This guide explores what makes the three main types of e-cigarettes different, enabling you to make an informed decision.
These days, e-cigarettes come in all sorts of colours, sizes and shapes – and on top of this, there’s hundreds of e-liquids to try. It’s unbelievable considering that vaping was extremely niche less than 10 years ago, leaving vapers with a very restricted range of products to choose from.
If you are trying vaping for the first time, or want to make a switch from the device you’re currently using, figuring out which model to go for can be an overwhelming experience. With hundreds of companies and manufacturers to consider, where do you even begin?
The main thing to remember is that e-cigarettes typically fall into one of three categories: mini devices, mid-sized models and vape mods. Selecting which of these matches up with what you’re looking for is a great start, as it allows you to focus on a smaller number of products when you’re making your final selection.
So – let’s go through each category:
These are often regarded as the first generation of e-cigarettes, given that they replicate the appearance and feel of traditional cigarettes. The familiarity they provide can be very welcoming to someone who is stopping smoking and trying out an e-cigarette for the first time. Minis are quite simplistic, and you can either go for a rechargeable device or a disposable one. Generally, their start-up costs are a lot lower than other types of e-cigarettes, but you’ll face limitations in terms of flavour options, battery life, and customisation.
VaporFi mainly focuses on offering e-cigarettes for advanced vapers, but we do offer minis for customers who yearn for something more traditional. Our model is equipped with a high-capacity battery that can be plugged into the wall or a USB port for recharging. You can also purchase prefilled e-liquid cartridges. For added convenience, you might want to go for the VaporFi Power Cig Tobacco Starter Kit Bundle, which comes equipped with a USB cable that allows you to charge while in the car or using your computer.
Mid-sized vape pens and e-cigarettes
As e-cigarettes enjoyed an explosion in popularity, vapers began demanding devices with better batteries, bigger tanks for e-liquid, enhanced settings and greater levels of vapour production. This paved the way for the second generation of mid-sized e-cigarettes, which are occasionally known as vape pens. Although they are bigger and a little heavier than their mini counterparts, they offer better results and need to be charged less frequently. More often than not, these models are manual and come with a button that needs to be pressed for the heating component to activate.
Vape pens are incredibly popular among VaporFi customers for their comfort and features – meaning we have created a vast range of models to choose from. First-class vapour production is coupled with unparalleled taste, especially when you buy from our collection of 30,000 custom e-liquids. If you’re looking to vape on a budget, you’ll generally find that this is the most cost efficient option for you.
Advanced personal vaporizers (APVs) and mods
Last but not least, you have mods and advanced personal vaporizers. These are the newest kids on the block, and they are favoured by hardcore enthusiasts who want the freedom to control every attribute of their vaping experience. APVs can look more like metal boxes or torches than the e-cigarettes you’re accustomed to seeing. Their battery capacity and levels of vapour production are unparalleled, but you’ll generally find that maintenance is more expensive and time consuming.
Our VOX 50 MOD Starter Kit offers everything you’ll need to get started – enabling you to take your vaping experience beyond anything you’ve encountered before. It’s a powerful machine boasting adjustable output power, temperature protection, an automatic resistance meter and an LED screen – meaning you’ll have the flexibility to adjust settings to satisfy even the most exacting requirements.
Other sought-after mods include the Vaporesso Switcher LE 220W Vape MOD and the SMOK Alien 220W TC, both of which come with eye-catching designs, a user-friendly interface and impressive customisation options.
Why not build your own?
At VaporFi, we believe in taking customisation to the next level – and that’s why we give you the chance to build your very own kit from scratch, right down to how it performs, feels and looks. There’s an array of colours, features and styles to choose from.
Check out our online store to find minis, mid-sized e-cigarettes and MODs right now – or stock up on accessories to amplify your vaping experience even further.