SMOK Fetch Mini | Review

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SMOK Fetch Mini Kit Review

SMOK Fetch Mini Kit

The SMOK Fetch Mini is the latest pod mod/AIO from Smok.

It comes with a 1200mAh battery and the IQ-R chipset, all housed in an elegant glass panel design.

It has a power range of 1-40W with lightning-fast firing speed and adjustable wattage.

It also comes with two pod options (RPM & Nord), both with 3.7ml ml juice capacity.

The Smok Fetch Mini features a 0.96″ color display and is available in 5 different glass variants, or 5 acrylic versions.

The Good

Beautiful design, excellent build quality, large juice capacity, good battery life, two pods, lots of coil options, good performance.

The Bad

No adjustable airflow, not great for MTL, fingerprint magnet.

The Bottom Line

The Smok Fetch Mini is an excellent compact kit, one of the best Smok has made. It delivers really good performance from both coils with decent battery life and juice capacity. Will suit those that like DL vaping and Smok coils, but others looking for adjustable airflow or MTL are best to look elsewhere.

8.7

Disclosure: This product was sent to us by VapeSourcing for the purpose of this review.

Coupon: FetchM Discount price: $24.79

  • Size: 76mm Height, 42.8mm Width, 18.4mm Depth.
  • Weight: 105G
  • Output power: 5W – 40W
  • Charging current: 1.2A (Maximum)
  • Resistance range: 0.3ohm – 2.5ohm
  • 1200mah internal battery
  • 0.96in TFT color screen
  • Interchangeable Pods (RPM/Nord)
  • Oil and dustproof PCTG Pod material
  • 2.5D arc-side high-end transparent glass
  • Colors: Glass – Black, Green, Orange, Blue, Dark Brown
    Acrylic – Fluid Purple, Green, Blue, Gold, Red
  • 1 x Fetch Mini Device (1200mah)
  • 1 x Fetch Mini empty RPM Pod – 3.7ml (2ml TPD)
  • 1 x Fetch Mini empty Nord Pod – 3.7ml (2ml TPD)
  • 1 x RPM Mesh 0.4ohm coil
  • 1 x Nord regular organic cotton (DC) 0.6ohm coil
  • 1 x USB cable
  • 1 x User manual
Design & Style9.0
SMOK Fetch Mini Kit

The Smok Fetch mini, from a design perspective, is what I’ve been waiting for in the pod/AIO market and from Smok as a company.

Smok typically tends to design devices that are a little garish and loud in their aesthetics and sometimes just off the pace with the finish and build quality.

However, in my opinion, the Smok Fetch Mini is by far the best-looking device they have built. It’s subtle, yet elegant all in an original design format.

That being said, it’s not perfect, but it’s definitely a move in the right direction from Smok.

SMOK Fetch Mini Kit

The side glass panels with the ‘Fetch’ logo lasered vertically along the edges look beautiful. They also have a 2.5D arc around the edges, so they have a nice curved finish.

The downside of that glossy glass panels is they are fingerprint magnets, and if you are anything like me, you be continually polishing the Fetch on your clothes to keep it looking pristine.

Two pods come with the Fetch Mini, one for Nord coils and one for RPM coils, just like with the RPM40. Both pods have an integrated mouthpiece, so sadly, you can’t use your own drip tip.

The pods connect via strong magnets and have an incredibly tinted top section, which makes it almost impossible to see your juice level while they are in the device. So you have to remove them each time you want to check.

SMOK Fetch Mini Kit

There’s no airflow control with the Fetch, as per usual with Smok the airflow will be determined by the coil you are using. The pods have a long thin airflow slot on the top of them, which travels down, so the air comes beneath the coil.

The other airflow slot is on the backside of the Fetch, where the pod meets the device. It’s slightly shorter but wider than the one on the pod. It also sits in a position where you could accidentally cover it with your palm or finger (depending on how you are firing it), but that might be a good thing to restrict the airflow if you wish.

The main body of the Fetch mini is made from Zinc alloy. It has an excellent somewhat matte paint finish to it that I think will hold up quite well against knock and scrapes.

The front of the Fetch mini houses the same color screen that’s in the RPM40 (0.96 inches), with a slightly protruding fire button and +/- buttons. All of the buttons are tactile, with decent feedback.

The Fetch mini measures in at 76mm x 42.8mm x 18.4mm, and weighs 105g.

Overall I think it’s a beautiful looking device in an excellent compact design…Well done Smok.

Features8.5
SMOK Fetch Mini Kit

The Smok Fetch Mini comes with the same features and safety protections as the RPM40.

It utilizes the same IQ-R chip, capable of outputting 1-40W, with fast-firing down to 0.001S.

However, the battery is only a 1200mAh capacity compared to the 1500mAh of the larger RPM40.

The TFT color screen displays battery life, coil resistance, current wattage, voltage, puff timer, and a puff counter all visible.

SMOK Fetch Mini Kit

The Fetch Mini has variable wattage in 1-watt increments and can be adjusted using the designated +/- keys below the display.

Sadly, there’s still no USB-C or fast charging, but it can still be fully charged in about an hour.

Pods8.7
SMOK Fetch Mini Kit

The Smok Fetch Mini comes with two pods:

  • RPM Pod (Tinted with red plug) 
  • Nord Pod (Clear with black plug)

Both pods have a 3.7ml capacity, which again is slightly less than the 4.7ml max on the RPM40, but it is a more compact device.

The pods have the fill port on the base with a small silicon rubber plug, which is both colored and labeled to denote which coil type it uses (red – RPM, Black – Nord). 

The plugs are anchored to the pod, and there’s a little lip you can get your nail under to open them. Although pushes them back in place isn’t as easy, and for some reason, I struggled with the black Nord one for the first few refills, but then it loosened up.

I’m not entirely confident in the longevity of the plugs, and there are no spares included in the kit.

The mouthpiece for the Fetch pods is integrated into the pod. Thankfully it’s a standard cylindrical drip tip style and is perfectly comfortable to use and a vast improvement on the awkward duckbill on the RPM40.

Coil replacement in both pods is super easy due to the ‘push and pull’ design of the coils. I’ve had no leaking issue from either of them during my time of testing.

SMOK Fetch Mini Kit

Coils

The Smok Fetch Mini kit comes with two coils, one for each pod.

  • 0.4-ohm Mesh coil – RPM (red)
  • 0.6-ohm coil – Nord (black)

As with the RPM40, there’s no MTL style coil included in the kit. However, we did test it with both the RPM 1.2-ohm regular MTL coil and the Nord 1.4-ohm regular MTL coil. 

We also managed to get hold of the RPM RBA base, which I’ll cover in the next section.

Smok does offer an extensive range of coils, both in the RPM and Nord line, so you have plenty of options to choose from.

SMOK Fetch Mini Kit

RBA Base

The RBA base is not included in the kit, so it will have to be purchased separately.

The base is slightly larger than others I’ve come across for compact pod systems, which does make the build deck easier to navigate.

There are two small Philips screws for you to trap your coil legs under, which is relatively easy. However, the RBA base does have some significant flaws.

The first and most significant flaw is that there’s no 510 connection for the base for you to attach the coil to a device and check your build, or even dry burn your coils.

They could’ve easily included some kind of adapter for this!

This also means you can really only use spaced coils, as you have no way of determining hotspots.

The second flaw is due to its minuscule size. You are quite limited to the style of coils you can fit, mainly because you have to trap the coil legs under the tiny Phillips screws, and it must be a spaced coil.

Finally, the airflow hole beneath the coil is quite wide, as are the airflow slots at the base. Which means it’s really only suited to a DTL or restricted DTL style vape, there’s far too much airflow for an MTL build.

Performance9.5
SMOK Fetch Mini Kit

The performance from the Smok Fetch Mini is as equally as impressive as the RPM40.

In fact, even though it comes with the same coils, I found the Fetch pushed a tiny bit more flavor from each. This is probably due to the shape and form of the mouthpiece.

For more details on how the included coils perform, check out our RPM40 kit review here.

SMOK Fetch Mini Kit

The two MTL coils that do not come included with the kit both delivered an ok vape, but due to the lack of real airflow adjustment, they are a loose MTL draw.

The Nord 1.4-ohm was slightly tighter on the draw, but the flavor wasn’t as pronounced as the lower resistance 1.2-ohm RPM coil. However, with that lower resistance comes more airflow and a looser draw.

The RBA base delivered a far better performance than I expected. I only tested it with the regular wire coil they include in the RBA kit, which came out at 0.6-ohms. But it delivered an excellent DTL vape with smooth airflow and decent flavor.

As with the RPM40, the main aspect where the Fetch Mini falls short in performance is the lack of adjustable airflow.

SMOK Fetch Mini Kit

Battery Life

The 1200mAh battery in the Fetch Mini is ok.

It should see you through a full day if you are using a higher ohm coil, but you’ll undoubtedly struggle with the 0.4-ohm.

I still think it’s perfectly acceptable battery size, and I don’t mind the trade-off in capacity for the more compact size of the device, in comparison to the RPM40.

The charge time is relatively decent also, but I still wish they used USB-C.

Good Vibes

  • Excellent Build quality
  • Elegant design
  • Comfortable to use
  • Good juice capacity
  • Bright colored display
  • Decent battery life
  • Two pods
  • Plenty of coil options
  • RBA available
  • Easy to use

Bad Vibes

  • No adjustable airflow
  • Not great for MTL
  • Unable to see juice levels without removing pod.
  • Fingerprint magnet
SMOK Fetch Mini Kit

Verdict

I stand by my earlier statement that the Fetch Mini is one of the best looking and possibly one of the best devices that Smok has made.

I think it’s a more elegant and compact alternative to the RPM40, that has a plethora of coil options, some of which deliver a fantastic vape.

Sadly it won’t suit everybody, especially those that like a tight MTL draw. The exclusion of adjustable airflow is something Smok seems to persist with, which alienates true MTL vapers.

The RBA base produces a good DTL vape, but having no 510 adapter is another considerable omission.

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Design
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Features
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Pods/Coils
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Performance
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Marc has been an avid vaper since 2010. His obsession with new vape gear has led to developing his own overflowing vape room, and starting Vaping Vibe with Danny & Jules to help educate other vapers.