As I said in the video, I shot this at the end of November 2021. Everything I said still stands, and I feel the same way about the Vaporesso XROS 2 and XROS Mini right now as I did then.
I did receive the XROS Nano recently and will be doing a separate video for that little number. I’m honestly not sure where the confusion came from, but I will be including the XROS2 and XROS mini in the next pod ranking video.
Well, it turns out that the VooPoo Vinci pods AREN’T hit and miss for me, they just seem to hit now. Everything also stays very very clean. Other than my deliberate over-fill, I’ve had zero issues with leaking on the VooPoo Vinci Q and Royal pod systems.
The coils / pods taste great and feel nice and saturated. These Vinci coil heads vape worlds better IMO than those older Vinci coil heads, despite being compatible with each other, and probably actually being the same coil heads. The quality is higher, it feels like VooPoo has really dialed in their MTL coil heads.
I’m always pleasantly surprised when a pod vapes good, and the Smoant Charon Baby Plus vapes good. The RDL is very restricted, and the MTL is quite open, but both taste and feel pretty good. The switch is quick and consistent. The weight is… heavy and I don’t know if it’s good or bad.
The bottom is rounded and awful, this is something that should stand up and just refuses to. Kind of a bummer. Otherwise, it’s got a solid battery, solid capacity, and is wicked easy to fill.
After having used some good and some less than good Smok products, it was a little difficult to get excited for this Smok Novo 2s and I guess kinda for good reason. It ends up being a little underwhelming, especially in a world of really top-notch pods.
The Novo 2s is cheap and bare-bones, it might work for a year, it might work for a few days. The airflow switch might be great, or it might be awful. There are workarounds to it but… honestly… shouldn’t be necessary. I’ve had disposables that vape WORLDS better than this and were honestly more reliable than this. Kind of a shame.
Here’s the thing, the Nord PRO is fine. The restricted lung vapes fine, not blowing me away with quality, but completely and totally fine. Same with the MTL. If you like an open MTL, the Nord Pro has a completely fine -open- MTL vape.
The auto-switch like I said in the video just won’t fire with the MTL coil unless you cover up the lung hole. Flavor on these NORD PRO coil heads is surprisingly radical. Everything else is just kinda fine. Also, there is a coil head lock on the bottom of the pods.
The time I spent with these pods leading up to this was a little ridiculous, I take my recommendations responsibility seriously and these are my top picks for the year DEC 2021 PODS RANKED.
I don’t wanna say there were no surprises, but when you have most everything from the year on the desk. A2, G2, the Doric, the MVP, and A1FC… almost too many to count, not including the disposables I tried this year.
Caliburn G2, I actually didn’t see this coming from UWELL. I assumed the Caliburn A2 would be their flagship pod… then this…
The reasoning is confusing, but thankfully the vape from the Caliburn G2 is stellar. Especially without that AFC. It’s smooth and flavorful and crispy. It’s everything I love about Caliburn coil heads. This is a replaceable coil style, rather than the “sealed” pods of the A2… so that’s a thing.
I do feel really confident in my sticker rating of the GeekVape One FC, this was a deliberate, long, time spent review. I was really taken aback by this One FC. My first few days with this were TOO good. I was instantly skeptical that something this good, couldn’t possibly last. I was really waiting for the other shoe to drop on this pod.
It’s still going, and I’m still heavily using this and it just keeps going. I kept 3 pods going and they are all going, and going strong. Near new feeling. As always your mileage might vary. Grievances can be filed below in the comments.
I’m not exaggerating when I say this. The NALTT pod has a PERFECT draw. Two perfect draws actually, the tight draw is nice and tight but still enjoyable, and the more “open” draw is … I’m not even going to say “kind of” or “almost” … no.. it’s perfect. No, I guess perfect is subjective, but if you dig the A2 draw or the Wenax K1 draw, you will dig this because it’s like those but better.
The Pre-filled pods are all-around fine, a few flavors like I said in the video were really great for me, but taste is a subjective thing. Having tasted through all the pods, i’m pretty confident that most everyone could find a flavor they dig. The flavor on the empty pods is just as good as the pre-filled, assuming you use a 50/50 juice for better wicking. Salt will also work in this no problem.
Here’s the thing, the Innokin MVP Pod is fine. It vapes REALLY great at first, then settles down into a perfectly fine vape. Not particularly crackly or crispy, but plenty flavorful. My real issue is with the MVP Pod is all chip-related. Checking the battery is dumb and rarely works.
Innokin has always had red, yellow, and green. I don’t know why they went with only green and red on this. Even a yellow activation indicator that wasn’t green or red could have been fine. I’m just nit-picking at this point. Lots to like about the MVP Pod and I honestly think it’s Innokin’s best pod to date.