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SMOK Nord Pod Vape
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10/10 icon-question Review score
  • Removable coils
  • Internal 1100mAh battery
  • Works with Nic Salts and E-Juices

The SMOK Nord is a popular pod device that uses an internal 1100mAh battery. The vape features a removable 3ml liquid cartridge that uses...

VooPoo Vinci Kit
VD VooPoo Vinci R
  • Internal 1500mAh battery
  • Three different vaping modes
  • 12-40W high-power output
GeekVape AEGIS Boost Pod System
GeekVape Aegis Boost 40W
  • Shock-proof, dust-proof, scratch-resistant
  • Uses the AS chipset
  • Supports pods and RDAs


#1 SMOK Nord Pod Vape

A Reliable Refillable Mouth to Lung or Direct to Lung Pod System

10/10 icon-question Review score
Battery:
1100mAh
Voltage Input Range:
3.3-4.2V
Dimensions:
94mm x 30mm x 18.8mm
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Battery life
icon-battery 7 h.
Heat-up time
icon-battery 1 s.

Pros:

  • Small, portable size
  • Good 3ml e-juice capacity
  • Supports both MTL and DL vaping
  • Long-lasting battery

Cons:

  • Manual operation

The SMOK Nord is a popular pod device that uses an internal 1100mAh battery. The vape features a removable 3ml liquid cartridge that uses removable atomizers.

Two atomizers come in the pod kit: 0.6ohm mesh coil or a standard, mouth-to-lung coil rated at 1.4ohms. Which significantly extends the liquid options allowing to vape both nicotine salts and regular e-liquids.

The unit features a zinc alloy build and weighs only 80g. It stands at 94mm (3.7″). The Nord is not draw-activated and has a single operating button on its exterior. Standard 5-clicks turn-on/off prevents unexpected firing in a pocket.

The Nord has easy to understand system of notifications:

  • blinking 3 times after turning on/off,
  • blinking 4 times in case of detecting load short circuit and the battery will shut down (to fix replace the atomizer),
  • 15 times with a low-battery,
  • Green light — battery is charged
  • Yellow — is going low
  • Red — needs recharging

There is also a USB port for charging the internal cell. The power output on the pod mod ranges from 10 to 15W. The Nord has close to forty different color options and two other coil options.


#2 VooPoo Vinci Kit

A Stylish, Intelligent Pod Device

9.5/10 icon-question Review score
Battery Capacity:
1500mAh
Max Power:
40 W
Tank Capacity:
5.5 ml
Max Voltage:
4.2 V
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Pros:

  • Intelligent GENE.FIT chip
  • Good size and portability
  • Easy-to-use
  • Large e-juice capacity
  • Great vapor production

Cons:

  • Pods are difficult to fill

The VooPoo Vinci is an intelligent pod device that operates with the GENE.FIT chip. The Vinci has an 1500mAh capacity that can power the device’s several features. The 0.96″ TFT full-color display provides access to modes and settings. The mod has a power output range of 5-40W and has three different power levels – 3.2V, 3.5V, 3.8V.

The Vinci is both draw-activated and manual draw, a feature that users can select based on their preferences. There is a single firing button located on the durable aluminum alloy frame.

The mod stands at 104mm (4.04). The device uses a refillable 5.5ml pod with removable atomizers. Two come in the kit. Choose from a pre-installed 0.3ohm mesh-style coil, rated for 32-40W or the 0.8ohm, mesh-style coil, rated for 12-18W.


#3 GeekVape AEGIS Boost Pod System

PORTABLE POD MOD that is A Near-Indestructible

9/10 icon-question Review score
Pod Capacity:
3.7 mL
Resistance Range:
0.2-3.0 ohm
Power Output:
5-40 W
Input Voltage:
3.0-4.25 V
Output Voltage:
1.0-6.0 V
Battery:
1,500 mAh
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Battery life
icon-battery 12 hours
Heat-up time
icon-battery 0.08 seconds

Pros:

  • Two coils included in the kit
  • Very durable but lightweight
  • Very precise
  • Excellent vapor production
  • Supports rebuildable coils

Cons:

  • Some scratching

The GeekVape AEGIS Boost is a compact but durable pod system outfitted with 0.42″ OLED. The AEGIS Boost features zinc alloy, silicone and leather-grain surfaces in its construction.

The pod system uses an internal 1500mAh battery and has a power range of 5-40W. Select preferred settings via the two-button control panel.

The Boost vape has a 3.7ml capacity and is dust-proof, scratch-resistant and shock-proof. The unit stands at just over 106mm (4.17″). There is a single activation button on the unit’s frame. Pods also come with an adjustable airflow vent. Kit includes a 0.6ohm K1 coil and a pre-installed 0.4ohm GV coil. It also features the AS chipset at the center of its interface.


#4 Vaporesso Target PM80 Starter Kit

INNOVATIVE ULTRA-PORTABLE ELECTRONIC VAPE

8.5/10 icon-question Review score
Chipset:
OMNI Board 4.2
Battery:
2,000 mAh
Watt output:
5 to 50 W
Resistance range:
0.03 to 5.0-ohm
OLED screen:
0.66 inch
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Pros:

  • Fires instantly
  • Easy-to-install coils
  • Great vapor production
  • Airflow slots
  • Adjustable wattage
  • Excellent design and build quality

Cons:

  • The pods are a little leaky

The Vaporesso PM80 is a high-performing pod mod with the super-fast AXON chip. The PM80 has an large, 2000mAh internal cell and uses a removable pod with an 4ml pod capacity.

It has a quick charging capacity and with its 2A charging can be full in one hour. The kit includes two different coils that support either MTL or DL vaping.

The coils are plug-n-play and users need only press-fit them into the bottom of the pod. The pod also uses a bottom fill port covered by a silicone stopper.

Unlike the predecessors, the PM80 features a bright 0.96 TFT full-color display. Set ideal wattage within the device’s range, which is between 5-80W.


#5 SMOK RPM40

A High-Powered, Versatile Pod

8/10 icon-question Review score
Battery Capacity:
1500 mAh
Wattage Output Range:
1-40 W
Voltage Output Range:
0.5 - 4.1 V
Resistance Range:
0.2-2.5 ohm
RPM Capacity:
4.3 mL
Pod Capacity:
4.5 mL
Heat-up time
icon-battery 0.0015 s.

Pros:

  • Compatible with Nord pod and coils
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Excellent vapor production
  • Easy-to-use
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Supports MTL and DL vaping

Cons:

  • Long charging time

The SMOK RPM is a first-of-its-kind melding of a pod device with box mod specs. The RPM uses a removable and refillable 4.3ml-capacity pod with an internal 1500mAh battery.

It also comes with the 4.5ml Nord pod. The RPM40 features the IQ-R chipset that can fire as high as 40W.

Select from the device’s many settings via the 0.96″ TFT full-color screen along the front.

This vape mod also features a USB port for fast 5V charging. The RPM coils are compatible with the Nord coils and vice-versa. There are two coils in the RPM kit. Install either the 0.4ohm RPM mesh coil or the 0.6ohm Nord coil.


#6 Uwell Caliburn

Slim and Powerful

7.5/10 icon-question Review score
Battery Capacity:
520 mAh
E-Juice Capacity:
2 mL
Resistance Range:
1.2-1.5 ohm
Wattage Output:
11 W
Voltage Output Range:
3.2-4.0 V
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Battery life
icon-battery 10 h.
Heat-up time
icon-battery 3 s.

Pros:

  • Lightweight frame and form factor
  • Easy-to-use
  • Easy-to-fill
  • Two firing options
  • Single button operation

Cons:

  • Short battery life

The UWELL Caliburn is a compact, pod device with both manual and automatic draw capabilities. There is a single operating button on the device’s aluminum alloy chassis.

This classic-styled pod mod stands at 110mm tall (4.3″) and is 11mm thin (0.4″). The Caliburn features an internal 520mAh battery and has a high-power output of 11W.

The pod in the device can hold 4ml and uses an integrated coil. The coil pre-installed into the pod is rated at 1.4ohms and is optimal for mouth-to-lung vapers.

Take advantage of the device’s two side-airflow ports as well. The Caliburn uses USB charging and has a small port on its side to recharge its internal battery.


#7 Vaporesso Degree

A Slimmed-Down, Elegant Pod Device

7/10 icon-question Review score
Chipset:
Axon
Battery:
950 mAh
Output Range:
5 to 30 W
Construction:
Zinc-alloy
Cartridge:
2 ml Replaceable
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Pros:

  • Two pod options in the kit
  • Good flavor production
  • Durable but lightweight construction
  • Pulse mode enabled
  • Good battery life

Cons:

  • The screen is dark and small

The Vaporesso Degree is a portable pod vape with a 2ml refillable pod. The Degree features a slim, slender zinc alloy chassis that houses an internal 950mAh battery.

Two pods come in the Degree kit. Select a 0.3ohm mesh-style coil or a 1.3ohm CCELL pod with a ceramic core.

The pod slides onto the battery section that secures it with a magnetic connection. There is a pod-release switch on the side of the frame. The battery section comes equipped with the latest AXON chip.

The new chip can detect resistances and set wattage automatically. There is also a small 0.69″ OLED on the device’s side. There are also two adjustment buttons that make up the unit’s control panel.


#8 Lost Vape Orion Q Pod Kit

A Mouth to Lung or Direct to Lung Pod System

6/10 icon-question Review score
Battery:
950mAh (built-in)
Max Power Output:
40W
Rated resistance range:
0.2 to 0.5 Ohm
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Battery life
icon-battery 8 h.
Heat-up time
icon-battery 2 s.

Pros:

  • Beautifully designed and manufactured; the battery is decent
  • Made from a powder metallurgy stainless steel with real carbon fiber and Abalone for the side panels
  • Has a genuine MTL Delrin drip tip
  • Pods snap on and off easily
  • Filling is easy — one only has to unscrew the stainless steel top

Cons:

  • Airflow Control (AFC) tends to be a bit stiff on some pods
  • You can sometimes get dry hits

A simplified compact kit, the Lost Vape Orion GO Pod Kit is easy to use for beginners. It is small and fits the hand well — it is lightweight yet solid. The device comes pre-programmed with a range of finely tuned firing modes. GO pod sports a durable, premium alloy shell with carbon fiber panels for an excellent grip. The cartridge could be easily filled — one just needs to twist off the cap next to the drip tip. It also has an easy slide-off button to use for when you want to change the cartridge.

This pod vape does not rely on a chip for performance; instead, it makes use of a direct voltage-based output where the current battery level determines the power output. Orion Q pod offers a reach of up to 40W and makes use of a 0.25Ω/0.5 refillable pod with a capacity of 3mL that locks into it and Orion uses.

Integrated into the device is a full safety suite that includes short-circuit protection, weak battery protection, temperature protection, and low/high resistance protection. With its one-button design, it offers a much simpler vape experience. A multi-colored LED battery life indicator makes checking the current battery level easier: literally with a glance.

It has a built-in 950mAh battery that can deliver around 450 puffs per charge.


#9 Suorin Edge

A FAST-CHARGING POD MOD

6.5/10 icon-question Review score
Battery life:
200 puffs per battery
Dimensions:
h 3.93 in., w 0.9 in.
Battery:
310 mAh
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Battery life
icon-battery 10 h.
Heat-up time
icon-battery 1 s.

Pros:

  • Two batteries in the kit ensure all-day usage
  • Slim and lightweight for easy portability
  • Quick charging time (fully charged in 30 minutes)
  • Beautiful exterior design

Cons:

  • Proprietary charging port incompatible with other charging cables
  • Short pod life (2-3 refills max.)

The Suorin Edge is a pod vape system with a removable 230mAh battery. The kit includes two removable batteries that vapers can swap out for near-constant vaping. The cell can output 10W.

Internally, replacement pod holds a 1.5ml with a 1.4ohm coil inside for optimal mouth-to-lung vaping. Vapers fill the pod from a side fill port and insert the gold-plated contacts onto the battery until it snaps into place. There is a small ejector button for the accumulator on the side. With 5 rapid clicks, the device turns ON/OFF. The Edge features draw-activated option.

The device itself is slim, with sharp lines and edges. The outer chassis of the Suorin Edge features a durable aluminum alloy construction. There are three distinct color options to choose, red, silver, and black.

Along the edge of the pod, an LED indicator shows the current life of the battery. The cell uses a proprietary Type-C connector that enables a quick charging time of only half an hour.



⭐ Category ✔️ Pod Vape 💲 Price 🛒 Place to Buy
A Reliable Refillable Mouth to Lung Pod System SMOK Nord Pod Vape $17.99 Shop SMOK Nord
A Stylish, Intelligent Pod Device VooPoo Vinci Kit $31.99 Shop Voopoo Vinci
Portable Pod Mod that is a Near-indestructible GeekVape AEGIS Boost Pod System $39.95 Shop GeekVape Aegis
Innovative Ultra-portable Electronic Vape Vaporesso Target PM80 Starter Kit $34.99 Shop Vaporesso
A High-powered, Versatile Pod SMOK RPM40 $32.99 Shop MOK RPM40
Slim and Powerful Uwell Caliburn $23.83 Shop Uwell Caliburn
A Slimmed-down, Elegant Pod Device Vaporesso Degree $14.95 Shop Vaporesso Degree
Best New Device Suorin Edge $12.95 Shop Suorin Edge
A Mouth to Lung or Direct to Lung Pod System Lost Vape Orion Q Pod Kit $17.99 Shop Lost Vape

What are pod mod systems?

Pod systems are e-cigarettes or mods that use a prefilled cartridge, called a pod, that holds the e-liquid.

Rather than needing to refill tanks or change coils, the pod is self-contained and is simply inserted into the device.

Every other aspect of the device is the same as a non-pod system. The atomizer heats the liquid and produces the vapor in the same way another system would.
There are many different types of pod mods. Some of the best pod vapes are cig-a-likes, like the Juul that is a small pen-style vaporizer that uses nicotine salt pods. Others are small mod boxes like the Aspire Gusto Mini that work just like any other mod, except the pods are simply popped into the box.

The best pod vapes may be simple to use, but they are not relegated to just beginners. Veteran vapers love having a second vaporizer to use as an on the go system or as a backup in case their all day vaporizer is out of commission.
With the popularity of vape pens surging, there is a style and type out there for everybody. Whatever the vapers needs are, they are sure to find the right fit these days.
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Why use a pod mod system?

Here is a list of the benefits to using a pod mod:

Easy to use

Inserting an e-juice cartridge into a vape pen and then puffing away is actually easier than lighting a cigarette. Pop the pod in and start vaping. There is also very little maintenance.

Compact

Most mods that use prefilled cartridges or pods are usually smaller than their refillable counterparts.

Portable

Since they don’t need to be refilled and are usually very small, they are easy to bring out and about or even on a trip. Take a few pods out and vape all day without any fuss or mess.

Affordable

Usually, the pod system vape pens or mods are less expensive to buy. Rebuildable mods can be costly upfront and continue to cost money in replacement parts. Buying pods are usually cheaper than needing to buy new coils or other elements, saving money upfront and over time.

Discreet

Refilling a juice tank is not very discreet, but popping a pod into a vape pen or mod is quick and easy. Pod systems are ideal for stealth vaping.

What are the different types of pod mods?

There are two main types and sub-categories within both.
Closed system pod mods and open system.

Closed system means that the pod is entirely self-contained and prefilled. More precisely, however, it means that the mod can only use pods from the same manufacturer. A closed loop as it were.

An open system means that pods can be used across different brands. They can be disposable or even refillable, but they all have the same thing in common. The cartridges contain the coil and wick, so everything is self-contained. The best refillable pod vapes are easy to fill and can be used multiple times, while still having the benefits of being easy to use.

The most popular are the open system pod vape mods and pens. They offer up more choice in flavors of e-juice and are generally more versatile.

There are pros and cons to both systems, and it is a matter of personal opinion as to which system is best.

FAQ

Are pod mods safe to use?

Pod vape systems are as safe to use as any other vaporizer. The pods used don’t have any characteristic that would make them any more dangerous than a refillable tank.

Are pod cartridges leak proof?

One benefit to using pods instead of refilling tanks is that they are usually more leak-proof. Since they are typically closed and sealed, there is no weak point that could cause leaks.

Can vape mod pods be refilled?

Some of them can be refilled and used multiple times. Be sure to read the reviews to find the brand that can be refilled.

Are there nicotine free pod mods?

Yes, there are pod vape pens that sell pods filled with nicotine free e-juice. These are meant for ex-smokers, however, who are trying to quit. They shouldn’t be used by somebody who has never smoked before.

Published: October 30, 2018 Updated: September 1, 2020


Pod Vape Reviews

Pod vape systems have been well-received, creating a very saturated market. Picking the best products is therefore difficult at times. Read on to gain some clarity on which ones stand out in 2020.


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12 comments on “Best Pod Mods of 2020

  • Jason

    June 17, 2019 at 2:51 pm

    Where is STLTH Vape? The best pods system and it’s Canadian!

  • Chad

    May 29, 2019 at 12:53 pm

    The Suorin Edge doesn’t have a proprietary charger. It uses USB-C which is the new standard for just about all new devices. It does have an issue with the port though. It only charges using a standard USB-A to USB-C cable and doesn’t work with a USB-C to USB-C charger. This means that it’s basically just an adapted micro USB port and doesn’t full follow the rules for the standard which means it has potential to fry the battery control if the didn’t implement overcurrent/overvoltage protection properly in the circuit. Incorrect implementation of USB-C should be the con instead of “proprietary charging port”

  • Matt

    March 25, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    You guys should check out the Ipha Asia. It’s refillable but can also fit juul pods and juul compatible pods. Very sturdy and the design is flawless in my opinion

  • Dan

    March 18, 2019 at 9:49 am

    This is a very good selection of pod vapes. Thank you guys for this selection. I’ve made my choise for this season 😊

  • Ryan G Dennis

    November 30, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Missing the MARKTEN ELITE(Pod) and APEX(Tanks) reviews bud.

  • Austin

    November 30, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Would like to see you guys review the Kwit Stick. I’ve been through months of trial and error with different pod systems and came to love my KS.

  • Derty

    November 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    This is missing the best pod system by far, the Lost Vape Orion.

  • arash

    September 19, 2018 at 6:23 pm

    where is tpod from tesla?

  • kyle walker

    August 11, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    the suorin vagon is the best pod system out there!!!

    • Zac J Vernon

      September 13, 2018 at 11:42 pm

      Yes they are

  • Joel

    March 19, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Your review of the Suorin drop is a bit contradictory. In the review, it states that the battery can last all day, but in the “cons,” you lust short battery life. Which is it?

    • James

      November 27, 2018 at 9:18 am

      ‘with normal vaping it can last up to a day’

      Depending on how much one vapes Suorin Drop can last as a few hours, so a day.
      Cause rare pod has really durable battery of about 700+mAh.

1st Place 10/10

SMOK Nord