Anthony Vapes: Voopoo Panda Review

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  1. Anthony_Vapes

    Anthony_Vapes Staff Member Moderator 3 year member reviewer Weekly Referral Winner

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    Hi All, Anthony Vapes back here with my review of the Voopoo Panda Pod Kit, please see the bottom for disclaimers and links

    Introduction:
    The Voopoo Panda is the first pod device from popular company Voopoo mostly known for their drag mod. It’s not a super small pod device but more along the lines of a smaller joyetech dolphin with a large capacity for juice and a larger battery than you see on smaller pod systems. It’s available in 5 colors white/black, black/silver, black/red, black/gold, and blue/gold. Looking around online i see it for 25-35 bucks mostly for pre-order.

    Manufacturer's Specs:
    • Dimensions - 75mm by 47.5mm by 27.4mm
    • Integrated 1100mAh Rechargeable Battery
    • 5mL Maximum Juice Capacity
    • Self Adapted Wattage Based on Coil: 8W or 12W
    • 1.2ohm Coil Resistance - Rated at 8W - Meant for Nic Salts
    • 0.8ohm Coil Resistance - Rated at 12W - Meant for Regular E-Liquids
    • Rubberized Exterior
    • Replaceable Outer Chassis
    • Single Button Operation - Top Mounted Fire Button
    • LED Battery Life Indicator
    • Bottom Fill Vertical Juice Injection For Better Flavor and Clouds
    • Micro USB Charging Port - 1.5H Charging Time
    • Pass-Through Technology
    • Switch Timeout Protection
    • Short Circuit Protection
    • Overcharge Protection
    • Over-Discharge Protection
    • Available in Black, White, Red, Yellow, Gold
    Included in box:
    • 1 Panda AIO System
    • 1 1.2ohm Replacement Pod (Nic Salt)
    • 1 0.8ohm Replacement Pod (Other E-Juices)
    • 1 Sealing O-Ring
    • 1 USB Cable
    • 1 User Manual
    • 1 Warranty Card
    Coil Options
    • 1.2 ohm 8 watts
    • 0.8 ohm 12 watts
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    Kit Rundown
    The voopoo panda is a short but thick style AIO (all in one) Pod kit, meaning there isn’t a separate mod or tank that can be used with anything else. It does have replaceable pods so you can carry spares , and is styled similar to the joyetech dolphin but smaller. It’s really small and very easy to pocket and carry around.There is not adjustable air on this device. It has a great capacity of 5 ml and barely uses much juice at all. The battery is listed at 1110 mah so a huge battery for such a small Pod device like this. It features built in USB charging they don’t list a rate but claim it charges in 90 minutes, which is pretty good all things considered and is pretty accurate from my experience. It also features Pass Through Vaping while charging. The drip tip is proprietary and can be removed but is really tight in there and no reason to remove it really. The device is a plastic body but has a thin rubber coating on it which is nice. Kind of like the minikin 2 but a little thinner. Gives it a nice grip and feel to it compared to the similar smooth plastic devices like the hiflask and then dolphin.

    The Pod itself is really easy to fill. It comes with an empty pod and the pod includes the coils built in as well so you can’t change coils in the pod like a breeze 2 for example. To fill them there is a rubber plug on the bottom that you pop out and the fill hole is a decent size but needs a fine point bottle. The twist tops won’t work well but a glass dripper fits in fine. The pods are completely enclosed inside the device with no cutouts so you can’t see the juice level unless you take off the top. They should have had a cutout on the device so you can see your juice level without removing the top in my opinion. The top removes really easy though and is held in place via magnets which is nice. The pods are only secured in place by the pressure of the top cap being installed so when you open it the pods can wiggle and even pop out so be careful. The pods should have been secured on the inside to prevent this.

    Usage is pretty easy. There is just the 1 button on the device. Click it 5 times to turn on or off. You just press the button to vape. Not much to discuss there. There is 1 LED on the Voopoo Panda as well. It’s a good size one and pretty bright and located stealthy on the color strip in the middle the same side as the fire button. The light is on when taking a puff but doesn't act as a battery meter. It’s blue when using the 1.2 ohm coil and purple with the .8 ohm coil. They should have used it as a battery meter as well. It’s on when charging and red and when it turns green it means fully charged. It operates at 12 watts for the .8 ohm coil and 8 watts for the 1.2 ohm coil. One more thing to note, the manual lists some protections and such. Short circuit, Low voltage, over vaping, and overcharging protection. USB port is on the bottom right next to the airflow

    Coil Performance and details
    The Voopoo Panda has 2 coil options 1 of each included in the box. A 1.2 ohm coil that runs at 8 watts they say is good for nic salt juices and a .8 ohm coil they say for regular juices but realistically speaking is not going to be fit for most people. Both coils are made for higher MG juices for people looking to quit or for those who need nicotine. Performance wise there isn’t much good to say about the coils. The .8 ohm that is supposed to be made for regular juice doesn't even wick well with 50/50 high MG nic salts. It also has practically no flavor except for a small gross taste. It was awful. The 1.2 ohm wasn’t any better. Still had pretty much no flavor even by pod standards and also doesn’t wick well with 50/50 juice but didn’t have the funny taste either. Both coils were pretty bad and they didn’t last long either. They were both dead before i finished a single 5ml pod. It’s also not as MTL device as the coil wattage would imply. It only does a restrictive DTL vape. I looked around online and replacements are around 5 dollars each so pretty pricey for a single coil online.

    Pros:
    • color options
    • great 5 ml capacity
    • passthrough vaping
    • easily removable pods
    • easy to refill
    • nice comfy rubber coating
    • nice looks
    • small size for easy portability
    • fast enough charging
    • great battery size for such a small device
    • magnetic top cap
    Cons:
    • both coils performed poorly
    • pods should have been secured on the inside
    • can’t see juice level without taking off the top
    • not for MTL vaping
    • no battery meter
    • expensive replacement pods
    Conclusion
    So with all that said, do I recommend this POD AIO or not? I don’t like to do a hard yes or no, but this one i’m going to just say no. Like many of the pods i’ve reviewed this year it’s actually a pretty nice device despite a few minor flaws, that is ruined by really bad coils. At the end of the day if it can’t even vape decent it’s not worth getting as that is the main point of a device. To provide a good vape. The replacement pods are also expensive at 5 dollars each and won’t last most people more than a day or 2 if you can put up with them. Not something i can put my name on by any means

    This is Anthony Vapes just keeping it honest, hopefully you all can say the same and i’ll catch you on my next review.

    Manufacturer product link here

    Product Disclaimer
    This product was sent to me from Voopoo

    Review Disclaimer
    Due to possible QC difference your experience may vary.

    Reviewer Disclaimer
    I’ve been doing vape reviews since late 2016 and have done around 200 reviews to date. I enjoy helping vapers on forums as well and helping contribute to the great vape community. I’m not an “out of the box” reviewer. I do my best to be thorough at all times and have enough experience with many products to tell what’s good and what’s not. All mods get tested with an oscilloscope and stress tested and results are posted in my reviews.

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    Deucesjack 3 year member reviewer

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    Man, I'm hoping you just got some bad coils because I got one of these on the way. Nice review bro.
     
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  3. Whiskey

    Whiskey The TCIC Staff Member Moderator 3 year member reviewer

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    Yup, Great review Ant!!:emoji_relaxed::emoji_thumbsup:
     
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  4. Anthony_Vapes

    Anthony_Vapes Staff Member Moderator 3 year member reviewer Weekly Referral Winner

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    unlikely. They sent out about 20 of these in a giveaway on reddit plus like another 10 or so to reviewers on reddit so about 30ish and everyone got shit ones.
    thanks!
     
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