Yo, Drew here with another beautiful device for review today – the Asvape Michael VO200! This gorgeous piece of machinery might qualify as a “high-end” device to most customers, but it really doesn’t break the bank by any means.
To me, the use of gold on a mod as a secondary material or color on a mod locks in this luxury feeling. And the way it sits in the hand, it’s just so comfortable and easy to hold. Yeah, it’s a little big, but for anyone like me with meaty paws, it’s perfect.
The designs on these mods are wild to say the least; the Devil’s Night edition features some crazy artwork and the Walking Dead version looks like something straight out of a cartoon version of the hit show. The stabilized wood edition (while it will run you an extra $140) is freakin STUNNING!
That being said, let’s take a closer look into the design of the Asvape Michael VO200 mod.
Asvape MICHAEL VO200 REVIEW: DESIGN
As I mentioned before, the Asvape Michael is a pretty good size, especially considering it only takes two 18650’s. The full specs including the actual size can be found below:
- Dimensions: 91.5mm by 60mm by 28mm
- Dual 18650 High-Amp Battery – (Batteries Sold Separate)
- Wattage Output Range: 5-200W
- Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.08ohm
- Temperature Range: 212-572F
- Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel
- Advanced American VO200 Chip
- Variable Power Control Mode – 5 Memory Bank
- Comprehensive Temperature Control Mode
- BYPASS Mode
- Intuitive 0.91 Inch OLED Display
- VO Editor Program – Custom Logo
- Striking Graphic Design
- Gold-Plated Accents Frame – Durable Zinc Alloy
- Three-Button Operation
- Engraved Firing Button
- Sliding Magnetic Battery Door Cover
- Anti-Dry Burning Technology
- Low Battery Voltage Protection
- Low Resistance Protection
- Reverse Polarity Protection
- Short Circuit Protection
- MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
- Spring-Loaded Gold-Plated 510 Connection
Starting at the top, the 510 connection is very solid, with no play in the threads. It also does not protrude at all, meaning any atomizer will sit flush on the device.
It’s also 28mm wide, so my Vandy Vape Triple RTA (a 28mm tank) lines up perfect. The top face has a radius on the edges where the part with the graphic on it wraps around, but this radius is not exaggerated enough to look funky with a tank the width of the mod.
The 510 also has some nice engraving around it, the design is hard to describe so just take a look at the pic below, you’ll see what I’m getting at. I LOVE little things like this, it just shows that the designer really took that extra time to make the Asvape Michael really unique.
The artwork on the Walking Dead edition of the Asvape Michael mod (the one I received) is quite abstract and different from anything I’ve seen before. If you want a device that stands out, this is DEFINITELY the one for you. I think I must have gotten about ten comments on it the first day I was using it!
The battery door is probably my only design issue with this mod; it’s just a bit funky and I think that the style of door found on SX Mini’s mods is the gold standard.
It’s just a simple spring loaded door that stays open once it is unlatched, and has a feature which holds it in place when closed. However, for a simple sliding door that doesn’t attach anywhere, they did a fairly good job. At least it stays in place and doesn’t rattle around!
Personally, my FAVORITE thing about the Asvape Michael is the fire button. It’s engraved pretty deep, so you can really feel the button when your finger is on it. On top of that, it provides a MEAN grip so your finger won’t slip off in the middle of firing the device.
ASVAPE MICHAEL VO200 REVIEW: PERFORMANCE
Generally, the “high end” mods I see have a fairly limited chipset in them. The companies tend to focus more on the looks of their design than the inner workings and true performance of the device.
The Asvape Michael surely breaks this boundary; the menu is simple yet extensive. To move through the menu the fire button is used, while either wattage up or down button will advance within the selected area.
The custom wattage mode is FANTASTIC on the Asvape Michael as well. There are 5 sections which can be tuned to the wattage you desire to get that perfect rip, and I couldn’t see a need for a longer hit than it allows for. I’m not into the temperature control game but judging by the custom setpoint wattage mode, the TC software is going to be very good.
The only thing I think could be improved is the size of the batteries. Given that this device is 28mm wide, it could easily be redesigned to accommodate bigger (think 20700, like the batteries I reviewed in the Captain PD270 article) batteries, and a sleeve could be included for the 18650 batteries.
ASVAPE MICHAEL VO200 REVIEW: FINAL VERDICT
In the world of luxury vape mods, Asvape is one of the well- known brands and with the release of the Asvape Michael, they continue to stay in this category.
The gold accents combined with the beautiful abstract style artwork and little fancy design considerations such as the fire button do the talking here, and I love what they have to say. This mod is gorgeous, and I would highly recommend picking one up if you’re after something a little bit different for your next device.