ECF Hello! Today I am reviewing for you Eleaf Mod Kit. The Tessera Kit is a pocket-friendly, internal drum kit with power and style. So how well Tessera hold up? Read below for my evaluation.
This kit was sent to me from Eleaf for review.I had the Tessera kit for over a month now and feel that I can give a fair assessment of its quality.
VW Mod Kit is an internal device with Eleaf battery, equipped with a 150W output power and a wide range of choice of typical residential TC. This kit comes with a “new” TS tank shead for Ello, Ello is essentially a tank with some design elements are added to match the design model.
Let’s start from the top.
hook pin 510 and appears to be determined by the background / in the unit. Because the device has rounded corners is quite pronounced throughout “plaque” circular at the top allows it to accommodate up to 25 mm Attys no false appearance. The gap at the top is the aspect of the design that I assume to give a uniform display device because it is necessary both for the logs. The next feature, I prefer a cleaner look that big gap, but I understand why they go that route.
Speaking of logs, it was pretty clicky and responsive and works regardless of how you hold the mod. mod that looks like it was designed more with the left-handed people in mind, because it is usually with fire button activates bar by palming the device and use your fingers to pull. However, I am left hand and because I do not want palm screen I use the thumb to pull equipment. You do not get the same “grip” experience as it does the other way, but it works very well. I also find that if a leftist always wants to manage, no logs problem that is activated in the palm of your hand.
The front of the model home screen, and +/- function / Mode / Stealth, and port USB. The screen itself is gorgeous. It has a very high resolution and the color theme can be changed according to your wishes.
In ordinary electric mode, you can see your battery life, front and center watts, volts, resistance coil, time and date.
In RTC mode, the clock takes the stage and you are presented with the option at the bottom of the s.
TC mode is a blend of power and the PSTN mode, the temperature still able to show you in front of your s.
The design of the interface and the menu on Tessera is quite nice and the entry of the function / mode / stealth button is an option that really enjoyed it. I love that it’s a versatile, allowing you one-click your device in stealth mode, or press and hold to scroll through the mode of shooting. However, you still have the 3-click on the fire button to enter the menu system. Why not go in on the button for this function? I feel like this button underutilized.
I ranted previously about too make a shortcut in all places, but I feel like Tessera can benefit from a few shortcuts. The main two I want to see is: the one that allows you to turn the power of the TC; and to lock watt for TC. This option is present, and you have to enter the menu and set the submenu to get there. It is a matter of preference for me, but I feel like it will be much easier for the user to have.
Move with the design, polygonal appearance at the front gives little awkward appearance. This device has a peak at the bottom of the screen. I do not know if the operating angle (probably causes less screen glare), but it was different from what I’m used to seeing. Design on the back is used as a sort of ergonomic grip. At first glance, it does not seem that would be good, but it was actually pretty comfortable, especially with rounded edges of the device.
The lower part torq mod comprises two fixing screws of the bottom plate and the reset button to zero housing recession. I did not use the reset button, but it will consider restoring the factory settings. You can see the difference that I spoke from the top of the mod. They do not mess with the way
This mod performs quite well. Power mode outputs decently and consistently and I never had an issue with a misfire or anything similar. I used various builds in multiple attys and Power mode did great for each. I will say that I tried to keep my power output at or below 75w as I feel like this is going to be a good spot for a compromize between power output and battery longevity. I realize the device is using a decent sized battery, but I tend not to vape at too high wattages anyway, so at or below 75w gave me some decent battery life.
In TC mode, I had a bit of an issue at first. Using single coil SS316L 26/30 clapton I was consistently botted out of TC. I swapped my build to triple core 30*3/38 and it worked a lot better. I used this build on there for a while and was only booted out once. I don’t know if it had to do with the mass of the wire I was using or what, but good TC shouldn’t do that, regardless. While TC worked better for the smaller-core build, it still shows an inconsistency with TC performance, so I would not recommend getting this device solely for TC.
Since this is an internal-battery device, charging is another main category when it comes to performance. The device supposedly has temperature protection while charging. I believe it’s supposed to automatically cut charging if it senses the device getting to warm, and resume once the temp drops back down to a predetermined range. The first few times I charged the device was with a wall charger and the device seemed to get really warm. I didn’t notice it ever stop charging, but maybe it didn’t hit that critical zone. After conversing a contact at Eleaf, I swapped to the provided USB cable and charge via PC. This produced a better result and the mod didn’t get nearly as warm, so I would recommend charging the device in this fashion. Charge times were also really quick regardless of how it was charged.
The Ello TS is essentially the same tank as the Ello Subohm Tank and uses the same coils.
The Ello TS tank is a decent little top-fill subohm atty. The adjustment ring moves pretty smoothly and there are quite large slits for the airflow. This should help accommodate those that like ample amounts of airflow. The sliding system moves easily enough when pushing on it and has a satisfying click open and close. The fill port is adequate for whatever type of bottle you have.
The HW2 coil ohmed in around .3-.34 and the HW1 was .2-.22. The HW2 coil is NiCr and the HW1 is SS316L with ceramic around the outside of the cotton (to retain heat I assume). I personally liked the HW2 coil better. It had better flavor, but didn’t quite last as long. Whereas the HW1 lasted longer with less flavor. There are also three other options for coils: HW1-C-.25ohm SS316L; HW3-.2ohm NiCr; HW4-.3ohm NiCr.
As far as performance goes, this tank is okay. I’m not really a subohm tank kind of guy, so I’m not the best at evaluating subohm tanks. I can compare it to an RDA, but that’s not really going to be a fair comparrison. I think it’s decent for what it is. Am I going to run out and go buy it?…nope. Would someone else get enjoyment out of it?…yeph how.
Convenient Internal Battery
Fire bar activates easily without having to palm the screen (for lefties)
Polygonal hand ergonomics
Power mode performance
Gaps at top and bottom of mod
under-utilized Function button
no shortcuts to change TC watts or lock TC resistance
I really think this is a decent little device, especially if you’re going to be predominantly using it in Power mode or using smaller wires in TC. The feel of the device is quite nice and I love how small it is. I really like the internal battery because sometimes I just don’t want to worry about swapping out batteries. With this, you just charge and go. The screen is quite beautiful and the interface is fairly intuitive.
I don’t really care for the aesthetics of the gaps at the top and bottom of the mod, but I understand why they are there and it’s more person preference and doesn’t affect how the mod performs. I really love having a function button on mods, and appreciate it’s inclusion on the Tessera, however, it feels under utilized. I also cannot recommend this device if you are looking for good TC as it is too inconsistent.
With that said, if you’re new to vaping and don’t want to worry about keeping batteries married or carrying extra batteries, this is going to be a decent kit. Even if you’re an experienced vaper and you just want something simple and small for a quick out and about, the Tessera will get the job done. Just don’t expect great performance from TC.