Introduction – The Manto X Mesh 228W Kit by Rincoe
Designed and created by our China based friends Rincoe Technology Ltd, The Manto X Mesh 228W Kit is a small dual battery mod that is topped off with the Metis Mix Mesh tank.
Rincoe is a very young manufacturer having only made their debut earlier this year (2018) I am reliably informed they are a breakaway from Smoant , they already have several other good kits under their belts, Neso Pod System, Manto Mini RDA Kit, Manto 228 TC Kit and just before Christmas we reviewed their Ceto Pod System.
So what do we think of the Manto X Mesh Kit? Let’s find out with a close look……………
This Kit was sent to us for the purpose of review. As always my thoughts and views are my own.
In The Box
- 1 x Manto X Mod
- 1 x Metis Mix Tank
- 4 x Replacement O-rings
- 1 x USB Charging Cable
- 2 x User Manual
- 1 x Warranty Card
- 1 x Certificate Card
Manto X Mod
- Size: 75mm x 40mm x 37mm
- Colours: red, blue, black, grey
- Zinc alloy chassis
- Baked finish
- Large OLED display
- Operating modes: VW/ TC (Ni200, Ti, SS)/TCR
- Output: 1- 228W
- Battery: 2 x 18650 batteries (Not Included)
- Max output current: 50A
Metis Mix Tank
- Size: 25mm x 41.3mm
- 510 threaded connection
- Tank capacity: 6.0ml
- Top fill
- Bottom adjustable airflow
- Pre installed: Single 0.15ohm (40- 70W)
- Colours: Black, SS
Design and Build Quality
The Rincoe Manto X Kit comes presented rather nicely in a card box with a foam tray inlay; this kit doesn’t have many extras with it.
Metis Mix Tank
Made of stainless steel Pyrex and Resin, the tank dismantles into 7 parts including the coil for easy cleaning.The tank is top fill and its sizing is approx 41mm high with a diameter of 25mm, all threads for this tank are well done, the tank itself is sturdy with a great quality feel and the design, while a basic stock tank, has been put together well.
Base and Airflow Control Ring
The base houses the coil which is simply screwed in.You have a stopper ring to seat your glass, and the base shows all the relevant info.The airflow (AF) is a dual cylon type, the connection pin is gold plated and the 510 threading is well turned.The AFC ring is removable and is held in position by 2 O’Rings, it has a notched design to help you turn the AFC.
Coil and Glass Tank
The tank is pre installed with a Kanthal 0.15Ω single mesh coil (40- 70W).
The coil is very large and acts like the chimney for the tank, you only get one coil with the kit which I found rather strange and perplexing!
Other coils are available for separate purchase
- Dual 0.2ohm (60- 90W)
- Triple 0.15ohm (80- 110W)
- Quadruple 0.15ohm (130- 180W)
The glass tank is made of Pyrex and has a 6ml liquid capacity once the tank is together, only one is supplied.
Fill Port, Top Cap and Mouth Piece
The fill port has 2 long kidney shaped fill ports the underside edging is surrounded by a stopper ring for the glass to sit on, one side of the fill port has male threading to screw into the coil with a small O-ring as a stopper.The side of the port has female threading for the top cap. The top cap screws into the fill port and features 2 O-rings to prevent leaks. The outside of the top cap has a notched design to help removal for filling.An O-ring has been embedded for a standard 810 drip tip.
The supplied 810 drip tip is made of resin and is the type with O-rings on the shaft.
Manto X Mod
The mod is made of zinc alloy with what Rincoe describe as a baked finish, my unit is full black with a high gloss finish, the mod stands 75mm tall. Rincoe state this is the smallest dual battery mod on the market. No disrespect Rincoe but there are several dual battery mods that are smaller or are the exact same size! However if I was to make a comparison to me the Manto X has the similar appearance in shape to that of the Wismec RX2/3 in 2 battery mode.
The device has a hinged door and slide switch both of which operate fine, the usual info can be found on the door.The Oled screen is bright and easy to read. All the normal information one would expect to see, above the screen the Manto X has a large fire button and 2 triangular adjustment buttons sat below.
Balanced charging can be done via the micro USB port, 2 amp charge is supported with the right adaptor. However, as always, I recommend charging dual batteries via a standalone charger.
Battery venting and board cooling is handled by 4 slots each side at the top of the device.The connection point has a gold plated spring loaded connection pin and well turned SS threading. The device will fire from 1 to 228 watts and supports 4 modes: VW, TC, Bypass and TCR.
The mod has good quality to it and is comfortable in the hand the design is good.
Quick Start Guide to Using the Kit
Metis Mix Tank
Before changing the coil for this tank you will have to empty all e-liquid!
- Pre wick the coil well before first use
- Screw the coil into the base/cup
- Reassemble the tank and fill
- Screw the tank on to the mod
- Let the tank rest for a few minutes so the cotton can soak up more e-liquid
Manto X Mod basic menu guide
Place 2×18650 cells into the device noting correct polarity.
- Tap the fire button x5 for on/off
- Tap the fire button x3 to scroll the wire/mode options
- To lock/unlock the device hold the +/-
- To change the wattage in TC hold the fire button + down adjustment button
The Rincoe Manto X has 5 types of protections for safer vaping.
How does the Rincoe Manto X Mesh 228W Kit Perform?
I was very disappointed that the only coil that Rincoe supplied with the kit blew after only 2 days!
I’m unsure if that it was dumb luck or just a duff coil, so I will complete this review with my Black Drop Dead RDA with a pair of flat 24g SS316L coils that are 0.15Ω and DR Frost “Candy Cane”.
I must say the vapour quality and flavour I got from the Metis Mix tank while I only used it for those 2 days, was very good when vaped at 60w. The airflow was quite swooshy for a stock tank and I had no problem filling my office with lots of vapour LOL.
With my Drop Dead attached:-
40 to 75W
In 5W increments I took the Manto X through to 75W, the mod performed perfectly, although during my test I did detect a fair bit of heat transfer from my RDA while chain vaping, which was not unexpected.
Testing at my normal 420f at 50W the vape was fine if a little cool for me, so I wacked the wattage up to 60W staying at 420f resulted in the perfect temp for me.
In both Power and TC modes the 2 18650 batteries lasted me around 5hrs of normal use.
Burn Tests in TC
With fresh cotton in my Drop Dead RDA for both tests, I set the Manto X at 420f 50W.
Dry test – 5 quick presses of the fire button, result was slight almost invisible yellowing to the cotton.
Damp test – tooting the RDA until the cotton was dry, the result was no discernible change to the cotton.
Coils for the Metis Tank
While I quite like the Metis tank for its size, weight and functionality, I was put off after looking for replacement coils! They are not available in the UK yet and quite expensive by US prices.
- Both tank and mod are good quality and design
- Good flavour and vapour quality from the Metis tank
- Manto X functions well in all modes
- Comfortable in the hand
- Prices vary from $40 to $60 for the kit, shop wisely
- No spare coil
- No spare glass
- Packs of coils range from $14 to $20 for 3 and 5 coils at the time of writing
Final Review Verdict
I was quite disappointed with only having one coil to use with the tank and no spare! I don’t feel I was able to give the tank the attention it deserved because of it blowing on me after only 2 days of use!
Aside from that the Rincoe Manto X mod is great, the battery life is good and while I couldn’t test it properly with the tank, the RDA attached functioned very well. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and it seems a lot of manufactures are copying the style of the Wismec RX range due to the comfortable shape.
The Manto X mod reminds me of the RX2/3 to look at but it’s not the same. The Manto X has a faster ramp up and down time, it’s slightly smaller than the RX2/3 and features a more simplified menu system that is very easy to operate.
Would I buy the Rincoe Manto X kit again due to loss or damage? Given the problem with the coil I experienced I’d be tempted to replace the Manto X 228 mod, but not the Metis tank.