Back in September 2020, the amazing Michelle too a look a the original rendition of the pod kit and this one’s called the Innokin Sceptre MTL.
It’s a device designed for a Mouth-To-Lung or restrictive Direct Lung vape and across the board Michelle rated the Sceptre quite highly with an 8.8/10 overall – Impressive!
I was puzzled however, what could they have possibly done different, and why release a newer model which on the face of it, looks exactly the same?
Stamped on the side of the Bio-Degradable box is the text ‘You asked, We Delivered‘ so I imagine they had a lot of requests for Innokin to change certain aspects of the kit.
Unfortunately I’ve never tried the original but it looks apparent that Innokin has made this more of an MTL vape than its predecessor, so we’re looking for a tighter draw and looking at any minor differences with this one.
What Can We Expect From the Innokin Sceptre MTL Kit ?
The Innokin Sceptre MTL Kit has the same internal 1400mAh battery along with the same 3ml/2ml TPD pod capacity however this time around Innokin include 2no 0.65Ω Mesh coils which should hopefully mean better flavour, however will they A: Drink more e-liquid and B: drink more of that battery life?
Seeing as Innokin has stamped an MTL mark on the box, its good to see the 3ml capacity pods have an airflow slider, but this time around have removed the RDL option.
The Innokin Sceptre offers very little with regards to adjustments apart from airflow, there is still the Micro USB port on the back along with the single fire button with auto-draw activation and 3 small LED indicators above.
One nice feature I’ve not seen before but think is very clever, is the small white LED light inside the device, which will illuminate your pod so you can check your e-liquid level in any conditions. Such a tiny feature but massively handy.
So let’s crack on with the review and see what this kit is all about.
This kit was sent to me free of charge for the purpose of review.
All views and opinions are solely those of my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of others.
Inside the Box
- 1 x Sceptre MTL Pod Device
- 2 x 0.65Ω Sceptre MTL Mesh Coils
- 1 x Micro USB Cable
- 1 x Quick Start Guide
- 1 x Warning Booklet
Specs and Features
- Size: 106.8 x 29.0 x 18.0mm
- Battery: 1400mAh Built-In
- E-Liquid Capacity: 3ml (TPD Version 2.0ml)
- Output Current: 8A
- Airflow – Airflow ring on base of the Pod
- Charging: Via Micro USB Port
- Available colours: Silver | Black
Design and Build Quality
In comparison to the original Sceptre, there is very little in differences.
The only noticeable differences are the colour styles which now come in either Silver or Black with a Carbon effect print on the top section.
The Black model has a soft silicon feel around the lower sections where as the Silver does not.
When it comes to build quality, the Innokin Sceptre MTL is near the top of the list of premium feeling pod style systems. I imagine its made from zinc alloy however I cant find any information on this.
The clever LED inside the device will light up when inhaling or pressing the fire button meaning you can keep tabs on your e-liquid level at any time of day.
Gotta be one of the simplest yet best features I’ve seen from a pod style system.
The Innokin Sceptre MTL Pods
The Innokin Sceptre MTL only comes with the one pod which will only fit into the device one way but are nicely removed with your thumb thanks to a handy knobbly section on one side.
Once installed, they sit nice and snug with only the smallest of side-to-side wobble.
The pods are only slightly smoked meaning its not too difficult to see your level which is ideal because there is no way to check your level side-on, unless you remove the pod from the device itself.
Innokin Sceptre In the Hand
Standing only 106mm tall and weighing only 92g when fully loaded with e-liquid, the Innokin Sceptre MTL is comfortable and portable.
I prefer the feel in the hand of the Black variant due to its smooth rubberised feel but regardless of which colour style you choose, the Sceptre is comfortable to hold.
As much as you don’t need to worry about using the fire button thanks to the responsive draw-activation, holding this as a thumb or finger firer is OK.
Its not the most comfortable to hold and fire due to the high button placement so for most of my time I’ve made use of the draw-activation.
Innokin SCpetre MTL: How To Fit the Coils and Fill the Pod
If you haven’t owned a pod system before, or perhaps not many, the design of the Sceptre pods might throw you at first, mainly due to the way the coil is removed and installed.
Here’s how to fit a coil:
- Remove the pod from the device
- With the Sceptre text facing up, twist the orange base anti-clockwise slightly until it clicks
- Pull the base out
- Unscrew the coil anti-clockwise
- Pop a few drops of e-liquid on your new coil
- Screw in the new coil clockwise into the base
- Fit the orange base into the pod at the slight angle you removed it
- Turn base clockwise gently until it clicks straight.
Here’s how to fill the pod with e-liquid:
- Remove the pod from the device
- Open the side filling port
- Fill with your desired e-liquid
- Leave to rest for 5 minutes to allow the e-liquid to saturate
Innokin Sceptre MTL Display & Functions
There are very little features to worry about when it comes to the Innokin Sceptre MTL.
With a single button, 3 small LED indicators and the Auto-Draw function, there are only a few things to remember.
Here’s how to operate the Device:
- Device On/Off – Fire button 3 clicks
- Change Wattage – Turn device Off then press & hold fire button.
The wattage can be changed between 10w Green Indicator and 12.5w Pink Indicator and there is a minor difference to the output so play around to see what best suits you.
The battery level is displayed via the LED Indicators, heres what the colours mean:
- Red – 10% Capacity remaining
- Blue – 10%-50% remaining
- Green – 50% + remaining
When charging, the LED indicator will change colour depending on battery level and will eventually turn off when fully charged. (Red = 0-90% charged, Green 90%+ Charged)
How Does the Innokin Sceptre MTL Perform?
Due to this being purely for an MTL vape, or so they say, I went for a 50VG 50PG – which is a nicotine salt based e-liquid I’ve became a big fan of – Peachy Passion by GotSalt.
Sweet Peach and smooth Passionfruit. Lovely..(Not a sponsor)
Innokin Sceptre MTL – the 0.65Ω Sceptre Mesh Coil
Power set to High (12.5w) with the airflow around the middle mark, this coil produces excellent flavour and a decent, discreet cloud.
I was very impressed with the device at the lower 10w also and would recommend sticking to 10w if you decide to have a tighter airflow (Less than halfway open)
With regards to its warmth, even at the higher wattage setting, the temperature of the vape is fairly cool, or slightly warm depending on how you look at it.
So if you’re after a fairly warm MTL vape, the Sceptre 0.65Ω Mesh coil wont quite hit the spot.
However if you’re a bit mad – drop the airflow to the minimum, and the wattage to the higher setting and you’ll warm the vape up a bit. But be warned, you may burn the coil with too much chain vaping.
Innokin Sceptre MTL Airflow
This is where the Innokin Sceptre MTL really shines.
For too long a lot of pod systems just don’t quite replicate the tight draw experience you get from the cigarette.
Although the mouthpiece may not be cigarette, or even 510 drip tip shaped, you can still enjoy a very tight MTL draw with the airflow at its minimum.
Turning the airflow dial to the right does make a difference depending on how you set it, so be prepared to lift the pod out of the device a few times when you first try it as you may need to make a few small adjustments.
There is barely any noise from the Innokin Sceptre MTL, no whistle also and overall the airflow is excellent and does a fantastic job with regards to restricting the airflow for a decent Tight MTL draw that I really enjoy.
Innokin Sceptre MTL Battery Life & Charging
I’ve been impressed with the battery life, especially considering there is a 0.65Ω coil installed.
If you don’t get a days battery life from the Innokin Sceptre MTL, then you clearly vape more than I do, and yeah… I vape a lot.
Its a shame the Sceptre still has a Micro USB port, that’s definitely a mark down for Innokin, but it still charges fairly quickly with a 1A charge, around 1hr 20mins in my experiences.
Does the Innokin Sceptre MTL Leak?
Yes. But not terribly.
Its odd because of the style of coil installation so I would put the ‘leakage’ down to more condensation as opposed to actual leaking.
Be sure to keep an eye on the inside of the device and clean it out regularly.
- An almost perfect MTL experience
- Very good flavour from the 0.65Ω Mesh Coil
- Airflow adjustment makes a big difference
- Very sturdy build quality and finish
- Decent battery life
- Auto-Draw is very responsive
- Replaceable coils and re-fillable.
- Internal LED to illuminate pod is simple but very handy
- Uses Micro USB port, a little old school now
- Fire button not nicely placed for firing
- The coils replacement is a little confusing at first.
- Mouthpiece shape may not be favourable for some
- Regular condensation build up inside the device.
- Not much warmth from the vape thanks to being mesh, may bother some
- Changing wattage setting may be confusing at first. Read the Manual!
- Only one pod in the kit
Final Review Verdict
As much as I never tried the original Sceptre, its clear this is purely a Mouth-To-Lung pod system that certainly ticks all the boxes when it comes to flavour and restriction.
There are also some very clever minor features like the LED light inside the device and its the little things that the Innokin Sceptre does very well.
Innokin has also created a very solid feeling, high quality pod system, especially in comparison to the basis systems available.
However I imagine the quality will be reflected in the price? We’ll have to wait and see…
Would this device be long lasting and still work 3, 6 or even 12 months from now?
Due to its build quality and fairly large battery capacity, I imagine the Innokin Sceptre MTL will last very well over time depending on usage.
My key advice would be to keep an eye on any leaking or condensation on the contacts as that’s the weakest point of this kit.
Does this device deliver the flavour, vapour and general experience I require, in order to be enjoyed?
If you currently own a pod system that you enjoy, but perhaps wish for a tighter draw, then the Innokin Sceptre MTL is a very very decent option for more than one reason.
Being an Innokin product, your sure to be able to get hold of coils and the 0.65Ω Mesh coil is fantastic, long lasting and full of flavour and the complete vape experience is very satisfying.
Is this device versatile to suit a new vaper, and an experienced one a like?
With simplicity in mind, the Innokin Sceptre MTL may be slightly tricky for a new vaper, however if they’re keen to quit the fags I’m sure they’ll get the hang of it fairly quickly and will certainly enjoy the simple adjustments and what difference it makes to the experience.
Have you bought the Innokin Sceptre MTL kit?
Or have you given it a try?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.