Introduction – The Ceto Pod System
The Rincoe Ceto is an ergonomic ‘card-style’ all in one pod system designed and created by our China based friends, Rincoe Technology Ltd.
There are many pod mod vape systems on the market; I don’t think there isn’t a day that goes by where we don’t see another pod kit being released!
So what makes the Ceto special and what do we think of it? Let’s take a detailed up and close look.
This Kit was sent to us for the purpose of review. As always my thoughts and views are my own.
See The Rincoe Ceto In Action With My hands On Video
In The Box
- 1x Ceto System
- 1x Ceto Pod Cartridge
- 1x USB Charging Cable
- User Manual
- Warranty Card
- Certificated Card
- Dimensions – 80mm by 37.5mm by 10mm
- Integrated 370mAh Rechargeable Battery
- Coil Resistance: 1.3ohm
- Voltage Output: 3.3V
- Draw Activated Firing Mechanism
- Refillable 2mL Pod Cartridge
- Snap-In Connection
- LED Battery Light Indicator
- Micro USB Charging
- 10 Seconds Cut-Off
- Low Voltage Protection
- Short Circuit Protection
- Charging Protection
- Available in Black, Gold, Rainbow, Blue, Stainless Steel
Design and Build Quality
The Rincoe Ceto Pod System comes in a flat card box with foam tray insert.With pod fitted the device measures a compact 80mm by 37.5mm by 10mm.The design of the Ceto is well done. It’s very thin, small and light weight. The Ceto body is made of an aluminium alloy, the one received for review is black with a stainless steel highlight along the edge of the device.The opposite edge of the unit houses the micro usb charge point and a small charge indicator light.A carbon fibre sticker for better grip one side, the other has branding and usual CE marks.Under the hood the Ceto has an Integrated 370mAh rechargeable battery and is an automatic device. In other words you suck for your vapour instead of pushing a button.
The overall finish is glossy making the Ceto a little finger print magnet! The empty supplied plastic pod has a liquid capacity of 2ml and includes a standard 1.5Ω coil for mouth to lung vaping. Both the pod and the device have gold plated contact points along with magnets that are highly attracted to one another (no chance of the pod falling out)! The pod is bottom filling and has a silicone plug to stop leakages.The mouthpiece is located on the corner mouth of the pod.The complete device has a very comfortable feel the size and weight make the Rincoe Ceto a true stealth device that simply just hides in the hand. The overall build quality and design is really rather good with sleek lines and a smooth finish.
Basic Guide to Filling and First Time Use
Before using this product for the first time get it on charge using the micro usb cable supplied. I say this because mine came to me with a flat battery.
- Remove the pod from the Ceto.
- You will see either a sticker or paper inlay remove before use!
- Remove the silicone plug.
- Fill with your desired liquid (NicSalt based liquid is best for this device).
- Replace the silicone plug and re assemble the pod into the Ceto.
Tip: I recommend letting the Ceto stand for about 5 minutes so the wicking material can soak up your liquid before first use. You can also take sharp draws on the mouth piece while the pod is removed from the device. This will help draw liquid into the coils.
Battery light Indicators
- Blue – 100 to 30% Charge
- Red – 30 to 0% Charge
- The device flashes Blue x1 when inserting the pod
- The device flashes Blue x3 when removing the pod
- The device flashes Red x5 if short is detected
- When fully charged the Blue light is steady
The Ceto has several built-in protections, including Low Voltage Protection and Short Circuit Protection, to help avoid potential misfires and or mishaps.
How Does The Rincoe Ceto Pod System Perform?
For this review I have fill the 2ml pod with Apple and Rhubarb crumble from Ohm Baked, I also added an 18mg 10ml NicSalt shot bottle from DirtyNic, making my 50ml short fill e-liquid 60ml and 3mg nicotine strength.
Vapour Quality and Flavour Production
For a mouth to lung device the denseness of the vapour is fair, the draw is a little on the loose side for me however flavour is very good with a descent throat kick with the NicSalt in my e-liquid.
I have been using the Rincoe Ceto pod system nearly 2 weeks, granted not exclusively but for at least 3 to 4 hours each day while sitting at my desk. In this time I’ve found myself filling the pod every day. It’s not burnt out on me yet and is still functioning well, saying that sods law says the Pod will more than likely go home now lol.
The Rincoe Ceto is capable of out putting 3.3 volts of power of power with its 370mAh battery. While in my mind the battery is a little under powered compared to some pod systems on the market, the battery does last quite well. I have found that I have to charge it every other day which is no bind as charging only takes approx 30 minutes.
Of course the battery life is dependent on use so if you are a heavy user, or using the device as your main vape then you should expect to charge more regularly.
Cheap or not
I found that the prices for the starter kit vary. The cheapest I could find was for £19.99 which is quite good for a device like this.
The replacement pods or cartridges for the Ceto are a different matter, in my mind are a little on the expensive side at £3.99 each. Although these can be found on Fasttech for approx $2 each if bought in bulk.
- A very good looking system
- Small and sleek. Makes for a great stealth vape.
- Very good flavour production
- Decent vapour quality
- Relatively cheap kit
- Replacement pods for this kit are a little expensive
Final Review Verdict
I have tested quite a few pod systems this year. Some large, some small, some have bold colours and some are dull looking. You will find that there are pod systems that come with pre filled pods while others allow you to fill with your favourite e-liquid.
The Rincoe Ceto pod system is of the latter variety, which for me is good because I personally like using my own choice of e-liquid. I would say it comes down to whatever floats your boat as far as a pod kit goes!
As for the Ceto it is tiny and fits in the hand well as a true stealth vape. It vapes well and while the battery is not the biggest it does lasts quite well. I would say the Ceto would suite a more entry level of vaper, someone that is giving up the stinkies.
Would I buy the Rincoe Ceto again should I lose it or damage this one? “No”. But not because I hate it! I prefer something with a bit more weight behind it so I know it’s in my pocket! I’d be worries I’d lose the Ceto.