Voopoo Drag 2
The Voopoo Drag 2 is a bold device that sticks out in the crowded field of sub-ohm vape mods. It is impossible to miss the spectacular, almost tie-dye, color blasted resin front plate. There are several color patterns to choose from and they all look pretty slick. I am partial to the yellow and blue dominated Island color scheme. It reminds me of Monet’s painting Water Lilies, but with an admixture of Edvard Munch’s The Scream for good measure. All of the Drag 2 color schemes have an Impressionist feel or maybe the word I am looking for is a bit less highfalutin: psychedelic. But the Voopoo Drag 2 is more than just another pretty face. It has the substance to back up its style with the screaming fast Gene Fit Chip, the fastest on the market. With great performance at a reasonable price, the Drag 2 is Monet money well spent. Sold in a fantastic starter kit with the UForce T2 tank, the Drag 2 is a significant evolution and upgrade over the original Drag.
Voopoo Drag 2 Kit Overview
The Voopoo Drag 2 is 177w box mod that comes with a Uforce U2 tank. The Gene Fit Chip not only has the fastest firing speed of any mod but includes the cool “Fit” feature that allows the tank and mod to work synergistically for optimal performance. It has a wide-bore 810 drip tip and is powered by a pair of 18650 lithium ion batteries. The round fire button has an excellent motion and the materials have a pleasing texture and feel. The OLED screen is not as large as some rivals but it is informative and easily navigated.
Voopoo Drag 2 vs. Drag
When compared to its successful predecessor, the Voopoo Drag, the Drag 2 has had some of its sharper edges rounded off and the 510 threading for the tank has been centered on the top of the device where it was offset before. This creates a more balanced feel and the Drag 2 is also a full 25 percent lighter than last year’s model. Ergonomics have also been improved. The microcurve surface has smoother grip that fits more easily and comfortably into your hand.
Gene Fit Chip
The biggest changes are beneath the surface. The new Gene Fit Chip was developed over 15 months and 11 million bits of data were mined from previous Gene chips in order to develop this improved version. Their R&D department tested it with 161 different tanks to make sure it delivers consistently no matter your tank preference. For beginning vapers, there is much to recommend with the Drag 2. The chip manufacturer, Gene Vape Solutions boasts an incredibly low defect rate on their chips. The Fit Chip also has an amazing intelligent mode that matches the mod settings to the tank and finds an optimal power level. With a push of a button, the chip will optimize Drag 2’s performance to extend battery life, enhance flavor or generate maximum cloud size. This chip is also available in the Drag Mini, a slightly smaller device with a built in 4400maH and a lower maximum power output (117 vs 117w). Here is a family portrait.
Blazing Fast Fire Speed
The Gene Fit Chip’s biggest claim to fame is its fire speed, which clocks in at an eye watering 0.025 seconds. This makes it the fastest firing mod on the market and the instantaneous response is noticeable, even when compared to other high-quality devices. It is also 0.1% accurate and provides a stable and safe vaping experience.
Voopoo Drag 2 Safety Features
It may have rapid firing capabilities but the Voopoo took no shortcuts in the safety department. The Drag 2 has a full-array of top of the line safety features. This includes a V0 class fireproofing bridge. The V0 categorization is applied to materials that are the most difficult burn. This bridge prevents dust, liquid and of course fire from damaging the device. The Drag 2 works with standard sub-ohm tank/coil materials including metal, stainless steel, kamphal and titanium. Voopoo lists eight security and safety protections provided by the Drag 2.
- Battery reversal protection- With battery reverse protection, the mod will be protected from breakdown.
- Switch timeout protection- Intelligent overtime protection will avoid atomizer's coil and cotton burning.
- Over-temperature protection- TC mode assures the mod and battery work properly within safe temperature range.
- Output Over-current Protection- Intelligently detects output current, and close the output current when the current exceeds the highest limit.
- Overcharge protection- With dedicated lithium battery protection components, the battery will be protected against battery overcharge and damage.
- Over discharge Protection- With dedicated lithium battery protection components, the battery will be protected against battery discharge and harm.
- Short-circuit Protection- When the short-circuit is detected, the mod will protect the battery by preventing the circuit returning.
- Support Balance charge with different brand battery- With dedicated firmware to detect internal resistance of battery, the battery will be controlled in a steady balanced charging condition.
The chip also protects sub-ohm tanks from burnout and intelligently matches its output with various tank designs and coil builds. That said, it was specifically engineered to operate with the T2 tank included in the kit.
Uforce T2 Tank
The Uforce T2 Tank is top filling, sub-ohm tank with a clever sliding mechanism. When opened, it exposes a large fill port. The tank has triple airflow slots, which seal thoroughly when closed, and an extensive range of coil options. The tank is also compatible with scads of glass tube sizes as well, ranging from 2 to 8 ml. The kit comes with the UFORCE U2 Dual Coil 0.4 ohm Atomizer Head (Pre-installed) and the UFORCE N3 Triple Mesh Coil 0.2 ohm atomizer head. The two coils included in the kit offer distinct benefits. The 0.4 ohm U2 coil works best between 55-65w but is rated to handle 40-80w. It is great for getting the most out of your e-juice flavors and battery life. The lower resistance Uforce M3 is a mesh coil that is rates at 0.2 ohms. It works best between 75-85w and can handle 65-100w. It is a rock concert, special effects worthy cloud generator. Here are all of the compatible coils and pyrex tank pieces: The T2 is a pretty sharp looking tank and quite user friendly. Simply line up the Uforce logo and snap it backwards to reveal a single large filling port. The tolerances on the tank seem excellent. The snappy appearance does not end with the box mod. The tank is color coordinated and a couple colorful resin drip tips are included. Conclusion If you already have Drag, the new Drag 2 does offer several upgrades and is an impressive evolution. Despite its cutting edge technology, the Drag 2 kit is quite reasonably priced at $79.99 and the 177w output is sufficient for almost any conceivable scenario. The intelligent Fit settings are useful for beginners and also reduces trial an error when initiating a new tank or coil type.