Lost Vape Orion DNA Plus Review

Lost Vape Orion DNA Plus Review – Have They Improved An Already Awesome Pod Kit ?

Replaceable Coils – An Upgrade to the DNA Go Chip – 5 Power Levels and 15 Stunning Designs

The Lost Vape Orion Plus pod kit is an upgrade to the hugely popular – and copied – original device and now features replaceable coils.
The company is known for creating stunning designed mods that on the whole perform exceptionally well thanks to the use of the DNA chips.I reviewed the original Orion DNA Go pod kit and rated it as the best pod kit out there, and the cheaper Orion Q, as to if the Plus has knocked it off top spot we shall see.I’ve had the pleasure and privilege to review some of Lost Vape devices including the awesome Triade DNA 250c – the Furyan Mechanical Squonker and of course the stunning Paranormal DNA250C.Most recently and before the company moved to brand spanking new offices and factory came the release of the Lost Vape Lyra AIO kit which Gaz aka the Flat Cap Vaper quite enjoyed.

What Can We Expect From the Lost Vape Orion Plus Pod Kit?

This is an extremely smart looking set-up with a powerful internal 950mAH battery.As we’ve seen it features replaceable coils: 0.25ohm mesh and a 0.5ohm regular – and is a 2ml juice capacity suitable for both freebase and nicotine salt e-liquids.

We’ve now got x5 power settings from the original’s 3, whilst the Replay and Boost features are of course included – more on those later.OK, this was sent to me free of charge direct from Lost Vape – thank you – and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own and unswayed by freebies.

Inside the Box

  • 1 x Lost Vape Orion Plus DNA Pod Kit (0.25ohm mesh coil pre-installed)
  • 1 x Lost Vape Orion Plus 0.5ohm Coil
  • 1 x Orion Plus Lanyard
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 1 x User Manual

Specs and Features

  • Powered by Upgraded DNA Go Chip
  • 950mAh built-in battery & 2ml refillable pod cartridge
  • 10W-22W
  • 93x37x13.5mm
  • 0.25Ω mesh coil – 0.5Ω regular coil
  • Replay and Boost function
  • 5 adjustable power levels
  • Patent pending temperature limiting technology
  • Top adjustable airflow design
  • Top refilling design
  • Mouth to lung & direct to lung vaping
  • x15 colour choices

Quick Start Guide

  • Charge device – USB port is on the bottom side of the device under a cap
  • To fill unscrew the metallic cap
  • Leave to prime for 5 minutes to allow the coil to soak uop the juice
  • To replace coil unscrew the mouthpiece and push down
  • To replace pod – use release switch and pull up
  • To install pod line up runners pull-down release switch and slot in
  • x5 clicks of the fire button to turn on and off
  • x2 clicks of the fire button checks battery level
  • Twist ring on mouthpiece to alter airflow

Power Levels – Boost and Replay

There are x5 power levels on the Orion X Plus and all are suitable for the replaceable coil pods.Whilst the pods from the original Orion DNA Go are compatible, the coils inside those are designed for just the first two power levels, white and blue.

Select the power level by pressing the adjustment button towards the bottom side of the device, and scroll through white/blue/red/yellow and purple.

Once you’ve found your perfect vape – hold down the adjustment button for 3 seconds until the light turns green and this puts you in Replay mode, recreating your perfect vape.To disable Replay mode hold the adjustment button down for 3 seconds – easy!

The 0.25ohm mesh coil can be vaped between 13 to 22w – whilst the regular 0.5ohm coil can be vaped between 10 and 18wBoost mode gives the coils an instant zap of more power to get them heated up nicely and of course, all settings and power levels can be fiddled with within the Escribe software – I’ll go into more detail on that shortly.

Key Features

For such a little device there appears to be a lot going on – trust me it’s pretty simple to pick up and vape though!The Orion Plus is as the name suggests the updated version of the original and includes not only replaceable coils, but an upgraded version of the DNA Go chip.

It has a 950mAH internal battery and the pods are 2ml capacity wherever you are in the world.
As I’ve already shown the pods from the original do fit but can only be used at the two lower power levels else the coil will burn out.The chip automatically recognises the resistance of the coils and sets the power level accordingly – you can, of course, override this. Should your pod run dry the chip also has a simple temperature control feature that kicks in and should stop any dreaded dry hits.By adjusting the airflow you can use this as either an Mouth to Lung (MTL) or Direct to Lung (DTL) vape – I’ll look at this in more detail in moment.

I have found no issues with the out of the box settings however and as I’ve mentioned you can hook it up to to the Evolv Escribe software and tinker to your heart’s content.

Note: You can upgrade the original Orion DNA Go device to the new software and just buy the new pods and coils. However the pods from the Orion Q are not compatible.

Lost Vape Orion Pod Compatibility

Design and Build Quality

My original Orion DNA GO has been through the wars and used very regularly and is looking a bit battered and I’ve lost one of the screws holding it all together!

The new Orion Plus feels to be made of more solid stuff however using it this past few days I have managed to scratch the sides a little so maybe the paint finish isn’t as tough as one would like.

The pods slide in and out easily enough however do make sure they are slotted in tight – a couple of times they’ve separated in my pocket – no leaks but I did have to clean fluff from them 😉

The adjustable airflow on the mouthpiece is tight but after a few turns loosen up enough but without wandering around in your pocket. Pulling the coils out can be a bit of a pain – they are in there very tight which is good, but swapping the one installed did make my girly fingers a little sore – ah bless lol.

As to the design – wow – just wow!

As you can see I received the black stabwood/resin version which is bloody gorgeous and trust me, the photos online don’t do it justice – in the flesh, it’s a bloody stunner!

There’s a variety of colours and combos to choose from – 15 in all – with the stabwood series – carbon fibre collection and the awesome abalone set – so plenty to choose from and all look very sexy indeed.

How Does the Lost Vape Orion Plus Perform?

The Orion Plus comes with x2 replaceable coils so let’s look at how each one performs.

For the taste test I used my current go-to juice Contra from Wick Liquor an 80/20 PG/VG blend as I wanted to see how well it wicked. Incidentally Lost Vape says the pods/coils are suitable for both freebase nicotine and nic salts.

0.25 Mesh Coil

I began on the two lower power levels with the airflow wide open and to be honest there was not a lot going on – a very weak vape!

However, bumped up to the red setting – which is around 18w and things began to improve and got even better at the higher purple setting of 22w, giving very good flavour but token vapour – a cloud chucker this isn’t!

I was able to get a very good lung hit – once I’d adjusted my vape style to the tiny mouthpiece! When sub-ohm vaping I do like a 810 drip tip!

Closed off almost shut, and this was definitely better for me with richer flavour and a very good tight MTL draw.

0.5 Regular Coil

Again I began on the lower levels of 10 to 11w and again not much was happening, indeed I really had to suck to get any vapour.

Bumped up to 14 and 16w settings and things as you might expect improved and at the max of 18w I found my happy setting.

A cool side of warm vape with good flavour but not as tasty as the mesh coil. Once again vapour was minimal so this is one for what you might call considerate vaping 😉

I was able to get a loose lung hit but even at the higher wattage is was a little on the weak side.

This one is better for a true MTL draw, especially with the airflow shut right down and we’ll look at that next.

Airflow on the Lost Vape Orion Plus

Wide-open airflow and on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being extremely airy I’d put this at about an 8.

Closed right off and this is one heck of a tight vape at about a 1 lol.

I found a happy medium about a third open for lung hits and about 1/5th open for a nice restricted MTL draw.

The airflow control is a little stiff, to say the least and your fingers do seem to catch the re-fill cap, but after a couple of days, it’s loosened up.

Pros

  • Choice of mesh or regular coils
  • Updated DNA Go chip
  • Replay and Boost
  • Easy fill
  • Can be used with previous pods
  • MTL or DTL vape styles
  • Long battery life – day and half vaping
  • Quick charge time of a little over an hour
  • Airflow control
  • Huge choice of colours and materials
  • Feels solid in the hand
  • Good price!

Cons

  • Paint finish not that solid (on my device)
  • Swapping coils can be a little stiff!

Final Review Verdict

I rated the original as one of the best pod kits I’d had the pleasure of using and reviewing – so is the Orion PLus now my go-to?

In a word yes!

The flavour off that mesh coil is very good indeed and certainly beats the original pods/coils.

The vapour is a little weak even using my 80/20 VG PG blend – but this is a smart, you might even say, sophisticated set-up and not one to chuck clouds bro’.

I love love love the design and was really pleased to receive the black stabwood/resin version – both badass and sexy at the same time 😉

The price point is very good too and I’ve seen this on offer for around the $50 mark – which is a bit of a bargain for such a solid pod kit.

If you have the original Lost Vape Orion DNA Go or even the Orion Q – the one that comes without the DNA chip – I highly recommend you upgrading if only for that mesh coil – which is a very nice vape indeed.

Note: I have marked it down slightly for the scratch which could be down to the paint job and also the 0.5ohm coil is not quite there taste-wise. Therefore it’s got the same marks I gave the original Orion DNA Go kit, however, all things considered, it is a much better vape experience with more power options if that makes sense 😉

Lost Vape Lyra Review

Lost Vape Lyra Review | Classy Looking Pod System!

A Lost Vape device but not Lost Vape prices

By Flat Cap Vaper – July 11, 2019
The Lost Vape Lyra is another pod system from a brand that is best known for its higher end vape gear with the latest DNA chipset.

Mods such as the Triade and Paranormal have been highly sort after. Just a shame they only seem to do limited runs!

Lately, Lost Vape are probably best known for their Orion DNA Go and Orion Q Pod Systems, which were unusually styled at the time, but have subsequently been practically ‘copied’ by a number of manufacturers.

A fellow Ecigclick reviewer who I very much respect rated both versions of the Orion pod System very highly indeed.

What Can We Expect From The Lyra Pod System

The Lost Vape Quest Lyra Pod System – ‘The Lyra’ for short has a hell of a lot to live up to as the successor to the Orion Series.

It appears the Lyra is more of a ‘AIO’ (All-In-One) system as it comes with 2 different coils and is apparently capable of MTL and DTL vaping.

With a 1000mAh battery, solid design, refillable, removable coils, leather feel on each side and pretty nice finish – on the face of it, the Lyra looks to have everything you would expect from a Pod System.

This Kit was sent to me for the purpose of review. All views and opinions are solely those of my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of others.

See The Lyra Pod In Action With My Hands On Video Review

What’s in the Box:

1 x Lyra Device
1 x Pod
2 x Coils (0.6Ω Mesh & 1.2Ω ‘Regular’)
1 x USB Cable
1 x Lyra Lanyard
1 x User Manual
1 x Warranty Card

Specs and Features

Size: 96.3×30.8×15.8mm
Weight: 79g
Battery: 1000mAh Internal Battery
E-Liquid Capacity: 2.0ml
Charging: Via USB
Wattage Range – 10-20w
Available Colours: Green | Peacock, Silver | Fantasy, Rainbow | Vortex, Black | Lava Blue | Ripple, Green | Leather, Silver | Leather, Rainbow | Leather, Black | Leather and Blue | Leather.

Design and Build Quality

The Device

The Lyra is such a solid feeling AIO Pod Mod. The paint finish is excellent and it feels very well built in general.

The leather sections on either side are quite thin, so not very spongy and I’m pretty sure I could peel them off with not much effort, so I’m not sure how long they will last before they A) Peel off & B) wear down to the metal structure of the device.

There are also resin panel designed devices available as well, which I haven’t had the chance to see/feel, which actually makes me appreciate the leather as it limits the chances of the Lyra slipping through your fingers.

There’s a Micro USB port at the base of the device for charging and 2 nicely sized airflow holes on either side.

You can also screw the lanyard onto the side which I made use of at times, but not to hang around my neck, more to hold onto. Not sure why, maybe its the fidgety type of person I am!?

 

The Pod/Cartridge

The Pod can be removed from the device by simply pulling it out.

And there is a nice resistance to it – I don’t think the pod connects to the device via magnets, but more via 2 small notches on either side that ‘click’ the pod into the device.

But it’s held in very nicely and trying the ‘Pod Flick Test’ left me with no concerns over it flying out of the device and smashing on the floor.

The pod has removable coils, and is also refillable via the 2 filling slots, either side of the coil under the mouthpiece.

The removable mouthpiece section is slightly flimsy, but as a whole, the Pod is a well built solid little thing and I have no concerns over its durability. Unless of course you break or loose the mouthpiece section – Then you’re stuffed!

In the Hand

The Lyra isn’t too small, but isn’t too big, and its beautifully curved so it feels lovely in the hand. Even though the leather is very thin, it’s still comfortable.

The fire button is perfectly located for thumb firing, nice and clicky and protrudes a perfect amount.

On The Mouth

The ‘mouthpiece’ section of the pod is absolutely perfect and super comfortable.

It’s perfectly shaped and although in the hand the mouthpiece is a little cheap feeling, its thick enough that you don’t feel like you could crush it with your teeth… If you’re a little weird like that!

How To Fill The Lost Vape Lyra Pod

Like most Pod/AIO Systems, filling is fairly simple, the only minor gripe I have, is removing the ‘Pinch and Pull’ Mouthpiece, which can be a little bit of a pain at times, and also hurts your fingers a little as you pinch it.

Remove the pod from the device

Pinch the Mouthpiece from either side and pull away from the pod

Open the 2 silicon port covers (One to fill, one to allow escape of air)

Fill with your desired e-liquid

Refit the 2 x silicon covers
Re-fit pod into device
Allow the coil to soak liquid for 5-10 minutes if using a new coil
Vape away!

How Does the Lost Vape Lyra Pod Mod Perform?

As previously mentioned, this is an AIO (All-In-One) system and the 2 different coils are effectively allowing you to vape direct to lung (DTL) with the 0.6Ω coil, and mouth to lung (MTL) with the 1.2Ω coil.

However, in reality you’re basically getting a semi-restricted DTL vape. More on that later.

One thing I did notice, you do get the odd but of e-liquid or condensation building up under the pod itself, and potentially shorting the contacts inside the device, so be sure to keep it clean and regularly check its not getting a bit wet in there.

Read more about mouth to lung and direct to lung vaping here.

How to Operate

To turn on the device, click the fire button 5 times and the LED ring around the fire button will flash 5 times. Upon firing, the tiny LED indicator will illuminate Green, Blue or Red depending on your wattage selected, to change this, simply press the fire button 3 times.

With the 0.6Ω Mesh coil
Green = 20w
Blue = 18w
Red = 16w
With the 1.2Ω Regular coil
Green = 11w
Blue = 10w
Red = 9w
The LED rim indicator is night and bright and even in sunlight, I had no problems.

Airflow

Before I get to the most important factor.. The flavour.. I need to mention that because the airflow is not adjustable, you’re pretty much stuck with the same airflow regardless of which coil you opt for. There are 2 small holes located high up, on either side of the device.

The best way to describe the airflow is that its silent, and semi-restrictive. If you like a tight MTL draw this won’t hit the spot, and if you like masses of airflow then this isn’t the system for you. It’s somewhere in between.

Nonetheless I was quite happy with it, you don’t have to pull too hard to get a good vape.

But I need to mention this at this point before I get into the flavour and vapour production.

Flavour

I generally had the wattage set on the highest setting for both coils, but to be honest I didn’t notice a massive amount of difference in flavour and vapour production on either of the 3 settings, only slightly.

0.6 Ω Mesh Coil (DTL)

Regardless of the wattage setting, you get a lovely little vape off this kit, its smooth, slightly warm and has excellent flavour.

I didn’t get many of the deeper notes that I get from RDA’s or Sub-Ohm Tanks. But the sweeter, fruitier notes come through beautifully. Its not mouth-filling, but its satisfying enough for a pod system.

1.2 Ω Regular Coil (MTL)

Flavour from this coil is similar to the 0.6Ω mesh – just a little less intense. You still get similar notes from your favourite vape juice, just slightly muted. But that doesn’t mean its flavour-less. Just a little less that’s all.

Generally I was more comfortable with the 0.6Ω mesh coil

Clouds

With the 0.6Ω mesh coil its a nice little cloud chucker, looking at what I’ve tested in the past, this is possibly the best for vapour production in comparison to similar pod kits.

In fact I’d go as far as to say the vapour production is on par with the Voodoo Drag Baby Trio Kit, which is more of a mini-mod, but also came with a 0.6Ω mesh coil.

Using the 1.2Ω regular coil, vapour production is light, gentle and pleasant. But not cloudy.

Battery Life

1000mAh is enough to last a good day if not more, of course this all depends on which coil you use, the wattage setting and how much you vape. But during my testing, with either coil the device lasted all day and into the next.

I ran the battery down a couple of times, and it takes around an hour to charge so its not really a problem to pop it on charge for a top up when you get a chance.

Coil Durability

For this review, I used a 70/30 mix of Twisted, which is from the Ice Cream Social range by Vapable. Its a sweet, fruity menthol mix, so a decent all-rounder to test out the coil durability. And with either coil, it wicked like a dream.

I experienced no dry hits with either coil and I’ve been using this device for almost 2 weeks. 9 days with the 0.6Ω mesh coil, and 5 days with the 1.2Ω regular coil and both coils are still going strong. That’s on maximum wattage too! Not bad.

Pros:

Great flavour & clouds with the 0.6Ω Mesh Coil
A nice study device
Good battery life
Nice filling system
Easy coil replacement
Coils last really well
Nice bright LED indicator even in sunlight

Cons:

Mouthpiece can be a pig to remove
Airflow could do with being adjustable
Leather sections could be thicker
Condensation build up under the pod

Final Verdict

Im slightly relieved that Lost Vape have maintained their Pod quality reputation with the Lyra Kit. Although this kit does have airflow flaws which really puts my opinion of this device in a weird place, and the pinch off mouthpiece has genuinely hurt my poor lil fingers a couple of times.

There’s a number of features that I look at when trying out a device, and for something to score highly, it needs to meet certain demands.

 

‘Would this device be long lasting and still work 3, 6 or even 12 months from now?’

I’m fairly sure this device is built to last, forgetting the thin leather which may wear off over time, the rest of the device is solid, excellent battery and generally a strong Pod system.

Its a shame they don’t supply an extra pod, just as a spare. But I’m sure they will be available separately. Or at least a replaceable mouthpiece as thats probably the weakest part of this device. Which is annoying as its the part which gets the most use.

Does this device deliver the flavour, vapour and general experience I require, in order to be enjoyed?

With either coils, it’s pleasant and for anyone looking at using an AIO kit, I think this kit will deliver what they are expecting and maybe more.

Is this device versatile to suit a new vaper, and an experienced one alike?

This is absolutely another decent starter kit for a new Vaper. Very simple yet has the perks of being refillable and coil-replaceable. In my opinion this is the ideal way for an ex-smoker to start as it gets them on their way without forking out a load of money on non-refillable tanks every few days. It also gives them a chance to try whatever vape juice flavour they like.

Have you picked up the Lost Vape Quest Lyra AIO Pod Kit? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

 

Source: https://www.ecigclick.co.uk/lost-vape-lyra-pod-kit/

Best Guide for the Lost Vape Orion DNA GO AIO

Lost Vape is a reliable brand that has been releasing different vapes since 2014 that customers have loved. Recently with the wide popularization of pod systems, the Lost Vape Orion was released during 2018, with features, making it a unique and revolutionary vape within the Pod system family, which has innovative features unlike other pod systems.
The Lost Vape Orion is of superior construction, with stainless steel and different finishes with unique patterns. This particular vape charges through micro USB and the port is hidden, as well there is a locking function on the lever which releases the pods and a round button for firing the device which is unique. The design on this vape is both innovative, unique and incredibly ergonomic. Above the micro USB port there is also an LED indicator with 5 different light colours to indicate battery level.Unlike other pod systems, the Orion is capable of firing at up to 40w, which is unheard of, and it has 3-step wattage control with a sophisticated evolve DNA Go chipset. This vape device also has built in protection features, and the hidden micro USB allows for updates and software which allows you to tailor your software to your needs. The Orion is also powered with a 950mAh battery which is very powerful for a pod system, and provides up to 450 puffs per individual charge.

LOST VAPE ORION POD REPLACEMENTS

The attention to detail on quality with this vape device continues when it comes to the replaceable pods for this device, which are made of polycarbonate, stainless steel and a gold-plated connection. Comparatively to most 1 or 0.5ml capacities, this pod has an impressive 2ml pod. The Orion also uses a Delrin drip tip which also allows for adjustable airflow, which can’t be found with many pod systems.

If these pod replacements weren’t impressive enough with the high-quality construction and unique features, there are also two coil options for the cartridges, both 0.5ohm and 0.25ohm pods with the 0.25ohm being focused on increased vapour production and the 0.5ohm being focused on flavour emphasis.

Customization of Your Lost Vape Orion

As previously mentioned, the software on the Lost Vape Orion also allows for personal customization for the vape, which can be accessed through the Escribe program which is powered through “Evolv” and edited on your computer.

One of the features within customization is the “reply mode”. This is a feature that allows you to replicate a puff that you found particularly satisfying. When you take a puff and it was exactly what you were hoping for, and more, you hold down the adjustment button for 3 seconds, and when the indicator is green it will continue to replay that puff until you turn it off (by holding down the adjustment button for 3 seconds again).

You can also set the settings to deliver a MTL and DTL puff with the unique “Lost Vape Orion Go Light Settings”. All the customization options can be found within the Escribe program. With the boost mode you can also increase the power output at the beginning of the puff to produce more vapour, quicker.

The LED multicolour lights are also programmable, and you can modify them within the escribe program to be different colours from the programmed ones, to whatever colours you prefer. The battery level can be checked through pressing the fire button twice.

Lost Vape Orion Basic Operation

The Lost Vape Orion has a round fire button on the side which can also be used to indicate the battery level but clicking it twice. The adjustment button changes the power settings from low, medium and high, and if you hold it for three seconds it will activate the replay mode. You can also use the fire button to lock or unlock the device by clicking it 5 times.

Using the Escribe program, you can choose whether you want DTL or MTL and you can also customize the wattage profiles there as well. The Escribe program also allows for further customization including changing the LED colour indicators for battery level and power setting.

To access the micro USB port to either charge or update the software on your device, locate the charging port at the bottom of the device and pull the cap off.

Pod Operation:

The pod resistance is indicated on each pod, and you can tell whether it is the SS 0.25ohm or the SS 0.5ohm pod. To insert the pod, line up the contacts on the pod with the contacts on the device and then you press down and it will snap into place. If you are removing the pod, you pull down the locking lever on the side of the device (above the fire button) and it will automatically release and you can pull the pod up to remove it. To refill the pod, remove the pod first, unscrew the refill cap on it, then pour the e-juice into the pod, make sure you let the pod sit for about 5 minutes, if it is a new pod so the cotton can prime, to prevent burning.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE LOST VAPE ORION

Within the Lost Vape Orion starter kit, you will receive

– 1 Lost Vape Orion DNA GO

– 2 Lost Vape Orion 0.25ohm (vapour focused) cartridges

– 1 Lost Vape Orion 0.5ohm (flavour focused) cartridge

– 1 USB charging cable

– 1 User Guide

– 1 Orion Lanyard

You can expect to pay more, but if you are looking for beauty, style and functionality in a pod system then Lost Vape Orion DNA GO AIO should be at the top of your list for the perfect vape starter kit.

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