Rincoe MechMan 228W Starter Kit Review

Rincoe MechMan 228W Starter Kit Review

 

Despite its puzzling name, the MechMan Starter Kit by Rincoe is a traditional, regulated mod with the new MechMan Tank. Featuring their bold panel designs,

 

Specs

  • Dimensions: 87.5 x 52.5 x 25.5 mm
  • Display: 0.96”
  • Construction: Zinc-Alloy
  • Battery: Dual 18650 Batteries (Not Included)
  • Wattage Output: 1 – 228W
  • Juice Capacity: 4.5mL
  • Coil Ratings: 0.25ohm Single Mesh Coil (rated for 40 – 60W), 0.2ohm Dual Mesh Coil (rated for 50 – 80W)

 

Features

  • Retractable Top-Fill System
  • Adjustable Airflow
  • 510 Connection

 

Reviews

Mike Vapes

Pros

-          Looks & feels great

-          Great instant firing button

-          Centered 510

-          Zero play on the battery door

-          Mostly easy to navigate the menus

-          Airflow is good

 

Cons

-          Weird name

-          Prone to falling over due to beveled, narrow bottom

-          Dim display

-          Tank is just mediocre

-          Flavor is maybe a 7/10, being generous

-          Great mod, mediocre tank

 

Suck My Mod

Pros

-          Dual mesh coil is great

-          Made really well

-          Rugged & simple

-          Feels really solid

-          Quick ramp-up

-          Great for both Power & TC Mode

-          Zero play on battery door

 

Cons

-          Single mesh – turbulent, flavor is mediocre

-          Drip tip doesn’t match the mod’s colors

-          Max 26mm atomizer

-          Board missing some features

-          No way to remove & swap out panels

-          Prone to falling over

 

DJLsb Vapes

Pros

-          Clean looking tank w/ decent top-fill

-          Good capacity for size

-          Smooth airflow

-          Pretty good TC

-          Fire button is great & device is comfortable

-          Easy menu navigation

-          Zero play on battery door

-          Centered 510 connection

 

Cons

-          Flavor is mediocre

-          Doesn’t like panel style

-          Tips over very easily

-          Underpowered by a lot

-          Massive fluctuation in power wave

-          Maximum 26mm atomizer

-          Dim display – hard to see

-          No mention of firmware upgrades

 

Conclusion

As is sometimes the case with these starter kits, the Rincoe MechMan is something of a mixed bag. In this case, reviewers raved about the mod while finding the tank to be mediocre at best. For their reasons, let’s start with the issues they found with the tank.

 

Flavor. Across the board, reviewers said the flavor was decent, but unremarkable, while reviewers were also split on which coil they preferred. Generally, they liked the dual mesh better although DJLsb preferred the single coil. Either way, the flavor was nothing special. The tank also features a drip tip which doesn’t match the mod’s style and color scheme. On the other hand, airflow was relatively smooth.

 

That having been said, the mod was largely enjoyed by the reviewers. The fact that it had zero play on the battery door came up frequently, as did the overall build quality of the device. As one reviewer put it, this is a simple, no-nonsense brick of a box mod which harkens back to the olden days. Where manufacturers are more and more leaning into sleeker, more plasticky designs, this solid metal device is much appreciated.

 

This sturdiness is appreciated, especially given one of its primary cons which is that it tips over easily. The bottom is, for some reason, narrower than the body of the device, making it prone to falling over. DJLsb, known for meticulously checking the electronics in his reviews, notes that the mod is also significantly underpowered and prone to extremely erratic wattage waves, which can account for some of the unevenness of the vape hit.

 

On the other hand, reviewers noted that the temperature control Is decent and the menus are easy to navigate. One quick issue with the display, however, is that it’s a bit on the dim side, making it unideal for usage outdoors. Finally, the smaller size of this mod means that it’s only going to look good with atomizers smaller than 26mm, which may be a dealbreaker for some.

 

At the end of the day, if you’re looking for a rugged, incredibly solid, and well-built box mod, the MechMan is the device for you. You may not be a huge fan of the tank either, but if you’ve got another <26mm atomizer laying around, this kit might be worth picking up all the same.

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