The vaping industry moves so fast. So fast, in fact, that look away for just a moment and you may find yourself confronted with a slew of new and unfamiliar terms that seemingly materialized from thin air. Chances are good that other forces in your life are demanding at least a portion of your available daily attention. Children, spouses, jobs — all of these take precedence over the latest vaping trends, but how is a person supposed to catch up with the latest bevy of new-fangled terminology. That’s where we come in!

At South Beach Smoke, we’re incredibly well versed in all the current lingo, so we feel it’s our duty to help out our loyal customers with some insight and clarity into the ever-evolving vape scene! Today, we’ll be talking about “Personal Vaporization Devices” aka “Personal Vaporizers” aka “The Part You Plug-In And Charge”. That’s just a bit of a joke but in reality, this is serious business!

If you aren’t armed with the proper terminology, it makes it that much more difficult to find, research, and purchase the vaping products that will be the right fit for you. In this article, we’ll dissect the differences between pods, mods, and starter kits so that you’ll have the information you’ll need to make a fantastic choice!

What are Vape Pods?

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Tesla Vape Pod

Let’s dive right in with vape pods! What are they? Vape pods are the newcomers on the vape device scene and their rise in popularity conveniently coincided with the release of an ever-growing number of liquids formulated with nicotine salts as opposed to traditional freebase nicotine e-liquids. Nicotine salts pack more satisfaction into a smaller amount of liquid, so it makes sense that the devices designed to use them would be similarly more compact — and that’s exactly what they are! Rather than having a separate tank and device that can be mixed and matched, pod systems are designed as complete systems.

The trade-off of losing the ability to use your tank of choice is more than made up for by the significantly increased portability, convenience, and ease of use that these devices offer! What’s more, many of the most modern pod systems are being designed to offer the ability to use a variety of excellent coil options. What’s that mean for you? It means that if nicotine salt blends don’t cut the mustard, you’re just a coil change away from being able to use your favorite traditional e-liquid in a sleek and modern pod system!

What are Vape Mods?

Most folks who have been around the vape scene for any length of time have probably encountered “mods”, like this one from Eleaf, in one way or another – in the display counter of your favorite vape shop, on the front page of your favorite vape site (we all know it’s SouthBeachSmoke.com), or in the hands of some of your vape buddies!

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Geek Vape Aegis Solo Mod

Vape Mods debuted in the vape world as a response to vapers who demanded higher levels of performance than the eGo-style devices of the early days of vaping could afford. The increase in size, and thus decrease in portability, made sense for the vapers who wanted better performance, bigger clouds, and greater intensity of flavor! Guess what? They still do all of that!

If you vape for the delicious flavors or the big poofy clouds, it’s hard to find anything that tops a mod! Additionally, most vape mods offer a lot of versatility due to their ability to accept a wide variety of tanks, drippers, cartridges, and just about anything else with a 510 threaded connection! If you’ve ever described yourself as a vaping “enthusiast” and don’t spend the majority of your time on the go, there’s a solid chance that mods are perfect for your lifestyle!

What are Starter Kits?

Starter kits, such as the FreeCool N800 Kit and RipTide Pod Starter Kit, are a little bit trickier. Offering a complete vaping system that includes everything you need for a great vape and usually at an impressive value, starter kits are available for both pods and mods.

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SMOK Novo 2 Starter Kit

If you already know you prefer pods or mods over the other, then selecting the perfect vape starter kit is an easy and enjoyable task! Mod starter kits might not appeal as much to experienced vapors who spend considerable time staying up to date on vaping news and may already know exactly what combination of tank, mod, coils, and batteries they want to use, but for those of us who are just starting out or have less time on our hands, mod starter kits provide an incredible way to get a complete, compatible, and high-functioning system without worrying about if you’re forgetting some critical component.

Pod starter kits, on the other hand, usually bundle the pod device itself, a few pods, and possibly a variety of coil option to help you figure out which combination works best for you. In addition to being able to try various configurations, pod starter kits also usually represent a tremendous value for interested pod users!

Buy Pods, Mods and Starter Kits and South Beach Smoke

We at South Beach Smoke hope you’ve enjoyed reading this article, and that you maybe feel a bit more confident browsing through our incredible collection packed with the greatest pods, mods, and starter kits available anywhere! As always, if you have questions or need further information, our customer support team is standing by to help! Vape on!