Vaio Mini by Vaporfi – Small Light and Discreet All In One Device – So How Does It Vape?
The Vaporfi Vaio Mini is from the US based brand well known for their tasty e-liquids and well built, well designed vape kits and devices and it’s fair to say are one of the most popular and reliable vaping brands out there.
The VAIO Mini is the latest in the trio – there’s the VAIO 80w and the VAIO 75w which I reviewed and one I found to be a solid device.
As the name suggests the Mini version is way smaller and a whole lot lighter but with a 1000mAH internal battery it’s no slouch in the power department.
It’s specifically designed as a Mouth To Lung [MTL] device and whilst labelled as a starter kit it’s also aimed at regular MTL vapers looking for either a go to or back up vape kit.
OK I have always been impressed with VaporFi e-liquids and products – so will the VAIO MINI let me down?
This was sent to me for the purpose of this review direct from VaporFi and as always my thoughts and opinions are my own.
In the Box
Usual fresh white and green packaging – nothing fancy but definitely fit for purpose.
Inside you’ll find:
- 1 VaporFi VAIO MINI
- 1 VaporFi VAIO MINI Atomizer Base
- 2 VaporFi VAIO MINI 1.0 Ohm Atomizers
- 1 VaporFi VAIO MINI Mouthpiece
- 1 Micro USB
- 1 VaporFi VAIO MINI User Manual
VAIO MINI Specs
- All In One Ultra Compact Device
- 1000mAh Battery Capacity
- Front Fill Design
- 3.7v Constant Output Voltage
- Heat Resistant Exterior
- Removable Mouthpiece
- Removable Atomizer Base
- Mouth to Lung Style Device
- Atomizer Resistance: 1.0 Ohm
- 4 LED Light Indicators
- Charged VIA USB Port
- Quick Charge System
VaporFi VAIO MINI Quick Start Guide
- X5 clicks power on and off
- To replace coil snap off mouthpiece – remove tube – unscrew coil and replace
- To fill use slide up and down button to open fill port
- Press fire button to vape
LED Lights Indicate Battery Life
- 4 LED Lights: 100% Battery Life
- 3 LED Lights: 75% Battery Life
- 2 LED Lights: 50% Battery Life
- 1 LED Light: 25% Battery Life
- No Lights: Recharge Now
First up the size – this is tiny!
But don’t let that fool you, underneath the small body is a decent 1000mAH battery that packs a punch and lasts all day pumping out a respectable constant 3.7v.
It’s not a pod mod – more an AIO [all in one] with a long atomizer tube attached to the 1.0 ohm MTL coil.
This makes the device very easy to fill and indeed swap out the coils – and it can be done whilst the tank is pretty full.
Filling the device is side on – simply use the sliding button to open up the fill port – don’t forget to close it!
Speaking of the tank VaporFi doesn’t mention the capacity but I’m guessing 2ml – that’s a guess as I don’t have a syringe!
You also get four LED lights letting you know the state of the internal battery – which really is fast charging and lasted me a good 8 hours.
Design and Build Quality
It’s also tiny and light as a feather so perfect for your pocket – purse – bag or to leave in your office desk or car.
The body has that kind of heat resistant rubberized silicone feel to it and feels good in the hand.
As you’d expect from VaporFi all the moving parts – the mouthpiece – atomizer tube – coil and the juice fill slide up switch are well made and move- come together and apart well.
Overall it’s a dinky stealthy little device with a good range of colours: black – purple – red – blue and pink.
How Does the Vaporfi VAIO MINI Perform?
To be honest I wasn’t expecting much when I first unboxed it – however I was more than a little pleasantly surprised after a few puffs.
Whilst it’s not the hardest hitting MTL device I’ve ever used – and I’ve used a lot – it’s certainly not a shrinking violet – this little cutie has a kick to it!
Flavour wise I was extremely impressed with my go to tobacco e-liquid tasting as I expected – not as deep and rich as say a purpose built MTL tank – but very good as a go to back up.
Vapour wise and again with my 50:50 PG/VG e-liquid the amount I was getting certainly raised my eyebrows – whilst obviously you couldn’t call this a cloud chucker it still manages more than a mist to say the least!
As I’ve already stated I was able to charge this in just over an hour or so and managed a full 8 hours vaping – no complaints there.
Two weeks in and I’m still using the same coil with little if any drop in flavour.
So all in all a cracking little kit – simple enough for absolute beginners and those of us who need a backup compact MTL device.
What I Like
Simplicity is the key here – this is an absolute doddle to use with no bells or whistles to worry about – just fill up and vape.
I do like the side filling feature too – simply slide the button down to open and up to close – easy!
Despite having largish hands [OK a bit girly lol] and despite the VAIO MINI being on the small side – I do like its compactness slipping nicely into my pocket.
I can’t complain about charge time or battery capacity either – full marks on both of those!
BTW and despite being a ‘leaky old fellah’ I haven’t had one leak as yet – bonus!
So yeah this a super little starter /backup kit at a price that’s extremely reasonable too.
What I Don’t Like
Had to think long and hard about this – I can’t find any faults per se’ but maybe one suggestion on the next one if VaporFi bring out an update.
And that is add a little extra mAH with the option of a lower resistance coil for the DTL vapers – I’m not the most technical bloke out there but I do think that option would work!
Otherwise I can’t fault it – it is what it is a solid starter kit perfect for MTL vaping and definitely one for beginners to consider.
Final Review Verdict
I think you can tell I’m impressed by the VAIO Mini – and rightly so.
It’s compact – stealthy – packs a nice punch – delivers good flavour and impressive clouds.
When I say ‘packs a nice punch’ I’m using a 50:50 PG/VG high nic e-liquid and the throat hit is right up there with some of the MTL tanks I use.
For such a little guy that’s remarkable and just what any brand new vaper will be looking for.
So would I buy the Vaporfi Vaio Mini if I lost or damaged it?
At the price and knowing the performance – most definitely!
- Simple to use
- Great flavour
- Good clouds
- Long battery life
- Quick charge time
- Light – stealth and well made
- Superb price! $19.99 at the time of writing
- None I can find