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VOOPOO Drag 157W TC Box Mod Review

VOOPOO DRAG 157W TC BOX MOD
VOOPOO DRAG 157W TC BOX MOD

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Size:90 x 50 x 24 mm

Battery: Dual 18650

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An odd name, a chip that’s not unlike Vaporesso’s Omni board, and performance that’s reminiscent of the DNA Evolve are what the VOOPOO Drag 157W box mod brings to the table. At first glance, the Voopoo is a compact box mod that’s purportedly made of zinc alloy (I say purportedly because it is much heavier than any zinc alloy mod out there). It features a “boxy” appearance, but that doesn’t mean it is uncomfortable to hold.

Priced much lower than Vaopresso and DNA mods, the Voopoo drag is an exciting box mod. Here, I explain why you may find value in this little mod, and whether you’d be better off spending a little more for something else.

Contents

Specifications

VOOPOO Drag 157W TC Box Mod

Wattage Output Range:
5-157W
Resistance Range:
0.05 -3 ohm
Temperature range:
200- 600F
Coil support:
Ni, Ti, SS (TC mode)
Modes:
TC, TCR, VW, CCW & CCT

Package Contents

Included in the VOOPOO Drag 157W TC Box Mod Device you will find:

  • 1 x VOOPOO Drag 157W Box Mod
  • 1 x Micro USB charging cable
  • 1 x Warranty Card
  • 1 x User Guide

Design and Aesthetics

Voopoo seems to focus on creating an excellent first impression. That’s why even the box it comes in looks quite sophisticated – you’d expect such quality packaging in flagship devices.

The first thing that caught my eye about is also what I love most about its design. Voopoo has strayed away from the smooth, curvy edges we see in many mods these days. Instead, they stick us with a straight-edged box design, with beveled 90-degree corners that scream “throwback.”

Once it’s in your hand, the Voopoo seems to weight twice as much. Without batteries, it tips the scales to 212g, but with your dual 18650 cells installed, the weight is 2g short of 300g. It is a massive mod; there is no way to ignore that.

The material is said to be zinc alloy but based on how much it weighs; this may not be entirely true. It feels more like a stainless steel blend. You’ll forget about its weight almost immediately though—its aesthetics are stunning.

Carbon fiber inlays that come in various color schemes give it a sophisticated look. The Voopoo brand name is written on one side of the carbon fiber inlay, while the Drag logo is laser etched in bold letters on the entire battery door. It looks very conspicuous, but that’s not a bad thing.

Worth mentioning also is the magnetized battery door, which is very easy to remove, but snaps back securely and has no rattle whatsoever. You’ll also appreciate the very tactile and oversize fire button, which is positioned on the right side above the display.

Below it is two-mode buttons and a USB port for charging and firmware upgrades. Lastly, there is the stainless steel 510 connector, which features a gold-plated, spring-loaded pin.

VOOPOO DRAG 157W TC BOX MOD

Chipset

The Voopoo Drag 157W box mod is powered by a nifty little chip called the Gene. Fun chip. It’s a lot like Vaopresso’s Omni board, and as such, they share a lot of features. The only difference is how the functions are named. Voopoo’s version is a bit off. Not bad necessarily, just a little weird.
Luckily, most of these features are similar to the Omni board’s features, so if used models like the Tarot Pro and Nano, you will get used to it pretty quickly.

Multiple Modes

Like the Omni board, the Gene. The fun chip comes with TC, TCR, and custom curvature modes. I was surprised that a mod at this tier came with all these features. First, there is the variable wattage mode (Smart Wattage in Omni board).

Here, the Gene. Fun chip automatically detects the resistance level of the coil and then asks you whether it is a new coil. If you say yes, it will adjust the wattage to suit the coil. This is amazing because the chances of burning your new set up or coil are greatly minimized thanks to this feature.

Then, there are the custom curve modes. First, there is the CCW (Constant Curve of Wattage), and unlike in the Tarot Nano, the Gene. The fun chip allows you to set a custom vaping curve in 0.5s intervals for 9 seconds—not 5. CCT (Constant Curve of Temperature) is the same, but with temperature.

Finally, you get the basics—variable wattage (VW), smart wattage (SW), temperature control (TC) and TCR modes. Variable voltage mode is also available, but to get this, you will first need to upgrade the firmware.

VOOPOO DRAG 157W TC BOX MOD

Software

If you’ve used either Evolv or Escribe mods, you’ll find Voopoo’s software to be a bit basic. It’s not exactly a drawback, however. You can still get firmware updates, and adjust vaping curves and time-outs to your heart’s desire. Something else I love about its software is that you can change the boot screen to whatever you prefer – I changed it to “VapeKing”—plus you can customize every single screen however you want.

The best thing about its software is that it has a PC interface. Setting up custom curves via the mod itself is easy, but doing so via PC is even more so. I love just how convenient it is.
Unfortunately, this only works on Window, so if you’re a Mac user, sorry, but you’re stuck with the mod’s interface.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Lovely box design
  • Exquisite aesthetics
  • Compact size
  • Excellent performance in all modes
  • 1W increments in variable temperature and wattage modes
  • The software has a PC interface.
  • Classy logo

Cons

  • Quite heavy
  • Corners seem a bit too sharp.
  • Vintage look (subjective)

Final Words

It does what it says, the Voopoo Drag 157W Box Mod—don’t expect any more or any less. A classic design coupled with decent, reliable performance at an affordable price is something I’ll take any day. There’s nothing too flashy about it, but you’ll undoubtedly find the carbon inlay design interesting. Custom curve modes are incredibly accurate too, and the mod also packs a lot of protections.

At its price, the Voopoo Drag is seemingly underpriced. It is a decent mod by all standards and one that you won’t regret spending on.

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