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Comparison: alternatives to the Vype ePod

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Vype ePod

The Vype ePod is one of many closed e-cigarette models. They are all similar, but display noteworthy differences, and most importantly varying levels of performance. Below is a comparison to give you an idea.

Quality and effectiveness

While closed-tank e-cigarettes offer a clear advantage in terms of simplicity, they also restrict the choice of e-liquids and resistance coils. They look alike from the outside, but are not equal in terms of use. Below are the results of our reviews for the most common models, in order of increasing performance.

Myblu from Blu: rating: 2/5

With its regular tank leakages, slow activation process, poor quality refills, bland flavours and very weak hit, we were not at all impressed with the MyBlu.

Juul from Juul Labs: rating: 2.5/5

The well-executed Juul offers added value, but has downsides such as a limited battery life, disappointing flavour rendering, and a hit that is much too weak. Quite plainly, an ineffective pod.

ePod – Vype: rating: 3.1/5

The ePod offers a good battery life, but the makeshift assembly of the tank on the battery, the mediocre flavours and hit make this pod ineffective and unsatisfactory.

Bō Gen 2 from Bō Vaping: rating: 4/5

The Bō Gen 2 is well-executed and effective. The flavours are pleasant and the hit satisfactory. With no leakage and high-quality finishes, this is a very good product in this category

KoddoPod Nano from KoddoPod: rating: 4.5/5

With a high-quality design, the KoddoPod Nano does not leak and offers pleasant flavours with a dense vapour. The hit is somewhat light, but pleasant nonetheless for everyday use.

Alfapod from Alfatech: rating: 4.5/5

With a high-quality finish, the Alfapod offers a superb vaping experience with a dense vapour, a pleasant airflow, and a hit in keeping with the nicotine content. An outstanding, pleasant, high-performance pod.

Costs of use

Based on the average prices recorded in Europe

Paradoxically, the costs of use are inversely proportional to the results of our tests. Those with the poorest performances are also the most expensive. The Juul is way ahead with €4.25 per millilitre of e-liquid, followed by the ePod with €2.85 per millilitre, then Myblu with €2.33, and the Alfapod with €1.82 and the Koddopod with €1.65, also per 1 ml of liquid.

The difference is €2.60 per millilitre between the least expensive and the most expensive. That may not seem like much, but over one year represents a difference of €949 for a consumption of one millilitre per day. For someone who vapes 4 ml per day, the annual cost of the Juul is €3,796 more than the Koddopod. Some food for thought in any case.

Product Rating Price per ml
Myblu 2/5 €2.33
Juul 2.5/5 €4.25
ePod 3.1/5 €2.85
Bō Gen 2 4/5 €2.17
KoddoPod Nano 4.5/5 €1.65
Alfapod 4.5/5 €1.82

To find out more

To guide you in your choice, we have answered the most frequently asked questions concerning its use:

  • The ePod is not prone to leakage, but leakages can nonetheless happen. We suggest a few solutions if this happens to you.
  • The battery may also stop charging, rendering it unfit for use. A few troubleshooting points to help you find a solution quickly.
  • The ePod requires very little maintenance. However, some occasional cleaning of the most exposed parts can prolong its service life and prevent malfunctions.
  • During use, the ePod liquid budget may become sizable. We have prepared a report to help you reduce your expenditure and make savings with your e-cigarette.
  • To ensure a seamless transition to e-cigarettes, the vapour produced must be satisfactory for the user. Here is some advice if this model is not working for you.
  • The Vype tanks are sealed, but it can be tempting to try to fill them with a bottled e-liquid. We tried, successfully but unconvincingly.
  • Vype products are widely distributed and relatively easy to find. We explain how you do so quickly and easily online or in-store.
  • Travelling with an e-cigarette involves some preparations and precautions. A comprehensive guide to travelling with your ePod with peace of mind.

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