A huge shout out to Vapesourcing.com for sending me the Sinuous V80 from Wismec to have a little looky at. I had a Sinuous P80 a couple of years ago, one of the first ones they did and it was a decent little device, in fact it accompanied me to Florida on holiday and it did great. So lets see how the V80compares….
Wismec Sinuous V80 Specs
Size: 27mm * 34mm * 81mm
Output wattage: 1-80W
Cell type: high-rate 18650 cell (discharging current should be above 25A)
Output mode: VW/Bypass/TC-Ni/TC-Ti/TC-SS/TCR mode
Resistance range: 0.05-1.5ohm for TC modes
0.05-3.5ohm for VW mode
Temperature range: 100-315℃/200-600℉(TC modes)
Maximum charging current: 2A
Output voltage range: 0.5-9V
Thread type: 510 spring loaded connector
Amor NSE Tank
E-liquid capacity: 3ml
In The Box:
1x WISMEC SINUOUS V80 MOD (no cell)
1x Amor NSE Atomizer
1x WS04 MTL 1.3ohm Head
1x WS-M 0.27ohm head (pre-installed)
1x QC USB Cable
2x User Manual
2x Warning Card
Initial Thoughts on the Wismec Sinuous Kit
The Sinuous kit comes well packaged, and looks really cool when you take the lid off the box. I got a green one, and its not a bad looking little kit. Removing it from the box, and you can tell that it’s a budget device. It’s made from some kind of plastic, and what looks like aluminium top plate and battery cover. This of course means that the mod is extremely light, even after you have a popped a battery in.
The mod itself is semi-transparent, and I actually like that you can see the board and chip on the front edge of the mod. It has Wismec branding on one side, and Sinuous V80 on the other, but it is quite unobtrusive, and not screaming for attention. The Sinuous V80 centered 510 connector will take tanks up to 26mm.
The Amor tank colour matches the mod, with the same colour plastic and mouthpiece, and I really do like the colour, its almost a mint green. It has the same silver aluminium type top cap and base, so it’s very colour co-ordinated, and it does look really good!
The Wismec Sinuous V80 Battery & Buttons
So the Sinuous V80 is a single 18650 mod, battery direction is indicated in black on the hinged door, and also a very noticeable red + sign at the bottom of the battery tube. The battery can be charged at up to 2A via the micro USB port under the adjustment buttons.
The fire button feels cheap! It also has some movement if you just run your thumb over it, and it does have a little bit of rattle if you shake the mod. Pressing it gives rather a dull click. The Adjustment buttons however are fine, although they may be a little on the small side for folks that struggle with dexterity in their fingers.
The Sinuous V80 Screen & Menu
The screen is small and compact, and mine looks like its slight skew-whiffed!
Not sure if its just an optical illusion though. It displays basic info of Watts (or temp if that’s what you’re using) in large digits, and then in smaller digits to the left (way smaller!) ohms, volts and puff count (or you can change the puff count to vape time or amps) Last but definitely no less important is the battery indicator.
The menu is standard Wismec format, 3 clicks takes you into the mode menu where you can choose from watts, temp SS, Ni, Ti, memory modes and Bypass. Pressing down and the fire button will turn on Stealth mode. Long press up and fire and you can cycle between the puff count, vape time and amps. Long press on up and down will lock the adjustment buttons, but you will still be able to vape, huge thumbs up to Wismec for this feature. 5 clicks will power the mod on and off.
For those of you that like to vape in temp mode, click the fire button 4 times while in the temp mode of your choice, and you can set the wattage.
The firmware is fully update-able as well. So a basic mod, with a basic menu, but it is a full menu allowing temp control, bypass mode, whichever way you like to vape.
The Amor NSE Tank
It’s plastic!! Well apparently it’s PETG which is a plastic resin of the polyester family! Not sure how that will fare with some of the liquids that are known to crack tanks, but I’ve been using an aniseed flavoured liquid, and so far so good
The Amor tank is top fill, just slide the cap over in the direction of the arrow,. The fill hole is small, so your chunky bottles might be a little hit or miss with this.
There is a huge air flow hole on the bottom that can be closed down by a twisting collar, as you get halfway closed you will notice smaller air flow holes come into play. Close the large airflow hole down completely and you have 2 small ones, that you can use together, or close one off so you are left with just one small hole. This one small hole is fantastic for MTL inhaling, you do get plenty of resistance when drawing, especially with the MTL coil fitted.
How does the Wismec Sinuous kit Vape?
It vapes as you would expect, just like any other vape product that is mass produced by a vape manufacturer! That’s not a bad thing, it works, and it works well.
The Direct lung coil is good, I’ve been using that around 35w, and there’s plenty of vapour, and the flavour is pretty good too, but there does seem to be an initial break in period. For the first hour the flavour was quite bland, and then it just seemed to kick in out of nowhere. Not sure if anyone else has had this experience, or if I just got a lazy coil.
The mouth to lung coil is fab, using at around 15 watts and I can get a pretty decent mouth to lung vape, only downside would be that the mouthpiece just doesn’t feel right for MTL vaping, its too wide. Flavour is great, vapour is ok (don’t expect lots for MTL vaping, less airflow always means less vapour!)
Final Thoughts on the Wismec Sinuous Kit.
Well, its a cheap and cheerful kit, feels nice to hold, really comfy in the hand, it’s almost a tube mod, but not quite. It just doesn’t feel like a quality kit, I guess this was the last thing on Wismecs mind when they designed this kit to be in the ‘budget’ price range.
Plastic mod & tank, so for the price you can’t really expect anything armour plated. I’m really rather torn with this mod, I want to hate it because it does feel like a mod that’s cheap as chips… but, it performs really well, just as well as some of the more expensive mods that I own
I would be interested to see how long it will last with daily use, but unfortunately it won’t get that kind of use from me as I would rather be using a dual battery device where I’m not running backwards and forwards to the battery charger every couple of hours.
With the DL coil, the battery really isn’t going to last you long, and with the MTL coil, it’s good, but I would rather stick one of my Berserkers on top as I prefer to build my own coils and not be held hostage to buying branded coils, but with a rebuildable tank it just feels top heavy
Will the Wismec Sinuous V80 kit be retired to the shelf? – The tank, yes definitely! The mod, I’m not sure, I could use it on shopping trips, or for a day out (with a spare battery or two) but to be honest with me being the clumsy mare that I am, I’m really not sure the Sinuous mod would stand up to my kind of normal day to day treatment.
Ceekays Shack Score
Scoring out of 10 as it is a kit.
Well, For a budget mod, it is fantastic, and for vapers that don’t want to spend an entire wage packet on a mod and tank it will serve its place. I am going to minus half a point for the rattly fire button, I’m honestly not sure how long that will last (I do remember on my old Sinuous having a sticking fire button towards the end of it’s life) and I have to minus a point for the plastic tank, I’ve had some nightmares with plastic tanks and eliquid melting through them, or cracking them. For a couple of dollars more Wismec could have added a glass tube in the box. So the Wismec Sinuous V80 Kit scores a super 8.5/10
If you want something cheap and cheerful for running errands or just general day to day use, head on over to Vapesourcing where you can pick up the Wismec Sinuous V80 Kit for $42.10.
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