Innokin iTaste MVP 3.0

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Innokin iTaste MVP 3.0

Introducing what I’m sure is going to be yet another hot selling product from the Innokin stable, in the form of the new MVP 3.0. A VV/VW device with the ability to fire down as low as 0.4ohm’s and up to a maximum 30 watts.The ever growing popularity of personal vaporizers from Innokin is not just because of the original styles of the devices themselves, but the solid build quality backed up by a solid, reliable performance. Supported by the latest technological advances, and, of course, a choice of nice colours to offer the consumer.

The ever growing popularity of personal vaporizers from Innokin is not just because of the original styles of the devices themselves, but the solid build quality backed up by a solid, reliable performance. Supported by the latest technological advances, and, of course, a choice of nice colours to offer the consumer.

With an increase in battery performance along with its world renowned pass through capability, allowing you to vape while charging, the MVP 3.0 also includes improved accuracy thanks to the inclusion of Vrms delivering the exact wattage Ohm’s Law requires. The MVP 3.0 will also gain the attention of many people within the vaping community looking for a solid reliable all day performer at a very affordable price.

Packaging

innokin_mvp_3_0__54786_1423856896_1280_1280The iTaste MVP 3.0 was sent directly to me from Innokin and arrived in a shrink wrapped outer cardboard casing and housed in a robust plastic container with the MVP 3.0 located inside it.  Innokin as I always mention, have as usual paid attention to their products presentation, and this as always is very well presented.

You have a choice of four colours with the MVP 3.0 which includes Black, Silver, Blue, and Pink, so be sure to check you have the correct colour before purchase and opening. Also please verify the warranty period should any be included with this device before purchase as well.


Unboxing

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.

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 manual and included Innokin stickers.

The rear contains an overview of the products features, so be sure to read this entirely & the age and health warning before purchase.

What’s new

innokin-itaste-mvp-3-0-starter-kit-new-p719-2587_imageThe iTaste MVP3.0 is the very latest in the line of internationally bestselling iTaste MVP vaporizers. Also, the iTaste MVP3.0 features a greater range of Variable Voltage & Variable Wattage, including advanced safety features, portable electronics charging capacity, and vape while charging technology as I mentioned is also included.

The iTaste MVP3.0 includes flush mounting (almost!) of your 510 connectable tanks with a spring loaded positive pin. Durable stainless steel threading, an included ego adaptor, and a replaceable integrated micro USB charging cable too.

The iTaste MVP3.0 has a variable voltage range set between 3.0 – 9.0 volts that can be adjusted in 0.1-volt increments and a variable wattage range of 6.0 – 30.0 Watts, adjustable in 0.5 watts increments.

Using Vrms DC, the MVP 3.0 has increased accuracy with a power deviation of only 0.1 Watt. The full 30 Watts is precisely maintained between the resistances of 0.4 to 2.5 ohms. There is no wasted power, and exact accuracy means you are always vaping at the power level you choose. Vrms provides superior precision in delivering the correct wattage Ohm’s Law requires and, of course, stable power means improved vapor production as well.

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 Primary Features of The iTaste MVP3.0 Device
Battery Level Indicator.
The iTaste MVP3.0 battery includes a diffused tri-color LED on the top.
Green = Almost Fully Charged. When the iTaste MVP3.0 is fully recharged, the top LED light will power off.
Yellow = Half Power. 50%
Red = Low Power. Requires you to charge your MVP3.0.

Variable Voltage

Voltage can be adjusted from 3.0 – 9.0 volts in .1-volt increments.

Variable Wattage

Wattage can be altered from 6.0 – 30.0 Watts in .5 watts increments.

Low Voltage Warning

The Red LED and Battery Bar will continue blinking when the battery capacity is less than 3.3V and the iTaste MVP3.0 Advanced Personal Vaporizer will automatically power off.

Short Circuit/Atomizer Protection

Short Circuit/Atomizer Protection protects the iTaste MVP3.0 Advanced Personal Vaporizer against shorted atomizers and will stop the unit from functioning in unsafe conditions.

The iTaste MVP3.0 features automatic real-time atomizer Ohms detection. If the resistance of the atomizer is lower than 0.4 the Ohms bar will blink and the MVP3 will not turn on.

Vape while charging Technology

The iTaste MVP3.0 is recharged using a Micro USB cable. When plugged into a power source the iTaste MVP3.0 can also be vaped and charged at the same time with Innokin Technology’s ‘Vape while you charge’ pass-through technology.

Remembers last Voltage or Wattage setting:
When the iTaste MVP3.0 is turned off, it will remember the current voltage or wattage setting and it will retain the setting when the iTaste MVP3.0 is powered back on.

A portable power source for electronic products

To charge your mobile electronic device with the iTaste MVP3.0 plug the built-in Micro USB cable into the electronic device and power on the MVP3.0. The included iTaste MVP3.0 starter kit charging cable can also be used. Plug the larger USB port into the MVP3.0 and the Micro-USB into the electronic device and power on the iTaste MVP3.0. You may only charge one electronic device at a time. Do not attempt to charge more than one device at the same time or you may damage the device.

High compatibility 510 connector

The iTaste MVP3.0 510 threading is compatible with all standard 510 clearomizers & atomizers including the iClear16, iClear16B, iClear16D, iClear30, iClear 30B, iClear 30S and the Gladius-M.

Technical Specifications 

Operating Voltage is:    3.0V-9 V
Operating Wattage:   6.0W-.30W
Standby Current: 100uA max
Maximum Output Wattage: 30W
Maximum Output Current:10A
Maximum Output Voltage: 9V
Clearomizer Resistance: 0.4 Ohm (minimum)
Battery: Built-in 3800 mAh polymer Li-Ion rechargeable battery.
Charging: Micro USB DC5V/1A
OUTPUT port :DC5V /1A

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Function & Performance

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 and a 50/50 PG/VG balanced E-juice from the Vista Vapor collection.

REACH compliant

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.

I have been using the MVP 3.0 now for just over two weeks continuously to test the functionality of this device as thoroughly as possible and also to gauge its overall performance for you.

The operation of the MVP 3.0, as we have come to expect from Innokin, is simple and very straight forward. Firstly make sure you have fully charged your device and press the Power/Fire button three times to turn your device either on or off. If you have not attached your atomizer to the device yet, the screen will display the error message Check Atomizer.

Firstly make sure you have fully charged your device and press the Power/Fire button three times to turn the device on or after using off. If you have not attached your atomizer to the device yet, the screen will display the error message Check Atomizer.

Three clicks in quick succession of the Power/Fire button shows the Innokin logo (Innokin Technology), and you will see a clearly defined layout of the operating functions for the MVP 3.0 starting with the resistance value of your attached atomizer situated on the top left-hand side of the screen. Below this on the bottom left-hand side is the device’s current power output.

Centred on the OLED display are either the current wattage or voltage settings and on the far right-hand side is the battery charge status indicator.

To select either the wattage or voltage setting to appear in the main display window of the OLED screen just press the Power/Fire button along with the Plus + Button for Wattage Mode, or the minus – Button to show Voltage.

Adjusting the value currently displayed is achieved by pressing either the + Button to increase that value, or the Minus – Button to decrease the value between 6W up to its maximum of 30W, or in the voltage setting 3v up to a maximum of 9v. The MVP 3 includes a practical round robin function allowing you to switch quickly between its minimum values back to the maximum without the necessity of scrolling right the way through which is a great time-saving feature to include.

The MVP 3.0 also includes a puff counter as well. To activate it hold down the + & – Buttons together to view how many puffs have been taken. When the device is powered off the puff counter will reset back to a value of 0.

The + & – functions buttons also play another role by allowing you to flip the content displayed on the OLED screen to your preferred orientation. Simply hold down both for a few seconds until you seen the changed screen orientation.

Vapour production was superb throughout the course of this review, and I have not experienced any problems with the tanks I have used with it at all so you should expect the same. Throat hits were solid and with the utilization of the Organic Cotton Coils you can experience the much-improved flavour that is clearly more noticeable at the higher output values (above 24W), so I hope Innokin’s engineers will be working hard to produce a new tank design with this in mind for the very near future. If I hear anything about this, I will keep you posted as always. Update: Innokin has released their new iSub G Pyrex Glass Sub Ohm tank. Check out the website for further details.

Conclusion

imagesThe iTaste MVP 3.0 is not the smallest box mod on the market today but it is by no means overly large either when comparing it to the MVP 20w recently released by Innokin, being ever so slightly larger in comparison.

Battery performance from this device is astounding at 3800mAh compared to the MVP 2.0’s 2600 giving me on average between two to three long days’ of vaping time when set at around 12watts. Undoubtedly the time will change given your personal vaping preferences, and I used the 12w setting purely as a guide to gauge the batteries longevity on a full charge.

The real benefit of the MVP 3.0 3800mAh battery, of course, is that you do not have to charge your unit quite so often, which is a game changer for me and anyone who spends a lot of their day travelling.

The MVP 3.0 is comfortable to hold, and the rounded edges of the box style were sufficient not to cause me personally any discomfort while conducting this review. However, it would be nice to see the next version more rounded overall.

The 510 connector is still slightly raised above the top surface creating a small gap under the tanks, so a four-way air channel laser cut into the top deck similar to that of the K-Box I have recently reviewed would be a better way of reducing the overall height and creating a better fit with the brass spring loaded 510 connector.

The positioning of the battery indicator on the top as another visual aid is useful and not annoying as I first thought it might be. However, I would personally change this in favour of a resistance checker given the amount of tanks people, including myself carry these days, along with different pre-built resistant coils available on the market not including your own personal builds, so a point worth considering.

The position of the raised fire button allows for a comfortable vaping experience requiring little thumb pressure to activate it with that reassuring soft audible click. Also, you can find it quite easily with your thumb in low lighting conditions which is also important consideration.

The OLED screen is both bright and very clear, so it is easy to read the information displayed on it, but as I said almost seven months ago now in a previous review, companies including Innokin are not making enough use of the information that could be displayed on the screen, helping people to understand better both potential faults that they might incur, or a better description of the functionality of the device itself, so I hope that Innokin will set the pace in this area on future releases of new products.

Also, the screen timeout will help save unwanted battery drainage; however at around five seconds for me, it was a little short, so extending the time a little on future models would certainly help.

One other very nice feature of the screen is the ability to flip it making it a more attractive option to a wider audience giving you an even greater choice to tailor the device to your personal requirements.

Another ingenious design feature on the part of Innokin is the micro USB charge cable situated within the base of the device itself to charge external devices, meaning you no longer have to take an additional cable with you to charge up your phone. Sadly for I Phone users there will still be a requirement to do so, however, with the extra USB port included you will be able to charge your I Phone from there, so all is not lost!

Vaping performance as always is excellent, and I have used it from 0.5ohm’s up to the maximum of 30 watts without any problems so far. I tend to vape at around the 12-watt mark, and the performance is what I would have expected from an Innokin device, rock solid.
Hope to see a bit more power on the next build if possible!

Priced at a very respectable £50.00 $65.00 The MVP 3.0 is going to be great value for money bearing in mind the tremendous battery life that comes with it, and with included vape while charging technology, extensive safety features, and its vaping performance what more could you ask for.

Personally, I have always carried an Innokin device with me when travelling around the world. There might be more stylish designs out there for some of you, but reliability and solid build make this yet another must-have device for me in the Innokin range and with a choice of four colours I’m sure you will find one or two that will suit!

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For further details on the iTaste MVP 3.0 or any other Innokin product, please visit the Innokin website or contact your local brick and mortar store.

User Manual: Click here to view a PDF version of our iTaste MVP 3.0 user manual

Thanks to Innokin for providing the Technical specifications for this review and Images of the iTaste MVP 3.0

 

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  8. What should I do when the unit says check atomizer

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    • Hi Rob,
      It means the device (battery) cannot see an attached atomizer (Tank). If you have one already attached you may need to change the coil inside. If this fails please contact me again.
      Best,
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  9. My mvp 3.0
    I have changed it over night and is still blinking red

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  10. I do t knkw mothing nout these. At all and I think the battery is bad when its o charge it just bkinks can’t get it to come on at all I hit the button three times and still nothing is the battery bad

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