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REVIEW BY BENEDICT ‘NED’ JONES Device Specifications: Dimensions: 130 x 30mm (height including drip tip) Materials: Aluminium + glass Battery capacity: 3000mAh internal cell E-liquid capacity: 8ml/2ml TPD edition - Reliable built-in protections - Great performance - No lower power coil included with kit Stick-style kits have always been a good option for new sub-ohm vapers who don’t want to mess around with settings or removable batteries. Because of their accessibility, these kinds of kits have become very popular with beginners, so does the Sky Solo Plus perform this role? The fit, finish and construction are all great, as you would expect from Vaporesso. The body is made from aluminium, giving the device a sturdy feel, whilst being lightweight for its size. The tolerances are spot on too, so there’s no button rattle or unsightly gaps to worry about here. Vaporesso have opted for an all-in-one tank connection. This means there is no standard 510 connection on offer, so you’ll have to use the provided tank and Baby Beast compatible coils with this kit. The omni board is a much more stripped back iteration, offering simple protections such as short circuit, time out and low voltage cut-off rather than a full suite of features. This may not please advanced vapers, but for those who want a fool proof sub-ohm device it’s ideal. The integrated tank that sits at the top of the device is a simplified version of the NRG platform that has been around for quite some time now. This version has a very simple threaded top fill system with huge, forgiving fill ports and no adjustable airflow. I was quite sceptical about the lack of airflow control ring but found that wide open this is more restricted than usual, and so should be suitable for the majority of new sub-ohm vapers. The included 0.18Ohm GT mesh coils are as good as they’ve ever been, providing some of the very best flavour and vapour output amongst baby beast style coils. It is worth noting that their power requirements are at the higher end of the Sky Solo Plus’s output limits, though, so whilst they will provide a lovely vape, they do take a toll on that single 3000mAh internal cell. It would have been nice to see a slightly higher resistance mesh coil with this kit, in a similar vein to Geekvape’s X2, that has a sweet spot of 40W. Even with these power-hungry coils though, you can expect over half a day’s moderate usage on a charge, and Vaporesso’s quick charging does minimise down time. With solid build quality, a huge array of coil choices and reliable protections from Vaporesso’s Omni chip, the Sky Solo Plus is a compelling choice for the new sub-ohm vaper who wants a no-frills device. 138 | VAPER EXPO SHOWGUIDE