The Vinci Pod SE is the latest entry into the ever-blossoming Vinci family from Voopoo.
The Pod SE comes with an internal 900mAh battery that has a power output of 11-15W and is powered by the impressive Gene chip.
It comes with the new improved V2 Vinci pod, which features an anti-leak design and an excellent top-fill system.
The pods have a 2ml juice capacity, and there is only one pod in the kit, which is a 0.8Ω resistance.
The Vinci Pod SE is available in various color schemes: Midnight Black, Cream Tan, Flame Red, Dawn Blue, Provence Purple, Whale Fall Blue, Coffee Brown, and Forest Green.
The Bottom Line
Specs & Flavors
Voopoo Vinci Pod SE Kit Specifications
- Size: 93mm x 14.14mm
- Weight: 41.8
- Material: Aluminium alloy
- Output power: 11-15W
- Input voltage: 3.2-4.2V
- Resistance range: 0.3 – 3.0Ω
- Battery: 900mAh integrated
- Pod Capacity: 2ml
- Pod Resistance: 0.8Ω
Voopoo Vinci Pod SE Kit Contents
- Voopoo Vinci Pod SE
- Voopoo Vinci Series V2 pod (0.8Ω)
- Type C charging cable
- User manual
Design & Style
The Vinci Pod SE follows the same design language as all previous Vinci pod devices.
It’s sleek and simplistic, with just enough character to make it pleasant on the eye.
It’s also worth mentioning that Voopoo has an excellent track record with build quality, and the Vinci Pod SE is no exception. Even though this is a small and simple pod system, it feels fantastic in the hand.
The body of the Vinci Pod SE is made from aviation-grade aluminum allow, which will help against accidental knocks. In addition, the finish on the device is smooth and very tactile.
Voopoo has gone with a gradient color scheme and patterns on each device, which they refer to as a ‘modern minimalistic design. I have to agree, and it’s really the colors and patterns on the body of the device that make it stand out. Otherwise, it would just look like any other pod system on the market.
The other thing that adds to the minimalistic look of the Vinci Pod SE is its lack of buttons. Like some of the other Vinci pod systems, the SE is solely a draw-activated device, so it doesn’t require a fire button or adjustment buttons.
There are two small airflow holes on either side of the device and a USB-type C port. While the USB-C port does detract somewhat from the clean look, I prefer it positioned here rather than on the base, as it enables you to charge the device while it’s standing up.
The other significant piece of styling comes with the LED indicator on the front of the device. There’s a small oval shape that’s mirrored, and the LED lights sit within it. You can’t see the LED at all until the device is active, and then they shine through.
It’s also worth mentioning that it’s a relatively compact pod system that fits comfortably in the palm of your hand. It measures 93mm x 14.14mm, which I believe is slightly shorter than some other Vinci devices.
Overall the Vinci Pod SE is precisely what you’d expect from Voopoo with this style of device. It’s compact and simplistic, with excellent build quality.
The Vinci Pod SE is a simplistic and easy-to-use device, so it isn’t stacked full of features.
It features a 900mAh internal battery that can be charged via USB Type C, with a charge time of approximately 60 minutes.
There are no adjustable power settings. Instead, it sets the power output based on the resistance of the coil attached.
It has a maximum power out of 15W and is powered by the impressive Gene Chip.
There is no fire button or manual firing. Instead, everything is handled by the auto-draw trigger, which is very responsive.
Unlike some other Vinci pods, the Vinci Pod SE also forgoes the ability to adjust airflow. You are stuck with the airflow you get from the pod attached.
The small LED light on the front of the device shows the battery status with the following colors:
- Green Light = 30-100%
- Red Light = 0-30%
I’m a little disappointed it only has two levels for you to gauge battery status, not the typical three colors and levels.
Vinci Series V2 Pod
The Vinci Pod SE device comes with one Vinci Series V2 pod in the kit, which has a 2ml juice capacity.
The pod included here is the 0.8Ω resistance, which is for MTL vaping.
These new pods are made from PCTG plastic and feature an antibacterial mouthpiece which Voopoo claim is 99% effective.
They also have a multi-layer leakproof design with dual layer silicon ring beneath the coil. This does seem to work well in all my time testing these new pods; I’ve never had one leak.
There is also a 4-hole air inlet, which is supposed to improve airflow.
The most significant design aspect of the V2 pods is that they have a top-fill design. You just snap the mouthpiece off to reveal the fill port and air release valve.
It makes them incredibly easy to use, and you can refill the pod without removing it from the device. The fill port is also ample enough to fit larger bottle tips, and the air release valve prevents any bubbles from building up when filling.
The juice window of the pod also goes right down to the base of the coil, making it easy to see when you need a refill.
Voopoo has done a good job at keeping the pods universal among the Vinci pod family, and these are compatible with the Vinci Pod, Vinci Q, Vinci Pod Royal Edition, and Drag Nano 2.
However, I’m a little disappointed there is only one pod included in the kit. I would’ve liked to have seen the 1.2Ω pod also included.
There’s something inevitable about Vinci pod systems; you just know you are going to get excellent performance.
The Vinci Pod SE is as good as any in the Vinci line-up, but that’s not down to the device. Instead, it’s because of the excellent V2 pods.
The 0.8Ω pod delivers fantastic flavor with a really smooth draw and ample clouds for an MTL pod.
The draw is a very loose MTL one, which is limiting for those that prefer it a little tighter as the device doesn’t offer adjustability. In fact, it sits on the border of loose MTL to very restricted DTL vaping.
I’m pleased to say I tested the 1.2Ω pod inside the device, which works just as well. It’s a cooler vape and a slightly tighter draw that will suffice most MTL vapers.
The Vinci Pod SE device does have an excellent auto-draw trigger which fires almost instantly on the inhale.
The battery of the Pod SE also does very well. The 900mAh saw me through 10 hours of vaping, which is respectable. It’s also relatively fast to charge at approximately 60 minutes from dead.
However, as I mentioned before, it’s rather disappointing that only two LED colors are used to gauge battery levels. I would’ve preferred something a little more granular, like on other Vinci pods.
- Excellent build quality
- Compact design
- Reliable auto draw
- Smooth airflow
- Fantastic flavor from pods
- Easy top-filling system
- Leakproof pods
- Decent battery life
- USB-C charging
- Only delivers a loose MTL draw from the 0.8 (subjective)
- No adjustable airflow
- Only two levels on the battery gauge
- Only one pod included in the kit
The Vinci Pod SE is a simplistic, compact, and very competent pod system.
It doesn’t come with all the frills of more advanced pod kits. But what it does do well is deliver an excellent vape performance.
The new V2 pods offer fantastic flavor, are easy to refill, and come in various resistances. It’s just a shame only one is included in the kit.
The device looks good and is a solid performer, with only a few shortcomings. If you are looking for a compact, easy-to-use pod system that delivers a great vape experience, you can’t really go wrong with a Vinci.