OBS Engine Mini sub-ohm tank atomiser
This we I am taking a look at the OBS Engine Mini sub-ohm tank atomiser.
The OBS Engine Mini comes in a neat little box with a rendered image of the device on the cover.
Inside we find our new OBS Engine Mini, along with a spare coil (one is already installed) and a spare glass tank.
Below the foam that houses the OBS Engine Mini we find our user guide and some spare o-rings for the tank.
The user guide details the disassembly, coil replacement and filling of the atomiser.
In the upper foam protection for the atomiser we saw we had both a spare coil and spare tank.
And here is our new OBS Engine Mini atomiser (in this picture all setup and ready to vape).
The OBS Engine Mini features a sculpted drip tip, which can be removed and replaced with any standard drip tip if you so wished.
Below the drip tip is a collar that can be turned to control the amount of (top fed) air you wish to vape with.
Just below the air flow ring is a second collar. This is the one with the OBS and line engraved deeply into it.
This ring lifts up towards the drip tip end to open a fill port. It is here that the 3.5ml tank of the atomiser is filled with liquid.
Below the fill port we have our glass tank, through which you can see the bell housing of the vapour chamber.
The atomiser base has a brass positive in standard 510 threads.
The base unscrews, just below the glass tank, to expose the coil head.
From here you can then remove and replace you coil head when needed. You can replace a coil even with a tank full of liquid, if you carefully keep the tank inverted (drip tip down) throughout the process.
The coil heads themselves are 0.2ohm notchcoil coils. They have four vast wicking holes that are certain to keep up with 99% of vapers.
The base of the coil head is (like the positive pin of the tank) also brass.
Her we can see the main body of the tank. Sadly not all of it can be dismantled, however the cage will unscrew from the rest of the tank to allow the replacement of the glass tank section.
With the tank glass removed we can get a look at the separation between the top fed air flow and the centre tube that allows vapour to pass up to the drip tip.
We can also get a good angle to see the fill port from the inside.
The OBS Engine Mini is a 23mm diameter atomiser, is it 54.5mm in length, 49grams in weight and has a tank capacity of 3.5ml.
So, opinions …
I love the OBS Engine Mini, it is simple and functional, not to mention a damned good price.
Its looks are clean and simple with no fuss or unnecessary parts to complicate its clean lines.
Using the OBS Engine Mini is simple enough. Coils can be replaced (with care) without even draining the tank.
Refilling is fuss free and simple thanks to the top filling port, that is fast and easy to open and close.
The OBS Engine Mini has plenty of air flow control for either mouth or lung hit vaping.
Flavour and cloud density is more than acceptable thanks to the vertical, top down airflow through the notchcoil design.
If I had to find fault it would be that sometimes unscrewing the coil base from the tank would cause the tank to unscrew from the atomiser body.
It has to be said though that this can be avoided by proper tightening of the tank to the body, and some care whilst removing the coil base.
I would also love to see the coil heads in both rebuildable and temperature control (stainless steel or nichrome), neither of which could I easily find on the web (but might exist for one of the other OBS Engine models and fit the Mini).
All in all this is a great atomiser, a good job from OBS.
The OBS Engine Mini is available from many retailers including Heaven Gifts, who charge $30 for the device.
A link to the device at Heaven Gifts is here
They will even give you a discount of 10% on your order if you use the code ATIMBO