Introduction – The Ceto SE By Rincoe
The Rincoe Ceto SE pod mod is the latest update in pod systems from new brand Rincoe.
Us vapers know what it means for a brand to earn our respect and trust and I think, generally, we are quite hesitant to try new brands on the market, especially brands with insanely low prices, on the assumption that you you aren’t gonna get more than you paid for.
I’d seen Rincoe products on the market for a little while and, tbh, I made just this assumption. However, having had the pleasure of sampling my first three Rincoe products over the past 2 weeks, I’m pleased to say that I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Another one of the Rincoe products I received was the little Ceto SE salt nic pod system, quite different from the original Rinco Ceto pod, with an almost doubled battery life and a more elongated, pen like structure.
Let’s take a closer look at this ultra-portable MTL device…
This device was sent for the purposes of review. As always my views are my own.
What’s In The Box
- 1 x Ceto SE Device (battery)
- 1 x Pod cartridge
- 1 x USB Charging cable
- 1 x User manual
- 1 x Warranty card
- 650 mAh on-board battery
- 2 ml pod capacity
- 1.3 ohm resistance
- 3.4 V output
- 0.5 A charge
- 20 x 24.4 x 108.5 mm
- LED light indicator
- fire button
- protections: low battery, charge, short circuit, overuse, Li-Polymer battery, nano-coating
- Available in grey, silver, red, yellow and black
Build Quality & Design
Opening up the neat, black and yellow Rincoe box packaging, the first thing I thought of when I saw this pod system was the Joyetech Exceed Edge, as it has a very similar, long(surf)board shaped chassis, with a whistle style mouth piece that doubles as the pod cartridge.
The Rincoe Ceto SE pod differs in that it has a more elongated whistle shape to the mouthpiece/cartridge and it has a fire button instead of a bar.
If you look at the Ceto SE from the top, with the cartridge slotted into the battery section, you’ll see a 3 spoked LED indicator light at the bottom, which will inform you of your battery levels and in the event of malfunctions.
Above that you will see a shiny inlay (I have the grey, matte finished version) in a contrasting colour, the same as the black shiny plastic of the mouthpiece.
The inlay is a downward pointing shape that echoes the surfboard shape of the pod, toward the top of that inlay you get a badge shaped fire button, with a shallow, satisfying click.
The cartridge features a whistle shaped mouthpiece, which is facing so that if you fire with your thumb, the fire button and led light indicator will be facing down when you hold the device up to draw.
It feels incredibly comfortable in hand and the mouthpiece shape is a real pleasure, with a small, elongated opening designed for perfect mouth to lung vaping.
At the bottom end is the micro USB charge port.
On the sides of the device are to elliptical grip textured sections which give this pod a very suave and classy finish, the grip has a fine diagonal line grain.
The other side of the pod has the mouthpiece at the top and a tiny, triangular airflow port that indicates this devices status as a Mouth to Lung (MTL) device.
That side is otherwise devoid of features, save a tiny Rincoe Ceto SE brand at the bottom.
The airflow port side is also the resting surface of this pod, which lies down flat on its belly when not in use, unless you slip it into a pocket, which is easy, as it is so small.
Slipping out the mouthpiece and cartridge, I see a small magnet on either component for holding the pieces in place, a silicon stopper, which stays connected to the cartridge when you open up the fill port to re-juice.
Good use of space within the cartridge, with no room wasted and a whole 2ml capacity.
The cartridge is impossible to put back the wrong way round as the edging differs from one side to the other and fits into the battery like a puzzle piece.
I cannot find any info regards this device online, but I’m assuming that the chassis is zinc alloy.
I fill her up and give her 10 minutes to soak into that fine wicking, so I can see how this little nic salt device vapes.
Okay so a charger is included but sadly no extra pod cartridge, which is a bit of a No-no when it comes to pod systems, for me. Lucky for me, I was sent 2 extra cartridges for the purpose of this review.
How Does The Rincoe CETO SE Perform?
Well now, I was impressed right away by the depth of flavour I got out of the mango and guava nic salt juice I’d filled the Ceto SE with. I can literally taste every aspect of the flavour and I find vaping on this pod both satisfying and delicious!
While a lot of pods these days are coming out with draw activation, I actually like the return to fire button activation on this little guy.
The positioning of the fire button and the overall shape of the device are incredibly ergonomic, with the heavy weight of it giving it a really quality feel.
In spite of the tiny airflow port and draw shaft, this device actually does hold up to very restricted, short mouth to lung draws but, for a change I’m actually enjoying using a device for MTL because the flavour and vapour production actually leave me so satisfied.
I love the fact that the draw strength doesn’t diminish with battery life and all in all, I have to say that this is one of the nicest little pod systems you could hope for.
The only possible drawback I could find was that the reflective level of the tinted, transparent cartridge makes it almost impossible to see through to check your juice levels under a light source, you do have to hold out to the light to see but that is nitpicking at its most extreme.
There’s really not much more to it.
How To Fill
- Pull the mouthpiece away from the battery
- Unplug the silicon stopper on the side of the cartridge
- Fill through the slot
- Allow 7 minutes for the wick to saturate
How To Change the Coil
- You simply swap cartridges
Stock Coil Performance
The 1.3 Ohm MTL coils on this device are absolutely outstanding, with unexpected flavour depth and a really decent vapour production for this resistance and style of pod.
Actually, I can blow a rather formidable cloud 2m out into the room with this thing so there is absolutely nothing stealthy about it, unless you take very short draws, lol! I was very impressed…and also very high on nic salts, during the course of this review.
Airflow is perfect, with a slight crackle that’s indicative of relatively heavy vaporisation happening, it sounds like flavour and it tastes like it too.
I can’t fault the coils or airflow here.
How To Operate the Menu System
- Simple 5 click on, fire and 5 click off operation
How To Replace The batteries
- Battery is built in and not replaceable
- LED will show lights to indicate remaining battery life: white above 30% and red below 30%
Now, with a nic salt device I generally don’t chain vape, as that just leads to headaches and a little too much nicotine for me. So basically, what I say is a five hour consistent vaping battery life really translates as about 10 hours of use, so you would only have to charge this once a day. Very good indeed.
- Ergonomic shape with a comfortable weight
- Very comfy mouthpiece
- High quality finish
- Very easy to use
- Outstanding flavour
- Massive vapour production for its class
- Perfect MTL airflow, comparable to a cigarette’s airflow
- Great battery life
- No extra cartridge included in the accessories
Final Review Verdict
The Rincoe Ceto SE pod mod ticks absolutely all the boxes for me, as far as a highly portable, convenient MTL and nic salt pod system goes.
I highly recommend this device to nic salt vapers and cigarette quitters as the perfect cessation device, on the basis of flavour, vapour production, airflow, ergonomics and looks.
A really great offering from young vape brand, Rincoe, one which will have a permanent place in my handbag for a while to come.
Would I buy the Rincoe Ceto SE if I lost/broke the device? Definitely