Exclusive: Guo Vape Altus T1 Interview

Guo Vape COO David Guo talkes about his second-generation coil-less atomizer.

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Altus T1: The Next Generation

Earlier this week, Guo Vape gaveĀ Vaping360 an exclusive look at a beta version of the Altus T1. The second-generation version of the company’s coil-less atomizer, the Altus T1 addresses the criticisms some vapers had with its forerunner. The result is a significantly improved vaping experience based on an improved version of the technology that attracted vapers to the first model. Check out my interview above with Guo Vape COO David Guo and read on for more details on the Altus T1.

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Two Steps Forward

Guo Vape CVU Core v2
Guo Vape CVU Core v2

There were two main criticisms vapers had with the original Altus. First was the relatively slow ramp-up time. The Altus T1 has faster ramp-up time thanks to a new version of the Central Vaping Unit (CVU). The chip at the heart of the atomizer, the latest version of the CVU is thinner and reacts faster.

Additionally, the CVU v2 can be easily dry-burned. The chip is secured by metal clamps and rubber ears. You simply take off the ears and dry-burn in short bursts.

The second criticism of the original model was that it was awkward to refill. The Altus T1 has a new top-fill system that’s extremely easy to work with. Guo Vape has dubbed it the “Spin and Seal” system.

Since the Altus T1 uses a top-fill design, it’s able to hold a bit more e-liquid than its predecessor while also being smaller. The first version had a 23mm diameter and was 65.3mm tall, while being able to hold 3.5ml of e-liquid. The Altus T1 has a 22mm diameter and is 52mm tall, while being able to hold 4ml of e-liquid.

Supreme Convenience

Guo Vape Altus T1 Disassembled
Guo Vape Altus T1 Disassembled

Naturally, the Altus T1 brings back everything that was unique about the original. The CVU v2 is a heating element that was designed to last for years. It potentially helps vapers save a lot of money on consumables. The only thing that needs to be replaced is the wicking material.

Speaking of wicking material, the Altus T1 is also easier to wick. I thought the original was very easy to work with, but the new model is even simpler. Thanks to the removal of a tricky O-ring and some threading, changing cotton on the Altus T1 is a snap. Experienced vapers will be able to change cotton in under a minute, while it shouldn’t take beginners that much longer.

Better, Faster, Cheaper

In addition to the numerous digital and mechanical improvements, the Altus T1 is also less expensive than the original model. Brick-and-mortar stores should have it for around $100, while online retailers will likely sell it for a bit less. The beta version I used earlier in the week was close to the final production model. Expect the Altus T1 to hit stores in late May or early June.

[Special thanks to Monster Vape Lounge for the filming location.]

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  • Mirza

    One off topic question? Where can I buy your vaping360 vape band?

  • Mirza

    One off topic question? Where can I buy your vaping360 vape band?

    • I am finding out for you, Sir.

      • Mirza

        You are very kind, Sir. Would be proud to carry one on my tank.

  • Michael Abrams

    Raymond- perfect timing for the times at hand in the US, a tank, that with minimal maintenance, does not need a steady supply of coils. Would love to see you guys do a full review, and maybe compare to the next closest thing, e.g. the Krixus. Only thing is whether spare chips are available. The idea of a tank that’s good for 6 months could be a problem, if spare parts aren’t available between now and August 5th. Experienced coil builders will be ok. Everyone else will need the longest lasting solutions, or else a large supply of spare coils for their favorite tank….. not to mention e liquid.

    • Hello Michael. I think comparisons to SX Pure tanks are more appropriate. Spare chips are absolutely available. I was told that the Altus T1 has a one-year warranty that covers the chip. After that, replacements can be purchased.

  • Daniel

    From what I have heard .. That if you pre-ordered the Altus T1 through the Guo Vape that they should start shipping the tanks out by either the end of this month or the beginning of June.

    Unfortunately, there was some type of manufacturing issue they discovered when they were performing their Quality Control check that they wanted to fix before shipping any of the tanks out to purchasing customers. The issue had something to do with wanting to prevent spit-back from happening if a really hard pull is made on the tank.

    Personally, I’d rather the issue be discovered now so I don’t get a mouth full of juice .. But that is just me.

    Some may feel the delay is unwarranted, but I feel it shows Guo Vape’s determination to provide a product that exceeds their expectations since most people are their own worst critic. This way if it exceeds their expectations then the everyday vaper will be happy with their product.