My first reaction to the Think Vape Finder 75C mod was, “That thing’s awfully big for ‘just’ 75 watts.” But after spending a few weeks with the mod, that certainly wasn’t my last reaction, because the Finder 75C might just be my new favorite DNA mod.
With a gorgeous full-color display, and a more-accessible interface, it appears Evolv is finally doing just that – evolving into a modern, user-friendly vape experience. Let’s see if the Finder 75C is worth your time, or if it will become a more “niche” device for enthusiasts only.
Initial impressions of the Think Vape Finder 75C Mod
Let’s be clear – Think Vape makes some of the most attractive vape Mods on the market today, and the Finder 75C does nothing to change this reputation. Though it’s awfully similar to the Lost Vape Therion, and might not be QUITE as attractive as the stunning Lost Vape Paranormal, this exquisite metal and leather beauty is still going to garner glances from people around you.
My test Model came with a deep black zinc alloy frame, with a snug, but grippy red leather section that perfectly contrasted with the frame. The silver metal fire and operation buttons only created further contrast on an already striking device.
In short, if you want your ‘vape’ Mod to look sophisticated and adult, instead of bold and tough, the Finder 75C should be on your short list.
The machining of the Finder 75C is equally beautiful. Despite ample cutouts for venting, and a few protruding edges, the Finder is tremendously comfortable to hold in either hand, and any grip. The offset 510 connection seems press-fit, but it’s done very well, and I experienced no movement or wobble during countless atomizer changes.
The slide-off battery door is held snug by two subtle magnets – they work well, but not to the point that all your metal items are going to jump to them, like we’ve seen on other devices. The batteries themselves sit in parallel inside the chamber, and like the door, are snug, even with the door removed.
One small note about the leather (or leather-like) grip – if you’re prone to sweaty hands or moist conditions, you might want to invest in a sleeve to protect the material. Not only because the Finder 75C can become a little slippery in these conditions, but also because I noticed a TINY amount of peeling from the corners of the insert. Don’t get me wrong – it’s extremely well-made, but moisture is not a friend of the Finder 75C.
Operating the Think Vape Finder 75C Mod
Let’s get right to the star of the show – the gorgeous TFT, full-color display, which offers a much higher level of accessibility to otherwise difficult DNA operations. Though it’s only an inch in diameter, the DNA 75C screen makes perfect use of the available real estate, with clear visibility into all vital information, and effortless adjustment of nearly every element of your vape – onboard the device!
Of course, if you’re a DNA Mod enthusiast, you’re probably well-versed in the chipset’s companion Escribe software, which works just as well with the Finder 75C, as any other DNA device. I personally don’t require that level of customization for my heating preferences, but it’s always nice to know it’s there, and that it works well.
Also improved is the DNA 75C protection suite, which helps ensure eager new vapers don’t try to over-do it with the Mod’s abilities. The suite includes: Cell-by-Cell Monitoring, Cell Balancer, Atomizer Protection, Low Resistance Protection, Short Circuit Protection, Overheat Protection and even Low Voltage Step Down Protection. While DNA Mods remain advanced vaping devices, it’s nice to see Evolv has lowered the barrier to entry for newcomers who want to start out at this level.
Happily, along for the ride with the Finder 75C is the updated DNA control scheme, which now includes a third operation button for enter/action inputs. The addition of this button allows users to easily and clearly select and Modify items on the device, rather than enduring a dense series of button presses and holds to achieve the same results. I’ve always enjoyed DNA Mods for their performance, but seeing a more-intuitive interface only makes me like them more.
On a more “physical” level, the Finder 75C is easy to operate with one hand, once the operating system is learned. Within minutes, I was moving from wattage to temp control and back, largely with one hand, and no missteps along the way. Other than the afore-mentioned slipperiness that comes from moist hands, there were no problems or discomfort using the Finder 75C Mod, even after extended periods of time.
Vaping the Think Vape Finder 75C Mod
One of the concerns we expressed in the Finder 75C preview was the relative lack of power. While DNA Mods have traditionally never aimed for the stratosphere, and companies have been known to “underclock” them to improve battery efficiency, 75 watts still seemed a little lean for such a large dual-18650 device.
Well, I’m happy to report that – provided you vape at 75 watts or below – you won’t be disappointed with the Finder 75C’s performance. Unlike so many Mods that drop in performance as you approach maximum wattage, the Finder continues humming right along, even when kept at 75 watts. As someone who typically vapes in the 65-85-watt range, this was reassuring.
Plus, as DNA devices tend to do, the Finder 75C puts out a very powerful 75 watts. In the past, I’ve wondered if other devices are actually underpowered, because the smooth, bold 75-watt output I enjoyed with my testing seemed a lot more potent than 80-90 watts on competing Mods. Maybe it’s just in my head – maybe it’s legitimate. But know that some of my most-used tanks and RDAs performed more effectively on the Finder than on other Mods … and at considerably lower wattages.
As expected, the Finder 75C Mod supports a full range of temperature control options, all of which are able to be tweaked and adjusted to ridiculously precise levels through Escribe. But I was more than satisfied with how well the Finder handled on-device adjustments, and it didn’t take me long to find those elusive “sweet spots” for all my TC coils.
In wattage Mode, I thought the Finder 75C was wonderful, with smooth, effortless, consistent power output, even when kept at max wattage. I used every possible Kanthal setup in my collection to try and “trip up” the Finder, but it just kept adapting and producing butter-smooth vape quality throughout.
Did I wish the Finder 75C had a few more available watts? Yes, but I genuinely believe this is because the industry has shifted our perspective. Some of my builds were a little too low-resistance for effective use at 75 watts … but the higher-resistance coils I used in their place still produced huge amounts of thick, flavorful vapor.
Maybe it’s time we rethink our desire for all this extra wattage from our devices. (But that’s another topic for another time…)
I was happy to see that all of my test atomizers – even a few dusty relics from my Kayfun days – all sat flush and snug on the secure 510 connection. In turn, I was thrilled to see how well the Finder 75C performed with these MTL tanks at lower wattages. It had been a long while since I’ve seen a higher-powered Mod able to scale its performance so well at lower levels and higher resistances.
Finally, it should be said that the Finder 75C makes the most of your dual-18650s. Even though I kept the Mod maxed through most of my testing, I still enjoyed 7+ hours of steady performance before having to swap batteries. This chipset was designed for efficiency, and it delivers.
Wrapping Up, and Score…
The Think Vape Finder DNA 75C is an absolute winner – and at a price point that belies what we’ve come to expect from DNA Mods. From smooth, consistent performance, to its fantastic interface and battery life, there’s very little any vaper could want from the Finder 75C.
The 75-watt limit is only a hindrance to vapers seeking ABSOLUTE power. For those who are more concerned with performance and customization, there are few better ways to get into the world of truly advanced vaping than the latest from Think Vape.
Think Vape Finder DNA75C Specs and Contents
Think Vape Finder DNA 75C TC Box Mod Specs:
- Dual 18650 High-Amp Battery – Sold Separately
- Wattage Output Range: 1-75W
- Voltage Output Range: 0.6-9V
- Min Kanthal Resistance: 0.25ohm
- Min Temperature Resistance: 0.15ohm
- Temperature Range: 200-600F
- Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel
- Intuitive OLED Display
- Premium Leather Battery Door
- Oversized Firing Button
- Three-Button Adjustment Operation
- Patented Evolv DNA75-C Chipset
- Upgradeable Escribe Software – Theme Generator
- 85% Output Efficiency
- Cell-by-Cell Monitoring
- Cell Balancer
- Atomizer Protection
- Low Resistance Protection
- Short Circuit Protection
- Overheat Protection
- Low Voltage Step Down Protection
- MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
- 510 Connection
Think Vape Finder DNA 75C TC Box Mod Contents:
- 1x Finder DNA75C box Mod
- 1x Micro-USB cable
- 1x Instruction manual