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Vaporesso Renova Zero Kit | A Revolutionary Pod System

Vaporesso is a company that produces high quality products which can be counted on to last for a long time. Today we are reviewing the Vaporesso Renova Zero Kit. This is a new, high-quality pod system which is refillable.

The Vaporesso Renova Zero Kit‘s pod can be filled up to five times before it needs to be changed. The cartridge itself is “push to fill”, which means you use a unicorn tipped bottle (provided) and push the tip into an opening in the cartridge to fill it up. This is helpful because it prevents leakage. Also, there are no floating parts. The pods are designed out of a medical grade plastic and are designed to perfectly fit your mouth. It has a great feel to vape on. The body of the Vaporesso Renova Zero also fits perfectly in your hand with its zinc alloy construction.

The Vaporesso Renova Zero is temperature controlled and uses the omni-board mini chipset. It has adjustable wattage from 9-12.5 W. The coil in the pod is a 1.0Ω ceramic coil which wicks really well. The wattage can be adjusted between high, medium, and low. It has a dry hit protection, which prevents you from puffing if there is insufficient juice in the coil.

The Vaporesso Renova Zero is nice and compact with great battery life. The battery is a built-in 650mAh and the pod holds 2ml. The flavor from the coil is great and it gives off a very nice amount of vapor production. The great part about this pod mod is that it is customizable. It’s definitely a pod system to check out!

Vaporesso Renova Zero Kit Features:

  • Dimensions – 80.2mm x 31mm x 13.5mm
  • OMNI Board Mini Chipset
  • Press-to-Fill (PTF) Mechanism
  • PCTG Pod Construction
  • 2ml Pod Capacity
  • 1.0Ω Ceramic Coil
  • Adjustable Wattage: 9-12.5W
  • High/Medium/Low Wattage Settings
  • 650mAh Built in Battery
  • Dry Hit Protection
  • Low Liquid Detection
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Overcharge Protection
  • 1A Micro USB Pass-Through Charging
  • 45 Minute Charge Time
  • LED Light Battery Life Indicator
  • On/Off Button
  • Auto Draw Firing
  • Zinc Alloy Construction

Package Contents:

  • 1 x Vaporesso Renova Zero Mod
  • 1 x 2ml Pod
  • 1 x 10ml E-Juice Filling Bottle
  • 1 x USB Charging Cable

You may also like our article on the Nova Kit!


Nova Kit by Geekvape | Durable, Stylish, A Great Tank

Geekvape is a gold-standard vaping company which produces the best-of-the-best hardware in the industry. Their Aegis Legend was a hit with consumers. Fresh off of that success, they are introducing their Nova Kit. Their Nova Kit comes with the Cerberus sub ohm tank, which is optimized with a super mesh coil that helps bring out the best vapor production.

The Nova Kit box mod itself has a great look. It is made from a very unique resin casting process which makes it virtually indestructible if you happen to drop it. It takes two 18650 batteries which are not included. It is temperature controlled and goes up to 200 W. The box mod itself is constructed from Zinc alloy and resin. The colors available are silver/gunmetal for the Zinc alloy and Red, Onyx, Cobalt, Ember for the resin piece of the mod. It really feels great in your hands and grips perfectly.

The Cerberus tank that comes with the Nova Kit, is a huge improvement over the Aero tank. It has a much less “airy” drawl. The super mesh coil works best at 40-80 W but CAN drop as low as 30W and still work well. We are definitely happier with the flavor production in the Cerberus tank, and it has a better focus.

The Nova Kit uses a AS Chipset which has a very fast response time. As soon as you press the button, it fires up. The button itself has great surface area and is very easy to find. The design makes the handling perfect. The mod has different modes for different situations. It can be set to Ni200, Titanium, Stainless Steel, TCR, VPR, Bypass or Power Mode. You can access the modes by pressing the power button three times. You can also adjust the brightness of the display if you want to conserve battery power. However, the Nova Kit utilizes the batteries really well, so this might not be necessary.  If you want, you are able to change the color of the screen itself, as well.

So, if you want a vape that is durable, stylish, and paired with an amazing tank, check out the Nova Kit by Geekvape!

GeekVape Nova Starter Kit Features:

  • Dual High-Amp 18650 Batteries – Not Included
  • Advanced AS Chip
  • Maximum Wattage Output: 200W
  • Resin and Aluminium Zinc Alloy Chassis Construction
  • Advanced AS Chip
  • TCR Mode
  • Geekvape Super Mesh Coil System
  • Intuitive Firing Button
  • Large OLED Screen
  • Ergonomic Design
  • MicroUSB Connection
  • 510 Connection
  • Available in Silver & Resin – Red, Onyx, Cobalt, Ember
  • Available in Gunmetal & Resin – Red, Onyx, Cobalt, Ember

GeekVape Cerberus Sub-Ohm Tank Features:

  • 25mm Diameter
  • Superior Stainless Steel Construction
  • Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • Super Mesh Coil System
  • Threaded Top-Fill Design
  • Dual Slotted Adjustable Airflow Control
  • 510 Connection

You may also like our article on the Aspire Puxos Kit!


Aspire Puxos Kit | Stylish Mod, Excellent Tank

Aspire is a legendary brand within the vaping community. Operating out of China, their Nautilus series and BVC coils changed the landscape of vaping by allowing adjustable airflow. Later, their Atlantis line allowed sub-ohm vaping for the first time. So it’s no wonder that many are excited for the Aspire Puxos Kit, if only for the fact that it includes the updated Aspire Cleito Pro tank.

The Aspire Puxos Kit is a single battery mod which takes three different types of batteries — 18650, a 20700 or a 21700. With the 18650. the kit comes with an adapter and can only go up to 80w. With the 20700 and 21700, it can reach 100 w. The Aspire Puxos Kit comes with a 21700 battery, however you need the proper charger which many vapers do not have. The panels for this box mod have 14 different designs available. It is a very stylish mod and feels good in your hand. To us, they feel a little “plasticky” and might not be as durable as, say, the Geek Vape Aegis Legend. We suggest you exercise caution if you take it outdoors.

But the main draw for the Aspire Puxos Kit lies in the fact that it comes with a Cleito Pro Tank. This tank is an upgraded version of the Cleito 120 Tank. It can take coils from the Cleito and the Cleito Exo tank. The coils on this tank are a definite improvement, with less cotton. However, we found that the fill mechanism left some to be desired. It would be preferable to have a slide top you can push with your thumb, or even the ability to unscrew the whole top. Instead, there is a cover that you slide off, which seems a bit cumbersome. It sucks to have parts lying around when you fill your tank. The drip tip is plastic, which can strip easily. The drip tip screws into the coil itself. The coil, instead of having a chimney, is coil all throughout. It is very large but gives good vapor production and taste. We recommend running it at 75 w. The tank can hold 3.0 ml with the straight glass, and 4.0 ml when you employ the bubble glass that the kit comes with.

All in all, the Aspire Puxos Kit is a solid mod and tank with good flavor and vapor production. The kit is a good buy, if only for the fact that you are getting the Cleito Pro Tank. Check out the full details below!

Aspire Puxos Kit Features

  • Dimension – 87mm by 48mm by 30mm
  • Single High-Amp 18650/20700/21700 Battery
  • 18650 Battery Platform- Battery Sleeve Included
  • Aspire Proprietary Chipset
  • Maximum Wattage – 18650: 80W
  • Maximum Wattage – 2X700: 100W
  • Resistance Range: 0.1-3.5ohms
  • Versatile Temperature Control Suite
  • Ni200, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Compatible
  • Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) Mode
  • 3 Memory Setting for TCR Mode
  • Intuitive 0.96″ OLED Screen
  • Superior Stainless Steel Frame
  • Beautiful Dyed Resin Reinforcement
  • 14 Different Magnetic Side Panel Styles and Finishes
  • Automatic Cutoff
  • Overdischarge Protection
  • Short Circuit Protection
  • Battery Reverse Protection
  • Overheat Protection
  • Overcharge Protection
  • Three Button Operation
  • Magnetized Battery Door
  • MicroUSB Port
  • Spring-Loaded 510 Connection
  • Available in Green Camo, Dreams, Swirl, Etched, Circles, Music

Aspire Cleito Pro Tank Features

  • 24mm Diameter
  • 3mL Standard Juice Capacity
  • 4.2mL Bubble Glass Tank Capacity
  • Superior Stainless Steel Construction
  • Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • Full Length Coil Design – Drip Tip to Coil Design
  • Cleito Pro Coil System
  • 0.5ohm Cleito Pro Coil – rated for 60-80W
  • Compatible with Original Cleito Coils and Cleito EXO Coils
  • Triple Adjustable Airflow at Base
  • Convenient Retractable Sliding Top-Fill Method
  • Delrin Widebore Drip Tip
  • 24K Gold-Plated 510 Connection


  • 1 Puxos 100W Box Mod
  • 1 Cleito Pro Tank
  • 1 Aspire 21700 4000mAh Battery
  • 2 0.5ohm Cleito Pro Coils
  • 1 Spare Glass Tube
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • 1 18650 Battery Adapter
  • 1 Spare Parts Bag
  • 1 Warning Card
  • 1 User Manual
  • 1 Warranty Card

You may also like our article on the Wotofo Flux Kit!


Geek Vape Aegis Legend | Rugged and Durable

Geek Vape is a reputable company and makes great products that last. So when they came out with the new Geek Vape Aegis Legend, we were pretty excited. The Aegis Legend is waterproof, shock proof and dust resistant. It is a brick of a vape and perfect for those who do activities where their vape may be put in perilous situations. This is a dual battery mod that takes 18650’s. It goes up to 200w and is a huge improvement over the last incarnation. The last legend had issues with the design and didn’t feel too great in the hands. The new Geek Vape Aegis Legend has a genuine leather grip and is ergonomically designed to have a very comfortable grip.


If you like flashy, touchscreen mods, this might not be for you. The interface is great, but it doesn’t come with any fancy bells and whistles that a lot of mods on the market have today. However, this doesn’t take away from its high quality. The mod itself is constructed from Zinc and Aluminum. It comes with an Aero Tank which uses a Super Mesh Coil and IM4 Coils. It has a 510 connection. The Geek Vape Aegis Legend functions using power curve adjustments with a rocker style firing button.

We even tested the claims that the vape is waterproof for 30 minutes. We took the vape to the river and had it in the water for an hour before it died. Surprisingly, after it dried out, it came back to life! So, their claims are true. However, if you do end up dunking it, the coils will likely have issues and you will want to replace your batteries.

Geek Vape Aegis Legend Features:

  • Dimensions: 90.5mm by 58.5mm by 30.6mm
  • Dual High 18650 Battery Platform
  • Wattage Output Range: 5-100W
  • Temperature Control Range: 200-600F
  • Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
  • Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless-Steel Temp Control Settings
  • Temperature Coefficient of Resistance Adjustments (TCR)
  • VPC Mode – Power Curve Adjustments
  • BYPASS Mode
  • Intuitive 0.91″ OLED Full-Color Display
  • Durable Zinc & Aluminum Zinc Alloy Construction
  • LSR Silicone Mould
  • Premium Leather Grip Section
  • Incredible Shockproof System
  • IP67 Water Resistance and Dustproof System
  • Rocker-Style Firing Button
  • Bottom-Loaded Hinged Battery Cap
  • Spring-Loaded Gold-Plated 510 Connection

Geek Vape Aero Mesh Sub-Ohm Tank Features:

  • 25mm Diameter
  • 4mL Juice Capacity
  • Stainless Steel and Pyrex Glass Construction
  • Super Mesh Coil System
  • 0.2ohm Mesh X1 Kanthal Coil – rated for 30-90W
  • 0.15ohm Quad Coil – rated for 60-80W
  • Dual Slotted Bottom Airflow Control
  • Convenient Top-Fill Method
  • Delrin Widebore Drip Tip
  • Gold-Plated 510 Connection

Package Includes:

  • 1 X Aegis Legend 200W Box Mod
  • 1 X Aero Mesh Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 1 X 0.4ohm Quad Coil
  • 1 X Spare Bubble Glass Tube
  • MicroUSB Cable
  • Spare Parts

You may also like our article on the JustFog C6O1!


JustFog C601 | Discreet and Powerful

This week we are spotlighting the JustFog C601. JustFog is a Korean company who makes high quality vape devices. They have been in existence since 2009 and supply products to over 30,000 stores around the world. We reviewed the MiniFit last week, but this week we want to focus on the larger JustFog C601.

The JustFog C601 has a larger battery than the JustFog MiniFit. It utilizes a firing button rather than an automatic draw system, which helps with providing consistent flavor and vapor production. It has an attached clip, which many find helps them to keep track of the system. Compared to the MiniFit, the JustFog C601 has a slightly larger pod capacity at 1.7 ml, as opposed to 1.5 ml. The finish of the pod system is rubberized, which helps with grip and comfort. It is ergonomically designed, which makes it comfortable to vape all day. With the pod design, it has a generous airflow and improved flavor. The MTL draw is generous compared to a lot of other pod systems on the market. Like the MiniFit, the JustFog C601 has pod cartridges that last a long time (2 weeks). These cartridges are easy to fill and their port fits almost any nozzle tip. It is a discreet and compact system, which is easy to carry anywhere. The system can be used with either nic salts or regular juice depending on your needs. This is because the JustFog C601 delivers nicotine just as effectively with regular juice as it does with nic salts. You can use nic salts, but it is not a requirement. The system charges very quickly and is ready to go in about 30-45 minutes!

JustFog C601 Product Features

  • Dimensions – 88mm by 33mm 
  • Integrated 650mAh Rechargeable Battery
  • Coil Resistance: 1.6ohm
  • Polycarbonate Construction
  • Intuitive Firing Button 
  • LED Battery Light Indicator
  • Refillable 1.7mL Pod 
  • Snap-In Pod
  • MicroUSB Charging

Package Includes

  • 1 X C601 Device
  • 1 X C601 Replacement Pod
  • USB Cable
  • Instruction Manual 

You may also like our article on the JustFog MiniFit!

JustFog MiniFit | A Small Device That Packs A Punch

Welcome to Tech Tuesday! Today we going over a new product that is an amazing new pod system from JustFog. JustFog is a Korean company that produces high quality, user friendly devices that are perfect for transitioning smokers to vapers. Their newest addition, the JustFog MiniFit, is one of only two devices the company has available as of now. The JustFog MiniFit is a portable, yet extremely powerful device that provides great vapor production. Its battery charges quickly, in about 30 minutes for a full charge. A fully charged battery lasts for about 4-6 hours. The JustFog MiniFit has a refillable pod system that last about two weeks (this is from personal experience). The great thing about this device is that it is an MTL (mouth to lung) device that has the power to satisfy DTL (direct to lung) vapers.


The JustFog MiniFit is an ergonomically designed device. It has an internal chipset with a constant voltage output. It has a 370mAh integrated battery and a 1.5mL pod cartridge. In order to fire it, you press a single button with an LED light above it that indicates battery power. This device is charged using a microUSB port and can fit 1.5 mL of juice in its cartridges. It is one of the smallest pod systems on the market, which makes it perfect for portability!


  • All-in-One Design
  • Dimensions – 70mm by 21mm by 15mm
  • 1.5mL Juice Capacity
  • 370mAh Battery
  • Constant Voltage-Based Output
  • Single Button Operation – Firing Mechanism
  • Ergonomic Trim Design
  • 1.6ohm Resistance Coil 
  • Replaceable Cartridge Design
  • LED Battery Light Indicator
  • MicroUSB Charging Port


  • 1 MINIFIT Battery
  • 1 MINIFIT Pod
  • Instructional Manual

You may also like last week’s Tech Tuesday on the Vaporesso Armour Pro Kit!


Vaporesso Armour Pro Kit | Simplicity, Power and Style

Vaporesso’s tag line for the Vaporesso Armour Pro Kit reads, “Power, meets style”. The line is simple and to the point. The Vaporesso Armour Pro Kit is a welcome addition to the Vaporesso family of quality starter kits and delivers on both the promise of power and style. The packaging, as well as the look and feel of this device, give the user a sense that this is not only a mod, but perhaps an accessory.

The Armour Pro Mod is a compact single battery device that accommodates three battery sizes with the use of the included 18650 battery adapter. 21700, 20700 and 18650 batteries can all be used to power this 100Watt mod. The first thing you will notice is the brightly lit OLED screen which also function as the fire button for the device. The fire button/screen is responsive and integrated well into the device. In addition to the wattage up and wattage down buttons, Vaporesso has added a function button that allows you to access and navigate the numerous settings with ease. Simply click the function button three times and you will be directed to a menu where you can navigate through the available options with ease. The upgraded chipset in this device, the OMNI Board 4.0, not only enhances the firing speed of this mod, it allows for complete customization of the device. Settings available are VW-H, VW-N, VW-S, which are power adjustments for wattage settings. These settings allow you to change how quickly and how hard the mod fires without the use of a power curve. Also available are wattage curve settings (CCW), voltage curve settings (CCV), variable voltage mode (VV), temperature control settings, bypass mode and “Super Player Mode”. Super Player Mode is a new feature that Vaporesso offers that allows vapers to use this device with RDA’s and can read resistances of .03Ω-5.0Ω. If this all seems overwhelming, not to worry. While Vaporesso has crammed this mod with tons of features that allow it to cater to hobbyist, this device is simple enough for any beginner to use. 

The Cascade Baby Tank included with this kit is a smaller version of the Cascade Tank offered by Vaporesso. The Cascade Baby is a 5ml tank with a locking, sliding top fill design. Opening the top fill can be tricky at first but Vaporesso has engraved a small arrow on the gold band directly under the top fill cap to show which direction to push. Simply lift the top cap and push in the specified direction to open. The Cascade Baby provides the same great flavor and vapor production that the Cascade Tank is known for. The triple adjustable triangular airflow makes for a smooth, full draw that works well with the 0.18Ω Mesh coil. The Cascade Baby Tank is also compatible with all Vaporesso GT coils. 

I have really enjoyed using the Vaporesso Armour Pro kit. In my opinion, there are plenty of compact, powerful devices that have built in batteries, but there is a need for portable mods that use interchangeable batteries and can provide plenty of wattage. This kit is great for vapors who are looking for something that is portable and offers tons of customizable features. I wouldn’t recommend this kit to people who use high nicotine strengths or for those who prefer mouth to lung devices. 

Vaporesso Armour Pro 100W Box Mod Features

  • Dimensions: 91.4mm by 38.5mm by 27mm
  • Single High-Amp 18650/20700/21700 (Battery Not Included)
  • OMNI Board 4.0 Chipset
  • 0.002 S Firing Speed
  • Wattage Output Range: 5-100W
  • Temperature Control Range: 200-600F
  • Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.03ohm (Super Player Mode Only)
  • Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless-Steel Temperature Control
  • Smart Variable Wattage – Hard, Normal, Soft
  • TCR Adjustments
  • Customized Curvature of Temperature (CCT)
  • Customized Curvature of Wattage (CCW)
  • Bypass Mode
  • Intuitive 0.96 Inch OLED Full-Color Display
  • Oversized Firing Bar
  • Three Adjustment Buttons
  • Durable Aluminum Alloy Construction
  • MicroUSB Port – 2A Max Charge
  • 510 Connection

Vaporesso Cascade Baby Sub-Ohm Tank

  • 24.5mm Diameter
  • 5mL Juice Capacity
  • Stainlesss Steel Construction
  • Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
  • Isolation Structure Design – Separates Juice & Coil Chamber
  • Vaporesso GT Coil System
  • Triple Triangular-Shaped Airflow Control
  • Delrin Widebore Drip Tip
  • Slide-n-Fill Design – Convenient Top-Fill
  • 510 Connection


  • 1 X Armour Pro 100W Box Mod
  • 1 X Cascade Baby Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 1 X 0.3ohm GT CCELL 2 Coil
  • 1 X 0.18ohm GT Mesh Coil
  • MicroUSB Cable
  • Instructional Manual

You may also like our article about the Wotofo Flux Kit!


Wotofo Flux Kit | Functionality in Elegance

What happens when two companies, with a commitment to quality and innovation, collaborate to produce new vape devices? The Wotofo Flux Kit is what happens! The Wotofo Flux Kit is the result of Wotofo Technology Co. and Vaping American Made Products, (better known as Rig Mod), collaborating to produce a device which is simple in functionality, yet elegant in appearance.

Wotofo Technology Co. Has been around since 2012 and focuses on innovation as well as maintaining high standards of quality with every device they produce. Wotofo has established themselves as one of the most well-known hardware manufacturers and maintains a worldwide presence. 

Vaping American Made Products, also commonly known as Rig Mod, is an American company which manufactures their products right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. Rig Mod is most known for the high-end mechanical mods that they manufacture, such as the Rig Pig. While their products can be a bit pricy, the machining and functionality, as well as the innovative designs, are unmatched.

The Flux Kit reflects the experience and dedication both companies have to producing quality products. The Flux Mod is a dual 18650 battery device that is capable of producing up to 200W of power. No fancy temperature control suites or power curves, the flux kit runs strictly in wattage mode. There are three power settings to choose from, standard, powerful and powerful +, which act as a ramp up feature, and increase the firing speed of the mod. The Flux Kit also caters to vapers who like to run coils with low resistances. If you’re a fan of using RDA’s with large, low coil builds, The Flux Mod is capable of reading resistances as low as 0.08Ω. The device itself is sleek and uniform. The flux kit looks as if it was milled out of a single piece of steel. The fire button for the device is almost unrecognizable as it is part of the mod itself. At first look it seems as if they forgot to include it. In reality, the side of the mod acts as the fire button. Not only is the design unique, it is quite practical and adds a level of comfort to using the mod. Wotofo has also added accent lights to the front of the mod that activate when the mod has been fired or when it is resting. If that’s what you’re into and you don’t mind dedicating battery life, it’s an added bonus.

The tank paired with this device, The Flow Pro Sub-Ohm tank, is perfect for those cloud chasers out there. The tank is equipped with a top fill design, has adjustable triple bottom airflow and can be used with the included 4ml straight glass or the 5ml bubble glass. Don’t forget about the 0.18Ω mesh coil, of which you get two. Mesh coils have become standard with Sub-Ohm tanks and have greatly enhanced flavor and vapor production with most tanks. While the flow pro coils may not be the best out there, they do have a narrow wattage range that really brings out their performance, they also have a long life. 

Personally, I have thoroughly enjoyed using the Wotofo Flux Kit. Is this a kit that I feel is revolutionary or that will be my new go to device? Probably not. If you’re a fan of tanks with very generous airflow and you’re looking for something new with a unique design and a little flare then you will definitely enjoy this kit. The Wotofo Flux Kit is easy to use, has a good feel in your hand and is pretty great on battery life, if you’re not using the lights. Did I mention you can use your baby beast coils with this tank? 

Wotofo Flux 200W Box Mod Features

  • Dimensions – 91.6mm by 50.8mm by 30.3mm
  • Dual 18650 Battery – Not Included
  • Wattage Output Range: 1-200W
  • Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.08ohm
  • Three Firing Mode – Standard, Powerful, Powerful+
  • Superior Zinc Alloy Construction
  • 1.3″ Intuitive OLED Full-Color Display
  • 7-Color LED Light-Up Functionality
  • Stealth Firing Bar Mechanism
  • Ergonomically Placed Adjustment Buttons
  • Bottom-Loaded Hinged Battery Door
  • Short Circuit Protection 
  • Overheat Protection
  • Low Battery Warning
  • 10 Seconds Switch Timeout
  • MicroUSB Port – 1.5A Max Charge
  • 510 Connection

Wotofo Flow Pro Sub-Ohm Tank Features

  • 25mm Diameter
  • 4mL Standard Juice Capacity
  • 5mL Maximum Juice Capacity – Bulb Glass
  • Superior 316L Stainless Steel Construction
  • High-Grade Glass Reinforcement
  • Convenient Sliding Top-Fill Design
  • Triple Adjustable Airflow Control at Base
  • Black Delrin Curved Widebore Drip Tip
  • 0.18ohm Multihole Coil – rated for 40-80W
  • Compatible with TFV8 Baby Coils
  • Silver-Plated 510 Connection

Wotofo Flux Kit Includes

  • 1 FLUX 200W Box Mod
  • 1 Flow Pro Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 2 0.18ohm Multihole Coil
  • 1 510 Drip Tip Adapter
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • 1 Instructional Manual
  • Spare Parts

You may also like our article on the Alur x Smokjoy OPS-1!


Alur X Smokjoy OPS – 1 | Redefining Pod Mods

Shenzhen Wanna Technology Co. Ltd, otherwise known as Smokjoy, was founded in 2011 and is based in Shenzhen, China. Smokjoy prides themselves on providing cutting edge, quality products that have been rigorously tested. Their emphasis on product research and development, as well as quality control, have played a large role in the development of new exciting products like the OPS – 1.

ALUR DSGN began developing ideas and concepts for vapor products in 2017 with a goal of providing vapor products that were simple, yet elegant, and easily accessible for all users. In early 2018, Alur released the Slik which has been wildly popular. The Alur Slik is a shining example of what ALUR DSGN is all about. Now, with the release of the OPS – 1, people will be waiting on bated breath for new devices.

The OPS – 1 is a collaborative effort between Alur and Smokjoy, two companies with a history of providing quality, innovative products. What exactly is the OPS – 1? The OPS – 1 is an open pod system (OPS) with a 1100mAh battery. That’s right, a 1100 mAh battery! Most pod systems, whether they are closed or open systems, come equipped with an average of a 300mAh battery. There are pod devices that have 500mAh batteries available, however those devices are few and far between. Personally, this device has been the most impressive pod system I have used to date, battery wise. 

The OPS – 1 also utilizes single button operation. The large, firm, clicky button works for on and off operation of the device, as well as for firing. Most pod style devices on the market today utilize an auto draw system, which begins to malfunction over time in some cases. I have had instances where the devices begin to continue firing even after I have stopped vaping. Having an actual fire button, personally, provides some familiarity as well as a sense of security. I believe this device will not only be popular with transitional smokers, or fans of refillable pod systems, but it truly has the capability to meet the needs of every vaper.

Alur X Smokjoy OPS – 1 Details

Alur and Smokjoy have added a layer of versatility to the OPS – 1 that is unprecedented. The OPS – 1 has two pod styles that are available, which are both attached to the battery magnetically. In your kit you will receive, and can purchase, an MTL (Mouth to Lung) and DTL (Direct to Lung) pod. The pods will be clearly marked on the back with a sticker and labeled M Pod and D Pod. The mouth to lung pods are rated at 1.2Ω and the direct to lung pods are rated at 0.6Ω. With the incorporated 1100mAh battery you can comfortably run both resistances and still get fantastic vapor and flavor production, as well as great battery life. 

You may be thinking that this device sounds too good to be true? Can there be a device that is that perfect? As fantastic as the OPS – 1 is there are a few design flaws, in my opinion, and I’m sure they will be subjective base on every vapers preference.

So far, my favorite pod has been the direct to lung pod. The set airflow works great with the 0.6Ω coil. The MTL pod has a generous amount of airflow which doesn’t provide the restricted draw that I usually enjoy with MTL devices. The pods themselves are well constructed, however the placement of the plug over the fill hole can make it kind of hard to remove the plug itself. The plug is secure and there is a large fill port which is sure to accommodate most bottle tips. 

The OPS – 1 brings new elements to pod style systems that there has been a demand for. Great battery life, versatile pods and solid construction (it is all metal, zinc alloy) have made this my new go to pod device. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more great products coming from these collaborators!

By Joe Chacon

Product Features:

  • Dimensions – 81mm by 46mm by 21mm
  • Integrated 1100mAh Rechargable Battery
  • 2mL Maximum Juice Capacity
  • Voltage Range: 3.3V-4.2V
  • 0.6ohm D-POD Resistance – Direct-to-Lung
  • 1.2ohm M-POD Resistance – Mouth-to-Lung
  • Durable Zinc Alloy Construction
  • Single Button Operation – Top Mounted Fire Button
  • LED Battery Life Indicator
  • Bottom Fill Vertical Juice Injection
  • MicroUSB Charging Port
  • Pass-Through Technology
  • Switch Timeout Protection 
  • Short Circuit Protection 
  • Overcharge Protection 
  • Over-Discharge Protection 

Package Includes:

  • 1 OPS-1 Pod System
  • 1 0.6ohm D-Pod
  • 1 1.2ohm M-Pod
  • 1 MicroUSB Cable
  • Instructional Manual


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Smok Stick Prince Kit | Sleek, Simple, Improved

Smok Technologies just continues to innovate. The Smok Stick Prince Kit is an update of the Smok Stick V8 Kit. Stick devices have gained popularity over the last year. As pod style devices have gained popularity, vapers have come to realize that portability is just as important as functionality. With recent developments — and improvements made to existing technology– it is possible, and expected, that smaller devices can provide the excellent vapor and flavor production that large box style devices are capable of.

The Smok Stick Prince Kit is not only an update, but an improvement, upon the Smok Stick V8. Both devices utilize a 3000mAh battery, however the Stick Prince uses a full-size Prince Tank. The Prince Tank in combination with the Smok Stick can be used with all compatible Smok Prince Coils, whereas the TFV8 Big Baby, with the Smok Stick, was only compatible with the M2 Coils. 

The Prince Tank is one of the top selling sub-ohm tanks on the market. The tank has vastly improved upon the existing TFV Platform offered by Smok. The improvements made to the top-fill design and to the airflow make the TFV12 Prince the best sub-ohm tank from Smok to date.

So, whats to love about this device? Smok has paired a powerful sub-ohm tank with a portable battery, which has a great capacity. The Smok Stick battery also comes with built in safety features. Complete with low voltage protection, low resistance protection, short circuit protection, and an 8 second cut-off time, this device is safe and simple to use. Simplicity is the key here to bridging the gap between the hobbyist and the vaper looking to make the transition from a simple mouth-to-lung device to a sub-ohm device. No wattage adjustments necessary. No complicated, intimidating, user interface. The Smok Stick Prince is operated with a single button.

Smok Stick Prince Kit | Product Features

Smok Stick Prince Kit Battery:

  • 24.5mm Diameter
  • 85mm Height
  • Integrated 3000mAh Battery 
  • Stainless Steel Construction
  • Direct Voltage Output System
  • Operating Voltage Range: 3.4-4.2V 
  • Single Button Operation 
  • Intelligent Battery Life Indicator 
  • 8 Seconds Protection 
  • Low Resistance Protection 
  • Short Circuit Protection 
  • Low Voltage Protection 
  • Micro USB Charging Port – Passthrough Capability
  • 510 Connection

Smok TFV12 Prince Sub-Ohm Tank

  • 25.5mm Base Diameter
  • 5mL Standard Juice Capacity
  • 8mL Maximum Juice Capacity – Convex Glass Extension
  • Superior Stainless-Steel Construction
  • High-Grade Glass Reinforcement
  • Convenient Top-Fill Rotary Design – Lock Button Mechanism
  • Dual Adjustable Airflow Control at Base
  • 810 Cobra Resin Ultra-Wide Drip Tip
  • 510 Connection

Package Includes:

  • 1 X Stick Prince Battery
  • 1 X TFV12 Prince Sub-Ohm Tank
  • 2 X 0.17ohm V12 Prince-M4 Cores
  • 1 Micro USB Cable
  • Spare Parts
  • Instructional Manual

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