The VAMO is an electronic cigarette that has been around for quite some time, but it doesn’t have the best reputation on the e-cig market for being a really powerful, reliable, and strong device. Previous versions included the VAMO Rev 3, which was also disappointing in terms of build quality and performance. Nevertheless, the VAMO has been a decent e-cig device for those searching for a variable voltage and variable wattage product at an affordable price.
Now it’s time to review the latest incarnation, which is the VAMO 5. How does this model compare to previous models? Is it still disappointing, or have the upgrades been able to transform it into a product that everyone can enjoy using? Continue reading to check out the review of the product below and learn more about it.
Key Features and Specifications
- Batteries and clearomisers not included
- Variable voltage from 3-6 volts at 0.1 increments, and variable wattage from 3-15 watts in 0.5 increments
- 18350 or 18650 batteries
- 510 and eGo threaded
- 1.5 to 5 ohms resistance
First off, it’s important to note that the VAMO 5 doesn’t come with clearomisers or batteries. Instead, when you purchase it, all you get is the device packaged in a light brown box. It does come with a convenient instruction manual, though.
It’s also important to note that there are multiple companies that manufacture this product, so it may be difficult for you to figure out what company has produced the specific one that you end up purchasing. This may not bother some vapers, but it may be a deal breaker for others.
Many people, especially those who have tried previous models of the VAMO, will be interested in knowing how the new VAMO 5 compares to older models in terms of specs and features. The main differences between the old models and this new one are actually few. For example, you’ll notice that the beauty ring has a bigger opening in order to work better with wider clearomisers. Some users may also note differences in drop off voltage as well.
More specifically, the VAMO 5 features variable voltage and variable wattage. It also features a removable top beauty ring and a removable tube so you can attach an 18350 battery or an 18650 battery. It’s also stackable if you use two 18350 batteries, though that isn’t advised.
The voltage range is from 3 volts to 6 volts, and it can be adjusted in 0.1 increments. The voltage can be tracked on the display. You atomiser’s resistance can be tested, and atomisers with resistance ranges of 1.5 to 5 ohms are compatible with this device. Finally, the wattage ranges from 3 watts to 15 watts, and it can be adjusted in 0.5 increments.
This device is also 510 and eGo threaded, so it can work with X.Jet and Aspire clearomisers. And it has a 5-click on/off feature and is protected from short out as well by being able to shut itself down.
Giving It a Test Run
Reviewers who weren’t impressed with the VAMO 5’s predecessors are actually pleasantly surprised by how well this model operates, especially for the price. In fact, it can be compared to more expensive variable wattage and variable voltage APVs in terms of its performance, so it’s definitely a step up from previous versions.
Even though the buttons move very slightly, they’re otherwise quite good and there aren’t many complaints coming from people who have tested them. And the menu, though the same as on previous models, is shown on an OLED display, so it’s definitely easier to read now than it used to be. In fact, when you put the VAMO 5 next to a previous model of itself, you’ll be able to quickly and easily see the difference. Plus, the menu is just as easy to navigate as ever so you can do everything from changing your wattage and voltage to reading your atomiser with ease.
Finally, reviewers also like the fact that this product also has RMS and Mean Average metering.
If you have previous VAMO models and you’re happy with them, it may not be worth upgrading to the 5 unless you really want to. Otherwise, if you’re in search of an affordable e-cig that has all of the basic features you’d need in order to enjoy a good vape, and your budget is tight, this is a great choice.
- Design and build quality
- Features and functions
- Performance and vapour production
- Value for money
Overall, if you're looking for a device that offers variable wattage, variable voltage, atomiser and battery protection, more than one battery option, and an attractive build, there are plenty of great options on the e-cig market today. However, not all of them will have all of these features, which are found on the VAMO 5, and be as affordable as the VAMO too.