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Innokin iTaste MVP 2.0 Review

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Innokin iTaste MVP 2.0 Review

The Innokin iTaste MVP 2.0 is my 1st real vaping device. I tried a couple cig-a-likes at CES about 4 years ago and decided that vaping wasn’t for me. When I decided to give vaping another go, the MVP 2.0 came highly recommended by a couple of store owners. I decided to pick one up and it became my go to device. Even though the MVP 2.0 has been out for quite some time now, it’s still a very popular variable voltage/wattage device for beginning and veteran vapers. The price/performance combination make it a true winner for vapers on a budget. Read on for my Innokin iTaste MVP 2.0 Review!

What’s in the Box

Authenticity Label

MVP 2.0 Box  What comes with the MVP 2.0

The box is made up of a clear plastic that is lined with an inner sleeve with all the specs and information about the product listed. The MVP is snuggled into a foam insert right on top. After you remove the MVP from the box, you lift that insert up to find the accessories inserted neatly into another foam insert.  The box has an authenticity label that you can scratch off and verify that your Innokin product is genuine as well. As you can see in the photo above, I never verified mine. The MVP 2’s packaging is one of the better presentations I’ve seen so far in the e-cig industry.

Here’s what I got in the kit I purchased at a local B&M.

  • The MVP 2.0
  • 2 iClear 16 Tanks (1 iClear 30 in other kits)
  • Beauty Ring
  • Charging Cable for external charging of other devices
  • Instruction Manuals

Design

The MVP 2.0 is a box mod style device that is made up of Zinc and aluminium alloy. The edges are rounded and the box feels quite nice in the hand. The MVP 2.0 isn’t as bulky as it looks in photos either. It’s quite compact and if you’ve ever handled the Innokin VTR, the MVP 2.0 feels like a feather compared to it.

Front Side
The front of the MVP 2.0 has the Itaste MVP logo smack dad in the middle and the power on/off button that also doubles up as the firing button.

Back of MVP
On the back of the MVP 2, there’s really nothing other than logos… Too many logos for my taste. It’s not too bad really, but I’d rather not have logos all over the place.

Left Side
The left side is where it all happens. The left side has the display and buttons to control voltage and wattage. The display has a mirrored finish and seems to scratch fairly easy. It’s bright and clear though.

Right Side
The right side has nothing at all, but this view shows the raised button on the front of the device well. From what I understand, this button is a big upgrade from the 1st version. The 1st version was flush on the front.

Top threading
The top of the MVP houses a great Ego connector that allows you to use ego style tanks and has 510 threading for 510 style tanks. It also has threads at the base that you can attach the included beauty ring onto. The beauty ring has two air holes and is used to clean up the looks when using a 510 style tank.

Bottom of MVP
On the bottom, you have the charge port which is a micro USB connection. You can use your non-Apple smart phone charger to top the MVP 2.0 off. You also have an on/off switch that turns the standard USB connection on or off. This USB connection is an output that you can use to charge other devices with. I don’t see much of a need for this personally but I’ve heard people praise the MVP for this function.

Features

Check out this short video overview of the Innokin iTaste MVP 2.0.

The best thing about the MVP 2.0 is that it has so many functional and safety features. Starting with the main button. It serves as the power on/off switch and the firing button. To turn it on or off, you simple press it 3 times in a row. The button is raised and easy to find and it’s quite firm so you won’t fire it by mistake. If somehow you do fire it by mistake, the button will stop working after 15 seconds.  There are leds behind the button that serve as a battery life indicator. When you turn the MVP on, the button flashes from green to yellow to red. When you power it off, it flashes green. When you fire the MVP, it will light up green, yellow, or red depending on the charge level. When the battery is almost depleted, it will flash red and won’t fire. It also features standard short-circuit atomizer protection with a 3.0 amp limit.

Coil Reading Puff Counter
On the left, you have the coil resistance measurement in ohms. This Kayfun has a 1 ohm coil build.  On the right is the puff counter. It measures each time you fire it. The counter is reset when you power the device off by pressing the button 3 times in a row. To check the resistance, simply hold down the P and U buttons at the same time. To check the puff counter, you just single press the P or U button.

Voltage Reading Power Reading
In the photo on the left, you’ll see the voltage and on the right, the power, measured in watts. To check what voltage you are set at, press and hold the U button. Once it’s activated, you can scroll through the voltages until you get the voltage you desire. To check the wattage, press and hold the P button and do the same thing for power. The power settings are in .5 increments where the voltage is in .1 increments.

Battery Life

The MVP’s battery life is stellar. With heavy usage during a 2 week stretch where I used the MVP exclusively, I was getting an average of 2 days of usage between charges. I have a friend that goes 3 days between charges too. It all depends on usage really. Now that I am rotating between devices, I rarely have to charge it at all but I do anyhow. I normally charge it up overnight each day now. The fact that the power range is between 6 and 11 watts helps on the battery life. When you aren’t subohming or running at 20 watts, your battery is going to last much longer.

Value

With online retailers selling the MVP 2.0 kits much lower than the original MSRP, the MVP 2 is a no brainer in my opinion. I believe the MVP 2.0 kit is a perfect starter kit for new vapers and I have helped our local B&M sell 2-3 of them so far. Even at MRSP, the MVP 2.0 is a great value for such a solid device.

Conclusion

Fits in Shirt Pocket

The MVP 2.0 is perfect for an all day vape at work. The MVP 2.0 is lightweight and just the right size to fit in the front pocket of my work shirts. I can move around without the fear of it falling out of my pocket. That alone makes the MVP 2.0 one of my favorite devices so far.

With the price point of the MVP 2.0 these days, it can more economical than an Ego style starter kit. You don’t need to purchase a separate charger and you have pretty much everything you need to get started with in the kit, all you need is some juice! The Itaste MVP 2.0 really is everything a new vaper needs. It’s got awesome battery life, adjustable voltage and wattage, a built-in Ohm reader, and comes with pretty good tanks. Dollar for dollar, it’s a steal. Keep your eyes out for deals as low as $35 for the kit online.

Pros

  • Stellar Battery Life
  • Very solid construction
  • Built in Ohm Reader
  • Ego and 510 connections
  • Variable Wattage > Variable Voltage. Great additional feature that the original didn’t have.

Cons

  • Can’t replace battery
  • Too many logos
  • Display scratches easily

 Comparison Photos

Size Comparison Size Comparison

Innokin iClear 16 Aspire BDC

Kangertech ProTank 3 Aspire Nautilus

Kayfun Clone

Innokin iTaste MVP 2.0 Information

Manufacturer : Innokin

Product:  iTaste MVP 2.0

MSRP: $69.99

Size : 41mm x 22mm x 107mm

Battery: 2600 mAh non-removable lithium-ion battery

Battery Charge Time: 3.5 hours to 5.5 hours to complete charge

Variable Voltage: Voltage can be adjusted from 3.3 – 5.0 volts in .1 volt increments

Variable Wattage:  Wattage can be adjusted from 6.0 – 11.0 W in .5 watts increments.

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About the author / 

Chris

I am a long time smoker that has gone Vapor! After smoking for 27 years, I put them down and haven't taken a single puff since switching to electronic cigarettes. I am saving money! My health is improving! Everything is getting better... and oh BTW, Ecigs taste so much better than cigarettes!

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4 Comments

  1. Kristi Smith June 14, 2014 at 3:03 pm - 

    Thanks for this review. I think this will be my next purchase. I’m still using Vision Spinners after vaping for nearly 4 years! I think it’s time to upgrade! 🙂

    • Chris June 14, 2014 at 4:09 pm - 

      It’s a great device. I would use it all day if not for my addition to buying stuff. 🙂

  2. Angela June 19, 2014 at 11:04 pm - 

    I just got mine a couple of days ago. Definitely worth the money at $39.99 and free shipping. Absolutely love it!!

    • Chris June 20, 2014 at 7:10 am - 

      What tank are you using iclear 30 or 16? Or did you get something extra?


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