Vaporesso Revenger Intro
Ever since the Alien box mod was unleashed to the masses last year, competitors have raced to create their own version of Smok’s ergonomic, high-performing benchmark device. And with good reason – the Alien remains a top seller, with its design elements being used across Smok’s other products, alongside those from other companies, as well. Vaporesso – currently riding a hot streak with a series of innovative, unique mods and tanks – might have just created a device that can compete with Smok’s juggernaut, while also carving its own niche. Because the newly announced Revenger not only implements elements and features to appeal to Alien loyalists, but maintains and enhances its own trademark design aesthetic.
Upon first glance, it’s pretty evident this is a Vaporesso product. With a striking, curvy but angular design, and beveled corners that throw a nod to their own Tarot line of mods, the Revenger will stand out in your collection, regardless of which of the three available colors you choose.
At 89 mm tall, and 45 mm wide, the Revenger has a similar overall structure to other devices in this range, including the aforementioned Alien, as well as the Wismec Predator, the iJoy Captain, Sigelei Kaos Spectrum, and other like-minded mods.
With a depth of “just” 28 mm, however, fans of 30 mm+ RDAs are going to experience a little overhang. But for fans of more standard tank and RDA sizes, there is more than enough room on its center-mounted 510 connection.
The jury is still out on device weight, but given the amount of technology placed in such a tight space, we can expect a dense, weighty little device. Still, the overall size and look is sleek and seemingly pocket-friendly.
Perhaps the most familiar design element is the now-standard 0.96-inch OLED display, which crams as much information as possible on one screen without becoming illegible. The layout gives real-time readings on wattage/voltage/TC mode, dual battery power readings, coil resistance, puff duration, and strength settings.
There is also a USB charge/upgrade port on the front of the Revenger, which features overcharge protection, in case you leave it connected a little longer than intended.
Revenger Specs and features
- Revenger TC MOD
- Dimensions: 89 x 45 x 28 mm
- Wattage Range: 5W to 220 W
- Voltage range: 0-8.5 V
- Mode: VT (Ni200 / SS / Ti) TCR (M1 / M2) / RCT / CCW / CCT / BYPASS
- Display: OLED 0.96 inch
- Thread: 510 thread
- Temperature Control Range: 100℃-315℃ / 200F-600F
- 1 x Revenger MOD (without batteries)
- 1 x NRG tank
- 1 x GT8 0.15ohm (pre-installed)
- 1 x GT4 0.15ohm
- 1 x Replacement Pyrex Glass Tube
- 1 x USB Cable
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x Warranty Card
- 1 x Warning Card
- Spare parts
A deeper dive
Looking a little more closely, it seems Vaporesso has been paying close attention to user feedback, and have designed a dual-18650 device that should meet the needs of most modern vapers.
Featuring a range of 5-220W (at 0-8.5V), with temperature control ranging from 200-600F, the Revenger isn’t breaking new ground with its power specs. But this is more than enough strength for any vaper, especially those looking to use this as a daily driver, and not as a showpiece for cloud production.
That said, we have yet to see a dual-18650 device achieve a legitimate 220W for any reasonable extent of time, so perhaps Vaporesso has a surprise or two up their sleeves for high-power vapers.
Temperature control vapers can expect the standard slate of options – capability for Ni200, stainless steel and titanium coils, alongside TCR modes for highly customized vaping. But, what’s more exciting is how the Revenger also features Vaporesso’s own Omni chipset, which debuted as a competent and cost-effective alternative to pricey DNA boards.
Here, the Omni chipset offers you:
- Smart wattage and coil resistance detection
- Custom Curve of Wattage (CCW) – Allows you to set up a custom heating curve that changes in 0.5 second increments to your preference.
- Custom Curve of Temperature (CCT) – Allows custom vaping curves in temperature control mode.
- Bypass – Allows use of the Revenger as a mechanical device.
- High/Normal/Soft strength settings for desired puff strength
When charging, the screen will also display remaining charge time, should the user choose to use the onboard charger. Though we recommend powering 18650 batteries using an external charger, the all-new Quick Charge system – which Vaporesso claims can reduce charge time by up to 50% – might make plugging in a more viable option.
Finally, the Revenger is slated to be sold as a kit alongside the new NRG sub-ohm tank. We’ll cover the NRG tank in a separate preview, but needless to say it looks to be a seamless extension of the Revenger itself.
We are looking forward to putting the Revenger through its paces. Though this segment of the vape mod market is already well-served, Vaporesso’s output has been nothing short of stellar these days. With innovative looks, excellent performance, and a chipset primed to make customers second-guess a hefty DNA mod purchase, Vaporesso products are standouts in an ever-crowding marketplace.
Of course, this is all for naught if the Revenger doesn’t live up to its proposed specifications. But we’d be lying if we said we weren’t enthused by what this package is expected to contain upon release.
The Revenger might fit into the same category as the Alien and its brethren, but some notable design enhancements and a comprehensive feature set make us think there might be a new segment leader before long, and that Vaporesso might become a new household name for vapers. Perhaps this is the “revenge” Vaporesso is looking for?