The PocketBox from Innokin Is A Real Pocket Rocket!
As the name suggests the Innokin PocketBox is indeed pocket and bag friendly and is a dinky little vape device to look at and hold – this thing is tiny and even with the drip tip it’s only just slightly taller than the Innokin Pebble!
Following on from the beginner friendly Pocketmod the Pocketbox has a 2ml capacity – that you may be able to increase slightly and a 1200mAH built in battery this is one of those kits you either use as a back up or drop in your pocket when out and about.
It currently comes in three colours the blue and black having a rubberized finish whilst the black and white is more your typical mod paint job.
This is an AIO [all in one] vape kit that’s extremely simple to use with no screens or settings to worry about so ideal for new vapers…or is it?
The problem here is Innokin has only included one coil and that’s a sub ohm 0.35 – higher resistance mouth to lung coils reading 1.2ohms are available separately.
As to how I feel about that we’ll look at shortly!
OK this was sent to me for the purpose of this review free of charge direct from Innokin – thank you – and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own.
Inside the Box
Very nice and tidy packaging as we’ve come to expect from Innokin.
Inside you’ll find:
- 1x Innokin Pocketbox
- 1x DTL Coil 0.35ohm
- 1x Micro USB Charging Cable
- 1x Quick Start Guide
- Colors: Black, White, Blue
Innokin PocketBox Specs
- 2ml capacity
- 1200mAh Internal Battery
- Max 40w output
- Weight: 132g
- Dimensions: 72 x 47 x 25mm
- Resistance Range: 0.2 – 3.5ohm
- Voltage Output: 3.3 – 4.2V
- Dual Airflow Slots
Innokin PocketBox Quick Start Guide
- Unscrew the top/cap and remove
- Screw coil into the housing
- No need to prime the coil as this is an AIO [all in one device]
- Fill e-liquid to max fill line
- Replace top cap finger tight
- Leave it to sit for 5-10 minutes to soak that coil
- X3 clicks of the fire button to turn on and off
- Hit fire button to vape
- Battery level LED: Green – Yellow – Red – the latter meaning low battery life left
This is an all in one device – AIO – with no screen and a simple top fill – so once again simplicity is key here, similar to the SMOK Priv One
It has a pretty decent 1200mAH internal battery which is very good for a vape device this size.
And here’s the key feature – this thing is tiny!
Out of the box it comes with just one coil – the 0.35ohm direct to lung coil – DTL – however a 1.2ohm mouth to lung – MTL – coil is available to be purchased separately.
Coil swapping is easy and can be done with e-liquid still inside the 2ml tank – but have a tissue handy for any e-liquid residue.
Operating is as easy as hitting the rubberized diamond shaped fire button and the LED battery indicator light lets you know how much power you have in your device –
- RED means low
- Yellow means half power left
- Green is good to go with a full battery life.
Charging is be done via the USB cable and you can vape whilst it’s charging [pass-though] – always a good thing!
Design and Build Quality
The build on the Innokin PocketBox is as you might expect from Innokin very nice indeed with the threads whilst not silky smooth they aren’t at all scratchy.
The edges of the carbon fibre style sticker panels are covered by the shell of the device so little if any chance of them peeling off.
The fire button appears to be coated in some kind of rubber material is delightfully clicky with a very satisfying feel and sound.
Design wise it looks as pretty as a picture especially in black and white with the contrast between the white panels looking good against the carbon fibre and black top.
The blue and all black versions have a kind of rubberized finish to them whilst the black and white is a smoother paint job effect.
Branding is kept to a minimum with PocketBox at an angle on both sides and a small Innokin towards the base and there’s a small amount of battery venting on the side.
You can swap out the 510 drip tip for your own however I had no issues with the one supplied.
How Does the Innokin PocketBox Perform?
OK it’s a shame Innokin only include a sub ohm coil and come to that unusually for them only one of them!
What I can say performance wise is this little vape device is a wolf in sheeps clothing – this thing chucks clouds like you wouldn’t believe!
With the green light showing the battery is well charged – this little pocket rocket really does have a surprising hit to it!
The clouds really are incredible for the amount of power hitting that coil!
Flavour wise things are pretty good too – not amazing flavour but certainly passable and it wicked well with the 70-30 VG/PG juice I was using.
Given there was no hint of dry hits I feel sure this one could manage high VG with no worries.
I can’t stress enough that you fill to a tiny bit below the fill line to avoid flooding – spit back and gurgling which all AIO devices can be prone to.
Sneaky Secret Silicone Bung?
Given this is a 2ml capacity you will drink your juice pretty quickly however…
I noticed a silicon gasket in the base of the tank and after a couple of fills it began to move about.
It doesn’t say anywhere on the Innokin website this is one of those crafty silicon ‘bungs’ you remove to create more e-liquid capacity however once removed it does just that 😉
So whether you remove it or not is up to you – I’ve certainly had no leakage since pulling it out and reckon that extra 1.5ml [ish] capacity has cut down on refills a little bit.
Despite not having the DTL coil in the box [available separately] you can technically still get a decent mouth to lung vape off the PocketBox.
I turned the airflow down as low as it could go and it was restricted enough to deliver an airy-ish but passable MTL vape.
And as you might expect the already good flavour popped up a couple of notches with the airflow really cut down.
Like I said it’s a pity Innokin didn’t add one of those higher resistance coils to the kit because that would have made this one ideal from new vapers who can try out both vape styles.
- Easy to use
- Decent battery life
- Compact to say the least
- Decent flavour
- Amazing clouds!
- Only one coil!
- Fire button placement takes getting used to
Final Review Verdict
The Innokin Pocketbox is a bloody good little vape kit.
Out of the box you’ve got a very simple to use – conveniently sized set-up that will impress both flavour chasers and cloud chuckers.
Battery life is pretty good too and after a little over an hours charging I was getting around 4 hours with constant use and of course it can be vaped whilst charging [pass-through].
However once the battery indicator flashes red as you might expect the vape becomes a lot weaker.
I have had a little bit of spit back – very occasionally – not sure if this was because I’d slightly over-filled but I have to point this out.
The build is very good however one little design niggle and that is the fire button placement.
Innokin has placed this on the top of the mod and it does feel a little awkward firing it from that position.
Even now after a couple of weeks I instinctively go to press the side!
I’ve mentioned the clouds from this and I have to say again despite its compact stealthy size – the clouds you get off this are amazing!
The flavour is pretty good too – not amazing but certainly the PocketBox gives a pretty decent taste.
So would I recommend this one?
Indeed I would but exactly what vaping niche out of the box Innokin is aiming at I’m not sure.
Had they stuck an MTL coil in with the sub ohm coil this would be the ultimate starter kit.
As it is it’s a great little back up sub ohm device and stands alone on its own so yeah highly recommended!
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