The Epetite DNA60 & Esquare DNA60 by Lost Vape Introduction

As many of you regular readers will know, I am a big fan of the Lost Vape camp and have been extremely lucky to review most of their recent hardware releases, well everything from the Therion and Skar Mod and the powerhouse device, the Triade.

So when I heard that they were releasing two new devices powered by the all new Evolv DNA60 board, I couldn’t wait to part with my hard earned cash and snap them up!

What are they I hear you ask! Well they are the Lost Vape Epetite DNA60 & Esquare DNA60. Come on, lets take a look……..!!

Before we get engrossed in these two beauties, I would just like to point out as with previous DNA device reviews, this is a review of the Lost Vape devices and not the Evolv DNA board or the companion Escribe software!

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What’s In The Box

Lost Vape Epetite DNA60

  • 1 Epetite DNA60 Box Mod
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • Instructional Manual

Lost vape Esquare DNA60 60W TC Box Mod

  • 1 ESquare DNA60 Box Mod
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • Instructional Manual

Features

Lost Vape EPetite DNA60 60W TC Box Mod:

  • Dimensions: 73mm by 45mm by 27mm
  • Single 18650 High-Amp Battery (Not Included)
  • Wattage Output Range: 1 – 60W
  • Voltage Output Range: 0.2 – 9.0V
  • Min Kanthal Resistance: 0.25ohm
  • Min Temperature Resistance: 0.15ohm
  • Temperature Range: 200F – 600F /
  • Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel
  • Intuitive 0.91 Inch OLED Display
  • Signature Rectangular-Shaped Design
  • Striking Battery Cover Panels – Wood, Carbon Fiber, Abalone
  • Highly Responsive Adjustment Buttons
  • Oversized Firing Mechanism
  • Patented Evolv DNA 60 Chipset
  • Upgradeable Escribe Software
  • 85% Output Efficiency
  • Preheat Functionality
  • Reverse Polarity
  • Atomizer Protection
  • Low Resistance Protection
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Overheat Protection
  • Low Voltage Step Down Protection
  • MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
  • 510 Connection

Lost Vape ESquare DNA60 60W TC Box Mod:

  • Dimensions: 73mm by 64mm by 27mm
  • Dual 18650 High-Amp Battery – Not Included
  • Wattage Output Range: 1 – 60W
  • Voltage Output Range: 0.2 – 9.0V
  • Min Kanthal Resistance: 0.25ohm
  • Min Temperature Resistance: 0.15ohm
  • Temperature Range: 200 – 600F
  • Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel
  • Intuitive 0.91 Inch OLED Display
  • Signature Square-Shaped Design
  • Striking Battery Cover Panels – Wood, Carbon Fiber, Abalone
  • Highly Responsive Adjustment Buttons
  • Oversized Firing Mechanism
  • Patented Evolv DNA 60 Chipset
  • Upgradeable Escribe Software
  • 85% Output Efficiency
  • Preheat Functionality
  • Reverse Polarity
  • Atomizer Protection
  • Low Resistance Protection
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Overheat Protection
  • Low Voltage Step Down Protection
  • MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
  • 510 Connection

Build Quality & Design

Epetite DNA60

If you’re familiar with the Lost Vape EPetite platform you will immediately recognise the familiar features of the latest incarnation of the EPetite device.

This new version now features Evolve’s latest DNA60 board, as opposed to the original DNA40, and is still powered by a single 18650 battery which enables the device to retain its slim styling and very compact form.

The main body of the Epetite is manufactured from high-quality aluminium and retains pretty much all of the form and features of the original EPetite devices.

The single 18650 battery provides ample battery power even for the DNA 60 board, while allowing the device to keep its incredibly compact form factor.

Internally, the EPetite is one of the first devices to feature Evolv’s DNA60 board, providing wattage from 1 to 60W with 85% output efficiency rating, comprehensive temperature control with a wide range of wire options which when couple with the Escribe software provides the user with full customisation.

At the top of the mod there is a standard 510 connection complete with a spring loaded nickel plated brass centre pin.

The 0.91 Inch OLED screen located on the front removable panel of the device provides the user with all essential information in a well-defined display.

On the narrow side of the EPetite we have our three button control face comprising of an oversized firing mechanism and two smaller adjustment buttons all of which have been set flush into the chassis of the mod.

Below these we have the USB port for onboard charging and connection to Escribe via a computer!

Next to the USB port there is an LED which provide a visual indication when the device is either being charged, connected to Escribe, faults, etc.

Unlike its predecessor which came in ten different chassis colours, yes you read that right ‘10’, the new EPetite DNA60 has just two body colour options, stainless steel and black however it does have a larger range of side panel options which feature Abalone, Wood, Ebony Wood, Rose Wood, Carbon Fibre and Abalone Diamond allowing the user to customise the devices to suit their personal preference.

All in all, the EPetite DNA60 Box Mod by Lost Vape is an exceptionally compact device.

Esquare DNA60

As with the EPetite, the Lost Vape ESquare DNA60 Box Mod is another return to the familiar Platform of the ESquare series, however this time with the new Evolv DNA60 board powered by dual parallel 18650 batteries enabling the device to maintain a great balance between performance, size, and designs.

I’m not going to review the features of the Esquare as its very similar to that of the EPetite when it comes to 510 connections, buttons, screen, USB, etc.

One difference between the Epetite and where the Esquare stands out is with its powering by dual 18650 batteries.

And that’s dual 18650 in parallel, so you will be getting double the mAh from your batteries with this kiddie.

Remember, there’s a big difference between Series and Parallel battery arrangements!

  • 2 Batteries arranged in Series   = 2 x Voltage
  • 2 Batteries arranged in Parallel = 2 x mAh

Please make sure you understand the difference and stay safe.

Like the EPetite, the Esquare DNA60 comes in just two body colour options, stainless steel and black with a good range of side panel options which also include Abalone, Wood, Ebony Wood, Rose Wood, Carbon Fibre and Abalone Diamond.

How Did the Epetite DNA60 & Esquare DNA60 Perform?

Performance wise, both the Epetite & Esquare were top notch as you would expect from any device with a DNA board.Lostvape Esquare and Epetite review

The menu system on the DNA60 board is intuitive to navigate and use.

And, as you would expect from an Evolv DNA board, the temperature control/limiting performed flawlessly!

As with many Lost Vape devices, both the EPetite and Esquare come pre-loaded with a good array of wire profiles which include Kanthal, Ni200, SS316, Titanium, SS304, SS316L, SS430 & Ni200.

No Preheat, so both devices are ready to go straight out of the box without having to connect to a computer and Escribe.

The DNA60 board also supports other wires types through custom TCR (Temperature Coefficient of Resistance) settings which can be configured through online resources such as the Wire Wizard on Steam Engine.

As mentioned in previous reviews, TCR modes on any mod are an advanced user feature and should only be used by the more experienced vaper.

With regards to battery life, there was a vast difference between the two devices.

The ESquare being a dual parallel 18650 device provided exceptionally good battery life, easily lasting me two full days vaping at 40-45w before I even had to contemplate swapping the batteries out.

What I Liked

Both of these Lost Vape devices are a marked improvement on their predecessors.

The aluminium frame on both devices is incredibly simple yet stylish. The replaceable panels on the front & rear of the mods provide good comfort and a nice level of customisation while adding the perfect amount of class to the overall appearance of the devices.

Performance wise, I can’t fault either of these devices. The DNA60 board performs exceptionally well, as you would expect, both wattage & temperature control/limiting modes..

What I Dislike

I can’t say that there was really anything that I didn’t like about the either of these Lost Vape devices.

If I had to pick on something I suppose it would be the replaceable panels which, on the originally supplied EPetite, were ever so slightly warped leaving a tiny gap between the body of the device and the rear of the panel. But it was hardly noticeable.

Other than that I can’t really find anything that I say that I really Disliked!!.

Final Review Verdict

You really can’t go too far wrong with either of these devices.

Overall my personal favourite would have to be the Lost Vape EPetite DNA60 for its compact form factor and sheer good looks.

If you’re looking for great battery life then the Esquare is a great alternative with almost these same good looks as its little sibling.

Pros

  • Dual 18650 Parallel setup on the Esquare DNA60 provides exceptionally good battery life
  • Pre-installed Wire Profiles make both devices ready to go straight out of the box
  • Replaceable side panels give a level of personal customisation

Cons

  • Fitting the 18650’s can be tricky (subjective)

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Mike Murphy
Smoker for 25 years but now a seasoned vaper of four years. Started my vape journey on Cig-a-likes before moving very swiftly onto CE4's and Ego’s, which were to remain my preferred vaping hardware for a considerable length of time. When the infamous Nautilus clearomizer was released I move completely away from my beloved CE4 and also dumped my Ego for a tube type variable wattage device. Shortly after this I was on to RTA’s, RDA’s, VW mods and rebuilding. Recently I discovered the joys of Squonking and have become completely hooked.

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