One TPD Compliant – One Not – So What’s the Difference?
The Innokin Oceanus Kit is the latest release from these well known vaping giants and I have to say this is one of the very best presented vape kits you’re ever likely to see – bravo indeed!
The Oceanus mod uses a single 20700 battery and inside you’ll find not one but two of them which is a very generous move from the manufacturers.
And in keeping with Innokin’s excellent safety standards there’s x2 battery condoms too.
However, given those of us in the EU are shackled by the TRPR and TPD there’s two versions of the kit available with a subtle difference.
Subtle Differences in Kits?
The EU version comes with the 2ml iSub VE tank whilst the rest of the world gets the 3.5ml Scion tank complete with a spare stock coil AND the new RBA head.
Obviously those of us in the EU can chance our luck with customs and order from overseas if we want the Scion kit – however that as they say is ‘up to you’.
I was fortunate enough to receive both versions and will review them together.
To all intents and purposes the mod is identical so rather than repeating myself I’ll tackle that in detail in the EU version.
And given we’ve already reviewed the Innokin Scion tank I’ll concentrate on the RBA head.
Right hope that makes sense lol and given EcigClick is UK based I’ll start with the TPD compliant iSub kit.
For the record Oceanus is a Titan Lord of the Seas – often called the ‘Father of the Waters.’
So let’s see if these kits have my eyes watering with joy.
Both kits were sent to me for the purpose of this review by Innokin and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own.
In the EU Version Box
The presentation of the Innokin Oceanus kit is absolutely stunning it’s as simple as that.
Removing the sleeve reveals a fold out box with two compartments.
One side is the superb accessories box which includes a ton of ‘stuff’ whilst the other side has your mod – tank – spare coil and of course x2 20700 batteries safely wrapped in battery condoms.
There’s an envelope containing the instruction manual – battery safety card and stickers as well as a very easy to follow and colourful quick start guide.
Like I said – this is simply superb presentation and really gives the impression you’re not only getting your money’s worth – but also buying a high end piece of kit.
OK inside you’ll find:
Oceanus Kit EU Version Contents
- 1 x Oceanus single 20700 vape mod
- 1 x iSub VE Tank
- 1 x iSub 0.5ohm BVC coil
- 1 x Extra glass tube
- 2 x 20700 high capacity batteries (3000mAh 30A-40A)
- 2 x Silicone 20700 battery sleeves
- 1 x Vape band
- 1 x Micro-USB charging cable
- 1 x User manual
Oceanus Kit EU Version Specs
- Operating Voltage: 3.0V-7.5V
- Operating Wattage: 6.0W-110W
- Replaceable battery
- Standby Current: 100uA max
- Maximum Output Wattage 110W
- Maximum Output Current 31.5A
- Maximum Output Voltage: 7.5V
- Charging: Micro USB DC 5V/2A
Key Features Oceanus Mod
First up the Oceanus mod is powered with a single 20700 battery and hits a max power of just 110watts.
There’s no temperature control either making this device about as easy as things can get.
However there is a MOD feature which has two settings:
- MODN – mod normal which is standard power
- MODP – which gives a 2 second 20% power boost when you fire – useful for larger coils
Oceanus Mod Quick Start Guide
- Once the battery is inserted x3 clicks of the fire button turns on and off
- Fire & + button: changed mode from MODN to MODP
- + & – buttons together: flips screen
- Fire & + button: wattage/voltage/bypass modes
- + & – buttons together: precise reading of puffs/volts/resistance
- To change wattage hold for 2 seconds until screen flashes then increase/decrease by 0.5 increments.
- Like I said about as simple as things can get.
Isub VE Tank Quick Start Guide
- Filling is as simple as unscrewing the top and squirting your juice down the sides of the tank.
- Removing the coils is easy too with the clean hands ‘push and pull’ method – which means you can sap them out whilst there’s juice in the tank.
- Simply unscrew the base – remove the coil by pulling and then pop in your new one – easy!
Design and Build Quality
One word here and that is ‘exceptional’.
When I say that I’m talking about both the Innokin Oceanus mod and the iSub VE tank – both are put together very well indeed.
The tank is simple to use and fill with clean simple lines that put the words ‘no fuss’ into my head.
Straight out of the box and this particular iSub is extremely tight to get apart – so be careful – but once juiced up there’s no issue.
As to the star of the show the Oceanus mod – once again Innokin’s designers have done a grand job.
It looks sleek with just the right amount of curves to give a true ergonomic feel in the hand – if a little heavy even without the larger sized battery inside.
The button placements are excellent [clicky too] and the screen is large enough with good brightness.
The battery door is clean and held on by powerful magnets and there’s no rattle whatsoever and good venting on the side.
There is 2amp charging if you don’t have a charger that will fit the 20700 batteries – my Nitecore does – and I did charge mine via the USB port and had no issues.
I know we all say it’s best to charge batteries externally but one thing about Innokin is they do take vaping safety extremely seriously – so if they say it’s safe I can’t argue.
But playing the Devil’s Advocate here – I would urge you to use an external charger!
I received the EU white version other colours: Rose Gold – Black – Purple – Gunmetal.
I’m not that happy with the iSub on top as to be honest I think it looks a little ‘lost’ on there however there’s no TPD compliant Scion tank out there yet so I guess it was the best they could do.
Of course you can fit whatever you like on there and I found most of my 25mm atties fitted on top reasonably flush.
OK it passes the looks and build test – so how does it vape?
How Does the Innokin Oceanus and Isub VE Tank Perform?
OK, the coils that come with the kit are rated at 0.5ohm and fire between 30 and 60 watts.
At around 50 watts the flavour and clouds are decent however I found 57.5watts the sweet spot with a very good flavour profile and a surprising amount of clouds.
The mod itself performs extremely well especially in the Power mode where I found a very quick ramp up of the larger more exotic coils worked very well indeed.
Regular users of Innokin devices will know the wattage increments go up in 0.5 stages and whilst this is a little bit annoying to me personally – it’s not that much of an issue when it comes to performance.
One thing I was expecting was a bit more battery life – especially using tanks with higher wattage builds or coils in there.
Vaping near the top end of this device I was a little miffed to see about four hours use at around an average of 90 watts.
However after half a dozen charges the battery life is better by an hour or so and certainly at the lower wattage you’ll get 7 or so hours of use.
To be honest the EU kit is well worth the money however the tank whilst a good little performer is not showing the Oceanus off at its best.
However, the vape mod is a solid good looking hard hitting device that I like very much indeed.
The Oceanus and Scion Kit
OK… now to have a look at what the rest of the world will be getting and I have to say it’s a whole lot better!
Damn you TPD lol.
It’s the exact same packaging – without the addition of the ridiculous nicotine warning sign.
Inside you’ll find:
- 1 x Innokin Oceanus
- 1 x Innokin Scion Sub-Ohm Tank
- 1 x Scion Kanthal Triple BVC 0.5ohm Atomizer Head (Pre-installed)
- 1 x Scion RBA Head
- 2 x Ampking 20700 30 Amp 3000mAhBattery
- 2 x 20700 Silicone Battery Sleeve
- 1 x Replacement Glass
- 2 x Prebuilt Coils
- 1 x Cotton Pad
- 1 x Set of Spare Parts
- 1 x Screwdriver
- 1 x Micro USB Cable
Oceanus and Scion Kit Specs
- Dimensions: 2-1/8″ x 15/16″ (Including Drip Tip and Threads)
- Diameter: 24mm
- 510 Threaded
- 3.5ml e-Liquid Capacity
- Convenient Top Fill Design
- Sleek and Compact Design
- Glass Tank
- Stainless Steel Construction
- Dual Airflow Slots
- Adjustable Airflow Control Valve
- Wide Bore Delrin Drip Tip
- Utilizes Innokin Scion Kanthal BVC (Bottom Vertical Coil) Atomizer Heads for Variable Wattage
- Includes (1) Scion Kanthal Triple BVC 0.5ohm Atomizer Head (70 – 110W)
- Includes Scion RBA Head – Dual Post Velocity Style Build Deck
- Includes Prebuilt Coils and Cotton
How Does the Oceanus Scion Kit Perform?
We’ve covered the Scion tank in a previous review where I gave it a bit of a luke warm score of 4.2.
However, my main issue with the tank was the higher wattage 0.2ohm coils – mainly due to them not really handling the higher watts.
However, in this kit we get the 0.5ohm Coil – which I enjoyed – and given they max out at 110watts that’s as high as the Oceanus can go.
However it’s the inclusion of the Scion RBA deck that’s of interest here.
Look its nothing to write home about and certainly there’s nothing special about it at all being a simple dual post velocity style deck.
However, fanciness doesn’t necessarily mean better and to be honest the included RBA deck whilst basic by today’s standards – was a refreshing change from clamps – bells and whistles – very very easy to build on!
I had a 0.2ohm read from x2 alien coils – wicking was a doddle and the flavor whilst not exceptional was enjoyable and the clouds were pretty impressive.
Given the Oceanus maxes out at just 110watts I think this version of the kit is ideal for newcomers to sub ohm vaping and most definitely beginners to building their own coils – it really is as simple as it gets.
This version comes with a couple of coils though the cotton wool supplied isn’t that good it does its job.
I preferred vaping on both the stock coil and RBA on this version to the iSub on the EU version – but again there’s plenty of room on top of the mod for whatever you choose to put on it.
What I Like
I absolutely adore the design and build of the Oceanus device – it’s a lovely looking piece of kit.
The presentation of both is fantastic with plenty of bits ‘n bobs giving the impression of a high end device.
The Scion version comes with a bubble glass which whilst looking a bit daft does increase juice capacity by a little over 1ml – so that has to be a good thing for heavier vapers.
And of course the inclusion of x2 20700 batteries wrapped inside condoms if fantastic.
What I Don’t Like
Not a lot really – though the ISub VE seems a little ‘dated’ these days and does seem a little lost on there – not a lot they can do apart from bringing out a TPD Scion tank to be fair.
It is a little heavy and that’s not just down to the larger battery either as its solid in the hand without one – but hey enough about my weak wrists!
I know many of you out there might be a bit miffed there’s no temp control – but there’s plenty of devices out there that can handle that.
Final Review Verdict
Overall both kits vape very well indeed though obviously we in the EU are getting shortchanged by not having the Scion tank and RBA deck.
Sadly there’s nothing Innokin can do about that.
There’s no getting away from it these kits are presented beautifully with everything you need to get vaping included.
If you were to receive this as a gift you’d be delighted let’s put it that way!
I’ve used both tanks for around 10 days and had not one bit of leakage from either of them – including my build on the RBA deck – so wet in name but not in nature you might say.
Whilst the Innokin Oceanus hasn’t got me crying tears of joy it has put a smile on my face and I have NO hesitation in recommending it.
- Beautifully presented
- Beautifully built
- X2 20700 batteries and condoms included
- As safe as vape devices get
- Easy to use
- Choice of kits
- Choice of colours
- RBA deck in Scion version
- Amazing price if you break down what you’re getting!
- On the heavy side
- EU kit less value than the Scion version?
- Battery life not as good as I expected on higher wattage
- No temp control