Strange happenings are afoot here at Steampugs Headquarters International Team house…..or S.H.I.T. House ….as I like to call it….
I can’t explain it…
I don’t want to understand it….
I pretty much shat my pants several times just reminding myself about it…..like now….for example…
One morning I got up for work as usual, did my normal triple ‘S’ routine of shit, shower & a shave….I got dressed, I drank coffee, I grabbed my keys…..and as I walked out of the front door…..there was a noticeable chill….in the air…
‘Weird’…I thought…..regardless, I zipped up my coat, got in my car and drove into work…
A few hours later, while I was sat at my desk enjoying my thirteenth coffee of the day….my phone pings….
A message from…..somewhere?……Where did it come from?…..Why was it telling me that something was…..’waiting for me at home’……well this was just too fucking much, at this point I was beside myself with the heebie jeebies, but I kicked up my skirt, grew some tiny testicles…..and drove home to face this ‘thing’…. in a calm and collected manner…like the brave soldier that I am….
I got home….gingerly opened the front door…..looked down and…
IMPOSSIBLE!……Where did it come from!?!?….Who put it there!?!? …….WHAT DOES IT WANT FROM ME!?!? …..
“Hey…..drama queen……a parcel came for you while you were at work…….I signed for it…..and why are you crying??”
scoffed my clearly more manly than me other half….
“And shut the fucking door it’s the middle of winter ffs”……..
Good evening and welcome my foggy little mist monsters…..I should probably have saved this one for Halloween but seeing as it’s only fucking March….and this thing came out last year…..it would practically be an antique in vape terms by then…so….here we are, confronted by pure…unadulterated….evil…..be afraid…..be very afraid……..okay be slightly nervous then……….no?………(sigh)….. fine…..courtesy of my good friends Gearbest blah blah etc etc ,I give to you the Lost Vape Paranormal 166…..I cannot be held responsible if you all have a sudden and uncontrollable urge to stab yourselves in the lady garden with a crucifix when you look at it….
Dark and seductive….such is the way of all things that hold an inner demon…..much like myself….(?)
In true Lost Vape fashion the retail presence is impressive to say the least, slip off the beautifully designed outer sleeve and you are presented with a leather flip top box emblazoned with a pentagram design that looks like it could well contain the heart of satan himself….
And as it creaks open, smoke and light pours out from inside along with a deep and demonic “MWAHAHahahaaaa”…..okay it doesn’t…..but it totally should…in fact nothing happens….at all…..except the fact that you are presented with this little beauty…
Now…I was hoping to show you the cheeky little extras you got with the Paranormal….but it would appear that they have stopped doing it..or at least for this particular colour combo, you see in the former colours you got a pair of interchangeable magnetic side panels in wood, along with a suction cup to take them off….but…..nothing…I frantically removed the cover, only to find an empty space…….almost spooky.
The Lost Vape Paranormal 166 is a dual series 18650 box mod powered by Evolves DNA 250 chip, giving out 166w and offers the full range of DNA features….all customisable through the escribe software.
The DNA chips are obviously very well documented and are some of….if not the best chips available in regulated mods today, so I wont be droning on about what these things are capable of….suffice to say…..they are the shit….especially if TC is your ‘thang’ …..however….what really rattles my chains with the Paranormal….is just how much of a head turner this thing is…
The build quality and appearance of this thing is next level, but you would expect that from the same company that brought us the Therion, which is easily their biggest selling device to date….but not without one slightly annoying flaw…the way you fit the batteries, or more specifically the one at the back, which was a bit of a pain in the ass and could cause damage to your battery wraps when you forced it in, but Lost Vape listened, and this time, we have a spring loaded bottom door, which is one of the tightest I have come across….
It’s a huge improvement from the old system of fitting them in through the hand grip and it’s nice to see that Lost Vape appear to be willing to bend over backwards for their customer base…
The hand feel is excellent thanks to the padded leather finger grip running full length down the spine of the device, complete with heavy stitching….
The side panels on this particular model are a resin ‘bone’ effect and along with the ‘artificial turtle shell’ decoration ring around the top it’s nice to know that the Paranormal won’t be possessed with the souls of dead exotic animals….. albeit….that probably would of fitted the theme better.
Up on the top we have the exquisitely made 510 complete with a spring loaded, nickel plated pin….
It’s good for 25mm tops but anything more and you will get overhang.
Along the brushed alloy front panel we have the fire button, control buttons, USB socket and the screen….
Not a huge fan of the fire button if I am honest, it’s super flush which may make it look super clean…but it also makes it just that little bit harder to use, especially if you have chubby digits like myself, it works perfectly well, but I would have preferred it to protrude ever so slightly just like the function buttons do, but this being the only slight con I can give the Paranormal….in the grand scheme of things…it’s barely a con at all.
The display is the standard one you find on all DNA devices apart from the newer colour variations, and is very bright and easy to read…..
All in all I would go as far as to say that..
● Wattage range: 1 – 166W
● TC range: 200 – 600 Deg.F
● Resistance range: 0.05 – 3 ohm
● Powered by Evolv DNA250 board firmware upgradeable
● On board reverse polarity protections
● Dual 18650 cells setup for long-lasting power ( not included )
● Artificial turtle shell decoration ring
● Gun metal and stainless steel finishes
● Electroplating paintwork firms appearance
● Customized leather panel wraps with foam cushion
● Slight-out bottom battery sled for battery replacement
● Spring loaded nickel plated brass center pin
|Product Details||Accessories type: MOD
APV Mod Wattage: 166W
APV Mod Wattage Range: 151-200W
Battery Form Factor: 18650
Battery Quantity: 2pcs ( not included )
Brand: Lost Vape
Material: Zinc Alloy
Mod: Temperature Control Mod,VW Mod
Model: Paranormal DNA166
Temperature Control Range: 200 – 600 Deg.F
Type: Electronic Cigarettes Accessories
|Dimension and Weight||Package size (L x W x H): 18.00 x 10.00 x 5.00 cm / 7.09 x 3.94 x 1.97 inches
Package weight: 0.4740 kg
Product size (L x W x H): 2.75 x 5.50 x 9.15 cm / 1.08 x 2.17 x 3.6 inches
Product weight: 0.2100 kg
|Package Contents||Package Contents: 1 x Paranormal DNA166 Device, 1 x USB Charging Cable, 1 x English User Manual|
WTF!!…..Fucking creeping up on me like that!?….Should be called the spectre list not the fucking specs list….jeeeezus…..
I’m old you know…you could literally kill me……motherf…
Anyway…as I was saying before being given a near cardiac arrest….I would go as far as to say that the whole build quality and appearance of the Paranormal is one of the best I have seen to date, it screams quality and kind of reminds me of a much bigger high quality lighter that you would see certain types of ‘Gentlemen’ buying from a jewellery shop in the 50’s, it’s that kind of vibe….(most people will literally have no idea what you are on about…just sayin)
My final thoughts on the Lost Vape Paranormal 166 would be this, it’s sublime, simple as that, the attention to detail and the build quality is nothing short of impressive, couple that with the performance of the DNA250 chip and you just simply can’t go wrong. From the moment you open the box, you know that what you have in your possession is a high quality product, and in a market that is over saturated with cheaply made ‘disposable’ devices it’s refreshing to see.
Lost Vape actually listening to their customers has created a master class in mod manufacturing, yes the DNA75 in the previous model was underpowered for a lot of vapers, so they upped it to 166w with the DNA250 chip, and yes, putting the batteries in the Therion ran the risk of splitting your battery wraps….so they made a bottom door instead….and all I can say to that is…well done, and thank you Lost vape, you have shown the correct way to evolve your catalogue, simply by listening to the people that actually use your devices…here’s hoping others follow suit.
Of course…all this quality comes at a price..
At present Gearbest seem to be out of stock of all colours, which doesn’t surprise me in the slightest as this thing will have flown off the shelves…..even with the £110 / $151.88 price tag, but keep your eye open for flash sales when they restock because the Paranormal is definitely something you should have in your arsenal….find it here…
Surprisingly …my whole experience with the Paranormal was relatively evil free….I actually enjoy it quite a lot as it goes, but then I’ve never really been much of a believer in ghosts and have generally found peoples claims of ‘I caught a ghost on tape’ to be in most cases….explainable…
A little tongue in cheek ghost humour there…….
Oops….aaaand a little more…
Now….a little request, a lot of us vapers tend to frequent quite a few of the more popular Vape forums in our spare time, and we over here at Steampugs HQ have decided to start one, a little corner of Vapingdom that we can all our very own, It’s been live for like 2 weeks so there is only a handful of us on there right now, but we would like to ask our kind community to come on over and help us iron out the creases..build our own little community,..obviously it’s completely free, utterly friendly, very laid back and a fun place to discuss everything to do with vaping…as well as few things that aren’t, we promise a warm welcome and zero drama, I hope to see you there….find it here…
Until next time
Lost Vape Paranormal 166£110.00
- Outstanding Build quality
- DNA250 chip
- 166w giving plenty of power
- Bottom battery door
- Great hand feel
- Solid device
- Fire button a little too flush (subjective)
- Expensive but quality usually is.