All In One
Review: Wellon Ripple Pod System
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Inhalation Style: Mouth to lung with skin sensing switch
Available colours: Black, Gold, Rose gold, Silver
Main materials: Anodised alloy, ABS, Glass, Magnets
Size: 80 x 30.5 x 16.5mm
Wick: Permeable Ceramic
The Wellon Ripple is an interesting pod system, being the first we’ve seen with a skin activated switch. This operates via metallic tabs on each side of the mouthpiece, which when contacted by the user’s lips initiates a galvanic response that fires the coil.
Whilst this is different to the more usual air activated switch, functionality remains the same…so this can’t really be called a selling feature. Unless of course the catchy slogan “Just one kiss & enjoy a great vape” was hatched ahead of the actual product design.
As for actual vaping, we’d call it reasonable, but for a mouth to lung device it is [very] airy. This can be adjusted [slightly] by gripping the entire device in the fist to limit air flow, but even then the vapor production is a little disappointing considering the 650mAh battery and 1.4Ohm coil.
As it stands however, the Ripple will not be taking on the Rulers Of The Podiverse. Mind you, if the designers paid a bit more attention to airflow, as opposed to the gimmicky galvanics, it could have been truly awesome.
Kind of a shame really.
Rugged, durable design
Super simple refilling
Relatively high air flow may not suit everyone’s taste
Kit sells for $39…in our opinion a little high for this device
Replacement pods retail at $9 each
Manufacturer website: https://www.wellontech.com/product/ripple-kit/