With the end of a great 2014 for innovations in the E-cig world and the beginning of I hope will be an even better 2015, what better way to kick-start it than the long overdue upgraded arrival of the iTaste MVP2.0 vaping workhorse.
The iTaste MVP 20W is the latest version of the MVP V2.0 sent to me directly from Innokin for review that includes a wider range of Variable Voltage and Variable Wattage, advanced safety features, an upgraded and much Improved chip (32 bit ARM Processor), and of course the trusty long lasting 2600mAh polymer Li-Ion rechargeable battery, a very good start.
It also retains the built in Vape while you charge technology that can be used to charge your mobile phone and other electronic devices all from one smartly designed box mod in a choice of four different colours.
Built to the same exacting standard as its predecessor that is renowned for its robustness, simplistic design, and reliability in an all stainless steel body the new 20-watt version is going to wet the appetite of many fans and first-time users alike.
Arriving in a cellophane wrapped blue/white outer cardboard casing housing a durable plastic container with the MVP 20w located inside it Innokin have, as always paid attention to their product presentation. Simple but effective with a faint spider web not to be confused with the Arachnid!!!
You have a choice of four colours with the MVP 20w so be sure to check you have the correct one before purchase and opening. Also please verify the warranty period should any be included with this device before purchase.
The top outer cover displays the new Innokin logo in the top left-hand corner with the MVP 20W logo situated two-thirds of the way down and centered just below an off-centered window, which allows you to see the MVP 20W logo on the device itself inside.
The front of the box houses a barcode/scratch & check security code to verify the contents authenticity.
On the left-hand side of the box, you will find an age and health warning while on the right-hand side depicts the standard safety logos and disposable logo.
The rear contains an overview of the products features, so be sure to read this entirely & the age and health warning before purchase.
Removing the plastic container from the sleeve, you will see a blue strip around the outside with a repeat of the information found on the outer sleeve. The rear also contains a repeat of the products features as well.
Remove the outer shrink wrapping along with the decorative cardboard sleeve and you will find the resistant plastic casing with the product secured inside it.
Just remove either or both of the two stickers holding the upper lid closed to access your MVP 3.0 device.
You will also find the included eGo 510 adapter, USB charging cable, and located underneath the foam housing you will find the user manual and included Innokin stickers.
The rear contains an overview of the products features, so be sure to read this entirely and the age and health warning before purchase.
You will find subtle changes have been included in this version when compared to the previous model (MVP 2.0) that help to improve its overall performance and appearance.
Looking at the MVP 20w for the first time showed a new matt black finish has been used on the one sent to me for review when comparing it to the earlier black brushed finish 2.0 model. The MVP 20w also comes in Silver; White and Lime Green colours as well.
A removable ego cone threading adapter has replaced the fixed version, and a 510 spring loaded center pin has also been included allowing for better fitting of all modern tank designs.
This is indeed the case with the Tanks & Clearomizers I have used while testing the MVP 20W so far, and all have flush mounted all be it to a slightly raised 510 connector without any noticeable problems. This also applies to the ego threaded adapter when it is attached. Four air channels are also included in the design allowing for sufficient airflow around the tanks.
A 32 bit ARM Processor has also been introduced giving what I felt was a slightly more responsive feel compared to that of my MVP 2.0. And, of course, the increase in power from 11w to 20w is going to make this a far more appealing device for many consumers.
Operating Voltage: 3.3V- 7.5 V
Operating Wattage: 6.0W- 20W
Maximum Output Wattage: 20W
Maximum Output Current: 6A
Maximum Output Voltage: 7.5V
Clearomizer Resistance: 1.0 Ohm (minimum)
Battery: Built-in 2600mAh polymer Li-Ion rechargeable battery.
Charging: Micro USB DC5V/1000mA
OUTPUT port ：DC5V /1000mA
The Primary Features of The MVP 20W
Variable Voltage can be adjusted from 3.3 – 7.5 volts in 0.1-volt increments.
Variable Wattage can be adjusted from 6.0 – 20.0 Watts in 0.5 watts increments.
The Battery Level Indicator on the MVP 20W battery is displayed in Green, Yellow, and Red through the plastic housing surrounding the fire button.
GREEN = Almost Fully Charged. When the MVP 20W is fully recharged, the LED light will power off.
YELLOW = Half Power.
RED = Low Power. Charge the MVP 20W.
The MVP 20W has a large battery capacity built into it using a 2600 mAh polymer Li-Ion rechargeable battery. It can be used for up to a day and a half to two day’s when fully charged as a guide.
To activate the MVP 20w device press the ON/OFF power button three times in rapid succession to turn on the MVP 20w. When the MVP 20W is powered on, hold down the button to activate the atomizer and vape.
When the MVP 20W is not in use, press the button three times in succession to power off the MVP 20W Advanced Personal Vaporizer.
Always power off the MVP 20W Advanced Personal Vaporizer when it is not being used, or when it is going to be stored in a pocket, bag or purse.
Safety features included for this device are:
A 10 Second Safety Cutoff
If the activation button is held for longer than 10 seconds the MVP 20W Advanced, Personal Vaporizer will stop firing until the button is released and pressed again.
Included Low Voltage Warning.
The Red LED and Battery Bar will continue blinking when the battery capacity is lower than 3.3V and the MVP 20W Advanced Personal Vaporizer will power off automatically.
Included Short Circuit/Atomizer Protection.
Short Circuit/Atomizer Protection protects the MVP 20W Advanced Personal Vaporizer against shorted atomizers and will stop the unit from functioning in unsafe conditions.
Included Over-Discharge Protection.
The MVP 20W Advanced Personal Vaporizer monitors the battery voltage and will automatically power off when the battery is discharged.
The MVP 20W is recharged with a Micro USB cable. When plugged into a power source the MVP 20W can also be vaped and charged at the same time with Innokin Technology’s ‘Vape while you charge’ pass-through technology.
The MVP 20w also remembers the last Voltage or Wattage settings used. When the MVP 20W is turned off it will store the current voltage or wattage setting, and it will retain the setting when the MVP 20W is powered on.
Built-in 3 digit display.
Digital display shows the Ohms meter, Voltage / Wattage setting and the number of Puffs taken since last time the battery was turned off.
To charge your mobile electronic devices with the MVP 20W – set the small pin switch on the bottom of the MVP 20W to the ON position and connect a micro-USB cable to the USB Output port (DC 5V, maximum output current 0.5A) To maximize the battery charge of your MVP 20W please ensure that the bottom switch is set to the Off position when you are not using the portable charger function.
The New Innokin Logo can be found on the reverse side of the MVP 20W’s battery housing.
For the purpose of conducting this review, I have used a selection of two different E-juices with varying PG/VG combinations from the new Evo range (reviewing soon) and a 100% VG-E juice from the Virgin Vapor collection.
If you intend to use this range of E-Liquids, please make sure they meet the current requirements set out by your countries regulatory bodies.
For EU countries, more information on this can be found here along with REACH’s partner agencies from around the globe.
E-Liquids may contain diacetyl (DA) and acetyl propionyl (AP) or other carcinogenic ingredients or disease-causing substances, so please be aware of this and seek medical advice before using any of the products used in my reviews.
People can suffer from allergies to chemicals that may be present in the makeup of certain types of E-liquids or produced in their vapour. People can become sensitive to, or even allergic to Nickel or Titanium used in Temperature Controlled designed coils. Again, please be aware of this and seek medical advice before using any of the products used in my reviews. Also, check with your E-liquid supplier or the equipment manufacturers directly before purchase and use.
You might find this range of calculators provided by Steam Engine particularly useful, so thank you to Lars for allowing me to include them in my reviews. These calculators are currently under development, and the information that they contain may change at any time without notice. Please read the How It Works section for a more in-depth understanding. And never leave your device charging unattended, make sure you are using the recommended battery for your device, and always remember, SAFETY FIRST.
Potential Polycarbonate problems
It is well known that certain e-liquid ingredients can cause cracking or even melting of polycarbonate plastic or acrylic tanks and tubes. For further information on this subject, please check with your E-juice supplier or contact the manufacturer directly.
The Innokin iTaste MVP 20w comes housed in a 100% Stainless Steel body with a re-designed high quality 510 spring loaded connection that is designed to connect perfectly with all standard 510 tanks. An eGo threaded adaptor is also included with the MVP 20W so you can also vape with the widest variety of tanks/carto’s and clearomizers available which seems to work very well on all the tanks and clearomizers I have used so far.
The power/fire button like the MVP 2.0 is well placed and has been updated requiring less pressure to activate it making for a more comfortable vaping experience.
The inclusion of a 32-bit ARM microprocessor increases the device’s data processing power and increasing the devices overall vaping performance. Steady VDC power output with an output voltage accuracy of +-1% reduces noise and increases the battery life and reliability.
A much welcome increase in the variable voltage range from 3.3 to 7.5 volts adjustable in .1-volt increments and variable wattage from 6.0 to 20.0 Watts adjustable in .5 watts increments will make the MVP 20w more appealing to a wider audience given the surge over 2014 for more power. The included easy to use integrated ohm reader will display the resistance of any of your attached tanks and appears to be reasonably accurate.
For those of you who wish to know how many times you inhale using this device, a handy puff counter helps you keep track of your daily vape. Turning off the device will automatically reset the counter for you so bear this in mind when keeping track!
Vapor production is excellent at all the ranges I have used the MVP 20w at so you will not be disappointed with its performance.
The large capacity of the internal 2600mAh battery giving you between a day and a half to two full days means you can depend on it lasting longer than most VV/VW devices, and it also serves as a backup portable charging device that can power your mobile phone and other electronic devices making this a very worthwhile addition to your vaping arsenal!
The MVP 20w like its predecessor is a sleek but very well built device that should comfortably withstand heavy usage and the knocks of daily life.
I have the very first model of this boxed design, and apart from a few dings and scratches it still works which says a great deal about Innokins products.
Removal of the fixed ego threaded adaptor had improved its overall appearance as many people prefer to use a larger tank capacity these day’s increasing the overall height when seated on top of the ego adapter and covered by the supplied beauty ring, so the slightly raised air channels around the spring loaded 510 connection pin without the fixed eGo adapter permanently attached is a vast improvement over the previous design.
Vapor production is excellent and what you would expect from a 20w device supplying enough power when vaping at its maximum output.
The ability to charge a mobile phone and other electronic devices like a tablet has saved my bacon many times in the past and one of the reasons I always keep this device with me whenever I travel, which is quite often.
I will be reviewing the new Innokin VV4 in the coming weeks and would have loved to have seen the inclusion of the new screen which is included on this device but sadly not on the MVP 20w. As this is not the last model in the range I hope Innokin can include it in the next version as its display is very clear and easy to read especially in poor lighting conditions.
Three additional features that would be an advantage when designing the next version MVP is One, utilizing the Power & Voltage adjustments buttons allowing you to increase and decrease your settings up or down rather than having to round robin in each mode that could easily be achieved. Two, use a V for volts rather than a U as it could be confusing for new users. Three, increasing the width and length slightly for better fitting of 22mm + diameter tanks. There is only a slight overhang, but this could be improved making for a better overall appearance.
As this device is built to withstand the test of time and heavy usage could I also suggest some coloured rubber skins to be made which will help to maintain its appearance for a much longer period as well!
The MVP 20W has a recommended retail price of around £40.00 US$60.00 making it a very worthwhile consideration as a replacement of the SVD 2.0 or your very first box mod with a choice of four colours to suit your desired taste.
The MVP 20W is a smart, powerful and durable vaporizer that’s built with Innokin quality that lasts and also carries the Innokin 90 Day Limited Warranty.
I also hear on the grapevine that Innokin has another version of the MVP line coming out sometime early in 2015 which may include a further increase in power up to and including 30 watts so expect more great products throughout 2015 from the Innokin stable.
For further details on the iTaste MVP 20W or any other Innokin product, please visit the Innokin website or alternatively contact your local brick and mortar store.
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Thanks to Innokin for providing the Technical specifications for this review and Images of the iTaste MVP 20W
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