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Innokin I.O Review. Best E-Cigarette To Help Quit Smoking

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Welcome to our Innokin I.O Review.

The Innokin I.O e-cigarette is a tiny open Pod System (open means its pods are refillable) with an ergonomic and beautiful design, high build quality and fantastic performance for such a mini vape.

It is simply the first Cigalike (e-cigarette with a size and shape closely mimicking those of a real cigarette. You can read our explanation of what is a Cigalike compared to other vaping devices for more info) that offers a high enough performance to advantageously replace real cigarettes (for good).

This is the reason why we think the Innokin I.O mini vape kit is the best e-cigarette to quit smoking. It has the form factor and competence to truly become one of the best weapons in your arsenal against smoking.

So, in this Innokin I.O review, we’ll explain what makes this mini vape kit so amazing for people who want to quit smoking.

Plus, you’ll be able to watch the experts’ video reviews we picked for you. You’ll also get our rating scores and PROs and CONs. Plus, Mister MTL will end this Innokin I.O review by giving us his opinion on (and an interesting fact about) it.

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NB: In this Innokin I.O review we use the term “e-cigarette” in the most evident sense. We won’t use it as a generic term meaning “all electronic vaping devices” but, specifically, to describe a mini vape kit that has a similar size to that of a real cigarette.

It’s with that in mind, that you must understand our statement that the Innokin I.O is the best e-cigarette to (help) quit smoking.

So, just remember that we’ll use Cigalike, mini vape (kit) and e-cigarette as synonyms, here.

If you’re a smoker who wants to quit, you should definitely read our 2-part, 7000+ words, article: The Ultimate Guide To Quit Smoking And Start Vaping Successfully.

Also, if you’re not sure what are the differences between all the vaping devices, or want to know more about them, you can read this article.

Now, let’s begin our Artery Pal 2 Pro review.

The different Sections of our Innokin I.O review will be:

I. Specifications + Inside The Packaging

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Dimensions: 87 x 14 x 8mm

Battery: 310mAh Rechargeable Battery

Coil Resistance: 1.4ohm

Stainless Steel Chassis Construction

Draw-Activated Firing Mechanism

LED Battery Life Indicator Light

Refillable Pod

0.8mL Pod Capacity

Integrated Coil Resistance: 1.4ohm

Bottom Fill Systems – Silicone Stoppered

Gold-Plated Magnetic Pod Connections

MicroUSB Port

Available in Silver, Rainbow, Gunmetal, Blue, and Black

1 x Innokin I.O. e-cigarette

1 x 1.4ohm Ceramic Coil

1 x 1.4ohm Kanthal Coil

1 x MicroUSB Cable

II. Our Innokin I.O Review
Best E-Cigarette To Quit Smoking

Design/shape (A), performance (B) and our conclusion (C), are the 3 things we’ll discuss below. In this order.

A. The Innokin I.O Mini Vape Kit Form Factor

The Innokin I.O e-cigarette has a simple yet very nice and, more importantly, ergonomic design.

– The casing is made of stainless steel, so it feels premium and solid.

– It has plain and shiny colors. It is a fingerprint magnet though.

One thing we’ve noticed, is that the coating seems to make the Innokin I.O “stick” in your hand or on your fingers. So, it won’t slip.

– As you can see in the picture above, it’s such a mini vape, it’s almost exactly the height of a cigarette.

You can handle it the same way you would a real cigarette. In fact, even better because it’s, as we’ve just mentioned above, kinda sticky but also because instead of being simply round it’s slightly flattened [NB: you must have noticed that, when you smoke, the part of the cigarette you hold between your fingers tends to flatten, right?]. Thus, it rests even more comfortably in your hand/fingers. That’s the kind of ergonomic design we like.

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If you also take into consideration the fact that it’s tiny, you’ll understand that you can vape on it as you would smoke a cigarette.

It can help smokers a lot since the Innokin I.O kit allows to keep a similar gesture set than of a cigarette.

– Of course, the Innokin I.O is not the first mini vape kit sold, ever. It’s not the first cigalike attempting to replace cigarettes. There have been and still are plenty available on the market (especially on the US market with the likes of Blu and Vuse).

The Voopoo Alpha Zip Pod Kit (review) and the E-bossvape GT (presentation) are great devices launched recently resembling a cigarette too. But their shape isn’t as close to the one of a cigarette than the Innokin I.O.

The Zip Pod Kit is a bit longer and is flat. It’s what we call stick Pod System (not a Cigalike). Basically, it’s a Juul 2.0. And the E-bossvape GT is about as small as an Innokin I.O and although it’s rounder, it’s also fatter/larger, more like a cigar.

B. Amazing Vapor Production and Hit.

Like the Innokin I.O e-cigarette is not the first vaping device with a design that is close to that of a cigarette, this is not the first mini vape kit that offers great performance either. We cited the Voopoo Alpha Zip Pod Kit and the E-bossvape GT and they are fantastic devices too. They perform at least as well and have been launched or announced recently.

But it doesn’t change the fact that the Innokin I.O does offer great performance.

1. High production of dense vapor.

– The Innokin I.O e-cigarette has comparable performance that the 2 other devices mentioned above. So, it produces a large amount of vapor for its size. And it’s the satisfying kind of vapor: quite dense and warm.

You’ll just have to pull a bit harder on it than on the Voopoo Zip Pod Kit to get it.

It’s not that the Innokin I.O kit has a tighter draw, it doesn’t. They have similar cigarette-like draws. It’s because the auto-firing mechanism is a little less responsive (on OUR unit. FlavourVapourLtd and Indoor Smokers don’t seem to have that issue. FlavourVapourLtd even praises the draw-activation actually). On ours, it even cuts sometimes at the end of a drag (when the pull becomes weaker) because of this.

It’s not a deal breaker but we need to mention it.

– Also, and to be honest, we don’t detect much of a difference between the 2 type of coils included in the packaging as far as performance is concerned. Maybe, we get a slightly tighter draw with the ceramic coils (bright green filling plug) and a smoother one, with a bit more vapor with the Kanthal coils (black plug). But that’s it.

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The ceramic pods may be better suited for salt nic e-liquids whereas the Kanthal ones for regular e-juice. But as we don’t do slat nic e-liquids, we’ll take Innokin (and FlavourVapourLtd) word for it.

They both make quite some noise, a lot more than the Zip Pod kit. Surely because the air doesn’t come from the USB-C port like on the Voopoo Alpha Zip Pod kit but from the 2 tiny holes on the sides of the Innokin I.O.

[NB: When you look at the Voopoo Zip Pod kit, at first glance, you think there are 2 holes too, one on each side of the device. But when you inspect it more closely, you realize they are not holes. They’re just indents, like Voopoo decided not to go through with punching holes in there.

There is the same kind of indents on the Innokin I.O but there also is a hole below each one.]

2. Very good battery life.

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With its 310mAh battery and 1.4ohm coils/pods, the Innokin I.O e-cigarette will last you at least half a day. You could make it a whole day depending on your usage. So, it’s very good for a mini vape.

You’ll have to refill the pods quite often, though. Their capacity is only 0.8ml, after all. It’s more than the 0.7ml in a Juul pod but less than the 1ml capacity of the Voopoo Alpha Zip Pod Kit and E-bossvape GT.

As we’re speaking of filling the pods, we must say that you’d better use the needle tip adaptor(s, there is not one, but 2 in the box) provided with the Innokin I.O kit. The filling hole is tiny so, the needle tip of these adaptors is needed if you don’t want to put e-liquid all over the place while filling the pods or simply be able to fill them at all depending on the size of the tips of your e-liquid bottles.

3. Average flavor reproduction but strong hit.

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Don’t expect to be bewildered by the flavors you’ll get from the Innokin I.O e-cigarette. Again, it’s comparable with the Alpha Zip Pod kit, a bit less flavorful, even.

But flavor reproduction is not the point of this kind of devices. The appeal is elsewhere. It’s clearly in the size and shape, the vapor production and the hit.

Speaking of which, the hit felt when vaping the Innokin I.O e-cigarette is quite strong. It’s stronger than the hit obtained from the Alpha Zip Pod Kit. Though, like us, you may prefer a smoother, less aggressive and yet plenty satisfying hit. Still, while we’re putting 18mg/ml regular e-liquid in the latter, we can fill the Innokin I.O pods with 15mg/ml nicotine e-liquids and feel the same hit.

This means heavy smokers will love it. While vapers will be able to (maybe) slightly lower the nicotine strength of their e-liquid.

[NB: One thing we’ve noticed, though, is that at first, when you inhale on the Innokin I.O, you don’t feel like you’re getting much vapor. But it’s when you swallow it and then exhale it that the magic and surprise happen.]

C. The Almost Perfect Combination Of Size/Shape And Performance Is What Makes All The Difference.

This is the most important point and it will be the conclusion of our Innokin I.O review.

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To be able to be deemed as the best e-Cigarette to quit smoking (though it’s true for any vaping device), a mini vape kit needs two things: design and performance.

The Innokin I.O mini vape kit nails both aspects of this seemingly simple but complex (to pull off) equation. It has the size and shape of a cigarette (a bit flatter for better ergonomics) and provides high performance (for an e-cigarette/cigalike, of course).

And that’s what makes the Innokin I.O the best e-cigarette to quit smoking.

The Voopoo Alpha Zip Pod Kit may perform slightly better and look a bit classier; the E-bossvape may also have slightly better performance, plus more battery life…  but neither have the same form factor as a cigarette. The Innokin I.O does.

And that’s what makes all the difference.

After seeing it and playing with it for a few seconds, almost all the smokers (and some that were still in the process of quitting smoking) we asked were more interested in the Innokin I.O mini vape.

So, yes, we can confidently say again that, at the time of writing our Innokin I.O review, it’s the best e-cigarette to quit smoking on the market.

Not on its own, though, we explain this in our (different and thorough) guide to quit smoking with vaping. Another, more competent and versatile vaping device (i.e. an All in One or Box Mod kit) is still needed alongside this type of mini vape kit (like a Cigalike or stick Pod System) in our opinion.

But the Innokin I.O mini vape kit will help for sure thanks to its performance and a form factor that allows, when you vape on it, to retain a similar gesture than when smoking a cigarette.

The Innokin I.O is a cigarette 2.0.

You may want to order a pack of 3 more pods to go along with it . We recommend the Pods with the Kanthal (KAL) coils. With these (plus the 2 in the packaging), you should be good for about  month and a half… IF you don’t only use this and vape on it all day.

Note to readers

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III. Innokin I.O Review Scores

Aesthetics / Design

9/10

Feeling In The Hand

10/10

Build Quality

9/10

Airflow

9/10

Vapor Production

9.5/10

Vapor Density

9/10

Vapor Temperature

9/10

Hit

9.5/10

Flavor

6/10

Battery Life

8/10

Ergonomics - Ease of Use

8/10

IV. Best Youtube Innokin I.O Reviews - Videos

Here are the 3 best video reviews of the Pal 2 Pro Kit.

Disclaimer: In NO WAY do we pretend we are endorsed by or “affiliated” with these guys. We just sincerely appreciate, even if we don’t agree with them on everything, the work they do. So, we present them here.

IndoorSmokers' Innokin I.O Review

NB: Just to tell you that in his Innokin I.O review, IndoorSmokers seems satisfied with the vapor production of the I.O. Yet, it doesn’t seem to get half the amount of vapor we do. Strange.

FlavourVapourLtd's Innokin I.O Review

You may want to order a pack of 3 more pods to go along with it . We recommend the Pods with the Kanthal (KAL) coils. With these (plus the 2 in the packaging), you should be good for about  month and a half… IF you don’t only use this and vape on it all day.

V. Pros & Cons:
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PROS

  • Good looking mini vape kit
  • Size of a real cigarette
  • High vapor production
  • Dense vapor
  • Strong hit
  • Best e-cigarette to help quit smoking
  • Easy to use
  • At least half a day of battery life
  • True MTL/cigarette-like draw
  • 2 (different types of) pods in the packaging

CONS

  • Weak-ish draw-activated mechanism
  • Low e-liquid capacity
  • Not the easiest to re-fill pods
  • Noisy

 

Ok, it’s now time to wrap up our Innokin I.O review with Mister MTL’s opinion/thoughts.

VII. Mister MTL's Thoughts/Opinion

Mister MTL Avatar - Mouth to lung vaping.com - MTL vapeThis section reflects my opinion and thoughts only. It doesn’t express what MTLvaping.com is thinking as a whole. Also, it is not meant to insult or degrade your preferences in any way.

What do I think about the Innokin I.O mini vape kit?

First, I need to point out something.

We’ve already mentioned this in our MTL Vaping News post listing all the interesting Mouth To Lung devices announced at the ECC 2019, but I can’t not point that out in this review as well.

The Innokin I.O looks like a total 1:1 clone of the Yosta Ypod Mini.

Look for yourself. This video of the Ypod Mini was posted on April 2019.

As we’ve previously written:

“We don’t know if Yosta and Innokin are related (sister company or sub-brand) or if Innokin has collaborated [or entered into an agreement] with Yosta. But the battery size and overall design, down to the unique shape of the pods, are the same.”

The Yosta Ypod Mini had problems with its coils, though. Another quote from the News Post sus-mentioned:

[The unit] “we received several months ago was not properly wicking (the ceramic was taking too much time getting saturated by the e-liquid) and it was causing many dry hits. But when the coils worked properly, the vapor production was [also] impressive.”

In fact, it was about the same as the Innokin I.O mini vape now.

Ok, this needed to be said. Done.

I really like the Innokin I.O. We all do and our review should prove that.

For me, like for everyone else I guess, it’s all about the form factor, vapor production and hit.

And Yosta Innokin did knock it out of the park on these 3 essential points.

– Thanks to its size and shape, you’ll be able to have the almost exact same gesture as with a cigarette when handling the Innokin I.O.

– The vapor production is very good.

– The hit is strong.

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Plus, Yosta Innokin managed to put a 310mAh battery in this tiny casing. It’s what you’d expect in a regular-sized Pod System. Impressive. And, thus, it lasts quite a while before having to recharge it.

I may prefer the way the Voopoo Alpha Zip Pod kit vapes and its stylish design but… the form factor, the form factor, the form factor (of the Innokin I.O). You can’t beat that.

So, that’s why the Innokin I.O is the best e-cigarette to quit smoking (or more accurately, the best e-cigarette to help quit smoking), in my opinion.

If vaping isn’t banned everywhere soon, the Innokin I.O style of Pod Systems is the future of cigarettes: a true cigarette 2.0.

Though, vaping as a whole, has still way more to offer. Exciting times.

Until next time,

Mister MTL

You may want to order a pack of 3 more pods to go along with it . We recommend the Pods with the Kanthal (KAL) coils. With these (plus the 2 in the packaging), you should be good for about  month and a half… IF you don’t only use this and vape on it all day.

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The Review

Innokin I.O Review - Score Breakdown

87% Score

This e-cig is a mini vape kit the size of a real cigarette with amazing vapor production and hit. It's the best e-cigarette to help quit smoking.

PROS

  • Good looking mini vape kit
  • Size of a real cigarette
  • High vapor production
  • Dense vapor
  • Strong hit
  • Best e-cigarette to help quit smoking
  • Easy to use
  • At least half a day of battery life
  • True MTL draw
  • 2 (different types of) pods in the packaging

CONS

  • Weak-ish draw-activated mechanism
  • Low e-liquid capacity
  • Not the easiest to re-fill pods
  • Noisy

Review Breakdown

Innokin I.O Review. Best E-Cigarette To Help Quit Smoking

Innokin I.O Review + Best Video Reviews | The best e-cigarette to quit smoking | Mini vape, e-cig the size of a real cigarette | Amazing vapor production & hit

Product SKU: INT004800

Product Brand: Innokin

Product Currency: USD

Product Price: 8.99

Price Valid Until: 2021-12-01

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Editor's Rating:
8.7