The EPuffer XPOD is a disposable pod vape that comes with three different flavor options. The pod vape appeals to MTL vapers and ex-smokers with its natural functioning. The device comes in a single, self-contained shell that holds the liquid pod and the battery. It has no buttons and works via air-activation.
The pod can hold about 1.2ml of liquid, and the battery has a capacity of 280mAh. Users can buy a three-pack of a single flavor or a bundle-pack with all three varieties. The pods come pre-filled with liquid, which contains a 50/50 blend of VG/PG. Each pod has a coil within that vapes at around 2.7ohms.
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An Up-Close Look at the XPOD
The EPuffer XPOD vape has a small, portable frame that measures over 3” tall. The device is self-contained, as it has an outer shell that houses the liquid pod and battery inside. The unit has a flat, tapered mouthpiece at one end for uses to inhale the vapor. The other end features a single LED that lights up whenever a user takes a pull. The entire unit only weighs about 15g, so it is very compact and pocket-friendly.
The XPOD being self-contained, users cannot open the chassis to refill the pod or recharge the battery. The entire device is disposable, so after the liquid or battery runs out, users can throw away the unit. Although, curious vapers could open the chassis as it is quite easy. Whether they could get the device working again, if they did, it is hard to say.
The stated duration of the liquid pod is around 300 puffs. The exterior has only one marking, which is the EPuffer logo. Each flavor has a different color logo, which could be either red, yellow, or blue. The unit has a plastic exterior, but it feels durable enough for daily use or until the EPuffer XPOD runs out of juice and power.
What’s In the Box?
The EPuffer XPOD Mini is a disposable vape pen, so do not expect a fully-accessorized kit. The device is draw-activated, and the battery comes fully charged. Users need only open the packaging and start taking draws from the mouthpiece. The pod comes sealed in a separate compartment, so users need to open it, remove the little plug in the mouthpiece and then start taking pulls.
Whenever a user gets the multi-flavor, three-pack, the EPuffer XPOD Mini kit contains the following:
- One EPuffer Disposable XPOD (tobacco flavor)
- One EPuffer Disposable XPOD (mango flavor)
- One EPuffer Disposable XPOD (menthol flavor)
The Look and Feel of the XPOD
The outer shell of the EPuffer XPOD is plastic, but again, a disposable device like this does not need to be super sturdy. If one were to break or stop working, a user needs only take out another and start vaping. The device has two air holes on the side for vapers to control the airflow. They can cover one hole to increase the resistance for a mouth-to-lung vaping experience.
Getting a deep, direct-lung hit from the device would be difficult because it has an above-ohm coil inside that cannot produce that amount of vapor. But XPOD is not a direct-lung or sub-ohm vape. It caters more to the mouth-to-lung crowd or ex-smokers who want the feel of a traditional cigarette.
How Long the Battery Lasts
The EPuffer XPOD uses a 280mAh capacity battery that can power the device for around 300 puffs. With disposable pods, the question of whether the battery will outlast the e-liquid, or vice-versa, is always a factor. But, of course, with a single-use device like this, a user would prefer that the e-liquid runs out before the battery does.
This device does not have this problem as the pods last for a good long while, sometimes even longer than the proscribed 300 puffs. There is a good consistency between the life of all the pods. They all, more or less, last for around the 300-puff threshold.
Using the XPOD
There is not much in the way of user instructions for the XPOD. Users need only open the packaging, remove the pod unit from its place, remove the plug that covers the mouthpiece, and start vaping. Taking long or short draws also does not impact vapor production. The XPOD is an MTL device, and it produces mouth-to-lung vapor.
The flavor production stays the same more or less, and the flavor consistency is another plus about this device. Of course, XPOD cannot compare to other, more sophisticated devices that can produce better, bigger, and tastier vapor, but users of the XPOD know this already. Users will start to notice that the flavor becomes less consistent over the life of the pod.
Another sign that the device is finished is the LED on the tip. The LED normally lights up when a user is taking a puff. When the battery is near its end, the LED will light up after a user takes a puff, not during. At that point, a user can dispose of the finished device and start vaping a new one.
XPOD Flavor Options
The EPuffer XPOD features three different flavor options. Vapers can choose from:
- Tropical Mango
- Premium Tobacco
- Cool Menthol
The liquid itself is a nicotine salt blend that has an even, 50/50 blend of PG/VG. It contains about 1.8mg of nic salt or 18%, so it has a mid-range level of nicotine. There are no other nicotine strengths available, so vapers have to stick with the 1.8mg level. Users have only the flavor options to add some variety.
The three flavors all taste great. The Tropical Mango maintains a subtle sweetness throughout, and its refreshing taste does not diminish. The same goes for the other pods as well. The Cool Menthol is a straight menthol flavor with the soothing, but stinging aftertaste that menthol lovers crave. The Premium Tobacco has a familiar scratchiness to it with every pull recalling the full-throated feeling of real cigarette smoke.
The XPOD Carbon Fiber Edition — A Brief Overview
The XPOD is the larger, more powerful version of the XPOD Mini. The XPOD has a 375mAh battery compared to the Mini’s 275mAh internal battery.
The XPOD is also reusable, as it comes with three, refillable pods. Users can fill the pods with their preferred e-juice whenever it runs dry. The cartridges hold 1.5ml of e-juice. The coil within the XPOD cartridges is rated at 1.25ohms. So while it is not a sub-ohm coil, users could get a direct-lung pull from the device, especially if they use a high-VG e-liquid.
Another major change with the XPOD is its outer shell. The small version, being disposable, had only a basic, plastic chassis with minimal branding. The bigger one has a smooth, dimpled surface.
The dimples provide the device with an excellent tactile feel while distinguishing it from other similar vapes. As the XPOD is rechargeable, users can recharge the battery when it runs out. It uses USB-C charging, and the kit comes with a braided USB-C charging cable. The battery should be back to full strength in only thirty to forty minutes when completely empty.
The device also comes in three colors, Pearl, Violet, and Navy. Users can also select to get their XPOD with pods pre-filled with twelve of ePuffer’s best 50/50 VG/PG e-juices.
The Vape-Off: the XPOD vs. the Posh Pod vs. the Stanley Brothers CBD Pen
The Posh Vape
The Posh vape device is also a disposable vape pen with a built-in battery and liquid pod. The pod can hold more liquid than the XPOD, though, as the Posh holds just over 1.8ml of e-liquid, which is only a little more than the 1.2ml XPOD pods. It also features a higher-strength nicotine salt formulation with each pod holding over 60mg of nicotine. The Posh vapes also have several flavor options, much more than the XPOD.
Vapers can choose from nine different flavors (ranging from sweet and fruity to fresh and minty) compared to the three flavors the XPOD offers. The two devices are about the same size and are draw-activated as they do not feature buttons. The XPOD, however, does have a longer pod life as it can last for around 300 puffs, which is more than the Posh Vape’s 200 puff limit.
Stanley Brothers CBD Pen
The Stanley Brothers disposable CBD vape pen uses a pod pre-filled with CBD oil instead of nicotine e-juice. The liquid capacity of the pod is less than the XPOD, as the Stanley Brother pen can only hold 1ml, while the XPOD can hold 1.2ml, which is not a huge difference.
The pen has a circular shape and has no buttons as the device is air-activated. Vapers only have three flavor options for the SB pen, which are vanilla, strawberry, and watermelon. The CBD content of each pen is 100mg, and the lab results show that each pen contains less than 0.3%THC.
EPuffer XPOD Specifications
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Pros & Cons
- Great vapor production
- Good pod life
- Good throat hit
- Not a lot of flavor or nicotine options
- Some flavor pods last longer or less than others
Last Word on the EPuffer XPOD
The EPuffer XPOD Mini is a quality, easy-to-use vape device aimed at mouth-lung vapers as well as ex-smokers. The XPOD has the design of a simple, no-buttons device, and it delivers quality, great-tasting flavor throughout the device’s run. The XPOD has straightforward functioning, and it is effortless to get started. The battery and pod life are suitable for this type of device, and the fact the unit comes in a three-pack means that vapers can always have a device ready-to-go. The device only has three flavor options and single nicotine strength, 1.8mg, so it does not have as much variety as other units. The price point and quality vapor that it can produce are reasons enough, however, to pick up a three-pack of one flavor or all three.