We recommend getting a capsule 2.0 remote to navigate and perform more complex functions that require a lot of button presses. Plus it’s fun to hand the remote to someone else, while you’re spinning, so they can VJ your modes.
Based On 31 reviews.
These are still the best set of tools around. If you are going to be learning grab these, if you're a seasoned pro, pick these up. I prefer the flowcord to smithy cord with weighted handles. I am about to purchase capsule handles as well, I can't wait to spin using that!
The outer shell is a truly refined design, there may well be nothing left to improve on this petal case. They are near indestructible, and they are fairly tame when/if you tag yourself. As for the LED capsules within the shell, there are an outrageous number of options! Perhaps the most important feature is being able to synchronize multiple capsules to one another (grouping). Plus, the modular add-ons that they have come up with are wonderful (more on that below).
Although the lone button for interacting with the interface is simple, and helps keep the cost down, I wouldn't mind seeing a future capsule model that has easier to use controls. Attempting to memorize all the one-button presses that control a plethora of settings certainly becomes confusing. That being said, If you are a beginner this won't matter all to much since you should be focusing on form for a while. If you are a beginner, definitely pick up the fuzzy covers for day practice.
Finally, the heads of the PodPoi feel rather light, I've been contemplating adding a flowmass to them. The knob handles that come stock, I preferred to swap out with PomGrip and put all the washers (7 I think) into each one. My hands are rather small and the stock knobs are smaller than PomGrips, although the PomGrips are more squishy, which allows for an increased variety of grip strength.
Price to performance: 6/5
Interface ease of use: 3.8/5
If you have made it through your first month of learning poi, and are still enthusiastic about your learning journey, grab these! Many of us would be surprised if these disappoint you; on the off chance that they do not perform properly, contact their phenomenal customer support.
Going to attempt to keep things short and sweet (in my opinion and experience with the Pod Poi V2) The poi are just so perfectly weighted that I've been able to not only learn tricks I had great difficulty learning, but have been able to clean up tricks I knew with having a better grasp on my plane fields. I would highly recommend these poi for anyone looking for a set of led poi- beginner or otherwise. I still consider myself a novice, only been personally into flowarts since June, however the love of it has been with me for years. These poi have become the reason I haven't given up, unlike two other pairs I own that were being more of a hindrance than anything. These poi are definitely worth the given five star value and five star quality. I actually made a video about these on my YouTube channel and I will definitely be featuring them and many more to come.
I'm so excited! Just ordered a partner set of Pod Poi v2 with a remote. I've had a pair of original pod poi for the last 2 years and my teenage kids and I really enjoy spinning together. Definitely a great product and I'm excited to see the new modes and added brightness that comes with v2. I also got the extra remote which will be an added fun factor bonus to our flow sessions. Super stoked!
So after a year of spinning poi I felt I must write a review. I started spinning poi November 2018 and have been hooked. I remember searching for hours for my first set of poi and knew I didn’t want to have anything that didn’t glow. After endless searching I decided that Flowtoys PodPoi were the perfect first pair. Let me say am I hooked!! I have officially bought a pair for my partner and plan on getting some for another friend of mine when I am not so low on the funds department. The customer service is always great and for the most part hassle free (although my impatience gets the best of me).. I am officially a poi addict and spin wherever I walk, and even when I work. I’m always getting stopped and asked where did I get these and what are they. So thank you Flowtoys for making me a show stopper. I hope that sometime in the near future I can invest in the Vision Staff and Vision Poi!
Thank you so much for the beauty and joy you guys have brought into my life, it literally saved my life and it truly gives me something to look forward to every morning and night!!
I absolutely love my V2s they are so bright and last for hours! The settings and modes are phenomenal! The grouping feature blew my mind. Hands down my favorite set of poi.
I'm not too deep into Poi, but the only two instances that I've needed help with mine, Flowtoys has been absolutely exceptional. I've just upgraded to the 2.0 pods and will update if necessary. I genuinely doubt it, as I have had only great experiences with this company and it's products.
Amazing set of lights. Have a great weight to them. Love all the modes and the fact u can upgrade the firmware. Price if high for someone just starting out but well worth the money. Lifetime warranty practically indistrucable. Modes and adjustments are a lil hard to get a hang of at first but gets easier.
Podpoi are amazing - soft and beautiful. Lots of light patterns and I like the weight.
Just bought my first pair before winter started. I had been spinning them to and from work when I walked at night so I could be seen on the side of a county. One night I lost one in the snow due to being inebriated, so I had to buy another one cause it snowed before I could get back to find it (it's a 3 mile walk). Skip forward 5 months of snow fall and ice storms here in Wisconsin, I was walking to work this morning and found it in the melting snowbank on the side of the road... It still had battery and turned on!
Podpoi are a beautiful, functional, and (thanks to the composite system) versatile toy. The soft shell is forgiving, and the balance is perfect.
- Soft shell
- Highly durable
- Dat warranty doe
- Podpoi are very light (I put a flowmass inside each podshell, over the capsule to solve this)
Received as a gift and haven’t stopped spinning since. Best gift ever! Even as a beginner making lots of mistakes they are tough and take the hits! Awesome product and highly recommend! Thank You Flowtoys!
I saw a pair of podpoi's in the caribbean last summer, thought it was super cool. Out of the blue I mentioned it as a possible Christmas gift, and yup, now I have a pair. The simplest of tricks is super fun to learn right now, the lights are fascinating, my kids love watching.
Advantages: Easy to use, USB rechargeable, very durable. As I have never done it, the shell really keeps the lights from getting damaged, and also protects myself from failed Butterfly attempts...if you are a guy, it can hurt lol. It seems like these are industry standard for led poi's. Well earned.
Disadvantages: I can't 3 beat weave to save my life...but it's hilarious and fun trying.
These are the real deal. I had/have a set of epoi for the last year, and they tore at the top during a spiral wrap. This is prevented on the pods by simply being built better.
The menu system is much more intuitive as well, with many more levels of context to navigate with.
The cord. The cord is simply amazing. I never thought I'd like the single cord configuration, bit this cord is too good.
The knobs, I have no basis for comparison, but they are fun. They use the same system to prevent tearing in the knobs as the pod itself.
It no longer feels like I'm spinning a cheap knockoff.
Hands down thee best Flow Arts props and team who puts the life in it all! Unbeatable! I purchased the 3rd pair of poi I've owned and they blew me away! The Podpoi V2's are so bright with so many customization, the possibilities are endless! & They updated my capsules before shipping even because I am without an laptop and without hesitation they updated mine to the newest version! I cried when I opened them and turned them on. They're beautiful. Thank you guys for all you have done and still do! You all are purely amazing people!
HOLY CRAP! OGG POI ARE BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER! =D
Well, i would rate these props 10/5. I used 1.0 for a long time, and the 2.0 is just wonderful !! The lights, modes/patterns of color, the weight, the feeling when spinning, everything got an upgrade, and not a little like smartphones industry, this is not a minor upgrade here. Podpoi 1.0 is really nice and have an infinite battery, 2.0 is .. i don't know. Magical. All pages/modes in it are wonderful, and you can even create your own mode, you can basically spin every color you want to, and the grouping fonction make you able to dance on a song with mode switch sync to music .. wow.
My only regret was to not take a third poï in my order ! I really recommend it if you are looking for some crazy show with poï perfectly sync to music !
May the flow be with you all :D
These are as fantastic as everyone else says. Nothing to add for new info, just that they are great and all the positives others mentioned are true!
podpoi is amazing It is clear that whoever planned the product know what features people want in poi. It hava quality materials, The silicon is amazing is soft and strong and provides transparent to light go through, and the choices of colors for light are really good, even the stirip is good that it thick enough but not too heavy and not interfere with spining.
Worth the price. Amazing company, amazing design, amazing product.
Podpoi are the best value you can get! I love mine to death and have been offered $200 for them at a festival (turned them down of course ;-D) Sturdy as hell, seemingly limitless color combinations, great value, and the most amazing warranty you'll see from pretty much any company for any product ever! Did I mention the warranty?
Amazing customer service! Flowtoys is all about thier customers, i had a pair i bought a long time ago and with their lifetime warranty i sent the broken pair back and got a new pair lickedy split! Five stars all the way cheers! Soft, Durable, super bright, long spin time (i can spin all day on one charge) EVERYTHING Disadvantages: Nothing whatsoever
These are the best poi on the market. They're soft, fun, and beautiful. Pure amazingness. It becomes difficult to use ANY other poi.
Absolutely beautiful shape and design although some of my more immature friends make fun of it for resembling nads:( but once they hold them and play with them they always fall in love with em:) the weight distribution is perfect and the cord was the perfect length for my arms. The silicone helps alot with when you hit yourself and when you hit things however it still hurts right to the eye LOL. Im not so great with the capsule 2.0 system yet but i havent had it for long at all and it doesnt seem too difficult to grasp. Although on the higher end of LED poi as far as price it far exceeded my expectations. Thank you flowtoys for my first LED poi! Im more than happy that i chose these and I cant wait to bring them to some fests!
Absolutely one of our favourite household toys!. It's as much fun for my grandparents as it is for my daughter. We're having a blast with these showing off new tricks we've learned and teaching others how to spin. If you want something quick to pick up and learn, fun for everyone to play with as well as watch, this is a phenomenal toy with hours of entertainment and exercise value! Soft casing means no injuries (except to my ego) Long lasting battery life Versatile and dexterous toys contort to your desires Playing with a partner is as easy as finding one. Unable to easily manipulate leash length and keep it tied down in place. Would love to find a way to allow easy adjustments as the leash doesn't hold knots well and we don't want to cut it.
Podpoi have been my go-to LED poi for years. The same is true for all my poi spinning friends. They are simply the industry standard for awesome, rechargeable LED-poi yumminess. Soft, great weight, rechargeable, environmentally responsible, bright, cool modes, great tethers, high badassery rating!
I LOVE MY PODPOI!!! I received them as a combined Christmas, and Birthday present just over two years ago, and they have been with me through a lot :D they are durable. they are ridiculously customizable. they are great for beginners (tho, they are an investment, so keep that in mind haha :) ) and still great for experienced poi spinners. they have beem the single best LED investment I have ever made :) I would recommend them highly to any budding spinner or seasoned artist :) The *only* gripe i would have is that the first couple of capsules I received had problems with the battery, and had to be replaced, but once they were replaced they were awesome :)
So I have 3 sets of these but they are all Capsule version 1, I haven't upgraded just yet. But these are absolutely fantastic. They have so many modes even in the Capsule version 1's that I never get bored with the colors. I use the rainbow modes most often, but there are tons of modes that i like to cycle through. They are evenly weighted and I honestly really opened up my poi ability with these due to the fact that they don't hurt when they hit you. I have learned so much more since I got them than I ever dared to even try before. These are supreme!
These pods are the absolute standard for any led poi you could possibly imagine. The charge lasts plenty, they don't dim when they're low, several adjustable modes, just as many preprogrammed modes, these pods are a statement of brilliance. Pod shell relieves the pressure of possible impact with its soft resilient bounce. Charge lasts so long you will question it's capacity. Tethers connect straight down the middle of the pod, giving balanced, weighted feel to the pods. Floops connect perfectly to knob kit, flandles, for a nice affordable handle system. If you don't know what flandles are, you are at a disadvantage. Flandles are flowlight handles. You can out the flowlight in Crystal case, even add flowmass, to create your own customized flandles. The only disadvantage to pod poi is that they don't charge through their own kinetic energy.
The Poi are fantastic, pretty, lightweight, and don't hurt too much when I hit myself in the face! Even better has been my experience with the company Flowtoys; the communication and understanding comes from genuine people that love their craft.
Podpoi are by far my favorite LED poi! They are comfortable, the weight is well balanced, and they helped me learn orbitals!
The modes are practically limitless, and i have since created covers to make them look like lanterns.
They are very durable with long lasting rechargeable batteries.
With my style of spinning, I wouldn't trade them for anything.
Large variety of modes
Long battery life
Difficult to use as contact poi
I have owned the same pair of Pod Poi for over 3 years now and they work just as well as day 1. I have kept them in the cloth bag they originally came in (not sure if that is still supplied) and they have not discolored at all. I have an old set of the crystal poi that got a funky discolor within a year despite keeping them in a drawer. For the price you really can't beat these poi. Every aspect from the cord to the charging port is just fantastic. No more painful faceshots from practicing!