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Using the Innokin iTaste MVP 2.0
Welcome to page 2, and thanks for sticking with me. Now’s the time to get into the more technical features of the MVP. The next-gen version of the iTaste keeps the classic mirrored LCD screen and two button configuration. The LEDs behind the screen illuminate blue. Sadly, there is still no OLED displays in Innokin’s stuff.
This is the area where the update to version 2 becomes more apparent. The two buttons are labeled P and U, which control power and voltage. Don’t ask me why U stands for voltage. The more astute among you may have noticed I made no mention of up or down controls.
That’s because there are none. Briefly pressing either of the buttons will display the puff counter. For the life of me, I don’t understand why the factories keep including this useless feature. If you use the counter at all, please hit the comments section and let me know, I’m curious if I’m missing something good.
Anyway, press and hold either button and the display will stop showing the counter and it will switch to adjustment mode. Click repeatedly to cycle through the selected range (3-6 V or 6-11W) it starts at your current setting and will start again at the lowest setting when you pass the max.
There’s no method to select power or voltage mode. That’s actually sort of brilliant. Whichever button you use, P or U that’s the mode it will use. Finally, if you press both buttons at the same time you can cycle between the resistance reading and the remaining battery voltage.
Finally, there’s the button. It has been redesigned from the original completely. There were a number of users that experienced button failures. As usual, Innokin did a good job of incorporating user feedback. The button is now much more sturdy. It also features a light-up bezel with the classic Innokin 3 color battery status lights.
While I appreciate the button’s higher build quality, I find it to be less ergonomic than the previous iteration. I tend to fire the MVP with the side of my thumb. The bezel makes it hard to fully depress the button. Maybe I’m just holding it wrong.
Other than the fire button, I have no issues whatsoever with the build quality of the iTaste. Innokin consistently puts out some of the best engineered products around.
Using the iTaste MVP 2 is also consistent. After resolving the voltage issues with the early versions of the standard iTaste, the company has produced very reliable variable voltage.
Naturally, you can use the MVP with just about any clearomizer out there, but the kit comes with an iClear 30. I’ve reviewed these tanks on their own, so you can check that out for the full blow-by-blow. Suffice it to say, they are very nice clearomizers.
As a result, the combination vapes quite well. While the iTaste can’t quite push the iClear to its maximum limits, it gets close enough to produce nice clouds of vapor. The two make an excellent pair.
Even running a higher power combination with the dual coil iClear the 2600 mAh power plant has plenty of power. Even I, a notorious chain vapor can get through a whole day on a charge. But don’t worry, if you do happen to deplete the battery, it offers pass-through charging. Hook it up to USB and puff away to your heart’s content.
If you have an original MVP in good working order, I’m not sure if it’s necessary to upgrade. It’s sort of like going from one version of the iPhone to the next “S” version. If you don’t have one of these already, it’s certainly not a bad choice.
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The iTaste MVP 2.0 is Innokin’s updated box mod. It features variable voltage and wattage with easy switching between the two modes. This box boasts a great build quality along with the ability to charge your other USB gizmos. Top that off with an iClear 30, and you have a great combination that makes it easy to overlook the few minor flaws in the device. Go get one now at MadVapes.
- Solid build
- Easy volt/watt switching
- Can be used as external power
- Long battery life
- Good performance
- Universal eGo connector
- Too many logos
- Button bezel makes it hard to press button in some situations
- Beauty ring can interfere with some tanks
Disclosure: This device was sent to me for review by Innokin. This article features affiliate links.