Drag box mods were once a novelty in that they were a cute design, although not a perfect device. Compared to other high-powered box mods, they lacked many features that made those designs popular. However, the VooPoo Drag Nano 2 rights the wrongs of its predecessors and delivers a pod kit that’s an excellent choice for beginners and veterans alike.
With the Drag Nano, 2 comes an adjustable airflow, a notable pod system, and a draw activation sensor miles better than the previous incarnation. Also, the rounded rectangle shape people loved is back with the VooPoo Drag Nano 2.
VooPoo Drag Nano 2 Review
The VooPoo Drag Nano comes with two pods, a chain lanyard, the Drag logo stamped in the leather, a new pod port, and gene chip marking. The stylish design features a silver metal frame, a zinc alloy body, and leather panels.
Introduced in the pod kit were different power settings, an easy-to-understand indicator light setting, and control over the airflow. The Drag Nano 2 uses USB ports, namely a USB-C charging port that allows it to charge in under an hour with a typical wall socket.
A few complaints have been made about the top fill system, as the rubber seal can become fairly loose over time. Even so, only a small amount of liquid can leak out of the device and into the pod port of the Drag Nano 2 pod.
Furthermore, the entire device easily fits inside your pocket while also maintaining a good liquid capacity of 2ml. The three preset power settings in the VooPoo Drag Nano 2 give you the option to choose a better flavor or larger clouds, an unexpected option in such a small device.
- 1 x Drag Nano 2 Device
- 1 x 0.8Ω Drag Nano 2 Pod
- 1 x 1.2Ω Drag Nano 2 Pod
- 1 x Type-C Cable
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x Lanyard
- 72mm x 44mm x 14.2mm (with pod)
- Zinc Alloy Construction
- 8-20W Output Power
- 3.2-4.2V Output Voltage
- 800mAh Built-In Battery
- 2ml Pod Capacity
- Draw Activated
- 3 Power Level Outputs
- Compatible with Vinci Pod
- Draw Activated
- Adjustable Power Levels
- Top Fill Pods
- Gene Chip Marking
The Drag Nano 2 has a built-in 800mAh battery that charges with a Type-C port located on the bottom of the device. How long it lasts depends upon what power setting you decide to use and how often you hit it. For the most part, you shouldn’t ever have any problems taking it with you on a night out or keeping it in your pocket throughout the day.
In addition to its solid battery life, the battery charges in around 45 minutes. The Nano 2 doesn’t have pass-through charging, though, so you cannot use the device while it is charging. To save as much power as possible, you should vape on the weakest power level.
However, though the battery is rather good overall, it’s not clear what wattage the device uses, so you can’t do the usual battery life math to determine how long it will last. Yet, you should get about six hours of use.
How The Nano 2 Vapes
The VooPoo Drag Nano 2 is a draw-activated device. So, when the device is on, you need to draw on it for the battery to fire it. When you draw, the front LEDs will light up to show you your power setting and remaining battery power.
Since it has adjustable airflow, you can tune the Nano to the best drag range for you. The airflow knob for adjusting the airflow is on the same side as the operating button (which has the typical Voopoo radial pattern), near the top of the device. You just need to slide the airflow slider up for a more open airflow and down for closed airflow.
The pod system for the Drag Nano 2 is the same as the Vinci Pod Mod pods, and both devices can use the same pods interchangeably. The pods are closed units with built-in coils, so when the coil no longer works, you need to change the pod for a new one.
Each pod has a fill port located at the top underneath the mouthpiece. Overall, Nanos have a decent pod that provides excellent flavor, has a well-sealed top, and fits snuggly into the pod recess.
One issue you could run into with the VooPoo Drag Nano 2 is its tight filling port, so larger e-liquid bottles may have a hard time getting in the small wicking holes. If you do use large e-bottles, try using one very small drop at a time to avoid a mess. But the pods do snap directly into the connection port, and you don’t need to remove them for filling, which is a plus.
The Drag Nano 2 has a nice restrictive draw in general, but you can tune it to your own preferences thanks to the airflow system. The added adjustable airflow wasn’t a feature of the original VooPoo Drag Nano, but it makes a massive difference in your vaping experience.
Keeping the airflow half-open is a popular choice since it restricts the airflow enough that you need to pull reasonably hard to activate the device but not strain while doing so. The pods also sit tightly against the port walls of the device, forming a nice seal that keeps extra air from sneaking in underneath the coils.
Overall, the Drag Nano 2 is a durable little machine. The zinc alloy frame and body hold up well to normal wear and tear, like small drops or bumps.
The leather patch panels are also relatively durable and reasonably resistant to scratching.
That said, you’ll want to wipe off the device often. Both the leather and shiny silver show fingerprints easily, and constant handling can make it look a bit messy.
The Drag Nano 2 has three LED lights on the front above the large operation button and three power level settings. You can tell which setting your device is on by the color of the LEDs. White is high-power, green is mid-power, and blue is low-power.
These LEDs also indicate the device’s battery level. Three lights mean it has between 66% and 100% battery life, two lights mean 33% to 66% life, and one light is less than 33% remaining.
Replacing and Filling Pods
Changing out a Drag Nano 2 pod is simple. When the built-in coil isn’t good anymore, you just need to swap out the replaceable pods for new ones. Take the new pod and slide it into the pod recess, then fill the pod and let it sit for five minutes to soak.
Filling the pods is just as easy, and the transparent sides allow you to see how much liquid is inside. To fill the pod, you just need to push on the mouthpiece to remove it, then lift the black silicone seal. Here, you’ll find a fill port to insert your e-liquid. Once you’ve filled the pod, replace the black seal and put the mouthpiece back on.
Working the Device
Operating the Drag Nano 2 is pretty simple and really comes down to using the main button.
- Turn the device on and off with five quick presses.
- Adjust the wattage setting with three quick presses, then click the button to change settings.
- Slide the knob to adjust the airflow, up to open it and down to close it.
- To vape, draw on the device while it’s turned on.
- To check the battery level, press the button quickly or use the device.
Pros and Cons
- Charges in under 45 minutes
- Solid flavor and tight draw
- Few leak issues
- You can fill it without removing pods
- Small size for on-the-go vapers
- Changing power levels quickly has a learning curve
- The pods don’t handle high VG juices well
Overall, the VooPoo Drag Nano 2 is a vast improvement over the original Drag Nano. The VooPoo Drag Pod Mods are an updated version that has excellent airflow control, and the size and style of the device are great. Although not a perfect device, the Drag Nano 2 has only a few issues which mostly don’t interfere with use.
The VooPoo Drag Nano 2 is perfect for MTL and DTL vapers who want a tiny device to carry with them throughout the day. Even the lowest power option delivers a wonderful experience for a device that comes in such a small package.