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It displays coil resistance, a battery strength icon, number of puffs, wattage and whether the device is in power or bypass mode. The micro Type B USB port is heavily recessed into the device and protected by a rubber stopper, another example of IP67 standard at work.
This makes for a very strong and secure marriage, how many of us can say that lol?!? Also included are two gold plated spring loaded coil contacts which should help with overall conductivity between the battery and pod.
The frame of the GeekVape Aegis Hero is made of zinc alloy while the main body is an injection moulded silicone rubber. This ensures the device is resilient to water, knocks and general wear and tear. Not only is the window completely transparent but entire juice levels can be viewed.
There is, however a knack to installing the pod, as it needs to be tilted forwards before snapping securely into place. The connection between battery and pod is a very secure one and under tests when dropped, the rubberized coating absorbed any impact — it also prevented the pod from dislodging from the battery.
The toughened PCTG material of the pod is more than capable of withstanding a few knocks too. The dual airflow control ring incorporates knurling which assists with grip when making minor adjustments, the turning tolerances are spot on. The packaged drip tips include two O rings making for a secure fit.
Third party drip tips will also work with the GeekVape Aegis Hero pod kit. When vaping under tighter airflow restriction GeekVape has included a narrow 5mm bore drip tip to assist with this style of vaping. Not only do we get top airflow but the fill port is top mounted too! Without doubt this is the easiest way of filling pod based systems and here the GeekVape Aegis Hero works an absolute treat.
I had no issues when filling even when using wider chubby bottle nozzles. Just remember not to overfill. With just one rule. Line the squared off sides of the coil with the two markings on the underside of the pod. Push the coil firmly up inside the pod and ensure the rubber O rings are seated firmly in place and hey presto! Job done. I started with the 0. Vaping at a conservative 15W with airflow wide open the coil knocks out some pretty impressive clouds but the inhale is still rather restrictive.
Stepping up to 20W and reducing the airflow to around half way created very little difference to the restriction. Vapour production was marginally increased with flavour properties significantly improved. My preferred setting was found under maximum wattage recommendation 25W with the airflow wide open. This allowed a nigh on perfect balance between vapour and flavour quality. The sweetness, strawberry and dairy elements of the cheesecake flourished on this setting alongside a healthy plume of thick white cloud.
Impressive stuff from this vertically mounted mesh coil. Although the bore of the 0. I tried and it fails miserably at the task, even with airflow set to an absolute minimum and using the alternative 5mm bore drip tip. Vaping at the minimum recommended wattage and with airflow wide open I was shocked at just how good the flavour was. There was certainly less restriction than the 0.
I was impressed by how the blackcurrant was able to cut through the creamy notes of the profile. This proved that the coil was more than capable of handling more delicately balanced dessert profiles, excellent! As before, dialing the airflow down did little to affect the restriction, instead it had a tendency to actually stifle flavour properties which was slightly disappointing.
Vaping at 33w with airflow fully open allowed the sweetness of the fruit to hit the taste buds. Being a slightly warmer vape on the inhale, the custard was able to take on a more prominent role. All the subtle tones of the profile were now in evidence. The wider bore on the 0. For a pod based system the vapour production is more than satisfactory even managing to recreate an enjoyable fullness during inhale, something usually confined to dedicated sub ohm tanks.
I ended up spending the majority of time at 30W with airflow wide open as this gave me the best results. This coil is well suited to a semi restrictive direct lung vape and with the airflow wide open. Pros An ergonomic, lightweight and pocket friendly device Raised fire and menu buttons make navigation very easy Less time wasted using the top fill system No leaking from the base of the coils Easy to charge in a vertical position big thumbs up to that!
During this period I vaped 5ml of e-liquid and totaled puffs from the GeekVape Aegis Hero pod kit. The 0. During this period I vaped approximately 6ml of e-liquid. The on screen counter registered puffs before the battery gave up.
The buck and boost system works pretty well, performance levels only took a nose dive on the last four or five tugs. I never use bypass mode but for the purposes of review when vaping at 30W, I received an equivalent direct output of 3.
While charging there was no way of knowing if the battery had actually been charged. The filling system is super easy being top fill with juice levels clearly visible and always on view, it takes literally seconds to refill the pod. The connection with the battery section is rock solid. The reason it does so is because both coils are ideal for a restrictive or semi restrictive lung hit.
The flavour and vapour production is excellent with the AFC ring open or partially closed. Closing the airflow right down only resulted in an uncomfortable, flavourless vape. To conclude, the GeekVape Aegis Hero is a cracking little pod with very few faults.
It is a device for the vaper that may be three months in, looking for the alternative hit direct lung vaping can provide without being thrown in at the deep end. All made possible thanks to adjustable top airflow and a restrictive vape.
Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus Review: Bigger And Better
Its waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof design means that you can take it with you wherever you go, and not have to worry about whether it will hold up. At The fire button feels tight with no rattle, but the up and down button is a little loose. The pod snaps in and out with the push of a button and has an increased capacity of 5. It also has the same threaded battery cap you see on other Geekvape devices, with the fold-out latch that allows you to screw it in and out.
Unlike the original Boost, the color of the buttons will match the skeleton, while the rest of the device is black. You will find this on other Aegis mods as well, like the Legend and the Solo. The contrast is what gives it that sleek, stunning look in my opinion.
The red, blue, and silver color options really stand out. I actually changed the color of my screen without knowing how I did it and had to figure it out again. You can adjust your wattage from 5 watts to 40 watts in 0.
It will stop on 40 watts but will round robin back to 5 watts if you let off the button and press it again. The screen also shows mode, resistance, amperage, voltage, and puffs, along with a battery meter. I have no way of measuring that, but it does seem to fire really fast.
The pod is easy enough to remove by pressing the button on the opposite side of the fire button. When I went to remove the coil, I was presented with a problem: there was no coil tool in the box! It is mentioned in the company website though, so chances are that retail versions will include it.
Fortunately, I had the tool for the Geekvape Zeus tank, which happens to be the same size. This was a problem some people were having on the Boost. There is the flat, mouthpiece style drip tip and you get a standard drip tip in the box. Performance The Boost Plus kit comes with two prebuilt coils and they are compatible with the original Boost. The pod however is not compatible because of its larger size. The G Coil Boost Formula 0.
The writing on the coils is really hard to read. I started with the 0. I put it on the maximum rated setting of 33 watts and opened the airflow all the way, and it was almost perfect! I bumped it up to 35 watts and I was getting a nice, warm, restricted lung hit with loads of flavor.
I went through a few tanks of liquid with the same coil and the flavor stayed consistent all the way through. It is great for restricted DL though and I was really impressed with the flavor at this point. Next, I tried the 0.
Just like the 0. With the airflow fully open I was still getting a good restricted DL draw, but for me, the 0. The flavor is still very good though. There will also be a adapter so you can use your own atomizer. Battery life and charging The Boost Plus uses an external battery that can be replaced by unscrewing the battery cap on the bottom of the device.
Pull out the little latch with your thumb or finger and use it to unscrew the cap. The polarity is clearly marked on the inside of the device and on the cap itself. The charge port on this device uses the old micro USB, which I find odd since almost all new devices are using the newer Type-C port.
It has a charge rate of 2 amps and the battery meter shows your progress. It has passthrough charging so you can charge your device and use it at the same time. That said, it is still recommended that you use an external charger for your batteries.
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The ability to use an external battery. Geekvape have provided a battery bay in the new Aegis Boost Plus, so you can swap out your batteries on the go, instead of having to wait for the device to charge, like the original.
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This has been worked in quite well, with a round threaded battery door on the underside of the device, that also seals against the rubber making sure to keep the Aegis Boost Plus water resistant.
Filling Filling the Boost Plus is miles easier than filling the original. One nice improvement is the larger flatter surface of the POD where the fill port lives, it gives you a little more room to get a bottle tip in there.
The fill port is also a little larger, which helps against back pressure and not having the airflow under the fill port, and having to redirect the nozzle at an angle is a godsend. Any Leaks? No thankfully. There is still a seam, but it looks like these are somehow fused together, rather than using a simple clip like the originals.
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I have experienced a bit of seepage from the base of the coil though unfortunately, so owners of this new Boost are going to have to keep an eye on that and clean it out every so often, it seems to happen more as the coils get older, and have had more usage. New coils take a little while of use before beginning to seep. Usage With the other changes, also comes a change in software.
The design is a little more techy, but laid out quite well, with everything being quite easy to read. I do think that some of the text is quite small which might have been improved a little more, and the use of space on the screen could have been further enhanced to offer up a sleeker look. And of course, the now-standard premium leather grip adds a sense of distinction to the durability.
The connection needs to be stronger to really work with this design. Without much effort at all, the pod is too-easily separated from the base of the device.
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My other gripe about the pod section is how dark the pod is. Having to hold the device up to a light source to see how much e-liquid is left in the pod is always inconvenient. This, plus the tiny top fill slot, leaves a little to be desired. Though the coils are interchangeable the Aegis Boost just never really lends itself to true direct lung use. Sure, the mod can produce respectable clouds, but pushing this thing to its watt limit just to fog a small room is missing the point.
With the combination of the small coils and airflow the draw is restricted and flavorful without leaning too far in that direction.