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VP HARDWARE REVIEW: FUSION II BY VIVA KITA

Viva Kita are a Chinese company producing a selection of hardware items for the market. Vaptio is their US name, with Viva Kita being their UK name.

I met Shek from Viva Kita at Vape Jam UK this year (if you would like to check out my blog of the event please click here) where we had a great chat about the products they had in production to come to the UK. We especially spoke about two pieces that Shek was extremely excited about the Fusion AIO starter kit (check out my review by clicking here) and the Sail P-1 TF Tank (check out my review please click here), both TPD compliant and both having some unique features. Shek gave me those devices for the purpose of review.

After I had published my reviews of the two devices mentioned I was contacted by Archer (a colleague of Shek) and she asked me if I would review some more devices from Viva Kita/Vaptio. I was sent out for the purpose of review the C-II starter kit (check out my review by clicking here), the P-I Mini starter kit (review coming soon) and the new Fusion II, which is what I have for you today.

FUSION II

What comes in the box:

  •  1 x Fusion II
  • 2 x 0.25Ω Kanthal Coils
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x QC Check Card

Taking a look at the box

The box is blue with just the company logo on top, it then has a sleeve with the following information, it also came shrink wrapped which was removed prior to photos being taken.

 On the front of the box sleeve you will find an embossed photo of the device, the company name, the name of the device and a nicotine warning label, to be TPD/TRPR compliant.

On the back of the box sleeve you find the name of the product, a list of what is in the box, a QR code and another nicotine warning label.

On one side of the box sleeve you will find a partial photo of the device and the colour options available and an indication to what is in the box.

On the other side of the box sleeve you will find a selection of warnings and warning symbols, an ISBN barcode and a company logo.

There isn’t anything on the top and bottom of the box.

The Fusion II specifications:

  • Battery – 2100 mAh
  • Wattage – 7W – 50W
  • Tank size – 2ml
  • OLED screen – size 0.49″

 The size and colour of the device:

  • Height – 93mm
  • Width – 52mm
  • Depth – 23mm

You can get the device in White, Purple, chameleon (rainbow) and black (which is what I have). 


Taking a look at the device

 The device and all parts are made of zinc alloy with some of the body painted. With some new design work, makes for a very attractive device.

On the front of the device you will a reasonably sized fire button at the top, a good sized ‘seesaw’ +/- button below the fire button and the micro USB port at the bottom. The buttons are made from the same material as the main body. On the back of the device you will two windows into the integral tank for checking your juice level.

On one side you will find marks to minimum and maximum juices levels (to aid filling) and the company logo. On the other side you will find it blank.

On the base you find the name of the product, the battery size, the wattage capability and a couple of symbols. On the top of the device you will find the child safety atomiser which has two fairly large adjustable air holes, which is the access to the tank with a 510 drip tip and the OLED screen.


There is some real quality to this device.

 Looking at the screen

 A very simple screen with no sub screens, showing;

  • The working wattage
  • The battery bar
  • The working resistance value
  • The working voltage

 Using the device

  • Power On/Off – Press the fire button five times in quick succession to turn the device on and then the same again to turn it off. On the display screen you will get a ‘Welcome’ message and an ‘Off’ message when turned off. One of the safety features of the device is, if you leave the device unused for ten minutes it will automatically turn itself off.
  • Wattage Adjustment –  Using the +/- buttons you can adjust the wattage in single watt increments.

How to replace the coil and refill

With there being a child safety feature on the atomiser you need to push down the piece around the drip tip. If you look at the image above, in the top right hand corner it shows you the atomiser top without it being depressed. In the bottom right hand corner it shows you the atomiser top depressed. You can see by the image that it is only a slight indentation. But it will not come off unless you have done this. You do have to turn it until you find the teeth drop into the slots (you can see these in the image below) and continue to depress the top to continue to open it up.

Once released the chimney with the coil attached will come out. The coil simply pulls away from the chimney as the coil has two O-Rings to keep it place, rather than the normal threading. There is also an O-Ring at the base of the coil to keep it in place once inside the tank at the bottom. With your replacement coil push it onto the chimney and reverse the actions of taking it off to return the atomiser to the device, remembering to push down to tighten.

As you can see from the image above there is a large hole to put in your liquid. On the outside of the tank there is a max fill line to aid in filling (see image below). Do be careful not to go above this line otherwise you will get spillage when putting the atomiser back in the device.

Thoughts and Conclusions

I have had this device for well over a month now. From day one I have been really impressed and surprised by the punch of power it gives. It performs just as well as the first Fusion.

This device is tiny and very discreet, until you use it. This little device gives off some fantastic vapour production. It is a direct to lung device and the air flow on this is huge, I had to turn it down a little.

The stock 0.25 ohm coil delivers some really good flavour, I found that the flavour improved with less air flow, at about half I found it was about perfect. I love the design of the coils with the O-Rings and the push fit and they work very well I have had no issues with the coils either. I am three weeks in and still on the same coil and I have been using 70VG/30PG juice. However, with it only being a 2ml tank I found myself having to fill it up on a regular basis, can’t really say that that is an issue because the company is designing a device to keep within the TPD/TRPR regulations.

The child safety atomiser, I think it works really well with the four teeth that slot into little holes once you have found the holes. It seemed a little fiddly to start, but I soon got use to it. Another feature that I thought was really good about this device, is the automatic shut off after ten minutes.

The battery life is excellent, they have put a larger battery in this new device compared to the original. With constant use I found that it lasted me about a day and a half. With the safety feature of the over charging protector, which stops charging once it is fully charged, it was safe to leave it. I didn’t find any loss in performance as the battery level dropped.

So, is it a starter kit? With it being pretty much the same build as the first Fusion I have come to the same conclusion. If you are a direct to lung starter, then yes. If you are a mouth to lung then this isn’t for you, even with all the air holes closed it is too airy in my opinion to get a good mouth to lung draw on it.

How does it compare to the FusionIt is slightly larger to allow for the larger battery, but it is still pocket sized and I haven’t noticed it too much. With the option to freely move to my desired wattage it certainly gives me more flexibility and I like that. For me, I love the new design and I think it makes it look more sophisticated. When I have been out and about with it, I have been asked about it and people have liked the look of it.

I have found with the larger battery that I am getting a longer day out of it. As for the performance of the device, for me it it the same high quality performance that the Fusion gave.

For me, Viva Kita have tweeked what was already a great device and made it even better.

For me it is a great little device I can put in my pocket for when I’m out and about, I’ve loved using it. I am really impressed by the look and the build of the device.

Pros

  • Pocket sized device/stealthy
  • Produces great vapour
  • Good flavour
  • Variable Wattage
  • Child safety atomiser
  • Air flow
  • Reliable coils
  • ten minute automatic switch off

Cons

  • 2ml tank – It is not the company’s fault as they need to comply with regulations, but with the performance of the device I am filling it constantly.
  • No mouth to lung option

 

If you require further information on Viva Kita/Vaptio.

You can do this by going to http://www.Vaptio.com or click here.

You can also check out http://www.VivaKita.com or click here.

You can also find them on social media;

Instagram: @VaptioUSA  @VaptioUK @Viva_Kita

Twitter: @VaptioOfficial @VaptioUK  @Viva_Kita

Facebook: /VaptioOfficial  /VivaKitaOfficial

I’d like to say thank you to Shek of Vaptio/Viva Kita for giving me this device for review.

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Have a dapper day cloud chasers!