The MOTI is a new pod vape that is designed by the same people who created the MOJO disposables and people said that they are launching the 2nd generation pod vape with Bluetooth.
MOTI starter kit comes with a sleek, thin and longer body (11.5cm) compared to other vapes. Meanwhile, 11 different colors are available and it has a draw-activated design for easy use. You can get it with either pre-filled or refillable pods and it’s been generating quite a bit of buzz around the vaping scene. Pre-filled pods are MOTI’s major products and most customers choose pre-filled pods – priced at 18 USD/4 pods.
The MOTI has a 500mAh built-in battery and uses pods that will hold 1.8ml of e-liquid. The pods use the FEELM ceramic heating core with a coil rated at 1.2 to 1.5ohm and are said to provide better than average flavor and performance. At the moment you can buy the MOTI with either refillable pods or with their tobacco flavored pre-filled pods. However, in the future they plan to release more pre-filled pods that will come in the same flavors as the MOJO. The user manual of MOTI says MOTI supports 600 puffs after a complete charge, and 1 pod supports 650-800 puffs, which equals 3 packs of cigarettes.
I got my hands on a MOTI device from the MOTI official offline store in Shenzhen to test out and review for our Vape.HK reader. I’m going to go over everything that you need to know about this little gadget and see for myself if it’s really as good as they say. Since it’s bought by us, the following opinions are not biased.
MOTI Vape Review — Prefilled Pods, Tight Draw & Great Battery Life but with Serious Leakage
- One MOTI Vape Pod System Device
- One MOTI Replacement Pod
- One USB Cable
- One User Manual
And I strongly suggest a piece of napkin inside for its serious leakage
- All-In-One Device
- 1.8ml Pre-filled Pods
- 1.2 to 1.5ohm
- Ceramic Coil
- 500mAh Battery
- LED Indicator
Design & Build Quality
The MOTI has a super smooth mirror surface. I got the king colorful color for this review but you can get it in seven different colors, including pink, red, green, blue, white and black, etc. It’s got a long, rounded form factor and it’s extremely light which makes it easy to use for long periods. It feels comfortable to hold in your hand and it’s light enough to just put in your mouth and vape on it. The device has a clean look than a lot of other pod vapes I’ve used but it’s very similar in its form factor and weight.
However, compared to the overall round design of SNOWPLUS, MOTI uncomfortable rectangle mouthpiece design, sharp edges and corners around its body become a drawback to user experience.
The pods for the MOTI attach magnetically to the device. They only fit in one way so you’ll know if you’ve connected it correctly. I said this because I tried to insert the mouthpiece into the device but failed at first. You’ll hear a Click sound clearly after successful connection.
It’s a pretty snug connection and there isn’t any wiggle to the pod once it’s inserted, and they fit perfectly together. The magnets are strong enough to keep the pod in place but it’s still easy enough to remove the pod when you want to. It’s a good middle ground between the magnets being too strong or too weak. It’s small things like this that can make or break a device and MOTI definitely got this part right.
The MOTI is draw-activated and there’s a LED that lights up whenever you take a draw. It sort of looks like a button, but it’s not – We tried to press it but it’s not working. This circle shaped LED is the “O” in MOTI that is written on the front of the device. Otherwise, there’s no other writing or buttons of any sort. MOTI doesn’t have any button like mod vape, which makes the vaping process simple enough for starters like other pod vapes.
The pods for the MOTI are almost everything you could want from a refillable pod: they’re transparent for easy filling, allow you to see when your wick is saturated and they’re super sturdy and well-built. The mouthpiece is also nicely shaped for a comfortable feel on your lips and this makes the device all the better to use.
Because the pods are transparent it’s easy to see how much ejuice you have left. This is a huge pro because I hate it when pod vapes use darkly tinted pods. How are you supposed to see when you’re filling? Or see when it’s out of ejuice? Thankfully, this isn’t an issue with the MOTI pods.
These pods hold up to 1.8ml of eliquid and can be refilled by pulling off the black mouthpiece. There’s a rubber stopper underneath that has to be removed and this gives you access to the two fill holes. The large hole in the center is meant for airflow, not ejuice, so don’t mistakenly put your ejuice into that hole. You’ll want to refill using the two small holes on either side of the large central hole.
Now, refilling is my only small issue with the MOTI. Unless you’re using a unicorn bottle with a nozzle or some other pointy tip bottle it’s going to be hard to refill without making a mess. Dropper bottles are just too big to fit into the small fill holes, although they can be used with a bit of patience. You just have to be slow and steady if you’re trying to fill the pod with a dropper.
The pods house a ceramic coil that I’ve really taken a liking to. It wicks easily and keeps up with multiple successive draws without dry hits. But what’s really convenient about this wicking system is that MOTI have left a little space at the bottom of the pod that allows you to see when it’s been saturated. This is great for when you’re first filling the pod to ensure that you don’t start vaping before it’s ready.
Once the ceramic coil is ready you’ll be able to see it looking more wet and dark at the bottom of the pod. It took mine about 10 minutes from the time that I first filled the pod before the wick was fully ready to vape. You’ll probably want to wait around the same amount of time.
The MOTI has a 500mAh built-in battery. This is pretty large for a pod device and I found myself getting quite a bit of usage out of a single charge. It lasted me around a full day of heavy usage and it doesn’t take too long to recharge either. In took me about an hour for the device to charge fully from completely dead.
The LED indicator will blink three times when the device is running low on battery. Once you put it to charge the LED remains illuminated until it’s finished charging. When the device is fully charged the light will blink and turn off completely.
The MOTI impressed me with its flavor and vapor quality. With pod device I don’t expect to get top-notch flavor out of my ejuices but the MOTI showed me different. It delivered a great vaping experience that you don’t get with most pod vapes and I tasted subtle notes in my ejuices that I usually only get when using higher-powered tanks.
The MOTI gives a tight, MTL draw that I really enjoyed. It’s a pretty quiet draw that doesn’t whistle and isn’t turbulent. I also didn’t have any spitback or crackling. It was a pleasant vape throughout my whole use and the vapor was nice and warm; not too hot nor too cool.
I used a few different ejuice with varying VG/PG ratios and the MOTI vaped them all extremely well. I also used both nicotine salts and regular nicotine ejuices and the MOTI performed beautifully with both. While most pod vapes are best suited to nicotine salts because of their low power output, the flavor I got from the MOTI with my regular nicotine ejuices had me using it regularly for both.
The MOTI was surprisingly good at keeping up with successive hits without burning the wick. I was taking multiple draws with 70/30 and 50/50 ejuice and neither appeared to be too much for the coil. It wicked all the same with both and I got great flavor and no dry-hits. I think that the pods performed slightly better with 50/50 ejuice if only for the flavor but this is also the ejuice mix that I used the most with the MOTI.
Verdict — Moti Vape Review
The MOTI is a great device, especially for a pod vape. The flavor is beyond what you would normally expect from a pod device and is instead closer to that of a tank. It sounds crazy but it’s true. The performance and reliability side are also really great. The downside is it has eliquid leaking problem with the pod. And this is the top con of this device. The good thing is, there is no spitback found when vaping. The draw activation worked consistently every time I took a drag and the tight MTL was very satisfying. The battery life was also great and got me through a full day of use before I had to recharge. I’ve tried 8 flavors of MOTI and Mint is the best one.
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