Vaporesso keeps churning out those box mods, and we’re going to keep reviewing them. It seems like as sure as we are that the sun will come up tomorrow, another vape mod from this incredibly popular brand is being made. Somewhere in Vaporesso’s labs, there are some people working overtime. We’re used to not only quantity, but also quality from them. Will this latest mini do the brand justice? Time, and our thorough review, will tell.
What jumps out at you with the Tarot Baby is that this thing is just tiny. I mean, boy is it small. The Tarot line of box mods are well-designed devices to begin with, but to make one this small is truly a feat. You still have the funky design options on the side of this vape mod, but more importantly is that it fits in even the smallest of vaper’s hands. Along one vertical side is the 0.91 inch TFT screen and on the other side is, well, nothing. Where’s the fire button you ask? It is actually IN the screen! At first it felt strange using the screen as a button too, but it’s a great economical use of space.
Below the screen/fire button are a couple of selector buttons and a USB charging port for the internal battery. Like the Revenger Mini kit, the Tarot Baby kit comes with the NRG SE tank, which fits perfectly and doesn’t seem oversized when compared to the box mod. The feel of this duo is really great, and clearly there is superior craftsmanship at work. The build is a lot stronger than it looks, so don’t let the funky-hip appearance fool you. This is a box mod that takes itself seriously, and as you’re about to see in the next section, it takes its performance seriously too.
What can you expect out of a vape mod that maxes out at 85 watts? Well, it all depends on who is making it and how they can make use of their power. We know Vaporesso does well with mini mods, but the Tarot Baby might have just taken the cake. Powered by the Omni Board 4.0 chip, it is incredibly efficient in making use of the power it has. The ramp up time was absolutely blazing fast, creating a reported 0.002s firing speed. That means you barely even get going and you’re there.
When you get “there,” you’ll be in heaven. Making full use of the NRG SE tank’s capabilities, this box mod puts out more than it’s fair share of vapour. Especially using the pre-installed 0.18ohm mesh coil, we were able to see wonderful clouds come streaming out. Thankfully, they were also very flavourful, although we saw a tad better flavour reproduction when using the included 0.15ohm ceramic coil instead. Really, both were wonderful and provided a vaping experience not often seen in a box mod rated under 100 watts.
Just because the Tarot Baby is small, that doesn’t mean Vaporesso came up small on modes. Apparently this is a mini meant to be used by even the most veteran of box mod vapers. You can make use of the variable wattage mode, variable voltage mode, temperature control for stainless steel, nickel, and titanium, and the basic bypass mode.
But it doesn’t end there, as you also get the more advanced custom wattage curve mode. On top of that is a so-called “super player” mode, which allows for an extended resistance range of 0.03ohm to 5ohm. This box mod also features a built-in 2500mAh internal battery that holds up pretty well, giving you almost a day’s worth of vaping, depending on which settings you are using.
Here’s a list of the important features:
- 85W Power Output
Bypass/Super Player Output Modes
- Resistance Range: 0.03-5 ohm (when in Super Player mode)
- Temperature Range: 100-315C/200-600F
- Uses Internal 2500 mAh battery
- 0.91” OLED Screen
- Spring Loaded 510 Threading
- Size Specs: Depth 42mm/ Width 25mm/ Height 114mm
Ease of Use:
It may be packed with a lot of features, but the Tarot Baby is anything but complex. As is what we’d expect from the Omni Board, this is a very simple menu system that gets you exactly where you want to be quickly. You can switch modes in a snap, and you won’t go down any rabbit holes trying to find a specific setting. It’s all very easily laid out.
The hardware is just as easy, with the NRG SE tank fitting perfectly atop the box mod. Just as we know with the normal sized NRG tank, this smaller version is a breeze. It already comes with that mesh coil installed, so getting going is as easy as screwing it onto the 510 threading of the Tarot Baby, filling it up, and vaping away. The slide-n-fill design means you only need to push the top of the drip tip to the side to access the opening for refilling your e-juice. There’s an adjustable airflow ring at the bottom that’s also quite simple, and overall the experience with this kit is a great one in terms of usability.
Coming in at £54.99, you might this this would be a little high for a box mod with only 85 watts. Yet, you need to consider the high quality tank it comes with, along with the amazing performance of the vape mod itself. There’s no doubt in our minds that this product is worth the price being charged for it.
All we can say is that Vapresso has done it again with the Tarot Baby 85W vape kit. This product has it all, and it fits into the palm of your hand and almost disappears. It’s rare that we’re able to review a product that is so miniature it looks like it could be a toy, yet it performs in line with box mods that are three times it’s wattage rating and twice it’s price.
If we had to find one minor annoyance is that after a longer vaping session, we did notice some warming near the battery. It wasn’t hot by any means, but it was warm and it’s something to keep our eye on. Still, this is one absolutely impressive box mod that is perfect for a wide range of vapers. If you’re looking for top shelf performance in a tiny package, look no further than the Tarot Baby 85W box mod kit.