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VooPoo Drag Baby Trio Review

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The new VooPoo Drag Baby Trio is a versatile all-in-one vaping device designed with both direct-lung and mouth-to-lung vaping in mind. It doesn’t have all the advanced features or the power output of the iconic Drag mod, but it is powered by a simpler version of the Gene chip, and works with the same plug-and-play (PnP) coil-heads of the VooPoo Find S Trio pod system, for extra convenience.

A Look at the Contents

The Drag Baby Trio comes packaged in a small cardboard box featuring a picture of the assembled device on the front, and a list of contents, the legally-required warnings and a scratch-and-check authenticity seal on the back.

Inside the box, we have the Drag Baby Trio mod, a small glass tank, a spare glass tube for the tank, two different coil-heads, a micro-USB charging cable, user manual and the same metallic chain that comes with the Drag Nano pod system.

Design and Build Quality

The first thing that stood out to me right out of the box was how small this device was. The “Baby” name suggested that it was a smaller than the Drag or Drag 2 mod, but it turned out to be a lot smaller than I expected. The Voopoo Drag Baby Trio measures 58.5mm x 35mm x 21.5mm and is made out of a light aluminium alloy and stainless steel. The tank is petite as well, measuring 43mm (including the drip tip) tall and 18.5mm in diameter.

Unlike the Drag Nano pod system I reviewed last week, the Drag Baby Trio doesn’t resemble the original Drag mod that much. It’s also a box mod, but apart from the non-removable resin inserts on one of its sides, there’s nothing Drag-esque about it. The shape and connection are different, and even the “Drag” logo is smaller this time around. Even the Gene chip powering this device is a bare-bones version of the one inside VooPoo’s flagship device.

The Drag Baby Trio is a manually-activated device, which means you will have to hold down the power button on one of its smaller sides whenever you want to vape, in order to activate the battery. The fire button feels very sturdy and clicky, and is positioned near the top of the mod, which makes it easy to press with your thumb.

The resin panel is a nice touch, although it’s not as large as one the original Drag mod, or even the Drag Nano, to be honest. You do get the option to choose from seven different resin patterns, so that’s something, I guess.

The tank is pretty simple as well. It holds up to 1.8ml of e-liquid, features a convenient top-filling system, plug-and-play coil-heads, and non-adjustable bottom airflow. That last part was a bit of a let-down, as was the fact that you can’t swap the drip-tip it comes in. It doesn’t come off, and if you try unscrewing it, you’ll just be spinning the whole top cap, to access the fill port.

I did like the silicone-lined fill ports of the Drag Baby tank, as it makes leaking much less likely, even with the top cap off and the tank upside down. The holes are wide-enough to fit virtually any dropper or e-liquid bottle tip, so you should have no problems filling this thing up with juice.

As I mentioned before, the Drag Baby Trio tank is compatible with the same PnP coil-heads we saw in our review of the VooPoo Find S Trio pod system. All you have to do is unscrew the base of the tank, push one of the two included coils into the tank and give it a twist to make sure it’s in all the way, screw the base of the tank back on, and you’re good to go. It’s a very intuitive design, so kudos to VooPoo for coming up with it.

Battery Life and Performance

If the 1,200mAh battery capacity of the Find S Trio pod system just wasn’t enough for you, maybe the 1,500mAh of the Drag Baby Trio will do the trick. That’s plenty of battery life for a simplistic device of this size, enough to keep most users vaping a whole day, at least, without needing a recharge.

The Drag Baby Trio doesn’t have an LCD display so the only way to monitor battery life is to keep an eye on the small LED indicator light above the micro-USB charging port. If the light is green when you press the fire button, you have between 100% and 60% battery left, blue means battery life is between 60% and 20%, and red signals that you’ll have to recharge the battery soon. The battery needs about an hour and 20 minutes to fully recharge.

Even though the battery is non-removable, I think it’s one of the main strong points of this device. 1,500 is more than enough for such a small and relatively low-power device.

As far as performance goes, the Drag Baby Trio is comparable to the VooPoo Find S Trio. Even though one features a tank and the other a refillable plastic pod, they both use the exact same type of coil-heads, and since the airflow on the Baby Trio tank is not adjustable, you’re going to get about the same style of vape out of both of them.

Like the Find S Trio, the Drag Baby Trio delivers a slightly restricted direct lung hit, with the 0.6Ω  mesh coil-head, and a very loose mouth-to-lung, with the 1.2Ω ceramic coil-head. The flavor is decent with both coils, with a slight-advantage going to the mesh coil, but in terms of vapor production and vapor temperature, the 0.6Ω coil is definitely superior. The ceramic coil delivers a much cooler vape, and because it’s so loose, you don’t get a very strong throat hit unless you increase the nicotine content of your juice.

Adjustable airflow would have really helped adjust the vaping experience to the user’s taste, but I guess there was only so much they could do with these plug-and-play coil-heads. They may not have been able to increase the airflow past the amount that goes through the air holes on the coil-heads, but an adjustable airflow ring on the tank would have made it possible to restrict airflow even more and deliver a more pleasurable mouth-to-lung-vape. Sadly, that’s not possible.

Bottom line, if you plan on using it for direct lung vaping, you’re most likely going to enjoy the Drag Baby Trio.It produces plenty of vapor, the flavor is about as good as you can get from a pod system right now, and the Gene chip inside the mod ensures that the battery activates the instant you press that fire button. But if you’re looking for a restrictive, cigarette-like draw, this probably isn’t the device for you.

Conclusion

Apart from the 300mAh difference in battery capacity, the VooPoo Drag Baby Trio is just a different-looking Find S Trio pod system. It uses the exact same coil-heads, has the same Gene chip powering it, and the vaping experience is about the same. So if you prefer the mod-and tank look over the classic pod look, this is the device for you, but if looks aren’t that important, either one delivers about the same performance.

The VooPoo Drag Baby Trio was sent to me directly by VooPoo for the purpose of this review.

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