Sigelei Chronus kit: a product review of Sigelei's latest addition
Nice designSimplistic menuLightweight Joystick control is easy to useReliable tank
Limited flavoursLack of screen optionsLow wattage
4.5Really well made and simple to use
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Sigelei had one of the bigger hits of last year with the SnowWolf Mfeng; aesthetically it was beautiful and a lot of vapers bought on the basis of that. The Mfeng was a simple device at heart and Sigelei have used that template to release what could be another surprise hit for the company this year, the Sigelei Chronus Kit.

There is actually 2 versions of the kit here, the Sigelei Chronus standard edition and the Shikra limited edition.  The only real differences between the two are one additional temperature control mode missing on the Chronus and the Stainless Steel design of the Shikra, over the coloured design of the Chronus.  The style of the Chronus is similar to a rolex or high-end watch design, with the Horologe display set upon a round screen.  It certainly does have style but is there substance there as well?  Let’s start with the details first. In the box

  • 1x Chronus Mod
  • 1x Shikra Tank
  • 1x Extra MS Coil
  • 1x Extra Normal Glass Tube
  • 1x Sealing Ring
  • 1x USB Cable
  • 2x User Manual
  • 1x Warranty Card
  • 1x Certificate
  • Spare Parts

Specifications

  • Size: 88.2x44x31mm
  • Battery: 2×18650 (not included)
  • Output: 10-200W
  • Resistance range: 0.05-3ohm
  • TFT Display
  • Temperature range: 100-300°C / 200-570°F
  • Modes: Power (VW), TCR, TFR, SS304, SS316, SS317, Ti1, Ni200
  • Firmware upgradeable
  • Material: Zinc Alloy/Aluminium Alloy

About the Sigelei Chronus

The Sigeleli Chronus is a dual 18650 battery device capable of firing up to 200w.  It has a rectangular box design with a circular front screen, gold joystick for control and USB port on the bottom for firmware updates.  The top of the device has space for up to around 27mm tanks before overhang with the bottom being a battery hinge door.  The fire button is a circular button on the right hand side of the device with the Shikra logo etched into it for grip. The menu system is accessed through clicking the joystick and holding up with numerous options available for vaping including temperature control and TFR for accurate settings. It comes with password protection for child locking, with the default set at 8888 and changing can be done through 3 clicks of the fire button.  The Shikra tank is a 5ml bubble glass capacity tank that is 25m in diameter. It comes with bottom airflow and a screw off top fill with a large kidney shaped hole design underneath. The tank has a replaceable 810 drip tip on top with a coil cage inside for extra protection. The coils come in rated at 0.2 ohm (60w-120w) and 0.4 (40-80w) standard kanthal coil.Sigelei Chronus pros

The Chronus does look extremely stunning when in use with the clock style display and colour schemes.  It is clear that Sigelei have gone for another device designed to hook vapers in on first impressions and here it does not disappoint. The simplistic menu system gives the Chronus a real pick up and vape feel to  it with the emphasis on wattage over temperature control. The joystick control is very simple to use with using the directions of the stick to give different commands to unlock pre-heat options, menu system or even bring up coil resistance. The device feels light in the hand and with the fire button comfortably placed making the device comfortable to hold and carry. The Shikra tank is a very reliable tank in all honesty giving great coil life and nice solid flavour. The fill mechanism is nice and easy to use giving the tank a secure feel and an overall well made design similar to the previous moonshot 120 tank.

Sigelei Chronus cons

To be honest I am not a big fan of the child lock password feature that Sigeleli has introduced.  It can be quite convenient, only triggering when replacing batteries or using the device lock function rather than shutting the device down.  However it adds a little bit longer to get into the vaping which contrasts the simple menu system featured under the hood of the device. The lack of screen options is another thing that holds the device back at launch, with hopefully more to be added via firmware updates.  There is so much potential there and I would love to see Sigeleli really capitalise on the rolex-esq style that the device has.  The Shikra tank although performing well, is limited when it comes to flavour. The coils are more suited to basic flavour profiles as I found you didn’t get the complexities come through in some liquids I tried in there. Vapour production from the coils in comparison to wattage is a little low also I found, although it vapes really nice at 90w for example, other single mesh coil tanks doe give much more vapour at lower wattages. I think these issues stem from the smaller coils that Sigeleli over the bigger alternatives on the market  which restrict vaping much like you would find a few years ago in the Aspire Atlantis for example.

Overall

Sigeleli may have brought out another kit here that will be a big hit with vapers who are looking for a really nice looking mod. The Chronus mod is really well made, looks beautiful and very simple to use. In comparison to other devices, the Chronus does seem to work really well.  The stick control is nicely thought out and the password option is not too restrictive to remove the get up and vape feel to the device. The Shikra tank by itself isn’t the most impressive sub-ohm tank on the market but bundled with the mod it provides a nice simple vape until you want to upgrade.

I would recommend picking this kit up if you like the look of it; it performs really well and gives you the classy mod to show off to friends.

Written by Chris Ashton.