Review: VNY Vision Tanks
The VNY Vision tanks from VapeNY may well represent the next major step toward a new generation of mods. This new generation is one far more likely to strike with a larger community of consumers that otherwise view mods as far too expensive and complicated to get into.
The electronic cigarette industry is essentially divided into two distinct categories. Models (short for transitional models) represent the market of e-cigs that closely resemble conventional cigarettes and function with as little maintenance as possible. Mods represent the other end of the market–larger e-cigs less focused on replacing cigarettes and more focused on the e-cig experience itself. At the moment, many agree that mods provide a more satisfying experience. Analogues have a larger consumer base, however, because they are easier to distribute and more intuitive in use.
Mods, by and large, have been a market for hobbyists. The devices are generally more complex, more expensive, and less reliable than most consumers are willing to accept. But that is changing. One major step has been the creation of tanks that feed vaporizing liquid into a central atomizer. This eased the process of refilling most mods, allowing users to simply refill the tank and continue vaping. Unfortunately, they remain a bit complicated, prone to some of the same old issues and a few new ones.
VNY Vision tanks fix a good portion of those issues with a slick and shiny semi-disposable piece of hardware.
Most cartridges inside tanks draw liquid into an internal mesh through a very small hole. These can be prone to flooding–an issue caused by too much liquid drawing through the hole. This drowns the coils that would otherwise vaporize the liquid. Even when the issue is minor, a slightly flooded tank runs batteries out faster and often sputters liquid into the user’s mouth. These tanks fix this issue by running string into the tank that absorbs e-liquid through an otherwise closed space. This seems to near entirely prevent flooding issues.
A couple other minor features round out the tank quite nicely. A spring loaded connector helps the tank maintain a solid connection with the battery it’s hooked up to (which seems to improve power efficiency). Measuring lines let users know how much e-liquid is left in the tank. A screw on tip seems a little unnecessary as this writer has never had issues with lose tips, but it does provide a tighter seal for the e-liquid inside and seems to make for a cleaner refilling experience.
These certainly aren’t the very first to bring some of these fixes to market, but they do incorporate them within a single, small package quite nicely. The device produces a very smooth vapor though some more hardcore modders might prefer something more powerful. VapeNY advised not going above 4 volts and this writer felt a little weary pushing the device beyond 4.2.
The tanks are well worth the $6 price tag and simple enough that almost anyone can become easily acquainted with their use in a matter of minutes.
This review was done primarily using a Provari Mini set to 4.0 volts. This required a 510-eGo adapter.