I met Shek from Viva Kita at Vape Jam UK this year (if you would like to check out my blog of the event please click here) where we had a great chat about the products they had in production to come to the UK. We especially spoke about two pieces that Shek was extremely excited about the Fusion AIO starter kit (check out my review by clicking here) and the Sail P-1 TF Tank (check out my review please click here), both TPD compliant and both having some unique features. Shek gave me those devices for the purpose of review.
After I had published my reviews of the two devices mentioned I was contacted by Archer (a colleague of Shek) and she asked me if I would review some more devices from Viva Kita/Vaptio. I was sent out for the purpose of review the C-II starter kit (check out my review by clicking here), the new Fusion II (check out my review by clicking here) and the P-I Mini starter kit which is what I have for you today.
P-I MINI STARTER KIT
What comes in the box:
- 1 x P-I Mini Tank
- 1 x P-I Mini MOD
- 2 x Kanthal 0.2Ω coils
- 1 x Tank User Manual
- 1 x MOD User Manual
- 1 x USB Cable
- 1 x QC Inspection Card
- 1 x Caution – ‘How to’ Prime your coil card
Taking a look at the box
The box has a woven feel to it and has a sleeve with all the information I will list below and it came shrink wrapped (it was removed before images taken).
On the front of the box you will find the company logo, the name of the device, a picture of the device and a nicotine warning label.
On the back of the box you will find the name of the device, a list of box contents, a selection of warning symbols and another nicotine warning label.
On one side of the box an ISBN barcode and a QR code to the company website. On the other side you will find the colour indicator of the device in the box (mine is marked red).
The Products Specifications:
- Battery – 1300 mAh
- Wattage output – 30W/40W/50W
- Charge time – < 2 hours
It comes in three colours – Black, white and red (which is the one I have)
The size of the Tank from 510 connector to the top of the drip tip:
- Height – 53mm
- Width – 19mm
The size of the MOD:
- Height – 58mm
- Width – 37.5mm
- Depth – 24mm
The height of the tank and the MOD together is – 108mm
Taking a look at the tank
The tank itself is a metallic red and is 2ml capacity. It is dual bottom airflow that is adjustable and locks when fully open (you can’t twist the airflow ring continuously round the tank, check top left image below).
The drip tip (also red) is plastic and 510 compatible. It is a top fill tank and the top of the tank has some great beveling to give you good grip when unscrewing the top cap. In the images below you can see (bottom right) the reverse side of the top cap and there is a silicon disc to stop leakages. In the bottom left image, you can see two good sized holes for filling the tank and a centre hole which is the chimney to the coil (don’t put any juice in there). In the top right image below, you can see a ‘MAX’ marker on the outside of the tank to aid you when filling.
To replace the coil, once again some great beveling at the base of the tank to aid when unscrewing. The coil is screwed into the base and so will come away with the unscrewed base. Unscrew the coil and replace, remember to prime your coil before putting it into the tank.
With the 0.2 ohm coil they recommend to use it between 0 and 50 watts.
All screw fittings run smoothly and feels solid once put together.
Taking a look at the device
As with the tank the MOD comes in a metallic red (to match) and is made from Zinc Alloy, there is a a sticker with a carbon fibre feel to it giving good grip.
On the front of the device you will find a good sized plastic fire button, below that the three indicator lights and at the base a micro USB port for charging the device. On the back, from top to bottom a carbon fibre feel grip which then continues on to the sides of the device, the grip covers approximately one third of the device.
There are some lovely curves to the device and on one of the sides you will find the company logo.
On top of the device you will find a good solid 510 connector with sprung loaded pin. Around the connector you will find some good ventilation grooves.
On the base of the device you will find seven battery ventilation holes and some warning symbols.
With no screen on the device it has a very simplistic way to use it.
- Power On/Off – Press the fire button five times in quick succession to turn the device on and then the same again to turn it off. Lights on the front will flash. One of the safety features of the device is, if you leave the device unused for ten minutes it will automatically turn itself off.
- Wattage Adjustment – There are three wattage outputs indicated by the lights on the front of the device, one light = 30W, two lights = 40W and three lights = 50W. To do this press the fire button in quick succession three times and then press until desired wattage.
- Battery Indicator – Once you have taken your finger off the fire button the lights will remain on for two seconds to indicate the level the battery. Three for full, two for half and one for nearly empty.
After ten minutes of the battery not being in use it will switch itself off.
Thoughts and Conclusions
I have been using this device for about four to five weeks now and I have to say I am really impressed with the performance of the device. What an excellent bit of kit. Everything about it, I love, well apart from one thing and that is the colour. But that is just a personal thing, I’m not keen on the colour red. I’m not going to dwell on my personal preferences, as this is about how the device performs and the colour plays no part in that.
This device is tiny, but so well shaped that it sits in my hand a treat and slides in and out of my pocket a treat. I don’t even realise I have it in my pocket. But size isn’t everything (ladies) this thing packs a punch with a wonderful satisfying vape. The flavour is on point and the vapour production is fantastic too. I really can’t fault it.
I have been trying to pin point why I love it so much and I think it is down to the performance of the tank delivering me my perfect vape. I’ve tried several different types of juice with different VG/PG combinations and still the same great performance. For me the tank fully open and the MOD on 50 watts gives me an excellent amount of vapour but it gives this great throat hit and I believe that it is the tanks performance that produces that.
Battery life is good, it is what I would expect. I have been enjoying this so much that I have been using it a lot. Other devices on my shelf have been getting jealous of my relationship with the P-I Mini Kit. The battery lasts me about two thirds of a day.
I did come across one problem and that is that I cannot find any replacement coils in the UK. I have been hammering this device that much that I am in need of more coils. If anyone knows where I can get more coils please let me know.
Talking about the coils, I cannot fault the performance and they retain good performance for about three weeks. But, the one thing I did notice is that the box and contents list says that the coils are 0.25Ω but the actual coils are printed with 0.2Ω. It isn’t a big deal for me, but thought I should point it out.
Though you can get an ok mouth to lung hit from this device, for me this device is set up to be a direct to lung device and a good one at that. Is it a starter kit, yes, but a direct to lung starter kit.
I have loved using this device and if I can find some coils I will be using it a lot more. As I am not keen on the red I might just have to go and get it in another colour. What a great device, well done Vaptio/Viva Kita.
- Good looking device
- Great feel in the hand
- Fantastic performance
- Good battery life
- Great flavour
- Great vapour production
- Tiny but packs a punch
- Slides in and out of pockets with ease
I don’t think I have any, well, apart from that I cannot find where to get replacement coils in the UK.
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