Disposable vapes have come a long way since their inception and are now at the forefront of vaping technology and popularity.
To compete in the disposable, vape arena, flavor quality is a paramount importance. But increasingly, cutting edge features and high puff counts are steering purchasing decisions. If you want to jump straight to the products, check out the Geek Bar Pulse Collection and its space age rival, the Smok engineered Spaceman 10K Pro.
The Geek Bar Pulse and Spaceman 10K are examples of just how far disposable vapes have come since the day of flimsy and short-lived cig-a-likes loaded with tobacco flavored freebase e-liquids ruled the roost.
Mi Pod stocks the best disposable vapes collection because these are the most popular style of e-cig. They have great taste and feature huge puff counts. There is often not much to separate the best models, so we make sure to have them all.
What would have passed as a great vape in 2012 is unrecognizably outmoded compared to a modern disposable. Now let’s look at a pair of out this world and cosmic themed disposables. The Geek Bar Pulse Collection and the rival Spaceman 10K Pro Collection, powered by Smok, have taken disposable vape technology into the stratosphere.
Geek Bar Pulse
- Nicotine Strength 5%
- 16ml E-Liquid Capacity
- Standard/Pulse Mode
- Puffs: ~15,000 Standard/~7500 Pulse Mode
- Battery: 650mAh
- Dual Mesh Coil
- Advanced Dual Core
- 82.6mm x 52.6mm x 22.7mm
- Full Screen Display
If you are looking for dense vapor performance and intense flavor, the mighty Geek Bar Pulse belongs on your short list. For a thorough look at all the flavors and features, check out our Geek Bar Pulse Review.
The crucial to the Geek Bar Pulse's performance are two major technological upgrades. While these are not innovations in the sense that this technology has been used in refillable vape pod kits for some time, there are very few disposable vapes that allow the user to manipulate the performance.
In most long-lasting disposable vape designs, the user's ability to change the performance has been limited to plugging airflow holes for a tighter draw and making sure the battery is totally charged.
The Geek Bar Pulse has a dual core and dual settings. These features are controlled by a dual core. This is an unusually sophisticated chip for a one-time use device.
Geek Bar Pulse Appearance
The Geek Bar Pulse is not just a technological workhorse. It is a stylish looking device and manages to stand out without looking garish or gaudy. Described as having a futuristic space capsule inspired exterior, it is supposed to elicit visions of hyperspace travel to the fruit planet. Whether this is how it is viewed by a human outside of their marketing department is impossible to say but it does strike an attractive figure. It is nicely balanced and is 82.6mm x 52.6mm x 22.7mm. That falls well within the normal range of disposable vape size. It is less than 3.25 inches tall including the wide mouthpiece.
The size is standard but what pops is the full screen LED display, the world's first in a disposable. It not only warns you of low battery and e-liquid levels but has special cosmic themed graphics. These graphics serve a purpose, as the Rocket only appears in Pulse Mode. It is powered by the standard 650mAh lithium-ion battery, but it leverages the sophisticated chip to the hilt to provide an extremely impressive puff count. There are two mesh coils installed and major differences in performance on tap.
The Geek Bar Pulse also features excellent materials. A less harsh and hard material is used on for the transparent shell features, which include a the big bubble screen and a nicely formed mouthpiece.
Geek Bar Pulse Interface
A big part of the appeal of disposable vapes is they are so easy to use out of the box. Adding features automatically makes a device more complicated. The Geek Bar Pulse strikes a nice balance, with a big display and a single switch which controls its functions.
The switch is located on the base of the device. When set to "Close" the device is turned off. No airflow coming through to activate the draw-activation. The LED screen is lined with indicator lights that turn green when it is switched on in Regular Mode. In the namesake Pulse Mode, you a Rocket Ship graphic appears in the middle of the screen.
Geek Bar Pulse Performance
The Geek Bar Pulse has Regular and Pulse mode. There is still no refilling involved, but it has really pushed the envelope for a disposable device. Disposables have come a long way from Puff Labs manufactured stick bars that might last an afternoon. The Geek Bar Pulse simply bursts with performance from inhale to exhale, no matter which setting you choose.
Geek Bar Pulse Regular Mode
We will start by reviewing the less flashy Regular Mode. It might be the more important innovation for a lot of vapers but simply won't get the attention of a sub-ohm coil. Regular Mode makes extremely efficient use of the mesh coil to extract up to 15,000 puffs from a 16ml e-liquid capacity. It does this without sacrificing flavor or vapor production. The chip also keeps the vaping experience stable when the battery begins to run low.
This is no small deal. Extracting more puffs per charge with strong flavors and a satisfying 5 percent nicotine strength, Regular Mode is a high mileage setting that does not sacrifice performance. That the dual core allows it to hold on and provide great tasting vapor on low charge is a huge breakthrough.
Geek Bar Pulse Mode
The main event with the Geek Bar Pulse is in its name. Pulse Mode. This concept has appeared on various Vaporesso mods before. What is found on the Geek Bar Pulse is not exactly equivalent, it does not have the endless power on tap that an 18650-battery powered mod does, but in practice it really does improve the vaping experience.
Using a switch located on the bottom you can switch to Pulse Mode which has 20 watts of power on tap. It might not have vape mod power but the vapor production in Pulse Mode is obviously outstanding.
Geek Bar Pulse Flavors
Performance and features are secondary to flavor density and quality. The Geek Bar Pulse is certainly capable of providing both big, wide-open puffs and tight regular mode puffs, but all that really matters is if the flavors work. Luckily, they have an array of the most popular and delightful e-liquid vape flavors to choose from.
Fcuking Fab Geek Bar Pulse
Fcuking Fab Geek Bar Pulse features the flavors of assorted tropical fruits.
California Cherry Geek Bar Pulse
California Cherry Geek Bar Pulse is a balanced blend of sweet and tart cherry notes.
Tropical Rainbow Blast Geek Bar Pulse
Tropical Rainbow Blast Geek Bar Pulse is a great confection flavor infused mixed fruit medley. Use context clues to figure out which confection it tastes like.
Sour Apple Ice Geek Bar Pulse
The Sour Apple Ice Geek Bar Pulse is the classic blend of Granny Smith and green apple confection notes with a big blast of ice.
Blue Razz Ice Geek Bar Pulse
The classic and nostalgic nic salt flavor is here in great form, as the Blue Razz Ice Geek Bar Pulse bursts with the flavors you would expect.
Watermelon Ice Geek Bar Pulse
The obligatory Lush Ice style flavor, the Watermelon Ice Geek Bar Pulse is a great watermelon and cool menthol flavor.
Miami Mint Geek Bar Pulse
The sweet notes of mint are backed by plenty of arctic chill in the Miami Mint Geek Bar Pulse.
Mexican Mango Geek Bar Pulse
Enjoy the authentic mango and mango confection notes merged in the bold Mexican Mango Geek Bar Pulse.
Juicy Peach Geek Bar Pulse
The nectary sweetness of ripe peach flavors is offset with some hard-shelled confection tartness and scads of chilly ice in the Juicy Peach Geek Bar Pulse.
Sour Pop Geek Bar Pulse
A nice confection flavor, pop refers to the snap of gum and not soda in the Sour Pop Geek Bar Pulse.
Spaceman 10K Pro
- Nicotine Strength: 5%
- 16ml E-Liquid Capacity
- Puffs: ~10,000
- 0.7ohm Mesh Coil
- Battery: 850mAh USB-C Rechargeable
- Mesh Coil
- Adjustable Airflow
- SMART SCREEN E-Liquid/Battery Indicator
- 84mm x 46mm x 26mm
- Designed by Smok
Smok has developed some of the most popular designs in vaping. If you are looking for a refillable device that delivers nic salts efficiently, check out our Smok Vape Kit Collection. Their technology has been applied expertly in the disposable vape field, but they are facing increasingly high technology competition.
The Spaceman 10K Pro marks a major foray into the world of smart disposables with screens and extremely high puff counts by Smok. With 10 flavors and 5% nicotine strength, it is poised for an intergalactic showdown with the best disposable devices in the universe. With a Smok designed coil, battery, and electronics, will the Spaceman 10K skyrocket in popularity?
Spaceman 10K Pro Appearance
Unlike the Geek Bar Pulse, there is no obvious manifestation of this disposable vapes space exploration chops apart from the word Spaceman emblazoned on the front, which is the brand rather than the theme.
It is a stout device, due to its enormous e-liquid capacity and much larger battery than most of its competitors. At 850mAh, it has nearly a third more power to draw from than the typical 650mAh power pack. The base has a metallic finish with the clear shell on the top. The nicely forged mouthpiece is not an afterthought and was engineered for an optimal draw.
Depending how you feel about screens, the Spaceman 10K Pro might actually have the edge on the Geek Bar Pulse. The discrete display simply informs you of battery charge and e-liquid level. Whilst the droplet graphic is not the most informative of graphics, it is effect and not overly bright.
Vaping Air Flow
There is nothing more inside baseball when discussing vape performance than comparisons of draws. This desire certainly makes sense on powerful mods or pods with adjustable wattage, but the purpose might seem less clear with a 5% nicotine strength vape that is drawing from a 3.7v battery. Yet adult vapers routinely block airflow holes and alter inhalation patterns to extract even more performance. It was inevitable that more adjustable airflow options would eventually hit the market.
First a brief overview of draws. There are two major categories: Mouth to Lung (MTL) and Direct Lung (DL). MTL most closely resembles a combustible. The vapor is first drawn into your mouth and from there into your lungs. Just about every disposable and vape pod kit is optimized for this style of vaping which places an emphasis on flavor. This is accomplished by minimizing airflow, which keeps the vapor denser but also means more effort is required to pull it, hence the mouth serves as a way station. There are countless subcategories, some of which appear rather empirically subjective, but that is MTL vaping in a nutshell. Disposable vapes almost across the board draw power from a 3.7v battery and use coils with a resistance of approximately 1.0ohms.
Direct Lung (DL) is accomplished when the airflow is so wide open that the vapor is essentially shot gunned straight into your lungs. Usually, the specialty of tanks and mods and vape tricks and low/zero-nic juices, there aren't many disposables that can accomplish this due to limitations in wattage, power, and the higher-resistance of their coils.
Spaceman 10K Pro Airflow Control
The Spaceman 10K Pro has three airflow options. For those interested in a fierce direct lung (DL) pull, there is an open airflow. If you have been seeking a way to DL high-potency nicotine salts, the Spaceman 10K Pro is the device for you.
The airflow control switch also allows you to choose the perhaps more useful restricted direct lung and tight MTL. None of these settings would matter much without a banger coil that can generate enough vapor to make adding additional airflow worth your while. In this case, it is a 0.7ohm Mesh Coil, which is fiery for a disposable vape and necessitates the larger battery size. Luckily, when closed to its lowest setting the Spaceman 10K Pro has one of the tightest draws of any disposable or pod system designed for nic salts, which can moderate the kick a bit.
Spaceman 10K Pro Airflow Settings
- Direct Lung
- Restricted Direct Lung
- Tight Mouth to Lung
Spaceman 10K Pro Features
The Spaceman 10K Pro is draw-activated, and apart from the air control sideshow, is as easy to use as any other rechargeable disposable vape. Perhaps even easier as the battery lasts longer, and it has a screen to keep you apprised of battery life and e-liquid levels.
Spaceman refers to this as a Smart Screen. There is a clearly marked percentage, which represents battery life. It also has a droplet graphic.
Spaceman 10K Pro E-Liquid Indicator Graphic
- Green: 31 to 100%
- Orange: 6 and 30%
- Red: 0-5%
Spaceman 10K Performance
With a low-resistance coil and three airflow settings, the Spaceman 10K Pro has a wider performance envelope than most competitors. While it does not have the Pulse Mode of the Geek Bar or boost option of a Sili Bar or Pyne Pod, the DL setting is an absolute beast in terms of vapor. Especially considering the potency of the nic salts contained within.
The restricted direct lung is a more typical disposable vape performance, although with a bit more oomph because of the Smok engineered coil. It may not feature a different power setting, but the airflow controls alone allow the Spaceman 10K Pro to level up and battle on even terms with whatever turbo and pulse settings a rival disposable device may boast.
Spaceman 10K Pro Flavors
Spaceman Vapes are powered by Smok which means the technology is established and reliable. Yet it is clear to most disposable vapers that the performance differences between are slight enough that the devil is in the details. While Smok is certainly not noted for e-liquid production, they did an awesome job with the ten flavors offered in the Spaceman 10K Pro. The striking power of the disposable and its impressive coil design is being put to good use.
Banana Cake Spaceman 10K Pro
The Banana Cake Spaceman 10K Pro is a delightful banana cream pie flavor with just a whiff of coolness.
Root Beer Spaceman 10K Pro
The Root Beer Spaceman 10K Pro encapsulates the refreshing and unmistakable frost mug sensation of a classic American beverage. This unique blend perfectly mimics the creamy, spicy, and sweet notes of root beer, delivering a vaping experience that is as nostalgic as it is satisfying. The Root Beer Spaceman 10K Pro is an absolute must-try for fans of this iconic drink.
Juicy Rainbow Ice Spaceman 10K Pro
A bold confection inspired vape, the Juicy Rainbow Ice Spaceman 10K Pro is a delightful medley of tart and sweet flavors enhanced with a blast of chilly ice that does not mar the delicate notes.
The Juicy Rainbow Ice flavor in the Spaceman 10K Pro is a perfect example of how adjustable airflow can enhance the vaping experience. By opening the airflow and utilizing the DL setting, vapers can fully appreciate all the different layers of flavor in this bold confection-inspired vape.
Dragon Mango Lemonade Spaceman 10K Pro
The Dragon Mango Lemonade Spaceman 10K Pro presents a tantalizing fusion of exotic dragon fruit, ripe mango, and tangy lemonade flavors. This medley of inspirational classics offers a harmonious balance between the sweet tropical notes of dragon fruit and mango, and the tart, refreshing zing of classic lemonade. A puff of this Spaceman 10K Pro flavor transports the vaper to a tropical paradise, making it the perfect choice for those who love fruity, vibrant vape flavors. With its adjustable airflow, users can customize their vaping experience to enhance the intensity of this flavor-packed vape.
Mixed Berries Spaceman 10K Pro
The Mixed Berries Spaceman 10K Pro is a fruity delight, boasting a flavor combination of ripe, juicy berries that offers a sweet yet subtly tangy vaping experience. This flavor is a perfect tribute to the natural freshness and variety of mixed berries, delivering a blend that is equally enchanting and satisfying. The Mixed Berries Spaceman 10K Pro provides an invigorating vape experience, making it an ideal choice for vapers who appreciate the lush, vibrant flavors of nature's bounty. With its adjustable airflow, the intensity of this berry-rich flavor can be tuned to suit individual preferences.
Black Mint Spaceman 10K Pro
The Black Mint Spaceman 10K Pro is a revelation for those who appreciate the refreshing, invigorating essence of mint. It combines the crisp, cooling characteristics of classic mint with a subtle underpinning of sweetness, evoking the enticing flavor of a ripe blackberry jam.
White Grape Ice Spaceman 10K Pro
The White Grape Ice Spaceman 10K Pro offers an exquisite vaping experience, blending the sweet and slightly tart flavor profile of white grapes with a refreshing icy blast. This flavor soothes your palate with the reminiscent taste of freshly picked grapes, followed by a cooling sensation that elevates the entire experience.
Watermelon Ice Spaceman 10K Pro
The Watermelon Ice Spaceman 10K Pro offers a tantalizing blend of ripe, juicy watermelon and an invigorating burst of cool ice. This flavor offers the quintessential summer experience, capturing the refreshing sweetness of watermelon with a cooling finish that revitalizes your senses. It is a great Lush Ice style vape.
Blue Haze Spaceman 10K Pro
The Blue Haze Spaceman 10K Pro is a captivating combination of ripe blueberries and refreshing menthol, creating a flavor that is remarkably sweet, tangy, and cool. This blend offers a unique and satisfying vaping experience, combining the naturally sweet and tart flavors of blueberries with a cooling menthol finish that refreshes the senses. The Blue Haze Spaceman 10K Pro is an excellent choice for vapers who enjoy a balance of fruit and menthol in their vaping experience.
The Spaceman 10K Pro certainly has a bit less flash and pizzazz than the Geek Bar Pulse. Expect the Spaceman brand to offer higher tech options possibly with the dual core and boost functionality, afterall they have access to Smok technology which has created far more high-tech vaping solutions. But cut away the different modes, and really the Geek Bar Pulse's biggest edge is its ability to offer an efficient regular mode rather than its ability to overpower the Spaceman 10K Pro in the horsepower department.
Whether it is Pulse Mode for the Geek Bar or the airflow open in the Spaceman 10K Pro, both of these disposable vapes are capable of generating an absolutely intense blast of 5% nicotine strength vapor when running at full throttle.
Most adult vapers are going to use the lower settings for both device, and the real difference is to be found in the flavors. Obviously, no vape company is squeezing fresh mangos into a vat of nicotine salts. They are all based on the same basic artificial flavorings, with quantities used and discrete tweaks explaining away the differences that many vapers find so huge. There is not much to divide these two devices on this front either, its going to be a subjective call by the buyer.
But the use cases of the two are slightly different. The stout and pared down appearance of the Spaceman 10K Pro, combined by its surprising amount of kick from the Smok coils and larger battery, makes it a bit of a sleeper. The Geek Bar Pulse wears its fanciness on its sleeve. In a battle where the substance is so similar, it might just boil down to style.
RESPONSIBLE DISPOSABLE VAPE RECYCLING
Disposable vapes offer a convenient and user-friendly vaping experience, it's essential to use and dispose of these devices responsibly. The two devices reviewed today both have e-liquid and battery monitoring. This makes it easy to make sure the battery and e-liquid are mostly drained at the same time before disposable.
Improper disposal not only contributes to environmental pollution but reflects poorly on an already embattled industry.
All manner of untrue myths swirl around disposable vapes and the adults that use them. Why add to the issue by littering these often brightly colored and easily recognizable devices?
Here are some steps to ensure you're disposing of your disposable vape responsibly:
- Deplete the Battery: Drain the battery as much as possible, balancing the e-liquid and battery levels is easier on a device like RabBeats RC10000 which monitors both. Every device discussed here today has a battery monitoring light or display making this easy.
- Locate a Recycling Facility: Many electronic waste recycling facilities accept disposable vapes. Look up local recycling programs in your area and drop off your used device there.
- Dispose of in Regular Waste, if Necessary: If you can't find a suitable recycling facility, dispose of the vape in your regular household waste. However, avoid littering at all costs.
- Spread Awareness: Encourage fellow vapers to dispose of their disposable vapes responsibly. As a community, we can contribute to a cleaner and healthier planet.
- Switch to a disposable device to save money and reduce waste. The Spaceman 10K Pro has a host of sister products made by Smok including the entire Novo collection, which has been optimized for nic salts.
Disposable Vapes Under Attack
Despite constant attacks in the media, the CDC 2023 Youth Tobacco Study found that rates of youth vaping have actually declined since these draw-activated and prefilled devices hit the forefront. Studies pointing to increases in retail sales of vapes ignore the ravages of the PACT Act and that many adult vapers have no choice to make their purchases in person.
What hasn't declined is the desire of adult vapers for the best fruit and beverage flavored vapes, rather than vapes with artificial tobacco flavors. In fact, a recent study demonstrated that flavor bans actually drive adult vapers onto combustible cigarettes, so strong is the preference for "characterizing flavors" and so great the aversion to fauxbacco vapes. For more information check out our feature: FDA Study Shows Flavor Bans Increase Cigarette Sales.