Smok Pen Juice Fountain Review
So you need it 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 does not have any screen. So what do we must worry about then?
The SOK Pen includes a built in screen that is protected by way of a scratch-resistant cover, but it still has no back light. If you’re using it in the dark (ideal for writing), the lack of back light won’t be too large an issue for you. If you are just using it as a typical wet pen, the lack of screen can pose an issue. There are other pens on the market that have back lights, so we’ll need to see on that one.
A feature we found pretty cool was the airflow system. The SOK Pen includes a fan which can be started up with the tap of a button. This Juul Pods clever air flow system allows the pen to draw warm, dry air through the pen’s nib and into the reservoir which hold your liquid flavours. Cool, but does this airflow system work? It works well, 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 think about when it is not? Well, we pointed out that with some refills, the flavour became just a little less intense. It didn’t get excellent or worse, but it wasn’t quite as rich or creamy as it had been with the airflow activated pen. The refilling seemed 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 get this done, you press and hold the “reset” button on underneath of the SOK Pen. Then click on the “change” button. This will pull the plug on the fan and activate the cooling mechanism. You can even select “turn off micro USB” which will turn off the pen but allow e-liquid circulate.
This appears to be an issue affecting a few of the older pens. A quick search on Google returned this one, but it was only among the last year’s models. The newer pens appear to be using the new micro usb port, however the problem is that they are utilizing a lower transfer rate. Transfer rates are measured in MB/s, or million bits/sec. So if you want to get an extremely high quality e-liquid flavour, it might be best to buy a pen that uses a higher transfer rate, like the Vapro Fire Wire.
Here is the problem with older pens – the micro usb doesn’t release until it is fully saturated with e-liquid, so the battery life is very short. By turning off the fan, switching off the fire button and turning off the SOK Pen, we were able to get more juice into the bottle without draining the reservoir. It certainly made an enormous difference when filling the tank! In the end, we changed to a Smok Vaporizer instead. Though it isn’t nearly as good performing, and we did not like needing to continually replace the e-liquid, for the 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’ve had people write us emails with compliments about our personalised pens. Most have praised the fine build and durability of these pens. They certainly live up to their name among 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 the product. The built quality and the great flavour make this a must have for anyone looking for that perfect personalised pen.