In the wake of the new regulations on the vaping industry, industrious designers are coming up with new and inventive ways to deliver an excellent vape experience, while still maintaining a regulation-friendly level of control and safety.
Instead of the mix and match of different eliquids and vape hardware that we’re used to, this new way of doing things is actually closer to the cigalikes of old. These new devices are based on the idea of having a device and using specific refills for it, streamlining the entire vaping experience to make it both more convenient for seasoned vapers and easier to start for new ones.
While it’s very easy as a vaper to fear this new wave of devices as heralds of the end of the vaping as we know it, it’s important to note that current, open, customisable devices are not going away – these new refill based vapes are simply another approach to the same problem with a common goal: Helping smokers switch to vaping, away from harmful tobacco.
So what can we expect to see from this vape pod revolution? Let’s take a quick look at some of the devices coming out this year:
Cync by Vape Forward
The designers of the excellent VaporFlask, Vape Forward have also decided to get into the vape pod game with their Cync device.
While their Cync e-cigarette (or Advanced Closed Platform) looks very similar in form factor and size to existing devices like the Juul, their main selling point is in the availability of a large range of pods from some of the vape industries more well-known and established eliquid brands, such as Cosmic Fog, Space Jam, Beard Vape Co, Five Pawns, and Cuttwood Sauce. The Cync will be available in a multiple battery sizes, and features two different capacity pods; 1.5ml and 2.5ml
The starter kit will feature a 380mAh battery, along with a 1.5ml pod, and a USB charging cable. With current strengths ranging from 6mg through to 18 and 24mg, and onto 36mg, there will likely be a restriction on the higher strengths in order to comply with the 20mg maximum, in compliance with the Tobacco Product Directive in the European Union.
XOLO by XOLO
XOLO’s self-titled all-in-one device is aimed squarely at those who wish to simplify their vaping habits. It’s designed to retain the high performance that we get from the more powerful devices, but in a compact “cigalike” size and form.
The XOLO All in One device incorporates a built in 2000mAh battery along Temperature Control functions, and is perhaps the closest of the new pod based systems to the existing mods that we’ve been used to on the current market in recent years. The user experience is intended to be as simple as possible, with XOLO aiming for the broadest reach that they can in terms of consumer base.
Their idea is that a simple device such as the XOLO could be a more effective tool for converting existing tobacco smokers to vaping, than with a more complicated device. The refills available for the XOLO will have a built in 0.25 ohm coil, as well as 10ml of eLiquid.
My. by Von Erl
Known primarily for the Erlkonigen line of high end rebuildable tanks, Austrian engineers Von Erl have brought out the My.
The My is an all-in-one pod based vape, with an additional full stop.
It features a 350mAh battery that can be simply charged via USB, and will contain the effortless and easy to change Liquidpods that many of the other devices also feature.
Their classic Liquidpod has a max nicotine strength of 18mg, and is a classic Tobacco flavour.
It is designed to be a small, easy to use device that is as stealthy, compact, as well as being quite cute in appearance!
MyVapors MyJet by Wismec
Wismec have teamed up with MyVapors to produce the Myjet, which straddles the line between pod based vaping and more customisable styles of vaping. Featuring an eLiquid capacity of 1.2ml, along with a 350mAh battery with a 20watt output, the Myjet is convenient as it is functional.
While it retains the pod system that is common to the rest of the devices here, Wismec decided to sell unfilled pods, allowing the user to use their favourite liquid.
The Myjet is set to be available in two different variations; the Express Kit, and the Full Kit, the latter featuring an 18650 battery that functions as a dedicated pocket-sized charger to recharge the device when its not in use.
These new all in one devices will be available in a huge range of shapes and sizes, each tuned to offer a specific sort of experience. Some, such as the Cync made by Vape Forward will focus solely on delivering an experience that is as close to a cigarette as possible, while others such as the XOLO aim to simplify the entire vaping experience while providing a vape that will satisfy those who are already experienced and committed vapers.
Despite the different outputs and form factors, these devices all take the same approach; give people a set and forget type of device that requires no fussing with bottles of liquid or coils for a tank, and provide simple, easy to use cartridges or pods that a person simply needs to insert and vape.
As the year progresses, we expect to see many more of these new wave of devices being released. If you’d like speak to us about Closed System Vapes, or anything else on our site, please do get in contact with our team.