The iTaste MVP from Innokin is one of the most popular mods on the market, and for very good reason. Even though its a few years old and a little bit limited compared to newer devices that are coming out, its design and features have held up fairly well over the last few years and its a very solid performer.
In fact, if you’re just starting out, I think this is probably the best “starter kit” you’re going to find. It comes with the latest Innokin iClear tank and is an all in one solution ready to vape.
iTaste MVP Features and Design
The iTaste MVP is a box mod that features variable wattage and voltage. The size is compact and comfortable to use as well as put in your pocket or purse. This portability is pretty key and why its so popular. There is a built in 2600 mAh battery that will provide you at least an entire day of usage before you need to recharge – this is also very key. Really the whole design is very user friendly and if you’re new to vaping or you don’t want to fool around with the fidgety nature of mechanical mods – this is one of the best devices on the market.
The iTaste MVP runs in one of two modes. You can set it so you have variable wattage or you can set it for variable voltage. This can be confusing if you’re new to vaping, but if you’re not sure, just put it in variable voltage and adjust to taste – that’s it!
Variable voltage was the original way regulated mods treated power so its still included as a feature. You can dial this in to taste as well, but wattage gives you more flexibility. Voltage mode features fixed wattage so you’re finding the optimal setting to go with the coil you’re using. If you use Wattage mode – the voltage is dynamically set automatically so you’re just controlling how warm you want your vape to be. Trust me – this is what you want. Voltage is an older mode to run in and I’m not really sure why its still included on a mod like this, but it is.
There are 3 buttons on the iTaste MVP and an LCD screen. The largest button is the firing button. The two smaller buttons next to the screen move your wattage up and down and dial into options like viewing the ohm reading, puff counter or setting the device for variable voltage or wattage mode. This really couldn’t be more simple to use and its a really nice setup.
The bottom features 2 ports – one for charging the iTaste MVP, and one for charging a USB device such as a cell phone. This is why I think the iTaste MVP is such a great travel device. Its easy to use and in a pinch you can use it to keep your phone powered. Really nice.
The power “up and down” buttons allow for variable voltage in .1 increments starting at 3.3 v and going up to 5.0 v. When run in variable wattage mode you can dial between 6.0 watts and 11.0 watts in .5 watt increments.
The sweet spot for me with the iTaste is to use a coil rated at about 1.8 ohms or so. It will support higher, but the unit is capped off at 11 watts so I like to balance that with a lower resistance coil.
Customize the Look of Your Mod
The iTaste MVP comes in various finish styles that all look sharp. If you want to take this a step further, there are plenty of 3rd party “skins” you can get to wrap on to the body. I prefer the standard “carbon black” personally, but for those who like a more flashy look, you can customize with various skin wraps.
Is this mod for me?
If you are just starting out and want the most reliable starter setup then this is for you. Its much cheaper than the ego type kits you see and its so convenient to use.
In fact, even if you do own other equipment there is a place for the iTaste. Its efficient design and solid performance make it a great travel device.
This won’t work with sub-ohm builds, but it does supply adequate power for a solid vape experience.