Review: Smok Stick Prince Baby kit
Aside from the pentagonal fire button, there’s really nothing much that sets the Smok Stick Prince Baby apart from the rest of the pack. The minimalist route is usually what works best for this form factor and it’s good to see that Smok is adhering to this with its minimal branding and lack of flashy logos and lights.
That doesn’t mean that the mod is boring to look at though, thanks to the wide variety of colorways available for this mod, as it covers pretty much every spectrum available from the rainbow, including the rainbow itself.
Judging from the spartan 510 connection located on top of the Smok Stick Prince Baby, it’s pretty apparent that Smok wants this device to be a good budget option for first-time vapers as they choose their first mod to enter the hobby. The connection is decent, however, and there aren’t any annoying issues when hooking it up with the included TFV12 Baby Prince tank.
The only possible issue with the Smok Stick Prince Baby is that you’re limited to using atomizers with a diameter of 22mm maximum as anything large will produce an unsightly overhang.
Like most mechanical or smart mechanical devices, the flavor and vapor quality you’ll be getting are largely dependent on the coils you’ll be using. Luckily, while the Smok Stick Prince Baby might be simplistic in design, it doesn’t skimp on the included coils.
Bundled with a V8 Baby Mesh coil rated at 0.15 ohms and a Baby M2 dual coil with a resistance of 0.25 ohms, the kit gives you a couple of options right off the bat on how you’d like to vape.
It’s important to note that for a smart mechanical mod like the Smok Stick Prince Baby, the output it produces is inversely related to the resistance of the coil, so the lower the resistance of your installed coil, the more wattage gets drawn from the battery and gets pumped into the coil.
Having said that, it’s good to see that the included mesh coils have a relatively low resistance, allowing the mod to produce up to 80-100 watts of vaping power give or take, which should be more than enough for most vapers.
If 100 watts sounds a lot to you (which it is) the dual coil is a good alternative for vapers who’d like a more relaxed vaping experience. Flavor and vapor density is great on either of these included coil heads, so you shouldn’t have an issue getting the performance you want out of this mod. Airflow is sufficiently smooth thanks to the fully adjustable airflow ring at the bottom of the Baby Prince tank which lets you dial in your exact settings.
The Smok Stick Prince Baby is a pretty barebones device. This means that you won’t have any of the advanced features that fancier box mods have such as variable wattage, temperature control, adjustable TCR, or pre-heat wattage curves to assist and/or enhance your vaping experience.
On the other hand, this makes the kit a lot easier to use and more accessible for the tech-allergic vaper who hates fiddling with their mod which can be a good thing.
Unlike the other tube or pen-type mods that Smok has released, the Smok Stick Prince Baby doesn’t operate using a fixed wattage. So you’re free to lower or increase the power output produced by installing coil heads of various resistances, allowing you to get the power you want out of this vape.
To sum it all up, you get all the functionality of traditional mechanical mod, without any of the drawbacks to safety, as the mod comes with an extensive set of protections that ensure the safest possible vaping experience.
Ease of Use
The Smok Stick Prince Baby is one of the easier devices to get familiar with. The Prince Baby tank uses a threaded design to remove or install coil heads for easy replacement. There aren’t any complicated menus that might get in the way of what’s a simple and straightforward vaping mechanism.
The tank already comes with a mesh coil pre-installed, so all that needs to be done after unboxing is to fill the tank with e-liquid, click the fire button 5 times to turn it on, and you should be all set to start vaping.
The Prince Baby tank can hold up to 4.5mls of e-liquid which means that you won’t have to refill often. Even refills are a lot easier with this tank as it uses a push-swivel mechanism that makes one-handed refills a walk in the park, a feature which is priceless for vapers who tend to be on the go most of the time.
The Smok Stick Prince Baby is practically designed and built to fit easily into your pocket. With a height of 137mm (tank included) and a width of 26mm, its easily one of the smaller yet high powered devices in the market today.
The low weight of 133 grams also make the device easy to carry in your pocket or bag without feeling heavy, and the smooth tubular shape makes it easy to slide in and out of your preferred storage solution.
The integrated 2000mAh battery can be a hit or miss depending on the coils installed in the mod. If you opt for the mesh coils that come with the kit, you can expect the need to recharge the Smok Stick Prince Baby at least once a day to get a full day’s worth of vaping out of it. Other higher resistance coils will help extend the lifespan by a huge margin though, so keep that in mind before picking up this kit.
The Smok Stick Prince Baby does a lot of things right. The small form factor design and the decision to go for a smart mechanical type of operation is the way to go to let vapers decide their desired output without weighing the mod down with a lot of features that most vapers will never use.
Just take note of the rather middling battery life which can get in the way of high powered coil builds as these will inevitably deplete your battery midday requiring you to recharge your mod which can be a pain for some users.