extensive temperature control suite, with an incredibly lightweight chassis construction layered with an elegant soft touch finish. But beneath the surface lies a proprietary chipset, capable of 228 watts of output, accommodating coils as low as 0.05 ohms. Similar to the Manto X, but the word “proprietary” has us intrigued.

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This kit might actually be defined by the Rincoe Metis Mix Mesh Sub-Ohm Tank, which comes with a pair of branded mesh coils, reading at 0.15 or 0.2 ohms. These two companion coils are part of a four-coil series exclusive to the Metis Mix tank – hardly newsworthy these days, but if they’re good, we’re definitely going to be excited to give them a whirl.

Rincoe Manto S 228W Mod Specs:

  • Dimensions – 70mm by 40mm by 37mm
  • Dual High-Amp 18650 Batteries – Not Included
  • Wattage Output Range: 1-228W
  • Max Output Voltage: 8.4V
  • Max Output Current: 50A
  • Temperature Control Range: 100°-300°C / 200°-600°F
  • Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohms
  • Ni200, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Compatibility
  • TCR Mode
  • Bypass Mode
  • Power Mode
  • Lightweight PC Construction
  • Oversized Firing Button
  • Magnetic Battery Door
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • 10 Seconds Cut Off
  • Low Voltage Protection
  • Over Heating Protection
  • Reverse Polarity Protection
  • MicroUSB Cable
  • Centered 510 Connection
  • Available in Stainless Steel, Blue, Rainbow, Red, Black

Rincoe Manto S 228W Tank Specs:

  • 25mm Diameter
  • 6mL Bubble Glass Juice Capacity
  • Superior Stainless Steel Construction
  • Quartz Glass Reinforcement
  • Threaded Top Fill System
  • 15 Single Mesh Coil – rated for 40-70W
  • 2ohm Dual Mesh Coil – rated for 60-90W
  • 15ohm Triple Mesh Coil – rated for 80-110W
  • 15ohm Q4 Mesh Coil – rated for 130-180W
  • Knurled Dual Slotted Airflow Control Ring
  • 810 Drip Tip
  • 510 Connection
  • Available in Stainless Steel

Rincoe Manto S 228W  Starter Kit Contents:

  • 1 Manto S 228W Box Mod
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • 1 Instructional Manual
  • 1 Warranty Card
  • 1 Certificate Card

Our Hopes for the Rincoe Manto S Mod Kit

In short, we want this to be a distinctly different experience than what we got from its big brother. Now, to be fair, we LIKED the Manto X, but it had some quirks we’re hoping don’t make a reappearance (more on that in a bit).

Rincoe Manto S 228W Mod Kit PREVIEW REDI think what’s more important is that Rincoe uses this as an opportunity to do something different with its high-wattage mod range. In other words, if they’re going to use the word “proprietary” then we hope they make sure the operating system, menu navigation, ramp up time and other performance features stand out from previously released devices. We don’t need another Manto X – make this thing unique.

 

We ARE enthused about the included tank system. At first glance it seems like so many other sub-ohm tanks on the market, but there’s something about these tall, narrow atomizers that makes us hope they perform as well as the similar Freemax Fireluke coils – and that would be a tremendous win for users.

Our Fears for the Rincoe Manto S Kit

Quite honestly, the Manto X had some annoying drawbacks – most notably, the sticky fire key, which got caught in the chamber, causing the mod to fire until its cutoff time. Over the course of two weeks, this happened nearly 10 times, leading to some safety concerns when kept in a pocket. For the Manto S to be a success, this will need to be rectified. Thankfully, there’s a new fire button in place that’s smaller and shaped differently, so our fingers are crossed it won’t be an issue.

 

Another issue we had with the Manto X’s battery chamber, which repeatedly trapped my 18650s thanks to a too-narrow compartment, requiring me to shake the device violently to get them out on several occasions. Obviously, we’ll need to see improvements in this department, as well.

Wrapping Up

We’re cautiously optimistic about this new rig. Based on aesthetics, Rincoe could have called the Manto S kit a reworked version of the previous Manto X, and I’d have happily accepted it for what it is, but the company is making promises about all-new chipsets and performance features, so we’re going to have to view the Manto S kit with fresh eyes when it arrives on our desks in a few weeks. Until then, stay tuned.

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