Uwell Caliburn AK2 Review

by Jemma Wolfe
Uwell Caliburn AK2 Pod Kit Reviewed

Uwell Caliburn AK2 Pod Kit Reviewed

The Uwell Caliburn AK2 is one of the most compact pod devices on the market, and our vape review is here to walk you through it. Making a name for themselves as the go-to manufacturer of pod vape kits for beginners and cloud chasers alike, the Caliburn AK2 also know as the KOKO V2 looks to be no exception. Combining simplicity with innovative design, it’s no surprise it’s fast becoming a bestseller.

You’ve probably heard about their renowned Caliburn series by now, unless you’ve been living under a rock. It introduced us to fan favourites such as the Koko and the A2—and most importantly—the AK2. Moving away from the pen-style design of its predecessor without losing any of the charm, the signature square shape of the AK2 is sleek, modern, and instantly recognisable.

If you’re looking for a simple, no-nonsense pod device, you’re in luck. Read on as we take a deep dive into the Caliburn AK2’s features, design and performance. It might just be the e-cigarette that helps you to quit smoking for good.

AK2 Caliburn Features

AK2 Caliburn Features

Say goodbye to bulky devices. Pod kits are a convenient alternative to conventional vape kits, and the AK2 harnesses this simplicity brilliantly. Forget messy coil changes and cleaning your tank, just click in your pod and go! You’ll get two Caliburn pods with this kit, each with a generous 2ml capacity. Refilling your liquid is a breeze too, just flip the mouthpiece and top up—you don’t even need to remove the pod from the device. What’s more, each pod snaps securely into place with a magnetic connector, so there’s no risk of untimely spills and leaks. Phew!

●Leak proof magnetic connection
●2 x Caliburn pods included
●Super fast USB-C charging (sold separately)

MTL vape fans will be glad to know that each pod contains a 0.9Ohm coil, perfect for producing moderate vapour that’s all flavour, no fuss. With no harsh draw or burnt taste to worry about, you can top up again and again. It’s important to note that the coil can’t be replaced, but this shouldn’t be a deal breaker for most beginner vapers just dipping their toes in.

You can rest assured knowing that each pod is built for longevity and maximum flavour up until the very last puff. Small but mighty, the AK2 is powered by a modest 510mAh battery.

One advantage of a smaller battery is the speed at which it charges, reaching full battery life in just 45 minutes—no more twiddling your thumbs waiting for your vape to charge. Once powered up, it guarantees 4-5 hours of consistent vape power.

Now that we’ve covered the inner workings of the Caliburn AK2, let’s move on to the exterior.

AK2 Caliburn Ergonomics and Design

Discreet, lightweight, and stylish, this pod kit takes portable vaping to a whole new level—you won’t even notice it in your pocket! The square-shaped AK2 may look worlds apart from its pen-style brethren, but the slimline frame makes it an equally suitable travel companion.

You even have the option to attach it to a lanyard for added discretion while vaping on the go, so you’ll never run the risk of losing it on those late nights out.

●Lightweight and portable
●Aluminium alloy construction
●Buttonless design
●Tri-colour battery indicator
●Frontal viewing window

The combination of sturdy aluminium alloy construction and stylish metallic exterior makes for an attractive device that looks and feels great in your hand. Complete with black plastic edging and Uwell’s “Keep on keeping on” slogan etched into the finish, this modern device is a minimalist's dream. With no buttons to worry about, you’ll never find yourself accidentally firing and wasting battery life.

Moving away from the exterior, let’s take a look at how the AK2 performs.

AK2 Caliburn Ergonomics and Design
AK2 Caliburn Performance

AK2 Caliburn Performance

Delivering a slightly more restricted vape than earlier Koko devices, the AK2 is an ideal pod kit for those who enjoy a tight, but not too tight, MTL experience.

Even though the max output is fixed at 15W, don’t despair—it still produces moderate clouds that pack a powerful flavour punch. And thanks to the versatility of Caliburn pods, you’re free to pair it with all of our 50/50, high PG, and nic salt e liquid to get that all-important nicotine hit.

●Draw activated
●Output wattage 15W
●MTL vaping
●Ideal for ex-smokers

With no customisable settings, temperature control or screen display, this kit is unlikely to satisfy DTL fans and advanced vapers. Nevertheless, the fixed power output and airflow has been optimised for a consistent and powerful vape up until the very last puff. The draw sensor is surprisingly responsive, even when taking very light drags, perfect for beginners wanting to replicate the sensation of smoking a traditional cigarette. If you’re not sure which vaping style is right for you, check out our handy guide to find out more.

Now we know how the AK2 stacks up in terms of performance, let's move on to our verdict.

AK2 Caliburn Verdict

In short, the Caliburn AK2 is a solid option for beginners. The pod system eliminates the need for coil changes and the tiny footprint makes it easy to carry around in your pocket or handbag. While newbies will appreciate the lack of buttons and complicated settings, this kit is ultimately unsuitable for DTL fans and advanced vapers wanting to customise their experience. But if you’re on the hunt for a compact, stylish and discreet pod device that packs a strong flavour punch, you can’t go wrong with the Caliburn AK2.

It retains much of what’s worked so well in previous Uwell Caliburn devices —portability and practicality, user-friendliness,and stunning design. The Caliburn AK2 is ideal for on-the-go enjoyment, which mean it could make a great backup device on-the-go if you’re normally a box mod user. Likewise, its sleek stature and straightforward operation make it ideal as a vape starter kit for anyone who’s finally ready to quit smoking.


Uwell AK2 Caliburn Pod Vape Device at myCigara

At myCigara, we exist to make the UK smoke-free. We believe that by offering our customers viable alternatives —such as a pod device from Uwell—we can move closer to achieving that goal.

Safer, healthier, and more affordable than traditional cigarettes, we believe a vape starter kit such as this one can be a truly effective tool to help you quit smoking. If this all sounds appealing, if a little confusing, head over to our new to vaping page. There, you’ll find a handy intro to vaping more generally, plus links to all our helpful user guides.

We want to make sure that all of our customers have the greatest possible first vaping experience, so don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Or, head down to your nearest myCigara store, where our knowledgeable and friendly team will be happy to assist you.