Preview of the Vaporesso OSMALL

Vaporesso has just launched a super affordable pod system called the Vaporesso OSMALL. The suggested retail price is only $14, which I think is surprising for a new vape device. This new product is very similar to other popular pod devices on the market like the Zero, which was actually another Vaporesso device that worked great. I haven’t received the product yet, so this is only a preview, but one is on the way for testing.

Design

The shape is flat and wide. I like this style because it drops right into the pocket without falling into some awkward uncomfortable position.

Vaporesso is going for minimalism here, but that doesn’t mean bland. It has a very nice glossy finish with thin strips on the casing. They say it also has a textured surface.

And it comes in a whole bunch of colors

  • Black
  • Dark Blue
  • Dark Red
  • Gray
  • Red
  • Rose
  • Blue
  • Gold

Like the name would imply, the OSMALL is small. It comes in at 84.2mm tall (3.3 inches), 26.5mm wide (1 inch), and 13.4mm thick (0.5 inch).

Features and Functions

There aren’t any buttons on here, so you just take a hit and it activates. The output power is 11 watts, so it’s clearly not a cloud chucking machine, but Vaporesso’s coils are always really efficient, so you’ll probably still get a really good vape.

Flavor

Vaporesso makes some strong claims about the flavor. They say that OSMALL gives the purest tasting experience. They also say that you get the true flavor of your e-liquid without any deviation. Those are some big claims!

I can’t say for sure if those claims are true or not because I haven’t tried it, but I’ve tried a lot of Vaporesso’s products in the past and their coils are some of the best. They always work great and have great flavor. So I would lean towards believing them on this.

Pods

The pods drop right into the device and is held in place with two small magnets. They use a built-in coil, so once the coil dies or no longer has good flavor, you need to replace the full pod. From what I can tell from the website, the pods cost $5 for a pack of two. That’s actually a really good price for replaceable pods.

The coil is built at 1.2 ohm and the the wick inside is made of flax cotton and non-woven fabrics, just like the coils they sell for other tanks, which is good news.

These pods hold 2ml of e-liquid, which is common for devices like this. That’s plenty for a tight-draw device like this. To fill the pod, you just pop open the seal on the side of the pod.

Performance

Vaporesso describes this as a system for high nicotine delivery. That shouldn’t be news to you if you’re familiar with pod systems. They are the most satisfying with high nicotine eliquids.

Battery

The battery inside the OSMALL is a 350mAh battery. It’s small, but typical. You should be able to get a full day of vaping out of it, but you might have to charge it throughout the day if you’re a heavy vaper.

It charges using a micro USB cable and you can vape it while it’s charging.

Safety Features

  • Short-circuit protection
  • Over charge protection
  • Over discharge protection
  • Overtime protection
  • Low voltage protection

Specs

  • 2ml capacity
  • 1.2 ohm coils
  • 350mAh battery
  • 11 watts
  • $13.90

In the Box

  • OSMALL device
  • 1.2 ohm pod
  • Micro USB cable

Final Thoughts

Vaporesso told me that they are shipping one of these out to me as soon as their marketing team is able to, so I’ll be able to give my full personal review and thoughts after that. But from what I can see from the website and what I know about Vaporesso in general, it should be a good system.

There are some potential drawbacks that I can see. For one, they’re using a micro USB cable when most manufacturers are switching to USB-C. There’s also only one pod in the package. I think it should come with two.

What I’m interested in finding out is how good the flavor production is, how well the coils perform, if the airflow is turbulent, and how tight the draw is.

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