A short while back we took a look at the KOOPOR mini, today we’re happily looking at the KOOPOR Plus, from KOOPOR™ a subdivision of SMOK. Like the KOOPOR mini, “It’s a nicely designed box mod, without a lot of branding, and a solid housing.” Just like the mini, the Plus is priced incredibly low for the quality of the product. At just $79.99, the Plus is just $26 more than the price of the KOOPOR mini. You can check out the KOOPOR mini review here.
Thanks to KOOPOR™, for sending us this mod for review.
The KOOPOR Plus has the same stylish design, high degree of vaping control and steel casing with a zinc alloy coating, as its little brother. What separates the KOOPOR Plus is all the improvements. Firstly, the menu system has been revamped and is much easier to navigate, with like and relevant settings grouped in the same sub menus. Temperature control coils has been expanded to include stainless steel, giving us 3 coil options just for temperature control.
Trying to cut back on vaping? Koopor has you covered, with a max puff cutoff. Last but not least, a feature I would like to see on all mods with displays, the wonderful stealth mode. Whether you’re sneaking a puff at a theater, or other event where a light might ruin the mood (please observe vaping laws), or just want to get extended vape time from your batteries, stealth will keep the display from being a nuisance.
The KOOPOR mini comes in four flavors, “Stainless Steel for Purity, Matte White for Grace, Night Black for Mystery and Passion Red for Love”. All 4 feature the KOOPOR™ name and circuit paths design, on the back we have PLUS and an open with arrow. On the bottom of the unit is a nice warning that the micro usb port is only for upgrades.*
The KOOPOR mini features many vent holes on the battery cover and bottom of the unit (48 in total) and adds a nice appeal to the design. On the KOOPOR Plus however there are 110 just on the battery cover, and it just starts to look a bit excessive.
*Based on the recent information on software upgrade for the mini, it requires some special equipment, and will require you to send your KOOPOR Plus to a wholesaler or vendor that is doing the firmware upgrades. I spoke with VaporDNA as well, they are doing the upgrade for customers that bought the KOOPOR mini from them, and are working with Smok, to possibly expand this to other KOOPOR mini owners. So make sure to contact the vendor first, and get all the details.
So let’s just get this out of the way, the KOOPOR Plus is quite heavy. With batteries and a filled tank adding 150g, the Kooper plus weighs just under 400g, or just under a pound. The KOOPOR Plus definitely feels solid, and if you don’t like the bare metal or painted metal the included silicone sleeve will give a nice rubberized grip. The KOOPOR Plus is also a large mod, so bigger hands will likely prefer, while smaller hands will likely prefer the KOOPOR mini.
Koopor has shown us the smoothness of their control systems, and it makes its return in the KOOPOR Plus. Compared to most temperature control devices, the vaping temperature is much more consistent and steady. The KOOPOR Plus also returns with the soft, normal and hard settings for temperature ramping, with the addition of min and max settings, for a total of 5 wattage ranges when using temperature control.
With 200w of power, the KOOPOR Plus definitely seems to have the cloud chasers in mind. With its hefty weight and size it’s definitely not small hand friendly. As for the KOOPOR Plus’s battery life and easier menus, it definitely seems that Koopor™ wants to make it a device for all vapers. While it’s a bit more than the KOOPOR mini, the KOOPOR Plus is still priced in line with its competitors.
The KOOPOR Plus is a nice mod with a pleasant design, with solid construction. The battery life on the KOOPOR Plus seems to be better than any other dual battery device I’ve used to date. I didn’t even use the stealth feature to acquire better battery life. I also found the new menus easier to navigate and find the desired setting, as all settings are now grouped based on relevance to one another.
The KOOPOR Plus takes the shortcomings of the mini and works to bring the number of faults down even further. Firstly I’d like to address the improvements over the KOOPOR mini. While there are still some translation errors, the instructions do a much better job of covering things, and the menu system. That said, it still fails to list the individual settings, so prepare to do a little research if you want to take full advantage of the advance features.
The issues with the atomizer message also seem to be resolved, and can be fixed on the mini with an update. The LCD, while it’s a bit brighter than the mini’s, it loses a bit of personality, and the brightness still fails to be bright enough for outdoor use. Not worth the tradeoff in my opinion. Button rattle is still an issue on the KOOPOR Plus, though no worse than it is on the mini, and the silicone sleeves do seem to eliminate the rattle.
Other than the documentation still not explaining the advanced features, I really like this device. It’s well made, has a good number of features both for ease of use and for the power user. The KOOPOR™ design may not be for everyone, it is a clean circuit board design that’s sure to draw attention. With a solid stainless steel case, and a powerful 200w output it’s a mod that should last for quite some time. And with the magnetic battery cover, it’s a snap to replace the batteries in the KOOPOR Plus.