Ijoy Diamond Bae and VPC Pod Kit Review

This was sent to me for review from HeavenGifts.com. They sell it for $63.90. This is a very unique pod system, which I love because it’s great to see some new ideas hitting the pod scene.

Specs:

  • Runs from 5 watts to 45 watts
  • 1400mAh battery (a 20350 battery)
  • OLED Screen
  • Size: 60 x 34 x 27.5mm
  • 510 Atomizer Threading
  • Can run 0.05 to 3.0 ohm coil resistance
  • 2ml capacity, 1.0 ohm pods (best at 10-15 watts)
  • Compatible with Juul and Phix pods
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Green, Purple, Rainbow, Red, SS, White, Pink, and Orange
  • $64.90 from HeavenGifts.com

In the Box:

  • The IJOY Diamond Bae Device
  • An IJOY VPC Adaptor
  • Pod cover
  • 1 x VPC Pod
  • A lanyard
  • USB Cable
  • User manual
  • Warranty card

Design and Size

The device looks and feels great. I really like the design. And it’s so small but packs a punch with having the ability to push up to 45 watts. It’s about 2 inches tall, 1.5 inches wide, and 1 inch thick from front to back.

It has a spring-loaded 510 pin, so it’s not restricted to only the pods it comes with. You can use any other atomizer on here. And there are venting holes on the bottom.

On the front panel, you’ll find the firing button, the OLED screen, the up and down buttons, and the USB port.

On the side you’ll see a little lanyard connector, so yeah, you can hang this from your neck if that’s your style.

Features & Modes

5 clicks turn it on and five clicks turn it off. And the Bae device fires extremely fast. So fast that it fires when you’re trying to turn it off. But l love how fast this thing kicks in.

The screen shows wattage, battery life, a puff counter, and your atomizer resistance.

If you want to get into the menu, turn on the device and click the firing button three times fast. From there, you can change power mode, pod mode, Jewel mode, Myle mode, Juno mode, and you can reset your puff counter.

Power mode – This is just your typical wattage mode. The up and down buttons adjust the wattage settings pretty quickly, so that works nicely, but it doesn’t round-robin.

Pod mode – Pod mode is basically voltage mode. I’m not really sure why they called it pod mode rather than voltage mode.

Jewel mode, Myle mode, and Juno mode – These specific pod settings allow you to run other types of pods at the settings determined by IJOY for best performance. You can’t change voltage or wattage in those specific modes.

Jewel is misspelled, which people are saying is probably to prevent legal action. You can use other pods in wattage or pod mode, but just keep in mind that if you set the power or voltage too high, you can burn those pods out.

That’s about it for features. It’s simple but works great.

Pod Base

The pod base is required to use the pods, but what makes this so interesting is that it has 510 threading. That means you can actually run these pods on any device that has 510 threading, which is pretty much everything.

I love this idea because if you find that you don’t want to use the device anymore, but you love those pods, you can keep buying those pods and use them on anything. It’s a really cool idea.

In the bottom of the inside of the base, there are two pins that make contact with the metal circles on the bottom of the pod. And another cool side-benefit of this base is that it creates a barrier between the pod and the device, so if you get leaks from the pod, it won’t go into the device.

Pods

These pods look a lot like RDA’s, which is pretty interesting. They are built at 1.0 ohms, so IJOY recommends vaping them at around 10-15 watts. And they use ceramic coils for better flavor.

You fill it from the side of the pod. The fill hole is a decent size, but it’s a little small, so to prevent making a mess, you’ll probably want to stick with fine-tip e-juice bottles, rather than a glass dropper.

The package also comes with a rubber cover that covers both the bottom of the pod and the mouthpiece so that it doesn’t make a mess if you need to take it off and carry it around.

If you want to buy replacement pods, they cost $12.99 and come in all 10 of the same colors that the device comes in. That includes the pod base too. I’ve looked around online and it’s a little hard to find just the internal pods, but I did find a few sites selling them in three packs for $8.95.

Something else to keep in mind is that you can also buy the IJOY Max VPC unipods separately. They are very similar in just about every way to the regular VPC unipod (resistance, e-juice capacity, recommended wattage, and price), except that they use mesh coils. So you might get even better flavor from those.

The Pod Adaptor For Using Other Brands of Pods

Here’s another really smart idea from IJOY. They designed their own pod base and pods to be in a similar configuration as other pods. So by using the pod adaptor, you can easily add lots of other different pods, such as from Juul, Phix, Juno, and Myle.

Just plug the adapter into the pod base and it’ll hold just about any type of pod in place to make a connection with the pins. I’ve heard that it’ll work with other pods too, but not with all, so you’ll need to test for yourself to see what works.

IJOY actually built in a mode specifically for different pods, which is great because it automatically sets the wattage for each pod so that you don’t have to try to figure out the best settings on your own.

This is such a cool idea because if you don’t like a particular pod device, even the IJOY Bae device, you can use your pods anything. It’s really smart of IJOY too because if someone doesn’t already own a JUUL or Phix, they can buy this and just go buy some pods and use them here.

Another big benefit of this feature is that you don’t have to worry about the device getting weak as the battery dies. You have a big battery here and it’ll always give you the same wattage until the battery dies.

One potential con though is that you don’t get the same exact airflow from 3rd party pods as you would from the device they were designed for since many of those devices have airflow that’s affected by the device.

Battery

The Bae device has a built-in 1400mAh battery, which is a pretty good sized battery for such a tiny device. It’ll die fast if you’re running it at the max 45 watts, but if you run it low like it’s designed to do, the battery will last a long time. You should be able to get a full day or two at 10-15 watts.

It’s rechargeable with a mini-USB cable and this doesn’t have passthrough charging so you can’t vape on the device while it’s plugged in.

And here’s another unique feature of this device. The battery is actually removable. It’s not soldered in or anything. You have to do some work to get it out, but if the battery dies in a couple of years, you can actually replace it. I love that they did this.

Airflow

The airflow on the VPC pod is a little bit on the airy side. It’s not a tight draw at all. And for pod devices, I usually prefer a very tight draw, but I feel like the draw on this is just about perfect even despite the airflow. That’s because it handles a high enough wattage to the point where you can get a really satisfying hit for a mouth-to-lung. You don’t need to take a long draw for a good hit. But it does seem more designed for a very restricted lung draw instead.

One thing I’ve noticed with the pods is that I get some spit back a lot. Not always, but a lot. And since pods are typically used with higher-nicotine e-juice, this is a bit of a problem because you’ll get that strong peppery e-juice in your mouth. It’s not going to hurt you, but it doesn’t taste good.

Flavor

The flavor from the pods is actually impressive. I’m surprised at how good the flavor product is in the VCP tank. It’s some of the best flavor I’ve had yet from a pod device.

Safety Features

It has all the safety features you’d expect.

  • Short circuit protection
  • Low power protection
  • Battery reverse protection

And you’ll notice that it has battery reverse protection, which is because they’ve designed the device to be able to actually replace that battery if you need to.

Final Thoughts

I’m a huge fan of this kit. The Bae mod looks great, goes up to 45 watts, and it fires extremely fast. The VPC pod tank is also pretty nice. Minus the spit back, it’s great because it handles up to 15 watts, which is a lot for a pod device and it also produces a really good flavor. I would have liked for the pod to have a larger fill port too. And I think iJoy should have included an extra pod in the kit, but overall, this is a great little kit.

So if it’s something you’re interested in, you can get it for $64.90 from HeavenGifts.com. Or if that’s not your style, check out the box mod section at Heaven Gifts for something different.

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