Smok Species Kit Review - Vapor Zoology
Build Quality80%
Vapor Quality85%
Versatility83%
Portability70%
80%Overall Score

Smok is back at it again with their newest kit, called the Species. Smok is known for their quirky product naming and they are one of the companies that can release multiple products in a month so it is kind of hard to keep up with them. The Smok Species is interesting though, as it is a combination between the Alien mod and the G Priv mod.

Also, if you are interested in the best pod vape we suggest checking out the Bo One, which offers a better battery and more liquid capacity, outshining the likes of the Juul or Myle.

Product Pros

  • Sleek and ergonomic design
  • 230 watts maximum power output
  • Dual 18650 battery configuration
  • 1.45 inch touchscreen display

Product Cons

  • Not compatible with 810 and 510 drip tips
  • Airflow is not smooth and can be improved

 

Smok Species Kit Review: Breakdown

Smok Species available colors

Quality

Build Quality

Build Quality

Even though Smok keeps on changing their design profile, they all pretty much look the same and you will know at the first glance that it is a Smok mod by its color scheme. The Smok Species kit is available in 8 different color options and a few examples are black red, gold black, and rainbow black which are all Smok’s trademark colors.

When it comes to design, the Species has this modern look with a lot of edges and curves but, honestly, I think this is the most gorgeous mod Smok has ever made. They were able to make it look simple while still having the characteristics of something that is out of this world, which is what Smok is aiming for since the Species is the successor of the Alien mod.

On the front, you will see the large 1.45 inch color display with touch capabilities. The user interface is well made and is one of the best touchscreen implementations I have seen on a mod. It is very responsive and combined with the menu button just below the screen, it is very easy to navigate.

There is also a micro USB port below the screen for charging and potential firmware updates and on the side is the firing bar which we are all familiar with. The Smok Species utilizes a centered spring loaded 510 connection for maximum compatibility with other atomizers and it can support atomizers that have a diameter of up to 24.5mm.

The Species has a maximum power output of 230 watts which in my opinion, is a very excessive amount of power since I don’t think anyone vapes at that level. It is powered by dual 18650 batteries and they can be installed on the bottom of the mod that features a battery door with a locking mechanism.

The kit comes with the TFV8 Baby V2 tank which has an improved top fill design. The top-fill now has a locking mechanism which can be unlocked just by pressing the button on the side. The tank is 24mm in diameter and holds 5ml of e-liquid using the bubble glass with an option for 2ml using the straight tube.

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Vapor Quality

The TFV8 Baby V2 comes with two coil heads, the Baby V2 A1 and the Baby V2 A2. The Baby V2 A1 is a single mesh coil that has a resistance of 0.17 ohm and is rated at 90 to 140 watts, while the Baby V2 A2 is a dual mesh coil that has a resistance of 0.2 ohm and is rated at 70 to 120 watts.

These coils might be different in the spec sheet but they almost perform the same when it comes to vapor production, and yes, if you are a cloud chaser, you will be extremely pleased with how these coils can easily produce clouds all day. When it comes to flavor, the Baby V2 A2 has a slight advantage due to its dual mesh coil design.

The TFV8 Baby V2 has triple adjustable airflow control which is good if you like airflow but the problem I had when testing it is the annoyingly loud noise the tank makes when taking a drag. I am not sure if Smok tested it before they released it but the airflow is really not smooth and it makes too much noise.

Smok Species mouth piece detached

Design

Versatility

Versatility

The Smok Species is a very versatile mod and can be used with any kind of build with its 230 watts of available power. It also features temperature control and supports the use of coils such as nickel, titanium and stainless steel.

The only thing missing from the whole kit is its support for 510 and 810 drip tips since the TFV8 Baby V2 uses a proprietary drip tip which is a bummer.

Portability

Portability

The Smok Species is not the most compact dual battery mod on the market but it is not a huge mod either. With the TFV8 Baby V2 installed, it is 136.1mm in height, 49mm in length and 30.6mm in width.

It is a good vaping device when you are out and about due to its long battery life (dual 18650 battery) as long as you don’t vape at 230 watts max. It also helps that it has a micro USB port for times when you forget to bring an extra set of batteries.

Smok Species body

Conclusion

I can honestly say that the Smok Species is a great successor to the ever so popular Smok Alien. It has all the good features that you can expect from a Smok device and with the added touchscreen capability, I can easily say that the Species will be more popular than the Alien. The TFV8 Baby V2 works great for a tank if you can deal with the noisy airflow.

If you are looking for something a good starter mod style vape check out the Bo One and if you are just looking for the best check out the SMOK Procolor.

About The Author

Kevin is a serious vapehead. Most will say he came out of his mother’s womb holding onto a vape pen, but his real friends know the truth; that he was actually born with a triple 21700 mechanical box setup in hand and has been chucking clouds ever since then. On his free time, he also enjoys trying every MMORPG he sees, pwning noobs on R6 Siege and out hacking cheaters on Battlefield 1.

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