Daleks beware this is the Mig Vapor Minion Vape Mod kit and this is no despicable vaping device.
BTW if anyone sees Dr Who you’d better tell him I’ve got his sonic screwdriver and I ain’t giving it back!
Mig Vapor Minion
Ok enough blabbering about Time Lords and weird little dungaree wearing yellow dudes and let’s take a close-up look at what this rather large device has to offer. Can it make it onto our Best Vape Pen list?
In the Box
- 1*Minion 30W Battery (spring loaded 510 Connector)
- 1 *Micro-USB Charger
- 1 *Minion tank Mouthpiece stainless
- 1 *Minion tank Tube 3ML
- 1 *Minion tank Base
- 2 *Minion tank Sub Ohm Coil (0.5Ω)
- Manual for battery and Tank
Minion Kit Specs
- 16mm length
- 7mm wide
- 3000mah battery
The Mig Vapor Minion is a constant voltage vaping device that works at 3.5v on full battery and as the battery wears down the clever PCB [printed circuit board] kicks in and takes over and flips to full output power.
Given it’s a 3000mah battery I can indeed attest the Minion runs for an absolute age before running down.
It’s a one button set up that’s used to turn on and off – 5 clicks for both – and for firing.
This is a vape pen that you just charge – fill up the 3ml tank and vape – simples!
Build and Design Quality
This is a beautifully constructed well designed vaping device.
It not only looks amazing as soon as you hold it in your hand it oozes quality – the teardrop design in the tank window with the matching fire button is stunning – almost made this design loving dude cry lol.
The fire button lights up green when you fire and to show it’s fully charged and ready to vape.
I received the silver [stainless steel] version which is a bottom filling tank – apparently other colours are top filling including a wild looking thing called the Fab Grunge – very psychedelic!
To fill you’ll need to turn the device upside down – unscrew the battery and whilst still holding the tank upside down you’ll need to unscrew and remove the base.
To be fair the fact the stainless steel version [which I have] is bottom filler the filling is to be honest a little fiddly.
There’s a fair amount of space to pass through before you can get the nozzle of your e-liquid bottle into the narrow filling vents.
You really need to tilt the tank to make sure your juice doesn’t slosh all over the place.
All the other colours are top fill so maybe they’re a bit easier 🙂
All the threads are buttery with just enough give and I have to say the Minion was squeaky clean with no trace of that nasty machine oil some of the recent vape mods and tanks I’ve looked at have been guilty of.
I tend to go with my first impressions with most things – even people – and the first thought out of my mouth when I saw the Minion was – sonic screwdriver!
That’s what I thought and looking at it again in my hand right now – it still looks like Dr Who’s gizmo!
It’s a big bugger – standing beside my Coolfire IV with the EVO tank attached the Minion is a whole drip-tip above it and it’s a big drip-tip too – so not a vaping device you could call a stealth vape!
Personally I think in this case it’s length is part of its charm – oh dear that came out a bit like a Carry On film but hopefully you know what I mean – size matters 😉
How Does the Mig Vapor Minion Perform?
For just a 30watt battery it performs pretty well.
The vape is instant and it gives out a satisfying crackle as the coil fires.
The e-liquid flavour, 12 Monkeys Origins, was very good and that’s despite me usually vaping at twice that wattage and whilst you aren’t going to cause a London fog in your room the vapor production is reasonable.
Given it’s holding a 0.5Ω coil I took the tank off and tried it on the Innokin Coolfire 4 Plus at 50watts however the vape was uncomfortably warm and the flavour awful – same at 40watts so I guess this tank and coils sweet spot is indeed 30watts.
The coils incidentally are OCC cotton and Kanthal wire and it appears MIG Vapor only stock the 0.5Ω.
I’ve had no leaking – no issues with swapping out the coils – it charges quick smart and as I’ve said the battery holds its own for an absolute age.
All in all there’s not a lot not to dislike about the Minion.
What I Like
I really do like its size and design.
The teardrop cut-outs over the tank that match the fire button perfectly make this vaping pen stand out from the crowd.
It’s weighty and really does look a classy piece of kit.
It has a side USB slot which means the Minion can be charged standing upright and the pass through capabilities [vaping whilst charging] is an added bonus.
This is not an all in one fixed battery device – so the tank can be removed used elsewhere or be replaced.
Superb airflow control rings.
What I Don’t Like
The bottom filling in the stainless steel version can be a bit of a pain.
For such a huge device I’m surprised it’s only zapping out 30watts.
It’s a pricey one 😉
Final Review Verdict
MIG Vapor’s Minion is a solid looking well designed and superbly manufactured pen style vaping device.
It looks fabulous and that teardrop shaped fire button is a joy to click.
I just get the feeling it just doesn’t quite know what it wants to be.
If this came with say an added 1.0Ω coil and a MTL mouthpiece it could be considered a hybrid.
I’m no chip or PCB engineer however I’ve just reviewed the Mig Vapor Neo that can recognize the different coils without any need for the user to do anything.
However as it is it’s firing out 30watts – teetering on the edge of what’s accepted as sub ohm vaping – the coil doesn’t seem to want to go any higher either – then this is neither nor if you catch my drift.
If you want to get into sub ohm vaping it may be the case that once you’ve had a week or so at 30watts you are possibly going to want to go higher as I did and I guess most sub ohm vapers have done!
So given its price point [$89.99 last I checked] for me it’s an expensive entry into sub ohm vaping given you can’t go any higher!
To balance that I have to say it certainly does look like a cracking piece of kit and oozes ‘high end.’
- Great design
- Simple to use
- Tank is removable
- Decent taste
- Reasonable clouds
- Instant vape once fired
- Automatic shut-off if the device overheats
- Price – very high end
- Top fill is fiddly – only in the stainless steel version – the rest are top fill