Innokin Trine Review – Replaceable Battery In A Pod Vape!

Today we are looking at a hotly talked about device, the Innokin Trine Kit! It is a pod kit that places sustainability at its core with a removable and reusable battery!

Innokin are well-known as an innovator and are one of the biggest names in the vaping industry.

They use their vast industry knowledge and experience to come up with new and innovative kits that appeal to all.

Innokin cleaned up six accolades in the recent Ecigclick awards!

Plus they have earned great reviews from us recently for products such as the Innokin Klypse Mecha, Kroma-Nova kit and the Zyon.

Many thanks to Innokin for sending the Trine Kit in for review. Let’s see what their latest offering is all about!

What Can We Expect From The Innokin Trine Kit?
The Innokin Trine Kit features a three in one construction. Consisting of a Vcap Innokin Pod, the Trine device and one of the most talked about features – the removable and rechargeable 1000mAh battery!

Why is having a removable battery a big thing you ask?

Well, this is something that is unheard of with a pod system. Non-removable batteries cause some of the largest issues with waste when it comes to pod systems and disposables. However this offers an environmentally friendly alternative to help cut down the waste footprint.

Batteries that have been disposed of in general waste also are a fire hazard. But with Innokin’s EcoDrain technology you’ll be able to safely discharge a battery at the end of its lifespan before disposing of it.

You’ll also be able to replace the battery, breathing more life into your kit. Though at the time of writing these aren’t currently available within the UK but will be shortly.

You can also keep one as a spare, handy for if you are out and about. If you run out of battery you can simply switch it for a fully recharged one. Saves you from purchasing a second kit!

Specs wise, this kit can output up to 25W, adjustable in 0.5W increments, making it ideal for use with nicotine salt based e-liquids.

Plus it has the ability to smartly detect the resistance of the pod and automatically select a power output.

You can also adjust the airflow, giving you the option of mouth to lung (MTL) or restricted direct lung (RDL) vaping. We tell you what these terms mean in our Guide To Vape Styles!

An OLED screen is present on the device to show you your current power output.

The Trine Kit is compatible with Innokin’s Vcap series of pods.

The pods are available in 0.6ohm, 0.8ohm and 1.2ohm resistances. You get the 0.6ohm and 0.8ohm versions included in the Trine Kit.

Vcap pods have a top filling system and a 2ml TPD Friendly capacity. Innokin also very kindly sent a pack of 1.2ohm pods for us to try out.

Six different colour finishes are available, with Gold Pink, Ivory White, Klein Blue, Purple Blue, Slate Black and Solar Red.

Many thanks to Innokin for sending the Trine Kit in for review! As always my views are my own.

Kit Contents
Coming housed in Innokin’s signature recyclable brown box, the Trine Kit includes:

·Trine Pod System with a 0.6ohm Vcap pod
·Spare 0.8ohm Vcap pod
·USB charging cable
·Quick Start Guide

Innokin Trine Kit specifications
·Size: 111mm x 26mm x 16mm (with pod)
·2ml pod capacity
·6-25W power output
·OLED screen
·Adjustable airflow slider
·Mouth to lung and restricted direct lung airflow options
·Compatible with 0.6ohm, 0.8ohm and 1.2ohm Innokin Vcap pods
·1000mAh replaceable and rechargeable battery
·EcoDrain technology for safe battery disposal
·USB-C charging
·DC 5.0V/1A charging current
·Built in safety protections
·Aluminium Alloy construction
·Six different colour finishes

Design & Build Quality
The Innokin Trine features an Aluminium Alloy construction. It feels lightweight to hold and has nice rounded edges to it.

The devices all feature a Anodised finish which is pretty resistant to small scratches, fingerprints and general daily wear and tear. I was sent all six colours and I can confirm they are very nice to look at!

A clear OLED screen is present on the front of the Trine which displays the current wattage level, coil resistance and voltage output.

During vaping, it displays a puff timer and will also display a safety protection if one has been triggered. The screen is clear and easy to read, I had no trouble with this even in bright light conditions.

Replaceable Battery
One of the most talked about features of the Innokin Trine Kit is the removable battery and the EcoDrain technology.

Pod kits tend to have a fixed battery, that can only be recharged a certain number of times. This results in having to throw the whole pod system away once the battery is no longer performing.

This is very wasteful, and it is good to see Innokin taking steps to tackle this problem.

Having a removable battery means that the battery can be replaced when the original one is showing signs of wear and tear, such as not holding a charge as well as it used to. You will be able to purchase replacement Trine batteries rather than having to throw the whole kit away.

That means there is less of a waste footprint and you don’t have to shell out on purchasing a brand new kit. Simply push the two tabs at the bottom and the battery will pop out.

EcoDrain technology means that the battery can be safely discharged for disposal once it has reached the end of its lifespan.

This minimises the risk of fire hazards from battery disposal. Once discharged, it should be disposed of in an approved e-waste receptacle or recycling bin.

Quick Start Guide
It’s an Innokin product, so three (rather than five) clicks of the power button will turn the device on and off.

It has both auto draw (so just take a draw on the mouthpiece) and a manual fire button.

Annoyingly, there is no way to lock the power button and use the Trine as an auto draw pod system, power buttons on pod systems are a pet hate of mine.

Take a leaf out of the SXmini Puremax book and just have a dedicated function button on the side of the device. I see absolutely no reason for a power button when they already have an auto draw system in place.

This subsequently means that each time you have finished using it and are putting it back in your pocket or bag, you must remember to turn the device off or risk it accidentally firing.

And I am so used to not having to do this with pod systems that I quite often forget with the Trine and am reminded when I hear a hissing noise in my pocket!

Adjusting Wattage/Airflow
Adjusting the wattage setting is done by clicking the power button twice whilst the Trine is switched on. Each subsequent click of the power button will increase the power in 0.5W increments from 6-25W. Once you have your desired setting, either leave the device for a couple of seconds or take a draw on it to lock it in.

Airflow is adjusted by using the slider at the side of the Trine, which has smooth travel and offers vaping options from mouth to lung to restricted direct lung hits.

Filling The Pod
A top filling system is found on the Vcap pods, which is pretty much standard these days with pod systems.

Simply pop the Black mouthpiece off, insert your bottle nozzle into the large filling port and fill the 2ml capacity up.

Just take care not to overfill as it will come spurting back out the side!

If you are filling a new pod up, you should wait five minutes before vaping to allow e-liquid to fully saturate the cotton.

Located on the side of the Innokin Trine is the USB-C charging port and a USB-C charging cable is included in the box.

Innokin recommend that you should charge the Trine as soon as the battery level drops under 10%. Also not to keep battery level above 90% for extended periods of time, in order to preserve battery health.

You should use a standard output charger and charging cable with the correct charging current and voltage range. The Innokin Trine this will charge at DC 5.0V/1.0A.

If you have the Trine on charge and decide to take a puff on it, charging will pause and resume once you have finished taking a puff on it.

Activating the EcoDrain technology is done whilst the Trine is charging. Make sure the device is off, connect it to a charger then press the fire button 10 times to activate it. A recycling symbol will appear on screen whilst the battery is safely discharging for disposal.

Lastly, to avoid depleting the battery and to minimise wear on it, turn it off when not in use.

As there is no way of locking the fire button you should be doing this anyway if putting it in your pocket or bag to avoid misfires!

How Does The Innokin Trine Kit Perform?
Compatible with the Innokin Vcap series of pods, the Innokin Trine comes with a 0.6ohm Vcap pod pre-installed and a 0.8ohm Vcap pod comes spare in the box.

1.2ohm pods are available separately and Innokin kindly sent a pack of those over to review along with the Trine!

0.6ohm Pod
Starting off with the 0.6ohm pod, this one is designed to be used in the 20-22W region but has no issues with being pushed right up to the 25W maximum output of the Trine.

I get nice, warm flavour out of this and it would handle up to 70% VG e-liquid without any problem. The 0.6ohm pod is best suited for restricted direct to lung vaping.

Unfortunately, the 0.6ohm pod seemed to have the lowest lifespan out of the ones that I tried. My first one only lasting me four days! But that could be down to the fact I was pushing it to the limit of what the Trine can put out and the higher VG e-liquids that I was using in it!

0.8ohm Pod
The 0.8ohm pod has a recommended power output of 12-14W, but again you can push this even higher and it will chug along nicely even at 20W!

This was my preferred choice of pod. I felt there was a better balance of flavours from my e-liquids and I would get a whole day out of the battery when using this one.

It also has no issues with handling up to 70% VG e-liquid and can be vaped both mouth to lung and restricted direct to lung.

1.2ohm Pod
Finally, the 1.2ohm pod is designed to be used for mouth to lung vaping only and comes with a recommended power output of 11-14W.

50/50 and VG/PG mix ratios are best used with this pod.

I feel it is the best option out of the three if you want a true mouth to lung vape.

You’ll also expect to get over a day’s battery life out of the Trine!

Overall, I have been impressed with the flavour delivery from all three pods here! I would happily say that it is up there with some of the best pod systems that I have tried to date.

Airflow options range from a very tight mouth to lung hit with the airflow slider closed right down, to a restricted direct lung hit with the airflow slider wide open.

I’m primarily a restricted lung hit vaper, this isn’t the airiest restricted direct lung hit out there, but it does the job!

At the end of the day, this is a kit that is primarily made for vaping nicotine salts or higher strength freebase nicotine e-liquid. So if you are looking for a pod kit designed to be on the cloudy side you are best off considering something else, such as the Vaporesso XROS Pro for example.

The Innokin Trine is more of a discreet style of pod kit!

·A truly sustainable and reusable device
·Replaceable battery cuts down on the environmental impact
·Very good flavour out of both the 0.6ohm and 0.8ohm pods
·Adjustable wattage and airflow
·Very user friendly device
·Mouth to lung and restricted direct to lung hit options
·Smart looking design
·Competitively priced

·No way to lock the power button, can lead to accidental misfires in your bag or pocket!
·Lifespan of the 0.6ohm pod was a little short compared to some other pod systems I have tested recently
·Battery life is a little on the short side at higher wattage settings

Final Verdict
With the impeding ban in the UK on disposable devices, you really should be looking at moving to a kit such as the Innokin Trine if you are still using disposables.

They are easy to use, will save you money in the long term and most importantly are much better for the environment than single use disposable vapes.

Performance wise, I couldn’t really ask any more of the Innokin Trine. The Vcap pods do the job when it comes to delivering great flavour and the battery will last a full day’s worth of vaping as long as you aren’t running it at the maximum wattage setting!

Credit to Innokin for designing a pod kit that offers an easily replaceable battery. It helps to negate some of the environmental impact from battery waste and offers a safer solution for battery disposal. Hopefully next up we will see a pod system like this with replaceable coils.

It would be really good to see the vaping industry as a whole move towards offering more sustainable solutions when it comes to product manufacturing. And looking at ways to reduce the environmental impact from waste produced by vaping products much like Innokin have done here.

Hopefully this is a sign of things to come!