SMOK Stick X8 preview | X-Baby on a stick

SMOK are “sticking” to what they know best, with the addition of yet another vape stick to their already burgeoning collection.

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SMOK Stick X8 intro

SMOK is the king of catchphrases! And with the sheer speed at which they are producing almost identical products, their key catchphrase is often the only way to tell them apart.

If you are wondering what I mean by this, simply browse their website and you will soon pick out a few classics like “Slimmer yet stronger”, or “Dare to be”.

The latest tagline to grace their website simply reads, “The Top Airflow”. And in my opinion, this about as simple and straightforward as it gets. But is this design as uninspired as the marketing line chosen to sell it? Well, let’s hope not…

Colors: Black, Blue, Silver, Red, Gold, Rainbow
Retail Price: $25.50 – $39.90

SMOK Stick X8 specs and features

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Specs:

Stick X8 battery

  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Battery Size: 24.5 * 85 mm
  • Voltage Range: 3.4 – 4.2 V
  • Atomizer: 24.5 * 59 mm

TFV8 X-Baby Beast tank

  • 4 mL liquid capacity
  • 24.5 mm diameter
  • Top airflow design
  • Convenient hinged top fill system
  • Insulating Delrin drip tip

Kit Contents:

  • 1 x Stick X8 Battery
  • 1 x TFV8 X-Baby Tank
  • 1 x TFV8 X-Baby M2 0.25 Ohm Core (Pre-installed)
  • 1 x TFV8 X-Baby X4 0.13 Ohm Quadruple Coils
  • 1 x USB Cable
  • 1 x Vape Band
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Spare Parts

SMOK sweetens an old design with an inspired new “topping”

Vape pens are extremely popular. They remain a “go-to” choice for newbies and previous smokers. Their inherent simplicity and portability virtually guarantees their place within the vape marketplace. And there are certainly stacks to choose from…

SMOK seems intent on dominating this category, producing a wide array of pen-style setups. The X8 Kit is their newest release. While it certainly isn’t outstanding in any particular way, there are some minor differences between this model and the rest.

So, by this point you know the drill – a cylindrical battery (usually built in) paired with an external or internal tank atomizer (usually non-rebuildable) = 1 x vape pen kit.

Top airflow control sets this stick setup apart from the rest.

For this model SMOK has matched the diameter of the battery case to the dimensions of the TFV8 X-Baby Beast, for which it is named after. This powerful 3000 mAh battery has an impressive 20-amp continuous discharge capability, and is quickly and easily recharged via any micro USB port.

Like the V8 Stick, which features the TFV8 Big Baby Tank atomizer designed for cloud chasing, the X8 Stick features the TFV8 X-Baby Tank, which is simply a smaller version of the original. However, SMOK has dedicated some time and effort to redesigning the airflow control to sit at the top of the tank. This creates an even more responsive draw, providing an improved vaping experience.

Saska Nel

A marketing manager by day and an avid reader – and vaper – by night, I came into the vape scene almost by accident and have never looked back. You will find me in sunny South Africa where I am mostly always curled up on the couch with a good book and a fruity vape. At other times, I am known to indulge my unhealthy obsession with musical theatre and live comedy shows, in that order.