YiHi SX Mini 13W Mi Class Pod Mod Review
I first met this device in its concept form at the 2018 vape convention in Shenzhen. YiHi was really excited about making a transition into ultra portable devices and promised they would get it right before they released the product. Details on what has changed I cannot provide but I can state that my experience with the device at the time was very thrilling. Lets dive down and see what the final provides and whether this is a device worthy of ownership. Ok here’s the YiHi SX Mini 13W Mi Class Pod Mod,
YiHi itself has been very plain in terms of design over its history, perhaps its their thing but somehow you know a YiHi unit when you see it. The metals presented in this unit carry that same narrative, while we are seeing new color options for the first time from this hardware maker the heavy emphasis on metals is ever present. For fans of JUUL and similar small devices with no heft to them this device is going to require a bit of getting used to. It’s light in relative terms but definitely outweighs most of the USB shaped pod mods. All that metal and those components are there to be felt and you shall. The tubular design of this unit is slim but tall, they had to squeeze in several things to make this thing unique. You will notice this once you hold it to vape.
Here is where the metal factor always comes into play for Yih and YiHi’s experience comes into play. I have dropped my unit countless times and haven’t really put much of a dent or a crack in the body.
The SX Mini Mi Class Pod Mod uses a ceramic coil with a 1.5 ml capacity. The coil cartridge requires you spin open the drip tip to reach the fill ports, this design is very similar to that of sub ohm tanks. The typical 30mg salt nic liquid full tank has lasted me approximaately75 to 85 puffs before going bone dry. Chain vaping successfully has gone ok, you do feel a bit of flavor loss after the 8th puff so setting the unit down is advised.
Flavor with these coils is decent, as with most vape set ups the liquid flavor itself is vital here. I found that citrus and fruits performed better than desserts and tobaccos. The coil does provide considerably better flavor after its been in use a full day so perhaps the break-in period is a big factor in the experience.
This is by no means a cloud machine so if you need that look elsewhere. It’s mouth to lung design makes this a lower cloud production experience. That is not to say you won’t be making noticeable clouds but they won’t be anywhere near the levels of other units. Closer to a wispy quickly vanishing plume.
The folks over at Lost Vape can rest easy, this device while beautiful and a great performer isn’t a threat to the Orion at all. We’d love to see some improvement in coil options and perhaps some airflow control option. For the price its a beast and certainly better than most in its field. The 400mah battery is a very limiting feature and 1.5ml of capacity just doesn’t cut it these days. For the price and the potential plus performance this is a must buy if the price of an Orion unit turns you off.