Death. Taxes. Voopoo Drag mods. These are the most consistent things in life right now. While Voopoo might not be changing the game with their latest edition of the Drag Mini Refresh Edition series, they’ve updated plenty of things that today’s buyers want to see.
So, while this isn’t quite a perfect review, there’s a lot to like about Voopoo’s latest, and a lot of value packed into this compact kit.
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The Official Word:
Shop the VOOPOO DRAG MINI 117W Refresh Edition Kit, featuring an integrated 4400mAh battery, GENE.FIT Chip, and is paired with the PnP Pod Tank. Delivering exceptional performance with the GENE.FIT chipset, the Drag Mini Refresh Edition Kit is ultra fast firing and outputs wonderous clouds of vapor with the new pairing for the PnP Pod Tank. Equipped with an integrated 4400mAh battery within the zinc-alloy chassis, the Drag Mini Refresh Kit is resistant to light falls and drops, while securing a compatibility with the renowned PnP Coil Series, offering delicious clouds of vapor.
VOOPOO DRAG Mini 117W Refresh Edition Kit Features:
- Dimensions – 81.5mm by 48.5mm by 25.5mm
- Integrated 4400mAh Rechargeable Battery
- Highly Advanced GENE FIT Chip
- Wattage Output Range: 5-117W
- Voltage Output Range: 0-7.5V
- Resistance Range – Power Mode: 0.05-3.0ohms
- Resistance Range – TC Mode: 0.05-1.0ohms
- Temperature Range: 200°-600°F/100°-315°C
- Supports Ni200, Titanium, Stainless Steel Compatibility
- TCR Adjustments Mode
- Battery Set
- Cloud Mode
- POWER Mode
- Superior Zinc Alloy Chassis Construction
- Visually Striking Resin Inlay Design
- Intuitive OLED Screen
- Large Firing Button
- Mode-Setting Button
- Two Adjustment Buttons
- Over Temperature Protection
- Output Over-Current Protection
- Overcharge Protection
- Over Discharge Protection
- Short-Circuit Protection
- Switch Timeout Protection – 10 Seconds
- Brand Balance Battery Charging
- MicroUSB Port
- Centered 510 Connection
- Available in Atrovirens, Rhodonite, Coral, Prussian Blue, Lava, Prussian, Purple, Lime
VOOPOO PnP Pod Tank Features:
- 26mm Diameter
- 5mL Refillable Pod Capacity
- Bottom Fill System
- VOOPOO PnP Coil Series
- 3ohm PnP-VM1 Coil – rated for 32-40W
- 2ohm PnP-VM5 Coil – rated for 40-60W
- Bottom Press Fit Coil Installation
- Dual Slotted Bottom Airflow Control Ring
- Threaded 510 Connection
- Available in Silver or Black
Voopoo DRAG Mini Kit Includes:
- DRAG Mini 117 TC Mod
- 0.15ohm PnP-VM6 Coil
- 0.2ohm PnP-VM5 Coil
- PnP Pod Tank
- 1 User Manual
- 1 USB Cable
Aesthetics of the Voopoo Drag Mini Refresh
Right away you’ll see that the Drag Mini mod has been streamlined for comfort and usability. Because as attractive as earlier Drag models were, some tended to be a little uncomfortable for holding all day long.
The Drag Mini is noticeably smaller and stockier, with rounded corners and fewer sharp edges, yet the mod is still easily identified as part of the series. Yes, the gaudy “DRAG” logo still adorns the back of the device, which we continue to dislike, even if Voopoo doesn’t care how many times we repeat that in our reviews.
Like previous Drag models, the resin side panel is also back. And as always, it’s pretty nice – maybe not as unique as other competing vape mods, but certainly better than cheap carbon inlays or stickers. The soft-textured panels feel better in the hand than cheaper alternatives, which get slick from lower-quality materials.
The rest of the Drag Mini has Voopoo’s typically stellar levels of quality and precision. In other words, no odd threads, mushy buttons, strange machining or improper fits, no matter which vape tanks you use. Just make sure you stick to 26mm (or narrower) tanks since this compact mod will have overhang with larger atomizers.
Vaping the Voopoo Drag Mini – Refresh Edition
Voopoo continues to get one thing very right with the Drag Mini – the vaunted GENE Fit chipset, which makes the mod’s 117 watts sing like a choir. It may be a little long in the tooth, but with a near-instant firing speed, and immediate detection of all atomizer types, there’s likely nothing you have in your collection that will cause the Drag Mini to stumble.
Plus, the GENE chipset’s famous battery efficiency gave me extraordinary life between recharges of the 4,400mAh integrated cell. I enjoyed an average of 6-7 hours of longevity, which is nothing short of amazing considering the big, powerful draws that come from the Mini.
Because the GENE chip series is still performance-focused but largely unchanged, the visual display is the same monochrome OLED we’ve come to know. While I’ve expressed a need for a graphic upgrade, I’m more content with this format on a mod of this size.
PnP Pod Tank
Also, we need to mention the PnP Pod Tank, which is included in the kit, accompanied by the VM1 (0.15-ohm) and VM5 (0.2-ohm) coils. This compact but strong-performing tank is a fine addition to the kit, if not a necessary purchase on its own.
While there’s something to be said for its versatility — most notably the way the PnP marries a standard tank base with a magnetic pod casing — it’s not any better than a standard sub-ohm tank. If there was a better experience coming from these hybrid atomizers, I’d happily evolve with the rest of the world. But it’s just not there yet.
Both the included coils delivered deep, rich flavor and surprisingly dense vapor production, even at lower wattages. At higher wattages, they can flavorfully fog a room with no concern. They’re not marathon runners, though – expect each to last around 3-5 days before the flavor begins to wane, and 7-8 days before they tap out entirely.
On a more tactile level, the Drag Mini was a much more enjoyable device to use for longer periods, thanks to the smoother corners and rounded edges. Unlike some other devices in the series, I felt good taking the Drag Mini out for the night, with no painful digging into my palm.
– Compact, palm-friendly design
– Proven chipset
– Polished look and feel
– Logo treatment is still a bit much
– A little more visual variety would be nice
– Pod coils don’t last long enough
You know what’s coming — if my biggest complaints are about coil longevity and an overdone logo, you have a pretty good idea of what the Drag Mini is bringing to the table. Neither of these quirks affected the score, since nothing got in the way of a familiar, but nonetheless rock solid vaping experience.