The Innokin Podin is classed as a mini-mod pod – it’s certainly tiny, but is it big on performance?
Innokin are responsible for a humongous amount of smokers switching to vaping – period.
Mostly thanks to their T18 range of vape kits which are still excellent devices ideal as a starter kit for someone looking to quit smoking.
Aside from that, Innokin generally create very well built kits.
The Innokin Adept Zlide kit, may not have been my favourite, but its certainly extremely solidly built.
The recent MVP5 with Ajax Tank is a winner in my opinion and there is some extremely handy, clever features in the MVP5 device itself.
So the Innokin Podin appears to go against the company’s grain at present, and on the face of it, it doesn’t seem to offer much with regards to stand out features.
What Can We Expect From The Innokin Podin System
In essence this is just ‘another’ pod system to hit an extremely over saturated market, but there are a couple of stand-out features which interest me.
The pod features a small airflow adjustment slider at the base, and as this is directed at the Mouth-To-Lung vaper, I’m expecting the adjustment to make a subtle but noticeable difference to the experience.
The Innokin Podin has limited power adjustment settings making this an ideal starter kit and the provided lanyard also doubles up as the Micro-USB charging cable.
So let’s Crack On and see what the Innokin Podin has to offer!
This kit was sent to me for the purpose of review.
All views and opinions are solely those of my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of others.
I did of course have to look up what the name Podin means…
It seems it’s slang for: everything is okay and solved; No worries.
Now you know 😉
Inside the Box:
- 1 x Podin Mod
- 1 x Podin Pod
- 2 x 1.3Ω Round-Wire Coils
- 1 x Micro USB Lanyard
- 1 x Quick Start Guide
- 1 x Warning Booklet
Innokin Podin Specs and Features
- Size: 61x46x16mm
- Weight: 86.5g (Full Pod)
- Battery: 800mAh Internal Battery
- E-Liquid Capacity: 2.0ml
- Pod: Refillable with replaceable coils
- Charging: Via USB Lanyard
- Automatic Switch and Fire Button
- Wattage Range: 8w-9w
Available Colours: Black | Black Marble | Blue Marble | Green Marble | Red Marble | White Marble
Design and Build Quality
The Innokin Podin Device
The Podin device is small, cute and compact.
The marble slightly vinyl feeling material is surrounded by metal which I suppose is Zinc or aluminum.
But it feels really solid and high quality and nestled within the Marble effect is 4 tiny LED indicators which are very bright considering their size
Above the indicators is a small square button for firing the device and switching it on and off – the device has a draw-activated option as well.
On the side of the device is a teeny button which will release the pod with a satisfying pop when pressed.
At the base of the device is the Micro USB port for charging.
The Innokin Podin Lanyard
Having to make a sub-category for ‘lanyard’ can only mean it does more than dangle round your neck – and that’s right!
The lanyard can be popped open, leaving you with 2 ends.
One of which is your traditional USB connector, and the other end connects into the device via Micro USB to charge the Podin.
The lanyard itself measures about 80cm long when fully stretched out and the cotton ribbon is thick and tough – good quality.
The Innokin Podin Pod/Cartridge
At the top of the pod is an oval shaped mouthpiece which is fairly comfortable and long enough that your lips don’t touch the top of the device easily.
Once clipped into the device itself, you’re easily able to view your e-liquid level thanks to the device design and the PCTG used isn’t too dark so you can view the level fairly well in most light conditions.
You only get the one pod in the kit which I think is always a shame, but the included Pod can hold 2.0ml of e-liquid and you can also replace the coils once they die out.
As previously mentioned, Pod adapters are available meaning you can use Myblu and Juul pods (If you really want to).
An interesting feature, but frankly I can’t see why Innokin doesn’t just promote their own coils, as apposed to using others?
I suppose it helps broaden their reach.
The Innokin Podin In the Hand
Its so small that I could hardly have any niggles when it comes to holding the Podin.
Used as a thumb firer, your pinky will support the base of the Podin with your fingers wrapped around the outer edge – it feels pretty natural holding it this way.
With the option of making the most of the automatic draw, you needn’t worry about pressing the fire button.
Held in a similar way, but without your thumb on the button, there really isn’t anything to complain about.
How To Fill The Innokin Podin
Once you’ve removed the Pod from the device, filling is extremely simple.
- Prise open the blue silicon cover on the side
- Fill with your desired e-liquid
- Re-fit the silicon cover
- Click the pod back into the device
Replacing the Coils
The coils for the Podin are proprietary meaning you cant use any other coils apart from those made specifically for this kit.
With the pod removed, you will notice 2 arrows on the base of the pod, with a small anti-clockwise twist, the base can be removed which takes the coil with it.
From this point:
- Unscrew the coil from the base
- Prime your new coil with a few drops of e-liquid
- Screw the new coil into the base
- Fit the base back into the pod
- Turn gently clockwise to fit it flush with the pod.
How Does the Innokin Podin Perform?
Seeing as the Podin is primarily a Mouth-To-Lung device, its fair to say its going into the good for beginners category.
How to Operate the Innokin Podin
To turn on the device, click the fire button 3 times and the device will power up with 3 bright white LEDs.
Upon pressing the fire button, the device will glow all 3 LED’s or less, depending on your battery life – along with this, a 4th indicator will glow.
This LED indicates your wattage which you can choose between 8w (Green) and 9w (Purple) – you can switch between wattage settings by 3 clicking the fire button, turning the device off.
Then press and hold the fire button to scroll between the 2 options – clever and simple.
Innokin Podin Airflow
Personally, I’ve used the Podin at its tightest setting.
It’s still not like sucking a golf ball through a garden hose.
In fact its still a little loose for some – but personally its how I like it.
If you decide that’s too tight, opening the airflow adjustment up can be a fiddle as its such a tiny slider, but it does make a difference and you can fine-tune it to your preferred.
Regardless of how you set your airflow, its smooth and delivers an excellent MTL experience.
Innokin Podin Flavour
Its a 50VG/50PG 11mg nicotine salt.
1.3 Ω Coil
I really cant notice much difference between the 2 wattage options (8w or 9w) so I stuck with the more powerful choice.
With the airflow at the minimum, the flavour is very good and brings out the fruity and sweet notes of my chosen e-liquid.
Considering the high resistance of these coils, and their size, I’m really quite impressed with the flavour.
It’s certainly ticking the boxes for me as I left my preferred device at home, 3 days in a row – and took just the Innokin Podin out with me.
Considering the power output, the resistance and size of the coil, I’m very impressed with the vapour production.
No its not a huge cloud, but you can feel how dense it is on the inhale and comes out on the exhale just the same.
At the 9w output setting, you get that slightly warm, smooth inhale and the vapour when exhaled is a perfect amount for me.
An excellent performer.
Innokin Podin Battery Life
800mAh may not sound like a lot, but considering the high resistance of the coil (1.3Ω) you get at least a days life out of this device.
During my testing, I’ve been going well into the next day, with a little 20 minute charge at lunchtime, getting me through until I get home.
If the Innokin Podin doesn’t get you through at least 3 full tanks of Nic-Salt, then something is wrong.
Three full tanks meant a day and a half’s use for me so if you’re unlikely to use that much, your battery life will improve.
Charging the device takes around 1 hour which about right for this size device, and the included Lanyard-come-USB cable is excellent.
I was really baffled as to why Innokin would feel the need to offer adapters so you can use Myblu or Juul Pods.
Especially considering their own 1.3Ω coil performs so excellently.
And then I found out why…
Well obviously the first point is that the Innokin Podin will be a device that will be an option for Myblu and Juul users, but secondly – the coils don’t last very well.
During my testing, the first coil lasted only 4 days before the flavour dropped and the coil started to deliver a burnt taste.
Onto the second coil and I’ve maybe been a little more careful (If that’s at all possible) But yet again, i only got 4 days. Such a shame.
To make things clear, I fully primed the coil and let it sit for at least 10 minutes before vaping, and on the second coil, i only vaped on the higher wattage of 9w for a couple of puffs.
- Small sleek and comfortable
- Simple to use and well made
- Easy to fill and replace coils
- Very simple control
- Adaptors available (If you so wish)
- An enjoyable vape experience
- The included 1.3Ω coils didn’t last long
- Silly name
Final Review Verdict
Its always sad when a device has all the right features in place, and also offers an excellent vape – especially considering its simplicity, style and build quality.
But what matters most is durability with the starter kits, for someone picking up this device as their first kit – coming across a burnt flavour after 3 days will just push them back to smoking.
Most new vapers wont understand what’s gone wrong, and they’ll use that excuse to go back to the stinkies.
But aside from the coil durability, this is an excellent device which delivers a rich flavour and a very nice vape experience and a draw which is very similar to cigarettes.
There’s a number of features that I look at when trying out a device, and for something to score highly, it needs to meet certain demands.
‘Would this device be long lasting and still work 3, 6 or even 12 months from now?’
The Innokin Podin is very well built, even the lanyard is high quality.
I’ve no concerns over the longevity of the device, the pods or the battery.
Its just the coils that don’t last long enough.
Does this device deliver the flavour, vapour and general experience I require, in order to be enjoyed?
Its in my top 5 with regards to offering a vape experience that’s as close to smoking a cigarette as possible.
The minor airflow adjustment allows you to fine-tune that experience also and I’ve nothing bad to say about the flavour and vapour production – very satisfying.
Is this device versatile to suit a new vaper, and an experienced one alike?
The Innokin Podin is more suited to a new vaper, or a Juul/myblu user as apposed to an experienced vaper.
But it’s nicely styled so there may be a long-term vaper who would be happy to pick up the Podin and despite its funny name.
Have you picked up the Innokin Podin pod kit?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments!