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 start with, the SOK Pen does not have any screen. So what do we must be worried about then?
The SOK Pen has a built in screen that’s protected by a scratch-resistant cover, but it still has no back light. If you’re using it in the dark (great for writing), the lack of back light won’t be too big an issue for you. If you are just using it as a typical wet pen, having less screen can pose an issue. There are other pens on the market which 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 has a fan which can be started up with the tap of a button. This clever air flow 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 works well, and in fact, we discovered 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 isn’t? Well, we pointed out that with some refills, the flavour became a little less intense. It didn’t get very good or worse, but it wasn’t quite as rich or creamy as it have 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 some more research, we discovered that this problem could possibly be fixed by switching the airflow on or off. To do this, you press and hold the “reset” button on the bottom of the SOK Pen. Then click on the “change” button. This will switch off the fan and activate the cooling mechanism. Also you can select “pull the plug on micro USB” which will switch off the pen but let the e-liquid circulate.
This is apparently an issue affecting a number of the older pens. A quick search on Google returned this one, nonetheless 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 using a lower transfer rate. Transfer rates are measured in MB/s, or million bits/sec. If you want to get a really high quality e-liquid flavour, it might be best to buy a pen that runs on the higher transfer rate, including the Vapro Fire Wire.
This can be a problem with older pens – the micro usb doesn’t release until it really 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 in to the bottle without draining the reservoir. It certainly made a huge difference when filling the tank! Ultimately, we changed to a Smok Vaporizer instead. Though Puff Bar Flavors it isn’t as good performing, and we did not like needing to continually replace the e-liquid, for the purposes this is enough!
If you’re after a great gift idea for just about any occasion, 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 the 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 fantastic flavour make this a must have for anyone looking for that perfect personalised pen.