For those looking for a metal detector that provides full functionality while remaining compact, portable and easy to use, the XP Deus provides all of this while ensuring user comfort and superior signal quality during excursions. There is a lot to be said for this companion for treasure hunters, whether they be amateurs or field professionals, so let’s get started by mentioning a few of the detector’s key features in this XP Deus Metal Detector Review!
XP Deus Metal Detector
Operates over 4 frequencies
The XP Deus range of metal detectors operates over multiple frequency bands (4kHz; 8kHz; 12kHz and 8Khz) allowing for greater signal quality with less interference in the presence of other electronic equipment. This makes for more accurate finds and far less guess-work when treasure hunting. Adjustable frequencies allow the user to manually select different frequencies so eliminate outside electrical interference, depending on the nature of the environment and situation that the Deus is being used in.
Telescopic S-Shaped Stem
An ultra-light, carbon fiber S-shaped stem ensures increased user comfort during operation, weighing just 987g when fully equipped and providing an optimal operational position in relation to the user. Its lightweight frame makes it ideal for those who struggle with weight, making it far easier on your back muscles.
The design also incorporates a telescopic stem, which means that the device can be quickly and easily folded away so that it can be transported without hassle or damage. The unique design of the stem that makes use of lightweight materials, an optimal shape and the means to keep the Deus compact make it one of the most versatile and comfortable metal detectors around.
Wireless operation and functionality
In a bid to further increase user comfort, the XP Deus makes use of technological advancements that just about no other brand has; wireless technology, which is surprising considering how readily available the infrastructure is. The coil communicates wirelessly through a remote control on the stem, to a set of wireless headphones worn by the user.
This way, the remote control can toggle the many functions of the Deus with relative ease. For an even more compact setup, the remote control can be left out while the headphones connect wirelessly to the coil, providing similar customization functionality to the wireless remote controller.
Features and Specs
- The XP Deus features a wireless digital link that operates over 36 channels.
- Carbon fibre materials make for an ultra-light design weighing just 987g.
- The Deus features a remote control with graphic display with an intuitive screen and low power consumption.
- A 27-hour lithium battery for the remote control that can charge to capacity in just 2 hours.
- A lightweight coil battery with up to 20-hours of battery life.
- Optionally sized (9”, 11” or 13”) carbon fibre 2D coil and waterproof coil cover.
- Wireless headphones with removable back-phones that are weather resistant, lightweight, foldable and capable of controlling the many functions featured on the device directly.
What Customers are Saying
Many of the customers of the XP Deus hail it as an excellent product thanks to its clear tones, excellent battery life, extreme customizability and the ability to update its firmware through a USB port means that there is little chance of the detector becoming obsolete any time soon. The lightweight design also makes it easier to use the detector for longer, a feature which is loved widely amongst users. Due to its multi-band frequency operation, it even works exceptionally well in densely built-up areas with powerlines overhead.
There is little to be said on the negative side of the Deus, except maybe the cost of replacing batteries for the coil, which is fairly extensive but needs to be done infrequently. However, this is probably nitpicking since those costs come few and far between. The initial price of investment is quite high, there is no denying it; but when you consider the functionality and the increased accuracy of the Deus, not to mention the fully carbon fiber design, it is worth every penny you pay for it.
However, if you consider yourself a serious hunter, then you understand that these costs are well worth it at the end of the day if you are getting what you pay for. If you are a novice, the Deus will almost certainly ignite a love for treasure hunting in you, and will make it simple enough for you to grow your skills and understanding of the trade fairly quickly.
Personally, I would select this product over any other if you have the money, and if you don’t, hold off on buying other equipment until you do. It is well worth it no matter how skilled a hunter you are, thanks to digital display and excellent audio quality. The incredibly light-weight design makes it usable by just about anyone; so that is just an added bonus.
Who should buy this product
This product has something to offer for treasure hunters of all skill levels, from absolute beginners to clued-up veterans. However, it is a particularly useful companion for treasure hunters who have yet to develop an ear for different tones, and the back muscles to carry around heavy equipment for hours. Audibly, it is absolutely clear in its tones, making it very easy to distinguish them from one another, and when that is not enough, the digital display provides real-time feedback as well.
Having said that, if you consider yourself a novice treasure hunter, and have developed a growing interest in the activity, then the XP Deus will serve you well, help you develop your skill, while both it and your back will last for many years.
Who shouldn’t buy this product
You would be hard-pressed to find a person that the XP Deus wouldn’t suit, but then the price is a very limiting factor. Not everybody has the ability to doll out cash to cover the cost of the Deus and its various (though functional) accessories. While practically, it is perfect for beginners, they might find the price a little off-putting in comparison to other products.
If you are an absolute beginner, perhaps you should opt for something cheaper until you decide whether the hobby is to your taste or not. If it is (and it likely will be), make the Deus your next purchase once you have found your feet.
To recap, the carbon fiber design that provides ultra-lightweight operation, a telescopic stem for portability and wireless functionality make the XP Deus a metal detector that treasure hunters could once only dream of. No wires getting in the way in the field, better interference protection, and the comfort to continue for hours on end have reignited the passion for treasure hunting in many of those who have purchased it.
Yes, the price is quite high, but with an increased chance of success, you will likely see a return both in enjoyment and finds in no time. Whether you are a seasoned finder with troves under your belt, or a budding amateur looking for the next big find, the XP Deus is more of a smart purchase than a costly one. I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in treasure hunting; new or old.