This is the second VPFIT pod device that we’ve had the pleasure of reviewing. This time we are looking at the VPFIT Erino, an open pod system with a “twist”. Pardon the pun but it really does twist! The re-fillable pod consists of two chambers, two coils and two different flavors in one pod, selected by twisting the bottom section of the Erino body/battery to switch between the two flavors.
Having recently reviewed the VPFIT Flex Box, we reported in that review how pleased we were with its performance. As we said in that review, VPFIT is a brand introduced by Shenzhen Jieshibo Technology Co who are producing several different pod systems.
This pod system, the Erino, is certainly a different concept in regards to a dual coil and dual flavor in the one pod which we are eager to try. As always, we will be putting it through its paces to see if it performs as good as it looks.
The VPFIT Erino is an open pod system (refillable pod) non-adjustable fixed wattage draw activated Mouth to Lung (MTL) pod device. It incorporates an internal 500mAh rechargeable battery which is charged via the Type-C 5V/1A USB port on the bottom of the Erino body with the included charging cable.
Dual aspect vaping is achieved by the two-stage 3.2ml re-fillable pod. The pod incorporates two integrated 1.0 ohm Mesh coils and two separate fill chambers of 1.6ml each, enabling the use of two different flavors in the same pod. Selecting between these two flavors is carried out by twisting/rotating the bottom of the Erino body/battery.
The Erino is made out of aluminum alloy giving it a quality and robust feel and the pod is a clear smoked black tinted PCTG material with a duckbill style mouthpiece. There are currently 5 different color finishes available.
There is no on/off button, no airflow control or display but it does have a tri-colored LED that illuminates through the 3 small holes on the front of the device when you draw on the pod, when its being charged or showing the 4 different layers of protection.
I would like to thank Bruce at JSBVAPE for sending me the VPFIT Erino kit for the purpose of this review. As always this review is completely unbiased and is my honest opinion based on my findings while using the supplied VPFIT Erino kit.
VPFIT Erino Pod Kit Review
- Features and Specifications
- What’s in the Box?
- VPFIT Erino Design and Appearance
- – Erino Body
- – Erino Pod
- VPFIT Erino Functionality
- VPFIT Erino Performance
- VPFIT Erino Battery Performance
- How do I Fill the VPFIT Erino Pod?
- When and How do I Change the Erino Pod?
- How do I Charge the VPFIT Erino?
- VPFIT Erino Kit Price
- VPFIT Erino Kit Verdict
- VPFIT Erino Kit Summary
Features and Specifications
- Dimensions: 96mm x 32mm x 14mm including pod
- Weight: 57.5 grams including pod
- Construction: Aluminum Alloy and PCTG
- Mouthpiece: Fixed duckbill style
- Battery Specification: Internal 500mAh
- Charging: Type-C USB 5V/1A
- Output Power: Fixed wattage (not specified)
- Output Voltage: 3.7V
- E-liquid Capacity: 3.2ml Pod (2x 1.6ml)
- Pod: Dual chamber and dual coil (refillable)
- Pod Coil Resistance: Integrated 2x 1.0 ohm Mesh Coils
- Filling Method: Dual side fill ports
- Firing Method: Draw activated
- Display: Tri-color changing LED
- Airflow: Fixed
- Vape Style: MTL
- 4 Safety protection features
What’s in the box?
- VPFIT Erino Battery/Body
- 3.2ml Refillable Pod
- Type-C Charging Cable
- User Manual
- Warranty Card
The packaging is a slide out draw box that’s encased in a colored outer sleeve. The box measures 125mm x 68mm x 38mm and the inner plastic tray holds the VPFIT Erino with its pre-installed pod and charging cable.
This outer sleeve details the color of the included device, the box contents, the product specifications and the manufacturer’s information. A nice little touch is the clear tag on the edge of the draw that enables this draw to easily slide out from the outer casing.
VPFIT Erino Design and Appearance
The VPFIT Erino is pretty compact and reasonably lightweight considering it’s made out of aluminium alloy. It’s also available in 5 different color finishes:
- Space Grey
- Colorful Gradient
The color I received to test for this review was the “Colorful Radiant” one, which you will see throughout this review. The overall surface finish is really nice, very smooth and quite reflective so it will attract those sticky fingerprint marks.
I have to say the design and aesthetics of the VPFIT Erino body are very good, measuring just 79mm tall (96mm including the pod) by 32mm wide and 14mm thick, making this a pretty compact device. With the pod removed, the weight of the Erino comes in at 47 grams which considering it’s made out of aluminium alloy, is quite lightweight.
The casing is constructed in two parts (fixed body and rotating switch) and is a convex (flattened tube) shape with the two sides tapering down to only 8mm thick. There is a small rectangular inlay panel on each side just above the rotating switch which doesn’t serve any function other than adding to the overall aesthetics of the design. The Erino feels solid, looks well built and comes across as being robust.
Where things get very interesting is the bottom section of the Erino. The main design of this kit is around the function of switching between two separate coils and e-liquid chambers in the one pod. This is carried out by rotating the bottom section of the Erino through 180 degrees. This rotating section will only turn one way and has 3 positive click stops in-between its rotation.
Powered by an internal 500mAh capacity battery and re-chargeable via the Type-C bottom located USB charging port specified as 5V/1A, charging time will take approximately 1.5 hours.
It’s draw activated only, there is no fire or on/off button. The Erino is a fixed wattage device producing a constant 3.7V output to the pod. There is no variable airflow control and no fixed airflow intake holes either but despite this it does provide a loose MTL vaping draw.
The only visible display on the VPFIT Erino is a tri-coloured LED that is concealed beneath 3 small holes on the lower rotating section of the device body. This LED illuminates when you insert the pod, draw on the pod, charge the Erino and when it’s displaying the different levels of protection.
This tri-colored LED will change color (red, blue and green) in the color that corresponds to the level of charge left in the internal battery. The tri-colored LED also highlights the following conditions and functions:
- Inserting the pod
- Drawing on the pod
- Full charge
- Low battery
- Overtime protection (8s)
- Short circuit protection
- Low voltage protection
- Low resistance protection
- Over charging protection
See the Functionality section of this review for the indications that the tri-colored LED displays for each of the different functions and levels of protection.
On one facing side of the Erino just above the 3 small concealed LED’s is the branding “erino” and in smaller lettering “Two Flavors in One Pod” screen printed onto the aluminum alloy casing. On the reverse facing side in the same position is the branding “VPFIT”, “Designed by VPFIT” and “Made in China” together with the “CE” markings.
At the top of the Erino is a deep and wide recessed opening where the pod locates. This recess is 17mm deep and measures 29.2mm by 12.2mm.
In the bottom of this recess again things get interesting. There are two small circular magnets located either side of a centrally located common single gold plated spring loaded coil contact pin. Towards the outer edges in this recess are two further circular plates with two gold plated spring loaded coil contact pins. On the inner side of each outer coil contact pin are two small airflow ingress ports. This therefore means that the rotating bottom section of the Erino will enable one side of the pod recess while disabling the other; hence only one coil and one side of the pod will function at anytime.
This pod recess is not symmetrical because the front and reverse top edges of the Erino body/battery are at different heights. This means the pod will only fit one way round. Because the pod fits a long way into the Erino body, the combination of this and the circular magnets means the pod is held very securely.
The base of the Erino, where the Type-C USB port is located, is curved so cannot be stood upright. Resting the Erino on a surface is therefore achieved by placing it on either of its flat sides or on the front or reverse side.
Overall it’s a very interesting concept and design. The rotating lower section of the Erino is not something we’ve come across before. While it feels solid and functions very well, my one concern is the longevity of this switching operation. Only time will tell as to the robustness of this switch!
The VPFIT Erino pod quite simply put is like no other. It spans the whole width of the Erino body, is re-fillable and has an overall e-liquid capacity of 3.2ml. Where the differences arise are with the two individual coils and e-liquid chambers in the one pod.
Each pod has two isolated chambers, each separately re-fillable and holding 1.6ml of e-liquid with an integrated 1.0 ohm mesh coil in each chamber. These coils are sealed into the pod and are not replaceable so once the coils degrade the whole pod will need replacing.
Manufactured out of clear opaque black tinted PCTG material, you can see the level of e-liquid through it even in normal daylight. The mouthpiece of the pod is a duck bill style and is the only part of the pod that remains visible when the pod is fitted to the Erino body.
This duckbill mouthpiece tapers down to two 6mm rectangular openings with two circular 3mm centre chimney sections leading down into both the coils. This provides the loose MTL vape style. There is a number 4 etched on one top side of the mouthpiece but I don’t know the significance of this.
The Erino pod is a side fill design with both the individual openings concealed behind flush fitting black silicone rubber plugs. To gain access to these fill ports, the pod has to be removed from the Erino body. These plugs are a pretty secure fit and are removed by easing the sides of the rubber bungs out from the fill port opening. There are indented side arrows in each rubber bung indicating the direction of removal.
When each plug is opened the other end of the black 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 are filling. The fill port opening is a pretty decent size (4mm) allowing for most e-liquid tip bottles.
On the underside of the pod on the outer side edges are two large gold plated coil contact plates. In the center of the pod is another smaller gold plated coil contact plate. The two larger plates are the individual coil contacts while the smaller single center plate is the common connection of these two coils.
Either side of the single center coil contact are two small circular magnets that locate against the magnets in the VPFIT Erino body. In between the center coil plate / magnets and the outer edge coil plates are two airflow ingress channels that allow airflow directly through to each separate coil.
Because the top of the Erino body is sloped at different heights, the lip of the mouthpiece that rests against the top of the Erino body is shaped too. The pod therefore can only be fitted one way round. Insertion of the pod is easy and simply slides into the recessed opening of the Erino body and is secured by the magnetic contacts.
Branding on the pod is non-existent and there are no markings relating to coil resistance, minimum e-liquid level or e-liquid capacity either.
To check your e-liquid level while the pod is attached, tilt the VPFIT Erino on its side and the e-liquid will be visible in the mouthpiece section.
When the pod is fitted to the VPFIT Erino body, the tri-color LED beneath the 3 small holes on the rotating switch will illuminate once with the designated color corresponding to the remaining battery level (green, blue or red).
During the time I’ve been using the VPFIT Erino, each time I’ve removed the pod to fill with e-liquid, there were no signs of leaks or any condensation on the base of the pod or around the Erino contact pins. I will say if you leave e-liquid to stand in the pod without using for any length of time, remove the pod from the Erino body as e-liquid seepage will likely occur.
VPFIT Erino Functionality
The Erino is very simple and straightforward to use, there are no controls, no fire or on/off button and no airflow control, you simply fill the two individual chambers with 2 different e-liquid flavors and draw on the pod to vape. The only function you have to worry about is rotating the lower section of the Erino body through 180 degrees to switch between the two flavors in the pod.
When the battery has run out of charge, indicated by the tri-colored LED flashing red 5 times, simply connect the Type-C cable to the USB port via a 1A power source and charge the Erino. When fully charged you’re good to go again. It does have a pass-through function so you can vape while it’s on charge.
The only visible indication on the Erino is the illuminated tri-colored LED that glows through the 3 small holes on one side of the bottom rotating section on the Erino body. The sequence of colors/flashes can be observed under the following conditions:
- Inserting the pod:- LED flashes once
- Drawing on the pod:- LED illuminates
- Charging:- LED will cycle
- Full charge:- LED remains constantly illuminated
- Low battery:- LED will flash red 5 times
- Overtime protection (8s):- LED will flash 3 times
- Short circuit protection:- LED will remain on
- Low voltage protection:- LED will flash red 5 times
- Low resistance protection:- LED will remain on
- Over charging protection:- LED will remain illuminated
VPFIT Erino Performance
When first using the VPFIT Erino, ensure you fill both chambers with your different flavored e-liquids and leave to stand for 10-15 minutes to allow the e-liquid to fully saturate the two coils. Remove the clear thin sticky peel off seal from the base of the Erino pod and connect to the Erino body and vape.
The VPFIT Erino comes pre-charged with a nominal voltage but I would recommend fully charging the Erino before using to get the most out of your battery.
Because of the small coils/wicking ports, I would recommend using an e-liquid with a VG/PG ratio of 50/50 or at worst 70/30. I did use both these ratios, one in each chamber and didn’t detect any issues with the 70/30 e-liquid.
The auto draw is NOT very responsive because the draw is very loose (airy) therefore you do have to draw on the pod quite hard for it to activate. I also found that on occasions the auto draw didn’t activate despite drawing on the pod very hard. Removing and re-inserting the pod did rectify this issue.
While the Erino is marketed as a MTL draw, it is NOT restrictive. I often found it easier and more enjoyable to vape the Erino in a Restricted Direct to Lung (RDL) style.
When a pod doesn’t have variable airflow, in a lot of cases there are fixed airflow pin holes in the body which governs the amount of airflow to restrict the draw. More often than not, placing your thumb/finger over one of these holes would further restrict the airflow and tighten the draw. Sadly the Erino doesn’t have these so you’re limited to the fixed draw the pod provides.
I found the smoothness of the draw intake was very good, no gurgling or spitting was detected and the draw was quiet making it perfect for stealth vaping. The amount of vapor produced was similar to that of a traditional cigarette, not excessive but certainly enough to feel satisfied.
The coils worked well, producing crisp clear flavor tones. I used mango in one chamber and blueberry in the other and found the flavors to be on par with other pods of this type. I would recommend using nic salts in the pod as the throat hit when using freebase nicotine wasn’t great. Switching from my 6mg freebase to 20mg nic salts produced a far better throat hit.
Now the question in all your thoughts has to be….does the rotating bottom section work? Well I can report, yes it does and it worked very well. There was no cross-contamination between the two halves of the pod. It’s worth pointing out that you can’t combine the two flavors, they are separate. Also, there is no way of knowing from the position of the rotating switch which flavor you are selecting.
While testing and writing this review, I’ve cycled over 30ml of e-liquid through the pod and the flavor and vapor is still as good as when I first started using it. The coils in the pod are showing no signs of faltering with no e-liquid seepage visible on any of the coil contacts.
VPFIT Erino Battery Performance
The VPFIT Erino is powered by an internal 500mAh capacity battery. Charging time is quite long, taking approximately 1.5 hours to fully charge via the on board 1A Type-C USB port and cable.
On average I was achieving around 9 hours vaping from a fully charged battery. This time will vary depending on your vaping style i.e. duration and frequency of your draw.
During use, as you draw on the pod, the tri-colored LED illuminates in the color relating to the status of the remaining battery charge. I monitored the length of time it took for the LED to indicate a change in color giving an approximate time duration for each stage:
- Green to Blue – Approx. 5.5 hours
- Blue to Red – Approx. 3.5 hours
- Red to Discharge – Approx. 3 minutes
Once the LED turns red, no vapor will be produced, even though the LED isn’t flashing . Drawing on the pod for a further few minutes will then activate the low battery cut-off and the LED will flash red 5 times. You will no longer be able to vape and will have to re-charge the battery. The VPFIT Erino does have pass through meaning you can vape while it’s being charged.
How Do I Fill The VPFIT Erino Pod?
The VPFIT Erino pod is a dual side fill design with each e-liquid chamber having its own fill port. You’ll have to remove the pod from the Erino body in order to fill with e-liquid because the fill ports are concealed when the pod is fitted. Simply hold the Erino body with one hand, grasp the sides of the pod with your other hand and pull the pod away from the Erino body.
Each fill port is located on the sides of the pod and is concealed behind a small black silicon rubber flap. These flaps sit flush with the sides of the pod. The part of the stopper that lifts away is indicated by a large indented double sided arrow.
These silicone rubber fill port stoppers are quite small and fiddly to open and do require the use of a fingernail to open. The top of the black silicone rubber flap is attached to the pod by a small rubber pin so there’s no chance of it getting lost. You can also swivel the flap sideways to gain better access to the fill port.
Because the fill port openings are quite small (4mm), take care when using anything other than a needle tipped e-liquid/shortfill bottle tip.
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 1.6ml chamber. Once filled, re-insert the black silicon rubber flap making sure the fill port is securely re-seated. Carry out this same procedure for the second e-liquid chamber.
Re-insert the pod into the Erino body till it’s held in place by the magnetic catches. When the pod makes contact with the Erino body the tri-colored LED will illuminate once to indicate it’s working. Do ensure that you don’t let the e-liquid level run down too low before you top up the pod. Letting your e-liquid level run down too low will burn the coil/wick and a new pod will have to be fitted.
Because this pod accepts two different flavors in the one pod, knowing which flavor you’ve put in each chamber is not obvious. The pod chambers are identical and have no visible markings anywhere. When I came to top up the e-liquid, I didn’t know which flavor I had put in which chamber.
It would have been much easier if the two individual chambers had some sort of identification on them, for example 1 or 2 or even A and B. You could then at least make a note of which flavor you’ve put in which chamber.
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 in the pod.
When And How Do I Change The Erino Pod?
Because the VPFIT Erino pod has two fixed 1.0 ohm coils that are integrated into the pod and NOT replaceable, when the coils starts to degrade after a couple of weeks use, the pod will need to be discarded and a new pod fitted.
An indication of the coil degrading will be either a loss of flavor or a lack of vapor or in worst case a nasty burnt taste when you draw on the pod. It is possible too that the coil could fail completely showing a ‘No Atomizer’ indication or ‘Short Circuit’. Either way, discard the pod and fit a new one.
Note: Because the Erino pod does have the dual coils, there will be times when 1 coil is still working while the other is not. This then really is down to personal preference whether you change the pod at this time or still use the remaining half of the pod that’s still working.
Pull the pod away from the Erino body. Unfortunately if you still have e-liquid in the pod, this will have to be discarded as well. Do ensure you dispose of the pod appropriately.
When fitting a new pod, follow the procedure for How Do I Fill The Pod, written earlier on in this review.
How Do I Charge The VPFIT Erino?
As you draw on the Erino pod, if the tri-colored LED flashes red 5 times and no vapor is produced, it’s time to re-charge the battery. Using the supplied USB Type-C charging cable, plug the cable into the Type-C USB port on the bottom of the Erino body. Connect the other end into a suitable power source (typically 5V/1A).
When the Erino is placed on charge the tri-colored LED will illuminate red in color. This LED will remain illuminated until its completely charged at which point the LED will turn green.
Charging time takes approximately 1.5 hours from fully discharged to full charge.
I did notice while it’s on charge the casing gets slightly warm around the USB Port as you would expect. I kept a check on this during the charge cycle and found that after about an hour, the casing went cool to the touch even though the red LED was still illuminated. I expected the charge cycle to take no longer than an hour and it appeared that the charge cycle had finished but the LED didn’t turn green for another half hour.
Do note the VPPIT Erino does have a “pass-through” function therefore you can vape while it’s being charged.
When the Erino was being charged, the casing does remain cool to the touch which is impressive but I always advise to charge this, and any other device for that matter, on a non-flammable surface.
As always, NEVER leave your vape device unattended while on charge.
VPFIT Erino Kit Price
At the time of writing and reviewing the Erino, it wasn’t available in the shops or available to buy directly from JSBVAPE. Therefore we are unable to let you know the price of the VPFIT Erino kit and the costs of the replaceable pod.
Once we have this information, hopefully we can revisit this review and include the costs of the kit and pods and add a buy button for you to purchase.
VPFIT Erino Kit Verdict
- One pod with dual coils/chambers
- Dual side fill ports
- Switchable between 2 flavors
- Good build quality
- Good battery life
- Battery status indication
- Pass-through function
- Draw activation doesn’t always work
- No identification markers on the pod
- Switch position doesn’t indicate which side of the pod you’re using
- No airflow control
- Fixed airflow is too airy
- Charge cycle quite long (1.5hrs)
- As soon as Red LED is visible during vape, it cuts-off
VPFIT Erino Kit Summary
The VPFIT Erino is a stylish brightly colored open pod system device with a very quirky dual coil and dual e-liquid chamber encased in the one pod. These coils produce good flavor and vapor and although the coils are integrated into the pod, the pod is re-fillable.
Switching between these two coils/flavors worked well using the rotating base section although knowing which flavor was in which side of the pod was a little confusing at times. The two different flavors are separate and you switch between the two, you can’t combine them.
Its 500mAh internal battery capacity is pretty decent and does a good job of powering the pod for a good 9 hours of vaping before requiring re-charging. Charging time is quite long, taking 1.5 hours but has the added advantage of having pass-through so you can vape while it’s being charged.
Having no variable airflow or fixed airflow pin holes does mean you’re stuck with the draw that’s provided from the kit. It’s a very airy draw so does require a good strong draw to activate the auto draw sensors. Specified as a MTL kit, if you want a restrictive draw this won’t allow that style of draw.
The Erino is novel in its design and did on the whole work well. I think the dual aspect coil/flavor principle in one pod is a good idea but I’m not totally convinced in practice it worked effortless. I would have liked to know which side of the pod I was vaping through.
I did have slight issues with the auto draw not always working which may have just been the device that I received to test or may have been down to the very airy draw requiring a strong pull through the pod.
Hope you enjoyed this review and found it useful and helpful, explaining what it does and doesn’t do. If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave us a comment below.
If you do have one or are planning to buy one, please let us know your thoughts on the VPFIT Erino pod kit.