Joyetech Teros One Pod Mod System Review – We won’t lead off this review with our usual mantra against pod mod systems, because like it or not, they’re not going anywhere, and people seem to like them. But we’ve also noticed that most of the pod mods we’ve given positive reviews over the years have been the ones that embrace the spirit of the format — simple, uncluttered, inexpensive, with honest performance.
In other words, when pod mods get too complicated and busy, they lose sight of the target audience. The Joyetech Teros One is right on point, with adequate battery life, good ease of use, and a dedication to keeping it simple. It’s not a world-beater, but if you want a solid backup MTL device, the Teros One is worth a longer look.
Let’s see why…
The Joyetech TEROS ONE 13W Pod System is a premium vaping system, incorporating an advanced draw-activated firing mechanism, integrated 650mAh rechargeable battery. It is geared to operate on a direct voltage based output.
Featuring a sizeable integrated 650mAh rechargeable battery, the chassis of the Joyetech TEROS ONE is moderately impact-resistant preventing unsightly mars and marks that would blemish the surface or exterior.
Eliminating the need for buttons or screens, the TEROS ONE conserves battery life and re-purposes the charge to outputting tasty vapors at the slightest draw of the breath. Featuring three power levels, the TEROS ONE 13W Pod System can be tailored to satisfy even the most pickiest of vapers, novice or advanced.
Joyetech TEROS ONE 13W Pod System Features:
- Dimensions – 81mm by 29mm by 15mm
- Integrated 650mAh Rechargeable Battery
- Wattage Output: 13W
- Direct Voltage Based Output
- 3 Power Levels – Low, Medium, and High
- Zinc-Alloy Chassis Construction
- Draw Activated Firing Mechanism
- Power + Mode Adjustment Button
- LED Battery Life Indicator Light
- Magnetic Pod Connection
- Low Voltage Protection
- Short Circuit Protection
- Atomizer Protection
- MicroUSB Type C Port
Joyetech TEROS ONE 13W Pod System Includes:
- 1 TEROS ONE Battery
- 1 TEROS ONE Cartridge
- 1 E-Liquid Bottle
- 1 Type-C USB Cable
- 1 Lanyard
- 1 User Manual
- 1 Warranty Card
- 1 Warning Card
Impressions/Aesthetics of the Teros One
Not to be a broken record, but the Teros One looks like a standard, sub-compact pod mod. With a $23 price point, there’s not going to be a lot of bells and whistles, but I kind of think that was the point. In fact, at that price, I actually thought there’d be more plastic in the construction, but the Teros One is well-built, with zinc alloy sturdiness where it counts.
I was a little surprised that Joyetech put so much faith in its draw-activated setup, since the only button on the Teros One chassis is used to switch “modes.” Typically, companies always have a button fire backup option in case the draw fire doesn’t quite get the job done. Overall, the draw system works well, but I found myself pressing a non-existent button more than once.
I did like the uncluttered look, which allowed the graphics and styling to shine brightest, instead of having tons of screens and distractions. Again, simple is the name of the game here and the Teros One delivers.
Vaping the Joyetech Teros One
Amid all of the “multipurpose,” “sub-ohm capable” pod mods creeping into the market, it’s nice to see that Joyetech still recognizes the core audience — smokers. Because the Teros One delivers a truly authentic, mouth-to-lung (MTL) experience, with no unnecessary delusions of grandeur.
(And since more and more states are succumbing to peer pressure about flavored e-liquids, a truly authentic smoking experience might be all vaping has left to offer new vapers at risk of returning to cigarettes.)
I found the Teros One pods to be unnecessarily difficult to fill and prime, which is my primary criticism of the device. I like the company’s simplicity-first approach, but filling is a ridiculously slow and laborious experience that might turn off new vapers looking for a simple, “plug and play” vape. Though you get better at it over time, I can see why devices like the Teros One might not be as popular as a closed-pod system like the JUUL.
But once it was filled and ready, the Teros One did a good job delivering honest flavor and vapor from my salt nic liquids. We’ve had better, but more often, we’ve had FAR worse. But, considering how quickly the Teros One pods emptied, there probably should have been unbeatable flavor here. Instead, it’s just solid, which should be more than enough for most.
- Super compact, well-built frame
- Easy pod installation
- Draw-activated setup works well
- No backup button for firing
- Stupidly hard to fill
- Surprising juice consumption for an MTL pod mod
No need for flowery closing sentences. If you’re looking for an inexpensive, well made backup mod, or your very first open pod system, there’s plenty of reason to like the Teros One. It might not be the best pod mod system on the market, but it hits more good notes than bad, and usually where it counts most.