Geekvape Wenax K1 Pod Kit - Review

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  1. Timbo

    Timbo Well-Known Member

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    Hi Vaping Insider members, In this review i take a look at the Wenax K1 Pod Kit from Geekvape. The Wenax K1 Pod Kit was supplied for the purpose of this review by Geekvape.

    https://www.geekvape.com/wenax/Wenax-K1.html

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    Introduction

    Geekvape need no introduction and here we have one for those trying to give up the stinkies or those that like a MTL vape using a convenient simple pod device when out and about.

    The Wenax KI is the upgrade of the Wenax device and comes with 2 different refillable pods with fixed MTL coil heads. The device features two different modes which offer either both Auto and fire button activation or just Auto Draw with the fire button redundant! The K1 also has 3 different constant output settings with a form of boost for steady output and gives 3 Tier battery status indication. With it's type C USB port and ergonomic form factor let's give the new Wenax a closer look!

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    In The Box

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    Contents:

    1 x Wenax K1 Device (2ml)
    2 x Wenax K1 Pod (0.8ohm,12-16W; 1.2ohm,10-12W)
    1 x USB Cable (Type-C)
    Paperwork

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    Aesthetics and Ergonomics

    The Wenax K1 came in simple White sample cardboard packaging with the main features listed on the reverse. The device comes in many colour options, I received the blue version which is a nice Royal Blue, the choices are Blue, Gold, Gunmetal, Black, Red, Sky Blue, Army Green, Pacific Blue or Orange.

    The form factor is narrow and flat rather than cylindrical and has a round concave fire button central towards the top on the front, underneath is a small LED. Towards the top both sides we have small airflow holes and on the reverse we have "WENAX" etched into the finish.

    Up top we have the protruding lightly tinted pod with fixed Delrin mouthpiece, moving to the base is where the Type C USB port can be found. Not sure if the device is Aluminium or Zinc Alloy but it's a nice lightweight, small and ergonomic!

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    Wenax K1 Specs and Features:

    Size: 21.6mm × 114.6mm
    Output Power: 9-16W
    Battery Capacity: 600mAh
    Coil: 0.8ohm,12-15W; 1.2ohm,10-12W
    Charging Specification: 5V | USB-C Charging Port
    Low Voltage Warning: 3.2土0.1V
    PCBA Temperature Alarm: 80℃
    Longest Vaping Time: 10S
    Working Temperature: -10~45℃
    Stand-by Current: ≤15uA
    Constant output for stable performance
    Lightweight with portable slim design
    3-level adjustable power output
    600mAh battery with Type-C fast charging
    Auto Draw & Button Triggered
    Auto-sleep after 10 seconds
    Colours: Blue, Gold, Gunmetal, Black, Red, Sky Blue, Army Green, Pacific Blue, Orange

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    The Pods

    You receive 2 pods with a different resistant coil head installed in each one, the specs are printed on the base of each pod which is needed as the pods are identical.

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    The pods are tinted but ever so lightly so seeing your juice is no problem at all, the section of the pod that holds your juice also protrudes outside the device so you can see the level at all times. The pod has a comfortable flat mouthpiece with quite a wide opening but when looking inside you can see it narrows further down inside to be suitable for a tighter draw. Looking at the base we have the contacts, printed specs and also to either side an opening for the auto draw tube within the pods bay, allowing the pod to get fitted either way!

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    To one side we have a Black Silicone plug with an arrow showing where to lift. I must say i found this quite fiddly to remove for filling but that might in part be because i had only just cut my nails. Once removed with the pod held on it's side the generous sized fill port allows a quick, mess free fill, the pod holds 2ml of liquid!

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    Fitting The Pod

    looking inside the pods bay we can see the Gold plated, spring loaded contacts and to the left the small tube which leads to the membrane switch. We can also see a small hole either side on the wall of the bay which will allow air to get to the pod.

    On the base of the pod we have a hole either side for the auto draw tube so it doesn't matter which way the pod gets fitted. The pod has no magnets but just uses tabs locking into indentations when press fitting into place and it gives a loud click as it locks. To remove firmly grip the pod and give it a strong pull, when in place there is no movement from the pod whatsoever!

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    Operating The K1

    To turn the device on is 5 clicks of the fire button and the LED lights up Blue for 1 second, when first turned on the device can be fired by either using Auto draw or pressing the fire button. 5 more clicks of the fire button will see the LED cycling through Red, Blue and Green to confirm the mode has changed to Auto Draw, in this mode the physical button no longer fires the device so it can't fire by accident when in a pocket, another 5 clicks turns the device off which again is confirmed by the LED lighting Blue for 1 second.

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    The device has some form of buck boost so it doesn't suffer from drop off in power as the battery life runs down which allows for constant output settings.

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    I have no idea what the settings are as far as voltage or wattage output is concerned as at the time of writing details are not in depth including with information in the manual. You can change between the settings by clicking the fire button 3 times quickly and the LED will light up for 1 second in the corresponding colour, they are described as the following:

    Low = White
    Medium = Blue
    High = Green

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    The device also has battery status indication which is shown by what colour the LED lights while taking a vape, the tiers are the following:

    Green = 70 to 100%
    Blue = 31 to 69%
    Red = 0 to 30%

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    The LED also flashes in different colours various amounts of times to give alerts when safety protections kick in!

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    Protections:

    Low Battery protection
    No Atomizer Protection
    Short Circuit Protection
    10s Over-vape Protection
    Overheat Protection

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    Charging

    The Wenax K1 has a type C USB port positioned on the base which normally would be a con for me as i like a device standing up when charging but as the device is narrow and has a semi rounded base it's not steady when standing up anyway so much better kept lying down rather than it just falling constantly!

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    Not sure of the charge rate as it's not mentioned and when trying to time it i kept missing when it was fully charged, my guess is 1A, it charges quite quickly!

    While charging the LED breathes Red between 0 to 69% and then breathes Green between 70 to 99%, once fully charged the LED stays lit Green until removing the USB, the Wenax K1 also supports pass-through!

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    My Thoughts!

    If you like the Caliburn but wish it had a tighter draw then the Wenax K1 should fit your needs perfectly. Geekvape say each pod should be able to be refilled 10 times but that's down to how much the flavour needs to drop off before the individual deems it not up to standard, personally with both pods i found 8 fills and then i noticed a drop off in flavour but still will give decent flavour for a few more refills!

    There isn't a lot wrong with the K1 so struggling a bit for cons but the obvious one is that the whole pod needs replacing rather than just the coil and also although the K1 gives a fantastic MTL vape having no adjustable airflow is another. I also much prefer top-fill as i don't want to have to remove the pod every time i need to fill although filling is quick and mess free. I did find the bung a little fiddly but i am putting that down to i have just cut my nails right back so not an issue!

    The 0.8ohm pod gives a medium MTL draw while the 1.2ohm gives a medium tight MTL draw and the standout feature for me is just how well the Auto Draw works which matches the physical fire button for performance. Having 3 different output settings is also a pro although the difference between settings is very subtle and the battery status indications while only being 3 tiers are nicely spread out so fit for purpose. The flavour from both pods is very good with the 0.8ohm pod having the edge although i found this ploughed through juice for such a small device, i also experienced zero leaking.

    Battery life was surprisingly good with the 0.8ohm pod lasting easily while out and about doing daily chores and when using the 1.2ohm pod it lasted the best part of the day! It charges quickly and supports pass-through!

    Being able to have the device in Auto Draw only mode is another pro for those that prefer Auto Draw as this means the device can be left on ready to be vaped while not firing by accident in your pocket. I like that there is good visibility of the juice level at all times and how light and ergonomic the little fella is, very good pod device!!!!

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    Likes

    Light, small, ergonomic device
    9 colour options
    Auto draw or button activated
    Just Auto Draw mode available
    3 constant output settings
    3 tier battery status indications
    Decent battery life, charges quickly while supporting pass-through
    Type C USB
    2 Pods included with different coils
    Both pods gave very good flavour
    0.8ohm pod medium MTL
    1.2ohm pod medium tight MTL
    Fill quick and mess free
    Can see juice level at all times
    Auto Draw works flawlessly!


    Cons

    Need to replace whole pod rather than just coil
    Airflow non-adjustable
    Need to remove pod to fill

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    I would once again like to thank Geekvape for supplying the Wenax K1 Pod Kit for the purpose of this review, thanks for reading and stay safe!

    https://www.geekvape.com/wenax/Wenax-K1.html

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  2. Vapin4Joy

    Vapin4Joy Staff Member Moderator 3 year member reviewer

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    Good job Timbo. :emoji_thumbsup:
     
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  3. Timbo

    Timbo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mate, much appreciated!:emoji_thumbsup:
     

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