It’s time to take a look at the VooPoo Vinci Q Pod and I’m quite intrigued to see what it can do.
I recently finished writing the Vinci Royal Edition review and I loved it. The Vinci Q is a very similar device although could be looked at as a more of the entry level/budget Vinci.
The Vinci range (10 at the time of writing) goes all the way to the beginning of the mod pod uprising. In fact, I’m fairly sure the VooPoo Vinci pod mod was amongst the very first Pod Mods, matched by the Smok RPM.
What Can We Expect From The VooPoo Vinci Q Pod?
The VooPoo Vinci Q Pod system, is a super simple, fairly small but fair sized device.
At EcigClick we don’t usually mention prices (although we take it into account). The reason is simple, prices change and any prices we quote now will likely be different in a months time.
However, I’m going to make an exception because they are extremely cheap.
At the time of writing this they haven’t been launched, but the pre-order prices are between £10 – £12 (GBP). Wow, that’s like 2 Elf Bar disposables. VooPoo state the Manufactured Suggested Retail Price is $14.99.
The Voopoo Vinci Q has a 900mAh battery and fires at 11-15W depending on the pod you are using.
It has a battery indicator which tells you if your Vinci Q is less than 30% or not.
The pods are also interchangeable with the Vinci pod (and Royal Edition).
Do you prefer button activation or draw activation? Well, good news, it does both! Let’s take a closer look.
In The Box
- Vinci Q Device
- 1.2ohm Pod (Yes only 1)
- USB-C cable
Specs & Features
- Size: 15.7 x 25 x 96mm
- Pod Capacity: 2ml
- Material: PC + ABS (PCTG Pod)
- Battery: 900mAh
- Power Output: 11-15w (automatic)
- Usable Resistance: 0.3-3.0ohm
- Pod: Vinci pods (compatible with Vinci & Vinci Royal)
- Top Fill Pods (built in coils)
- Full View Pods to easily see liquid level
- Button or draw activation
- “Two Tone Textured”
Design & Build Quality
These little beauties come in 6 different colours. As you can see, I got the Charming Pink…
Two Tone Textured
So, if you looked through the specs and you’re anything like me, you’ll be thinking, wait what the hell is “Two Tone Textured”. The full headline VooPoo used is ‘Two Tone Textured Injection Moulded’.
Basically there are two layers to the Vinci Q’s body (battery section). The inside layer is the colour and has a nice bumpy pattern to it. While the outside layer is a clear, but slightly frosted layer.
VooPoo say this means the colour and pattern will never fade. It’s wear resistant, oil proof, dust proof and fingerprint proof.
VooPoo Vinci Q Pod Battery Section
If you look at the device straight on it doesn’t look like it has the clear layer on the top, unless you look at the bottom of the device where it becomes visible.
On the back of the Vinci Q, underneath the top layer, is the VooPoo logo. The logo doesn’t really stand out because it’s the same colour as the rest of the device.
On the bottom is a little Gene sticker, Gene is the name of the chip inside the mod. The sticker itself is ‘charming pink’ and the writing is reflective silver.
The sides have a painted groove. On one side is a 1mm airflow hole and engraved writing that reads “Designed by VooPoo Made in China”. The other side has another 1mm airflow hole and the USB-C port.
VooPoo Vinci Q Pod Button
The Button on the VooPoo Vinci Q is the typical VooPoo style button, it’s slightly indented, for comfy firing.
It’s 9mm in diameter and although it is slightly raised, the surface of the mod rises to meet it, which is a nice touch. Having no extruding button reduces the change of it firing in your pocket.
There is actually a built in standby mode to reduce pocket presses. We’ll talk about that in the ‘Quick Star’t section.
VooPoo Vinci Q Pod Indicator
The light indicator surrounds the button and shines through as a ring inside the button.
We’ll get on to the lights meanings in the Quick Start section. All I will say for now is, it does indicate the battery level but only for above and below 30%.
VooPoo Vinci Q Pod USB-C Port
As previously mentioned the USB-C port is in the groove on the side of the device.
VooPoo Vinci Q Pod Connection
There isn’t much to talk about in regards to the port, it’s the same as the Vinci pod systems..
There are 2 grooves inside the port, towards the top. They match up to ‘tongues’ on the pod, which hold it into place.
At the bottom of the port, is the negative and positive pins. In the centre is a square reservoir and the draw activation sensor which is raised. I believe the reservoir is to further protect the draw sensor in the event that the pod leaks.
The pods can be inserted at any rotation.
VooPoo Vinci Q Pod
As I previously stated, the Vinci Q uses the Vinci pods, which means they are compatible with the Vinci device and the Royal Edition.
They’re pretty standard. On the base there is a positive and negative port. With the airflow hole in the middle.
At the bottom, on the side of the device, the VooPoo Logo is etched in, just below that is the coil resistance, in this case ‘1.2ohm’. Obviously this would differ depending on the pod you are using.
All of this lower section fits into the port, leaving all of the liquid section above the port.
This makes it nice and easy to see your liquid level at all times.
VooPoo Vinci Pod Mouth Piece
The mouth piece on the Vinci pods are pretty standard to what you would expect from a VooPoo (or Smok for that matter) pod mouth piece to be.
The air-hole is centred and measures roughly 6.5 x 4.5mm, reducing in diameter the deeper it gets.
The top fill is actually hidden underneath the mouth piece.
Quick Start Guide
Filling The VooPoo Vinci Q Pod
- Remove the pod
- Hold it with the mouth piece in one hand and the rest of the pod in the other hand
- Bend it length ways, as to snap it in half
- With the mouth piece removed, lift the rubber bung
- Pour E-liquid into the newly exposed hole
- Reapply the bung
Place the mouth piece back on top of the pod and press down so it clicks in place.
Each time you use a new pod, fill it, then leave it without using it for 5 minutes, to allow the liquid to soak into the coil.
Replacing The VooPoo Vinci Q Pod
The Vinci Q pods have built in coils. So when the pod tastes burnt or stops working. Simply dispose of it and start using a new one.
Operations & Indications
- Turn on/off = Quick press fire button 5 times.
- Green Indicator= Battery above 30%
- Red Indicator = Battery Below 30%
- 2 Red Flashes = pod not detected (clean the pod and the port, if that doesn’t work, try replacing the pod)
- 10 Red Flashes = Battery is dead, time to charge it.
- 8 Red Flashes = Over time protection, the kit has fired for more than 8 seconds
- 2 seconds red light = Short circuit (clean the pod and the port, if that doesn’t work, try replacing the pod)
- 5 seconds red light = Over heat protection. Let it cool down, if it does this often without reason, stop using it.
When charging, the indicator will flash continuously. When fully charged the indicator will be solid green
After not being used for 5 minutes the button ‘locks’. When the button is locked the draw activation will still be functional. To unlock the kit, simply use draw activation once or press and hold the button for 3 seconds.
How Does The VooPoo Vinci Q Perform?
I used this device at all times with Got Salts Peachy Promise. It’s a 50vg/50pg Nic Salt (10mg) with the flavour of Peach and Passion fruit.
VooPoo Vinci 1.2ohm Pod
I reviewed the 1.2ohm Voopoo Vinci pod recently because it came with the Vinci Royal. My experience was, if the airflow is open it’s great. If the airflow is down, not so great.
Luckily VooPoo went kind of in the middle. You don’t really get a knock your socks off awesome flavour from it.
However, the flavour is impressively prominent for such a simple (and cheap) device.
You get a prominent kick of flavour at the back of the throat as you inhale. Then a nice rush of the flavour through your mouth as you exhale.
The vapour production is very similar to the amount of smoke you would get from a cigarette.
It’s also nice and smooth.
There was only one time that the pod didn’t give excellent flavour. I was pretty gutted, and then I got a bit of pocket fluff in my mouth and the flavour returned. Pocket fluff had got into the mouth piece and was filtering the flavour out.
To clarify, I’m not saying this device is any more of a fluff magnet than other devices. But it does serve as a good reminder, always check your mouth piece for debris! Never nice.
VooPoo Vinci Q Airflow
Luckily VooPoo went kind of in the middle. You can get a very (emphasis on the very) Restrictive Direct to Lung draw from it. Although it’s not designed for RDL, it does serve to show how loose the airflow it.
When taking a proper puff it does pull your cheeks in but only slightly. It’s a really good, ‘one size fits all’ airflow.
Loose enough but not too loose. Tight enough, but not too tight.
VooPoo Vinci Q Draw Activation
Draw activation is always a cool little feature. And it’s not that common to get draw activation that isn’t sensitive enough.
For a manufacture it can be a slight issue, I mean you want it to be as sensitive as possible, but not so sensitive that it starts firing on its own.
Well, the Vinci Q fires nicely. Seriously, I have tried drawing as slowly and softly as possible and it still fires. In addition, it’s never fired on its own, which is obviously great.
VooPoo Vinci Q Charging & Battery Life
So far we’ve established that it’s a pretty awesome little device. However the battery on a device is often a make or break aspect.
Fear not the battery is just fine. It typically lasted me over a day.
Mathematically speaking, you should get 10 hours of intense use out of a full charge. By intense use, I mean a 3 second puff every other minute, every hour. Lets face it, not many people vape that much!
The kit doesn’t tell you how fast or what amps it charges at, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I plugged it in my 2A plug and put it in front of my PC screen. It took 25-30 minutes.
One thing I’m not a fan of is the indicator only telling you if the battery is above or below 30%. At the -30% level I was expecting the performance would start to drop, but it doesn’t. The Vinci Q performed consistently all the way to its last puff.
After it died, I waited a minute and had another puff. It mustered enough energy for another puff (I did this a few times) and even those were still on par.
NOTE: you really shouldn’t do that with batteries, you’ll destroy them. If the kit tells you the battery is dead, believe it!
Does The Voopoo Vinci Q Pod Leak?
Not a single drop! Not even a slight condensation build up.
Look back up at the picture of the port and pod. They’re bone dry and I have never wiped them.
- Auto Button Locking
- Easy to use
- Good Flavour
- Good Vapour Production
- Top Fill
- Draw activation & Button
- Good battery life
- 30minute charging
- Fill Hole Isn’t The Easiest To Get To
Okay. Okay. I confess the top fill access is a bit of a ‘cop out’. It’s the same con I used on the VooPoo Vinci Royal Edition.
The truth is it’s designed to be a low budget, simple, easy to use Mouth To Lung Device. It is amazing at exactly that.
I literally can’t think of anything wrong with it.
Let’s get to it. If you are looking for:
- Starter device to quit smoking
- device to move onto from disposables
- MTL device to use while you’re out and about
- low budget device to take to an even like a festival
- small light weight 2nd device that won’t weigh your pockets down
Think of Ditching Disposables?
FYI, if you are using disposables, upgrading to a device like this would turn out to be cheaper for you on a daily/weekly basis. Check out how much replacement Vinci Q pods cost and how much 10ml (20mg nic-salt) e-liquids cost in your local area.
If you use 3 x 600 puff disposables a week you’d only need roughly 1 pod and 10ml of liquid a week.
Even better than that, pods should last you between 1 and 3 weeks, depending on your usage. Do the math, see if it’s finally beneficial in your local area.
Have you used the Voopoo Vinci Q pod system? Have any questions? Let us know in the comments below.