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VOOPOO Argus G2 Kit

Antony gets his hands on the new VOOPOO Argus G2 pod kit

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Voopoo is updating their Argus pod kits again and they have two new releases, the Argus G2 and Argus P2. These are the slightly more expensive versions of their ever popular Argus starter kits offering bigger batteries alongside screens not seen in the more basic kits whilst still managing to come in around the £25 mark which makes them a tempting proposition. Today I’ll be taking a tour around the Argus G2 which follows the traditional stick style design but now offers more advanced controls and a colour screen.

Specifications

  • 117 x 26.4 x 15.2mm 
  • 84.5 grams (TPD version)
  • Power 5 to 30 watts
  • Internal 1000 mAh battery 
  • USB-C charging
  • Compatible with Argus Pods and ITO coils
  • Colour screen
  • Haptic feedback

The Voopoo Argus G2 is available in a whopping eight colour options and I was sent the “astral silver” version for testing which has a rather pleasant gunmetal grey finish. In the box you also get two pods (0.4 ohm and 0.7 ohm), a lanyard, USB-C charge cable and a brief user guide.

The Argus G2 is rather chunky for this style of kit, this is partly down to the larger 1000 mAh battery but also the zinc alloy construction which makes it feel reassuringly solid, it still remains fairly pocketable though at 85 grams and the main body also has pleasantly curved edges which make it comfortable to hold. On the left side there a small button which acts as a power/control switch and a usb-c charge port whilst on the other side there’s a small airflow control.

Front and centre of the new design is the vibrant 0.96 inch colour screen and two colour LED indicator bars along the side. The screen and LED bars display several snazzy animations whilst you take a puff, the screen can’t be disabled but you can turn off the LED bars should you wish.

Finally up top we have the pod recess and at the base there’s a rubber foot. The whole unit is controlled by the single button with a fairly easy to use interface:

  • 2 clicks allows you to select between the three different modes on offer (smart, super and eco). Beginners would probably find the “smart” mode the best option, but I’ve been using the “super” mode which allows slightly more control over your wattage.
  • 3 clicks allows you to change the wattage from 5 to 30 watts but will limit your total power to suit the installed coil even in the “super” mode . This is a great for beginners as it means you’re much less likely to burn out a coil.
  • 5 clicks will bring up a further menu allowing you to turn the device off, clear your puff counter, lock the controls, and turn off the LED bars.

You can also use the button to vape but the Argus pod kits come with an ultra-reliable auto draw system so I’ve been relying on that throughout my time with the Argus G2.

One of the key features of the Argus G2 is the larger 1000 mAh battery which is charged via the usb-c port on the left side. In my charge test this hit a peak charge rate of 1.8 amps which saw the Argus G2 go from 0 to 100% in a rather impressive 37 minutes with a final recorded capacity of 988 mAh.

The Argus G2 is compatible with the full range of Argus Pods and ITO coils and you get a 0.4 ohm (restricted direct lung) and 0.7 ohm (loose mouth to lung) pod included in the kit. The resistance of each pod is marked on the side fill port bungs but one criticism I have here is that these can be quite difficult to read.

In international markets these come in a 3ml capacity as shown on the left whilst here in TRPR land we’re obviously limited to just 2ml pods as shown on the right. These have always given me a leak free experience and you have a convenient side fill system as well and have decent coil life.

My favourite has always been the 0.7 ohm pod with its looser mouth to lung, bordering on restricted direct lung draw. I’ve given quite a few of the earlier Argus pod kits out to people at work and the most popular pick amongst my colleagues is the 1.2 ohm coil with its tighter mouth to lung draw.

A new addition for me this time around was the 0.4 ohm direct lung coil which gave a slightly restricted direct lung draw with good flavour. I think Voopoo is really pushing this coil to its limits though as after about 5 days I did start to get random burnt hits, so the pod was pronounced dead. A great option if you do want a direct lung vape in a compact form factor, just don’t expect the coil to last you for weeks!

Pros

Cons

  • You can’t turn the screen off

Conclusion

I’m a big fan of the Argus pod kits and there’s always a clamour in the office for the opportunity to grab the latest version from me once I’m done with the review so I know I’m not the only one. Whilst one of the smaller simpler kits might be a better choice if you’re a first time Vaper this make a great choice if you’re going up a notch or looking for a second kit. A solid all-rounder from Voopoo again nets the Argus G2

Many thanks to Voopoo for sending the Argus G2 over for review.

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Antony Lord

Reviewer at POTV
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I was a twenty a day smoker for 25 years and like most smokers I was always going to quit "next week". Having hit my mid forties and having the usual smokers cough and difficulty with anything more than moderate exercise it was obviously time to give up the cancer sticks. I bought my first e-cigarette in 2013 when they were expensive, difficult to find and quite frankly... crap. I used it for about a week then went back to the roll ups, mark up another failed quit attempt. The fact that I had just changed jobs and was under quite a lot of stress probably didn't help. Move on to 2016 and whilst I was browsing eBay I noticed that one of the suggested items that would occasionally pop up was for a cheap e-cigarette. It looked similar to the one I'd bought 3 years earlier but it was only £5 (about 8 times cheaper than before) so I decided to give it another go on a whim. Once the kit arrived I managed to gradually replace the cigarettes with my new kit over a two month period and got into watching YouTube reviews for newer kit. My cheap and cheerful kit was replaced by a more upmarket affair, and being a noob I made a mistake once it arrived... I put in the supplied direct lung coil, this was of course a complete revelation and I haven't touched a cigarette since. Oh and I no longer spend the first five minutes of every day having a coughing fit either.

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