As its name clearly indicates, the S8 is a pod , a vape with simplified use, which beyond its original form effortlessly produces a quality vape by indirect inhalation.
There is no simpler
The S8 is a real pod , that is to say an electronic cigarette that simplifies the life of the vaper, starting or not. On the aesthetic side, there are of course several finishes, from the most discreet to the most flashy.
It is composed of 2 parts: on the left the body which contains the battery and the necessary electronics, on the right a tank, which contains the atomizer and 2 ml of liquid.
Assembled, it gives this little thing in the form of pebble, it would also be remarkable to make a contest of ricochets. It is easy to store and does not weigh heavily: 70 g
His grip is nice. And to vape, it’s easy: just suck a puff on its tip, formed by the top of the tank. It goes off by itself, no need to press a button, everything is automatic. By the way, I had no leaks, the tanks seem reliable on this point.
It may seem odd to propose such a form to wear it: we are closer to the saxophone than the cigarette. Yet it works, it works very well on this pod, Smoant having studied its form, which allows spontaneous vape by indirect inhalation.
The vape MTL is of quality
The first time, as it is symmetrical, I regularly erred on the side to vaper. It is done quickly. Above all, the vape is very pleasant for those who practice indirect inhalation (that of the cigarette): we suck in the mouth, then inhale. The flavors are very well restored, at a surprising level for this kind of vaper. The production of steam is quite low, equivalent to the smoke of a cigarette, and that is enough, if only to quietly consume in society. It is therefore advisable to use liquids that are sufficiently dosed with nicotine, at least 12 mg or even 18 mg, especially if it has just been used. It is also possible to vape liquids dosed in nicotine salts, if one does not support the important hit of the high levels of classic nicotine.
The nicotine level is also important to manage the battery life. This is the weak point of the pods, their small size imposing small batteries. This will last half a day by vaping moderately. It can be recharged via its USB cable and a PC or phone charger, while continuing to vape. It takes between 30 and 40 minutes to fully charge.
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A good e-cigarette, under conditions
In short, it is a good vape tool for those seeking discretion and simplicity, but it must manage its weak autonomy. It’s not really a defect, it’s a characteristic of all small vapers, you can not put a big battery in such a small thing.
Even if you only steam for short exposures, it will not take a day’s work, so you have to be able to recharge it, or more likely to have a second vaper.
Note in passing that the vape during recharge is tighter. Why ? Because the air enters the pod via the USB socket: when you plug the cable, you reduce the flow.
For my part, I used it in particular moments: the morning (I like to vape in MTL in the morning, with strong nicotine levels, a habit probably inherited from my smoking period), or going shopping, even at the movies (but hush, it stays between us!). I tried a long day with him exclusively, I had to reload 6 times to consume a little more than 2 tanks. QED.
The S8 is presented in a sturdy cardboard box, with a usb cable for charging, and a fine-tipped vial and a brief user guide. A second tank would have been welcome.
The essential characteristics of the Smoant S8 Pod
|Type of material
||86.6 mm out of 48 out of 12.8
|Weight of the kit
Small technical observations
Some pods only work with cartridges that are thrown when empty: it is even simpler, but binding since we can then use only the liquids offered by the manufacturer, and more expensive. Smoant has chosen another way: his tank can be filled with the liquid you want.
We distinguish the USB port, on the edge of the pod, on the left.
To fill the tank, simply pull on the small silicone cap, then slide the tip of a vial. The hole is wide enough to use the usual 10 ml vials, but not enough for pipettes and wide tips, hence the presence of the vial in the box. It will regularly change this reservoir (for just under 5 €), since this is the only way to change the resistance, whose life is not infinite. It is difficult to estimate this duration, it depends on both the frequency of vape is liquids that are used. Very sweet liquids, or tobacco flavors, for example, foul resistances faster than others. With liquids little clogging, I’m at the equivalent of 10 days of use, and the resistance does not show signs of exhaustion.
For those who like me want to know that they are the technical characteristics of their steam engine, here are the elements: the atomizer is integrated in the tank and can not be changed. It consists of a reel and a cotton wick, as on conventional atomizers. The resistance is probably in Kanthal , for a value of 1.3 ohm. The battery delivers a voltage of 3.3 to 3.4 V, its capacity is 370 mAh. The power of vape is therefore around 8 W, which is quite appropriate for the vape in direct inhalation.
- The simplicity
- Pebble design
- The quality of flavors
- Reliable trigger
We do not like
- The low autonomy, specific to all pods