My review of the Boge Technology “LEO”
Being an avid fan of the JSB Vgo 900mAh unit and the Smoore Xpower 900mAh, I didn’t think an e-cigarette could get better, ‘mods’ not included. Well I was wrong. In searching for new PVs to add to my collection I came across the new Boge Leo. Advertised as an 800mAh battery PV in slick new designs that include a “tobacco cigar” look as well as “wood grain”, it caught my eye. I contacted Boge regarding the Leo and through several emails later, I obtained one to sample and put to the test. Here is my review.
Measurements: 15mm x 153mm
Full charged for puffs: 1200 Puffs
Battery capacity: 800 mAh
Charge time: 3-4h
Input voltage: 5V
Working voltage: 3.7V
Crystal: orange, blue, white
“LEO” Color available: Cherry red, wood, cigar, black, titanium, brushed gold
5 cartridge: 1500 Puffs approximately Equal to 6 packs real filter cigarettes (300 puffs each)
Basic Starter kit includes:
1 battery 800mAh (2 battery sets available also)
1 atomizer/cartridge protective cover with crystal
5 cartridges prefilled
1 USB mini cable for charging
1 user manual
The box was nicely packaged. The Leo comes in a nice velvet like packaging with the cartridges individually stored underneath in small plastic vials made to look like wood grain. The Leo seems a bit longer than the JSB Vgo and Xpower, but still very slim in the hand and well balanced. I can easily operate it with two fingers. I had chosen the cherry red unit, and it is a nice deep red color. The gold atomizer and ‘crystal’ end cap are very nice finishes to the overall aesthetics of the unit. That crystal end cap on the battery end covers the built in USB port for charging. The Leo also includes a cylindrical cover piece that caps off the entire atomizer and cartridge end of the unit. It, too, is cherry red with gold accents and yet another ‘crystal’ on the end. Together the unit looks like a large capped pen or billy club for the rich and famous. Or maybe even a small scepter. Although the jewel/crystals on the ends seem a bit over the top, in all it looks unique and impressive, as if I had a $300 pen in my pocket. Either way I can’t wait to vape it.
The battery as mentioned is 800mAh. Upon steady almost constant use it gave me 12 hours of vaping before needing charged. It is rather light in weight for it being 800mAh. Excellent quality battery inside. Boasting a solid 3.7 volts should prove to be a heavy weight contender. The button is reminiscent of the Hello-016 button, a soft silicone, and glows blue when activated. No problems with it sticking or anything. Works smoothly every push.
The atomizer is a proprietary atomizer, from what I can tell. The whole cone shape of the Leo is the atomizer. It is not a separate cone. It screws into the battery with a rather large fitting and thread. The actual bridge inside is huge, larger than I’ve seen yet. The atomizer has a gold tone to it accenting the unit nicely and matching the end caps with the crystals.
The cartridge is a soft tip 302 sized and holds about 1.3ml of juice (about 300 puffs). I know when refilling one it easily took 26 drops with room to go. One cartridge lasts me half a day of almost constant vaping. The soft flat tip has a slightly harder draw than round tips I’ve used on other units, but that varies with the amount of juice loaded into the polyfill.
The charger is a mini USB to standard USB cable. It has a nice long cord (about 12”- 15” length, but I’m basing on memory). The charger cable’s mini USB plugs right into the bottom of the Leo battery. The port is hidden by the end crystal cap which unscrews to reveal the port.
I charged the battery up to full before using the first time. Inserting the pre-filled cartridge into the atomizer was a snug fit. The soft tip of the cartridge felt odd, as it was new to me. I soon grew to like it much better than the hard tips. The draw on the Leo is a bit hard at first. I think the cartridge was too full. Vaping was ok at this point, and it produced about as much vapor as my JSB Vgo. I could tell the cartridge was really wet though. About 40 minutes into using it enough juice must have been used up and it’s as if the Leo kicked into high gear. Holy Mother of (insert expletive here)! This thing was suddenly vaping like a freight train! I was spewing more vapor than the infamous burning of the Cuyahoga River. The flavor was phenomenal. I am not much for tobacco flavors but the typical “USA Blend” seemed fine. I couldn’t believe how much vapor I could produce with a nice, slow draw. Only my Omega from Altsmoke at 6v direct dripping has ever produced this much vapor. I could fill a 10x10 room with vapor in 3 puffs with the Leo… and did several times.
The TH is, IMHO, a perfect throat hit. Not too hot, not to cool. As close to a real tobacco cig I’ve experienced. Refilling the cartridge was easy, and once I put my own flavor in (standard Dekang Cappuccino, then later RY4) it was only better. Even at 6v on the Omega and 3.7 on my other PVs I’ve not experienced this much flavor.
Boge’s new Leo model is definitely something to add to your collection. It may well replace all your other eGo styled PVs as the one to have. At a relatively low price, you’ll be missing out on something fantastic if you don’t get one. The solid performing 800mAh 3.7v battery, combined with the monstrous atomizer and 1.3ml cartridge out performs any other ego type variety I have witnessed. The Leo is the Ferrari in a sea of Ford Pintos when it comes to e-cigarettes. This unit is so good, I’ve put down my Vgo, Xpower and even my Omega, and am ordering another Leo set to use while the other is charging. Next time I’ll get the 2 battery sets.
Kit Contents: 10/10 Seems to be everything you need to get rid of all your other PVs
Battery Life: 9/10 There are higher mAh batteries out there, but this is a solid work horse
Looks: 9/10 I like the way it looks. The crystal is a bit much, but overall it is slick.
Quality: 10/10 Well crafted, durable and the best PV in its class.
Flavor/VP/TH: 10/10 I’d rate this one higher if I could. Maximum flavor, Vapor and TH.
Customer Service: 10/10 The folks at Boge are great. Ask for George, Lynn or Eunice.