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Picking Your First Starter Kit

Wanting to start vaping but don’t know where to start? With so many different devices out there to choose from, it can be a little overwhelming to know which one is right for you. Luckily it’s not as daunting as you might think as starter kits have done most of the work for you, all you need to do is pick one.  This blog is going to cover the top 3 types of starter kits with their pro’s and con’s to help you decide what is best for you.

The 3 Questions

Firstly there are 3 questions that can make the search even easier:

  1. What do you want out of the device? eg: minimal, moderate, massive cloud production?
  2. How technical or easy do you want the device to be? eg: single button pre-set settings or the ability to customise yourself?
  3. With the above two questions in mind, how big is too big? (and yes I’m still talking about vape devices) eg: internal battery devices are more compact than external battery devices.

What’s included in a Kit?

Almost everything needed to get started is in the kit, the mod, tank, coils and USB charger. Two coil types are normally included with one already be pre-installed into the tank and spare parts such as replacement glass and o-rings. What’s not included are external batteries (if the device is powered by them) and of course e-juice.

Pen Style Joyetech complete Kit for blog

If you are wanting something that’s portable, think free and don’t have to worry about external batteries then this is a good choice.

Pen style devices like the Joyetech D19 Exceed are powered by an internal rechargeable battery and are cylinder in shape (hence the name Pen Style). These devices are pretty much think free as all the settings are already done for you. It’s operated by a single button configuration making this style one of the most popular for newbies. They offer low to moderate cloud production and their sleek shape makes them very portable.


  • Very easy to use
  • Portable and discreet
  • Internal rechargeable battery by USB and can be recharged anywhere (laptop, car etc)
  • Great to keep as a back up or second device when upgrading


  • You cant use it while charging, however you can always have a spare Mod charged and ready to go.
  • Lack power output when compared to other devices

Pod Style

Similar to Pen style, Pods like the Geekvape Aegis Pod are operated by a single button configuration and have an internal battery. The difference between the two is Pod’s don’t have tanks, instead they have a “Pod” that is filled with your favourite e-juice. This makes them even more compact and portable as they literally fit in the palm of your hand. They are extremely easy to use and another great option for beginners.


  • Very easy to use
  • Portable and discreet
  • Internal rechargeable battery by USB and can be recharged anywhere (laptop, car etc)
  • Great to keep as a back up or second device when upgrading


  • Being small, they have a small juice capacity
  • You cant use it while charging
  • Lack power output when compared to other devices

Temperature Control Devices (Box Mods)

Don’t be put off by a few buttons, there are Box Mods out there that aren’t as hard as you think! A few versions out there for beginners such as the Geekvape Aegis Mini are great. The settings are like getting used to a new phone and once you have set what you want, then there isn’t anything else to do. Going off the coil wattage range gives you the indicator of the wattage range to stay in. It’s a little more fiddly and going through a little trial and error but it gives you options. The LED display screen displays all the information you need so you know exactly where you’re at, including battery power!


  • You have the ability to change the settings when ever you want
  • Get a better flavour due to coil options and power output
  • Bigger devices give you bigger tank options
  • Have more power compared to internal battery devices
  • Having extra charged batteries ensure no need to wait for internal batteries to charge
  • More power also equals bigger clouds, if that’s what your after


  • There are additional accessories to consider such as batteries and charger
  • They are bigger and a bit heavier than internal battery devices

What To Choose?

If you’re after something you don’t need to think about and is basic go for Pen or Pod style. All the settings are already done for you and all you need to do is charge the device and fill your tank. If you are after more power and the ability to change settings go for a Box Mod or even a Pod Device that has those features like the Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus Pod. It’s one of the best things about vaping, it’s so customisable! There is a device out there for you and you will find it.

What Else Can Help

Reviews! Finding reviews about devices is as easy as typing the device name into Google and hitting search. YouTube also offers great video reviews that let you see the device in action.

Still Need Help?

That’s what we are here for. By coming into the shop and seeing the devices in person, giving us a call or email and tell us what you are after we can help with options.

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