The SMOK Micro TFV8 Baby Beast Sub-Ohm Tank is the pint-sized little brother of SMOK’s TFV8 Cloud Beast Tank. Many of the specs for the Baby Beast are reductions of those for the Cloud Beast: size (height) of the Baby is about 1/3 less than the Cloud, eliquid capacity is 3 mL rather than 6 mL, and wattage ratings for the smaller-sized Baby Beast coil heads max out at less than half that of the respective Cloud Beast heads.
This is consistent with SMOK’s design and marketing strategy for sub-ohm tanks and heads — many sizes, from very large to very small, often in numerous steps. The TFV4 line has four sizes. Here, with the TFV8, SMOK apparently felt that two sizes was sufficient.
Online price for the Baby Beast ranges from $17-40.
The Micro TFV8 Baby Beast is very similar to SMOK’s TFV4 Micro Tank, with the only substantive difference being their coil heads. The Baby Beast’s heads use what SMOK calls “Turbo Engine Coil Structure.”
So, just as SMOK’s TFV8 Cloud Beast is really the next generation TFV4 (like a version 2), the Baby Beast is SMOK’s next-gen upgrade to the Micro TFV4.
Like all the tanks in SMOK’s “Taste Furious” (TF) series, the Baby Beast performs well — slightly better than the TFV4 Micro. The new Turbo Engine coil heads do seem to improve upon the older TFV4 heads, but the performance enhancement in flavor and vapor production is incremental rather than spectacular — enough to notice, but not sufficient to generate major excitement.
We’ve apparently reached the point in sub-ohm clearomizer tank design where further improvements are no longer revolutionary. That’s not bad news, however, just the reality of how fast sophistication has been achieved in vaping hardware.
Great performance (slight improvement in flavor, vapor production and airflow)
Tank gets hot at higher wattage ranges
Performance isn’t that much better than earlier SMOK TF tanks
If you don’t own a SMOK TFV4 Micro Tank, the TFV8 Baby Beast is an attractive alternative, especially for cloud chasers. If you own a TFV4 Micro, however, don’t expect a significant difference, since there isn’t much.
If you’ve never vaped any TF tanks, you’ll probably be impressed.
Recommended, but with the caveat that the Baby Beast isn’t a radical new design or a substantial improvement, just a natural evolutionary refinement within the SMOK TF line.