Last updated on February 21st, 2019
JUUL May Be the Most Popular Vape Pen in America But How Did it Get to Be Number 1?
Wired Magazine once said the JUUL “Might just be the first great e-cig”. That’s a pretty impressive statement. It came at a time when JUUL was still owned by PAX Labs and was considered to be a game changer in the world of beginner-style vape pens. That is quickly changing as better alternatives from more reputable vaping companies are now available.
When I first tested the JUUL starter kit, I discovered it was a lightweight portable pod vape pen and very easy to use.
First – JUUL satisfies nicotine cravings. Many adult vapers switching from tobacco cigs appreciate that.
Just recently, (Aug. 2018) JUUL started offering 3% nicotine levels for their pods. This was a much anticipated move spurred on by the FDA’s concerns about teen vaping.
The Type of Nicotine Used
The nicotine used in the JUUL is also different from most e-cigarettes. Most e-liquids (and tobacco cigarettes) use “free-base nicotine”.
JUUL is different in that it uses Nicotine Salts. No, it’s not salty, it just means that their patented formula uses the same type of nicotine found in tobacco leaves, delivering a cigarette-like nicotine delivery without any harshness.
Second – The JUUL is Small and Lightweight. That makes it easy for travel. The battery isn’t very powerful, so it’s very unlikely that it will blow up.
The e-liquid is contained in little color-coded pods that attach magnetically to the battery. Just This design was innovated years ago, but it’s now the standard for most vape pod pens. It won’t overheat the e-liquid or the coil.
The draw is easy and vapor production is good. comfortable and smooth. If you’re concerned about propylene glycol (PG), JUUL e-liquid is 30/60 PG/VG ratio.
Charging The JUUL
On a full charge the battery will last about a day depending on how you vape, but it’s easy and quick to charge in an hour or less. If you tap the battery, a small LED tells you if your battery is running down.
Regarding the Magnetic USB Charger
The battery snaps onto the usb wall charger. There’s no cord. You have to use your laptop’s USB port or any other horizontal USB port. If you have neither, use a USB wall adapter which does not come with the kit, but is readily available.
The first charge takes about an hour, but it will charge in about a half hour afterwards. After a few months (or even weeks) you’re likely to have difficulty charging, or it will charge but the device won’t work. Some people say wiping the contacts with alcohol or water will correct this issue. Most say they’ve had to replace their device.
How Long Do JUUL E-Liquid PODs Last?
JUUL pods are petite so don’t expect them to hold out for more than a few days, depending on your usage. Also on the downside is that the replaceable flavor pods can be expensive.
Here’s my wrap up the JUUL
All-in-all I will say this vape pod pen is an attractive choice if you don’t prefer a refillable vape pod pen (one that lets you add your preferred e-liquid and nicotine level).
- Compact Design
- Very Portable and Practically Hides in Your Hand
- Charger or Battery is Likely to Fail After a Few Months
- You Have to Use JUUL’s e-liquid pods
- Limited Flavor Selection
- JUUL does not have great customer service
- Although they are perfectly legitimate, the company is currently under scrutiny by the FDA due to the popularity of JUUL with underage vapers.
UPDATE! There is now a JUUL pod vape kit that comes with pre-filled natural CBD e-liquid! It does not contain any nicotine and it’s a great choice for vapers who want to experience the relaxing effects of CBD. The kit below is sold with free shipping. Just click the image to learn more.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A PRODUCT SIMILAR TO THE ORIGINAL JUUL, THE KILO 1K (shown below) IS AN OPTION. LEARN MORE ABOUT IT HERE.
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