The HorizonTech Adamats pod kit may have a silly name, and may look a little odd to boot, but its a category in the company’s range they have yet to fill, a very small portable pod sytem.
So does the Adamats pod kit fill a gap in their range?
What Can We Expect From the HorizonTech Adamats Pod Kit?
Featuring re-fillable pods which enclose either a 1.0Ω Round Wire coil or a 0.6Ω Mesh Coil – along with a very respectable 930mAh internal rechargeable battery – The Adamats has a lot to live up to.
Does it live up to the flavour enjoyed from their Falcon tank but in pod form?
This kit was sent to me for the purpose of review.
All views and opinions are solely those of my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of others.
BTW, I have no idea where they got the name from – though I have to chuckle at Michelle reading it as Adam Ant – that 80’s pop singer!
So does this one ‘stand up and deliver’ flavour?
Lets find out 😉
Inside the Box
I was sent the ‘Vivid Blue’ version of the Adamats, that’s a bit of a misrepresentation isn’t it? Its turquoise.
- 1 x Adamats Pod Device
- 1 x 0.6Ω Mesh Coil (Wood Pulp & Cotton)
- 1 x 1.0Ω Round-Wire Coil (Wood Pulp & Cotton)
- 1 x USB Cable
- 1 x User Manual
- 1 x Warning Card
- 1 x Battery Safety Card
HorizonTech Adamats Pod Kit Specs and Features
- Size: 84.5×17.3×38.0mm
- Battery: 930mAh Internal Battery
- E-Liquid Capacity: 3.5ml (2ml TPD Version)
- Power Range: 13.5w (1.0Ω Coil) 23w (0.6Ω Mesh Coil)
- Weight: 92g (Filled with e-liquid)
- Charging: Via Micro USB
- Available colours: Blue | Red | Black | White | Orange
Design and Build Quality
The shape of the HorizonTech Adamats pod kit is similar to pod systems we’ve seen in the past, but it has a few unique visual features.
The diamond shaped fire button along with the diamond cut style on the back of the device give the Adamats a unique look.
HorizonTech Adamats Pod Kit In the Hand
The Adamats is a very small pod system, it lays just inside of a credit card with a little room to spare but yet it does have a little weight to it.
If feels nice and weighty and the paint finish is clean and smooth.
There’s not a great deal to worry about with regards to operating the Adamats, it simply has a ‘Diamond’ shaped fire/on/off button placed below the pod section, with an arrow shaped LED indicator close to the base.
And at the base is the Micro USB port for charging.
On either side of the device are 2 tiny slots that take care of the airflow, and there is a difference in the airflow experience depending on which pod you use.
The two pods that come in the kit are extremely similar, both capable of filling with 3.5ml of e-liquid with the only differences being the coil type, and the size of the airflow hole at the base of the pods.
The pod clicks nicely into the device itself thanks to the 4 small magnets inside the device, and it doesn’t feel like its falling out easily.
But there is a small amount of side to side wobble – but only a little bit.
Although the pods are dark tinted, they’re still clear enough to see your e-liquid level without any issues – the ideal tint.
At the base of the pod is also where you fill via the small removable silicon bung.
The Adamats doesn’t really feature anything we haven seen before, apart from its shape and style.
An impressive 930mAh battery capacity, bright LED indicator and diamond shaped fire button are its main features, along with offering the option of 2 coil/pod types.
With regards to power settings, there is nothing to worry about.
Depending on which pod you install, the device will automatically set the device to the recommended wattage.
There are no airflow adjustments to make, but I’d say the 1.0Ω Pods airflow is better suited for a MTL vape, whereas the 0.6Ω Pod offers a much looser draw, and comfortable enough for a DTL vape.
In all honesty I feel its a shame they coils aren’t replaceable, as this would limit the amount of waste because as it stands, once the coil burns out, you need a complete new pod.
Filling the HorizonTech Adamats Pod Kit
To fill the pod with e-liquid you firstly remove the pod from the battery part of the device, then:
- 1 – Pull out the small silicon Bung from the base of the Pod
- 2 – Fill with your desired E-Liquid
- 3 – Re-fit the Silicon Bung
- 4 – Leave to stand for a few minutes to let the e-liquid saturate the coil.
How Does the HorizonTech Adamats Pod Kit Perform?
To turn the device on and off, click the fire button 5 times.
The LED indicator will flash 5 times to confirm your operation.
When a pod is installed or removed, the LED indicator will flash white for a second or two.
Pressing the fire button will illuminate the LED indicator, depending on the battery level the indicator will light up:
- White (Full – 3.9-4.2v)
- Blue (Half – 3.6-3.9v)
- Red (Low – Below 3.6v)
For my time with the HorizonTech Adamats pod system, for the 1.0Ω Pod, I was using Just Juice – Mango Passion fruit Nic Salt, and on the 0.6Ω Mesh Coil, I used a 70/30 bottle of Darkstar – Code Red.
Flavour and Clouds
1.0Ω Round Wire Coil (13.5w)
No other way to put it, from the get go the flavour from the 1.0Ω coil is on point, and you get a decent little cloud from it too.
The experience as a Mouth-To-Lung vape from this pod is full flavoured and dense but maybe a little too powerful if anything, almost like they could drop the wattage by 2-3 watts and you’d still get a very decent vape.
But at the pre-set wattage its a slightly warm vape just as I like it.
0.6Ω Mesh Coil (23w)
The 0.6Ω Mesh coil performs just as well with regards to flavour, the vapour production also triples and the warmth from the vape matches the experience you get from the 1.0Ω coil.
Power wise, the 23w stated in the manual is about spot on, personally I wouldn’t want any more or any less, but as your battery life diminishes, you will notice a drop in output for sure.
HorizonTech Adamats Pod Kit Airflow
There isn’t any manual airflow adjustment with the Adamats, however there is a difference in the tightness of the draw depending on which Pod you use.
The 1.0Ω Pod has a slightly smaller airflow inlet hole at the base of the Pod, in comparison to the 0.6Ω Mesh Pod.
Personally I feel the 1.0Ω pod offers a fairly decent MTL draw, if not a little loose for me.
The 0.6Ω Mesh pod is definitely more for a Direct-To-Lung vape and the draw is slightly restrictive but not tight by any means.
Pretty much exactly what you would like from a small discreet pod system like the Adamats.
With regards to noise and turbulence, the airflow is smooth and fairly quiet regardless of which coil you opt for.
HorizonTech Adamats Pod Kit Battery Life
Charged via the Micro USB port at the base, the LED indicator will flash and the colour will define at what voltage state the battery is at, White, Blue and Red respectively.
It doesn’t take too long to charge however, a 40 minute charge has been plenty for me to enjoy 2 days battery life using the 1.0 Coil and a little over a days battery life when using the 0.6Ω Mesh coil.
- Amazing flavour from both coils
- A comfortable DTL vape with the 0.6Ω Mesh Pod
- Small and discreet
- Decent battery life and fairly fast charging
- Airflow is a little loose for MTL but not shocking
- Non-Replaceable coil
- No manual airflow adjustment
- Not my cup of tea with regards to looks.
Final Review Verdict
Lets get the negatives out the way first.
Its 2020 and we’ve had every variation of a pod system that could possibly be created right?
So as we’ve moved into 2020, surely the option of manually adjusting the airflow should be a given in any pod kit?
Also I’ve never been a fan of a pod kit where you can’t replace the coils.
Firstly this means you’re dealing with more waste when the coil packs in, and secondly it potentially means a higher cost of replacing the pods, as opposed to just buying new replacement coils.
Lastly – Its not my favourite looking pod system.
The whole angular diamond cut design is a little silly for me, however, it’ll suit your pocket and fits in the hand no problem.
OK onto the good stuff.
Although aesthetically this isn’t the most stand-out, good looking system I’ve seen, it is however the best performing with regards to flavour.
By far this wins the flavour competition for me with all the pod kits I’ve tested.
Both coils perform excellently and last well to boot.
The 0.6Ω Pod is a Direct-To-Lung banger and although the 1.0Ω Pod is a little loose for me, its still very enjoyable
There’s a number of features that I look at when trying out a device, and for something to score highly, it needs to meet certain demands.
‘Would this device be long lasting and still work 3, 6 or even 12 months from now?’
The Adamats is built very well, has a lovely paint finish and feels nice and sturdy.
I’m pretty sure it’ll take a bit of a beating too as the device has a nice weight to it considering its size.
Does this device deliver the flavour, vapour and general experience I require, in order to be enjoyed?
Flavour On Point.
Airflow on the 1.0Ω Pod is possibly a little loose for some including myself.
But the complete vape experience is still excellent.
Vapour production on the 1.0Ω coil is decent, and on the 0.6Ω Mesh Coil its surprising.
Is this device versatile to suit a new vaper, and an experienced one alike?
The HorizonTech Adamats is a super simple device to operate.
It couldn’t be any simpler and I suppose the refillable pod, but non-replaceable coil may suit a new user.
An Experienced vaper may not enjoy the lack of features on the Adamats, but I’m sure they would enjoy the flavour.