The Tix Pod kit was sent to me for review directly from Rincoe (check it out here). This is a small open pod system that’s very similar in style to the Artery Pal 2 but with slight design differences and other different features. So let’s talk about it!
- Adjustable voltage
- USB-C charging
- Replaceable coils
- 1000mAh internal battery
- 7 different panel designs
- Size: 90.7 x 43 x 19mm
- 10-20 watts
- Resistance: 0.3 – 3.0 ohms
- 2ml e-liquid capacity
- Price: $40.99
In the Box:
- Tix Pod Device
- 1x cartridge
- 1x 1.0ohm coil
- 1x 0.8 mesh coil
- USB-C charging cable
- Warranty and user manual
The Tix device comes in seven different styles, all of which I think are really cool. You can pick from designs with names like Vast Sky, Flame, Galaxy, UK Flag, US Flag, Blazing Skull, and Carbon Black. Those flag designs are awesome. I’m really glad they sent me the American Flag model because this just looks sweet.
Other than the style of the panels, the rest of the design is nice too. It’s super small at only 3.5 x 1.7 x 0.75 inches
Features and Modes
I’m a huge fan of pod devices having adjustable wattage or voltage and the Tix pod vape has three different settings to pick from. To adjust the voltage, you press the mode button on the side of the Tix. Just a single click and you can change modes really quick. The LED light indicates which mode you’re in; Green means high (4.2v), Blue means medium (3.65volts), and Red means low (3.3 volts).
To fire the device, you press the red Rincoe logo on the panel side of the device. It has a nice click to it and feels good to use.
The battery inside the Rincoe Tix is a big non-removable 1000mAh battery, so you’ll get plenty of battery life out of this. And what’s really cool is that the Tix charges with a Type-C USB cable, which also translates to really quick charging.
The included USB-C cable is a little short so I used the cable that I use to charge my phone, but it’s still cool to get this cable. You can vape the Tix while it’s charging too.
I was wondering how long it would take for vape manufacturers to start switching to USB-C cables and it looks like that trend is starting now. And all I have to say is “Finally!” It should have happened a long time ago.
The cartridge in the Tix is very much like the cartridge in the Artery Pal 2. This is a removable and reusable cartridge that takes replaceable coil heads.
It sits in the Tix nice and snug. To get it out, push down on the top and slide it out. From there, you can add or remove the coil head from the bottom.
The coil head is covered with this adjustable airflow ring, so you can adjust the airflow to your preferences, which is a great feature for a pod device. All pod devices should have adjustable airflow in my opinion.
The one drawback with this is that you have to take the cartridge out to adjust the airflow, but I don’t think it’s a big deal. And you actually can adjust it while it’s in the device, but it’s really hard to do. But anyway, once you get it in the right place, you won’t have to deal with it anymore.
The airflow options are nice too. You can really close it down if you like the draw tight, or you can open it all the way up and get a nice lung hit. Wide-open and you get quite a bit of airflow, so you can get nice lung hits on here. I’ve found that wide open is much better on the high wattage setting. If you close the airflow down, you can pretty much restrict this as tight as you want. For me, this feels better at a lower wattage, but that’s all personal preferences. Either way, you can adjust it however you like, which is nice.
The mouthpiece on the cartridge is slim and comfortable too.
Filling the Cartridge
On the side of the cartridge, there’s a plug that you can pull out to fill it up and it holds 2ml of e-liquid. The nice thing about the position of this is that you can fill it up without having to take it out of the device. Just be careful not to pull the wrong end of the plug out as I did. It’s hard to get back in.
The fill hole is pretty big, so you shouldn’t have problems filling this with any type of e-liquid bottle.
There are two types of coil heads included in the kit. Both coils are single vertical coils.
Tix Mesh 0.8ohm coil
This coil works great at all levels of wattage and at all airflows. If you want bigger clouds and higher wattage, this coil works great. The flavor is pretty good too.
Tix Regular 1.0ohm coil
The Tix regular coil seems to work just as good as the mesh coil. Mesh coils always seem to have better flavor than regular coils, and that’s true here too. The 0.8ohm mesh coil has more flavor, but the regular coil actually puts out some really good flavor too. And it performs nearly as well at all three wattage levels too, although I have found that the coil doesn’t last as long as the mesh coil at the highest wattage, or at least not the one I tested. But I’m actually surprised at how well this coil works.
As you would expect, there are several safety features built-in.
* Low battery protection
* Charging protection
* Pod detection
* 8-second cutoff
* Short circuit protection
Overall, it’s a very nice setup. It has three wattage levels, it has adjustable airflow, it fires really fast, it performs well, the flavor is good in both coils, and it looks awesome. I don’t really have any big cons for it.
So that’s it for the Rincoe Tix Pod kit. This was sent to me for review from Rincoe and you can get it from them for $40.99.