Kung Fu by Simeiyue
Kung Fu by Simeiyue

Kung Fu by Simeiyue

Commercial characteristics

  • Sponsor who lent the product for the review: Le Monde de la Vape
  • Price of the tested product: 39.90 Euros
  • Product category according to its selling price: Entry level (from 1 to 40 euros)
  • Mod type: Mechanical without kick support possible
  • Is the mod telescopic? No
  • Maximum power: Not applicable
  • Maximum voltage: Not applicable
  • Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: 0.1

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

Simeiyue, the Chinese manufacturer, to whom we owe the SMY260 and some successes but also more rare failures, therefore released his first mechanical mod. Or rather we should speak here unregulated electro mod since it is a box that benefits from various electronic protections and temperature control among others. Kung Fu is uncompromising and comes equipped for power-vaping. No quiet vape by the fire here, it is simply an atomic bomb that will generate Jupiter clouds. So, lovers of cushy vape, you can look elsewhere. Here, we are in the field of the box made to accept sub-ohmic resistances and that will be better only provided that we respect the manufacturer's instructions not to go below 0.1Ω, which seems sufficient to my meaning to give all his to the concept of cloud-chasing.

The ultra-aggressive price positioning of Kung-Fu, less than forty euros for a double-battery box, is intended primarily for those who want to take the step of power-vaping and in safety.

For this reason and to prevent someone from getting a hand injury, for example, I want to add that you should not do anything, like using a mod without vents or degassing Batteries that do not have the necessary CDM to feed your low resistance. And especially to learn more, there is thank god enough forums, blogs or Facebook groups that talks about this topic to avoid a stupid accident. The vape implies notions of electricity, mechanics (and also civism). So, for pity's sake, when you do not know, ask yourself the question before you take your hand. Ignorance is never a valid excuse.

Well, I close this parenthesis to get to the heart of the matter .... Kiai!

SMY Kung Fu Back

Physical characteristics and felt quality

  • Width or Diameter of the product in mms: 24
  • Product Length or Height in mms: 108.9
  • Product weight in grams: 246.7
  • Material composing the product: Aluminum, Copper
  • Form Factor Type: Classic Box - VaporShark Type
  • Decorative Style: BD Universe
  • Quality of decoration: Good
  • Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
  • All components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
  • Fire button position: Lateral near the top cap
  • Fire button type: Metal mechanics on contact caouctoucouc
  • Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 1
  • UI button type: No other button
  • Quality of interface button (s): Not applicable interface button
  • Number of parts in the product: 2
  • Number of threads: 3
  • Quality of the threads: Excellent
  • Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes

Rating of the vapelier as to feelings quality: 4.7 / 5 4.7 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

In terms of build quality, I do not see any complaints to make, especially taking into account the quality / price ratio that is staggering. The aluminum is of great thickness as we see in the photos. The anodizing is impeccable even if it is often necessary to wait to see the damage that time could cause on such a coating. But we can expect an important longevity because Simeiyue seems to have thought of everything to present us a mod of a good quality.

Inside, we find the two mosfets that are in charge of the protection of the switch (up to 150A) as well as a perfectly sized, laid and welded wiring and a battery cradle very narrow in length. Here, you are clearly told to use flat-top batteries and in addition, you have to get them back in force. What could be a fault on another box here takes all its meaning since proper maintenance of the batteries is necessary to ensure a seamless conductivity, which seems an appropriate choice for the purpose of Kung Fu.

The 510 connection itself is correct, nothing more. We could have imagined a more qualitative connection but at this price, it should not quibble especially that the screw is very beautiful bill. The positive pin is adjustable by screws, which personally does not bother me because I find it more suitable for a mod of this type. In addition, it is copper to ensure good conductivity.

The switch is very nice, flexible and quiet. In addition, it is backlit by a blue LED when it is used. It's probably a gadget but at that price, it was not expected so much when other manufacturers sell you a bare tube for the same price ... ..

At the quality report, a solid carton ....

SMY Kung Fu side A

SMY Kung Fu side B

SMY Kung Fu Exploded

Functional features

  • Type of chipset used: None / Mechanical
  • Connection type: 510, Ego - via an adapter
  • Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a thread adjustment.
  • Lock system ? No
  • Quality of the locking system: None
  • Features offered by the mod: None / Mod Mech, Battery polarity reversal protection, Operating light indicators
  • Accusability: 18650
  • Does the mod support stacking? No
  • Number of batteries supported: 2
  • Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Not applicable
  • Does the mod offer a recharge feature? Charging function possible via Micro-USB
  • Is the recharge function pass-through? No
  • Does the mode offer a Power Bank function? No power bank function offered by the mod
  • Does the mode offer other functions? No other function offered by the mod
  • Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? Yes
  • Maximum diameter in mms of compatibility with an atomizer: 24
  • Accuracy of the fully charged output power of the battery: Not applicable, it is a mechanical mod
  • Accuracy of the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage

Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 3.8 / 5 3.8 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on functional features

We are in the presence of a mod said "mecan" so there are no superfluous functions. And yet, there is still a protection against the reversal of the batteries (an audible warning that you have 5 seconds to change the battery of sense 😯). We also find the famous protection of the switch as well as a protection interrupting any function if the interior of the mod exceeds a temperature of 100 °. All this is quite interesting and allows increased security, unavailable in general on other mods of the same type. The builder thought "extreme vape" and not "suicidal vape" and that's perfect!

The second interesting feature is the ability to charge the batteries via a micro-usb socket. This allows either to use the hood held by the magnets, which is also good and that is guided effectively, and recharge its batteries on a dedicated charger or screw this cover for good and recharge by USB with the supplied cord. Be careful though, this feature is not pass-through so do not try to use your mod when it's plugged in.

The conductivity is very good given the electronics present and the mod out 4.1V for two charged 4.2V batteries. Some pure mugs do not do it ....

SMY Kung Fu Top Cap

Evaluation of the packaging

  • Presence of a box accompanying the product: Yes
  • Would you say that the packaging is up to the price of the product? Yes
  • Presence of a user manual? Yes
  • Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? No
  • Does the manual explain ALL features? Yes

Vapelier's note on packaging: 4 / 5 4 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on conditioning

The conditioning is great. For the price, you have a solid bag equipped with a carabiner for transport and really usable to put your material in and one or two atos and / or flasks. An excellent point, another, to put to the credit of Kung-Fu! You will also have a bag including 4 screws and two screwdrivers, a summary but sufficient notice given the features of the mod and the feeling of being treated as a consumer and not a pigeon. Well done, nothing wrong ... ..

Regarding the aesthetics of the mod, we can like or hate the bias of the mark to have included on one of the faces of the mod a drawing in Chinese shadow representing a posture of Kung Fu. Personally, I was not embarrassed, we saw much worse. It should be noted that the mod is available in several colors: black, silver, pink and blue.

SMY Kung Fu Packaging

Appreciations in use

  • Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for a Jean back pocket (no discomfort)
  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
  • Easy to change the batteries: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
  • Did the mod heat up? No
  • Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? No
  • Description of situations in which the product has experienced erratic behavior

Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 4.5 / 5 4.5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

In use, the Kung-Fu is completely in line with what we can expect from a mod created for power-vaping. It does not heat up, does not suffer from any latency and it shows a formidable availability to blackmail your wildest drippers! Because let's be clear, using this box to feed a clearo would be to use a trailer to pick up the children at school.

Of course, she is of a respectable size and weight but she is rather easygoing. It holds well in hand and its coating does not seem too sensitive to small shocks. In addition, even chain-steaming as a hanged, the mod does not heat up and behaves perfectly to all resistances. Including the lowest.

SMY Kung Fu Accus

Recommendations for use

  • Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
  • Number of batteries used during testing: 2
  • With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper, In sub-ohm
  • With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? A good big cloud hunter dripper!
  • Description of the test configuration used: SMY + Little boy, + Mutation X V3, + Taifunb GT in 0.7Ω
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: Once again, a very valiant dripper!

was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.5 / 5 4.5 5 out of stars

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The mood ticket of the reviewer

With Kung-Fu, Simeiyue makes us almost a gift. A non-regulated dual battery pack with protection, made for power-vaping, it's just a boon for those who can not invest a large sum in such equipment. And, for that price, you also benefit from a useful and protective packaging. Let's not complain that the bride is too beautiful!

This mod even avoids taking the lead to build his own box to practice the extreme vape since in all ways, it will cost you more.

Of course, some will regret an aesthetic a little "manga" and quite showy. But this slight cosmetic "defect" aside, there's nothing wrong with this Kung-Fu which, not content to be perfect to do what it's meant for, is afforded the luxury of offering itself to the vapoteur at an incredible price.

Certainly, Simeiyue is a fascinating builder, blowing the most absolute heat in this case and sometimes the freezing cold with other less successful productions. But in any case, Kung-Fu is a great success, without fear and without reproach!

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About the Author

54 years, 32 years of cigarettes, 8 years of vape and more happy than ever! I live in Gironde, I have three children I'm gaga and I like roast chicken, Pessac-Léognan, good e-liquids and I'm a geek of the vape that assumes!