The Vaporesso Target Mini is styled in much the same way as the popular Vaporesso Target, with the same trigger style design in a smaller body.
Update: While this is still a very good mini mod there is now a new version. Click here check out our Vaporesso Target Mini 2 review.
What to Expect From The Target Mini by Vaporesso
The Target Mini mod is available as part of a Kit that also features the Vaporesso Guardian tank, which caters to mouth to lung and direct lung vapers. The tank comes with a 2ml capacity, top filling and a childproof locking mechanism.
The Vaporesso Guardian also takes C-CELL coils, that have a ceramic element to them, meaning they last longer than traditional Japanese cotton wicked coil heads.
With a 1400 mAh in-built battery, the Vaporesso Target Mini also has a pretty impressive battery for its small size. There is also temperature control support built in, for Nickel, Titanium and Stainless Steel wires, as well as a custom TCR input.
Further Reading: Beginners Guide To Temperature Control
Does this little stealth set up hit the target? Is it one of the best mini vape mods?
Lets have a look…
This item was sent for free for the purposes of this review. As always, our views are our own.
The kit comes in very tidy ‘Apple Esque’ packaging and contains the following:
- Vaporesso Target Mini mod
- Vaporesso Guardian tank
- CCELL-GD SS 0.5ohm ceramic coil (pre-installed with the Guardian tank)
- CCELL-GD MTL 1.4ohm coil
- Dedicated mouth to lung drip tip
- USB charging cable
- Instruction Manual
- Diameter: 22 x 55 mm
- Weight: 60 g
- Capacity: 2.0 ml
- Supports mouth to lung and direct lung vaping
- Childproof locking system
- Top filling
- Adjustable Airflow
Target Mini Mod
- Diameter: 36.5 x 24.2 x 58.1 mm
- Built in Lithium 1400mAh battery
- Weight: 93 g
- Temperature Range: 100℃-315℃/200F-600F
- Wattage Output: 5-40W
- Atomizer Resistance range: VW:0.15 Ohm – 5 Ohm / VT:0.1 Ohm -1.0 Ohm
- Standby Current: ﹤30uA
- Voltage range: 0-9V
- Zinc Alloy and Stainless Steel build
- 510 Thread
- 0.49” OLED Display
Design and Build Quality
The Vaporesso Target Mini is very much a mini version of the Vaporesso Target VTC, and fans of that mod will notice the trigger shaped power button conveniently placed on the front of the mod.
It has a 1400 mAh battery built into the unit, that is recharged via USB with the USB port located at the base of the unit. The cable is worth a mention, the design is the first of the type I have seen.
It’s similar to a chord you may find on an Iron albeit it a smaller scale. It’s a quality touch that shows the attention to detail the company have taken with the package as a whole.
At the top, you have a spring loaded 510 connector for a flush fit with your atomisers.
There is a nice and clear OLED screen present, along with the plus and minus buttons and a dedicated mode button underneath.
I’m a big fan of the inclusion of the mode button as this allows you to switch between the different modes on the fly, and there is temperature control support for Nickel, Titanium, Stainless Steel and custom TCR input as well.
Overall, it’s a tiny vape mod, that feels really nice in hand as well. It’s very pocket friendly, and doesn’t take up much room in your pocket at all.
It’s a similar size to the Artery Nugget mod which I am a huge fan of. Although for my personally tastes the design and aesthetics of the Nugget win for me.
Guardian Tank Design and Build
The Vaporesso Guardian is a new 2ml capacity sub ohm vape tank that’s available for the first time with this particular Kit. It has been designed to be TPD compliant and features a child proof locking system.
You can unscrew the top cap to top fill, but you first need to unscrew the drip tip to unlock this, and lock it back up by replacing the drip tip.
You have adjustable airflow present on the tank, which has wide adjustable airflow for lung hitters, and two airflow hole options for MTL vapers.
You also have two drip tips included, one for lung hitters with a wide bore, and a narrower one for MTL.
Two coils are included in the kit, Vaporesso CCell coils that have a ceramic element to them, with the CCell GD SS 0.5ohm coil pre-installed, and this coil is for direct lung vaping. You also have the CCell GD 1.4ohm coil for mouth to lung vaping.
Vaporesso Target Mini Kit Performance
The good thing about the Vaporesso Target Mini kit is that right out of the box you have the option to direct lung hit or the option to mouth to lung vape with the coils and drip tips supplied.
Both coils provide very good flavour, really clean and crisp, with the 0.5ohm coil providing more vapour and a looser draw. The 1.4ohm coil produced less vapour and a tighter draw but more intense flavour from my e liquid.
I found the 0.5ohm coil to be optimum at 33w and the 1.4ohm coil to be perfect at 14.5w.
Juice consumption is pretty economical from both coils, even though you only have a 2ml capacity. The coils wick really well, with even max VG juices, but don’t seem to drink juice like it is going out of fashion! As many tank do nowadays.
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Battery life is actually better than you would expect, even though there is a relatively small 1400mah battery capacity you will get a good few hours use from this, and it can be recharged on the move via USB.
What I Liked
I like the fact the Vaporesso Target Mini appeals to both direct lung inhalers and mouth to lung inhalers. Mouth to lung vapers tend to get forgotten about when it comes to new tanks, and it’s good to see an option for MTL here.
The C-Cell coils perform really well, and as they have a ceramic heating element they do tend to last quite a long time as well. You will definitely get more mileage from these than with a traditional cotton wicked coil head.
The Vaporesso Target Mini may be small but it’s not short on features. You have up to 40w here, plus temperature control support for the three most popular wires on the market.
If you know the specific TCR for a particular wire you want to use in temperature control, you can even input it into the Vaporesso Target Mini in order for it to be compatible.
There is a dedicated mode button allowing you to switch modes quickly and easily on the fly. This is a great little feature and means you don’t have to navigate your way through a confusing menu system operated with button presses.
The size of this thing is great, it takes up very little room in your pocket and it is ideal to carry around with you.
What I Didn’t Like
Obviously, the Target Mini only has a 1400 mAh battery capacity and this severely curtails battery life.
You will only get a couple of hours maximum from this when sub ohm vaping before it needs a recharge, meaning that if you take this mod out on its own you will be charging it regularly throughout the day.
The coil in the Vaporesso Guardian tank tends to flood when you fill it, meaning that the first few puffs can make you end up with juice in your mouth. This does tend to clear after one or two puffs on the tank however.
Final Review Verdict
If you are looking for a small and compact stealth set up, the Vaporesso Target Mini is an ideal little kit, with the added appeal of catering to mouth to lung and direct lung inhalers.
It’s got a great temperature control mode for fans of temperature control, and the battery life is pretty decent when you consider how small this mod is.
Performance wise, it’s ideal, and a great looking little pocket friendly kit to add to your collection.
- It’s tiny, making it ideal for your pocket
- USB rechargeable
- Ideal little stealth mod
- Impressive chip with great TC support
- Good looking set up
- Appeals to mouth to lung and direct lung vapers
- Ceramic coil heads in the Vaporesso Guardian tank outlast traditional cotton wicked coils
- Dedicated mode button on the Target Mini allows you to switch modes easily on the fly
- Small 1400 mAh battery means limited battery life
- Coil in the Guardian tank tends to flood occasionally when you fill it
- It’s tiny, meaning that it gets misplaced easily!