Review of the SmokTech VMAX Rev2 Stainless Steel
To start.. This is only my opinion, im not a professional reviewer I just LOVE vaping and im a very big "Gadget Geek" so with all the money I saved from kicking a 20 year smoking habit now I satisfy the nerd within with the latest and the greatest vaping toys I can find.. I purchased this item from the classifieds section in new condition an in no way was I asked to do a review of this product.
The VMAX feels very good in the hand, its just a bit skinnier then several other of my tube mods (3 different lavatubes, provari and others) and its light as a feather without batteries. It feels like a good quality material and the super shiny mirror finish matches up with my Penelope perfectly its a very "Pretty" setup. The 510 connection to me feels very solid. I fell confident in how secure my Penelope fells on top of it. All of the chrome lavatubes felt like if the wind blew wrong the 510 would bend or warp and i actually really didn't like using them because I felt like I had to be overly cautious and careful with the flimsy connection, and the threads in the VMAX Rev2 510 feel very solid and durable.The VMAX has short protection and many other security features that to me make it a pretty safe device to use
The menu system is very easy to use and WOW is the LCD screen bright REALLY bright but it can be MOSTLY turned off through the menu system. It is very easy to access with 3 clicks of the button and it had 6 options in the menu..
1 Voltage up (4 clicks total)
2 Voltage down (5 clicks total)
3 Stand-By (6 clicks total)
4 Battery Voltage (7 clicks total)
5 Resistance (8 clicks total)
6 Light on and off (9 clicks total)
Again the menu is very easy to use and so bright a blind person could almost read it..
I think its a great little VV device.. The battery life on it is VERY good. Its an all day vape for me and charge at night.. I do agree with some of the other reviews out there that even with the upgraded V2.. it just feels like it hits you in the throat a bit harder with anything you put on it.. Now this can be a good thing.. But it can also be a bad thing but more on that later. I am going to avoid making comparisons to the Provari when talking about the VMax due to the similarities in appearance with one exception.. I do like that I am able to Vape with consistent voltage at 6 volts with my penelope using a 2.1 ohm coil.. My provari throws E2 errors at anything above 5.5 with my Pene at 2.1 ohms so thats my only "Provari" comparison. But for someone with a Provari who is considering a "Backup" device it is my experience with the VMAX that you get about the same vape about .3v lower then on the provari.
Overall id give it a solid 8.5 out of 10
As I said earlier the VMAX just feels like it "Hits harder" then many of my other variable voltage mods. I personally use rebuildable atomizers so for me this isnt that big of a deal.. If I over cook a coil its $0.10 and 2 mintues to roll up a new coil real quick and be back to vaping but for people who use clearomizers like stardusts and vivi novas, or CE3 type clearomizers, or basically any "Closed" system I can see that without a good understanding of what voltage is best for what resistance, in regards to your liquid storage and delivery device, you could pretty easily "Overcook" them and we all know when you burn a wick its too the trash and in most cases there goes 5 bucks down the drain.. This isnt really a negative for the device its just a negative with variable voltage in general and with the VMAX I feel this could be easily done.
The LCD screen will not completely TURN off.. Even though in menu item 6 you can turn the display off.. When you push the buttom you still get a blue glow from the right side of the screen so if you are like me and you vape at the movies.. You cant get a completely stealth vape with the device.
Other then that.. I cant complain about the device with my vaping style I do really enjoy it and only time will tell to see what its overall durability will be..
I know the V1 didnt come with an instruction manual but I found a PDF for it and its very intuitive so if you need a Users Manual for the VMAX by Smoketech click HERE
In a head to head race it inches ahead of all the lavatubes I've tried and is just inches behind the Provari..
So thats it.. Hope you guys found it informative.. IF you like my review please check out my blog (link in my signature) and I look forward to my next review...
Thanks and VAPE ON!!
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