E-cigarettes, or e-cigs, are often the go-to device for new vapers and for good reason. They are often incredibly simple to use, quite portable, and very affordable. These factors are held in the mind of every vaper, and while many e-cigs are purchased and used by beginners, advanced and experienced vapers can also find use in these devices as a backup or a more compact vaping option.

While most vapers will recognize the traditional cylindrical design of an e-cig, the industry has pushed past this style and has moved towards more technologically advanced option. We are primarily going to focus on pod-systems in this article, as they serve the same purpose as a traditional e-cigarette and in many ways are the successor to e-cigarettes of the past.

Why choose an e-cigarette

As mentioned before, e-cigarettes are easy to use, affordable, and quite compact. These factors definitely make e-cigs appealing to existing vapers, but for new vapers, these factors are often held in higher regard. E-cigarettes also present a solid option to the new vapers as it allows them to slowly enter the world of vaping without having any expertise in how larger vape devices function.

The same factors that appeal to new vapers are also perfect for more advanced vapers, as e-cigarettes present a perfect backup to supplement more complicated vape devices that may not be ideal for everyday carry. As any vaper knows, having a backup device is often necessary as batteries can be easily drained and bulky devices are anything but discreet.

SMOK NOVO Open Pod Kit

SMOK NOVO Open Pod Kit

Smok is often cited as the first company to bring cloud chasing to the masses, but their NOVO Open Pod kit takes a radical change in direction as it appeals to the more discreet vaper. Equipped with a 2ml refillable pod and a choice between 0.8ohm or 1.2ohm coils, the Smok NOVO is hardly a cloud making machine. The device also manages to keep things incredibly simple with a buttonless design, draw activation, and an internal 450mAh internal battery cell. The entire device can be charged via micro USB and a small LED indicator shows battery charge levels.

Score: 8.9/10

One Vape Lambo Open Pod System

One Vape Lambo Open Pod System

Sleek, stylish, compact, and effective, the One Vape Lambo is a refillable pod system that offers a satisfying mouth to lung experience. The unique, but ergonomic body houses a 360mAh battery, as well as the technology to allow the device to be draw-activated. The mouth to lung nature of the device makes it perfect for transitioning smokers who may want to mimic the experience of smoking a cigarette. While the Lambo can utilize any sort of e-liquid, it is perhaps best used alongside salt-based e-liquid as it does not produce large amounts of vapor and offers a smooth hit.

Score: 9/10

Vype ePen 3

Vype ePen 3

While the previous two examples have been open pod systems — meaning users can refill them with e-liquid — the Vype ePen 3 is a closed pod system that gives users the ability to install and use pre-filled pods. This may seem like a limitation to some, but the fuss-free nature and quality of the ePen 3 pods make this a compelling option for many vapers who are looking for a truly all-in-one device. The device itself is entirely operated using a single button and the pods sit snugly in the device while still being easy to remove and replace by hand.

Score: 8/10

Aspire AVP AIO Pod System

Aspire AVP AIO Pod System

As far as vape companies go, Aspire has always been a favorite among new and experienced vapers. Many vapers got their start with an Aspire device and the new AVP AIO pod system takes in the years of experience the company has gathered throughout its history as an industry leader. Combining variable wattage in an incredibly compact package, the AVP is perfectly suited for the vaper that wants simplicity but still needs to tinker with their device. The 2ml pods are refillable and come with a 1.2ohm nichrome coil built into the pod. This device is also perfect for salt-based nicotine as it produces a small vapour cloud, resulting in a smoother throat hit.

Score: 9.2/10

Lost Vape Orion Q AIO Starter Kit

Lost Vape Orion Q AIO Starter Kit

Taking design influence from the original Lost Vape Orion Go, the Q is a more affordable option that doesn’t skimp on any impressive features. Constructed from a premium stainless steel, the Orion Q feel incredibly robust in the hand while still remaining compact and portable. Inside the device is a 950mAh cell and fires at a consistent 17W. The device is controlled via a single button, and a 4 colour LED help[s indicate the battery life to the user.

Score: 9.5/10

Why we chose these vape mods

All of the devices featured on this list showcases some of the best and most recent advances in the e-cigarette market. While they may not resemble the cylindrical devices of the past, they serve the same purpose in terms of function, portability, and ease of use. It should also be noted that each of the devices features slightly different capabilities, so new vapers should be able to find a device that fits them best.

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