The Voopoo Vinci pod kit review and here’s another device aimed primarily at the brand new vaper.
As much as there’s been a deluge of starter pod systems in recent times I personally think you can’t have enough of them.
The more choices from more manufacturers, the stronger the likelihood of transitioning over from lit cigs.
Voopoo is a very well known manufacturer having been in the industry since 2014. Its provided the vaping community with some of the finest products to ever hit the market place, in my opinion.
Am I dragging this out a bit? Let’s move on..
So the Voopoo Vinci pod kit is the latest to feature in the Vinci series of pod kits.
We’ve got the Vinci Air compatible with PnP coils, the Vinci Mod Pod with its auto and manual draw modes, the Vinci X Mod pod that requires a single 18650 battery powering up to 70W and the Vinci R Mod Pod with its three stage voltage regulation and 1500mah internal battery.
I’m just trying to paint a picture..
The one thing all these devices have in common is the new generation AI Gene chip technology – more on that below.
Please note the following review is based upon my own experiences while handling, filling, charging and vaping the device. They won’t necessarily reflect yours should you decide to partake.
What Can We Expect From the Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit?
The Voopoo Vinci pod kit is the least power hungry device to feature in the range.
The internal battery is also now limited to 800mah, yet said to last a full day.
Incredibly lightweight and relatively slim you’ll be hard pushed to even notice it in a shirt pocket.
The single grain, single plating of the exterior is wear and shock proof while the disposable pod utilizes a leak resistant structure with brand new ITO vaporization technology for a richer, denser flavour experience.
Be aware the pod is not interchangeable with others in the Vinci range.
A single adjustable slider is incorporated which Voopoo refer to as their infinite airflow system.
No buttons or screen display feature on the Voopoo Vinci pod kit.
It’s a very simple and straightforward device that relies on auto draw to get the job done.
Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit – Inside the Box
The simplicity is extended to the packaging.
The device lies within a plastic tray with two thumb cut outs for easy removal and icons on the inner package depict what else is included.
- Vinci Pod device
- Vinci Pod cartridge (0.8ohm coil)
- Type C charging cable
- User manual
Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit – Features
Only a standard edition is available which also happens to be TPD compliant.
It comes in a choice of colour schemes which are: Carbon Fibre, Pine Grey, Dazzling Line, Aurora Red (under review), Aurora Neon, Aurora Pastel and Aurora Silver.
All the above colours are fade proof thanks to the UV coating process used during manufacture.
The new generation AI Gene chip ensures a steady 15W output is maintained during the lifespan of the internal 800mah battery.
The chip is also responsible for a super fast auto draw while an array of safety features protect the device from malfunctioning.
During auto draw a “breathing lamp” reflects the current charge of the battery over three colour cycles, aka implanting a visual concept – Voopoo’s words, not mine.
Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit – Specifications
- Capacity 2ml
- Material PCTG
- Coil resistance 0.8ohm
- Material Zinc Alloy
- Output 15W
- Input voltage 3.2 – 4.2V
- Resistance range 0.6 – 3.0ohm
- Battery Built in 800mah
The measurements with the pod installed are 93.5 x 24 x 14mm.
Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit – Design and Build Quality
It’s disposable so don’t expect to be messing with PnP coils anytime soon, what you see is what you get. Be ready to replace it after 2 – 3 weeks of regular vaping.
Manufactured using tough PCTG plastic the 2ml viewing window is perfectly clear which is something I always welcome.
Coupled with the fact that all juice content can be seen and we’re off to a great start aesthetically speaking at least.
Measuring 32.5 x 24 x 14mm at its widest points, the Voopoo Vinci disposable pod is a compact little fella and looks to have been designed quite well too.
There’s a very small triple airflow ingress port on the underside which clearly demonstrates the pods MTL capabilities and the mouthpiece (which is relatively comfortable) tapers down to around 5ml to reinforce those properties.
The pod doesn’t rely on magnetic contacts to attach itself to the battery section, instead simply snapping firmly into place. There’s no movement when seated and it’s a very secure connection.
This connection is reversible too so there’s no wrong way of attaching it.
I wasn’t able to find out any information on the coil type used in the pod so I’m going to assume it’s vertical kanthal A1 round wire judging by the four wicking ports.
Moving on to the silicone stopper and this one’s much more manageable for folks minus finger nails! Voopoo has thoughtfully seen to having it partially wrapped around the edge of the pod. A recess on the pods moulding allows the seal to be broken quite easily.
Given the relatively compact nature of the pod the oval fill port opening still manages to be wide at around 5mm, useful for preventing air locks and potential leaking.
Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit – How to Fill the Pod
- Remove the pod from the battery section
- Pull the silicone stopper out of the pod
- Turn the pod on its side and pour e-liquid into the fill port. Do not overfill
- Replace the silicone stopper ensuring a snug fit
- Snap the pod back into the battery section
Allow the e-liquid to soak into the wicking ports for around five minutes before vaping.
One final note on the pod. It’s said to be leak resistant.
It seems there’s a “sandwich” reservoir on either side of the internal structure for uptake of e-liquid after vaping. So instead of any potential leakage there’s somewhere else for it to escape.
Well. That’s my slant on the official statement. Personally I prefer ham and cheese in my sandwiches..
Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit – Battery
The battery section incorporates the new generation Gene AI chip to provide a constant 15W of power to the coil which is something I’ll be testing.
Yes, being such a simple design there’s no three step wattage adjustment as with the Voopoo Vinci R Mod Pod but then again it only has half the battery capacity.
Utilising CMF design, the Voopoo Vinci pod kit focuses on colour, materials and finish to ensure a tactile and decorative identity. Again, that’s just the dictionaries explanation, not mine. I’m not that intelligent! lol
Pictures can’t really demonstrate the effectiveness of the light refraction visible on the surface of the zinc alloy material.
Vertical lines zip and flash around from top to bottom of the front side panel, merging with the Vinci logo in a stunning holographic manner.
This effect is exclusive to the Aurora colour schemes.
The front panel is also home to the battery strength indicator or “breathing lamp” that’s cleverly integrated into the Gene chip logo. (Yes, lots of marketing tactics going on here! lol)
- Green 100 – 60%
- Blue 60 – 20%
- Red 20% – depleted
The breathing lamp is auto draw activated and gives enough time to view the condition of the battery before dimming.
By stark contrast, the rear side of the battery features a simple spray paint finish alongside the main Voopoo logo, so two contrasting sides.
Nothing wrong with that in my opinion but for some it may appear as unfinished.
Returning to the new generation AI Gene chip, the breathing lamp also provides information on any activated safety features built in.
- The corresponding battery strength LED flashes during stages of recharge. The green indicator remains on when charging is complete
- Current battery strength indicator flashes briefly when the pod is attached
- Low battery – Red LED flashes 10 times
- Short circuit – Red LED remains lit for 2 seconds. No vaping is possible
- No atomizer – Red LED flashes red
- Overtime protection – The LED flashes 8 times
- Over heat protection – The red indicator flashes 15 times
Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit – Infinite Airflow Structure
In reality this is just another airflow slider and due to the pods strict MTL style of vaping, there’s very little in the way of adjustment.
You’re given no more than 3mm to play around with so I’m going to find out how effective the infinite airflow structure is as opposed to having two fixed airflow slots on either side of the battery.
OK, there is a tiny pin prick on the opposite side by way of fixed airflow so again, we’ll be taking a look at how that works as well.
Despite the Voopoo Vinci Pod kit having a maximum battery capacity of 800mah, there’s still type C USB charging built into the base. That’s always a plus point not only for a quicker charge but being able to plug in without too much fiddling around.
So there’s also less chance of bending or warping the internal connector pins.
Gotta love type C charging!
Because there’s no option of charging in a vertical position my advice would be to always ensure the pod is topped up with E-liquid to prevent one side of the wicking port potentially drying up while charging.
Always try to minimise the chances of a dry hit whenever, however, they’re not very nice!
How does the Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit perform?
I don’t recommend using anything other than 50VG/50PG juice ratios when using the Voopoo Vinci Pod kit. There’s simply not enough power or resistance from the coil to handle much else.
Voopoo suggest using nicotine salts, especially if you’re new to vaping but I’m going with freebase. Using 88 Vape Cherry Morello to see how much flavour I can get.
Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit – Infinite Airflow System and Adjustability
With the airflow open as wide as possible there is the opportunity for a very restrictive direct lung hit. Being a RDL vaper [restricted direct to lung] – I just had to try and actually got quite a bit of satisfaction, more vapour production than expected and some pretty good flavour.
I also quickly discovered the infinite airflow system is far from a gimmick. OK, there’s not much to play around with but the difference to the MTL vape is noticeable.
Around mid position was my preferred setting as it provided satisfactory vapour production and good flavour from the cherry, bringing out a realistic level of sourness during exhale.
So the slider mechanism will offer a relatively loose MTL vape right up to restrictive something I’m sure the new or casual vaper will find appealing.
Although it’s still possible to vape with the airflow completely closed using the extremely tiny pin hole, it’s akin the the “sucking a golf ball through a hose pipe” syndrome.
Not something I would recommend in all honesty.
All in all I would suggest fruit, sweet or menthol flavours to bring out the best from the pod. It wasn’t able to reproduce dairy, dessert or cream vapes too effectively.
- Lightweight and extremely pocket friendly
- No leaking from the disposable pod
- Impressive battery performance
- Highly responsive auto-draw
- Choice of an airy or tight MTL vape via the Infinite Airflow system
- Decent flavour and cloud production
- Contoured base makes the device unsteady when stood vertically
- Only one pod included in the kit
- LEDs difficult to view in direct sunlight
Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit – Review Summary
The pod kit does indeed seem to hold a steady 15W power throughout the lifespan of the battery which was very impressive.
Given that the device is “always on” so to speak the battery performed extremely well with no apparent drain overnight.
- Green – Blue 5 hours 30 mins
- Blue – Red 7 hours
- Red – empty 2 hours
I got a full days use from the Voopoo Vinci pod kit during which time I vaped around 3ml of e-liquid.
It took exactly one hour to fully recharge the device using type C charging.
Overall, the Voopoo Vinci Pod kit is a solid bit of kit. It’s very well constructed and the CMF design really does shine through, I love the aesthetics of the kit.
The built in 800mah battery performs its duties admirably and the Gene chip provides a responsive auto-draw every single time. Power to the coil is instantaneous providing a consistent, flavoursome vape.
Is it the most flavoursome pod system I’ve tried? Mmm. Not really.
I’d say it’s good but there are better out there, however when it comes to simplicity, portability and overall build quality very few can match the Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit.
I would have no hesitation in recommending this to the new vaper.
It’s been designed for ease of use, filling and everyday use, so there really aren’t any stumbling blocks when it comes to the Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit.