In addition to the cig-a-likes, the mods and the boxmods, there are also the PODs. These are e-cigarettes with a cartridge that contains all parts except the battery. So the tank, the atomizer and the mouthpiece. There are different types of POD systems on the market, on this page we explain how PODs work and what the benefits are.
The different brands come up with various designs for their POD system e-cigarettes, they are usually compact and sleek in design. They no longer look like a cigarette, although the simple operation has been retained. The "body" is a battery that can be charged, the PODs are disposable items that in some cases are (partially) replaceable. The device can be operated with a button, there are no further setting options.
These devices are specifically designed for MTL vapors, the vapor goes from the mouth to the lungs. This corresponds to smoking. The resistance is quite high, therefore the vapor production will remain limited. The battery usually has less capacity than other models. It is possible to vaporize with e-liquid or with nic-salts, with salt the intake of nicotine is more like smoking cigarettes.
Not always a disposable POD
In principle, PODs are used until they run out, then the whole is replaced. Yet there are also models where the liquid can be refilled, there are also models where the atomizer can be replaced. This offers more options, making the operation somewhat more complex. Before purchasing, always look carefully at the options.
POD systems are suitable for users who want to approach the experience of cigarette smoking, but not necessarily in the form of a cigarette. Ease of use is paramount, with some models offering more freedom in the replacement of individual parts. It is easy to replace a POD, so you can quickly vary taste or nicotine levels. These devices are not suitable for "power users" who require manual settings as well as the Sub-Ohm dampers.