IPV D2 vape mod review

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It has become increasingly difficult to find a high wattage mod that doesn’t feel like carrying around a battery charged brick in your pocket. Pioneer4you has been firmly planted among the nobility of Vape Mods with such products as the IPV2, the IPV3Li, and most popular single battery vape on the market, the IPV Mini 2.

The IPV D2 is the newest addition to successful Pioneer4you vapes that perform well enough to safely become your new all-day mod.

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We’ll be testing the device with the Vaporfi [Edge] Tank and Royalhunter RDA.

Specs

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  • Dimensions: 3″L x 1-1/2″W x 7/8″D
  • Black Billet Aluminum Body
  • Super Compact! Only slightly larger than an iStick 30w
  • Temperature Control Functionality
  • Ni200 and Titanium wire capable
  • Powered by a Single 18650 Battery (Batteries not Included)
  • Sliding Ball Bearing Battery Door
  • Output Wattage: 7w – 75w
  • Output Joules: 5j – 50j
  • Standard Atomizer Resistance: 0.2Ω – 3.0Ω
  • Joule Atomizer Resistance: 0.05Ω – 0.3Ω
  • Temperature Range: 200 – 580°F
  • Spring Loaded 510 Atomizer Contact Pin
  • 510 Threaded
  • USB Charging Port

Design

While I’ll try my best to remain objective and praise the D2 for its small size, you may have already noticed that I’m not the biggest fan of large box mods. My last daily mod, the Eleaf 50w, was a wonderful combination of functionality and portability. The IPV D2 not only matches it in size but also power. Rounded corners make it comfortable to keep in pockets, and prevent scratching your phone’s screen.

The color options of the IPV D2 are pretty basic with the three options being Black, White, and Silver. While the white version has been rather rare outside of online markets, I’ve seen tons of black and silver D2s. We can’t say for sure what numbers of each color are produced, but it has become obvious that black is indeed the color of choice for most consumers.

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The D2 comes with an absolutely necessary Silicon Sleeve. It doesn’t seem as though replacements are available for purchase outside of their own website, but some versions will not have the indented “Power + -” signs in the silicone. The sleeve is also the only thing really keeping the D2’s magnetic casing from coming off and exposing the battery. Make sure to keep this on at all times unless you’ve secured another similar sleeve. You may want a few as these also tend to get dirty and dusty quite fast.

The LCD display on our D2 worked flawlessly and gave nothing more than the necessary information. This is appreciated as some companies will try to justify a mod’s bulky size with a larger, absolutely unnecessary screen.

IPV D2 LED Screen

Now for the D2’s worst detail, the battery door. This thing is an absolute failure, and it’s the main reason I believe Pioneer4you decided to include its sleeve with every purchase of the D2. Both the magnets and securing clip are too weak to hold the D2’s door closed and anything except maybe a gust of wind will open it right up. Hopefully, a stronger magnet or lock will be included in the next iteration. Metal doors are a necessity now for safety reasons, and I am glad they’ve chosen this option while still disappointed with its design.

Battery/Power

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The D2 box mods is a removable 18650 battery mod. You do have to buy the battery separately which adds about $15, but all lithium batteries lose their capacity over time. A removable battery ensures that this device is going to be good until a replacement is needed. Toss the battery and not the device when its performance goes down.

This does also give you the option of using an external charger, which some of us would prefer if not for the chore of removing the sleeve each time you need another one. Make sure to use the ribbon for smooth sailing with each removal. Otherwise, you may have a difficult time yanking that thing out.

Sadly, the D2 has another major flaw. It doesn’t use a micro-USB charger (like all other charging mods on the market), but instead Pioneer4you opted for a DC5V input. Again, we’re not really sure why. This change is perhaps a dealbreaker for main considering its purchase, as it does mean you have to find additional cables if you don’t want to use the 12-inch cable provided in the box. Please, never do this again. It’s annoying and difficult to track down a DC5v Converter when you’ve only given us a tiny cable to charge with.

A full charge on the D2 Vaping at ~25W will last you a day, maybe two on a fresh battery with heavy use. Charge time for back to full is around two hours.

Final Reaction

3.5/5 Atoms

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I really want to say that while the D2 does have some flaws, it’s an awesome single battery mod. The IPV D2 has safely secured my daily box spot for the past month or so and hasn’t left my side since. It’s taken some falls and kept on smokin’, and even gone for a dip and continued vaping after a battery swap and some time to dry. All in all, it’s quite the trooper.

The D2 will work well with a TC and non-TC tank, as well as any RDA you throw at it. With a max temp of 75W and a temp range of 200-580F, this would be the end-all mod if not for some flaws with its charging and design. Sadly this one isn’t perfect, but Pioneer4you should really take what they’ve learned and take their time with the D3.

A few tweaks here and there would have made this absolutely perfect.

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Adam "kharakov" Kharat is part nerd, part geek, and full awesome. With deadly writing skills and the sleeping habits of a jackrabbit, late night gaming sessions are all but mandatory.