Madecat_Vapes Review : VooPoo x217

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Hello vapers! Today I am reviewing for you the VooPoo x217 mod! Originally designed as a Woody Vapes device then rebranded once the vape giant, VooPoo, acquired WV, the x217 looks to find its identity in this marketplace. Does the x217 stand as a great addition to the VooPoo line of products? Read below for my evaluation.

I have used the x217 for 2 weeks now and feel that I can give you a fair assessment of it’s quality.

This device was set to me by VooPoo for the purpose of a review.



x217 Specs

  • Dimensions: 93.6mm x 49.6mm x 33mm
  • Output Power: 5-217W
  • Output Voltage Range: 0.5-7.5V
  • Resistance Range: 0.05-1.5ohm (Power Mode) / 0.05-3.0ohm (TC Mode)
  • Temperature Range: 200°-600°F / 100°-315°C
  • Battery Compatibility: 2*(21700/20700/18650)
  • Screen: 1.3’ TFT IPS HD color screen
  • Modes: Power/Voltage/TC(SS/Ni200/Ti/NC)/Custom

x217 Contents

  • x217 mod
  • USB cable
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

Operation

  • 5 click power button: on/off
  • 3 click power button: cycle through modes
  • Hold + & -: bring up respective mode’s menu
  • Hold fire button & +: lock buttons (cannot fire device)

Pics
Instaglam 1

Instaglam 2

Contents

x217

Front

Top

Back

Side

Bottom

Battery Latch

Power Mode

Power Menu

TC Mode

TC Menu

Function

Function Menu

Handcheck



x217

The x217 is a dual 21700/20700/18650 device which utilizes resin, carbon fiber, and zinc alloy in it’s construction. The x217 was originally a Woody Vapes designed device. At some point VooPoo acquired Woody Vapes and the x217 came along with it. They are still utilizing the Woody Vapes logo on the front of the device, however, the version of the x217 no longer has the Woody Vapes name on the back of the device or the box. Regardless of how it is named, the x217 has stunning visual appeal and is a damn sexy device. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s jump off this review and start at the best place possible: the top.

Top: The x217 has a large platform on top with a centered 510. The “plate” is large and itself can accomodate about 26-28mm attys, with plenty of space on the side for larger attys. All told, the x217 handles 30mm attys with ease and can even go a bit larger. The “plate” is held into place with two torq screws and the top of the device is secured with two more. Threading is very smooth on the x217 and the positive pin is spring loaded and gold plated.


Buttons: The device utilizes the standard fire button/+&- combination that many devices do. On the front of the device towards the top is the fire button. The button is inlaid with whatever resin your version happens to be. The button itself doesn’t really protrude much from the device, however, towards the bottom there is a groove that helps to set it apart. Below the screen are the +/- buttons that are combined on a rocker bar configuration. This bar is slightly raised from the device and is easily distinguishable when finger-feeling your way to it. All buttons have a nice click to them and don’t feel squishy at all.


Screen/Menu: The screen on the x217 is a beautiful color screen with nice resolution and capable of displaying wallpapers. It is a welcome update from many of the older-style screens found on VooPoo devices. The screen displays dual battery indicators, your mode, watts/voltage/TC (depending on your mode), puffs, a persistant puff seconds, resistance, and volts/watts (depending on your mode). There are a few things here I really like. The dual battery indicator is really nice. I wish there was some percentage indicator or corresponding number as well, but just having the dual indicator is a nice thing. Also, the puff seconds persisting until your next hit is something more companies need to do. I don’t see the point in having a seconds counter if I cannot view those seconds after I take a hit.

Navigating the menu is quite easy. You triple click the fire button to switch modes and each mode has it’s own menu. While you are in a mode, hold down + and - for a few seconds to display that mode’s menu system. From there, you can adjust certain things associated with that mode. For instance, the Power mode menu lets you select the Power mode (Standard/Pulse 1/Pulse 2), setup your Power Curves, and switch to Voltage mode. The TC menu let’s you choose your coil material, adjust TCR, adjust TC wattage, set up your TC Curves, etc. The last “mode” is Function and is really just a device settings menu with such adjustments as clock select (how long your timeout screen displays), brightness, LED select, wallpaper select, language, time, and date options. The menu system is really quite intuitive. There are a few things that bug me about it though. It’s quite difficult to enter the menu without adjusting your wattage/voltage/temp so I end up having to adjust it back when I come out. Not a huge deal, though. Power Curve mode displays as “CRUVE” on the screen. Again, not a huge deal, but it’s just sloppy and on a device that looks as good as this one, I expect more. In TC mode, I really wish there was a shortcut to adjust the wattage rather than entering the menu and adjusting it there. There is currently no functionality for holding down the fire button and -, so it could have been implemented there. These really aren’t huge deals, just personal opinions and preference.


Battery Door/Tray: The button of the battery door is sleek and matches the rest of the aesthetics of the device. There are some battery venting holes below the door button, which is good to see. The button is very easy to slide open without having to pry a finger nail in there to force it open. The door is nice and springy. The door has very minimal movement to it when it is open and is done very well. Battery contacts on the inside of the device are spring loaded and the battery orientation is clearly marked on the door. I have a few issues with the battery door/tray. When closing the door, it’s a bit squishy and doesn’t have a click or any sort of feedback to let me know it’s definitely closed. However, it does stay closed securely so you don’t have to worry about your batteries accidentally dumping out. One more thing, I did notice some slight battery rattle when giving it a good shaking. You’re not likely going to be shaking it like I was, though, so you’ll likely never notice it.


Size/Styling: For a dual 21700 device, the x217 is a fantastic size. I didn’t do an actual comparison, but just looking at it, it seems to be about the size of the Smoant Cylon and probably very similar in size to a G-Class, maybe a touch larger but not by much. It’s really the perfect size for me and I feel like this is probably the smallest you can get a dual 21700 device. The x217 itself isn’t incredibly hefty, and while it does take on a bit of weight with two 21700 batteries in it, it doesn’t feel overly heavy.

The styling of the device was the main draw for me when I first saw it announced. It really screams elegance to me. The combination of the polished finish, carbon fiber accents, and resin inlays looks supurb. The LED strip on the front might not be everyone’s cup-o-tea, and if that’s the case you do have the option of turning it off, but I think it makes the device pop that much more. You would think the polished metal bits on it would be a fingerprint magnet, however, fingerprints aren’t terribly noticeable. I’m not sure if it’s the color that I have, but I only really notice them if I’m studying the device trying to find them. I don’t really have anything negative to say about the styling, but if you want me to get nit-picky again, I will say that I noticed one side of the LEDs changes colors a little bit differently than the other and isn’t always uniform. It’s probably not something everyone is going to notice, but I did and figured I would mention it.


Performance: So, the device looks amazing, but performance is where it really counts, and while performance is mostly good on the x217, there is some room for improvement. In Standard Power mode, the x217 has a bit of a delay that was noticeable to me. I figured maybe it was a preheat option that could be changed, but it wasn’t. However, Power mode has two other Power options: Pulse 1 and Pulse 2. These two options presumably pulse power while you are taking a hit. While I didn’t really notice much pulsing going on with these modes, they did seem to hit much better than Standard mode and I have stuck with using one of these modes. Delay is not noticeable in pulse mode and they really just feel like higher preheat settings to me. As for TC mode, I don’t think the x217 does such a great job. The default TCR value for SS hits really weak even at 580°F. Even when increasing the TCR it didn’t do much to improve the overall experience. I’m not sure whether the wattage has something to do with it, but the x217 suffers from the 80W limitation that all other VooPoo devices does. For TC, the x217 just didn’t do it for me.



Final Thoughts

Pros

  • Dual 21700!!
  • Can hold over 30mm attys
  • Smooth threading
  • Spring-loaded, gold-plated positive pin
  • Resin fire button looks nice
  • Clicky buttons
  • Beautiful color screen
  • Dual battery indicator
  • Persistant puff seconds
  • Intuitive menu
  • Voltage/Power Curve/TC Curve modes
  • Numerous display options
  • Nice battery door
  • Clearly marked battery orientation
  • Small size for a dual 21700 device
  • Nice weight
  • It’s a SEXY looking device
  • Power mode performance* (works much better in Pulse 1 and Pulse 2 though)

Cons

  • Would have liked percentage indicator on the battery indicator
  • Hard to enter menu without adjust your settings (very minor)
  • Curve mispelled as “CRUVE”
  • Would have liked a wattage adjustment shortcut for TC mode
  • The door latch is squishy
  • Slight battery rattle
  • LED colors not uniform
  • TC isn’t great

 

Considering there aren’t a lot of options for dual 21700 device, the x217 stands as a decent power driver in the category. The size and styling really do it for me and power mode works well on one of the Pulse settings. TC is not great on the device, though, so don’t expect great results there. I do think the x217 is a really great addition to the VooPoo lineup and see myself using this device well into the future.


Purchasing

Haven’t actually seen it available yet.



Thank you…

…for your attention. I hope you all have a great week!

I want to give another shoutout to VooPoo for giving me the opportunity to provide this community with this review. If you want to check them out, you can follow them on their Facebook or Instagram pages.


About

I have been vaping for around 9 years now. I have used various products over the span of that time. I know what I like and I believe at this point I have a good understanding of what works and what doesn’t. For my review, I’m evaluating these products as to how well they work out the box, their ease of use, and whether or not they hold up over the course of use. I don’t have the skill set to produce thorough testings of the electronics and I defer that to those better suited. This review is purely my experience using the items I received.



 

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Cons

  • It is a VooPoo

Appreciate the review and your efforts to compose it! But VooPoo is PooPoo.

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I know everyone has their own personal opinions about companies and that comes into play. I’ve never really had an issue with any VooPoo device I’ve owned and I’ve owned almost all of them: Drag 157, Too, Mojo, VMate, Drag 2, Drag Mini, and the x217.

For a power device, they have all worked incredibly well for me. TC definitely needs some improvement, but isn’t the worst I’ve run into. The biggest issue I’ve had with VooPoo devices is their 80W cap for TC Mode. Sometimes 80W just isn’t enough, and the way their TC works, even if you put it at 80W, I don’t believe it will ever hit it.

I do appreciate you taking the time to read the review. Cheers! :beers:

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#4

Nice to see the good-natured way you took that, my man. Appreciate that! Of course I wasn’t commenting on you personally.

Cheers, and please keep the excellent reviews coming.

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Heck, it doesn’t personally matter to me what company one person likes or dislikes. I’m not here to market these company’s products in hopes of generating sales. I’m just presenting my findings.

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#6

It’s a very good review and I appreciate your effort. Please don’t think that the rest of this post belittles any of your work.

I’m with @anon96380778 here. VooPoo is PooPoo.

I personally refuse to review their products or to have any relationship with them in light of their conduct, child friendly products, product placement in content oriented to children, and general foul practices they are involved in (and i’m not talking TonyB drama here)

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Here’s the rub for me. You did a fine job of reviewing the device. Two thumbs up for that. It is not our job to review the company, I get that, but in the case of VooPoo I can’t separate the two. VooPoo’s business ethics suck. I can not support that regardless of the devices they create. We all have skin in this game and have a responsibility to advocate. VooPoo’s practices undermine advocacy. It is my contention that they would best be shunned by the vaping community.

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I think I missed something, then. I am completely unaware of the “child friendly” and “placement in content oriented to children” stuff of which you’re speaking. Maybe some more research is needed on my end.

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Start here

Vic is a drama queen but he sums it up pretty good here

And about child friendly products, look at their football (american version) shaped pod

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#10

Oh come on. Vic’s a good one compared to lots of the others. :grin:

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Never said he is bad, but he is a drama queen :slight_smile:

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ahhh, yeah…that’s pretty bad. I thought I remembered hearing something about them doing advertising on some youtube channel, but didn’t realize it was a channel whose primary audience was kids!!! That is completely unacceptable. I understand the concern from you guys now.

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