Aspire have been one of the most recommended brands for new vapers ever since the introduction of the original Nautilus and Triton range of tanks. Trusted by many for delivering great quality and dependable products, Aspire are one of the market leaders in the UK and one of the biggest Chinese manufacturers of vaping products. As someone who started vaping with a Nautilus tank I was curious to see what the Aspire PockeX would offer a typical MTL vaper like myself.
In the box you get the PockeX all in one device, a 0.6 ohm and a 1.2 ohm coil and a USB cable for charging. The device itself is made of 3 main parts: the tube section that holds the built in 1500 mAh battery; a tank section that holds the liquid and a top cap, that when fitted with a coil it holds everything together nice and snug. The Aspire PockeX seems to have been based around the styling of the Aspire Nautilus X tank, it has a very similar look and uses the same design U-Tech coils. It also uses the same mouth piece tip, which is a proprietary tip, so the PockeX will not accommodate the standard 510-style tips. It’s a small device measuring around 11.5cm tall, including the mouth piece, and just a hair under 20mm wide. The tank section will hold 2ml of e-liquid. The overall quality is very nice, there’s nothing that feels cheap or plastic, it’s an all metal construction with a glass tank. It’s available in a wide range of colours from black and silver to rose gold and rainbow. I have the black version and it’s a quality finish in both look and feel. It’s a nice satin black that looks quite classy and doesn’t appear to scratch easily.
The PockeX is what I would call a fairly loose MTL vape with either of the supplied coils. Using the 0.6 ohm coil, there’s a very good amount vapour production but it’s not really what most people would consider a DTL draw. It’s a very satisfying vape overall though, with good flavour and excellent vapour production for a device of this size and simplicity. The 1.2ohm coil is a little smoother and less aggressive, I think the 1.2 ohm coil would be best for a 12 or 18mg nicotine user. I have 12mg tobacco flavour in mine and it’s a smooth and familiar tasting vape. It’s also possible to use the Nautilus X coils, which come in 1.5 ohm and 1.8ohm. I’ve been using the 1.2 ohm coil for a couple of weeks with only the slightest deterioration in flavour. Overall I think the U-tech coils are a great design and with very acceptable flavour.
The air intake on the PockeX isn’t adjustable, which could be seen as a negative by some but I think this is clearly aimed at people who just want a simple to use ‘e-cigarette’ to help them quit smoking. I think it does a great job for that purpose and I don’t think there’s a good reason why people would need to rush out and buy something else soon after. Battery life is very good, especially when using the 1.2 ohm coil and it makes a perfect all in one device to slip in your pocket to take out. The leak resistant, simple, and lightweight design means it’s perfect for people looking to stop smoking. It’s a very hassle free device that while simple, also performs very well. Charging is quick and convenient using a regular USB connection, the LED changing from red to green when fully charged. The PockeX is easily turned on and off with 5 quick clicks of the fire button.
Replacing the coil is a very simple affair, unlike most designs the PockeX coil is screwed into the top cap and then screwed into the base. Because of the design it’s possible to change a worn out coil without needing to empty the tank. Changing the coil and refilling is a fairly mess free job and is far easier than some other devices on the market. The coil also has some fairly large wicking holes that help a lot in preventing dry cotton hits.
Overall I think the PockeX is one of the best in it’s class. If you want a small and a simple to use pen-style device with a little more poke than your average pod system, then the PockeX with the 0.6 ohm coil could be just what you are looking for. The 1.2 ohm is a slightly nicer vape for me personally and it’s great that Aspire have included both, so you can choose which you prefer before having to buy a packet of replacements. The PockeX is available for under £25 which is great value for a quality Aspire product.