The Voopoo Vinci X pod mod is the super fast follow up to the previous two vape kits, so what, if anything – has changed or improved?
Update: Voopoo Vinci 3 review now live
Other questions I have rattling around in my head are, does size matter when choosing the right VooPoo Vinci kit for you?
At what point does a pod system, become a mod-system?
And of course, where is the line between a mod and tank setup, and a traditional AIO (all in one) kit?
I’m so confused right now!
But nonetheless, we’re now enjoying a plethora of pod mod style devices which quite honestly, I’m pleased to see.
I see them (if done right) as being capable of offering absolutely everything that a new and an experienced vaper is looking for – complete versatility and a complete vaping experience.
From a nice tight Mouth-To-Lung vape, to a hard hitting cloud chasing Direct to lung draw – whilst being both versatile and practical.
And Voopoo has certainly hit the ground running with their Vinci and Vinci R 1500mAh devices, although they didn’t quite hit the right spot in every category.
What Can We Expect From The Vinci X by VooPoo?
To start with, the VooPoo Vinci X is pretty much the same as the Vinci, and Vinci R with regards to its style and features.
The main differences are, the size, its slightly bigger, it takes an external 18650 battery and is capable of firing up to 70w as opposed to the original 40w of the Vinci and Vinci R.
Obviously bringing in a large external battery has increased the size of the device, and the coils that are supplied with the kit do differ slightly to the 40w versions.
Apart from that, this is pretty much the big brother to the originals.
The Voopoo Vinci X follows suit with the clear display, two airflow options and that super satisfying magnetic click when the pod is installed.
One feature that’s been taken away is the automatic draw feature that I quite like with a pod kit.
Not sure the reason why, and 3 clicks of the fire button doesn’t change the device between manual and auto mode…Hmmm?
So let’s crack on with the VooPoo Vinci X review and see what this kit is all about…
This kit was sent to me for the purpose of review.
All views and opinions are solely those of my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of others.
Inside the Box
- 1 x Vinci X Device
- 1 x 5.5ml Pod
- 1 x 0.3Ω PnP-VM1 Coil
- 1 x 0.6Ω PnP-VM4 Coil
- 1 x Warranty Card
- 1 x Gene Chip Card
- 1 x USB Cable
- 1 x User Manual
Voopoo Vinci X Specs and Features
- Size: 117×29.5×25.3
- Battery: Single 18650
- Material: Zinc Alloy Body. PCTG Pod.
- E-Liquid Capacity: 5.5ml (TPD Version 2.0ml)
- Output Voltage: 3.2-4.2v
- Suitable Resistance: 0.1Ω-3.0Ω
- Charging: Via Micro USB.
- Available colours: Listed Below
Design and Build Quality
I received the carbon fibre colour variation of the Voopoo Vinci X which is built just as well as its little brother.
Its a solidly built device with everything in the right places.
The fire button is placed perfectly and the wattage adjustment up and down buttons are small, but not too small that you accidentally press both at the same time – and they have a satisfying click to them.
The display on the Voopoo Vinci X is large and clear, but a little dim at times, especially in brightly lit places or outdoors, but it’s still readable.
In comparison to the original Vinci, is it a little dimmer? Nope.
Just remove the screen protector and its exactly the same.
Below the adjustment buttons is the Micro USB port for charging and firmware upgrade, but as always, try and use a quality external battery charger when possible and if you have to charge your battery internally, I’d advise not to charge it overnight in this way.
There’s a lot of nightmare stories out there and I really don’t believe batteries like being charged within such a confined environment.
At the base of the Voopoo Vinci X is where you install the battery, 4 anti-clockwise spins of the battery door and off it comes.
Once your battery is installed (positive side up) – the battery cover tightens back up nicely and the threads are nice and smooth.
In the Hand
Shaped like a chunky pack of Chewits, its not exactly the most comfortable in the hand, the angles on the base of the device are almost too pointy and the paint finish along with the slightly holographic carbon fibre designed stickers are smooth and slippy.
The device itself doesn’t offer much grip.
But its still quite small considering its juice and battery capacity, so its shape doesn’t bother me too much and its still small enough to be called ‘Pocket Friendly‘
With an 18650 battery and a tank full of e-liquid, it does feel a little on the weighty side, but still nothing compared to other single battery mods with a tank on top.
So the portability box gets a tick as well
The 5.5ml Pod that comes with the Voopoo Vinci X is no different to the Vinci and Vinci R Pods.
They measure the same and fit exactly the same.
The pod itself clicks beautifully into the device thanks to the 4 magnets on the base, and with push-fit coils and nicely sized juice hole for filling, it’s a well thought out pod.
However, there is a little play/movement with the pod which I didn’t experience with the original Vinci’s!
Like its little brother, the Voopoo Vinci X offers 2 airflow options simply by rotating the pod 180 degrees.
The options are simple to explain – very airy or slightly restricted.
Your airflow experience may alter when using some of the higher resistance coils with a narrower coil bore, but with the 2 coils provided with the kit, I can’t feel much more resistance between each other.
And with this device offering up to 70 watts of power, I’m struggling to believe the Voopoo Vinci X is for a traditional Mouth-To-Lung Vaper.
How To Fill the VooPoo Vinci X Pod
To fill the pod with e-liquid you firstly remove the pod from the battery part of the device, then:
- Locate the silicon flappy part and gently peel it back
- Hold your pod horizontally and fill with your desired e-liquid
- Close the silicon cover ensuring its fully plugging the hole.
- Fit the Pod back onto the device.
At this point, the Voopoo Vinci X will automatically detect the optimal wattage for the coil installed.
Which is very handy if you’re either new to vaping, or just unsure of what’s the best wattage for the installed coil.
However it is limited!
The 0.6Ω coil will only fire up to 28w, while the 0.3Ω coil will fire up to 40w.
This of course is to limit the chances of burning the coils out, but its a bit of a shame that you cant get a bit more poke out of the coils if that’s your preference.
But its idiot-proof that’s for sure.
I strongly suggest giving the coils 5-10 minutes rest time to allow the coils to fully saturate in e-liquid.
You can prime your coils to save on waiting time by simply adding a few drops to the cotton a number of times.
But either way I’d still leave the coil to fully saturate for a while.
Voopoo Vinci X Display Functions
The Vinci X shares the same screen as the internal battery variants and has a nice clear screen which is approx 0.8in tall and about half an inch wide.
The display shows the battery life, wattage, puff count, puff time and coil and voltage numbers.
There are also a couple of button sequences to keep in mind
- 5 Clicks of the Fire Button = On – Off
- 3 Clicks of the Fire Button = Adjusts Between Auto, Manual – Both Draw Options
- Press and hold Fire – Button = Resets Puff Counter
- Press and Hold + – Button – View Puff Information
- + and – buttons adjust wattage from 5w-40w in 1w increments
Auto-coil detection is also a very handy feature with this device.
Generally I’ve kept to the recommended automatic wattage set by the device.
Very clever and actually works.
How Does the VooPoo Vinci X Perform?
During my testing I’ve been vaping on VapePunx Range of e-liquids from The Vapery.
Mostly Pango which is a 70/30 3mg Pineapple and Mango mix.
Read more: VG VS PG In E Liquid: All You Need To Know
Voopoo Vinci X – Flavour and Clouds
The 0.3Ω PnP-VM1 Coil
Recommended between 32 and 40w, but automatically set to 35w the 0.3Ω coil puts out pretty decent cloud, and very good flavour for what is essentially an oversized pod kit.
I generally used the 0.3Ω coil with the airflow on the wide open setting, at the maximum 40watts.
I feel however, the coil could do with at least another 5 watts to get a slightly warmer vape as its a little on the cool side.
The 0.6Ω PnP-VM4 Coil
Recommended between 20 and 28w, the vape experience is extremely similar to that of the 0.3Ω coil. The cloud is not as dense but the flavour is comparable.
The device automatically sets itself to 24 watts but even at 30w with the airflow on the tighter side, its a slightly warm vape with enough flavour there.
I’ve found these coils take a while to come into their own.
Right off the bat the flavour is good, but they certainly improve with a bit of time.
So keep that in mind when you take your first vape.
Voopoo Vinci X Airflow
Airflow wise, I will again copy and paste my thoughts from the original Vinci as my thoughts have really not changed.
“With the provided coils, the Vinci doesn’t provide the nice tight draw we all look for from a Mouth-To-Lung Vape.
However, you still have multiple airflow options depending on the rotation of the Pod, and the coil installed and they do make a difference to the restriction.
But not a massive difference.
Its a fairly quiet airflow though, it doesn’t whistle at you or wake the neighbours up, but its smooth and without restriction.”
Voopoo Vinci X Battery Life
The beauty of having an external battery is you needn’t worry about having to recharge the device if you have a spare battery to hand.
Once the battery is dead, just pop it out and install a freshly charged one.
As always your battery life will depend on your vaping habit, however I’m pleased to see the Voopoo Vinci X comes with coils which recommend quite low wattage’s.
So you should be able to easily enjoy a days life out of 1 18650 battery – or at least I have during my testing.
I believe an RBA Deck is available for the Vinci, which will most likely mean you’ll be able to further exploit the option of using the full 70 watts.
I’ve no experience with the RBA deck and am yet to try it, but my gut instinct would be to install a single 3mm 26×32 gauge Clapton Wire, 5 wraps – which will come out at around 0.35Ω and at 60-70 watts you’ll get a bloody decent vape out of it.
Any Other Business
A big issue with the Vinci and Vinci R was the extremely leaky pod.
After a few hours use, the base of the pod would leak all over the contacts.
in this photo:
Fortunately – there is no such leaking with this pod, and these coils!
So perhaps I had a dodgy one, or maybe an improvement has been made to the O-Rings on the coils, or the pod size itself?
- Well built
- External Battery is a winner
- Battery for days with included coils
- Idiot-Proof Wattage Setting
- Still not able to offer MTL
- Slight play/wobble in the pod
- Display is a bit dim
- Unable to take wattage higher than recommended.
So is there really any point in picking the Vinci X up, over the original Vinci models?
Well first off, the coils supplied wont allow you to make the most of that monstrous 70 watts of power, but it will allow you to enjoy a lot more battery life along with the option of swapping batteries out.
Which for the experienced vaper with a stash of 18650’s – I’m pretty sure they’ll be pleased about that.
Everything else is identical to the original versions, apart from removing the auto switch, and increasing the overall size.
There are just three huge words that stop the Vinci line from being a complete powerhouse…Fully Adjustable Airflow.
Re-think the Airflow VooPoo, and you’re on to an absolute winner.
There’s a number of features that I look at when trying out a device, and for something to score highly, it needs to meet certain demands.
Would this device be long lasting and still work 3, 6 or even 12 months from now?
The Voopoo Vinci X is extremely well made, its typical Voopoo build quality.
And with the added bonus of removable batteries, the Vinci X will absolutely be a long term device as long as you look after it.
Does this device deliver the flavour, vapour and general experience I require, in order to be enjoyed?
The Voopoo Vinci X delivers everything the original Vinci and Vinci R did, but with the added bonus of that extra battery life and a size which might suit some people more so than the smaller versions.
If you’re a DTL vaper, the experience is pretty much spot on.
I could be cheeky and ask for MORE flavour to better compete with some of the best Sub-Ohm Tanks.
So perhaps the Vinci X could be even better?
Is this device versatile to suit a new vaper, and an experienced one a like?
I’m afraid I’ll have to just copy and paste what I said in my original VooPoo Vinci review I wrote earlier in the year!
“Not exactly. Most new vapers start on a mouth to lung vape. This isn’t going to satisfy.
For vapers into Direct-To-Lung vaping that just want a small pocket mod that will almost deliver the flavour and experience of your favourite Sub-Ohm tank and dual battery mod, then the VooPoo Vinci Mod will be right up your street.”
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