The Limitless Pulse is an open system pod mod with a 1.5ml refillable Pulse pod and a 320mAh battery. The Limitless Ply Rock mod is a collaboration between three vape companies: the Limitless Mod Co., Ply Rock, and Asher Dynamics.
The Pulse has a slender, ergonomic build with a top-loading bay for the pod and a single on/off button on its front. The battery can output a maximum of 8W and its pods can fire at somewhere between 1.7 and 1.8ohms. The unit has a USB charge port on one side, and an exposed LED along one side that shows battery life.
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The Limitless Pulse, Close-Up
The Pulse pod mod is very self-explanatory and uncomplicated, so much so that Limitless did not even include a user manual in the kit (although there are instructions on the website). Right out of the box, the unit comes with a cartridge installed (there is a spare one in the kit).
The unit has a single, soft-touch power button that also controls the LED light, meaning it changes the colors from red, black, blue and purple. Its shape and form resemble many other starter kit vape like the Phix, the Bo and, of course, Juul.
The Pulse is much longer than those other units, as it measures close to 115mm (4.5 inches) long and 9mm (0.35 inches). The end opposite the pod bay is slanted, giving the mod a sharp, bladed look. There are Limitless and Ply Rock logos laser-etched onto the exterior as well, and that is about it, regarding the vape’s outer appearance.
The LED is a solid one, with cut-outs along the side that reveal slivers of light when the vape mod is in use. Even though there is a power button, the pods are draw-activated so you don’t have to press it when vaping. On the side opposite the LED indicator light, is the battery’s USB charging port. There is a braided USB charging cable included in the kit, and the cell has 1A charging.
What’s in the Box
Despite its easy setup and straightforward design, the Limitless Pulse comes elegantly packaged in a lift-open box with black and red trim. As mentioned up top, there is no instruction manual, although there is a card with a QR code that will take you to the website where an instructional video will show you how to fill the atomizers and vape the Pulse.
When you get a Limitless Pulse, here’s what’ll be inside:
- One Limitless Pulse pod mod
- One pre-installed Pulse e-liquid cartridge
- One spare Pulse e-liquid cartridge
- One USB charging cable
Working the Pulse
The Pulse, being draw-activated, does not need that much effort to work. The pods, however, are a bit hard to open. They have a dual mouthpiece/top cap that you need to remove to access the fill port. Only the fill ports are blocked with a rubber stopper that you also have to remove.
So while the pods are well-protected against leaking, they are also difficult to fill, as removing all these obstacles is not easy. Fortunately, the other half of the stopper stays in place, so you don’t lose or damage it because if you did it would mean you are significantly screwed.
Designing a pod that is easy to fill, while also being leak-proof has proven a challenge for most designers. Something like the Vaporesso Aurora Play, which has a proprietary PTF (push-to-fill) port does a good job in achieving both but you need a specific bottle type (unicorn tips) to fill them.
You’ll need a unicorn-tipped bottle to fill the Pulse cartridges too, as the ports are quite small. There’s also been some confusion regarding the actual e-juice capacity of the pods. Some sites say 1ml, others say 1.5ml (the Limitless website says this), while still others say 2ml.
It can take something between 1.5ml and 2ml, as filling the pod completely would put too much pressure on the fill ports, leading to leakage. The pods have silica wicks, which some might say is not ideal, but with such a low power output, the wick material is well-suited for this kind of pod vape. You won’t get huge clouds, but the coil will last for a long time, and it won’t completely kill your e-liquid.
With a suitable e-juice in the cartridge – a 50/50 PG/VG, a high PG or a nicotine salts e-juice – the Pulse pods do give off some good vapor. The draw resistance is minimal, and as there is no airflow adjustment, it’s easy to get some nice hits. If you pull long and slow from the mouthpiece, you’ll get a fulfilling cloud of vapor.
The wicks inside are a lot more durable than something organic like cotton, which is for what the Pulse was designed, to last longer than typical pods. The life of the pods is another thing that there seems to be some disagreement about. Of course, something like that depends a lot of different variables.
A full pod could last for about 100 to 120 puffs, and that is direct from Limitless. As for the pod life that can vary. Some reviews have said that the Pulse cartridges can last for up to 100 or 120 refills. Others say the pods can last for up to 30 refills. With moderate vaping, the mod would be good for even longer, up to a month, given there are two pods in the kit.
The Competition - The Limitless Pulse vs. the Juul vs. the MyJet
The Juul starter kit features a 200mAh rechargeable battery, and can come with four flavor pods that have a proprietary nicotine salt content of either 3% of 5% – a mod-only option is also available that comes with a USB charger. The pods come pre-filled and contain around 0.7ml of the liquid.
Flavors for the cartridges number over seven and include flavors like Mango, Mint, Virginia Tobacco, Creme, and Cucumber. The flavor cartridges can last for around 200 puffs and the entire mod measures just under ten inches long with the pod installed.
The MyJet is an open system vape mod that pairs a 350mAh battery with a 1.2ml refillable pod. The heating element inside the flavor capsule uses a seven-wrapped Kanthal wire coil wicked with cotton. The mod is draw-activated and the Kanthal wire can fire at resistance at 1.3ohms for an MTL vaping experience.
There is a LED battery indicator on the base of the vape that shows current battery life, between 3 and 4.2V. The cell takes USB charging, and there is a charging cable included in the kit
Limitless Pulse Specifications
|Dimensions||4-1/2″ x 11/16″ x 3/8″|
|Coil resistance||1.7 – 1.8 Ohm|
Pros and Cons
- The cartridges have a good vape life
- Great flavor
- Great MTL vaping
- Quick charging time
- LED accents are a good design choice
- Pulse pods are hard to refill
Closing Thoughts on the Limitless Pulse
The Limitless Pulse has a unique, sharp look that falls in line with the overall aesthetics of the Limitless brand – tough, brash, and aggressive. The LED accents prove a welcome addition to the look of the vape as well, and they can be changed to over seven different options with the power button (a stealth option is also available).
Despite the effortless performance of the Pulse, the pods are a bit tricky to refill. It can be a messy affair, as the pods can sometimes get covered with e-juice condensation that can make them sticky. Removing the top cap is also not easy. There isn’t an easy way to do it, unless you dig your fingernails all the way under it to pop it off.
The true e-juice capacity, whether it is 1.5ml or 2ml, had little effect on the vape, as the silica coils did not suck up as much juice as other wick styles. The cartridges had a good life though and the battery also took just over 40 minutes to fully recharge.
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