smok alien bluetooth??

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  1. AVaper

    AVaper New Member

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    Hey all, new forum user here. I'm really digging the new Smok Alien, but don't know if it has bluetooth yet, anyone know for sure if it does or doesn't? Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
     
  2. SirRichardRear

    SirRichardRear AKA Anthony Vapes on Youtube VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 1 Year Reviewer

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    Their website has no mention of bluetooth as a feature, So i would assume no.
     
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    sychosis Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    The aliens do not , they have a couple of touch screen ones coming out that do have the Bluetooth though.

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    Thanks for the replies! Between not having Bluetooth and and the color trims looking like more of a matte color and not the glossy/chromed color on their website's original pics I'm a little disappointed... But glad I found out about that before I bought it!
     
  5. skt239

    skt239 VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    I don't see what the big deal is with the blue tooth. No disrespect to anyone but it seems pretty gimmicky to me. From what I read, it does not work very well. Also, under the new regulations updates are not allowed so not having the Bluetooth for your upgrades is moot. If I really wanted the alien, the last thing that would stop me is the lack of blue tooth.
     
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  6. SirRichardRear

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    i have it on the xcube 2, works fine but the app itself can be iffy getting it to connect. It's not needed as you can adjust everything on the mod, but it is cool for monitoring the device like you would a DNA mod with escribe, but not as detailed. I barely used it personally after the first week
     
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    I thought the same thing at first but after using it I found it to be cool as hell to be able to change your mod settings on your phone. Much easier than click this, hold that, hold these 2 buttons at the same time. My only complaint was the app itself. It sucked and was extremely buggy. Only had my X Cube II for about a week when it first came out so tbh I don't know if things have changed. I am digging the look of the Alien and with the IPV6X looking like a bust I may just give Smok another try. BT with a better app would definitely push me over the edge on it.
     
  8. Paratech

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    I'm hoping the G-Priv is as bad ass as I want it to be.
    Both of them.
     
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    When I first got my ALien there had a bluetooth option in menu , the new update took it off. But the Alien is amazing I love it . I actually ordered another a2 days after I got my first . It seem they are getting pretty scarce or on preorder / backorder or over priced like a mofo . I paid 54 bucks full kit on first and that place ran out same day . I paid 59.50 for 2nd which still dam good deal both had free shipping . Im half tempted to buy a couple more just to sell . Peole were paying full retail at local BM shop they sold 5 for 120 + tax ..... My jaw dropped when these guys came into BM / lounge I hang at come in looking for and ready to pay that .
     
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    Both of mine came with v1.2.2 so they didn't have Bluetooth in the menu.
    Since there isn't a controller for it, not sure why it was ever in there to begin with.
    I have the red and blue, will get the gun metal and really want the orange however I suspect it'll be impossible to locate.
    maybe even as impossible as the orange Vaporesso Taget.
     
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    I don't think it has bluetooth. I have the xcube 2 and I really never found the bluetooth function useful. I think it's more of a gimmick rather than a useful feature. Used it once but after getting annoyed with the app, I stopped bothering with it.

    That said, i think on the xcube ultra you can update the mod's firmware via bt. And it has a vibrator for crying out loud. But that's a different story.
     
  12. jPhilly215

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    I have a GOld and red on the way . Im waiting for the orange and SIlver to come out . Silver looks hot
     
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    The majority of the BT feature on the X Cube Ultra is for OTA updating.
    However since everyone that has tried the OTA update has failed due to the shitty programming in the app, it is indeed just gimmicky shit.
    Don't get me wrong, I really like the mod. I'd like it just as much without the BT, lights, or vibration.
    I do NOT care for the battery door, they should have used the same as what they did on the H-Priv or R200.
    it worked, leave it alone.
     
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    I agree, this mod has got a lot of bells and whistles that aren't really necessary for vaping. Given, some may take it as a "cool" factor but I feel silly getting unnecessary attention when taking a hit because of the light bar. I left mine off on my xcube 2. Havent used it in quite awhile though since they are a tad bulky and I like small mods better.
     
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    I agree none of it is needed. I never use the bluetooth. I did at first but stopped after a week. Smok has a great menu system so it's easy to change everything on the mod itself and the app is iffy at best.

    With that said looks wise I'm in the minority here for sure. I love the light bar on the xcube 2, I like the design of the hohm wrecker g2, and I prefer the LE with the silver etchings to the solid color ones lol. I also prefer black attys to SS ones.

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    I can only really agree with what has already been said in the thread.

    I wouldn't let the lack of bluetooth put you off-with my Xcube 2, the only times I used it was to upgrade to TC, and also it is handy to see if the power on the mod is actually the power the mod is putting out- a lot of the time it is different, especially at higher power settings.

    The alien is one mod I do want, SMOK was not my favourite manufacturer but their newer devices seem to be rather good, I have a H-Priv on the way that I am looking forward to (I only ended up with this as Gearbest did not have an alien to send me, so sent a H-Priv instead).

    EDIT: @SirRichardRear I love the light bar too- my Mum calls the Xcube "The James bond one" because she thinks the light bar makes it look like a bond gadget lol. Also, I actually find the light bar useful-I have it set to change colours, and if you adjust the speed you can judge how long your draw is by the change in colour-much easier to notice than the screen inches from your eye.
     
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    I talked to Vaportechusa.com today , they only have 2 left full kits @59.50 free shipping . They will be getting more at end opf the week including the new colors orange trim and the all silver . Ive used Vaportech a few times and never had issue and always good customer service . Do not confuse with Vaportekusa.com / vaportek who is also a ok company bought found prices higher
     
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    Or vaperstek.ork which is a good place to by nicotine from for diy lol

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    I'll be watching this site like a hawk for the ORANGE ALIEN.
    I've not purchased from them before but if they get an orange one in stock I'll be all over it.
     
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    I have a first :D I sold my 2nd ALien to my local BM owner . Being in PA his supplier is screwing around with him about the 40% tax hike . So I got mine cheaper then he will be getting his supply for store . I will just order another and of course I dont mind the owner goes above and beyond for me . I actually consider him a friend now . He knows my wifes , kids and even dogs name . Now that is a good Owner / Store / sucks I really wanted the red but now they will be out :(
     
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    There is no regulation about devices not being able to have their firmware upgradable or to get the firmware, not sure where you got that information, but it sure wasnt in any of the FDA postings or articles. I upgraded my Smok Alien's firmware to 1.2.2. Please share your source of this "no firmware regulation", I would love to see it, as this is the first I heard that the FDA is now regulating the actual files to run the products they already approved.
     
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    Me too... And wait, what? The alien is FDA approved?
     
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    I just bought an alien the gold one and it came with firmware 2.2 does it have bluetooth
     
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    CashNVape Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    no the Aliens DO NOT have BLUETOOTH. There is also no room for a Bluetooth module.
     
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    Oh OK. Just have been seeing that it did but made no sense to me. Love the mod
     
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