VV Gripper by SmokTech

Features

FEATURES

Feature set on this unit is not unlike many other variable voltage ecigarettes with some minor differences. There’s 4 buttons in total, each providing a positive click when pressed. The ON button has a dual function. Pressing it 5 times in quick succession turns the Gripper ON and OFF. While it’s ON pressing this button once will display the resistance for the attached atomizer or cartomizer for about 4-5 seconds, followed by the remaining battery voltage for another 3 seconds.

Plus and minus buttons are used to adjust the voltage in .1 increments from 3 to 6 volts. A nice touch is you can hold either of the +/- buttons down for continuous adjustment without needing to click for every increment. The device considers a battery drained when it reaches 3.4v, which is slightly higher than most that use a 3.2v setting. However, this is likely done to prolong the overall battery life. As expected there’s polarity protection in case you put the battery in incorrectly, short circuit protection and it will not function with any cartomizer or atomizer lower than 1.2ohms.

THE SHAPE

VV Gripper - Best way to holdSo one of the obvious differences from many other devices is the ergonomic shape. I prefer it much more than the large tube designs. The button to vape is at the top and there’s molded finger grips on the side. Initially I started using this device, as seemingly intended, with 4 fingers wrapped around it and thumb at the top. I quickly found this to be less than ideal. It put my thumb in an awkward position to actually press the button well, I think this way of holding it would work far better for someone with a smaller hand perhaps. Without really noticing it, I naturally transitioned to having my pinky on the bottom with 3 fingers wrapped around it. This pushes the unit up but feels just right in this position.

3 thoughts on “VV Gripper by SmokTech

  1. Can you please tell me if you know anyone that will make repairs to the vv gripper.Mine needs the 510 connection need to be replaced.

    1. Mide had come loose at some point too. I ended up repairing it myself by splitting it open and adding glue. Problem is the seams are already glued. I have to say although it went back together well enough to work you can tell it was opened up previously.

  2. This is a very good VV PV for someone who is willing to build their own mods. I have a few of them and have opened them up to replace the connector multiple times (using them over a year now) replaced the switch by drilling a hole above the screen, inserting a good quality horn style switch. I had to use some velcro on the battery door, not very pretty but still very functional. For the price (on sale $25-$35) these can’t be beat.

    If I get over my “case of the lazies” I might just take the electronics out and put them in a new enclosure.

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