Today, the review will deal with the box mod, which has become a “ugly duckling,” a battery pack from the Chinese company Voopoo – Alpha One 222W.
The company Voopoo vigorously broke into the market with its box-office DRAG, which sold huge quantities on the shelves of the Weipes and collections of users. Chip Gene, on which the device was built, the manufacturer named no less than the killer DNA. And although this can certainly be argued, the fact remains that the device was very successful and almost immediately made the manufacturer famous. “Hot on the trail” after the release of its hit, the Chinese released and the second box on the same chip, but with a “swinging” to 222W power and with a different design. The device has turned out to be ambiguous and many surveyors have been met far less affably than the previous device. In the meantime, the company is preparing to introduce its next development – Voopoo Too, let’s take a look at the “ugly duckling” – Voopoo Alpha One, which the manufacturer had high hopes for, and try to figure out why they did not materialize.
Already the packaging itself prepares us for a retro design, which impregnates the entire box mod. The device arrives in a stylish black-and-red box with foil strips and large Î± and I, which conceal the name of the Alpha One device itself. At the bottom there is a small inscription Start Next-Gen Vape, exceptional modesty from Voopoo. On the reverse side, the delivery kit is listed, there are warnings on use and age limitation (21+), a bunch of different pictograms and a sticker with a verification code for the authenticity of the products. On the red part there is a small gray circle indicating that inside the silver case, one of two possible options.
Micro USB cable
User manual and warranty card
The set is not rich, there is only a short, short cable and a couple of standard booklets: a warranty card and a detailed instruction with illustrations in English, which can theoretically be downloaded from the manufacturer’s website. Theoretically, because the button on the Download page is simply inactive.
Someone reminds Alpha One of an old cassette player, someone a Soviet VCR “Electronics VM-12”, someone the legendary radio receiver “Ocean”. If the boxmod was a work of art, it could easily be attributed to constructivism: “rigor, geometrism, laconism of forms and monolithic appearance.” Appearance of the manufacturer put in the forefront and called it Geometric Minimalist Design, it can be called not only as an “amateur”. Namely, a fan of retro design and simple forms without any soap-like fillets and large color screens. It is immediately evident that this is not a toy, there is not a single rounded or slanted corner in our device, it has exclusively straight shapes. This design for some reason causes the impression of reliability, that among Chinese devices is rare. Can the inscription on the packaging Designed in California have a real ground?
When I wrote about the “angularity” of Voopoo Drag, I did not hold “alpha” in my hands. And it can cause severe injuries to yourself or others, especially if you apply with all your might: impressive weight, very sharp angles and facets, minimal chamfers, which practically do not save. In general, the ergonomics of the device loses even to the old “sigelians” and receives from the five possible points the deserved “minus one hundred”. The color of the cover of the hull is silvery, the lid is gray-brown. The metal cover of the battery compartment has an texture resembling radiator fins, in fact, it serves as a cooling, removing heat when heated. On the lid on one side there is a small insert with the logo of the device Î±-I, with another white paint the inscription Vape It Your Vape.
In addition to the gray design discussed in this review, there is also Black, completely black. In my opinion, he still loses in the “vintage” silvery Voopoo Alpha One.
Voopoo Alpha One Features
Material: Aluminum alloy
Dimensions: 90mm (height) * 25mm (thickness) * 54mm (width)
Weight: 172g (266g with batteries)
Output power: 5 – 222W
Chip Gene Chip
Support resistance in all modes: 0.05 – 3.0 Ohm
Output voltage: 0 – 7.5V
Maximum current strength: 45A
The claimed efficiency of the payment: 95%
Temperature control: nickel (Ni200) / titanium (Ti) / stainless steel (SS316) / TCR (TCR)
Temperature adjustment: 200 – 600 Â° F / 100-315 Â° C
Resistance blocking in TC
Cover on magnets
Work from 18650 * 2
Charge current 2A
Steel connector with gold-plated spring-loaded positive pin
Incorrect installation of batteries
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