8.0 Final Score
Smoant Charon TS Review Bottom Line
If you love touchscreen devices and have been waiting for a mod to accommodate your wish then your wait is over with the Smoant Charon TS 218 Mod. Featuring a beautiful 2.4" touchscreen, up to 218Watts of power with temperature control modes and all the other features you expect from a top manufacturer. On the performance side, this mod is responsive and accurate making it a contender as one of the best mods on the market.
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Recently, vaping technology has started to catch up with many of the other technological devices that dot today’s landscape. One area in which it has sometimes seemed to lag those other tech devices has been in the user interface – and specifically, touchscreen. While we’ve all enjoyed touchscreen phones, tablets, and even computers for several years now, vapers have continued to be forced to push clumsy buttons on their vaping devices. SMOANT and a few other companies hope to change that dynamic. In this SMOANT Charon TS 218 218W TC Touch Screen Box Mod review, we’ll try to determine whether this new mod can manage that feat and become one of the best vape mods on the market.
First, let’s look at the design of the new Charon. The outer shell is eerily reminiscent of many cell-phones, with a rounded rectangular shape and clear lines separating the shell and screen. Yes, it’s thicker than any of the most popular cell phones on the market today, but it’s not hard to imagine this device passing for a phone. For some reason, I find that oddly comforting. The TS218 should be a real hit once it gains steam in the vaping community.
The device is designed to operate using two 18650 batteries. Anyone who has ever read one of our reviews understands how enamored we are with those particular batteries, so it should come as no surprise that their inclusion in the Charon gets a thumbs-up from us. Those batteries will provide you with all the power you should need to do almost any type of moderate to heavy vaping. Good call, SMOANT!
While this is a fair-sized mod and anything but compact, it still feels comfortable in the hand. Those rounded edges help to add just the right amount of ergonomic sensibility, in my opinion. Sure, some cellphone users are going to be a little taken aback by the thickness and may take a while to become acclimated to using a touchscreen under those circumstances, but that learning curve should be easy to overcome.
There are a great many functions and features packed into this little device. There are direct charging capabilities and a variety of modes that should satisfy your vaping preferences. For example, the Charon offers a taste-centric VM mode, temperature control that accommodates nickel 200, Titanium, and stainless steel, and a resistance range that can get down as low as .05 ohms. That’s impressive!
At first glance, the outer shell might not seem like it was given much attention, but there’s a reason. The large touchscreen provides all the attractions you need to fall in love with the Charon. The polished screen is like many of today’s cell phone screens – expansive and responsive in a way that most LED screens and control buttons simply cannot match.
How responsive? In our tests, we were impressed by the quick reaction time that occurred whenever we touched the screen. We were also happy to see that SMOANT went to great lengths to pack as many of the mod’s control operations into the touchscreen mode as possible. We were able to accomplish almost everything using just that interface. Again, this is a major step forward for the vaping industry and helps to close the tech gap between vaping products and other popular devices.
From that touchscreen, you can see your battery life, energy usage, and other important settings and information. For those who are concerned that they might inadvertently mess up their settings with the touchscreen, there’s even an added level of protection for wattage. Those settings are locked until you consciously unlock them using a button placed next to the firing control.
Enough about the touchscreen. You can check it out for yourself when you buy your device, but before you do make sure you check out our vape deals as this and similar mods are often on sale at a good price. Besides, we haven’t even explored the performance aspects yet – and we should since the Charon TS has a lot to offer in that department too.
In our tests, we enjoyed great taste that closely matches the pure flavor of each e-juice and admirable vapor production that should make all but the most ardent cloud-chasers happy. The thing is, quite simply, a joy to use.
Does all this make it one of the best vaping devices on the market, well that’s hard to say, as far as innovation is concerned, then it’s probably one of the best? On the performance side it runs in the middle of the road, so overall it really depends on what you’re looking for.
What does that mean from a recommendation standpoint? It’s simple: we love it and recommend it to anyone whose budget for vaping products is stuck at the sub-$80 level. You can actually pick this up online for less than $65, which is far less than you’ll spend on other touchscreen-enabled tech products.
So, if you’re in the market for one of the most innovative mods available today, check out the SMOANT Charon TS 218 218W TC Touch Screen Box Mod now.