Geekvape Aegis Pod
The toughest and smallest aegis
The team over at Geekvape very kindly sent over the newest addition to the Aegis line up, the toughest and smallest aegis yet. to give me a chance to put it though it’s paces, for the purpose of disclosure, this Aegis Pod was sent to me free of charge, and as normal my opinions are my own, and honest as always.
About a Geekvape
Geekvape was founded in 2015 and headquartered in Shenzhen, China. Our mission is to be the most reputable vape company in all parts of the world. We love to listen to different voices from users, and we aim to contribute a positive impact on society and bring a healthier life to the public.
Introduction to the Aegis Pod.
Aegis Pod is the toughest yet smallest device newly added to the Aegis series. First IP-67 rated Type-C charging Pod Vape in the industry, redefines shock proof technology with improved impact toughness, notch toughness and fracture toughness. Weighing just 73g, it's designed to fit into any jeans coin pocket. Matches with new modular G.Coil system, it assures future-proof cross compatibility with upcoming same level of products (5W~20W) from Geekvape. The G.Coil Pod-Formula is made to chase the best flavor, designed to perfect leakproof tendency and capable of enhancing most types of salt nic juice.
When I reviewed the Aegis Boost a month ago, you would have thought that it would have been the smallest and toughest vape pod that Geekvape would develop, but a few weeks afterwards I started to see teaser images on the web, showing shots of what looked like a beetle, so I was looking forward to see what the Geekvape team had come up with next.
But don’t let the size fool you, the Aegis Pod has some impressive Specs for such a small device.
- Power range: Constant power output MAX18W
- Resistance range: 0.4Ω-3Ω
- Battery capacity: 800mAh
- LED light: Green, blue, red
- Charger specification: Type-C 5V/1.5A
- Low voltage protection: 3.2V±0.1V
- High temperature protection: 80℃
- Longest vaping time: 10s
- Maximum output voltage: 4.2V
- Low power standby: Quiescent current ≤25uA
- Battery indicator: Green light: 70～100％, red light: 0～69％
- Quick vaping function: Vaping delay ＜
- E-liquid capacity: 3.5 ml
- Dimension: 88.1*40.3*18mm
- Shell material: Plastic + silicone + leather + zinc alloy
Keeping in with beetle theme, Geekvape have produced the Aegis Pod in a choice of four colours and finishes, two of which are the names of beetles.
Beetle Black, Silver Chafer, Gunmetal and Tamamushi
As with all Geekvape products it comes very packaged in a retail box, with all the items you are going to need to get started.
- Aegis pod kit (battery and Pod)
- 2 x G coil mesh tech pod formula 0.6ohm
- USB cable (Type C)
- User manual
- Warranty card / warning card
- Coil removing tool
Build Quality & Design.
The Aegis pod is simple by design, No screen, no control buttons, just the battery section, and the pod section, that’s it. They have clearly designed it to be as simple to use as possible, based around this minimalist design, I was quite surprised to see the inclination of an actual fire button, I would have quite liked to have had an auto-draw feature on it.
The top pod section, as with most pods on the market is made from a toughened PCTG material. Which does in deed feel quite tough, and doesn’t deform at all when pressed, although I am unsure as to how brittle it is, and haw it would stand up to being dropped nose down. As I quite like it, I didn’t really want to test it to destruction.
The pod section, nicely make up the mouth piece of the pod, and feels great on the lips, and has quite a natural feel to it.
The pod section is tinted to just the right level, so that you can’t see the ejuice moving around in it, but clear enough that when you hold it up the light, you can clearly see how much juice you have left. And great improvement over the boost which was impossible to see how much juice you had left.
Going against the current trend, Geekvape haven’t gone with magnets to hold the pod in place, instead they have gone for clips on either side,
Which does mean you have to give it quite a tug, to remove the pod from the battery, and then simply snap it back in place. Which ones in place has no movement. I’m just unsure as to how long the side clips will stand up to being constantly taken in and out to fill the pod. But up till now now issues, and it does seem to have become any loser over time.
The pod has single sided airflow, which is made up of four small slots on the very edge of the pod, which delivers a loose MTL (Mouth to lung), or tight direct lung draw, depending on which way you want to look at it. I would would have been nice to have had some kind of airflow adjustment, or possibly some way of blocking off some of the slots, or as VooPoo did on the Vinci, they could have allowed for a choice of two airflow, by rotating the pod. But either way, personally I quite like the airflow on it, as not a massive fan of super tight airflow.
Filling the Pod.
Filling the pod couldn’t be easier, there is a small black rubber bung on the underside of the pod, which can be easily pulled out, even with my stumpy nails.
I pleased to report, that underneath the bung, is a descent size hole, which you can fit most bottle bids in, without any issue. So far I have not had any issues with airlocks, although when you fill it you do need to allow time for the juice to move around the chamber, as it has the draw hole running up through the middle.
I pleased to report that so far I have had no issues with leakage, which is a massive plus, and a must of modern day pods.
The pod comes with 2 Modular design - G.Coil Pod formula coil, which are highly durable, high-performance refined Kanthal mesh coils, which have been specifically crafted for use with the Geekvape Aegis Pod System.
Powered by ingenious G.Coil Pod Formula Mesh Technology, featuring a unique modular design and built to last up to 4 full 3.5ml refills, (in my experience they last considerably longer, I have had mine in for a couple of weeks.) these coils are designed to deliver dense vapour production and consistently superb flavour until your very last puff. These coils are sure to satisfy fans of freebase e-liquids and nicotine salts, swapped in a jiffy when needed via Plug ‘n’ Play installation.
I am really glad to see that manufactures, such as Geekvape, have settled on coil design, that will work on a modular system going forward, so you won’t get left with a device that you can no longer buy coils for, or having to buy different coils for each of your Geekvape products. As it seemed to be that each product that came out, seemed to have a completely different coil to go in it, and none of your old Geekvape Coils would fit. And to show them mean what they say, Geekvape Guaranteed the cross-compatibility with future Geekvape releases. Which is a massive step in the right direction.
As with the Boost Geekvape give you a small coil wrench to help you get your coil out. Simply hook it under the edge of the coil, and prise it up, then it simply pulls out of the pod,
Body & Battery 🔋
The Aegis Pod body section is manufactured and cast out of zinc Alloy, the team at Geekvape specifically designed the Aegis pod to be as tough as possible, to keep pace with the bumps and scraps that you may put your pod through. With an Anti-fracturing construction, Designed to absorb sudden energy from accidental dropping. Along with Anti-deforming body structure which will evenly distribute stress through the 1.77cm outer Zinc Alloy shielding.
Which means your Pod will withstand just about anything life throws at it, along with the fact that it is totally water proof, and is in fact the First IP-67 waterproof pod to feature Type-C Chairging .System.
So if your are unlucky enough to have it in your pocket when you get pushed into the swimming pool this summer, a quick coil change, and refill and you will be good to go. Just remember to ensure it is dried out fully before you charge it.
The sides of the device, have a rubber infill on either side, with a small amount of recessed branding, the rubber sides panel, do offer a nice amount of grip, and adds to the over hand appeal.
The body section has the Aegis leather trim running dow the center of the device, with the Geekvape open Orange sticking, which sets the Aegis series apart. The fire button is set on the front of the device, which has a small, but bright LED set in the middle of It, which lights up whilst firing, then light will indicate when the device is firing, and also give you guidance of the remaining battery level, when the LED displays Red whilst pressing, then your device will need charging.
The fire button will also be used to turn the device on and off, by pressing it 5 times. The battery also has a number of built in safety features, to ensure that your Vaping experience is as safe as positive.
How the Aegis Pod System Perform.
I have had the opportunity over the last few months to test out quite a few pod systems. And a lot of the time, I tend to find that they can be a little underwhelming, but that is definitely not the case with the Aegis Pod. And have found it to be on point with the flavour, and the fact it produces the amount of vapor more inline with a much more powerful device. And all importantly I haven’t had any issues with leakage, and I’m confident to pop it in my pocket. Whilst I’m on the subject of popping it in your pocket. I love the size, it is about the same size as my key fob, and have pulled it out by intake when reaching for my keys.
The juice in the tank seems to last ages, which I think is down to the clever coils and the fact that your not Vaping at a high wattage. Combined with the battery that seems to last most of the day, leads to a great Vaping experience, wether it’s your main mod, or back up device, it’s a great little pod to pop in your pocket, that vapes well, and feels great in your hand.