Name: Mind Pod Pro (Vapeonly) – received by Heavengifts
Type: Pod Kit
Colors: Black, Blu, Red, Gray
Price: ~ € 32
Mind Pod Pro an AIO kit with the click!
The Asian manufacturer Vapeonly released the Mind Pod Pro device in early 2020, an all-in-one kit designed typically for entry level users. The vaping market has long been invaded by compact systems intended for those who approach the vaping for the first time and, given the multitude of products offered, it becomes increasingly difficult to come across truly innovative and deserving of attention devices. So today I am ready to discover all the peculiarities of the Mind Pod Pro device by Vapeonly.
Let’s start as usual by looking at the contents of the package.
IN THE BOX
1 x Mind battery body
1 x Mind pod (pre-installed 1.2 ohm coil)
1 x Spare coil (0.6 ohm )
1 x USB cable type-C
1 x User manual
1 x Warranty card
DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY
The Mind Pod Pro is a sort of pocket radio that immediately brings to mind a device made in 2019 by another well-known Chinese company. The similarities are evident although, the Vapeonly device has slightly more rounded lines, and a simple solid color finish (four colors available) that make it appear after all, much more similar to an 80s walkman. Overall, in my opinion, the product is not particularly appealing but, as always, it depends from your personal taste and I do not exclude that the Mind Pod Pro may like very much lovers of the pop style of the 80s.
From a constructive point of view, the Vapeonly product, entirely built in aluminum (except for the plastic parts of the drip tip and the PCTG cartridge), appears to be of good quality, in the standards required for a low-end device on the market. Its light structure, however, together with the very reduced thickness, do not make the mod particularly stable if placed vertically.
On one of the two narrow sides of the mod, there are the fire button and the two function keys, simple but well-made, while the rectangular display with rounded edges (0.91 “) is positioned on one of the two main sides of the mod; also in this case it is a simple and essential Oled screen (showing the coil value, power in watts or volts, battery charge level and puff time in seconds) but not very bright. Finally, the USB type-C port is located under the base.
The ergonomics of the product are more than good, the device holds well but you must be careful in the grip not to plug the air holes, it is easy to handle and easily transportable. An excellent walking solution.
Mind Pod Pro Kit measures 96.6 mm in height, 45.6 mm in width and 16 mm in thickness for a total weight of 83.5 gr. The device is equipped with an integrated 1500 mAh battery that recharges via USB in about 45 minutes. With this device it is possible to vape while recharging the battery.
The circuit with which the Mind Pod Pro is equipped is very simplified in its functions, to facilitate the newbies vaper as much as possible. It’s possibile to Switch on/off with the canonical sequence of five close clicks of the fire button, while with three close clicks you can change the vaping mode: Power, Volt and Simple. In Power mode, the user can vary the supply power in 0.1 watt increments, from a minimum of 5 watts to a maximum of 36 watts. In Volt mode the vaper can instead act on the volts (from a minimum of 1 volt to a maximum of 3.8 V). Finally, in Simple mode, specially designed for the less experienced, it is possible to choose between three different intensity levels: high, mid and low (the manufacturer does not provide indications on the volts corresponding to these three intensity levels).
It is possible to lock the function keys to avoid inadvertently changing the vaping settings, by holding them down simultaneously for about two seconds. It is evident that the park functions of the Mind Pod Pro circuit is really cut to the bone, absolutely designed for simple and immediate use, ideal for those who are just starting out in vaping.
The Mind Pod Pro tank has a 510 drip tip and can be removed by simply pressing the e-liquid refill cap located right next to the drip tip. The capacity of this tank (built in PCTG) is 2.7 ml and it mounts proprietary and replaceable coils (VAir-Mi series).
The kit is equipped with a 1.2 ohm coil (9-13 watt vaping range) for an MTL vaping, and a second 0.6 ohm coil (15-22 watt) for an airy MTL vape or a super restricted flavor chasing. A 0.4 ohm coil with a power range of 25-36 watts is also available for purchase separately. At the base of the cartridge there is an airflow ring with three completely choked holes.
COILING, WICKING AND FILLING
It’s very easy to replace a head coil on the Mind Pod Pro because, after removing the tank from the mod (click on the refill cap), all you have to do is pull the atomizer base and then unscrew the coil from the base itself. Once a new coil has been inserted into the tank, you can proceed with the e-liquid refill, which is also a very simple operation. It is necessary to unscrew the special cap next to the drip tip and insert the liquid using the large hole available, suitable for any type of bottle.
PERFORMANCES AND FLAVOUR
Both the coil supplied and the optional ones that can be purchased separately, make this kit somewhat versatile in terms of the type of vaping; unfortunately, however, good versatility does not correspond to completely impeccable performance from a technical point of view.
From an aromatic point of view, the Vapeonly coils do not disfigure at all in the presence of other famous competing brands, and are dignified in the market average. With the 1.2 ohm coil and the air ring nut almost completely closed, it is possible to have a pure and satisfying MTL vape and a good coil longevity. Furthermore, the low wattages imposed by this coil (max 13 watts) guarantee long battery life. From my tests I verified that with the 1500 mAh available you can complete about three tanks.
With the 0.6 ohm coil (second head coil supplied), the vape is imperceptibly more aromatic than the 1.2 ohm coil. The ideal power for this coil is between 18 and 20 watts, and can still guarantee a good battery life, allowing you to vape just over 5 ml of e-liquid before having to recharge the mod.
The aromatic performances of the 0.4 ohm coil are almost identical to the 0.6 ohm coil, with which there is a classic restricted flavor chasing vape even if, with powers around 30 watts (those suggested for this coil), the battery life is somewhat limited (no more than 3.5-4 ml of e-liquid).
Sore notes, on the other hand, are recorded with regard to the technical performance of the tank/coils combination, as the problems of e-liquid condensation were quite macroscopic both outside the tank and at the base of the drip tip. The device therefore suffers from one side of poor cleaning, and from the other of annoying spit back problems.
The Mind Pod Pro kit is an interesting product for inexperienced vaper and is able to offer simplicity of use and good aromatic performances, but it pays duty for the age-old problem of e-liquid leaks. Will there be soon a second improved version of this device?
Suggested to: newbies vapers.