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If you’re in the market for quality vaping equipment to customize your vape experience, it’s perfectly reasonable to find yourself more than a little confused by the sheer volume of choices that confront you. Manufacturers have been quite busy releasing new product offerings to meet the expanding market and the increasing desire on the part of vapers to find just the right vaping tools for their needs. Like other products that are tech-based, vaping equipment comes in so many sizes, shapes, and styles that it can be difficult to know which might be the best. Take the Cortex iSub S, for example. Without a guide, it can almost impossible to determine whether this product is right for you. This Innokin Cortex iSub starter kit review should help.

Cortex iSub S-1First of all, Innokin is one of the leading manufacturers in the vape industry, so you can pretty much expect that any product that bears the company name has a better than even chance of being among the best in its class. The company has consistently tested the limits of sub ohm and temperature control technology and continues to be at the forefront of power management innovation. The Cortex iSub is no exception to that storied history.

So, what are we looking at here? Well, let’s begin with that temperature control issue. The technology contained within this powerful device can provide you with a level of control that will enable you to vaporize your e-liquid at temperatures ranging from 300 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. That can ensure that you get the vapor warmth and thickness you’re looking for with each and every puff.

The Actual Device

The device is powered by the company’s Ikarno S1 chip, which will provide you with 80 watts of power, using direct current for a steady output of energy. Sub-ohm usage is supported, with resistance being supported at levels as low as 0.1 ohms. What does all this mean for you? It means that you have everything you could ever need to ensure that your vaping experience meets every one of your vaping needs!

As you might expect from a unit with this much technological capability, the Cortex also has features that can detect and prevent potential dry hits, enabling you to enjoy lung draws without worrying about when that next bad inhalation will appear. You get nothing but flavorful, full vapor draws each and every time you inhale.

The Design

The design ensures external heat control, to prevent the device from overheating. Other safety features are included as well, to protect you, the device, and others around you. Simply put, this is one of the most technically secure units on the market today.

Cortex iSub design-1

On the size front, you’ll be pleased with the product design. It is large enough to provide all the features you need but small enough to still fit within a pocket or purse for greater mobility. Design features include rounded edges to make it more comfortable to handle and your choice of colorful matte finishes. That’s perfect for vapers who want to ensure that their equipment matches a purse, carry bag, or other accessories – or who simply want to see their favorite color as they vape.

Cortex iSub S Complete-1The assembly is easy too, with clear instructions provided by the manufacturer. The device has a clear OLED display, along with buttons located at the mod’s base. It also comes with low-power standby mode for those times you’re not using it and offers USB charging for its internal 3300 mAh internal battery. And the best feature of all may just be the fact that you can recharge even while you are vaping!


The iSub series has been a popular choice for several years now, particularly after the manufacturer stopped relying on colored PC for the tanks. The new glass tanks have made believers of many consumers, and this model fits well within that niche. Of course, it also helps that this device doesn’t leak when the tank is turned upside down thanks to its superior design.

The materials are built to last, and every aspect of the body is designed to produce maximum efficiency and quality. The inside of the coil head is lined with the best organic cotton from Japan, which experienced vapers will recognize as the perfect material for ensuring that e-juice flavor is preserved within the vapor.

The conclusion is simple: the Innokin Cortex iSub S is, quite simply, one of the better mods being sold right now. Vapers will love the fact that it offers such a diverse range of flavor and vapor options, and its durability is ideal for those who would rather spend their money on high-quality e-liquids than waste it on replacement mod parts. In short, this product is one of those rare offerings that does precisely what it claims and does it as well or better than most of its rivals.


Nicholas King
Nicholas King
Nicholas King is the sole owner and editor of SmokeTastic. Nicholas, use to smoke 30 a day back in 2011 before converting to vaping. With a depth of knowledge in the vaping industry and the research he conducts, makes him one of the most recognized and experienced vapers in the industry.