Vaporesso Renova Zero Review
The name Vaporesso Renova Zero is quite a mouthful but the device is compact and easy to use. A refillable vape pod kit, the Renova Zero is barely 3 inches long and the rounded shape makes it feel even smaller in your hand.
The coil is built into the Renova Zero pods, making this an extremely easy to use device for smokers looking to switch to vaping and adult disposable ecig users looking to save some money by switching to a refillable vape pod kit.
The Vaporesso Renova Zero is powered by a 650mAh battery, which is competitive if slightly smaller than the 800mAh battery of the Smok Novo 3 and the 690mAh battery found in the UWell Caliburn G.v
But one advantage the Renova Zero has over its rivals is the availability of three power settings. This is a feature found on the Aspire AVP but is missing on many vape pod kits. The power settings are 9, 11 and 13w on the mesh coil pod and 9, 10.5 and 12.5w on the ceramic CCell pod. More on the pod options and design later.
This variable wattage is possible because of the inclusion of the advanced Omni Board Mini Chip Set. It includes the safety features found on the full-size Omni chipset. As far as its impact on vaping, it helps balance out the power output throughout the entire charge and provide consistent hits even when your battery is about to give up the ghost.
The Vaporesso Renova Zero comes with two pod designs. There is a 1.3ohm ceramic pod, the PCTG Cell is the official name, and it is ideal for potent nic salt eliquids. The PCTG Mesh Pod, which is a bit lower resistance and heats up more quickly due to the mesh design, is better for max-VG eliquids and lower nic strength nic salts.
Ceramic was chosen for the higher resistance pod because it is extremely long lasting and provides consistent flavor. Vapor production is fairly minimal, making it a good choice for anyone who is vaping 50mg/ml nic salts.
As someone who prefers to avoid the heavy fuel of high-range nic salts, the PCTG Mesh Pod is a better choice. It seemed equally adept at handling 70 percent VG eliquids and 50/50 nic salts with 25mg/ml nic strength.
The Renova Zero’s power peaks at around 12w for both pod designs. Neither coil is going to cut it for cloud chasers. But anyone looking for flavor, a tight draw and convenience, the Renova Zero delivers on all counts.
One of the bigger features of the Vaporesso Renova Zero is the PTF mechanism that prevents leaking. Similar to the locking design on the Aspire AVP, each kit comes with a needle nose bottle to facilitate drip free filling. You can fill the pods with a typical nic salt gorilla bottle as well. This child proof feature is a nice touch. Especially since this is a device which will typically be used with higher nicotine eliquids.
Vaporesso Renova Zero Vape Pod Kit
Each Vaporesso Renova Zero Vape Pod Kit comes with a Renova Zero battery/ecig device, one 1.3ohm CCell ceramic pod, a needle nose filling bottle, USB cable and of course the manual/warranty card. It is very easy to use, although the addition of the empty bottle does add an extra step which may not appeal to recent smokers or fans of disposables and prefilled vape pods who are looking for the fewest steps possible.
Other Vape Pod Options
The Aspire AVP is pretty clearly the most direct competitor to the Vaporesso Renova Zero. The popular Smok Novo 3 does not have multiple power settings. The Smok Novo 3 also has lower resistance coil options and a significantly higher output of 25w. The original Caliburn is another obvious foe, as it too focuses on flavor versus on paper performance.
The Vaporesso Renova Zero has remained a popular vape pod kit because it does what it was designed to do well. Discrete, compact, long lasting, efficient and generating great flavor, it is a fine option for any nic salt vaper looking for a refillable vape pod kit. While it can handle higher-VG eliquids in a pinch, there are more powerful vape pod kits with looser draws that are more suitable for this purpose.