For those wondering what pod vapes are, which are quickly rising in popularity across Australia, we’re here to explain exactly what they are and why some vapers prefer to use them over other types of vapes like cig-a-likes and vape pens.
Pod Vape Definition
A “pod vape” is a type of electronic cigarette that’s composed of two main parts: the vape battery and the vape pod. The battery is used to provide power to the atomiser, which is contained within the pod. The pod, like an e-cigarette’s cartomiser, contains the atomiser coils and the e-liquid.
Pod vapes, very similar to cig-a-like electronic cigarettes, often use disposable pods. The pods, which are basically e-cig cartridges, typically contain more e-juice than their cig-a-like counterparts. That’s one reason why some vapers prefer to use them over cig-a-likes. Another reason why some vapers prefer pod vapes to cig-a-likes is because they’re typically more powerful, providing more battery life and more vaping power that results in longer waits between recharges and bigger clouds.
Where Pod Vapes Started
Like many things, pod vapes essentially started in the United States. While they’ve reached widespread popularity within the US vaping community, they’re only just now beginning to rise in popularity in Australia. While they’re available in the UK and other places, it’s the US where they are the most popular at this time.
Refillable Vape Pods
While most vape pods are designed to be thrown away after use, there are pods that are made to be refilled. They don’t often last long, however, as they contain weak components that are only good for what is typically 2-3 refills. In contrast to cig-a-likes, this is still more uses than the single-use that is the cig-a-like standard.
How To Use A Pod Vape
Using pod vapes is easy. Like a cig-a-like (the standard e-cigarette), vapers need only puff and the pod vape does the rest. Once the pod is attached and the battery charged, simply drawing on the device from the pod side where the mouthpiece is will result in the battery activating the heating element and vapour pouring out on demand.