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Why use a Pod?

Discussion in 'Vape Pod Systems' started by Coolsiggy, Dec 3, 2019.

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  1. Coolsiggy

    Coolsiggy Senior Member ECF Veteran

    I know this is maybe a dumb question, anyway following recent UT vids, pods and AIO systems have become popular and being a MTL RBA type of vaper I am not sure what the attractions are, size, convenience, cost or taste? Why would someone change or prefer this system over a mod and atty?
     
  2. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    I'm behind you on this. For quite awhile I listened to rebuildable folks talking about the cost effectiveness and awesome taste. I imagine those that use the Pods weren't totally committed. Or something, lol.
     
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  3. Figs

    Figs Super Member ECF Veteran

    Simple, small, doesn’t look ridiculous, take anywhere, overall lower cost (some are even RBA), always have your vape handy... some of my personal reasons.
     
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  4. Coolsiggy

    Coolsiggy Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Makes sense, how would you compare coil life and flavor to a MTL or DL type RBA setup?
     
  5. Falconeer

    Falconeer Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 27, 2015
    Hawick, Scotland.
    I can't comment on the smaller pods, but I have just worked with Aspire's Mulus for week - which depending on how you define it could either be said to be a poor man's Billet Box or some sort of Pod System.

    It has refillable pods and can take Nautilus Mini coils - I've just posted a review on it but in summary the vape is like that from a Nautilus Mini only slightly warmer as the pod/tank is enclosed, coil life and performance so far is again very similar to that of a Nauti Mini.
     
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  6. Punk In Drublic

    Punk In Drublic Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2018
    Toronto, ON
    The product has to benefit the end user. Some are willing to trade off say battery life for size, or convenience for cost. It may not be all about getting the absolute best flavour or vapor production, but enough satisfaction out of the product to keep you off cigarettes.
     
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  7. SonnyCooL

    SonnyCooL Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2018
    My travel kit now
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    Vs mod, atty, coil, wire, coil jah,c cutter, scissor, charger, battery n ...... Imagine pls
     
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  10. Jebbn

    Jebbn Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 2, 2018
    Quarantine
    Timely thread for me, trying to work out if it has any benefits for me.
    I went away for two nights, the only vape gear I took was a VV pulse x and VF Galaxy rdta.
    Between the Pulse X and the rdta I had about 10ml of juice which is about 4days.
    The mod uses the same charger as my phone
    A couple of times while I was away and a couple of times since being back Ive wondered to my self if I could travel lighter vape wise.
    LOL. Just kidding.
    All my mods and rta set ups are only marginally bigger than a pod and smaller than a 50g pack of tobacco, 100 papers and filters plus lighter.
    Traveling overseas next week Im taking a Zenith D22 on Pico75 with 5 coils. Its a set up not much larger than some pods.
     
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  11. suprtrkr

    suprtrkr ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I have to agree.

    I've been travelling a lot lately and I picked up a small pod system at a convenience store just so I could have one in my pocket. It works... ok. I'm not really MTL, but it does stave off the cravings. I still carry a regular mod around for sitting in the hotel room, etc. I don't like buying their cartridges, and would prefer to make my own juice anyway. I suppose I could live with prefab coils, if I had to, although I like building my coils as well.

    So, pod users, which one am I looking for?
     
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  12. SonnyCooL

    SonnyCooL Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2018
    My current pods setup is rpm40 + fetch + 4 rba + 1 extra cartridge it ..... If I travel, I setup all 4 rba with cotton ready, refill and swap if any coil go wrong .......
     
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  13. Figs

    Figs Super Member ECF Veteran

    I use DIY unflavored freebase. Just PG/VG and nic. So the flavor is not a real issue for me. I go for a hit that satisfies (MTL). Just like with mods and Squonks it took a while to find what works for me. Once I found them, all was good. I’m 100% Pod now, and very satisfied.

    since I use unflavored, my coils last a long time. In my Breeze nxt for example, I get 15-20 refills on the 5.5 ml pods (around 100 ml of juice)
     
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  14. United States

    United States Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 17, 2018
    RVA
    Why use a pod?
    Lots of "stealthy" reasons.

    I am meeting more and more people who vape instead of smoking and most use pods. Especially at work. Portability is probably the overwhelmingly largest reason.

    Often I ask pod users if they use a mod and most say "used to but not anymore". "How come?" I ask and usually get "these things are more like smoking". I respond jokingly with "bubble gum cigarettes for adults,huh?" and get "it's better than smoking" in response to that.
     
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  15. DeloresRose

    DeloresRose Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 25, 2014
    toledo ohio
    I like a well-rounded assortment of gear. I have a couple pods because they’re tiny and pocket friendly and cheap, so if I lose it in the park walking the dogs or drop it and run it over with the lawnmower, it’s no big deal. Plus walking or mowing etc, I don’t have a free hand to just vape as I would like. A couple puffs and I’m good, tuck that pod in my pocket and it doesn’t make my drawers droopy.

    Of course battery life can’t compete with a two battery mod, or even a single, but they’re not much worse really.

    Not as much flavor, and they’re mtl, and the cost of coils or pods is more than wire and cotton. It’s a trade off. I prefer my other devices better and use them most of the time, but the upkeep is time consuming and I could understand if someone just didn’t feel like fiddling with it all the time. Pretty easy to charge, fill, and be done with it.
     
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  16. Dieseler

    Dieseler ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Illinois
    I recall the days of the ego c setup smaller battery made it shirt pocket friendly. Think the battery was a 650mah or 450 mah forget the Mrs still has them stashed somewhere if she did not throw them out.
    Perhaps the pen style types will make a come back ?
     
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  17. MacTechVpr

    MacTechVpr Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Aug 24, 2013
    Hollywood (Beach), FL
    Two days it took me to realize I wasn't addicted to nicotine. Even less to resolve I'd never again inhale anything I couldn't identify or control.

    Good luck all. :)

     
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  18. DeloresRose

    DeloresRose Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 25, 2014
    toledo ohio
    I know a couple people who’d be all over those like white on rice. I still have a couple Aspire K1s with ego threading, and a friend who keeps reminding me to pass them to her when I’m ready to let them go, lol.
     
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  19. SonnyCooL

    SonnyCooL Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 12, 2018
    My stealth vape kits. Missing, lose, misplace, drop from pocket is my only con for pods ..... Not sure how many pods ilose

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  20. tw33k

    tw33k Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    when I'm out for the day at a meeting or traveling inter-state or overseas, all I take are a few pods (an Orion and a Suorin Drop mostly) Stealth is my main reason, I can vape it anywhere (I just don't exhale vapor if I'm somewhere I shouldn't be vaping) Between the 2 pods I get enough vape time until I get back home or to the hotel where I can recharge and keep vaping
     
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  21. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Agree with above. There are pro's and con's to every type of device and system. Use whatever setup that suits your preference.

    I use a single battery regulated mod with a factory-made coil atomizer tank for my daily driver. There are situations where I prefer using a pod setup for stealth vaping, for example while attending a full day of basketball games when I'll be indoors for most of the day. The high nic salts and minimal vapor comes in quite handy in that situation.
     
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  22. Vicman

    Vicman Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 6, 2014
    Chicago
    I started by trying one for when out and about. I liked it and then looked around my home and office and noticed it was taken over by mods and eliquid. I had bottles and mods in every room. I started buying a few pods here and there and then realized I liked them, not as flavorful but were satisfying nonetheless. I was able to keep my vape stuff in my pocket (for the most part, not so much when in my office). I was able to keep my eliquid put away as these things only need filling like once a day; most times it's like once a week as I use multiple devices. This helps as I have a 2 year old great niece who lives with me and the vape stuff is out of sight, high up in the air, so out of mind. I traded flavor for piece of mind I guess.

    Fast forward to the past few months. Pods/AIO's have gotten much better. I still like my MTL but these new generation provide a decent DL vape with awesome flavor. Using the Vinci, RPM40, Ageis Boost, Grimm Kit, and Fetch mostly nowadays (have a couple Vinci X's coming to put away for later). I do have a mini Proton W/Ajax tank as well. The flavors from these pods/AIOs are on par with the Ajax tank. So I still get to keep my stuff out of sight for the most part but the flavor is freakin good now. That was the trade off from switching to pods from mods, flavor. Now I get the best of both worlds and am a happy Vicman. That said, my uncloudy home has become a little more cloudy lately due to the amount of vapor they produce.
     
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