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.
In The Kit
- NJOY Ace Device
- Micro USB cord
- 4 packs of pods (2 pods in each pack)
- $37.99 (at this time) at NJOY.com
The device is very nice. It’s small and sleek. I love the way this looks and feels. As far as looks and size go, this is one of the nicest pod devices I’ve seen yet.
I don’t know what size of battery they have in here, but they say it will last a day of use and will charge in 1.2 hours from a dead battery.
You’ll see the little LED light on the bottom. It’s a white light that stays lit while it’s in use or while it’s charging. If the battery dies, it’ll flash 10 times letting you know it’s time to recharge. When it’s fully charged, the light will turn off.
And the pods drop right into the device and are held in place magnetically. They can go in either way and it’ll work.
The pods are pre-filled with 1.9ml of e-juice, which is a quite a bit for a pod. And they use 50mg nicotine salt, which is perfect for a device like this. That 50mg Nic has a nice throat hit, but not so strong that it makes you cough. It’s just a very satisfying hit. NJOY has always had a great nic-salt formula in their products.
The pods are not designed to be refillable, but if you don’t mind putting in a little work, you can pry the metal bottom piece off of the tabs and add more e-juice. You have to be a little careful not to bend the metal or you won’t get a good seal when you snap it back into place, but as you can see with mine, I was pretty rough with it and it still worked. Mine doesn’t slide into place into the device smoothly anymore, but I can get it in there and it works fine.
NJOY says that you should be able to get 325 puffs per pod.
NJOY has four flavors currently; watermelon twist (tart lemon note), blueberry, cool menthol, classic tobacco
The draw is tight and to me seems perfect for a pod device designed to mimic smoking. The airflow is very smooth too.
Buying the pods separately are a little pricey at a cost of $10 for a pack of two, but that seems in-line with what most pods sell for from other companies. And you can get sign up for their monthly subscription plan to get them at 10% off.
The flavor of the watermelon pod is okay at first, but it loses flavor really quick. After about 3-4 hits, I can barely taste it anymore. So I think they need to work on the e-juice recipe.
You can’t see through the pod to see how much e-juice is left, so that’s annoying.
So that’s it for the NJOY Ace kit. It’s actually a very nice setup for the most part. I really like the design, the size, and the form-factor. I’ve found that the pods work pretty good, although I have heard that the pods burn out quickly. I haven’t been able to replicate that problem, and I’ve tried, so I don’t know about that.
The flavor is pretty good, but it’s so light that it doesn’t last longer than a few hits, at least for the watermelon flavor, so that sucks. But the hits are satisfying and the device always works. I think with just a few tweaks to the flavoring, this could be an amazing kit, and really, it’s pretty good as it is anyway.