Asmodus Flow Ultra Portable Kit
Asmodus’ first foray into the pod mod market comes in the form of the Flow Ultra Portable pod mod. It’s a refillable pod system, which features a 510mAh internal battery and uses 2.5-ohm resistance coils and high-grade organic coil.
Asmodus claims not only will the coils increase flavor production, but will also help the device see you through a full days vaping.
The Flow pod mod is available in Blue, Black, Red, and Grey.
Excellent build quality, feels good in the hand, great battery life, decent performance.
Brash branding on the battery, some may not like the performance of 2.5-ohm coil.
The Bottom Line
The Flow is a very good pod mod, with very few flaws. However, it may feel a little lacking to some vapers, due to its high resistance coils. On the flip side, those high resistance coils deliver excellent battery life and juice/pod longevity with above average performance. If you’re not a fan of gaudy branding on devices, you may want to look elsewhere.
- Dimensions: 110mm x 22mm x 11.5mm
- Internal 510mAh battery
- 2mL juice capacity
- Resistance: 2.5Ohm
- Micro USB charging port
- Draw-activated firing mechanism
- Low-voltage, short-circuit, over-charge, and over-time protection
- Proprietary gold-plated magnetic connection
- Ergonomic design
In the Box
- 1 x Asmodus Flow Battery
- 2 x 0.25-Ohm refillable Flow pods
- 1 x micro USB charge cable
- 1 x user manual
The Flow pod mod is designed in exactly the same vein as we’ve seen from most other pods mods on the market.
It’s flat pen style battery with a 2ml capacity pod that press fits into the top of the battery.
The Flow, however, is slightly wider than most of its competitors, but certainly not too wide that it feels awkward in the hand. In fact, it has such rounded edges that it feels incredibly comfortable to hold.
With that extra width comes a larger capacity battery than most. It houses a 510mAh battery which is more than acceptable for this style pod system.
To further improve battery life Asmodus have gone down a slightly different route with the coils in the pods. The pods contain a standard Kanthal coil and organic cotton, and the resistance of the coils is 2.5Ohm. It’s a bold move, and which may disappoint those looking for a pinchier vape, but it also has it’s positives which we’ll discuss later.
The pods fit via a press fit, there are no magnets here, but it’s a nice and snug fit, and there’s also a satisfying click when you push them all the way down. They are also relatively easy to remove. On the base of each pod are two gold plated pins which are the connectors with the battery, and a small white silicon plug covering the fill port.
The black mouthpiece of the pods and the top part of the battery have a cutout, so when it’s connected together, you have an amply sized viewing window to see remaining juice level.
The micro USB charge port can be found on the base of the pod, so, unfortunately, you cannot charge it while it’s standing upright. There’s also one small LED indicator light on the front vape of the battery.
I’ve always loved Asmodus for their styling of devices. They always seem to tread a different path to most manufacturers.
On this occasion, I’m a little let down by the over the top and quite gregarious branding.
The Flow itself is quite a simple and stylish looking device, and it looks great in all the available colors. However, irrelevant of which color you choose each battery has a huge vertical ‘Asmodus’ on the bottom and a large logo at the top, all in white.
It just stands out far too much and is a little obnoxious. I wish they made them a little smaller and maybe just subtly engraved. It really does kill an otherwise nice looking uncomplicated pod mod.
Along with different styling, the other thing you are always sure to get from Asmodus is excellent build quality.
I’m pleased to say there are no complaints here. Both the battery and pods are sturdy and fit together nicely. The metallic finish on the battery feels good and looks like it won’t chip easily.
The Flow does feel a little more premium than some of its competitors. It’s just a shame it doesn’t look it.
The Flow only weighs 35g with a full pod and measure in at 110mm x 22mm x 11.5mm.
It’s incredibly pocket-friendly, and with a 510mAh battery and a 2.5Ohm coil, it’s an excellent device to carry around. You could say ‘Ultra-Portable.’
As with all pod mods, the Flow is a simple plug and play direct output device.
There are no firing buttons, as it has a draw-activated firing mechanism, which is pretty responsive.
There are however all the usual safety features of Low-voltage, short-circuit, over-charge, and over-time protection.
There’s also pass-through so you can vape while charging.
The Flow has a small LED indicator light on the front of the device.
It will flash a couple of times when the pod is first connected to the battery.
It also lights up white while the device is in use, and red when the battery is low.
You get two empty pods with the Flow kit. Both have a 2.5ohm resistance and a 2ml capacity.
It’s not clear whether Asmodus will release other resistance pods in the future, but there’s a reason the current ones pair so well with the battery, and that’s longevity.
While a 2.5ohm coil may seem a little high compared to other systems of the same nature that are usually around 1.2-1.5ohms, the higher resistance coil of the Flow pods barely sips on the juice and battery give you a long-lasting device.
As for the performance comparison, well you’ll have to scroll down to find out.
The downfall of many pod style vapes is the filling process, and I can’t say I’m ecstatic with the Flow’s system, but it’s not terrible.
Each pod has a small removable silicon plug in the base. The plug is not anchored to the pod in any way, so you do have to be careful while refilling that you don’t misplace it.
You also need to to be careful and patient when you are filling the pod. The fill port sits above one of the wicks for the coil, so as you squeeze your juice into the pod you always need to give it a little tip or a shake to make sure there are no bubbles. It’s a little easier with a syringe than a standard fill bottle, but it can still be refilled fine…just don’t rush it.
On the plus side with these pods, you won’t need to refill them too often. They also have an excellent lifespan, I’ve used one of the included pods for 7-8 refills, and it’s still going strong.
While I liked the performance of the Flow kit, it could be a little dividing.
If you take it for what it is, a small pod mod with only a 2.5-ohm coil, then the performance is very good. But don’t expect it to be a punchy MTL vape, it’s a lot more of a smooth, subtle vape at that resistance.
If you are used to lower resistance coils, then you might find the Flow a little lacking.
One thing the Flow does cope with excellent is higher VG juices. Due to the horizontal coil and exposed wicks, it has never once struggled with thicker liquid that I’ve tried. I’ve even put 80VG, and it’s been absolutely fine, but you’re best to keep the percentage a little lower especially if you want a bit of a throat hit.
The draw on the Flow pod mod is quite a loose MTL, but not too loose that I think traditional mouth to lungers will still get along with it.
I think by Asmodus opening up the airflow a little it has meant that even at a high resistance this thing can still produce a very good amount of vapor. I find myself often surprised at just how much it can produce.
I thought the flavor was going to be below average with the Flow because of the higher resistance coil. I’m pleased to report that’s not the case.
I wouldn’t say it’s any better than the likes of the Smok Infinix, and it’s not on the level of the Eleaf IWU, but it’s still relatively good.
It is a different style of vape to those others devices though, so if you prefer a slower more mellow vape, then you may prefer the Flow.
Battery life has been excellent with the Flow kit.
As a reviewer, I’m using a lot of devices throughout the day, but the days when I have solely used the Flow, it has easily seen me through the full day.
That’s not something you could say for a lot of pod mods on the market, and it justifies Asmodus’ choice of going for higher resistance coils in combination with that 510mAh battery.
- Good build quality
- Comes with 2 pods
- LED Battery Indicator
- Decent juice view window
- Nice smooth draw
- Good flavor
- Excellent battery life
- Too much branding
- Only one resistance option of pods (some may find a little weak)
- Fill system could be better
Asmodus has done an excellent job with their first pod mod, but it’s not a device that’s going to suit everybody.
I also feel it’s not the ideal device to recommend to someone starting vaping. Mainly because if they are moving from smoking they are going to crave that instant defined throat hit, and that is where the Flow is lacking, even with high nic juice.
However, if you prefer a more mellow vape and want a small pocket-friendly device that’s going to last you all day on one charge, and will also be really economical on your juice…then the Flow is an excellent choice.
I’ve really enjoyed my time with it.
In such a saturated market, where it’s hard to tell the difference between each pod mod, it was a bold move by Asmodus to go a different route with the coils and overall experience. It’s just a shame they were a bit too bold with their branding on the device.