JUUL is one of the most well known products and manufacturers in the vaping industry this decade. Although there is a lot of talk about them, they haven’t fully taken off within the serious vaping community.
Unlike the devices in this article, JUUL devices are not refillable and lack various customisation by comparison. Although this is the case, they are still a decent companion for beginner vapers and for those experiencing salt nicotine for the first time.
So the burning question is… How do you enjoy a smooth delightful vaping experience, without having to use pre-defined liquid constraints in a low powered device? Below we look at five alternatives from different brands that we’re sure you’ll love!
Small in stature but powerful in performance, the NFIX Pod Kit by SMOK is an adequate step up from JUUL. Powered by a 700mAh internal battery and holding a 2ml TPD compliant pod, the NFIX boasts 25W max power. The NFIX also uses a two way symmetrical airflow system to provide a decent throat hit whilst also producing great flavour! Unlike the JUUL, the newest release from SMOK provides an easy to use refillable pod tank so you don’t have to worry about going dry or being limited in flavour!
On the other hand, just like JUUL, the NFIX comes in a wide choice of colours and is perfectly sized for your pocket on days/nights out. Also taking the leap into type-C charging, you won’t have to wait long to get going again.
- Simple and modern appearance
- Pocket friendly
- Clear OLED display
- Long battery life
- Fast type-C charging
- Variable wattage design
- Enough airflow intake
- No leaking
- Ideal for discreet MTL vaping
- Pure and solid flavour
- Great for salt nicotine
- Minor condensation
- Coils are not replaceable
- Vapour production can be weak
- Not great for DTL
Unlike the NFIX or JUUL, the Vinci Air by Voopoo introduces replaceable coils, including compatibility with PnP coils for all e-liquids and nic salts, producing great flavour and large clouds. Due to the slightly larger size, the Vinci features a 900mAh internal battery for longer life whilst also including a magnetic pod with visible juice level for ease of use. Also going a bit more technical, the built in GENE.AI chip has manual and automatic modes which allow for different vaping styles, whilst also providing intelligent adjustable power to match your coils.
- Easy to use
- Clear pods for visible liquid level
- Great flavour throughout
- 0.6-ohm & 1.0hom coils for choice
- Long-lasting coils
- Good sensor for the auto-draw
- Clear black and white screen
- Great battery life
- Charging indicator on screen
- Fast charge (around 1 hour)
- Fill port plug can be flimsy
- Auto standby if not used in a while
- Tends to spit on lower liquid levels
- 0.6ohm coils drain battery more
- No pass-thru charging
The Geekvape Aegis Pod kit prides itself most on being a small yet incredibly sturdy and hard wearing pod kit, whilst being suitable for vapers of all experience levels. Being waterproof, shockproof and dust proof, the Aegis pod is definitely versatile and a great addition for those who work in extreme environments. The Aegis Pod was also the first IP-67 waterproof Type-C Pod system!
What sets this pod apart from the likes of JUUL is the 2ml TPD compliant refillable pod being suitable for a range of high VG E-Liquids, creating enough vapour to support both mouth to lung and restricted direct to lung, it suits almost all preferences. In addition, the replaceable mesh 0.6 ohm G coils ensure great flavour every time.
- More durable than most other pod devices
- Waterproof, shock proof and dust proof
- Extremely easy to use
- LED indicator shows battery life
- 800mAh battery capacity
- Feels great
- Strong throat hit
- Great flavour creation
- Good airflow for a MTL vape
- Non-adjustable airflow
- Only one coil type
- Difficult to remove pod
- Not so much a ‘classic’ MTL experience
Following on from the awesome AVP, the AVP Pro Pod by Aspire is a great upgrade. Similar to the JUUL, the AVP Pro features automatic draw with bottom airflow and adjustable wattage. Simply inhale to experience the smooth and flavour rich vapour production this pod creates. The fire button on the device can also be used to choose between one of the pre-set wattage settings, allowing you to customise your vape to how you enjoy it.
The sleek design and incredible eye-catching looks, teamed up with impressive technical improvements is a great follow up to the original AVP and a great upgrade from a JUUL.
- High quality build and texture
- Comfortable draw
- Warm vapour production
- Great battery life
- Superb flavour
- Very small and great pocket size
- Perfect for mid-strength nic salts
- No leaking or spitting
- Airflow is not adjustable
- Pod cannot be emptied to change e-liquid
- No wattage levels with 0.65ohm coil
The second mention of SMOK in this article and with good reason; The Nord 2 kit is an upgraded version of the Nord Kit. SMOK have not only increased the battery from the original 1100mAh to 1500mAh, providing a more long lasting experience, they have also equipped the device with a 0.69-inch OLED display to show clear and intuitive data. The Nord 2 supports adjustments in the power range of 1-40 wattage with a quick click to make your vape tailored to yourself.
As for the pod, this also has breakthrough improvements. The Nord 2 has two types of Pods: RPM Pod and Nord Pod, compatible with the coils of RPM series and Nord series respectively. They can be distinguished by the corresponding text (“RPM”/ “NORD”) on the rubber plug. Both have a TPD compliant 2ml capacity to store your favourite eliquid. Whichever pod you choose, the experience will be excellent and a great step up from JUUL.
- High quality kit
- Decent vapour production
- Great flavour production
- Addition of an OLED screen
- Ease of use
- Excellent battery and coil life
- Large range of coil options
- Hard to view e-liquid level
- No airflow adjustment
We hope that this article has provided you with additional knowledge to decide which vaping journey to embark on. As mentioned, the JUUL is a decent device for starting out or for an everyday pocket device, however there are ever increasing options available on the market to suit your needs perfectly. View our full pod kit range here.
But for now, as always; Stay safe and speak to you soon,
The Royal Flush Team!
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