The Nord is the latest pod starter kit from Smok. It is a massive improvement on the Novo. Not only does it have a bigger tank and bigger battery capacity, but it also features removable coils. This is a five-star pod device. The only downside is that it does not support adjustable airflow. However, the availability of multiple coil heads means that you still have full control over your vaping experience. Let’s look at this device in detail.
The Smok Nord is made of aluminum alloy. It measures 94mm by 20mm by 18.8mm, and it weighs 80g. It has a duck-billed mouthpiece. Like most pod devices on the market, the battery and the pod are detachable. Unlike the Novo, the Nord has a power/firing button. To turn the device on/off, press the button five times quickly. There is an LED light in the button that flashes when you turn it on. The light also serves as the battery life indicator. When you press the power button twice quickly, it will show either green, orange, or red depending on the battery level. Green means that the battery level is around 100 percent and 70 percent; orange means the battery level is between 70 percent and 30 percent; red means it is around 30 percent or below. The firing button of the Nord is very responsive. The moment you press it, the device starts firing.
The Smok Nord pod starter kit comes with a 1100mAh battery. The package includes a micro USB cable for charging the device. You will find the charging port under the battery. The Nord does not support pass-through. Therefore, it is not advisable to vape while it is charging.
The pod that comes with the Smok Nord can hold 3ml of e-juice. To refill the tank, you need to pull the pod from the battery, turn it to the side and remove the silicone stopper covering the refill port. As indicated above, the Nord features a removable coil head design, and there are several coil heads to choose from. The package includes a 1.4 ohm regular coil (for mouth to lung vaping) and a 0.6 om mesh coil (for direct lung hits). Apart from these two coils, there is also a 1.4 ohm ceramic coil, and a 0.6 ohm DC coil – both are not included in the package, but you can get them separately. A pack of five of any of these coils is going for $11.95 at http://vprocity.com.
As indicated above, the Smok Nord does not support adjustable airflow. There are airflow slots on both sides of the device, and at the base of each coil. The mesh coil has the biggest airflow slot, that is why it is suitable for direct lung vaping. For the best mouth-to-lung experience, you are better off using the 1.4 ohm ceramic coil. Although the Smok Nord pod is refillable, you will need to change it from time-to-time. The pod is available at the VPro City online store, along with two coil heads for just $6.50. The main Smok Nord kit costs $20.50 at this store. It is available with several different colorful finishes.
The vapor production of the Smok Nord is quite impressive. You will get plenty of thick clouds with every puff, especially if you are using the 0.6 ohm mesh coil or the 1.4 ohm ceramic coil. Also, since the pathway that the vapor has to travel before it reaches your mouth is relatively short, the flavor is spot-on delicious. The Nord comes with numerous safety features, including short-circuit protection, low voltage protection, and 8 seconds cut-off. You cannot go wrong with this device, whether you are a newbie or an advanced vaper.