The Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit is a fixed 15W draw activated Mouth to Lung (MTL) pod device incorporating an internal 800mAh battery. Made out of zinc alloy, it comes in 7 colors and is marketed as being oil proof, wear proof, fingerprint proof, fade proof and shock proof. The pod is re-fillable with a 2ml e-liquid capacity. The 0.8 ohm coil is an integral part of the pod meaning it’s not replaceable. When the coil degrades, the pod is disposed of and a new pod fitted.
Airflow adjustment is provided by a slider switch incorporated on the side of the Vinci pod body. This will allow the user to adjust for either a MTL, a Semi Restricted Direct to Lung (RDL) or Direct to Lung (DTL) style vape. There are no other functions or controls other than a color changing LED that illuminates the GENE logo when you draw on the pod which indicates the battery status. This also illuminates when the battery is being charged.
Charging the Vinci pod is carried out using the supplied charging cable that connects to the Type C USB port at the bottom of the device.
This new Vinci pod kit is a simple no fuss straightforward plug and play device when compared to the other Vinci pod devices of the same name such as the Vinci, Vinci R, Vinci X and Vinci Air. There are no bells and whistles but it certainly doesn’t lack in performance.
I would like to thank the guys at Voopoo for sending me the Vinci Pod Kit for the purpose of this review. As always this review is completely unbiased and is my honest opinion based on my findings on the Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit supplied.
I was lucky enough to receive two Vinci pod kits, one in Aurora Silver and another in Aurora Red for reviewing and as such have included both the Vinci pod kits in the different images I have taken.
Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit Review
- Features and Specifications
- What’s in the Box
- Vinci Pod Kit Design and Appearance
- Vinci Pod Kit Functionality
- Vinci Pod Kit Performance
- Vinci Pod Battery Performance
- How do I Fill the Vinci Pod
- When and How do I Change the Vinci Pod
- How do I Charge the Vinci Pod Kit
- Vinci Pod Kit Price
- Vinci Pod Kit Verdict
- Vinci Pod Kit Summary
Features and Specifications
- Dimensions: 93.5mm x 24mm x 14mm
- Weight: 58.5 grams
- Construction: Zinc Alloy
- Pod Material: PCTG
- Charging: Type C USB 5V/1A
- Output Wattage: 15W Fixed
- E-liquid Capacity: 2ml Pod
- Pods: Refillable, Non-replaceable 0.8ohm Coil
- Filling Method: Side Fill Port
- Resistance Range: 0.6ohm – 3.0ohm
- Battery Specification: Internal 800mAh
- Input Voltage: 3.2V – 4.2V
- Display: Color Changing LED illuminating GENE Logo
- Airflow: Adjustable Slider Control
- Chipset: GENE Chip
- 6 Safety Protection Features
- Anti-Wear, Oil Proof, Fade Proof, Shock Proof
What’s in the box?
- Voopoo Vinci Pod Device
- Vinci Pod – 0.8ohm Coil
- Type-C USB Cable
- User Manual
Voopoo Vinci Pod Design and Appearance
The Vinci Body
The Voopoo Vinci pod is a small compact (70mm tall) fixed wattage draw activated vape pod and is constructed out of zinc alloy. Its shape is a slim rectangular design and as soon as you pick it up you can feel it’s NOT a cheap, lightweight or flimsy construction. For such a small device it really feels very well built and is packing quite a bit of weight for its size.
It delivers a fixed power output of 15 watts from its 800mAh internal battery. Charging is carried out via the Type-C USB port on the bottom of the body, specified as 5V/1A.
Super-fast auto draw is achieved by the GENE AI chip set, which also ensure the multitude of safety features are maintained, such as:
- Overtime Protection
- Output Over Current Protection
- Low Battery Protection
- Over Discharge Protection
- Over Temperature Protection
- Over Charge Protection
- Atomizer Short-Circuit Protection
There are 7 colors available in the Vinci Pod Kit range:
- Carbon Fibre
- Pine Grey
- Dazzling Line
- Aurora Red
- Aurora Neon
- Aurora Pastel
- Aurora Silver
The overall surface finish on the Vinci body is superb. It’s coated with a UV finish that’s oil-proof, shock-proof, wear-proof and fingerprint-proof. I can honestly say, even with sticky fingers, there was no residue left on the panels, it really does work!
An interesting finish on the Aurora color range are the vertical lines on the side panel. They change color when the body is rotated against the light, similar to a 3D Hologram.
On one side of the Vinci body is the satin finish plain color with the words “Voopoo”. The other side incorporates the dazzling color design panel which has the words “Vinci” and the color changing GENE logo.
This GENE logo is very discreet but does illuminate with a color changing LED beneath (3 colors) when you draw on the pod, charge the Vinci or it’s displaying the different levels of protection.
An adjustable airflow slider button is located on one side edge of the Vinci body to allow for a MTL, RDL or DTL style vape experience. There is only a 3mm change from fully open to fully closed but it does give a good change of vaping style. The other side edge has a tiny fixed pinhole airflow opening which maintains a tight MTL draw even when the adjustable airflow is fully closed.
At the base of the Vinci body is the Type-C USB charging port which I believe is 5V/1A. The bottom of the Vinci is slightly contoured but will stand upright, although not totally stable. The top of the Vinci has a recessed opening for the pod to be located in with two gold plated spring loaded coil contact pins. There are no magnets that secure the pod to the device; it’s secured by a push snap fit design which does give a very secure fit.
The Vinci pod is re-fillable with a 2ml e-liquid capacity and has an integrated 0.8 ohm coil. The coil is not replaceable so once the coil degrades the whole pod will need replacing.
Because the pod is disposable, you’d expect it to be quite flimsy made. Far from it, the quality of the pod is very impressive. I would go as far and say it IS one of the best pods I’ve used. Rather a shame that Voopoo didn’t opt to use a replaceable coil in the pod.
I’m so pleased to see the pod is manufactured out of clear opaque black lightweight PCTG material. I love the fact Voopoo have chosen to use a see-through tint so you can easily see the level of e-liquid in the pod. So many other manufacturers opt to use a semi-opaque type black tint where you can’t really see your e-liquid through.
A reasonably wide bore duckbill type mouthpiece is fully integrated into the pod and tapers down to a circular 5mm section to cater for the MTL vape style.
The pod is a side filling design with the opening concealed behind a flush fitting black silicone rubber plug. Once the plug is removed, the filling hole is a really decent size allowing for the largest of e-liquid tip bottles.
On the underside of the pod are the two gold plated coil contacts with a small triple airflow ingress port. There are no magnets on the pod, it simply pushes into the Vinci body and is held in place with a secure snap push fit method.
This method of fitting I found to be really secure, no movement or rattle whatsoever. There is no chance of the pod accidentally becoming detached from the Vinci body.
Due to the design and shape of the pod, it can be inserted into the Vinci body either way round. The GENE logo will briefly flash once when connection of the pod is made to the Vincii body.
Lastly and most importantly, Voopoo state these pods are leak free. During the time I’ve been using the Vinci pod kit there were NO leaks or any condensation on the base of the pod or around the Vinci contact pins.
Voopoo Vinci Pod Functionality
The Voopoo Vinci pod kit is very simple and straightforward to use. There are no menus to fiddle with, no wattage adjustments, no firing button and no choice of coils to worry about. The only adjustable control on the device is the adjustable airflow.
Quite simply, all you have to worry about is charging the device, make sure you keep the pod topped up with your favourite e-liquid, settle on your desired airflow setting and enjoy your vaping experience.
The only indication of the Vinci is the illuminated GENE logo which lights up when the pod is inserted, lights up when you draw on the device, and cycles when the device is on charge. The color changing GENE logo will highlight the status of the battery with three colors as shown below:
- Green – Full charge – 60% of charge
- Blue – 60% of charge – 20% of charge
- Red – 20% of charge – Full discharge
The GENE AI chip that controls the Vinci maintains a constant 15W output throughout the discharge cycle of the battery, providing a fast responsive draw activated vape. This chip also controls the included safety features and provides the visual indication via the Illuminated GENE logo as follows:
- Charging – Logo cycles on and off with the appropriate color (red, blue & green)
- Full charge – constant green logo
- Current battery status – logo flashes once when pod is inserted
- Low battery – Logo flashes red 10 times
- Short circuit – Logo remains red for 2 seconds
- No atomizer – Logo flashes red
- Overtime protection – Logo flashes 8 times
- Over heat protection – Logo flashes red 15 times
The Vinci pod kit incorporates adjustable airflow via a slider control on the side of the device. The level of adjustment is limited to about 3mm but does allow for a pretty tight MTL vape, a RDL vape or DTL vape experience.
Sliding the button downwards will open the airflow for a DTL vape. Sliding the button upwards will close the airflow off giving a tight MTL vape. Anywhere between the two will simulate a RDL vape. I did notice that when the airflow is fully shut off the vape does become a little warmer. In addition to the slider control, there is a very small pin hole just visible on the opposite side of the Vinci body. This maintains the tight MTL vape even when the slider control is fully shut off.
Voopoo Vinci Pod Performance
As with most MTL vape pods, nicotine salts with a PG/VG ratio of 50/50 is recommended because of the smaller wicking ports and lower power.
I did have some remnants of Mango Ice nic salts left so filled up the pod and left it to stand for 10 minutes to soak into the wick to help protect the coil.
With the airflow fully closed I took my first vape and was very pleasantly surprised. The draw was a nice tight MTL vape and the flavor came through straight away. Pretty decent vapor was produced, not excessive but about right from what you’d expect from this lower powered vape kit.
Throat hit was good from my 18mg nic salts, overall the coil was working really well.
Tweaking the airflow changed the vaping style from MTL to a pretty decent DTL style. The only issue I found was with the airflow wide open, the auto draw required a really good draw to activate. Flavor and vapor increased and definitely exceeded my expectations.
The performance from the coil was impressive and the auto draw activation was spot on. Very responsive and never once didn’t operate.
Switching my e-liquid to 6mg freebase nicotine was equally as impressive and I’ve really enjoyed cycling different flavors through the pod.
I was very impressed with the coil/pod in terms of flavor from my DIY e-juices. On some other pods I’ve tried of similar power levels, the flavor was very muted and required Nic Salts and pre-bought e-juices to get decent flavor. This Vinci pod didn’t differentiate, the flavor was crisp and clean irrespective of the type of e-liquid I used.
At the time of writing this review, I’ve cycled approximately 150ml of e-liquid through the pod and the coil is showing no signs of faltering. Equally, not once have I had any dry-hits while vaping on the Vinci pod.
One observation I did find was once or twice a slight gurgling when drawing on the pod, an indication of e-liquid trapped in the chimney. This may have been caused by laying the Vinci pod kit on its side.
It’s easily remedied by turning the Vinci upside down and resting it on a paper towel. After a few seconds, a drop or two of trapped e-liquid will blot onto the paper towel. Once clear, your good to go again.
Voopoo Vinci Battery Performance
The Voopoo Vinci pod kit is powered by an internal 800mAh battery. Charging time is pretty impressive, taking approximately 70 minutes to fully charge via the on board 1 amp Type-C USB charger/cable.
As a medium to heavy vaper, I was achieving a good 12 hours vaping from a fully charged battery. I gauged the length of time I was achieving between the 3 set points of the GENE logo changing color and found it to be pretty repeatable with the following vape times:
- Green to Blue – Approx 4 hours
- Blue to Red – Approx 6 hours
- Red to Discharge – Approx 2 hours
When fully charged, while vaping, the GENE logo will illuminate green indicating its charge status is between 60%-100%. Continuing vaping, the GENE logo will change color from green to blue indicating the battery charge is between 20%-60%.
As the battery decrease, the GENE logo will turn red with each draw indicating its charge status is between 0%-20%. At this point when the GENE logo shows red, I was getting a good 1.5 hours vaping before the battery finally became discharged and required charging.
Once the LED flashes red 10 times, you will no longer be able to vape and will have to re-charge the battery.
How Do I Fill The Voopoo Vinci Pod?
The Voopoo Vinci pod is a side fill design. You’ll have to remove the pod from the Vinci body in order to fill with e-liquid. Simply hold the Vinci body with one hand, grasp the pod with your other hand and pull the pod away from the Vinci body.
The fill port is located on the side of the pod and is concealed behind a black silicon rubber flap. This flap sits flush with the side of the pod. Handy that the rubber flap is attached to the pod so there’s no chance of it getting lost.
Because the fill port opening is pretty wide, it’ll accept those larger e-liquid/shortfill bottles.
Pull open the flap and insert your e-liquid tip into the opening. Once filled, re-insert the silicon rubber flap making sure the fill port is securely re-seated.
One minor observation I found during filling the pod with some of my short stubby e-liquid bottles was sometimes the e-juice, if filled too quickly, would spill over the opening. Filling slowly didn’t cause this problem.
Re-insert the pod into the Vinci body and push the pod down to securely snap into position.
Quick Tip: If you are filling the pod for the first time, once filled, leave to stand for approx. 10-15 minutes before you start to vape. This will help saturate the wick fully in e-liquid and help prolong the life of the coil/pod.
When and How Do I Change The Vinci Pod?
Because the Vinci pod has a fixed 0.8 ohm coil and is NOT replaceable, when the coil starts to degrade after a couple of weeks use, the pod will need to be discarded and a new pod fitted.
An indication of the coil degrading will show by either a loss of flavor or a lack of vapor. Continuing beyond this loss of flavor/vapor will finally result in a severe nasty burnt taste. At this stage, discard the pod and fit a new one.
Pull the pod away from the Vinci body. It’s quite a tight fit so will require a little pressure. Unfortunately if you still have e-liquid in the pod, this will have to be discarded as well. When fitting a new pod, follow the procedure for How Do I Fill The Pod.
Remove the plastic film at the bottom of the pod that is protecting the pod coil contacts. As you insert the pod into the Vinci body, the GENE logo will briefly illuminate to identify the pod has been fitted.
How Do I Charge The Voopoo Vinci Pod?
Using the supplied Type-C USB charging cable, plug the cable into the USB port on the bottom of the Vinci body. Connect the other end into a suitable power source (typically 5V/1A).
Whilst charging, the GENE logo will illuminate and slowly cycle on and off. Voopoo state this operation as “Breathing”.
When first placed on charge, the GENE logo will cycle red in color. After a short period of time (approx. 15mins), the GENE logo will cycle blue. As the charging time further increases (approx. 20mins), the Gene logo will cycle green in color for another 35mins.
Once fully charged, the GENE logo will remain constantly illuminated in green indicating the charge cycle has completed.
Charging time takes approximately 70 minutes to fully charge the battery using the supplied charging cable and an appropriate charging source.
The Vinci pod kit doesn’t have a ‘pass-through” facility therefore you won’t be able to charge and vape at the same time.
As always, NEVER leave your vape device unattended while on charge.
Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit Price
Because of its design, build quality, performance and simplicity, if you’re after a no fuss pod kit and are not interested in replaceable coils, the Vinci pod kit ticks all the boxes.
Expect to pay in the region of £25/$25 for the Kit. At the time of writing, Vapesourcing, Sourcemore and The Electronic Cigarette Company all have good prices on the Vinci 15W 800mAh pod kit.
I’ve used Vapesourcing countless times in the past and I’ve only had great experiences with them. If you’d like to check out their current prices on the Vinci Pod Kit you can use the links below.
Voopoo Vinci Pod Kit Verdict
- Very good design and build quality
- Airflow control
- MTL, RDL and DTL style vape
- Very good flavor and vapor
- Draw activation responsive
- Impressive in-built coil
- Very good battery performance
- Pod is see-through
- No leaks from the pod
- No pass-through facility
- Disposable pod
- Occasional gurgling in the pod
Voopoo Vinci 15W Pod Kit Summary
The Voopoo Vinci pod kit is a very well built device. It looks impressive and feels comfortable in the hand. Its 800mAh internal battery is pretty decent for the size of the pod kit and did last a lot longer than I expected. Flavor and vapor from such a small discreet pod kit was also very good.
The added bonus for me was the inclusion of the airflow control to allow for a MTL, RDL and DTL style vape. Also the flavor and throat hit produced from the 0.8 ohm coil regardless of the e-juice i used was really good.
Because of its simplicity, the Vinci pod kit is aimed more as a beginner’s vape kit. Saying this, I was impressed with the small size coupled with its performance and would regularly take this out with me for these reasons.
Overall, I feel Voopoo have produced a very simply pod kit that is well designed and built and has really good performance from such a compact device.
Hope you enjoyed this review and found it useful. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave us a comment below.
Absolutely love this product when it’s working. Unfortunately I have the same issue as many above. The contacts stop working and it blinks red. Have to clean them 5-10 times a day for it to work. Great performance when it works, just very poor design with the contact points being so flaky and inconsistent.
Thanks for your comment. It certainly seems to be quite a common issue with the Vinci pod. A shame because as you say it is a very good small and easy device to use with good performance. Sadly I feel that a lot of these type of pod kits are not designed for the long haul.
mine just stopped working. try to pull after charging for hours and blinks red. Jave only had for a couple of weeks and it is total trash. should of spent money for a more expensive brand. what a joke it stopped after two weeks and won’t work
Unfortunately we’ve had a few comments about the Vinci blinking red after a while which appears to be not a one off. Firstly, the Vinci pod will be fully charged after approx 1 hour. If it’s blinking red when you draw on the pod, make sure the coil contact pins are clean and dry from e-liquid. Make sure the coil is not faulty by trying a new pod then lastly try inserting and removing the pod a few times to see if you can draw on the pod with no blinking red lights.
You also mentioned its only 2 weeks old. If its still not working after trying these things, you should be able to take it back to where you bought it and get a replacement/refund.
Hope you manage to get it working or get a replacement.
Mine was bought as a replacement in case I lose my old one. Took it out the box, charged it & goes from green to red instantly. The guys in the store say they can’t do anything for helping me since it was taken out the box. I’m stuck with a faulty brand new one and no help.
Sorry to hear about your issue with your faulty vape kit that you’ve just purchased. I’m quite disgusted that your being treated like this. The reason they’ve given you saying they cant help you because you’ve taken it out of the box is ridiculous.
You have legal rights if the product you’ve purchased is faulty or not fit for purpose. In this case its faulty and not fit for purpose. Take the product and its packaging together with your receipt back to the store you brought it from and demand they replace it with a new one, refund your money or repair it. They have to do one of these things by law.
Good luck and I really do hope the store refund or replace your vape device. Please let us know how you get on.
I’ve an Issue with it, bought it one week ago, The color changing GENE logo highlight the status of the battery with only one color green, when the battery is low there is no blue or red color!!
The colour changing LEDs should go from Green to Blue then to Red as the battery discharges. As it’s only a week old you need to talk with the people you bought it from and get a replacement as it sounds faulty. Hope you manage to get a replacement.
mine wont charge i tried 3 diffrent chargers and lost the original one and it wont charge
Hi Nick. The Vinci 15W pod uses a micro usb charging port, you should be able to use any standard charging cable of this type.
If your power source works and you’ve checked the cables work, then it must be the charging port on the vinci. Have you cleaned the port connector with alcohol to make sure the connector pins are clean?
If this still doesnt charge after cleaning then sadly it’s either the charging circuit or the internal battery has gone faulty. I dont know how old your vape is? Can you return it under warranty to the place you got it from?
It’s not drawing i don’t know how to fix it should I just throw it out ??
Sadly one of mine did the same last week. Been using it on and off for over 9 months. I can only say make sure its charged, try a new coil/pod ensuring the contact pins on the pod and in the Vinci are clean. If nothing happens then it sounds like the auto draw sensor has packed in. Your only option will be a new one.
When the airflow fully open, it seems that the draw activation just cutoff while I’m still vaping.
This is not happening with the airflow fully closed.
This is happening since I have charged my voopoo for the first time, I did not notice it before the 1st charge.
Any idea what’s going on ?
Charging the Vinci pod shouldn’t make any difference to the auto draw activation.
With the airflow fully open you do have to draw on the Vinci harder for the auto draw to work. Try reducing the airflow half way and see if it draws?
Sometimes the auto draw sensor can become clogged if eliquid has entered the little hole in the pod recess. Remove the pod and make sure the bottom of the pod and the pod recess are clean and dry.
Hope this helps.
Can we use both free base and salt nic for this device?
Thanks for your question.
Yes, the Vinci works really well with both freebase and nic salt nicotine. Flavour and throat hit are both very good.
I’ve used 20mg nic salts and 3mg and 6mg freebase in it and do get a satisfying throat hit.
They are really good little pods.
I just bought a Vinci to wean off disposables. I’ve only had it a few days but so far I love it!
A good choice, the Vinci is a really nice little pod. Definitely the way to go, far cheaper than buying disposables. It gives you an endless choice of different e-liquids to try. The refillable pods do last quite a while before needing replacement.
My only suggestion now you’ve switched from disposables would be to treat yourself to a second backup device. Where ever I am, I’ve always got a few pods on the go just in case.
Complete waste of money. Will work for a day or two before you spend days trying to unlock it with no success. Basically flushing money down the drain buying this product.
Am supprised your having trouble with the Vinci. I dont understand your comment about trying to unlock it? We have 3 of these and work perfectly. We also know 7 other people that use these with no problems.
You may have a faulty pod. Have you tried replacing the pod on the Vinci for a new one? You may of just been unlucky and received a faulty device. Have you spoken to the place you bought it from to see if they can send you a replacement.
Thanks guys, this just answered all my questions. Great vape and great reviews.
Thanks for the good feedback, much appreciated. Glad you found the review useful.
I had mine laid out in my room and it had no charge but a full pod. I didn’t have my charger on me, but about 2-3 days later I got a charger and I charged it for about 1 1/2 to 2hrs and since then it blinks red twice but won’t pull.
If the led on the Vinci body is green when it’s on charge then its NOT a problem with the Vinci. It sounds like the pod is not being recognised.
Remove the pod and clean the bottom of the contacts on both the pod and the Vinci body. Reinsert the pod and the Vinci should flash to indicate its recognised the pod.
Draw on the Vinci to see if it’s now working. Try removing and reinserting the pod a couple of times if it doesnt work.
If it still wont work after doing this, it will be the coil/pod that needs replacing for a new one. The pods only have a limited life before they need replacing.
Hope this helps. Let us know how you get on with it.
If this happens pull the cartridge off and try putting it back in with the air flow closed then try hitting it again. If that didn’t work repeat with the air flow all the way open
In most cases it’s the pod not fully recognised by the Vinci body. Removing and re-inserting the pod once or even a few times should be enough to make a proper contact again and allow you to draw again.
Same issue just blinks red
We’ve heard this a couple of times now. Flashing red is either short circuit, no coil or overheat protection. Make sure the spring loaded pins in the pod recess are clean and move in and out when pressed. Also make sure the bottom of the pod is clean and the gold plated coil contacts are clean and bright. Try inserting and removing the pod a few times to see if it clears the fault. if it’s still no working try another pod to see if that works. If all these fail then unfortunately it looks like the Vinci device has gone faulty. We’ve been using two of these for a year now and not had any issues with either of them.
It’s gargling some times and flooding in the bottom quite often but overall imo is the best auto draw MTL pod out there ! If they make same with 4ml and 1500 mah I’ll keep it forever !
Thanks for your comment. I agree, it’s a really good auto draw, really good performance for such a tiny pod too.
Gurgling happening on mine at times too, i turn it upside down and gently tap the mouthpiece on a tissue and it clears.
4ml pod might be a bit top-heavy but would save continually filling. You could buy two of them then you’d have 1600mAh’s worth.
They really are a great little pod, perfect for out and about. Worth having a couple as back-ups.
Excellent review, I shall be ordering a Voopoo Vinci today
Thanks for your comment. Glad you liked the review. Voopoo’s one of my personal favourites, you shouldn’t be disappointed.