Innokin Klypse Mecha Kit
Supplied by Innokin for review
Every now and then I get to review something that genuinely brings me joy and the new Innokin Klypse Mecha is exactly that, it is one of those devices that is a piece of vaping art which really stands out in the vape market.
- Smart Wattage Control
- Adjustable Wattage And Airflow
- Compatible With All KLYPSE Pods
- OLED Screen
- Click Dial Interface
- Device Dimensions (Without pod): 20.3 * 43.7 * 80.6mm (With pod): 20.3 * 43.7 * 94.2mm
- Battery mAh 102538/900mAh/3.33Wh
- Wattage Range 0.6Ω: 6.0W ~ 18W; 0.8Ω: 6-14W; 1.2Ω: 6-11W, 1.7Ω: 6-8W
- Minimum / Maximum Voltage 1.0~4.5V
- Cut off time 3-10S
- Maximum output current 5.5A
Innokin have taken a slight detour from their market leading recycled packaging, it is still all cardboard with none of those nasty plastics. While I admire their brown recycled boxes, I can see why the Klypse Mecha deserved a rather more fancy-pancy box.
Unusually I felt the need to read the bumf on the inner flap, it was kinda nice to hear a bit of background on it and you can tell they have a lot of pride in this product, and rightly so – give that designer a pay raise!
The device is held in a folded card insert and there’s an embossed top card to protect it from any carrier who happens to be in a bad mood. Underneath is another little box with the extras.
You get the Klypse device with a 0.6ohm pod preinstalled, a second pod which is 1.2ohm, a charging cable, a warranty booklet, and the manual.
First Impressions and Overview
Well I think you know my first impressions by now; I bloody love this thing! I spent some time admiring it once I had removed it from the box, there’s a lot to look at and the detailing is intricate with all that clockwork decorative face.
There’s a two or three layer depth coated in high gloss plastic which is fingerprint proofed to some degree, I would love to know how they produced this as it is fascinating to look at.
There’s something going on all around the Klypse Mecha with the charging port on one side, an adjustable airflow slider on the other, and the back face has what looks like a laser etched 3D effect pattern on it which changes as you rotate it.
The branding is very discreet with an almost hidden ‘INNOKIN’ buried in the clockwork, and the rear branding is only visible as you rotate the device.
There are three little battery vents on the base along with the etched legal pap, so far so good and I haven’t even turned it on yet.
The size is just right (20.3 * 43.7 * 94.2mm) and fits snuggly into my medium/small hands. The edges are rounded off and smooth which feels comfortable however you hold it. Weight wise, it only weighs 105g, I know that’s not especially light-weight but it was lighter than it looked, yet it still feels substantial and sturdy.
I hadn’t even paid attention to the controls or screen yet, there’s a little dial click button which is quite small and tactile, once turned on it really finishes off the looks. To turn the device on, it only takes three clicks of the dial.
The control interface feels innovative but I have come across this style in older mods, I think it is because of the overall theme that it feels unique. The dial and button resistance is just right, you have to be quite deliberate to operate it which is fairly pocket safe, but the locking option makes it much safer.
The options are limited but considering it’s a pod, they seem adequate. Essentially it is a variable wattage/voltage device with a few screen/timeout options.
Have you got the time?
Indeed you do with the Klypse Mecha, once the screen changes from the usual vape mode, the clock comes on. You can adjust how long it stays on for in the menu so I set it to five minutes, I just liked it left on as it completes the looks.
The side mounted charging port means you can charge it stood up. The screen shows the percentage and there’s an animated outer ring also, I couldn’t find the charging current but it seems quite quick so I’m guessing it could be 1 Amp.
Onto the pod; it is a slide in magnetic fit which is just right, easy enough to change but stays in place firmly.
Innokin include two rather different pods, the preinstalled one is 0.6ohm which is more suited to RDL, and a 1.2ohm for MTL. There are others available including a middle of the road 0.8ohm, and it also takes prefilled pods if you’re that way inclined.
It is a side fill via an easy to pull open silicone bung, there’s plenty of room and visibility which makes it pretty much mess free. There is a ‘MIN’ (minimum) line but you need to remove the pod to see it.
Before I plough into the performance; there are two colour options available and both look superb, I am genuinely torn which I prefer. I usually always go for silver but the gunmetal one has a couple of red details which make it pop a little more.
Either option is a work of art (or should I say a clock-work of art), I have been using them for a while now and I still find myself glancing at the front before each draw.
I was quite proud of the Billet Box panels I made until I saw the Mecha, now I’m quite embarrassed and I can only dream of such intricate artwork!
If you know Innokin then you should know by now they always deliver a superb vape quality. The Klypse Mecha pods perform just as expected, but it was the varied RDL and MTL options which made it stand out more. The 0.6ohm auto selects 15 watts, and with the airflow slider fully open, it delivers a surprisingly airy draw, and with the 1.2ohm pod with the slider closed off, it is a cheek pulling very tight MTL, even too tight for me. I opened it just a touch to find my sweet spot.
(My latest 3D print and paint job – that pesky Lara is trying to steal my treasure again)
The auto-draw kicks in instantly and there’s no electronic noise, just the airflow which is reasonably quiet. There appears to be little if any wake up time during sleep mode, and the bootup screen takes a couple of seconds if you turn it off though.
I did find the 1.2ohm pod had a shorter lifespan than the 0.6ohm, I think I would go for the 0.8ohm option for MTL as it should saturate quicker and last longer. The 0.6ohm lasted ages though, and to my surprise it also suited MTL if you dial down the wattage to 11 watts. This felt like a bonus as I was getting full flavour, fast saturation, and a long lifespan even with over-sweetened e-liquids.
I just enjoyed using this bit of kit so much, Innokin have done a fantastic job with the Klypse Mecha. There’s just something about their design team that always manages to produce something fresh and a bit special, and you can pretty much always tell it is an Innokin, the Klypse Mecha fits right in with some of their other design classics (such as the Sensis).
Innokin, I salute you! I thoroughly enjoyed reviewing this device and it is one of those kits I would have definitely have bought anyway, it is vape-art at its finest with matching vape quality and a perfect airflow range for a pod kit.
While it is definitely a great starter kit for beginners, I think it will be very popular with experienced vapers like me, especially with the dual RDL/MTL options.
- Mesmerising piece of vape-art
- Innokin full on flavour
- Good range of multi-purpose pods
- Click & Dial interface
- Compact and feels good
- 0.6ohm pod lifespan is excellent
- Intricate attention to detail
- Overall quality
- Beginner and experienced friendly
- 1.2ohm pod doesn’t like sweetened e-liquids (get the 0.8ohm for those)
I had to mention the 1.2ohm pod con as the competition’s pods last longer, which is a shame as it is close to perfection.
Final Thoughts and Score
The Innokin Klypse Mecha is one of those kits that make vaping a more pleasurable ‘hobby’, I have always gone for fancy looking vapes so this one is right up my street and will sit on my favourites vape shelf for a long time, time to stash up on 0.8ohm pods for me. Looks great, vapes great, what’s not to like?
Score: 9/10 – Mega Mecha but not Maga