What is a Pod System?
A pod system is an e-cigarette that consists of a battery carrier and attachable liquid pods. The battery capacity of most devices is between 300 and 1000 mAh and can usually be charged with a standard USB-C charging cable. The Liquid Pods can be filled with an e-liquid of your choice and offer a capacity of 1 to 3 milliliters. The devices are extremely compact in design, allowing them to fit comfortably in any host's pocket. Pod systems are the perfect choice for beginners, as they are very easy to handle and are perfect for everyday use. However, more and more experienced vaporizers are also switching to this type of device, because the coils (vaporizer heads) now offer a taste experience that is in no way inferior to the more expensive models.
Which is the best pod system?
The question cannot be answered unambiguously, because there are now countless providers on the market, whereby the product quality is almost always very good. In the end, it's your own preferences that make your heart beat particularly fast for a product. Nevertheless, we would like to introduce you to a few particularly popular products and manufacturers.
The UWELL Caliburn Pod products are among the most famous on the market and they can be bought in practically every vape store. Especially the Uwell Caliburn G2, but also the successor model Caliburn X sell very well and are popular with beginners and experienced vapers alike. With the Caliburn models, the filling of the liquid (Top Fill) is particularly easy, you only have to bend the cap of the liquid tank and you can start filling. In addition, you should also not disregard the Uwell Cravat, because this is so compact and lightly built that you almost run the risk that you lose it unnoticed. Despite the small mass, however, the taste is sensational. A perfect vape for all beginners and switchers from tobacco cigarettes and a purchase recommendation for ex-smokers. Here's to all pod e-cigarettes of the brand Uwellwhich promise a very good price-performance.
Lost Vape Ursa Nano
The Lost Vape Ursa Nano is a particularly beautifully designed e-cigarette, which comes along a lot more valuable than a Uwell Caliburn. The Ursa Nano is available in a normal and a Pro variant, whereby the latter has a display on which you can set the power, read the battery level and view the number of puffs made. The refilling of the liquid is very easy with many e-cigarettes from Lost Vape a bit more cumbersome, as you have to remove the pod and open a silicone plug. However, it is ultimately also no witchcraft.
What types of devices are there?
Basically, refillable systems with liquid pods can be divided into two types. There are products in which the vaporizer head is fixed integrated into the liquid cartridges. With others, you can change the coil individually and use the same liquid tank for a long time. The individual change of the coils is especially for the environment an advantage. There is significantly less waste and the costs are also somewhat lower.
Advantages of pod systems
There are many reasons to buy a modern pod system. We have compiled the most important advantages for you and explain what is important.
The smallest pod systems are only about twice as wide as a tobacco cigarette and can thus be conveniently stowed in a pants pocket or bag. Gone are the days when vaporists had to struggle with huge heavy e-cigarettes.
Coils with top taste
Modern e-cigarettes now offer a superlative taste experience thanks to extremely high-quality coils. The flavors of the liquids are excellently reproduced and the coils are also very durable and last up to two weeks depending on use.
Top price performance
Pod systems are very cheap to buy, with entry-level models starting at CHF 20. In addition, filling with liquid is also very cheap, 10ml costs just 5 to 7 Swiss francs. This results in costs that are only a fraction of what many vapers spend on disposable vapes or cartridge systems.
Countless liquid flavors
If you choose a reusable vape with refillable liquid, you have a huge range of flavors to choose from. You can also freely choose the nicotine content, which is standard 0, 10 or 20mg/ml e-liquid. Advanced vaporists mix their own liquids, which is once again much cheaper and leaves nothing to be desired when it comes to customizing the vapor experience. You like tobacco, fruits or desserts, or you like exotic flavors like cucumber, anise or crumble cake? No problem, there is a suitable liquid to buy for almost every preference. The best e-liquids for MTL e-cigarettes contain nicotine salt. These liquids scratch significantly less in the throat despite the high nicotine content and are therefore particularly pleasant to steam.
Sure, pod e-cigarettes are not quite as easy to handle as, for example, disposable vapes or cartridge systems. Because you have to refill the liquid yourself. That takes a little practice. The devices are built today, however, so that you very quickly get the hang of it and even inexperienced users quickly find their way around. Thanks to an integrated automatic draw, many models no longer have a burn button. You can simply pull the mouthpiece and conveniently start steaming.
Pod System FAQ - Questions and Answers
We have compiled the most important questions and answers about pod system e-cigarettes for you:
The purchase price is between CHF 20.- and CHF 50.- depending on the model and version. 10 ML of e-liquid costs between CHF 4.90 and CHF 6.90. In addition, there are costs for the replacement coils, which you have to change every now and then. They cost around CHF 4 per vaporizer head. For comparison: A disposable vape with 10 ML of liquid currently costs around CHF 21.90. So you have amortized the investment costs very quickly.
How long the coils of your e-cigarette last depends on a few factors. First, you have to make sure that there is always enough liquid in the tank. If this is not the case, the coil will carbonize and you will have to replace it. Also, the choice of the liquid has a great influence on the durability of the coils. Many sweet dessert liquids contain a lot of sucralose, which minimizes the shelf life of the vaporizer heads. Coils usually last between 2 and 7 days in daily use, but with a good liquid, up to two weeks is possible. As soon as the taste of your vape deteriorates fundamentally, you should immediately change the coils. Charred vaporizer heads taste bad and harm your health, because a combustion process takes place.
Most pod systems with refillable liquid have a high-quality battery, which should charge several hundred times. However, with many charging cycles, the performance of the battery can decrease, just like you might know it from your smartphone. Most e-cigarette cases are made of aluminum and should stand up well to the rigors of everyday use. We assume a lifespan of 3 months to 2 years for inexpensive reusable vapes, since most wear parts such as the liquid tank, mouthpiece and coils can usually be replaced and exchanged individually.
In our opinion, the future of e-cigarettes belongs to the pod systems together with the cartridge systems. Both systems are ecological, quite cheap to buy and particularly user-friendly and easy to use. They will probably replace disposable vapes in the near future, especially if legal regulations continue to make disposable products more expensive. Liquid pod systems are the perfect alternative for smokers, because they offer everything you could want in terms of taste and they are very reliable in daily use.
Buy e-cigarettes at Shisha Heaven
Shisha Heaven has set itself the goal to offer e-cigarettes and vapes as simple and attractive as possible, so that even beginners can easily find the right product. Our assortment is handpicked, we only include products that we have tested ourselves and found to be particularly good. Thus, our product range is deliberately not too large, but convinces with excellent brands and articles that inspire many vaporists. We carry all products in our Swiss warehouse and ship orders before 15.00 on the same business day. If you have any questions about vaping, our experienced customer support is always available at [email protected] with a personal consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!