We had been eagerly anticipating reviewing the Innokin iTaste 134 Mini from the moment we heard about it. And what we realised upon using it was that our anticipation was well warranted. This is definitely one of the best e-cig smoking products that we’ve ever tried, and one of the best on the market right now. It’s a high quality device that enhanced our vaping experience.
To learn about why we like the Innokin iTaste 134 so much, continue reading to check out our review of the product.
Key Features and Specifications
- Variable wattage allows for 7.0, 8.0, 8.5, 9.0, 9.5, 10.5, 11.0, 12.0, and 12.5 options
- Low voltage warning, short circuit protection, reverse battery protection circuit
- Coloured LED lights indicate battery level
- 510 connector compatibility
- 10-second cut-off
When we first opened up the package that the Innokin iTaste 134 Mini came in, we quickly realised that the size of the metal box, as well as the unit itself, is smaller than the original 134. It became immediately clear that Innokin decided to create new packaging for the Mini rather than using the one that’s used for other products in the 134 line.
But once you open the box, you find that the device itself is even smaller still. What you will find when you open up the box is the 18350 tube along with the 18500 tube that is already attached to the Mini head. The package also includes the iClear X.I., which is also new.
We also noted that the iClear X.I., which features Pyrex glass and is manufactured to be thinner than other iClear 30’s, is definitely an upgrade from the rest of the products in the iClear catalogue. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but its dual coils are set to 2.1ohms, and it can handle resistance at levels as low as 1.2ohms. Plus, it is easy to fill and it can hold a little more than 3ml of the e-liquid of your choice.
Giving It a Test Run
There is no doubt that this device is a precision instrument, as every component fits and works perfectly. And one of the more convenient features about the Innokin iTaste 134 Mini is the fact that it can be used with nipple top and flattop batteries. Since we had a nipple top—specifically an 18350—nearest to us when we got the 134 Mini, we decided to give this one a try. This required unscrewing the 18500 that was already attached to the head and then screwing on the more petite 18350 tube. After inserting the battery, we simply put the bottom cap onto the Mini and clicked the fire button to get it started. Doing so generated the red, yellow, and green lights three times and, because the battery was already charged up, it was ready to vape. It was that easy.
Since the Mini was designed to cater to those who felt that the original 134 was too big, let’s discuss size a bit. First off, we noticed that the Mini is definitely thinner and lighter than the 134, which are two characteristics that should come as no surprise, really. Also, we found that, like the original 134, the Mini version is really easy to hold, thanks to its balance. We were able to use it with both our left and right hands comfortably and easily access the firing button every time.
Despite the fact that the Mini is smaller and lighter, though, if you throw on a smaller atomiser, you will find that it does turn into a bottom-heavy device that feels lighter at the top. So, for example, when we used the X.Jet Spider and the Aspire Vivi Nova, the entire thing became bottom-heavy. But when we added back the iClear X.I., the weight was properly distributed once more and the balance returned as a result of the stainless steel and glass.
Although we really like the iTaste 134, we do know that a lot of e-cig smokers find that the device is really heavy and big, as well as expensive and out of a lot of people’s budgets. Even though we can’t say a bad thing about its quality and appearance, we do realise that it is not for everyone. So we were happy to see that iTaste released a mini version of the 134 that is still a little heavy, especially when compared to the ProVari, yet provides the same level of quality as its full-sized counterpart but in a smaller package.