Vladdin Refill Pod Kit
The Vladdin RE is extremely light. It weighs out to 20 grams, which is only 6 grams heavier than the JULL! That’s impressive, especially considering it’s a bit taller and wider. The device has a futuristic curvy design with defined edges. Its ergonomic shape sits well in your fingers.
My Vladdin RE came with an elegent charcoal matte finish, but it comes in three other options including gold, rainbow and chrome. The overall construction is good. It doesn’t feel like a luxurious device, but maintains a nice balance between functional and stylish. It has an LED light that lights up when you vape but unfortunately there is no battery life indicator, one of its cons.
The refillable pods hold 1.5 mL of liquid, which is larger than most pod systems. The top cap comes off easily with a little squeeze to reveal a silicon plug. Once you remove the plug there are two fill holes, which work fine with unicorn bottles, but can get a little messy with droppers. When filling, be sure to use the side holes, not the chimney in the middle.
The pods snap into the battery using a gold-plated magnet. It doesn’t make an audible click, but it does make a strong connection. They have a narrow window for liquid level detection. The mouthpiece feels nice on the lips and stays on tightly. It’s time to fill it up and have a vape.
The Vladdin RE gives off a tight mouth to lung vape comparable to the JUUL, but with a little more restrictiveness. You can barely get away with a restrictive lung hit on it. A white LED light illuminates as you puff and it’s draw-activated, so no buttons to get confused with. It produces a consistent puff up until the very end before it cuts off. If you’re going to use this as your main device, it makes sense to buy two batteries — one to charge while the other is in use.
The pod capacity is good too, considering I get almost a day out of one refill. The battery doesn’t get me through a full day, but it charges in less than an hour. The cut-off time seems a bit shorter than I’m used to, but you aren’t going to be taking huge puffs with high-strength liquids anyway. With lower-strength e-juice, you are going to end up chain vaping on this thing.
I have been using the same pod for about a week now, and I haven’t noticed any drop off in flavor yet. It’s performing very strong for such a tiny device. The pods haven’t leaked either, aside from normal condensation. Aside from that, there has been no gurgling or spitback at all.
- Consistent performance
- No dry hits or leaking
- True MTL draw
- Lightweight and ergonomic
- Micro USB charging
- 1.5 mL pod capacity
Overall, the Vladdin RE was dependable. You don’t need to do any tricks or hacks to get it to hit properly. It just works, every time. I wasn’t expecting much from this little thing, but I have to say I’m quite impressed. It’s definitely worth the price for a solid refillable pod system.
I wish the battery had a larger capacity with some kind of battery life indication. But I still get a more consistent vape with the Vladdin than a lot of similar devices in its price range. I’d recommend it to a smoker who’s serious about making the switch or fans of refillable pod systems. What do you think about the Vladdin RE? Leave a comment and share your thoughts.