First Look: Kanger K-PIN Mini

Kangertech has introduced another product in their AKD series (Advanced Kangertech Design), the K-PIN Mini. This is the smaller version of the K-PIN Kit and the fourth product (if I’m counting correctly) marketed under the AKD series. The K-PIN Mini is still a pre-order item and Kangertech has not yet released a suggested retail price.

The Kangertech K-PIN Mini is powered by an internal 1500 mAh battery which you charge via the micro USB port on the side of the device using the included charging cable. The K-PIN Mini will fire coils with a resistance of 0.15 ohm or higher.

Turn the K-PIN Mini on and off with five quick clicks of the fire button. The unit has a five bar LED display that will flash when it’s turned on or off and illuminate when you press the fire button. It will also show battery level when charging and all five bars will be lit when it’s fully charged.

There is no wattage or temperature adjustment on the K-PIN Mini, it’s a full power output device. Nice and simple, press the fire button and vape.

The tank is a top filler with a 2 ml capacity. It comes with one 0.5 ohm NiCr SSOCC coil. To install or replace a coil turn the unit upside down and unscrew the tank. Unscrew the old coil and screw in a new one. Be sure to prime a new coil by dripping some ejuice onto the cotton that’s visible through the ejuice flow ports.

Once the coil is installed reattach the tank. To fill the tank unscrew the rotating cap and drip tip assembly. Then put the tip of your ejuice bottle or dripper into one of the two fill ports. If you’re using a new coil, be sure to allow it to soak in the ejuice for a few minutes to make sure it’s fully saturated. Adjust the height of the drip tip by spinning the rotating cap. Then all you have to do is turn the unit on and you’re ready to vape.

I installed the SSOCC coil and primed it. Then I filled the tank with Nilla Custard ejuice from Vapes Gone Wild and allowed the coil to soak for a few minutes. With nothing to adjust, no wattage or temperature settings, not even airflow adjustment, all I had to do was press the fire button and vape.

As with many organic cotton coils, the SSOCC has just a little cotton flavor that burns off after vaping less than half a tank. Other than that, the K-PIN Mini did very well on this first vape. Vapor and flavor output were much better than satisfactory. And once that cotton note faded the vanilla flavor really popped. The Kangertech K-PIN Mini has a rather airy, easy draw.

Its compact size and retractable drip tip make the K-PIN Mini ideal for stowing in a pocket for on the go vaping. It’s attractive and comfortable in the hand.

I’ll be using the K-PIN Mini extensively for the next couple of weeks and then will post a full, in-depth review. To be notified when that review is live follow Seven Report on Twitter or Facebook.

Thanks to Kangertech for providing the K-PIN Mini for review. Kanger’s official online retail site lists the K-PIN Mini with a price of $19.90 but right now has it marked down to $16.90. However, as of this writing there is no way to select a color or add it to your cart, so it’s still a pre-order item. Visit that page here.

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