In for review is the cute little Suorin Air Mini kit!

Suorin Air Mini main image

Other Air devices include the original Air pod kit, Air Plus, Air Pro and Air Mod.

air mini size comparison

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What Can We Expect From The Suorin Air Mini…

As you can see this is another pod kit with a fixed coil pod (cartridge) and a battery section (mod).

suorin air mini components

The mod section comprises of a 430mAh battery which you recharge using the USB Type C port.

Apparently you can charge the battery in only 30 mins so that is good going! This claim will be tested!

suorin air mini charging

An LED indicator displays the device status and it is a breathing (pulsing) style light which shines through a square shaped series of holes on the mod body.

suorin air mini LED

The output is specified as 14W maximum so I am not sure if this is regulated (output stays constant) or is just what the battery will supply (this could decrease as the battery discharges).

There is “Auto draw activation” (i.e. when you inhale the device will automatically fire) so should be super simple to use.

suorin air mini airflow

The pod section is where you add up to 2ml of your e-liquid and the drip tip mouthpiece is removable to access the fill port. Apparently these components are a tight fit to be child resistant and leak resistant.

suorin air mini pod

This has a disposable pod – which means you can’t change the coil. So when the coil performance has deteriorated you swap the pod for a new one and keep the main body.

The pod holds a 1ohm mesh coil which should give good coil life and flavour.

suorin air mini coil

There are 10 colour options to choose from: Mint Green, Silver, Black, Star-Spangled Red, Star-Spangled Blue, Red, Diamond Blue, Light Blue, Rose Gold and Gold.

suorin air mini colours

Kit Includes

  • Suorin Air Mini device
  • Pod
  • Silicone pod cover
  • USB Type C cable
  • User manual

suorin air mini contents

Suorin Air Mini Specs

  • Size: 32x75mm
  • Output: 14W Max
  • Battery: 430mAh (internal)
  • Display: RGB breathing LED indicator
  • Resistance range: Not specified
  • E-liquid capacity: 2ml
  • USB Type C – charge fully in 30 mins
  • Pods: Refillable fixed coils
  • Coils: 1ohm Mesh coil
  • Top fill

suorin air mini specs

Suorin Air Mini Design and Build Quality

I received this in the Black colour which is not the most exciting version to be honest.

air mini front view

The packaging was fine and the device arrived in a pristine condition with a bonus silicone mouthpiece cover installed.

I did find the box a bit fiddly to open and trying to lift out the internal tray was a challenge too!

The instructions are good and showed everything you would need to be aware of using this kit.

air mini instructions

Oh and a special mention for the ribbon style USB cable – although quite short it is a thing of beauty!

Air mini USB cable

Suorin Air Mini Device

In the Black colourway this is very dull to look at. But it is surprisingly small and cute. It is approximately the same height as a 10ml e-liquid bottle!

suorin air mini size comparison

The body of the mod is a kind of matte Black finish and the pod is a gloss Black.

This has a shape of a very worn bar of soap – with lovely smooth contours and no uncomfortable edges.

air mini side profile

On the front of the device is the square shaped LED indicator which consists of rows of small holes to give the impression of a dot matrix display.

Air Mini blue LED

Also on the front in a Grey print are the “Suorin” and “Air Mini” logos.

air mini front logos

On the rear of the device are the required legal logos in the same Grey print.

suorin air mini rear logo

The base of the device houses the USB Type C port, which does mean the device will have to be laid down to charge.

Air mini base view

The pod feels extremely loose when installing and removing however it does not fall out when shaking the device. But if I did a “fling” motion the pod did come out. I dropped this a few times onto carpet and the pod stayed in place. But when dropped on a hard floor the pod and mod did part company.

Inside the pod port are 2 spring loaded contacts and 2 magnets.

air mini pod port

Suorin Air Mini Pod

This has a dark gloss Black mouthpiece so you will have to remove the pod from the device to check e-liquid levels unfortunately.

air mini pod view

The lower 1/3rd of the pod is clear and features a minimum fill line, Suorin Logo and legal logos.

air mini pod text

You pull off the mouthpiece to access the fill ports, this isn’t too bad to remove – and I always struggle with such methods, so I was happy with this system. My grip is not great so I found using some material to help grip was useful.

air mini mouthpiece removed

On the top of the pod are 3 ports, the two outside ports are for filling and the centre port is the coil output. You would not like the effects if you accidentally added e-liquid to the centre port as it is likely to cause spitting.

air mini fill port

Suorin say to replace the mouthpiece within 5 seconds of filling – which initially confused me. But I found out why!

I removed the mouthpiece to write the description above and I found e-liquid pouring out the base of the pod. So bear that in mind – I was not happy at me and my desk being covered in e-liquid! Lesson learned!

See the photo below for an example – with the mouthpiece removed I had quite a leak just in the time it took to take a couple of photos! Hence why the pod is resting on tissue!

air mini leaking

Also a card gives tips for use and it says to shake the pod after filling and keep an eye on the minimum fill level.

air mini tips cards

Plus the Suorin website provides the video below and it is prominently located at the top of the Air Mini product page – which tells me there have been people having an issue.

The base of the pod features 2 contact points and the rest of the base is metal to attract to the magnets in the mod.

air mini pod base

I am surprised to see that Suorin say to change the pod every 7 days after the first filling? That to me seems wasteful so I would only replace when the coil performance has deteriorated or if a burnt taste appears.

Quick Start Guide

The device comes with a pod cover installed so remove that. You can re-use the cover to keep the mouthpiece clean when not in use.

air mini mouthpiece cover

Also a protective sticker is located on the base of the pod to prevent accidental firing before the pod has been filled. Remove this to start vaping.

air mini isolator sticker

Charge battery, fill pod and away you go!

Basic Operation

  • Power On/Off: there is no on or off function.
  • Vaping: inhale on the mouthpiece and the device will fire automatically.
  • Battery indicator: Red = 0-40% charge, Blue = 40-75% charge, Green = 75-95% charge, Green stays on = 95-100% charge.air mini LED instructions

Protections

The LED indicator will stay the colour of the battery status but will flash as below in the case of any issues…

  • Battery Low: light will flash 3 times
  • No atomiser: light will flash once – clean pod base and contacts. If this does not rectify use a new pod.
  • Resistance too low: light will flash 5 times – clean pod base and contacts. If this does not rectify use a new pod.
  • Time Over – if vaping for longer than 5 seconds the light will flash 10 times and the fire will cut out.

How To Charge The Battery

  • Insert the small end of the included USB Type C cable into the charge port of the device.Air mini base view
  • Insert the large end of the cable into a suitable USB outlet.
  • Leave to charge. The light will pulsate and change colour to indicate what stage charging is at. The Green light will stay solidly lit when fully charged.Air Mini green LED

Charging took under 30 mins every time I charged it – so nice work Suorin!

How To Fill the Pod

Make sure to put the pod on a tissue as there will be a leak when you remove the mouthpiece.

  • Remove the pod from the mod.
  • Pull off the mouthpiece. This can be a bit tricky, I found using some material to grip the pod and mouthpiece helped.
  • Only use the two outer holes for filling, the centre hole is for the coil and filling that will make vaping unpleasant.air mini fill port
  • Fill the pod whilst watching the e-liquid level.air mini filling
  • Replace mouthpiece – this will only fit one way around.
  • Leave pod to stand for 10 minutes to allow the coil to soak up the e-liquid before using.
  • Replace pod into mod – again this will only fit one way around.

Suorin Air Mini Performance

I will be using my own 50/50 VG/PG e-liquid which is based on the IVG Bubblegum Concentrate at a 20% flavour ratio with 6mg Nic salt.

1ohm Pod Performance

This is beautiful. I left the pod to stand for 10 mins after filling as this is a Mesh coil – and a dry hit from a mesh coil is like kissing the devils arse – really.

From the first vape on this pod I was instantly impressed, there was no delay in the flavour coming through strong.

I love the airflow, flavour and heat you get. The flavour is super pure and you still get a good throat hit too. The output of the device seems perfect for the coil resistance.

The vapour output is not huge – as expected with a higher resistance, lower powered kit. But this is not a kit a cloud chaser would even consider.

No complaints at all here – in fact this gets a rare 10/10. Suorin usually nail flavour and they have done it again with this kit.

If you want to know what a perfect MTL vape feels like – then this kit is exactly that. If you wanted to stop smoking the sensation of the airflow and throat hit of this kit would give you a perfect replacement with something which tastes far nicer than a cigarette!

Sadly the firing cuts out after 5 seconds (a safety protection) which does mean sometimes you get a shorter inhale than you would like.

Airflow

This is a very very tight airflow, but this doesn’t cause any issue for the Auto Fire system.

suorin air mini airflow chart
Suorin Air Mini Airflow

I would say on the airflow scale (0=closed, 10=no restriction) this falls around 2-3.

Does It Leak?

When you remove the mouthpiece – even for filling, unless you are super turbo speedy you will start to get e-liquid dripping out of the base of the pod.

I assume there is some kind of pressure increase when you remove the mouthpiece which then pushes e-liquid out of the pod.

Not a huge deal breaker, but it almost makes filling a race against the clock – tick tock – leak o’clock.

Mod Performance

This is such a simple device there should be little to go wrong.

The only weak point could be the auto fire system, but I have not encountered any issues at all and it fires up super quick.

I did find the 5 second cut out annoying as I do take long drags on MTL devices and several times it moaned at me for taking too long.

As the battery depleted the output did not seem to drop, but I had moments when the light was on Red, of the vape being cut off after 2 or 3 seconds with the battery low light signal flashing. So it does seem to be a regulated output and when the battery is too low to supply the power it just cuts the vape off and the light flashes 3 times.

Battery Life

Obviously this varies according to your vaping habits. But I found I got around 3 to 3.5 hours of regular vaping. I am quite a heavy vaper though, so if you were only vaping in short bursts on work breaks etc it will obviously last you longer.

Pros

  • Airflow is a great MTL resistance.
  • Quick and responsive auto draw.
  • Kit is way tinier than you would expect.
  • Easy to use.
  • Lovely feel in the hand.
  • Good battery life indicator – but I didn’t notice it pulsing or tiding. It would stay on solid when vaping and then gradually fade until the light went off.
  • Output is regulated so stays constant until the battery is discharged.
  • Less than 30 minutes to fully charge.

Cons

  • E-liquid level not visible when pod is installed.
  • Pod leaks when you remove mouthpiece.
  • 5 second cut off is too short – especially if you are someone who takes long drags.
  • Needs frequent refilling to keep above minimum liquid level – minimum level is around 0.5ml of the full capacity – so in real terms you only get 1.5ml each time you top up.
  • Minimum liquid level is not very clearly marked on the pod.
  • Pod feels loose in the mod body and can fall out.
  • Only 1 pod included in kit – which is a shame as a new vaper may damage a pod by accident.

Suorin Air Mini – Final Review Verdict

The flavour and ease of use of this kit score big points for me.

However there are flaws – not being able to see the e-liquid level and the vape cutting out after 5 seconds are bloody annoying.

Also refilling is very messy I have to make sure I have some tissue around – so not very convenient if you are out and about.

A few tweaks could really elevate this kit to 10/10 scores.

As it stands – it would be OK for a new vaper, but I worry the leaking may put someone new off. Also they may not remember to keep checking the e-liquid level. Which is very important with this kit as it needs frequent top ups.

To one battery charge cycle I needed to top up 4 times. Plus you need to make sure it doesn’t drop below the “minimum” level on the pod – which is not that easy to see. So really you only have about 1.5ml capacity as you can’t let the level drop to the last 1/4 (0.5ml) of a pod.

Such a shame these annoying little grumbles spoil what could be a wonderful simple little pod kit.

Have you tried the Suorin Air Mini? If so let me know your opinion in the comments below!

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REVIEW OVERVIEW
Build Quality
7
Design
6
Ease of use
8
1ohm Pod Performance
10
Replace if lost or damaged?
4
My name is Michelle - I am 46 and an engineer and Technical Author by trade. I started vaping many years ago in the days of Tornado tanks, Ego batteries and Variable Voltage. My journey in vaping began again a few years ago and have started to move up in the shiny shiny gadget department and love vaping! I have finally stopped smoking as of June 2019 and that is all thanks to vaping! 20mg Nicotine Salts are my hero! Oh and I am partial to a nice pod mod!

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