Voopoo Drag X/S & VMate Pod Kit | Review

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Voopoo Drag X/S & VMate Pod Kit Review

Voopoo has been crushing it this year with releases of their small portable vape devices. 

The latest offering is actually a special edition combo. You have the option of a Drag X or S along with the incredibly compact VMate pod.

The VMate pod has a 3ml juice capacity, 900 mAh battery and is one of the most straightforward vape devices to use.

In this review, we’ll take a look at both devices and cover why these are an exciting combo to go for. We have the Drag X & VMate Pod edition.

The Good

Both devices have excellent build quality and deliver an impressive flavorful vape.

The Bad

Not the best for a tight MTL vape.

The Bottom Line

The Drags are top of the line for experienced vapers, and the VMate is an excellent little pod, particularly for new vapers. It’s an interesting kit combo but would make a great holiday gift, especially as the VMate can be given to a friend or current smoker.

Voopoo Drag X/S & VMate Pod Kit Review
VooPoo Drag X Specs
  • Dimensions= 95 x 32.5 x 28 mm
  • Weighs = ~121g (~167g with battery)
  • Battery = Single 18650 – Interchangeable
  • Power Range = 5 – 80w
  • Output Voltage: 3.2~4.2V
  • Material = Alloy & Leather / PCTG Pod
  • Resistance: 0.1~3.0Ω
  • Pod Connection: 360 degrees magnet
  • Pod Capacity: 4.5ml
  • Coils = PnP (currently 9 available)
  • Charger = USB-C 5V/2A
  • Colors = Classic, Retro, Carbon Fiber, Mashup, Chestnut, Marsala, Galaxy Blue
VooPoo VMATE 17W Pod Specs
  • Dimensions = 95.5mm by 28.5mm by 14.9mm
  • Battery = Integrated 900mAh Battery
  • Max. Wattage Output = 17W
  • Voltage Output Range = 3.2-4.2V
  • Resistance Range = 0.6-3.0ohm
  • Material = Aluminium Alloy
  • Firing Mechanism = Draw-Activated 
  • Pod Capacity = 3mL
  • Charger = USB-C 5V/1A
  • Colors: Classic, Retro, Carbon Fiber, Mashup, Chestnut, Marsala, Galaxy Blue
VooPoo Drag X & VMate Pod Kit Conents
  • 1 x VOOPOO Drag X
  • 1 x 4.5ml PnP Pod
  • 1 x VMate Pod System
  • 1 x VMate Pod (0.7ohm mesh coil)
  • 1 x 0.3ohm PnP-VM1 Coil
  • 1 x 0.15ohm PnP-VM6 Coil
  • 1 x Type-C Cable
  • 1 x User Manual

Design & Style

Voopoo Drag X/S Review

VooPoo Drag X

We’ve covered the new Drag devices’ design aspect previously, but it’s worth reiterating that they are simply great-looking devices. 

The only one of putting design aspects to some might be the large DRAG branding on the device’s back. However, it’s a lot more subtle than on previous Voopoo products, and it’s grown on me.

The Drag X and S’s build quality is exceptional; from the perfectly clicky button to the pod connection, everything is on point.

The screen is also excellent and detailed, and bright enough to view in daylight.

VMate Pod Kit Review

VooPoo VMate Pod

The VMate pod doesn’t let the Voopoo range down when it comes to looks. 

It’s smooth, elegant, and incredibly minimalistic, which seems to be quite a rare thing with pod vapes these days.

One of the minimal design reasons is that the VMate is entirely devoid of buttons or screens. It is as simple as they come with regards to vape devices and can only be fired by its auto-draw feature (more on this later).

The Vmate measures 28.5mm x 14.9mm x 95.5mm, and is made of Aluminium alloy, so it is super light. In fact, it’s so compact and portable that I’ve often forgotten that I had it tucked in my shirt pocket.

Features

Voopoo Drag X/S

VooPoo Drag X

The Drag X & S have everything you’d expect from a flagship pod system when it comes to features.

They come with the GENE.TT chipset, which is excellent. The screen displays all information well from wattage, voltage, resistance, and a battery meter.

The main difference between the Drag X and S is the former utilizes a single 18650 battery, while the latter has an internal 2600 mAh battery.

This does mean there’s a slight difference in the features and power on offer. The Drag X has a power range between 5-80W, while the Drag S is only 5-60W.

Both devices have a ‘smart’ mode, which sets the mod safely in the recommended wattage range for the attached coil, and prevents you from increasing too much and burning out the coil.

However, the Drag X also allows you to use an ‘RBA’ mod to further control your own wattage, which is especially helpful if you get hold of Voopoo’s RBA pod.

Nevertheless, both Drag devices are excellent; it’s just a question of whether you want an internal or external battery. They both also feature USB-C fast charging, which is great.

VMate Pod Kit

VooPoo VMate Pod

As you could probably tell, the Vmate Pod doesn’t really require too many features.

It does come with an internal 900mAh battery, which has a maximum power output of 17W.

As mentioned before, there’s no screen or fire button. It only operates via auto-draw. But there is a Type-C 5V/1A fast charging port on the base of the device.

There’s also a tiny (and I mean very tiny) LED light on the side of the Vmate to show battery status with the following:

  • Green = >60% 
  • Blue= 20-60%
  • Red= <20%

The Pod/Coils

Voopoo Drag X/S & VMate Pod Kit

VooPoo Drag X

We’ve covered the plethora of options when it comes to Voopoo’s PnP coils and the use of the pods. Check out our Voopoo Drag Max review for extensive details on each.

The main thing to mention here is that the pods connect to the Drag device excellently with magnets. They have a 4.5ml juice capacity and easy access fill port. The PnP coil range is also excellent, with different types of coils to suit everyone.

VooPoo VMate Pod

The Vmate Pod has an integrated coil and a 3ml juice capacity. 

The coil inside the pod we have included is a 0.7Ω MESH, which Voopoo claims increases the heating area by more than 3 times for rich flavor.

The pod also has an independent and one-way condensate space, which is supposed to make it 75% more leak-proof than other pods.

The pods have an easy to access side fill port and are slightly tinted but still clear enough that you can easily see your juice level.

The pod’s top part acts as a mouthpiece and has a duck-bill shape, but is very comfortable to use.

It’s unclear if Voopoo will release pods with other resistance coils inside, but the 0.7Ω does seem to work well for what the kit is designed for.

Performance

Voopoo Drag X/S & VMate Pod Kit

VooPoo Drag X

Again I won’t go into too much detail about the performance of the Drag devices. If you’ve vaped any of the PnP coils from Voopoo, then you know exactly what you are in for when it comes to performance; they are excellent.

The PNP coils deliver great flavor and perform well across the board. The GENE.TT chipset performs brilliantly with almost instant firing and good efficiency. 

The only slight negative I have with the Drag line is although the airflow control is excellent and smooth, it just feels it doesn’t get quite tight enough to deliver a true MTL vape. However, if you like your MTL a little looser, then you’ll be just fine.

VooPoo VMate Pod

The VMate Pod seems to be quite an excellent little device when it comes to performance.

While it’s not very customizable, as you can’t change wattage or airflow – it does deliver an excellent, flavorful vape, especially for a pod system. The vape is medium warm, and the airflow is a medium to loose MTL draw.

I get why Voopoo didn’t go too tight with the MTL draw as they are trying to cover the masses, and I think most will find it a good draw. 

Would I like to have seen adjustable airflow? Yes, but again I understand that takes away from the simplicity of the kit.

Battery Life

Voopoo Drag X/S & VMate Pod Kit

VooPoo Drag X

Battery life on the Drag mods is dependent on which one you go for. The Drag S has an internal 2600 mAh, which does an ok job. Of course, the Drag X will give you a more extended range using an external 18650.

VooPoo VMate Pod

I’m actually impressed that Voopoo managed to get a 900mAh battery into such a small device, and it does a great job. 

Voopoo quote that you can get 2 days’ worth of vaping from the VMate. I’m not quite sure you’ll make it that far, as it’s dependent on how much you use it, but you’ll easily get through the day.

Good Vibes


  • Excellent build quality (both)
  • Compact designs (both)
  • Secure fitting pods (both)
  • Easy refilling (both)
  • Smooth airflow (both)
  • Drag X/S have excellent coil choices
  • Drag X/S good adjustable airflow
  • Drag X/S great chipset
  • Incredibly easy to use (VMate)
  • Perfect for beginners (VMate)
  • Type USB-C charging (both)

Bad Vibes


  • Not the best for a tight MTL Vape (both)

Voopoo Drag X/S & VMate Pod Kit

Verdict

At first, I thought it was a bit of a strange kit for Voopoo to be released; why would somebody who wants a Drag X or S also want a smaller and less capable pod included.

However, taking the time into consideration, it makes perfect sense, especially as a Christmas gift set. It’s an affordable package, and the VMate is an excellent pod system to give to someone else you know who is a smoker. It’s as simple as they come as a vape device and performs brilliantly.

Even if you don’t have anyone to give the VMate to, it’s actually a handy compact little companion to have around.



Disclosure

This product was sent to us by Voopoo for the purpose of this review.


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Marc has been an avid vaper since 2010. His obsession with new vape gear has led to developing his own overflowing vape room, and starting Vaping Vibe with Danny & Jules to help educate other vapers.