Welcome to another Vaping Hardware review, this time we’re looking at the latest pod kit to emerge from Innokin, their Klypse Mecha Refillable Pod Kit. I hope you enjoy reading our review as I’ve really enjoyed putting this one to the test and writing it up.
This is Innokin’s third release under the Klypse name, the two previous being the Klypse Pod which we reviewed back in May 2022 and the Klypse Zip we reviewed this year in July 2023. Click on the hyperlink below if you want to jump to one of these reviews (after reading this one of course).
If you’re familiar with the two earlier Klypse releases, the pods are cross-compatible between all 3, even though the Klypse Mecha is a completely different device from the other two in terms of appearance and function.
As a little spoiler, the Klypse Mecha is a world apart and miles ahead from the other Klypse devices with its functionality, its classic watchmaker design and the inclusion of an LED colored ring and numerical display.
Also worth noting, Innokin have their Klypse C1 pre-filled pods that come in 16 different flavors. While all 3 Klypse devices come with refillable pods, the Klypse C1 pre-filled pods can be used across all the Klypse devices. Our Klypse Zip review covered a couple of the C1 pods so please take a look at that review if you want to know more about the pre-filled pods.
Anyway, please do continue reading through our Innokin Klypse Mecha Refillable Pod Kit Review and see just what this new release is all about and what it has to offer.
Overview of the Klypse Mecha
Before I even get into the specifics of the Klypse Mecha, the second I unboxed it I was blown away with the level of intricate detail covering the entire front face. It’s an array of mechanical timepiece/clockwork cogs within an interlocking lattice of diagonal cross pieces, encased beneath a clear perspex shell. It really is one of the nicest designs I’ve seen in a long time.
Further complementing this design, the circular LED display and menu control dial integrates really well into the overall theme of the mechanical design, reminiscent of an old fashioned pocket watch. Innokin have pulled all the stops out on this one!
The Innokin Klypse Mecha Pod Kit is a box style device with variable output wattage of 18W max. It has smart coil detection, which means it will auto set the optimum wattage depending on the resistance of the pod fitted and limit the maximum wattage available to the coil.
It’s a draw activated mouth-to-lung (MTL) and restricted-direct-to-lung (RDL) pod device depending on the coil/pod you’re using (the new 0.6 ohm pod or the existing 1.2 ohm pod) and both pods have a 2ml e-liquid capacity. The kit we received came with both pods included!
There is also variable airflow control via a sliding lever on the side of the body to further fine-tune your draw.
Made out of premium-grade Zinc Alloy, it incorporates an internal 900mAh rechargeable battery. Charging time takes approximately 1 hour via the Type-C USB port on the side of the device, specified as 5V/0.8A. The Klypse Mecha also has pass-through charging so you can charge and vape at the same time.
A circular OLED display shows the set wattage, coil resistance, draw duration, puff counter, lock/unlock, a real time clock and any of the safety prompt icons. Around the diameter of this display is a tri-colored LED ring that indicates the remaining charge left in the battery. It will also illuminate and show a percentage value while the battery is being charged. See How do I Charge the Klypse Mecha for a detailed breakdown of what the different colors stand for.
I would like to thank Alisa at Innokin for sending us the two Klypse Mecha kits for the purpose of this review. As always this review is completely unbiased and my honest opinion based during my time using the supplied Klypse Mecha Pod Kits. We may receive a small affiliate fee if you click of any of the buy links but at no extra cost to you.
Innokin Klypse Mecha Pod Kit Review
- Features and Specifications
- What’s in the Box?
- Preparing to Use the Klypse Mecha Pod Kit
- Innokin Klypse Mecha Pod Kit Design and Appearance
- – Klypse Mecha Body
- – Klypse Refillable Pods
- Innokin Klypse Mecha Pod Kit Functionality
- Innokin Klypse Mecha Pod Kit Performance
- Innokin Klypse Mecha Pod Battery Performance
- How do I Fill the Klypse Pod?
- When and How do I Change the Klypse Pod?
- How do I Charge the Innokin Klypse Mecha Pod Kit?
- Innokin Klypse Mecha Pod Kit Price
- Innokin Klypse Mecha Pod Kit Verdict
- Innokin Klypse Mecha Pod Kit Summary
Features and Specifications
- Dimensions: 94.2mm (H) x 43.7mm (W) x 20.3mm (D) (Note 1)
- Weight: 103 grams (including pod)
- Construction: Zinc Alloy
- Pod Material: PCTG
- Pod Dimensions: 35mm x 25mm x 11.2mm
- Charging: Type-C USB 5V/800mA
- Charging Time: 60 Minutes
- Pass-Through Charging
- Output Wattage: Adjustable 6W – 18W (pod dependent)
- E-liquid Capacity: 2.0ml Pod
- Pods: Refillable, Non-replaceable 0.6/1.2 ohm Coil
- Compatible with 0.6/0.8/1.2 and 1.7 Prefilled Pods
- Coil Material: Kanthal A1 Mesh
- Filling Method: Side Fill Port
- Resistance Range: 0.6 ohm – 3.5 ohm
- Battery Specification: Internal 900mAh
- Output Current: 5.5 Amps Max
- Display: 15mm Diameter OLED Screen and Tri-Color Changing LED Ring
- Airflow: Variable Slider Lever
- Firing: Draw Activation
- Cut-Off: 3 -10 Seconds
- Real Time Clock
- 2 Color Finishes
Note 1: The overall width of the Klypse Mecha is 20.3mm but this takes into account the protruding rotary dial. The actual width of the Mecha body is 17mm. Also the height of the Mecha minus the pod is 80.6mm.
What’s in the Box?
- Innokin Klypse Mecha Device
- Klypse Refillable Pod 0.6 ohm (fitted)
- Spare Klypse Refillable Pod 1.2 ohm
- Type-C Charging Cable
- User Manual
- Warning/Safety Booklet
With all Innokin products now, the packaging and contents come in 100% recyclable cardboard, and the Klypse Mecha is no exception.
The packaging is 142mm tall, 85mm wide and 45mm deep. As you can see from the photos, the two different colors we received (Starburst Silver and Moonshadow Ink) both came in color-coded packaging, with the color of the box matching the color of the device.
On the front of the box is a large image of a circular cog together with the product name “Klypse Mecha Refillable Pod Kit”, the manufacturer name “Innokin”, the color of the device and the usual large nicotine warning.
Just above the nicotine warning is a smaller statement which reads “The following warning applies when the product is used with nicotine-containing e-liquids”. I’ve never noticed this before and I’m actually really pleased to see it, nice one Innokin! I’ve always had a slight issue with the standard warning because by default, a pod device does NOT actually contain nicotine. It’s only added if you choose to use it in the device.
One side of the box shows 4 different icons, highlighting “Wattage Adjustment”, ”OLED Indicator”, “UI Innokin 2.0 UI” and “Adjustable Airflow”. The other side shows “Mechanical Style Device”. The top of the box shows “Innokin”, “Klypse Mecha Refillable Pod Kit”, the product color and an authenticity sticker.
The reverse face of the box again shows the product description, package contents, the company address, bar code and additional nicotine and safety warnings.
When you open the packaging, the Klypse Mecha is housed in a cardboard tray protected by a thick cardboard sleeve. Below this tray, the charging cable, spare 1.2 ohm pod and user manual/warning pamphlet are contained in a smaller cardboard box.
Preparing to Use the Klypse Mecha
Once you remove the Klypse Mecha from the inner cardboard tray, you’ll need to remove the transparent film covering the back of the Mecha body. Take out the pod and remove the yellow sticker off the base of the pod, covering the bottom of the coil. This stops the pod from accidentally firing during transport.
DO make sure you fill the Klypse pod with your e-liquid and leave to stand for approximately 10-15 minutes before you first use the device with the new pod.
The Klypse Mecha comes with a nominal charge but we do recommend fully charging the device before you first use it.
We have covered how to turn the device on and how to access the various menus and variable wattage control in the Functionality section of this review.
Innokin Klypse Mecha Pod Kit Design and Appearance
Klypse Mecha Body
I don’t want to repeat myself, but again I have to say the Klypse Mecha aesthetics are nothing short of amazing. It’s immediately clear the device is well-built and of a high quality and the mechanical timepiece/clockwork design is a credit to whoever designed and built it. Even the clear perspex cover that protects the front clockwork design is flawless, you can’t tell it’s even there until you touch it.
The Innokin Klypse Mecha is a compact box-style device, manufactured out of premium-grade Zinc Alloy. It measures 80.6mm tall (94.2mm including the pod), 43.7mm wide and 17mm deep (20.3mm including the rotary dial) and weighs in at 96 grams (excluding the pod).
It only comes in two colors; Starburst Silver and Moonshadow Ink and they are the perfect colors to show off the incredible level of detail. As we received both colors from Innokin, we will do our best to showcase them to their full potential.
The Klypse Mecha is powered by an internal 900mAh capacity battery, which is charged using the supplied cable connected into the Type-C USB port on the side edge of the Klypse Mecha body, specified as 5V/800mA.
As added protection, there are a row of 3 small battery venting holes on the flat base of the Mecha body. Always good to see the presence of these venting holes just in case of emergencies.
A worthy addition is the inclusion of the variable airflow control lever on the opposite side edge to the Type-C charging port. This lever has a good resistance so won’t inadvertently move on its own. Positioning the lever downwards opens the airflow, while the upward direction closes off the airflow. Both MTL and DTL draws are possible even when using either of the two included pods.
The Klypse Mecha is a draw-activated device so doesn’t have a fire button. It’s very responsive and even the slightest draw activates the sensor. Obviously with the airflow wide open you do have to increase the pressure of your draw to make it fire.
Now moving back to the front panel, there’s a 10mm rotary dial in the same cog-style design that is used to access the menus and controls the variable wattage. Below this dial is a circular 15mm diameter OLED display that highlights the operating parameters with an outer tri-colored LED ring that monitors the current status of the battery.
The Klypse Mecha is a variable wattage device operating between 6W – 18W max. You can also select it to variable voltage via the menu settings if you wish. It incorporates smart coil detect so will auto select the optimum wattage for each of the different resistance pods.
You can alter the wattage/voltage above and below this level but it won’t allow you to increase the wattage above the maximum specified for each coil/pod type. We have detailed these values in the Functionality section of this review.
The OLED main display screen with the outer tri-colored LED light ring highlights the operating function of the Klypse Mecha as follows:
- Wattage (W) / Voltage (V)
- Numerical value 6W – 18W / 1V – 4.5V
- Pod/Coil Resistance
- Puff/Draw Duration
This display will also show the following safety prompts:
- Low Volt
- Check Coil
- Coil Low
- Coil Short
- Time Out
- High Temp
There are additional sub-menus that are selectable using the rotary dial to alter the following parameters but again we will cover these in greater detail in the Functionality section:
- Coil: Select Wattage or Voltage
- Time: Set or Deactivate the Real Time Clock
- Screen Timeout (5 – 180 seconds)
- Clear Puff Counter
- Vape Cut-Off Time (3 – 10 seconds)
In addition to the circular OLED display, Innokin have included a tri-colored outer LED ring that surrounds the display. This LED ring monitors the current discharge status of the battery during use and the battery status while it’s being charged.
The LED light ring will decrease in size as the battery starts to discharge and will also change color at preset intervals as follows:
- Green: ≥ 30%
- Yellow: 10% – 30%
- Red: ≤ 10%
At the top of the Klypse Mecha is the pod recess which is positioned slightly off-centre. With the pod removed, the pod recess is quite deep (22mm). Within this recess are two gold plated, spring loaded, coil contact pins, two diagonally placed magnets that line up with the pod and a small, black, raised pillar which is the auto draw sensor.
The pod can be fitted either way round into this recess, held securely in place by the two magnets. When the pod makes contact with the contact pins within the recess, the OLED display will illuminate with the main menu and the LED ring light will illuminate showing the remaining battery charge.
Branding on the Klypse Mecha body is tastefully done with “Innokin” discreetly etched into the lattice work on the front face. On the back of the body towards the bottom of the casing is “Innokin Klypse Mecha” screen printed on the tiny diagonally lined back plate.
The flat bottom of the case has “Capacity: 900mAh 3.33Wh” and the “CE”, “UKCA” and bin logo.
When looking at the two different colors of the Klypse Mecha’s side by side, the only difference between the two (aside from the color of the body) is the color of the rotary dial and the bottom right hand side cog hand. On the Starburst Silver Mecha they are black and on the Moonshadow Ink Mecha they are red. The numerical numbers are also colored differently.
Klypse Refillable Pods
The two included Klypse pods are refillable, with a 2ml e-liquid capacity and an integrated 0.6 ohm OR 1.2 ohm mesh coil. The coils are not replaceable, which means the whole pod will need replacing after the coil degrades.
Innokin also have a 0.8 ohm pod and the Klypse C1 pre-filled pods in 16 different flavors. All 4 types of pod are cross-compatible with all the Klypse devices. We have previously tested the 0.8 ohm pod and the C1 pods when we reviewed the Klypse Pod Kit and Klypse Zip Pod Kit so feel free to take a look at those reviews for a detailed breakdown.
Manufactured out of slightly tinted PCTG material, it’s smoked in color but transparent so you can see your e-liquid through it.
The pod has a duck-bill style mouthpiece which tapers down to an oval opening, with a circular 5mm centre chimney leading down into the coil. This provides the MTL/RDTL/DTL vaping styles depending on the pod you use and the airflow control setting.
The Klypse pods are filled from the side, with the opening concealed behind a flush fitting silicone rubber plug. On the 0.6 ohm pod, the silicone rubber flap is colored black, while on the 1.2 ohm pod it’s colored blue.
To gain access to the fill port, the pod has to be removed from the Klypse Mecha body. The silicone plug has an arrow on it which identifies which end is to be lifted away to gain access to the filling port.
When the plug is opened, the other end of the silicone rubber flap will remain attached to the pod so it won’t get lost. This plug can be rotated out of the way when you’re filling. The fill port hole is slightly oval and measures 4mm – 4.5mm allowing for most e-liquid tip bottles.
On the underside of the pod are two gold plated coil contacts, two air intake holes and two small outer contacts that connect with the magnets in the Klypse Mecha body. The pod can be fitted either way round and simply slides into the recessed opening of the Klypse Mecha body, secured in place via those magnetic contacts.
Branding on the pod is only visible when the pod is removed. Printed on one side is “INNOKIN” with the usual “CE” markings and on the other side are “KLYPSE”, the coil resistance and a “MIN” e-liquid line. Do make sure you don’t let your e-liquid level fall below this line as you could damage the coil.
The Klypse pod is quite long in length and does fit approximately 22mm into the Klypse Mecha body. To check your e-liquid level while the pod is attached, tilt the Klypse Mecha on its side and the remaining e-liquid will be visible in the mouthpiece section.
Once the pod is inserted, the OLED display will illuminate together with the LED ring in the color corresponding to the remaining battery charge, to let you know the pod has made contact with the body and is ready for use. We’ve detailed what the remaining battery charge status is against each color shown on the LED ring in the Functionality section in this review.
During the time I’ve been using the Klypse Mecha pod there were NO leaks or any condensation on the base of the pod or around the recessed contact pins. The pod also fits securely and doesn’t rattle or wobble.
One point worth mentioning and which generally applies for all pod devices – If you’re not using the pod/mod for a day or more, take the pod out of the device as e-liquid is likely to seep into the pod recess over time and may damage the battery.
Innokin Klypse Mecha Pod Kit Functionality
A rotary dial on the front of the Klypse Mecha body controls the variable wattage/voltage and also gives access to the sub menus where you can adjust the real time clock, set the screen timeout, clear the puff counter and adjust the draw cut-off time.
Each of the control changes are carried out by sequential presses of the rotary dial to select your option, and then turning the dial to make any changes as follows:
- Press the rotary dial 3 times turns the device ON/OFF
- Press and hold the rotary dial for 3 seconds Locks/Unlocks the dial
- Press the rotary dial 2 times accesses the Menu options
- Press and hold the rotary dial once to adjust the wattage/voltage
- Turn the rotary dial once the wattage/voltage flashes to alter the value
- Turn the rotary dial when in the menu screen to select the options
- Press and hold the rotary dial to save any changes
Drawing on the pod mouthpiece or rotating/pressing the rotary dial will bring up the OLED display and LED light ring so you can see the current battery level. If the time clock is enabled, when the main screen timeout is reached the clock will be displayed.
The on-board UI 2.0 chip that controls the Innokin Klypse Mecha maintains a constant output power throughout the discharge cycle of the battery, providing a responsive, auto-draw activated vape. This chip also controls the included safety features and provides the relevant prompts via the OLED display:
- Low Volt – Battery will need recharging
- Check Coil – Pod not fitted or Coil is open circuit (>3.5 ohms)
- Coil Low – Coil resistance is lower than 0.5 ohms
- Coil Short – Coils is short circuit
- Time Out – Vape time exceeds 3-10 seconds
- High Temp – PCB temperature is too high
Auto Coil/Pod Detect
The Klypse Mecha has “Smart Coil Detect” where it will auto detect the resistance of the fitted pod and select the optimum wattage for that pod.
This is a feature that’s common on vaping devices, primarily to prevent excessive wattage being applied to the coil and stop it burning out prematurely. This preset wattage can be adjusted above or below this value but an upper wattage limit for the pod cannot be exceeded.
The following chart covers the optimum wattage that’s automatically set for each pod type and the min/max wattage values that can be achieved:
|Auto Select (optimum)
|1.7 ohms C1 pods
Note: I believe the smart coil detect feature auto sets the wattage on the 0.8 ohm pod to 12W. I couldn’t completely verify this as my old 0.8 ohm pod was reading a higher resistance.
LED Tri-Colored Light Ring
The LED light ring around the outside of the OLED display shows the remaining charge left in the internal 900mAh capacity battery. This ring will decrease in size as the battery starts to discharge during use and will also change color at preset intervals as follows:
- Green: ≥ 30%
- Yellow: 10% – 30%
- Red: ≤ 10%
When the Klypse Mecha is placed on charge, the LED light ring will cycle and increase in size and change color at the same preset intervals as above. The OLED display will also show a numerical percentage value of the battery level throughout the charging cycle, counting upward until it reaches 100%.
Wattage / Voltage Adjustment
To alter the variable wattage / voltage power level, press and hold the rotary dial until the numerical value on the OLED display is flashing. While it’s flashing, turning the rotary dial right will increase the value, while turning left will decrease the value. Depending if wattage or voltage has been selected in the sub menu, each click of the rotary dial will increment the value as follows:
- Wattage – 0.5W steps
- Voltage – 0.1V steps
Once you’ve selected the value you require, press and hold the rotary dial and it will save those settings. If you don’t press the rotary dial, the display will keep flashing for a few seconds and then switch to the clock/time display but the setting will have been saved.
The rotary dial has a round-robin action, meaning if you turn the dial to the right to increase the value, once you reach the maximum, the next right turn will start again at the lowest wattage (6W) / voltage (1V). The same will happen when you decrease the wattage to 6W / voltage to 1V, the next left turn will start at the max wattage / voltage.
Main OLED Display Screen
The 15mm diameter, circular OLED main display screen highlights the main operating functions of the Klypse Mecha as follows:
- Wattage (W) / Voltage (V)
- Numerical value 6W – 18W (0.5W steps) / 1V – 4.5V (0.1V steps)
- Pod/Coil Resistance
- Puff/Draw Duration (shows during your draw and 1 second after)
- Time Clock (if activated)
Once you’ve drawn on the mouthpiece, the main display will remain visible for the length of time set in the “Screen” menu. If the clock has been activated, the main display will then switch to the clock display and remain visible again for the length of time it has been set for.
If the clock is deactivated, once the main display reaches the time set in the “Screen” menu, the display will extinguish.
To gain access to the menu screen, press the rotary dial twice. The following screen will be displayed:
The “Coil” sub menu will be highlighted in yellow. Turn the rotary dial to highlight the sub menu you want to action, press the rotary dial and it will jump to that sub menu.
Coil: Select the Klypse Mecha to operate in either Wattage or Voltage mode. Whichever you highlight as shown in yellow, press the rotary dial and it will function in that mode.
Settings: Has 3 further sub menus as follows:
- Time: Set or Deactivate the clock
- Screen: Set screen timeout from 5 seconds to 180 seconds
- Query: Shows coil resistance, battery voltage and puff counter
Time: After clicking on the “Time” menu, you have the choice of either selecting “Set” or “Deactivate”. When you select “Set”, the next screen gives you the option of selecting either a 12 hour or 24 hour clock. Once you’ve selected your choice, use the rotary dial to set the current time. Once set, press the rotary dial then press again and it will save the time.
Screen: Selecting the “Screen” menu switches to the “Timeout” display where you can adjust the time the main display screen will be displayed for after you draw on the pod. This can be adjusted between 5 seconds – 180 seconds.
Query: When in the “Query” screen, it shows you the coil resistance of the pod you’re using, the actual voltage of the battery and the puff counter. You have the option of resetting the puff counter by highlighting “Clear” and pressing the rotary dial.
Cutoff: Selecting “Cutoff” allows you to adjust the overtime draw from 3 seconds to 10 seconds.
The Klypse Mecha incorporates adjustable airflow via a slider lever on the side of the device. Moving the airflow lever upwards will decrease the airflow and restrict the draw, sliding it downwards will increase the airflow and provide an airy draw.
There is about 3mm of travel on this slider from open to closed so anywhere between these two limits will further fine-tune your draw.
When your draw on the Klypse Mecha pod for longer than the time you’ve set in the “Cutoff” menu, the OLED screen will display “Timeout” and the vape will cut off.
Innokin Klypse Mecha Pod Performance
Two pods are supplied with the Klypse Mecha pod kit; a new 0.6 ohm Kanthal mesh coil/pod and a 1.2 ohm Kanthal mesh coil/pod. We originally tested the 1.2 ohm pod in our Klypse Zip pod kit review but will review it again in case anything has changed since then.
As always, when filling the pod for the first time, leave to stand for 10-15 minutes before you use it. The Klypse Mecha will auto-detect the resistance of the pod that’s fitted and set the wattage to the optimum value. Even though the maximum power level on the Klypse Mecha is 18W, you will only be able to adjust the maximum wattage to the upper limit of the pod you’re using.
I would also suggest, when using a new pod for the first time, alter the wattage to the lowest setting on the Klypse Mecha (6W) and take a few draws to pull e-liquid through the coil. Slowly increase the wattage and at each power level take a couple more draws until you reach your desired power level.
For the purpose of checking these two pods I used the same e-liquid in each; Grape Ice at a ratio of 60VG/40PG with a nicotine strength of 6mg. I never vape in voltage mode so kept the Klypse Mecha set to wattage mode as my point of reference against other pod devices.
Klypse 0.6 ohm Mesh Pod (black fill port stopper)
Innokin specify the wattage range for this coil/pod is 6W-18W.
When the pod is inserted, the auto select will set the wattage to 15W and the maximum wattage level that the Klypse Mecha will adjust to is 18W.
At 6W the flavor and vapor was only just present as expected. Increasing the power level in 2W increments to 12W improved both flavor and vapor, resulting in a pretty satisfying vape. However, at 14W the flavor and the amount of vapor was noticeably better and I’d say the smart coil auto-detect of 15W is about right for this pod to give the best results.
Taking the wattage to its maximum of 18W did increase the intensity of the vape but for my preferred longer draw I dialed it back down to 14W. Airflow closed produced a very tight MTL draw, half open a RDTL draw and fully open was a lovely DTL draw.
I found myself alternating between an RDTL and DTL style draw, both at 14W which gave me my optimum flavor and vapor.
I’ve been using the 0.6 ohm pod for around 3 weeks, having cycled approximately 120ml of e-liquid through the pod with no loss of flavor.
Klypse 1.2 ohm Mesh Pod (blue fill port stopper)
Innokin specify the wattage range for this coil/pod is 6W-11W.
When the pod is inserted, the auto-detect will set the wattage to 10W and the maximum wattage level that the Klypse Mecha will adjust to is 11W.
At 6W the flavor and vapor was pretty good, however increasing the power level to 8W resulted in a very enjoyable MTL draw with really good flavor and more than enough vapor.
Setting the wattage to 9W was my ideal setting and I found this gave me my best results. I did increase the wattage to 11W, which further increased the intensity of the vape.
My preferred wattage setting for this pod was 9W with the airflow 3 quarter closed which gave me a nice tight MTL draw.
Throughout my time using both the different resistance Klypse pods there was no evidence of any leaks or any condensation on the pod coil contact pins. I can also say there was no seepage from around the filling port either.
Airflow adjustment is very good. The slider has a positive feel to it and it’s fairly restrictive so shouldn’t move on its own. Sliding the control lever down will open the airflow producing a DTL vape style, while closing the airflow (slider uppermost) restricts the airflow providing a very tight MTL draw.
The back-plate to the airflow lever has two cut-outs so you can fine-tune the air intake to suit for your desired draw.
The auto-draw is very responsive and irrespective of the airflow setting it always activated. The only thing to be aware of is you will have to increase the pressure of your draw when the airflow is fully open.
Both the included 0.6 ohm and 1.2 ohm pods were impressive and performed very well. The flavor from both pods was decent when the wattage was set below the auto-detected recommended wattage. However, using both pods at the auto-detected recommended wattage noticeably improved the flavor and resulted in a very satisfying vape.
The amount of vapor was also more than expected even when using at a lower wattage setting. The wicking ports kept up well with my 60/40 e-liquid with no problems. I did use a 70VG/30PG e-liquid for a couple of days and this also kept up well with no dry hits.
Throat hit from my 6mg freebase nicotine was spot on. I didn’t try Nic Salts through the pods as I was more than happy with my usual e-liquid.
Longevity of the 0.6 ohm pod is a little unknown as I’ve only been using it for the last 3 weeks but it’s still performing really well with no signs of letting up! I’ve used the 1.2 ohm pods before in the other two Klypse kits and I was getting nearly two months from the pods before the flavor finally started to tail off.
Innokin Klypse Mecha Pod Kit Battery Performance
As I mentioned previously, the Innokin Klypse Mecha is powered by an internal 900mAh capacity re-chargeable battery. Charging time is pretty impressive, only taking approximately 1 hour to fully charge via the on-board 800 milliamp (0.8A) Type-C USB charging port.
On average I was achieving around 8 hours of pretty heavy vaping time when using the 0.6 ohm pod, from a fully charged battery. This time will vary depending on the resistance of the pod you’re using, the wattage you’ve set and your vaping style i.e. duration and frequency of your draw.
A big plus point for me is the inclusion of the color changing LED light ring around the OLED display. This ring monitors the current status of the battery and will slowly decrease in size as your battery drains. Whenever you draw on the device or press/rotate the rotary dial, the OLED display and LED light ring will illuminate so you can instantly see the status of the battery.
The LED light ring will change color corresponding to the remaining battery level as follows:
- Green: ≥ 30%
- Yellow: 10% – 30%
- Red: ≤ 10%
- No Color: Requires charging
I recorded the approximate vaping times between each stage of color change when using the 0.6 ohm pod with the wattage set to 12W as follows:
- Green – Yellow: 7 hours 10 minutes (puff count = 347)
- Yellow – Red: 45 minutes (puff count = 42)
- Red – No color / Low Volt prompt: 6 minutes (puff count = 9)
- Total vape time between charges is 8 hours (puff count = 398)
Once the battery is depleted, as depicted by the “Low Volt” prompt, you will no longer be able to vape until you put it on charge. We’ve covered charging the Klypse Mecha in detail in the How do I Charge the Klypse Mecha section.
Note: Please be aware that the vaping times I recorded above are only a guide as my vaping style may be different from yours.
How Do I Fill The Klypse Pod?
The Innokin Klypse 2ml pod is a side fill design. You’ll have to remove the pod from the Klypse Mecha body in order to fill with e-liquid. Simply hold the Klypse Mecha body in one hand, grasp the pod mouthpiece with your other hand and pull the pod away from the Klypse Mecha body.
The fill port is located on one side of the pod and is concealed behind a silicon rubber flap. This flap sits flush with the side of the pod. A small arrow highlights which part of the rubber flap lifts away but for reference, it’s the end located towards the top of the pod. This silicone rubber flap is attached to the pod by a rubber pin so there’s no chance of it getting lost.
Pull open the flap and insert your e-liquid drip tip into the opening. The fill port opening is pretty wide (4mm – 4.5mm) so it will accept those larger e-liquid/shortfill bottles. Tilt the pod on its side to aid filling and to get the maximum amount of e-liquid into the pod.
The rubber flap will rotate out of the way of the fill port opening to give greater access. Once filled, re-insert the silicon rubber flap making sure the fill port is securely re-sealed. There is a “Min” e-liquid level printed on one side of the pod so ALWAYS make sure your e-liquid doesn’t fall below this line.
Re-insert the pod into the Klypse Mecha body till it’s held in place by the magnetic catches. The OLED display will illuminate showing the pod is connected.
Quick Tip: If you are filling the pod for the first time, once filled, leave to stand for approx. 10-15 minutes before you start to vape. I would also recommend for new pods to set the wattage to the lowest power level and take a few draws, slowly increasing the wattage until you reach your desired setting. This will help bed the coil/pod in and saturate the wick fully in e-liquid to help prolong the life of the coil/pod.
When and How Do I Change The Klypse Pod?
Because the Klypse Mecha pods have a fixed 0.6/1.2 ohm coil and are NOT replaceable, when the coil starts to degrade after a couple of weeks/months use, the pod will need to be discarded and a new pod fitted.
An indication of the coil degrading will show by either a loss of flavor and/or a lack of vapor. Continuing beyond this loss of flavor/vapor will finally result in a nasty burnt taste. Equally the coil could break going open or short circuit. Either way, when this happens, just discard the pod and fit a new one.
Unfortunately if you still have e-liquid in the pod, this will have to be discarded as well.
When fitting a new pod, follow the procedure for How Do I Fill The Pod.
How Do I Charge The Innokin Klypse Mecha?
When you first receive your Innokin Klypse Mecha Kit, it comes with a nominal charge. We do recommend to fully charge the device before you first use it.
When you use your Klypse Mecha, the tri-colored LED ring around the numerical display will slowly begin to decrease in size and change color depending on the remaining charge left in the battery:
- Red = ≤ 10%
- Yellow = 10%-30%
- Green = ≥ 30%
If you continue vaping after the LED ring turns red, it will eventually clear and the numerical display will show the prompt ”LOW VOLT”. At this point, you will no longer be able to vape and it will require charging.
The Klypse Mecha has an internal 900mAh capacity battery therefore charging is carried out using the supplied USB to Type-C charging cable. Simply connect this cable into the Type-C port on the side of the Klypse Mecha body and the other end into a suitable USB power source. The specified charging circuit of the Klypse Mecha is 5V/0.8A.
When the Klypse Mecha is first placed on charge, the tri-colored LED will illuminate and slowly fill in the color to display the battery charge level. The OLED display will also show a numerical percentage value of the charge and both displays remain visible throughout the charging cycle.
I did find the OLED numerical percentage value was a bit hit and miss when first placed on charge. It initially showed 0% then jumped straight to 10% then to 18% and then to 26%. Once the OLED display went above 30% it then slowing counted in 1% steps until it reached 100%.
As previously mentioned, the Klypse Mecha does have pass-through charging so you can vape while it’s being charged.
Charging time from full discharge to full charge will take approximately 1 hour when using a 5V/1.0A or higher power source. I timed the charging cycle using a 1.0A source to determine the length of time it took for the tri-colored LED ring to change color as follows:
- Red filling – Yellow filling = 1 minute
- Yellow filling – Green filling: = A further 3 minutes
- Green filling – Green static (100%): = A further 59 minutes
- Total charging time = 63 minutes
I also monitored the numerical percentage value on the OLED display while it was being charged to record the approximate accumulated time at the following set percentage values:
- 0% – 30% = 4 minutes
- 50% = 25 minutes
- 65% = 40 minutes
- 80% = 48 minutes
- 90% = 53 minutes
- 100% = 63 minutes
When the Klypse Mecha reaches full charge, the LED light ring (green) will remain solid and the numerical OLED display will show 100%. It will remain in this state until the power source is removed.
While the Klypse Mecha is on charge, it remains cool to the touch but I would still recommend to ONLY charge the device on a non-flammable surface.
As with any vape device, NEVER leave it unattended whilst charging.
Innokin Klypse Mecha Pod Kit Price
It’s not often a mod/pod device comes along and really stands out, yet the Klypse Mecha is just that device! The design, build quality, function and performance tick all the right boxes and I absolutely love the front clockwork face.
The kit includes two pods and if you’re anything like me you will find it hard to put this one down. It’s only just hitting the vape market and currently retailing around the $30 / £30 figure so all in all this is well worth the cost.
The below link will take you to VapeSourcing if you want to get yourself a kit!
Innokin Klypse Mecha Pod Kit Verdict
- Fantastic design and build quality
- Great aesthetics
- Variable wattage/voltage
- Smart coil detect
- Variable airflow control
- Great functionality
- OLED display
- Tri-color LED light ring
- Great flavor and vapor
- 2 re-fillable pods
- E-liquid is visible through pod
- Impressive in-built 0.6/1.2 ohm mesh coil
- Good MTL/RDTL/DTL draw
- Accepts the Klypse C1 prefilled pods
- Good battery performance
- Pass through function
- Real time clock
- I couldn’t find any!
Innokin Klypse Mecha Pod Kit Summary
The Innokin Klypse Mecha pod kit is a fantastic device. It’s well-built, robust, aesthetically impressive and tactile. The functionality, performance and design and nothing short of incredible and I’ve really enjoyed testing it!
The 900mAh internal battery is a good size and lasts at least 8 hours between charges. The LED light ring that monitors the battery status looks and works really well. The OLED display, with its level of functionality is great.
18W of power is plenty for the two included pods and if you don’t want to fiddle with variable wattage, the smart coil detect sets the optimum power level for you.
The 0.6 ohm and 1.2 ohm pods are very good in terms of flavor, vapor and longevity. We’ve previously tested and reviewed the 0.8 ohm pod and the Klypse C1 pre-filled pods and both those are equally as impressive.
Variable airflow works really well and together with the different resistance pods, provides a vaping style from a tight MTL draw through to a DTL draw. Talking of draws, the auto draw worked flawlessly too.
When the two previous Klypse pod devices came out we thought they were cracking little pods. This new Klypse Mecha is even better in my opinion Innokin have produced a remarkable device.
I hope you enjoyed this review and found it useful. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave us a comment below. If you do decide to purchase one, please let us know how you’re getting on with it.