The Target Mini II is one of the latest kits from popular vape manufacturer Vaporesso. They have been one of the top mod makers in the industry with devices like the Armour Pro, Luxe and Polar. I recently reviewed the GEN, their latest dual-18650 mod, and found it to be a great performer.
The kit contains the Target Mini II, a very compact internal battery mod rated for 50 watts, and the VM22, a tank that’s made for MTL and low-wattage restricted DL vaping. Unlike with the GEN which was powered by the newly introduced Axon chip, the Mini II houses the latest 4.2 edition of the Omni chipset.
Vaporesso sent me this kit free of charge for the purpose of this review.
Colors: Silver, black, red, teal
Price: $62.90 (at Vaporesso)
When I first got this kit, I was pretty impressed with how small it is. The mod itself is about half the size of most internal battery mods on the market like the Aegis Mini, Innokin Kroma-A, and Voopoo Mojo. It’s lightweight but feels solid at the same time. I liked that the included matching tank’s glass is fitted inside the metal chassis—it works for the looks and also protects it, much like the Innokin Zenith and Zlide MTL tanks. The screen is also surprisingly big for such a small mod. Overall, I was impressed by its build quality, style and portability.
The Vaporesso Target Mini II is a solid and nicely built and designed lightweight mod. It’s rectangular but with good ergonomics and very comfy in the hands. It’s one of the smallest internal battery mods I’ve seen in a while and, while thicker, it’s smaller in width and height than some pod systems like the Orion, Pasito, and Trinity Alpha. My only design complaint is that the bottom of the mod is slanted up, so the base is small and it’s prone to being tipped over easy—especially with a heavy atomizer on top. It features a 0.66-inch front facing black and white screen that’s a little on the dim side, due to the tinted protector over it.
There are four color options currently available and outside of the buttons and screen, the mod is made completely of that color. Even the tank has a matching metal cover. Branding was kept very nice and simple. There is a small “Vaporesso Target Mini II” print on both sides, and a Vaporesso logo at the bottom of the back side. My mod also has “sample 1-A” printed on the back but that won’t be on the retail version. There is no button rattle on this mod at all either. The 510 pin is great and gave me no issues with any atomizer. It is not centered and faces forward.
The Vaporesso Target Mini is surprisingly packed with features and modes. You have Power mode (with Hard, Normal, and Soft Preheat), Voltage Mode, Bypass Mode, Temp Curve Mode, Volt Curve Mode, Watt Curve Mode, Super Player Mode (which is just power mode with a lower minimum resistance). For Temp control you have modes for Ni200, Ti, SS and two TCR memory slots as well as their Smart and Auto Modes. It uses a standard TCR as well. Same as their GEN mod that I reviewed recently, the Target Mini II has pretty much every mode out there.
As far as the menu goes, It’s the typical Vaporesso menu with a dedicated menu button above the plus and minus buttons. It’s very simple and easy to navigate. Here is a quick rundown.
Navigation is the same as on the GEN mod—and pretty much every Vaporesso mod I have used in the past. It is straightforward and easy to get used to.
They list 2-amp charging on this mod and a 2000 mAh battery, which is pretty impressive for its small size. I tested this and found the max charge rate to be 1.83 amps. Very good charge rate and close enough to deserve the 2-amp rating, since most companies round to the nearest 0.5 amp. It charges full in 70-80’ and even has a timer on the screen to let you know how much longer until it’s fully charged.
I calculated battery capacity at 1790-1840mah, so we’ll call it an even 1800mah. Slightly overrated by Vaporesso, but not too bad. That’s similar to the Aegis Mini which is much larger and rated at 2300mah by Geekvape. Overall, the Target Mini II has a large battery for its size and charges really fast—but I will ding them a little for slightly inflating battery capacity in their specs.
Testing on this mod was done with the internal battery. They list the specs at 50 watts, but they don’t list a volt or amp limit. I wish they listed all three on their site or the manual.
During my testing the max achieved wattage was 52, so excellent rating at 50 watts. The amp limit I got was 21 which is more than enough for a mod with a 50-watt limit. Amps will never be an issue. The volt limit I got with a 0.6-ohm coil was 5.575 which was capped off by the 50-watt limit. It shows there is a boost circuit and that volts will never be an issue as well. They also got rid of the forced hard preheat in normal mode, a practically useless and annoying feature of some of their previous mods.
The mod adjusts in 0.1-watt increments but will do full-watt and scroll fast if you keep the buttons pressed. I personally prefer 1-watt increments but since it’s only a 50-watt mod it’s understandable. During my testing, the mod did a great job of not getting hot. It’s also pretty accurate. Mostly hits within one watt of the setting under realistic use situations. Overall, a really good performer in power mode.
Due to the 50-watt limit I could only test a couple of builds. Using SS316L Wire in SS mode, I tested the mod with:
I set the TCR at 92, which is the correct value for SS316 (88-92). All things considered the mod worked great in TC mode. It hits around 20-30 degrees on the high side, so I got a nice warm vape at 420-430 F. The dry hit protection was great, and the throttle was nice and smooth. Plus, you have the full 50 watts available to adjust your ramp up. Overall, it’s a great mod for vaping in TC if you vape MTL or low-wattage DL.
There are three versions of the VM tank, all named by their diameter and all using the same coils. This kit comes with the VM22 tank which is made for MTL and low watt restricted DL vaping. The tank comes with a 2 mL capacity and no bubble glass due to the metal cover. They do include a spare though.
The coils feature and easy pull-and-switch system without threading and the fill method is a 90-degree turn to pop the top cap off. The tank comes with a standard 510 black Delrin drip tip. A resin tip would have been a nice touch, but that’s a small detail. There’s one large fill hole, and the airflow control ring is smooth and easy to adjust. Overall, a nicely built and well-designed tank but nothing to stand out from others. Similar to the Crown III, it features a tank lock mechanism–you’ll need to use the included tool if you want to disassembly the tank for cleaning.
The VM22 tank comes with two coil options.
I started with the 1.0-ohm CCELL coil and found it best around 11 watts. Flavor was actually really good for a premade MTL coil. I used 50/50 high mg nic salt juices in it and was able to go through 22 mL of juice before the coil died out, which is great. I usually look for around 10 mL for a low-wattage MTL coil—and most tanks can’t even make that much. For comparison, the only MTL tank that came close to that in the past year was the Aspire Tigon, which managed to go through 17 mL of juice.
I found that the 0.6-ohm mesh coil performed best at around 17 watts. The flavor was decent at best. It’s actually bested by many pod and AIO 0.6-ohm mesh coils like the Nord, Trinity Alpha, and Breeze 2. It also didn’t last long for me at all, as it burned out after 4 mL of juice. Not a good coil.
Overall, the VM22 a great tank for MTL vapers with the 1.0-ohm coil, but not worth getting for DL vaping at all in my opinion.
Vaporesso did an excellent job with this kit. I haven’t seen a fully-fledged mod with an MTL tank in a kit this good since the Kroma-A Zenith kit (which was over 18 months ago). The tank’s performance in DL was a bit disappointing, but in MTL it is one of the top options on the market. And even if you don’t care for the tank, the Target Mini II mod is a solid option for the vaper who wants a small portable device to pair with an MTL atomizer. It’s a high performer both in power and TC, comes with good battery life for its size and features all the modes you need and then some.
All in all, the Target Mini II is a great kit that’s well worth taking a look at both for beginners and avid MTL vapers. Let me know what you think in the comments and thanks for reading!