The Asmodus Tribeaut (Tree-Bo) mod is the latest single 18650 device from an extremely well known vape company.
AsMODus are based out of LA in America and have been in the Vape game from 2014.
Now you are bound to have seen some of their stabilized wood mods in a brick and mortar store or online and pretty much put a 3 figure price tag in your head with the name.
This is not asMODus’s first go at a non stabilized wood mod, there has been several iterations of the very popular affordable asMODus Minikin. There is also the asMODus Spruzza squonker – the Mini Minikin and the Lustro.
What Can We Expect From The Asmodus Tribeaut Mod?
A tiny single 18650 Mod, the Asmodus Tribeaut can take an RBA up to 30mm, yes, 30mm with the tiniest, practically unnoticeable overhang. I know triple battery mods that will give you overhang with 30mm tanks.
Asmodus has a good name in the vaping industry for their hard working and durable mods as well as some of the most beautiful mods you will see out there.
Currently available in 3 colour options, there are online pics of blue and brown also but I can’t find them to purchase anywhere online.
Sturdy and reliable chipsets, I’m expecting this to be yet another workhorse.
Inside The Box
- Asmodus Tribeaut Mod
- USB Charge Cable/Firmware upgrade
- Battery Safety Card
- Warranty Card
- Green Tips leaflet (Instructions to download manual)
- Battery: Requires single 18650 (not included)
- Chipset: asMODus 80H
- Dimensions: 38mm x 81mm x 40mm
- Power Output Range (VW or Curve Mode): 5.0-80.0w
- Power Output Range (Temperature Mode): 5.0-80.0w
- Operational Atomizer Resistance Range: 0.1-3.0Ω
- Temperature Control Range: 212-572°F / 100-300°C
- Work modes: TCR(Temperature Coefficient of Resistance)/TFR(Temperature Factor of Resistivity)/TC(Ni200, Titanium, SS316, SS317)/User Programmable Wattage Curve Mode/Puff Counter
- Standby Current: <350uA
- Standby Time: 10s
- Vaping Cut off Timer: 10s
- Charging Parameter: DC 5V/1A
- Protection: Reverse Polarity, Short-Circuit, Low-Voltage, High-Resistance, Low-Resistance, Low Resistance and Overtime Protection
Design and Build Quality
The Asmodus Tribeaut mod is a triangular style box mod. Small and compact with a huge deck diameter.
The build quality is first class, pretty much what you would expect from Asmodus. No Battery, battery door or button rattle whatsoever.
The 510 pin is spring mounted with quite a good amount of movement. It’s not gold plated but seriously, does this really make a difference???
The deck itself is central on-top of the box mod and can easily take a 30mm tank without any overhang, for such a small mod this is very impressive. Yep, I know, unbelievable for a single battery mod, but here is the FP sitting ontop which is bang on 30mm.
How Does The Asmodus Tribeaut Mod Perform?
Let’s get into the nuts of this little device. For such a small mod, it comes with quite a bit.
We will look at this basically from two perspectives, Mouth To lung vaping and Direct Lung vaping.
As a Mouth to Lung Mod, with a fully charged 18650 battery inserted. The battery is going to last you the guts of a day, without issues and that is vaping at 15W.
Direct Lung vaping is not going to last you that long. Let’s think about this for a second.
Say you place the UWell Valyrian 2 tank on this, the minimum wattage is in fact 80W. I’m telling you now, ’cause I tested this myself, after the 6th pull, you are going to notice a difference in that vape.
AsMODus Tribeaut Fire Button
With the shape of the mod, the fire button can easily be either thumb or finger fired, it is perfectly positioned for both.
To switch the mod on, it’s the usual 5 clicks. To switch off, no, it’s not 5 clicks. 5 clicks takes you to the menu.
To switch the mod off, you will start with 5 clicks. The first option in the menu is to power off, the you will press either the up or down button.
Might take a bit of getting used too, the first few times you may find yourself swearing a few times but you’ll get used to it…eventually.
The Asmodus Tribeaut Mod Battery Door
The battery door located on the base of the Asmodus Tribeaut mod slides open. The door itself does feel quite wobbly when it is open. Closed, with battery in or not, the door is kept firmly in place without any fear of it accidentally opening.
When inserting the battery, the positive goes to the top, so make sure and insert the positive end first.
When you first switch on the Asmodus Tribeaut, a message will appear on the screen “The battery w/o damage only!”. The left button is to select YES and the right NO. We will get into the screen and menus later – oh boy.
If you select NO a battery symbol will flash on the screen with the word CHECK below it. At this point you will not be able to use the mod, the only way to power it off will be to remove the battery.
Not a bad safety feature.
Charging the battery can be done from the USB port, I would always recommend using an external battery charger.
For one, you will be charging at least once a day, secondly, you can’t vape it while it’s charging.
Try to and you will get “No Fire” displayed on the screen.
The Screen and Controls
Ok, so yes it has a screen, unfortunately, like Dracula, you will never see it in direct sunlight.
Indoors the screen is not too bad, although you will need to put it to full brightness. The screen is also a bit camera shy as you will see below, that is at full brightness.
Let’s get to the controls and menu.
As mentioned before, 5 clicks gets you to the menu, not the universal 3 clicks or a combination of buttons. For some reason someone thought we will use 5 clicks.
Continuing to press the fire button will take you through the menu options:
- Power Off
- Puff Count
Now, when you start playing with the menus, be patient. Once you select for example “Mode”, you then press either the left or right button to enter that sub menu.
Once in the sub menu, you navigate it with the left and right button, not the fire button as you did in the main menu and as logic would dictate. Select your desired mode using the fire button.
My head hurts just trying to think about it.
Various Power Modes
There are power modes in there that the average vaper are never going to look at, in fact, very few hardened vapers are going to use them, namely Temp Control (Yes I know there are some of you out there), Curve, TFR (Temperature Factor of Resistivity).
I have tested all of them. To save my keyboard and to ensure you keep reading this, I’m not going to go through all of them. Just to say, they work and they work very well.
I used SS316 for these tests. Zero dry hits throughout and the cotton was not being destroyed either when drying out, just some very slight colouring.
Back to wattage mode – yeeeeaaaah!
Look, I get the whole idea of Temp Control and why it is a good thing for those hardcore drippers out there, I just don’t use it very often cause I’m using tanks, I can see how much juice I have. Gonna stop here before I talk myself into a deeper hole 🙂
Going up and down with the wattage is straight forward, left button for down, right for up. The scroll speed is pretty good, starts off slow but speeds up, although it doesn’t round robin. Hey, you only have 80W down to 5W to go, takes about 4 seconds.
Moving swiftly on, locking the screen is the fire and right button at the same time. This locks the entire mod, so no vaping, unlock using the same button combination.
- Economic Design
- Huge Deck
- Light weight
- Dull Screen
- Getting to and navigating menu
- 18650 battery
Final Review Verdict
OK, so now that I have probably made an enemy of every Temp Control vaper out there – not many enemies then lol – the Asmodus Tribeaut is a beautiful little box mod.
If you are a fan of light, single 18650 battery mods (I know you are out there), I would highly recommend this. Please be patient with the menu!
If you are a fan of triangular shaped mods like me, you are going to find this extremely comfortable in your hand.
If this is going to be your first, you probably will find it a bit weird for a short time, but you will get over that very quick.
I do have a couple of issues with Asmodus Tribeaut though as mentioned above, it’s a single 18650 mod. Surely making this for a 21700 or even a 20700 battery wouldn’t have changed the size or even weight by much.
The problem as I see it, even with a fully charged battery inserted, if you are vaping at the max 80W, you will not be getting the full 80W for long. As the battery discharges, the wattage will degrade as well.
The next two are quite subjective, the menu and the screen itself.
The screen needs to be brighter for outdoor use, it’s fine like I said indoors, but you’ll be cupping your hand around it or looking for shade outside.
Finally, that menu. The Menu itself is fine, it’s the navigation button sequence.
Vapers new to box mods may not have a problem but the more hardcore may find the sequence a tad annoying. It’s going to affect the ease of use score.
In my opinion, these are only subjective flaws for this beautiful mod. Look, it’s not a reason not to get it, if you vape around the 50W range or a MTL vaper, this is perfect for you.
If you vape at the 80W range, have a few spare batteries at the ready!
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