Alur X Smokjoy OPS – 1 | Redefining Pod Mods
Shenzhen Wanna Technology Co. Ltd, otherwise known as Smokjoy, was founded in 2011 and is based in Shenzhen, China. Smokjoy prides themselves on providing cutting edge, quality products that have been rigorously tested. Their emphasis on product research and development, as well as quality control, have played a large role in the development of new exciting products like the OPS – 1.
ALUR DSGN began developing ideas and concepts for vapor products in 2017 with a goal of providing vapor products that were simple, yet elegant, and easily accessible for all users. In early 2018, Alur released the Slik which has been wildly popular. The Alur Slik is a shining example of what ALUR DSGN is all about. Now, with the release of the OPS – 1, people will be waiting on bated breath for new devices.
The OPS – 1 is a collaborative effort between Alur and Smokjoy, two companies with a history of providing quality, innovative products. What exactly is the OPS – 1? The OPS – 1 is an open pod system (OPS) with a 1100mAh battery. That’s right, a 1100 mAh battery! Most pod systems, whether they are closed or open systems, come equipped with an average of a 300mAh battery. There are pod devices that have 500mAh batteries available, however those devices are few and far between. Personally, this device has been the most impressive pod system I have used to date, battery wise.
The OPS – 1 also utilizes single button operation. The large, firm, clicky button works for on and off operation of the device, as well as for firing. Most pod style devices on the market today utilize an auto draw system, which begins to malfunction over time in some cases. I have had instances where the devices begin to continue firing even after I have stopped vaping. Having an actual fire button, personally, provides some familiarity as well as a sense of security. I believe this device will not only be popular with transitional smokers, or fans of refillable pod systems, but it truly has the capability to meet the needs of every vaper.
Alur X Smokjoy OPS – 1 Details
Alur and Smokjoy have added a layer of versatility to the OPS – 1 that is unprecedented. The OPS – 1 has two pod styles that are available, which are both attached to the battery magnetically. In your kit you will receive, and can purchase, an MTL (Mouth to Lung) and DTL (Direct to Lung) pod. The pods will be clearly marked on the back with a sticker and labeled M Pod and D Pod. The mouth to lung pods are rated at 1.2Ω and the direct to lung pods are rated at 0.6Ω. With the incorporated 1100mAh battery you can comfortably run both resistances and still get fantastic vapor and flavor production, as well as great battery life.
You may be thinking that this device sounds too good to be true? Can there be a device that is that perfect? As fantastic as the OPS – 1 is there are a few design flaws, in my opinion, and I’m sure they will be subjective base on every vapers preference.
So far, my favorite pod has been the direct to lung pod. The set airflow works great with the 0.6Ω coil. The MTL pod has a generous amount of airflow which doesn’t provide the restricted draw that I usually enjoy with MTL devices. The pods themselves are well constructed, however the placement of the plug over the fill hole can make it kind of hard to remove the plug itself. The plug is secure and there is a large fill port which is sure to accommodate most bottle tips.
The OPS – 1 brings new elements to pod style systems that there has been a demand for. Great battery life, versatile pods and solid construction (it is all metal, zinc alloy) have made this my new go to pod device. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for more great products coming from these collaborators!
By Joe Chacon
- Dimensions – 81mm by 46mm by 21mm
- Integrated 1100mAh Rechargable Battery
- 2mL Maximum Juice Capacity
- Voltage Range: 3.3V-4.2V
- 0.6ohm D-POD Resistance – Direct-to-Lung
- 1.2ohm M-POD Resistance – Mouth-to-Lung
- Durable Zinc Alloy Construction
- Single Button Operation – Top Mounted Fire Button
- LED Battery Life Indicator
- Bottom Fill Vertical Juice Injection
- MicroUSB Charging Port
- Pass-Through Technology
- Switch Timeout Protection
- Short Circuit Protection
- Overcharge Protection
- Over-Discharge Protection
- 1 OPS-1 Pod System
- 1 0.6ohm D-Pod
- 1 1.2ohm M-Pod
- 1 MicroUSB Cable
- Instructional Manual
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