Finding pod mods that stand out is hard but not impossible. This pod mod’s odd appearance will definitely make it stand out. However, there is more to this vape than appearances alone. It also is a big performer in the flavor and vapor departments.
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Vandy Vape Pulse AIO 80w Kit Review
Besides having a strange but fantastic appearance, this vape has many excellent features.
These features include high wattage output, a large pod, and a sturdy build that makes it tougher than the average pod mod. It also has versatile options for batteries.
This vape will be popular with people who want a long-lasting vape that can withstand the occasional drop or fall and produce phenomenal amounts of vapor and flavor.
The kit comes with four coils total, one of which is a 0.3 ohm coil. If this coil is vaped at over 50 watts, it can produce immense clouds. The other coils can also make decent clouds, too. These mods are good for cloud chasers.
There are modes for stainless steel, titanium, nickel coils, and temperature control. They also have bypass, smart, and voltage modes.
- Open-Circuit Protection
- Over-Current Protection
- 10 Second Cut-Off Protection
- Short-Circuit Protection
- Over-Temperature Protection
- Low Battery Protection
Pulse AIO Kit
- Pulse AIO 80w Vape
- RBA Pod
- Pre-Built Pod Cartridge
- Two VVC Coils
- Two 24ga Ni80 Wire
- Accessories Bag
- Coil Lead Guide
- QC Type-C USB Cable
- User Manual
- 18650 Adapter
Internal Building and Design Quality
The vape is rectangular, which is not what many people want to see in a pod mod. However, it is still pretty comfortable despite the sharper-than-average corners and blockish shape.
Super thick plastic encompasses the vape, which is the reason for its durability. It is not like an IP67 or IP68 rated mod, but that thick and hard plastic gives it an added degree of protection.
The side panels are removable and behind them are the tank and battery compartment. Beneath one panel is a juice viewing window, power and adjustment buttons, and a display screen.
One of the more exciting features is the adjustable 510 pin. The adjustable pin allows the user to fit different tanks into the vape.
There are many options for people when it comes to batteries. The easiest thing to do is stick a 20700 or 21700 battery inside the vape and start blowing clouds.
However, the starter kit comes with a 18650 adapter. Therefore, a buyer who already has a 18650 and does not want to spend extra money on more batteries can use that adapter.
Battery life is shown on the screen beneath the panel with the cut-out for the firing button.
The design of this panel is actually a con, but in its defense, it does protect the screen and prevent it from smudging. The drawback is having to remove the panel to look at the screen. It would have been better if the panel had some clear plastic or a cut-out so that you could see the screen.
Other than that, it is an exemplary screen. Nothing fancy, just a battery indicator on the right margin, the wattage, ohms, and a puff counter.
Vandy Vape Pulse AIO Pods
There are two pods in the kit: a pre-built one and an RBA.
The pre-built pod uses the coils included in the starter kit as well as other VVC coils. It is clear plastic and has a chimney that runs partly to the top. The coil pushes into the pod from the bottom and can be pulled out just as easily using the wrench in the kit.
The pre-built pod holds 5 ml of liquid and is top-filled. Refill it by pulling out the clear rubber plug at the top.
The Vessel RBA allows vapers to build their own coils. It has a large chimney that connects with a rebuildable deck, and it holds 3.7 ml of liquid. It is filled the same way as the pre-made pod.
The build deck supports single coil builds and has juice wells on either side. Flathead screws secure the coil via four holes at the base. The holes are a little bit small but not so small that it is impossible to secure the coil.
This starter kit comes with four coils, so no complaints there. These coils are:
- two 0.4 ohm Ni-80 coils
- a 0.6 ohm VVC coil
- the 0.3 ohm VVC coil mentioned earlier.
Instead of a 0.6 ohm coil, it would have been better to include one of their 0.9 or 1.2 ohm coils. But that is not a big deal because you can buy them easily.
That depends on the coils being used. The lower resistance coils should be good with 70/30 or 80/20 vegetable glycerin to propylene glycol liquids. The 0.6 ohm coil can handle 70/30 and 60/40 liquids pretty well, too.
The higher resistance coils not included in the kit are better suited for vaping 50/50 liquids on low wattages.
How Long Do the Coils Last?
That answer depends on how the coils are used. The lower resistance coils can be used with high VG liquids at high temperatures.
The 50/50 liquids will gunk up the coils, so avoid using those on low resistance coils that get super got. The high resistance coils not in the kit are best used with 50/50 liquids at low temperatures.
How to Use the Vandy Vape Pulse AIO 80w Kit
- Click the firing button five times to turn it on and off
- Press the firing and plus button to lock
- Press the fire and down button to rotate the screen
- Press the up and down buttons to enter the functions menus, reset the puff counter, and change the power mode
- Press and hold the firing button to exit the functions menu
- Press the up and down buttons twice for the vape to read a new coil
Other New Starter Kit Products
Vandy Vape Pulse AIO Kit vs Cthulhu RBA AIO Box Kit
The Cthulhu RBA has many features that vapers are going to like. Features that stand out are its multiple airflow inserts, 6 ml MTL RBA, and a fully regulated chip with five different vaping modes. The Pulse AIO has several advantages, though.
- First, even though it does not have as much juice capacity, it is compatible with more batteries. The Cthulhu RBA only uses the 18650s.
- Secondly, as stated earlier, it only comes with the MTL RBA, while the Pulse AIO comes with two different tanks.
- These are both excellent mods, but the Pulse AIO is slightly better because it uses two pods and is compatible with more batteries.
Vandy Vape Pulse AIO Kit vs Ego AIO Kit by Joyetech
The Ego AIO is a whole different animal.
- Ego’s vape is a thin, smooth cig-a-like vape that has more functionality than the typical pen.
- It has nicotine liquid illumination, adjustable airflow, and six different MTL and DTL coils.Also, the device is very portable because of its small size.
- But the Pulse AIO has more wattage output, battery options (including 18650), and tank options than the EGO AIO. These advantages make the Pulse AIO a better vape overall.
Pulse AIO Specifications
|Dimensions:||97.5 x 55.6 x 28.2 mm|
|Battery Type:||Single High-Amp 18650/20700/21700|
|Wattage Range:||5 to 80 Watts|
|Voltage Range:||3.2 to 4.2 Volts|
|Resistance Range:||0.05 to 3.0 ohm|
|Intuitive Firing Button:||✓|
|Two Adjustment Buttons:||✓|
|Pod Capacity:||5mL pre-built|
|RBA Pod Capacity:||3.7mL|
|Safety Features:||Open Circuit, Over-Current. 10 Second Cut-Off, Short-Circuit, Over-Temperature, and Low Battery Protection|
|Charging Type:||Type-C USB Port|
|Colors:||Frosted Black, Frosted Green, Frosted Blue, Frosted Grey, and Frosted Red|
- Decent wattage output
- Pre-built and RBA pods in the same kit
- Many coil options
- Good build quality
- Compatible with different batteries (including 18650)
- Screen obstructed by panel
- Holes in the build deck could be larger
- Limited coil options in the kit
Final Thoughts About This New Starter Kit
This is a pretty good vape, but Vandy Vape made some mistakes with those detachable panels. The design would be better with cut-outs or windows for the screen. It is almost like they were overly focused on making the vape look fabulous with those detachable panels that they forgot some of the small details. Also, the holes in the RBA are tiny and could have been a tad larger.
Despite those two problems, this is a pretty good pod mod. The device is sturdy and vapes very well, and the airflow and flavor coming off the coils are very good. However, they should have includes some higher resistance MTL coils, but the flavor is still pretty good.
This pod mod gets very high marks.
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