Innokin Cool Fire 4 – The Best Addition To The Cool Fire Range To Date
It has been quite some time since Innokin released the Cool Fire 1 and Cool Fire 2 and strangely there was never a ‘number 3’? However odd their naming of products we have arrived at the Innokin Cool Fire 4, a compact box mod packed full of features.
The question is. Can the Cool Fire IV compete with some of the other fantastic box mods available in this competitive market? Lets find out.
The Cool Fire 4 comes in a small, tidy perspex case and contains the following:
- Cool Fire 4
- Micro USB Charging Cable
- EGO Adapter
- User Manual
Build and Looks of the Cool Fire 4
Taking the Innokin Cool Fire 4 out of the box and I have to say I ma immediately impressed. The form factor and finish is superb. The box mod is available in 6 colours, I went safe and purchased the black.
The main body is made of stainless steel and has a kind of grained, wood effect kind of finish that may sound a little naff but Innokin have done a great job with this, it looks quality.
The actual shape of the body is designed to fit well in the base of your palm and again with it curved form it achieves this effortlessly. The ‘fatter’ part of the body allows you to sit a 22mm tank on top in a way that it sits in the bracket of the outer body material perfectly.
I reviewed this with the Innokin iSub Tank and it looks great sat on top.
The end, top and base of the mod is solid, smooth stainless steel. The power button, screen, function buttons and micro USB port are housed on the side, the latter allowing you to charge the device while keeping it stood upright.
The base of the MOD has a recessed on/off switch doesn’t interfere with the aerodynamics of the device.
The only thing I can see as a down side is that there is very slight button rattle from the two small function buttons. This can normally be a nuisance for me but this is (for my tastes) one of the best looking box mods I have reviewed to date and has the quality to match. Due to this a little button rattle can be forgiven!
Size wise it’s on a par with the 50W iStick if you happen to have used this. For those that have had the MVP2, it’s about the same width and 1cm shorter. Due to the curved design though it looks a lot smaller all round.
Innokin really have thought this design through thoroughly. Excellent stuff.
How Does The Cool Fire 4 Perform?
I think we can gather that Innokin have nailed the looks and build quality but how about the performance.
Here are the specs of the MOD:
- 86mm height
- 2000 mAh Li-ion Battery
- 6W – 40W – Adjusted in 0.5W increments
- 3V – 7.5V – Adjusted in 0.1V increments
- VRMS DC current
- Output Current 12A
- Max output current 14.5A
- Tank resistance 0.3Ohm
- Pass through (Vape While Charging)
- 510 Spring loaded pin
- On/Off switch
- 15 Second Cut Off
- Low volt warning
- Overheat protection
- Short circuit/Atomiser protection
- Over discharge protection
Innokin have definitely packed in some features with the Cool Fire IV. I have been using the MOD now for a couple of weeks and the 2000 mAh battery has been getting me through a couple of days vaping before a charge is needed. This is with the iSub with a 0.5ohm coil.
Depending on your setup this could last you less or indeed a lot more if you are just using the likes of the Aspire Nautilus Mini. So no issues on that front.
Selecting the various functions is very much a user friendly affair. The OLED screen is small but very clear and displays the following information:
- Atomiser resistance
- Voltage output
- Wattage output
- Battery power indicator
- Pressing ‘Power’ button and ‘-‘ selects Watts
- Pressing ‘Power’ button and ‘+’ selects Volts
- Pressing both ‘+’ and ‘-‘ together shows number of puffs. Hold these for 3 seconds and the OLED screen flips.
- And of course the ‘+’ ‘-‘ buttons scroll through the voltage/wattage settings
The functions all work seamlessly. The voltage/wattage selection display scrolls fast enough to get you to your desired setting quickly as well as using a ’round robin’ function so once it reached 40W it will go back to the beginning. Go too far and you can of course go back the other way.
If, as a vaper, you are stepping up from an EGO e cig to a variable wattage device for the first time this really is simple to get the hang of.
As mentioned I was using the Innokin iSub tank, it looks the part paired with the Cool Fire 4 and the performance was excellent. All 22mm tanks actually fit perfectly on this MOD.
For new VW users just be sure to start your setting low and work your way up until you get to your preferred setting.
For me I found the 20W-25W mark produced great flavour/vapour with the Colonel Booms Ceasefire juice I was vaping.
If you are just using sub ohm tanks the 40W range will be more than enough for your needs. For those using RDA’s then it’s likely that 40W might not be enough depending on your build but if you fall into that bracket you already new that 🙂
It takes a bit to get me excited about new box mods due to the fact a lot of brands don’t seem to create anything different, they just regurgitate what seems to be selling well and while they may create a good product you can’t help but just feel… Well…. merghhh.
Not so with the Innokin Cool Fire 4. This for me (along with the MVP3) is one of the best box mods to date for vapers that just use tanks and sub ohm tanks. It really does look and feel fantastic and for around £36 is a great price.
Lets round it up:
- Looks fantastic and feels fantastic in the hand. Top quality build.
- Excellent 2000 mAh battery life
- Simple to use
- Clear OLED screen
- Can be used as a pass through (Vape whilst charging)
- Upto 40W which should be plenty for most vapers
- 510 and EGO compatible
- Use coils down to 0.3Ohm
- Portable, can easily be used out and about
- The only tiny thing is the slight button rattle from the +/- buttons. And that’s being picky.
Can’t recommend this highly enough!
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