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Buying the Best Pod System/Vape Pod [Things To Consider]

Tired of spending money on disposables and want to make the jump into more durable vape devices like pod systems? Below we break it down for you and give you a list of the five best pod systems you can order on eJuiceDB. 

Table of Contents:

  1. What Is a Pod System or Pod Vape Kit?
  2. Who Are Pod Systems Best Suited For?
  3. Our Top Five Pod Vape Kits
  4. Price
  5. Size
  6. Wattage
  7. Type of Coils
  8. Features
  9. Battery Life
  10. Conclusion

What Is a Pod System or Pod Vape Kit?

Whether it's a SMOK pod system or a UWELL pod system, pod vapes are devices that can be refillable or have single-use units. Pod systems are usually smaller in size than other devices, and they use low-powered rechargeable batteries that aren’t replaceable. Most pod systems use nicotine salt flavors. Nicotine salts are a type of vape juice that works perfectly with low-powered batteries yet still deliver a satisfying nicotine experience.

Who Are Pod Systems Best Suited For?

Pod systems, or pod vapes, are best suited for cost-saving beginner vapers. Not only will pod systems allow you to save money, but they will also allow you to experience hundreds of different flavors. With an “open” or a closed pod system that uses refillable pods, you can choose your flavor of choice. At ejuiceDB, we have more than 1000+ nicotine salts to choose from.

Our Top 4 Pod Vape Kits

SMOK RPM 4 Vape Kit

SMOK RPM 4 Vape Kit


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Within pod systems, there is a further category called pod mods, more powerful pod systems that also have some characteristics of box mods. The SMOK RPM 4 Vape Kit, is a great example of a pod mod. It has an incredibly powerful battery of 1650mAh, has a wattage of 60W and even comes with a TFT screen that displays current wattage, battery power, and other features. Extremely small in size, this is a powerful pod mod from SMOK Vapes, one of the most famous manufacturers in the world of vaping. 

VooPoo DRAG Nano Resin Edition Pod Starter Kit

VooPoo DRAG Nano Resin Edition Pod Starter Kit


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If you want a no-frills, easy-to-use experience, we recommend the VooPoo DRAG Nano Resin Edition Pod Starter Kit. It’s a small, easy-to-carry pod system that has draw-activated technology (meaning there are no firing buttons), several safety features thanks to its chipset, one refillable pod with a coil resistance of 1.8ohm, and includes a charger. If you want something simple and easy to use, this is a great option. 

UWELL Caliburn AK2 15W Vape Pod System

UWELL Caliburn AK2 15W Vape Pod System


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UWELL is perhaps one of the best known and most reliable brands of vape devices in the world. They are responsible for the Caliburn line of pod systems, which remain at the top of best pod system lists online year after year and have elevated the quality and reliability that pod systems are known for. And this is no different with the UWELL Caliburn AK2 15W Vape Pod System. Small, portable, with draw activation, two refillable pods with 0.9ohm mesh coils, and even a lanyard, this device will not let you down. 

Baton Vapor V2 Pod System

Baton Vapor V2 Pod System


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The Baton Vapor V2 Pod system is the most popular pod system in our store. With 21 five-star reviews, this device is beloved in the eJuiceDB community. It’s the second version of the Baton Vapor Pod System is the second model to be released, after having its design updated to correct issues of leaking with the earlier released version. With a 350mAh rechargeable battery, a leak-resistant pod, a charger, and a one-year warranty, buying a pod system has never been easier.


If you are in the market to buy a pod system or pod vape kit, consider your budget. You can find excellent products between $10-50. We recommend not spending above $50 because you will then be more in box mod territory, devices that are more complicated to use. 


One of the defining characteristics of pod systems is their size, which has always been compact and portable. With the recent development of pod mods, this size has grown, so another thing to consider when buying a pod system is its size. Small, large, it’s completely the user’s preference.  


Simply put, the more wattage, the more powerful your vape pod or pod system is. This means  it can use nicotine salts (which only require a wattage of around 15W max) and also evaporate traditional vape juice, which tends to be thicker and more viscous. If you are looking for a pod system, a device that reaches 15W is more than enough, but if you want a pod mod and the ability to vape both nicotine salts and traditional vape juice, choose a higher wattage. 

Type of Coils

The type of coils inside the pods depends on the device.  Usually wattage and coil type work hand in hand. For example, depending on the coil resistance, if it is sub-ohm or has a coil resistance of less than 0.9ohm, it will usually have higher wattage capacity since it needs the power to evaporate traditional vape juice. Coils with an ohm resistance higher than 1.0 are perfect for nicotine salts, a common range of ohm resistance in pod systems since it only needs 15W or less to evaporate the nic salts. Finally, mesh coils can bring out more flavor from both nicotine salts and traditional vape juice and might even last longer, so they are always a plus. 


Pod systems, being reusable vape devices, should come with plenty of features. Everything from chipsets with safety features to adjustable airflow control and even battery and vape juice indicators, we think the more features the devices come with, the better. Of course, some great devices exist that don’t have all the bells and whistles you would expect from modern pod systems but they are still excellent products. 

Battery Life

Finally, battery life is super important because it determines how long your vape sessions will last. Every pod system will come with an integrated rechargeable battery that has a mAh rating, a rating that details how much energy the battery can store. So the bigger the mAh rating, the longer the battery life. Keep in mind that as the mAh ratings increase, so does size (in many instances anyway), so a bigger mAh rating might also mean a larger device since the battery will be bigger. 


Using the above information, you can pick the best pod vape kit or pod system based on your needs. But if it still seems like a hassle, our top-5 vape kits should give you a solid option to start with. 

EjuiceDB articles and blogs are meant to entertain and educate. However, we are not medical professionals and do not intend to give medical advice through them. Furthermore, Vaping products and nicotine use are only meant for persons over the age of 21.

Children, breastfeeding and pregnant women, persons with risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or that take medications especially for depression or asthma should not use nicotine or vaping products. Always consult a licensed physician prior to use.

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