The Renova Zero Pod System by Vaporesso is one of the most popular pod systems on the market. Backed by Vaporesso’s sterling reputation and including their well-respected OMNI chip, the Renova Zero could just be the pod system you’ve been waiting for. With so many on the market, though, the competition is stiff, and this little guy is going to have to make quite an impression if it hopes to stand out and stick around. Read on to find out exactly how the Renova Zero stacks up against its competition.
- Dimensions: 75 x 40 x 16 mm
- Pod Capacity:6mL
- Battery: Integrated 650mAh
- Wattage Output Range: 7 – 12.5W
- Intelligent OMNI Board Mini Chipset
- Auto Temperature Control
- Low-Liquid Detection
- Direct Voltage-Based Output
- Press-to-Fill System
- Vaporesso cCell Coil Technology
- Adjustable wattage
- Push-to-fill System
- Pretty good flavor
- Pretty good airflow
- “It’s a pod system, there ain’t much to it!”
- Super comfortable mouthpiece
- Includes bottles for refilling pods
- Flavor is great with 50/50 liquid, loses flavor starting at 60/40
- Similar draw to the Infinix
- Adjustable wattage
- Transparent pods make it easy to check juice levels
- Good battery life for size & wattage
- Charges in only 40 minutes
- Need high MG nic salt to get any throat hit
- Pretty cool vape
- No replaceable coils
- No adjustable airflow
- New push-to-fill system
- Includes bottles to make filling easy
- On/off switch
- Temperature control
- Adjustable wattage settings
- Flavor is great
- Need to do a primer puff to get a good hit
- Hardly get any throat hit at 25mg nic salt
- Only one pod included
Another pretty clear-cut set of reviews. If those lists of pros and cons didn’t make things any clearer for you, don’t worry – we’re here to break it all down for you and let you know if you should take any further interest in the Renova Zero. Let’s talk cons first.
The biggest con with the Renova Zero has to do with the way it vapes. While all pod systems are going to be on the lower end of the power scale, this system seems to vape even more cool than others in its class. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, you should expect a much less impactful vape than similar devices. The throat hit with this thing is nearly non-existent, particularly if you’re using anything lower than 30mg nicotine salt. Even with higher nicotine salts, however, you’re going to need to hit a primer puff before you get into your typical vaping rhythm.
While that’s the biggest issue with this system, you also only get a single pod in the package, which is certainly disappointing as there’s no reason to not include two. You also don’t get any adjustable airflow or replaceable coils. While these are optional additions to pod systems, they’re becoming increasingly common. It’s also a bit questionable to provide wattage settings without an adjustable airflow, since most vapers will tend to adjust both of those settings at the same time. Higher wattage = more airflow, etc. While not essential to the functions of a pod system, it’s always disappointing to see companies skimp on features which a lot of us really appreciate.
The Renova Zero isn’t all bad though; there’s quite a lot going for it as well. For one thing, you get really good, almost great, flavor, particularly if you’re vaping 50/50 salt nic e-liquids. Anything thicker than that is going to cost you a little bit of flavor.
You also get a pretty nice push-to-fill system, which is making its way through the industry. This method of filling your pods makes things extremely mess-free, which is super convenient. The one downside, of course, is that you need very specific bottles to fit the fill system. Fortunately, Vaporesso did go ahead and include refillable bottles for just that purpose. While having to use proprietary e-juice bottles for filling is kind of a pain, the consideration of including bottles is much appreciated.
Finally, you get the Renova Zero’s touted temperature control system. While it’s hard to know if the system is doing “true” temperature control, you really don’t get any dry hits at all. This is not a game-changer, but it sure is nice.
At the end of the day, do you need a Renova Zero? It’s a difficult argument to make, but it certainly can be made. For a pod system, it’s got some good flavor but the requisites are kind of hard to overlook. You have to use 50/50 VG/PG salt nicotine with at least 30mg nicotine. You also have to pour the e-liquid into their proprietary bottles before filling. Once you’ve done all that, you end up with a vape that’s not bad but certainly a little bit cool and lacking that punch we’ve come to expect from salt nic devices. On the other hand, if you’re a huge fan of Vaporesso and you’re into adjustable wattage, this is not the worst pod system out there. But to answer the question we posed in the introduction, the Renova Zero does not do enough to stand out. In the larger picture, this is just another pod.