Table of Contents
- Specs and Features
- First Impressions
- Pros and Cons
- Professional Opinions
Mino? As in the disorienting magic spell that makes people lose their way? Folkloric nonsense aside, let’s see how spellbinding this pod system is. This pod by CoilART features a 320mAh integrated battery and a shimmering LED light which indicates battery charge levels. The pod carries 2mL of e-juice and refills similarly to the Caliburn by UWELL. It’s yet another pod system, hooray.
Alright, let’s dismember it and have a closer look at each component:
- Juice Capacity:0mL
- Battery: Integrated 320mAh Rechargeable Battery
- Maximum Wattage Output: 13W
- Atomizer Resistance:8ohm
- All-in-One System
- Draw-Activated Firing Mechanism
- Refillable Mino Pod System
- LED Battery Life Indicator
- Gold-Plated Proprietary Connection
- No-Load Protection
- Overtime Protection
- Low-Voltage Protection
- Short-Circuit Protection
- MicroUSB Port
White, Red, Black, Green, and Blue
Yup! It’s yet another pod system. Unpacking the Mino is somewhat pleasant. The packaging is well done, and you can tell CoilArt cares about that. There is one thing CoilART doesn’t care about, and that is adding a spare pod! What year is this? It’s time for making it standard practice to add a spare coil and pod.
I digress. My eyes meet the red colored version of the pod, and I have to say I am impressed with the quality. I’m pleased with the aesthetic and how the mod design matches the pod. The red, see-through pod sits on top of the red body. The body displays these blurry lines, which is not Picasso but makes it cool to look at.
The pod holds 2mL of e-liquid and I can always see how I’m doing in terms of juice left. I’ve been using the Caliburn a lot, lately, and refilling this pod reminds me of the Cali.
The draw-activated mechanism is quite sensitive. As pleasant and form-fitting the mouthpiece is, the moment my lungs make a gentle pull, the switch activates and shoots the vapor into my skull. The vape quality is more on the mouth-to-lung (MTL) side. You may get a restrictive lung hit if you’re wiling to go there.
Cloud production isn’t very great, but the flavor is terrific and recommended for short hits of salt nic juices. I’m still upset about the lack of a spare pod.
Overall, this is a pretty decent pod system, but this one performs in all the predictable ways in which a pod can perform. There is nothing innovative, or a feature that stands out and makes it unique. That’s not a bad thing if pod systems are your thing and that’s exactly why you use pod kits.
The battery looks higher-quality than the pod, giving it a cheap-ish look. I’d still say it’s a little bit above average because of the matching battery and pod. It also feels good to hold it – very ergonomic.
There are no surprises here, you get exactly what you see: just another comfortable, mediocre pod system that doesn’t give the best of anything.
Pros & Cons:
PRO: Compact, portable, and ergonomic
PRO: Great battery aesthetic and matching pod
CON: No extra pod included – what’s the matter with these companies?
CON: Nothing innovative (not really a con, but they have to try a little harder)
CON: Battery doesn’t last very long
Other Professional Opinions:
Don’t just take my word for it. I scouted the vast plains of the internet looking for other CoilART Mino users and gathered a consensus that will, hopefully, shed an unbiased light on the pros and cons.
Let’s take a look:
- Interesting and cool design
- Magnetic connector holds pod tightly
- E-liquid is visible
- Only one pod
- Pretty average
- Pod lasts a long time because of silica wick
- Minimal leaking
- Terrific build quality and how it feels in his hand
- No passthrough charging
- Not the most flavorful pod system
- The pod rattles slightly
- Draw activated mechanism fires quickly and nicely
- Good flavor and juice capacity
- Decent price
- Only one pod included
- Battery doesn’t last very long
Let’s hear what the reviewers had to complain about. Starting with the battery, everyone complained about the lack of passthrough charging, and how short the lifespan is. If you chain vape, it’s game over very quickly. The lack of cloud production was a negative point as well. To be fair, all negative comments were nitpicks and nothing deal-breaking.
That being said, every single reviewer had scathing comments to shoot CoilART’s way regarding the missing spare pod. What is the matter with you, CoilART? Throw us a spare, dammit.
I’ll need my glasses to look for some positives. Yeah, everybody had nice comments about the colors, and the packaging. Also, the flavor production wasn’t too bad, either. Overall, everybody gave it a thumbs-up for being another mediocre pod system.
Don’t get me wrong, I understand some users prefer this style of pod systems. The good news is you get exactly what you pay for. Read the features and specifications and that is exactly what you will get.
As I alluded at the beginning of this review, in folklore, Mino is supposedly a magic spell cast to confuse someone and make them lose their way. I don’t know what they were trying to achieve with that but the only thing I’ve lost is my interest in this pod system.