With the race to create the best electronic cigarette well on its way we are starting to see a ton of improvement in the products that are available. V2 recently announced their Pro Series which will consist of three personal vaporizers. They have released the first of the line, the V2 Pro Series 3. We recently got our hands on one and took it for a spin for our latest e cigarette review.
*Sleek modern design
*Your choice of three tanks (most modern vaporizer technology of any large scale manufacturer currently on the market)
*Above average vapor output
*Battery output tops out at 4.2 volts (many PV’s in this size and price range deliver up to 4.8 allowing for slightly more vapor output)
*Battery capacity of 650mAh (some PV’s in this size and price range are capable of 1,000 mAh which results in a longer lasting battery)
*Must buy extra tanks separately
Full V2 Series 3 Review
The Series 3 is finished with stainless steel (which is available brushed in your choice of silver, black or blue) and has a uniform diameter amongst all of the connecting pieces. Each piece is sturdy, our test made us the confident that the Series 3 would be durable overtime. V2 even opted for a glass clearomizer for the liquid tank, which is a plus because plastic tanks crack and discolor more easily and just feel cheaper. Better materials almost always equate to a better device, V2 definitely nailed it here. Measuring in at just shy of six inches, this persona vaporizer is a pretty standard size and is entirely portable.
The tank options are the most intriguing thing (to us) about this device. As of the writing of this review we don’t know of any other major manufacturer with such a device, and believe us we did web and telephone research to confirm. Users select one of three tanks: one for e liquids, one for dried leaves, and one for oils. Yes, you have to purchase extra tanks but the potential options are more than worth it. The tanks are all good size (the e liquid tank holds 1.6 ml, more than enough to get you through the day) and seamlessly attach to the battery. The magnets create a strong connecting force as the device never came apart in our pocket. We have definitely broken devices that screw together while on the go, so the ability for the device to simply detach if put under enough pressure, as opposed to breaking, is a huge plus. Speaking to technology the tanks each contain a microchip that, when connected to the battery, automatically communicate the temperature setting that is needed to vaporize any of the three materials that the tank may contain. While we do like variable voltage devices that allow you to select battery output (which the Series 3 does not), this feature represents a huge advancement in e cigarette technology. The battery held its charge and lasted through the day with ease even when used heavily, we do recommend charging nightly.
Use and Vapor Output
V2 states that the Pro Series 3 is by design ideal for vaporizing liquids (the upcoming Series 7 is “optimized” for vaporizing loose leaves and yet to be released Series 9 is said to be the techie’s dream vape). Thus the liquid tank was our go-to for this review. The tank loads easily. It is a standard bottom coil tank system that you load by unscrewing the top cap and pouring in your juice of choice. V2 would prefer that you use theirs but we used multiple brands in our test and the device delivered vapor as it should have. The magnetic attachment feature made putting the device together and breaking it down a breeze.
Vapor output was above average in our opinion. There are certainly devices out there that deliver larger quantities of vapor than the Series 3, however this device easily performed well enough to be used daily. The vapor output bested any disposable e cig, cig-a-like or any of the hundreds of cheap corner store variety personal vaporizers that are out there on the market. You can pick a juice with more VG if you prefer clouds of vapor, but unless you absolutely must exhale enough vapor to fog out a room then V2’s Series 3 will certainly do the trick.
Vaping Dried Leaves
We also took the dry leaf tank for a spin. We chose a rolling tobacco that was recommended at a local smoke shop. We advise choosing a rolling tobacco over a pipe tobacco as it is cut smaller and thus is easier to vaporize. It does take a few minutes for the battery to heat up enough to vaporize dry leaves, but when it is ready it worked perfectly. This was the first experience with vaporizing tobacco leaves for most of us so we can’t tell you if there is a better device out there. We can tell that it was a very interesting vape and we enjoyed the flavor. We did not test the oil tank, hopefully we will have that opportunity in the future, if so we will update this review.
The price is very fair; a starter kit that includes the battery, a liquid tank, and a charger is $59.00 right now. You can add on the loose leaf cartridge for $24.99 which isn’t too bad when compared to similar devices. We would go with V2 over some of the other brands out there due to the fact that we know V2 is established and not a fly by night manufacturer. Aside from price the V2 represents a step forward in e cigarette technology. Like we said, no other established manufacturer that we know of has such a device. If you are an early adopter then this is definitely the PV for you. Lastly the myriad of options: juice, loose leaf or wax, makes the Series 3 one of, if not the most, versatile portable vaporizer on the market right now. You can check out the rest of the Pro Series line and pick up a Series 3 for yourself on V2’s website.