The VIP Nexus mod is, in short, a re-branded Vaptio P-I. The version I have on review you will see has the Vaptio branding rather than the branded Nexus.
They are both one of the same. To keep things simple I will be using the Vaptio name throughout the review. After-all that is what I have in front of me!
I had never actually heard of vape brand Vaptio until I received this vape mod for review.
A little digging shows that they are based in Seattle in the States and have partnered with Fist Union, one of the biggest e cig manufacturers in China. Straight off the bat the quality of their e cigs should be spot on.
The company started in 2014 but they already have a number of impressive looking mods in their vaping lineup.
Back to the product in hand. The Vaptio P-I vape mod from VIP Electronic Cigarette. This is a variable wattage, compact vape mod that is capable of firing upto 50W.
Let take a closer look at this mod.
In The Box
The Vaptio presentation box is tidy and professional and contains the following:
- 1 X Vaptio P-I vape mod
- 1 X 2ml Vaptio Sub Ohm Tank
- 2 X 0.2Ohm Coil Heads (One pre-installed in tank)
- 1 X Micro USB Charging cable (5V / 1A)
- 1 X Instruction Manual
- Battery Capacity: 2100 mAh
- Power up-to 50W
- 5 Wattage settings (10W / 20W / 30W / 40W / 50W)
- Fires coils from 0.2Ohm resistance
- 5 Click On/Off
- Short Circuit Protection
- Over vape protection (Cuts off after 10 seconds)
- Battery level Indicator
- Size: 80*35.3*22mm
Looks And Build Quality
The Vaptio vape mod is a tidy looking box mod. A lot smaller than I was expecting, the Vaptio fits comfortably in the palm of the hand and I don’t have the biggest hands.
If you have ever had or seen the Eleaf iStick 30W mod the size is similar. The Vaptio is just a touch taller.
The mod has a curved pattern design and is finished with a smooth matte coating that feels great to touch.
The power and function buttons are well located on the side and are finished in a rubberized material that again are a pleasure to operate. Below the buttons are 5 LED lights that show both the remaining battery and wattage selection.
More on that in the ‘Performance’ section.
The top and base is finished with a smoke black stainless steel that fits in really well with the whole look of the mod.
The side branding is subtle on the side which leads to a sleek looking device, just around the corner from this we have the micro USB charging connection. Due to this being located on the side and not the base you can leave the mod standing up right whilst charging.
There is a nice weight to the mod and as mentioned before, the buttons have a rubberized finish. That means one thing.. Zero button rattle! Below
The 510 connection also has a spring loaded pin to allow for any variations in other tanks you may use with this device.
Really impressed so far.
How Does The Vaptio V-I from VIP E Cigs Perform?
The Vaptio P-I has a 2100 mAh battery capacity, when sub ohm vaping (moderately) this saw me through a full day. Depending on your vaping habits, this could be more or less.
Charging is carried out through the micro USB but unfortunately there is no pass through capability to allow you to vape whilst charging.
The Vaptio P-I has definitely been produced with simplicity in mind. It differs from most other sub ohm vape mods that are currently available in the way that the wattage selection functions.
The Vaptio doesn’t have an OLED screen that actually shows the wattage.
Here is a quick explanation of how to operate the mod:
- On/Off – Click the power button 5 times in quick succession to turn the mod on/off
- Lock – Press both function buttons (small buttons) together. Red light will flash to indicate a lock. This just keeps your current settings in place removing accidental wattage changes.
- Selecting Wattage – Press the function buttons up or down to select desired wattage. 1 light = 10W / 2 lights = 20W / 3 lights = 30W / 4 lights = 40W 5 lights = 50W.
- Battery level – Press power button quickly (Not long enough to fire up the tank). The lights will show the current wattage first THEN the amount of battery remaining.
The wattage selection on the Vaptio takes a few minutes to get used to but once you are familiar with it, it’s easy to understand.
It’s not going to be ideal for vapers that want more wattage control as you can only jump in 10W increments upto 50W rather than the 0.1W increments that is pretty much standard on other vape mods.
For vapers that simply want more power from their current device and don’t want complicated looking menus then this is super easy to use.
You will also find that once you find your preferred wattage setting for the e-liquid you are using then it’s a case of locking the setting (holding both function buttons) and you’re good to go.
Vaptio Sub Ohm Tank With 0.2 Ohm Coil
The Vaptio P-I kit comes with two OCC (Organic Cotton Coils) 0.2Ohm coils, one already pre built in the tank. The coils themselves have large holes for soaking up your e-juice and are a dual coil design.
There are no instructions for fitting the coils in the manual but it’s as simple as unscrewing and screwing back in a replacement.
The tank itself breaks down into a number of parts for easy cleaning, there is no replacement glass in the kit and from what I can see VIP Electronic Cigarette don’t sell them separately so be sure to take care with the tank.
Once your coils are in place filling is also simple. It’s best to fill from the bottom of the tank. Carefully remove the top part of the tank (with glass) from the base and with the drip tip pointing to the ground slowly drip your e-juice down the inside of the window.
I say slowly because the capacity is only 2ml and a quick fill risks overflowing into the chimney section of the tank, this is something you don’t want to do!
Replace the base, screw the tank onto your mod and then WAIT 5 minutes to allow the e liquid to soak into the coil head. Very important that last part.
If you fire up the device to vape too soon after filling you run the risk of dry burning your cotton. This will ruin your coil and is irreversible so keep that in mind.
I was vaping with the VIP Arcadia Aphrodite e liquid (Strawberry, Brown Sugar and Vanilla Custard) for this review and the results are great.
I tried all the wattage settings but due to this being a 0.2Ohm low resistance coil it is more suited to higher wattage settings.
- At 10W as expected not a lot happened. Not enough power for a 0.2 Ohm coil.
- At 20W I surprisingly got a decent amount of vapour and while it was a cool vape the flavour was good.
- At 30W the vape increased in warmth along with an improvement in the flavour
- At 40W as expected the vape gets warmer still and the flavour is more pronounced
- At 50W maximum setting the vapour is thick and the flavour while very good too warm for my personal tastes
The Vaptio sub ohm tank and 0.2 ohm coils performance is excellent, the flavours and vapour produced from this e liquid were spot on. My pick of the settings was at 30W.
Normally a 0.2 ohm coil would not get any results from a low 20W power output so I checked the coil resistance on a couple of Mods that show the attached coil resistance and the coil was showing to be nearer a 0.3 Ohm resistance.
So a little strange how they got that one wrong?
The airflow is a dual cyclops design and works very well in providing tighter or looser draws. Just have a play around to see what suits you. I personally like to vape with the airflow fully open.
Taking the oversight of the coil resistance out of the equation I was very pleased with the tanks performance!
The only real downside is the 2ml capacity. Heavy vapers will likely be refilling this tank on a regular basis as sub ohm vaping can drink the juice.
What I Like
The form factor and build quality of the Vaptio P I vape mod is excellent. It is compact, portable and fits well in the palm of your hand.
The tank and coils perform very well, the flavour and vapour volume excellent.
While not necessarily a mod for seasoned vapers due to the set 10W power settings I found it nice and easy to use and didn’t feel like I was missing out on in between wattage ie; 12W, 25W, 38W etc.
Vapers new to variable wattage mods should find this easy to pick up and use.
What I Dislike
There aren’t any real negatives but as mentioned above the set wattage increments may not be ideal for some vapers. The Vaptio has no OLED screen so you can not check coil resistance or any other features you can access with a display.
The mod cannot be vaped while charging which is a feature I like but isn’t a deal breaker.
The sub ohm tank only has a 2ml capacity. It is however a good starting point and other tanks can be used on the mod. The coil I was using had a 0.3Ohm rating when checked on other devices, not the 0.2Ohm it is labelled as.
Final Vaptio P-I Review Verdict
Overall, the Vaptio P-I e cig mod from VIP Electronic Cigarette is a great little device. Newer vapers that are looking to take the step up from vape pen devices should find this a simple mod to get to grips with.
If you have skipped to the end, this e cig has now been rebranded as the VIP Nexus. This is what you will see on the VIP Electronic Cigarette website.
- Great build quality
- Small and portable mod
- Tank provides great flavour and vapour
- The VIP Arcadia Aphrodite e juice is very good
- Great e cig mod for vapers taking the next step to variable wattage & sub ohm capability
- Only 5 wattage settings that may not suit all vapers
- 2ml Tank capacity is on the small side