By: Nicholas King.
8.2 Final Score
Aspire PockeX Review Bottom Line
Aspire have released a number of vape pens to the market in the past and their latest offering is the PockeX Pocket AIO which is as the name suggests an upgrade to the already successful AIO model. Featuring a 1500mah battery and a 2ml tank with sub ohm functionality, this vape pen produces some of the best tasting vapor we have tried!
The PockeX is one of the latest products from Aspire and it aims to be one of the best e cigs on the market, but does it deliver? The device caters to those who prefer mouth to lung devices. If you are unaware of the difference, a mouth to lung devices is utilized the same way a smoker would smoke a cigarette. You first pull the vapor into your mouth, and then you inhale. The other alternative method is direct lung vaping, which sucks the vapor straight into your lungs from the device.
Designed on the back of their already successful Aspire AIO model the PockeX vape pen is 19.7mm in diameter, and 117 mm in length, which puts it slightly shorter than an iPhone 5s. This small size allows it to be very light and is perfect for traveling with it in your pocket or bag, as well as those who like to stealth vape.
It has a top fill design, which has a 100% leak proof guarantee by Aspire, as well as a non-adjustable airflow. When changing the coils, there is no need to drain your e-liquid first, as they simply screw into the top cap. This is quite an innovative design, as the majority of vape pens that are of this style will have the coils submerged in the liquid, in the tank.
Unfortunately for heavy vapers, the tank can only store 2 ml of liquid. This is completely understandable, though, as the whole point of this design is for it to be light and small. Refilling is a very easy task, so this shouldn’t present too much of a problem, even for heavy users.
The battery capacity is 1500mah, which in layman’s terms, translates into approximately two days of average use or a day of heavy use!
Although simple, the aesthetics of this device are great and come with a few different color options. It’s available in matte black, rose gold, Pantone white, and stainless steel, so there’s enough variance in color to choose one that suits your taste.
The body is made from stainless steel, which gives it a durable and rugged feel. The sheath cutouts have slightly rounded edges, which, although is a minor touch, helps to improve the overall look of the device.
The slimline black Delrin drip tip looks great, regardless of the body color that has been chosen. It’s also the same size as a regular cigarette, which can be useful for those that are transitioning from tobacco smoking, as it will help to make it feel the same, although there are better e cigs for quitting smoking.
As with all vape pens that have come out recently, there are a couple of safety features to help reduce accidental operation. Pressing the fire button five times in succession will turn on the device. To turn it off, you just click another five times. The LEDs will flash blue if the device has just turned on, or pink if it has just turned off. Because of this, you will always have visual confirmation on the state of your device.
It’s also possible to find out roughly how much battery power you have left, too. When you press the fire button, if the LEDs go blue that means that you have at least 30% battery life remaining. If they go pink, however, it means that there is less than 30%, and it’s probably a good idea to start thinking about when you can charge it up. As with all types of batteries, it’s a good idea never to let the battery completely die, as it can reduce its charging capabilities over time.
The PockeX is charged from the base of the device via a small power cable that is supplied with the unit, which means that it is possible to still vape while it is charging. This isn’t recommended though.
Another fantastic safety protocol that this device uses is the automatic stop firing feature. If the fire button has been depressed for over 10 seconds, the device will automatically shut off. While this isn’t necessarily very beneficial for vaping, it’s a crucial feature for when your pen is in your pocket or bag. This will stop any chance of dry burning, which will not only ruin your vape pen but can also be a potential fire risk.
While you should never leave any device unattended while it is charging, the PockeX will automatically cut out when it deems that its battery has been fully charged.
With all of these features in mind, it seems that Aspire has gone out of their way to make sure that the PockeX is as safe as it can be, especially due to its travel-friendly design.
As we have already spoken about previously, filling up this device couldn’t be easier. Unscrew the top cap and pour in your e-liquid into the 2ml tank, making sure to not go over the max fill line.
Coils and tanks by Aspire have a good reputation for producing an excellent taste profile, as well as providing a strong throat hit. The PockeX should produce as much vapor as a regular cigarette would produce smoke, which is certainly adequate for a standard mouth to lung vape device. Any more than this would be a waste, and would probably produce too much vapor too quickly.
Due to the battery’s size, Aspire states that you should only use 0.6-ohm coils with this vape pen. Using anything higher, like a 1.8-ohm coil, would likely result in the coil being burnt, or the whole device getting too hot.
For what it is, this vape pen is perfect for those who need something small and lightweight for travel purposes, or for people who are simply trying to get into the vape scene and want an affordable product. There’s nothing complicated about it, you simply fill the tank up with your liquid, and you are ready to go.
Is it one of the best vape pens we’ve tested? Well no, but Aspire do produce quality products and the PockeX will certainly keep the beginner and intermediate vapers happy!