Introduction – The Cloud Motor 50W TC Kit From Kebor
The Kebor Cloud Motor kit is a mini mod from a brand that is sells solely on Amazon in the UK.
Many of the products are produced by the major vape manufacturers we all know and love.
At the time of writing Kebor produce a number of starter kits: The Kebor Cloud 50W, Penguin kit, Cloud Auto, Cloud Pen kit as well as two EGO starter kits.
The kit we’re taking a closer look at today is the Kebor Cloud Motor Temp Control kit. I’ll say right now, this is one tiny e cig mod.
In The Box
- 1 X Kebor Cloud Motor Mod
- 1 X Cloud Motor Tank
- 1 X 0.5Ohm Kanthal Coil (Pre-installed – Do NOT use in TC mode))
- 1 X 0.3Ohm Stainless Steel Coil as spare (Can be used with TC mode)
- 1 X 10ml e-liquid (zero nicotine)
- 1 X spare Mouthpiece/Drip Tip
- 1 X Spare glass tube
- 1 X Pack of spare O-rings
- 1 X Atomizer stand
- User Manual
- 50W Max Power Output
- 1500 mAh Battery
- Can fire coils down to 0.1 Ohm
- Firmware upgradeable
- Fit upto 22mm tank diameter
Design & Build Quality
First up the the 1500 mAh, 50W Kebor Cloud Motor mod is VERY very small. Alongside the likes of the Innokin Pebble and SMOK Q Box it’s one of the smallest higher powered mini mods I’ve come across. Check out the size below next to AA batteries!
The mod is actually quite light weight, which I guess should be no surprise considering the size, but screw the tank on and it becomes just about right with a nice handle.
Design wise things are very simple. The two larger flat sides feature a carbon fibre style finish, then we have the back end that features the Kebor branding and the opposite front side where the function/power buttons and OLED screen sit.
All buttons are solid enough but do have slight rattle to them, nothing that reaches the ‘rattling as you walk’ stage and nothing that was too noticeable after continued use.
The 510 threading is smooth and the pin spring loaded. The Kebor cloud tank that comes with the kit fits like a glove on the mod.
Function wise, the Kebor pretty much has it all. The standard variable wattage, TC mode support in Ni/Ti/SS, TCR mode, bypass mode and PMG mode. The latter few three modes are only likely to be used by more advanced vapers or those that like to tinker.
I don’t personally use these modes so if you are new to vaping don’t get too overwhelmed with all the advanced settings.
So, everything included that would be expected of more advanced mods.
The Cloud Motor Tank
The Kebor Cloud motor tank actually feels a lot more solid than the mod itself, it’s got a nice weight to it and feels like it good take some hits, the glass in there may have other ideas.
Although I have dropped the mod from hip height and it landed drip tip down and nothing budged apart from a dent in the laminate floor.
The airflow control is smooth and the top cap can be removed for for easy filling of e liquid.
The tank does need to be emptied to change the coil but with it being just 2ml it’s not a huge issue as you’ll find out below. The 2ml is the max available now in the UK due to the new government regulations. Not ideal but not much we can do about that.
The coil itself acts as the chimney so everything looks straight forward and goes together easily.
Last but not least the tank can be completely take apart for easy cleaning, I recommend you take advantage of this at least on every coil change.
Quick Start Guide
OK.. We all want to rip the box open fill with juice and get vaping. But it really pays just to take 5 minutes to get to know your kit and learn how everything works before getting stuck in.
It will stand you in good stead and ensure you have limited issues when you start.
First thing you will want to do is get to know your tank by dismantling.
- Pull the drip tip/mouthpiece from the top cap.
- Unscrew top cap, this will come away from the top of the glass.
- You will notice the top cap is attached to your coil
- Then remove the glass (pull and twist gently) and then unscrew the coil
- You will notice a black O ring around the base. This is what seals and secures the glass.
OK.. So you have taken it all apart. Before putting the pieces back together I would recommend just giving all parts EXCEPT the coil head a rinse under warm to hot water to clean.
How To Fill The Kebor Tank
Now we know how to put everything together, filling is easy:
- Unscrew and remove top cap
- Close airflow holes
- Point the e-liquid bottle nozzle to the inside of the glass and fill (Avoid center of the coil)
- Don’t overfill – Up-to the point where the ‘grip’ section of the coil starts at a maximum. When starting just fill 3/4.
- Screw the top cap back on
- Wait 10 minutes for the juice to soak into the coil before vaping
- To help draw the e-liquid through to the cotton and coil you can take a couple of primer puffs. Close airflow and take two drags WITHOUT the fire button pressed.
When it comes to vaping:
Rule number one. Go easy on your fresh coils. Start on a low wattage and work your way up gradually until you reach the spot good for you.
If you press the fire button at too higher a wattage then you could burn your coil, not a nice thing and your coil will likely need replacing.
Operating the Kebor Mod
- Power button fires to vape
- 2 small function buttons change wattage/temp up and down
- On/Off – 5 Clicks of the power button in quick succession
- Enter Menu – 3 Clicks of power button in quick succession
- In menu – Use bottom function button to select power type
- Power button to select preferred function
- Select power/soft (Power mode gives a stronger initial hit of power to coil = quicker ramp up time)
The menu system literally takes 30 seconds to get to grips with. Very easy.
How Does the Kebor Mod Perform?
The mod is easy to use as we can see from the above instructions. The OLED screen is clear with large characters making it easy to read.
The first coil I tried out was the 0.5Ohm Kanthal coil
THis coil head is rated by Kebor for use between 20W – 80W with a recommended 40W for best results.
80W seems very high for a 0.5ohm coil. Not much of an issue here as the mod only reaches 50W max.
Using an e-liquid I know well, ANML, I started low on the wattage working my way up.
I found my preferred setting for flavour sat around 25-27W. I like a slightly cooler vape and while I tried a few difference settings the flavour was just OK even at this wattage.
Not as much oomph as what I’m used too but a decent effort overall.
0.25Ohm – SS316L – TC Compatible
These coils are rated for use at 20W – 80W. Again best performance as recommended by Kebor is 40W.
This time around I was using Glas Pound Cake e liquid.
The 0.3Ohm coil head faired better for me. At a recommended starting point of 20W you will get pretty much zero reaction from the coil.
At 35W-40W things started to pick up with the latter providing a slightly warmer vape.
My personal preferred setting for a cooler vape was 35W. The flavour was a touch more pronounced than the 0.5Ohm coil and more enjoyable for the old taste buds. Still not the best but pretty good overall.
The 0.3Ohm SS coil can also be used in Temperature Control mode (SS). Have a read up on the article linked to if you want to learn more.
TC worked well on the Kebor mod. I took the juice level of the tank right down to empty and carried on vaping. The mod started to recognise when the coil was drying out. After much trying I failed in trying to burn that cotton.
Please do not try and use the 0.5Ohm Kanthal coil in TC mode. It isn’t made for that.
Read our beginners guide to Temperature Control here if you are not familiar.
Cloud production was also decent on both.
Also, while I didn’t get any leaking, there were a couple of occasions after filling that tiny amounts of juice got to the outer glass. If you don’t clean this off immediately (with a tissue) then you end up with a mod that’s a touch greasy. The material of the mod doesn’t lend well to any e-liquid residue sitting on it.
I did this twice the other day. Just make sure you have a little tissue around when filling to clean up residue.
I was finding myself refilling the tank every few hours when vaping moderately. Keep in mind the tank size is only 2ml (UK regulatory requirement) and the fact that we are sub ohm vaping here means you get through the juice a lot quicker. Nature of the beast and all that.
Coil life was good, the 0.5Ohm coil covered me for around 10/12 days vaping sweet, high VG juice (which can kill coils quicker). The 0.2Ohm I’m still going with after 3 days. I would expect a similar return I got with the 0.5 with the type of juice I’m using.
Now heres the thing with what is in essence a micro mod.
The batteries aren’t the biggest when you are sub ohm vaping. That’s not to say they aren’t good, just don’t expect days of vaping from one charge.
Sub ohm vaping (coils with a lower resistance than 1.0 Ohm) draws more power from the batteries than we would with a 1.5ohm coil for instance.
With the 0.5Ohm coil I was seeing around 5-6 hours use. Slightly less, maybe 4-5 hours with the 0.3ohm.
Not too bad at all all things considered.
If you have this mod and want to extend life consider a second tank. I also use the Aspire nautilus 2 for mouth to lung vaping with a 1.8ohm coil with the Kebor Cloud Motor when I’ve been out and about and I get a fair bit more life out of the battery.
There is a 10ml bottle of e-liquid included in the kit. It is zero nicotine, however. So just remember to order nicotine inclusive flavours from a B&M or online vape store at the same time as ordering your kit. If you want a nicotine juice of course.
I received a strawberry flavour which I tried. It was decent as an inclusive kit but there are better e liquid options out there.
What I Like
I do like mini mods and this is a nice little number. Well built with all the functionality you could need. Great option for those looking for a highly portable vape mod.
Flavour on the 0.25 coil was good.
What I didn’t like
While I wouldn’t say I ‘didn’t like it’ the flavour was just OK on the 0.5Ohm coil for me.
Final Review Verdict
What can I say.. I like the Kebor Cloud Motor kit. Yeah.. a rather limp endorsement for sure. It didn’t completely WOW me but at the same time there really isn’t too much to dislike.
Put it this way, if I had a e cig starter kit like this when I started vaping I would have been buzzing. While the tank is OK for beginners I would likely look at buying something else to pair with the mod down the line however.
To sum up… If you are looking for a tiny, portable mod then stick this on your maybe list.
- Tiny, highly portable
- Good build quality
- Nice, Clear OLED screen
- All the functionality found on more expensive mods
- 0.25ohm coil flavour was good
- Instruction Manual very good
- Flavour lacking with 0.5Ohm coil
- Battery life is affected with the sub ohm coils (same with all similar batteries)