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Eleaf Elven Pod Kit Review

The Elven Pod device (affiliate) was sent to me for review from VapeSourcing.com. This is a very simple and small stick-device designed for mainly for high-nicotine vaping.

Specs:

  • Size: 100mm (tall) x 20mm (wide) x 10mm (thick)
  • Weight: 120 grams
  • Material: Aluminum Alloy + Plastic
  • Battery Capacity: Built-in 360mAh Battery
  • Power Range: 5W-15W
  • Pod Capacity: 1.6ml
  • Colors: Red, Gold, Silver, and Black
  • $16.29 from VapeSourcing

In the Box:

  • Elven Battery
  • 2 x Elven cartridges
  • USB Cable
  • User Manual

Design

The design of the Elven is nice. Nothing really new going on here, but it’s fine. It’s very similar to other stick-style pod devices. It’s about 4 inches tall, 3/4 inch wide, and less than a 1/2 inch thick. It’s not too tall and it’s nice and slim, so it’s comfortable to hold and use.

I also really like that Eleaf added a little cutout into the casing so that we can see how much e-juice is in the pod.

The finish looks good and overall, the device looks nice.

Airflow

The Elven is draw activated, so you don’t need to do anything to turn it on other than to take a hit. Eleaf tried to do something different with the Elven by giving users two airflow options, and it works okay, but not great.

So the idea here is that one side of the pod is closed off.

And the other side has an opening.

Depending on how much airflow you want, you would match that up to the airflow hole on the Elven device.

So if you want a tight draw, you would line up the closed side of the pod with the hole on the Elven or if you want a more airy and open draw, you’d line up the open side of the pod with the hole. It’s a great idea in theory, and it sort of works, but it doesn’t work perfectly. No matter which side of the pod you use, the airflow stays about the same. There is some difference, but it’s not much.

The Pod

The pod snaps into place really snug. It’s not going to fall out. It’s even a little hard to pull out, but not what I would consider being a bad thing. I like not having to worry about the pod falling out in my pocket.

Eleaf says that the pods have an ergonomic mouthpiece, and I think this might be more of a personal preference.

Personally, I don’t think it’s ergonomic. I think it’s actually a little bulky and uncomfortable. It’s fine if you vape with the front of your mouth, but if you vape from the sides of your mouth, which is how I vape, it’s hard to get good suction.

The pod is refillable, so that’s nice. There’s a little plug on the side that you open up. It’s a little small so you’ll need a fine tip bottle.

The pod can hold 1.6ml of e-juice, so not a lot, but if you’re using high-nic e-juice, which is what this device was pretty much made for, you probably won’t be chain vaping and running through e-juice on here.

Performance

The coil inside is a 1.6-ohm coil, not that it really matters, but it’s indicative of the type of vape you’ll get – a tight draw and low wattage. It hits great too. I can take hit after hit, and I’ve never gotten a dry hit.

The Elven has a 5 to 15-watt output, so that means the vape will become less powerful as the battery drains. In my opinion, it’s satisfying all the way up until the point the battery is about to die, so I’d say that the coils are designed well.

And the flavor is good too.

Battery

The battery inside is a 360mAh built-in battery, so it’s pretty tiny. It might last you a full day, but that depends on how much you vape. As a comparison, the Juul is said to have a 250mAh battery, so if you’re familiar with the Juul’s battery life, the Elven will last just a little longer. And the Elven charges using a micro USB cable, so it’s nice not having to deal with a proprietary charge.

There are three colors on the LED to indicate battery life; green for good, blue for medium, and red for low.

Safety Protections:

  • Over-charge
  • Over-discharge
  • Over-current
  • Reverse Polarity
  • Over 10 Seconds
  • Short Circuit

Final Thoughts

So that’s it for the Eleaf Elven. It’s a nice device for the most part. It’s small, the battery life is decent, the flavor is good, the coils perform great, and it’s refillable. And it’s also very affordable. The two mains cons I have is that the airflow adjustment feature just works okay and the mouthpiece is bulky and a little uncomfortable, at least for people who draw from their sides of their mouth like me.

Alright, well you can get the Elven from VapeSourcing.com for $16.29 (affiliate).

NJOY Ace Kit Pod Review

NJOY was one of the few vape companies who actually had a really good Black Friday deal going on, so I bought this Ace kit for only $1. Well, it was $5 with shipping, but still a great deal.

So if you’re not familiar with NJOY, they are an independent company, not owned by Big Tobacco. And they’ve been in the vape game for a long time. In 2010, they won a lawsuit against the FDA that prevented the FDA from regulating vape products as drugs or medical devices. They played a big role in allowing vaping to be the industry it is today.

They aren’t nearly as popular as they once were, but they’re one of the only independent brands that aren’t owned by tobacco that you can actually find in gas stations and convenience stores. I’ve always been a big fan of their products, so I’m excited to talk about their new Ace kit.

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Artery Pal 2 Review

The Artery PAL 2 was sent to me for review from HeavenGifts.com. You can get it from them for about $35 (affiliate).

So it wasn’t that long ago that I reviewed the original Artery PAL, even though it’s been out for quite a while now. The draw was a little too airy for me and the coils were just average, but some people like an airy draw so that’s just personal preference and the device looked great. But now I’m here with the Artery PAL II, and while it looks similar in form factor on the outside, it’s totally different on the inside.

So this one was developed in partnership with Tony B. From the Vapor Trail Channel. He didn’t design it himself, but he collaborated with them on making sure it’s a really good device. Tony has said that he prefers higher powered vapes but that he did this because he believes these devices are good for beginners and for general on-the-go vaping for anybody. And while he might believe that devices like this aren’t his forte, I’d argue that with all of his squonking experience, particularly with single coil setups, he knows more about it than he thinks, which is evident in the final product here.

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