A couple of years ago, manufacturers of vape devices tried to surprise vapers with original tanks and drips, productive and functional box mods, and non-standard solutions. Now the situation has changed dramatically, as their main focus is on such a market segment as POD systems. It is they, in various designs, that have become very popular because of their compactness and the ability to use strong liquids based on nicotine salt.
Therefore, their range is constantly updated and one of the examples can be safely considered the appearance on the market of the SMOK Novo 2 Pod Starter Kit. After the success and at the same time a number of comments from vapers regarding the first version, the decision to release something similar, but more perfect, is quite logical.
The new version has become a little more powerful, equipped with a more capacious battery, and is designed to work with two types of cartridges for the first and second editions, for which we can honestly say thank you to the manufacturer.
SMOK Novo 2 Pod Starter Kit is a compact POD system equipped with a fairly powerful battery for its class and designed to work with seven types of replaceable cartridges. The design of the new version has remained recognizable and ergonomic, so there will be no difficulties with its use. At the same time, the manufacturer offers a large selection of colors, as well as the ability to customize the device using special stickers.
An important point for vapers can safely be considered the possibility of using cartridges, both for the first version of PODa, and those developed for the second, somewhat updated with respect to the heating elements used. You can buy SMOK Novo 2 Pod Starter Kit in eight original designs, among which the vaper can easily choose the best option for himself.
Considering that the SMOK Novo 2 Pod Starter Kit is, in principle, a classic POD system, but do not forget that it is from a well-known manufacturer, so it is quite logical that it is quite adequately equipped. Therefore, in the branded vaper box you will find:
- Novo 2 battery pack;
- NOVO 2 Mesh 1.0ohm Pod Coil;
- NOVO 2 DC4ohm MTL Pod Coil;
- USB cable for charging;
- User’s manual.
Novo 2 battery
Smok released its first version of the Novo POD system not so long ago, and immediately after it appeared on the market, it began to enjoy considerable popularity among vapers, although there were a lot of complaints about it. The fact that the manufacturer decided to release an updated and rather significantly improved version of this POD system was quite logical.
The Novo 2 battery pack is made in almost the same dimensions as the first version (the differences are minimal), so the vaper will get a compact and ergonomic device. The manufacturer paid special attention to the design, the vaper can choose one of the bright and original versions of the device. If you wish, you can stick one of the seven stickers on the battery pack, but they will have to be bought separately, but the customization will be at the highest level.
An important difference between Novo 2 and the first version is a built-in 800 mAh battery, which is good news, since the autonomy of the device has almost doubled. The battery is charged with a traditional micro-USB connector located on the bottom end of the battery pack with a current of 0.55A.
The only indicator on the device is a centrally located LED that changes color depending on the battery charge level.
It is worth saying that the Novo 2 battery pack operates at a power of 6-25 watts, which changes automatically depending on the resistance of the cartridge installed by the vaper. In this case, the voltage supplied to the evaporator varies between 3.3-4.2V.
Cartridges and features
It is worth paying tribute to the specialists of the Smok company, who decided to use cartridges from the first version in Novo 2 as well. This will not only provide the vaper with the opportunity to choose a cartridge with a quick replacement, but also the opportunity to choose the best vaporizer and puff option depending on their preferences, the type of liquids used and even their mood.
Initially, the manufacturer offers three new types of Novo 2 cartridges on a grid for a more or less free puff, on a coil for a tight cigarette and on quartz (it’s probably ceramic, but don’t forget about marketing) for nicotine salt e-liquids. Their resistance is 1.0 / 1.4 / 1.4 ohms, respectively.
In order for the vaper to get the maximum taste in the cartridges, a rather interesting air supply system is used; it is taken from the sides, and then enters the lower part of the evaporator through the channels.
Refueling is unlikely to surprise anyone, it is traditional for cartridges of this type. In order to pour 2 ml of liquid, you need to remove the cartridge from the battery pack, open the silicone cap on the side and simply pour in the eliquid.
Conclusions and impressions
SMOK Novo 2 Pod Starter Kit is a classic POD system that will delight many vapers with its cartridge versatility and autonomy. This device is perfect for those who are looking for a simple, compact and practical device.
Advantages and disadvantages
- Weak charging current;
- Condensation may collect under the cartridge.
- Large selection of colors;
- Ergonomic design;
- Light weight;
- Compact dimensions;
- Ease of maintenance and use;
- Variety of cartridges;
- The ability to choose the optimal ratio of taste and puff.