Basic but effective
The Unix Starter Kit is designed for beginners who are looking to start vaping. It is simple in its approach and economical in its settings. However, in no way does this simplicity detract from its effectiveness. A nice set-up for beginners.
|Mod dimensions||77,2x 23,5 x 18,2 mm|
|Mod weight||43,5 g|
|Charging||USB-C charging, 1000 mAh|
|Range of use||5 to 16 W|
|Tank capacity||2 ml|
|Clearomizer dimensions||16 x 55,5 mm|
|Clearomizer weight||29 g|
|Filling||From the top|
What’s in the box?
- USB cable
- Resistance coils
- User guide
Overall, the Unix has a somewhat retro design. In any case, as far as vaping is concerned, “old school” only goes back a few years. Nevertheless, this bit of kit remains practical and remarkably easy to use. The 510 connector is spring-mounted and accommodates the kit’s specific clearomizer.
On the side of the battery, you will find the black and white screen and the trigger button. The button also serves to access the settings with its rotary disc.
The rotary disc has two functions. When you press at its centre, it produces vapour, acting as the trigger button. The outermost part of the ring rotates to increase and reduce the power as needed. It’s very easy for any user to operate. Note that the rotary disc rotates fairly easily – the kit is liable to become misadjusted when carried out and about. To remedy this problem, all you need to do is press the button three times to lock the selected power.
A USB C port can be found under the mod for recharging. You can vape while the battery is charging. With a capacity of 1000 mAh, a full charge is completed very quickly.
The screen only contains a few items of information. The watts, voltage, battery charge status, and inhalation time. The Unix only features one vaping menu. As such, only Watt settings can be made from 5 to 16 W, no more, no less. The kit is designed for use with the specific clearomizer including resistance coils which do not need more power. Therefore, there is no need to bombard a first-time vaper with a multitude of overly complicated menus. Simple but effective. The battery is slim and lightweight. Weighing in at just over 43 g, the Unix is easily tucked away in your pocket or bag.
Simple and functional
The clearomizer has a diameter of 16 mm for a height of slightly over 55 mm. It is somewhat tall, but its height is consistent with the rest of the kit. During our tests, no leakage or seepage was observed.
The drip tip size is 510, and can be replaced by any standard model. The one that comes with the kit feels quite long and thin in the mouth. For improved hygiene, the kit is supplied with a magnetic cap to protect the drip tip. It holds perfectly in place. When vaping, you should place the cap under the battery to keep from losing it. The bottom of the box is also magnetic.
The filling hole is accessed by rotating the ring located at the top of the clearomizer. This gives access to an opening covered by lip seals allowing the bottle tip through. Finer tips are the preferred choice so as to avoid having any problems filling the tank. Turning clockwise seals the access to the tank which is completely leak-tight. Therefore, there is no need to remove anything, guaranteeing an easy filling process.
At the base of the clearomizer, the airflow control ring is wide. Possibly a little too wide. The resistance coils supplied for indirect vaping (inhaled by the mouth followed by the lungs like a cigarette), but the ring needs to be practically shut off from the air inlets to achieve sufficient restriction. When fully open, you can indulge in very restrained and pleasant direct vaping (directly into the lungs)
The value of the resistance coils in the Unix is 1.6 Ohm and 1.3 Ohm for use not in excess of 16 W. They are single-wire. Flavours are rendered to a very satisfactory quality and their stability over time is more than decent. The hit is pleasant, but not harsh. The 1.6 Ohm resistance coil is slightly more effective than the 1.3 Ohm for indirect vaping.
The Unix is a nice piece of kit. Easy to use, it offers an uncomplicated approach to vaping for beginners, thanks to the economical battery settings. However, the downside is the lack of airflow control restriction. With a maximum power of 16 W, the e-liquid consumption is very moderate.
What we like
- Easy to use
- Compact and lightweight
- Good flavours
- Hygienic cap
- Liquid consumption
What we don’t like
- Lack of restriction for pure MTL