Vaptio Cosmo Plus Kit
This comes nicely packaged in a cardboard sleeve with a photo of the device on the front, package contents and colour choice on the back, and a scratch ‘n’ sniff authentication code on the bottom. Removing the outer sleeve reveals the Cosmo Plus kit housed in a plastic tray and underneath this is a brief user guide/paperwork and a micro usb cable. The kit is available in a range of colours (green, silver, black, rose gold, pink and orange) and Vaptio kindly sent out the silver and rose gold variants for testing, but I decided to proceed with the silver version for testing as the rose gold one was just a little to pink for my sensibilities.
The Cosmo Plus mod itself is a teeny little mod measuring just 22x28x74mm with an internal 1500mAh battery. Updates in this version are the inclusion of a 0.69’ OLED screen with full control over the wattage/Voltage/bypass modes whereas the older Cosmo mod had a simple “high, medium,low” system. The fit and finish is of a very high quality with an aluminium alloy and polycarbonate construction which feels like it’s built to last whilst remaining lightweight. The inclusion of a standard 510 connector up top is a plus, however the 18mm platform will limit the number of tanks that are going to look good on here. There are, of course, all the protections you would expect from a modern regulated mod for your safety and peace of mind (vaping time, short circuit, low voltage and over charging.)
The Cosmo tank is tall in relation to the mod at 58mm, especially with the included 510 drip tip, but again has good build quality. It uses nautilus style coils and the way these are installed into the tank is ingenious, you simply press fit the coil into the tank and screw everything down. I was expecting that this may cause some issues with inconsistent ohm readings but it has worked flawlessly in practice. Filling is also easy, the top cap merely requires a quarter turn to take on or off to reveal two fill holes. These could have been bigger howeve,r and it means you have to take a little more time filling to avoid airlocks. Airflow adjustment goes from one small pinhole to an open restricted direct lung, and rather than turning the airflow ring as you would expect this stays in place and you actually rotate the whole tank. Needless to say, this took a little getting used to, but again it works great. In its standard form out of the box, it’s a 2ml TPD compliant tank. There is a bubble glass included in the package though which doubles the capacity to 4ml.
Two coils are included to get you going, a 1.6ohm round wire mtl coil, and a 0.7Ω mesh coil for a restricted direct lung experience. Vaptio have even fitted different positive pins with appropriate sized air holes for each coil type.
In use ,I found the power button placement a little odd. It’s hinged from the top and more responsive if you press lower down towards the “V” cut on the front plate and, as such, I found it much more comfortable to use as a thumb fire mod. For trigger firing, I found that my finger tended to rest more towards the sloped area just above which made it feel quite unnatural, requiring either a much firmer press or me having to reposition my finger.
I felt the 0.7Ω mesh coil didn’t perform well in mtl mode at all, but was pretty good at a restricted direct lung hit. Flavour was ok, but it seemed to lack some of the punch of say a Vinci or RPM coil. Changing over to the 1.6Ω mtl coil improved things massively, again not the best flavour in the world but pretty decent performance as a tight mouth to lung draw when closed down to one hole on the airflow, which is where I feel this kit performs best.
For the charging test, the Cosmo Plus reached an average charging rate of 0.84amps with a recorded 1467mAh capacity, very close to the stated 1500mAh, in 1hour 52minutes.
- Good construction
- Standard 510 connector
- Adjustable airflow
- Slightly weird button placement
- Tank is quite tall and looks particularly odd with the bubble glass
- Disappointing flavour from coils, particularly the 0.7Ω coil
- Relatively slow charge time
With the Cosmo Plus kit, you’re essentially getting the equivalent of modern pod/aio system in a more traditional package which offers greater long term flexibility. The use of nautilus style coils is also a great boon as you can find these almost anywhere even if you can’t source authentic Vaptio coils easily in your area, and the use of a tank with more traditional airflow adjustment means you can dial the vape into your personal preference much better than most pod/aio style devices. This would make a great kit for someone looking to make the switch from smoking to vaping.