Vision Vapros Nunchaku VW Battery Review
Video Supplement At The End Of This Review
Sometimes our vapor-filled world becomes so small and confining that we forget there are literally hundreds of devices for vaping on the market at any one time. Yet, when a product becomes the most talked about, the one that more YouTube videos are made about, a lot of other excellent products can get ignored. That’s a shame because, as we all know, one size does not fit all.
Spinfuel eMagazine is also guilty of ignoring some devices that deserve to be talked about, reviewed, and even recommended because all anybody wants to hear about is ‘this new tank’, ‘this new battery’, and so on. We lose our ability to see the forest for the trees. While it is true that we definitely look to give our readers and viewers what they want, it is also true that sometimes providing a review for a product we think they might like is the right thing to do.
Today, my review for the Vision Vapros Nunchaku is our attempt to present something different, but also a damn good device. The Nunchaku may be hard to pronounce (unless its really pronounced None-Chunk), but it is a very under valued vaporizer. And at just $36.99 at Ave40, it’s a downright bargain.
What It Is
The Nunchaku is a powerful 2000mAh battery with output wattage of up to 18Watts, (6-18w). That 18w is capable of running some very good glassomizers, tanks, and clearomizers. In my video supplement to this review I’ll demonstrate the Nunchaku running the new Kangertech Subtank Nano. (I chose the Nano only because of the size of the tank; it looks good sitting atop the battery).
Before delving into my own real world experience with this vaporizer I’d like to touch on a “variety if the spice of life” moment. Bear with me for a few minutes.
I have no allegiance to any brand of electronic cigarette or any accessory made for them, so I don’t care if the Nunchaku is a Vision product, an Innokin product, Aspire product, or a Joyetech product. I also don’t make a dime if you buy one, like every other review in Spinfuel eMagazine. There isn’t a single reason for me to promote any product other than the fact that we, as a whole or as a separate reviewer, like a product and would love to see others at least knowing its out there.
Of course, we would also review some pretty bad products so we can at least warn people that they should stay away from it, or it’s a scam or not like the multitude of auto-ship, free-but-its-not cig-a-like garbage being dumped all over the place.
My point is this; I have a lot more fun with reviews of products I actually like rather than the ones I don’t, which probably explains why I don’t write many of the reviews here.
A Note About Comparisons
All of my adult life I have been a Nikon fan-boi, and no matter what I hear about Canon, whether it’s the evidence of cleaner high ISO digital photography, or their flagship DSLR offers a bigger CMOS sensor, I stick with Nikon. Same thing with Apple, there are alternatives galore to every Apple product, and some might actually be better products (though I doubt it) but I wouldn’t know that since I’ve never used one. The Mac desktop, the iMac, the MacBook Pros, the iPod, iPad, iPhone, and soon the iWatch, are products I buy or will buy, period. And I upgrade every product every 18-24 months, except Nikon gear, which lasts a lifetime and doesn’t change every couple of years.
Why tell you this? Because, for me, vaporizers and eliquid delivery systems could be any brand and as long as it’s not a counterfeit, I’ll judge it by its performance, its price, and it’s value (performance/price valuation). There are other vapers that feel the way about some vape gear brand like I feel for Nikon and Apple, and that’s fine, I definitely understand that kind of thinking. However, because I’m not a particular fan-boi when it concerns vape gear I think I’m able to provide a more objective review. I cannot say the same if I was tasked with reviewing a DSLR from Nikon, Canon, Sony or any other brand. My bias for Nikon will show.
Vision Vapros Nunchaku is a very good vaporizer because its feature set, its specs, and performance are excellent and after using it for a while I can tell you that it is very well made. That hasn’t always been the case with a Vapros product, not for me anyway. But the Nunchaku has, in this case at least, stood up to some serious vaping and offered back a long battery life, a strong vape even with the Subtank Nano, and lets not dismiss its attractive aesthetics. I’m enjoying it quite a bit.
- Battery Capacity: 2000mAh
- Wattage Output: 6~18w
- 510 and eGo threading
- Pass-Through Charging
- Short Circuit/Atomizer Protection
- 18-second draw
- Vape 1ohm and above
- Size with Cone: 129.5(L)*20(D)mm
- Size without Cone:129.5(L)*18(D)mm
- Available Colors: Black, Steel (at Ave40)
- White LED Light Indicates Power Level
When the battery is on and being pressed
5 LED light indicates 100% battery power.
4 LED light indicates 80% battery power.
3 LED light indicates 60% battery power.
2 LED light indicates 40% battery power.
1 LED light indicates 20% battery power. (Time to charge.)
Real World Usage
Okay, so the vaporizer has a 2000mAh battery capacity and 6-18w-power range. The rest of the features really don’t sell it if the battery wasn’t 2000mAh and the wattage (power) didn’t go to at least 18w. The other features are nice, but without the extended battery life and the wide wattage range its nothing more than an average Spinner. That said, the battery is not regulated, so as the battery life drains so does the power output.
Here’s what you need to know… what its like to actually use one.
First, the Nunchaku is a little heavier than I thought it would be. It has a solid feeling to it. The density is such because of the battery mAh, and that heft gives me confidence that I’m not using some electronic cigarette toy.
The firing button is close to the top of the battery, and is large enough to manipulate no matter what size your fingers might be. Dialing in the power setting is as simple as turning the dial at the bottom of the battery. The indicator lights on the upper side of the battery shows you clearly how much battery life you have left, and it displays the lights every time you push the firing button.
Depending on the eliquid delivery system I’m using (tank, clearomizer, glassomizer) the life of the battery will either be as much as 6 hours or as little as ‘just under 4’. This is ‘vape time’, not classic time, so 6 hours of vaping means 6 hours of pacify vaping.
For the past several weeks, since lowering my nicotine level I think, I’ve been pacify vaping like never before. Even so, with the Kanger Subtank Nano and the 1.2ohm coil head I’m getting a very decent 4+ hours of use from a single charge.
Of course, there are some things we have no way of knowing, either because the vendor we got it from doesn’t know, or the manufacturer isn’t touting it. In this instance, I have no idea if the 2000mAh capacity is being managed with newer technology or not. The battery life is pretty much the same as with any stand alone 18650 2000mAh battery in most devices. And naturally, the tank or glassomizer, or clearomizer on the end of the battery will affect the battery life. Some coils require a quite deal of power in order to fire up while others do not. If you’re using an ego-threaded clearomizer like the X.Jet Spider (1.6-1.8ohm) the battery is going to last you longer than when you’re using the Subtank Nano, with its huge 1.2phm coils.
The Nunchaku is not strong enough to push a sub-ohm coil. As you’ll see in my video portion of this review, when I tried to vape the Subtank Mini equipped with the .5ohm OCC coil the device wouldn’t fire. In fact, because of the atomizer protection circuit the Nunchaku threw up an error, telling me that the coils I’m trying to fire just won’t work.
Nunchaku Package Contents:
- 1* 2000mAh Nunchaku VW Device
- 1* Micro-USB Charger Line
- 1* Nunchaku Ring/Con
- 1* User Manual
- 1* Packing Box
I haven’t see the Nunchaku offered in many places yet, although it is available from a few. My first exposure was through the guys at Ave40. I read over the description, studied the aesthetics and made the decision to get a couple and do a review. I’m glad I did. It’s doesn’t stand much of a chance of replacing your current vaporizer unless you own a Spinner or some other battery similar to the Spinner, but it makes a great alternative, or backup device. And at just $36.99 it’s an affordable backup device. If you were a new vaper looking to save money and still get a wonderful vape experience the combination of the Nunchaku and a Subtank Nano would be a fantastic way to go. You can buy both for under $70.
If you were looking to move on from tobacco smoking, or even vaping with poor performing cig-a-likes, the Nunchaku would make a fine choice. And the way it’s been vaping the Subtank Nano, I would definitely recommend the two as a great pairing.
So there you have it. Something different yet something that actually works as advertised. The Vision Vapros Nunchaku.
Below is my Cold Open Supplemental Review for your viewing pleasure. The video contains a giveaway for the Subtank Mini and Nano. 2 winners, and both winners will have their choice of the tank they want.