Hello once again and thank you for taking the time to read my review of the Smoant Charon TS 218 Touchscreen Mod I received directly from Smoant for the purpose of this review. If you want to find out really quick my overall conclusion you can scroll down to the Pros and Cons section and Conclusion to save you some time. Smoant Charon TS 218 Mod Package includes Smoant Charon TS 218 Mod Usb charge cable User Manual Main features of Charon TS 218 Mod Size: 59.5*85*29.3mm Dual 18650 batteries 2.4 inches super big touch screen High-tech and user-friendly interface Customized VW/TC curves VW mode: Power range: 1-218W Support resistance low to 0.1ohm Five heating modes: Min / Norm / Hard / Max / VW Curve Full Temperature Control: supports Nickel-200/Titanium/Stainless Steel/TCR/TC Curve Resistance Range: 0.05ohm-2.0ohm Temperature range: 200F-600F/ 100C-300C Screen lock function Screen brightness adjustment Pass through & 5V/1A balanced charging Low Resistance Protection Over-time Protection Reverse Polarity Protection Overheating Protection Temperature protection Low voltage protection Rainbow/ Dark blue/ Black/ Stainless Steel/ Wood Grain/ Digi camo 6 colors available. First Impressions My first look was at the ECC Show in Ontario CA were I met up with Bear and the whole Smoant crew. A lot of you know Bear and I can say he is even cooler in person, real good dude. The whole Smoant team were very friendly and excited about what they had on hand with good reason. Since I had my Digital Camo Battlestar with me I had to snap a pic next to the TS in the same kick ass color, just wish I would have taken a better pic: For me the woodgrain finish was just awesome though, someone who stopped by the booth actually thought it was real wood, that's how good it looks.....I am thinking a Stabilized Wood TS in the future...cmon Smoant! I was fortunate enough to get one for review at the show, really fell for the woodgrain but that Digital Camo has been whispering sweet nothings in my dreams so might have to buy that one soon. Right off the bat the touchscreen interface is simple to use without even reading the owner's manual. Really the main thing you need to know is the small button above the fire button is the screen lock, just hold it for 1 second to lock and unlock the screen, it really is that simple. The screen lock button can also bring up or down the screen by simply tapping it. Navigating the menu is really simple and intuitive, I love to tinker and this had me really happy for a long time. The Charon TS 218 left me with a great first impression as I am sure you can tell. Power and VW Curve Mode Here is a welcome addition to Smoant mods, the fixed preheat modes which of Max, Hard, Normal and Minimum. Of course you still get the VW Curve. The Charon TC 218 introduced the VW Curve but that is setup only via the Smoant PC interface, with the new TC 218 is can be done right on the screen which is awesome. If you want to read about how the TC 218 does the power curve you can see my review here. I compared it in power mode to my SXMini G Class and with both set to standard on the G and Normal on the TS 218 I noticed a slight firing delay on the TS using the same tanks. This went away when I set the preheat to Hard or Max, that preheat really helps for high powered vaping. In power with no preheat the power output felt about the same as the G Class once the TS got going following the delay. With both mods set to max preheat the G Class gave more of a kick, really only noticeable when using them back to back. The VW Curve mode is just the best I have tried in a mod thus far, easy to setup and worked great. I have never been a big fan of VW curves just because of the hassle to set up with different mods but with the touchscreen it was easy. I change tanks a lot and a lot of times they require different VW Curves, who wants that hassle every time if it is not easy to do? It can be a little tricky to set watts exactly with the touchscreen if your OCD about that. In VW curve move but it never bothered me if it was 176 watts instead of 180 on the nose, I could get pretty close if not spot on most of the time. TC and TC Curve mode In SS TC mode it was smooth and consistent but ran a little hot dependant on the tank used. Anywhere from 10 to 20f hot but just turn it down and the TC worked really well and kept me satisfied. I did experience some firing delays with some tanks, not all. With my RDA's with simple SS316L builds there was no delay but with the Supertank mini using the Aspire SS316L coils the delay was noticeable, about a half second firing delay compared to my DNA and Yihi mods. I did experience a little delay with my Aromamizer Plus using SS316L Aliens but not as noticeable as it was with the Supertank mini. The TC Curve is just as easy to set up as the VW Curve which is great. Since the preheat presets are not available in TC mode you can set your own preheat by starting out at a higher temp and gradually bringing it down to your desired temp. I was able to get great results using this by having my first temp set to max of 600f then gradually bringing it down to my prefered 430f near the end of my draw. I did experience the same delay with my Aromamizer Plus though, that is something I am hoping they can correct via a firmware update. Build Quality and the guts! I have had the TS 218 for nearly 3 weeks now and the finish is just as nice as new and no scratches on the glass screen. This is with having it in my pocket with another mod while walking for 6 hours at the ECC show as well, the other mods actually got a couple of scratches but the TS finish is still good as new. I have also had a LOT of tanks screwed on and no tank rash, bravo to Smoant, they really know how to apply a durable finish. The mod feel solid as hell and no battery door or button rattle. The rounded corners make it comfortable to hold but the panels take away from that a little. The big fire button is easy to find and nice feel to it with a solid click. It is a big mod though, that what is expected when you have such a large screen. Decent weight to it too, with batteries installed it weighed in at 311 grams. Might not be the most pocket friendly but hey, that is why you buy a Smoant Battlestar for the road and the TS 218 for home...haha. Seriously though I had no problem carrying it around with me for 6 hours. The battery door is held on well with 4 magnets but is simple to remove as it has a gap on the bottom to get your fingernails under. No problem installing and removing batteries but the ribbon could have been a little longer, sometimes it takes me a little bit to grab it. The 510 is nice and firm and every tank I tried sat nice and flush. 30mm tanks don't actually overhang the entire mod but it appears so with the way it is set up and the bevel. I went ahead and took the TS 218 partially apart to see what it looks like inside and more importantly see how the 510 is mounted. I do this so you don't have to as if it is put back together wrong you may have a problem. As you can see Smoant does it again and does it right. Love the quality they put in there products at a value price which is hard to beat. No press fit 510 connections here that are just waiting to eventually pop out, it may cost them a bit more but the consumer wins.