This year has been an extremely busy one in the vaping world. With new vaping devices coming out nearly every single week, new atomizers every other day,it is hard to keep up. One company in particular has been on quite the roll with their consistent product releases every month. The company I am speaking of is none other than Wotofo. They have been in the game for as long as I can remember and have always provided top quality authentic pieces of hardware. They have seen much recent success with the Serpent SMM,Troll RTA, Lush Plus RDA and Vaporus RDA.
Stepping away from the atomizers for a second, Wotofo has once again teamed with with the California design team Stentorian Mods. They have done this once before with the Wotofo Stentorian Chieftain 220W, which did not turn out as well as they would of hoped. This time around Wotofo is supporting the release of the Stentorian AT-7,an absolute aesthetic dream.
So many of the mods on the market today are not all that appealing when it comes to aesthetics. Power has been the main focus of many manufacturers for a long time, seemingly a race of sorts has been going on to see who can put out the most power for the end users. The Stentorian caters to just about all forms of vapers and hits the design features in a fashionable way. Let’s take a closer look at the AT-7.
Chip: American AT chipset
Size: 90 x 74.5 x 30.5mm
Thread: 510 thread
Battery: Built-in 3500mAh battery
Max Wattage: 100W
Output Voltage: 4.2V
Resistance range: 0.1 – 3.0ohm
Charge: Micro USB charging
- 1 x AT-7 Box Mod
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x USB Cable
First Look At The AT-7
Let’s start off by clearing a few things up about the AT-7. When this was first announced, I, like many others believed that this device was, in fact, a water cooled box mod. Rightfully so, a lot of the marketing ads for this box mod were a slight bit misleading. As it turns out, probably for the best, the water cooling appearance in the AT-7 is just that, a decoration.
The little tubes inside the AT-7 case are just there to have the appearance of a water cooled system and nothing more. Perhaps some better marketing in the future would be a good idea as I know that some people who were interested in it before launch, are no longer interested. Now myself, I don’t really care all that much if it is real or not, it looks super cool.
The entire design of the AT-7 is focused around high performance video gaming PC’s that integrate water cooling systems. You need only take one look at the AT-7 to see the inspiration. Its curves and edges,the clear panels and brass tubes makes it look like someone took a gaming pc, shrunk it down and tossed a 510 connector on the top of it.
On one side you can see the AT-7 logo which is LED lit and on the same side is where you find the water cooling tubes. On the opposing side the electronics board is clearly visible through the transparent panel. Some of the chips on this board are decorative while one is the functioning chip for the device. From a design standpoint, the AT-7 is a work of art that can be truly appreciated. Not enough manufacturers are taking the time to put some serious work into the appearance of a mod.
The AT-7 has a very high gloss finish to it so you can be sure that fingerprints will easily find their way all over the place. No complaints here though, I do thoroughly enjoy a nice glossy finish on just about anything. Calling the AT-7 a box mod is true to its design, as it is clearly very boxy. I think that may play a bit against the ergonomics of it but every device out there has minor flaws, be it design or functionality.
With the design features out of the way, you’re wondering “Ok,so how does it work?”. Let’s take a look at the functionality and actual hardware features of the device.
AT-7 Functionality and Hardware Features
The AT-7 is a 100w device,more than enough power for the average vaper. It may not cater to the vaper who likes gigantic coils that need 150w of power or more but for the average user, this will fit the bill. I personally do not go over 100w all that often,even with larger coils in my atomizers. The AT-7 is governed by the American AT Chipset which at best guess is a chip designed by Stentorian in cooperation with Wotofo.
If you look closely at the device, you will see that there is no ability to adjust the power up or down,no way to change the wattage or set temeratures. This is because of how the chipset is designed. The AT-7 functions with Adaptive smart power function which simply put, detects the resistance of your coil and adjusts the power of the box mod accordingly,giving you the best performance for that resistance possible. This may turn some users away, it’s different and possibly unortodox but I think this is a neat little feature that will be interesting to explore.
Something a little different, perhaps to help with the ergonomics of the device, is the fire bar. It spans the device from top to bottom. So you can simply grip it wherever you like to fire your atomizers. I know other manufacturers have done this previously but I don’t think that it was widely recieved. I think the functionality of a fire bar is quite nice as it makes it easy to just pick up the device and fire away. One negative here though, I believe that with the fire bar it could cause misfires if users are not attentive to what’s in their pockets along with it. You will want to make sure that you have the device locked to ensure that this does not happen.
To power this machine, there is a 3500mah internal LiPo battery. It almost seems unusual to have mainstream mod makers still producing mods with built in batteries. But it seems like there are still plenty of kids in the market with them. The capacity of the LiPo battery should have no issue getting the user through a day of moderate vaping. But if you find yourself running low on power, don’t worry. The AT-7 is equipped with 2 hour fast charging. So you should be able to get back up and running with additional power should you run short through the day.
All that, in a nutshell, is the Stentorian AT-7. I believe that this is going to cater to a niche crowd, certainly not everybody. The functionality is reminiscent of a mech mod in the way it detects the coil resistance to adjust power. The main focus here was clearly the aesthetics,they definitely hit the mark there. The AT-7 would be extremely eye catching on any shelf, standing out from others. If the chip works as well as the mod looks, the AT-7 should be a winner.
I am John Pietersma, a 30-year-old husband and father of three children. I live in Nova Scotia, Canada. I have vaped and built coils for four years. I am very passionate about vaping and writing product reviews for everyone to read.