Smoant impressed us with the release of the Cylon 218. It came with a new and improved chip and a premium looking ergonomic design.
The one thing that did disappoint a little was the fact it was only a dual 18650 and not 20700 device. So we were pretty excited to take a look at the larger framed Ranker and expected a dual 2X700 device.
The Smoant Ranker is a beast, it measures in at 60mm x 31.5mm x 92mm and is made primarily out of zinc alloy. It comes in three different color options – black, tarnish and camo.
It’s hard to do this review without comparing the Ranker to it’s more premium looking and slender sibling – the Cylon. My opinion on the Cylon was that it’s quite large for a dual 18650 device, but the Ranker is considerably bulkier. So much more so that I find it quite cumbersome to hold and use.
The inclusion of a firebar instead of a classic fire button (like on the Cylon) goes some way to making it easier to operate. It can be fired in either hand, but it seems it was designed for left-handed vapers in mind. However, I had no issue firing it in my right hand, as the firebar gets activated as I squeeze it against my palm. But it is something to consider if you like your fire button on the other side.
The Ranker comes with the same ANT218 V2 chip as the Cylon, so for more detail on the board and performance check out that review here.
However, in summary, it is an extremely good board, which is feature-rich and comes with a full temperature control suite and Curve modes – It also hits pretty instantly.
Smoant Ranker Mod Features and Specs:
Takes 2X 18650 battery
Display: 1.35 inch TFT color screen
Big & Responsive fire button
Output range: 1 – 218 W
Output modes: VW / VW Curves / Temp (Ni, Ti, SS) / TCR / TC Curves
Resistance range: 0.05 – 2.0 Ohm for Temp / TCR mode / TC Curves
0.1-5.0 Ohm for VW / VW Curves
Temperature control: 100 – 315°C / 200 – 600°F
Two different UI available to choose
Firmware upgradeable (pls download the software at smoant.com/cylon-update.rar)
Reverse protection/ Over-heating protection/ Low voltage protection/ Overload/Short-circuit protection/ Over-time protection
Color: Black, Tarnish and Camo
Smoant Ranker Mod Package includes:
1X Smoant Ranker Mod
1X USB charge & Update cable
1X User manual
1X Warning card