Innokin iTaste MVP V2.0
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While the Innokin iTaste MVP 2.0 is different than what you may be used to, it is a solid well built device at an inexpensive price point.
It is different in style compared to other variable voltage systems. It fits comfortably in the hand despite its block-like look. The actuator is well positioned and can be triggered either by your thumb (when the logo faces you) or by index finger when the logo faces your palm. Either way, it is well positioned and it just works!
When I first saw these, I wasn't that keen on getting one for myself. I will keep an open mind next time, this Innokin iTaste MVP 2.0 is an outstanding device.
The Innokin iTaste MVP 2.0 has a capacity of 2600mAh. That is equivalent to more than one full day of hard core vaping. In some cases, maybe even two. The battery capacity is one of several incredible features: variable voltage from 3.3 to 5 volts in 0.1 increments; variable wattage from 6.0 to 11.0 watts in 0.1 increments; resistance display (displays the ohms of your tank); puff counter; and, remaining battery power.
The LCD screen is one very nice looking extra. It has a mirror-like finish with a powerful display viewable in any light. The connector at the top can use 510 or eGo tanks, plus it has threading for a beauty ring. Innokin isn't resting on its laurels here, this has even more functionality. You can charge this with a standard micro USB cable, no need for an extra charger. Plus, this also functions as a power bank with both an output USB port and an On/Off switch to control the output port.
This is well engineered, and well built. It is made of metal, yet only weighs 164 g (5.78 oz) with dimensions of 22 x 41 x 107 mm (0.87 x 1.61 x 4.21 in). It's available in Silver, Titanium Blue,and Black. The "thickness" of this device is 22 mm ... that means that even large size tanks will sit comfortably without looking out of place.
You can get the Innokin iTaste MVP 2.0 either as a kit or by itself. Either way, it's a bargain. For example, the price point is lower than buying two eGo 1300 variable voltage batteries ... and this has the added feature of having variable wattage plus functionality of a power bank to charge other devices if you are in a pinch. Comparing them to two eGo batteries is really not practical, not only is it less expensive than two eGO batteries, the Innokin iTaste MVP V2.0 also has Short Circuit/Atomizer Protection, Over-Discharge Protection, 10-Second Cutoff for Powering Off. You can also charge it while vaping with the USB Passthrough feature.
In kit form, it includes a USB charge cable, beauty ring, instruction manual, gift box, PLUS two iClear 16 Dual Coil Clearomizers.
As an individual product, it includes the USB charge cable and instruction manual.
So, this describes one powerful and flexible device, how does it perform?
I used it with several different clearomizers. I tried it with an Aspire ET-S BDC, an iClear 16 and a no-name clearomizer. The Aspire is bottom loading, the other two are top loading. The Aspire ET-S has a capacity of 2.5 ml and bottom dual coils at 2.1 ohms. The iClear 16 has loads eLiquid from the top and has a four wick top coil at 2.1 ohms. The flavor was as I expect from both the Aspire ET-S BDC and the Innokin clearomizers: full rich taste, excellent after taste, no off tastes and, more importantly, no leakage and no gurggling. The no-name clearomizer is also top loading, but a bottom coil. The coil is 2.7 ohms, cannot be changed and the base of the clearomizer is press fitted. You would expect totally different performance with each coil - but the Innokin iTaste MVP 2.0 evens it all out. I had the variable voltage set at 8.0 watts ... and it performed perfectly and identical on all three clearomizers. It wouldn't matter what clearomizer you were using, the experience would be identical with each. The only possible change might be in flavor – but the vapor and volume will be identical. The MVP supports clearomizers with a range from 1.5 ohms and up.
Despite its block styling, the MVP fits comfortably in the hand. It is 2 mm higher than a 1300 mAh eGo-C Twist battery (and 5 mm shorter than a Vision Spinner 1300 mAh). It is as unobtrusive as an eGo battery. The difference in weight and capacity comes from being slightly thicker than an eGo and wider. At the left is the unit I actually tested. It is a silver color and attractive. I like "personalizing" my stuff, though, so I managed to get some black carbon fiber peel-back paper and applied it to my MVP. At the right is what it ends up looking like after the black carbon fiber is applied with the Aspire ET-S BDC black tank.
Other reviewers have reported that the actuator button requires a firm press. I found it to be equal to the Vision Spinner 1300 mAh ... it is definitely not an issue.
Would I recommend this? Without any doubt or reservation. I have been impressed with Innokin product design and builds since I first used an Innokin product. Their research and development, engineering, and quality components translate into a device you will feel quite comfortable with, use for a long time, and be totally satisfied with.
My thanks to Innokin Technology for providing the iTaste MVP V2.0 for testing and review.