When it comes to vaporizers, there are really 3 main options: Pens, pods, and MODs. Of these, MODs are the most unique. They’re bigger, bulkier, and more difficult to use. Realistically, they’re really only meant for advanced vapers – and even then, many users prefer the safety and convenience of vaporizer pens and pods.
Vaporizer pods and pens have a number of similarities, so it’s hard for the new vaper to know which best suits their needs. Let’s take a look at the differences between the two.
A vaporizer pen can come in many different forms and shapes, however, they all share a similar breakdown of components. The two main features are a cartridge that houses oil or concentrates, and a power source (battery) that heats the cartridge and produces vapor. Vape pens were first mass-produced for the e-cigarette market, and have been recently re-engineered and designed specifically for high viscosity extracts.
A pod-based vape system is quite simple. It contains a battery housing unit that is rechargeable and meant to be kept by the user, and a “pod” that is filled with oil and can be easily dropped into the battery housing unit in order to vape. Once the “pod” is empty, the user simply removes, and swaps in a brand new fully filled pod. It’s portable and convenient like a regular vape pen and also has a reusable battery. Pod-based vape systems can come in a variety of shapes, however some of the most popular devices are small, slick, and discreet like a USB stick.