VooPoo Vmate Max Pod Vape Kit Review

VooPoo Vmate Max Pod Vape Kit Review

The VMATE MAX is the latest addition to VOOPOO’s popular VMATE line, known for its innovative design and advanced features. This pod vape stands out with its gem-like appearance, hidden screen, and dual 256-color RGB light bars. It also boasts a powerful chipset with various modes and wattage adjustability, introducing the new VMATE V2 top-fill pods and a fast-charging 1200 mAh battery. Available in seven color options, the VMATE MAX is designed to appeal to both beginners and experienced vapers.

  • Dimensions: 103 * 29 * 18.7 mm
  • Weight: 79g
  • Material: Zinc alloy
  • Output power: 5-30 watts
  • Battery Capacity: 1200 mAh
  • Charging: Type-C, 5V/2A
  • Pod capacity: 3 mL
  • Pod resistance: 0.4 ohm, 0.7 ohm
  • Resistance Range: 0.4-3.0 ohm

Design and Build Quality

The VOOPOO VMATE MAX follows a standard stick-style design, similar in size to the recent ARGUS G2 and G2 Mini devices. It is compact enough to fit comfortably in your pocket while offering a range of advanced features. The device features a hidden screen and adjustable wattage, with an air slider on the back for fine-tuning airflow from tight MTL to restricted DL vaping.

Despite having a button on the side, it is not used for firing but for adjusting settings. The device is draw-activated, ensuring a smooth and user-friendly experience. The USB-C port is conveniently located at the bottom, and the dual LEDs on the front can be turned off as desired. The battery meter is displayed as a percentage, making it easy to monitor battery life.

The VMATE MAX is available in seven colors, including six solid options and one gradient called “Neon Blue.” The gem-like design on the front, which covers the hidden screen, gives the device a sophisticated and classy appearance. Overall, the build quality is excellent, and the device feels solid and well-constructed in hand.

VooPoo VMate MAX POd Kit

Pods and Coils

The VMATE MAX comes with two VMATE V2 pods:

  • 1 * 0.7-ohm pod for MTL vaping
  • 1 * 0.4-ohm pod for RDL vaping

both with a 3 mL capacity. These new pods are side-fill, making them easy to refill without removing them from the device. The pods are a combination of press-fit and magnetic, ensuring a secure fit with no wobbling.

Filling the pods is straightforward, thanks to the easily accessible rubber bung on the side. The pods fit snugly into the device, sometimes requiring a bit of effort to remove. However, this is a minor inconvenience, as they only need to be removed for replacement, which typically happens every two weeks.

VooPoo VMate MAX Pods
1719929891 VooPoo VMate MAX refilling

Adjustable Wattage and Airflow

One of the standout features of the VMATE MAX is its adjustable wattage, which ranges from 5W to 30W. This allows users to fine-tune their vaping experience to their preferences. Additionally, the device offers three output modes:

  • SPT Mode: Delivers powerful clouds with robust power output.
  • NOR Mode: Provides a balanced vaping experience with moderate power output, ideal for daily use.
  • ECO Mode: Reduces power and e-liquid consumption, creating lighter clouds and conserving battery life.

The airflow can be easily adjusted using the sliding button on the back of the device, enabling users to achieve their desired draw, from a tight MTL to a restricted DL vape. The silicone pad on the bottom of the device prevents slipping and ensures stability on any surface.

VooPoo VMate MAX airflow

The device’s versatility makes it suitable for various nicotine salt e-liquids, enhancing the overall vaping experience.

Battery and Charging

The VMATE MAX features a 1200 mAh internal battery, providing ample battery life for most vapers. The device supports fast charging via a USB-C port, taking around 33 minutes to fully charge. The charge rate is 2A, ensuring quick and efficient charging.

The device supports passthrough vaping, allowing you to vape while charging. The battery meter displays the remaining battery life as a percentage, making it easy to monitor and manage your usage.

VooPoo VMate MAX battery
1719929591 VooPoo VMate MAX charging

Getting Started

The VOOPOO VMATE MAX is designed to be user-friendly, making it suitable for both beginners and experienced vapers. The device is draw-activated, eliminating the need for a fire button. The single button on the device is used for adjusting settings and accessing various modes:

  • Three presses: Cycle through preset modes (Eco, Normal, Sport, and Hard).
  • Two presses: Turn the LEDs on/off.
  • One press: Turn the screen on.
  • Five presses (when off): Turn the device on.
  • Five presses (when on): Enter a menu to reset puffs, change to basic Power mode, and turn off the device.
  • Three presses (in Power mode): Adjust the power.

The adjustable airflow and power settings make the VMATE MAX a versatile device, capable of delivering a customized vaping experience.

Performance and User Experience

The VMATE MAX uses the same pods as the rest of the VMATE line, including the new 3 mL side-fill pods and the original 2 mL pods. The new pods are designed to be leak-resistant and provide excellent flavor and longevity. During testing, each pod lasted for around 30 mL of e-liquid, with no leakage issues.

The device performs well with both the 0.7-ohm and 0.4-ohm pods. The adjustable power and airflow settings allow for a tailored vaping experience, with the 0.7-ohm pod providing a satisfying MTL vape and the 0.4-ohm pod suitable for restricted DL vaping.

Pros and Cons

Stunning gem-like design and high-quality construction
Adjustable wattage (5W-30W) and three output modes
Excellent flavor production and vapor output
Long-lasting, leak-resistant pods
Fast charging and passthrough vaping
Tinted pods may make it difficult to see e-liquid levels in low light conditions
Press-fit pod design can make removal slightly challenging


The VOOPOO VMATE MAX is a premium pod vape that offers an exceptional vaping experience, combining style, performance, and versatility. With its adjustable wattage, airflow, and output modes, as well as the long-lasting and leak-resistant pods, this device caters to a wide range of vaping preferences and experience levels.

While the tinted pods and press-fit design may be minor drawbacks, the overall user experience with the VMATE MAX is overwhelmingly positive, making it a top choice for vapers seeking a reliable, high-performance pod vape.

Matthew Ma