Vape pod systems have become very popular nowadays, and are available in the product lines of almost all the big companies we know. And recently SMOK has recently released the Novo pod 4, a small and comfortable device with long lasting battery life and can be used for mouth to lung and direct lung vaping. Let’s take a look at what it looks like next.
Take a look at the contents
In the black box we have the Novo battery, two refillable pods, and a short micro-USB cable. It’s worth noting that SMOK includes two refillable pods in this kit. While two pods should be the industry norm, most companies only offer one, so SMOK definitely deserves some praise for challenging the status quo.
Design and Quality
The SMOK Novo is essentially the same size and shape as the classic cigarette lighter, yet at 88.3mm x 24.3mm x 14.3mm, it’s one of the smallest and most compact pod systems I’ve ever used, which means you can fit it snugly in a small jeans pocket. Considering it’s marketed as ultra-portable, this description is realistic.
From pink to baby blue, the Novo comes in many vibrant colors. It has a small battery life indicator, a micro-USB port. Because it’s a pull-out device, there’s no screen or buttons, just a slick battery that attaches to a refillable pod on top.
The pod holds 2 ml of e-liquid, and a 1.2 Ω coil. It has a narrow tip that fits very comfortably into the mouth and doesn’t make you look funny while vaping.
Other pod systems like the Mowell Shake or the Wismec Motiv 2 have slightly tinted pods that allow you to see how much juice is left.
Novo does not have magnetic pods. Instead, they are press-fitted to the battery. You won’t hear any clicks when you insert the pods, so try to make sure you push them in all the way. To refill the pods, just pull out the rubber cap on the side of the canister and you will see the fill port.
In summary, I think SMOK has done a great job designing the Novo pod system. This thing is truly ultra-portable, it’s comfortable on the vape, and it comes with two pods.
Battery life and performance
It’s hard to imagine having 450mAh for such a small size. to charge it just connect it to a power source with a USB cable, and like other pod systems, the Novo takes about an hour to fully charge after the battery is drained.
Now, as far as performance goes, I feel pretty good about the SMOK Novo. Especially when it was fully charged, the hits were considerably stronger than most previous vape pods, exploding with more and hotter vapor. According to the official description, the Novo puts out between 10W and 16W of power depending on the charge.
There’s no denying that the SMOK Novo qualifies as one of the best pod systems out there and still does a commendable job in certain areas. The only regret is that there is still room for improvement as far as the vaping experience is concerned.