Navigating The Captain Link Mod
The Captain Link is the usual 5 clicks of the fire button to turn on and off and once on pressing both navigational buttons together locks the whole device so it also will not fire (don’t like this)! Pressing either fire and up or fire and down together brings up the brightness bar which can then be altered up or down from 0 to 100% using the navigational buttons, either pressing fire or no activity for 2 seconds takes you back to the main working screen!
3 quick clicks of the fire button highlights the mode which can be changed by clicking the navigational buttons or pressing fire will take you to an item on the screen that can be altered allowing puffs to be reset (although they only go to 999 before resetting anyway) or when in TC locking resistance and setting wattage.
The modes are Power (variable wattage), Theme (allows the main accents on the screen to be either Red, Yellow, Blue or Green), Memory (can set 4 different profiles), TC-TCR, Ti, SS and finally Ni.
When altering wattage it adjusts from 5w to 100w in point 1 increments with single presses and 1w increments with a button held down, it doesn’t round robin. When in TC the temperature unit round robins between Celsius and Fahrenheit, Celsius adjusts in 5 degree increments from 150 degrees to 300 degrees and Fahrenheit adjusts in 10 degree increments from 300 to 600 degrees!
The device is simple to navigate which is a good job really as the manual comes in about a million languages but it doesn’t matter what your native tongue is because it’s useless and doesn’t even tell you how to change modes, in fact the only thing it tells you about the operation of the device is that 5 clicks is on and off and that’s it, do us a favour IJoy save some trees and don’t bother! Also something I find quite funny but again is not good enough is when in memory mode the display say’s “Momery”!!!!!!!!!
Indications and Protections:
Low power protection
Short circuit protection
As usual I would encourage to charge externally but if you do need to charge in the device we have a type C USB connection and 1.5A charge rate! While charging a charging progress bar is displayed within a circular design, the Captain Link Mod supports upgrades but not pass through vaping!
Despite the Captain Link Mod being larger and heavier than other recent single 21700 devices I have reviewed I sill found it to feel great in the hand and love the Silicone grips which are substantial! I really like the colourful bright display and how easy it is to navigate, I also like how both the brightness and colour accents can be adjusted.
However I don’t like how unnecessarily large the battery compartment is and the manual is garbage! I also wish this would reduce top wattage to a realistic 80w for an 18650 battery. Another big con is that you can’t just lock the navigational buttons but only the whole device which i can do anyway with 5 clicks of the fire button and if there is a way that I just haven’t found then the manual isn’t going to help me! The only other petty con is the wattage doesn’t round robin although temperature does!
The buttons have quite some travel but give a definite yet quite quiet click which I like, when firing there is no delay and I had no performance issues whatsoever although if you use TC you will need to do further research. The puff counter doesn’t reset when swapping out batteries and it also remembers your last setting which I like, although we have a puff counter which can be reset manually it is only 3 digits so after 999 it will automatically reset! One last major pro is the battery plate which is quality with a sturdy lever which reveals venting when folded out and the threading is really nice!
With all the cons I have I still found I really am liking this mod possibly for it’s aesthetic looks, ergonomic feel and it’s been performing like a trooper!
If you need to charge in the device we have a Type C USB connection and upgrades are supported but pass through vaping isn’t accommodated. Finally up top we can fit 27mm atomisers with no overhang which is above par for a single battery device!
Solid, well made device
Ergonomic and aesthetically pleasing
5 Colour options
Silicone spine grips
21700, 20700 or 18650 battery
Full TC Suite (not tested)
Resistance can be locked and wattage set in TC
Remembers last setting when changing battery
Puff counter with manual reset
Bright, colourful display
Displays’ brightness can be adjusted and colour customised
Buttons give nice satisfying click
Fires without delay and performed like a trooper
Type C USB and upgrades supported
Really nice battery plate with fold out lever, venting and the threading is really smooth
Fit 27mm atomizers without overhang
Larger than most recent single 21700 devices
Unnecessary over large battery compartment
Stumpy 18650 adaptor (full sleeve style would suit the overlarge compartment better)
Can’t just lock navigational buttons
Wish top wattage was 80w for 18650 battery
Wattage doesn’t round robin
Pass through vaping not supported
I would once again like to thank Sourcemore for supplying the IJOY Captain Link Mod for the purpose of this review, thanks for reading and stay safe!
$24.79 – IJOY Captain Link Mod
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