VMATE Infinity Edition by Voopoo
Review by Jen_Turista
Voopoo VMATE Infinity Edition Pod Kit Review
I have another hardware review for you today, beautiful vapers of the world! Courtesy of the kind people at Voopoo (thanks, Nical!) who have sent this kit to me for the purposes of a review, we are going to be looking at the all-new VMATE Infinity Edition!
This kit was launched with a whole host of other products on the 29th of June, 2022, so be sure to check those out as well as they include pod kits such as this one, as well as disposable vapes (if that is your cup of tea).
So, the VMATE Infinity Edition belongs to Voopoo’s V line of products, which includes among others the Doric Kits, Musket Kit, and the original VMATE launched a year or so ago. The VMATE Infinity Edition appears to be a slight upgrade to the original VMATE – so let’s check it out!
As always, my review will be from my own experience of using the device as a regular vaper, as most of you vapers buying this device will be.
Packaging and Contents
I received a sample pack for the VMATE Infinity Edition which includes:
- VMATE Infinity device/mod.
- 1 x 3mL VMATE replacement pod/cartridge V2 at 0.7 ohms.
- USB-C cable.
- User Manual.
Salient Features include:
- Pod/cartridge made from PCTG and silver ion for antibacterial purposes.
- The device has a 900 mAh battery.
- Kicks out up to 17W in power too.
- Has 3.2 to 4.2 V in output voltage.
- It Reads 0.6 to 3.0 ohms (per the user manual but Voopoo’s website has a different lower limit at 0.7 ohms, not sure why), and the pods for this series are well within this range.
- Compatible with the first version VMATE pods if you had this device before.
- LED light, made visible by holes shaped into the infinity symbol (green = >60%, blue = 20-60%, red = <20%).
- Auto-draw firing.
- 1A charging.
Impressions and Experience
Now, this is what I am talking about! When it comes to packaging size, in my opinion, the concept should always be that it will be just enough to protect the contents inside. It’s just more beneficial all around in terms of carbon footprint, waste generated, and even shelf space! And the packaging for the VMATE Infinity Edition does just that, with it just being a little bigger than the entire kit itself. The outside box is nicely designed with colours that will certainly make it stand out. As usual, it has manufacturer information, kit features, package contents, and Voopoo’s socials printed around it. The kit sits atop a plastic tray, with the USB-cable and user manual wedged underneath it and smartly making use of available space. It’s a simple thing but I really love how Voopoo seems to have carefully considered how the kit comes to you: it’s simple and small and yet striking enough to make it feel like a solid product.
However, and once again, I am disappointed that the kit comes with just one pod. I’ve said it before and I will say it again: kits should always come with 2 pods/coils minimum in case of a faulty coil/pod! For someone trying out vaping or using a refillable system (as opposed to disposable vapes), it is critical that their experience will be as trouble-free as possible to ease them into this way of vaping. So I hope that Voopoo does take this into account when producing similar kits in future or even in the retail packaging of the kit we are reviewing today.
This mod is made from aluminium alloy, making it very lightweight. The one I received is in the Fancy Purple finish, one of the five offered in this model of pod kits. It is very well-finished, smooth, and feels comfortable in the hand with all corners rounded. There’s some striped design to this mod but it doesn’t reflect on the texture, for that silky feeling to touch. I also really like the two-tone gradient colouring of the mod- it’s very pleasing to look at!
It doesn’t have airflow control, but the draw from small air holes is decent enough: around a medium to slightly loose MTL for me. Not gonna lie- I did wish Voopoo included some sort of airflow control mechanism here so that a tight MTL will be possible.
As with most pod kits, the coil contacts and auto-draw microphone are up-top where the pod slots in, and the USB port is at the bottom. Branding-wise, it’s actually done well in that it is distinctly Voopoo without the need for branding to envelop the mod.
There’s not much you need to know in terms of operating this mod: simply put the pod in and take a puff. With no buttons or screens, it is as simple as it can be.
The auto-draw is very responsive as well, with no discernible lag, and it always engages. The LED light turns on as you take a puff, and also when charging (pulses when charging but stays lit when the mod is fully charged).
Voopoo says that this V2 pod is an upgrade to the original VMATE pod. Here are some points from Voopoo on this:
- ITO atomisation technology.
- Dual hole leakage proof.
- Has Fresnel lens function to reduce the probability of E-liquid deterioration from exposure to light.
Hmm, so what does all that mean? Well, from my experience of testing this pod, the taste from the coil is decent, clean, and pure. It gives a really satisfying and warm vape. And indeed, I did not experience any leaking at all with this pod. Even condensation was so minimal, that it wasn’t even worth writing about in the review.
As for the Fresnel lens, I had to do a quick Google for this one as I had not heard of it until my review of this kit. My understanding is that it’s a lens design that sort of breaks up the surface of the lens into smaller sections (like ridges up close) as opposed to a smooth and continuous surface in order to direct light. How that translates into protecting e-liquid in the pod, I am simply not able to explain right now (lol). Maybe it has to do with directing some of the light away from the pod? Perhaps Voopoo can explain further as more information about this pod comes on their site (or someone who knows this subject better than I can help).
As a side note, this is one of the many things I love about vaping. I learn new things every day. For example, prior to vaping, Ohm’s Law was something I barely understood in school but I had to truly learn it in order to build effectively. And with innovations being sought after by different vape companies as they try to improve the products in the market, we get exposed to new ideas and concepts to improve our vaping experience, such as the Fresnel lens as above, which would have been a little fringe unless you were into physics or lighthouses. Pretty neat, huh? Anyways…
Summarising the changes made by Voopoo in this V2 VMATE pod, it really was a joy to use and I cannot make any complaints about it. It does what it should and does it well.
It is of a duckbill shape and is a sort of bottom fill (on the side of the pod), with a large enough fill hole to accommodate most juice nozzles. One thing I will advise though is to make sure you push your nozzle towards the coil so that you won’t have any flooding problems when refilling. If you do that, you’ll be right as rain!
Overall: Yay or Nay?
Despite the one-pod-in-kit policy, I still give this kit a Yay rating. And that is because it works extremely well, gives a great vape, and does not leak.
I have to give this kit plus points as well for the 900mAh battery and 1A charging, which are all very convenient for the vaper. Another major pro is the backwards compatibility of the mod to the original VMATE pods.
One more thing: these pods will also work with your original VMATE device (I checked). So, if you really like your original VMATE mod, then getting the V2 pods may be an option for you.
To pick up the VMATE Infinity Edition, head over to the Voopoo website via the links at the start of the review. My biggest thanks again to Voopoo for allowing me to review this kit!