Last Updated on June 18, 2018 by Team Spinfuel
“Simple” has such a bad connotation. Especially to vapers, who tend to want devices loaded with features – features they may never even use. Sense, a company best known for its stellar sub-ohm tanks, like the Herakles Plus, just defied this thinking and released the Sense V-Jet 230W TC Starter Kit, with a chipset that screams “simple mod.”
In fact, they’re calling it the SVL – “simple vape life” – chipset, and it drives one of the most user-friendly interfaces we’ve seen so far. Maybe Sense is known for its tanks – and there is a good one included in the box – but we think there’s a lot of potential in SVL, and we can’t wait to give it a thorough test this coming week.
At first glance, the dual-18650 Sense V-Jet IS a simple mod. The ergonomic shape and two-color scheme seem clean and well-designed, but doesn’t appear to be anything vapers haven’t seen 100 times before. Three front-facing operation buttons sit beneath the TFT screen, while a large, rectangular fire key adorns the right side of the device.
The offset 510 connection is press-fit, but seems very sturdy, and most tanks and RDAs fit atop the V-Jet flush, with no overhang. However, notice I said “most.” The one atomizer that didn’t fit right was the namesake V-Jet sub-ohm tank that comes right in the box.
In a very strange circumstance, the companion V-Jet tank has a sizable gap when attached – as in, I could fit a small flathead screwdriver in the space between the 510 and the tank bottom. We’ll be curious to see how this affects performance when we test it, or if it is corrected when honest reviews begin to hit the community.
A Simple Mod to Use
Sense has created a system that will appeal to those seeking a simple mod interface, without dumbing things down to the point of frustration. Using the firm, clicky operation buttons, users of any experience level will quickly adapt to adjusting wattage, temperature, TCR, TFR and display customization settings.
The inclusion of an “action/enter” button helps eliminate the unnecessary “long press/short press” gymnastics, creating a more intuitive system all around. While the need to move the onscreen icon to “exit” to back out of a menu is a little cumbersome, it became second nature after a few minutes. It also ensures there will be fewer accidental adjustments from stray button presses.
We’re looking forward to seeing how this affects the overall experience during our testing.
A Simply Beautiful Display
One element Sense got VERY right was the gorgeous 0.91-inch full-color TFT screen, which has one of the sharpest, most vibrant displays available today. From the HTC/Android-like clock on the default screen, to the variety of colorful operating screen formats, this display is unlike any I’ve seen to date.
Sure, SMOK and Smoant have made some serious headway in bringing vape device interfaces closer to what we expect from our other mobile devices. But – without falling into hyperbole – Sense might have come up with the best use of 0.91 inches yet. The screen manages to display everything users need, in a cohesive, legible manner, regardless of which background and layout they pick.
Currently, there’s eight stock layout options available on the Sense V-Jet Mod. But with USB charging and firmware upgrading, we expect Sense to increase this number in short order.
Sense V-Jet Tank
Though our first impression of the V-Jet sub-ohm tank was that it “doesn’t fit“, we stole a few puffs and were impressed by the rich, complex flavor that came from these coils. The included 0.4 and 0.6-ohm heads in the box look to maintain Sense’s high standards for quality.
The tank itself is largely subdued, especially when compared to some of the market’s current sub-ohm leaders. But even a brand-new coil gave off some seriously good flavor and ample vapor, so we’re excited about how far we can push these coils (within their stated limits, of course).
Overall, Sense has put together a deceptive little package with the V-Jet kit. A simple mod, that isn’t limited. A throw-in tank that performs like a champ. A compact package, that has some large capabilities. We’re going to dive in and push the Sense V-Jet as far as it will go to see if this simple mod package is hiding a powerhouse vape experience underneath.
We’ll report back soon – stay tuned!
Sense V-Jet Tank
Sense V-Jet Sub-Ohm Tank specs:
- 24.8mm Diameter
- 4.5mL Maximum Juice Capacity
- Superior Stainless Steel Construction
- High-Grade Glass Reinforcement
- Innovative Flip Top-Fill Design with Hinged Lock
- Dual Adjustable Airflow Control at Base
- V-Jet Coil System – Large Single Vertical Structure
- 0.4ohm Kanthal V-Jet Coil – rated for 40-100W
- 0.6ohm Kanthal V-Jet Coil – rated for 40-100W
- 510 Resin Widebore Drip Tip
- 510 Drip Tip Adapter
- Copper-Plated 510 Connection
- Available in Stainless Steel, Black, Red/Black, Yellow/Black, Green/Black, Blue/Black
Sense V-Jet Starter Kit Specs and Contents
Sense V-Jet 230W TC Box Mod specs:
- Dual High-Amp 18650 Batteries – Not Included
- Wattage Output Range: 7-230W
- Output Voltage Range: 5-8.5V
- Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.1ohm
- Temperature Range: 200-600F
- Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Heating Elements
- Comprehensive TCR and TFR Adjustments
- High-Quality Zinc Alloy Construction
- Ergonomic Contour – Futuristic Design Elements
- Full-Colored 0.91 Inch TFT LCD Display
- Real Time Clock (RTC) Setting
- Puff Counter
- Four Button Control – Firing Button, Adjustments, Menu
- Bottom-Loaded Hinged Battery Door Cover
- Short Circuit Protection
- Over Heating Protection
- Timeout Protection
- Low Resistance Protection
- Low Voltage Protection
- MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
- 510 Connection
- Available in Black, Red/Black, Yellow/Black, Green/Black, Blue/Black
Sense V-Jet 230W TC Box Mod kit contents:
- 1 V-Jet 230W Box Mod
- 1 V-Jet Sub-Ohm Tank
- 1 0.4ohm Kanthal V-Jet Coil
- 1 0.6ohm Kanthal V-Jet Coil
- 1 Spare Glass Tube
- 1 MicroUSB Cable
- Replacement O-Ring
- Instructional Manual