Innokin iTaste SVD 2.0 from 180 Smoke
Here's an outstanding advanced personal vaporizer for those considering upgrading.
The Innokin iTaste SVD 2.0 is one really nice device. Based on the solid reputation of the original SVD, this version is designed around the well established Evolv 20 watt chipset. The Innokin SVD 2.0 is gift boxed. Included in the SVD 2.0 box:
- Innokin iTaste 2.0 in your choice of black or brushed stainless steel with an 18650 tube
- An extra eGo connector top that you can interchange with the regular 510 connector top
- A very innovative case that includes a battery charge meter
- A shorter battery tube to accommodate an 18350 battery
- A lanyard
- And a very well written user manual
At the top right, you can see the SVD 2.0 in the black finish, and at the right is the chome style finish. We're showing the chome here because it is the best way to describe the button layout and the OLED screen.
The button layout is the familiar style, and the position of the OLED screen is opposing side of the buttons just like the original SVD. Three quick presses of the fire button will toggle power on/off. The + button increases the wattage in 0.1 watt increments to a maximum of 20 watts. The - button decreases wattage in 0.1 watt increments to a minimum of 5.0 watts. Pressing and holding either of the buttons will accelerate the process.
Pressing the button delivers power to the coil near instantaneously. No lag time, and immediate gratification. The Innokin iTaste SVD 2.0 supports coil resistance ranging from 0.5 ohms to 3.0 ohms.
Safety features are well handled with reverse polarity protection, shut off timer, short circuit protection, and overheat protection. The device also will not work if 18350 batteries are stacked (putting batteries in series is not supported).
The case included with the SVD 2.0 is also quite smartly designed. It holds the included 18350 tube, an alternate connector top that supports eGo threaded tanks, and an innovative battery charge checker (shown at left).
I really like having the 18350 battery tube handy. That puts this device into "stealth" type mode. With the 18350 tube and battery, this device becomes much shorter and much less obtrusive – yet fully functional.
I used this test unit with a Samsung 18650 25R INR 2500 mAh. That's the new blue one. I managed to get about 23 hours before needing a recharge. This is an excellent battery and you should consider one when you order from 180 Smoke. This is backwards compatible with all of your clearomizers whether they thread with a 510 or eGo style connector. Innokin have included both tops for the SVD 2.0. It is a well thought out package that is easy to use and will provide a smooth vape for a long time.
And, I also need to point out that this is a very refined unit. If you ever decide to try your hand at sub-ohm vaping, this will support coils with a resistance as low as 0.5 ohms.
So, what's the verdict? Is it worth it? The Innokin iTaste SVD was one accomplished advanced personal vaporizer. This latest version, the SVD 2.0, refines the vape even more. It is designed around the popular and proven Evolv DNA 20 chipset. This provides a very smooth vape, it is reliable and robust. It also is very efficient in its draw on the battery. While using it, the battery seemed to last longer on the SVD 2.0 than on a comparable variable wattage device at the same settings. The SVD 2.0 is an excellent upgrade for anyone looking to enhance their vaping experience and I highly recommend this kit with the value it provides buyers. PS. With its diameter at 23.2 mm, this can work with just about any tank comfortably.