Introduction – The N1 PRO 240W Kit Lite by Vaptio
The Vaptio N1 Pro is from the Chinese brand, sometimes known as Viva Kita (in the UK) with offices pretty much all over the western world.
They have, for all intents and purposes, managed to fly under the radar (perhaps that has something to do with the fact that they have two names, which confuses me…) but judging by the time I’ve spent with the N1 Pro 240W Kit Lite for the past week, perhaps that will change.
Vaptio’s previous releases include the Turbo RDTA-L, their P I, II and II Mods, as well as the recently released C Flat pod mod. I’m guessing that their relative obscurity has something to do with their superficial-design style, which is somewhat old fashioned by vaping standards.
The thing about the N1 PRO and Frogman XL tank though, is that after a little while you realize that it isn’t all about first impressions…
The N1 Pro is a capacity up-gradable mod, meaning, it can run on 2 or 3 18650s, with TC and Curve functions, a bunch of handy safety features and truly one of the best hand-feels I’ve experienced.
The Vaptio Frogman XL tank is a sub ohm beauty with an incredible airflow system and a few features that really set it apart.
What’s In The Box
- N1 PRO 240W Mod
- Frogman W2 (0.4 Ohm) and W8 (0.15 Ohm) coil heads
- Frogman XL 5ml Tank
- Replacement Glass Tuber
- USB Cable
- Mod and Tank User manuals, Warranty Card
N1 Pro Mod Features
- Available in Black/Red, Black/Gold,White/Red and White/Gold
- 2/3 18650 switchable, by means of a regular and large battery cover
- 1-240 W Output with 3 cells and 1-200W with 2
- 0.05 Ohm minimum
- 0.91” Color Screen
- Dimensions: 92.2*55.0*45.0mm / 92.2*55.0*39.6mm
- Bypass/Custom/Temper Modes with 3 Memory settings
- Short circuit/low voltage/over vaping/Charge/Overcharge/Overheat Protections
Frogman XL Tank Features
- Various glass colors available, green, blue, clear, black, red
- 5 ml capacity
- 25 ml diameter
- Heat resistant, extended and removable delrin drip tip
- Compatible with various mainstream multicore coil heads
- Press and twist, child lock top cap
- Spill safe top fill
- Massive triple adjustable bottom airflow
Build Quality & Design
N1 Pro Mod
I won’t lie, I went in skeptical, since I’ve never tried any of Vaptio’s products before. While the Vaptio N1 Pro Kit Lite comes in a very nice white box, the outer sleeve was sort of busy and aesthetically unappealing, which made me even more skeptical.
I opened up the packaging and there lay my (white and gold) sort of cylindrical shaped mod, with its long black screen panel, with a small-ish fire button also in black, set at the top of the screen panel and the two little black adjustment buttons at the bottom.
The buttons have a nice concentric rings texturing which adds a quality feel. The buttons sit flush with the mod’s surface.
Below the screen is the micro USB port and below that, the edge changes heading and tapers down to the base, that last surface has 5 battery ventilation slits in it. Just bear with me here, this is one of those ‘practically impossible to describe without a degree’ mods.
The sides of the mod curve back from the narrow screen panel and form a cylinder with one wider flattened side (for your palm) and, of course, one narrower flattened side (where the buttons are). The curved sides each have a contrasting panel that’s gold colored on mine, those panels each have the plain printed N1 PRO 240W branding on, as well as an additional, 21×1 mm vertical ventilation slit.
The upper surface has these starburst indentations exploding out from the 510 connection area, which isn’t recessed at all but actually upraised a little, which gives it an odd look, at first, but actually makes airflow adjustment and removal of the tank far easier.
The 510 pin is deep set and very spring loaded. Anything above a 25mm will overhang.
The palm side of the mod has silver Vaptio branding on it and yes, the branding starts to feel a little excessive but you get used to it. Now the fun begins, before I notice the big, stiff door lock button in the middle of the base of the mod, I try inane for a minute to tug and press every panel I see, to reveal the battery chamber that’s hiding from me.
Then I lean forward, turn over the mod and briefly feel like an idiot.
So, the battery cover lock is an interesting feature but I’m assuming it’s there because this battery cover can be replaced with a larger one, which will then allow you to accommodate 3 cells (making this a 240W mod instead of the 200W mod that is now).
If you’re female, the battery cover lock is very difficult to press without messing up your nail paint and if you’re anyone else, the battery door lock is very difficult to press when you’re tired, when you’ve had a beer…and so on.
Other than that, there are ALSO magnets inside, so you can rest assured, there shall be no rattle over here!
Still, this feature, combined with the texture and weight of the zinc alloy casing and all the efforts that have gone into making this mod ergonomic, makes for one of the most solid hand feels ever. Such a smooth surface, with a reassuring 315g weight (with 2 cells) and absolutely no rattles anywhere, top marks for hand feel.
BTW, the screen is totally multicolored, with every reading in a different color of the rainbow, it’s kinda fun and tells you everything you need to know!
Frogman XL Tank
Okay, first up, I love the name and the Frogman branding on the glass, with a star with a frog in it, which is emblazoned on the glass.
This is a nice, big, 5ml tank with a very large, 1 cm stainless steel base and top cap. It’s very chunky looking and after a few days I started to really like the look of it.
It has a huge, triple cyclops, bottom airflow and cutouts and dot indentations on the adjustment ring add to the chunky and mean look that the tank has. I’ve got the stainless steel version and big o-rings are visible through the glass and definitely also add to the aesthetic appeal. The airflow is easy to adjust because of the ring’s thickness.
The top cap is a spring loaded, press and twist design but don’t cry, its far easier to use than most juice bottles. The top fill works through gaskets, once you’ve removed the top cap, so basically you have to stick a dripper down through the silicon.
I broke down the tank, which was super easy, to see whether I was supposed to remove this silicon gasketry because it effectively closes up the fill slits and certainly didn’t accommodate my fat DIY juice nozzles…but it seems this is a safety feature to prevent spills and leaks when your tank is upside down, over-filled or whatever.
The only problem is that you HAVE to have a tiny nozzle or, ideally, a medicine dropper otherwise its frustration central, as it was with me most of the time. I plan to invest in some new DIY bottles…with medicine droppers.
The drip tip extends to cover the top of the top cap so it really protects your lips from heat and the shape and size is just perfect.
How Does The Vaptio N1 Pro Mod Perform?
There are a few features on this mod that took getting used to and there are a few that I still haven’t gotten used to.
First up, when you put the batteries in, the mod stays off and after 5 clicks it will power up. After that, when you 5 click to power off, it will go into what appears to be a sleep mode, since the screen says ‘screen locked’ instead of just switching off.
So it may be fooling you into thinking it’s sleeping when it’s really off, it may be sleeping and just making me wonder if it’s really off, since I have to click 5 times to put it on…okay, epic system failure or maybe it’s just me who’s really off.
This irritated the juice out of me. Then I realized, it’s really no different from a mod that lights up to say ‘off’ when you check the fire button while powered down. Five clicks will ‘unlock’ or power on again.
All I know is, over here a screen lock is just about as good as off.
Now that that’s off my chest, the controls are super intuitive and super easy to use, that’s for sure. I didn’t have to read the manual to cover everything, its 3 click and scroll with fire to select all the way…its just intuitive.
The power really comes through well, with quite an impressive ramp time. When fitted with an RDTA and coils that could explore the upper wattage range (200W, with 2 cells) I found that she fired beautifully and had no tendency to heat up, so great ventilation and good performance there.
The TC is accurate as far as I tested, for Ni and SS. This is the only part of the interface that can be difficult to figure out and the manual doesn’t help whatsoever.
Custom power curves, which cover the max 10 second draw, are delineated in 20 increments, so a half second each. There are 3 memory sets so you can save for 3 different setups and there are 3 presets also.
I found these to work beautifully and also, I just have to mention…making adjustments on a screen this colorful kind of draws you in, even though it’s small it really works for me.
The screen is comprehensive and the buttons responsive; the only problem I encountered was with new atomizer readings, sometimes I get a new atomizer check when I’ve come out of sleep mode and the mod also failed to register or accept the Sense Blazer tank, after a couple of hits, which is odd.
Other than that, performance was excellent with all of my RDTAs and with the Frogman XL.
This is not a bad mod at all, but the reading errors worry me a little, as I’m not sure that all the tanks I fit are going to be compatible in future.
Frogman XL Performance
This tank has great safety and leak-proofing features and feels just as solid as the mod.
The airflow adjust and all removal and break down is very smooth with great o-rings and machining.
The drip tip is very comfy and the design protects the lips completely. The airflow can do anything from a restricted to an open lung hit with ease and the stainless steel sections have enough body to them to distribute heat well and not overheat.
Good capacity and easy-use, except maybe with the fill.
Over all, an awesome tank that’s also compatible with all your TFV style coils.
How To Fill The Frogman Tank
- Twist the top cap off
- Push your dropper down on the silicon gasket through the fill slots and fill
- Press and twist the top cap to replace
How To Change the Coil on the Frogman Tank
- Unscrew the pyrex from the base
- Unscrew the coil head
Stock Coil Performance
The Frogman XL is the first non-RDTA Ive laid hands on in a few weeks so, to be fair, I’ve become a bit of a difficult customer when it comes to flavor and clouds. Nonetheless, I’ve had a good vape on these coils for the past week and I’m not entirely dissatisfied, actually…I really like the W8.
Of the 2, I definitely prefer the W8. It’s a vertical, 8 core setup that reads at 0.15 Ohms and while suggested range is 70-90W, the real range is 40-130W and I found that the flavor really kicks at 110W and that’s where I like it.
This is a very good coil for flavor and a good coil for cloud, plus I’m giving it an extra point because I know I’m hard to please at the moment.
The W2 is a 0.4 Ohm head with a 30-80 W range. It gives me a little less clouds than I’d like but this is definitely not the range for me anyway…flavor is rather good on this coil though. I am going to stick with the W8 for now, I think.
Oh, by the way, all Frogman W coil heads are DL only.
How To Operate the Menu System
- 5 clicks on
- 5 clicks off/sleep
- 3 clicks to access system settings with adjust to navigate and fire to select
- Access C/F toggle, TCR, Custom, Smoke and Sleep time settings from inside the second system menu
How To Replace The batteries
- Press the button under the mod really, really hard
- Pop the cover off and insert 18650s
- Replace the cover and make sure it clicks shut
Battery life is good enough for me, on dual Samsung 25s I’m getting more than a full day’s charge with a 90-130W vape at very regular intervals.
What I Liked
At a whopping 315 g with 2 batteries installed, the N1 PRO Mod from Vaptio is probably the heaviest mod on the block, dang! I love this, it feels so solid and reassuring.
The hand feel of this mod is outstanding, so ergonomic and such a smooth, pearly texture. I love the color display and easy to navigate menu, along with the sweet ramp time and excellent heat distribution/ventilation.
While I had to get used to the battery door lock, I like the effect that the solid lock and magnets have on the feel, just very, very secure.
As far as the tank goes, an all round great tank, looks, feel, airflow, breakdown and the W8 coil. Also, the no-leak feature and child lock top cap mean this is a very clean, no mess vape…with no splutterings of hot juice at all.
What I Dislike
The 510 doesn’t connect with ALL tanks, failed readings on some tanks I tried. The mod looks a little busy and think that some of the branding and indentations could have been left out…although, I’m getting over it.
Final Review Verdict
This was my first sample from Vaptio and I’m impressed. Insane kudos for hand feel and features that just make both the mod and tank feel super secure, with no mess, no rattles and no fuss.
There are so many unique features on this mod that slowly started to win me over and the fact that the wattage can be increased with the addition of a 3rd battery, while the tank is compatible with such a big range of coils is definitely a plus in my book.
If you’re looking for a mod kit that’s a little different, that feels solid as hell and ticks all the performance and safety boxes, then the N1 PRO Kit Lite from Vaptio is a smart choice. There’s something about a heavyweight mod that just feels right…oh, and colorful screens too.
Would I buy the Vaptio N1 Pro Kit if it was lost or broke? I think so, I’ve gotten very used to the feel of it and the performance is awesome.
- Accurate TCR with cool custom features
- Bright, colorful screen with an intuitive interface
- Smoothest hand feel in town
- Feels like a brick of platinum it’s so dang heavy
- Handy safety lock, with leak proofing features on the tank
- Excellent ramp time
- Good heat distribution and ventilation
- Not all my tanks worked on this mod