Smok Pen Juice Fountain Review
So you want to buy a SOK Pen? We’ve heard about it, we’ve used it. But do we realize why it’s great? Well, to begin with, the SOK Pen has no screen. So what do we have to worry about then?
The SOK Pen has a built in screen that’s protected by a scratch-resistant cover, but it still does not have any back light. If you’re using it in the dark (ideal for writing), having less back light won’t be too big an issue for you. If you are just using it as a typical wet pen, the lack of screen can pose a problem. There Vape Pens are other pens on the market that have back lights, so we’ll have to see on that one.
An attribute we found pretty cool was the airflow system. The SOK Pen has a fan which can be switched on with the tap of a button. This clever ventilation system allows the pen to draw warm, dry air through the pen’s nib and in to the reservoir which hold your liquid flavours. Cool, but does this airflow system work? It is effective, and in fact, we found that it improved the flavour of our Smok Vaporizers.
It’s all well and good, if your airflow is working, but what about when it isn’t? Well, we pointed out that with some refills, the flavour became just a little less intense. It didn’t get very good or worse, nonetheless it wasn’t quite as rich or creamy as it have been with the airflow activated pen. The refilling appeared to affect the consistency of the flavour, as opposed to the intensity. Maybe the airflow wasn’t working so well!
After even more research, we discovered that this problem could possibly be fixed by switching the airflow on or off. To do this, you press and contain the “reset” button on underneath of the SOK Pen. Then click the “change” button. This will pull the plug on the fan and activate the cooling mechanism. You may also select “switch off micro USB” which will turn off the pen but let the e-liquid circulate.
This appears to be an issue affecting a few of the older pens. A quick explore Google returned this one, but it was only on the list of last year’s models. The newer pens appear to be utilizing the new micro usb port, however the problem is that they are using a lower transfer rate. Transfer rates are measured in MB/s, or million bits/sec. So if you want to get a really high quality e-liquid flavour, it could be best to purchase a pen that runs on the higher transfer rate, like the Vapro Fire Wire.
This is actually the problem with older pens – the micro usb doesn’t release until it really is fully saturated with e-liquid, therefore the battery life is quite short. By turning off the fan, switching off the fire button and turning off the SOK Pen, we could actually get more juice in to the bottle without draining the reservoir. It certainly made a huge difference when filling the tank! In the end, we changed to a Smok Vaporizer instead. Although it isn’t nearly as good performing, and we did not like having to continually replace the e-liquid, for our purposes this was enough!
If you’re after a great gift idea for just about any occasion, then a Smok Pen is a great choice. We have had people write us emails with compliments about our personalised pens. Most have praised the fine build and durability of these pens. They certainly surpass their name as one of the most creative and unique pens available today. So whether you’re having a special occasion, or just have to recharge your batteries, I would highly recommend this product. The built quality and the fantastic flavour make this a must have for anyone searching for that perfect personalised pen.