Modefined Lyra 200W Box Mod review by Mjag…Lost Vape quality?

Thanks for taking the time to check out my review of the Modefined Lyra 200W Box Mod which was sent to me by the fine folks at www.healthcabin.net

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Specs:

  • Temperature Limit: 2-600F/100- 300°C
  • 1.3” Full Colour Screen
  • Output power: 7Watts – 200Watts
  • Max charging current: 1A
  • Max output current: 39A
  • Output Voltage Range: 0.4-8.4V
  • Body material: Die Cast Zinc Alloy
  • Stainless steel 510 atomizer connector
  • Anodized Aluminum Faceplate
  • Spring loaded nickel plated brass center pin

STANDARD PACKAGE:

  • Lyra 200W Device
  • Charging Cable
  • Lyra Gift Box
  • Lyra User Manual

5 color options: Amber-Silver, Amber-Black, Black-Silver, Black-Black, Black-Red

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Getting to know the Lyra

Modefined is the sister company of Lost Vape, makers of fine DNA mods which a lot of people are fans of, myself included. The Lyra is there newest offering, coming on the heels of the Sirius and Prism.

I received the Amber-Black version and the body is said to be Ultem, looks like Ultem to me so I will go with that. The top plate is metal with a Stainless Steel 510 plate and Nickel plated Brass center pin, confirmed that when I took it apart to check out the 510:

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Impressed with the 510, has a nice firm spring to it and makes a great connection with every tank I tried, but the Stainless Plate is just a touch higher which means 28mm tanks have a slight gap:

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The mod has the smallest dimension at 30.7mm but the top plate is 28mm on the nose, 30mm tanks will have 1mm overhang for all us OCD types. The 510 plate is 24mm in diameter, so 24mm tanks look just fine.

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So do 25mm tanks.

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4 buttons on the face-plate, fire, up/down and mode. All the buttons are nice and clicky and navigating the menu is easy, but a bit tough to see when you want to make a change. For a large 1.3” full color screen they waste a lot of space on the large speedometer and the fonts can be real small, what is worse is they turn to red when selected to make a change.

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Doesn’t look bad in that pic as it is zoomed in, but out in the sunlight and it being so small it can be tough to read when it goes from white to red. I am hoping they come out with a firmware update to make the fonts bigger and not red, it’s a waste of so much screen space.

The battery door is a big improvement over the Sirius, locking tab with a nice spring to it and easy to use.

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On the front face-plate there is a…..not sure what it is, but it feels nice with a texture to it that is pleasant. Starts with the mode button and ends at the top of the USB – I feel adds to the overall look of the mod.

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The Lyra definitely feels solid, aside from the Ultem body. Yeah, it feels plastic, but aside from that no rattles and really put together well. The looks are subjective, I am sure some will either love or hate it – I am not blown away by the looks, but don’t hate it either. If it was a little wider to accommodate 30mm tanks I would like it a lot more, the G Class and Smoant Cylon are just about right for me.

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I do not read or view reviews of products I am working on, but did run across a thread about the sparking issue Jai Haze had with the Lyra on his pre-production version. I did test this myself with the final release version I have and did get a spark when touching the 510 pin and threads with metal tweezers. It was small though and the mod still functioned perfectly after doing it 3 or 4 times. Modefined did post a video about it and Jai Haze seems satisfied – you can find the video here:

Power Performance

You only have 2 options – Power and Bypass – which will give you a mech style vape based on the available power in the batteries. I don’t generally use the bypass function, I have mechs for that, so didn’t test it. Power seemed fine, in fact a little hot when comparing to a DNA mod set to 200 watts. I was able to get a dry hit with the same TFV12 tank quicker with the Lyra than the DNA250C mod. I don’t know if Anthony Vapes or DJLSB have tested the output of the Lyra, but it definitely seemed to run a little hot for me full out. I wish VapinWally (SmilingOgre on the forums) was my neighbor – I would have him test it out for me, the man knows his stuff.

Overall the power mode performance was good and it hits right away, no lag. No preheat options but it wasn’t something I missed since it sparked up the coil so quickly.

TC Performance

With most simple SS316L builds the TC was enjoyable, some a little hot by 10 to 20F, but overall not bad. I did have a build using dual SS316L triple core fused claptons using 3x30g core with a 38g wrap, which I use a lot but the Lyra fired it HOT – 50 to 60F hot. I had to go into the TCR mode and lower it to 085 until I finally got good results. That build works perfectly on my DNA and Yihi mods, same tank and all so that was odd.

There is a limit on the power in TC mode, 100 watts max. There is an auto function for TC mode but that seems to set it too low for my tastes. The 100 watt limit sucks, not going to be running my huge SS Alien build on this mod, that likes power. Doesn’t make sense to limit it to only 100 watts – big con in my book.

For the most part the Lyra read ohms close, 0.01 low at most with lower ohm builds below 0.50. Higher ohms in the 0.50 to 0.80 range didn’t fare as well, sometimes at much as 0.05 off. This can have an effect on TC so keep that in mind.

If you are into simple, spaced SS builds then the TC can be very good if you tinker a bit. It was smooth and prevented dry hits for the most part, sometimes you had to lower the temp but not with every build. The Lyra would not be a mod I would recommend for TC due to the inconsistencies I ran into, but if you like to tinker you can get it to work well.

Battery Life and Charging

One thing I kept noticing was how frequently I had to change batteries. I tend to vape at higher wattage’s from time to time but even lower, it just felt like I was going through batteries quicker than normal. Resetting the puff counter I installed a fresh set of Sony VTC5A’s and began vaping at 80 watts with an Ehpro Billow X and a 0.14 ohm build. I timed the length of my draws and averaged them out to about 3.5 seconds each. I got 169 puffs before I got the ‘change batteries’ warning and could not take another puff. That pretty much equals 10 minutes of vape time, not the worst but not great. Checking the batteries voltage after, they measured 3.43V each. I also checked the volts after using a tank all day at around 45 watts and came up with 3.4 and 3.49V. This does give me flashbacks to the Smoant Battlestar, love that mod but feels like you are going through batteries quickly.

Now I’m going to bring up up charging which I don’t recommend on mods, better to use an external charger. I only bring it up though as the Lyra lacks pass-through charging, if it is plugged in then no vape for you. That did bug me as when I had it on the road the batteries would not last the whole day. It is only 1 amp charging to boot, c’mon, no pass through? At least give me 2 amp. Went through nic withdrawals when I didn’t bring another mod or extra batteries with me. I almost resorted to dripping juice on my tongue….well ok, maybe I did…don’t judge.

 

Final Thoughts

I am a critical bastard, but I would take the Modefined Lyra over a Smok mod every day of the week. The build quality would be my main reason for doing so, it is a solid mod. Sure I wish it was a little wider to accommodate a 30mm tank. I am hoping they issue a firmware update to make the screen fonts easier to see, a waste of such a big screen IMO. The lack of pass-through charging is a big con for those with long commutes, they lost a sale for sure with a friend of mine who commutes an hour each way.

If it was my only mod I could deal with the cons, I enjoy using it. It is a comfortable mod to hold – this is what I like best about it. You will just have to make up your own mind if this mod is right for you, and I hope I have provided enough info so you can make an informed choice.

Thanks to www.healthcabin.net for providing the Modefined Lyra for review. They do have an active coupon: lyra10 which lowers the price to $47.79 but this ends on May 30, 2018 so act quickly. You can find that deal here: https://www.healthcabin.net/lost-vape-modefined-lyra-200w-box-mod-p/17366.html

Modefined Lyra 200W Box Mod

53.10
9.1

Build Quality

9.5/10

Performance

8.7/10

Appearance

9.0/10

Features

9.0/10

Value

9.5/10

Pros

  • Good power performance
  • Comfortable to hold
  • Great battery door
  • Solid 510
  • Nice and clicky buttons
  • Holds up to 28mm tanks with no overhang
  • Overall solid build

Cons

  • Battery life is a little lacking
  • 100 watt limit in TC
  • No pass through charging
  • Some of the text is so small it is really hard to see
  • TC can be finicky
  • 1 amp charging

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