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.
Well hello and welcome! Time for some hot vape VLOG DAY action. I’m without my main computer today, so this VAPE VLOG livestream is going to be a little bit on the janky side hahaha. No computer means no programs like Photoshop, or Final Cut, or ECAMM. I can’t use my stream deck or my up-close camera. It’s a mess, but of course, we are going to stream.
Many regular segments this week! MAIL!! I might have a PULSE AIO in there, and I think I see another package from Facemeat?! Fingers crossed for more dry oatmeal.
NGL my expectations for this SMOK Solus were… LOW. I like that because there is nowhere to go but up. Thankfully this Solus ends up being a real nice, real mellow, real tight draw MTL vape. For a smoking adult, I think the Solus is an excellent fit.
Micro USB is a bummer, one pod is kind of a bummer, no charging cable is kind of a bummer. But on the upside, it’s cheap, roughly $14 most everywhere. Buy a few spare pods and use one of the 9,000 micro USB cables that probably exist in your house somewhere.
Kind of enjoying my trip down ‘Smok products I never got to try but now I found a shop that sells them so I bought a bunch” road. Today we arrive at the “THINER” pod. It’s one of those Sourin types of credit card-looking vapes.
It honestly works great. The draw feels smoker-ish to me. Tight but not crazy, some good resistance. Flavor is good but fades fast and ends up kind of just being ok. Compared to things like the Smok NORD or the Uwell Caliburn A2, the Smok Thiner Pod felt like the flavor started off at a lower bar.
The SMOK Novo 4 is still impressing me on every level, even all of the replacement coil heads I tried worked really well. People generally give SMOK a hard time for leaking pods or burnt pods. I experienced neither of those things, if / when I do I will report back.
The NOVO 4 is better than the NOVO X by a lot IMO, just a much better vape all around and the AFC actually works. As I said, I’m still continuing to use these, and will report back in a PODS RANKED video with how much longer they go.