Asmodus Minikin Reborn review by VapeMaster

Review Date: 
09.11.2017

Asmodus Minikin Reborn

I’ve been lucky enough to review both the original Asmodus Minkin and also the Minikin V2 which I happen to own, but now manufacturer Asmodus brings you the Minikin Reborn. The biggest change in this new incarnation is that the Minikin has gone back to its original C-frame style design but now also includes the awesome touch screen of the Minikin V2.

The Minikin Reborn requires two high Amp batteries (not included) and offers a maximum output of 190 Watts. The device can be used in Variable Wattage or Temperature Control Mode, and has full support for all major wire types. Like most modern devices the Minikin Reborn is firmware upgradeable and has numerous safety features.

So let’s have a look in detail at what it has to offer you!

Asmodus Minikin Reborn features

  • Zinc Alloy Construction.
  • C-frame Style Design.
  • Requires 2x 18650 High Amp Batteries – Not Included.
  • Wattage Output Range: 5-190W.
  • Max Voltage Output: 7.5V.
  • Temperature Range: 212-572 F.
  • Atomizer Min Resistance: 0.1ohm.
  • Versatile Temperature Control Module.
  • Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and SS 304/316/317 Heating Elements.
  • Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) Functionality.
  • Temperature Factor of Resistivity (TFR) Functionality.
  • Latest “Curve” Output Mode.
  • Intuitive OLED Display.
  • Three-Button Operations.
  • Oversized Firing Mechanism.
  • Low Voltage Protection.
  • Short Circuit Protection.
  • Low Resistance Protection.
  • Low Battery Warning.
  • Micro USB Port.
  • 510 Connection.
  • Firmware Upgradeable.
  • Available in Black or Lambo Orange.

What’s in the box?

  • 1 Asmodus Minikin Reborn.
  • Instructional Manual.
  • Warranty Card.
  • Battery Safety Card.
  • Micro USB Cable.

Asmodus Minikin Reborn styling and build quality

The first thing that is immediately noticeable about this device is just how striking it is. The paintjob is extremely smart, with a very thick almost lacquered coating that is reminiscent of automobile paint. The version I received was in orange and the colour is incredibly vibrant and ideal if you want a device that stands out from the crowd. The overall construction of the device is impressive and it feels highly robust.

There is a good amount of weight to this device once the batteries are fitted so it should be resistant to the occasional knock. The painted coating is superb and it has not tarnished at all in the short time I have spent using this device.

The 510 has Stainless Steel threading with a lovely polished finish, the pin is nice and springy, and has a decent amount of travel to it. I had absolutely no issues getting any of my atomizers to sit flush. There is a decent amount of space on the top of the device so anything up to 25mm will not overhang,

The Minikin Reborn features a single large concave button which is slightly recessed into the casing. It is extremely responsive and has a good throw to it. There is absolutely no button rattle to be found. The main display which features the touchscreen of the Minikin V2 is very bright and all of the information is nicely set out. All of the usual things you would expect are shown including Wattage, Voltage, Resistance, Temperature etc. Also shown is the current charge of both batteries and additional info depending which mode you are in. Even though it seems like almost exactly the same touchscreen I felt that the sensitivity was an improvement of the one on my Minikin V2.

Located at the side of the device is the Micro USB port, which is required for firmware updates. Even though it is extremely well fitted I personally feels it is a bit of a strange location. The battery door is brilliant and an exceptionally good tight fit. It feels really strong and has a sort of rubberized coating to it. Since it is coloured black it tends to contrast really well with the main orange paint scheme but in addition it also has small orange patches that looked almost stippled with a paintbrush. The door is secured by two very powerful magnets which ensure that door won’t move anywhere. As you would expect there is zero rattle or shifting present. Just keep in mind that a strong pull is required to remove it.

The C-frame compartment battery sled makes battery fitting and removal extremely simple. The battery contacts are spring-loaded and appear to be gold plated. In addition the correct battery orientation is clearly marked. Superb battery ventilation is provided for via twelve good sized holes in the base.

Given the overall quality construction and attractive style this is really fantastic device!

Ease of use

The device offers up to 190 Watts of power and can be used in either Variable Wattage or Temperature Control Mode. Support is provided for all major wire types.

The manual is quite extensive so I will only cover the basics here.

  • Click the fire button five times to switch the device on/off.
  • You can lock the device in different ways but the main one is to press the fire button three times. The screen tends to lock automatically after a short duration anyway.
  • To unlock the screen slide your finger down the touchscreen.
  • Select “Mode” mode to choose your mode of operation.
  • Select “Power” mode to access Power or Curve mode.
  • In Curve mode tap the side of the screen you want to adjust.
  • Select Mode and then Resistance to check or alter your resistance.
  • The menu is very straightforward to get to grips with so even a new user won’t feel overwhelmed. When you have batteries fitted and you start up the device for the first time there is even a warning to remind you about keeping married batteries together.

Performance

This device works superbly and is capable of anything you want to throw at it. Variable Wattage mode is great and the coil heats up fast, at all times delivering the amount of power you specify. I used the Minikin Reborn with a few of my tanks including the GP Heron 1.5, the Taifun GT III and my Kayfun Prime. Every vape was exactly how I expected and I truly couldn’t fault performance.

Temperature Control works just as well and while I did have to adjust the TCR a little when vaping my Hadaly RDA with a Stainless Steel coil, but I did get a consistently decent vape with no weird fluctuation or heat spikes.

Curve mode wasn’t really something I felt the need to use since I never bother with it on my Minikin V2 either but at least the option is there if you’re a fan of tweaking your vape!

Battery life is very good and this device has the same excellent efficiency as the Minikin V2 in that your batteries do tend to last slightly longer than typical dual 18650 mods.

Conclusion

This is a fantastic mod which would make a brilliant daily driver or high powered workhorse for your collection. The Minikin Reborn is attractive, the construction is top notch and the performance is rock solid. If you’re a fan of dual 18650 devices then you really should check this out!

Many thanks to Grey Haze who kindly sent this device to Planet of the Vapes for us to review.

If you would like to purchase one of these devices you can get it directly from Grey Haze. Remember to use code POTV10 at the checkout for 10% off your purchase.

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