Innokin Klypse Pod System Review
Product Introduction and Specifications
Introducing the Klypse, Innokin’s latest pod system, designed with beginners in mind. It promises a hassle-free, satisfying MTL (Mouth to Lung) vaping experience, without the need for intricate settings, adjustments, or even coil replacements. The Klypse utilizes replaceable pods, boasts a 700 mAh internal battery, and features a convenient magnetic cap for the mouthpiece.
Innokin stands out among vape companies for its unwavering focus on catering to beginners, and the Klypse has already earned recognition with awards at vape expos. Now, the question is whether the hype surrounding this device is justified, and, more importantly, if the Klypse can be the vaping solution to assist you in quitting smoking.
Price: $27.99 (available at ejuiceconnect.store)
Color Options: Indigo, Blush, Scarlet, Mint, Charcoal, Graphite
- Device Dimensions: 94 mm x 29 mm x 15.2 mm
- Pod Capacity: 2 mL with 0.8-ohm resistance
- Battery: 3.7V / 700 mAh / 2.59 Wh
- Maximum Wattage: 0.8 ohm – 16 watts
- Maximum Voltage: 3.6 volts
- Cut-Off Time: 10 seconds
- Body Material: Aluminum alloy
- Charging Current: DC 5.0V / 1A
- 1 x Innokin Klypse kit (0.8 ohm)
- 1 x Magnetic Cap
- 1 x Type-C USB Cable
- 1 x Quick Start Guide
- 1 x Warning Booklet
Build Quality and Design
The Klypse exudes a sense of elegance, despite not being the tiniest device on the block. Measuring 94 mm x 29 mm x 15.2 mm with the mouthpiece cap on, it doesn’t fall into the ultra-compact category. While it’s shorter than the Caliburn A2 and the Wenax H1, attaching the mouthpiece cap at the bottom extends its length by 17 mm, placing it in the same ballpark as those devices. In the other two dimensions, it’s a tad more extensive but still easily pocketable.
In terms of design, the Klypse, consistent with many other Innokin products, embraces simplicity. The device primarily sports a single color, accented by a slim black stripe on the side that proudly displays the Innokin logo, along with black top and bottom sections. You won’t find futuristic elements, textured frames, or leather panels here—just a sleek aluminum alloy surface with plastic components.
The 2 mL pods feature a light tint and are secured by some of the most robust magnets I’ve encountered in a vape. In fact, it’s occasionally a bit challenging to remove the pod from the device, not because of the pod’s delicacy, but due to the incredible magnetic grip. This leads us to the standout feature of the Klypse.
The magnetic cap for the mouthpiece is truly remarkable. It audibly clicks into place over the mouthpiece, and when not in use, it can be securely attached to the bottom of the device by even stronger magnets. I often found myself fiddling with the magnetic connection, enjoying the satisfying sound it makes when it clings to the base of the battery—it’s oddly satisfying, much like a stress ball. The only minor downside is the slight increase in device length when the cap is attached to the bottom, although it’s not necessary to position it there if you prefer not to.
The Klypse stands out as one of the simplest refillable vape devices available, making the setup process a breeze. Here’s a quick overview:
- Remove the magnetic cap.
- Access the side-fill port on the pod.
- Fill the pod with your chosen e-liquid.
- Allow the coil five minutes to absorb the e-liquid.
- Inhale from the mouthpiece to start vaping.
I had to stretch to create five steps for this procedure, emphasizing just how user-friendly and straightforward the Klypse is to use.
When it comes to vapes that lack extensive customization options, the fundamental question is: How well do they perform straight out of the box? While performance can be subjective, one thing is certain—the Klypse hit the mark for me.
Currently, the Klypse offers just one pod option: a 0.8-ohm mesh pod designed for MTL vaping. Its draw falls comfortably in the middle, not too tight nor overly loose. It’s notably tighter than the original Caliburn and perhaps slightly tighter than the Wenax H1. To provide a point of reference, I’d position it between the Wenax H1 and the Voopoo Vinci Q. For those looking to transition from smoking to vaping, especially beginners, the Klypse presents an excellent starting point.
In terms of flavor, the pod vape market has seen remarkable advancements in recent years, and the Klypse is no exception. I’d rank it alongside the vapes I mentioned earlier, all of which are among my favorite pod devices. While it doesn’t deliver an intensely strong throat hit, this can actually be appealing to beginners. Additionally, a robust throat hit can sometimes be off-putting for novices, but this can be addressed by opting for higher-strength nicotine salt e-liquids. I’d recommend starting with something around 20-25 mg and adjusting from there.
As for coil longevity, I can’t provide a definitive assessment, but over the past two weeks, I’ve been alternating between three Klypse devices, only having to replace one of the pods a few days ago. Not once did I experience a dry hit using 70VG e-liquid, although I suggest leaning towards a 50/50 e-liquid blend for an added throat hit, which will also contribute to prolonging your coil’s lifespan.
Battery Life and Charging
The Klypse maintains its uncomplicated approach in battery indication, employing a single white LED for all battery levels. This simplicity, however, represents one of the device’s few drawbacks. The absence of a more informative three-color LED makes it somewhat challenging to gauge the remaining battery life accurately.
When the battery drops below 10%, the LED will flash ten times, signaling that you have limited usage time left before needing to recharge. Therefore, it’s advisable to keep a charger at the ready. Regarding battery longevity, you can anticipate getting through a little over one pod on a single charge. As you consume your first full pod, you’ll notice a noticeable drop in vapor warmth, which can serve as an informal battery indicator.
Charging the device occurs at a 1A rate through a Type-C port, with a full charge taking approximately 55 minutes. Notably, the Klypse supports pass-through charging, enabling you to vape while the device is connected to a power source.
Pros and Cons
- Lightweight and highly portable
- Elegant and minimalist design
- Exceptionally strong magnets for both pods and the cap
- Extremely user-friendly
- Outstanding vaping experience straight out of the box
- Gratifying MTL performance with the 0.8-ohm pods
- Exceptional flavor delivery
- Good coil durability
- Support for pass-through vaping
- One out of six units had a loose battery
- Subpar battery indication with a single white LED
- Moderately underwhelming battery life (approximately 2-2.5 mL per charge)
- Single pod included, lacking additional pod options
When it comes to vape devices tailored for beginners, the Klypse truly stands out, covering an impressive range of essential criteria. It’s nearly foolproof, compact, lightweight, and delivers an exceptional vaping experience straight out of the box. No buttons to fuss with, no complicated settings—simply fill it up and vape.
While it’s not the pioneer of such features, Innokin certainly excels at creating products designed for those on the brink of leaving smoking behind. There’s an inherent appeal in the Klypse’s elegant design, a certain synergy that just feels right (with an added bonus of a mouthpiece cap that attaches with a satisfying click).
In my assessment, I have only two minor grievances to share. One unit had a slightly loose battery (a potential concern if not for the multiple devices provided by Innokin), and the battery indication is somewhat lackluster. However, even with these two drawbacks, I wholeheartedly recommend the Klypse. If you or someone you know is embarking on the journey to quit smoking, don’t hesitate to consider the Klypse as an excellent choice.