(Tapping fingers on my desk) Pod…Pod…Bident! Now without giving too much away in the intro. The Bident is; yes, the new pod system from the minds over at GEEK VAPE. Upon first glance you might be quick to judge as I was and pass this off as “yet another copy of a copy.” You wouldn’t be wrong, based on looks alone. But what would be intriguing and mysterious about a sleeper if you didn’t know there’s something a little extra under the hood?
But, before we get to that, in the current anti-vaping environment we find ourselves in over tainted black market THC carts (which have absolutely nothing to do with actual vaping), we would like to interject something we’ve always stood against. And that is excessive Nicotine. When the Pod Mod craze took off they were built to accommodate a new type of liquid, called nicotine salt juice. Because nicotine salt juice is so smooth to vape, many people enjoy vaping crazy high levels, like 30mh, 40mg, and even 59mg (like JUUL Pods).
While I wouldn’t want anyone I know vaping 30/59mg of nicotine salts, I always recommend 6mg or 12mg freebase nicotine, in 50:50 PG/VG ratios from The Plume Room. These 50:50 eLiquids vape fantastically in any pod mod system. Forget JUUL, try a “good” pod mod system with a nice 12mg nicotine Plume Room flavor and enjoy it 100 times more than a JUUL.
The Official Words
The Geek Vape BIDENT Pod System is a revolutionary vaping pod system, integrating a significantly large battery capacity, direct voltage based output, and introduces patent-pending dual coil technology that sets this innovative pod system apart from the rest of devices entering the market segment. Constructed from durable zinc-alloy, the exterior profile of the BIDENT is visually striking and protects the internal Micro AS Chipset which provides a 3 tiered power output. Based on direct voltage output, the BIDENT Pod System utilizes the Micro AS Chipset to pre-selected levels, guaranteeing a satisfying vape, time and time again. Featuring the advent of dual coil technology, the BIDENT can access a 0.6ohm and 1.2ohm DTL and MTL Coil, respectively. Operating on a single intuitive firing button, the BIDENT can change voltage amongst the power levels, fueled by the impressive integrated 950mAh rechargeable battery.
Geek Vape BIDENT Pod System Features:
- Micro AS Chipset
- Dimensions – 88mm by 32mm by 17mm
- Integrated 950mAh Rechargeable Battery
- Direct Voltage Based Output
- 3 Power Levels – 3.4V, 3.6V, 3.8V
- Coil Resistance: 0.8ohm / 1.2ohm
- Zinc-Alloy Chassis Construction
- Single Fire Button
- LED Battery Life Indicator Light
- Dual Coil Technology
- Geek Vape BIDENT Pod Series
- 5mL Pod Capacity
- 8ohm Refillable DTL Pod
- 2ohm Refillable MTL Pod
- Bottom Fill System – Silicone Stoppered
- Snap-In Pod Connection
- MicroUSB Type-C Port
- Available in Black Carbon Fiber, Red Carbon Fiber, Gunmetal Magma, Silver Aurora, Rainbow Fantasy
Geek Vape BIDENT Pod System Includes:
- 1 Geek Vape BIDENT System
- 1 0.6ohm DTL Pod
- 1 1.2ohm MTL Pod
- 1 Charging Cable
- 1 User Manual
Impressions/Aesthetics of the Bident Pod Mod
You might say the BIDENT by GEEK VAPE has an appearance which is similar, heck almost identical to, the LOST VAPE LYRA, SMOK NOVO 2,…the list goes on. Commonalities among them are: AIO style, check. Integrated battery, check. Refillable pod, check. Intuitive fire button, check.
Well, why are we even wasting our time reviewing this device then!? I’ll tell you. Are you ready?! Dual-coil pod. Go ahead and let that one marinate. Now scroll down to the next section and I’ll give you the details.
I’ll admit I’m not the biggest fan of pods. I’ve run the gamut of emotions with them from frustration, disappointment, indifference, and a sprinkling of satisfaction here and there. Just wait to see the new SMOK MAG P3 in action. Now THAT is indeed the best, newest, most improved vape products of 2019. (Preview this week, Review in 2 weeks) Using the P3, then any pod mod and well, they are two different animals.
Although one feeling I haven’t experienced yet, that the BIDENT has coerced out of me is “surprise!” Because of all the devices in the market today I just didn’t ever expect to see the words: POD & DUAL COIL ever used in a sentence together.
A Pod Mod is Not a JUUL
I don’t want to beat a dead horse, but I think it’s worth taking a paragraph to drive home the fact that all these Pod Mod Systems we review are not the closed-system JUUL. We don’t like ANY closed-system, and we cannot approve of any JUUL product that offers as its lowest nicotine strength of 30mg. Smokers making the switch, or Vapers looking for a stealth mod to take on trips, a JUUL is not the answer. This is why Pod Mod System do have a place, when used with lower freebase nicotine e-Juice, with open pods that the user can fill with any e-juice they want.
Vaping the Geek Vape Bident
The BIDENT comes with two pods 0.6ohm aimed towards a DTL and 1.2ohm MTL, respectively. Now when I loaded up my first pod I really wasn’t paying attention as to which one I chose and by the luck of the draw I popped in the 0.6ohm first. Took a pull and POW! I was just floored that I was on a trip to flavor town right out of the gate.
Flavor and Vapor from the Bident
No break-in period, no muted, half there- hopefully this gets better moment. It was full-on-flavor like I hadn’t experienced from a pod device before. I was rather stunned, that I was getting such flavor out of these pods even though I was exhaling clouds of vapor. I couldn’t believe how those two tiny little coils they squeezed in their managed to create such a flavor packed experience. Kudos, GEEK VAPE, you did well with that one.
Try to control yourself with the chain vaping, unlike me. Because the fun won’t last as long if your vaping on the 0.6-ohm coil all day like the government is trying to take your flavors away. A little restraint will keep the flavor train going a little longer than I experienced. I managed about five refills of the pod with heavy use before the flavors started to weaken.
3 Power Levels
The three-tiered power output is easily adjusted by clicking the fire button three times. I actually found the middle tier in the normal range to produce the best flavor while using the 0.6ohm pod. And the lightest setting on the 1.2ohm for those longer MTL drags.
I suppose it’s hard to top that experience after using the 0.6ohm pod with 3mg freebase e-liquid. The 1.2ohm pod is much tamer of an experience in comparison and rightly so. It still performed well, just not as vibrant with the freebase e-liquid. I did switch over to using a 24mg nic-salt in the 1.2ohm pod and found it a much more satisfying experience. Slightly better flavor while using the nic-salt in combination with the 1.2-ohm pod.
The integrated 950mAh battery will last about a half a day with heavy use before needing to recharge. A full day is possible with moderate use. Fortunately, regardless of how fast you drain the battery you’ll be welcomed with one more surprise the BIDENT has to offer. The upgraded USB-C charging port offers a much easier, faster connection than the common micro-USB ports available on most other devices these days.
– Great flavor from 0.6ohm coils
– USB-C charging port
– Easy to fill pods
– Pods don’t hold up to heavy use
– Wish the battery had larger capacity
– It’s still a pod mod
Spinfuel VAPE Recommendation and Score
Overall the BIDENT by GEEK VAPE has managed to make a few waves in the pod market. The dual coil pods really do deliver a punch of flavor not commonly experienced with similar devices. With features like the 950mAh integrated and rechargeable battery, combined with the advanced USB-C port sets the BIDENT apart from the pack. Both experienced vapers and those just looking to give vaping a shot will find something to enjoy from this set up.
Grading this on the Pod Mod Scale, the grade is an A. Just remember, the SMOK MAG P3 is definitely going to earn an A (at least), but a 230W Vape Mod and 9mL Sub-Ohm Tank cannot be compared to any low-wattage, low power, low capacity pod mod. It wouldn’t be fair.