Name: Innovator & Citrine 19 tank (Teslacigs) – Kit received by Vaporoso
Format: Built-in Battery 1100 mAh bypass mod
Max Power: 30 Watt
Colors: Stainless Steel, Green, Back, Blue, Red
Price: ~ € 20
Innovator, the new ultra-compact Teslacigs starter kit
The Starter Kits never go on holiday indeed, given the widespread use they find even among the most experienced vapers also when they are on vacation, it would be to say that they go there more and more often on vacation! Yes, the latest generation starter kits, much more efficient than the entry-level e-cig a few years ago, embrace an increasingly large audience, managing to conquer in certain circumstances even those who are usually vaping with more complex and advanced systems.
From Teslacigs comes Innovator Kit, an ultra compact compact kit (battery + head coil atomizer) ready to be tested today by The Flavourist.
Let’s start by observing the contents of the kit packaging as usual.
IN THE BOX
1 x Innovator battery
1 x Citrin 19 atomizer
1 x T-A1 head coil 0,6 ohm (pre-installed)
1 x USB cable
2 x User manual (Innovator and Citrine 19)
1 x Warranty certificate
DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY
The Innovator Kit immediately catches the eye for two fundamental aspects: its very small size and the plastic atomizer (PCTG). From the aesthetic point of view the Kit is a classic Vape pen with clean and essential lines. The battery colors are bright and well matched to the Citrine tank of the same color and with sufficient transparency.
Regarding the construction materials it is necessary to distinguish between the two components of the Kit: the battery is in stainless steel, while the atomizer is in PCTG or Poly Cyclohexylenedimethylene Terephthalate Glycol, a very hard and resistant plastic material that is finding more and more space also in the vaping sector. To us, however, this tank has aroused from the first moment a feeling of precariousness, a kind of toy tank. Instead the feeling with the Innovator battery is different, which in its simplicity is solid and well made.
ERGONOMICS AND PORTABILITY
We are facing a starter kit that is probably the smallest currently on the market. The Innovator battery body has a diameter of 19 mm and a height of 64 mm, the Citrine 19, always on a diameter of 19 mm, develops for 41.5 mm in height. Overall, the kit is 105.5 mm high and weighs just 65 gr. Have you ever come across a complete device so minute and light?
Innovator Kit is without a doubt an incredibly manageable device with extreme portability, being able to be housed without any hindrance in trouser pockets or in the breast pocket of any jacket or shirt. In this aspect it is a Kit with few rivals in its category.
FUNCTIONS & PERFORMANCES
Innovator Kit is a product as immediate as it is scarce in its functions. The battery has a capacity of 1100 mAh hour and guarantees a good autonomy of vaping (about 4 ml and more or less 3-5 hours with a charge). It can be easily recharged using the supplied USB cable, even if recharge times are around 70 minutes, not really a fast recharge, given the absence of a USB type-C recharge. The battery turns on/off with the usual sequence of five close clicks. The supply is obviously activated with the fire button and a small LED light above it indicates the state of charge of the battery: green light to indicate a charge between 100% and 51%, blue light for a charge level between 50% and 16%, red light for a charge below 16%.
When the device is under charge, the led has the color of the charge level in which the battery is found; when charging is complete, the LED turns green, flashes twenty times and then turns off completely.
EASE OF USE
The Teslacigs Kit has been designed to offer itself to novice vaper audiences and therefore very easy to use. And there is no doubt that the ease of use of this product is absolute. The operations to be carried out by the user are so simple: charge the battery with a USB cable, insert the liquid inside the atomizer simply by unscrewing the top cap of the same, press the fire button to vape. Periodically the user will have to replace the Citrine 19 head coil by unscrewing it from the base. These are the minimum operations that can be requested to anyone interested in trying and using an electronic cigarette.
CITRINE 19 TANK – FLAVOR
Teslacigs combined the Innovator battery with the Citrine 19 head coil atomizer. The Citrine 19 is a 1.8 ml tank that has two types of heads: the 0.6 ohm T-A1 (included in the package) and the T -A2 of 0.9 ohm (to be purchased separately). With the coil supplied, the vaping range is between 15 W and 30 W, while with the T-A2 head the vaping interval is 15-25 W. As the Innovator battery has no wattage regulation, the output power it will be automatic and given by the resistive value of the coil installed and the battery charge level.
The airflow control of the Citrine 19 provides two slots of 6.5 x 2 mm each, which can be completely divided at will. To refill the liquid proceed smoothly by unscrewing the top cap of the atomizer and inserting the tip of the bottle into one of the two slots in the upper part of the tank; it is also easy to replace the head, which is done by unscrewing it from the base of the atom.
In our opinion, the aromatic performances of Citrine are just a little over enough. We are not entirely convinced that the PCTG material does not affect the aroma, it is probably only a matter of visual suggestion, considering the habit of being in front of tanks almost always in stainless steel or at least in aluminum. However, the aromatic restitution, although not mild, suffers a bit from a flattening effect of the e-liquids aromatic spectrum. This result according to our team is also linked to the pre-installed coil whose resistive value is too low for a pure MTL vaping. In fact, the puff has to be considered more like flavor chasing (restricted DTL), especially since if you try to close both the air inlet slots, the steam becomes hot, but above all the drip tip reaches temperatures that cannot be tolerated by our lips. In our opinion the 30 W of initial power for such a system is a little too much.
Innovator Kit is a starter kit that we can recommend only for those who are about to make the first purchase of an electronic cigarette and therefore do not have terms of comparison with other similar products. The coupled Innovator-Citrine 19 can guarantee an extremely compact for a new user, good autonomy, a discreet aroma and a good hit in the throat that does not hurt for those who start vaping. In addition it is marketed at an ultra competitive price. Ultra compact and ultra economical.
Consigliato a: newbies vapers.
- In the Box - 5.5/105.5/10
- Design & Build Quality - 7/107/10
- Ergonomics & Portability - 10/1010/10
- Functions & Performances - 6.5/106.5/10
- Ease of use - 10/1010/10
- Atomizer & Flavor - 6.5/106.5/10