VOOPOO DRAG H80s & E60 Reviews
Product Introduction and Specifications
VOOPOO’s latest additions to the DRAG line, the DRAG H80S and E60, bring a fresh take on all-in-one (AIO) devices. These AIOs offer distinct features, cater to different preferences, yet share a common foundation in the form of the GENE.TT 2.0 chipset and the 4.5 mL PNP Pod II tank.
The DRAG H80S showcases an evolution of the popular DRAG X, with a slim profile and the ability to house a single 18650 battery. On the other hand, the DRAG E60 sports a compact, boxy design, powered by a built-in 2550 mAh battery. Both devices feature large color screens, creating a user-friendly experience that enthusiasts have come to expect from VOOPOO.
These devices are more similar than they initially appear, both delivering the latest technology and innovation from VOOPOO. With options for varying wattage and resistance levels, they are well-equipped for different vaping styles.
Read on to discover which of the two new DRAG AIOs best suits your vaping preferences.
Price: To Be Announced (DRAG H80S at ejuiceconnect.store), To Be Announced (DRAG E60 at ejuiceconnect.com)
Colors: Both: Black, Golden / H80S: Brown, Red, Gray, Carbon Fiber, Plum Red / E60: Pink, Gray, Coffee, Carbon Fiber
- Zinc Alloy
- Aluminum Alloy
- H80S: 5-80 watts
- E60: 5-60 watts
Output Voltage: 3.2-4.2V
- H80S: Single 18650
- E60: 2550 mAh internal battery
PnP Pod II Capacity: 4.5 mL / 2 mL (TPD)
- 1 x Device
- 1 x PnP Pod II (4.5 mL)
- 2 x Coils (H80S: PnP TW15 0.15 ohm / PnP TW30 0.3 ohm) / (E60: PnP TW20 0.2 ohm / PnP TW30 0.3 ohm)
- 1 x Type-C cable
- 1 x User manual
Build Quality and Design
Both the DRAG H80S and E60 impress with their exceptional build quality and thoughtful design elements. The Grey Carbon Fiber edition of the H80S features a carbon fiber battery cover, providing a distinct and premium look. On the other hand, the Coffee edition of the E60 boasts a smooth and stylish leather frame. These aesthetic touches not only enhance the overall appearance but also add a touch of luxury.
The screens on both devices are identical, ensuring a consistent user experience. However, the control layout differs between the two models. The H80S incorporates separate buttons for adjusting settings (+/-), while the E60 uses a single button that can be pressed in either direction to navigate the menu.
The shapes of these devices are notably distinct. The H80S is a taller AIO device, primarily due to its compatibility with an 18650 battery. Without a pod attached, it’s even slightly taller than the DRAG X, but the pod tank fits deeper, resulting in similar overall heights. The H80S stands out for its slim profile compared to the DRAG X. On the other hand, the E60 features a box-style design that measures only 68mm in height (or 95mm with the pod tank attached). Its compact size makes it comfortable to hold, even for those with larger hands.
Both devices utilize the new PNP Pod II, equipped with Adapt technology, which was previously seen on the DRAG Q. Although the H80S and E60 do not automatically adjust power and airflow like the DRAG Q, they are intelligent enough to recognize the coils and set the wattage accordingly. The transparent pods allow easy visibility of the e-liquid level and offer airflow adjustments by simply rotating them upon insertion. It’s worth noting that you can choose to use only one of the two airflow slots if desired, although with the coils that come with both devices, there’s little reason to do so.
The pods come with integrated mouthpieces designed for direct lung (DL) and restricted DL (RDL) vaping. These wide-bore drip tips offer excellent comfort during use. While replaceable tips would have been a nice feature, the fact that they are integrated into the top cap minimizes the risk of losing them.
Despite their advanced appearances, both the DRAG H80S and E60 are remarkably user-friendly. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use them: 1. Rotate the mouthpiece counterclockwise to remove it. 2. Fill the pod through one of the two small holes. 3. Set the device aside for five minutes to allow the coil to saturate. 4. Press the fire button five times to turn the device on or off. 5. Simply press the fire button to vape. 6. To lock the device, press the fire button and the plus button simultaneously. 7. Use the plus (+) and minus (-) buttons to adjust the wattage to your desired level. 8. To access the menu, press both the plus and minus buttons simultaneously. The menu is straightforward, offering four main options: Mode, Puff Reset, About Device, and Exit. Within the Mode submenu, you’ll find three modes: Smart, RBA, and Eco. Smart mode is the default setting that automatically adjusts the wattage and sets a maximum wattage limit to prevent coil damage. RBA mode allows you to freely customize the wattage to your preference, while Eco mode conserves battery life by dimming the screen and reducing power consumption. It’s important to note that when the battery level drops to 40% on both devices, a message will appear, asking if you want to activate Eco mode. This feature can be helpful for extending the number of puffs by approximately 10%, but the message’s appearance may be a bit confusing, making it seem as though the device has turned off.
Both devices are equipped with two coils in the box, with both kits including a 0.3-ohm coil, rated for 28-36 watts. The H80S is bundled with the more powerful 0.15-ohm coil (rated for 55-70 watts), while the E60 comes with the 0.2-ohm coil (rated for 40-55 watts). These coils are all mesh and incorporate VOOPOO’s “Dual in One” technology, designed to enhance efficiency by conserving e-liquid. It’s worth noting that all three coils are compatible with the H80S, but using the high-powered 0.15-ohm coil with the E60 is not recommended. When using this coil, it’s advisable to pair it with a 25-amp battery and stay within the recommended wattage range. In terms of performance, the 0.15-ohm coil stands out. At 60-65 watts, it delivers impressive flavor, rivaling what you’d get from the 0.2-ohm coil of the VAPORESSO iTank, one of the reviewer’s preferred sub-ohm tanks. The only downside is that higher wattages can drain the 18650 battery rather quickly. For home use, the 0.15-ohm coil is an excellent choice, but one of the other two coils may be more suitable when you’re on the go. The 0.2-ohm and 0.3-ohm coils both provide solid performance, offering an improved vaping experience compared to previous PnP coils with similar resistances. It may be necessary to adjust the airflow slightly when using these coils, and you might want to consider raising your nicotine levels with the 0.3-ohm coil, as it produces a noticeably cooler vapor. These coils are suitable for mid-range vaping. Opt for the 0.2-ohm coil when you prioritize flavor, and switch to the 0.3-ohm coil when you need extended battery life. It’s important to mention that one of the 0.15-ohm coils experienced an issue, producing a metallic taste and no longer being recognized by the H80S. Although it wasn’t burnt, it seemed as if something had short-circuited. However, the second coil used is still performing well after numerous refills, so this could have been an isolated incident. Additionally, the top-fill design of the PnP Pod II appears to help prevent leakage. While some condensation may accumulate under the pod on hot days, it doesn’t affect the vaping experience, and there were no reports of spitback or gurgling coils.
Battery Life and Charging
This section pertains to the E60, as the H80S utilizes an 18650 battery, and battery life varies based on the chosen battery. The E60 is equipped with a 2550 mAh internal battery. During testing with the 0.3-ohm coil, it was possible to go through approximately 1.5 pods, equivalent to about 7 mL of e-liquid, on a single charge. A similar mL capacity can be expected with the 0.2-ohm coil. This performance is commendable for such a compact device. It’s worth noting that Eco mode can be activated to potentially extend battery life, but this may lead to a slightly cooler vaping experience due to its impact on performance. VOOPOO advertises “superspeed charging” on the device’s page; however, they do not specify the charge rate. In practice, a full charge requires approximately 2 hours. While this charging time might not qualify as “super-speed” in the reviewer’s opinion, it’s understandable given the device’s larger battery capacity.
Pros / Cons
- Outstanding build quality
- Compact and lightweight E60 model
- H80S model is smaller than the DRAG X
- Large and vibrant color screen
- Redesigned top-fill pod tank with improved features
- Fully adjustable airflow for a customized experience
- Surprisingly easy to use, making it beginner-friendly
- Exceptional flavor from the 0.15-ohm coil
- Good performance from the other two coils
- Impressive battery life from the E60, even without activating Eco mode
- Non-replaceable mouthpiece
- Isolated issue with one 0.15-ohm coil potentially short-circuiting
- Annoying Eco mode prompt at 40% charge that may disrupt user experience
The DRAG H80s and E60 are two outstanding pod mods that cater to different preferences. If you prioritize exceptional performance and flavor, the H80s is the ideal choice. As a successor to the popular DRAG X, it upholds its reputation, particularly due to the 0.15-ohm coil, which delivers top-notch flavor. However, the E60’s compact, boxy design holds a unique charm, making it a delight to hold. Despite having fewer hits, it’s a device that’s hard to put down. Both devices offer ease of use, feature impressive new coils, and benefit from VOOPOO’s thoughtful updates to the PnP pods. While an occasional issue with the 0.15-ohm coil may arise, it’s worth keeping an eye out for. Overall, both kits come highly recommended for vapers looking for a quality pod mod experience.