Product intro and specs
The Rincoe Tix is a box-style AIO. It’s not quite a Billet-Box style device, but it’s similar. It has a refillable 2 mL cartridge with adjustable airflow hidden behind a magnetic door, and it comes with two coils: a 0.8-ohm mesh coil and a 1.0-ohm round wire coil. It’s powered by a 1000 mAh battery with three selectable power levels up to 20 watts.
On paper, the Tix sure looks like a nice kit. Here’s a closer look to see how the latest AIO by Rincoe feels and performs.
Rincoe sent me this device for the purposes of this review.
Price: $27.95 (at Element Vape)
Colors: vast sky, flame, galaxy, UK flag, USA flag, blazing skull, and carbon black
- Dimensions: 90.7 mm x 43mm x 19 mm
- Integrated 1000 mAh rechargeable battery
- Wattage output range: 10-20 watts
- Three power levels: 3.3V / 3.65V / Full battery output
- Resistance range: 0.3-3.0 ohms
- Zinc-alloy / PC / IML chassis construction
- Shield shaped firing button
- LED battery life indicator light
- Magnetic chassis pod panel
- 2 mL pod capacity
- Food-Grade PTGC pod construction
- Side fill system
- Rincoe TIX Coil Series: 0.8-ohm TIX mesh coil / 1.0-ohm TIX regular coil
- DTL & MTL airflow options
- Low battery protection
- Charging protection
- Short-circuit protection
- Lanyard attachment point
- Micro USB Type C port
- Rincoe TIX device
- Rincoe TIX cartridge
- 0.8-ohm TIX mesh coil
- 1.0-ohm TIX regular coil
- Type C USB cable
- Certificate card
- Warranty card
- User manual
Build quality and design
The Rincoe Tix is a well-made box-style AIO. It comes in seven different design options, all on a black body.
It’s a super simple kit, but it has a quality feeling to it. It’s mostly made of zinc alloy, which gives it a decent heft. Oddly, it has a lanyard connection point, and Rincoe is selling a lanyard chain for this device. Before you go trying to rock the Tix as a medallion, I think it’s too heavy for that. It’s not as tiny and lightweight as something like the Voopoo Nano.
Including the tip, the Tix stands 90 mm x 43 mm x 19 mm, which makes it just a few mm larger than the Geekvape Frenzy. But unlike the Frenzy, the Tix cartridges are held in firmly. They snap into place laterally inside the device, then the magnetic door conceals it, similar to the Artery Pal. But, as is the case with most devices with magnetic doors, the magnets aren’t strong enough. I’ve already lost my door, and I can’t find them listed anywhere for a separate purchase. Luckily, I don’t need the door to use the Tix because the pod is held in so firmly. Conversly, the Asvape Micro is similar in design, but those pods are looser and need the door to hold them in securely.
The Rincoe Tix is operated by a shield-shaped button that at first looks like a non-functioning button, a la the Suorin Drop. But this button actually works. There’s an additional little button on the mouthpiece side of the device that toggles through three power settings: 3.3 V, 3.65 V, and full battery-power (bypass). I like that it’s so easy to switch levels, with no menu or triple-click to adjust.
Cartridges and coil heads
The dark shaded cartridges have a slender and ergonomic mouthpiece attached. The refill is under a single-port plug that’s located near the top side of the cartridge. I’ve had no problems filling with any dropper. The cartridges have an adjustable airflow ring at their base where the coil heads screw in. Unfortunately, my airflow ring is positioned in such a way that I have to remove the cartridge from the housing to see where it’s set—the air slot is on the other side. But that takes only a couple of seconds to access and change it.
The two coils heads available for the Tix are a 0.8-ohm mesh coil and a 1.0-ohm regular coil. The mesh coil is optimally suited for a direct lung hit, and the 1.0-ohm coil is for a loose to tight MTL. However, you can still do a loose MTL on the mesh coils if you have to.
While I think the mesh coils work best with up to 70 VG and the regular coils work best up to 50 VG, I find them both quite capable and versatile in the viscosity and nicotine levels they work well with. In general, they also seem to last awhile. I’ve refilled a couple coils over six times and only swapped them out to see how the others performed. Out of the four coils I’ve tried (two of each resistance), they were all consistent. In comparison, I thought the Rincoe Neso X coils tasted off after just a couple refills.
In general, I have no major complaints with these coils. I reviewed the Rincoe Neso X a couple months ago, and although these mouthpieces look the same, the coils inside are different. The Tix coils are much better than the other AIO/pod coils I’ve tried from Rincoe.
What the Rincoe Tix has going for it is the hit. The flavor is okay, but it’s not really the star of the show. It doesn’t necessarily disappoint, but it doesn’t shine either. What shines is the throat-hit and pull. I think the DL and MTL coils deliver solid satisfaction for the type of draw they’re designed for.
The Tix power modes give all the oomph—or even restraint—that I like. It can either be really warm or warm enough. There are no cool settings. For me, that’s fine. At no times have I felt like the power was too far under or too far over. Each power setting feels adequately separate from the others. Because I like to take long hits, I keep mine at either the low level (red) or medium level (blue). The red level (high) is best suited for the mesh coils with the airflow fully open.
The performance is pretty straightforward. The hit is great and the flavor is decent. For me, that’s enough. Plus, the coils have lasted for several fills and they’ve been consistent. No major issues with spitting, flooding, leaking or anything like that.
Battery life and charging
I am happy that the charging port is a USB-C. For all companies that are still using micro USBs, it’s a small detail that I feel makes your design team look stuck in the past. That’s my personal opinion though. I am sure some out there don’t care or would prefer micro-USB.
Other than the USB Type-C, it’s a standard 1000 mAh battery. It’s good for a day or more. The Tix has pass-thru charging and the full charge takes about ~45 minutes, which is about 15-25 minutes faster than other devices of a similar capacity.For comparison, I clocked the Breeze NXT at exactly 90 minutes.
Pros / Cons
- Good build quality
- Nice heft
- Cartridges are held in firmly
- Mess-free refill
- Adjustable airflow
- Two coil types included
- Perfect MTL hit up to DL (depending on coils)
- Nice throat hit
- USB Type-C charging
- Faster charge than most AIOs with 1000 mAh
- Magnets on panel could be stronger
- Flavor isn’t above average
I like the Rincoe Tix and will continue to use it even after this review. I really like the hit. It could be better for flavor, especially on the mesh coil, but I’m ultimately satisfied by the draw along with the consistency and longevity of the coils.
Aside from the Tix not being big on flavor, I have no complaints and no problems recommending this device. For anyone looking for a simple and well-built AIO that delivers on the draw it promises, check out the Rincoe Tix.
I’m the chief editor here at Vaping360 and I reside in southeast Michigan. I’ve been vaping since my first ecig purchase in 2010. For more reasons than I can list, vaping has been a lifesaver for me. Now, my goal is to help other smokers make the switch.
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