What is a Vape Mod?
What is a Vaporizer Pen Mechanical Mod or simply “Vape Pen Mods”
A vape mod is simply a vape pen on steroids. Its a much bigger, more powerful vape pen. It has more functionality than a vape pen and was designed to be so. It is armed with a much bigger, and bulkier, battery – It is a “modded” vape pen.
Most vape mods work the same way as a vape pens, except there is more flexibility and power with usage. There are also mechanical vape mods that work differently, but that is beyond the scope of this. If you want to learn more about mechanical vape mods click here: Vape Mods 101
Who would want a Vape Mod?
Typically the people that use vape mods are the ones who have some experience vaping and want more functionally. Maybe they started out with an ego pen and realized they wanted more battery or they wanted some other functionality like the ability to change the voltage or wattage. Or maybe they wanted to get bigger vape hits. Or maybe their ego vape pen was all they needed, but their interest in vaping turned into a hobby and they felt obliged to search for the most powerful vaporizer device. Whatever the case, there are a lot of people that use vape mods.
Typically vape mods are used for personal use, inside their home, as they are less portable and not as practical to carry around on the go. This is the main drawback to vape mods. Though, to some users, this is not a big deal, as the extra power outweighs it’s lack of discreteness and portability. Yes they are sort of portable, but not very practical to stick in your pocket like you would with a regular vape pen.
How did the Vape Mod come to be?
Vape mods started when users began modifying their vape pens. In the early days of vaping, people added all types of jerry rigged contraptions to enhance the battery or functionality of their vape pens. Then all the manufactures and companies saw there was a demand for this extra power with some of the vape pen users. They the began to commercialize these souped up vape pens, obviously into a more stable and professional packaging and hardware design.
Should I start out with a vape mod?
It is generally not recommended to start out right away with a vape mod without any vaping experience. It is like a beginner motorcyclist getting a much too powerful motorcycle for his needs, except that the motorcyclist may put himself in danger. If you want to spend the money on a vape mod then that is your prerogative, but you probably don’t need the extra power or functionality when just starting out with a vaporizer. On that note, there are so many different vape mods, offering a variety of different functionalities that you probably wouldn’t even know what you would want in a vape mod. You only find what you want out of a vaporizer through experience.
Does that mean vape pens are no good?
Of course not. Vape pens are fantastic! The battery is of the main concern for most people as this is one of the reasons why the vape mod came into existence. The fact is though, that technology has evolved and so has the technology behind battery design. Batteries now days last longer and offer a smaller profile. The modern vape pen batteries are actually better than some of the early vape mod devices with souped up batteries! The modern vape pen can last a user all day even with heavy vaping.
The vape pen gives plenty of power for most users, all in a very portable package. Did we mention they are inexpensive compared to the vape mods? Because of these reasons, the ego vape pen is actually the most popular personal vaporizer that people seek out, and we recommend it for beginners or experienced users alike, for normal use. You won’t be disappointed. If you are looking for the pros and cons of vape pens and vape mods we explain everything for you right here: Vape Pen Vs. Vape Mod. Thanks for reading and always remember Puff Tough my friends!