VP Hardware Review: Solo F2 by Vaptio

Vaptio are a Chinese company producing a selection of hardware items for the market. Vaptio were also known as Viva Kita but they have now made the decision to produce solely under the name Vaptio.

I have done several reviews for Vaptio already, here follows a list of the reviews which you can click and check out;

I was contacted by Eco Vape who stock and distribute Vaptio products and asked if I would do a review for them. So, today I have the Solo F2 which looks like a next generation Solo 2. How does this version fair? Well, read on and I’ll tell you my thoughts on the device.

Solo F2

What comes in the box:

  • 1 x SOLO F2 MOD
  • 2 x Frogman 0.25Ω Coils (1 is pre-installed)
  • 1 x Magnetic Mouth Piece Guard
  • 1 x Spare Glass
  • 1 x MOD User Manual
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x Priming coil information leaflet
  • 1 x QC inspection card

Taking a look at the box

On the front of the box you will find a picture of the device, the company name and logo, the name of the product and a nicotine warning label which makes it compliant with TPD/TRPR regulations.

On the back of the box you will find the name of the product, a list of contents, a selection of warning symbols, a QR code and another nicotine warning label.

On one side you will find the choice of colours the device and an indicator to which one is in the box, mine is black. On the other side there is a ISBN barcode and a selection of warnings.

The SOLO F2 specifications:

  • Battery – 2200mAh
  • Wattage – 50W
  • Takes Frogman Tank Coils
  • Colour – Black, Red, Blue, Pink and Grey (which is the one I have).
  • Charging time – < 4 hours
  • 2ml tank capacity

The size of the device:

  • Height – 127.5mm
  • Width – 22mm

Taking a look at the device

The MOD is a grey carbon fibre colour behind a clear plastic coating with a triangular plastic fire button. There is an LED ring around the fire button which lights up when pressed. It glows red when battery is low, blue when battery is about 50 percent and white when battery is full. Towards the base of the MOD, below the fire button there is the Vaptio logo.

Directly behind the fire button on the other side is the micro USB port for charging.
On either side below the tank glass there are two non-adjustable airflow holes. On top of the device you will find a screw off metal top cap with a removable drip tip which isn’t a 510 fitting. There is a silicon disc below the juice feed holes to prevent leakage. On the base you will find a selection of warning symbols, name of the device and one vent hole.

Using the device

  • Power On/Off – press the fire button five times
  • To Vape – press fire button

Thoughts and Conclusions

I am very much going to be comparing this to the Solo 2.

The device looks great, feels great and performs really well and I’m not really surprised as I have come to know the Vaptio devices quite well.

I really do like the addition of the magnetic mouth piece cover. Not only is it a great idea, as I get asked all the time about mouth piece covers and there really isn’t a great deal out there. But the magnetic strength is really good that it would have to be a really hard knock to dislodge it from the device. Great move Vaptio.

I am also really pleased that Vaptio have used the Frogman coil in this device. In my opinion, a coil that performs well giving a clean, crisp flavour.

The device has the same fill system as the Solo 2, with the silicon disc at the top of the tank under the fill holes. Though I have heard of people getting their juice nozzles stuck in the top and pulling the top off their bottle – a little bit messy. However, if you take care this shouldn’t be a problem.

I do have two small negatives and one big one with this device. Though I appreciate that the device has been shrunk to allow a 2ml tank, the drop in battery size to 2200mAh from 3000mAh is a little frustrating. The other is the fixed airflow, I think it is important to give people adjust-ability so that they can have a device work how they want it to. In my shop, I think I would have sold more Solo 2‘s if there had been adjustable airflow.

The big negative for me is the fire button. I have always found that Vaptio have put great sized fire buttons on their devices and I have had problems with this one. At first I thought that the device was misfiring, but no it was that my thumb was slipping off it. I was finding myself having to make a conscience effort to keep my thumb on the button. For me I shouldn’t need to do that, it should all happen quite naturally in my opinion.

After all I have said I still think that it is a great little sub-ohm starter kit. This device certainly packs a punch not only in vapour production but the flavour is on point too.

Pros

  • Lovely design and feel to the device
  • Great Flavour
  • Great Vapour production
  • Magnetic Mouth Piece Cap

Cons

  • The button design
  • Non adjustable airflow
  • Drop in battery size (compared with the Solo 2)

 

 If you require further information on Vaptio.

You can do this by going to http://www.Vaptio.com or click here.

You can also check out the distributor by going to http://www.Eco-Vape.uk or click here.

You can also find them on social media;

Instagram: @VaptioUSA  @VaptioUK  @EcoVape_

Twitter: @VaptioOfficial   @EcoVapeUK

Facebook: /VaptioOfficial

I’d like to say thank you to Eco Vape for sending me this device for review.

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Have a dapper day cloud chasers!

There have been a few changes to the way I write my review to be compliant with the TPD/TRPR regulations that came into force on the 20/05/17. If you would like any further details on the regulations, please click here.

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