What’s the user experience of the five mainstream pod systems? bink, RELX,YOOZ, vvild or MOTI, which one is the best?
With the world’s cigarette production decreasing, electronic cigarettes as the sub-areas are ushering in high growth. The new electronic cigarette in the market is divided into heat not burn, e-liquid vapes and vape pens. HNB belongs to tobacco products, which are controlled by the state. Vape pens that do not contain nicotine are not addictive and can not bring pleasure. The main electronic cigarette product in China are e-liquid-type. Its basic structure includes battery parts, atomizer and pods. And the e-liquid in the pod is usually made of nicotine, propylene glycol, glycerin and essence. Unlike cigarettes, it has no open flame and no tar. The atomizer is powered by a battery pack and can turn e liquid nicotine into vapor in the pod, providing users a similar smoking feeling.
We have selected five major brands of products in the mainstream vape market for review and comparison.
bink —— Chongmei Tobacco Group new fashion brand
RELX —— Ex Uber Manager Kate Wang’s new brand (Alpha is not included)
YOOZ ——Ex sentiment blogger Tongdao uncle Cai Yuedong’s new brand
vvild —— Ex Hammer Tech founder Luo Yonghao’s new brand
MOTI —— American MAGMA subsidiary
The reason for choosing these brands is very simple, because their heating medium is ceramic, which is really different from ordinary cotton core heating. Unlike traditional tobacco which need one fire to smoke, every puff of these electronic cigarette is made by heating medium to complete the atomization process of the e-liquids. The starting line of these products is basically the same.
Not surprisingly, the first thing we look at is packaging design. Although electronic cigarettes are not as common as mobile phones, some unboxing experience and product design are still important.
Initial pods: tobacco 4%, mint 3%, banana 3%, blueberry 3%
bink’s packaging is the largest in the cross-review products, and it is also more attentive in packaging and instructions. The most important thing is four pods with banana chieftain, blueberry popcorn, fresh mint, Chinese flue-cured tobacco four flavors, the cost-effective ratio is higher than other brands. bink pod replacement process is smooth. And it comes with aluminum shell and the whole device weight is 22g, light and portable. It is worth mentioning that the device has a e-liquid observation gap in the middle, through which we can clearly judge the residual amount of e-liquids, which improves the user experience.
Initial pods: 5% tobacco, 5% MINT
(% data is for nicotine content in pods)
Although electronic cigarette products are not very expensive, it was a bit surprising to see that RELX starter kit only has two initial pods inside. After all, 299 yuan is a higher price among peers. Fortunately, the package design is delicate. The dialog instructions shorten the distance between the user, and the pod is translucent, so it is easy to observe the e-liquid amount. It comes with an integrated metal shell, the whole body is non-planar design, the middle is a water droplet shape indicator lamp, and the bottom is the traditional plastic injection interface design, using Mirco-usb charging interface, attached with a charging line.
Initial pods: 5% tobacco, 5% mint
YOOZ pod number is also two, sad. Its packaging design should be familiar to users who have unpacked the iPhone package. They’re really from the same mold. It is still a metal integrated body, with arc front and rear design, LOGO light in the middle, and an air intake hole in the left and right upper frames. At the bottom is Mirco-usb charging interface, with a braided thread attached to the package. Pod replacement process is the most difficult among the five.
Initial pods: tobacco 5%, mint 3%, mango 3%
Nova Vvild electronic cigarette from Virgo Luo Yonghao is undoubtedly the best in design and compatibility. It is difficult to notice the area of the indicator before the light is on (the visual angle is not high). The three regular pods are satisfactory, and the Type-C blind interpolation interface is at the bottom.
Initial pods: 5% tobacco, 5% pineapple and 5% watermelon.
The product design of MOTI is almost the same as that of RELX. In addition to LOGO and indicator lamp styles, even charging lines are the same. It is speculated that they came out of the same OEM factories. The MOTI makes the pod near the edge of the mouth transparent and easy to observe the e-liquids. This starter kit contains three pods.
As mentioned earlier, in order to ensure the same starting line, we have chosen several brands which use “ceramics” as heating medium. The heating medium is responsible for the full atomization of e-liquids, which affects the atomizing efficiency and the atomization taste of pod system. It is the core component of vapes.
Interestingly, the heating technology of the five brands of electronic cigarettes we selected originated from a company called Smoore, which was founded in Shenzhen in 2004 and developed mature heating schemes such as cotton core and ceramics.
Among them, RELX, YOOZ, bink and MOTI all adopt Smoore’s latest FEELM inside heating technology, while brother brands vvild and FLOW adopt the previous generation of CCELL heating technology. Although both are ceramics, the surface of the ceramics used by FEELM is covered with adsorbing micro-holes, which are soaked in e-liquid and heated by the resistance coil at the bottom. The micro-holes and the hollow ceramics inside increase the atomization area, which makes the atomization effect better. However, some news site and medias indicate that this has not greatly improved the user experience, and the CCELL coil also has a good atomization experience.
There are also many other electronic cigarettes on the market still using cotton core coil atomization heating method, whose disadvantage is also obvious, the amount of atomization is small, easy to leak e-liquids, and the uneven heating causes the clicking sound. I’ve been frightened at first use of this kind of products.
E-liquids are the core and essence of the product, especially the nicotine quality in the e-liquid. The nicotine used in the early e-liquid was diluted by the original nicotine solution, which was very basic and could not eliminate the odor of the original nicotine solution in the e-liquid. Now it has been replaced by nicotine salt, which stimulates the human body less, but has a smooth flavor and weakened throat hit.
In this review of these 5 electronic cigarette products, RELX, YOOZ, MOTI, vvild all use nicotine salt technology, representing that they have a better flavor than traditional electronic cigarettes.
Surprisingly, though bink is also a nicotine salt, it uses a more advanced “HINs natural compound nicotine technology” to miraculously realize the react between tobacco natural edible endogenous acid and pure and safe nicotine to provide you with a real sense of throat feel and a persistent aroma. Besides, HINs technology has a higher sense of physiological satisfaction (on the premise of the same intake) and a more supple taste than ordinary nicotine salt.
After all of this, we finally have a chance to talk about flavor. Overall speaking, electronic cigarettes with ceramic heating and nicotine salt technology are among the best in the industry in terms of taste fidelity and smooth degree. In order to avoid content bias, I summarized the experience of these electronic cigarette products from old smokers (Over 10 years of smoking experience), moderate smokers (5 years of smoking) and new smokers (1 year of smoking).
RELX tastes smooth and pure on the palate. Its flavor of tobacco is really high, and it does not cause strong stimulation to the human body. But there is a strong flavoring essence on the fragrance. It has a high degree of addiction relief. Two to three mouths of vaping can give old smokers enough pleasure.
Considering the nicotine content and purity in the e-liquid, the performance of all the electronic cigarette products in this cross-review is quite good.
The first good impression of YOOZ is that it produces vapor a lot (the tobacco pod has a nutty flavor). Although we make multi-reviews on 5 pods, YOOZ is really surprising. Its mint flavor is as addictive as the refreshing feeling brought by RELX. The refreshing feeling of mint left on tongue in the later period is more lasting. However, people have their own preferences, you need to test it yourself.
bink data shows that its nicotine content is lower than other brands, but the acquisition of pleasure is no less than other products. It is speculated that this may be related to the use of HINs natural compound nicotine technology, the same content of nicotine, the degree of addiction relief effect will be higher. The degree of tobacco flavor imitation is also very good. The entrance of its four flavors is also very soft and smooth, the mint is moderately cool, and the banana has a high sweetness.
vvild and MOTI have many tendencies in tobacco flavor. vvild has strong stimulation, the pursuit of throat hit, and a thirsty feeling after vaping. MOTI has a low degree of fidelity in tobacco, although very soft, it really can’t feel a tobacco-like flavor. Maybe it is to make it more acceptable to new smokers? It is not ideal in the taste of mint and fruit, and the degree of tobacco fidelity is not high. If you prefer a cool mint flavor, vvild Mint is a good choice.
In terms of safety care, RELX and bink have over-inhalation protection reminders to avoid excessive user inhalation. If the reminder effect is more obvious, it will be better.
There is also the problem of e-liquid leakage. When we received the delivery, only two MOTI pods were in the state of leakage. Because I didn’t make a large-scale purchase, I speculate it is likely to be the problem in part of its product. Vape e-liquid leakage is related to the interests of consumers, manufacturers should continue to make efforts in this regard.
To sum up, bink is the most conscientious one, and the pod is cheap on average. It is also the exclusive HINs nicotine extraction technology in China. Its soft taste is maintained at the upper and middle level. Next, the overall tobacco fidelity of MOTI is not high, its taste is easy to confuse, and the average price of its pods is the most expensive, which is not recommended. Then, vvild is the best in portability and shape. Its menthol flavor is recommended. However, it should be noted that its heating coil is a product of the previous generation. RELX and YOOZ have high tobacco-like flavor and belong to the brand that can not be mischosen. In most cases, people choose electronic cigarettes for the purpose of replacing cigarettes, taking into account the flavor and wallet, as well as the long-term disadvantages of use, we still recommend a brand like bink.