VOOPOO VINCI AIR Review


Vinci Air from Voopoo, with a slimmed down profile and refined ergonomics. Is it for the better? What if any other changes have been made? Let’s find out.

This product has been sent with the kind generosity of Voopoo for the purpose of an impartial review.

Furthermore the thoughts that you find below are mine and are no way influenced by the fact that this was gifted.

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Introduction

The Vinci Air expands the Vinci line from Voopoo even further. While a much slimmed down profile, the Vinci Air retains the elegant look of the Voopoo Vinci line. Coupled with tried and tested coils, surely this is going to be a hit with many. Let’s delve into this review and find out more.

Box Contents

Standard PackagingTPD PackagingUS Packaging
1x Vinci Air Device1x Vinci Air Device1x Vinci Air Device
1x Vinchi Pod 4 ml1x Vinchi Pod 2 ml1x Vinchi Pod 4 ml
1x PnP-VM4 0.6 Ω1x PnP-VM4 0.6 Ω1x PnP-VM4 0.6 Ω
1 x PnP-R2 1.0Ω1 x PnP-R2 1.0Ω1 x PnP-R2 1.0Ω
1x Warranty Card 1x Warranty Card 1x Warranty Card
1x Gene CHIP Card 1x Gene CHIP Card 1x Gene CHIP Card
1x USB cable1x USB cable1x USB cable
1x User Manual 1x User Manual 1x User Manual

Packaging

Packaging for the Voopoo Vinci Air is in the typical style of Voopoo. Interestingly either a cost cutting exercise or perhaps a change in foreign law’s the non-TPD versions now come with the “WARNING: This product …”. Nonetheless upon the front are the usual logo’s, laminated image of the Vinci Air, and key features. While on the sides are social media icons, and a QR code for technical support, which is always good to see. Additionally on the back of the box is the package contents, colour of the enclosed kit. In this case Aurora. Furthermore there is the scratch authenticity checker, compliance logos and health and safety warnings.

Removing the outer sleeve of the box revels the Vinci Air sat tidily in its foam inlay. Underneath lays a white box, containing the enclosed coils, USB cable and documentation that comes with the Vinci Air.

Build quality

Needless to say the stylish and sleek design of the Vinci is carried forward in the Vinci Air. Furthermore it has somewhat of a more refined feel to the ergonomics. The fire button is still perfectly placed for thumb firing. While the control up and down buttons are perfectly placed at your fingers if holding in the left hand. Perhaps you’re right handed. Then the up and down buttons are in an ideal position to use with your thumb without feeling awkward. I am particularly enjoying how the Vinci Air feels in the hand.

Gone for the most part is the fingerprint magnet black finish and side panels. Instead the body is mostly finished in a matte gunmetal colour which adds to the sense of refinement to the Vinci Air.

Apparently the paint is finished in much the same way as cars, well it is certainly robust. Just as I was about to type this review I accidentally dropped the Vinci Air from about one and a half meters onto a solid floor. Heart in mouth, I wondered what damage I have done. Looking at what appeared to be a nasty graze, a wipe with my finger and it disappeared. There is not a single mark, dent, nor scratch. The Voopoo Vinci Air is a tough and robust cookie that’s for sure.

As you may have seen from the feature image of this review. It goes without saying that it would not be a Voopoo product without a snazzy panel somewhere. On the back of the Vinci Air is the rather nice looking panel in this instance the Aurora. It is certainly attractive and with its placement on the back, is out of minds eye for those who don’t like snazzy.

TFT LCD

No longer is there a large coloured TFT screen. Instead there is a much smaller no-coloured display presumably to keep the size down. Nonetheless the display is still beautifully crisp and bright. However if that had left off the puff counter, the Wattage could have been full height of the screen. While the ohms reading could have fitted neatly where the wattage is placed. Oh well.

New Slimmer Pods

Naturally with a slimmer device the pod had to change, although they still use the Voopoo PnP coils including the RBA. While no loss for TPD users the non-ted version has lost unto 1.5ml. However even when vaping on the VM4 coil the tank holds plenty.

While the new pods are well formed they can sadly rock backwards if pressed with your thumb. Importantly the pod never feels like it is going to come out of device, it is still bothersome when you catch it every once in awhile.

Dimensions

Dimensionally the Voopoo Vinci Air stands 100.9 mm tall, 27mm wide and 18mm deep from front to back. Now some may have noticed that the Vinci Air is wider than the Vinci X. Furthermore, gone is the square look of the previous Vinci’s in favour of a more elongated device. Presumably to keep the capacity of the pod tanks up.

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Functionality

Functionality of the Voopoo Vinci Air is limited. Concentrating instead on a straight forward, simple to use wattage only device.

Turning the Vinci Air is fire the usual 5 presses of the fire button. While holding the fire button and the up Botton locks and unlocks the device. Furthermore while initialising, the screen displays an animated Voopoo logo and followed by Vinci Air Gene.AI and firmware version.

Modes

Back is the automatic inhaling detection mode indicated with the absence of the “P” symbol. Presumingly standing for Press Firing, It is good to see the return of the automatic inhaling function. But for those who disagree, it can be turned on or off with three clicks of the fire button. A point of note, the automatic firing function does seem slightly slower to respond than the original Vinci.

Wattage is controlled via the up and down buttons on the side with a range of 5 – 30 W. However unlike the Vinci X that had a low resistance range, the Vinci air will only support a coil above 0.45Ω. Which will come into play with the PnP-RBA

One noticeable feature that has been removed is the puff counter history. In favour of a counter displayed permanently on the screen. While holding the fire button and the down button clears the puff counter.

Battery Use

Battery life on the Voopoo Vinci Air is a little disappointing when using the DTL coils with it lasting less than half a day with good usage. Naturally this is down to the rather small 900 mAh battery. However with a device of this size I would have thought a larger battery would have been possible. As always battery life is always dependent on usage.

Charging of the Vinci Air is via the usb placed high up on the side. Naturally this greatly reduces the falling over syndrome that some AIO’s fall suffer from. Furthermore the charging is 5V 1A making perfect for charging at home or work.

Refilling

Refilling of the Voopoo Vinci Air, is the same method as the previous Vinci models. Simply pull back the silicone gasket and refill. It’s a nice quick and simple affair. While the refiling holes are not the largest, you can use medium sized bottles to refill.

Airflow

Airflow on the Voopoo Vinci Air is a little more restricted than previous Vinci models. While the airflow is not essentially user controllable, you can alter the airflow by rotating the pod 180˚. While the pods air inlet is on the single hole, the airflow is for MTL. Furthermore with the pod turned around to the three hole inlet, the airflow is now suited for DTL. Allowing for a tighter or looser airflow.

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Coil Replacement

Let’s start with the question on most peoples lips. Does the Voopoo Vinci Air leak ? Testing was in the form of leaving the Vinci Air with a full pod of e-liquid for 48 hours. Resulting in not a single drop, even after vaping for two weeks the condensation buildup is bare minimum. Moreover it looks like the curse of the Vinci leaks are at an end.

With Plug and Play coils (PnP), it is so easy to replace, simply remove the pod, and pull out your old coil. Additionally insert in your new coil and leave the coil to sit and saturate for 15 – 20 minutes.

Furthermore you can speed up this process a little, by priming the coil with e-liquid prior to inserting them. A few drops down the chimney of the coil should suffice.

MTL PnP-R2 1.0 Ω Coil – General use

Every once in a while you get a problem coil, and this coil has been giving some grief. While initial testing was with some 70VG exotic fruit e-liquids and the flavours are relatively good bearing in mind this is a 10 – 15W coil. However every time I picked up the Vinci Air with the PnP-R2 it had a flooded coil. While not leaking out of the pod it the coil itself become over saturated, hissing and spitting its discontent at me. Remember this is with 70VG e-liquid with a MTL coil, so I was not about to try with 50PG.

Furthermore no matter what method I tried, the flooding would quickly come back while vaping. I even let the coil “dry out” for 48 hours, to no avail.

Sadly I can presume I received a faulty coil, it happens from time to time.

DTL PnP-VM4 0.6Ω Mesh Coil

Wicking of the PnP-VM4 is a dream, even when chain vaping on 70VG the cotton keeps up. Flavour is good from the VM-4 0.6 Ω Mesh coil, with slightly rich creams, perfect for custard based e-liquids. While rated at 20 – 28 W, I prefer to vape around 23 – 25 W.

Protection

Voopoo’s Vinci Air is powered by the same Gene.AI chip as in the other Vinci models, giving eight safety features to keep you and the Vinci Mod X Mod Pod safe.

  • 10s time out to protect against coil burn out.
  • Discharge battery protection so your battery does not get too low and becomes unusable.
  • Max power protection, helping to prevent your coils from burning out.
  • Output over protection, to ensure your output stays within limits protecting you and the Vinci Air.
  • Battery reverse protection, keeping you and the Vinci Air safe.
  • Short circuit protection to protect the battery.
  • Over-temperature Protection, a form of TC for the mod ensuring both the battery and electronics remain within a safe temperature range.
  • Overcharge Protection, is protection from overcharging the battery.

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Specifications

Voopoo Vinci Air
Dimensions18 (D) x 27 (W) x 100.9 (T) mm
Output Power Range5 W – 30 W
Output Voltage3.2 – 4.2 V
Battery type, and quantityInternal 900 mAh
Mod MaterialZinc-Alloy, PCTG
Resistance Range0.45 – 3 Ω

Niggles

While there is much I love about the Voopoo Vinci Air, there are two niggles. Firstly for a pod device of this size I would have expected to have seen a larger battery than the 900 mAh. Secondly there is the backwards movement of the pod. While the pods is not at risk of falling out. Nonetheless it is slightly disconcerting and as such as cost the Voopoo Vinci Air points in the build quality.

Summary

With the leaking issue of the Voopoo Vinci line seemingly overcome, the Voopoo Vinci Air makes for a perfect lightweight pod kit. While there were issues with the PnP-R2 coil in this review sample. However the odd faulty coil happens, it is simply one of those things. Furthermore there are plenty of coils that produce great flavour in the Voopoo PnP range.

The only slight let down is the 900 mAh battery. However it does make for a lighter device and will be good for a pocket in summer shirt.

This product has been sent with the kind generosity of Voopoo for the purpose of an impartial review.

Furthermore the thoughts that you find below are mine and are no way influenced by the fact that this was gifted.

www.voopoo.com

Please note that this article may contain affiliate links which help to fund the Make ‘N’ Vape website.

VOOPOO VINCI AIR

USD $34.99
9.1

BUILD QUALITY

8.9/10

BATTERY LIFE

8.6/10

EASE OF USE

9.6/10

FLAVOUR

9.2/10

Pros

  • Good Flavour
  • Sturdy Build

Cons

  • Low battery size
  • Backwards movement of pod

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