A review and comparison of the new Uwell Crown Pod kit and the Uwell Caliburn! Which device is going to be best for you? Read or watch to find out!
What’s going on party people, Cam from Flamingo back to give you a review on the new Crown Pod system by Uwell! If you’re watching this, you’re probably looking to upgrade from the Uwell Caliburn so I’m going to be making a lot of comparisons in this review cause I’ve had one forever.
The design of the Uwell Crown Pod Kit takes a lot of aspects from the Uwell Crown IV kit, with the victorian-esque pattern etched into the black stripe down the middle of the device, and the small crown on the firing switch. They created a beautiful contrast between the matte and glossiness of this device, all running down the centre to create a smooth blend. The height of the Crown Pod Kit with the pod in is actually about the same height as just the battery of the Uwell Caliburn, and being only 1.5x as wide & thick, this kit stays just as portable as its previous iteration.
I really think the best way to describe this device is if Uwell wanted to make their own Smok Nord kit, the mouthpiece is roughly the same shape along with the silhouette, but I find this to be a lot more comfortable in comparison.
The filling system on the Uwell Crown Pod kit is extremely similar but definitely upgraded from the Uwell Caliburn. I usually found the Caliburn pod cap to be a bit tricky to get off but I can push the cap off the Uwell Crown Pod a lot easier which I definitely find to be a big plus. The fill port itself has also been upgaded, instead of two identical holes they now use a small hole for the air vent and a larger hole with a silicone stopper so the juice wont leak out if tipped over. It’s also a bit larger which helps accommodate more bottle sizes, and that’s a big plus to me.
One design transfered directly from the Uwell Caliburn kit, and that’s the boring micro-USB port at the bottom of the device, I never thought it would happen so quick but I legitimately have more USB-C cables than micro so it’d be nice if they got with the times.
As with most pod systems, there’s not a whole lot going on with them, but Uwell knows the market well and put in the most essential features that will please everyone. The most interesting by far is the addition of adjustable airflow in a super unique way, having a slider on the pod itself! Generally you’ll only see rotational airflow adjustments as the pods will take replacement coils, so its really cool and convenient to see a slider on a proper pod system. There’s also the simple feature of having both button activated and draw activated firing which you’ll find on both the Crown Pod and the Caliburn pod kits. Uwell is known for making struggle free devices and this is no exception! The last thing isn’t exactly a feature, but definitely an upgrade; the Uwell Crown pod kit actually features a 1250mAh battery compared to the Caliburn’s 520mAh, so you’ll definitely get impressive battery life using that 1.0Ω pod compared to the Caliburn!
0.6Ω – This is the pod I was most interested in using from a freebase user’s perspective, as the coil boasts that it runs from 18-25W depending on battery life of the device. I filled it up with a 70VG e-juice, and it didn’t seem to have any problems keeping up with wicking is very impressive, however I do think the flavour output would be much better with a 50/50 VG/PG juice. It’s gives restricted lung hit with the airflow maxed out, I do wish it was a touch more airy at the max but that’s not the purpose of a kit like this. You still get a very satisfying hit, but I do find it to be a bit of a cooler vape compared to something like the Aegis Boost. That being said, I wouldn’t recommend high nicotine strengths in this pod because it’ll kick your butt!
1.0Ω – This coil is awesome if you’re a mouth to lung or salt nic vaper. Like the 0.6, it’s a very smooth draw but the tightness of the airflow on a lower wattage pod gives it a nice warm vape with nice flavour. This is the most comparable to the Caliburn, it’s definitely a more satisfying hit than the original Caliburn 1.4Ω pods, but I would argue that they are slightly better than the Uwell Koko pods that a lot of people have been switching to!
Caliburn or Crown? Final thoughts
And now with the review wrapping up, it’s time for me to tell you whether or not the Uwell Crown Pod kit is the right device for you.
And the answer is yes – maybe. Here’s why.
The Crown pod is an overall fantastic kit, it has great battery life, sits in the hand well, it’s got power, and it looks really nice. If you already own the Caliburn, I would say that this is probably going to be worth the upgrade for you if you’ve been seeking out a little bit more power and of course having even better battery life! Maybe you like sub-ohm vaping but have been looking for a nice small kit, then I would also recommend the Crown pod to you over the Caliburn.
If you’re switching from smoking to vaping, it’s a very hard mix between the two of them for me. Both devices are really easy to use and understand, but a smoker switching to vaping will generally lean more to the slender pen type of kits like the Uwell Caliburn, and having lower power pods will probably help make that transition to vaping a lot easier compared to using the more powerful pods that come with the Uwell Crown pod kit. But hey, don’t write this kit off if you’re just switching to vaping, but if you are and plan on using salt nicotine because all pod systems come with one free on our website, I would recommend using the 1.0Ω pod and a nicotine level of 25mg/mL or lower! This little guy can still pack a punch, so you definitely don’t want to get choked out!