Friday, 24 March 2017

Review: Target Mini Vape Kit by Vaporesso

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Quite a few of Vaporessos mods have pretty unique looks I'd say, and the Target mods are no exception. Both the Pro and the Mini versions comes in at least 5 different colors, some of which I would not use publicly under any circumstances. But others look pretty cool, and luckily the Mini Kit provided for this review was the silver/stainless steel version, which I think is one of the best looking ones.

In the box
  • Target Mini Mod
  • Guardian tank
  • SS ceramic coil head 0.5 Ohm (installed in tank)
  • SS ceramic coil head 0.6 Ohm
  • USB Charging cable
  • Two different drip tips
  • User manual

    Specifications
        Target Mini mod:
        • Dimensions: 36.5 x 24.2 x 58.1 mm
        • Weight: 93g
        • Temperature Range: 100℃-315℃/200F-600F
        • Output Wattage: 5-40W
        • Suitable Atomizer: VW:0.15Ω-5Ω / VT:0.1Ω-1.0Ω
        • Standby Current: ﹤30uA
        • Voltage range: 0-9V
        • Battery Cell: Lithium 1400mAh Built in
        • Safety: Set to prevent overvaping, overheating, and with child lock function
        • Casting: Zinc Alloy and Stainless Steel
        • Thread: 510 Thread
        • Display: 0.49” OLED
          Guardian tank:
          • 2ml capacity
          • Pyrex glass tank
          • Direct-lung-hit and Mouth-to-lung drip-tips
          • Top filling
          • Leak-free design
          • TPD-compliant
          • Double child locking mechanism
          • Adjustable airflow control
          • Available in black and stainless steel  
          • CCELL-GD (Giant Dual) Ceramic Coil (Comes in 0.15, 0.5 and 0.6 Ohms)
            Look and feel

            The Target mod, and the mini version I've got here, does have somewhat of a futuristic look, which I think is kind of cool. It's a way to differentiate itself from other mods. There is quite a lot of button rattle though, especially on the fire button. Not something I think about whenever I pick it up, but it does make it feel a bit cheaper than it could have felt, cause other than that both the tank and the mod feels pretty solidly built. The looks of the tank is quite nice as well. Nothing too fancy. When it comes to the 5 colors it comes in, I could have used 4 of them... guess the pink one is aimed at the ladies.

            In use

            Starting with the mod, it's pretty straight forward in use, and quite simple. Charge port is on the bottom. Personally I prefer it on the side so you can charge while it's standing straight up. Not a problem if you're using it with the Guardian tank that comes in the kit, cause that one does not leak any way you put it down, but some atties can leak if you leave them sideways for a longer period of time.

            The menu system is very easy to use. There's a + and a - button for adjusting either wattage or temperature depending on what mode you're in, and there is a button below for selecting the mode. This one needs to be held down for a while to cycle between the different modes (Watt, Ni TC, SS TC, Ti TC and two configurable TC modes). You can also flip the screen upside down (or the other way around if you like) by holding down the + and - at the same time for a while. Those of you who have read some of my previous reviews will probably remember that I'm not a big fan of TC. I mean I don't mind it, I just prefer wattage mode. That said, I believe the SS TC works as intended. This is the only TC mode I've tested as the coils that comes with the tank are both SS coils.

            The mod seems to have pass through functionality in a way, which means you are able to use it while charging. I don't think it charges while you press the button though since you need to give it a couple of minutes before you can vape it if the battery was dead when you plugged it in.

            When it comes to the tank, this one is also quite straight forward in use, once you've managed to see the tiny writing on the the little piece on to that your drip-tip goes into that tells you that you need to twist it clockwise to unscrew it from the top cap (which needs to be done before you can unscrew the top-cap). The top-cap on mine is pretty tight so I need to use quite a lot of force to unscrew it (which is done counter-clockwise). Once you've got the top cap and the drip-tip piece back on you can twist the top cap clockwise to adjust the airflow. You can either make the big airhole a bit smaller or you can twist it even further to reveal two even smaller holes for you MTL vaping needs. You need to use quite a lot of force to adjust the air flow as well. To be totally honest I'm not that happy with this top filling mechanism. You need to unscrew two pieces to fill which is ... well one more than on most tanks, and you shouldn't be bothered to use that much force to adjust air flow and unscrew the top cap to fill it. Once you get the top cap off though, it's easy to fill with big holes for your juice and changing the coil head is quite straight forward.


            Performance

            The flavour and vapor production that the Guardian tank gives you is pretty good to be honest. Nice, crisp flavour and decent vapor production. It's no RTA, but very nice for a sub-ohm tank. There's plenty of air for direct lung hits if you have the air flow fully open, and you can use it as a mouth to lung tank if you prefer that.

            The mod seems to deliver the wattage... in a way. I've only tested it against a DNA200 device, both set to 30 watts, just to see how it feels. It does feel like the DNA200 gives you more power, which could be explained by the fact that the DNA200 measures the resistance to 0.56 Ohms while the Target ways 0.43. Quite a bit difference there. The DNA200 costs quite a lot more. Anyway, assuming that the DNA200 is pretty accurate (it should be at that price), I'd say that the resistance measurements on the Target could have been better. Then again, crank up the watts a bit more on the Target and you get pretty good results on that one as well. It delivers more than enough power for the Guardian tank.

            Pros and cons

            + Flavour and vapor production is quite good
            + Decent battery time for such a small mod
            + Nice display and simple menu system
            + Unique design
            + Size.... if you're looking for something small that is
            + No leaking 
            - Measuring of resistance could have been better
            - Top filling mechanism not my favourite, see above

             Conclusion

            Now despite the cons I've mentioned in this review, I do like Target Mini Vape kit quite a bit. It's small, does not leak at all and have a decent battery, making it a really nice kit to bring along on a night out or on short trips out and about. Battery life is better than both my COV Mini Volt and Nugget, and it does provide you with nice clean flavour on your short trips and nights out. (NOK 599,- at friskedrag.no)

            The product reviewed was provided by Friske Drag.



            Disclosure:
            • All my reviews are my honest opinion even if I am affiliated with the company manufacturing or selling the product.
            • This review does not contain affiliate links.

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