The new SMPO Yoofun pod kit review and the first of two I’ll be reviewing from the company.
When I heard I’d be receiving 2 new pod kits from SMPO my reviewing senses started to tingle.
I had to be honest, I’d not heard of them before, so I fired up the old google-sphere and did a quick bit of research.
It turns out the SMPO are based out of London, although (as you’d expect) the manufacturing comes out of China.
Their product catalogue consists of 4 systems, 3 of which seems to be designed around a similar form factor. However, the product I’m looking at today couldn’t look more different.
The SMPO Yoofun has a cool, funky look and comes in snazzy colours like Aroura, Chestnut, Inky and Viridian.
During this review I’ll be using the Viridian version, which I must say looks pretty damn cool.
This product was sent for the purposes of this review. As always my views are my own.
Inside the Box
- 1 x SMPO Yoofun Battery
- 2 x SMPO Yoofun Pods (1.1 Ohm and 0.8 Ohm)
- 1 x USB type C Cable
- 1 x Lanyard/Chain (which secures to both the dust cap and the mod)
- 1 x Dust Cap
- 1 x Instruction Manual and warranty card
- Size: 45 x 17 x 82.5mm
- Weight: 58.9g
- Capacity: 1.8ml (TPD Compliant)
- Battery: Internal 800mAh
- Output wattage: 12W/15W
- Charging: USB Type C
SMPO Yoofun Quick Start Guide
After hacking my way through the postal packaging, I was stunned with the simplicity of the setup.
I simply took an included pod, filled it with some nic-salt e-liquid, slotted it into the battery and took my first draw.
The SMPO Yoofun is draw and button activated which is great for quick MTL draws on high nicotine e-liquids or, with the button depressed, fuller MTL or restricted DTL draws.
Design and Build Quality
I absolutely loved the feel I got from holding the Yoofun.
All-too-often in my testing of pod kits I find them fiddly in the hand and I feel as though I’m going to drop them.
SMPO Yoofun – It’s Handy and Dandy!
What grabbed my attention on first inspection was the contours of the mod.
Curved and beveled edges just screams “I’m not just another pod mod“.
The flat bottom of the mod makes it ideal for standing on desks/tables to avoid scratching the side panels. And of course, to make sure everyone notices it!
Taking It From the Top
The snug fit of the pod into the battery leaves no wiggle room and no rattle, the SMPO Yoofun feels robust, so I decided to take it with me on a day in the woods playing airsoft.
It was dropped and probably shot a couple of times, during all of this the pod stayed in place.
The mouthpiece is a standard, small oval which gives the benefit of the draw action for MTL vaping.
Nothing really inventive to speak of here, it just worked really well.
SMPO Yoofun – Snug and Simple
The pod fits perfectly into the battery housing either way. It’s press fit, but there appeared to be no wobble or danger of it dropping out.
The refill hole is found on the side of the pod and wide enough to fit a 10ml bottle tip in, although there’s the possibility of spillage and overflow with a larger bore tip.
SMPO Yoofun – the Workhorse
The form factor of the battery itself is stunning, a mixture of a metal chassis and plastic side panels.
SMPO state the the panels use “IML technic”, which I’m guessing refers to “In Mould Labelling“.
This is a technique for bonding graphics to plastic components. It’s designed to give the graphics a greater wear resistance.
What does it mean to us? The graphic shouldn’t scratch off easily. Overall, it’s light and well balanced.
SMPO Yoofun – Battery Indicators
There are 3 small LEDs on front of the SMPO Yoofun, indicating remaining battery level.
The LEDs also give you an indication of the resistance level of the pod, which I think is a fantastic touch.
The LEDs will glow white when vaping on a 1.1Ohm pod and blue when using the 0.8Ohm option. The 0.8Ohm pod is also coloured blue to give an extra reminder.
I tried many different click combinations to try and switch it from 15W to 12W mode but came to the conclusion that as battery output drops so must the output wattage.
In terms of protection the Motiv 2 boasts 5 official protection systems:
- Over current protection
- Short circuit protection
- Overheating protection
- Low voltage protection
- Low power warning
- Open circuit protection
- Over inhale reminder
- Overcharge protection
With all of this we should have a pretty sturdy piece of kit that will last a good while.
How Does the SMPO Yoofun – Perform?
How To Fill/Re-Fill
- Remove the pod from the battery
- Unplug the rubber bung on the side of the pod
- Fill carefully
- Replace the bung
- Leave for 5-10 minutes to allow the coil to soak up the e-liquid.
The draw is reasonably tight when using draw activation but I preferred using the button fire option as this seemed to force the vapour into my mouth, creating a fuller draw experience.
There was a decent DTL draw from the Yoofun when using the fire button. I really enjoyed this on the 0.8Ohm pod for a stealth vape when out and about.
MTL is amazing, the draw is clean and throat hit is comfortable.
The airflow is non-adjustable as you’d expect from a pod mod system, and there’s the usual straw sucking noise that you expect but nothing too loud.
In terms of e-liquid consumption I was really impressed. A full pod of 50:50 VG/PG mix lasted at least 3 days and I was vaping on this hard!
First Pod Test
The Yoofun came with 2 pods. To check the diversity of the flavour and vapour production, I filled the 1.1Ohm pod (clear) with a 50:50 G/PG mix of Iced Blue (20mg) from Vape Mail.
I found this had a good mouth feel. The e-liquid I used contained nic salts so I was expecting a smooth throat hit and I wasn’t disappointed.
The flavour was pleasant and satisfying. There was a decent, loose cloud for the combination of pod system and VG/PG. I am impressed so far.
2nd Pod Test
In the 2nd pod, the 0.8Ohm (blue) one I used Vape Mail’s Iced Grape, coming in with the same ratios and nicotine level.
The flavour was more pronounced with this pod and it definitely hit harder.
In my opinion this pod performed better for all types of vaping, draw activated and button activated MTL and restrictive DTL.
This pod really allowed the sweetness of the e-liquid to come through.
The wicking material used lives up to the task, providing a consistent feed of e-liquid.
Neither of these pods left me with a dry hit which makes me think it could have coped with a higher ratio e-liquid, especially in the 0.8Ohm version.
With the filling hole sitting on the side of the pod I had no initial concerns about leakage.
I had a good look at the internals of the pod housing each day and even used the included cotton buds to test for moisture on day 3 and there was nothing there.
My only real niggle is regarding ergonomics. Now I don’t have particularly large hands, but even I found that accessing the fire button was a little fiddly.
It could be down to the way I hold my mods, or the orientation of the pod.
But if you were going to finger fire the SMPO Yoofun it would have been easier if the pod was rotated 90 degrees. However, this would have ruined the whole aesthetic and changed the overall form factor.
When you notice the flavour deteriorating or a slight burnt taste coming through it’s time to change out the pod cartridge.
SMPO Yoofun Battery Life
The battery stands up well too.
I started using this straight of the box with no initial charging and even though I’m quite a heavy vaper, especially chain vaping during breaks, the battery lasted me easily into my 3rd day without a charge.
With the inclusion of USB type C the charging is so quick and the 40 mins fast charging that SMPO boasts on their website is pretty damn accurate.
- Quick setup
- Easy to use – Good for beginners
- Decent flavour (especially the 0.8Ohm pod)
- Low e-liquid consumption
- Long battery life
- Great looks
- Fiddly finger fire
There’s not much to say here.
I think you can tell that I’m really impressed with how the SMPO Yoofun has performed.
The looks are amazing and the option for draw activation and finger firing has really suited my vaping style.
Have you tried the Yoofun pod? Let us know what you think in the comments below.