Wismec recently released a couple new additions to their Sinuous line. A line of devices that have always combined function with form. Not only performing well but looking good while doing it. Here’s a look at the Sinuous V80 and V200 kits from Wismec.
|1 * SINUOUS V80||1 * SINUOUS V200|
|1 * Amor NSE||1 * Amor NSE|
|1 * WS-M 0.27ohm Head||1 * WS-M 0.27ohm Head|
|1 * WL04 MTL 1.3ohm Head||1 * WS04 MTL 1.3ohm Head|
|1 * QC USB Cable||1 * QC USB Cable|
|2 * User Manual||2 * User Manual|
|Spare Parts||Spare Parts|
|2 * Warning Card||2 * Warning Card|
Listed features and specs:
|Thread type:||510 spring loaded connector||510 spring loaded connector|
|Cell type:||high-rate 18650 cell (discharging current should be above 25A)||18650 cell (discharging current should be above 25A)|
|Output mode:||VW/Bypass/TC-Ni/TC-Ti/TC-SS/TCR mode||TC-Ni/TC-Ti/TC-SS/TCR/VW mode|
|Resistance range:||0.05-1.5ohm for TC modes|
0.05-3.5ohm for VW mode
|0.05-1.5ohm for TC modes
0.05-3.5ohm for VW mode
|Temperature range:||100-315℃/200-600℉(TC modes)||100-315℃/200-600℉(TC modes)|
|Maximum charging current:||2A||2A|
|Output voltage range:||0.5-9V||0.5-8V|
Contents and packaging:
The kits comes packed in a dark cardboard boxes with images of the kits on the front and a listing of the contents on the back. In the kits you get the Sinuous V80 or V200 mod, the Amor NSE tank, a micro USB cable, a spare coil, a bag of extra o-rings, a manual for the mod, a manual for the tank, a coil reference chart and a warning card. Both kits are pretty much the same and everything is neatly packed in the boxes and arrived safe. While they don’t come with a ton of extras you do get exactly what you need to get started so nothing to complain about here.
The Sinuous V80 and V200 are slick looking devices. They’re almost entirely made of plastic but even so they have a very polished look to them. On the V80 part of the plastic frame is transparent so you can see the PCB/circuit board inside behind the face of the device while on the V200 the battery door is transparent letting you see what’s powering your device. I do have some concerns about them getting scratched up with heavy use but so far they’ve been holding up quite well.
Both devices are quite compact with the V80 standing 81mm tall, about 34mm wide and 27mm thick while the V200 stands about 89mm tall, 53mm wide and 25mm thick. They’ve both got a centered 510 connection and while the V80 will support atomizers up to 26mm without overhang the V200 right out of the box has a tiny bit of overhang thanks to the 26mm diameter Amor NSE thank that’s included. The bottom of the tank is tapered so it’s barely noticeable and personally it’s not enough of an overhang to even bother me. The threads on the 510 connections are nice and smooth and the gold plated 510 center pin has enough play that nearly any atomizer should sit flush on it. The 510 on the V200 is significantly beefier but both connections have worked flawlessly so far.
The V80 is powered by a single 18650 with a max output of 80W while the V200 is powered by dual 18650s with a max output of 200W. On the V80 the battery is accessible through the bottom of the device with a slide open battery cover. It’s well marked for positive and negative and so far has been working well with no wiggle or play to the door or battery. On the V200 it uses a magnetic door with a little tab on the bottom to help remove it. With the V200 there is the slightest bit of wiggle on the door but not quite enough to be annoying and I only tend to notice if I’m looking for it. Inside it’s also well marked for positive and negative and includes a ribbon to help get the batteries out. On the V80 a few small vent holes are drilled through the battery door just in case of any issues with the battery but on the V200 there are none and it will rely on the magnetic battery door for venting. One handy feature on both devices are their ability to charge at 2A which means charging through the device should be relatively quick depending on the capacity of your batteries. Powered by the Avatar chip they include all of the usual protections like over-charge, over-discharge, short-circuit, over-current and a 10 second cutoff so it should remain safe in nearly any circumstance.
Down the face of the V80 and V200 are the fire and adjustment buttons as well as the 0.91″ OLED screens which are bright and easy to read with all of the information on them well laid out. The fire button on the V80 is made of metal and is rectangular is shape while the button on the V200 is round. The corners and edges are all rounded and smoothed out and the buttons all have a nice click to them. No rattle or anything like that from either device and the fire buttons are easy enough to find and fire with either the index or thumb. Below the screens are the two adjustment buttons, they’re made of metal, both round and match the fire buttons perfectly. Again on both devices they have a nice click with no noticeable rattle. The micro USB ports sits just below the buttons for 2A charging but also for firmware updates but at the time of this review no updates were yet available.
The biggest difference between the devices are their interface and max outputs. On the V80 the menu is extremely simple, five clicks turns the device on and off, three clicks lets you cycle through the modes which includes VW/Bypass/TC-Ni/TC-Ti/TC-SS/TCR mode. Pressing fire + left button enables/disabled stealth mode. Pressing both adjustment buttons locks the device and pressing both buttons while the device is off will flip the orientation of the screen. Pressing fire + the right button will let you switch between Amps, Puff and Time. On the V200 it uses a familiar setup with five clicks to turn it on and off, three click to bring you to the mode menu with options for TC-Ni/TC-Ti/TC-SS/TCR/VW and pressing fire + the right button brings you in to the submenu where you can lock resistance, chose what’s displayed on the screen(Amp, Puff, Time), enable/disable stealth, enable/disable logo, setup a preheat curve, check the version of hardware and software as well as get a more accurate reading of your batteries. Both menu systems are pretty standard and will feel familiar to most seasoned vapers who’ve used a Wismec device in the past.
The tank that comes with both kits is called the Amor NSE which is a new addition to their Amor line of tanks. It’s actually quite similar to their Amor NS Pro or Amor NS Plus but much like the V80 and V200 is almost entirely made of plastic. It’s actually a PETG material which is supposed to be durable as well as cost-effective. I personally prefer glass tanks but so far with the Amor NSE I haven’t had any real complaints. It comes equipped with a transparent plastic 510 drip tip that matches the colour of the tank. It’s quite comfortable and works well enough for both mouth to lung and direct lung thanks to it’s variable airflow system.
The tank holds 3ml of liquid and like it’s predecessors uses a slide open top fill cap, just press on the little arrow on the top and it will click open to reveal the kidney shaped top fill hole. Admittedly it’s quite small on this tank but even with glue top bottles I’ve been able to fill it up without any real mess. The tank also uses bottom airflow and is adjustable by rotating the AFC ring along the base. It’s setup with a wide cyclops style slot on the left but if you keep turning it to the right it reveals two much smaller holes that are pretty much ideal for the mouth to lung crowd. The little holes appear to be the same size but still gives you a bit of variety in your mouth to lung draw by opening just one or both of the holes. In direct lung mode it’s a fairly tight draw even at full open and in mouth to lung mode I found it pretty much perfect giving a nice tight MTL draw thanks to a good seal around the airflow.
To access the coils you can take the tank apart in two or three pieces if you include the coil. Just unscrew the tank from the base and you can swap coils or clean the tank. It available in a variety of configurations including the basic tank I got, the same tank but with a child-lock and then two TPD versions which hold 2ml, again one with and one without a lock.
The kit comes packed with two different coils. One is a mesh coil and meant for direct lung vaping while the other is aimed at mouth to lung vapers. Out of the box it comes with the WS-M coil installed. It’s a 0.27ohm mesh coil and it’s rated from 30-60W. I particularly enjoyed the performance I got from this one as it produced some fantastic flavour and more than adequate vapour. I also really appreciate how little power it requires in order to perform and was happy running it at just 35 or 40W. It’ll definitely help with battery life compared to so many other power hungry mesh coils out there. As for the other coil, it’s a WS04 1.3ohm MTL coil rated from 8-14W and specifically targeted at salt nic based liquids. I already tested this type of coil out with the Amor NS Plus that came with the Active. It’s a solid performing coil that works really well with high nicotine liquids. With both coils life expectancy always depends on juices used, personal vaping habits and QC on the coils themselves but from my experience I don’t see why anyone shouldn’t be able to get at least a couple weeks out of them before needing to be replaced.
- Looks and design
- Build quality
- Ease of use
- 2A charging
- Performance of coils(low power, good flavour/vapour)
- Good MTL and DTL airflow options
- Plastic can scratch
- Slight wiggle on V200 battery door
With both devices I found I had very little to complain about, they’re both very well built, they both perform as I’d expect and with their ease of use I’d say they would be a great option for nearly anyone into vaping. The fact it comes with both a mesh direct lung coil as well as a high resistance mouth to lung coil that can be used with salts means it’s a pretty versatile kit that could help new users figure out their preference for MTL or DTL. I thought being made of plastic they might feel cheap but even the quality of their construction really managed to surprise me. Great job on this release Wismec!!