Smok products are awful. A simple google search will show you so many helpful fixes, and user complaints. This started as early if not before the alien 220 mod. Very poor build quality mods, probably part of the reason they are so cheap now, because they did not start off a cheap mod company. The original alien 220 mod was priced in the same category as everything else. Recently they have tried to creep back up with prices, but I wouldn't touch another smoke product for anything more than 20.00. I also would not go on a long trip without a backup for a smok mod.

As far as there pod products are concerned, no clue. I would not guess they would be anything different.