Here’s the thing with the Uwell Caliburn X. It vapes good, like really very good. My somewhat personal nitpick of the airflow should not keep a cigarette smoker from this pod. If you wanted something that vapes EXACTLY like a Caliburn but with a bigger battery and a bigger pod? This is not quite that and I’m sorry. The Caliburn IMO has a unique smooth draw that this does not have. This almost feels hollow to me sometimes.

Am I overreacting about the juice-level thing? It bums me out filling my pod when it’s only halfway empty.

I feel like the LUXE X is a rough offering from Vaporesso. They nailed a lot, and also missed a lot. These coil heads just… need to be better. A 0.8 that doesn’t to MTL and a 0.4 that does a VERY VERY restricted direct lung just doesn’t hit with me.

At the end of the day it vapes fine, the flavor is good and Vaporesso is on the right track with a few things. The Luxe X just needs better coil heads and I honestly think it would slap.

The Vaporesso OSMALL 2 pod isn’t going to be a long-lasting, durable “buy it for life” type of pod. But it is lightweight, hands-free, and vapes mostly good. I’ve never really said this about a pod before, but I think this OSMALL2 would actually benefit from a thinner 50/50 PG/VG or salt-nic liquid.

It’s just crazy middle of the road, but obviously better than smoking a combustible cigarette. There are certainly much MUCH worse pod choices you could make.

Here’s the thing about the ALD XPLLO pod. The pods themselves vape REALLY NICE. The “open” airflow setting is probably my favorite. It’s the most Caliburn-like. The “tight” airflow setting is very tight. Too tight for GrimmGreen honestly, but not objectionable.

The ALD XPLLO drama comes from the batteries that are just failing on me. On something so simple like making sure a magnet is glued down properly. This doesn’t give me high hopes for their future products, but I’ll always give them a chance.