Surely I can’t introduce the Acrohm Fush Nano Pod System without talking about the Fush Semi-Mech.
If that doesn’t sound familiar, it should, you’ve probably seen a picture. At the beginning of the year the Fush Semi-Mech device was huge. They pretty much went viral online, and It seemed that everybody was talking about them. Not bad to say it was Acrohms first device.
There was two main things that made the Fush stand out; firstly, it was only “semi-mech”, so you get the feel and experience of using a mech, without the dangers of it being completely unregulated.
The second thing (and most relevant to this review) is the lights. Yes the pretty lights, Mech mods are usually metal tubes with no lights at all. The Fush however had a full body, colour changing light.
The thing that made me smile about about the Acrohm Fush Nano is that it’s styled exactly like the Fush semi-mech. It even has the button on the bottom like the Fush Semi-Mech (or any other Mech mod).
As I suggested above, the Fush Nano and Fush Semi-Mech are products of Arcohm, a company that only launched in 2018.
What To Expect From The Fush Nano Pod System
Pretty lights. Seriously, my very first expectation from the Fush Nano is it should have pretty lights. It does, don’t worry.
But let’s not let the pretty lights distract us, this system has lots more to offer.
For example, it’ the first bottom firing pod system. This just means the firing button is on the bottom.
It has draw activation and variable power, although you can’t change the power presets, you will get a different power output depending if you use the button or draw activation.
It has USB-C, Yes! Finally a new device that has got the latest charging tech! And the charging port is covered therefore it is hidden and protected.
The pods are “top fill” and have Adjustable Airflow, depending which way round your pod is placed into the system.
It’s got a 550mAH battery, although I’m not sure that will be enough. We will see.
Acrohm state the “Inner structure of the pod is similar to RTA“, so you can sure bet, I’ll be trying to rebuild it, just like I did with the Geekvape Bident pod system.
It’s evident, that Acrohm has thought of everything for this little pod system. Let get into the details.
This device was sent to us for the purposes of review by Vaporl, thank you. As always my thoughts are my own.
See The Fush Nano Pod In Action With My Video Review
In The Box
- 1 x Fush Nano Pod Kit
- 1 x Additional Pod
- 1 x Lanyard (and rubber attachment band)
- 1 x USB Cable (USB-C)
- 1 x Quick Guide
- 1 x User manual
- 1 x Warranty Card.
- Dimensions: 102 x 19.3 mm
- E-liquid capacity: 1.5ml
- Battery: 550mAH
- Charger type: USB-C
- Resistance Range: 0.9 – above 1.4ohms
- Charging Current: 1A
- Power: 7W or 10W
- Variable airflow
- Adjustable Wattage
- Latest USB Technology (USB-C)
- Hidden Charging port (cover/protected
- Bottom Firing (Button)
- Draw Activation
- Over time protection
- Overload Protection
- Low Voltage Protection
- Short Circuit Protection
- Reverse protection
- High Temperature Protection
- Different light Functions
- Auto-Turn off (30 Minutes)
Design And Build Quality
Oh my, where do I even start?
As we already know, the look of the Fush devices are a big thing to Acrohm, it is a massive branding point. That’s probably why I’m finding it really hard to pick fault with.
The Body | Battery
I’m a guy that likes his designs efficient and smart. The Fush Nano is definitely designed smart with efficiency in mind.
As I said previously, the Nano is designed to look like the Fush Semi-Mech, quite ingeniously so.
There’s a fire button at the bottom of the device (like the Fush S-M or any other mech mod), however that button isn’t there just for novelty, it actually fires the device at 10W, oppose to the 7W the device fires at when using it via Draw Activation.
But all in all, the Fush Nano is smooth, nicely shaped and it feels pretty good in hand.
Charging Port and cable
You may notice there’s a ring/band around the bottom of the device, well, pull that down ever so slightly and like magic, there is the USB-C charging port.
Another example of Acrohm “going the extra mile” is the charging cable, it isn’t a short plastic one, which devices often come with. Instead, it comes with an 80cm long nylon braided cable.
Yes, there is also the full body LED Lights which have different functions, but we’ll touch on that in more detail later.
There is also a small white LED indicator, beside the USC-C port (hid under the cover).
Why waste precious space with a rotating band/ring, when you can just integrate it into the bottom of the pod?
There are two different sized air holes underneath the pods, to change the airflow, you just remove the pod, rotate it 180 degrees and put it back in. Similar to the recent Voopoo Vinci and Vinci R.
So far I haven’t found an obvious way to tell which way to play the coil for which type of airflow.
You can tell there is difference in the airflow but it isn’t a great deal of a difference. I think you could easily convince somebody that hasn’t got a great attention to detail, that both settings are the same.
The airflow runs through the entire mod to the bottom, where there is 12 air holes around the button.
I have also noticed, when the charging band is pulled down the vapour comes out of the USB-C port, quite a lot. This does cause me to be a bit little concerned, where there is airflow there is usually condensation.
I wouldn’t want my charging equipment getting wet. Although I haven’t had any problems with it.
To detect where the airflow comes from, I take a small drag then blow it back through the system. You should never do it anyway but, DO NOT do it on this. More often than not, when doing this on the Fush Nano the draw activation gets stuck on, leaving the device to continually fire, until it times out.
At this moment, there is only one type of pod available for the Fush Nano.
The pre-installed pod comes with a plastic sticker over the terminals to prevent it from firing. The replacement pods don’t come with anything in regards to protection (except from the packet).
The pods are circular based but due to the 2 terminals on the pod it can’t go in at any point of rotation. Luckily for us the air holes aren’t on level with the bottom of the pods, they are raised a little bit.
The pod is held into place with two quite strong magnets. This also helps put the pod in correctly. If you put the pod in at the wrong point of rotation the magnets pull the pod fully in to place.
When somebody puts so much effort into making a system that has everything hidden and covered, you can’t expect them to ruin all that effort by putting a lanyard hole on that system.
With that in mind, it’s probably not such a surprise to know that Acrohm decided to use the vape band lanyard that many other brands are starting to use.
Using The System
The basic use of the system is really simple.
Changing the light settings, can be a bit more baffling if you haven’t read the instruction or you’ve forgotten. But don’t worry we’ll go through both.
How to fill The Fush Nano Pod
- Remove the pod from the system (optional)
- Unscrew the top half of the pod from the bottom half.
- Remove the clear square silicone plug
- Pour liquid into the fill hole
- Replace the silicone plug into the hole
- screw the top half (cap/mouth piece) of the pod back on
- Put the pod back on to the system
- If you’re filling a new pod, leave it for 5 minutes, for the eliquid to fully soak into the
Press the bottom button 5 times, the Device will then circle through colours to indicate the device has turned on/off.
The system will automatically turn off after 30 minutes of inactivity.
Device light refers to the light that runs up the device.
Charging light refers to the little led indicator beside the charging port.
- Device flashes Blue x1 = Pod has been connected
- Device flashes Green x3 = Pod is not connected
- Device flashes Red x3 = Short-circuit or Less then 0.9ohms
- Device flashes Yellow x3 = Low Battery
- Charging light flashing white = Device Charging
- Charging light stays white = Device fully charged
Device Light Settings
All the below must be performed while the device is on.
- Constant Light= Press the button 3 times. Shake once to change colour
- Breathing light= Shake the device twice, then to change colour shake once. The light will only come on, while the device is firing.
- Disable (lock) light functions= Press the fire button twice, the white device light will flash twice, now the device will still vape but the lights are locked off. To reable (unlock) them back on press the button twice (again).
- Lock Colour of Light= when the Constant Light or Breathing Light is on press the button twice to lock/unlock the current colour without changing.
- Loop of Lights = press the button 4 times to turn the function on/off.
Changing The Power Output
The output wattage depends on how you are using the system. If you use the device on Draw Activation (puffing without pressing the button) the device will fire at 7W.
However, if you use the device by pressing the button it will fire at 10W.
Battery and Charging
Charging the device is really simple.
Slide down the bottom ring (surrounding the button), this will reveal the USB-C charger port and LED Indicator.
Simply plug it in and let it charge. As stated above the little LED indicator will flash white while the device is charging, when fully charged the LED Light will stay on.
How Does The Fush Nano Pod System Perform?
There is only one “type” of pod for the system at this point in time. I have to say, I’m very surprised and disappointed at that.
I had a bit of Got Salt Peachy promise laying around, so I figured I’d use the last bit of that first, it’s a Peach and Grapefruit Nic Salt (50VG/50PG), which quite a strong prominent flavour.
After that I cracked out the Vampire Vapes Heisenberg 20mg NicSalt (50vg/50pg).
I’m sure it needs no introduction but it is a blueberry/aniseedy, menthol type flavour.
The first thing I noticed was the vapour production, on a slow long drag you can get a lot of vapour. It’s obviously not a cloud but it’s quite a lot for such a little mouth to lung (MTL) device.
When you vape by pressing the button or simply taking a drag there is only 3 watt difference (7w-10w). It’s not a massively noticeable difference but when switching between the button and draw activation you can tell there is a difference. Using the button produces more vapour.
The vapour was generally quite smooth.
I’ve spent my entire week switching between the airflows and power settings to try and find a difference.
And the result is I can’t see a massive difference when it comes to flavour.
I suppose that can be a good thing, I mean why would you want less flavour?
In this case, it’s not really a good thing. The truth is, I’m not impressed with the flavour production of the Fush nano.
On both liquids, when you first start to use the system (or you leave it for 20+ minutes) it produces a quite nice flavour.
However that flavour production doesn’t last. After a few puffs flavour drops to the extent that you can taste it but it’s more of a hint of flavour, than a good flavour production.
I will say the Vampire Vapes Heisenberg flavour performed better than the Got Salt. The Heisenberg seemed to maintain the flavour for longer.
Vaping Direct to Lung (DTL)
Both airflow settings are too restrictive to properly DTL, so I used it mouth to lung (MTL). It is possible to DTL but not without a certain amount of effort and that effort doesn’t pay off, it results in more of a dry burn.
To test it with High VG e-juice I used Gumball, Blueberry and Raspberry which is mixed at 70VG/30PG.
I didn’t expect much from high VG, the pod looks a bit little tight inside and I imagined the liquid wouldn’t even soak into the coil.
To my surprise, the pod coped with it. Not very well, I mean there was practically no flavour, but after 20 consecutive MTL puffs, I didn’t get a single dry hit.
I probably had about half a pod full of liquid before I poured the Gumball out.
I’ve been using this pod for 10 days, half of the time at 10W and the other half of the time with 7W and it’s still going strong.
Although when it took the pod apart the coils were pretty black, so I don’t think you would get another full week out of it.
I can’t imagine it would have lasted anywhere near as long if I had used it predominantly with High VG liquid.
Battery life / Charging
So Arcohm boast the system can fully charge in just 40 minutes. Personally, I don’t think that is majorly impressive for a 550mAH battery but it’s certainly not bad.
The first 2 times I charged it, I used a 1A charger plug, and it took about 1 hour 15 minutes/ 1 hour 30 Minutes…
A bit confused and disappointed, I decided to use my 2A charger plug and it fully charged in 50-55 Minutes. I’m not really impressed.
The battery lasted me about 9-10 hours from a full charge, with casual use, firing with both 10W and 7W.
It lasted about 11-12 hours using it with only Draw Activation (7W) and about 8 hours using the bottom fire. But again, that is when using it casually, nothing too extreme.
I’ve used it with the lights off for the vast majority of a day and with the lights on for the vast majority of a day, and honestly there wasn’t that much noticeable difference. Probably about an hour when using it Draw Activation, but it is hard to tell, especially when the auto-sleep turns it off.
Although the lights are only a design feature, I think they deserve their own subheading.
The device lights are quite bright, even in broad daylight. Although they don’t cast any light in the sun, they still light up the majority of the mod.
As I said earlier in the review, the lights don’t seem to use up too much of the battery, which can only be a good thing.
One thing I have noticed, the system gets white warm on the Constant Light mode. I noticed this on the first day, and then couldn’t replicate it, so I presumed I was making it up, but then tonight, as I was taking the pictures to finish the review, I noticed it again.
Can You Re-wick / Build the Fush Nano pods?
My best viewed youtube video is the Bident Rewicking tutorial (despite most people believing it can’t be done).
I really hoped I would be able to be just as useful for the Fush Nano Pods, but unfortunately there’s a lot of differences that just make it more hassle than it’s worth.
Firstly, it’s harder to get the cap off without breaking (although it can be done).
Then it’s not easy to remove the terminals (which trap the coil legs)
Even more so, the coil legs are held in place by silicone, which also seals the pod in a disposable manor. After removing the coil it is incredibly hard, if not impossible to reseal without applying more silicone.
The System does not accept resistance below 0.9ohms, so you have less resistance allowance to play with.
In conclusion, It is absolutely possible to rebuild and/or rewick the Fush Nano Pods, however I am not going to attempt it because I do not believe the resources (like extra silicone), time and effort would be worthwhile.
However, if at any point I think of (or find) a sustainable way to rebuild the pods, I will update this section of the review and upload a How-To video.
I have to say I have mixed feeling about my entire experience with the Acrohm Fush Nano. Due to the design I want to say it is rather gimmicky, and it is.
But it also performs quite well, if Acrohm release another pod for the system, that provides a little bit more flavour, the system would be a show stopper!
It’s fun, looks and feels good, produces great vapour and a half decent flavour.
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