VooPoo Argus Pod Review – A Small Smooth Vape
This time I’m going to be taking a look at the new Voopoo Argus Pod! This ergonomic little device will fire up to 20W of power.
Over the years Voopoo has given us many kits, some of their ranges include – the Drag series, the Vinci series and the Argus range. One of my favourite Voopoo Kits of all time is the Alpha Zip with the excellent Maat tank!
At the time of writing this review, this kit is so new to the market I am unable to find out if Voopoo are going to release pod cartridges other than the 0.7Ω and 1.2Ω that come with the kit or if the unit is compatible with other types of pod cartridges.
What Can We Expect From the Voopoo Argus Pod Kit?
This kit is available in 6 colours; Carbon Fibre, Black, Grey, Brown, Red & Sky Blue.
The Argus Pod is equipped with Voopoo’s ITO atomisation technology which brings a tasty mouth-to-lung (MTL) and restricted direct-to-lung (RDTL) experience.
- The device is auto draw with adjustable airflow and the power is easily adjusted up to 20W!
- Inside the Argus, Pod is the new gene AI 1.2 chipset making this Pod kit a little smarty pants lol.
- This product was sent to me directly from Voopoo, for the purpose of review!
- As always my views and thoughts are my own after a considerable testing period.
In The Box
- Argus Pod Device
- Argus Pod cartridge 0.7Ω 2ml TPD
- Argus Pod cartridge 1.2Ω 2ml TPD
- Type C Cable
- User Manual
Features Argus Pod Device
- Materials: Zinc Alloy & Leather/PC
- Ergonomic body design
- Output Power: 5-20W – automatically selects output to suit coil resistance
- Output Voltage: 3.2-4.2V
- Resistance: 0.5-3.0Ω
- Battery Capacity: 800mAh Built-in Battery
- USB Type C
- Draw activation
- GENE.AI 1.2 chip
- ITO Atomisation technology
- Display: 0.69 on OLED screen
- Airflow adjustment
Argus Pod Cartridges
- Capacity – 2ml
- Material – PTCG
- Resistance: 0.7Ω and 1.2Ω
Argus Pod Kit Cartridges
Voopoo includes 2 different cartridges with the kit 1.2Ω and 0.7Ω.
Both the pods are refillable and have side-fill ports covered with a silicone bung.
And both feature a non-replaceable mesh coil.
The pod cartridge airflow is handled by 4 small holes on the bottom of the cartridge.
The cartridges are made of plastic and have good manufacturing quality! Throughout my testing I have received constantly good flavour as well as a good vaping experience; this is due to the ITO atomisation.
In this time apart from a little condensation, I have suffered no leaks into the pod bay from either cartridge!
In fact, my only gripe with the pod/cartridges is the 2ml liquid capacity; but then when do I not gripe about that lol.
The Mouth-piece is ergonomic and has been very comfortable to my lips.
Voopoo Argus Pod Device
This device is quite small measuring in at around 90mm tall with a pod in place, the width of this device is 20mm and a depth of around 15mm.
There is a zinc alloy casing with faux leather stickers, this is indeed a small light device that gets lost within my big meat hooks!
From the top
The Argus Pod has a pod bay that contains the normal spring-loaded gold contact points 2 strong magnets and an internal airflow slot.
Voopoo Argus Pod kit Sides
Both sides of the device have faux leather style stickers that serve as decoration and for advertising!
The front side is stamped “Argus”.
And has an adjustable airflow slide.
The back is stamped with “Voopoo”.
And also has markings for the Gene chip inside.
Voopoo Argus Pod Screen
Is located on one of the rounded sides of the device, and the measurement of the OLED screen is 0.69”, it displays the real-time battery capacity, puffs and vaping time.
It also records and manages your daily vaping intelligently.
For me this is a very tiny screen, as with my old man’s eyes – I need my reading specs on to see the screen clearly; the screen however does give you all the expected info.
Voopoo Argus Pod Review – Bottom
This is where you will find the Type C Charge Port for charging the 800mAh internal battery. I can’t find any guidance to suggest the firmware is updateable within the manual I received with this sample kit!
Voopoo Argus Pod Cartridge
Choose which Pod you want to use
- Locate the fill port bung and fill the Pod/Cartridge with E-liquid.
- Let the cartridge stand for about 3 minutes before firing for the first time. This is so the cotton can soak up more e-liquid.
- Then place the cartridge into the pod bay within the device and you’re ready to go!
Voopoo Argus Pod Review Device
Make sure the device is fully charged before 1st use, I say this because mine came to me with 50% power!
The Argus Pod device is auto draw meaning there is no fire button to push just suck away.
Argus Pod Kit Functions ;
- Click the action button 5 times fast, to turn the device on.
- One long press to exit the informational screen.
- To change the wattage press the action button with one long press, to start the watts flashing the action button will then change the wattage.
- Wait a couple of seconds and you’re able to vape at your desired wattage – from between 5 to 20W in 1-watt increments. The device does round-robin.
VooPoo Argus Pod Review Menu Options :
5 clicks of the action button will enter menu mode with 3 options.
- Lock – This will lock the device
- Puff – Clear the puff count
- Off – Turns the device off
This device has 6 built-in protections.
Voopoo Argus Pod Kit – In Uae
I’m not a great lover of small auto draw devices, or come to that pod kits in general preferring something with a bit more welly to it!
I can literally count on one hand those auto-draw devices I do like, the OXVA Xlim Pod Kit for instance!
I have to say though the Argus Pod does function just as it is advertised with a smooth draw, good flavour and decent vapour production!
While the device has a great feel in the hand, I feel it gets lost in larger hands such as mine, I also find it hard to push the action button with my sausage-like fingers lol.
Even so, with the airflow slide fully open the pods deliver a great cloudy restricted direct-to-lung vape!
Cutting the airflow down makes a good mouth-to-lung vape. I was hard-pressed to decide on flavour quality as to me either pod option gave good flavour.
Because I personally prefer an airier vape I have been mainly using the 0.7Ω pod for restricted DTL.
My preferred wattage for the 0.7Ω pod or cartridge is 15W to 18W
For the 1.2Ω pod, I have been using it between 8 and 10W.
Argus Pod Kit Notes ;
As an MTL device using the 1.2Ω pod the 800mAh battery lasted me pretty much all day, I used this pod with 20mg nic salt liquid makes a great replacement for those darn disposable vapes!
For the 0.7Ω pod, I have been using it as a restricted DTL device with a 70/30 freebase Nic liquid, I found after about 3hrs I had to recharge the device – I wasn’t chain vaping either just good healthy lung fulls’s lol.
VooPoo Argus Pod Review :
- Quality and Design
- Great battery life (MTL)
- Comfortable in hand
- Good flavour and vapour production
- Smooth airflow draw
Final Review Verdict
At first, I thought when opening the box was Voopoo had created an updated version of the Argus Air however this is not the case, this is an auto-draw device and granted while the basic idea is similar to the Argus Air it’s not!
The Argus Pod is a bit of a weird one for me, I love the operational capability of the device; the pods or cartridges are well made and deliver a great experience without leaking! The whole kit looks the biz, I just can’t get over the size of the device, it’s too small for me personally! The screen size is a pain for an old man like me who is visually challenged.
If you like compact vapes though you’re good to go.
Would I recommend the Voopoo Argus Pod?
For those new to vaping or even those who want to get off of the disposable vapes or cigarettes, it would even be great for those who like MTL vaping so “Yes”.