Posted by Evelyn V. on May 31, 2019
JUUL labs created arguably one of the hottest electronic cigarette devices on the market today. In terms of numbers, they have at least 70% of the e-cigarettes and vape markets in 2019. See what alternative flavor pods we recommend that are compatible with your JUUL. If you are looking for completely new vape liquid juices to add to your rotation, consider a free vape box.
JUUL is like many other e-cigarettes, but with a couple of caveats that set it apart.
These are small pods that contain pre-filled e-liquid and nicotine - usually nicotine salt due to the need for higher concentration at lower volumes. These pods are specifically made to fit with the JUUL device. These pods are the official replacement cartridges or pods for the JUUL device. Similar to traditional vape juices, these pods contain propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), flavoring, and nicotine salt. Since these pod devices are much stronger, stick to Mouth to lung (MTL) vaping. Using direct lung (DTL) vaping will likely be uncomfortable.
Currently, JUUL only has 8 basic flavors - Virginia Tobacco, Mint, Mango pods, Cucumber, Menthol, Fruit, Creme, and Classic Tobacco. Now, don't get me wrong, these are great flavors but one might get tired of these 8 flavors.
If you're like me, who doesn't like tobacco flavors, you will get tired of JUUL's 8 flavors quick. After a few weeks, I found myself looking for alternative pods with a variety of better optons and different flavors.
As the name suggests, these pods are made by a variety of different companies but are compatible with the popular JUUL device. These brands make all types of flavors and nicotine level options.
Ultimately this is good for consumers because of the flavor varieties and cheaper price points that other brands offer. These compatible pods have the same dimensions and will work with any JUUL device.
Here are some compatible JUUL pods that I'm going to cover, review, and compare so that you don't have to. We're going to go over brands like Eonsmoke pods to ZIIP pods to smaller brands such as VQ pods and everything in between.
The only criteria is that the pod pack must be compatible with JUUL. If you are looking for alternative devices, those exist as well. Also, if you want nicotine salt e-liquid or salt nicotine vape hardware delivered to you every month, we have a salt nicotine subscription that you can subscribe to.
I made a list of the top 5 JUUL compatible pods. I take into account the throat hit, pod pack flavor, leakage, design, and affordability. Remember these pods are not made by JUUL. The pods that we will be talking about below are the best JUUL alternative pods on the market today.
Now onto the comparison and reviews!
Ziip pods are manufactured and designed by Ziip Labs. Ziip pods AKA ZPods are 100% JUUL compatible. Ziip pods cost around $12 and currently has over 21+ flavors.
In addition to JUUL compatible pods, Ziip Labs also has a disposable "ZPen" with their flavors. A typical Ziip Pod offers nicotine concentrations of 1.8% (18mg), 3.0% (30mg) and 5% (50mg). Ziip pods contain more e-liquid than the original pod - Ziip contains 1.0ml vs JUUL's 0.7ml. Some of Ziip pods flavors are pina colada, apple, blue raspberry, mint pods, strawberry milk, watermelon ice, iced watermelon, and more.
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Conclusion: Ziip pods are the best pods compatible with JUUL. It priced very competitively, has many vape flavors, consistent and reliable. We give these pods a 9/10.
Yes! Ziip pods are 100% compatible with JUUL devices.
Another JUUL compatible pod is the Eonsmoke Pod. Eonsmoke Pods AKA EON pods are manufactured and designed by Eonsmoke, LLC. Eonsmoke was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in New Jersey, USA. Eonsmoke pods (EON pods) are JUUL compatible and they cost around $15 for a 4-pack. Eonsmoke pods (EON pods) offers nicotine concentrations of 4% to 7%. Similar to the Ziip Pods, Eonsmoke pods also holds 1.0ml of e-liquid. At the time of this article, Eonsmoke has around 17 flavors.
One cool thing about Eonsmoke is that they also offer Eonsmoke pods that contain no nicotine. Instead of nicotine, they uses Areca and betel nut to emulate the throat hit that salt nic would give. An even better option if you’re trying to stop your JUUL and cigarette habits.
Eonsmoke pods have some very unique flavors such as blue raspberry, pink lemonade, strawberry lemonade, lush ice, caffe latte, apple, sour gummies, and many more. Which is really cool because they offer more variety than the official JUUL pods that only have basic flavors.
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Another JUUL compatible pod that we checked out are the VQ pods. VQ pods are manufactured and designed by Vaportronix, LLC. Vaportronix created the VQ line (VQ pods, VQ lite) because of the growing popularity of JUUL. They wanted to create JUUL accessories to supplement the JUUL market. Vaportronix is headquartered in Florida.
VQ pods currently only offer around 12 flavors and they cost $15 for a 4-pack. VQ pods only have a salt nic concentration of 5%. All of their flavors have a mix of 50% vegetable glycerin, and 50% propylene glycol. A VQ pod holds about 1ml of salt nic vape juice.
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JUUL lab's pod popularity paved the way for other companies to hop on board. We believe this is a positive for the consumer market for many reasons.
In the past few years, many companies have hopped on the JUUL hype. ZiiP pods, Eonsmoke Pods, VQ Pods, Sky Pods, Loon Pods, Jum Pods, Mngo Pods, Sonic Pods, Caesar Pods, Rush Pods, Just Mango Pods, Airbender Pods, and many more. There are a lot of big and small companies that offer compatible pods and nicotine-free JUUL compatible pods for sale.
We often get the question "who sells JUUL compatible pods near me?" You can buy most of these pods online or in select vape shops. For example, we carry ZiiP pods in the Vapebox online store.
The main device that is compatible is the actual JUUL device. If you are looking for a similar vape mod by a different brand, then check out our best JUUL alternatives post.
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