The Medo Pod is yet another pocket friendly vape being released into an already over-saturated pod market.
Manufactured by battery company Golisi, this little device is sleek, slim and stylish… everything I aspire to be! 😉
It features a 500mah battery (made by Golisi of course), 2 included 1.3ohm coils and comes in 5 eye-catching colours.
Will the Medo Pod blow me away enough to stand out in the rather large crowd? Let’s find out!
The Medo Pod was sent to me for the purposes of this review (Thank You!) but, as always, all opinions are based on my own thorough testing.
Price (At time of review): $15.25 / £18.99 / €17.62
Inside the Box
- 1 x Medo Kit
- 1 x Extra Pod
- 1 x USB Cable
- 1 x User Manual
Specs and Features
- Size: 92 x 29 x 10mm
- Material: Aluminium Alloy and PC
- Battery: Built in 500mah
- Max Output: 11w
- Capacity: 2ml
- Coil Resistance: 1.3ohm
- Charge Time: 50 minutes
- 5 Colours Available: Red, Grey, Blue, Purple and Black
- Also features over charging protection, over discharging protection and short circuit protection
Quick Start Guide
- Remove sticker from bottom of pod
- Pull out stopper and fill up with e-liquid
- Insert Pod into body and leave for at least 5 minutes to ensure cotton is saturated
- Draw to vape
Lights – Green means the battery is above 30%. Flashing green indicates the pod is charging and solid green means charging is complete. Red means your battery is below 30% and blinking red happens when your battery is almost completely depleted.
Design and Build Quality
There’s no doubt that the Medo is a pretty little pod. I’ve been using the purple version and it’s an absolutely gorgeous colour with a sort of metallic finish.
It’s also super light weight, almost to the point you can’t even feel it in your pocket.
I have had a little bit of an issue with the two pods I’ve used. Although they make a satisfying ‘click’ when being inserted into the battery, they don’t seem to fit quite perfectly, leaving a little gap.This, however, doesn’t help at all when trying to remove the pod. It sometimes takes me two or three attempts to get it out for filling. Especially if I have any e-liquid on my fingers.
The mouthpiece itself is very comfortable to use and comes with a handy little stopper to stop any random fluff or crumbs from pocket getting stuck.
Filling is easy. Even though the little rubber stopper is tiny, there’s a raised lip on the outside to help you grab hold of it when you need to top up.
So, the Medo Pod Kit is pretty and pocket friendly – But does it vape well?
How Does the Medo Pod Kit Perform?
We’ll start off with the battery since this little kit has been made by a battery company.500mah doesn’t sound much but I can get a decent 3-4 hours of use before I see the red flashy light telling me to charge. It also charges in around 45-50 minutes which really isn’t much time at all.
Now onto the pods…
The fill port on the pod is very small and you’ll need a pretty fine nozzle to fit into the space enough to stop the liquid from spilling back out.
It does seem to wick up very quickly though. I can just fill up then have a couple of dry puffs (without inserting the pod into the battery) and it’s ready to go.
This is where I ran into a little trouble.
The first pod out of the box, I filled with 70/30 VG/PG 3mg Golf Ball Flavour E-Liquid from Paddy Juice. It seemed to work well for about a day then I found I was getting almost dry hits and soon a burning flavour.
I put it down to the juice being too high in VG for the wicking to handle and popped out another pod to try.
This time I filled up with some 30/70 VG/PG 6mg Spearmint from VPZ UK. Shouldn’t have a problem wicking that, right? Well that’s what I thought!
Right from the off I seemed to be having wicking issues again, but this time not from the juice choice. I would feel the vape quality start to die off and vapour production start to diminish and would have to pop the pod out and watch as numerous little bubbles would arise from the cotton.
This continued for a few days as I carried out my testing.
I can only guess the pod was fitting a little too snug into the battery and somehow blocking off the little airflow holes underneath.
Luckily, I was also sent a pack of 4 replacement pods with my Medo Kit and was able to try out a third pod.
This one overall has given me a better vaping experience with none of the wicking issues I’d discovered previously. But, had I not received those extras, I’d have probably written the Medo Pod Kit off as a failure.
Now, when it’s working as it’s intended to, I really enjoy the vape from this. It provides the perfect amount of restrictiveness and the draw activation is sensitive enough that even a light draw will fire it up.
I’ve also been able to produce a decent amount of vapour and the flavour is average to good for that of a pod system. However, I’d expecting more to make me overlook the problems I had just trying to get it to work properly.
- Simple to Use
- Sleek and Stylish Design
- Decent Vapour Production
- Decent Flavour
- Good Battery Life
- Quick Charging
- Some Pods Don’t Fit Quite Right
- Lots of Wicking Issues
- Restricted to Lower VG E-Liquid
Final Review Verdict
Given that the Medo Pod Kit is Golisi’s first step into the device making market, I could probably have forgiven them a few niggly points. However, if I’d gone out and bought this kit thinking, “ Oh it’s got two pods included, I won’t need to buy any for a while.” then I’d have been sorely disappointed.
Although it looks great, feels good in the hand and has good battery life, going through three pods to get just average vapour production and flavour just wasn’t good enough for me.
Given how saturated the vape pod market is at the minute, I really couldn’t find anything that made the Medo Pod Kit stand out from the crowd and I’m afraid there are definitely better pods out there for a similar price and a lot less faffing around.