The BOHR Flask Pod with mesh and ceramic coils. Variable Wattage, Voltage, and features a screen that is a fire button. Yet how does the flavour hold up?
This product has been sent with the kind generosity of BOHR for the purpose of an impartial review. The thoughts that you find below are mine and are no way influenced by the fact that this was gifted.
BOHR’s Flask Pod is the latest in their lineup of pods, except I wouldn’t call it a pod. Intrinsically if you cannot replace the coil, and throw the entire cartridge away then it’s a pod. Alternatively if you can replace the coils but keep the cartridge, then its an All in One (AIO) system.
Thats my take on the difference between a pod and All in One systems. However, as “Pod” is what BOHR have named the Flask, I shall keep the term pod in play.
Available in a choice of colours the BOHR Flask Pod options are black or silver with a brushed metal finish.
Lets start with what’s in the box
|BOHR Flask Pod|
|1 x Flask Pod System|
|1x Ceramic Coil 1.2 Ω |
|1x Mesh Coil 0.4 Ω |
| 1x Warranty Card|
|1x USB cable|
|1x User Manual|
The packaging I received is the non-TPD version. Essentially it simply means it does not have the nicotine warning on the front. Importantly both versions are 2 ml capacity.
On the front of the box is just the BOHR logo and a raised laminated picture of the Flask Pod system. Additionally the sides have the colour of the pod, and social media icons for BOHR. Furthermore the back contains the contents, specifications (which is very nice to see this) and of course the scratch and check authenticity.
Inside the box, you are greeted with the BOHR Flask Pod itself, underneath is the coils for the cartridge, usb cable and documentation.
Build quality on the Flask Pod looks and feels good. Additionally the brushed metal finish gives the Flask a smooth to the touch feel, but still retains plenty of grip. Moreover the quality of the BOHR Flask Pod is further greatened by the crisp screen which additionally acts as the fire button.
In the sense of resilience and longevity the Flask Pod feels like it will hold its own against daily use without a problem, fundamentally due to its aluminium build. Additionally the buttons on the side for adjusting the settings are nice and clicky with a sense of durability about them, as does the fire button. The transparent screen cover which doubles up as the fire button is nice and clear. Furthermore it does not interfere with the screens quality which is nice and crisp. However on the review sample for the Bohr Flask Pod the screen is skewed and as long as I don’t look, it won’t bother me.
The Flask Pod weighs approximately 67 g so while it is not the lightest (Remember it is really an All In One) it is still lighter than some All in Ones. The weight actually gives me reassurance of the build quality and durability of the Flask Pod. Dimensionally the height is around 90 mm, 43 mm wide and 15.5 mm deep, making it still perfect for your pockets.
In theory the Flask Pod from Bohr should be a super easy AIO to use. Sadly this isn’t quite true, well the filling part anyhow.
Let’s start from the beginning, begin priming the coil by placing a few drops of e-liquid down the chimney and on the wicking holes on its side.
Secondly, you place the coil back into the cartridge ready to fill. However when it comes to filling you have to first make sure the coils sit with the silicone parts facing forwards and backwards. Otherwise it doesn’t fit back onto the Flask.
Furthermore it’s a slow process to fill the cartridge up. Trapped air hampers the process, with only being able to fill one half of the pod as a result. Meaning you have to stop filling, tilt the cartridge until the other half fills. Whilst this is fairly common with actual pods, the Flask Pod from BOHR just seems to be worse than most.
Thirdly, with the cartridge finally filled we just pop it back onto the Flask. Except for half the time it just doesn’t want to go in, and your end up jiggling it, taking it out and trying again.
Now the cartridge is back in, and you’re ready to vape, you quickly forget the refilling niggles. Without a doubt, the refilling design needs tweaking to improve upon the BOHR Flask Pod.
On the side of the Flask Pod is the micro USB charge port, through which charging the 1150 mAh battery takes around the 90 minute mark. Additionally the battery life is reasonable when using the 0.4 Ω mesh coil and lasts significantly longer with the 1.2 Ω ceramic coil.
The SAGA chip is BOHR’s answer to the Voopoo Gene chip, offering six safety features. There is the switch timeout protection which protects you and your coil for continuous firing and burning out. Over temperature protection, protecting you and your Flask Pod from excessive heat and battery venting. Output Over-current protection, again helping with battery venting due to too much power reaching the coil and drawing too much current from the battery. Furthermore there is protection from overcharging the internal battery by stopping the charge, and protection from draining the battery also. Finally there is short-circuit protection preventing again battery venting and possible damage to you and your BOHR Flask pod system.
The BOHR Flask Pod menu system is much like its physical design, clean, simple and effective. Access to settings is via clicking the fire button three times, where you will find the variable voltage, variable wattage, and play function. Further more the settings are easily adjusted with the up and down buttons on the side.
As one would expect the variable wattage, and variable voltage settings act just how you would imagine. With a wattage range selectable of 1 – 20 W and Voltage a range of 1 to 4.2 V. Whereas the Play feature has me at a bit of a loss and there is no information as to its use either in the manual or online. Importantly it appears that you can change the output via amperage. However, I am able to set the amperage or A to 7, now with the coil currently reading 0.44 Ω that’s 22.54 watts. An additional 2.54 watts higher than I can set in wattage mode.
Hopefully the over output-current protection is kicking in, however I do feel it should not be allowed to be set above the wattage limit of the device itself.
The BOHR Flask Pod is a smart looking, All In One, with very good flavour. Its vapour production on the 0.4Ω coil is good for 20 watts and handles 70VG perfectly fine. Additionally from around 11 watts up custards taste really good for a system of this type.
The 1.2Ω ceramic coil has a flavour profile that is best suited to fruits and some creams and possibly tobaccos. I personally never vape tobacco flavours, for me I left the taste of tobacco behind, when I quit smoking cigarettes.
Refilling aside BOHR’s Flask Pod is a very simple device to use, with variable output allowing for better flavour for the e-liquid in use. I love the screen is actually the fire button, aesthetically it makes a very clean simple look to the Flask Pod and a tribute to BOHR.
The refilling drama is really the only one drawback. Whilst I am sure a methodology can be learned and mastered. I am just uncertain if it is before people launch it out the window. Ultimately this is a shame as there is so much to like about the BOHR Flask Pod.