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VooPoo Doric Q Kit

Bored of dull looking vape kits? VooPoo are here to brighten things up with the Doric Q kit

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VooPoo sent over a surprise Xmas present which contained, amongst other things, one of their latest starter kits the Doric Q. The last few kits I’ve been sent from VooPoo have all been great performers so let’s see if they can continue this trend into the new year as well.

Specifications

  • 23.2 x 95.6 mm
  • 40 grams
  • Polycarbonate Double injection molded finish in 7 colours
  • 800 mah internal battery / 1 Amp USB-C charging
  • 12 watt output / 3.2~4.2 volts
  • Resistance range 0.6~3.0ohms
  • 1.0Ω/2ml VOOPOO ITO Cartridge included
  • Compatible with other ITO pods/Cartridges

VooPoo Doric Q Kit unboxing

I expect the VooPoo Doric Q to be in the ultra budget (sub £20?) market but I haven’t been able to find any U.K. prices at this point in time and this is partly reflected in the simple packaging. The Doric Q battery and a single ITO cartridge (disposable pod) come in a sealed protective bag inside the colourful cardboard packaging along with a brief user pamphlet, no USB charge cables or spare pods this time around.

VooPoo Doric Q Kit close ups

The VooPoo Doric Q comes in seven brightly coloured options (mint green, primrose yellow, navy blue, misty rose, chartreuse yellow, deep brown, and begonia red) and sports a double injection molded polycarbonate battery section with a clear outer layer over the coloured internal design. The coloured section has raised vertical lines running from top to bottom with a bold VooPoo logo and a LED indicator on the front but this is all covered by the smooth clear outer shell, the only tactile feedback you have is the exposed USB-C charging point around the back located just below the tiny air inlet. I’ve found the position of the USB port to be the perfect spot to rest my finger or thumb in during use though which has had the added benefit of keeping my fingers away from the air inlet.

The base is nice and flat with three emergency vent holes for the battery, and I’ve had no issues standing this up on a desk. Pods press fit into the top of the battery section with a satisfying click, and under this you will find two small spring loaded contacts along with the autodraw sensor.

VooPoo Doric Q Kit charging

VooPoo states 1amp charging on the Doric Q with a quoted charge time of just 50 minutes. In my tests it fell a little short of this though, only reaching a peak charge rate of 0.76 amps with a total charge time of one hour and twenty minutes, it did however have a capacity of 833mAh which is actually a little better than the quoted 800mAh.

The LED indicator lights up blue whilst charging and green in use. I was disappointed to find that once again there was no change in colour in use to give you an approximation of your remaining battery capacity so was caught short on a couple of occasions with a flat battery.

VooPoo Ito cartridge

The supplied PCTG 1.0Ω/2ml VooPoo ITO Cartridge has a crystal clear finish so seeing your e-liquid levels is a doddle. This is a completely disposable pod and sadly there’s only one cartridge in the box, but coil life has been great and it’s just about reaching the end of its run after about two weeks (this will vary of course depending on how much you vape and what flavours you use). The resistance is clearly marked on the base where you find the two air inlets, but coil material isn’t mentioned so I asked VooPoo and they were kind enough to let me know that these are Kanthal.

The ITO cartridges have been designed to be leak proof, and I’ve not had any condensation build up under the pod at all, the only mess I’ve had is around the fill port when I’ve not given things a bit of a wipe down after filling. The Doric Q is also compatible with previous ITO cartridges and pods as well so you have a bit of built in flexibility if the 1.0Ω isn’t to your liking (ITO Cartridge 0.7Ω/1.0Ω/1.2Ω, ITO Pod, VOOPOO ITO-X Pod)

The autodraw feature has worked without a single hiccup throughout my time with the Doric Q, and the flavour from the 1.0Ω has been good with a medium tight mouth to lung draw. 

Pros

  • Decent coil life
  • Expected low price
  • Compatible with other VooPoo ITO pods

Cons

  • Only one pod supplied 
  • No battery life indication

Conclusion

I love the bold colourful design of the VooPoo Doric Q, the bright canary yellow finish of the unit I was sent for review is particularly eye catching. The pod has given good flavour and had decent lifespan so combined with the expected budget price point, this could be an excellent choice for an economical out and about vape. The small size and 40 gram weight make it very pocketable as well.

Many thanks to VooPoo for sending the Doric Q out for review.

VooPoo Doric Q handcheck

 

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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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