Returning to the forefront of the vaping world, Smoant brings together another beautiful, exceptionally well made piece of hardware. Following up the Charon, we now have the Smoant Cylon 218W TC Box Mod. A beast hiding in the tall grass, powerful and fashionable.
Smoant Cylon 218W TC Box Mod Specifications
- Smoant Ant218 V2 Chip Set
- 1 to 218W
- 6.4 to 8.4V
- 0.1 to 5.0 ohm Atomizer Resistance Range
- Temperature Control Suit
- Ni200 Nickel Support
- 0.15 ohm Recommended
- Titanium Support
- 0.5 ohm Recommended
- Stainless Steel Support
- 0.5 ohm Recommended
- TCR Functionality
- Temperature Coefficient of Resistivity
- Resistance Read and Lock
- 200 to 600 Degrees Fahrenheit
- 10 Choose-able Wallpaper
- Three Button Control Face
- Oversized Side Firing Button
- Two Convenient Buttons on the Bottom of the Screen
- 1.3 Inch Multi Format Colored TFT IPS HD Display
- Switch Between Various Display Arrangements
- Output Wattage
- Output Voltage
- Output Temperature
- Battery Life Indicator
- Battery Voltage
- Atomizer Resistance
- Colored Background
- Micro USB Charge and Update Port
- Slide and Lock Bottom Battery Access Door
- Accepts Two High Amperage 18650 Batteries
- Sold Separately
- Zinc Alloy Construction
- High Quality Leather Finish
- 26mm Stainless Steel 510
- Spring Loaded Gold Plated 510 Connection
- Reverse Polarity/Short/Low Voltage/Low Battery/Overheat Protection
Smoant Cylon 218W TC Box Mod Packaging List
- One Smoant Cylon 218W Box Mod
- One Micro USB Cable
- One Warranty Card
- User Manual
Smoant Cylon 218W TC Box Mod Design, Look and Feel
The Cylon has a very well thought out design and it looks like a quality piece of hardware.Made of zinc alloy, with a nice finish and so many design details. When looking at the mod from the front, both the left and right side of the device have rubber inlays designed to look like leather. It adds a nice classy touch to the Cylon that really set’s it apart from an ordinary looking mod. The screen on the Cylon is large. The device features exposed screws which along with all the molded accents make the Cylon feel and look that much better. Just below the screen are the up/down buttons and they’re pretty stiff. They make a nice audible click when depressed and feel pretty good. On the right side of the device is the fire button which again, nice and stiff with an audible click.
The 510 on the Cylon is centered and has a nice looking stainless steel plate to prevent any scratches on the device as well as a nice tight fit with no movements.The battery door is situated on the bottom of the device, magnet free. It has a catch style locking mechanism. The batteries sit in there nice and tight with no need to worry about rattling battery doors or bad magnets.
Smoant Cylon 218W TC Box Mod Performance
The Smoant Cylon is capable of 218w of power output and 200℉-600℉/100℃-315℃ for temperature control. Powered by dual 18650 batteries and boasting a newly upgraded ANT218 2.0 Chipset, it’s a fully loaded device. It’s most striking feature by far is the large 1.3 inch color screen.
Smoant Cylon 218W TC Box Mod Menus and Settings
There is no shortage of information available on the home screen.Center in large, alarm clock style numbering displays the Power/Temp setting. Right above that is the Smoant logo. The top of the screen displays the level of individual cells and in between each little battery indicator is the time.
The menus on the Cylon are simple to navigate, 3 clicks get you into the menu. Within it you have 4 options which are VW Mode,TC Mode, Settings, and wallpaper. That’s right, wallpaper. The Cylon comes packed with 6 different wallpapers to choose from, adding another aesthetic win. There are two user interfaces available, the main UI which is the bright colorful main screen you see as you turn it on for the first time. The other screen is the tachometer style display like is on the front of the box.
Within the settings there is an array of different options: Brightness, Time, Display(Main full color screen or tachometer style screen),Timeout,Screensaver(Watch or Wallpaper),Factory Reset.Something that took me a bit to figure out(I never read manuals) was how to back out of the menus. To save some folks some time, just hold down the fire button for a few seconds and it will go back. I was powering off/on the device to get out of the menus for the longest time but by luck figured out that if I held the fire button down it went back.
Smoant 218W TC Box Mod ANT218 Chip
Standard safety features are present, as expected with any mod these days. According to the specs, the Ant Chip is capable of 0.015s near instant firing. I am personally a user who prefers wattage mode, I like to just toss whatever atomizer that I have on to a mod, juice it up and fire away. For users who prefer a device that has an endless array of options and programmable settings, the Cylon is absolutely packed with features to suit your need
Smoant Cylon 218W TC Box Mod Video Review
Smoant 218W TC Box Mod Final Thoughts
I have not used the Battlestar mod but from the Charon to this, I think the Cylon may be the best box mod that Smoant has made yet. It’s power capabilities and fantastic design qualities show how dedicated they are to producing a quality product. When there are so many companies out there pushing out new products every other day, it’s nice to see a company that takes their time designing something before it is introduced to the market. This mod has rapidly become part of my regular rotation. I absolutely love it. If anyone has any questions about the Cylon feel free to DM me and I would be more than glad to answer!
I am John Pietersma, a 30-year-old husband and father of three children who lives in Nova Scotia, Canada. Having vaped and built coils for four years, I am very passionate about vaping and writing product reviews for everyone to read.