Pod system-style devices have become really popular in the vape community over the last year or so. They offer an easy and convenient vaping experience that a lot of people enjoy.
Suorin recently released two such pod-based kits: the Air and the Drop. These devices are similar in a few ways but they definitely have their differences, too.
The Suorin Air is an absolutely tiny device. It can reasonably fit in a large wallet, as it’s shaped like a thicker version of a credit card. The Air is super light, as the name implies, and combined with its compact size, it makes for a great setup when you’re on-the-go. It has a built-in 400mAh battery that easily lasts all day with the low amount of power that it needs to fire. The main hardware distinction of the Air, other than its slim, rectangular shape, is the physical on/off switch. It also comes with a matte finish, which I personally prefer.
While the Suorin Drop is quite similar in operation (no buttons, just a fire system that detects your draw), it does have its own distinctions, too. The Drop is a slightly bulkier device. While at first glance it would appear to be smaller, it’s a little bit thicker and considerably heavier (nowhere close to a full-size mod but still noticeable). The Drop has a shiny, polished finish for some colours, and matte finish for others. It also has a slightly smaller battery (300mAh instead of 400mAh), but it still tends to get me through a day.
Both devices allow for micro USB charging, and only take about 30-40 minutes to charge.
In my opinion the Drop feels much more comfortable to hold and use. The lack of a physical switch to turn it off may be an issue for some people, but in my experience, it hasn’t fired any time I didn’t want it to.
My main issue with the Drop is the shiny finish, as I’ve only seen them in person with the polished finish that loves to collect fingerprints. I’d be more fond of it with a matte finish, but as far as the vaping experience itself goes, it’s great.
In terms of vaping experience, both of these devices are really solid. I’ve noticed that the draw on the Drop seems to be a tiny bit tighter than that of the Air, but their vapour production is just about equal.
When refilling the pods, I found it a lot easier to refill the Air. You just lift up one flap and fill, whereas the Drop requires you to open two flaps to let air escape (but this is only a small inconvenience). With either one of these devices, you’re definitely going to want to pick up a couple of unicorn bottles with a needle tip, as their fill ports are a bit too small to fill with a glass dropper and not make a mess. The pods themselves are pretty cheap to replace, last a relatively long time, and aren’t going to leak on you. Personally, I’ve been getting about a week and a half to two weeks out of each pod on both devices.
Ultimately, the one that speaks to me most is the Drop. It’s not perfect, but I’m really enjoying it. It has a really premium feel for the price, and I prefer a tighter draw for mouth-to-lung vaping. I’ve been recommending both of these devices to people for some time now, and they all seem to be pretty satisfied with their experiences as well. I’m definitely impressed with the products that Suorin has put out so far, and am excited to see what they come up with going forward!