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If you’re just entering the world of vaping, then navigating these waters to finding the right vape device for you can feel daunting. There’s a huge range of vape devices for sale out there, all of them designed to fit a different kind of vaper. So, the question is, which one is for you?
Maybe you’re quitting smoking and need something to help you through (in which case, congratulations!). Perhaps you’re trying to find a new vape because your old one just isn’t working for you anymore. No matter where you’re coming from or what reasons you have for vaping, we can guarantee there’s a vape device out there for you! Once you’ve got the basics down, you’ll have no trouble finding the right one.
Follow along with us as we introduce you to the four key vape devices on the market today: the Cig-Lookalikes, the Vape Pens, the Vaping Mods, and the Closed-Pod Vape Systems.
Back when vaping first hit the scene, these devices were the ones to beat. Lookalikes are designed to resemble cigarettes, and ex-smokers have often used these as transitional devices when trying to kick the habit. In fact, they’re known for being very helpful while quitting smoking!
Cig-a-likes can be purchased with pre-set flavours and come with or without nicotine. A cartomizer in the “butt” of the lookalike vaporises the e-juice as the vaper inhales, functioning much like a cigarette without a lighter.
The key difference between this first-generation vaping technology and later incarnations is the level of technology. While most modern vapes can be refilled, many e-cigarettes are one and done, disposable devices. A select few are refillable via disposable cartomizers, but most cig-a-like users buy disposables. These days the humble cig-a-like isn’t as popular, but it does work for some.
If a cig-a-like is a bicycle, then a vape pen is a motorcycle. These devices come packed with more technology, and carry more options for the vaper. Let’s look at some key differences:
The vape pen is another popular choice for smokers looking to quit their habits as they’re small, discreet, and easy to use. In fact, they’re commonly picked as the best choice for a vape starter kit. Not to mention, new vapers can choose e-liquids with lower nicotine concentrations as they progress on their no-smoking journey to help manage cravings.
In-keeping with the metaphor, the advanced vape kit is to a vape pen as a Formula 1 car is to a motorbike. There are more components to keep track of, greater customisation, and they’re bigger than vape pens.
People who opt for advanced vape kits usually love to customise their vaping experience to the max. Advanced vape kit users can choose their tank, the colour, the coils, the e-liquid; essentially, they can build and re-build their vapes from the ground up as many times as they would like. In fact, there’s an entire sub-community of vapers who help each other with building.
If you’re the kind of person who enjoys customisability, deep research dives to find components, and device maintenance, then this could be the option for you. However, keep in mind that building your own vape can be a bit of an undertaking, so it might be better to understand your vaping preferences with some less complicated gadgets first before taking this on.
Finally, we come to the most advanced vape device to hit shelves since the vaping boom: the pod vape. This ingenious device comes in a variety of models and types, which means you can find one that suits you no matter the kind of vaper you may be.
A closed pod kit is arguably the easiest to use, especially if you have no prior experience with vaping. There are two components: the pre-filled pod, and the device. You click the pod into the vape, vape away, and change it out with another pre-filled pod when the first runs out.
Systems like these are being used more every day, with devices like the Palm Fit Closed Pod Vape Starter Kit becoming particularly popular. These enjoy renown because of their rich vapour delivery, easy use, and various flavours (all included in the kit).
Once again, the vape pod system combines a pod and a vape device, with one key difference: these pods are refillable. Instead of throwing away pre-filled pods once they’ve been vaped, you can refill them with your favourite e-liquid as many times as you like. This is ideal for people in love with particular flavours or concentrations.
If you loved the intricacy of the vape mods but you didn’t love the larger size, then the pod mod system is the ideal in-between. You’re responsible for changing the coils and adjusting the settings, so this is the perfect choice for someone who still wants to be very involved in their vape’s construction.
Finally, we have the disposable pods. These are pre-filled, fixed pod devices with a built-in battery. Once the e-liquid inside is finished, the pod is disposed of. If you’re just trying vaping out and don’t want to spend a lot of money, this could be the move for you.
No matter which kind of vape you’re after, Shosha Australia can help you to find it. Browse our online stock of the best vapes, e-liquids, devices, and vape tanks in Australia and get your choice shipped directly to your door today.