WARNING: This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.
Hello fellow vapers! Welcome to another review, and today, I have the VEIIK Airo pod system in my hands. This sleek and stylish pod vape is making waves for its combination of form and function, all without breaking the bank. Designed with the needs of beginners and casual vapers in mind, the Airo features a 360mAh built-in battery, 2ml refillable pods, and a user-friendly, air-activated firing mechanism. I’ve spent some quality time testing this device to give you an in-depth look at how it holds up in terms of build quality, performance, and overall value for your hard-earned money. Stick around, we’ve got a lot to cover!
Inside The Box
The VEIIK Airo isn’t just another addition to the multitude of pod systems on the market; it brings a certain level of finesse in its build quality. The body of the device is crafted from a robust zinc alloy, providing a reassuring heft when held. The weightiness of the device conveys a sense of durability and premium build, which is surprising given its relatively slim and compact dimensions.
On the aesthetic front, the Airo truly shines. It sports a stylish design featuring leather-like stickers on the front and back panels, which not only look elegant but also offer practical benefits. Unlike some devices that go for style but neglect functionality, these faux-leather accents don’t peel off easily, maintaining the device’s chic appearance over time. Beyond looks, the textural contrast provided by the faux-leather offers extra grip, making it comfortable to hold for extended periods. When it comes to portability, the Airo nails it—its sleek form factor allows it to slip effortlessly into pockets and small compartments in bags, making it a convenient travel companion.
While the Airo generally impresses in its build and aesthetics, it falls a bit short in the pod attachment department. The magnetic connection between the pod and the device could stand to be a little more robust. While the pod does snap into place, a drop or sudden jolt is likely to dislodge it, meaning you’ll need to exercise caution when handling the device. On the upside, the side-refill plug on the pod might feel a bit flimsy, but VEIIK has thoughtfully included four spare plugs in the kit, showing an understanding of user needs.
The VEIIK Airo utilizes cotton-wicked horizontal micro coils, which, in my experience, have proven to be quite reliable. I didn’t experience any annoying issues commonly associated with poor coil design like leaking, spitting, or popping. The coils take a reasonable amount of time to saturate with e-liquid, which means you’re not sitting around waiting forever to start vaping. Overall, the coils are robust and offer a satisfactory vaping experience, especially when considering this is a budget-friendly device.
In terms of the draw, the Airo offers what I’d describe as a semi-loose mouth-to-lung (MTL) experience. It’s not overly restrictive but provides enough resistance to simulate the feel of traditional smoking. The vapor is pleasantly warm, and the throat hit is substantial, making the Airo particularly well-suited for nicotine salt e-liquids. Those looking for a device that delivers a satisfying hit will find a lot to like here.
When it comes to flavor, the Airo is decent but not groundbreaking. It does a satisfactory job of bringing out the essential notes and nuances of various e-liquids, but it won’t be winning any awards for flavor fidelity. Vapor production is moderate, which is perfectly adequate for an MTL device of this caliber. It’s not going to cloud up a room, but it does produce enough vapor to satisfy most casual vapers or those new to vaping.
One downside to note is that the Airo can struggle with chain vaping. Taking long draws or multiple hits in quick succession may result in dry hits. While not a deal-breaker, it does mean that if you’re the type who likes to take multiple hits back-to-back, you’ll need to moderate your usage to avoid an unpleasant experience.
On the positive side, the Airo impresses with its stylish design, comfortable grip, and satisfying throat hit. Additionally, it comes with two pods in the kit, giving you a backup or the option to switch flavors easily. However, it’s not without drawbacks. The magnets on the pod could be stronger, the refill plug feels somewhat flimsy, and there is a risk of dry hits if you’re a chain vaper. Plus, the charging time could be shorter.
When it comes to battery life, the VEIIK Airo sports a 360mAh battery. For a device aimed at beginners and casual vapers, this battery capacity is somewhat adequate, allowing for about a day’s worth of moderate vaping. However, those who find themselves frequently reaching for their device might find the battery life to be a bit limiting. I think a little more power could have been squeezed into the compact design to give the user more leeway between charges.
Speaking of charging, the Airo doesn’t exactly boast quick charging capabilities. A full charge takes around an hour, which is not terrible but certainly not impressive by today’s standards. If you’re on the go and your battery dies, you’ll need to find a place to plug in and wait, which can be inconvenient. In an era when rapid charging has become the norm for many electronic devices, the Airo’s somewhat slow recharge rate feels like a bit of a relic.
The device does feature LED indicators to show battery life, which is a helpful addition. However, the LEDs can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, they give you a clear indication of your battery status, but on the other hand, they’re surprisingly bright. This may not be an issue for everyone, but if you’re someone who values discreetness or stealth vaping, the bright LEDs could be a drawback.
All in all, the VEIIK Airo vape manages to tick many boxes for an entry-level pod system. It offers a blend of style, comfort, and decent performance, all without breaking the bank. However, it’s not without its shortcomings—slow charging and the risk of dry hits are areas for improvement. For the casual vaper or someone new to vaping, the Airo vape makes a worthy introduction to the world of vaping. But for the more experienced user or those looking for robust performance, this might not be your go-to device.