Artery Pal Mini Introduction
The Artery Pal Mini is the latest AIO (All-In-One) pod kit from Artery, who has specialized in smaller devices and is the follow up of a smaller version of the original popular artery pal kit. It features replaceable pods with a 1.1ml capacity, a large 1100mah battery, constant voltage output (3.2V), 800mA charging and is made of aluminum 6063 for a solid feeling body.
It’s available in 4 colors, Black, Grey, Gold, and Blue. It should be available for pre-order sometime in July 2018.
Artery Pal Mini Specs
- Size: 71 x 38 x 14.5mm
- Material: Aluminum 6063
- Battery: Built-in 1000mAh battery
- Voltage: 3.2V (constant)
- Coil Resistance: 1.6ohm ceramic wicked pod/1.0ohm organic cotton wicked pod
- Juice Capacity: 1.1ml
- Unique pull-out refill system
- Two pods included for high nic and regular juice
- Lateral juice window and airflow slot
- Compact and portable design
- Built-in 1000mAh battery via USB charging
- Various battery protection for a safe vape
Artery Pal Mini Packaging List
- PALMini Kit
- 1.6ohm Ceramic Wicked Pod
- 1.0ohm Organic Cotton Wicked Pod
- USB Cable
- User Manual
- Two O-rings
- Warranty Card
Artery Pal Mini Rundown
The Artery Pal Mini Kit is an AIO (All-in-one) Pod kit that has removable pods as well as replaceable coils within those pods. It’s tiny in size and smaller than the original Artery Pal by quite a bit measuring only 71mm tall, 14.5mm wide, and 38mm length. It’s a box style pod kit that includes a couple of coil options I’ll go over in the next section.
The device does not use an auto draw but has 1 button which is the fire button. You can click it 5 times to turn on or off. It features an LED on the side that blinks red when you turn it off and blinks blue when you turn it on and is on when firing. The color of the light while firing lets you know your battery charge. Blue means 80-100%, purple means 20-80%, and red means less than 20%.
While charging the light will flash the same colors to let you know what the current charge rate is and the light will turn off when it’s fully charged. It charges at 800mAh max and with the large 1100mAh battery can take quite a bit of time. I wish it had fast 2 amp charging personally.
Artery Pal Mini Rundown Continued
There is a nice clear cut window on the front to see your juice level and the pod itself is clear not tinted so it’s very easy to see. When vaping the device remember the air hole is on the front so make sure not to block it. You vape by holding it thin ways between your fingers and using either your thumb or pointer finger to fire the mod as the fire button is on the side but it works well and is comfortable to do.
There is no auto draw. It’s a press button fire only. The device has a constant voltage output so there is no change in the vape from a full battery to a dead one. It’s a really nicely built solid feeling device.
Replacing the pods is quite easy you just unscrew the drop tip and the threading is very nice then turn it upside down and the pod slides right out. The pod itself is a plastic tank with a long air hole through the middle. To fill it remove the coil which is held in by an o-ring so it just pops right out then fill making sure not to fill pass the air hole tube. Put the coil back in and you are good to go. Very simple and easy to do and if you carry a spare you can easily swap them out and coils can be changed with a full pod as well which is nice.
Now to the important part. How does it actually vape? Well, there are 2 coil options. 1 is a 1-ohm coil with a cotton wick. The other is a 1.6-ohm coil with the ceramic wick. Personally, I don’t mind ceramic but some do so it’s important to mention. I started with the 1.6-ohm ceramic coil which vapes at about 6.4 watts and boy does it show. There is just no vapor, no throat hit, no flavor barely anything. Way too much air which is not adjustable and really just a bad vape. I ran 2 pods through it and it was brutal to use and pointless. Just a really bad coil.
Then I moved onto the 1-ohm coil which vapes at around 10.24 watts. This one actually produced some vapor but the flavor was terrible like a mixture of machine oil, metal, and cotton. Just another really bad coil. Again I suffered through 2 pods of it to see if it would break in but it never did. On top of that, both coils wicked terribly.
They include a card that says to only use 50% or less VG. I’m not aware of many companies that make juices thinner than 50/50 as 50/50 is usually the standard to use for devices like this, but I have plenty of 50/50 and that is what I used. Even the 50/50 seemed too thick and took forever to the wick. Forget chain vaping and priming it takes forever. Overall the coils for this were just bad and it ruined what seems to be a nice device sadly.
Artery Pal Mini Pros and Cons
- Build Quality of the mod
- Color Options
- Size and Weight for portability
- Removable and refillable pods
- Battery life
- Battery indicator LED
- The coils are really bad
- Non-adjustable air
- Even 50/50 juice doesn’t wick well
- Slow charging
Artery Pal Mini Video Review
So with all that said, do I recommend this kit or not? I don’t like to do a hard yes or no, but this is going to be a hard no. The coil performance is what a kit like this will rely on and at the end of the day, the coils were bad. It’s a shame as the device itself is solid but unless they redesign the coils and pods there is no reason to buy one of these at all.
I started vaping in late 2011 to quit chewing tobacco. over the past few years i got a lot more into the hobby side and buying and collecting a lot of gear. Fed up with the lack of good fair reviews i decided to start doing reviews late 2016 and haven’t looked back. I enjoy providing people with technical reviews that are fair and unbiased and from a place of knowledge to help them spend their money wisely.