VOOPOO VINCI X MOD POD


Vinci X Mod Pod from Voopoo, a single 18650 battery version of the stylish Vinci Mod Pod. But what else has changed? Is it for the better? 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 Voopoo Vinci X Mod Pod is a continuation of the Voopoo Vinci lineup. Featuring an 18650 as it power source, on paper it should be a winner. The range of coils are tried and tested. What if any has changed in order to fit a single 18650.

Box Contents

Standard PackagingTPD Packaging TPD
1x Vinci X Device1x Vinci Device
1x Vinchi Pod 5.5 ml1x Vinchi Pod 2 ml
1x PnP-VM1 0.3 Ω1x PnP-VM1 0.3 Ω
1x PnP-VM4 0.6 Ω1x PnP-VM4 0.6 Ω
1x Warranty Card 1x Warranty Card
1x Gene CHIP Card 1x Gene CHIP Card
1x USB cable1x USB cable
1x User Manual 1x User Manual

Packaging

Image showing the packaging of the Voopoo Vinci X Mod Pd

Packaging for the Vinci X Mod Pod is as sleek and smart as the device itself. Furthermore the only difference between the Vinci and the Vinci X packaging is that it is slightly taller with emphasis on the 18650 usage. Upon the front of the outer sleeve, features the logos of both Voopoo and the Vinci X Mod Pod, and a laminated picture of the device.

Furthermore upon the sides are the usual social media links and QR code for technical support. Whilst on the back is the contents, the usual health warnings, and scratch and check authenticity.

Inside the box the layout is the same as the Voopoo Vinci with the Mod Pod sat on the left and the coils on the right. Underneath the foam layer is a white box containing the USB cable, and documentation that comes with the Vinci X.

Build quality

Without doubt the sleek design of the Voopoo Vinci lineup is gorgeous, and the Vinci X to a certain degree retains this. In order to accommodate the 18650 battery, Voopoo decided to chamfer the top of the mod to reach the pod. Consequentially this distracts from the sleek design, whilst not quite the full blown ugly duckling, its not the best looking out of the two.

While the looks may have changed slightly on the Vinci X, it still retains it sturdy and robust feel. Although it still is a little bit of a finger print magnet, and can get up scratched up a fair bit.

Vinci X features a 0.96″ colour TFT, with the same crisp and bright display as the original Vinci Mod Pod. Furthermore the buttons as expected have remained the same, with a good clicky feedback.

The Pod is still the same Pod as the original Vinci but with a tighter metal seal, for apparent leak prevention. But we shall go into this further later on.

Dimensionally the Voopoo Vinci X is 117 mm high, and still 25.3 mm wide, and 25.3 mm deep. So the only difference in size from the original Vinci is 13 mm in height. While the weight without an 18650 battery is ??? grams as opposed to 111.52 grams with the built in battery of the original Vinci.

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Functionality

While there has been no additional functions added to the Voopoo Vinci X Mod Pod, there has however been some changes.

As expected the usual 5 click turns on the Vinci X. While the initialising the screen displays an animated Voopoo logo and followed by Vinci X Gene.AI and firmware version.

NEW FIRMWARE

As of the 26th November 2019 there is a new firmware version available for the Voopoo Vinci X Mod Pod. Entry into the RBA mode is via four clicks of the fire button.

At this time there are two new firmware versions listed but with no explanation of the difference between the two. However looking at the description both are linked to the RBA coil.

Version:V1.0.0.0 RBA HC – Link working
Version:V1.0.0.0 RBA JDF – Link not working

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Modes

Previously the Vinci had two modes, an Automatic inhaling detection and a P mode. Sadly however on the Vinci X the automatic mode has been removed. On the original Vinci the automatic inhaling worked flawlessly each and every time and still does, and I deeply miss it, on the Vinci X.

Setting of the wattage is via the up and down buttons, with a selectable range of 5 – 70 W. The Vinci Mod Pod allowable resistance range is between 0.1 – 0.3Ω which will come more into play with the PnP RBA.

One feature that wasn’t removed was the puff counter, and still record how many times you took a puff in the last two weeks. Accessing the fortnightly puff counter display is via holding down both the up and down buttons together. While holding down the fire button and down button clears the puff count for that day. Personally I still cant see a use for the puff counters unless as a means of monitoring medicinal CBD usage.

The bewildering clock menu still remains via holding the up, down and fire button simultaneously. To set the time the up and down button change the values. While the fire button moves to the next number. Finally to set simply the time hold the fire button down again until you are back in wattage mode.

However, the time is still not displayed, so I fail to see the point unless related to the puff counter, but it doesn’t show on there in any form either.

Battery Use

Battery life on the Voopoo Vinci X Mod Pod with a single 18650 battery is going to last a good amount of time with the stock PnP coils. Although featuring a USB port on the front from which you can charge the battery at 5v 1A. Make ‘N’ Vape will always recommended the use of good quality external chargers over charging internally, for safety reasons.

One point of note, the removable battery contact / door is a little finicky, the grip to place your fingers is just a tad to small. I would have preferred the Vinci X to be another two or three mm taller if it meant I wasn’t dropping the battery door each time.

It is important to stress about battery safety and although most regulated mods will help keep you safe, you still need to keep batteries within their safety bracket. For example if you are going to vape at 70w on a single 18650 battery. There is only one battery that will do it and still keep within its safety limits. The Samsung 20s is a 30A 18650 battery and at 70w you could be pulling between 26 – 29 Amps. So remember to vape safe.

*Important

Please if you are unsure of what battery or batteries are safe to use, then please seek advice via forums, or your local brick and mortar vape shop. Even then, still get a second opinion it if you are unsure.

Alternatively there are some online battery checkers. One of the best for ease of use, is Fogstar’s. Based in the UK, their website quickly shows a list of suitable batteries that you can click and purchase if need be.

This is not an affiliate link, not a sales ploy. Its a plain and simple approach to help keep you all safe.

https://www.fogstar.co.uk/collections/regulated-calculator

Refilling

Exactly the same approach with the original Vinci, there are three sides with lines towards the bottom that help to serve as a refill level indicator. While refilling is a simple as pulling the pod out, pulling out the silicone plug and refill.

Airflow

Airflow on the Voopoo Vinci X Mod Pod is just like the original. While not an adjustable airflow of sort, simply rotating the pod 180˚ will go from a tighter draw, to one that is more lose.

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Coil Replacement

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.

Additionally you can also help the initial wicking by drawing the juice into the cotton. Simply place your fingers over the air holes on the sides, now with the Voopoo Vinci X Mod Pod powered off inhale as if vaping. After a few pulls you very slightly begin to taste the e-liquid. Now leave for a further 10 – 15 minutes.

Voopoo’s range of PnP coils now has a PnP-RBA, tailoring to your own personal preferences. Wicking and coil placement will be very different to those of stock coils. Sadly at this point in time I have not been able to get my hands on one, but when I do, I will wright up a guide.

DTL PnP-VM1 0.3 Ω Coil – General use

The PnP-VM1 0.3Ω coil hasn’t changed and as such happy wicks 70VG juice. Sadly it doesn’t like to be chained vaped. However the good news is you sense it in the vape, before you get close to a dry hit. It would probably be best with some Nic Salt or CBD, something your not going to quite chain vape as much.

Flavour wise the PnP-VM1 on the Voopoo Vinci X Mod Pod has a good range of flavour profiles and I still love vaping on Dinner Lady’s Lemon Tart on this setup.

DTL PnP-VM4 0.6Ω Mesh Coil – Nic salts

Interestingly I was sent a PnP-M2 0.6Ω coil in the packaging and not the PnP-VM4 0.6Ω so sadly I can’t let you know how it vapes.

PnP-M2 0.6Ω not the PnP-VM4

Wicks like a champ, and laughs at chain vaping the PnP-M2 0.6 Ω coil wicks 70 VG extremely happily and not a hint of a dry hit. Flavour profile of the M2 is more towards the fruits and the odd cream e-liquid. 

Protection

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

Max Power Protection stopping wattage being set higher than coil recommendation

  • 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 X.
  • Battery reverse protection, keeping you and the Vinci X 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.

Niggles

Not everyone will agree with me on this, but I really miss the Auto Inhaling Detection. I have got so used to it on the Vinci working seamlessly, that I still let go of the firing button expecting to carry on while I inhale.

While still isn’t a niggle but I still have not figured out why the clock setup is on the Vinci X if it cant be displayed.

Sad to say the Voopoo Vinci X Mod Pod still has an issue of leaking, albeit far less than the original Vinci. The down side to this is that the new design of the pod contacts is that there is now less room to place some cotton to soak up any e-liquid.

Upon inspection on various occasions, the leakage doesn’t initially appear to be from the pod and its seal. But from the base of the coil and the gap between the metal contact and silicone grommet.

While not a big niggle, the grip on the battery door needs to be bigger, its perfectly fine when it has contact with the Vinci X. But as soon as there is less contact it becomes a little awkward to handle.

Summary

One has to consider if an upgrade or latest version of a device has actually taken it further forward as opposed to two steps back. With the Voopoo Vinci X I struggled deciding if it was indeed a step forward.

Finally I can say yes, it is. Despite greatly missing the Automatic Inhaling Detection I use the Vinci X more, and more. Why ? Simply battery life is improved with 18650’s and once low I can quickly swap out for another. As a direct result it gets used most of the day.

While flavour is still good. I wished they had not just chamfered the top of the Vinci X. Moreover it simply looks and feels slightly rushed, with no thought placed upon keeping the elegance of the Vinci.

But, and this is a BUT! the leakage is improved but not solved, only time will tell how much of an issue this will be with now even less space to place some cotton to help soak up any e-liquid.

NEW FIRMWARE

As of the 26th November 2019 there is a new firmware version available for the Voopoo Vinci X Mod Pod. Entry into the RBA mode is via four clicks of the fire button.

At this time there are two new firmware versions listed but with no explanation of the difference between the two. However looking at the description both are linked to the RBA coil.

Version:V1.0.0.0 RBA HC – Link working
Version:V1.0.0.0 RBA JDF – Link not working

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VOOPOO VINCI X MOD POD

USD $TBC
9.5

BUILD QUALITY

9.5/10

BATTERY LIFE

9.4/10

EASE OF USE

9.8/10

FLAVOUR

9.2/10

Pros

  • Dual Airflow Option
  • Good Flavour
  • Sturdy Build
  • 18650 Battery

Cons

  • Battery contact can be finicky
  • Not as sleek looking
  • Still a little leakage

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