Innokin start their Find-F Challenge

Find-F, Find the code and unlock a new generation vape technology?

Share on:
Find-F, Find the code and unlock a new generation vape technology?

Gamers may remember Contra and the famous Konami code, shared by friends playing video games together in living rooms all over the world. Entering this secret code at the title screen would grant extra lives and give players a boost so they could beat some of the most challenging games.

This secret code gave those that knew it an advantage in the game and respect from their friends. Leaked by chance and spread by word of mouth, the Konami code quickly became a part of our lives and a legend in the gaming industry. Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A, START the Konami code is now a part of popular culture and a symbol of gaming.

You may be wondering why I am writing about this secret code in an article about new vaping technology? It's because Innokin, one of the leading e-cigarette brands, recently sent me a prototype of an unreleased new product, with a secret that reminds me of the Konami code from the game industry.

The vaporizer that Innokin sent to me is still an engineering prototype. I was told that the final product name has not been decided yet and 'Find F' was written on the side of the prototype. Interestingly, this product has a hidden function named 'Fø' that is locked. 'F' is described as a new generation of e-cigarettes with unprecedented vape technology, never seen before in the industry. It's true, the most exciting feature of this vaporizer is locked and requires a code to activate it.

This made me curious, why would an e-cigarette include an unlockable secret code challenge? On the one hand, I was surprised by Innokin's creativity and for being bold enough to apply a game tactic to an e-cigarette. This is the first product that I know of in the e-cigarette industry. What is the purpose of this? Is it a marketing strategy to get more attention or to show off the importance of a new feature? Will vapers enjoy this challenge?

I asked the team at Innokin why they locked the new technology behind a secret code. They replied that it was all about the launch of this revolutionary e-cigarette technology and they wanted to give something fun for the industry and vapers.

"This new function is a bonus for vapers," said the product's developer, Dr. Ivan Zhao. "It is completely different from existing e-cigarette products on the market. The product is an exceptional vape product even without this locking new function, of course, with the code, you will gain access to the new generation of e-cigarettes with exciting new advantages for vapers. There are three main ways to get the code, one way is to decode it by yourself. The code is not very difficult and can be found with some ingenuity. Vapers who are interested in solving the code by themselves can challenge themselves and have some fun. Secondly, Innokin will release the code on Social media and in forums where you can work with the vaping community to discover the code. The third is that this new technology will unlock automatically after using the device, so you only have to vape to activate the bonus Fø mode.”

On the other hand, what is this F that would define it as the next generation of e-cigarette technology? What does F stand for? Future? Fortune? Flavour? First? Fun? It's kind of like buying a blind box, what kind of mystery is inside?

As an experienced vaper, I hope that this new technology greatly improves the performance of e-cigarettes. I haven't received the code from Innokin yet, I'm going to try to solve it by myself and see if I am lucky enough to find the "Konami secret" of this new vape technology. Find F. What is it? I'm excited to find out.

Toby Kilroy avatar

Toby Kilroy

Journalist at POTV
View Articles

Toby has been vaping since early 2012 and has used an array of devices and kit in that time. He sometimes writes up reviews but is often found with his head stuck in pages of code with a confused smile on his face. Toby also helps run his wife's site and has two children. He sometimes fondly remembers having free time and occasionally manages to sneak away to put his head into a good book!

Join the discussion

Vaping News

RELX New Range Declared “Best”

RELX International’s new disposables range crowned ‘Best Newcomer’ at the Vapouround Global vape awards

Technology & Culture

Vaporesso Launches Competition

Vaporesso’s “Fun with Innovation Now – VAPORESSO Sparkling Creative Design Competition” has now gone live

Vaping News

Vaporesso Competition Time

Vaporesso is set to launch a user customisation competition with the XROS 3 Nano in order to encourage innovation

Vaping News

Vaping’s Not My Thing

The Food and Drug Administration is running another ridiculous and despicable anti-vaping campaign