This new starter kit, the Innokin Proton 235W & Scion 2 Starter Kit, has surprised me in so many ways I was undecided on how to open this review for days. I was afraid that my most honest opening; “The best Starter Kit from Innokin in Years” would sound like hyperbole, but the fact is nothing else expresses how I feel about this gorgeous, high-performance vape mod and sub-ohm tank. So, I’m going with it…
Over the past several years since I’ve been writing about vape gear I was constantly unimpressed with anything Innokin came up with. In fact, back in 2013 I told the company not to send Spinfuel review product anymore. I informed Innokin that if we discovered that one of their products had some appeal to the staff we would use our wholesale account with our vendor and pick some up.
In 2017 some things started to change with Innokin. Not that I suddenly began liking their products, but others here did. So, we conducted a few Innokin reviews in 2017, but not many. In 2018 it was/is the same thing. Innokin was never as prolific as SMOKTech, and they never seemed to be in touch with the Western vaping community. Slowly Innokin seemed to ‘get with the program’, and this latest, the Innokin Proton 235W Vape Mod and the high-performance Scion 2 Sub-Ohm, is the best they’ve built yet.
Main Highlights of the Innokin Proton/Scion 2 Kit
The Innokin Proton 235W TC Starter Kit is a full-featured vaping system of sleek design elements and a highly intelligent and highly advanced chipset, along with the Scion 2 Sub-Ohm Tank that is some cloud chucker and full flavor tank.
The Proton 235W TC Box Mod feels smaller than it is, with an ergonomic chassis design that is centered around a huge 1.45″ TFT screen with full color and high resolution. Navigating the features, the Proton uses a first-of-its-kind joystick-style selector. Move the joystick left or right with your thumb to adjust your wattage and a multitude of features I’ve never seen in an Innokin device before.
The Proton also takes a page from SMOK by including a large firing bar. Not only is the Proton filled to the brim with extraordinary good features, moving through the various screens, all super sharp and easily readable fonts, (with 6 color themes to choose from) with the responsive joystick is quite fun.
After inserting two high-amp 18650 cells, I watched the Proton come to life with a burst of color and a screen so big I was practically sold from the beginning. Over the past 10 days I’ve become convinced that the Proton mod should be the top-selling Mod from Innokin in a very long time.
The Innokin Proton Kit comes with the new SCION II, which features a sliding top-fill cap system and a brand-new coil option, the Plexus coil. The Innokin Plexus Coil is composed of a whole KAL panel with perfectly aligned holes. This structure guarantees excellent resistance stability and durability. Preinstalled with the 0.36-ohm Coil, the Proton/Scion II begins at 80W and tops out at 150W. For my vaping pleasure, I found 85W to be about perfect. The extra Coil in the kit is the 0.15-ohm 60W-110W. (Coil Replacements are Here)
The Scion II has a 3.5mL juice capacity as well as a bulb-shaped glass tank that extends the juice to 5mL. With the size of the Coils I was surprised it held as much as it did, these coils are BIG.
Innokin Proton & Scion Starter Kit Specs, Features,
Product Dimensions: 8544.629.6mm
Minimum / Maximum Wattage: 6.0W–235W
Minimum / Maximum Voltage: 0.0V–9.0V
Temperature Control range: 150℃–315℃/300℉–600℉
Maximum Charge Current: 2A
Maximum Output Current: 40A
Atomizer Resistance Range: 0.05ohm – 3.5ohm
1.45″ TFT Color Screen Display
Joystick Selector Button
Side-Panel Squeeze Fire Button
6 Color Display Themes
Individual Cell Battery Life Indicator
Stainless Steel 510 Threading
Dual 18650 Batteries
Adjustable Memory TCR
Temperature Control Suite
Ni200 Nickel, Titanium & SS316L Support
Material and Mode Selection
Low resistance protection
Dual Circuit and Reverse Polarity Protection
Innokin Proton & Scion Starter Kit Includes
1x Proton MOD
1x Scion II tank (0.36ohm installed)
1x Plexus coil 0.15ohm
1x Spare Glass Tube(5ml)
1x Extra Drip Tip
1x USB Charging Cable
1x Spare O-rings Set
1x Vape Band
The Spinfuel VAPE Score
Using the Proton Mod and Scion II Sub-Ohm
I’ve included a few images of the inserts found in the deluxe packaging (the best packaging I’ve seen from Innokin), that will show you how to use the Mod and the Tank, how to make adjustment using the joystick, and more. Look through these images in the slideshow below and you’ll see how far Innokin has come with mod sophistication and innovation. I have a strong feeling we haven’t seen the last joystick-equipped mods.
Personal Observations on Using the Innokin Proton and Scion II Sub-Ohm
There are plenty of terrific, high-performance mods and tanks on the market, and as much as I like the Innokin Proton and Scion II starter kit, I cannot in good conscious say that this kit will out-perform all the others. However, I would stack the performance up against most of the excellent kits on the market today.
The Proton Mod has “good” battery management, a beautiful display, a nicely balanced feel while holding it, and a superb firing panel. For Innokin fans this is a no-brainer, it’s the best they’ve done yet. If you’re into Temperature Control vaping, the Proton might just be the easiest mod to set and adjust in TC Mode. (using the joystick is exceptional!)
The Scion II Sub-Ohm tank is a heavy hitter, and one of the distinguishing characteristics of the Scion II is how big of a throat hit it can produce with a High VG, 3mg nicotine eliquid. That was very surprising.
Both the 3.5mL and 5mL glass tubes stay cool during heavy vaping, and the slopped drip tip and the extra wide-bore tip stay cool as a cucumber while vaping above 100W. Coil life seems to be excellent, no doubt due to the mesh heating element for one, which allow for a much wider surface for the e-liquid to cling to and vaporize.
Bottom Lining the Innokin Proton & Scion II Starter Kit
Available now at Element Vape in a nice rainbow finish (my choice), black, and gunmetal, this kit is right around $60. The value of the starter kit is obvious once you receive it, open it, set it up, and start vaping.
I wanted to come up with a Pro and Con list to end this review, but when going over all the features, the quality of the materials used to make this kit, the accessories, and the performance of both the mod and tank, I just can’t think of any cons, especially for the price.
If you’re looking for a full featured Mod and high performance sub-ohm and want to spend less than most of the SMOK Kits on the market with the same level of performance, the Proton/Scion 2 is a great purchase.