With its angular design and multi-coloured stain finish, the Mico by Smok is a rather divisive product. But if there is one thing all testers can agree on, it’s the quality of the vapour.
Don’t bash it till you try it! The vapour quantity is impressive given the form factor. Also given the fact that it’s a pod system. The Mico is so compact that it’s delivered with a lanyard to put it around your neck. The pod itself is attached via a magnetic system, and stays snug in the battery case. And unlike USB 2.0, you can flip it upside down and still pug it in.
Two of these pods are included in the kit. The first pod, the “Regular”, delivers pleasant vapour at 1 ohm and everything you’ve just read is applicable. The second, “Mesh”, which like the name suggests includes a mesh-type coil at 0.8 ohm, delivers even better qualities. A useful feature, the pod casing is mostly transparent, a rarity in pods, allowing you to measure the remaining e-liquid level.
Despite the size – you can fit it into a tiny jeans pocket – the Mico is powered by a 700 mAh battery, which is in the average for pod systems. There is an on/off switch along the edge of the device, which avoids the annoying 3 to 5 button presses required to turn on most e-cigs. Which is to be expected, as the Mico has no buttons aside the slider. To heat the coil, just inhale.
Of course the pod is rechargeable, with an autonomy of 1.7 ml, that is to say a little under the limit established by TPD of 2ml. The price for French consumers has not been published, but it should be around 25€, with 3-pod packs costing about 10€, which is around the same as the USA rate. A fair price in our opinion.
- Rechargeable 1.7 ml pod
- Coil types: Regular (1 ohm), Mesh (0.8 ohm), Ceramic (1.4 ohm, not included)
- Integrated 700 mAh battery
- Inhale to activate heating element
- USB Charging
- 2 pods, lanyard, manual, and micro USB cable included