Vaporesso Target PM30 Review
Battery capacity: 1200mAh internal cell
E-liquid capacity: 3.5ml/2ml (TPD edition)
Power output: Three levels, dependent on coil
Charging: 1A USB-C
Construction, fit and finish of the PM30 are excellent. Vaporesso do not state the chassis material but from its weight, it would appear to be zinc alloy. Tolerances are spot on here, with a tactile fire button and strong magnetised connection, that ensures the 3.5ml pod is kept firmly in place. This is a slim, pocket-friendly AIO but it feels nicely put together.
A single button powers the device on/off with five clicks and cycles through three power settings with three clicks. An LED indicates low, medium and high power settings via red, blue and green flashes respectively. The LED also provides three levels of battery feedback, which is plenty for a 1200mAh device.
Vaporesso’s sliding top-fill returns, with the valve system seen in previous devices, such as the Podstick and Degree. As ever, it works wonderfully, and I’ve had no issues with overflow when using standard bottles. As in the past, large nozzles will be too wide to depress the valve, so you’ll need to steer clear of those.
Coil installation is a breeze, with a simple press-fit design. The coils can be installed in any orientation but you need to line them up so that the flat side of the housing lines up with the two magnets on the pod, in order to create a proper seal.
The device is bundled with two GTX coils and two pods as standard. I’m glad that Vaporesso are staying with this fitting for their removable coil devices, since it makes life much easier for end-users and retailers. The first coil is a 1.2Ohm round wire build, which fires at 8W, 10W and 12W. With no adjustable airflow, I find this coil to provide a very loose MTL draw and feel that it performs best at the 12W setting. Here, it produces good flavour and a relatively cool vape. Coil longevity was respectable at 25mls of moderately sweet nicotine salt e-liquid. I feel they need to tighten the airflow significantly on this coil to provide a true MTL experience and this will also increase warmth.
The second coil is a 0.6Ohm mesh build. This coil fires at 20W, 22W, or 25W depending on your power setting. Again, there’s no adjustable airflow and the draw is almost identical to the 1.2Ohm build. In this case, though, it’s an appropriate amount of air, producing a smooth, restricted DL vape, with excellent flavour and warmth at the 25W setting. I was able to run 45mls of moderately sweet e-liquid through this coil, which is fantastic.
Battery life will depend on your choice of coil and power setting but overall battery management is good. I was easily able to get a full day (and then some) of vaping time from a single charge when using the 1.2Ohm coil at the full 12W. This was cut down to just under half a day when using the 0.6Ohm coil at 25W which is still respectable. The 1A USB-C connection allows the PM30 to charge from flat to full in just north of an hour, which is fine considering the run time.
In summary, the Target PM30 is a solid stealth device, with nice build quality, great ease of use, and a wide range of GTX coil options. My main gripe is that the airflow is simply too loose on the 1.2Ohm coil and I would really like to see this adjusted in the future for those who want a true MTL experience.
- Build quality
- Ease of use
- Wide range of GTX coils
- Airflow too loose on 1.2Ohm coil
- No adjustable airflow