Hardware Review: Origo CVT Kit

Hardware Review: Origo CVT Kit

Introduction
RocVape reached out to me a little while ago, to ask if I’d like to review some of their beginner focused products. I’m always on the lookout for new beginner friendly hardware so that I can recommend them to some of my friends who still smoke, so thought, why not!
I’ve never heard of RocVape before, but doing a quick google and talking to the Co-owner, shows me that they’re very proactive in the vaping community, and are very keen on development and are focused on bringing some really good hardware in to the market. Their company is based in the USA and the UK, and have an R&D centre and factory in China.

You can purchase the RocVape Origo CVT Kit directly from the RocVape website for a great entry level price.

About the RocVape Origo CVT

The RocVape Origo CVT is a an all-in-one device aimed at the beginner vaper, looking for simplicity, and an easy introduction to vaping.

With a small form factor, built in tank and battery, and usb charging, the Origo CVB is perfect for those wanting to try vaping without having to learn about the advanced stuff.

Their Origo range of products use their proprietary “Origo coil”, so you don’t need to worry about ordering different coils for different products. These coils will not only fit the Origo CVT but also the Origo CVB and the Origo Tank.

Specifications and Features

  • Dimensions: 19 mm x 118 mm
  • Tank capacity: 2 ml
  • Coil resistance: 0.5 ohm
  • Battery capacity: 1600 mAh
  • Output wattage: 18 watts
  • Available Colours: Black, Silver, Pink

Product Includes:

  • 1 x Origo CVT MOD
  • 2 x Coils
  • 1 x USB cable
  • 1 x User manual

The Review

I’ve come to the conclusion that the Origo CVB and Origo CVT are fairly similar devices, the only thing that really differs is the form factor. Where the CVB is more of a small box mod with a built in tank, the Origo CVT is more of a semi-regulated tube mod, with the same built in anti-leak tank.
As I mentioned in my CVB review, these little units pump out some really nice vapour for the smallish 18 watts that they deliver.

Form Factor
The Origo CVT is a very comfortable to hold tube mod, with a built in tank and easy to attach coils. It fits really nicely in the hand, and is quite small which makes this a great stealth mod for out and about. Despite how small this thing is, it still has quite good battery life, and fast charging also, so you will never be without your vape for very long.

Simplicity
This thing is simple, it really is. Much like other beginners kits, things have been simplified for users that don’t really understand or do not have time to bother with rebuilding coils, fixing wicking and all of the other things that go with advanced setups. All you do with this one is unscrew the top, screw the coil to the cap, fill the tank up to the line, screw the cap back on and off you go.
With it’s single button to fire, and 5 clicks on/off, this thing is the epitome of simple.

Built in Tank
The built in tank in the CVT is similar to that of the CVB, it’s a cup shape, so theres no leaking from the bottom into the mod. It is a glass non-removeable tank that is top-fillable, and will hold up to 2ml of juice.
To fill, you remove the top cap, and fill up to the maximum fill line. Initially I found this to be a little awkward, as the tank is recessed into the mod and the line is level with the bottom of the glass window. Once I go used to filling the recessed part of the tank it became easier, it’s just not an intuitive thing. I would have thought it easier to fill the tank whilst looking through the glass, which is something you cannot really do without going over the maximum fill line.
A minor issue, and something that is easily overcome with time, and something to get used to.

Battery
The battery is a 1600mah built in battery, so no switching batteries, which is good, there is a USB charging port on the side near the firing button, and boy does this thing charge quickly. It takes between 1-2 hours from a completely depleted battery to full charge.

Airflow
I’m actually quite surprised about the airflow on this mod, not only is it adjustable via the easy to turn airflow ring at the top, it has ample airflow even for lung hits. Don’t get me wrong, it won’t do fully unrestricted lung hits, but if you’re happy with a fairly good restricted lung inhale, then this will work for you.
One thing that I did notice about the unit that I received, is completely closing the air control ring, doesn’t completely close off the airflow, there is still enough air flow going through for a mouth to lung inhale. This could be a pro or a con depending on how you look at it!

Juice Viscosity
Im impressed that the origo coils and the Origo CVT can handle a fairly high VG to PG ratio in juices. I put a 30PG/70VG ejuice into this straight away, and it didn’t skip a beat. Not one dry hit, and consistent flavour. That’s quite an achievement for a premade coil, that it can keep up with wicking so well!

Drip tip and Anti-Spit Back
While the drip tip on this looks like it is removable, it doesn’t seem to be. I couldn’t take it off. Instead there is an outer cylinder made of delrin that you can remove, which exposes a slightly smaller attached steel tip, I assume for if you want a narrower drip tip.
There is an anti spitback piece of silicone inside the top of this unit. It does quite a good job of getting rid of spitback, but it also restricts the airflow slightly. I removed mine using some long needle nose tweezers, and am enjoying a much more open air flow. The good thing is that the anti-spitback silicone piece doesn’t affect flavour at all, so feel free to keep it in there!

Safety and Operation
The CVT is fitted with a chip that has some basic safety features.
There is a 10 second cut-off, so pocket firing will not continually happen, you can be secure in knowing that it won’t fire for more than 10 seconds.
There is also short circuit protection. In the event that the device detects a short circuit, the LED around the fire button will blink “Red” 3 times.
The CVT mod also has the standard 5 button presses within 2 seconds to turn it off an on.

Coil lifespan
I’m quite impressed by the coil lifespan, they seem to last a long while before having to change them out. I’ve been on the original one that I put in for about 2 weeks now without having to change it out.

Power and Output
Whilst this is regulated to a maximum of 18 Watts, I’m finding that the CVT puts out plenty of vapour. For me it’s a little bit of a cool vape, but for a beginner starting with a higher level of nicotine in their juice, this would be the perfect combo.

Pros

  • Leak Proof
  • Small size
  • Very easy to use
  • Decent airflow
  • Battery Lights
  • All in one
  • Vent holes
  • Performs well even with high VG eliquid

Cons

  • Fill line quite low
  • Only 18watts output
  • In built tank glass, no replacing
  • Closing off the air does not completely close it

Conclusion
This is a really really good entry level device. I found it so very simple to use, and it puts out some great vapour for the low wattage that it uses.
Would I use it daily? Probably not, but my happy place is at about 60 watts.
Would I recommend it to a beginner, or someone who vapes at a lower wattage? Absolutely! This is perfect for someone who is just starting to vape, and wants a no mess no fuss setup. It is also great for those outings where you need something that will fit in your pocket, and might need to take a quick stealth vape or two.

You can purchase the RocVape Origo CVB Kit directly from the RocVape website for a great entry level price.

 

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Shane Presser has been vaping since 2013, and has extensive experience with advanced equipment, coil builds and DIY mixing. He is the man behind VapersGarage, and also more recently the Vape Database (www.thevapedb.com), a resource to help vapers find hardware and equipment based on their individual needs.
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