This time I’m going to be taking a look at the new Voopoo Argus Pod! This ergonomic little device will fire up to 20W of power.

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Voopoo were originally set up in 2010 as a medical electronic research company based in China.

In 2016 they acquired Woody Vapes and so started their prolific journey into the wonderful world of E-cigarettes!

Over the years Voopoo have given us many kits, some of their ranges include – the Drag series, the Vinci series and the Argus range. One of my favourite Voopoo Kits of all time is the Alpha Zip with the excellent Maat tank!

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What Can We Expect From the Voopoo Argus Pod?

This kit is available in 6 colours; Carbon Fibre, Black, Grey, Brown, Red & Sky Blue.

voopoo argus pod colours

The Argus Pod is equipped with Voopoo’s ITO atomisation technology which brings a tasty mouth to lung (MTL) and restricted direct to lung (RDTL) experience.

The device is auto draw with adjustable airflow and the power is easily adjusted up to 20W!

Inside the Argus Pod is the new gene AI 1.2 chipset making this Pod kit a little smarty pants lol.

voopoo argus pod green

This product was sent to me direct from Voopoo, for the purpose of review!

As always my views and thoughts are my own after a considerable testing period.

In The Box

  • Argus Pod Device
  • Argus Pod cartridge 0.7Ω 2ml TPD
  • Argus Pod cartridge 1.2Ω 2ml TPD
  • Type C Cable
  • User Manualvoopoo argus pod full kit

Features

Argus Pod Device

  • Materials: Zinc Alloy & Leather/PC
  • Ergonomic body design
  • Output Power: 5-20W – automatically selects output to suit coil resistance
  • Output Voltage: 3.2-4.2V
  • Resistance: 0.5-3.0Ω
  • Battery Capacity: 800mAh Built-in Battery
  • USB Type C
  • Draw activation
  • GENE.AI 1.2 chip
  • ITO Atomisation technology
  • Display : 0.69in OLED screen
  • Airflow adjustment

argus pod specs

Argus Pod Cartridges

  • Capacity – 2ml
  • Material – PTCG
  • Resistance: 0.7Ω and 1.2Ω

Design and Build Quality

I was sent a sample of the kit in Black for this review, the kit comes nicely presented in a card draw box!

voopoo argus pod in box

Argus Pod Cartridges

Voopoo include 2 different cartridges with the kit a 1.2Ω and a 0.7Ω.

voopoo argus pod carts

Both the pods are refillable and have side fill ports covered with a silicone bung.

voopoo argus pod fill hole

And both feature a non replaceable mesh coil.

The pod cartridge airflow is handled by 4 small holes on the bottom of the cartridge.

voopoo argus pod base cart

The cartridges are made of plastic and have good manufacturing quality! Throughout my testing I have received constantly good flavour as well as a good vaping experience; this is due to the ITO atomisation.

In this time apart from a little condensation, I have suffered no leaks into the pod bay from either cartridge!

In fact my only gripe with the pod/cartridges is the 2ml liquid capacity; but then when do I not gripe about that lol.

voopoo argus pod mouthpiece cart

The mouth piece is ergonomic and has been very comfortable to my lips.

At the time of writing this review, this kit is so new to the market I am unable to find out if Voopoo are going to release pod cartridges other than the 0.7Ω and 1.2Ω that come with the kit or if the unit is compatible with other types of pod cartridges.

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Voopoo Argus Pod Device

This device is quite small measuring in at around 90mm tall with a pod in place, the width of this device is 20mm and a depth of around 15mm.

There is a zinc alloy casing with faux leather stickers, this is indeed a small light device that gets lost within my big meat hooks!

voopoo argus pod tiny

From the top

The Argus Pod has a pod bay that contains the normal spring loaded gold contact points 2 strong magnets and an internal airflow slot.

voopoo argus pod bay pod

Voopoo Argus Pod Sides

Both sides of the device have faux leather style stickers that serve as decoration and for advertising!

The front side is stamped “Argus”.

voopoo argus pod ad 1

And has an adjustable airflow slide.

voopoo argus pod slide airflow

The back is stamped with “Voopoo”.

voopoo argus pod ad 2

And also has markings for the Gene chip inside.

voopoo argus pod mark gene

Voopoo Argus Pod Screen

Is located on one of the rounded sides of the device, and the measurement of the OLED screen is 0.69”, it displays the real-time battery capacity, puffs and vaping time.

It also records and manages your daily vaping intelligently.

voopoo argus pod 5w screen

For me this is a very tiny screen, as with my old man’s eyes – I need my reading specs on to see the screen clearly; the screen however does give you all the expected info.

Voopoo Argus Pod – Bottom

This is where you will find the Type C Charge Port for charging the 800mAh internal battery. I can’t find any guidance to suggest the firmware is updateable within the manual I received with this sample kit!

voopoo argus pod charge port

So How Does the Voopoo Argus Pod Kit Perform?

For this review I will be filling the 0.7Ω pod cartridge with 70/30 “Strawberry & Raspberry” liquid from Kwik Vape.

voopoo argus pod ready to use

And the 1.2Ω pod cartridge I will be filling with Double Drip 50/50 Nic Salt “Super Berry Sherbet”!

voopoo argus pod 1.2 ready to use

A Basic Quick Start Guide

Voopoo Argus Pod Cartridge

Choose which Pod you want to use

  • Locate the fill port bung and fill the Pod/Cartridge with E-liquid. voopoo argus pod fillvoopoo argus pod salt nic fill
  • Let the cartridge stand for about 3 minutes before firing for the first time. This is so the cotton can soak up more e-liquid.
  • Then place the cartridge into the pod bay within the device and you’re ready to go!

voopoo argus pod go to ready

Voopoo Argus Pod Device

Make sure the device is fully charged before 1st use, I say this because mine came to me with 50% power!

voopoo argus pod charging

The Argus Pod device is auto draw meaning there is no fire button to push just suck away.

Functions

  • Click the action button 5 times fast, to turn the device on.
  • One long press to exit the informational screen.
  • To change the wattage press the action button with one long press,  to start the watts flashing the action button will then change the wattage.
  • Wait a couple of seconds and you’re able to vape at your desired wattage – from between 5 to 20W in 1 watt increments. The device does round robin.voopoo argus pod 20w screen

Menu Options

5 clicks of the action button will enter menu mode with 3 options.

  • Lock – This will lock the device
  • Puff – Clear the puff count
  • Off – Turns the device offvoopoo argus pod menu screen

This device has 6 built in protections.

argus pod protections

Voopoo Argus Pod – In Use

I’m not a great lover of small auto draw devices, or come to that pod kits in general preferring something with a bit more welly to it!

I can literally count on one hand those auto draw devices I do like, the OXVA Xlim Pod Kit for instance!

I have to say though the Argus Pod does function just as it is advertised with a smooth draw, good flavour and a decent vapour production!

voopoo argus pod puff

While the device has a great feel in the hand, I feel it gets lost in larger hands such as mine, I also find it hard to push the action button with my sausage like fingers lol.

voopoo argus pod white

Even so, with the airflow slide fully open the pods deliver a great cloudy restricted direct to lung vape!

Cutting the airflow down makes a good mouth to lung vape. I was hard pressed to decide on flavour quality as to me either pod option gave good flavour.

Because I personally prefer an airier vape I have been mainly using the 0.7Ω pod for restricted DTL.

voopoo argus pod outside

My preferred wattage for the 0.7Ω pod or cartridge is 15W to 18W

voopoo argus pod bush

For the 1.2Ω pod, I have been using it between 8 and 10W.

voopoo argus pod nic salt

Notes

As a MTL device using the 1.2Ω pod the 800mAh battery lasted me pretty much all day, I used this pod with 20mg nic salt liquid makes a great replacement for those darn disposable vapes!

For the 0.7Ω pod I have been using it as a restricted DTL device with a 70/30 freebase Nic liquid, I found after about 3hrs I had to recharge the device – I wasn’t chain vaping either just good healthy lung full’s lol.

Pros

  • Quality and Design
  • Great battery life (MTL)
  • Comfortable in hand
  • Good flavour and vapour production
  • Beginner friendly
  • Smooth airflow draw

 Cons

  • A very small device (Subjective)
  • Small fonts on screen

Final Review Verdict

At first I thought when opening the box was Voopoo had created an updated version of the Argus Air however this is not the case, this is an auto draw device and granted while the basic idea is similar to the Argus Air it’s not!

The Argus Pod is a bit of a weird one for me, I love the operational capability of the device; the pods or cartridges are well made and deliver a great experience without leaking! The whole kit looks the biz, I just can’t get over the size of the device, it’s too small for me personally! The screen size is a pain for an old man like me who is visually challenged.

If you like compact vapes though you’re good to go.

Would I recommend the Voopoo Argus Pod?

For those new to vaping or even those who want to get off of the disposable vapes or cigarettes, it would even be great for those who like MTL vaping so “Yes”.

Would I buy this device again due loss or damage?

I can’t say this is the device for me so in that respect “No”.

Mrs J has inherited this kit and she loves it as she is a dedicated mouth to lung vaper and mainly uses it with CBD!

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Quality
9
Design
8
Comfort in Hand
8
Cartridges Quality and Design
9
Vapour Production
8
Flavour Quality
8
Ease of use
10
Hi my name is Kevin, I started vaping back in 2009 mainly because my little boy at 3 years old was starting to copy the way daddy smoked a cigarette! Over the years I have gained a good amount of experience with different types of vaping hardware but I'm just a normal guy who enjoys sharing my experiences. This is why I started my Youtube vape review channel in 2014. To date the channel has had over 500,000 views. Being disabled, vaping has given me a gateway to meeting people from all different walks of life, many of those I would not have met under other circumstances. The way I look at my reviews is, if I can convince just one person to give up the stinky’s my job is done. I class myself as a tinkerer as I like to take things apart to see how they work and put them back together, yes that includes e-cigarette mods! One day I would like to be able to design my own mod. I am a dedicated father, and husband to my sweetheart of nearly 30 years! Family to me comes before anything else.

2 COMMENTS

  1. @JD I agree hahaha, I also enjoyed this review about a MTL vape by someone who doesn’t MTL vape lol, quite an endorsement! The crystal clear pods really are nice. I can’t decide whether to wait for this or buy the Argus Air… I got a caliburn A2 which I suppose would make more sense for me to get the Argus Air, and take the A2 out with me when running errands etc.

  2. Considering you’re a reviewer who doesn’t really MTL vape, this is a cracking review. Put it through it’s paces and it sounds pretty good for what it is! I love that the pods are crystal clear. Dark tinted pods/tanks are the bain of my life, lol.

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