The New Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus kit.
Following on from the success of the original Geekvape Aegis Boost pod system, the team at Geekvape seem to have taken board on the feedback , and developed a new and improved Aegis Boost. The Boost plus.
Maintaining its rough a tumble design, and all things that we loved about the boast, whilst correcting some of the floors in the original design.
The original Aegis Boost had a couple of design floors, which I highlights in my review of it. Mostly relating to the pod system, I found the tank to dark, meaning that you struggled to see how much juice you had remaining, and when it came to filling it, the bung was extremely hard to open, especially when you had juice on your fingers, and the fill hole was slightly to small, which meant that when you tried to fill it, you seemed to get airlocks in the tank, preventing you filling it. Lastly although I didn’t suffer with it, a lot of users stated that they had issues with the tank leaking from one of the bonded joints. Despite these issues, I still really liked the original Aegis Boost. So you can imagine my excitement when the Geekvape team sent out a relaunch sample of the New & Improved Aegis Boost Plus, to give feedback on, and then to review.
To be clear the sample I was sent was a relaunch version, and the final retail version may be slightly different, and it was sent out free of charge for the purpose of this review.
Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus kit as stated is an updated version of Aegis Boost kit. Compared with the original version, The size, control panel, battery type, and pod design have been updated and improved. The appearance still follows the design of the original Boost, combining hard waring rubber, metal and leather, whilst still maintaining its IP67 waterproof and shockproof rating.
The plus’s body size is wider than the original Aegis Boost, and not quite as slender as before, whilst maintaining its compact design. The Aegis Boost Plus now features single 18650 battery , replacing integrated battery from before, Battery access is at the bottom, via a screw cap, taken from the first 26650 Aegis Mod. The output capability of the Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus is same as before, capable of outputting up to 40W of power.
Aegis Boost Plus also contains AS chip inside, which helps the device maximise its power efficiency, whilst offering fast coil activation in just 0.8 seconds. On the control panel, the adjustment buttons of Aegis Boost Plus are changed to the more humane design of traditional'+', '-', and the screen is larger and clearly shows the relevant data. I have been advised that The Boost Plus will also feature the 3 in 1 system, which, from what I understand, will give you the ability to switch out the pod section, for either a Rebuildable RBA base, as before plus the addition of a 510 connection, allowing you to mount any of standard 510 atomisers on. Full details on the additional 3 in 1 system are still to be released.
What’s in the Box.
- 1 x Aegis Boost Plus (Pre-installed: G Coil Boost Formula Mesh Coil 0.4ohm 25-33W, 5.5ml)
- 1 x G Coil Boost Formula (Mesh) Coil 0.6ohm 15-25W
- 1 x Drip tip
- 1 x Coil tool
- 1 x USB cable
- 1 x User manual
- 1 x Promotion card & warranty card
- Dimension: 49.5 x 28.6 x 114.2mm
- Pod Capacity: 5.5ml
- Output power: 5-40W
- Input voltage: 3.2-4.25V
- Output voltage: 0.1-6.5V
- Minimum voltage: 3.3V±0.1V
- Resistance range: 0.1ohm-3.0ohm
- Longest output/vaping time: 10s
- Temperature control: 100°C - 315°C/200°F - 600°F
- Charger voltage: Micro USB 5V/2A
- Display screen: 0.96 inch(TFT Color screen)
- Shell material: Plastic + silicone + Leather+ Zine alloy
- Waterproof, Shockproof and Dust-proof
- Compatible with Pod, RDTA and Tank
- G Coil for boost and rich flavor
- Adjustable wattage and temperature
- IP-67 rating for stable and durable use
- External single 18650 battery
- Multiple protections for a safe and vaping
How’s does it compare, side by side?
Holding the New Boost Plus, you can definitely see and feel the DNA of the original Boost, through the exposed gunmetal exoskeleton, and luxurious leather backed spin.
Looking over the Plus, you can clearly see that they have kept many of the key design features, although the overal size of the device has grown slightly to house the larger 18650 battery cell,
Side by Side Comparison
|Size||106.8x 27.7x 39.2mm||114.2mm x 28.7x 49.5|
|Powered by||AS Chip Set||AS Chip Set|
|Power output||5w to 40w||5 to 40w|
|Input Voltage||3.0- 4.25V||3.2-4.25V|
|Output Voltage||1.0- 6.0V||0.1-6.5V|
|Display||0.42" OLED screen||0.96 inch(TFT Color screen)|
|Battery||1500mAh Internal||18650 interchangeable|
|Pod/ Tank capacity:||3.7mL||5.5mL|
One of the main changes that has lead the this growth spurt is the addition of the 18650 battery, which means the ability to vape all day, without having to lay it down to charge, just simply switch out the 18650, and your ready to go. The battery door is taken from the first Aegis, which took the massive 26650, to gain access to your battery compartment,
You can either use a coin, pressed into the slot, to twist, or you can flip out the arched handle, which gives you enough leverage to unscrew the tightly held battery cap.
And with just a few twists, it will literally spring off, allowing you to slide out your battery, and replace it with a freshly charged one.
The threading on the battery cap, is quite short, and can be a little tricky to do back up, as you have to push quite hard against the spring loaded battery, whilst trying to catch the threading as you you turn it, I find that back threading slightly, in a backwards and forwards motion, tends to do the trick. But just be carefull not to cross thread the cap.
When the cap is tightly in place, there is zero battery rattle, and it keeps it snug as a bug. Most of my batteries have various Fogstar battery wraps, and they still go in with no issues.
The Pod Section
The other big change, or should I say improvement, is the Pod system that they have developed. I’m please to report that the have taken on board all the feed back that was given.
They have seemingly squared up the overal pod to give the designers more real estate to work on. The first thing you notice is that they have swapped the drip tip, from back to the front, which to be honest feels a lot better when you Vaping. And is a more natural position. In swapping the position of the drip, they have left more room for the fill port, which was particularly poorly design on the original, and took ages to try and open. Once more I am pleased to report that the newly designed port is much improved.
And simply pulling you nail back over the triangle, seems to instantly pop open the bung, which is made out of a much softer rubber, and even when juiced up, it works a treat. And nicely twisted around out of the way.
On of the other main issues with the original pod was the fact that the tank was tinted to dark, and it was super hard to be able to see your juice level, the Boost Plus is made of a clearing plastic, so you can easily see how much juice you have left, even in low light.
Geekvape have as tweaked the drip to, and have replaced the bespoke mouth peace with a standard 510 drip tip. And have included a standard 510 drip tip in the kit, or of cause you can se on you your own.
They have kept the same trusted air flow wheel, which still works a treat, and gives easy adjustment, to allow you to fine tune your air flow.
The air flow control wheel, as with the rest of the pod, is scales up, and the extra size, does make it easier to turn and adjust.
The contacts set in the neck of the battery, seem to work just as well as on the original, and as you can see from the imagine below they have now removed the small vent holes on the top, subsequently preventing any stray juice making its way on to the chip set inside. Which was always a bit of a worry.
To match the enlarged body, the screen has also been enlarged , go from a 0.42” OLED display, to a full colour 0.96” TFT display, with one of the clearest battery indicators I have come across, although,I wish they had made the rest of the information a bit bigger and easier to read.(Please excuse my grubby finger prints all over the screen) my only other criticism of the new screen, is the fact that it isn’t very bring. Personally I would have kept with the brighter OLED screen as before, and just made it bigger.
They have also improved the fire button, and the controller buttons, and have made them a bit more tactical, by adding a texture to them.
And added a plus a minus symbol to the function buttons, for ease of use.
The new Plus keeps with the same coils as before, as they performed super well, and by no means did improving. With fitment as simple as before, by just press fitting into the base of the pod.
How does the Aegis Boost Plus Perform?
The improvements that Geek Vape have made to the Boost, has definitely improved the overal Vaping experience, correcting the nagging issues that we had on the original has made a great little pod system even better. And just an all round better level of usability. The level of vapor and flavour are on par with the original. Which you would expect, as they are using exactly the same coils.
I think the biggest improvement in my opinion, has to be the redesign of the fill port, and the clear view of the juice, I always used to get in a complete mess filling the original Boast, due to the extreme air locking. And having to keep holding your pod up to the light or the sun, just to see how much juice you had left. And I pleased to announce no leakage issues, not a drop.
I have loved getting to try out the New Boost Plus, and am so pleased that they have listened to their customers. As they have ended up creating an amazingly good Pod System. If you liked you original Aegis Boost, And put up with its niggles, and occasional leakes then you are going to absolutely love the Aegis Boost Plus.
I can wait to get my hands on the additional 3 in 1 system, and trying out the RBA base, which again I loved on the Boost.
Head over to Geekvape and pick yours up today, www.geekvape.com