What’s up, Insiders? DeucesJack, I’m at vaping insider.com. I got another pod for you today. Are you potted out yet? Has 2019 been a year of the pods? Are you’re sick of seeing pods? Well, too bad, baby because I got another one for you. We’re talking about the Vaptio Sleek.
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From Top to Bottom
Look at that little gold piece there. That thing’s going to be a fingerprint magnet. That’s a crime scene waiting to happen. I don’t want to hear it, about my fingerprints all over it because it’s going to get schmutzie and there’s nothing I can do about it.
Included in the kit, you will get a Sleek user manual, a warranty card. Only one pod in the kit, horrible, horrible job, Vaptio. You can’t do that. It’s a huge con. And you also get this micro USB cable for charging.
Let’s go over this thing. Like I said before, gold and shiny. So here’s the gold one. Sorry for the lighting. It’s so shiny, I actually had to back my lights off a bit because it just wasn’t showing up on camera. You can see, this thing is a huge fingerprint magnet and again, sorry for going in and out of focus. There’s nothing I can do to get it to focus better. It’s just so shiny. The autofocus is just not working well on it. You have Vaptio branding over there. Over here, right there, that’s your micro USB port for charging and on the other side right there, that’s your draw hole. Now you do have this little window right here. You’re supposed to be able to see your juice level through it. It really doesn’t work out that well. Sorry, Vaptio, but it just doesn’t. See this little tab right here right here? You get your fingernail in there and you pop that off and now that is where your pod goes. You have a little bit of Sleek branding inside and you just slip your pod in. Now this window, I’m assuming, is also so you can push your pod out because the pod does go in there pretty tight and it’s kind of a bitch to get out, it really is.
Let me show you the one pod you’re getting in the kit, which map do. I’m going to say it again, that’s a bunch of BS. You can’t put one pod in a kit. That is absolutely unacceptable. This is the one pod that you do get in the kit right here. You can see, it’s kind of clear. Clear enough to see your juice level. You have two gold-plated contacts right there. They are going to coincide with the two gold-plated contacts right there. So that’s how you’re actually going to fire your coil up here. You got to grab a hold of that and then this whole piece comes off. And that’s how you fill it. Not crazy about that design at all. You’re going to displace air and that’s fine. The problem is, what if you freaking lose this piece because they didn’t give you a spare. So you better make sure you don’t lose this little rubber piece because if you lose this little rubber piece, you’re just shit out of luck. So that’s another con. If you’re going to do a detachable rubber piece and you can see, it’s a pain in the ass to kind of get in there, you kind of got to make sure it’s flipped up like that and then you pop it in. But man, oh, man, come on, man. You got to put another rubber piece in there. You got to put another pot in there. The pod, when you install it, you see that rubber piece right there? The front part? You kind of want that to face the inside because if you don’t, the battery door or the door itself just isn’t going to go on. So what you do is you pop it in there, push it in, make sure it’s in there nice and tight, and then you put your cover on. And the cover is pretty solid. It don’t move. When you take it off, if you want to take your pod out, you kind of get your fingernail in there. See that? There’s a little groove in there that you can get your fingernail and pop it out. Believe me, if you put it in this way, this way first, you’re not going to be able to get it out. You’re going to have to shove something through that hole so make sure the rubber piece is facing the inside right there and like that. And that’s how you want to install it and then you put your piece on. And that is what it looks like all put together and all schmutzed up. Now here’s the blue one that I’ve been using. I didn’t like the gold one. It was too bling-bling for me. But this is the blue one that I’ve been using.
What’s in the Box
Just wanted to give you a really quick size comparison. This is the Trinity Alpha. Its form factor is the same as the Orion, the Orion Plus. Probably the most copied form factor in the pod industry. Everybody owns one. That’s why I wanted to show it to you next to the Trinity. You can see, it’s slimmer, it’s not as wide and it’s just about as tall. Just so you have some reference.
Alright, Insiders. Let’s get into those cons and pros. We’re going to start off with cons because I like ending my stuff on a positive note.
First con is going to be, you guys knew when you saw it down low, I was going to kill it. Only one pod in the kit. Vaptio, you cannot do that. That is unacceptable in today’s vaping market. You have to put two pods in a kit. I was very calm about this one.
Let’s move on to the next con. No adjustable airflow.
It’s a fingerprint magnet.
It’s got a very cool vape.
And the last con is going to be, distribution. Vaptio doesn’t have the greatest distribution out there. I don’t know if three to six months from now, if you’re going to actually be able to get pods for this particular kit. It’s an issue, I gotta bring it up. It’s one of the reasons I tell most of my subs to make sure you stick with some of the bigger names when it comes to these pods and AIO kits, especially if it’s a proprietary coil or pod because you don’t know if three to six months down the road from now if you’re actually going to be able to vape on this thing because of the availability of the pods or coils. So it’s a con.
That’s it on the cons. It’s got some pretty heavy-duty cons to it, though. But let’s move on to the pros because there are a few pros.
First pro is going to be, its small, its thin, its discreet. It’s very pocketable. That’s all a pro.
Seems to have some solid build quality to it.
I’ve been getting good battery life on it.
The capacity is pretty good.
And it does do well with nic salts. Let me show you what I’m working with here. I got a 35mg nic salt in here right now. Check it out. It’s not terrible flavors. I am getting a nice nic hit from it.
The problem with this pod is and we’re going to talk about it right here for a second because I’m done with the cons and pros. The problem with this pod is it’s very middle-of-the-road. It’s very average. There’s nothing that gives this pod a mark of distinction. If anything, it’s too simple for the stuff coming out right now. And that’s that’s my problem with Vaptio. Vaptio always seems to be releasing stuff like six, eight, nine months late. If they would have released this in the beginning of the year, it probably would have been a decent pod. Now you’re competing with things like, the Vinci and the RPM 40, the Vaporesso Degree. Who’s going to want this thing? With all those other pod/AIO kits, I can adjust the wattage, I can adjust the airflow. I’m getting a bigger vape out of it, I’m getting more flavor out of it. This thing, again, it’s a year too late. If you wanted to market something like this, you should have marketed it in the beginning of the year. This market moves fast and this thing’s just been left in the dust and that’s where I’ll leave it.
Let’s go over some of the specs on the Vaptio Sleek pod system. It measures in at 86.22mm x 31.22mm x 12.1mm. It will fire down to 0.8ohms. It has a 400mAh battery. it does charge internally at one half of an amp. 1.5 ml capacity, 13W maximum. It’s available in gold, gunmetal, blue, and rainbow. Protections include overvape, short circuit, low voltage and overcharge protection.
- Powered by 400mAh internal battery
- Compact and portable design with all-metal shell
- Automatically adjust airflow control technology
- Generation 4 diatomite ceramic atomizer
- Available in four colors for your options
- Brand Name: VAPTIO
- Size: 86.22×31.22×12.1mm
- Battery Capacity: 400mAh
- Charging Current: 5V / 0.5A
- Resistance: 0.8Ω
- Pod Capacity: 1.5ml
- Output Power: 13W Max
- Low-Voltage Protection: Yes
- Over-Vaping Protection: Yes
- Short-Circuit Protection: Yes
- Over-Charging Protection: Yes
- Colors: Gold / Gun Metal / Blue / Rainbow
Don’t forget, Insiders. We cannot become complacent. We still have to fight for our right to vape. Make sure you contact all your government officials, all your elected officials, email them, call them, tweet at them. You see them in the neighborhood, talk to them. Tell them you vape, you vote, and you will not support any politician that supports any type of flavor ban. We have to get it out there. We have to let them know that we’re serious. Otherwise, all of this is going to go away.
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And that’s it, Insiders. That’s all I got for you guys today. You make sure now more than ever that you keep living that vape life. We’re out of here. Deuces.