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A Complete Guide To The SMOK Species Kit
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A Complete Guide To The SMOK Species Kit

SMOK, the largest vape brand in the world has unleashed a beast onto the market and it’s known as the Species Kit. If you’re looking for information about the company, specs on the device or a complete rundown of how to use what is being touted as the most advanced touch screen vape mod on the market, you have come to the right place. Get your reading glasses on because we are going to cram as much possible information about this killer vape device into a simple 5-minute read.

About SMOK

SMOK LogoAs a vaping brand, SMOK began its journey to greatness in the Nanshan district of Shenzhen City, China under the umbrella of its parent company Shenzhen IVPS Technology Corporation Ltd, all the way back in 2010. As a company with a background in research, development and manufacturing electronic systems, the vaping market was an easy transition.

Over the past decade, SMOK Vape brand has led the arms race, in the sub-ohm tank market, in the big bad box mod market, and even in the market for small pod systems. SMOK has the kind of revenue streams that most companies could only ever dream of because it is the premier manufacturer of vaping devices in the world. Look at any website or walk into any vape shop, you will find its products for sale. SMOK turned the concept of selling high-quality vapor products at affordable prices into an art form. It has a concept that works well in its favor, every product SMOK releases come in a variety of color choices, so there is literally something for everyone. With the masses of successes that SMOK has had, the Alien Kit was probably it’s biggest ever seller. The idea of an affordable box mod and tank combination that was both user-friendly and stylish took hold of the market like nothing before it, and at the time it seemed that everyone on the planet who vaped, owned one.

Every device SMOK has ever released has been innovative and a step up from the last. With each new corner, SMOK turns in innovation, the fan base around the world is rewarded with a cool new toy. Even if there is nothing wrong with their last mod, people will run out in droves to get the latest edition. When it comes to SMOK’s principals of sincerity, innovation, and quality, each device they release holds them at the core. Even though these devices are cutting-edge when first released, SMOK looks for high performance, ease of use, and user safety at the top of its list of priorities.


SMOK-Species-V2We have already mentioned innovative, sleek and stylish as core properties in SMOK devices, but the SPECIES takes it to the next level. We live in a world where pressing buttons feel like hard work, one of the main reasons the SPECIES is a touch screen. Measuring in at 82.1mm by 48mm by 30.6mm and weighing in at 155 grams, the SMOK SPECIES box mod is perfectly sized.

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Crafted out of zinc alloy materials, the mod is designed to be lightweight while strong. The 1.45” color touch screen makes changing settings on this 230-watt device as simple as operating your phone, with the added bonus of a single locking button to prevent accidental changes. Powered by dual 18650 batteries, the mod will feel like an old friend to most experienced vapers. The overall aesthetic of the SMOK SPECIES is fierce. Strong lines, bold colors in whichever of the 8 variations you choose. Not only do you get the killer mod, but you also get the latest variant in the best-selling series of tanks on the market, the 5ML TFV Baby V2. Killer airflow, great flavor, and long-lasting capabilities keep this award-winning line in everyone’s line-up, and the latest addition keeps to its family history.

Included In The SMOK SPECIES Kit

While you can get just the mod, we are going to assume you’re looking for the total package. When you buy the SMOK Species 230W Starter Kit, this is everything that you’ll receive in the kit:

  • 1 x SMOK Species 230W TC Mod
  • 1 x TFV8 Baby V2 Tank
  • 1 x Baby V2 A1 0.17 Ω Vape Coil (Pre-Installed)
  • 1 x Baby V2 A2 0.2 Ω Dual Vape Coil
  • 1 x Glass Tube Replacement Glass
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Spare Parts

User Manual

Turning the device on/off: 5 rapid clicks of the fire button will turn the device’s power on or off. Another way to power down the device is through the settings menu.

Normal usage (firing the SPECIES): Pressing the fire button on the side of the mod to activate it and vape. Holding the fire button for more than 10 seconds will result in the device activating its internal safety feature and powering down.

Screen lock/unlock: With a touch screen device, this one is kind of important. The single button on the front of the device is there to keep your settings set. A single press will lock the screen, a single press will unlock it again.

Menu Options: In the top left on the touch screen, you will notice a symbol in the shape of 4 squares. When the screen is unlocked, pressing this will open your menu to allow you to change the settings on the SPECIES.

Variable Wattage: When the mod is in VW mode and the screen is unlocked, use the + and – symbols on the screen to adjust between 1 and 230 watts.

Change from VW to TC: Press the menu button and hit the left-hand symbol that looks like a speedometer. Once inside, slide the switch between VW and TC. This menu system is easy to operate and requires little explanation.  Select your coil material and on the main screen, you can adjust the temperature with the + and – keys.

Changing screen colors: Hit the menu button and then choose screen, like an icon that looks like a little tv. Once inside, you can change the screen timeout time as well as the color of the screen itself.

Locking the entire system: 3 clicks of the fire button will lock the entire device, preventing any accidental hits in your pocket.


All in all, the SPECIES like every SMOK vape mod device is simple to operate and looks amazing. The innovation behind the touchscreen brings the device into the 21st Century and there is little need to go into great detail about the inner workings, they have kept it so simple that even I can operate it.

About the author

Blake Brown

Blake is the owner and creator of the Guide To Vaping blog. He has expressed his passion for the vaping industry through his deeply rooted and highly informative content. Being a writer and content provider for the vaping industry for year's, Blake has also gained experience from working with multiple blogs and well respected companies.


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