The vaping industry is full of innovation. New products are continually being developed and released to help improve vaping, making the experience easier. One such product is the pod vape, a device that was designed to help make the transition from smoking as easy as possible.

The pod vape was designed with ease and discretion in mind. They are typically very small devices, with a single button to make use as simple as possible. Pod vapes offer the user convenience and ease, as well as being fairly affordable. These factors have made pod vapes increasingly popular in vaping communities, and they are enjoyed by novice and experienced vapers alike.

Here, we take a look at pod vape devices, how they are used and why they might be the right choice for you.

What Are Pod Devices?

Pod devices, like the nzo Vape, make use of a pod of E-Liquid that simply clicks into place in the device. It is incredibly easy to do, which is a big part of the appeal of vape pods.

The pod contains E-Liquid and everything that is needed to vaporise it, so you don’t need to be fiddling around with coils and wicks. This makes pod devices a fantastic choice for novice vapers, who may not know or want to learn how to change coils in vape pens. They are incredibly convenient vaping devices.

Pod kits are also usually mouth-to-lung devices, meaning that the vapour is drawn into the mouth and then down into the lungs. This action is very similar to how you would smoke a cigarette. As such, vape pods can be beneficial to those making the switch from smoking, as the familiarity of the inhalation action can make the transition easier.


Open Pods vs Closed Pods

Pod devices come in two forms – open pods or closed pods.

Closed Pods

Closed pod devices use cartridges that are pre-filled with E-Liquid. They are simply slotted into the vape device and removed when they are finished. The pods cannot be refilled with E-Liquid.

Closed pods provide the most ease and convenience, as you merely need to replace the cartridge once used.

The nzo Vape is a closed pod system, and one of the biggest benefits is the ability to easily the flavour of the E-Liquid being vaped, even if the cartridge being used isn’t empty. You can simply remove the pod and add a new one in to enjoy a different flavour experience throughout the day.

Open Pods

While closed pods cannot be refilled with E-Liquid, open pods offer vapers the opportunity to refill the pod with the E-Liquid of their choice.

The pod is unscrewed or unplugged at the top, and E-Liquid is inserted using a dropper or syringe.

Open pod systems give you more choice in terms of flavour and strength than are currently available from closed pods. However, it is slightly more fiddly than simply slotting in a cartridge, and you are limited to one flavour at a time.


Why Choose a Pod Device?

There are many benefits to choosing a pod vape device, including:

Easy to Use

As we have mentioned, pods are very easy to use. A lot of other vape devices will have multiple buttons that are used to alter settings, which may be too advanced for some vapers to use.

The pod vape keeps things basic – most will only feature a button that turns the device on and off. The pod vape may operate at the press of the button, or it could work via a manual draw that can sense when you are inhaling.


More and more vapers are looking for discretion in the vape device they choose. Pod devices are great for this, as they can normally be concealed within a hand. Vape pods also usually produce less vapour, so you won’t be spotted puffing out a huge cloud.


As well as being discreet, the smaller size of the vape pod makes it a great pocket-friendly option. Some devices can be quite bulky, so the pod vape may be a good choice for you if you are seeking a vape that fits well in a pocket or bag.

Low Maintenance

Compared with other vape devices, a pod vape is very easy to maintain. These hassle-free devices are very simple, only requiring you to slot in a cartridge of E-Liquid.

You don’t have to worry about atomisers, coils and wicks, or having to pour in the E-Liquid yourself if you choose a closed pod.

Pod vapes are also more leak-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about cleaning up E-Liquid spills!


A Great Stop Smoking Aid

Pod vapes can be used with E-Liquids that have a higher PG level or with nicotine salts – two forms of nicotine that are very good for those transitioning from smoking.

These types of nicotine are good for those quitting, as nicotine salts can provide a higher strength of nicotine, while high PG E-Liquids offer a stronger throat hit similar to that which occurs when smoking a cigarette.

The pod vape is also good for those on the journey to becoming smoke-free, as the action of drawing from the vape is very reminiscent of smoking a cigarette. This familiar action helps to make the transition easier for new vapers.


Vape devices can be less costly to use than other forms of vape. Once you have bought the vape device, the only expense will be the E-Liquid pods. There is no need to purchase tanks, wicks and coils.

If pod vapes sound right for you, then why not try out the nzo Vape? You can begin with our nzo Vape starter kit, which includes the nzo device, charger and three different flavoured E-Liquid pods - Blackcurrant Lemonade, Silver Tobacco and Menthol from RED Liquids in 20mg strength.