If you thought the original Charon or the Charon Mini from Smoant were good mods, you’ll no doubt be more impressed with their Smoant Naboo 225W TC Starter Kit. They’re calling this the “first 2.4-inch colorful screen device” on their website, but there’s a lot more going for this kit than just a large display screen. With a fast user interface and plenty of options thanks to the Ant 225 Chipset, this is one of Smoant’s best efforts.
I wish I could say that the design of the Smoant Naboo 225W TC Starter Kit was unique. It reminds me a lot of the SMOK G-Priv Luxe (though they are certainly not identical) and the Vaporesso Luxe. Even with similarities, there is no denying that this is a nice looking kit. With rounded, cut-out edges and the front face covered entirely by the screen, it’s a seamless effort to create a more integrated design. The back panel features the Naboo name and a rainbow geometric design. It’s a nice touch, though it may destroy the otherwise sleek aesthetic for some.
You can find the Naboo Kit in seven different colors, including rainbow, stainless steel, black, red, and a gradient blue.
The Smoant Naboo 225W TC Starter Kit Is Built Well
I’ve come to expect some nice machining from Smoant, and this didn’t let me down. The zinc alloy chassis is durable and looks gorgeous to boot. At the top of the mod there is a centered 510. The back panel of the mod is the dual 18650 battery door. This opens near effortlessly with a push on the bottom tab. It stays nicely in place once you insert the batteries and there is very little rattle.
The front face has the screen and two touch screen adjustment buttons that react to your touch with a vibration. On the side of the mod is the oversized fire button and a small button beneath that to lock and unlock the screen.
The Display Screen
As one of the top selling points for this kit, the 2.4-inch TFT color screen sits on the front face, integrated quite well with no protruding edges. This screen in 240 by 320 pixels and has a 300 DPI resolution. Although it may not be “high-def” it certainly gives a quality display.
The User-Interface Options
There are three different options for the Smoant Naboo 225W TC Starter Kit’s UI. You can change this in the menu screen, which you access with three clicks of the fire button. From here, the user can select Classic Mode (Smoant’s usual speedometer style look), Dial Mode, and a new interface called Music Mode, which beats along to background music while you’re vaping.
For further customization, vapers can also download their own photo onto their Naboo to use as the background via USB when you update the chip.
The Ant 225 Chipset and Vaping Modes
With the Ant 225 Chip, the Naboo mod can fire in just 0.015 seconds. Along with safety features and the custom wallpaper option, there are some various vaping modes. The Naboo mod modes include Standard Power (and VW with soft, normal, and hard), VW Curve (Variable Watt Curve), TC for Ni, Ti, and SS materials, TCR, and TC Curve.
The Smoant Naboo Sub-Ohm Tank
The tank is made out of stainless steel and Quartz glass. Included is a 4ml capacity bubble glass (and a 2ml spare straight glass). The drip tip is a wide bore resin and the top fill system is a threaded top fill. The filling ports are nice and large; you can even fit a larger glass dropper through there. And this tank is also compatible with SMOK Prince Coils.
The Cloud Chasing Mesh Coils
Smoant’s coil system for the Naboo Sub-Ohm Tank is two mesh options. The materials are kanthal and Japanese organic cotton. The first is a 0.18-ohm mesh coil with a range of 40-80W, while the second is a 0.17-ohm coil for 60-100W.
Vaping With the Smoant Naboo 225W TC Starter Kit
I used Kemuri E-Liquid by Yami Vapor in the Naboo Tank. I started with the 0.18-ohm mesh coil. Both coils were broken in after a few minutes of vaping, and I had let them wick before using for about ten minutes. The flavor and clouds from both the 0.18-ohm coil and the 0.17-ohm coil were pretty identical, the only difference being the extra wattage on the 0.17-ohm coil head. These coils are clearly a good mesh material, heating up more evenly and giving off some pure flavor, whilst delivering luscious clouds.
Using the menu and interface was pretty easy, as the controls aren’t that different from most standard kits these days. I got decent battery life out of my 18650s—but nothing that is above average for a dual 18650 mod.
TC mode was excellent, as were their curve features. I couldn’t find many issues with this kit. Even the touch adjustment buttons were as intuitive as promised. And I was thoroughly pleased that Smoant included that locking button underneath the fire button, as it kept me from accidentally clicking anything while vaping in my chosen setting.
The Smoant Naboo 225W TC Starter Kit Is One of Smoant’s Best Efforts
While I have enjoyed other mods and devices by Smoant, the Smoant Naboo 225W TC Starter Kit was simply the best kit I’ve experienced from them. The design is sleek and elegant, the UI is easy to navigate, and the vaping modes are varied and perform well. The Naboo Sub-Ohm Tank was a high-quality performer, but the mesh coils are the best part of the tank system. Great flavor, decent lifespan (about a week and a half) and some thick clouds. If you’re searching for a starter kit with touch screen buttons, an intuitive chipset, and a mesh coil system to boot, don’t mess around. This kit is a bit steeper in price, but it’s worth the extra money.
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