VooPoo X217 Box Mod Review
Here we go again with another VooPoo review. Sure, we all know that a ton of people have some unspecified grievance with this company over issues which happened a long time ago, but there’s no denying that this company is still putting out vapes that can be quite good at times. Whether the X217 falls into this category or not is still up in the air, but it’s definitely worth talking about VooPoo’s first foray into 2X700 battery mods. That’s right, they’re a little late to the party, but maybe it’s better late than never? Or maybe they should have stuck with the 18650s and perfected what they’ve already become known for, i.e. resin-covered 18650 box mods called “Drag _____”. But here we have this thing, so let’s check it out!
- Dimensions: 6 x 49.6 x 33mm
- Battery: Dual 2x700
- Temperature Range: 200 – 600F
- Resistance Range:05 – 3.0ohm
- Display:3” Screen
- Voltage Range: 0 – 7.5V
- Wattage Range: 5 – 217W
- TCR Adjustment
- Power/Voltage/Custom Modes
- Zinc Alloy Chassis
- FIT chip
- LED Light-Up Functionality
- Can shut off the LEDs
- Can’t shut off the analog clock
- Hates the black chrome
- Fingerprint magnet
- “Carbon fiber” stickers
- Only 7.5V maximum on a dual 21700 mod
- Love the U-shaped LED light
- Love the aesthetics
- Nice resin accents
- Can handle big tanks
- Bright & versatile screen
- Fast charging
- Great battery door
- Doesn’t revert to recommended wattage
- Good & accurate battery life
- Lots of battery rattle
- Plus/minus indicators not in white
- Probably not real carbon fiber
- Only 80W in temperature control for a 21700 mod
- Looks absolutely beautiful
- Programmable lights
- Screen is bright & super clear
- Fits 30mm tanks
- Centered 510
- Clock feature
- Resin panels
- Killer battery life
- Tons of rattle to where batteries lose connection
- Counter-intuitive menu
- Fake carbon fiber
- No resin on plus/minus buttons
- “Curve” is misspelled on screen
Okay, a bit divisive in the reviews department for this guy. Our reviewers seem divided on just about everything except for the cons, which is convenient for us since that’s where we always begin these things. Without further ado, let’s check out the issues with the X217.
First and foremost – the battery rattle. Utterly and completely unacceptable (at least in the eyes of some people), the batteries in this mod rattle no matter what you do. You can try 21700s, 20700s – you can even put in 18650s with an adapter; you’re still going to suffer through that battery rattle. This wouldn’t be quite enough to utterly damn the device, but at least one reviewer had an issue where the battery rattle was enough to cause them to lose their connectivity, powering the mod off completely. That, my friends, is quite an issue, which also leads to concerns about how well those batteries are being treated in there. While there are no issues we know of regarding the safety of this mod, it doesn’t inspire the greatest confidence either.
From there on, you’re going to hear a lot of subjective cons. For instance, one reviewer hated the way this thing looks. Take a look for yourself and decide. It seems that the popular consensus is that this mod looks really, really nice, but it may not be your thing.
The clock was also a source of division among the reviewers. Some found it to be a handy and elegant addition to an already-decent mod, while others absolutely hated that it kept popping up unbidden.
Something that all reviewers agreed upon, however, was that fake carbon fiber stickers are absolutely not acceptable. Either put real carbon fiber in the thing and make it more expensive, or don’t do it at all. It feels almost like an insult to have these tacky stickers thrown on this kit when it would have been fine without them.
As for its capabilities, there are some issues there as well. For one thing, the X217 maxes out at 7.5V. While this isn’t the end of the world for most vapers, if you happen to like vaping at 8 or 9 volts, you’re SOL with this mod, my friend. And, more to the point, there’s no reason a dual 21700 mod should not be capable of higher voltages; many other mods can do it with a lot less oomph coming out of their battery compartment.
The screen can also be a little bit counter-intuitive, as VooPoo arbitrarily decided to do away with many of the vaping menu conventions we’ve come to know over the years. Worst of all, they misspelled the word “Curve” on the Curve menu. Yikes.
On the other hand, by most accounts, the X217 is a super nice-looking mod. It’s sleek and ergonomic, with some really nice LED lighting in a U shape on the front. These lights are also programmable and can even be shut off if you don’t like them. Overall, that’s wonderful.
The large size of this mod also means it can handle up to 30mm atomizers with no problem. If you’re one of those guys rocking the big boy atomizers, you’re probably feeling left out as so many companies have opted for smaller 18650 chasses designed to accommodate 25 and 26mm atomizers.
The screen is also crystal clear and super bright, easy to use in even bright sunshine. You also get a really nice and accurate battery life indicator on the screen, and, fanciest of all, it handles 2A fast charging! Really a nice advantage if you’re a person who’s okay with charging batteries inside your mod.
I’m going to get personal in these final thoughts because so many of the issues raised above are completely subjective. The battery rattle, honestly, seems like it’s going to be a huge pain in the ass, but – and maybe I’m a sucker for this – I’m won over by the way this thing looks. I think it looks really nice. Having a bright and clear screen is also a big advantage and I really enjoy the fast charging aspect. Yeah, I’m a rebel who plays fast and loose without an extra battery charger – so what, sue me.
Honestly, the only real issue is the battery rattle, and it’s a pretty big issue. If you can get past that, though, there’s a whole lot to like here. Take a long, hard look in the mirror and ask yourself how much sleep you’re going to lose regarding some pretty awful battery rattle. Then, decide if the X217 is for you. Yeah, that’s right, I’m leaving it in your hands. I can’t do all the work around here, think for yourself!