A vape pen is a vaping device ranging in size to a standard pen to a cigar. This type of vape is designed to offer a simple vaping experience. Mostly all vape pens are auto draw devices that come with a built-in battery. In addition, many vape pens don’t have a fire button or adjustable airflow. In other words, they are designed to mimic cigarette smoking and to be as simple as possible.

You can find two kind of vape pens, prefilled vape pens and refillable ones. Aspire has just launched a refillable vape pen, the Aspire OBY. In addition, Aspire has also a prefilled disposable pod vape, the Aspire SLX.

How to Vape it?

A vape pen is designed for MTL vaping. These vapes are very easy to use. Vape pens consist of a battery and a pod or cartridge which can be refillable or prefilled. For instance, the Aspire OBY is a refillable vape pen while the Aspire SLX is a stick style vape with prefilled disposable pods.

If your vape pen is a refillable, like the Aspire OBY, then just open the bottom plastic seal and fill it with e-liquid. Refillable vape pens are currently more popular than prefilled ones. Nonetheless, if you prefer disposable pods, then you can choose a stick style vape like the Aspire SLX. Disposable pods are convenient and easy to use, you just need to vape it.

Vape Pens: Is it Better a Refillable or a Disposable One?

New Aspire OBY stick style with refillable pods.
New Aspire OBY stick style with refillable pods.

It depends on your personal preference. Some vapers prefer refillable vapes because they want to have more control over what they are vaping. On the other hand, there are vapers that prefer the convenience of vaping disposable cartridges. If you vape prefilled cartridges, you will not know for sure if the vape juice is of good quality or not, unless the vape brand specifies the brand and name of the e-liquid company. This is why most of vapers prefer refillable pods over prefilled ones.

What can I Expect from a Stick Style Vape?

Aspire SLX pen with disposable prefilled pods.
Aspire SLX pen with disposable prefilled pods.

Vape pens come with a built-in battery with a battery capacity that ranges from 400 to 500 mAh. For instance, the Aspire SLX comes with a built-in battery of 450 mAh while the Aspire OBY, our latest vape pen device, comes with a built-in battery of 500 mAh. These stick style vapes don’t need very powerful batteries as they don’t require as much output power as vape mods or powerful pod mods.

Vape pens are not sub-ohm devices as they are designed for nicotine salts. In short, you are not looking for big vape clouds when you vape a portable stick style vape. The Aspire OBY pods come with a 1.2-ohm coil which is not replaceable. You can refill the pod until it is time to replace the pod for a new one. On the other hand, the Aspire SLX comes with a 1.3-ohm coil designed for nicotine salts as well. With the SLX, you don’t need to worry about refilling it, just vape and replace the pod for a new one when there is no e-liquid left.

You can expect a wattage range of 10 to 15 watts for a stick style vape. This sort of vaping devices don’t need more than that. For instance, the Aspire OBY has a wattage range of 10-12 watts and a constant voltage output of 3.7 volts.

Design and Vaping Style

A stick style vape is designed for portability and stealth vaping. Most of vape pens fit in the palm of the hand. For example, the Aspire OBY is 106 mm in length, 20 mm width and 14 mm in thickness.

In addition, most of pods are made of PCTG and they come with different coil materials. For example, the Aspire OBY uses standard coils with a Kanthal AF wire, while the Aspire SLX pods come with ceramic coils.

Even though they are designed as simple and portable, Aspire stick style vapes come with Aspire’s ASP chipset for safety features.

Vape Pens: Conclusion

A vape pen is a simple and portable device that works on auto draw mode. Most of stick styles vapes don’t have a fire button. Moreover, they don’t have adjustable airflow nor adjustable wattage. Stick style vapes are designed for MTL vaping and mainly for nicotine salts.


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