Salcar Rocket 50 Mod Kit Review
The wattage cannot be changed it simply works at 15W.
The Salcar Rocket 50W Mod Kit is a kit that we’ve had our eyes on for a little bit now – and when given the chance to pick up the holiday bundle on Amazon.co.uk, we jumped at the chance!
But how does it work?
It has a pretty affordable price tag – but does it trade away too much value to make it worthwhile?
Here’s what we found out.
Pros and Cons
Here are the basic pros and cons that we discovered over the course of our research…
- It’s very affordable
- It’s easy to use
- It’s well made
- Produces plenty of vapour
- Sub-ohm capable
- The kit comes with everything you need, plus a carrying case!
- The LED screen is quite small
- There is no variable wattage setting
- Very simplistic – might not be the right mod for someone who wants to have a lot of control over their vape
What’s in the starter kit?
The starter kit actually came with quite a few bits and pieces. Here’s a brief rundown of everything you can expect to find in it.
- 5 10ml bottles of E-liquid
- A spare atomizer
- A small tool
- The mod itself
- The tank
- The case (which is very nice)
- A microfiber cleaning cloth
- A Micro USB lead
- An instruction manual
The kit that we ordered came in the special Christmas packaging that was offered by the company for a limited time around the holidays – which is pretty awesome!
The box was nicely varnished. On the front of the box, you can see that the mod comes in three different colors… blue, steel, and black. The case was actually a slip case… and when you slide out the cardboard box, you can open it to reveal the kit inside.
The blue carrying case was a very welcomed first sight. Not many mods come with a carrying case like this, but this one was actually large enough that you could fit everything in the kit into it – including 5 bottles of E-liquid!
One thing that we noticed right away was that this company was from a different country (we think it’s a German company), so the writing on all of the E-liquid bottles was actually in German – which was a bit comical for us! We got a bit of a laugh out of it, to be sure.
But we will talk a bit more about the liquids later – first, we are going to talk about the tank.
The tank was stainless steel. It had some nice branding and an awesome variable airflow control, which felt really good and tight when we turned it. The drip tip was a screw-on drip tip, which is a bit different. It reminded us a lot of the IceBox Tank, in good ways.
The tank is also top-fillable, which was really cool. Interestingly, the manual calls for you to drip four or five drips of liquid down the center of the tank before using it for the first time, in order to prime it. We went ahead and did this – but it was different because usually you want to avoid doing so at all costs!
The tank comes with 2 0.5 Ohm coils… one already loaded inside, and one extra in the case. The tube is made from actual glass, and the tank breaks down rather easily. Overall, we liked it. The o-ring seals were really thick. We loved how they felt, and how well they seemed to hold the tank together.
The coil is rather big and chunky. It is rated for 15 to 50 watts – so it’s fully compatible with this mod. We decided to use the Cola flavoured E-liquid (one of the flavours that came with the kit) for our vape test, so we filled the tank up with this to get started.
Other flavours that came with the kit include tobacco, watermelon, apple, and coffee. The syringe-like tips on the bottles were fantastic! This is how all E-liquid bottles should look. The tips, which were unusually small, long, and thin, made filling the tank extremely easy.
Next, we’ll talk about the mod itself.
It’s a 50W mod. It has a chrome, stainless steel bottom, has a nice grid of air holes to allow for battery cooling, and a 510 fitting at the top, to make it compatible with a wide variety of tanks.
We liked the design of the mod. It only has one button on it… making it super simple to operate.
The front of the device has a mirror-like finish on it, and that is where you will find the screen.
The screen was really the only disappointing thing that we experienced with this mod. It’s quite small, and really only uses basic LED lights. It is easy enough to see, but it is quite, quite small – and any error messages will need to be diagnosed in the owner’s manual, because there simply isn’t room for anything other than the basic information to be shown on-screen.
The device has a 2200mAh 18650 battery built into it – so plenty of power, which is pretty awesome.
The tool that came with the device is intended to help you adjust the screw on the bottom of the tank. That’s really the only thing it does… and it was nice that it was included.
This really is a simple device to use. The wattage cannot even be changed. You can’t raise it up or down. It simply works at 50W. You can only turn it off and then on again. That’s all the control you really get, other than using the firing button to activate the battery.
It might have been nice to see a variable wattage option – but really, the simplicity, combined with the lower cost of the device, helps to make this acceptable… and even a positive. Simplicity is very important for new vapers, and this device could easily make a useful option for a novice who doesn’t want to mess around with a bunch of settings.
Plus, it’s a sub ohm mod – so let’s not forget about that!
At any rate, let’s move on to talk about the vape test.
- Built-in 2200mAh battery
- LCD display
- Tank capacity: 2ml
- Resistance: 0.5 ohms
- Max output of 50W
- Low voltage protection
- Output short-circuit protection
What did we think of this kit overall?
For our vape test, we used the Cola flavoured E-liquid that shipped with the kit. We also used the included tank, fitted with the 0.5 ohm coil that ships standard with it. This mod has no wattage control, but we did set the variable airflow to fully open.
The vape test yielded very, very positive results. Plenty of vapour. Plenty of power. The taste was amazing. We were actually not expecting this E-liquid to taste this good, to be fair. The cola flavour was lovely, and we got a really smooth throat hit from it.
This was a very, very affordably priced kit – but for the record, it performed so well that it really could have fooled us for being a lot more expensive. It’s a great deal, especially for a new vaper or a vaper who doesn’t care that you can’t adjust the wattage on it.
It’s easy to use, affordable, and performs at an outstanding level. What more could you ask for? We really liked it. Two thumbs up to Salcar!
Appearance and Feel
As far as appearances go, we really liked how this device looked and felt. The tank went really well with the battery, and despite the lower cost of this device, it seemed sturdy and felt good in-hand.
It’s also pretty hefty, so we could see it lasting quite a while, to be honest.
The variable airflow control on this device was very nicely made. The ring was tightly fitted, so there was really no risk of it moving by itself – which is awesome.
This mod was mostly constructed with metal and glass. It seems quite sturdy and hardy. The battery and the tank both also looked extremely nice with their steel finish.
- Ease of Use
This is a very easy mod to use. There is only one button. You use the firing button to turn it on, fire it, and turn it off. It’s really that simple.
The best things about this kit are that it is inexpensive, that it works like a charm, and that it is very easy to use.
We were a bit disappointed with the size of the screen. It was pretty small. It would also have been nice to see a variable wattage feature – but really, for the price, this is a very decent mod.
Company Address and Contact Details
We were, unfortunately, unable to verify exactly where the physical address is for this company (we think it is a German company)… but we did locate their official Amazon store, which you can find by following this link…