Vape Hardware Review: RocVape Origo CVB Kit

Vape Hardware Review: RocVape Origo CVB 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 CVB Kit directly from the RocVape website for a great entry level price.

About the RocVape Origo CVB

The RocVape Origo CVB 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 CVB but also the Origo CVT and the Origo Tank.

Specifications and Features

  • Weight: 250 g
  • Dimensions: 63 mm x 40.5 mm x 21 mm
  • Tank capacity: 1.8ml – 2 ml
  • Coil resistance: 0.5 ohm
  • Battery capacity: 1600 mAh
  • Output wattage: 18 watts
  • Available Colours: Black, Blue, Pink, Silver

Product Includes:

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

The Review

I have to be honest, I didn’t hold much hope for this device. The 18w maximum output had put me off a little.
Don’t let that fool you though! This little beast pushes out great vapour for only 18 watts!

Form Factor

The Origo CVB is a very small form factor all-in-one box mod, crafted from alluminium alloy and stainless steel, with a single fire button (no variable wattage), a built-in tank, a USB charging port and built in 1600mah battery. This thing is tiny, it’s even smaller than my Eleaf Pico, and feels great in the hand. It would make a great stealth mod, as it really gets swallowed up by your hand when you’re holding it!

Simplicity

There really is not much to this thing. There are no hidden features, its a one button device, acting as a quasi-mechanical, restricted to 18 watts. Dead simple.
It ticks all of the boxes for a simple, beginner friendly device. It really does.

Built in Tank

Similar to other starter devices out there, the built in tank features a leak-proof cup design, made of glass, for easy filling. Filling the tank consists of unscrewing the top cap, and removing the coil as one piece. You then fill your e-liquid from the top, taking care not to go past the maximum fill line.

This fill line is actually a little bit of a con, really only a minor issue, as you do get used to it and it gets easier the more you use it.
Since the tank is recessed into the mod, the window of the tank only starts about half way up, so the maximum fill line is a little difficult to fill to. You’re really only filling the recessed section of the tank, and it is hard to see how far you have left to fill.
As I said, only really a minor issue, and its easy to get used to.

Once you have the tank filled top cap is then screwed onto the mod complete with coil already attached to the top cap.
it’s very for a beginner to fill, and/or change coils.

Battery

The battery is a built in 1600mah battery, which I think is large enough considering that you’re vaping at a constant 18 watts. There is a micro USB port on the side for charging.

So far, vaping this off an on during the day, this battery is getting me through most of it, only having to charge it in the evening.
Charging it back to full takes approximately 1-2 hours.

When the battery is low the LED in the button surround will blink “Red” x 8 times telling you to recharge the battery.
When fully charged the LED in the button surround will blink “Green” x 15 times to let you know its ready to go!

Airflow

The airflow ring can be found at the top of the device, just below the drip tip. What’s surprising about this little thing, is the airflow. It has a great range of airflow options, from really restricted lung hit to an almost open wide one.

Ive found that completely closing off the airflow still allows air to pass through however, which makes mouth to lung inhales a little bit airy. Only a minor thing though.

Juice Viscosity

Straight away I popped some 70%VG eliquid into the Origo CVB and it handled it without issue. This is really great, as many juice vendors are leaning toward the max VG viscosity these days, it’s great to know that the CVB can handle them without kicking out dry hits over and over. I don’t think I’ve had a dry hit in this device yet!

Drip tip and Anti-Spit Back

The drip tip is a delrin drip tip which is great for absorbing heat, its surrounded by a stainless steel sleeve for looks, with an Anti-Spit back silicone insert inside.

This little silicone insert is not a bad idea, it does avoid some spitback, but Im finding that it restricts the flavour a little, so I removed mine. I get a much cleaner taste, and a vape that feels less restricted also.

Safety and Operation

The CVB 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 CVB 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 CVB 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

I’m actually quite impressed with the CVB. It’s simple to use, small, lightweight and puts out plenty of power to satisfy a beginner’s needs.
It’s not something that I would use all of the time, as I have higher powered mods, but for someone getting their first vape kit, this will suit them really well.

There have been no “show stoppers” for me. Perhaps some small cons but nothing that you cannot look past, especially since this really is a very solid entry level device.
The CVB really does tick all of the boxes for a beginner’s setup!

Where to buy:

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

 

Shane Presser on FacebookShane Presser on InstagramShane Presser on Twitter
Shane Presser
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.
Google+