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Foment [review] – I Hava One more review for this week… The Hava One Pod kit! https://ift.tt/2SYopGN

What’s up folks? Another newer company has popped up on the scene! They have introduced themselves with, yet another, pod system. This one stands out for a few reasons, having multiple coil options, multiple selectable output modes, and having a very unique profile. This is the Hava One. This product was sent to me by the folks at Hava Hali for the purposes of this review. So, with nearly everyone on the market coming out with a pod kit, does this one differentiate itself enough to be noteworthy? Let’s discuss!

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Device Aesthetics


Let’s get this out of the way early: This thing is super heavy for a pod. Weighing in at 99 grams it weighs more than an 18650 battery on its own, yet has a meager 350mah battery itself. While not too far out of the norm for a pod kit, and Hava has stated it is designed to match the cell charge with a full pod’s worth of vaping, that is on the small side for a cell. Especially given the overall weight of the kit. That said the device looks sleek with its all metal chassis and rounded design it is pleasing to look at and equally pleasing to handle. The cold metal is a bit bracing when reaching for a vape. The branding is far and away the least unique part of the design, a simple printed “HAVA ONE” in small block print on the back of the device, opposite the operation LED. The mod itself is unique looking, and unassuming overall while visually distinct from the entirety of the pod class that I’ve seen. Hava isn’t wrong to state that the kit is designed for comfort. Nothing like the Juul or many other thinner sticks that manage to almost mimic a squared off cigarette hand feel, the Hava One feels most natural when resting against your palm, almost being cupped in your fingers.

Device Operation


In use the device is about as simple as it gets. Draw to fire, stop inhaling and it stops firing. Doesn’t get a ton easier than that. The 3 modes are really just different voltage outputs, from a direct output of the batteries current voltage, a constant 3.7v or a 3.5v “flavor” mode. Click the face of the device 3 times quickly, it swaps modes from 3.5 (white LED), to 3.7 (green LED), then to bypass (blue LED), and then back again. That much couldn’t be much easier. I have found that keeping the device in my watch pocket (that little tiny one on your jeans you used to keep your lighter in) that something as simple as walking can occasionally change modes on you, so tapping the face of the device once before vaping is a prudent decision, to check that you’re still in your desired mode. Five clicks of the only button on the device does turn it all the way off, so I suppose if that were to become a real problem for you in practice turning it on and off isn’t exactly a laborious process, just one that isn’t strictly necessary with other draw to fire devices. Refilling the pods is pretty easy, not quite on par with things like the Innokin EQ where you rotate the base of the pod, but the rubber boot that covers the two fill ports fits securely while being easy to remove, and you will want to remove it fully when filling less the air trapped in the pod push half of your juice right back out at you.The pods are easily removed using a little plastic pull tab that rests behind the pod in the little tray where they are seated. The two mililiter pods are both fairly clear, though they are happily visually distinct with the ceramic pods being a smoked grey while the cotton pods are perfectly clear making them easy to tell apart.

Device Performance


If the pods are bad, the mod is bad. That’s the nature of the beast with these little proprietary set ups, right? Well, Hava has two cracks at it and I feel like they did a fair job once. The ceramic pod that comes packaged with the device is prone to wicking rather slowly, and for something that is designed to mimic the draw of a cigarette that’s a rather significant problem. The flavor on the ceramic coils was forgettable as well, which sort of softened the blow that the ceramic coil couldn’t keep up with 50/50 juice. The cotton coil on the other hand does an admirable job of wicking. It isn’t quite up to the task of chain vaping in bypass mode, but the 3.7v mode where I’ve found the most use of the system, the cotton coils do keep up fairly well. They are not however flavor monsters. No pod is truly a monster for flavor, but the Innokin EQ and Smok Novo do both hold a fair edge over this device at its best for flavor. On a fresh coil, the break in is fairly quick though, so you’re not getting through a full pod before flavor starts to stir, it just never seems to quite reach any impressive levels relative to its peers. The ceramic coil didn't quite manage to reach two fills before beginning to taste a bit toasty, and the flavor on the cotton pods seems to drop off notably after the 4th fill, which isn't too bad. The draw is accurately MTL, tighter than the Novo without a doubt, and a bit tighter than the Juul as well. In line with, or tighter than many other pod systems it’s a comfortable, but undoubtedly restrictive draw.

Pros:
* Excellent ergonomics
* Multiple coil options
* Selectable modes allow some customization in device performance

Cons:
* Fingerprint magnet
* Ceramic coils can’t keep up with regular use
* Battery life could have been doubled without increasing weight

Final Thoughts


For all of the thought that went into the design of this device, and having it in your hand it’s clear that it was well thought out, it’s somewhat underwhelming in its performance. It’s great that Hava has made efforts to put a lot of thought into the device, and I could see a version two being an excellent device based on this platform, but at present it seems to suffer from the same affliction that many apple products do where the aesthetic design overshadows the actual performance. This feels like a device that, while very nice to look at and handle, needs a bit of retooling to unlock its full potential on the flavor side.

Thanks for reading!

What’s up folks? Another newer company has popped up on the scene! They have introduced themselves with, yet another, pod system. This one stands out for a few reasons, having multiple coil options, multiple selectable output modes, and having a very unique profile. This is the Hava One. This product was sent to me by the folks at Hava Hali for the purposes of this review. So, with nearly everyone on the market coming out with a pod kit, does this one differentiate itself enough to be noteworthy? Let’s discuss!Photo DumpImgur AlbumDevice AestheticsLet’s get this out of the way early: This thing is super heavy for a pod. Weighing in at 99 grams it weighs more than an 18650 battery on its own, yet has a meager 350mah battery itself. While not too far out of the norm for a pod kit, and Hava has stated it is designed to match the cell charge with a full pod’s worth of vaping, that is on the small side for a cell. Especially given the overall weight of the kit. That said the device looks sleek with its all metal chassis and rounded design it is pleasing to look at and equally pleasing to handle. The cold metal is a bit bracing when reaching for a vape. The branding is far and away the least unique part of the design, a simple printed “HAVA ONE” in small block print on the back of the device, opposite the operation LED. The mod itself is unique looking, and unassuming overall while visually distinct from the entirety of the pod class that I’ve seen. Hava isn’t wrong to state that the kit is designed for comfort. Nothing like the Juul or many other thinner sticks that manage to almost mimic a squared off cigarette hand feel, the Hava One feels most natural when resting against your palm, almost being cupped in your fingers.Device OperationIn use the device is about as simple as it gets. Draw to fire, stop inhaling and it stops firing. Doesn’t get a ton easier than that. The 3 modes are really just different voltage outputs, from a direct output of the batteries current voltage, a constant 3.7v or a 3.5v “flavor” mode. Click the face of the device 3 times quickly, it swaps modes from 3.5 (white LED), to 3.7 (green LED), then to bypass (blue LED), and then back again. That much couldn’t be much easier. I have found that keeping the device in my watch pocket (that little tiny one on your jeans you used to keep your lighter in) that something as simple as walking can occasionally change modes on you, so tapping the face of the device once before vaping is a prudent decision, to check that you’re still in your desired mode. Five clicks of the only button on the device does turn it all the way off, so I suppose if that were to become a real problem for you in practice turning it on and off isn’t exactly a laborious process, just one that isn’t strictly necessary with other draw to fire devices. Refilling the pods is pretty easy, not quite on par with things like the Innokin EQ where you rotate the base of the pod, but the rubber boot that covers the two fill ports fits securely while being easy to remove, and you will want to remove it fully when filling less the air trapped in the pod push half of your juice right back out at you.The pods are easily removed using a little plastic pull tab that rests behind the pod in the little tray where they are seated. The two mililiter pods are both fairly clear, though they are happily visually distinct with the ceramic pods being a smoked grey while the cotton pods are perfectly clear making them easy to tell apart.Device PerformanceIf the pods are bad, the mod is bad. That’s the nature of the beast with these little proprietary set ups, right? Well, Hava has two cracks at it and I feel like they did a fair job once. The ceramic pod that comes packaged with the device is prone to wicking rather slowly, and for something that is designed to mimic the draw of a cigarette that’s a rather significant problem. The flavor on the ceramic coils was forgettable as well, which sort of softened the blow that the ceramic coil couldn’t keep up with 50/50 juice. The cotton coil on the other hand does an admirable job of wicking. It isn’t quite up to the task of chain vaping in bypass mode, but the 3.7v mode where I’ve found the most use of the system, the cotton coils do keep up fairly well. They are not however flavor monsters. No pod is truly a monster for flavor, but the Innokin EQ and Smok Novo do both hold a fair edge over this device at its best for flavor. On a fresh coil, the break in is fairly quick though, so you’re not getting through a full pod before flavor starts to stir, it just never seems to quite reach any impressive levels relative to its peers. The ceramic coil didn’t quite manage to reach two fills before beginning to taste a bit toasty, and the flavor on the cotton pods seems to drop off notably after the 4th fill, which isn’t too bad. The draw is accurately MTL, tighter than the Novo without a doubt, and a bit tighter than the Juul as well. In line with, or tighter than many other pod systems it’s a comfortable, but undoubtedly restrictive draw.Pros:* Excellent ergonomics* Multiple coil options* Selectable modes allow some customization in device performanceCons:* Fingerprint magnet* Ceramic coils can’t keep up with regular use* Battery life could have been doubled without increasing weightFinal ThoughtsFor all of the thought that went into the design of this device, and having it in your hand it’s clear that it was well thought out, it’s somewhat underwhelming in its performance. It’s great that Hava has made efforts to put a lot of thought into the device, and I could see a version two being an excellent device based on this platform, but at present it seems to suffer from the same affliction that many apple products do where the aesthetic design overshadows the actual performance. This feels like a device that, while very nice to look at and handle, needs a bit of retooling to unlock its full potential on the flavor side.Thanks for reading!

Submitted November 08, 2018 at 09:16PM by Foment_life
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