Are the JAC Vapour and DNA Boards the Perfect Vaping Marriage?
When I heard about the Jacvapour Series B DNA75 mod and the fact they were incorporating the legendary DNA75 chip into their latest device I was more than a little excited.
UPDATE: The New, improved, DNA device is now available. Check out our review of the JAC Vapour Sandstorm DNA75 device here.
As I’ve mentioned before it was the Jacvapour Series vape pen that finally got me off cigarettes and therefore I have a real soft spot for their products.
So with the company’s brilliant track record for both design and manufacturing and the incorporation of the DNA75 chip I’m expecting big things.
So does it live up to my expectations?
Let’s take a closer look.
The device was sent to me free of charge from JACvapour for the purpose of this review.
As always my thoughts and opinions are my own.
In the Box
- SERIES-B DNA 75W box mod
- USB charging lead
- 6 month warranty
SERIES-B DNA 75W Specs
- Dimensions – 88mm x 22mm x 35mm
- Max output – 75 watts
- Max temperature – 600F
- Requires 1x rechargeable 20A (or above) IMR 18650 flat-top
- Spring-loaded positive connector
- Variable wattage and temperature control modes
- USB on-board charging and pass-thru
- Electroplated magnetic battery cover
- 0.91” OLED display
- Advanced safety features
- Loads of customization possible via Evolv’s EScribe software
- 6 month UK-held warranty
- Temperature control compatible (using a suitable TC coil material, such as Ni-200, SS316, Titanium etc)
- USB charging and pass-through capable (pass thru function requires a 20 Amp battery)
Obviously the first place to start is the Escribe software.
EScribe is a software package used to configure, monitor and modify the operation of your DNA 75. It installs on a Windows PC and connects to your DNA 75 using the USB port.
Relevant links below:
To write about the DNA75 chip would take an absolute age – the settings mean you can fine tune your device to the absolute ‘unth degree and then some. You can check out our overview guide on the DNA chip and DNA mods here.
An important note here is that JAC Vapour says you will need to use the USB cable that’s supplied to manage your settings and firmware upgrades.
However for most of us the SERIES-B DNA 75W is good to go right out of the box and for the purpose of this review that’s how I’m going to use it.
First up we’re looking at one of the smallest vape mods to use the DNA75 chip and it really is a looker – more on that later.
It’s variable wattage [75watts] and temp control compatible up to 600F.
At just 22mm wide it’s obviously not suitable for larger tanks or atties – so bear that in mind.
Design and Build Quality
Jac Vapour is renowned for excellent build quality and the SERIES-B DNA 75 is no different – it’s beautifully put together.
One little niggle I have though is the fire button – it is feather light.
What I mean by that is you barely have to breathe on it and it fires – clicky it isn’t – this is ultra-smooth.
Now that might be a bad thing for some – all I can say is carrying it around in my pocket meant I did get more than a few fire-ups so make sure when transporting it around you hit x5 clicks in quick succession to lock it.
Design wise this is simply stunning if a little smaller than I imagined from the early photos.
It’s a kind of cross-over.
If you owned the Series B Tilt mod then you’ll know what I’m getting at.
It’s curvy – slightly boxy but in a good way.
The main covering is that lovely rubberized material whilst the battery compartment door is electroplated and very attractive it looks too.
The magnets are super strong though you do need to jiggle your battery a little to get it in – it’s rather tight in there. So just be careful you don’t damage the wraps on your batteries.
The battery cover is one hell of a fingerprint magnet and I seemed to spend an an inordinate amount of time polishing it.
The screen is just bright enough but personally I think it could be a tad brighter.
Matched up with the black JAC Vapour S-22 tank it looks an absolute dream.
Overall this is a showstopper to both look at and handle but as you can see from the ‘in hand’ photo it’s a lot smaller in real life than you might imagine 😉
Jacvapour Series B DNA75 Quick Start Guide
As usual with all JAC Vapour devices the instruction manual is first class and extremely detailed.
So here’s a few choice snippets from what in reality is an extremely simple mod to use:
- Click fire button x5 times to lock device [wont fire]
- When unlocked hold + & – buttons together for 3 seconds to lock in power – again to unlock
- Hold Fire and minus button for stealth mode [screen off]
- Lock the device clicking fire button x5 times
- Hold + & – buttons for 2 seconds to enter temp control mode
- Scroll through preferred settings
- Once selected preferred setting – unlock and vape
Jacvapour Series B DNA75 Safety Features
The device is powered by a single 18650 battery [not included].
JACvapour says the device can be charged using the USB cable and pass-through vaping is available.
I say this every time but it is always preferable to charge batteries via a separate charger.
Other inbuilt safety features include: short circuit protection – Temp Protection, which means if your temp is too high the device will lower the wattage – OHMS too high or too low means your resistance is incorrect and the device will not fire.
As for battery life I’ve had this for over a week and at a steady 50 watts have managed around 7 to 8 hours before I needed to re-charge.
Obviously the higher the wattage or temp – the faster your battery will drain.
How Does the SERIES-B DNA 75W Perform?
Ramp up is pretty much instant and I tried it on an extremely low build and 1.0ohm MTL coil so there’s no issues at all.
I popped on my trusty Innokin Slipstream tank to test out the temp control and with an empty tank there was no firing and the coil looked clean without any burning.
The screen is reasonably bright and uncluttered with just the right amount of info – resistance – voltage – amps and of course your temp or wattage reading.
Scrolling is fast enough with the up and down button on a shared rocker type switch.
The fire button as I’ve already mentioned is extremely sensitive with the lightest of touches setting it off.
I have used this daily for over a week as both a DTL and MTL device.
At a steady 20watts I managed almost two full days on the one 18650 battery – however at a steady 55watts I just – only just – got a full 8 hours use.
What I Like
There’s no getting away from it this is a beautiful mod to look at – especially paired up with the black JAC S-22 tank.
I’m a big fan of rubberized coatings on mods and this feel great in the hand.
It feels tough too – this is an ideal box mod for work and the outdoors as I reckon it can take some knocks – but like I’ve said it really is a fingerprint magnet.
I can find no fault with operating it in either wattage or temp control – it’s a solid piece of kit.
What I Don’t Like
I find the fire button overly sensitive – however locking it whilst you’re out and about stops it firing if a gnat lands on it.
It’s described as ‘compact’ and it really is and to be honest I feel it maybe a little too small – but that is just my personal taste.
For me the price is hefty – again that’s subjective and you are paying for two big and proven names in the vaping world.
Final Review Verdict
Hard one this.
I can find no faults with the Jacvapour Series B DNA75 operating wise and looks wise it is standout – this screams class and elegance but with an edgy contemporary look.
I just haven’t been blown away by the whole package.
Don’t get me wrong it is a superb piece of kit and I’m not sure why I’m kind of ambivalent about it – could be just my current mood maybe lol.
I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it – however if push came to shove and I was asked if I would buy it?
My answer would be definitely if it was larger – I know size ain’t everything but for my personal taste it is on the small side.
I also think it’s a little pricey but like I said above you are paying for quality here and the outstanding DNA75 chip.
Saying that there’s no real flaws and I really can’t fault it so maybe it is worth it!
Sorry I can’t be more specific – as you can see it’s a good operator – looks great – feels great it just hasn’t pushed my personal wow button.
I guess given the S-22 tank is a superb workhorse with no fuss or frills – this is the same – it’s faultless and solid.
Maybe I was expecting the wow factor – maybe I should shut up now [been said many times before lol].
Again I have NO hesitation in recommending it – if it was half the price I’d maybe be a little more enthusiastic. You can also save 15% with our exclusive JAC Vapour discount code.
- DNA75 chip
- JAC Vapour design and manufacture
- Temp and variable wattage modes
- Stunning design
- Flawless operation
- Sensitive fire button