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Michael Mod by ASVAPE

The Michael Mod by Chinese manufacturer ASVAPE is a 200W device which features Variable Wattage, Temperature Control Mode and can fire Resistances down to 0.08ohm. Constructed from Zinc Alloy and fitted with ASVAPE’s VO200 chip-set the Michael has a rubberised artwork finish to ensure an excellent and comfortable grip.

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Michael Mod "Devil’s Night Edition" by ASVAPE

The Michael Mod by Chinese manufacturer ASVAPE is a 200W device which features Variable Wattage, Temperature Control Mode and can fire Resistances down to 0.08ohm. Constructed from Zinc Alloy and fitted with ASVAPE’s VO200 chip-set the Michael has a rubberised artwork finish to ensure an excellent and comfortable grip. In addition the device has firmware upgradeability, TCR adjustment and also allows the user to adjust the Wattage curve.

On paper it sounds like a really great mod but let’s take a thorough look and find out for sure!

ASVAPE Michael Mod features

  • Size: 91x 51 x 34mm
  • Power Range: 200W
  • TC Range: 200-600℉/100-315℃
  • VO200 Chipset
  • Requires 2x 18650 Batteries (Not Included)
  • Spring-Loaded 510 Threaded Connector
  • Resistance Range: 0.08-3.0Ω (VW Mode), 0.03-1.0ohm(TC Mode), 0.2-3.0Ω (By pass)
  • Output Mode: OUT DIY, TC, VW, Bypass
  • Wire Type: NI, TI, SS316, TCR

What’s in the box?

  • 1 x Asvape Michael mod (no batteries)
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable.
  • 1 x Instruction Manual
  • Warranty Card

Michael Mod styling and build quality

The most immediately noticeable thing about this device is its size because it is quite bulky and even makes my Lost Vape Therion 166 look small. Of course this isn’t necessarily a bad thing if you are someone who likes large and intimidating mods! Construction is on the whole excellent and it feels very well put together, with one small exception which I will get to later. The design despite its bulk is nicely contoured and this means it actually feels very comfortable to use. Thankfully due to the Zinc Alloy construction the weight is reasonable when two 18650 batteries are fitted and in my opinion it feels well balanced.

The finish is a matter of personal taste as to whether it will appeal to you or not. Personally I rather like it because it’s uniquely different to other devices out there. Basically it features nicely done artwork of a practically naked Chinese lady surrounded by what appears to be a horde of demons or equally supernatural entities. Fortunately she is protected from any harm by the white pussy cat she is clutching to her breasts. Anyway the artwork has a really nice rubberised finish to it so it should be adequately protected from any knocks or scrapes, and also makes for a very good grip!

The other parts of the device feature a gold painted finish and while I think it looks decent enough I feel black would have contrasted better with the artwork, but then it’s all down to personal opinion at the end of the day.

The 510 connector appears to be made from Stainless Steel and due to the bulk of the device you can easily accommodate atomizers up to 28mm diameter, 30mm will of course overhang slightly. The pin is spring-loaded and all of atomizers I tried fitted flush.

Powered by ASVAPE’s custom V0200 chip-set the Michael Mod supports Variable Wattage and Temperature Control functionality, along with firmware updates. All major wire types are catered to and include Nickel, Titanium and Stainless Steel. The OLED screen is both bright and clear with all of the typical information shown including, Wattage, Resistance, Temperature (when in that mode), Voltage and Battery Life. In addition the current mode is shown as is a system indicator in the bottom right corner of the display.

The fire button is excellent and very responsive and unlike other devices which feature two adjustment buttons, the Michael Mod has an adjustment bar. All of the buttons were rattle free. The Micro USB port is located at the bottom front of the device.

At the base of the device you will find the battery compartment which uses a sliding door secured by a single magnet. Sadly this is the one area which I think could do with some improvement. The problem really is that the door has some play to it and when placing the device down it tends to rattle around a little. I think this is a shame considering the asking price and ideally it could do with a slightly better fit or an additional magnet. At no point did it ever come loose on me but I still think it could be much better than it is. The door is easy to fit and you press down lightly and slide it into place. Fitting the batteries is simple and the correct orientation is clearly marked. A really good amount of venting is provided for in the battery door which is always nice to see, especially since this device goes up to 200W.

Ease of use

In many ways the VO200 Chip has a very similar feel to a YIHI chip so is fairly simple to get to grips with. The only thing that takes a bit of getting used to is the Temperature Control Mode, so if you only ever use Variable Wattage it’s not even a concern. On the plus side of things the manual is pretty comprehensive so you are unlikely to run into problems.

  • Three clicks of the fire button locks and unlocks the device.
  • Access the menu by clicking the fire button five times.
  • You have a choice of three modes: Variable Wattage, Temperature Control and Bypass.
  • For the more tech minded vapers out there this device allows you to adjust the Wattage Curve and also features manual TCR adjustment.
  • When using Temperature Control the Michael Mod offers two options: NC and AC. Basically NC is where you choose your own temperature settings, whereas AC recommends a temperature for you.
  • Go to system to switch the device off.

Performance

In Variable Wattage Mode or Temperature Control Mode this device works beautifully! I had absolutely no problems at all and couldn’t fault the vape I got. I vaped up to 150 Watts in Variable Wattage with my Kennedy Trickster RDA and vaping at that Wattage was a seriously hot vape, so none of that of that “says 150W on the display but feels like 100W nonsense”.

I used my SQuape R[S] with a Stainless Steel coil to test Temperature Control which worked extremely well! Battery life is comparable to most other dual 18650 devices and will of course be determined by the Wattage you vape at.

I must admit the menu operation did take some time getting used to for Temperature Control but with frequent use I doubt it will be a problem for most users.

Conclusion

The Michael Mod is certainly a very big device, but one that is powerful and performs seriously well. The construction is very solid and this device should last you some time, but the amount of play in the battery door does let things down a little. Of course you could fix this with a little tape and it really depends how much it might bother you. Everything else this device offers is very worthy of consideration and the unique artwork certainly makes it stand out from the crowd!

The Michael Mod is priced at £79.95 and is available on No1 Ejuice's high street stores now, addresses here https://www.planetofthevapes.co.uk/directory/vendors/no1-ejuice.html, or you can get it from no1ejuice.com where it will be back in stock from the 30th July. Many thanks to No1 Ejuice and ASVAPE who kindly sent this device to Planet of the Vapes for us to review.

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