As an employee at a vape shop down here in Dorset, I see hoards of new vapers going for the simple and effective Arc kits from TECC.
Currently we stock the Arc Mini and the Arc 4, both seem to hit the spot when it comes to smoking cessation.
We usually suggest skipping the 'penvape' stage, as we find many customers who decide to go for one, end up coming back days later, looking to upgrade to a more practical and satisfying vape.
Now, after dealing with hundreds of 'Arc' sales, I was very interested in seeing what the deal was with this new addition to the already fantastic Arc line. This setup comes as a kit, so you can expect a charger, tank and battery, all at once – no faffing about when it comes to choosing a suitable tank.
First, let's have a look at the specs:
The battery capacity is a 'middle of the road' 1800mAh
It can handle a resistance between 0.75 – 1.5 ohms
And one of the big (or not so big) features, is it's tiny 3.5cm x 1.5 cm x 12.6cm size!
When it came to the other kits in TECC's Arc line, most had some sort of visual indication of settings/battery percentage etc. With the Arc Mini, It was a small light up screen on the top of the device, and the Arc 4 featured an actual OLED screen. The Arc Slim doesn't have that. Instead, there are a few lights that indicate battery level, and has 3 available power settings Low (L), Medium (M) and High (H).
This is good for newbies who don't want to mess around with confusing wattages and voltages. Simply pick your strength and go. However, this could be a slight drawback for slightly more advanced vapers, due to personal preferences.
One of the greatest things about this device is it's simple and user friendly functionality. It is ideal for new vapers or for vapers who just want a straightforward kit, that they can rely on.
Obviously the actual size of this mod is going to be a good selling point, as it is small as well as discreet, perfect for pockets or handbags when going out and about.
The actual vaping experience is very rewarding, you can expect fantastic flavour and decent cloud production, even from this small and unassuming piece of kit.
When compared to the CS Micro and CS Air tanks, the CS Air Slim features adjustable airflow, and an incredibly easy to fill tank.
This kit comes in a variety of attractive colours and retails at about £35.00, depending on the vendor.
Overall, I was very pleased with this setup. Although I prefer subohming, I can definitely see that this kit would be ideal for new vapers. This was a really well made and well designed device that delivers when it comes to quitting cigarettes.