Unlike most portable pod-style devices, the Vladdin carries the unique distinction of being ergonomically designed to fit in your hand, giving you a comfortable and stable grip when using the mod.
Available in a single color, namely black, the Vladdin is seductive yet subtle in its design and while it might not be a head-turner to anyone glimpsing it in public, up close it’s easy to see that a lot of thought has been put into the Vladdin’s overall design and craftsmanship.
Constructed out of ABS plastic, aluminum alloy, and a hint of PCTG for the pod itself, the Vladdin strikes the perfect balance between comfort and class. In other words, it’s lightweight but never manages to feel cheap when held in hand.
Other devices usually sacrifice the sturdiness of materials for the sake of creating a lightweight device. While other mods gravitate towards a heavier design to give off a sense of luxury and durability, the Vladdin manages to find the perfect sweet spot between both extremes which is honestly a rare thing.
The Vladdin uses a familiar magnetic design to attach your choice of pod to the main body of the mod, making for a quick and painless removal and installation between pods. Each pod is also made out of PCTG plastic, making it environment-friendly.
The PCTG material also ensures that none of the pods material leeches into your e-liquid, effectively making it very safe to vape. The exclusion of typical glass for the pod system makes the entire device even more lightweight and easy to handle, cementing its status as a solid portable option.
Unlike the Bo One that offers you their proprietary pre-filled e-liquid cartridges, the Vladdin has the option to use refillable pods which you’re free to use any e-liquid of your choosing. “But some people like their pre-filled pods!” is what some might say.
The designers of the Vladdin have considered this as well and have made pre-filled pods an option as well, with a multitude of e-liquid flavors to choose from making sure you never tire of vaping the same old stuff.
The variety of flavors looks like its catering to newbies or those considering making the switch to vaping. Regardless of your personal preference, it’s unlikely that none of the flavor offerings will resonate with your taste buds.
Considering that the Vladdin operates just like your basic pod-style device, there isn’t much to be expected from it in terms of alternative vaping modes or advanced features. That doesn’t mean it’s lacking in capabilities by any means though as its one of the few pod-style devices that can vaporize both e-liquid and essential oils.
Yep you heard it right, if you pick up one of the refillable pods that are compatible with the Vladdin, you don’t only get an extremely portable e-cigarette, but also an easy to use and lightweight method for vaping your favorite oils.
The Vladdin also sports your basic low voltage and short circuit protection making it a safe option to use even for the absolute beginner.
Ease of Use
Regardless of whether you like to vape with your own e-liquid or the pre-filled flavors that Vladdin themselves offer, the Vladdin is an accessible piece of kit even for the most tech-illiterate users out there. The magnetic ports used on all of their pods make it incredibly easy to install and remove the pods.
In case you picked up the refillable pod, it can easily be filled via removing the mouthpiece on top, revealing the adequately sized fill ports.
When it comes to the actual operation or use, the Vladdin rivals pod-style devices such as the Pax Juul in terms of just how easy to vape. Simply place the mouthpiece in your mouth, take a puff, and you’re good to go. The Vladdin uses a built-in air activated sensor to fire up the device so you’ll have the freedom of using a button-less design with its day to day operation.
In terms of sheer smallness, the Vladdin doesn’t really bring anything to the table as its roughly the same size as most of the smaller pod-style systems available in the market today like the Bo One.
Having said that though, this means that the Vladdin is quite portable, easily fitting into even your shirt pocket, making it a handy little vape to take with you on the go. The lack of sharp edges makes it even easier to slip in and out of your pockets as you go on about your day.
The battery life of the Vladdin imposes a good improvement over its competition mostly thanks to a slightly larger 350mAh integrated battery that should definitely last you a full day’s worth of vaping.
Charging up the battery is a no-brainer thanks to the Vladdin’s use of a universal micro USB charging port unlike the proprietary charging port of the Juul which could make it troublesome to charge if you didn’t have the included charger within reach.
The Vladdin should be a definite pick for those who enjoy vaping both e-liquid and oils as its one of the few devices in its size category which are able to do so. As a vape, it performs reasonably well when compared to older offerings and stands out even more in terms of battery life as the Vladdin uses a slightly larger battery in comparison.