VOOPOO Vinci X ModPod Kit Disclaimer – The views expressed in this review are based on my own experiences while testing the equipment being reviewed. The product/s were supplied free of charge by VOOPOO for review purposes and no remuneration or other incentive is received to do this review. Overview This review will focus on the VOOPOO Vinci X ModPod Kit consisting of the Voopoo Vinci X Device that uses a single 18650 battery, and the Refillable Pod System with PnP replaceable coils. The link to the official VOOPOO website is: https://www.voopoo.com/ The link to the product on the official VOOPOO website is: https://www.voopoo.com/vinci-x Unboxing The kit is neatly and securely packaged in a white colored single level cardboard box with a slide off cover. The front has a printed picture of the Pod style kit, and information regarding the content of the kit and product specifications are on the back. A foam cutout insert holds the device and the pod in place, with the 2 supplied coils being in cutouts on the one side. Packed under the foam cutout you will find a box containing the USB charger as well as the information booklets, keeping everything safe. The Pod kit I received was in a Gunmetal finish with colored side panels called “Aurora” with the pod and coils in 2 different resistances. Package Contents included (Standard Edition): 1 x Vinci X device. 1 x Vinci 5.5ml Pod 2 x PnP Coils. Mesh Coil PnP – VM1 0.3 Ohm coil, 32 W - 40W. Mesh Coil PnP – VM4 0.6 Ohm coil, 20 W - 28W. 1 x USB Charging Cable. 1 x User Manual / 1 x Gene Chip Card / 1 x Warranty Card. Initial impression The Voopoo Vinci X ModPod is a pleasure to behold from the moment you slide the box open, and from the word go you can see that this is a high quality device, and the gloss gunmetal finish and colored panels finish it off perfectly. Due to this finish however it is a bit of a fingerprint magnet, but once I started using it, it suddenly didn’t bother me, but for those with OCD, you will have to decide for yourself! It has the fire button above the colored screen and wattage adjustment buttons right below, making it easy to use and easy to find. There is also a USB port that can be used for charging right at the bottom. Specifications and Features: Device: Dimensions – (L) 117 mm x (W) 25.3 mm x (D) 29.5 mm. Material: Zinc Alloy and PCGT. Style/Design Type: Rectangular Pod. Battery Specifications: Single18650 (Battery port on bottom of device). Wattage output range: 5 W to 70W. Voltage Output Range: 3.2 V to 4.2 V. Resistance Range: 0.1-3.0 Ohm. Chip: Gene-AI chip Pod and Coils: Dimensions – (H) 36.2 mm x (W) 25.3 mm x (D) 25.3 mm. Material: PCGT Capacity: 5.5 ml. Coils: Replacement disposable coils. Mesh Coil PnP – VM1 0.3 Ohm coil, 32 W - 40W (Best suited for Nic ≤ 10 mg.). Mesh Coil PnP – VM4 0.6 Ohm coil, 20 W – 28 W (Best suited for Nic ≤ 25 mg.). Compatible with all other PnP Coils. Filling: Side Fill with Silicone Sealing strip. 8 Additional Safety Features Overtime Protection – Intelligent overtime protection will avoid the atomizers coil or cotton from being burned. Short Circuit Protection – When a short circuit is detected the device will protect the battery by preventing the circuit from returning. Overcharge Protection – With dedicated Lithium battery protection components, the battery will be protected against overcharging and damage due to this. Max Power Protection – Intelligently matches power to coil and will not allow you to exceed this limit to prevent the coil from damage or burning. Output Over-current Protection – Intelligently detects the output current and will shut it down if it exceeds the maximum limit. Over Discharge Protection - With dedicated Lithium battery protection components, the battery will be protected against discharge and damage. Over-Temperature Protection – TC Mode will assure the device and battery work properly within a safe temperature range. Battery Reverse Protection – Device will protect itself from accidental insertion of battery in reversed polarity. (Information, photos and specifications as obtained from the official VOOPOO website and other sources on the Internet) Opinion, likes and dislikes The Vinci X is imho just a spectacular device, both from an aesthetics point of view, as well as my experience from using it. The versatility of the replaceable 18650 battery really gives it an edge when it comes to usage and battery life, and the 70 W maximum power is also something that will appeal to a broader range of users. The 7 color schemes it comes in also provides you with a decent choice to suit your individual taste and preference. The colors available are: The Vinci X is however not the lightest Pod system around, but a good portion of the weight is due to the 18650 battery that it uses. This feature however allows you to quickly change a battery when needed by unscrewing the bottom door, and out with the flat and in with the new, and you are ready to go again, no running around looking for a place to charge and having to hover until its done. The polarity indicator is in silver on the inside of the battery door, so this makes it easier to see, a feature that a lot of people have a problem with if it is the same color as the devices finish, me included. It is also quite a bit larger than the initial Vinci ModPod that had a built in battery specifically to accommodate the 18650 battery feature, but I’m quite sure that you are not going to hear too many complaints about this. The pods used are the same as with the initial Vinci ModPod, so crossover use is possible, and it utilizes the same Pull and Push (PnP) system for coil replacement. It however sports 2 new coils in a 0.3 Ohm Mesh and 0.6 Ohm Mesh configuration, but is fully compatible with the other coils in the PnP range. I also found that the Pod did not like to be fully empty, it started gurgling a bit, but a quick refill fixes that fast. Another game changer will be when the RBA is released, I cannot wait to lay my hands on one, both to test but also to play around with, and it opens a lot of extra possibilities. Flavor by the buckets and clouds to boot best describes the coils, there was virtually no break in time at all with either of them, and they performed very well from the start. I initially had a leaking problem on the 0.3 Ohm coil after day one, but have to admit it was due to my vaping style, too little power! The wicking ability is astronomical, and due to my low wattage selection it over-saturated the coil. A quick clean and more power and it was A Ok and Away. I read the manual and chose an appropriate Wattage based on the devices recommendation for the second coil tested, so no problems there. Both coils were tested with 70% VG / 30% PG juice. Overall, my impression of the Vinci X is that it is in a class of its own. It is really great looking, extremely easy to set up and use, sits nicely in the hand, is heavy but not uncomfortably so, performs absolutely great, and didn’t leave me wanting at any stage. Due to the AI chip you have numerous protections and suggestions at your fingertips, and the adjustable wattage will ensure you find that sweet spot you are looking for with the right coil combination. I only found one little negative point, you have to reset the clock after every battery change if you don’t charge in device. On a lighter note I now sadly only have one hand free most of the day, the Vinci X uses the other one most of the time. It is definitely a keeper and will join me on a daily basis going forward. A sincere thank you to VOOPOO for supplying the VOOPOO Vinci X ModPod Kit for review and for giving me the opportunity to do a review on it.