Hey gang, Valkor here. During the last Rand Luxury event, I ran into the company Ploom, who made their appearance in the Val-Cave with their vape product, The Ploom PAX. It certainly scored well for my first experience, but that wasn’t the white whale I was seeking. You see at the Rand Luxury event, Ploom were showcasing an e-cig with a tobacco flavor that warrants further review. And thankfully Ploom came through and now it’s here – the Ploom ModelTwo.
The Ploom ModelTwo, by looks alone, is thicker than most cigarettes – it's more like an e-cigar. The ModelTwo is the second, hopefully in a long line of e-cigs from Ploom and from the outset you have the removeable mouthpiece, a sleek body with a power button/indicator light in the middle, followed by charging contacts at the end, which are magnetic so it’s able to stand up vertical on its charger. Charger is included, but it’s USB based so it can be used with a USB power adapter or plugged into a laptop, PC or other USB device.
But the biggest plus with the ModelTwo is not so much in the design; it’s more about what goes in it. Once you pop open the mouthpiece, you place in one of Ploom’s signature tobacco pods that host a variety of unique flavors. The one given to TOV came in a twelve pack that included Rocket, Orchard, Gold, Kick-Ass Mint, Potrero and Jaybird. Once your desired flavor is inserted, you plug it up, hit the power button, wait 30 seconds and get ready to chill. Just be mindful near the tip as it does get hot and Ploom ensures you know that by the “hot” sticker on the spot that heats up.
These e-cig products are an excellent alternative to actually cigarettes. In the long run it'll save you some cash and they're not as toxic. At least I don't believe they are. I just know I can better stand being around a person who's puffing on a Ploom as opposed to someone sucking on a nicotin stick. Just sayin...
What I loved most about the ModelTwo when I first experienced it and up till now is the design – it’s not thin and tiny looking like a faux cigarette, it’s a thicker design that looks better on guys with bigger paws such as myself. The ModelTwo is just as easy to get started as the PAX, which also fires up just as quick. With the ModelTwo sleek design, it fits perfectly within my pants or top shirt pocket. Plus it’s pretty sturdy; one night I fell asleep with my pants on and the ModelTwo in my pocket. I was glad to see it didn’t break. So nice job on the design. My first run, I sampled the Orchard flavor, which has a nice sweet scent to it. After that it was Mint, which had a stronger, mintier taste than I had expected. But any flavor I tested has that rich, signature tobacco aroma I’ve grown accustomed to since testing the PAX. Even after it was over, I find myself sniffing the ModelTwo – that aroma is amazing. If you’re looking for an e-product with a great design and tobacco flavors, then definitely consider the Ploom ModelTwo.
Seriously, be mindful of that hot spot because it can singe ya.
If you’ve enjoyed Ploom’s PAX vaporizer and you’re looking for something a little more compact to compliment it, then definitely give Ploom’s ModelTwo a go. It offers up an elegant yet sturdy compact design and a taste/aroma that stays with you long after it’s over. I highly recommend it. And out of TOV 5 stars, I give the Ploom ModelTwo a 4.5 and it’s been Valkor tested, TOV Approved.