Pod systems are ultra-compact vaping devices known as vape pods. As well as, Pod vapes or pod kits. Most pod systems provide a low wattage output with higher nicotine strength. It’s ideal for people who have just started vaping.
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What is a Pod System?
So, firstly, let’s discuss what a pod system is. It is for those who may not know. If you’re unsure what it is. It is a particularly compact vape device that uses vape pods rather than your traditional atomizer.
That being said, an atomizer and pod are pretty much the same things. But with pods, they’re designed specifically for the device to give you an extremely compact setup.
These have been on the market for quite a while now, but the reason why we’re seeing more and more taking over the market is because of the introduction of nicotine salts. Nicotine salts give you a much more smooth mouth-to-lung vape as compared to its freebase counterpart. However, opinions differ as to which gives more of a natural ‘Cigarette like’ hit.
Who are Pod Systems for?
They are a great way to start vaping as there really isn’t too much you have to learn to get started.
Different types of pod systems will be made up differently too. Such as Innokin I.O pod kits. They are a simple all in one, (AIO) you simply discard after the coil has finished. Fill a new one and hey presto! Other systems such as Innokin Sceptre pod kit are a little different. The coil can be replaced on these, keeping the pod.
How to use a Pod System?
You just fill up your pod, insert it into the device, and take a puff. Most pods are draw-activated meaning you don’t need to hold down a button for it to start vaping. Such as the EQ FLTR soft-tip vaporizer, Glim pod kit & Sceptre pod mod. The Sceptre however can be both draw-activated or button activated for your preference!
Withdraw activation you just start inhaling and the coil will automatically fire. Which is great if you’re making the switch from smoking. Now, these really don’t output a lot of vapour. They are meant as a nicotine delivery system rather than a cloud chucking machine. But, because they don’t output as much power. You’re going to be saving a lot of juice using it. A 60ml bottle of e-juice could actually last you months in a pod system!
Are there any cons?
Now, where pod systems tend to fall short on are the coils and versatility. When your coil burns out in your (AIO) pod, there’s no way to replace it other than replacing the entire pod and pods are generally more expensive than regular coils for a tank. That’s where things changed with the Sceptre pod system as we mentioned above. Meaning you can now replace the coil itself, meaning more cost-friendly to the customer as well as less plastic waste with discarding the pods!
With that being said, pod systems are amazing for an everyday vape to bring with you on the go. (Especially those that come with a lanyard). I usually leave my more advanced setups at the office or at home and use a pod system vape when I’m out and about.