The iJoy Neptune is certainly a smart looking pod kit but does it bring anything new to the table?
Shenzhen IJOY Technology Co.ltd, who call China home, have been around the vape scene for a number of years and have brought us many vape kits.
And they have started to take a foray into pod kits like the Mercury AIO pod system we reviewed not long ago.
What Can We Expect From the Neptune Kit?
This is a compact pod system kit, the IJoy Neptune comes with an inbuilt 650mAh battery that charges safely and fairly swiftly with a USB-C charge port.
The long lasting battery will fire up to 14W max, and the kit comes with two 1.8ml pods with fixed coils.
While the device has 3 power levels and auto draw, a point worth mentioning is the double-sided curved glass panels, which give the kit a luxury look and feel.
IJoy have released the Neptune in 5 different shiny colours.
So what are my thoughts on this sexy looking pod system?
Let’s find out with an up and close look at the kit.
This product was sent to us for the purpose of review, and as always, my thoughts and views are my own after a considerable testing period.
Inside The Box
- IJOY Neptune Device
- 2, IJOY Neptune Pods
- Type-C USB Cable
- Warranty Card
- Size: 86x31x14mm
- Battery Type: Built-in single 102428 battery
- Battery Capacity: 650mAh
- Max Power: 14W
- Output Voltage: 3.5V,3.6V,3.7V
- Coil Resistance: 1.0Ω
- E-juice Capacity: 1.8ml
- Top fill pod system
- Material: Zinc alloy & curved glass & PCTG
- Colours available – Black, Red, Blue, Green and White
Design and Build Quality
The kit comes nicely displayed in a cardboard box with an over-sleeve, as you can see I have been sent the Red sample kit for this review.
Neptune Pod Kit
Measuring in at just 86mm tall by 31mm in width and 14mm in depth, the size and weight make it ideal as a carry around device.
The body of the device is pretty plain but I believe the colour makes up for that, it’s made of zinc alloy and has glass panel’s front and back.
The Neptune consists of two parts – the body and PCTG refillable 1.8ml pod.
The iJoy Neptune kit has been designed well, it is a compact sturdy device with a very good quality of manufacture.
iJoy Neptune Battery Overview
A 650mAh integrated battery powers the device, and the highest wattage output is stated as 14W.
The device will fire on 3 settings high, medium and low as indicated by the colour levels.
Looking into the top of the device where the pod sits, you will see 2 small gold plated spring loaded contact points, 2 magnets and 2 small airflow valves.
There’s the IJoy logo in white below the fire button and the led lamp within the button changes colour depending on what setting you have it on.
The button is also a quick glance voltage indicator, and will light blue when you suck on the device.
With glass panel’s front and back which tends to make the iJoy Neptune a little finger print magnet.
I would call the device boring in appearance if not for the vibrant colour.
On the bottom the battery has a USB-C charge port for fast charging.
IJoy supply 2 PCTG refillable 1Ω 1.8ml, fixed coil pods with the kit one of which is pre-installed into the device.
Nowhere can I find what the wire the coil uses however as I have suffered no adverse reaction I would say the wire is Kanthal.
- 1Ω rated at 14W
IJoy has made a bit of a booboo!
On the box the coils are listed as 12W, while on their website the coils are listed as 14W, I have no idea lol.
After using the pod for a while on full power they do feel like 14W to me so I have listed them as so in this review!
Be mindful as the pods have fixed coils in them when the coils reach the end of their natural lives you will have to buy another Pod!
The Pod is made of clear plastic (PCTG) with a black mouth piece making it very easy to see remaining liquid.
The bottom of the pod has a metal sleeved base that has is highly attracted to the magnets within the body of the Neptune – as well as 2 gold plated contact points and between them is the airflow.
The fill ports are found under the removable mouth piece along with the chamber.
Also made from black plastic (PCTG), the mouth piece feels very comfortable in the mouth.
It has a wide vapour exhaust slot that tapers down to an approx 2mm.
Clear safety warnings are on the sides of the plastic body.
The magnets that hold the pod into the body are strong, I tried the shake test and the pod didn’t move or come loose.
I would call the pod sturdy.
The manufacture and design quality are good.
How Does IJoy Neptune Kit Perform?
For this example I have fill one of the pods up with Large Salts Banana Haze.
iJoy Neptune Quick Start Guide
When filling the pod with liquid I do recommend you use a thin needle nose bottle or a syringe.
Filling the Pod
- Take off the mouth piece and fill your liquid into one of the fill holes.
- Replace the mouth piece.
- Place the pod into the Neptune battery; be sure the pod clicks into position.
Leave the device alone for around 2 or 3 minutes to allow the coil and cotton to soak up liquid.
Read more: Priming your coils and why you should!
Neptune battery settings
Make sure the battery is fully charged before use!
While charging, the Led will be light green then red when charged, if left on charge the battery will go into hibernation.
X5 Rapid clicks on the action button will turn the device on and off a blue light will flash.
The device has 3 power settings pressing the action button 3 times successively to adjust the power in 3 optional levels.
- Green – high power output 3.7 volts
- Blue – medium power output 3.6 volts
- Red – Low power output 3.5 volts
- Low power
- Atomiser indication
- Short circuit
- No Atomiser indication
iJoy Neptune Flavour and Vapour Production
Red setting is the lowest setting, the vapour production was quite good for a pod system, and the flavour was quite acceptable.
Blue setting which is my go to with this kit, the vapour production was much thicker than Red and the flavour was good.
Green setting – the highest – resulted in a very good vapour production, the flavour for me was Meh – hence I prefer the Blue setting.
However all 3 settings produced a cool to mid warm vapour experience.
iJoy Neptune Airflow
I was able to get a very acceptable restricted direct to lung draw with each power setting, but for me was a little too loose, the overall draw however was delightful – very smooth.
My Notes on the iJoy Neptune
Battery life is fairly good I got approx 5 hours on low power and about 3.5 hours on blue.
It takes around 45 minutes to fully charge the Neptune from flat.
One thing that bugs me is the 1.8ml pods the amount of times I have to refill the darn thing is ridiculous, but that is just me as I am a heavy vaper and tend to chain vape a lot, so strictly speaking I need to slow down when using a pod system!
I did look into the cost of replacement pods and my local Bricks and Mortar store sells a 3 pack for £8.99 or £3.99 for single pods.
- Quality of the kit is very good
- Overall design is good
- Manufacture has been done well
- Good Colour selection available
- Very easy to use
- Good battery life (on low power)
- Coil life is good (mine is still going after 7 days)
- Fair flavour
- Good vapour production
- Fairly cheap retail price
- Fixed coils
- 1.8ml pod
- Finger print magnet
Final Review Verdict
Opening the box for the first time I can say my first reaction was ooh I like the look of this kit!
Taking a closer look at the device it reminds me very much of the Teros One by Joyetech!
It has similar glass panels and with an operation basically the same, the only exception to that would be the different style of pods.
Otherwise I could almost swear it was the Teros One repackaged!
Would I recommend the iJoy Neptune Pod Kit?
For those looking for a second device or a stealthy small device “Yes”
Would I buy this kit again due loss or damage?
For me personally “No” while the vape was good and I mean really smooth, I still prefer my Nord pod system.
Although Mrs J is just head over hills in love with the Neptune pod kit.
It gets her seal of approval as her new favourite device, she has even bought a second so while one is on charge she can still vape the other.