Name: Vinci Mod Pod (Voopoo) – received by Heavengifts
Type: Pod Mod
Colors:Aurora, Dazzling green, Space grey, Carbon fiber, Peacock, Scarlet, Ink, Opal, Hill yellow, Jade green
Price: ~ € 45
Voopoo Vinci: AIO or pod mod?
The Chinese company Voopoo has recently produced a device that is making a lot of talk about itself: it is the Vinci AIO system, or as the manufacturer calls it, Vinci Pod Mod.
As usual, at the beginning of the article we take a look to the contents of the product packaging.
IN THE BOX
1 x Vinci device
1 x Vinci pod (5.5 mL)
1 x PnP-VM1 coil (0.3 ohm)
1 x PnP-R1 coil (0.8 ohm)
1 x USB cable
1 x User manual
1 x Warranty card
1 x Chip card
1 x Gift card
DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY
Excellent from the constructive point of view, at least singular from the aesthetic point of view: this is how we could summarize in a few words the description of the Voopoo Vinci Mod Pod. We are faced with a mini box made of zinc alloy, with the shape of a slender parallelepiped; optimally finished in every detail: from rounded corners, to new and aerodynamic air inlets, to the most agreeable and numerous color combinations, to finish with the unusual proprietary (fixed) beak-shaped drip tip. In short, Voopoo has studied everything up to the smallest detail.
It is a fact that at first glance Vinci may seem like a mod with a vintage style and not very ergonomic, but in reality the feeling with this device is immediately elevated and once the mod is taken in hand it is very comfortable and pleasant to the touch. Vintage in form, modern in soul and also with good portability, although on the market there are definitely more manageable and transportable devices.
Vinci measures 104 x 25.3 x 25.3 mm, has a weight of about 120 g and a built-in 1500 mAh battery that is fully recharged in just under 1.5 hours. This device is equipped with a cube-shaped pod with a standard capacity of 5.5 ml (2 ml in the European version). The pod ends, as we said earlier, with a very large fixed tip with completely transparent side faces to allow an extremely easy reading of the liquid. On the lower part of the cartridge there are small grooves which have the function of determining the opening of the six air holes on the upper part of the mod. There are only two possible combinations for the air: six open holes or two open holes and, to move from one to the other, it is sufficient to rotate the pod 180 °. Four strong magnets on the bottom of the cartridge guarantee a solid anchorage to the battery, while in the center, between the four magnets, you see the replaceable headcoil with the practical plug & play system.
In the package the manufacturer supplies two different headcoils, but it must be said that this device is compatible with all Voopoo PnP coil series:
- PnP-VM1 0.3 ohm mesh coil – recommended range of vaping 32-40W, suitable for direct to lung vape (airy DL);
- Pnp-R1 coil 0.8 ohm – range of vaping 12-18W, suitable for a classic vape in flavor chasing (tight DL).
The mod Vinci has the Voopoo Gene AI v 1.0 circuit which, in addition to the usual protection functions, allows you to adjust the vaping power to your liking (1W step, max 40W), reset the puff count (fire button and “key” – “), to observe the graph of the puffs of the last 14 days (keys” + “and” – “) and above all, in our opinion the most important thing, offers the possibility to choose whether to vape with automatic draw, in manual mode or with both modes activated (3 clicks in rapid sequence of the fire button). In testing the three different modes, we unfortunately found that the automatic mode is not very reactive and in many cases not very precise; often we found an obvious difference in the intensity of vaping, with the same watt, between automatic mode and manual use.
Another peculiarity of the Gene AI chip is the ability to set the ideal vaping power based on the coil read inside the pod. This is also an interesting feature, but even in this case with regret we have to note that every time the mod goes on standby, the device sets wattage again to the default power.
All Vinci’s operations management functions are supported by the presence of a large 0.96 “display, pleasantly bright and colorful.
COILING, WICKING AND FILLING
Replacing the headcoils is a very easy operation, since it is sufficient to remove the old head from the bottom of the cartridge and replace a new one by inserting it under pressure. The plug & play system, if fully functional, right now is certainly the most comfortable of all the various coiling systems on the market.
The e-juice refill operation is equally easy, which takes place by removing the silicone cap positioned on the side of the pod and inserting the tip of the bottle into it. The refill hole is wide enough to avoid unpleasant liquid spills during refilling.
Finally, the transparency of the pod allows you to easily control the e-liquid level both during refilling and in vaping, even in non-optimal lighting conditions.
PERFORMANCES AND FLAVOUR
Thanks to the 1500 mAh capacity and the excellent management of the Gene chip, the battery performance is more than satisfactory. It is also clear that the duration of the same depends on the output power, but we can assure you that, based on the tests carried out, with the Pnp-R1 coils and a wattage between 12 and 14W, you can easily finish the day without having to recharge. If, on the contrary, you work with the PnP-VM1 coils around 35W, then the estimated battery life does not exceed 3-4 hours of use.
Let’s now analyze Vinci’s performances in relation to the two coils supplied:
- PnP-VM1 coil 0.3 ohm – the draw is precise, linear, with a good hit and produces an incredible amount of vapor. In our opinion the performances are comparable to those of a good rebuildable subohm system. Also from the aromatic point of view the yield is of a good level and manages to give the aromatic nuances of complex e-liquids in a sufficiently complete way.
- PnP-R1 coil 0.8 ohm – the draw is slightly more closed, but it may seem a little less natural than the 0.3 ohm coil. The puff is slightly warmer and aromatically there are no big differences compared to the PnP-VM1 coil.
Therefore the aromatic performances of the supplied coils can undoubtedly be defined as high level. The same can not be said of the big problem of condensation that forms externally, under the pod. the amount of liquid that is deposited under the pod is frankly excessive.
In virtue of the good aromatic performances and the construction quality of the device, in our opinion the manufacturer should work to improve some aspects of the circuit and solve the problem of excessive condensation.
Recommended to: newbies, skilled and hardcore vapers.