I think this little setup is a homerun for Asmodus. Asmodus has a reputation of making high-wattage, high-quality dual 18650 devices. While this mod does tend to stray away from its core audience, I think it’s fantastic that they are reaching out to other types of vapers on the other side of the market. So far, out of most of the Nano and Mini mods that I have reviewed, this is definitely one of the higher quality ones. It also probably has the best chipset out of all the ones that I have tested. So, if you are in the market for a setup like this, I would definitely give the Asmodus Mini Minikin a very serious look. It is a complete kit and it gets the job done for what it was designed to do.
While I myself am not what I would consider a low wattage or tootle puffer vaper, I do have certain situations that I like to use my Mini Minikin in. I like to use it when I’m running around the corner to the store or I know that I will be out of the house for just a little bit. For those situations, the Mini Minikin is a more than ample setup. I also like to use it in the times where I know I will be traveling and I don’t want to carry around a big mod. Even though most of the time I will be traveling, I probably won’t be able to vape. I kind of use it like a commuter mod. For those types of situations, it is a great little setup.
How Does It Vape?
For what this mod was made to be, it actually vapes great. It’s not a high-wattage cloud-chucking monster but it is a nice little stealthy mod that you can keep in a pocket or bag. It’s also good for the vaper that is a low wattage tootle puffer. I do like both coils that came with the kit. I do like the .4 ohm coil better but because of the low wattage limitation of this device, it’s kind of hard to vape it everyday when you have to constantly charge the batteries. I do enjoy running other low-wattage tanks on this mod. I put my Aspire Nautilus 2 on this mod at 12 Watts on a regular basis. Running tanks on this mod that require over 30 watts is really not practical just because of the battery life. The good news though is that in general, 18500 batteries are extremely cheap. The same exact batteries that came with the kit I’ve seen on multiple sites for between $2 and $3. So if you are a tootle puffer, for 10 bucks, you can get yourself three batteries and always have a fully charged battery ready to swap out.
First Impression Out of the Box
Packaging is typical Asmodus. I always like the fact that with all of their boxes, you can actually see the mod before you open the box. Just like with all Asmodus box mods, the paint job on this mod is just phenomenal. Mine is a classy looking candy apple red with white on the bottom. Both colors are put on thick and glossy finish to the point that they actually look like they are wet.
What’s in the Box
- 1 Mini Minikin 50W Box Mod
- 1 Ohmlette Sub-Ohm Tank
- 1 Efest 1000mAh 15A 3.7V 18500 Battery
- 1 Micro USB Cable
- 0.8ohm Coil – rated for 25-40W
- 0.4ohm Coil – rated for 50-70W
From Top to Bottom
The 510 pin is nice and springy. The threading on the 510 is really smooth as well. The Ohmlette tank that comes with the kit does sit nice and flush. So do all my other atomizers as well. As usual, for an Asmodus mod, this is a really nice quality 510 connection.
Of course, just like most of the Minikin series, the Mini Minikin has a convex firing button. It has a clicky, tactile feel to it and it is real easy to find. It also fires right away with virtually no delay. The plus minus buttons are located below the screen and they have the same feel as the fire button. They look to be made out of the same material as the fire button and they do scroll very fast through the numbers but the menu does not round robin.
In between the button layout, you have a bright Asmodus screen. It’s the same screen that is on the Boost, it just has a different layout. The layout on the Mini is actually more informative than the layout on the Boost. The Mini screen will display all the typical information like mode, battery life, wattage, temperature, voltage, ohms, puff timer, and puff counter. The screen is usable in all lighting conditions.
The battery door is located on the bottom of the mod. Push down and slide it out to open the door. Sometimes the door does take a little bit of effort to open. Push down and slide in to close the door. When the door is closed, it is very tight and solid. When the door is open, you will see the battery orientation on the door with some venting as well. The battery tube is lined with some sort of hard plastic to ensure against shorts should you have a torn wrap on your battery. When the mod is facing you on the right side, you will find the charge port. It does only charge at 1 amp but to be honest, for such a small battery it really is fine. When you do externally charge, the 18500 battery that comes in the kit, it does charge really quickly.
Like all Asmodus mods, the paint job is just gorgeous. It is a two tone color of white and a deep candy apple red. The finish on it is high gloss and it does look like it’s wet sometimes. On the left side of the mod, there is some Asmodus branding but it is elegantly done and very subtle.
This kit comes with a tank that Asmodus calls the Ohmlette. It is very reminiscent of a tank like the Smok Spirals Plus. The top fill is very similar to the Spirals tank series. The drip tip while very comfortable is not 510 compatible. All of your 510 drip tips will fit but they will be extremely loose to the point that you will not be able to use them. I would really like to see manufacturers start standardizing their drip tips. I think all manufacturers need to get away from developing proprietary drip tips. I am not a fan of them and I would much rather have a Goon-style drip tip with a 510 adapter. That being said, the drip tip is comfortable but it does go on to a raised platform on the top cap. As most of you know, I’m also not a fan of that type of top cap. For this tank, I do understand the reasoning because the platform actually serves as a grip so you can unscrew the top cap. The threading on the top cap is extremely smooth with some really nice knurling on it that really helps you get a good grip. Once you remove the top cap, you will see two half circle shaped fill ports. They will accommodate every type of juice bottle. The glass section is held onto the tank with two really thick color matched orings.
This tank does have dual adjustable bottom airflow. The AFC is very smooth and it does have a stopper on each end. The airflow is also smooth with no whistling or turbulence. There is some branding on the AFC ring. The bottom of the base is where you will find the non-adjustable 510 pin. Overall, a very nice little tank.
The .4 ohm coil is a good coil. I get a nice flavorful vape out of it. The coil says that it is good up to 70 Watts but since this is only a 50-watt device, that is kind of a moot point. I run the coil at around 45 to 50 watts and I get a good, satisfying vape. At those wattages though, my battery life really does suffer. I only get about 55 or 60 puffs on a full battery. I do get a lot of vapor and some great flavor but the battery life really isn’t worth running the coil at this level. I did run the same tank on the Boost and it does do 70 Watts but the vapor is much hotter. I really do prefer this coil at right around 50 Watts.
The .8 ohm coil was made to be run at a much lower wattage. I like the coil around 20 to 25 watts. When I run this coil on the Mini Minikin, I get about 75 to 80 puffs before I need to start recharging the battery. It is not as flavorful or cloudy as the .4 ohm coil but it is a nice vape. I still get pretty good flavor but it’s not as warm and saturated as the .4 ohm coil.
I do like both coils and I do get good flavor from both of them. I’m sure that that’s probably attributable to the fact that the Ohmlette tank really has no chimney. All the flavor is taken directly from the coil and pushed through the stock Delrin drip tip.
The Look, Feel, and General Aesthetics of the Kit
This is a really high-quality stealthy little set up. It is very pocketable and extremely easy to carry. The Mini is easily one of the smallest mods with some of the best build quality that I have seen in a while on a mod of this size. It is very comfortable to hold and the smooth texture of the paint is just fantastic. Asmodus did a good job pairing The Ohmlette tank with the Mini Minikin aesthetically but they should come up with some lower wattage coils for it to make using this setup more practical.
The Mini Minikin uses the Asmodus GX – 50 chipset. Of course, it does have a full temperature control suite as well as the temperature curve option that Asmodus has become known for. It also has TFR and TCR settings for those people that like to run custom wires. It does do TC on all the popular metals like Ni, SS316, SS317 and Ti. I have used the temp control in stainless steel and nickel mode so far. Both of them performed very admirably.
While this chipset is capable of 50 Watts, it can also be fired as low as .1 ohms and it does have a temperature range of 212 to 572 degrees. The maximum voltage output for the Mini is 15 amps.
The Menu System
- 5 clicks of the fire button on
- When mod is on, 5 clicks of the fire button to enter the menu system.
- Once in the menu system, quick click the fire button to scroll through menu options.
- In the menu system use the the +/- buttons to select your options.
Those are the basics. This menu system is not hard at all. Very easy and intuitive to use even for beginners.
- Single 18500 Batteries – Sold Separately
- Wattage Output Range: 5-50W
- Maximum Voltage Output: 15A
- Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.1ohm
- Temperature Control Range: 212-572F
- Ni200, Titanium, and 316 Stainless Steel Compatibility
- Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR)
- Temperature Factor of Resistivity (TFR) Functionality
- Natural Rounded Contour – Ergonomically Driven
- Dual Colorways
- Intuitive OLED Display
- Oversized Firing Mechanism
- Hinged Flip Battery Cover
- Stainless Steel 510 Connection
- 24mm Diameter
- Superior Stainless Steel Construction
- Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
- 0.8ohm Coil – rated for 25-40W
- 0.4ohm Coil – rated for 50-70W
- Convenient Threaded Top-Fill Design
- Dual Bottom Airflow Control
- Delrin Wide Bore Drip Tip Drip Tip
- 510 Connection
- Build quality
- Clicky buttons
- Solid battery door
- Nice fire button
- Form factor
- Battery life