For years now I’ve been a huge, but quiet, fan of Steampunk. When I’m surfing the net (do people still say that?) I will always stop at Pinterest to see if there are any new Steampunk photos, especially mods, and sexy steampunk clothes for women. Pinterest is the first place I saw the Vapeman Steam Engine DNA75 as a matter of fact (I also discovered the Vfeng mod by SnowWolf on Pinterest too)
Keira and I are such fans of steampunk that we have a few steampunk outfits that we will sometimes wear out to a Boston night club when we’re feeling brave (the stares!), but most of the time we outfit ourselves in steampunk just to hang around the house. It’s dress up time, yes, but some of these outfits are so damn sexy it’s hard to resist.
Now, with the Vapeman Steam Engine DNA75, our outfits are complete. Well, almost. While Vapeman was designing and building the Steam Engine, they should have designed and built a steampunk sub-ohm tank to go with it. So far, the best-looking tank sitting atop my Steam Engine is the CONGREVAPE DOGETANK SUB-OHM TANK. I’ll bring you a review of this little-known sub-ohm, and how amazing the flavor fidelity can be with premium e-juice in a couple of weeks.
The Vapeman Steam Engine
The Vapeman Steam Engine DNA75 TC Box Mod is a steampunk-inspired device made with leather embossed exterior, powered by Evolv’s DNA 75 Chipset (not the DNA75C) giving all steampunk fans the opportunity to own a device with all the benefits of the Evolv DNA75 chipset.
The awesome and sexy visual aesthetic of the Steam Engine DNA75 is also very comfortable. The smooth curves for a solid grip make it one of the most comfortable mods I have.
The Steam Engine DNA75 is powered by dual 18650 batteries (sold separately), that are accessed from the sliding bottom battery door. When I first looked into the device I was holding my breath waiting for it to be powered by an internal LiPo. Thankfully, dual 18650’s makes the Steam Engine all that it can be.
Preview NOT Review
Although this is actually a Preview and not a Review, I have found the Steam Engine DNA75 certainly performs like any other DNA75 mod, but with that steampunk flair it finally puts a device like this in any steampunk vaper’s hands. Element Vape sells the Steam Engine DNA75 for just $84.95, an amazing price for a mod with the Evolv chip, and with real leather used on the exterior, there is enormous value in the Steam Engine.
The Vapeman Steam Engine is capable of the full 75W, but unlike the DNA250, which has a 97% efficiency rating, the DNA75 is stuck with 85% efficiency ratings. All that means is that while the DNA250 can squeeze out 97% of the power that runs the mod, that battery life is extended by the efficient use. The DNA75 doesn’t have the same level of battery life. However, this negative is overcome by offering the Steam Engine in the dual ‘18650’ removable battery configuration. Steam Engine runs down, swap out the batteries and you’re back in business.
Like all other Evolv DNA devices, the Steam Engine DNA75 uses the premier software called Escribe, allowing for customization ranging from full temperature regulation to personalized screen options, including logos. Escribe is now available for both Mac and PC, giving a whole lot of Mac users that vape the opportunity to customize their DNA mods.
The Wrap Up...
I’ve only been using the Vapeman Stream Engine DNA75 for a few days, so I can’t offer you a grade or a score for it right now. I’ll need another week to hammer on it. I’m highly confident in the outcome of the review, but still, it wouldn’t be Spinfuel.com to “call it” so early in the review process. And besides, I’m still wondering how much the cost of the Steam Engine would have risen had Vapeman decided to use the DNA75C. I love that 3rd “Select” button, and the full-color screen. Sigh…
While you wait for my review, enjoy the photos supplied by Element Vape. Though, honestly, the photos do not do it justice. This thing is beautiful!
Vapeman Steam Engine DNA75 - Particulars
Vapeman Steam Engine DNA75 TC Box Mod Features:
- Dual High-Amp 18650 Battery – Not Included
- Wattage Output Range: 1-75W
- Voltage Output Range: 0.6-6V
- Min Kanthal Resistance: 0.25ohm
- Min Temperature Resistance: 0.15ohm
- Temperature Range: 200-600F
- Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel
- Intuitive OLED Display
- Durable Alloy Frame
- Premium Leather Embossed Construction
- Three-Button Operation
- Patented Evolv DNA75 Chipset
- Upgradeable Escribe Software
- 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
- 510 Connection
Steam Engine Package Includes:
- 1 Steam Engine DNA75 Box Mod
- 1 MicroUSB Cable
- Instructional Manual