Dovpo M VV 2 II Review – In reality, the name of Dovpo’s latest makes sense – the double “V”s are for “variable voltage.” And the double “I”s indicate it’s the second incarnation of this series. Therefore, the Dovpo M VV II box mod carries with it a good product name.
But all the duplication could also represent how the M VV 2 II is an exact replica of the original M VV. Sure, there’s some different external elements, and it’s lighter as a whole, but everything else – from the voltage dial, to the streamlined format, to the vape performance?
Identical, across the board.
Let’s see what the “official” mod description has to say….
Official Word for the M VV 2 II Mod
The DOVPO M VV 2 II Box Mod is a well-crafted voltage output based box mod. Integrating a dual slotted 18650 battery bay, voltage based output adjusted via dial at the base of the M VV 2 II Box Mod. And, sports a highly detailed colored graphic with raised textures.
Constructed from strong PC materials and zinc alloy, the chassis of the Dovpo is light but durable to withstand light falls and drops. Behind a magnetic battery bay access panel, a dual slotted battery bay accepts a pair of 18650 batteries that are sold separately.
Outputting in a direct voltage-based fashion, the DOVPO M VV 2 II Box Mod utilizes a tri-color LED battery life indicator light that relays the associated voltage with its respective color.
At the top of the M VV II Box Mod is a 510 connection that is threaded and gold-plated to ensure a reliable and well conductive connection.
DOVPO M VV 2 II Box Mod Features:
- Dimensions – 91mm by 53mm by 27mm
- Dual High-Amp 18650 Batteries – Not Included
- Voltage Output Range: 1.0-8.0V
- Resistance Range: 0.08 – 3.5ohm
- PC + Zinc Alloy Chassis Construction
- Intuitive Firing Button
- Adjustable Voltage Dial – 5 Settings
- LED Battery Life Indicator Light
- Magnetic Battery Door
- Low Voltage Protection
- Over Heat Protection
- Overtime Vaping Protection
- Battery-Reversal Protection
- Short Circuit Protection
- Open-Circuit Protection
- Over Temperature Protection
- Gold-Plated 510 Threaded Connection
DOVPO M VV 2 II Box Mod Includes:
- 1 M VV II Device
- 1 USB Type- C Cable
- 1 Instruction Manual
Impressions and Aesthetics
At first glance, the Dovpo M VV 2 II looks like a standard dual-18650 vape mod. The sturdy composite plastic and zinc alloy exterior, fairly sizable height and depth, and reassuring weight are all well-done, but are also standard-issue features. It’s plenty attractive (especially with demon-type designs throughout) but if you have a GeekVape Aegis Legend, you’re not gonna drop that mod to show off the M VV 2 II.
M VV 2 II Impressions Cont…
Though the composite is really well-implemented, and the designs are a step up from the simplistic engravings, it does feel a little cheaper than the original M VV. I’m not sure if it’s the loss of heft, or just the feeling of plastic composite in your hands, but there’s a less-assured vibe on the second go-round that affected my enjoyment a little.
But, like its big brother, I grew to like to the simplistic design aesthetic – demons and skulls are always welcome. Though I liked the way the alloy felt in my hands, there isn’t the same sense of durability and quality here. But it all feels so sturdy and durable that you’ll likely appreciate the device, even without bold display screens, LED light shows and ornate leather grips.
Simple Power Control for the M VV 2 II
The main power control comes from a simple, no-nonsense dial. Using a screwdriver or long fingernail, you can adjust your power according to the resistance of the atomizer you’re connecting. The nicely laid out manual explains the proper settings for each level, and within seconds, I had my M VV 2 II perfectly set up for my 0.25-ohm coil head.
The dial itself is as well made as it was on the original – firm and secure, to ensure no random pocket jostling can threaten your vape, or your safety. But it’s also easy to use, and just recessed enough to stay out of the way.
I was thrilled to see Dovpo corrected the magnetic back battery panel problem from the original, which stayed in place once it was lined up, but was surprisingly finicky when trying to attach it, as if the magnets had dead spots that actually resisted the connection. This time around, the battery door sits flush and stays out of the way.
M VV 2 II Atomizer Overhang?
My only complaints? First, the width of the M VV 2 II is still a concern. Though it’s wider than the original, the beveled frame means there’s going to be overhang with most modern atomizers. Anything above 25mm will likely hang over the edge of the mod, no matter how the tank’s base is designed.
Is it Safe?
Also, the specs of the device claim the wattage range is “over 200W” rather than giving a concrete answer. Mech-style mods are dangerous in the wrong hands, and even though there’s a slew of protections built into the M VV 2 II, why tempt fate with improper atomizers? Honestly, Dovpo, get this straightened out.
Vaping the MVV II
Let me lead off this section by reiterating that I like the Dovpo M VV 2 II just like I enjoyed its forebearer – they remain the only mech (and mech-like) mods in my collection, because I simply don’t prefer this style of vaping. Despite the lack of control schemes, it’s nonetheless an impressive device that didn’t make me feel insecure during heavy vape sessions. And that’s a good thing, trust me.
Pushing the Dovpo M VV 2 II Hard
But there were some ups and downs. For starters, the 3-color, single-bulb LED indicator lets you know where your battery power lies, and whether or not there’s an error or misread happening. The lights are fine until you reach lower power levels … and that’s when users need them most. Personally, I prefer the 4-bulb display from the original, but to each his/her own.
Unfortunately, also like the original, once my cells dipped below 40% remaining charge, the M VV 2 II had a noticeable decline in performance. After removing the cells and checking their remaining power on a charger, I realized the mod should have given me considerably more time before the flavor and vapor suffered.
Since there’s no onboard charging port, have spares at the ready, friends. The battery performance itself is pretty good. But this made me think twice before taking the M VV 2 II out for the day.
– Durable, hybrid exterior build
– Improved “evil” graphics
– Powerful draws when fully charged
– Plastic feels cheaper than expected
– Single battery LED is a little limiting
– Inaccurate battery performance
If you’re a mech mod convert, or want a simplified experience, the Dovpo M VV 2 II is a solid, if unremarkable choice for your next purchase. It delivers mech power and performance, with just enough protection to keep things safe, making it a nice hybrid device that can help break down some barriers between vaping styles. More importantly, the M VV 2 II vapes well when it’s charged. If only those times lasted a little longer.
Bottom line? The Dovpo M VV 2 II isn’t as strong as its predecessor, but there’s still a quality vape to be had here. It will all come down to preference at the end of the day.