The OFRF Nexmini pod kit review and even before Wotofo acquired them in August 2019, OFRF has very much remained market leaders in mesh coil advancement and development.
Indeed they are responsible for the extremely popular nexMESH coil technology.
Made from Ni80, stainless steel and kanthal A1, the worlds first conical mesh coil was to feature in their nexMESH Sub Ohm tank and it’s upgrade the Wotofo NexM Pro tank.
Specifically designed to provide a better taste, aroma and texture to the vaping experience.
It seems like OFRF has strived to be the purists of the vaping industry when it comes to flavour output.
This purity looks set to live on under the umbrella of Wotofo with its very first pod kit.
What Can We Expect From the OFRF Nexmini Pod Kit?
The OFRF Nexmini pod kit has been built from the ground up with the new vaper in mind.
It’s a strictly mouth to lung device and thanks to adjustable airflow built into the base of the coils we can expect a subtle range of MTL styles.
The included coils are also said to offer a greater heating experience, enhancing the flavour of the vape every time.
With relatively low power generated by the coils we can expect the 800 mAH built in battery to last anything up to a day before having to turn to the fast type C USB charging port.
A maximum power output of 30w is going to be more than sufficient for the budding vaper switching from the dreaded smokes.
With onboard variable wattage we can also expect the OFRF Nexmini pod kit to provide a degree of versatility to the vaping experience.
Inside the Box
We are presented with a sensible clear plastic sleeve that slides off very easily when lifted, no thumb cut outs but they’re not really needed.
There’s plenty of branding on the front of said sleeve which does have a tendency to obscure the device, recessed within protective foam.
Removing the foam and the pod reveals further contents beneath.
- Nexmini pod system
- User manual
- Type C charging cable
- M21 parallel coil
- M22 nexM coil
OFRF Nexmini Specifications and Features
I’m reviewing the standard version of the OFRF Nexmini pod kit which features a 2.5ml capacity pod.
There’s also a TPD edition that reduces capacity to the mandatory 2ml of e liquid. All other box contents are the same.
It comes in various colour schemes and these are Silver, Mocha Gold (very nice!), Gold, Black, Black Red, Black Blue and the one in for review which is Black Green.
These colour schemes hardly break new ground when it comes to originality but I must confess to being a fan of the gradient effect as demonstrated on the review model.
..If it ain’t broke don’t try to fix it.
The OFRF Nexmini pod kit features a slim body designed to emulate the appearance of a classic vape pen.
The cuboid nature of the device not only looks slick but the beveled edges makes it very comfortable in the hand.
A side filling system has been used on the pod to make topping up easy and convenient. The base of the connecting port has been waterproofed against condensate.
Specs and Features
- Dimensions 110.5 x 19.5 x 19.5mm (including pod)
- Weight 56g
- M21 parallel 0.6ohm coil / M22 nexMESH 0.6ohm coil
- Pod capacity 2.5ml (standard edition) / 2ml (TPD edition)
- Material Aluminium alloy and PCTG
- Display 0.69″ OLED screen
- Filling method Side filling
- Airflow type Adjustable airflow
- Battery 800MAH built in lithium-ion
- Pass-through charging supported
- Output 1-30W
- Output voltage 0.5-4.0V
- Charge port USB Type C
- Charging current DC 5V/1A-2A
- Charging time 50 minutes
Design and Build quality
At a mere 56g, the OFRF Nexmini pod kit is extremely lightweight, and its slim line design and build also makes it pocket friendly.
Is that a vape pen in your pocket or are you just.. Soz. Couldn’t help myself!
OFRF Nexmini the Battery Section
There’s plenty of branding on the battery section, an etched OFRF logo runs vertically on the left side of the main screen together with a somewhat dis-jointed “.com” further down.
This looks a bit of an after thought if I’m brutally honest and appears out of place to the overall design of the device.
The rear panel of the battery is very classy featuring a mesh strip inlay spelling out the hash tag “NEXMINI” acting as a stark reminder of the influence OFRF has on the mesh coil market.
..I like that, personally. I like that a lot.
At the top of the battery either side of the main screen there are two pin style airflow ports, proof if needed of this devices MTL functionality.
The plate on the inside of the battery has been waterproofed and two gold plated spring loaded coil contact points are clearly visible.
Four pod retaining magnets are placed in the corners of the waterproof plate.
That’s a shame! The USB port has been placed on the bottom of the battery.
The OFRF Nexmini pod kit is screaming to be stood up but it’s obviously not going to be an option while charging.
It is what it is and was maybe placed there for additional protection against wear and tear.
OFRF Nexmini – Main Display and Functionality
The OFRF Nexmini pod kit has very straight forward functionality and one that will be appreciated by the new vaper.
No convoluted or hidden screens to be found here!
It’s the industry standard of five click to power the device on or off
- Press the fire button three times rapidly to lock or unlock the device
- Use the up and down buttons beneath the screen to raise or lower wattage
- Press the fire button and the up button to reset the puff counter
The voltage is displayed while vaping so to see this you’ll have to hit the fire button without vaping. Aren’t I a clever guy? Nuggets of wisdom lol.
The rather bright monochrome OLED screen also displays the number of puffs, coil resistance, wattage setting and battery remaining as a percentage.
The screen times out after fifteen seconds of inactivity helping to preserve the battery life. The device will also reset the wattage once maximum limit has been reached. It’s what’s referred to in the vaping world as “round robin“.
OFRF Nexmini Chip rotections
Yup! It’s that boring part but also happens to be an important part for obvious reasons.
- Overtime protection. Device ceases to function after 8 seconds continuous vaping
- Short circuit. If the resistance value is lower than the required value a “Ohms too low” warning will appear on the screen and the device will not function
- Low battery protection. When the battery capacity has depleted to a level beyond safe use a “low battery” message is displayed on the screen
- Over charge. Charging will cease when maximum charge has been reached
- Lithium-ion battery protection. If the voltage of the battery falls below 3.1V the device will cease to function until sufficiently charged
- Over heating. Should the device reach a certain temperature a “too hot” message will appear and functionality will cease until a safe temperature is re established
OFRF Nexmini the Pod section
The pod sits quite deeply inside the battery section and two thirds of the fill capacity is visually lost when connected to the battery section.
I’m not the biggest fan of this because it means constant removal in order to check remaining juice levels.
Compulsive? Obsessive? Me?
The pod uses the toughened PCTG standard by way of build and isn’t likely to crack or damage very easily.
More branding is stamped on one side and a minimum fill level indicator is also included.
The airflow restriction on the battery is extended to the small bore PCTG mouthpiece of the pod.
The mouthpiece has been regimentally designed and isn’t the most comfortable during use but still serves its purpose well enough.
Next we move onto the silicone stopper of the fill port.
..Yes! It’s that time again lol
Despite the presence of a lift tab it’s still too small for my clumsy fingers. Once again I’m going to have to resort to a sharp object to open it.
Of course this is a subjective Negative Neil but it means no filling on the fly for moi!
Update: It did become an easier process once the silicone stopper had been lubricated by e-liquid, demonstrating that if I can do it without swearing it must be au fait! lol
Finally, on the base is the opening for the plug and play coils and four coinciding magnets for alignment with the battery section.
A word of note! The pod will only fit the battery section using the contoured sides meaning you’ve a 50/50 chance of getting it right in poor lighting conditions.
The magnetic contacts do their job but you may still have to push the pod down further to complete the required connection. They’re not the strongest I’ve come across on a pod based device.
..Was that a few words of note? Forgive me.
How To Fill the OFRF Nexmini Pod
It’s advisable to prime the cotton ports of the coil before filling for the first time.
- Remove the pod from the battery section
- Pull the silicone stopper out of the pod
- With the pod on its side gently pour E liquid through the fill port taking care not to overfill
- Return the silicone stopper back into the body of the pod ensuring a good seal
- Drop the pod back into the battery section using the provided magnets
Once you’ve filled the pod it’s advisable to let the juice soak into the cotton for around five minutes before vaping.
How does the OFRF Nexmini Pod Kit Perform?
Neither coil is particularly powerful so for that reason I’d recommend thinner E liquid ratios, nicotine salts would be ideal for that quick fix.
They’re both made from Kanthal A1 and they both have the same resistance value of 0.6ohm.
To test the preinstalled coil I used IVG Forest Berries Ice which is a 50VG/50PG blend with 10mg Nicotine salt included in the 10ml TPD compliant bottle.
OFRF Nexmini – M22 0.6ohm A1 NexMesh coil rated 13-20W (best 15-18W)
There’s clearly no messing around with the NexChip technology as the device fires instantly! I found that to be very impressive.
With the dual airflow holes at the base of the coil fully open I received quite an airy MTL vape and one that also allowed for a very restrictive DTL hit.
At 20W it was a slightly warm experience during inhale but the cooling agent of the juice was really able to slice through and settle on the taste buds. The included fruits are present but a little dull on this setting.
It’s when the airflow is rotated to around one or two holes that the OFRF Nexmini Pod kit really starts performing its MTL duties. And it performs them extremely well.
The mixed berries are much sharper, cleaner and richer tasting fusing perfectly with an icy cold blast during the exhale. Cloud production is minimalised and suitably discreet for this style of vaping.
I witnessed no turbulence and this was a smooth and quiet vaping experience. Very, very enjoyable. The mesh coil is prone to offering a drier vape but there’s no denying its MTL capabilities.
Without doubt, this is what the new vaper will be expecting and it’s what they’re going to get.
OFRF Nexmini – M21 0.6ohm A1 parallel wire coil rated 15-25W (best 18-22W)
I tested the slightly more powerful parallel kanthal coil with Large Juice Zest Pest. It’s another 50VG/50PG nicotine salt.
I ran the coil at 20W throughout, and with the rotary airflow wide open experienced some incredible flavour qualities. The citrus and orange elements were instantly recognizable, both sharp and juicy at the same time.
Again on this setting it’s a somewhat airy MTL vape but carries more flavour intensity than the M22 mesh coil and is able to pull out sub notes quite effortlessly.
Also, the level of sweetness was well on par and actually much better than I was expecting.
The option of a very restrictive direct lung vape is there, but it doesn’t improve vapour production from the coil. It remains stealthy and discreet while diluting the taste to some degree.
Reducing the airflow slots to around a couple either side brings out a much more authentic MTL vape with a very juicy wetness being left on the taste buds.
The lemon, lime and orange all blend well together with each being concentrated further by increased restriction. The citric qualities are definitely enhanced while flavour lingers long after the final exhale.
The M21 parallel coil provides another quiet, smooth and turbulent free vaping experience and again, the adjustable airflow ring demonstrates subtle MTL differences depending on how it’s set.
I found it to be bang on for intensity, duration and replication of flavour.
It’s another coil well suited to the new vaper wishing to emulate the experience of a cigarette.
Very impressive stuff..
- Lightweight and pocket friendly
- Fast type C charging
- Bright, easy to read screen in most light conditions
- Leak free coils
- Excellent flavour reproduction from both coils
- Versatile MTL vaping experience
- Unable to charge in a standing position
- Need to remove pod to check fill levels
- No wattage lock feature
- Insufficient knurling on the airflow control ring (subjective)
- Constantly states “charging” even when fully charged
- No auto draw feature (subjective)
Final Review Verdict
The battery held up for around six hours continuous use when using either coil at the wattage settings described during the test period.
I estimate vaping around 6ml of E liquid over this time span.
Negative Neil feels that’s a little disappointing if I’m honest, but the battery did perform admirably at all stages of discharge.
I can’t say I noticed much degradation to the flavour or vapour production.
Sticking with the battery I did notice an issue while charging.
Although the device would go into hibernate mode it was constantly reading “charging” when checked, even when fully charged – a glitch?
With regards to functionality it’s a shame the OFRF Nexmini pod kit doesn’t include a wattage lock mode. It could have been assigned to the down + fire button.
Being such a portable device it’s a shame auto draw wasn’t included.
Adjusting the airflow ring on the coil can also be fiddly. A little more knurling would solve that problem easily.
I didn’t experience any leaking issues from the pods. The O rings on the coils do a damn fine job but there’s still the presence of condensate from time to time.
Another Fine Mesh
Despite a few Negative Neil moments, there’s no escaping the fact the OFRF Nexmini pod kit performs damn well.
If you’re after a drier, broader flavour the M22 mesh coil works admirably well. If it’s a wetter, more concentrated flavour that appeals, the M21 Parallel coil will do the trick.
Combine this with a subtle array of MTL vaping styles from airy to tight and you’ve captured the attention of the new vaper. I think that’s exactly what OFRF has managed to achieve.
I would be inclined to recommend thinner E liquid ratios. 50/50, 60/40 and maybe 70VG/30PG. The wicking ports would suggest going no thicker than this.
So does the OFRF Nexmini Pod Kit offer anything new?
It’s a pod kit. One of a myriad still flooding the market right now. So no.
It does offer something more important. Accessibility, reliability, great flavour replication, smoke emulation, portability. Everything the new vaper is looking for.
I for one would class that as being more important, so job done.
Is this a kit you’re thinking of getting or already own?
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