So, yeah, aesthetically the R40 Kit seems a bit dated when compared to some other more current offerings from SMOK and other manufacturers, but it does claim to bring some features that intrigue none the less, like the MTL capability and “a whole day vaping.”
While ambitious, unfortunately, it fails to deliver a true MTL experience, and I would still recommend a pod system like the Juul or MyJet as a far better option.
Regarding the R40 as an all day device, that largely depends on your personal vaping habits and is therefore subjective. I don’t think it would last me all day, and with the internal battery, that is probably a deal breaker if it were my sole mod. It’s more of an evening out, or running errands type mod.
The positives are that the tank holds almost 3ml of liquid at a time when many are 2ml, and the mod is lightweight and smallish. Going out with friends you might forget it’s in your pocket. It’s not a cloud machine at 40W, but flavor and vapor are good from the Micro Basic, and the 1900mAh battery is certainly enough for casual vaping over several hours. Based in the diminutive size of the R40, I’m considering the battery capacity a plus. And at 34 bucks, the kit is a solid value.
Still, and again, I need to point out that the R40 Kit has been available for about eight months or so, which is an eternity in the vaping business. Though it didn’t create a blip on my personal radar, I suspect that it was one of the smallest, full feature TC mods available at that time, which is exactly the type of cutting edge product we have come to expect from a giant like SMOK.
It’s not their fault that we just got around to reviewing it.