With the PMTA regulations rolling out, it occurs to me how much potential innovation is being lost. It seems like the ‘form-factor’ of ENDS never reached their ‘ultimate form’. They’re currently in a process of transition, moving to open systems to pod/aio’s, while being regulated out of existence.
One of my favorite mod setups is an EhPro101 with a 18350 battery configuration. It wouldn’t last all day, it probably has 800 mah tops, but I much prefer compact form-factor mods in appearance. Another new one is the ThinkVape Zeta, a cheap billet box clone with an RBA, external battery. A very streamlined, compact device.
Looking at the AIO’s coming out, these tiny devices that have something like 1600 mah rated internal battery really makes me wonder…Not sure, but some have to be using proprietary 18350’s. Why were regulated devices were never designed into the 18350 configuration, emphasizing an industry push on improving the quality and safety of the batteries themselves? There’s like 4 of them, the Ehpro, the Cthulhu, some european mod, and another variation of the billet box.
It’s sort of strange that an entire industry cropped up around the usage of these specific batteries which are mainly used for laptops, flashlights, powertools, etc. and no significant improvements were made. 21700 mods became popular, I’ve a few myself, but for some reason only AIO disposable pod manufacturers are able to source 18350 batteries with decent capacity and design systems that only use them internally?
Seems Weird, or it’s just me?