The SMOK I-PRIV 230W Vape Starter Kit with Voice Control is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Remember a few years ago when Bluetooth-enabled vaporizers were the greatest thing ever? Well, this surpasses that by at least tenfold. Voice controlled vaping is here, and it’s better than we ever could have imagined. Here’s what you really need to know about the all-new SMOK I-PRIV 230W Vape Starter Kit.

Manufacturing Quality

In recent years, SMOK has had very few missteps when it comes to manufacturing quality. With the I-PRIV kit, you’ll notice that they put even more care and consideration into the quality of the box than usual. Every single edge and curve has been carefully plotted with stunning effect. This box mod looks more like something out of Star Trek than a vape shop. It’s edgy and aggressive in its looks. It also features an all-new round dial screen that is skillfully tucked into the front face. The bat ears perched up on top of the device actually give it the look and feel of stability supporting the towering TFV12 Prince tank. The battery door is perfectly designed to match the versatility of the battery compartment within. The whole thing appears to be wrapped in a candy-coated shell that could withstand a bomb.

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Flavor Quality

When it comes to getting great flavor out of your vape, you need to look no further than the TFV12 Prince Tank. This is one of the highest recommended vape tanks around these days, and the new I-PRIV device really pushes it to its limits. Not only is this tank capable of incredible feats, but the I-PRIV itself gives you all the tools you need to squeeze the most flavor out of your juice. There is simply no way anyone could be let down by the flavor that is produced with this combination.


The SMOK I-PRIV 230W Vape Starter Kit actually packs that little extra bit of power that it needs to be at the top of its game. SMOK’s other devices typically top out around 225W, but the extra 5W on this device really does make a difference. They are pushing the envelope at every turn, and you can see it in every aspect of this device. Most importantly, this is the first SMOK device that is capable of handling three different battery sizes so that you can opt for 21700 or 20700 size batteries for more power and longer range all at once. These larger batteries are becoming the gold standard for high powered vaporizers today, so this device is right in line with the competition. With the additional software loaded up on this device, you also have more control over how your power flows, and you can chart it out for a much more refined vaping experience.

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We are happy to say that the SMOK I-PRIV 230W Vape Starter Kit is by far one of the most flexible devices we’ve ever seen. The brand new battery options are just one area where this device excels in flexibility. It is also worth noting that this device has a brand new control system that lets you adjust the device precisely and save your favorite configurations to the memory slots. With the TFV12 Prince in tow, you have plenty of range and options for temperature control. There is virtually nothing limiting your ability to chase clouds and perform exotic tricks with this device. This device also has a ton of specialty modes to help you clean up your vaping experience by tracking different outputs and managing your hits more effectively. There’s nothing it can’t do.

Ease of Use

When it comes to ease of use, this device takes the cake. What could be simpler than saying “Hello I-PRIV” and instantly getting an AI response? On the one hand, SMOK put a lot of thought into redesigning their visual menu to work with the new round screen, and they did a good job. However, you can almost entirely skip over those features because now you can tell your device to power up, power down, change light colors, and even lock and unlock. Yes, there is valuable information in the menus if you are trying to dissect your vaping habit, but for daily use out and about, the voice controls are remarkably accurate and easy to use. In fact, this feature is so good, it’s sending shockwaves through the industry because nobody else has even come close to the functionality that this device provides.


The SMOK I-PRIV also scores some points for portability. Yes, it is a bit heavier than other box mods in this range, but it comes with some unique advantages. For instance, the ability to use larger battery sizes really does multiply your range without demanding extra charging sessions. You can spend more time away from home with this device and not even notice. The TFV12 Prince tank is also suitable for all-day adventures with little worry.

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Overall Impressions

One word: Wow. Nobody really saw this coming from the company that has often revamped old tech with new exteriors and called it a relaunch, but SMOK really blew it out of the water with this one. The AI is incredibly inspired and provides the user with something of a new take on vaping altogether. Yes, this device will likely be a vanity piece for a while until the competition catches on and starts replicating their voice controls, but for now, this is one of the most visually and technically impressive box mods we’ve ever seen. The only thing better than its smart controls is its ability to actually produce results that you’ll love. With the TFV12 perched atop its shoulders, you will be an unstoppable cloud king, masterfully directing waves of flavor with little more than a voice command and a deep breath. You don’t want to miss out on this one.

Not sure you’re ready for a high-end device like this one? Check out our handy Vape Buyer’s Guide today to learn about all different kinds of vaporizers and what you should be shopping for along the way.

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