Smok Alien 85W Review
If you could not get enough with the widely acclaimed Smok Alien 220W, then you will surely love its mini-me – the Smok Alien 85W – which boasts of a stunning combo of elegant miniaturized design and ample performance.
From the name itself, the Smok Alien Baby is smaller than the Smok Alien 220W, measuring just 71mm by 48mm by 27mm. But the very first time you will lay your eyes on it, you will surely know it is a direct descendant of the famous Alien 220W.
The Smok Alien 85 Premium MOD Kit 85W TC still maintains Alien 220W’s basic form factor and design language, including a similar clear and precise OLED display. This portable baby is suitable for those who wants a small footprint with lesser power needs but still aiming for that Smok Alien flavor.
Although it comes in a compact, handy size, you would not dare to underestimate its great features and specs. The Smok Alien AL85, which is made of premium zinc alloy, is equipped with a top-loaded battery cap. Since its height is smaller than the size of an 18650 battery, a top cap is placed to serve as a height extension. Its board will also deliver 85W of maximum output using the single battery.
As mentioned earlier, its full-matrix OLED display has the same size as its predecessor. It also shows the same extensive information with an easy-to-read operational interface. Vaping data offered include variable wattage or temperature readout, memory mode, puff counter, amps, vaping effect, voltage, battery life, and resistance value.
It also has the same stealth firing mechanism, featuring the same firing panel instead of the usual firing button. Its firing panel plus ergonomically placed adjustment buttons just make vaping so much easier and comfortable. Power output of the Smok Alien AL85 ranges between 1 watt and 85 watts. It also boasts of a sophisticated temperature control with support for Ni200 (pure nickel), Ti (Titanium), and SS (Stainless Steel) heating elements. Temperature ranges from 200oF to 600oF.
The device provides different Memory Modes and initial wattage boosts settings. It also offers several drawing effects (hard, normal, and soft). It also offers the full suite of electronic protection like reverse polarity protection.
Overall, the Smok Alien AL85 is able to deliver Alien 220W’s awesome features, only with a reduced body size and maximum wattage output. This device is undeniably a good companion for those who want a sleek mod with modest power needs.
While you could buy the Smok Alien as a standalone mod, a starter kit is also up for grabs, featuring the TFV8 Baby Beast Tank. The tank has a 3mL juice capacity, with a superior airflow control design and a hinged top-fill system that is found in all the TFV4, TFV8, and TFV12 sub-ohms. The airflow system that brings an extremely open draw could be easily adjusted by turning the ring at the base of the atomizer. It has a black derin ultra-wide drip tip.
The TFV8 Baby Beast, which is made from superior stainless steel and high-grade glass reinforcement, also features the new patented Baby Turbo Engines coil structure. And the kit comes with the TFV8 Baby Q2 Coil Heads that allows users to get an optimal vape at 50 watts to 55 watts. The Baby Beast coil family is based on the superior V8 line, keeping much of the same performance profile despite its relatively handy size.
Prices for the Smok Alien 85 could go as high as $54.95 on other websites, but you can save more and get it for only $49.95 at www.smokly.com. Colors available are black, blue, black and red flakes, silver, green, black and white flakes, red, pink, camouflage, gold, and white.
A starter kit includes a mod 85W full-matrix OLED display; a TFV8 Baby Tank (3mL) with V8 Baby-Q2 Core 0.4 ohm pre-installed; a V8 Baby-Q2 core (0.6 ohm dual coils); a USB cable; an English user manual; and spare parts. The single high-amp 18650 battery is not included in the box.
So if you vape needs do not exceed 85 watts, then the Smok AL85 would make a wonderful partner to you. With the perfect combination of user-friendly ergonomics, portable form factor (fits in your hand), and awesome performance, the Smok Alien AL85 is a sure must-have!