Voopoo impressed our team and many other reviewers with the release of their Voopoo Drag.
The TOO box mod challenges traditional design with sliding battery doors and is aiming to provide flexibility to the user with the ability to use either single or dual 18650 to power it.
Is it just another vape gimmick or will this prove to be a competent and useful design and make the TOO surpass the popularity of Voopoo’s DRAG?
Voopoo has decided to break from the norm of traditional box mods that offer single or dual battery configurations, and offer both options making a more versatile device.
The TOO can accommodate both a single and dual 18650 setup depending on your choice. This means the TOO can power up to 180 watts in dual mode and 80 watts when using a single battery. The battery compartments are concealed on either side of the device by innovative side panels or sideslips.
The TOO is fitted with an updated version of the impressive and efficient Gene chip, and Voopoo guarantees the fastest firing of only 10 milliseconds! This remarkable response time is supported their full configuration suite and various operating modes, including a “SOFT” mode for improved outputs at high powers – a feature that aims to prolong the lifespan of pre-made coils.
Voopoo’s previous release the Drag divided opinion with its old-fashioned box styling. The TOO is an all-around funkier looking device with fashionable accents on the double sideslip covers on an otherwise angular device. The main body has a professional CNC finish adding a premium look and feel. However, it still may prove to be hit and miss for some, but we like the fact that Voopoo is willing to try something different.
The Voopoo TOO is certainly an intriguing design and offers great versatility for mid to high powered vapers, backed by an impressive board. Just how practical and robust the side panels prove to be will be the true test, but we are definitely excited to get our hands on this one for a full review to find out Voopoo TOO 180W Mod Specs and Features
54 x 33 x 88 mm
Power: Single Battery 5 – 80 W, Dual Batteries 5 – 180 W
Input Voltage: Single Battery 3.2 – 4.2 V, Dual Batteries 6.4 – 8.5 V
Connection Threading: 510
Battery Capacity: 1 x 18650 / 2 x 18650
1 x Voopoo too mod
1 x User Manual
1 x Spare Parts
The company Joyetech has always been particularly concerned about the entry-level devices, which constitute the lion’s share of sales of the Chinese manufacturer. Six months ago, the starter kit of the unusual shape in the form of the Atopack Penguin penguin was presented, a small compact all-in-one device that pleased not only the beginners, but thanks to the large and capacious fluid reservoir for many more advanced users – not often in the ESDN you will meet the cartridge on 8,8ml of liquid! And just over a week ago, on October 31, the company announced the launch of the heir to the “penguin”, a new device already in the form of a dolphin – Atopack Dolphin.
Our device comes in a white cardboard box with a stylized image … it seems the killer whales on the lid. Hmm, well, okay. On my packaging there is a Sample not for sale, otherwise it’s almost standard Joyetech packaging: the whole surface is covered with the manufacturer’s logos, the back of the package is listed, there are warning labels and a sticker with a four-color QR code and a test for originality under the erasable layer. For the first time, what I see in this company is the retractable interior of a box type.
If, according to the idea of Joyetech, the previous Atopack Penguin should have resembled a penguin silhouette with its outlines, then the new device is already a dolphin. With this, of course, you could argue, but in any case, although there are a lot of similar devices on the market, like the first pod-device, the novelty looks unusual. The Atopack Dolphin case is made entirely of glossy plastic, but due to the comfortable ergonomic shape of the hands, the device does not slip out and lies quite comfortably. Of the recognition marks there are only logos of the manufacturer and the device itself with the image of a dolphin (or killer whale?). Immediately out of the box, the mouthpiece that ends the steam pipe is covered with a silicone plug that reduces the diameter of the hole or can be used as a hygienic protection. Joyetech Atopack Dolphin Kit Specifications
Dimensions: 100mm * 50mm * 31mm
Volume: 2ml (TPD) / 6ml
Built-in battery: 2100mAh
Maximum charging current: 2A
Output power: up to 50W
Replaceable Evaporators: JVIC
Tightening type: loose or cigarette (depending on the interchangeable evaporator used)
Simple filling, transparent tank
Stentorian associated with Wotofo brings you wotofo stentorian ram box mod. This mod is a Squonker device. It is said to be one of the first affordable Bottom Feeder mods on the market. Powered by a single 18650 battery, it adopts an elegant wood design and a 7ml huge squonk bottle. That ensures you a full day vaping without frequent refilling. The Stentorian ram Squonker Box Mod also has a fire button with a safety lock to ensure safe vaping experiences. The 510 connector and fire button are plated with 24K gold to ensure the best electronic conductivity. There is also one peek with 510 adapter to prevent over heating. The Stentorian ram box mod is compatible with 22mm/24mm atomizers in diameter. Stentorian ram box mod is available in four colors: cactus green, senior grey, purple sky and rosewood.
Dimensions: 77 x 47 x 24mm
Battery: 1x 18650 cell (not included)
Material: Resin/Padauk body
Thread: 510 spring thread
Bottle: 7ml PET Food Grade
Fire Button with safe lock
One peek with 510 adapter to prevent the top of mod overheating
All metal parts are 24k gold material to ensure the best electronic conductivity
510 spring contact pin to support all atomizers
24mm 510 adapter support all 24mm & 22mm diameter atomizers
3pcs PET food grade bottles with 7ml capacity
Noble Padauk/Resin material for mod body
1 * RAM Box Mod
2 * PET Food Grade Bottle
1 * User Manual
Designed with quality materials – gold plated contacts and African Paduak wood finish, Stentorian ram box mod feels fantastic in the hand. Now this Squonker device is available on Urvapin and the price is very nice. Go for a look and buy one to enjoy! It will surprise you!
Ever since its inception, the electronic cigarette industry has progressively turned out innovative new products at a very fast pace. New products are arriving every single day. from mods to rebuildable atomizers, new types of wicking material and so much more. Last years big innovative item was the introduction of the RDTA. A hybrid between a rebuildable dripping atomizer and a rebuildable tank atomizer.
There were a few companies that kick started the trend but there was one company in particular that captured the market in a big way. The IJoy Combo RDTA was the first large RDTA, allowing for large coil builds the same as you would find in an RDA. Now, just a few months shy of the anniversary of that release, IJoy has come back again with the Combo RDTA 2.
The ejuice consumption on the original Combo was substantial. With the right build, you could easily put down an entire tank of ejuice with little to no effort. The flavor from the Combo was exceptional and overall it was a huge success all around.It comes as no surprise that IJoy had its successor lined up for a future release. So, let’s take a look at what the IJOY Combo RDTA 2 will have to offer interested users.
IJOY Combo RDTA 2 Specifications:
Sub-Ohm and RTA Capability
510 Gold Plated Contact Pin
6.5 ml e-Liquid Capacity
Side Filling System
Includes the IMC-10 Rebuildable Deck – Clamp Snag System Design (Pre-installed)
Includes (1) IMC-Coil 3 Kanthal Triple Coil 0.15ohm Atomizer for Variable Wattage (50 – 100W)
Adjustable Top Cap Side Airflow
ULTEM Wide Bore Drip Tip
IJOY Combo RDTA 2 Package Contents:
IJOY Combo RDTA 2 tank (IMC-10 deck pre-installed)
IMC-Coil3 Pre-made Coil
Single Coil Plug
Ijoy has done things differently this time, making small improvements where necessary. The overall look and feel are slightly different but the design elements are similar in some ways to the Combo 1. Fan of the original Combo will be satisfied with the performance that the Combo RDTA 2 has to offer.
Before I purchased the Zelos for review, I’ll be straight up. I didn’t like the look of the mod one bit. I thought it looked a little on the boring side and the only saving grace was that I realy liked the Aspire Nautilus 2 that came with the kit.
Has that changed now I’ve been using it for over 1 month? Keep on reading to find out.
In The Box
Aspire Zelos mod
Aspire nautilus 2 tank
1 X 0.7 Ohm Coil (Recommended for use at 18-23W)
1 X 1.8 Ohm coil (Recommended for use at 10-14W)
Spare stainless still drip tip
Spare pyrex glass
Micro USB charging cable
Dimensions: (H) 78mm x (W) 23 x (L) 40mm
2500mAh Battery capacity
Spring loaded 510 pin
Can fire down to 0.1Ohm resistance
Temp Control – Ni/Ti/SS
Auto flip screen
Nautilus 2 Tank
7 Ohm (Sub ohm coil ) + 1.8 Ohm Coil included
Easy top fill design
Mouth to Lung Tank
Design & Build Quality
When I first saw the images online of the Aspire Zelos I’ve got to say it did very little to get my blood pumping!
On opening the box though, I have to say, while it’s not likely to win any awards for design it’s still a nifty looking little vape mod and a small one for the 2500mAh battery capacity.
The contrasting greys work well and the branding is there but not in your face. Always a good thing for my personal tastes.
What really grabbed my attention is the build quality. For want of a better word it’s solid.
With a smooth to touch feel the mod sits really well in the hand. Compact enough for even my small hands to wrap around it completely.
There is also a slight ridge on the side of the mod that allows for three fingers to sit below and your index finger to hover, ready, over the fire button. Simple thing but all works well adding to the overall comfort. It’s a pleasure to handle.
The base of the Aspire Zelos comes complete with venting holes and the side control buttons are solid with no rattle.
510 Thread with adjustable pin- I’ve tried a number of tanks including the paired tank, the excellent Aspire Nautilus 2 and the Aspire Cleito(https://www.urvapin.com/aspire-cleito-exo-top-fill-airflow-tank.html).
All fit like a glove and connected smoothly.
OLED Screen – Nice and clear. A great size for a compact vape mod. Another top feature, that all most should really have, is the auto screen adjustment.
Whatever side up you have the mod the screen will auto flip like your smartphone does. It works pretty much instantly as well so unless you’re looking you won’t even notice it’s happening.
Below the OLED screen is the Micro USB charging port. This also allows for pass through vaping so you can vape whilst charging.
Wear and Tear
I’ve been using the Aspire Zelos mod now for just over 4 weeks. I’ve had it in pockets, bags, out on tables on nights out getting knocked over. I’ve put it through the ringer!
I’ll tell you what… this little mod has held up really well.
In fact, the small scratches on the base I only noticed after taking and viewing the photos I took of the mod. In ‘real life’ in the hand they are barely noticeable.
The Anodized Aluminum coating/finish Aspire have used here is superb and can take a beating!
How Does The Aspire Zelos Perform?
We have already reviewed the Aspire Nautilus 2 tank so I won’t go over that again as Neil has said all there was to say about the tank and said it very nicely indeed.
Rest assured, for MTL (mouth to lung) vapers it’s leading the pack at the time of writing.
Great e cig tank, highly recommended.
So.. First off lets go over the Aspire Zelos Mod controls and functions:
5 Click on/off
Hold down + and – buttons together to access the menu
Use + or – button to scroll through options (Watts/Voltage/Bypass/TC-Ni/TC-Ti/TC-SS/)
When on the option you want simply press the power button to select
Lock the device – Press the + and power button together
When in TC Mode press power button and – together to enter the the wattage selection. Use + and – to change the wattage.
All super simple, even for beginners.
The only thing that made me go arghh with this mod was the wattage selection scrolling speed.
It would start off at a nice easy pace to keep up with then all of a sudden it jumps to hyper speed quicker than the Millennium Falcon.
Before you know it you’ve gone from 16W to 40W while aiming for 30W.
Great I’d say for mods hitting 200W+ ranges but with a max wattage of 50W, for me it doesn’t need to be that quick.
A minor annoyance I have to say and it only happened because I was switching from a 1.6Ohm coil to 0.4Ohm coil regularly. If you’re just using the Nautilus 2 you won’t have this issue.
With the paired Nautilus 2 tank and 1.8 Ohm coil I can get 1.5 days moderate vaping. With the 0.7 Ohm coil I was looking at around 6-7 hours.
With a 0.4Ohm coil in the Aspire Cleito I was having to pop on charge after around 5 hours.
Of course this is going to be different for everyone but the battery life was good for me.
Just keep in mind, the lower resistance your coil, the more it will drain you battery.
What I Like
The all over build quality from the buttons to the 510 thread. It’s really well built. After 5 weeks of heavy use it still looks as good as the day I bought it.
The OLED auto flip screen feature is a nice one. Works so well I barely even noticed the screen was flipping.
It’s also very easy to use, vapers new to box mods should have no problems here.
What I Didn’t Like
I’m really having to be picky here.
As mentioned in the review, the only thing I found a slight annoyance was the speed of which the Zelos fires through the wattage settings.
That’s it…. and I feel kind of silly for even including that here.
Final Review Verdict
The Aspire Zelos mod has been an absolute pleasure to use.
I know when something’s been good and works as it should because you almost forget that you are using the mod. No messing about, pop your tank on, get your wattage set and away you go. At the end of the day that’s how simple vaping should be.
What Type of Vaper Would The Zelos Mod Kit Be Good For?
If you are new to vaping looking for a reliable mod and tank that’s super simple to use then this is one for the short list.
For vapers with a little more experience that are looking to step up from a vape pen kit. Perfect.
In fact, as long as you vape within the 50W limits and want a compact mod that can take a bit of a battering then I’d recommend this to any level of vaper.
It’s safe to say I wouldn’t have bought this mod from the ‘sales’ images alone. It didn’t look all that to me, personally. But, I wanted to see what the Zelos was all about and of course share with you, the reader, what my thoughts on the mod were.
I’m glad I did buy it… And if I lost this mod (I think I’d have a hard time breaking it) I would definitely be back online to buy a replacement.
Without doubt the overall build quality – Minimal wear and tear from heavy use
Auto flip screen works well
Compact mod that would fit well in even the smallest handed adults out there
Perfectly matched with the Nautilus 2 tank
Good battery life
Vape whilst charging
Excellent tank included with the kit version
Scrolling through the settings can reach hyper speeds
Can SMOKTech offer a compelling reason to spend nearly $40 for this type of device?
About the SMOK Stick V8 Baby Starter Kit
The SMOK Stick V8 Baby Starter Kit has a 2,000 mAh internal vape pen-style battery. Battery life is about average for this type of device, but like all the newest entry-level SMOK products being introduced this month, the Coil Replacements will play a large part of the success or failure of the Stick V8 Baby.
The new M2 class coils from SMOK are designed for this type of device, and both offer great performance with less power needed. The Stick V8 Baby Starter Kit will feature two coils;
1 x V8 Baby M2 Dual-Core Atomizer Coil (0.25 Ohms)
The Stick V8 Baby is a straight up point-n-vape device. No settings to worry about, simply fill the tank and press the fire button. This Direct Voltage device is supposed to calculate the power needed to obtain the optimal vape according the Coil Head used in the included TFV8 Baby Beast Sub-Ohm Tank. And that, folks, is the big question.
The output power of the Stick V8 Baby directly relates to the amount of power left in the battery. Starting off at 4.2v and working down to 3.4v before needing a recharge, the device is supposed to make adjustments to supply the Vaper with a good vape experience. We are certainly looking forward to finding out if this is indeed the case.
The SMOK Stick V8 Baby Kit’s 2,000mAh capacity will not be sufficient to last more than two, maybe three hours before being depleted, but if you happen to be using the device while working at your computer, the Stick V8 Baby works as a pass-thru device.
If I pick one of these starter kits up I’ll make sure to have an extra-long USB cable and a car adapter to use while driving.
The Smok Stick V8 Baby Battery has multiple safety features to assure a safe and effective vape.
Features include an 8-Second Shutoff Protection, a Low-Resistance Protection, Short-Circuit Protection, and Low-Voltage Protection. Something we all expect with VW/TC mods, but it’s nice to see these features reaching down into vape pen arena as well.
The SMOK Stick V8 Baby Startet Kit comes with the famous SMOKTFV8 Baby Beast Tank. The Stick V8 battery is made with aluminum-zinc alloy, and the Baby Beast Tank is created using 304-grade stainless steel.
The TFV8 Baby Beast has a 3ml ejuice capacity, and with the new coil heads included in this Starter Kit, we can expect to see longer battery life and less eliquid consumption than the more advance VW/TC box mods.
Back when the entire staff was vaping with the Aspire CF battery and their Atlantis Sub-Ohm Tank, we enjoyed the vape experience quite a bit. In the intervening years box mods were, and are, all the rage, but should the SMOK Stick V8 Baby prove to provide a great vape, we’ll be happy to tell you so.
Our biggest concern is this Direct Voltage system. When it comes to powering sub-ohm tanks this system often under powers the coils, and thereby providing only a ‘decent’ vape experience. We expect more from SMOKTech, and we hope we get it.
You can buy the SMOK Stick V8 Baby Starter Kit from Urvapin.
The SMOK TFV8 Cloud Beast Tank has improvements over the TFV4 across the board. SMOK took in a ton of feedback from actual users, and reviewers, and then went about creating the TFV8 Cloud Beastthat would reflect the best of the feedback.
The airflow slots on the TFV8 increase intake by 18% from bottom airflow slots. The airflow Tube was also increased, by a bit more than 30%, creating an unbelievable vape experience.
Improved Top Fill
Personally, I liked the Top-Fill method in the TFV4. The soft plastic protection “lid” had a small, but usable, slot for
filling, and because it was soft I was able to squeeze in the eye-dropper from the ejuice bottle easily, without muss or fuss. Still, everything can be improved, no?
The Top-Fill system for the SMOK TFV8 is much the same of the TFV4, but the e-juice hole of the top-fill section has been enlarged some, to allow the user to insert eye-droppers even better. Some people I’ve spoken with that are huge fans of the older TFV4 say the new enlarged top-fill hole is great, but the old one was never a problem for me, but I’ll admit it’s a decent improvement.
SMOK TFV8 Cloud Beast Takeaway
Make no mistake, the TFV8 is a large tank. Larger than the new Joyetech Ultimo, larger than the Vaporesso ORC tank, and even larger than the Uwell Crown 2, a large tank in its own right. The coil heads are massive, and the VT-V8 is intimidating as hell, but despite the size and the massive coil heads, the Cloud Beast is manageable, and makes a fantastic All-Day-Tank.
The fact that the SMOK TFV8 Cloud Beast is an all-day-tank, we need to keep in mind the power needed to drive the tank, and the huge amounts of ejuice it takes to keep a Vaper vaping.
Each of the Coil Heads available for the TFV8 is rated for wattage, and this does provide some leeway into the power/ejuice needs. I’ll discuss the individual coil heads below, and I’ll let you know what to expect as far as battery life and ejuice usage for each one.
New Coil Heads and RBA
The SMOK TFV8 launches with four coil head options, all using Kanthal A1 wire. While the RBA section includes a dual coil Clapton with Kanthal, you can use any wire with the RBA for Temperature Control vaping. But, at this time, the SMOK TFV8 is not for TC Vapers unless the RBA component is used with various TC wire (Nickel, Titanium, Stainless Steel).
The highest wattage coil that comes with the SMOK TFV8Cloud Beast package is the V8-T8, which can be vaped at up 260 watts with the right ejuice.
The SMOK TFV8Turbo EnginesReplacement Coils use powerful cores. Patented by design and high-performance capability, they offer an unmatched airflow performance and incredible vaping experience.
It should be noted that during the lifespan of the SMOK TFV4, SMOK introduced 15 different coil heads. SMOK just might do the same thing the TFV8, but I suppose that will depend on the sales numbers, initially and down the road. The most important question SMOK will have to answer is; Are Vapers using this tank long term or are Vapers picking one up for novelty or to add the most powerful Sub-Ohm tank to their arsenal? If the TFV8 is used as an all-day-tank, which it should, then coil head options are probably a sure thing.
The three standard coil heads and the one RBA are all rated in wattage of at least 50w. The top-end of the wattage scale varies as to the coils in the heads, but maxes out at 260w. To vape at that wattage, you would have to buy one of the few 300w mods, something I hope to never do.
My Vape Experiences with the Four Heads
TFV8 – V8-T6
The V8-T6 coil head is rated at 50w to 240 watts. The ohms rating is 0.2, and the coil is made up of 6 separate coils, a patented design. This Turbo coil head might become the favorite among users because it can be used to create a great vape at about 90-100w. No doubt you’ll breeze through ejuice and battery life, but the flavor from this coil head, and the vapor production, will beat any prebuilt coil head on the market, except for the T8-V8.
This coil head has a total of 6 oblong cuts into the outer casing to allow even more air to circulate directly on the quad
coils. SMOK tells us that this coil head delivers a super smooth and silky vape experience, similar to a Hookah. The last Hookah I used was the e-hookah by the new-defunct Triple 7 company. That device was, back in the day, a very decent vape, though now it would be so outdated I wouldn’t bother.
Attaching the V8-Q4 to the TFV8 and using the Fuchai 213 I discovered that 95w produced a nice lukewarm, silky vape just as SMOK claimed. The vapor was very dense, the flavor was out of this world, but in order to achieve warm vapor I had to push the wattage to 125w, so once again battery life and ejuice consumption was high.
This coil head is seriously astonishing. Even vaping at a full 100w the vapor temperature was only slightly warm. I moved it to 140w to achieve just enough warmth in the vapor and overwhelming flavor. This coil head is possessed by the Devil himself. You can expect the largest clouds you imagine, with extraordinary flavor with a MaxVG eliquid, but should you decide to vape at 140-180 watts, which is easily done, you can expect to almost watch your battery indicator slide down in real time, and that 6mL of ejuice to disappear inside of 20 minutes.
If the user decides that the V8-T8 is the coil head of choice, the user should expect to have a couple of extra “sets” of batteries in waiting, as well as an extra 30mL bottle of ejuice at the ready.
The Much Improved RBA Base
The TFV8 RBA coil is an enormous improvement over the RBA for the TFV4. The TFV8 RBA section has an 18mm build deck for making easy work with just about any wire or any build. For builders SMOK outfits the TFV8 with a strong V8 RBA Head (4.0T-X) that includes a pre-installed 0.28ohm Clapton Dual Coils. The build deck features a two-post, dual terminal design that will accommodate a wide variety of build ‘styles’ and coil structures.
While the Clapton coils are attached, the user will still have to wick it. Thankfully, SMOK includes some organic cotton to fully wick the RBA.
As far as Sub-Ohm Tank RBA components go, the TFV8 is the easiest one I’ve ever worked with. Twist off the coil wall to expose the actual coils, wick it, saturate it, and vape like hell. When it comes to wrapping your own coils there is plenty of room to work with, and as I said above, with so many options for builds, the RBA will easily become the favored component for builders that own the tank. Inside the TFV8 Tank box is everything the user needs, and everything the users get when purchasing the RBA section separately.
Bottom Line – Real World Impressions
I fully expected the SMOK TFV8 to cost $49.99. It looks like a $50 tank, and it performs like nothing I’ve used before. When SMOK went back to the lab to design the TFV8, with all the notes and feedback by users, they came out with a tank that is so vastly improved that I cannot imagine an owner of the TFV4 being happy with that tank when the TFV8 can be had for $1 more.
As I’ve said so many times before, just about every sub-ohm tank today provides a good vape, and many provide an excellent vape. So why should Vapers go out and buy the SMOK TFV8 Cloud Beast?
Well, not everyone should. Despite the new shorter height, the TFV8 is still 24.5mm wide, 25.5 at the widest, and it needs plenty of power to push it. If you don’t have a mod that push past the 100w mark, you won’t get all that the TFV8 offers. In fact, if your mod maxes out at 100W, there are better tanks for your needs. The Atom Vapes Metropolis, the Joyetech Ultimo, the eleaf Lemo 3, the Protank 4 by Kanger, and others, are sub-ohm tanks for the 100w and under mods.
If a Vaper uses a high powered mod, in excess of 150w, then the TFV8 will provide a vape experience like no other. This much-improved ‘TF’ tank is more than a Cloud Beast, though it is a cloud beast, the flavor production is just as “big” as the clouds of vapor. After all, the TF in TFV8 stands for TASTE FURIOUS.
A while back we began using the terms “mainstream tanks” and “specialty tanks”, and the SMOK TFV4 was diffidently a ‘specialty tank’. Can the same thing be said about the TFV8? Yes, and No.
Certain aspects of the SMOK TFV8 are definitely “specialty”. The very high wattage, the large width, and the huge coil heads. On the other hand, with so many Vapers owning mods that exceed 100w, plenty of those mods have the space for a 24.5mm base, and the excellently balanced flavor/vapor production, I would say that even New Vaperswho opt for the high wattage mod, could handle the TFV8 without much of a problem.
Owners of the SMOK TFV8 will get less battery life and vape through more ejuice than they would with other sub-ohm tanks, But, if that isn’t a problem, the TFV8 will provide a vape experience that can’t be found in any other sub-ohm tank.
SMOK TFV8 Cloud Beast Features:
6ml E-Liquid Capacity (5.5ml with TF-V8 Coil Installed)
I guess it’s a universal problem for our vaping friends to choose a proper ecig to take with when going out. The Dragon-Boat Festival of China is around the corner, and also brings this problem to me. Personally, for carrying around, portability is my first concern, but not the big functions that I may pay great attention when I am vaping in the office or at home. I have decided to take the Limitless Pulse Pod for the short-distance trip in the coming festival.
As shown in the picture, Limitless Pulse Pod System Starter Kit is a portable all-in-one device with a skinny body, totally different to those big ones. Put it in your pocket just like a pen!
Limitless Pulse Pod System Vape is small, but it’s perfectly configured. It is composed by a changeable pulse pod and a chargeable battery part (I may call it mod). The pulse pod has a juice capacity of 2ml, just like a cartridge.
The Pulse Pod is easy for refilling. You just disassemble the mouth piece, open the red plug and fill it with the juice bottle. Mind that there should be now left liquid outside of the tank. A thin needle tip bottle will be a good choice for filling the tank. As coils may be burnt too much and thus influence the flavor, the heater in the pod also needs to be changed. How often you change the pod depends on your personal vaping habit. It’s the similar question to how long does a limitless pulse pod last, thus the answer is the same.
Limitless Company is also considerate to release a separate pulse pod packexclusively for this kit. Three pieces in a pack and it’s quite easy to change the pod which you can see from the picture above.
The battery has a capacity of 380mah and it is rechargeable by a USB cable. The button on the center of the Pulse Pen allows you to change the color of the LED light system.
For the package, Limitless adopts its usual style—the hat box made of paper. On the front side of the box, there is the LOGO and the product name as well as the name of its cooperator PLY ROCK. Inside of the box, there is a Limitless Pulse Pod System Vape Pen, a Pod and a USB charger.
The SMOK TFV8 Big Baby Beast Tankis a fantastic enlarged upgrade from the TFV8 Baby Beast (a tank I use on a daily basis) and a perfect representation of a slightly smaller TFV8 Cloud Beast. Just when you think there’s no middle ground between the two, SMOK hits us with the TFV8 Big Baby Beast!
The SMOK TFV8 Big Baby Beast is a 24.5mm Sub-Ohm Tank that utilizes the wide selection of Baby Beast Turbo Engine Coil Heads which makes cross-compatibility extremely convenient. Measuring 3mm taller and a 2.5mm bigger circumference than the Baby Beast while increasing total eJuice capacity by 2ml (to 5ml total); the Taste Flavor V8 Big Baby Beast is definitely a closer rendition to the TFV8 Cloud Beast, in my honest opinion. SMOK struck the perfect balance of not too big (TFV8 Cloud Beast) and not too small (TFV8 Baby Beast) while still being easily transported. It’s definitely not a small tank and feels more in-line with other competing tanks that share the same diameter and juice capacity; there’s nothing baby about it!
SMOK released a few additional colors to the TFV8 lineup and really makes it easy to pick one to match your style. The TFV8 Big Baby is currently available in Black, Stainless Steel and Gunmetal with Gold, Blue, Red, Green and a Rainbow version called 7-Color being released soon. I’ve been using the Black version that came with the SMOK G-Priv Starter Kit and the Stainless Steel version with the RBA deck installed. The overall construction is as you’d expect; solid and the superior Stainless Steel material used is identical to most other SMOK atomizers. I’ve been using my Cloud Beast and Baby Beast several times weekly and never had something break, wear down or show any sign of failure; a testament to SMOK’s quality control and manufacturing methods.
The TFV8 Big Baby Beast shares the same hinge-lock top-fill system that SMOK has perfected over the last year and is hands down the besttop-fill in the industry! With a nice amount of tension thanks to the extremely thick fill hole silicone gasket between the tank and top cap, the swinging arm stays closed without any looseness or unhinging whatsoever. The fill hole did decrease in size just a smidge compared to the Baby Beast but I had no issues jamming a 120ml dropper in and filling the full 5ml reservoir. I’m so familiar with the swing open fill port that I wish every manufacturer implemented a similar system to get close to what SMOK has accomplished with theirs.
The dual 15mm x 2mm adjustable bottom airflow slots provide the amount of air needed to power the TFV8 Big Baby coils and RBA section. The adjustment ring is super smooth with no hesitation when making changes and stays in any position you set it too. It does stop in the opened and closed positions, which I completely prefer, unlike the Cloud Beast that spins around 360°. The enormous 16mm Delrin wide-bore drip tip (the exact same as the Cloud Beast) still gives a great amount of flavor since it tapers down and connects (by two really strong O-rings) to a 6.9mm chimney. I personally love the larger wide-bore drip tips but SMOK does include a 510 adapter if you want to use your Baby Beast or any other 510 drip tip instead. Never once did I have a heat issue even when running 100W plus.
Lying nicely under the packaging were two replacement glass tubes which I thought was unusual but awesome. Then once I went to install the RBA deck, I realized the second additional glass was slightly taller than the others to compensate for the couple millimeters taller the RBA deck stood over the coil heads. The 510 connection threads installed easily on any device I attached it to (mainly the SMOK G-Privand Lost Vape Triade DNA250 Box Mod) while the 510 center pin gave me no issues with connectivity.
With the Baby Turbo Engine Coil Heads providing the vapor and flavor, expect a solid performance from each and every option. Every SMOK coil lately (besides a select few) is unbelievably flavorful, well-built and lasts longer than other brands. The Big Baby Beast uses the same coils as the Baby Beast despite being bigger in diameter and offering almost double the eJuice capacity. I prefer having a couple tanks that use the same coil heads so I only need to stock up on one specific resistancethat I like with the ability to use a variety of tanks. As excited as I was to have the Big Baby RBA section in hand, it’s not compatible with the Baby Beast since the glass is too short for the tank to assemble properly; unfortunate but is still an awesome addition.
Of course, I started immediately with the RBA section that comes preinstalled with dual Spaced Clapton coils (5-wrap and 2.5mm ID) reading right around 0.34Ω. Remember you need to install the taller glass tube that’s included in the box or you’re left with an unfillable gap. After some minor adjustments, I wicked it up with some premium cotton (Native Wicks Platinum to be exact) and filled it with some juice that I know like the back of my hand. Once I reached about 70W, the vape was extremely smooth. A cooler vape than I normally prefer but great flavor and clouds upon clouds of vapor. I normally build contact coils (wraps that touch each other rather than spaced apart) so after a couple tanks, I decided to install my own coils.
The RBA is a two-post Velocity-style deck that measures 16mm in total diameter with two 2mm holes on each post. The side-tension screws hold your coil leads in place with no issues despite their smaller size. Wicking is similar to the Cloud Beasts included RBA where you tuck your wicks into the corner channels with four 4.3mm x 2.5mm wicking slots around the bottom feeding juice to the cotton. With either a lot of cotton or the bare minimum, I get no leaking, gurgling or spitting with the stock setup or the dual SS316L Clapton coils (7-wrap and 2.5mm ID) I installed shortly after. I was able to push my dual Clapton coils (reading at 0.21Ω) to much higher wattages and was getting a warmer denser vape right around 80-90W. Obviously, you’re going to be limited to smaller builds but the flavor and vapor is right on par with larger more power hungry RBA’s.
The preinstalled 0.15Ω V8 Baby-X4 coil head consisted of dual parallel (quadruple) coils measuring 2.8mm ID each with four 7mm x 2.5mm wicking slots. The dual coils are placed in the center of the coil giving you direct from the coil vapor production. SMOK recommends the best output around 45-60W (with a total range of 30-70W) but I found around 65W was a perfect number for me. I’ve been vaping these coil heads with the TFV8 Baby Beast for months and bought several packs since I do enjoy them a lot. The life of the coil is close to a week of severe vaping before I started getting a change in flavor but overall I enjoy the Baby-X4 coils a lot.
Also included in the box is the 0.2Ω V8 Baby-T6 Sextuple coil head, the most powerful coil head in the V8 Baby lineup. With three individual parallel coils (giving you six coils total), a 3mm ID and three 5.5mm x 2.5mm wicking slots, power is drastically increased. The wattage range of 40-130W (best between 70-90W) is a little optimistic. I cranked it gradually to 130W and I was getting a dry hit every other pull. The plumes of vapor are thick and the flavor was definitely more up my alley around 110W. I didn’t get more than a few days of good vaping until I was getting a muted almost musty taste. While I do prefer the higher wattage capability of the T6 (I’m a triple digit vaper at heart), the Baby-X4 is the clear cut winner between the two.
While there are several other coil head options that I do vape with my Baby Beast, never once do I get leaking or resistance errors. The coil life varies from person to person so my time is normally cut shorter since I’m constantly reviewing other products. But the only con I came up with on the TFV8 Big Baby is when tightening the top cap down, it loves to hold the top of the coil head. So when I try to remove the top cap, the coil unscrews from the base with it and caused a mess, especially with the RBA section (ittook pliers to unscrew the cap on the RBA more than once). It happened the few times I went to clean my tank out and when changing to a different coil (just a friendly heads up).
The OBS V Sub-Ohm Tank is constructed with 304 Stainless Steel and glass. It’s available in Black, and ‘not-Black’ (Silver or Stainless Steel, depending on the vendor’s description.) with a juice capacity of 6mL. Interestingly, some vendors are stating a 5.2mL or 5.3mL juice capacity, and the official OBS website states 6mL. The capacity depends on the Coil Head used at the time, bear that in mind.
OBS includes 3 distinct coil-heads in the OBS V Sub-Ohm Tank package, the V12, the V8, and the V4.
The heating element (wire) is Kanthal A1, and the massive wicking is Organic Cotton. Optional Coils include a V10 OCC (Kanthal) and an RBA Head with a sizeable Two-Post Build Deck.
The package contents include a V12, V8, and a V4 coil head. Each of these, and the optional V10, are rated as followed:
15ohm V12 OCC Core – rated for 60-150W, recommended 70-90W
15ohm V10 OCC Core – rated for 60-100W,recommended 70-90W
15ohm V8 OCC Core – rated for 90-180W,recommended 110-160W
15ohm V4 OCC Core – rated for 120-260W, recommended 140-230W
All 4 coils are performance-orientated toward cloud production, using the “V OCC Coils System”. That said, The V12 is considered the “best cloud producer” Coil. The V8 and V4 are geared for a fuller flavor production, while still managing superlative clouds. The optionalV10 OCC coil is said to be the best of both worlds, but if that were true, why make it optional? Why not substitute the V8 with the V10?
All four coil head options are rated 0.15Ω, and replacement coils come in 3-packs. As a huge fan of both theSMOK TFV8 and TFV12 tanks, I find it difficult to decide which of the two
The Smok TFV8 has a 6ml juice capacity like the OBS V Tank, and the Smok TFV12 has a 25mm “base” diameter as the OBS V tank. But when comparing the performance, both clouds and flavor, the OBS V Sub-Ohm comes close to the TFV12 Cloud Beast, with a few differences.
The OBS V Sub-Ohm and the SMOK TFV8/TFV12 Cloud Beasts
Filling and refiling the OBS V Sub-Ohm Tank is not obvious when it’s unboxed, but it is easy. This tank is a side-fill tank, and to reveal the side-fill slots pull up on the top cap. Filling the OBS V is easier than filling the TFV8/TFV12 Clouds Beasts.
Maximum Airflow of the OBS V Sub-Ohm Tank
The massive Airflow for the OBS V Tank is caused by a Quad-Air slots configuration at the base of the Tank. The Airflow of any tank aids in both cloud production and allowing a higher wattage setting for the mod used. If there is a single element of the OBS V that stands out immediately after the first use, it’s the enormous amount of air drawn in by a firm inhale when the airflow ring is set to wide-open. But there is a downside to this massive air flow system.
The OBS V Sub-Ohm Tank lets in more airflow than either of the SMOK TFV8 or TFV12 Cloud Beasts. The result of vaping the OBS V with maximum airflow is a thinner, or less full, cloud production than either of the Cloud Beasts set to wide open airflow.
To produce the same thickness of vapor the user must stop down the airflow some, and this can cause a range of whistling from minor to annoying. The are no ‘incremental’ stop downs in the airflow ring, but with some work you’ll find the positions that provide thick vapor with little to no whistling.
For my personal taste, in flavor and clouds, I prefer the V4 OCC Core. This V4 is rated for 120-260W, and is considered constructed for flavor production. I found my optimal vape at 145W for immense clouds and the best flavor of the 3 other coils.
That Dumb-Looking Drip Tip
Lastly, the OBS V Sub-Ohm Tank comes with two drip tips, both POM (Delrin) drip tips. Both are excellent at keeping cool no matter how much wattage is passing through the coils. The first is a normal looking wide-bore drip tip, the default drip tip when you open the box. The other drip tip is the tallest drip tip I’ve ever seen. This tall drip tip has a built-in heat sink, and the idea is that when using the V4 Core at near maximum wattage (230W) the heat doesn’t reach through that drip tip to burn the users’ lips.
While I vaped most of the time at 145W. I experienced no excessive heat from the normal wide-bore tip. Still, wanting to do a complete review, I did take the V4 Core up to the 200W level while using the ridiculously tall drip tip and it works as advertised. I just don’t think many people will feel comfortable with this drip tip, unless the user is attempting a cloud chasing competition with the OBS V.
There is one element of the OBS V Sub-Ohm Tank that is an improvement over the SMOK TFV8
and TFV12 Sub-Ohm Tanks. The side-fill method is certainly an improvement, but from spending a full 7 days with both the OBS V Sub-Ohm with the V4 Core (and the other 3 coils) and the TFV12 Cloud Beast King with the V12-X4 Coil, I would have to give the edge to the TFV12 Cloud Beast King for flavor and cloud production. The competition was close, very close, so what it comes down to is the aesthetics of the two tanks.
More than a few people I know believe the TFV12 Cloud Beast King to be too big. For that reason alone, they won’t buy one or use one. This tank has a base size of 25mm, but the middle ‘glass’ size widens to 27mm, and the widest part of the tank is 28mm. The height of the Cloud Beast King is 70mm, making it a large Sub-Ohm tank.
The OBS V Sub-Ohm Tank is 26mm in diameter from top to bottom, with a height of 64mm. While the OBS Vis nowhere near a small tank, it is noticeably smaller in stature than the TFV12 Cloud Beast King.
For Sub-Ohm Vapers looking for something on par with the SMOK TFV8 and TFV12 models, the OBS V Sub-Ohm comes closest, at this point in time.