The Smok NFIX Pod Kit is one of the newest pods by one of the pioneer manufacturers in the vape industry, Smok. The NFIX has expanded upon the usual pod system designs by adding features you don’t normally associate with pods.
Where most pod systems on the market are operate with a fixed amount of power, the NFIX allows you to adjust the output from 1 watt to 25 watts, giving you more control and flexibility.
The NFIX also features an OLED screen with a built-in 700mah internal battery and USB-C fast charging.
Smok have marketed this as a mouth to lung (MTL) device, but there are certainly some question marks since it doesn’t vape like a true MTL device should.
If you’re on the hunt for an MTL device, then this probably isn’t the right pod for you. Having said this, it is a decent pod if you don’t mind a looser MTL style of vaping.
PRICE (US): ~ $20.00 available at from VapeSourcing
PRICE (UK): ~ £25.00 available from UK ECIG STORE
- Size: 110 x 21.5 x 13mm
- Weight: 32g
- Battery Capacity: 700mAh (Built in)
- Power Range: 1 – 25w
- Charging: USB-C 5V / 0.68A
- Adjustable Wattage
- 0.69” OLED Screen
- Direct (Bottom) Airflow
- Intelligent Atomiser Detection
- USB-C Port
- 8 Second Cut Off Protection
- Short Circuit Protection
- Low Battery Warning
PACKAGING & DESIGN
The NFiX is available in 8 different colors: Black, Red Gold, Silver Blue, Silver Lake Blue, Silver Red, 7-Color, Gunmetal Grey, Red, Green, Champagn Gold, Silver and Blue / Purple.
It has a sleek and slender angular design that’s ergonomic and small enough to pocket easily in jeans. On one side you have the NFIX branding, while on the other side you will find the screen, a button for the settings, and Smok’s logo.
The airholes are located on either side, and they are about 1.4mm in diameter. The airholes are non-adjustable, which does mean that you will not be able to tighten the loose MTL draw on this NFIX device.
The display is quite small, which is to be expected on a device this thin. If there was one thing I would nitpick at with this display, it would be the battery indicator percentage. It’s small and hard to read from a small distance unless you are lucky enough to have excellent eyesight.
Other than that, the overall design and build is pretty clean and solid.
First things first, the NFIX is not a button fire device.
It has an airflow sensor that activates the coil whenever you inhale. This can take some getting used to if you’re used to having a fire button like me.
With the exception of the battery gripe I mentioned above, the rest of the screen is easy enough to read. On it you will find the power it is set to, the ohms reading of your current coil, the voltage it outputs, a puff counter, and a battery level indicator.
Turning the device on and off involves the usual 5-clicks of the button. Wattage can be changed by pressing the settings button three times.
You will see the current power flashing on the screen. Another press will cycle the values up, and it will round robin back to 1w when you go past the max, 25w mark.
After you set the desired power, simply leave the button for about two to three seconds and the settings will be saved ready for you to vape.
The pod comes equipped with a built-in 700mah battery. This is a little on the small side for my liking, and I do have to charge it once or twice per day as a heavy user vaping it at 22 watts.
The USB-C fast charging does help, but I just wish this had a larger battery due to the fact that it goes up to 25 watts and has a loose MTL vape.
NFIX PODS & COILS
The NFIX Pods are magnetic, but they don’t lock the mouthpiece in to the device when inserted. To do this, you’ll need to push the pod in until it’s secure. Once it’s in, though, it does hold really well and without any play.
They’re really easy to remove and replace but refilling them with the rubber stopper can be a little fiddly and messy if you miss the juice hole or overfill.
There are two coil types available for the NFIX. The first is a 0.8 ohm pod which they recommend you use at 15 to 25 watts, and the other one is also a 0.8 ohm, but this one they recommend you use at 10 to 15 watts.
More than half of the pod is the mouthpiece, which is made with a clear plastic to allow you to see how much e-liquid you have inside. Talking of e-liquid, I haven’t had any leaking issues through daily use or with it sat in my pocket.
Once the pods burn out you will have to buy replacements since the coils are non-replaceable. This is not particularly unusual for pods, but since there are many pods on the market that do offer coil replacements, this is going down as a major con for me. Nothing worse than plastic waste.
I’m quite impressed with flavor produced by the NFIX, and this goes for both coils.
The two airflow holes do make this a loose MTL vape, which is what I prefer, but since this is marketed as a MTL device, I have to give it a mark down for this.
There seem to be a lot of pods being released as “MTL devices” that do not allow you to control the airflow.
This would be fine if the airflow was restricted enough to produce a true MTL vape, and when I say this I’m comparing it to the likes of smoking a cigarette, but in this and many other cases it just isn’t the case.
If you like the looser MTL vape, however, then this is a good performer.
HOW MUCH DOES THE NFIX POD KIT COST?
The Smok NFIX Pod Kit is around £25.00 in the UK from the UK ECIG STORE and $19.99 in the US via VapeSourcing who usually offer their products at a discount. Replacement pods will cost about £8.00 and $9.00, but if you buy them in sets of three, you’ll get a better deal.
- Small internal battery
- Non-replaceable coils
- Battery indicator on display small and can be hard to read
- Loose MTL draw yet marketed as true MTL
- Puff counter resets with pod removal
- Replacement pods not cheap
- Build quality
- Ergonomic and portable
- USB-C Fast Charging
- Variable Wattage
- Juice window and level
- Good flavor
The NFIX is a nice-looking pod, but we all know that looks are not everything. At least they shouldn’t be.
The performance is good, but only if you’re preferred style of MTL vaping is looser than the traditional MTL style you would get from smoking.
Since Smok are marketing this as an MTL device, I can’t bring myself to recommend this device to you if that’s what you’re looking for.
It’s great that it produces good flavor, comes with USB-C fast-charging and variable wattage, but I just feel as though there are too many things that they need to do to improve before it becomes a good enough pod to match its excellent build quality and sleek design.
I know I’m going against the grain here since it does have a large number of excellent customer reviews, and there is a lot to love with it, but based on my experience and also how it’s being marketed, I simply cannot put it on a pedestal in its current form.