The latest FEELM Air vape pod is looking to take coil and vaping innovation to the next level.
As a company, FEELM really leave no stone unturned when it comes to research and development. So it will be interesting to see if they really have created a pod system that stands head and shoulders above all others.
What Can We Expect From The Air Vape Pod by FEELM ?
Parent company SMOORE are a huge player in the vape world with their best known brand Vaporesso producing some vape favourites in recent years.
FEELM are no slouch either, they have collaborated with some of the biggest pod vape brands in the world with what they call ‘FEELM Inside’. Basically their technology under a different brand. Who are these brands? Vype, Njoy, Vuse and RELX to name a few.
Back to the product in hand. The FEELM Air has a dizzying amount of highlights and a lot of technical jargon. I’ll include these under the features section below.
The device itself is as simple as it gets and I’d say targeted towards the new vaper or vapers just wanting a no nonsense vape. FEELM developed the RELX Infinity pod mod which was reviewed a while back.
I have to say that was a great device, so add in all the technical hype surrounding the FEELM Air launch and this surely has to be one of the best pod systems out there?
Let’s have a closer look.
What’s In The Box
- 2 x FEELM Air devices/batteries
- 2 x FEELM Air prefilled pods
- 1 x USB-C charge cable
- Card with introduction to the product
3 Technological Innovations
- Innovation on Bionic Material：The Industry’s First 7-layer Composite Heating Film, with Better Harm Reduction Performance and Higher Energy Efficiency
- Innovation on Nano Technique: Nanoscale Vacuumed Film-forming Technique, with more Authentic Flavor Reproduction
- Innovation on Microporous Structure: Better Ventilation and Leakage-proof Performance
7 Revolutionary Breakthroughs in Vaping Experience brought by FEELM Air
- Breakthrough 1: Harm Reduction Performance Increased by 80%
- Breakthrough 2: Flavor Reproduction Improved by 33%
Two Intellectual Properties: Flavor-Lock™ Technology and FEELM Taste Evaluation Model 2.0
- Breakthrough 3: Leakage-proof performance increased by 237%
Powered by 2nd Generation of “Puzzle Leakage-proof” Technology
- Breakthrough 4: The world’s Highest Energy Efficiency of 1.3mg/W，
Energy Efficiency increase by 13%
- Breakthrough 5: Brand-new “Shock-wave Mode”
Equipped with the orld’s Smallest Linear Motor
- Breakthrough 6: Industry’s 1st Super Power Management System TOPOWER™
Doubled Charging Efficiency
10-minute Charge for 8-hour Vaping
- Breakthrough 7: First to Adopt an Integrated MEMS (Micro-electro Mechanical System)
Highly Reliable & Sensitive without Mis-Activation
Design and Build Quality
I received 2 devices in the kit. One was black and the other lime green.
The first thing that jumps out is how ‘thin’ the FEELM Air is. At just 7.8mm, and touted as being the thinnest vape pod in the world, the Air certainly has that sleek, delicate look and feel to it.
Despite the size it certainly feels solid while being super light weight.
The only other device that comes close is the Suorin Air that comes in at 8mm depth. Now just waiting for the 7.7mm version from Suorin now :). Let the thin pod wars begin!
As with the Suorin Air, the whole design very much reminds me of the vaping version of Apple. Maybe the name “Air’ is a little homage to the super thin Macbooks of the same name.
The sleek body is only interrupted by two ‘pin hole’ airflow holes on either side, four led lights and the USB-C charge port on the base.
When vaping the battery actually vibrates, I’m guessing this is the Shock-Wave mode. Not 100% if this has any practical function but it’s not something that put me off vaping.
Considering the good amount of vape time I get the vibration doesn’t seem to have an effect on battery life.
The pod keeps the same slim form factor marrying perfectly with the sleek lines of the battery/body. The pods are prefilled so once empty just pop another on the battery.
E-liquid can be seen if you pull the pod out of the mod, although you will likely need to hold it up-to a light source to see remaining levels.
I’ve used so many pods in the past where I have pods lying around with no idea what they are without doing a sniff/vape test.
Small details, like including the flavour name on the Air pod, go a long way and are appreciated.
Unfortunately there are no details of the pod capacity or nic strength. I’ll be sure to update when I find out more.
The pods are kept in place via a magnet, the only downside I can see is that the pod does have a little wobble when in place. Not a massive issue and it doesn’t effect performance but with the quality and attention to detail that has gone into the Air I would have like to see the pod sit a little more snug.
Under the Bonnet
There is of course a lot going on under the bonnet so to speak on both pod and the battery. It all gets a little bit too technical for me so I’d recommend watching this quick video that explains all the work that has gone into the device.
How Does the FEELM Air Vape Pod Perform?
The Air is a ‘plug and play’ type device. To get started remove the pod from the packaging, remove the plugs in the pod and pop it into the battery. You will feel a little vibration of the battery to let you know that the pod has landed. That’s it!
Flavour and Clouds
I received two flavours in the kit, Mango and Polar Mint. The new Flavor Lock technology is said to produce 33% more flavour than previous models.
All I can say is they are very similar to the flavours that came with the RELX pod systems I reviewed a while back as well as the previous FEELM review. So rather than repeat myself you can check out the Mango and Mint review here.
The flavour from both are very good and do exactly what they say on the tin.
The inhale is very smooth on the throat and the exhale produces a decent cloud, at least for me, I’m not into big chunky clouds on my ‘out and about’ vape.
As a mouth to lung vape the airflow is just about right for me in terms of resistance. Not too loose/not too tight. You can also get a good restricted direct to lung vape if that’s your thing.
Although you might want to take it easy doing this too much with the Polar Mint flavour, very icy on the back of the throat!
Quite simply, not even a drop of moisture was found in the time that this was used and I drained both pods. So massive plus points for the those looking for a leak free vape.
One of the main features of the FEELM Air is the 10 minute charge and 8 hour vape time.
From dead the battery took about 15-18 minutes for full charge. Very good indeed. As for vape time, we will all differ but I managed a full day of moderate vaping before the battery needed a recharge. I would say pretty good going.
- It’s thin and lightweight – great pod vape for out and about
- Very well built overall
- Very fast charge time
- Very good flavour
- Zero leaking
- Ready to vape out of the box
- Great for first time vapers or for the more experienced as an out and about vape
- Slight movement when the pod is seated in the battery (Being a little picky here)
Final Review Verdict
The FEELM Air is a slim, portable device that, going by the accompanying details, has a lot going on internally. So while it’s great to see new innovation in pod systems like this the end user really just want’s to know ‘is it any good?’
The simple answer is yes. The build quality, form factor, flavour and ease of use ticks all the boxes.
If you are looking to make the switch from smoking or, if like me, you want something you can slide in your back pocket when you go out without fear of leaving a juice stain then the Air pod system is one to have on your radar.
Note: We have not yet seen this device on sale. We will update as soon as we find a stockist.
Have you tried the FEELM Air kit? Let us know what you thought in the comments below.