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VooPoo Vinci X Review

The VooPoo Vinci was definitely one of the most impressive and innovative devices on 2019, but the Chinese manufacturer apparently wanted to end the year with a bang, releasing a new version of the vaporizer just a couple of months after the original launched. Named the Vinci X, this 2.0 version features some slight changes that may appeal to hardcore vapers, including higher power output and an external battery. Let’s see if  the VooPoo Vinci X is worth buying over the original, though:

A Look at the Contents

In terms of packaging, the new VooPoo Vinci X is virtually the same as the original Vinci vaporizer. It comes in a rectangular cardboard box with a picture of the device as well as some pictograms of its main features on the front, and a list of contents, the usual warnings and a scratch-and-check authenticity sticker on the back.

Inside the box, we have the Vinci X vaporizer, two different coil-heads, a micro-USB cable for charging, and a user manual. It’s basically the same kit as the VooPoo Vinci.

Design and Build Quality

In terms of design and the quality of materials, the new Vinci X is not much different than the original Vinci pod system. It’s essentially the same shape, only the new version is slightly longer and thicker (117mm x 30mm x 25mm), which is justified considering the need to accommodate an 18650 battery. The original Vinci had a built-in 1,500mAh, while the X version allows you to use a higher capacity eternal battery. Keep in mind that you will have to buy the battery separately though, or your device won’t even power on.

Another noticeable difference between the two Vinci variants is the knob-like battery door on the bottom. All you have to do is grab the center knob and turn it counter-clockwise to open the battery compartment. It’s a simple and effective system that guarantees the battery won’t wobble or come out even if you drop your vaporizer.

Apart from its slightly increased size and the presence of a battery door and compartment, the Vinci X is pretty much identical to the original Vinci. It features the exact same style pods (5ml capacity), the same plug-and-play coil heads (also compatible with the VooPoo Find S Trio), the same button layout and color display, the same decorative side panels, and the very same airflow adjustment system. They are basically one and the same device, only the X version is a bit bigger and features an external battery.

One of the things that most impressed me about the VooPoo Vinci pod system was the build quality, and luckily that carried over to the Vinci X as well. It’s still a very solid vaping device, it feels even heftier in the hand thanks to the added wight of the 18650 battery, and there’s no rattle or wobbling whatsoever, under any circumstances.

Menu System and Navigation

Things haven’t changed too much in regards to features either. Apart from the Auto-draw feature, which VooPoo decided to take out on the new Vinci X, everything that made the original Vinci pod mod stand out is still there.

The smart resistance detection feature works the same as it did on the Vinci. When you insert a new coil and attach the pod to the mod, the GENE chip scans the coil-head and adjusts the power output to match the resistance. For example, if you use the included mesh coil, which has a recommended range of 30W – 40W, the device will automatically set power to 30W. Furthermore, it won’t let you increase the wattage to over 40W, in order to prevent burning the coil. It’s a nice idea, but it also means you won’t be able to take advantage of the 70W the Vinci X is capable of outputting.

I have heard rumors of an RBA base being in the works for the Vinci X, which would make sense considering right now there is no way to use the device at more than 40W. Unfortunately, the VooPoo website lists only 4 types of coil-heads for the Vinci and Vinci X, but no RBA base.

The tracking of your vaping habits over a period of two weeks is still accessible by pressing the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons at the same time for a few seconds. You can also set the time and date displayed on screen by holding down the fire button plus the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons at the same time.

Apart from the exclusion of the auto-draw feature, which I for one found quite interesting, and the increase in power output, the Vinci X is the same as the original Vinci.

Battery Life and Performance

The main selling point of the VooPoo Vinci X is the external 18650 battery, designed to expand battery life. By how much depends on what capacity battery you plan on using the device with, but you should probably get about double the battery life of the original Vinci, which is pretty impressive.

In terms of performance, I have nothing new to report. The original VooPoo Vinci was one of the best vaping devices I’ve tried in a while, and its successor is just as good. That is unsurprising considering the two versions are virtually the same. Yes the Vinci X has better battery life and higher power output, but they make absolutely no impact on the vaping experience. One, you can’t vape at 70W yet, so the 40W max output of the Vinci is the highest you can go on the Vinci X.

Plus the coil-heads, the 180-degree switchable airflow system and the 5ml pods are exactly the same, so the vaping experience is going to be identical as well. That’s not a bad thing at all, considering how good the Vinci is, but it does put into question the need for the Vinci X. Do you really need more power, or even more battery life, for that matter? If the answer is ‘yes’, than you may want to give the Vinci X a try. Otherwise, the original VooPoo Vinci is just as good.

Conclusion

If you don’t already own the VooPoo Vinci, the new Vinci X may be a better choice as it is a slightly more advanced device in terms of power output and battery life, although its 70W max output is not yet compatible with the existent line of coil-heads. However, if, like me, you already have the original Vinci, spending more money on the X version is just not justified. It delivers the very same vaping experience, and it even lacks the Auto Draw function.

Personally, I consider the VooPoo Vinci X overkill. The original version was already quite stellar as far as pod mods go, people were raving about how good it was, so there was no need to push a 2.0 version so fast. It almost made it seem like there was something wrong with the new version and they had to come up with a new one to address the issue. That was most certainly not the case, though.

Anyway, that’s about all I have to say about the Vinci X. It’s a nice device to have, but much to similar to the original to justify its existence.

The VooPoo Vinci X was sent to me directly by VooPoo for the purpose of this review.

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2 Comments/Reviews

  • Jerry Richardson says:
    5 stars

    Review is spot on! I totally love this pod and the performance. The draw is smooth and the flavor is unreal. Stylish and impressive, I am hooked!

  • Dawid says:
    1 stars

    I totally disagree. This pod is constantly leaking. Search the web for see the scale of the problem. Additionally, voopoo avoid the warranty with this issue saying it is replaceable part. But it doesn’t work even when I change the tank and coil 3 times in last month.
    Strongly not recommend.

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