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Types of Vape Devices: What’s the Best?

When it comes to choosing your vape device, the options and information thrown at you can be overwhelming. So how do you know which one is best for you?


We break down the types of vape devices and explain their pros and cons.


Which Type of Vape Device is Right For You?


The Anatomy of a Vape Device


Understanding the components that make up a device is important. There are variations between the types of devices, but they all consist of four parts:

  • A heating element (atomizer)
  • A power source (typically a battery)
  • A cartridge/pod/reservoir, which holds the e-liquids
  • A mouthpiece

When the atomizer is activated, it vaporizes the e-liquid in the cartridge.


The Four Types of Vape Devices



As the name suggests, this first generation of vape devices was designed to look like a real cigarette. This is where the term “Electronic Cigarette” or “E-Cigarette” originated from.


The cig-a-like also mimics real cigarettes when you consider the smoking experience. With this device, you are holding the smoke in your mouth before inhaling it.


Cig-a-likes are known for being user-friendly and easily portable, so they’re great for beginners. However, the battery life and e-liquid capacity are lower.


Vape Pens

Vape pens are larger than cig-a-likes to account for their larger battery and greater smoke production. This means that vape pens are slightly less portable when compared to the cig-a-likes but will last longer.


As well, the flavours are more pronounced with this device. When you factor in the increased smoke production, vape pens create a more classic vaping experience. However, it should be noted that getting those more intense flavours require more e-liquid consumption, which means you’ll be refilling it more.


As this option is also user-friendly, it’s another solid choice for beginners.



Mods are an excellent option for the more experienced user, as you’re able to customize the settings. The flavour intensity and cloud production are still strong, and the battery life is long.

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A downside to mods is that it takes longer to charge the batteries as a result of the impressive battery life. 


This type isn’t recommended for beginners, as it can take some time to learn the device.


Pod Mods

Pod mods are essentially an upgraded version of cig-a-likes. They have high nicotine strength and can give smokers that smoking experience through vaping.


This similarity to smoking does mean there is less smoke production, but it is a more portable option when compared to some mods.


The most noticeable con with this type is its short battery life.


If you’re interested in vaping or wanting to change your experience, don’t hesitate to speak to a professional. They’ll be more than able to help you decide with type of vape device is best for you.


All of your vaping needs will be taken care of by the experts at Foggy Gorilla. Happy Vaping! For any questions or inquiries, contact us:

Phone: (403) 764-8273

Email: [email protected] 

Website: https://foggygorillavapeshop.ca/

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