When Innokin released the iTaste MVP, they instantly had a huge hit added to their portfolio of offerings. This device became a very popular compact box mod with variable voltage because it had a host of great features, from its extended battery life, to the fact that it was so easy to use. Now Innokin has a brand new product to add to its line-up, and this one is called the iTaste MPV 2.0, clearly marketing it as an upgrade to the original MVP.
In addition to now touting variable wattage in addition to variable voltage, there are many other features on the MVP 2.0 that we wanted to test out for ourselves. Continue reading for our review of this innovative product.
Key Features and Specifications
- Variable wattage and variable voltage
- Kit includes updated iClear 30 clearomiser
- Beauty ring works with atomisers with 510 connectors
- Includes 4-way charging cable
- LCD display and coloured lights indicate battery life
Our first impression of the Innokin iTaste MVP 2.0 was that, at first glance, there really isn’t much of a difference between this model and its predecessor. In fact, it is visually pretty much identical to the original MVP. The dimensions are very similar, coming in at 22mm deep, 41mm wide, and 107mm in height, though we did notice that the 2.0 is a bit shorter than the MVP. And for those users who are already familiar with the MVP, it is worth noting that the display and rectangular button are still found on the side of the unit. However, the button does protrude a little more from the 2.0 body, and, when pressed, produces more resistance.
The device’s battery voltage detection also remains the same. The button glows when it is pressed in order to tell you what the battery power status is. Depending upon how much charge remains, you will see a red, yellow, or green light. But the nice thing about the 2.0 is the fact that it can display the atomiser resistance reading, battery voltage, and puff counter on its LCD display too.
In addition to being similar to the original when it comes to external features, the 2.0 is also very similar to the MVP internally. For example, it has the same 2600mAh battery, and it allows users to take advantage of the 4-way charging cable that can be utilised to charge the battery or other USB devices, which is a really convenient feature.
Giving It a Test Run
We have been able to use the MVP extensively, so we were able to easily compare the new 2.0 version to the original. While we do like the variable wattage that has been added to the 2.0, we must admit that it could have been implemented more effectively. This is because, before variable wattage was added, the MVP was really simple to operate. All that you had to do was tap the “-” or “+” buttons in order to bring the wattage down or up as needed. These buttons, located right by the LCD screen, were easy to use. But on the 2.0, these buttons are now the “P” and “U” buttons, with the “P” standing for power and the “U” standing for voltage. In other words, the P adjusts wattage while the U adjusts voltage.
We also didn’t like the fact that you can’t decrease voltage with the simple click of a button. Instead, you had to bring it down by first going up, in 0.1v increments, all the way beyond the 5.0 limit until the cycle returns back down to 3.3 volts. And, in the same way, the power can only be adjusted in 0.5w increments, and you have to go all the way to 11, which is the upper limit of watts before you are able to get back down to 6 watts.
Despite these drawbacks, though, we were glad to see that changing between modes is simple. But we must admit that the interface is not as smooth as it was on the first MVP. Basically, if you adjust the voltage, it will put the device into variable voltage mode. In the same way, if you adjust the power, it will set you up for variable wattage mode.
Finally, we were also pleased to see that the output on the 2.0 is highly accurate. What you set for wattage and voltage is what the actual output of the device will be.
This is also a great option for those who want the functionality of variable wattage that is not found on the original MVP. But if you’re already used to the original, you may find some of the features on this new device a little disappointing.