After reviewing hundreds of vape devices, it’s become pretty clear – vaping isn’t getting any less involved. That’s not to say today’s mods aren’t awesome, because technological advancements have made our experiences so much better than they were just a few years ago. That said, there’s still something to be said for simplicity. Enter the Stentorian Basilisk 200W mod.
This classy, resin-framed box will remind many users – at first glance, anyway – of the Revenant Cartel 160-watt mod. However, at 85x55x26mm, the dual-18650 Stentorian Basilisk is considerably more stout and compact, and a lot more focused.
“Focused?” you ask? Yes, focused. Unlike so many of today’s mods that continue to shoehorn features and functions to push the limits of the chipset, the Basilisk only has two primary modes, and a strong focus on pure power.
Indeed, there is no temperature control suite or extraneous bypass modes to be had here. Instead, Stentorian Vape decided to give the Basilisk a solitary purpose, to deliver a smooth, quick-ramping, altogether powerful 200-watt vape. And, with rated resistance as low as 0.1 ohm, your tanks and RDAs are likely to fire quick and steady, every time.
Now, before there’s a riot, Stentorian has included a DIY mode that allows advanced vapers to customize the experience further. However, at press time, we don’t quite know what this entails – is it a variation of TCR? Is it temperature-related at all? Expect an in-depth breakdown of this somewhat mysterious feature in our full review.
The visual appeal of the Stentorian Basilisk is quite impressive. As we’ve discussed quite a bit lately, resin has proven to be a popular, durable material for mods. It also allows for some seriously cool, funky, completely unique mod designs and colors to be created.
Like other resin devices, the resin is completely individualized, other than being from one of five available color palettes, meaning each Basilisk is one of a kind. This patterned and textured resin is framed in durable, brushed stainless steel that looks like it can take some abuse, so the rest of the mod stays intact and attractive.
Both the top and bottom of the Basilisk are framed in clean stainless steel, with a solid-looking 510 connection, and a spring-loaded battery door. The fire button and control interface appear to be made from the same stainless as the bezel, completing a nice, stripped down look that allows the resin to remain the star of the show.
Because of the simplified chipset and functionality, the Basilisk’s OLED display is equally stripped down. But the essentials are there, and the screen appears to show the information in a clear, concise fashion. We’re not familiar with this latest rendition of the Stentorian chipset, but we’re anticipating a straightforward experience to match Stentorian’s intentions for the mod.
Yeah, this DIY mode might prove to be the wild card here. Will a lack of temperature control options limit the audience? Or is the vaping public secretly craving for more solitary-focused devices? These questions and more will be answered when we give the Stentorian Basilisk a thorough review soon.
Stentorian Basilisk 200W Box MOD specs:
- Stentorian Chip
- Dimensions: 85 x 55 x 26mm
- Max Wattage: 200W
- Output Voltage: 4.2V
- Resistance Range: 0.1 – 3.0ohm
- Battery Type: 2 x 18650 batteries (not included)
- Thread Type: 510 thread
- Spring Loaded 510