WISMEC Reuleaux Tinker 2 200W TC MOD

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  1. Timbo

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    Hi Vaping Insider members, In this review i take a look at the Reuleaux Tinker 2 200W TC MOD from Wismec. The Wismec Reuleaux Tinker 2 200W TC MOD was supplied for the purpose of this review by Ella from Sourcemore.

    https://www.sourcemore.com/wismec-reulea...e-mod.html

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    Introduction

    The Tinker 2 is a dual 18650 device and shares the same sneaker type appearance as the original Tinker while having a form factor which most reminds me of the Geekvape Aegis legend. Like the Aegis series of devices and the Jackeroo from Vandyvape the Tinker 2 joins the IP67 club bringing us a durable device that is dustproof, waterproof and shockproof. Powered by the advanced Avatar Chip which brings us super fast firing response time the Tinker 2 gives up to 200W in power while also boasting a full TC suite. The Tinker 2 enters a club that already features some impressive devices so let's see how the Tinker 2 stacks up!

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    In The Box

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    Contents:

    1x WISMEC Reuleaux Tinker2 MOD
    1x QC USB Cable
    1x User Manual
    1x Warning Card

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    Aesthetics and Ergonomics

    The Reuleaux Tinker 2 came in a very large cardboard box with cardboard sleeve with a picture of the device in the chosen colour on the front. The box is so big because they are using the same boxes for both the kit and device only so i had certain empty sections. I received the Titanium Grey version, the colour options are Titanium Grey, Black, Blue Purple and Red, in my opinion the picks are the Titanium Grey and Blue Purple options.
    The device maintains the sneakers look that the original Tinker has so no surprise it bears the same name but as a form very similar to the Aegis Legend with a bracket and curved leather spine. The device has a light switch style fire button and lower navigational buttons on an upward slant. We have a large cutout section for the screen but plenty of real estate wasted and the colour screen is smaller than ideal. Up top we have the Reuleaux logo to one side and the specially watertight 510 towards the spine, the 510 is Gold plated and spring loaded.
    The device apart from the leather spine is an all Zinc alloy construction but the metal must be thick as it's an heavy device and quite large. The large C frame like form is ergonomically friendly and the build quality is the best i have known from Wismec.

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    Tinker 2 Specs and Features:

    Size: 90 x 53.5 x 28.5mm
    Battery: 2 x 18650 cells (not included)
    Screen: 0.96-inch color screen
    Max wattage: 200W
    Output mode: Power/TC-Ni/TC-Ti/TC-SS/TCR mode
    Temperature range: 100-315°C/200-600°F (TC modes)
    Resistance range: 0.05-1.5ohm for TC modes
    0.05-3.5ohm for Power mode
    Maximum charging current: 2A
    Maximum output current: 50A
    Output voltage range: 0.5-8V
    Durable and portable Box MOD from Reuleaux Tinker series
    200W Max power with dual 18650 batteries
    Advanced Avatar Chip with 0.001s instant fire speed
    0.96-inch colour screen and excellent vaping performance
    Perfect combination of leather and metal
    Fashionable appearance with attractive colours
    waterproof, shockproof and dustproof design
    Thread: 510
    Colours: Titanium Grey, Black, Blue Purple, Red

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    Waterproof, Dustproof and Shockproof

    The Reuleaux Tinker 2 has the same IP67 rating as the Aegis series of mods making it an extremely durable device and although no-one including Wismec will suggest going diving with it or throwing the device from a 9th floor window you would have to go some to break the device by accident. The device's IP rating means it will withstand being immersed in water up to 1 meter in depth for up to 30 mins and there's some clever ways the Tinker 2 is kept sealed like having a silicone bung for the USB port, fitting membrane seals underneath venting holes and having a leakproof designed 510 connector. An IP rating only covers the waterproof and dustproof credentials of a device and although the Tinker 2 seems very solid it is essentially a whole metal construction unlike the Aegis Mods that are made from 6 different materials including thick army grade silicone which gives it most of it's shockproof protection. So just how shockproof the Tinker 2 is i'm not over convinced about and for certain if dropping it will scuff up a lot more than the Aegis Mods.

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    Fitting The Batteries

    The Tinker 2 accommodates dual 18650 batteries that get fitted via the bottom battery hatch door. We have a strong grooved catch which needs pulling back to allow the door to open on it's spring. The catch is sturdy and needs quite a strong pull and also closing the door takes a bit of effort but for me not really a con because to keep this kind of design waterproof it has to be done this way and it does make it extremely secure so no chance of this door opening on it's own. The door design is the same as seen on the Aegis Legend and Aegis X, we also have decent venting which has a membrane seal to keep the battery compartment watertight. Battery orientation is labelled in white so happy with that, overall a good job and no complaints!

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    The Display

    The display is very colourful but not the brightest and for a colour display quite small being about the same size as the display on a DNA device.
    Throughout the menu all information is in a decent size font and displayed in lists so no issues there but on the main working screen certain information is in very small font and although i could read the information perfectly well i have good eyesight and i can see some people struggling.
    Top left we have the day and then to the right the date, underneath within a circular design we have either the wattage or temperature depending which mode you are in. Further down we have what looks like the face of a sign post which displays the subpara top which is amps by default and resistance underneath. Finally at the bottom of the display we have the two battery status bars, one either side although more accurate battery status is obtainable within the menu system. When pressing fire the wattage or temperature is replaced by the time of your puff and real time wattage.

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    Navigating The Reuleaux Tinker 2

    The Tinker 2 is the usual 5 clicks of the fire button to turn on and 5 clicks to turn off, once on i can only find one combination key press feature which is pressing both navigational buttons together locks and unlocks the device, when locked the Tinker 2 will still fire.
    The device has a menu system which just uses lists making it simple to use and also helps it flow smoothly. 3 clicks of the fire button enters the first tier of the menu system which lists the following options, Mode, Settings, Info and Exit. When choosing mode it gives another list comprising of Power(wattage), TC, TCR and RTC, when choosing TC it gives the wire options of Ti, Ni, SS and again we have Exit. If choosing RTC is gives you the choice of a digital or pointer(analogue) clock and the subpara automatically switches to displaying watts.
    When choosing Settings a new list is displayed which is Coil, Power, Stealth, Subpara, Clock, Preheat, Timeout and Exit. Coil gives you the option of locking the resistance and Power is where you set wattage for temp control. Next we have Stealth mode followed by subpara where we can instead of Amps have the working screen displaying puffs, volts or when in temp control, watts. Next is clock where the time and date can be adjusted then we have preheat which allows you to set the power and duration. This is followed by Timeout which has the options of 5s, 10s, 15s or off and once again we have exit. Finally if you choose Info from the main menu screen it allows you to view the accurate status of each battery and also the hardware and software versions. All screens as described have an Exit option and round robins which as mentioned makes the menu system flow very smoothly.

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    Protections

    Over-charge Protection
    Over-discharge Protection
    Over 10 Seconds Protection
    Short Circuit Protection
    Over-current Protection
    Reverse Polarity Protection
    Temperature Protection

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    My Experience Using The Reuleaux Tinker 2

    I must state i have no access to data so i simply review devices as i personally experience them and on this occasion i did give it a try in temp control using an SS coil. I really had issues trying to get the temp control working properly so as i am a novice when it comes to temp control if that's how you vape i would recommend sourcing reviews that fully covers temp control.
    The device is another heavy IP67 device which personally i would use as a desktop mod as i really don't like carrying large, heavy mods about with me. The Ergonomics are very good though especially as a finger firer in the right hand with the curved leather spine resting against the palm, also every time i use a device with a light switch style fire button i point out how much i like it and no difference here.
    The device fires incredibly quickly with good ramp up and all the wattage's i tried seemed very accurate, i tried a few RTA's but was limited to 25mm as i hate overhang. The device supports 2A charging and is fully firmware upgradeable although i never recommend charging batteries in a device unless it's your only option. Another good reason to only use the USB port for any future firmware upgrades is constant removal of the silicone bung could compromise the watertight seal.
    I see the merits of simple mods but do like my feature rich devices and feel this is stuck a bit in the middle not having certain settings like screen brightness and i do prefer more feature packed device's to include the curves feature.
    I personally do like the display but can see some people struggling to see all the information on the working screen, i also like how the wattage adjusts using point 1w increments up to 20W then switches to 1W increments all the way up to 200W. When holding down the button to scroll wattage it changes to 1W increments up to 20W and 5W increments up to 200W, this i like a lot. When it comes to battery life i don't really have anything to report as it seemed to give the life i would expect from dual 18650 batteries. Studying the look and feel of the device i have no reason to doubt the IP67 rating and it's certainly a well built solid device but for reasons i covered in an earlier section not sure it's as durable or shockproof as the Aegis devices but that's just my feeling and i could be wrong.

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    Likes

    Excellent build quality
    IP67 Rating (waterproof,dustproof)
    Durable device
    Shockproof (not sure it's as durable as the Aegis devices in this regard)
    Aesthetically pleasing
    4 colour options
    Ergonomic
    High powered dual battery device
    Really like the light switch style fire button
    Fires incredibly quickly with good ramp up
    Performed great in power mode
    Solid battery door with clearly marked orientation
    Colour screen
    Smooth flowing user friendly menu system
    Really like the wattage increments switching to 5W when holding the button down
    RTC mode
    Preheat
    TC mode (would suggest getting more information)
    Supports 2A charging
    Firmware upgradeable


    Cons

    Heavy, and large
    Small display (for a colour display)
    Small fonts on working screen some people might struggle to read
    Feel it's missing a couple of features like screen brightness and Curves
    Could not get TC to work properly

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    I would once again like to thank Ella from Sourcemore for supplying the WISMEC Reuleaux Tinker 2 200W TC MOD for the purpose of this review.

    https://www.sourcemore.com/wismec-reulea...e-mod.html

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