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Innokin Sceptre 2 Pod Kit Review / A Fantastic Upgrade With Incredible Airflow

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After 2 years since the hugely acclaimed release of the original Sceptre pod, we are pleased to have the opportunity to be reviewing the newly released and upgraded Innokin Sceptre 2 pod kit.

We weren’t fortunate enough to own or review the original Sceptre pod that was released back in 2020, but from our network contacts, we understand that while it performed really well, there were a couple of minor niggles with the design that were reported back to Innokin.

These were the placement of the fire button, the ease of using the airflow control and the coil replacement. True to Innokin’s form and their customer commitment to the end users, they have taken on board these concerns and redesigned and improved upon their original release.

I’m not surprised as I can honestly say that Innokin are a very responsive and customer facing organization. All of my dealings with Innokin (especially Nicole) are always met with professionalism, courtesy and helpfulness.

This new Sceptre 2 pod kit is likely to be an instant success and from my initial once over glance of the device, these changes really have improved what was already reported as being a very good pod kit.

I won’t reference any upgrades against the original Sceptre release as I didn’t have any firsthand experience of that device but will focus on the Sceptre 2 pod kit that I have in front of me and am using.

Overview

Two different Sceptre 2 pods

The Innokin Sceptre 2 pod kit is a Mouth-To-Lung (MTL) and Restricted-Direct-To-Lung (RDL) pod device, powered by an internal 1400mAh capacity battery and has two selectable wattage power levels of Normal and Boost. These 2 selectable wattage levels will vary depending on the type (resistance) of the “S” coil that’s fitted.

Charging the Sceptre 2 is carried out via the Type-C USB charging port, specified as 5V/0.8A, on the side of the device body with two concealed color changing LED’s either side of the slightly raised front facing rectangular fire button.

Two modes of firing the Sceptre 2 are available; auto draw or push button firing with variable airflow control provided by an adjustable airflow slider that’s integrated into the side of the pod that’s accessible on the side of the Sceptre 2 body.

Innokin Sceptre 2 Pod and Coil

The smoke tinted semi-opaque 2ml pod (3ml for non TPD regions) has a flattened and tapered mouthpiece and is magnetically secured to the Sceptre 2 body. It’s a side-fill design with the fill port concealed behind a standard silicone rubber bung that’s accessible once the pod is removed.

A range of Innokin replaceable push fit “S” coils fit the pod with the Sceptre 2 pod kit coming supplied with a pre-installed 0.6 ohm “S” coil and a spare 0.5 ohm “S” coil. We did review the Innokin Sceptre Tube pod kit back in February 2022 which includes the 0.5 ohm “S” coil so feel free to take a look at that review.

There are 8 different colors in the Innokin Sceptre 2 pod kit range; Pink, Purple, Grey, Blue, White, Black, Rainforest (green) and Red with the 2ml pod being black semi-opaque across the entire range.

Blue and Grey Innokin Sceptre 2 Pod Mods

The two different color variant kits we received were the Blue and Grey models which you will see in the photos throughout this review. Both kits looked very elegant, feel robust and are a nice compact size. Being made of zinc alloy gives these a really nice weight and quality appearance.

Do carry on reading to see what our thoughts were, explore the finer detail and look into the workings and performance of the Sceptre 2 pod kit.

I would like to thank Nicole at Innokin for sending me two of the Sceptre 2 pod kits, a replaceable pod and spare S coils. As always this review is completely unbiased and is my honest opinion of my findings on these supplied kits. If you click on any of the buy buttons, we may receive a small affiliate commission but at no extra cost to you.

Innokin Sceptre 2 Pod Kit Review


Contents

Features and Specifications


  • Construction: High grade Zinc Alloy and PCTG
  • Dimensions: 104.3mm (H) x 27.93 (W) x 17.62mm (D)
  • Weight: 97 grams (Including Pod)
  • Charging: Type-C USB 5V/0.8A
  • Resistance Range: 0.4 ohms – 3.5 ohms
  • Output Wattage: Normal and Boost selectable
  • Voltage Range: 2.65V – 3.4V
  • Output Mode: Wattage
  • Battery Specification: Internal 1400mAh Capacity
  • Display: Multi-Colored 2xLEDs either side of Fire Button
  • E-Liquid Capacity: 2ml (TPD) or 3ml (Standard)
  • Filling Method: Side Fill
  • Firing Method: Auto Draw Activation and Push Button
  • Coils: Replaceable Push Fit “S” Coils (0.5/0.6 ohms)
  • Coil Material: Kanthal
  • Drip Tip: Fixed
  • Airflow: Fully Adjustable Side Slider
  • Pod Connection: Magnetic Top Loaded
  • Vape Style: MTL and RDL

What’s in the box?


Innokin Sceptre 2 Whats in the Box - Blue
Blue
Innokin Sceptre 2 Whats in the Box - Grey
Grey
  • Innokin Sceptre 2 Battery/Body
  • Sceptre Pod (pre-installed 0.6 ohm “S” Coil)
  • Spare “S” Coil (0.5 ohm)
  • Type-C USB Charging Cable
  • User Manual
  • Warranty Card

As is now standard with all Innokin products, the packaging that the Sceptre 2 pod kit comes in is made out of 100% recyclable cardboard. This also includes the spare coil which is housed in a thick paper sachet.

Innokin Sceptre 2 Whats Inside the Box

The packaging box is a folded lift to open lid with a cardboard insert housing the Sceptre 2 device with the spares and manuals below. The outer surfaces of the box are plain buff colored with the internal color being blue. This box measures 138mm x 82mm x 38mm.

Innokin Sceptre 2 Box Front
Innokin Sceptre 2 Box Reverse
Innokin Sceptre 2 Box Side

On the front of the box is a ¾ length photo sticker in the color of the included Innokin Sceptre 2. This includes a small list of the main features which then wraps around the side with a further smaller picture of the device and the written name of the color.

The reverse side of the box includes the package contents, an authentication sticker, the manufacturers details and the relevant safety and nicotine warnings.

Innokin Sceptre 2 Spare Pod Package

In addition to both the two different color Sceptre 2’s we received, Innokin very kindly sent us the Sceptre 2 spare pod package that includes the pod with the 0.6 ohm coil pre-installed and a spare 0.5 ohm coil.

Innokin Sceptre 2 Design and Appearance


Sceptre 2 Battery/Body

The Innokin Sceptre 2 is a medium sized internal battery dual wattage auto draw and fire button activated MTL and RDL vape pod with adjustable airflow, replaceable coils and re-fillable pod. It’s constructed out of high grade zinc alloy with its shape being a slim rectangular design measuring 90.6mm tall (excluding the pod), 27.9mm wide by 17.6mm deep and weighs in at 85 grams.

Innokin Sceptre 2 Body Front View
Innokin Sceptre 2 Body Short Side view
Innokin Sceptre 2 Body Long Side View

There are two cleverly concealed color changing LED’s either side of the centrally located fire button on the front face of the Sceptre 2 that sit within a chrome 2 level band, resembling a flash stripe. These provide the UI indications and illuminate when you draw on the pod showing the battery status, while charging the Sceptre 2, switching between the power levels or it’s displaying the different levels of protection.

Innokin Sceptre 2 Concealed LED's

Delivering two different power levels is selected by pressing the power select/fire button twice in quick succession. “Normal” power is set when the LED to the left (lower) of the fire button illuminates Blue and “Boost” is set when the LED illuminates Purple.

Each of the two fixed but selectable wattage levels are dependent on the type and resistance of the “S” coil fitted:

Power Mode0.5 ohm S Coil0.6 ohm S Coil
Normal (Blue)18 Watts11.5 Watts
Boost (Purple)20 Watts16.5 Watts
Innokin Sceptre 2 Type-C USB Port

The Sceptre 2 is powered by an internal 1400mAh capacity battery and is charged via the Type-C USB port on the side of the Sceptre 2 body, specified as 5V/0.8A. Charging time will take approximately 2 hours to fully charge the device with the LED to the right (upper) of the power select/fire button indicating red while it’s being charged, turn green for the remaining 10% of charge and then extinguish when charging is completed.

As the internal battery capacity is quite large (1400mAh) and the charging current (0.8A) is lower than the usual 1A, it’s not the quickest of charges but to be honest this will prolong the life of the battery and does have pass-through so you can vape while it’s being charged.

  • Red:  <90%
  • Green:  >90%
  • No LED:  Fully charged

Firing the Sceptre 2 is operated by either auto drawing on the pod or pressing the very slightly raised sloping rectangular fire button in the center of the front panel. Irrespective of the firing method, the concealed color changing LED to the right (upper) of the fire button will illuminate while you’re drawing on the pod in the color relating to the remaining battery level.

  • Green: >30%
  • Yellow/Orange: 10% – 30%
  • Red: <10%

The auto draw is very responsive and sensitive and the fire button is instant with no signs of button rattle. When using the auto draw method, the strength of your draw is governed by the position of the airflow control slider adjustment. A very slight draw is needed when the airflow is closed whereas a more forceful draw is required when the airflow is opened.

Innokin Sceptre 2 Airflow Slider Closed
Innokin Sceptre 2 Airflow Slider Open

Two different styles of vaping can be achieved; airflow slider closed will produces a tight MTL draw while a RDL draw is produced when the airflow is opened. This variable airflow slider is fully adjustable so tailoring your desired draw is easily carried out.

This is one of the best airflows I’ve come across on a pod. Fully closed really is a very restricted MTL draw and fully open in my mind is a very good DTL draw.

Innokin Sceptre 2 Airflow Slider on Pod and Long Cutout in Body
Innokin Sceptre 2 Pod fitted showing Airflow Slider

It’s worth pointing out that the airflow slider forms part of the pod which is located on its side edge. There is a cut-out in the Sceptre 2 body so when the pod is inserted this airflow slider is accessible. I have to say it really is a great design and works very well. The added advantage is you can also place your thumb on this airflow slider and push upwards to help when removing the pod.

Innokin Sceptre 2 Body Small Cut-Out
Innokin Sceptre 2 Body Long Cut-Out

The top of the Sceptre 2 has two different length side cut-outs and a deep (20mm) recessed opening for the pod to be located.

The longer of the side cut-outs is where the airflow slider lever on the pod locates into the Sceptre 2 body. This means the pod can only be fitted one way round.

Innokin Sceptre 2 Body Pod Recess

Within the pod recess are two gold plated spring loaded coil contact pins and four slightly higher circular magnets that line up with the pod. There is also a smaller black auto draw sensor.

On the bottom of the Sceptre 2 are the usual CE markings and “Capacity 1400mAh” and “5.18Wh 3.7V” screen printed in small white lettering. The base is flat so there are no problems when standing upright.

Innokin Sceptre 2 Branding

Innokin’s branding is pretty discrete and kept to a minimum, with their name “INNOKIN” screen printed in white lettering on the reverse face towards the bottom of the device and “Sceptre 2” screen printed in silver lettering on the lower section of the front face.

With regards to safety features, the on-board chip provides the following prompts such as:

  • 10 seconds timeout (vape cut-off)
  • Low battery voltage
  • No coil/pod detected
  • Short circuit and low resistance cut-off

There are 8 colors available in the Sceptre 2 Pod Kit range:

8 Different Colours of the Innokin Sceptre 2

The different colors in the range are limited to the front panel only. The color is divided into two very subtle tones separated by a chrome flash banding; above this band the color is patterned and slightly darker, while below the band the color is plain.

Reverse side of the Sceptre 2's

The color surface finishes on the different Sceptre 2 pod bodies are superb. The back and side edges are semi-matt black on the blue one we received and semi-matt silver on the grey version.

Overall, the Innokin Sceptre 2 feels very solid, very robust and very well built. It’s pretty compact, feels very comfortable to hold, performs really well and in my opinion looks a great pod kit.

Sceptre 2 Pod

Sceptre 2 Coil, Adaptor and Pod

The Sceptre 2 pod is re-fillable via a side fill port, has a 2ml (TPD) e-liquid capacity (3ml standard) and is constructed out of black semi-opaque PCTG. It accepts replaceable push fit Innokin “S” type coils and has a variable airflow control slider on the side of its casing.

Yellow Sticky on base of Sceptre 2 coil in pod

Do note that the pre-installed coil in the pod has a yellow sticky with “Remove” on the base to stop it firing before its filled with e-liquid. Do ensure you remove this before you use the pod.

Sceptre 2 Pod Mouthpiece

Its dimensions are 35mm tall by 26.7mm wide and 15mm deep with a flattened mouthpiece tapering down to 17.5mm wide by 7mm deep with a 4mm center circular passage (chimney) leading down onto the top of the coil.

The weight of the pod including the coil is 12 grams.

The 2ml (TPD) version has a clear silicone rubber restrictor fitted between the top of the e-liquid chamber and the bottom of the mouthpiece. This restricts the extra 1ml of e-liquid from entering the mouthpiece section. The 3ml standard version of the pod doesn’t have this bung.

One downside of the silicone restrictor is you can’t tilt the pod on its side when the pod is fitted to the Sceptre 2 to check the remaining e-liquid level. I’m sure with a bit of fiddling and patience you can remove the bung with tweezers and take it out through the bottom of the pod.

Sceptre 2 Pod E-Liquid Silicone Rubber Flap

The Sceptre 2 pods side fill port is concealed behind a flush fitting black silicone rubber plug. To gain access to the fill port, the pod has to be removed from the Sceptre 2 body. This plug has an indented arrow on it which identifies which end is to be lifted away to gain access to the filling port.

To me this arrow is back to front as you lift the part that has the arrow on it but upwards and away in the direction of the arrow. To stop any confusion, the end that opens up is towards the bottom of the pod (opposite end to the mouthpiece).

Sceptre 2 Fill Port Opening

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. It can be swivelled to the side to give easier access to the filling hole. This e-liquid fill port is a pretty decent size oval opening measuring around 5mm so is big enough to accept short stubby e-liquid tip bottles.

Variable airflow on the pod, yes you heard it right, it’s on the pod and not on the Sceptre 2 body. I’ve not come across this method before but have got to say it’s incredible. The airflow adjustment will go from fully closed giving you a very tight MTL vape through to fully open which is virtually an unrestricted DTL vape.

Sceptre 2 Pod Airflow Slider Closed
Sceptre 2 Pod Airflow Slider Open

Positioned on the opposite side to the e-liquid fill port is the black plastic ridged airflow slider lever that is fully adjustable from open to closed. When opened, you can see the gradient of the available airflow which looks like a keyhole shape.

The real beauty of this design is when the pod is fitted to the Sceptre 2 body, this airflow slider is completely accessible through the side cut-out in the top side of the Sceptre 2. This does mean the pod can only be fitted one way round but honestly, this really does work and perform well.

Sceptre 2 Pod Base Magnets

On the underside of the pod are 4 small circular magnets that do a very good job of securing the pod to the corresponding magnets in the pod recess of the Sceptre Tube body.

There is also a rectangular airflow intake slot at the bottom of the airflow slider and the circular center opening for the push fit “S” coils.

The pod accepts the Innokin Sceptre range of “S” push fit replaceable coils. Included in the kit are a 0.5 ohm and 0.6 ohm coil but you can also use the older 0.65 ohm and 1.2 ohm coils if you wish. We did test the Sceptre 0.25 ohm coil in our Sceptre Tube review this year which worked well so I can’t see why it would not work in the Sceptre 2.

Sceptre 2 S Coils and Coil Adaptor

These coils are dinky and prior to fitting in the pod, you screw the coil into the gold plated adaptor first and then simply push into the circular opening from the bottom of the pod. There is only one adaptor supplied in the kit so do ensure you don’t throw this away when you dispose of your old coil.

A single O-Ring on the coil does a good job of sealing the coil in place to prevent e-liquid seepage.

Pod in Sceptre 2 Branding
Pod in Sceptre 2 Innokin Branding

Branding on the pod has “Sceptre 2” printed on one side of the pod and “Innokin” together with the CE markings printed on the other side.

Inserting the pod is straight-forward enough, simply place the pod to the Sceptre 2 body opening, making sure the airflow slider is facing the longest side cut-out in the Sceptre 2 body and it will slide into the recess and be locked and held in place by the magnets.

Removing the pod is carried out by applying pressure to the pod mouthpiece and pulling away from the Sceptre 2 body/battery. It is a secure fit but can be aided by pressing your thumb against the airflow slider and moving upwards beyond the open position.

When the pod is attached to the Sceptre 2 body, the lower left LED (power select) will light briefly in the color corresponding to the wattage selected indicating the pod is fitted and ready for operation.

Innokin Sceptre 2 Functionality


The Innokin Sceptre 2 pod kit is very simple and straightforward to use. It doesn’t have any menu options to worry about; simply 3 presses of the fire button will turn the Sceptre 2 on/off, 2 presses of the fire button will switch between the two wattage settings (Normal and Boost) and a single longer press of the fire button to vape.

  • Fire button pressed 3 times: Switches on/off
  • Fire button pressed 2 times: Switches between two Power modes

There are 2 concealed multi-color LED’s on the Sceptre 2 that sit either side of the fire button. The higher of the two LEDs displays the battery status during use and whilst on charge. The lower of the two LEDs display the selected power level. Both LED’s will illuminate when you draw on the pod and when it’s switched on.

The upper color changing LED will highlight the status of the battery with three colors when drawing or firing the Sceptre 2 as shown below:

  • Green                          – Greater than 30% of charge
  • Orange/Yellow – Between 10% – 30% of charge
  • Red                             – Less than 10% of charge remaining

A constant output wattage throughout the discharge cycle of the battery provides a fast responsive fire speed. This on board chip also controls the included safety features and provides the visual indications via the multi-color LEDs as follows:

  • Charging – LED illuminates red then green for the last 10%
  • Full charge –Green LED extinguishes
  • Current battery status – LED color remains illuminated after drawing for 1 second
  • Low battery – LED flashes red 8 times
  • Pod inserted: LED illuminates purple or blue for 2 seconds
  • Short circuit – LED remains red for 2 seconds
  • No atomizer – LED flashes green 5 times
  • Overtime protection (10 seconds) – LED flashes green 10 times

Airflow

The Sceptre 2 pod kit incorporates fully adjustable airflow control which is in-built into the side of the pod and protrudes out from the top side of the Sceptre 2 body when the pod is fitted. The airflow can be adjusted between zero and maximum airflow.

When the airflow control slider is in the downward position the airflow is closed off and provides a very tight MTL draw. When the airflow control slider is uppermost, the airflow is open and provides a RDL and even a DTL draw. You can position the lever anywhere between the min and max to tweak your preferred vaping style.

Turning the Sceptre 2 On/Off

To turn the Sceptre 2 on, press the power select/fire button 3 times in quick succession. The 2 LEDs will flash red then orange and then green and extinguish. Equally to turn off the Sceptre 2, press the power select/fire button 3 times, the LED will flash red twice and then extinguish.

Power Modes

Switching between the two different power modes is carried out by pressing the fire button twice in quick succession. The lower multi-colored LED will illuminate Blue for “Normal” power or Purple for “Boost” mode. Depending on the type of coil fitted i.e. the resistance of the coil, different wattage’s are auto set for the “Normal” and “Boost” modes as follows:

  • Normal Mode (Blue): 0.5ohm coil = 18W, 0.6ohm coil = 11.5W
  • Boost Mode (Purple):  0.5ohm coil = 20W, 0.6ohm coil = 16.5W

When you draw on the pod or the fire button is pressed, the lower LED will illuminate in the corresponding power level/color to that you’ve selected. Once the fire button is released or you stop drawing on the pod, the LED will remain illuminated for a further 1 second.

Remaining Battery Charge Status

In order to check the status of the remaining battery charge, you can either press the power select/fire button briefly or draw on the pod. The lower LED will illuminate in the corresponding color:

  • Green LED:                 Battery over 30%
  • Orange/Yellow LED:   Battery between 10% – 30%
  • Red LED:                     Battery under 10%

When the battery becomes fully discharged, the LED will flash red 8 times and then switch off. At this point you will no longer be able to vape and the battery will require charging.

Battery Charging Status

When the Sceptre 2 is placed on charge, the upper LED will flash red then orange then green twice then back to red. The LED will remain red throughout the charging cycle and then turn green until it’s fully charged at which point the green LED will extinguish.

  • Red:  <90%
  • Green:  >90%
  • No LED:  Fully charged

The Sceptre 2 does have pass-through so you can vape while it’s being charged.

Innokin Sceptre 2 Performance


Innokin Sceptre S Coils and Adaptor

Two coils are supplied with the Sceptre 2 kit; a 0.5 ohm S mesh Kanthal A1 coil and a 0.6 ohm S mesh Kanthal A1 coil that comes pre-installed in the pod. Also included is a single gold plated coil adaptor to interface between the coil screw thread and the push fit opening in the pod.

As always, prime your coils before using them which will help prolong their life. Drip a few drops of e-liquid into the wicking ports of the coil and then fill the pod and leave to stand for 10-15 minutes.

S 0.6 ohm Mesh Coil

Innokin Sceptre 0.6 ohm S Coil

When the 0.6 ohm coil is fitted, the two available wattage settings are:

  • Blue = 11.5W
  • Purple = 16.5W

Starting with the pre-fitted coil that came with the Sceptre 2 pod, after the initial priming and setting the power select to Blue, the flavor came through crisp and clean straight from the first draw.

Vapor was good producing quite dense clouds, more than I expected from such a small coil. Opening the airflow and taking a longer draw really did increase the vapor.

Switching to the Purple power setting did bring out the flavor that little bit more and the vapor increased to another level. There was certainly a marked increase by switching to the higher wattage although the vape did become slightly warmer.

With the airflow very slightly open and the power set to the lower wattage level, the draw was a really nice restricted MTL vape with very good flavor and vapor production.

S 0.5 ohm Coil

Innokin Sceptre 0.5 ohm S Coil

When the 0.5 ohm coil is fitted, the two available wattage settings are:

  • Blue = 18W
  • Purple = 20W

Using the same flavor as with the previously 0.6 ohm coil to get a direct comparison between the two, I found the flavor and vapor equally as impressive.

Switching between the two different power levels was not as noticeable but then again it is only a 2W difference. I preferred vaping with the airflow half way open with this coil, giving me a RDL style vape, gave a more enjoyable vape experience.

Any Leaks?

Throughout my time using the Sceptre 2 pod with both the 0.5 ohm and 0.6 ohm coils, there was no evidence of any leaks. When re-filling the pod there was only a very slight condensation around the bottom of the coil and in the pod recess.

I left the pod in the Sceptre 2 for two days and checked for evidence of e-liquid in the pod recess and there was a slight seepage but nothing to worry about. Leaving it overnight and checking in the morning was clear.

This is normal on the majority of pods so can only recommend if you’re not using it for any length of time, remove the pod from the device body so e-liquid seepage doesn’t cause any malfunction on the mod.

Airflow

Airflow adjustment can be simply stated as EXCELLENT. I’ve not come across a pod before that provides the complete span of vaping styles from a very tight MTL draw when the airflow is shut off (closed) to an unrestricted DTL draw when the airflow is fully open. Throttling back on the airflow slider slightly will then produce a RDL draw.

The design of the airflow control slider on the side of the pod with direct access to it when the pod is fitted in the Sceptre 2 body is genius!

Opening up the airflow and taking a hard draw will produce thick dense vapor in both the normal and boost power settings. Considering the “S” coils are very small, the amount of vapor produced is really surprising.

Auto Draw

Auto draw worked faultlessly. With the airflow closed, even the slightest of draws fired the Sceptre 2. Opening the airflow requires a stronger draw as you’d expect but still activates the auto draw. I didn’t notice any difference in power between using the auto draw and fire button.

Performance Summary

Grey Sceptre 2 Pod Kit

Both the 0.5 ohm and 0.6 ohm S coils were very impressive. Flavor and vapor from them was really good. Considering both these coils are some of the smallest we’ve come across, the wicking ports kept up with a higher VG juice and equally well with my 50/50 e-liquid. I can’t comment yet on the longevity of the 0.6 ohm coil as I’ve only been using it for 2 weeks now but it’s still performing really well.

I’ve been using the 0.5 ohm coils in this Sceptre 2 and in the Sceptre Tube for quite a while now and on average I was getting around 3-4 weeks constant use from each coil.

I would recommend when first using a new coil, fill the pod with your e-liquid and leave it to stand for 10-15 minutes to allow the e-liquid to saturate into the wick before vaping. Equally, when you’re ready to start vaping with your new coil set the power level (wattage) to the lower setting Blue for the first few draws to slowly bed your new coil in. This will improve the longevity of the coil before it needs replacing.

Switching between the two different power levels “Blue” (normal power) and “Purple” (boost) is noticeable. The boost power does increase the flavor slightly with increased vapor and a slightly warmer vape. Boost power will reduce the length of vape time between charges and possibly decrease the coil life slightly so it’s a trade-off.

The draw was smooth with no gurgling and the throat hit was as expected but it’s not the quietest of vapes. It’s not an airflow noise, unless you’re vaping with the airflow open, but there is a slight electrical hum when drawing on the pod.

I was getting around 2 hours vaping from a full pod (2ml) of e-liquid so getting a 3ml pod or removing the silicone rubber bung would be an advantage. My only niggle with the pod during use was not being able to see the level of remaining e-liquid without removing the pod from the Sceptre 2 body. The bung restricts the e-liquid from entering the visible sides of the mouthpiece when it’s tilted on its side.

The airflow control on the Sceptre 2 makes this one of the best pods for all round performance and versatility that I’ve had the pleasure of using.

Innokin Sceptre 2 Battery Performance


The Innokin Sceptre 2’s 1400mAh internal battery is a good decent sized capacity for a pod mod of this size and on average was giving me around 16 hours of vaping time on a single charge. This length of time was VERY impressive, much more than I would have expected.

This was using the Sceptre 2 in Normal power mode. I did repeat this test in Boost mode and the time only dropped by approximately 1 hour.

The LED battery status indication was another pleasant surprise. Not only were the timings between each color change very repeatable, the length of time at each stage of color change was perfect. Once the LED turns red you know you still have a good couple of hours of vaping time before it reaches low battery cut off.

Battery performance is always subjective and depends on the power you vape at, the resistance of coil you’re using and your vaping style.

The Sceptre 2 indicates the status of the battery during your draw and for 1 second afterwards. The LED will illuminate in the color corresponding to the remaining battery level. I recorded the approximate time between each stage of color change as follows:

  • Green – Orange:         11 hours
  • Orange – Red: 2 hours
  • Red – Flashing Red:    3 hours

Once the battery is depleted of its charge as depicted by the low voltage cut-off value, the Sceptre 2 LED will flash red 8 times and then switch off.

It is a reasonably slow charge time (2hrs) as the charging current is only 0.8A but in all honestly a slow charging current does help prolong the cycle life of the battery. The Sceptre 2 does benefit from having pass-thru so won’t stop you vaping while it’s being charged.

How do I Fill the Sceptre 2 Pod?


The Innokin Sceptre 2 pod is a side fill design. You’ll have to remove the pod from the Sceptre 2 body in order to fill with e-liquid. Simply hold the Sceptre 2 body with one hand and pull the pod upwards and away. This is a secure fit so will take a little force to release the magnetic catches.

I found moving the airflow slider to the open position and then continue apply pressure to the slider while pulling the mouthpiece upwards released the magnets a lot easier.

Sceptre 2 Pod Silicone Rubber Flap
Sceptre 2 Pod Silicone Rubber Flap Open

The fill port is located on the opposite side to the airflow slider and is concealed behind a black 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 bottom of the pod. There is a small cut-out below the bottom of the rubber flap to assist with fingernail placement.

This silicone rubber flap is attached to the pod by a small rubber pin so there’s no chance of it getting lost. It can be twisted side-wards when you’re filling to give a little more free room. Because the fill port opening is pretty wide (5mm), it’ll accept those larger e-liquid/shortfill bottle tips.

Filling the Sceptre 2 Pod View 1
Filling the Sceptre 2 Pod View 2

Pull open the flap and insert your e-liquid bottle tip into the opening. Tilt the pod on its side to aid filling and to get the maximum amount of e-liquid into the pod. Once filled, re-insert the silicon rubber flap making sure the fill port is securely re-seated.

Re-insert the pod into the Sceptre 2 body till it’s held in place by the magnetic catches. Remember the pod will only fit one way round because of the airflow lever.

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. This will help saturate the wick fully in e-liquid and help prolong the life of the coil/pod.

How do I Change the Coil in the Sceptre 2 Pod?


Sceptre 2 Pod with S Coil and Coil Adaptor

The pod will have to be removed from the Sceptre 2 body first, giving access to the bottom of the pod.

Although these Innokin S coils have a screw thread connection, they screw into the little gold plated adaptor first which basically makes them a push fit type into the base of the Sceptre 2 pod.

S Coil fitted in the Sceptre 2 Pod
S Coil half out the Sceptre 2 Pod
S Coil Removed from Sceptre 2 Pod

Simply pull the gold plated adaptor out from the bottom of the pod and the coil will come out with the adaptor. If you have e-liquid in the pod, turn the pod upside down and place your thumb over the mouthpiece before you remove the coil. This will help keep e-liquid spillages to a minimum.

Sceptre 2 S Coil in Gold Adaptor
Sceptre 2 S Coil being removed from Gold Adaptor
Sceptre 2 S Coil and Gold Adaptor

Fitting a new coil is straightforward but DO ENSURE you unscrew the little gold plated adaptor from the old coil before discarding. Screw the new coil into the adaptor and slowly push the coil into the opening in the base of the pod and press it fully home. The coil adaptor will remain protruded from the base of the pod by about 5mm, this is normal and allows access for when you need to take the coil out.

Sceptre 2 Pod With Coil Fitted in Base

Do ensure that your new coil is primed and when filled, left to stand for 15 minutes so the e-liquid fully saturates the wick. See our guide on Prolonging the Life of your Coil.

How do I Charge the Innokin Sceptre 2?


Charging the Sceptre 2 - Red LED

Because the Sceptre 2 has an internal battery, charging is carried out using the supplied USB to Type-C charging cable. Simply connect the cable into the Type-C port on the side of the Sceptre 2 body and the other end into a suitable USB power source. The specified charging circuit of the Sceptre Tube is 5V/0.8A.

When the Sceptre 2 is placed on charge, the upper LED will flash quickly from red then to orange then to green twice then back to red. The LED will then remain red for 90% of the charging cycle and turn green for the last 10% until it’s fully charged at which point the LED will extinguish.

The Sceptre 2 does include pass-through allowing you to charge and vape at the same time.

Charging time from full discharge to fully charged will take approximately 2hours when using a 5V/0.8A or greater power source.

Charging the Sceptre 2 - Green LED

I timed the charging cycle to determine the length of time it took for the LED to change color as follows:

  • Red – Green:   1.5 hrs
  • Green – Extinguished: 25 minutes

While the Sceptre 2 is on charge, it does remain 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 Sceptre 2 Pod Kit Price


The Sceptre 2 pod kit quite frankly is worth every penny/dollar. This really is one of the best entry level pod kits I’ve used. I won’t waffle on about how good it is as I will detail this in the Summary section at the end of this review.

Needless to say, I think it’s fantastic.

I’ve seen the Sceptre 2 pod kit being sold in the UK for £25 and in the USA for $40

Innokin Sceptre 2 Pod Kit Verdict


Innokin Sceptre 2 Pod Kit Review Verdict

Pros

  • Very good build quality
  • Great design and nice looking
  • Robust
  • Clear and accurate multi-colored LED’s
  • Type-C USB charge port
  • Fantastic pod
  • Side fill pod
  • Amazing variable airflow
  • Replaceable “S” coils
  • Very good overall performance
  • Very good vapor and flavor
  • Coil life is good
  • Pass-thru vaping
  • Tight MTL thru to DTL vaping
  • Auto draw and fire button activated
  • Auto draw very responsive

Cons

I can honestly say there is nothing I didn’t like about the Sceptre 2. If I was forced to mention something then I would say the very minor issues would be:

  • Can’t see e-liquid level in the 2ml pod
  • Slight electrical hum when firing
  • Not the quickest of charges (not a bad thing)

Innokin Sceptre 2 Pod Kit Summary


Blue Sceptre 2 Pod Kit

If you’ve read through my review I think by now you will know what my conclusion of the Innokin Sceptre 2 pod kit will be. For what I term as an entry to medium level pod kit, the Sceptre 2 is just amazing. I will be very surprised if this is not on everyone’s top 3 list of pod kits.

The styling, function and performance of the pod kit are brilliant. The “Normal” and “Boost” power levels work really well. The S coils produce really good results and the battery life is very good. The LED indications work very well and are accurate. The pod is re-fillable, utilizes replaceable coils and the airflow control really is the best I’ve come across.

It isn’t a multifunction vape kit, Innokin have kept it simple but the performance, styling, robustness and quality speak for itself.

I would certainly recommend this to a new or experienced vaper alike. Whatever your vaping style, the Sceptre 2 does it all. The span of airflow from MTL through to DTL with just one coil is incredible.

Innokin have pulled all the stops out with this one. Well Done!


Hope you enjoyed this review on the Innokin Sceptre 2 pod kit and found it useful. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave us a comment below.

If you do purchase one, please do drop us a comment and let us know how you’re getting on with it.

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