The Juul is by far the gold standard in the e-cig world, and for damn good reason. It’s received stellar reviews from prestigious publications around the world (including us).
The Juul utilizes a proprietary pod-based system with a ton of cool, unique flavors. The battery is extremely powerful and is packed in to a unit that isn’t much larger than a standard USB thumb drive. The Juul by PAX is by far the easiest way to get started with vaping for beginners. And if you’re an experienced vaper who wants something simple, and portable for your on-the-go vaping needs, it doesn’t get much better than this. The performance is comparable to the larger mods that you’re used to, without the unnecessary complications.
The Juul is the most popular portable “cig-a-like” on the market right now. Millions of happy customers can’t be wrong.
KandyPens is a rather new entrant into the world of e-cigs. Don’t let that discourage you, however. They have a stellar reputation in the world of wax and dry herb vaping. In fact, they are one of the biggest names in that side of the vaping world.
So how does their first foray into e-cigarettes stack up to the competition? Surprisingly well. Like most other “cig-a-like” style e-cigs, the RUBI utilizes a pod-based e-juice system. Unlike the competition, though, KandyPens allows you to refill the pods with your own juice. So if you have an e-juice brand that you prefer, you can use it. You’re not restricted to a limited line of proprietary flavors. If your the type of person who wants no limitations on your vaping experience, the RUBI is a solid choice.
The Cora is another excellent choice for the beginning vaper who wants something that is easy to use and effective. If you’ve ever used a Juul, then you know exactly what you’re getting with the Cora. The Cora is essentially a Juul clone. The form factor, performance, and proprietary cartridges are all extremely similar to the much more popular Juul.
The sleek, minimalist design is sure to appeal to anyone who wants to avoid the dreaded “vape nerd” reputation. The Cora simply looks cool. The proprietary cartridge system features magnetized reloading capabilities, meaning that it’s never been easier to swap out pods when you run out of juice.
The BO One is another less well-known competitor to the wildly popular Juul. This one features a much more modern appearance than other e-cigs. The sleek, sexy, rounded corners make this e-cig look like it was designed by a famous fruit-named tech company. The 3800mAH battery is more than powerful enough to help you push out some of the hugest, most glorious clouds imaginable.
The terms e-cigarette and vape are generally used interchangeably these days, but for the purposes of this list there are some important distinctions.
The word “vape” refers to literally any type of vaporizer. Whether we’re talking about dry herb, wax, dab rigs, mods, or even the portable draw-activated devices in this article; “vape” encompasses them all.
The word “e-cigarette”, on the other hand, is used by many people to describe just about any nicotine e-juice compatible vape. That includes mods, vape pens, and even the devices in this list.
But in this article, we’re reserving the word “e-cigarette” as a term that describes small, portable, pod-based, draw-activated devices. This means that the larger button-activated, tank compatible mods aren’t going to be included here. If you’re looking for the best mods or best mod starter kits, we have lists for those already.