The IPVD3 is a solid mod. If you're looking for the fanciest, most powerful mod in the world, look elsewhere. But if you're looking to add a good mod with some nice features to your collection, this might be the one.
Quick And Dirty
- 80 watts maximum output
- Billet aluminum box
- Single 18650 platform
- Compatible with 0.15 – 3ohm coils
- Temperature control
- Power or Joules mode
- Fahrenheit or Celsius
- Resistance locking
- Magnetic battery door
- YiHi SX150h chipset
My Thoughts On The IPVD3
Let's start with the basics. I love that it only costs $42.95. Some of my basic pens cost more than that and don't vape as well. When rating a device, you always have to factor in the price just like you do with food.
You're not going to hold a Lone Star Steak to the same standard that you'd hold Ruth Chris steak. So I compare this mod to other mods in the $50 ballpark, and I like it. But if that Lone Star Steak can go toe-to-toe with the Ruth Chris steak, then you know you've got a winner on your hands.
This mod can crank out 80 watts of juice, which is good amount for the price. I've paid more for vape pens that can't put out half as much power. This isn't the mod you'll use to char your juice and brag about how powerful it is, it's one you'll use to enjoy a nice clean vape.
The IPVD3 is a compact mod, but it comes in a little larger than the D2. It's still a small mod and it fits nicely in my hand. Given it's small size and cheap price tag, it makes for a decent mod to throw in your pocket on the go.
I often carry more than one mod on me, especially in the winter when I wear a coat. It's not uncommon for me to carry three or four mods in my coat so I like to have a couple compact ones. You'll like the size of this mod if you like smaller mods.
It has temperature control functionality and can be used with nickel or titanium coils. If temperature control is not a big deal for you, then you're not going to like this next part.
The IPVD3 cannot be used with stainless steel coils. I know, it sucks. That is without a doubt my least favorite thing about this mod. That can be a deal breaker for many people. It's the biggest con. Other than that, it's a rock solid device.
The battery door has been upgraded. It's magnetic now which is nice. It rattles a bit and that can be annoying. It's not hard to fix. With just a couple pieces of tape on the inside, the rattle will stop. This mod also displays the temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius, which is good for our friends overseas but I don't know too many Americans who prefer Celsius.
If fluctuating resistance annoys you, then this mod has you taken care of. By holding the up and down button simultaneously, you can lock the resistance.
Most importantly, I like how the IPVD3 vapes. It's a consistent device that can be a great daily vape.
Now of course, the tank you're vaping with has a lot to do with it. If you have a crappy tank, it doesn't matter what mod you use. Your vaping set up is only as good as your weakest component. Such is life.
But overall this mod can hold its own weight and is a pretty good deal for the price. It's a lot cheaper now then when it first came out. It is a bit harder to find now since it's not being blasted on the homepage of every vape site anymore. A lot of them are out of stock.
If you're a huge fan of the way the IPV line vapes and you've always wanted to add the D3 to your collection, I'd recommend getting it while it's in stock and being sold for a bargain. This classic mod is hard enough to find already.
If you like what the IPVD3 brings to the table, you can pick it up here.