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June 21, 2023
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PRTBL Nando & FLO 510 Review: A Minimalist Vape that Travels Everywhere

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Hayley Heidelbaugh
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Crafted to vaporize your thickest weed oils, PCKT’s Flo 510 is a brawny refillable cart with a dual ceramic core. Its unique coil design allows for quick absorption and maximum longevity. Steer clear of leaks, even with prolonged storage or heat exposure. Cleaning and refilling the Flo is effortless.

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Product intro and specs

Earlier in 2023, we learned of the PRTBL (pronounced “portable”) launch. This exciting company was founded by the creator and designer of the PCKT One Plus, as well as the compact, ultra-durable PCKT 2 vape battery.

With over 15 years in the cannabis and e-cigarette industry, founder Nick Theobald gathered his knowledge to craft two new products: the PRTBL Nando weed oil vape and FLO 510 refillable cart. The battery is compatible with most prefilled weed carts.

The PRTBL Nando is a powerful, reasonably priced vape that fits right in your pocket. It’s a palm-sized device made to replace your 510 battery, with four convenient power modes, customizable haptic feedback, and error-sensing technology.

Although the Nando is screen-free and not wholly intuitive, the commands are simple to master with a quick skim through the manual.

As a fan of minimal yet effective devices, the Nando has been a huge hit with me over these past few weeks of testing. It’s always great to see young companies innovating and making standout products in a competitive market.


Colors: Maui, Monterey, Slate, Sonoma, and Paradox

Price: $49.95 (at PRTBL)

FLO 510

Colors: Silver, gunmetal

Price: $2.95 (at PRTBL)


  • Name: PRTBL Nando
  • Dimensions: 2.87 in x 1.38 in x 0.67 in (73 mm x 35 mm x 17 mm)
  • Fits most top & bottom 510 cartridges
  • Adaptor required for some carts (1 gram adaptor included)
  • 4 power modes
  • One-year warranty with accidental discount coverage
  • USB-C charging port
  • High capacity 700 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • Use while charging with passthrough technology
  • Ergonomic design
  • Simple 510 magnetic connection
  • 3 light sensitivity settings
  • Customizable haptic feedback
  • Name: FLO 15
  • Dual ceramic coil
  • Permeates entirely for even wicking & vaporization
  • No leak
  • heat resistant design
  • CNC machined from solid steel
  • Borosilicate glass housing
  • Shatter resistant

Kit contents

Build quality and design

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At a glance, it’s clear that PRTBL took a good deal of inspiration from the PCKT designs, especially the PCKT Two. The fire button is larger, but the battery’s body shares the same sleek craftsmanship, right down to the smooth edges and robust metal feel.

The Nando strikes an impressive balance between heft and portability; it has a bit of weight to it, which is expected from a product made of CNC-machined 6061 aluminum. From my first time holding the Nando in my hand, it was clear that the device was durable. Still, at just 65 grams, it’s light enough to stick it in my pocket and nearly forget that it’s there.

This battery measures 2.87” x 1.38” x 0.67” (73 mm x 35 mm x 17 mm). Its ergonomic design is another huge bonus. Even as a small-handed person, the Nando sits comfortably in my palm.

I received the PRTBL Nando in two colors: Sonoma (red) and Slate (black). Both feature a smooth textured finish, thanks to hand sandblasting. It’s scratch resistant, so you don’t need to worry about surface tarnishing—even if it’s hanging out in your pocket or bag.

You can choose from four power modes: 2.4 V, 2.8 V, 3.0 V, and 3.4 V. While this isn’t ideal if you prefer vaping at higher temperatures, it’s a favorable range for most oils. Plus, you're at minimal risk of a burnt coil.

The Nando has dual-activated firing. While you can hold down the button to fire, this isn’t necessary. You can choose between auto inhaling and firing manually.

Like the Nando, The FLO 510 is all about thoughtful design in a small package. It’s constructed from solid steel and features a borosilicate glass chamber. Even in long-term storage, this cart is designed to protect oils from heat and leaks.

How to use the PRTBL Nando & FLO 510

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Given that it’s a minimalist device, it doesn’t take long for the Nando to become second nature. Just hook your cart up to the magnetic adaptor and puff away. If this is your first time working with such a limited interface, it might take a bit longer to master.

  • Charge the Nando fully before its initial use.
  • Twist off the mouthpiece of your FLO 510 and fill it with oil using a needle.
  • Due to passthrough technology, the device can be used as it charges.
  • Screw your cart into a short (one gram) or tall (half gram) adaptor; only the short is included in your kit.
  • Slide the assembled piece into the device, magnetic side down.
  • Use five quick clicks to turn the battery on.
  • Hold the button or draw from the mouthpiece to fire.
  • Press the button twice to change your power mode; cycle through with a click and hold to select.
  • Use three clicks to access LED light settings.
  • Click four times to adjust (or disable) haptic feedback intensity.
  • Press the button once to check battery life.


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    For me, there are two big perks of the Nando: its customizability and simplicity.

    It comes down to personal preference, but the straightforward interface is exactly what I seek. The haptic feedback and LED settings added to my experience; these sensory responses are a good indicator that everything’s in working order.

    The Nando is truly about balance. You get enough customization to curate your session but not an overwhelming number of options. It’s ideal for a quick few puffs on the go.

    Most of my time with the Nando has been on mid-range voltage settings. The airflow was smooth, and I didn’t experience any coughing, even at the highest voltage. Of course, it’s worth remembering that the cutoff is 3.4V—this is lower than most oil batteries I’ve tried previously.

    I appreciate that an adaptor allows vapers to connect carts with a diameter of over 12 millimeters. Just keep in mind that this adaptor isn’t included with the battery and is a separate $8.95 purchase.

    The FLO 510 abides by a similar trend: unassuming yet powerful. I tested it with a distillate and got consistent, rich hits each time. It was simple to disassemble, fill using a needle, and screw back together. The cart fits perfectly using the included one-gram adapter.

    Battery life and charging

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    I charged the Nando after receiving it and haven’t needed to plug it back in since. This isn’t surprising for an oil vape, but a positive nonetheless. To boost your battery life even further, you can turn down the LED brightness.

    The Nando is a step up from the PCKT Two in terms of battery life, especially considering its smaller size. It houses a 700 mAh battery, which beats most similarly sized devices on the market.

    Battery life is simple to monitor. Give the button one press and check out the color:

    • Green: 66-100%
    • Yellow: 33-66%
    • Red: 0-33%
    • When you do need to plug in your device, it charges in a snap: just 40 minutes. Again, this is an improvement from the PCKT Two and PCKT VRTCL, which take approximately 45 minutes to charge up—and that’s already an impressive timeframe. You can puff on your device as it charges with passthrough capabilities.


      Pros / Cons


      • Durable
      • aluminum body
      • Four voltage settings
      • Dual-activated firing
      • Compatible with most top/bottom 510 carts
      • USB-C charging
      • Compact
      • pocket-sized design
      • Ergonomic hand feel
      • One-year limited warranty
      • Short adapter included
      • Moderately priced
      • Affordable refillable cart option (FLO 510)


      • Extender needed to vape wide carts
      • Tall adapter is sold separately
      • Not fully intuitive (single button interface)
      • Would like the option to set the voltage a bit higher



      Aside from a few nitpicks, my experience with the PRTBL Nando is overwhelmingly positive. This is even true for the cost, which is far below the PCKT Two’s $79.95. It’s a durable, effective, and customizable product with a modest price tag. Plus, the FLO 510 is quickly becoming one of my go-to refillable carts. It gets the job done with ease and produces robust flavor.

      I understand the rationale behind a tall adaptor being sold separately. It keeps costs down for the consumer, and smaller carts are becoming less popular with manufacturers. Similarly, not everyone vapes wide carts and requires the PRTBL Extend Adapter.

      I’m on the fence about whether this lack of inclusion is a downside. My biggest criticism is that the tall adapter comes in a set with another short adaptor—it can’t be purchased on its own. However, I recognize that it may not be cost-effective to sell individually.

      What are your thoughts on the PRTBL Nando and FLO 510 refillable cart? Let us know in the comments below.

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      SPRK FLO 510

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      Hayley Heidelbaugh

      Vaping since: 3 years

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      Favorite flavors: White Wedding, Northern Lights, Platinum Valley, OG Kush

      Expertise in: Oil carts, cannabis concentrates, cannabis flower

      Hayley Heidelbaugh

      I'm a Pennsylvania-based cannabis enthusiast and writer. As a part of the Vaping360 team, I'm eager to help cannabis consumers explore vaping and get the most out of their experience. You can also find me @faeberrystudios on Instagram.

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