Introduction: X Mini Mod by Desire Designs
The Desire X Mini mod comes from a company that are starting to make a name for themselves with their recent success of vaping products. The popular ‘Rage’ squonk mod collaboration with ohm boy OC proved to be a big success and grabbed the attention of everyone.
In my video review I couldn’t praise the dual battery squonker enough, it is a well designed mod that meets the requirements the user needs. This prior knowledge got me very excited to test out the latest products from Desire and we will start off with the X Mini, the more portable version of the X-Mod.
This item was sent for the purposes of review. As always my views are my own.
Check out The Desire X Mini Mod In Action With My Video Review
What’s in the box?
- 1 x X-Mini
- 1 x 18650 Battery Adapter
- 1 x USB Cable
- 1 x Warranty Card
- 1 x Manual
- 2 x 510 Connection Protectors
- 5 – 108W Wattage Output Range
- 0.08ohm Min Atomizer Resistance
- 200-600F Temperature Range
- Variable Temperature Control : Nickel 200 / Titanium / Stainless Steel / TCR
- Large Fire Button
- Ergonomic Curved Design
- PMG (Power Multiple Graph) Power Curve Adjustment Mode
- Holds 18650 or 21700 High Amp Battery (Sold Separately)
Design and Build Quality
If you are familiar with Desire Designs products you would know that their build quality is extremely high. Flawless paint finish through out, strong quality metals used and with zero wiggle or rattle adds up to one high end mod.
The luxury quality metals used makes for a sturdy mod that looks and feels amazing but unfortunately makes it heavier then a cheap plastic alternative. The buttons used are solid and very clicky, which will satisfy most users and are reassuring to last a long time.
The design follows on from the X-Mod with its unusual T-Bone shape. Surprisingly it is more comfortable to hold than expected and it can be fired with thumb or index fingers.
In my opinion thumb firing with this mod if far more comfortable but even then its not the most ergonomic. It also includes a light in the middle of the mod in the shape of the companies logo which gets brighter the longer you hold down the fire button.
Whats special about this particular mod is the different types of batteries it can fit, the Desire X Mini can hold an 18650 with an adapter, 20700 or a 21700 which is an insane amount of battery options for one mod. I personally have been using a 20700 and been loving the life and power it gives me, I would defiantly recommend this battery type over the 18650 if you are looking at buying this mod.
The screen is basic but informative to everything you need to know. Its bright and can be seen in direct sunlight which cant be said for many new mods hitting. It seems like a small detail but being able to see and change your output in direct sunlight is a must have to some people. Even though the screen didnt blow me away with anything flashing or pretty colours,I still very much like it.
The overall look reminds me of the Marvel hero ‘Iron Man’ which has the resemblance of Iron Man having a light in the center of his chest. I don’t believe this is on purpose however it is the first thing that came to my mind.
Everything about it shows quality and with its only set backs being its weight and the max tank size it can support without overhang is 26mm, so if you have anything bigger this might not be the tank for you.
How Does The Desire X Mini Perform?
In 2018 most new mods perform exactly how you expect them to. The current craze in mods it to have a super fast response time on the fire button, this unfortunately isn’t a feature of the Desire X mini.
The ramp up speed by today’s standards is slow however with curve mode you can select a high spike in power to start and then drop down.
All other features have been tested and work better than could be expected. Temperature control works perfectly with all the popular materials, the functionality on the temperature mode can be considered lacking but it gets the job done.
When compared to a similar mod like the Vaporesso Armour Pro ,which can use the same batteries, the Armour pro has additional features like 2.5amp quick charging and adjustable voltage modes it seems to be the better choice. The vaporesso mod is not only packed with more features it is also much lighter and smaller.
The menu is very simplistic and easy to use. Simply pressing 3 times on the fire button will highlight the mod you are in and give you the ability to switch through the options listed below.
- Variable Wattage
- Temperature Control Ni
- Temperature Control Ti
- Temperature Control SS
- TCR M1
This depends on what batteries you are looking to use. A single 18650 should last you the day with moderate use but to be safe I recommend a 20700 or 21700 which will last you the day and give you all the power you need.
- Made from good materials
- Well built
- Easy to use
- Unique looks
- Big for a single battery mod
- Not the most hand friendly mod
- Seen as basic next to current mods
Can you get smaller, lighter mods that do more… yes, yes you can. However I’m always finding myself picking it up. Do not underestimate the cool factor of a mod, it you don’t like the way your mod looks and feels you wont use it as much as you would like. This mod is super cool and does everything you need to a very high degree.
The biggest competition for this mod is the Vaporesso Armour Pro and if I had to choose between these two I would pick the Armour Pro. This does not mean it isn’t as good choice, its the features and the size of the Pro that won me over but I will still be using the X Mini to impress my friends.
I would 100% recommend th mod to anyone who wants something flashy but elegant, simple but capable of any vaping task.