Smoking Vapor Mi-Pod Introduction
Hello everyone, Anthony Vapes here. Today we’re going to look at the Smoking Vapor Mi-Pod, which is the latest device from Smoking Vapor, who makes only small, portable, easy to use devices but is based out of the USA and has a good reputation for their service.
I personally got to meet the owner at ECC and he was a really nice guy FWIW. The Mi-Pod is a simple pod system which is a popular style of vape these days. The Mi-Pod is a pretty small in size AIO (All-In-One) Pod system like an Innokin EQ or Wismec Motiv but more square in shape, with a built-in 950mah battery and an, inhale to fire. I’m not going to list all the colors or options because seriously there are like 50 of them. They had 50 different colors at ECC some with leather on them, some with cork on them all sorts of designs and stuff.
Smoking Vapor Mi-Pod Specs
- All-in-One Design
- Plug-and-Play Ecosystem
- 2mL Juice Capacity
- Integrated 950mAh High-Drain Lithium Battery
- Voltage Output Range: 3.0-4.2V
- Maximum Current: 15A
- Voltage-Based Output
- Draw-Activated Firing Mechanism
- 3-Color LED Light Battery Indicator
- Mi-Pod Refillable/Replaceable Cartridge System – 2mL
- Cartridge Resistance Value – 1.0ohm
- OAS System – Oil & Air Separated
- Stealth Mode
- 10 Seconds Cut-Off
- Over Heat Protection
- Short Circuit Protection
- Low Voltage Protection
- Low Resistance Protection
- Micro USB Charging Port
Included in Box
- Mi-Pod System
- Two Refillable Pods
- Micro USB Cable
- Instructional Manual
Smoking Vapor Mi-Pod Overview
The Smoking Vapor Mi-Pod is a flat thin square shaped AIO (all in one) Pod kit, meaning there isn’t a separate mod or tank that can be used with anything else.
It does have replaceable pods so you can carry spares. It’s quite small though and very easy to pocket or wear around your neck. The specs don’t say it comes with a lanyard but mine did come with one in the accessories box along with the USB cable so I’m pretty sure they all come with one.
It doesn’t come with the metal chain though that I used that are in the pics but I mostly just wore this around my neck with the metal chain and it was very convenient. There is slight adjustable air on this device. The pods come with little air inserts that you can put into the air hole to make it tighter. It’s a small plastic piece and once it’s in it’s hard to get out.
It’s an MTL vape not super tight but not loose either. The inserts make it slightly tighter. I didn’t notice much of a difference but slightly preferred it with the inserts. It has a good capacity of 2 ml and barely uses much juice at all.
The battery is listed at 950mah so very large battery as well for such a small pod system. It features built-in USB charging but they don’t list charge rate but it does charge pretty quickly. It has passthrough vaping as well which is great.
The drip tip is proprietary and part of the pod and is pretty comfy to use. The Mi-Pod is nicely built and feels solid. The coloring is beautiful. I have the rainbow one and it’s mostly purple but looks great. There are tons of color options out there though.
The Pod itself is really easy to fill. To remove the pod just pull up on it. The pods have 2 fins on the sides making it easy to grip to pull in or out. Very well done.
It comes with an empty pod and the coils are built into the pod like the Wismec Motiv 2 or Rincoe Ceto. The pods just click into place. They are easy to remove and stay in place perfectly.
To fill them pull out the pod, then take off the rubber plug on the bottom. The fill hole is a good size but needs a fine tooth bottle still. The pods are slightly tinted but not too dark and thanks to the large cutouts on the front and back of the mi-pod logo it’s easy to see your juice level at all times.
How to use Smoking Vapor Mi-Pod?
Using Smoking Vapor Mi-Pod is pretty easy. It’s an inhale to fire device but unlike many of them also has an on/off button if you want to turn it off. The button is a small clear button right below the USB port.
5 clicks turn the device on or off. It also is used to turn stealth mode on and off. With the device on, hold the button for 5 seconds to switch between stealth mode on or off. Stealth mode turns the LEDs off. The LEDs are nice and bright and shine through all the clear openings on the device including the juice window.
The LEDs act as a battery meter and to alert you of safety protections kicking in. Blue means 3.7V or more; Purple is 3.4-3.7V and red is under 3.4V. Very well done. Red flashing 10 times means the battery is dead or you hit the 10 seconds cut off. Red flashing 4 times means a bad coil/connection or overheat protection. It’s a direct output device listed at 3.0V to 4.2V but works really well at any charge and doesn’t feel much weaker on the low side until the battery is almost dead.
Coil Performance and Details
The Smoking Vapor Mi-Pod comes with 2 pods which is great. I’m glad they included a spare as pod as all pods should come with a spare to start. The pods for this are average price at around 4-5 USD for a pod. There is only 1 type of pod for this which uses a 1-ohm coil. With that said the pods were excellent on this.
I personally purchased 8 more and am currently using pod number 5. They claim that you get up to 5 fill ups (10ml) per pod. I found that conservative personally. I’ve gotten double that (20ml) on all my pods and not a bad one yet. Very impressed with the pod QC and longevity. Flavor is also really good for a pod system as well. I have no complaints about the pods at all. Very good. I used all 50-55%% VG nic salt juices 20-35 mg nicotine.
Smoking Vapor Mi-Pod Pros and Cons
- good 2ml capacity pods
- easily removable pods
- easy to refill
- nice looks and simple shape
- Inhale to fire worked great with no issues or misfires
- great battery size for such a small device
- charges fast
- slightly adjustable air
- great battery meter
- nice mouthpiece
- easy to see juice level and lightly tinted pod
- stealth mode
- on/off button
- lanyard and chain option for easy wearing
- comes with 2 pods
- tons of color options
- Pass through vaping
- coil performance
- coil life
- build quality
- Passthrough Vaping
- the price point is a little higher than most pods
Smoking Vapor Mi-Pod Video Review
So with all that said, do I recommend the Smoking Vapor Mi-Pod or not? I don’t like to do a hard yes or no, but this one is an easy yes for me. It’s easily my favorite auto draw pod system and one of my favorites overall. It is a little more money than other options but this is a clear case where it’s worth it to spend the few extra bucks to get a nicer device. The Mi-pod gets a lot of things right other pods to get wrong and it’s hard to find any faults with it. The Coil Performance is great and the lack of duds is very encouraging.
I started vaping in late 2011 to quit chewing tobacco. over the past few years i got a lot more into the hobby side and buying and collecting a lot of gear. Fed up with the lack of good fair reviews i decided to start doing reviews late 2016 and haven’t looked back. I enjoy providing people with technical reviews that are fair and unbiased and from a place of knowledge to help them spend their money wisely.