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XP Deus Day!

6 Jul

The XP Deus metal detector is here!

The brown truck dropped it off and I immediately put the coil, the headphones, and the control box in the charger.

The first thing that grabbed my attention is how light the coil is. If it is possible to make a smart coil this light, why isn’t every company doing so?

The rod (or stem as the French call it) is also very light.

Used as I am to heavy detectors, I am a little afraid to damage the arm cuff as it is made of very thin plastic. I haven’t heard or read of any problems with the cuff breaking so I will trust the engineers who designed the thing.

The control box is just about the size of my iPhone but it is lighter!

Last, the back phones (they wrap around the back of your head by the neck) are kind of dainty and obviously designed for someone with a smaller head than mine! They are not adjustable so I will just have to be very careful. I’ve read some complaints about the back phone band breaking but a lot of people say that if you are just careful, they will last a  long time. At any rate, a replacement band is only about $19 U.S. so I’ll be fine. There are also mods on the Internet where some clever people put the back phones in regular head phone holders.

There is hardly any assembly required beyond attaching the coil to the rod which is the same as in every other detector out there.

The XP Deus has been out for about three (3) years but it has only been available in the United States since February of 2012. For most of that time, the Deus was the ONLY detector with the collapsible, wireless design. Another well known company has come up with a detector that copies these features BUT it is WAY heavier than the Deus. The Deus weighs a little less than two (2) pounds without the control box attached! And a little more than two pounds when the control unit is attached to the rod. This is the feature that made me choose the Deus as my main detector.

After a week of swinging the Tesoro Compadre (2.2lbs), I know I am going to REALLY like swinging the Deus.

The standard coil is 9 inches wide but there is a larger coil available for it. The coil is water proof of course.

The control unit is back lit. Nice!

The Deus is programmable. It is not as programmable as the White’s V3i but it’s complex enough to satisfy my need to mess with settings.

There are many other features to this machine that I like but I really want to get the coil on the soil! I have a number of sites ready to put this French detector to the test!

Thank you for looking!

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2 Responses to “XP Deus Day!”

  1. stevessunkentreasures July 6, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    Enjoy young lad! I hope you enjoy it.

  2. lawdog1 July 7, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    I’m sure you took it out already. I hope you had a great day hoss, with your Deus! 🙂

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