The Pod Mod transformation is going into the end video game as they end up being Mod Pod’s, i think the switching of the words is based on the fact a 510 adaptor will (however as far as i understand isn’t yet) become available so normal atty’s can be utilized (but then i have adaptors for half my Pod Mods so absolutely nothing brand-new).
I do not have the best relationship with Voopoo but that has nothing to do with how i discovered the gadget or what i put in this evaluation which will be exclusively based upon my experience utilizing the Kit.
When it comes to Pod Mods Voopoo conserved the use of their premium brand name till bring out an item they feel worthy of it and here we are with 2 simultaneous releases the Drag X and Drag S which i don’t have but is an in-built battery variation.
The VOOPOO Drag X has a high-end construct quality and under the hood is the GENE.TT Chip giving extraordinary fire speed and immediate increase. The gadget like many of the Pod Mods is rather a simple Wattage just device which has Smart mode and RBA mode which can also be utilized simply to override the limitations enforced by Smart Mode plus the Blue screen is just so much nicer.
The other main feature and marketing direction is around the “Initial Rating Ranking Mode”, which was going to provide me the chance for a rant however although pointed out during the evaluation as many of the gadgets with this “childish” function will still remain in the market place it does appear Voopoo have realised what an own objective it was so Kudos for that. My new version has a completely brand-new screen and luckily the Score function has actually been sent to a Kindergarten for the 3 year old’s to play with in the sand pit, so let’s check out the Drag X!
Disclaimer: Although i said the Drag S is a built-in battery version of the Drag X don’t read this evaluation and assume the Drag S equals in it’s operation functions. Their are a couple of function distinctions, it has a various top wattage, has an Automobile draw alternative and includes various coil heads so if the Drag S interests you source evaluations for that gadget.
In The Box
1 × DRAG X Gadget
1 × DRAG X Replacement Pod( 4.5 ml/2ml TPD Edition).
1 × PnP-VM6 0.15 ohm.
1 × PnP-VM1 0.3 ohm.
1 × User Manual.
1 × Type-C Cable television.
Ergonomics and visual appeals.
The Drag X comes in cardboard packaging and even has a ribbon which works like a battery ribbon to raise the gadget with attached pod out of it’s compartment. The gadget is rather heavy and has a Zinc Alloy construction and padded Leather Spine with “DRAG” embossed into it.
All versions include a Gunmetal colour frame which obtains it’s looks from the complete sized drag with the Colour of the Spine’s Leather being various depending on which option you select. I got the Galaxy Blue version, the options are Carbon Fiber, Classic, Retro, Mashup, Chestnut, Marsala or Galaxy Blue.
The pod including mouthpiece is one single moulding, protrudes almost completely out the top of the device and is as good as clear for the function of seeing your e-liquid. On the face we have a Round concave fire button top then central colour screen, below the screen lined up vertically we have smaller round navigational buttons followed by a Type C USB port.
The rounded type aspect, padded spine and concave fire button makes this ergonomically sound, feeling comfy in the hand and in use!
Drag X Specs and Features:.
Size: 95 × 32.5 × 28mm.
Power Variety: 5-80W.
Capacity: 4.5 ml/2ml TPD Edition.
Resistance Range: 0.1-3.0 ohm.
Output Voltage: 3.2-4.2 V.
Battery: Single 18650 external battery.
Material: Zinc Alloy +PCTG.
Basic Coils: PnP-VM6/ PnP-VM1.
Suitable Coils: All PnP coil range.
New Generation GENE.TT Chip.
0.001 s Extreme Ignition.
Ingenious Infinite Air Flow System.
Initial RATING Ranking Mode.
5-80W Adjustable Power.
Type C USB.
Colours: Carbon Fiber, Classic, Retro, Mashup, Chestnut, Marsala, Galaxy Blue
The Pod for the Drag X is rounded and one total, as good as clear moulding consisting of mouthpiece. Most of the pod extends out of the device for good visibility of your juice so no issues there.
Taking a look at it’s circular base we have actually 3 equally positioned strong magnets and a silicone bung kept attached with a metal stud. The bung has a flap which is simple to lift to pull the bung out exposing a very generous fill port plenty huge enough for a fast, mess totally free fill.
The coil head simply gets press suited the pod as holds true with most of these pod mod pods!
Fitting The Pod.
The Pod Bay looks quite various to other bays i have seen. The bottom of the bay just has the round central area visible with the rest of the flooring which results in the airflow slots being obscured by the border having an upper metallic shelve for the pod magnets to draw in too. Taking a look at the bottom of the bay we have actually a raised main positive and external raised negative spring loaded contacts which aim to have a silicone seal.
The pod snaps into location and fits really firmly, the double negatives and metallic surround shelf design suggests the pod can be fitted without it needing to be lined up a specific way, good design!
Consisted of is 2 various coil heads none of which are pre-installed and both part of the Voopoo PnP range
The air enters the coil head by means of it’s base and obviously the bore of the coil head it’ self has some bearing on the drag however the draw X does have quite a cool system to manage just how much air gets to the base of the coil head.
On each side of the device we have airflow slots with metal plates beneath that can slide to close down the openings. I like the idea and execution apart from the lever although not as crude is like a nail head sticking out which both catches on clothing and can come quite sharp, actually want the concept was kept however a lower profile more comprehensive lever was set up.
Fitting The Battery.
A single 18650 battery get’s fitted through the hatch door on the base of the gadget. Simply move the door forward and lift up, favorable is plainly labelled at the bottom of television but there is no marking on the underside of the door, this needs a clear unfavorable marking please Voopoo!
When the door is shut we have no movement or battery rattle whatsoever, a really great solid door!
This is where my gadget will vary to earlier reviews as it now as a new display screen. If in Smart mode or Blue if in RBA mode, the Display is Vibrant and has either Red accents.
Leading left we have “CLEVER” or “RBA” depending which mode you are in and leading right we have the battery status bar. Then we have the set wattage with either an open or shut Green padlock icon to it’s upper right and the system “W” to it’s lower right. Beneath the wattage to the left we have resistance and to the ideal voltage.
The bottom half of the screen within rectangle-shaped accented areas we have vape duration and puff count info. In the upper section we have a vape period progress bar graph similar to a graphic equaliser in look and listed below the vape duration of your last puff given as a digital figure. The lower area offers both your existing day puff count and total puff overall.
” Original Rating Ranking Mode”.
My more recent production version fortunately does not have this childish and pointless feature, it provides rankings dependant on puffs which are called accomplishments. What were “Voopoo” thinking, they just can’t appear to control their urge to market towards the young which does the vaping industry no favours!
Mine still has both a daily and total puff counter plus a 14 day puff tracking system for those that do find monitoring their puffs beneficial, they do not require to be Bronze level or ranked as Iron or Platinum, thanks.
Operating The Gadget.
The Drag X is rather a simple device to utilize with just 2 modes that includes a smart wattage option. The device is the usual 5 clicks of the fire button to switch on and 5 clicks to shut off and it does boot up rather gradually compared to other pod mods i have actually evaluated.
As soon as on, fire and up together locks and opens the whole gadget so while locked the gadget will not fire, personally i prefer an alternative to just lock the navigational buttons however the Drag X lacks that choice.
Other mix button press functions are fire and down together resets your puff counter, both navigational buttons and fire together allows the time to be set and both navigational buttons pressed together displays the 14 day puff monitoring graph.
When in “Smart” mode the device detects the resistance of the coil and restricts the wattage to that coil heads upper suggestion, there is no lower limit. I was at the lower suggestions of the coil heads wattage range so what mode i was in actually made no distinction but the accents are Red in “Smart” mode and regardless of being a Forest fan much preferring Blue i had the device in “RBA” mode at all times! As you would expect the Drag X has several safety securities, a message is displayed on the screen if one kicks in!
Short Circuit Defense.
Max Power Protection.
Reverse Polarity Protection.
As ever i only suggest charging in the gadget if it’s your only choice however if you do i am pleased the device both has Type C USB and the port is on the face of the device so it can charge standing upright.
No charge rate is given so i did charge the battery using the port and was rather dissatisfied that in spite of Voopoo’s marketing hinting at fast charge it in fact isn’t maximizing having Type C and is only 1.5 A max. It took my 2600mAh battery 2 hours each time i charged in the device, my mathematics makes that a typical charge rate of 1.3 A.
While charging good feedback is given up the kind of both a battery charging progress bar and the charge given as a percentage, the gadget does not support pass-through.
My Experience Using The Drag X Set And Thoughts!
I will get all the negatives out the method initially which to start with is ball game function which although the good news is mine doesn’t have there will still be plenty with the feature in the supply chain, what were Voopoo thinking particularly with their previous track record? Next is the air flow lever which resembles a nail head protruding, i get it caught on my pocket which likewise courses it to change and it is quite sharp, not deadly given however feel they could of done a much better task.
Likewise most will need to know how this behaves in regards to any dripping and i checked particularly for this. The bottom of the airflow slots and even the lever slot are lined up with the floor of the bay and you don’t get any pooling of liquid in the bay, if any leaking occurs it comes out all three slots. I found if the device is utilized moderately no dripping took place, so if you are not a chain vaper you should not have any concern however with the e-liquid getting hot through chain vaping then liquid did begin getting away through the slots and with this taking place if i continued vaping, what a mess, e-liquid all over!
I also felt charging could be quicker as i discovered it charged at approximately 1.3 A so a 1.5 A max charge rate which is disappointing but at least it has Type C, it likewise does not support pass-through but charging feedback is excellent.
Needing to get rid of the pod to fill is another con but far from a deal breaker and general i like how quick and mess free it fills, the excellent visibility of the juice inside and how firmly it fits in the bay.
Despite my misgivings about the airflow control lever i really like the style in general and it adapts to give a good variety of SRDL, RDL and loose MTL draws. Indeed it will shut down for a tighter draw and there are a number of MTL coil heads readily available however as it gets tighter the airflow gets turbulent unlike the smooth more open draws it provides so really not for MTL vapers.
The overall look, build quality and ergonomics of the device i love and in my opinion it goes to the top of the Pod Mod charts in that regard. I discovered the supplied coil heads gave above typical flavour however not actually near to the Freemax Autopod50 coils, but still great and quite a substantial range are readily available. I likewise found the two coil heads consisted of offered plenty of warmth in fact i discovered i chosen the 0.3 ohm coil at just 25w and the 0.15 ohm coil head at 50w both under their recommendations.
The biggest pro for the gadget aside from it’s build quality and looks is it’s performance giving a wonderful reputable vape. I make sure the fire button has an eye and can see my finger approaching it fires that rapidly and i also noticed a spike in power for the very first 0.5 seconds before providing a stable vape at set wattage, this spike along with the remarkably quick shooting response offers the result (i know many do not like the phrase however i’m going to use it anyway) of hitting tough which is what many a vaper searches for in a device, i found the Gene chip slightly tamed with the Drag 2 but it’s back kicking ass!
Compared with other pod mods best construct quality to date.
Actually good Leather spinal column colour choices.
Quite heavy however in a comforting quality gave way.
Excellent exposure of e-liquid inside the pod.
Quick and mess complimentary filling.
Pod fits really securely.
No dripping if vaping moderately.
Outstanding airflow control system (see cons about lever).
Daily and overall puff counters.
14 day puff monitoring system.
Smart and RBA wattage modes.
Changes in 1w increments.
Sharp, bright, colour display.
Fires remarkably rapidly.
Instantaneous ramp up (boost spike initially 0.5 seconds).
Outstanding performance and dependability during screening.
Above typical flavour (comparable to other pod mods).
Smooth air flow across SRDL, RDL and MTL draws.
Suitable with entire comprehensive Voopoo PnP series of coil heads.
Accommodates 18650 battery.
Strong battery door, no motion or battery rattle.
Type C USB.
Great charging feedback provided.
Immature Score accomplishment feature (not on more recent versions).
Airflow change lever sticks out like a nail head.
Will leak if chain vaping.
Quite sluggish charge rate especially for Type C.
Required to get rid of pod to fill.
Slow to boot up.
Can’t lock just navigational buttons.
Doesn’t support pass-through.
No battery orientation marking on underside of door.
The Pod Bay looks rather different to other bays i have actually seen. The bottom of the bay only has the round central section noticeable with the rest of the floor which leads to the air flow slots being obscured by the boundary having an upper metal shelve for the pod magnets to attract too. When in “Smart” mode the gadget discovers the resistance of the coil and limits the wattage to that coil heads upper recommendation, there is no lower limitation. As you would expect the Drag X has multiple safety protections, a message is shown on the screen if one kicks in!
The general look, construct quality and ergonomics of the gadget i love and in my opinion it goes to the top of the Pod Mod charts in that regard.