iJoy crafted the iJoy Diamond Mini Starter Kit as a smaller version of their previous model, the Diamond PD270 234W Kit. The PD270 used dual 20700 batteries, while the Diamond Mini uses dual 18650s. This kit is smaller, but still has a lot of weight to it, and doesn’t sacrifice the typical vaping modes and capabilities. For under fifty bucks, is the iJoy Diamond Mini Starter Kit one you should consider?
The iJoy Diamond Mini: Diamond-Cut Design
While the look of your vape starter kit shouldn’t outweigh the performance, iJoy has sort of marketed the iJoy Diamond Mini Starter Kit for the diamond-like build. It does look unique with its beveled curvature. Everything from the Diamond Sub-Ohm tank to the Diamond Mini mod is shaped specifically to suit the name. The Diamond Sub-Ohm tank has a diamond-cut bevel along the edges, while the Diamond Mini mod’s cut and integrated OLED display retain this theme.
There are several color options, all of which give off an expensive vibe. Available for purchase: Mirror Black, Mirror Stainless Steel, Mirror White, Mirror Gold, Mirror Rainbow, Mirror Green, Mirror Purple, Mirror Red, Mirror Blue, and Mirror Gun Metal.
While this is a heavier mod, it’s still about average for a dual 18650 kit. The materials of the mod feel like plastic, so if you prefer a kit with different material types, this might be an issue for you. However, there is a large 0.96-inch OLED display on the front, integrated nicely into the mod with no lifted edges. The display itself is a bit difficult to read in some lighting, because of the fact that iJoy designed the screen with a slightly tinted surface. Unfortunately, there is no way to adjust the screen brightness. Which is a huge deal for some of you (including me).
The battery door is the back panel of the mod, held is place with magnets. There’s a bit of give when the door is secured, so if a slight jiggle bothers you, heads up.
Included Functions and Menu Options
To turn the iJoy Diamond Mini on and off, click the fire button five times. Once you turn it on, you will see the main screen, with icons for wattage, voltage, battery life, ohms, amps, power mode, and puff count. The menu is easy to navigate. Just click the fire button three times and you will see the menu screen. From here, you can swap through power mode, TC mode, and TCR mode. Overall, the functions of the iJoy Diamond Mini Starter Kit are very basic; there are no advanced settings other than TC and TCR, which is nice for beginning vapers, but not so nice for vapers who enjoy vaping with a variety of features.
The iJoy Diamond Sub-Ohm Tank
This is a pretty standard sub-ohm tank. It’s 25mm in diameter, has a large dual airflow system on the bottom, and a 5.5ml e-liquid capacity with the included bubble glass. The top fill system is accessed by twisted off the top cap. There are two large filling ports, which can easily accommodate glass drippers. The drip tip is a resin 810.
The Diamond Sub-Ohm tank uses the DM coil system by iJoy. Included in the kit is the DM-Mesh 0.15-ohm coil and the DM-DM 0.15-ohm coil. Both of these are rated for use of 40-90W.
Vaping the iJoy Diamond Mini Starter Kit
I got some great flavor and clouds out of the iJoy Diamond Sub-Ohm tank, but nothing life changing. The DM-Mesh coil performed slightly better than the DM-DM coil, however it seems that they both have a similar coil lifespan of about two weeks or less. Because both of the coils are Kanthal based, the flavor quality is very good.
The Diamond Mini Mod is well-designed and feels comfortable to vape on, but the placement of the adjustment buttons under the OLED screen and the fire button on the side of the mod, make it a slight nuisance to navigate compared to mods that have all of the buttons on the same side. The firing response, however, is really fast. I had no problems switching between power settings and getting this thing to fire quickly. The TC and TCR modes function well with prebuilt stainless steel and Titanium coils, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to choose this kit for the temperature control modes.
The iJoy Diamond Mini Starter Kit is Great if You’re Not a Seasoned Vaper
My main qualms with this kit were small, but the biggest issue is the display being a bit too dark at times, with absolutely no way to adjust it in your settings. This could be a frustrating problem if you vape outside a lot as well. In direct sunlight, it was pretty hard to read the screen.
I really see this kit as the perfect step up for a vaper who is still new to vaping. For instance, if you have gotten sick of using MTL pens and pod mods, or a lower wattage, single battery box mod. Overall, this is a nice kit from iJoy, with small issues. For the money, it’s a mid-range upgrade option that isn’t a bad deal.
Looking for something with more features? Read our review of the iJoy Avenger 234W Kit.
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