Today we are gonna check out the NORD Kit by SMOK. This is an all-in-one device that comes with an MTL coil head and also a mesh sub-ohm coil head, 1,100 milliamp-hour battery so let’s go ahead and dive into it.
This is what your packaging is going to look like. Also, one thing to mention is that SMOK now has this counterfeit protection emblem here. There’s some sort of laser technology going on and it’s really hard to duplicate so if you’re wondering if your SMOK device is real or not, look at the esses it should move when you do that.
There’s a lot of fake SMOK products out there so that’s why the company has come up with this solution. Inside the box, you have a user manual, a warranty card, your Nord device, and this comes in a bunch of different color combinations.
This is the one I’ve been using. I like white and black, but as you can see it’s got the same type of styling as the no VOC. It’s got that honeycomb design on it, and then you have a charging cable and two coil heads. This device is about 94 millimeters tall, about 30 millimeters wide, and about 18 millimeters thick, with 1,100 milliamp power battery.
Like I mentioned earlier, this is Nord on one side, and SMOK on the other. This is a push-button device, unlike the Novo. You got your charging port on the bottom. There is a micro USB little window in your pod so you can see your liquid level but it’s not super-duper easy to see. Once it gets past a certain point, you’re not going to see it anymore. To get that pot out, you pull out like so and it does have a press-fit design there are no magnets on here.
Your fill ports right there. This is what your contacts look like down inside feels like a mixture of plastic and zinc out like with the Novo here.
The same materials just a little bit bigger now you do have a fairly large-sized mouthpiece in that pod. You could see the chimney itself isn’t very big but then it flares out here in the mouthpiece. It’s a bigger mouthpiece than what you’re likely to see in the Novo.
Now, these are the two coil heads that you’re going to get with it. One is a 1 point 4 ohm MTL coil head and then the other is a mesh coil head and it’s called Nord mesh. This one is point 6 ohms kind of hard to see it down inside there, but it looks like a single mesh coil, maybe, more of a strip coil I guess, you would call it an airflow comes in through the bottom there and you’re also going to be able to buy separately a ceramic coil but that is not included in this kit at least not in the kits that I got.
I already have what’s called the regular coil in my other one the normal one point 4 ohm MTL. We’re gonna put the mesh coil head in this one and I’m going to attempt to get a couple of drops of juice down in there but these are not easy to prime. Just allow to let it sit in the tank a little bit longer than you normally would. Some sub-ohm tanks that have coil heads that are easier to prime.
These don’t screw in or anything like with the breeze – and all-in-one systems like that these just press fit in so you got airflow slots on the outside. There you want to keep them on the outside like so on the two sides and then you just press this down in there and it’s held together by an o-ring.
It’s all the way and now they say three ml of liquid but as you can see the MTL coil is a little bit smaller than the mesh so you’re probably gonna get a little bit less with the mesh coil head. To fill this, you got this little rubber tab right here and I’m just gonna hold that back and now we fill nice large fill port. You just push the plug down in and there it is next you insert your pod.
This can go either way because remember you got three contacts right there and those are going to be hitting the outside here and then the center there so you just push it down has a nice fit no movement or anything once it’s in there. To turn this on five clicks that’ll flash at you and then now it’s your fire button.
There’s a little bit of a click to it, not a bunch of travel you can turn this off when you put it in your pocket. Two clicks will show you your battery meter. It’s green Green is above 70, orange 30 to 70%, then red under that. This does also have different protections built-in it’s got 8-second shutoff protection short-circuit protections.
It is not just a completely unregulated device but it does not regulate your wattage so you’ll notice the vape will slowly get a little bit weaker as your battery dies, but it’s not super-duper noticeable. With this one, now as far as size comparisons go there it is next to the NOVO a little bit wider, a little bit thicker, and a little bit taller. here it is next to Aspire AIO this one’s a little bit taller but the aspire is wider here it is next to the breeze – just about the same thing.
Almost the same height but the breeze is a little bit wider that way and here’s one more look at that white one that I’ve been using. I have the MTL coil head and this now as far as your airflow goes. The air does look to get in from the side so a little slot right there kind of like what we’ve seen at some of the other all-in-one devices but this one does not have airflow control.
Here is the SMOK Nord Kit, this one has the MTL coil head inside I have a 12 milligram liquid in it. Let’s vape it now. This one has the mesh sub-ohm coil inside. Let’s talk about the draw on both of these now. With the one point 4-ohm coil head and installed here it’s still a fairly loose MTL compared to the Novo.
I would say this maybe has a little bit less airflow but they’re fairly close and you know one of my complaints with the Novo was that it’s a bit of a loose draw for MTL but a lot of people out there do like it for me I like a tight MTL draw. I will say that I think the vape is more satisfying on the Nord because it’s a warmer vape and I attribute that partially to the fact that this set one has a button well under sighs with the push-button pod-style devices out there they ramped up faster and so they just get warmer quicker.
If that makes sense like this one I can make it warm but I got to do some primer puffs but with this one it seems to just hit faster and that’s one of the reasons why I personally just tend to gravitate more towards push-button pod-style devices, whether it be the breeze twos or the eq’s or the Orion’s or this one, I just like push-button pod type devices better.
I know that this isn’t exactly a pod device because you do put coils in and outright it’s not swapping out pod situation but it’s so you know it’s a pod-style now as far as the draw on this one goes on the mesh coil it’s a restricted lung hit. It’s a little bit on the tighter side of restricted lung heads but it’s pretty satisfying.
It’s fairly warm two flavors nice just to compare because I’ve been using my serpent elevate a lot lately. This one still got a bit tighter of a drop if I was to close the elevated– down halfway. We’re getting close there so it’s a tighter restricted lung hit.
Let’s talk about the pros and cons:
Comparing these with the Nord, first off no adjustable airflow its competitors do have that like the breeze – things like that it does have adjustable airflow, the EQ does not, but the EQ does have adjustable wattage so this also does not have adjustable wattage so you’re stuck with the airflow setting that it gives you and you’re also stuck with the wattage setting that it gives you.
Another subjective con is gonna be the mouthpiece, which is fairly large If you look at it, compared to the Nord here or I mean, the Novo here it’s quite a bit bigger. If you look at it compared to the where’d that breeze to go yeah it’s closer to a breeze – style mouthpiece so just keep that in mind if you have a small mouth like me you might be too big for you besides that’s all I got with cons?
Let’s now check out the pros. First off, I like the build quality on these and also like the esthetics, not a huge fan of some of the SMOK mods out there that are flashy and they’ve got glossy paint and they look like a transformer and stuff like that, but with these I like it.
It gives you a sexy kind of style you got the honeycomb there’s a little bit of a Fleck paint job on it but it’s still pretty simple pretty classy looking, pretty adult-like and I dig it. It is one of the better-looking pod-style devices out there in my opinion and I felt the same way about the Novo.
Favor on these is quite nice and they have those vertical coils in there and they’re close to your mouth. They’re right here and then here’s your mouthpiece so close to your mouth and a lot of tank systems out there like sub-ohm tanks and whatnot so well the heat on the mesh coil here is about middle-of-the-road. If it had adjustable wattage I would maybe turn it up 5 watts or so.
It’s still very very flavorful and it’s because that coils so close to your mouth being someone that likes restricted lung hit vapes. If I wanted something super stealthy I would be fine with using this throughout a day. I get more than enough flavor, I get more than enough vapor, it’s a good draw, and it’s very smooth so I’m more impressed than I thought I would be as far as the mesh coil goes, as far as the MTL coil goes it’s a pretty warm beep even though it’s a looser MTL drop. I dig it.
The only thing I wish for my style of vaping is that the MTL coil draw was a little bit tighter. There is another ceramic coil out there that one might get make the draw even tighter but I haven’t tried it but I just wish it was a little bit tighter draw with the MTL coil but I like the draw on the mesh coil.
As far as battery life goes, if you’re using the MTL coil with higher milligram nicotine, you should be able to get through a whole day you with this 1,100 milliamp-hour battery. I don’t think you’re gonna get through a whole day using a point 6-ohm mesh coil though you’re using it at a higher wattage you might tend to vape it more often which people do they tend to chain beep looser draw vapes more often.
They have lower nicotine in them so on and so forth, so I wouldn’t expect to get a full day’s worth of battery out of the mesh coil but I do think you’ll get through a full day no problem with the MTL coil size-wise it’s about perfect for me. I think that it’s a nice balance between a good amount of battery life and still being pocketable.
It’s nice to hold in the hand the buttons easy to press I usually just thumb fire it like that so all in all I’m impressed and I do think it’s a much more satisfying vape than what I get off of the NOVO.
the NOVO was just a little too loose of a draw for me and it was a bit too cool of a vape the flavor was still pretty good on it performs well but for me you know I’ll go with the bigger device that has a button all day long over a smaller device that does not. it’s just it’s a warmer more satisfying vape to me.
As far as price goes, $30 is going to get you this kit you’re gonna get the 2 coil heads. I looked and I saw vapor beast is selling packages of coil heads they have five packs of the coils and they range in that like twenty to twenty-five dollar range so not the cheapest coils out there.
As far as the MTL coils go, one should last you a whole week no problem though the mesh one should last you at least a week as well because mesh coils just do that and you’re not running it at a SuperDuper high wattage you might even get two weeks out of a mesh coil.
So the coils aren’t cheap but they will last you a decent amount of time. all right let’s go ahead and end it there. What do you think about the SMOK Nord AIO Kit? Let us know in the comments section below!