The Mico Pod System by Smok is a familiar form factor brought to you by one of the most prolific vape companies out there. The Mico is a super small, ultra-portable MTL/DTL hybrid type device utilizing pods with interchangeable coils. At barely 56mm high, the Mico fits easily in even the smallest of pockets and operates like a pretty standard pod system. If you just can’t get enough of these pod-style devices, read on to learn whether or not the Mico should be coming to your home collection.
- Dimensions: 56 x 46.5 x 14.8 mm
- Weight: 65g
- Juice Capacity:7mL
- Material: Zinc-Alloy
- Battery: 700mAh Integrated
- Wattage Output Range: 10 – 26W
- Coil Ratings:8ohm Mesh, 1.0ohm Regular, 1.4ohm Ceramic
- Draw-Activated Firing Mechanism
- Direct Voltage
- On/Off Toggle Switch
- Multi-Colored Resin Panels
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- Warm & flavorful coils
- Auto-draw ramps up quickly
- Good flavor, especially on 0.8ohm
- Solid build quality
- Extremely small & pocketable
- Great battery life for its size
- Nice viewing windows
- On/off switch
- Battery feedback
- Very loose MTL
- Mouthpiece is quite wide
- On/off switch
- 2 coil options
- Great build quality with a nice weight to it
- Lanyard option
- Does not do MTL well at all
- No airflow control
- Looks really good with a nice finish
- Very affordable
- 2 included coil options
- Good battery life
- Good coil life
- On/off switch
- USB port on bottom
- Looks a lot like the Mi-Pod
Do we have ourselves another winner from Smok? It sure looks like it, if these pros and cons are anything to go by. Let’s take it step by step, break down these pros and cons, and decide who this device is for.
The primary cons with this system will let you know right up front whether you should be interested in picking one up. The airflow is probably the most important thing to talk about, since it could be a deal breaker. The Mico just doesn’t really do an MTL all that well. If you have experience with Smok’s other pod-style, portable devices, you know what to expect. The airflow on this kit falls somewhere between a restricted lung hit and a loose, airy MTL. While this is probably fine for a lot of you, if you need that really tight, authentic MTL, you won’t get it here.
Which brings us to our second major con: no adjustable options. I know, this is a tiny ultra-portable pod device, should we really be expecting a bunch of finetuning features? The answer, honestly, is yes. A lot of devices in this form factor are providing these kinds of options now, and the Mico’s loose airflow could be easily solved with an adjustable airflow control.
Other than that, the Mico really does what it needs to. It’s incredibly small, yet feels nice and solid in the hand without being too heavy. You’ll be able to easily fit it into your pants pocket, even if you’re wearing skinny jeans, and it includes a lanyard option as well.
The design is really nice too, with those colorful resin panels which are available in all kinds of colors. An analog on/off switch is very handy too. You also get a really impressive battery life for this type of device, with a 700mAh battery lasting you probably close to an entire day, especially on the higher resistance coil options.
Finally, the flavor on the Mico is pretty much par for the course. You get probably a bit more flavor and warmth from this device than your average portable system, but it’s definitely about what you’d expect.
All in all, the Smok Mico Pod System is a great little device. You get pretty much exactly what you’d expect from a portable system by Smok: Good flavor, great battery life, solid build quality, and an attractive form factor. If you’re okay with having a bit looser airflow, there’s nothing to really complain about here. Just keep in mind, you’re locked into the airflow this comes with, but you do get three coil options, so you can experiment a little bit to find your own sweet spot.