XEO Void Review
Our V2 XEO Void review takes a look at the all-in-one style, sub ohm vape pen: does it have what it takes to help smokers transition to the safer alternative?
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- All in one design.
- Easy to use – perfect for new vapers.
- 2 ml tank.
- 6 ohm direct-to-lung and 1 ohm mouth-to-lung coil included.
- Excellent vapor production for a vape pen.
- Good flavor with a wide range of juices.
- 1,500 mAh battery.
- No leaking.
- Child-proof top cap.
- A little expensive.
- No variable voltage.
XEO Void Review
V2 has been a huge name in the vaping industry since the early days. With their excellent cigalikes dominating the industry just a few years ago, the release of the V2 Pro Series 3 and V2 Pro Series 7 vaporizers saw them take a bold step into the unknown, putting out bigger, more capable devices with more features than most e-cigs on the market. Their new XEO Void vaporizer sees them taking another step forwards, and putting out what could easily be the best device on the market for new vapers (in collaboration with the German vaping company XEO). With a 1,500 mAh battery, sub ohm coils and an all-in-one design, it definitely looks like a solid addition to the line-up.
But is the XEO Void all it’s cracked up to be? Is it a better vape pen than the Pro Series 3? We’ve put the all-in-one vape pen to the test for our XEO Void review to find out.
What You Get
The XEO Void comes in a plastic box with a simple, stylish front design, featuring a picture of the device and emphasizing some of the key features of the vape pen. Inside, your device is held in a foam block. On the right is a rectangular white box containing two coils (1 ohm and 0.6 ohms) and a USB charging cable. You also get an instruction manual so you know exactly what you’re doing with the Void. This isn’t a bad offering at all: just get some e-juice and you’re ready to vape.
The XEO Void sub-ohm vaporizer has a similar appearance to most vape pens, but it has some unique aspects that really set it apart. The most obvious is the slightly triangular shape. While the edges are still rounded, the long body of the Void has three distinct corners to stop it from rolling away when set down on a table or other surface. The fire button is also triangular, fringed by a white LED and located about two-thirds up the body of the device. There’s only one small bit of branding on the main faces of the device – a “XEO” logo under the fire button.
The look of the XEO Void is completed by three oval windows; one for each face of the vape pen. These let you see how much juice you have left at a glance. One also has a handy “Max” label to help you refill without spilling anything or causing problems. Finally, the very top of the device has a circular ring and a thin drip tip above it, with vertical grooves around the ring to help you grip it.
Overall, the Void looks great. The triangular design sets it apart from the competition, but other than that it’s pretty bare and simple, which works great for vaping devices in general. You can pick it up in Burst Silver (like mine), Gun Metal grey or black.
Structure and Layout
The XEO Void is an all-in-one device, so it has a structure comparable to the eGo AIO by Joyetech. The main body of the device stretches all the way from the bottom to the drip tip section at the top, including both the battery section and the 2 ml capacity tank.
The ring at the top of the device can be used to unscrew the whole top cap – but it’s a child-proof top so you have to push down as you turn. When you remove it, you can see down into the tank, and there is threading on the underside of the cap which is used to attach the coil. The coils have threading in the top, so you screw this onto the underside of the top cap and it’s plunged into the tank of juice bottom-first when you re-attach.
Removable 510 Drip Tip
Although most vapers will stick with the included drip tip, it does come off if you want to change it. There’s a 510 drip tip spot, so any standard option will work. However, the conical shape of the included tip is a perfect fit onto the top of the device, but most others wouldn’t fit as nicely. The drip tip is a bit better than a standard offering, too, having a spiral design on the inside to prevent spit-back.
Airflow Control Ring
The metallic ring on the top of the device is the base of the top cap, but it also serves as an airflow control ring. It’s really loose so it’s very easy to adjust. Just turn it to the left (counterclockwise) to decrease the airflow and to the right (clockwise) to increase it. This offers enough of a variation in airflow to suit mouth-to-lung or direct-to-lung inhale styles (more info on that here), but your choice of coil contributes to this too.
The only downside is that there’s no feedback in terms of what setting you’re on, and there’s no limit to how much you can turn the ring. This isn’t such a big deal, but a mechanism to stop the airflow control ring when you hit the minimum or maximum airflow would have helped.
The triangular fire button is fringed by a white LED light, and the light also illuminates the inside of the tank when you hold it down, before slowly fading. The fire button is flush to the surface of the device, and gives a satisfying click when you press it down. Your thumb falls naturally on the fire button when you hold the device, and it’s pleasantly responsive and easy to press down.
The design of the XEO Void is simple, but it does an excellent job. Not only does the device look great, everything is sensibly laid out and very user-friendly.
XEO Void Review: Performance
The Void vaporizer may have a great design, but the most important thing is how well it works in practice. The two coils included with the device are designed for either mouth-to-lung vaping (the 1 ohm coil) or direct-to-lung vaping (the 0.6 ohm option), so we’ll look at each in turn.
The 1 Ohm Mouth-To-Lung Coil
For smokers just making the switch to vaping, mouth-to-lung inhales feel much more natural than direct-to-lung inhales, and the 1 ohm Void coil was made with their needs in mind. The coil definitely gives a good mouth-to-lung draw, offering plenty of resistance on the inhale when combined with a low airflow setting. Even with the airflow opened all the way up, the tightness in the draw from the coil itself makes it well-suited to mouth to lung vaping.
The vapor production on the 1 ohm coil is modest, but more than enough to satisfy a just-switching smoker. It’s about what you’d expect from a top-end vape pen. While it may not be enough to satisfy a longer-term vaper, for a new user it’s excellent.
The flavor is another matter. This is really impressive however long you’ve been vaping, with each note of the juice coming through clearly. This is largely down to the coil design and position – with the juice drawn in from the bottom of the tank to keep a good supply of e-liquid to your wick. The openings for juice to enter the coil are around the bottom, too, so the performance remains consistent even if you’re low on juice.
The 0.6 Ohm Direct-to-Lung Coil
If you’re looking for the very best performance from the XEO Void, though, the 0.6 ohm coil is the way to go. This is especially true if you’ve been vaping for a while. With the sub ohm coil installed and the airflow all the way open, the draw is perfect for a longer-term vaper. While it’s still restricted in comparison to sub ohm tanks or rebuildables, it’s definitely in the right range for direct-to-lung vaping.
The vapor production with this coil is truly excellent. It’s right up there with other sub ohm vape pens like the eGo AIO, and is enough to satisfy even longer-term vapers. It wouldn’t please a full-blown cloud-chaser, but it puts out an impressive, dense fog with every puff.
The flavor is slightly reduced in comparison to the 1 ohm coil, but the difference is really minor and it still does great in this area. The variation largely comes down to airflow, and you can improve it quite a lot by closing the airflow off.
Both of the coils included with the Void vaporizer perform excellently. While the higher-ohm option is better for newer vapers looking for a mouth-to-lung, the airier, sub ohm version offers improved vapor production and still-excellent flavor for direct-to-lung vapers.
Battery Life and Recharging
The XEO Void comes with a 1,500 mAh battery, which isn’t absolutely huge but does more than enough for the purposes of the device. You can easily get a day’s worth of vaping out of the Void, although this does depend on how much you vape. Even for heavy users, though, the Void’s battery life is more than enough for a day’s worth of use. The white LED around the fire button blinks rapidly when it’s time to recharge.
Recharging is as simple as you’d expect: just plug in the included USB cable and the device will start recharging. It shows a red light during the charging process, which goes out when it’s finished. You can also vape while charging, which is a great feature for any new vaper. However, this does increase the time it takes to charge.
XEO E-Liquid Review: Gold Tobacco
Although this has to be purchased separately from the device itself, you can also get e-juice from V2’s XEO brand, and I tried out the Gold Tobacco blend as part of this review. The flavor is pretty great for a tobacco replication: it has a realistic edge to it, with enough of the character of tobacco that you know what you’re vaping. It isn’t as pungent or powerful as a real tobacco flavor, but that actually works well in the context of vaping. Overall, it’s a well-executed e-juice that would be especially good for a smoker just making the switch.
V2 XEO Void Review – In Use
This XEO Void review has looked at the design, performance and battery life of the device, but there is another equally-important factor to consider before you make the purchase: what is the Void like to vape with on a day-to-day basis?
Changing Coils and Refilling: Day-to-Day Tasks Made Easy
Although changing coils and refilling tanks isn’t particularly difficult even with more advanced e-cigs, the XEO Void does a really great job of making these as beginner-friendly as possible. Refilling the tank is the easiest task thanks to the all-in-one design. All you have to do is unscrew the top of the device and drip e-liquid into the tank opening. Only fill to the “Max” mark, though. This might look quite low but the level rises rapidly when you submerge the coil again, so it’s important to stick to it.
Changing coils is just as easy. After removing the top of the device, you simply unscrew the old coil from the underside of the cap and replace it with a new one. Be sure to prime it with a few direct drips of e-juice before you connect, and leave the liquid to soak in for 5 to 10 minutes before you start to vape to make sure everything is soaked.
Comfort and Portability
The V2 XEO Void’s triangular profile might make you concerned that it’s going to be a little uncomfortable to hold. Thankfully, the rounded edges and ideal size of the Void means it slips snugly into your hand and is very comfortable to hold. The corners fit into the nooks of your fingers and your thumb naturally falls close to the “fire” button. The upshot is a very comfortable device to hold and use.
As for portability, the small size of the XEO Void vape pen makes it easy to slip into a bag or a pocket. On the whole, it’s a great choice for newer vapers who’ll be out of the house regularly, or for longer-term vapers looking for something that performs great without being too bulky to take around.
Does the XEO Void Leak?
One of the main marketing claims of the XEO Void vaporizer pen is that it’s leak-proof. This is rarely the case with an e-cig, but for the Void, it’s absolutely true. Throughout testing, I didn’t suffer leaking at all, and the design is so well set up to stop leaking that you don’t really have to take any precautions to prevent it either. Whether it’s stood upright, laid on its side or in any other position, the Void won’t leak on you. That is, unless you overfill the tank.
The XEO Void does an excellent job when it comes to the day-to-day needs of a vaper, being easy to use, comfortable and portable. Even better, it manages to do all this without irritating idiosyncrasies, leaking or other issues.
The XEO Void vaporizer is really well put together, on the whole. The unit itself is sturdy and well-constructed, and everything from the flush fire button to the mouthpiece works exactly like it should. The child-proof top cap also opens and closes like it should, but the mechanism could be improved a little. It’s easy to get off, but locking it back in place doesn’t always go smoothly. That’s just a little thing, though, and you do get used to consistently pushing down as you turn anyway.