The Tance Max pod system is quite different from other pod systems released by Eleaf. The design of the Tance Max is chubby yet comfortable enough to hold and carry around. It is marketed as a Mouth-To-Lung vape although you can get a direct lung hit from the device. The device comes with an adjustable airflow ring so you can customize your draw. Also, Eleaf didn’t hesitate to equip this device with the TYPE-C USB charging for snappy recharge times.
There is no doubt that the vape market is saturated with pod systems, most of which seem to be copy-cats. The big question is if there is any room for a device like the Tance max.
Packaging Design and Contents
The Tance Max comes well packed in a rectangular cardboard box. There is a picture of the device in the front of the box and a list of the kit’s contents on the back. Inside the box, you will find these:
- 1 X Tance Max Battery
- 1 X Tance Max Cartridge (4ml non Eu compliant)
- 1 X GS Air M 0.6ohm Head Mesh Kanthal (offering 8-20W output)
- 1 X GS Air S 1.6ohm Head SS316L (Offering 6-10W output)
- 1 X Type-C USB Cable
- 1 X User Manual
Design and Build Quality
The Tance Max battery is made up of zinc-alloy which is just as weighty as with the cartridge filled with e-juice. The device is slightly heavier, taller, and wider than an average pod system. The sides and bottom edges have a bevelled chrome effect. On its sides are plastic panels that have a thinly etched mosaic effect that gives the battery an elegant look. All this adds to the aesthetics of the Tance Max and make it very handy.
The Tance Max sports a robust 1100mAh inbuilt battery, which is quite large for a pod system. The battery is recharged using the Type-C USB cable. The Type-C USB port is located at the bottom of the Tance Max device. One of the major benefits of the Type-C USB is its speed. It can fully charge a dead Tance Max battery within an hour, and this is quite impressive for a 1100mAh battery.
On the face of the device, there is a rectangular button that allows an LED indicator to pass through it. The fire button is straightforward, and like most devices that are button-activated, you need five clicks to power the Tance Max on and off, and a single click when you go in for a draw. The LED will illuminate the following ways during use:
- Green when the battery is between 100-60%
- Blue when the battery is between 59-20%
- Red when the battery is 19% or lower
- Continuous flashing of Red when it is time to recharge
The Tance Max cartridge also serves as the mouthpiece of the device. It is made of a semi-transparent plastic mould, enabling you to see your current level of e-juice. The underside has female threading that allows you to insert your chosen coil type through the airflow control base. The cartridge uses a rotary sealing cap on its base. You simply have to rotate in the indicated direction to open, and then refill with your favourite e-juice – that simple.
At the top of the Tance Max device, three magnetic contacts connect the cartridge firmly. The docking is reversible, so there is no wrong way to insert the cartridge.
There are two airflow inlets, one on each side of the device, they are in direct contact the adjustable airflow rings of the coil, and they facilitate the device’s airy Mouth-To-Lung experience. Both coils are well wicked, and they do not give you spit backs while you vape. They both work well with any VG/PG ratio, and the vapour they produce is sufficient. Adjusting the airflow will help with the flavour so you may want to adjust to your preference.
- 4ml Pod Capacity
- Leak Proof
- Good Flavour Output
- Long Lasting Battery
- Fast USB-C Charging
- Open Airflow Reduces Flavour Output
The answer to the question earlier is yes! The Tance Max may be slightly larger, but it makes up for its bulkiness with its useful features. So if you are looking for a pod device to pass time or one to use on long journeys, even if you are a beginner looking for a starter pod device, the Tance Max checks all boxes with its design, build quality and battery life.
It is worth its place in the vape market, and it will be worth its place in your hands too. The Tance Max Kit is available on the Eleaf World website within a price range of $30.92-$36.80, and you get to choose from the list of colour options that the device is available in.