Introduction to the Shake Pod Mod by Mowell
Marketed towards beginners the Mowell Shake comes in a range colours to suit all. Let’s have a closer look to see how it performs.
Colour choices: Blue | Green | Red | Black | Silver
Disclaimer: I received the Mowell for the purpose of this review. All opinions are based on my own experience.
What’s in the box:
Coming nicely packaged inside the box you will receive:
- 1 x Mowell Shake
- 1 x 1.3 Cartridge
- USB Cable
- User manual
- Warning card
Slightly disappointed there wasn’t a spare cartridge, no room for getting the set up wrong!
Specs and Features
- Size: 48 x 12 x 75 mm (including pod)
- Battery: 400 mAh
- Colour: Blue
- Pod resistance: 1.3ohm
- Pod capacity: 2ml
- Weight: 58g
- Power: 12 watts
- Material: Zinc allot
- Cartridge: PC
- Ergonomic smooth edge for maximum comfort
- Auto inhale activation
- Light-weight and compact
- G-sensor function: simple and easy, shake once to wake the system
- LED battery indicator
- Open and short circuit protection
- Low voltage protection
- Over charging protection
- Standby mode
- Time limit protection
- Overheat protection
Design and Build Quality
I really liked the feel of this product. It has a smooth almost soft texture to it. Mine didn’t get scratched up and I don’t think it would.
Aesthetically, it’s a neat design and pocket, purse even wallet friendly due to it’s super slim form. It feels like a quality product in the hand.
The main difference with this pod mod that sets it apart from others is the ‘shake’ feature.
A simple feature that allows you to wake the device with a shake. It also shows your remaining battery levels by way of led lights, more on that below.
How Does the Mowell Shake Perform?
How to use:
It’s very easy. Charge the device using the micro USB cable that plugs into the bottom, fill your pod and let it sit for a minimum of 15 minutes (please don’t be impatient otherwise you will burn the cotton out which will make the pod useless).
Once the coil inside the pod is saturated you can give the device a shake, the LED indicator will flash showing that you’re ready to vape and how much battery you have.
Simply inhale like you would a cigarette. This is an automatic device, there are no buttons to press or settings to adjust.
The LED Indicator and battery
To charge the device Mowell recommend using a 5V charger or a USB port on your computer. When charging is finished the light will change from red to green.
When you shake the Mowell you will see where your battery is at when it displays the following colours:
- Red led: 3.3- 3.5v
- Blue led: 3.5-3.7v
- Green led: 3.7v +The draw from the Mowell Shake is really pleasant and the flavour is decent.
The cartridges (pods to you and I) are rated at 1.3ohms and are refillable. I loaded mine with Nasty Juice, Slow Blow 50vg/50pg in 6mg. It’s one of my favourites.
It was a tad tricky to fill because the juice holes aren’t quite big enough to get the nose of the bottle in. A needle nose bottle would work better but with a bit of patience it is doable without too much overspill.
Another drawback is that I found it quite fiddly to get the rubber plugs back into the pod.
The pod is fairly transparent making it quite easy to see your juice levels. The pod also didn’t leak in the device which is a big pro for me.
It’s a mouth to lung low wattage device that is designed to be used with nic salt e-liquids or high nicotine e-liquids, so the cloud production is minimal which is a bonus for those not wanting to bellow plumbs of vapour everywhere.
The flavour was good. Nothing to get too excited about but definitely did the trick for such a small coil.
However, the battery life (400mAh capacity) is quite poor. In my testing I found the device would require recharging frequently throughout the day.
- Easy to use
- Decent flavour
- Easy to detect battery life
- No leaking which frequently plagues pod systems
- Socially acceptable vapour production
- Light and feels nice to hold
- Good range of colours
- Fiddly to refill the pods
- Only one pod in box
The Mowell Shake is a nice little pod system sold at a more than reasonable price, $18 or so I believe. It’s pocket friendly and the draw and flavour are both more than acceptable. Overall I liked it, if it was a little easier to refill and included a second pod I would have liked it even more!