2018 is gearing up to be the year of the pod in the vaping world. They’re super hot and everyone wants in on the action. Can you blame them? Who wouldn’t want a little pocket rocket device they can get a satisfying vape with, chuck in their pocket or bag with no regard and use it on the stealth when out and about. Today we’re having a look at the latest pod system from Innokin called the Innokin EQ Starter Kit. It’s a compact banger of a pod that packs a punch.
How does it stack up against the competitors? Let’s get down to the cotton and coils and ﬁnd out.
Innokin EQ Specs
- Size: 90 x 35 x 15mm
- Capacity: 2ml
- Battery: 3.7V/Built-in 800mAh
- Standby current: 50uA max
- Maximum current: 9.5A
- Charging current: 5V/0.5A (EST. time: 2h)
- Coil: Plexus 0.5ohm Coil
- 1 x Innokin EQ Device
- 1x Reﬁllable Pod
- 1 x USB Charging Cable
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x Warranty Card
Innokin EQ Battery
The Innokin EQ is a compact pod vape powered by a 800mAh battery. The body has a rubberized coating and a satin ﬁnish. It looks nice and clean, and is non-slip in the hand.
On one side is the device is a ﬁring button. There’s some small chemistry looking graphic on the ﬂip side and a USB charging port on the bottom. The overall look is minimalist, clean and compact.
The device is super easy to use. It’s 3 clicks to turn on, 3 clicks to turn oﬀ. You can vape the device in two diﬀerent power modes. Normal mode, which is 13.5 watts, and turbo mode which is 15.5 watts.
To change mods, with the pod oﬀ, hold down the ﬁre button. The LED will turn on, and hold it until it changes to the corresponding color: White – Regular mode, Red – Turbo mode. The LED in the ﬁre button also changes from white to red when the battery needs charging.
Innokin EQ Pod
The pod section of the kit attaches to the battery with magnets and clicks in place with ease. It ﬁts nice and snug and there’s no wobble or wiggle. You’ve got an all encompassing unit in this pod as it has the mouthpiece, coil and juice all in one piece.
Filling the pod is super easy. On the bottom of the pod, you twist the bottom section to expose the juice ﬁll ports. Its a very slick set up and it has not leaked on me with my usage.
The airﬂow holes are on the side of the pod and there is no adjustable airﬂow control. Inside the pod has a new Plexus EQ coil. It is the ﬁrst pod to utilize a mesh coil. Using the mesh coil oﬀers a larger vaping surface area and results in superior ﬂavor and vapor production.
Innokin EQ Performance
I’ve had a great time using the Innokin EQ. I love the form factor and size of the whole setup. It’s so convenient to take this thing with you anywhere you go. For the past week I was carrying the EQ along with a box mod with a subtank as I went about my day.
I found I was vaping the EQ more often. I really enjoy the vape I get from it. It’s ﬂavorful and kept me satisﬁed.
Using Turbo mode gives that extra little kick to the vape which is another feature that I appreciate.
The device is deﬁnitely geared more for the MTL vapers but the airﬂow isn’t too tight that you can’t DTL hit. You can, but you won’t get the clouds from it and the hit is a bit strong when using nic salt juice.
Innokin EQ Starter Kit Video Review
So is the Innokin EQ worth picking up? I think so! I’ve had a great time using this setup and deﬁnitely recommend it. It’s compact, lightweight, easy to carry and you get a great vape from it. The mesh coils give you some great ﬂavor. I’m a fan.
There are a couple cons to take note of. The plastic of the pod section is a little bit too dark in my opinion. It can make seeing the juice level hard at times. Another thing, Innokin, why didn’t you include a second pod? It’s too bad that with a lot of the pod kits being released they are only giving you one pod. Lastly, there is no battery life indicator. The LED goes from white to red. I found that by the time the LED went to red, it was pretty much done. Some small LED’s similar to the Breeze or Penguin would be a cool little touch.
With all of that said and done, I think Innokin’s got a real winner with the EQ.
What do you think of the pod craze? Have you started using pod systems? If not why?
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below. Thanks!
My name is Mike Cardeno. I started vaping back in 2010 and have never touched a cigarettes since. I started using 810 devices, to 510’s, eGo’s, Nautilus etc. to the current offerings of Subtanks and RDA’s. I love how far the industry has come and look forward to what’s in the future for vaping. I enjoy collecting new devices and writing reviews to give my feedback on some of the newest gear.