What is up, vaper. We’re back again with another vape review. This time, we’ll review Bane’s mask, a.k.a. the Innokin DV Pod System Review. It also resembles a Stormtrooper’s mask – or at least the mouth area. Designed with ultra-light materials, this pod kit is compact and stealthy boasting a cutting-edge design. Seriously, just look at it. I hope its not making up for something. You know what I mean? Too many embellishments usually mean they’re hiding a fundamental mediocrity. Anyways, the pod features a 500mAh battery, 12-15 wattage range (adjustable) and a 2.8mL e-liquid reservoir.
This is your standard pod system experience. I wish the battery had more power, though, but hey. Don’t take my cynicism as gospel, I’m just curious. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves here, first we must take it for a spin and see how it fares under the microscope. I will open this up, look at it, touch it, taste it, take it for a whirl, and give you my honest thoughts. I will also provide a list of pros and cons from other experts. I’d like to provide a holistic view of this product, with everything that it has to offer, both negative and positive.
Before we move forward, let’s take a peek at the nuts and bolts and then we’ll unpack it:
- Pod Capacity: 2.8 mL
- Coil Resistance: 0.5ohm PLEX3D Mesh Coil – rated for 12 – 15W
- Material: Zinc Alloy
- Battery: Integrated 500mAH Rechargeable Battery
- Adjustable Wattage Output Range: 12- 15W (4 Options)
- Innokin PLEX3D Mesh Coil Family
- Draw-Activated Firing Mechanism – Firing Button Included
- LED Light Battery Indicator
- Bottom Fill System – Silicone Stoppered
- Magnetic Snap-In Connection
- MicroUSB Charging Port
- Over Charging Protection
- Short-Circuit Protection
- Low Voltage Protection
- Over-Heating Protection
- Available in White, Grey, Silver
Matt from SMM
- The kit provides two pods – installed and a spare. Always a plus.
- Good for salt nics with lower wattage.
- Wattage adjustable is a good addition.
- Terrific mouth to lung product.
- Great build quality.
- Comfortable mouthpiece.
- Affordable price.
- The pod takes a while to break in.
- Battery life isn’t great.
- 2 pods included
- Almost 3mL of e-liquid is beautiful.
- “Gorgeous,” as Mike likes to say.
- Mesh coils
- Perfect mouth to lung pull
- Cool LED lights on the bottom
- Fill port is easy to fill without leaking.
- Only one way for your pod to go in.
- 2 pods included
- Fair price for what it offers
- Salt nic is tasty with lower wattages
- Very versatile device much like Innokin EQ
- Fires by automatic draw or button activation
- Terrific build quality
- If you go heavy mouth to lung style, you will create leakages
- Minor button rattle
Review & Final Thoughts:
This is definitely Star Wars inspired. As I open the box, I am greeted by a Stormtrooper looking thing. The pod is shaped like Darth Vader’s helmet-mask thing. Seriously, take a look for yourself, lol. I love it. DV supposedly stands for “Daily Vape” but c’mon. DV is Darth Vader!
First things first, you get a spare Darth Vader pod, which is always a huge plus. You also get a MicroUSB cable, a manual, and the typical warning / safety card. This kit offers a battery warning card. I wish the starter kits offered these cards as well. The tiny device looks nice and sleek – I can’t wait to rip some clouds with this.
The 500mAh battery is rechargeable and should take us through most of the day without a recharge – that is, unless, you chain-vape heavily. Honestly, though, I wish it boasted 600mAh or higher. We’ve seen newer kits boast strong batteries that allow for a longer experience than your regular pod system. I guess I’m biased because my Aspire Breeze NXT features a 1000mAh battery. The lowest I could go is 500mAh. It’s not a big deal; I love the Caliburn which has a 510mAh battery, and it does alright.
The little screen allows to adjust settings. You can use the button sitting in the middle of the battery to change between 4 wattage settings. This same little round button allows for fire-activation, but it is also draw-activated – pick your favorite form and get done with it. On the opposite side of the battery, there is a panel. It’s very smooth and feels good to hold it. So far, I’m enjoying this little kit. . . aesthetically. Let’s find out how it performs.
Let’s look at the pods before puffing. Each pod holds up to 2.8mL of e-liquid, which is a good amount for a pod system. Lift the rubber plug on the pod’s bottom to fill it. It’s very simple and convenient, and without much leaking. The form-factor of the mouthpiece is pleasant and intuitive. I’m playing with the two included pods and one comes off easily, and the other requires a stronger pull. Hmm, I don’ know how I feel about that.
The battery also offers your typical pod system battery life indicators. You know what I mean, it flashes red, yellow, or green when it’s low, half, or full. If you want to swap around wattage levels, you use this blue button located below the firing button. I am happy that they didn’t use the fire button to swap around all settings. It’s a nitpick of mine when I burn coil just to swap voltage / wattage / you name it.
When you hit the fire button, an LED light shines on the bottom of the screen. Looks cool. Useful? Not really, but who cares. This isn’t Alexa ordering your groceries when your Smart Fridge tells her you’re running low on ketchup. It’s time to give it a proper whirl at 12-14ish watts. The vapor comes in with a loose mouth to lung quality I enjoy. When hitting it without the firing button, it’s noticeably less powerful. It’s not like the UWell Caliburn that feels identical. I definitely need to hit the button for every pull I take.
Let’s consult our pros and cons list from the other experts and summarize what’s good and bad about this puppy. Starting with the cons, there are only a few. There is a button rattle complaint, a leakage complaint (if you use heavy mouth to lung via firing button), and battery life complaints. The rest are nitpicks that won’t really make much of a difference. After all, this is a pod system and cannot shoot vapor at the level of a proper mod.
Moving on to the pros, the price point is extremely affordable. Also, everyone loved the spare pod, form-factor, LED screen design, mouth to lung vaping style, etc. Overall, this one performs admirably for being a cheap pod system – and it looks amazing, too. If I had to give it a rating, I’ll borrow from DJLsb Vapes commentary and give it a B minus. This is a must-have pod system.