The Alto ePod is a compact pod vape device for beginners. It is specifically designed for the heavy vaping community, adult smokers who are looking to kick the cigarette habit for good. The device makes use of prefilled pods fitted into a portable high-powered device that delivers smooth hits with a well-balanced flavor. It is widely available in the EU, both in online stores like Hazetown Vapes and brick and mortar stores.
Unlike many Vype products, the Alto ePod features a modern design and simplistic build, it is a product that looks its part in this vaping generation. If you are based in North America, you will find the device at Vuse Alto Canada vape stores, and many vape shops.
- Dimensions: 105mm x 19mm x 10mm
- Weight: 22.5 grams
- Battery Capacity: 350mAh
- Ejuice Pod Capacity: 1.9ml
- Nicotine Strength: 18mg (1.6%), 34mg (3%), and 57mg (5%)
Design and Build
The Alto ePod by Vuse is a small stick-style vaping battery that powers slot-in pods which come prefilled with a blend of flavored ejuice and nicotine. This build style is why it is referred to as a pod vape or as a beginner vape device.
It measures 105mm x 19mm x 10mm, and together with the prefilled ejuice pods, it weighs 22.5 grams. Its weight is also as a result of the metallic material that Vuse went with rather than the regular plastic. The Alto EPod feels like a premium device, although it is heavier than most pod vapes on the market, the Alto EPod is incredibly lightweight, something you can carry in your pocket or coat and it would barely make a bulge.
At the top of the device is pod bay that makes use of magnetic to hold the Alto pods securely in place. When you slot the pods in, there is a satisfying ‘click’ when the pods hit the magnets. It is not squishy or wiggly. The pods come off easily when you want to replace them.
The mouthpiece of the Alto pod cartridge is thicker, utilizing ergonomic curves that make it fit comfortably in your mouth. It is one of the most comfortable mouthpieces on a beginner vape device. The cartridge is made of transparent plastic and carry 2ml of ejuice. They are available in an array of flavors for your taste bud’s enjoyment.
The Alto ePod comes equipped with a 350mAh battery. It is not the largest in the market, but for its size, it is well above average. It should get you through most of the day depending on usage. You can know when you are running out of battery using an LED in the centre of the Alto ePod. The LED flashes 10 times when the battery is low and needs to be charged.
You charge the device using the magnetic proprietary charger that comes with it. You place the bottom of the Alto EPod inside the magnetic charge port on the charger and plug in the USB into your computer. The device allows you to use it while it is charging, and it should take about 70 to 80 minutes for a full charge.
Using The Device
The most work you would do getting started with the Alto ePod will be opening up its package. Straight out of its box, you just drop a pod into the magnetic pod bay at the top of the Alto ePod battery and take a drag. The battery uses a convenient draw-activated firing mechanism so there is no on/off button that you would have to press before vaping, just place the device in your mouth and enjoy the drag.
When you take a drag with the Alto ePod, you get a tight mouth-to-lung draw that mimics the feel of an actual cigarette so that any transitioning smoker would feel right at home. The throat hit is strong, depending on whatever nicotine concentration level you choose.
One significant thing with the Alto EPod is the consistency of its performance. It hits hard all through the duration of the ejuice in the pod, unlike many pod vapes that do not hit as strong after a few puffs.
- Compact and Lightweight, ideal for discreet vaping
- The metal finish feels sturdy
- Convenient draw activation
- Produces a tight cigarette-like mouth-to-lung draw
- Pods carry 1.9ml of ejuice
- Available in a variety of ejuice flavors
- Uses a proprietary magnetic charger
- Charges in more than an hour
Everything about the Alto ePod by Vuse is a matter of personal preference, but overall, it is a well-meaning device for its below $25 price range. You can get the Alto ePod by Vuse at Hazetown Vapes for $12, and the pack of 2 pods for $10.