The Aspire AVP all-in-one was sent to me for review from AspireVapeCo.com. You can get it here. This is a new all-in-one pod system developed by Aspire. Let’s check it out!
- 82mm length, 39mm wide, and 14mm thick
- 700mAh battery
- 1.2ohm nichrome coils
- 2ml capacity
- Colors: Black, Grey, Purple, Rainbow, Orange, Red, Chrome, and Lime Green
- Cost: $29.99
In the Box:
- Aspire AVP device
- Micro USB charging cable
- Two empty refillable pods
- User manual
The device looks very sleek. And I love the colors. You can go with the black or grey model if you like to keep it simple and sleek, but the purple, rainbow, and orange colors all really pop and look awesome in my opinion. The shape is nice and comfortable to hold and the carbon fiber panel adds a nice touch. Overall, I think the design is nice.
It’s 3.2 inches tall, 1.5 inches wide, and a 1/2 inch thick. So it’s small. And what I really like about the size and shape, in particular, the flatness of it. It fits perfectly in my pocket without feeling bulky.
Despite the size, it actually has a little heft to it, but that’s not a bad thing. It makes it feel strong.
There’s also this spot on the side to attach a lanyard, which is included in the box. It’s a neat lanyard too because it has this quick-release feature.
Pods and Coils
The pod has a tapered mouthpiece, so it’s comfortable to take a hit from.
The coils are built into the pods, so when the coil dies, you need to buy a new pod. The coils inside are built at 1.2 ohms using nichrome wire, so they’re designed for low wattage and high performance. That nichrome wire really helps these coils to fire fast and taste good.
To fill up the pod, turn it upside down, and fill ‘er up!
These pods have a valve-type fill port. If you’ve seen the Vaporesso Zero, this will look familiar. When you push the fill port down, it opens up the valve and lets e-liquid in, but it can’t come out. So it’s great for preventing leaks. I haven’t had any leaking issues using it. You just need to make sure you push it in far enough so that e-liquid gets through.
It holds 2ml of e-juice, which is typical of pods and it’s also TPD compliant for those of you in the UK. And 2mls should be plenty for most people using a device like this.
When it’s full, just drop it back into the device and it falls into place using two very strong magnets. The pod can go in either way. Aspire also made it easy to see how much e-liquid is in the tank from the sides of the pod too. It’s a little hard to see how much e-liquid is in the pod since the pod is tinted so dark, but if you hold up to a light source, you’ll be able to tell how full it is.
Update: Aspire has also released a ceramic coil version of the non-replaceable pod. It has a 1.3ohm build and is designed for better flavor than the nichrome pod. I haven’t tried it, but ceramic typically has better flavor than kanthal, steel, and nichrome coil heads, so I would assume that it does.
Functions and Performance
To turn it on, you hit the mode button five times. And the same to turn it off. Being able to turn off a pod device is a big positive in my opinion because you can turn it off and not worry about it firing in your pocket.
The Aspire AVP uses auto-draw to activate, so you just take a hit and it fires. It fires fast too. The chip in here seems to be really good.
The airflow comes in from the hole on the side of the device. The airflow is a little loose. It’s still a restricted mouth-to-lung draw, but it’s not as restricted as I would have liked it to be. It’s loose enough to do a lung hit. I really wish these devices had adjustable airflow features.
The flavor is pretty good. Not as good as a mesh coil, but it’s good. And I never get a dry hit using this. It wicks great.
Wattage Settings and the LED
What’s also really cool is that Aspire built in a variable wattage adjustment feature, which means you can adjust the wattage to your preferences. Most pod devices don’t have this feature and I think it’s one that all of them should. Everyone likes to vape differently and this makes it so that you can fine-tune the power to how you like to vape. I really don’t know why more companies don’t do this.
On the front of the device is an LED light. That tells you what wattage you’re set at. To change the wattage, you click the settings button twice times. Red sets it to 8 watts, blue is 10 watts, and green is 12 watts.
Personally, I prefer the AVP set at 12 watts and I wouldn’t mind if it were a little stronger, but it’s satisfying to me. If you wanted it a little stronger, you could use stronger nicotine. I’ve been using 24mg salt-nicotine e-liquid, which has been pretty good.
And the device will always fire at the wattage you set it, rather than dropping as the battery loses charge. I love that feature.
The battery inside the Aspire AVP is a non-removable 700mAh battery. That’s a big battery in a tiny device. Since the coils are built at 1.2 ohms, you should be able to get a full day or even more out of the battery before having to charge it. If you vape a lot and crank it up to its max wattage, the battery will drain faster, but still, that’s a good size battery.
To charge the battery, you use the included micro USB cable and plug it into the bottom. The LED light will blink red three times and then flash a different color depending on the charge. Red is below 3.5 volts, or close to dead, blue is below 3.8 volts, and green is above 3.8 volts and nearly fully charged. It’ll blink 20 times and the LED will turn off when it’s fully charged.
- Automatic cutoff
- Short circuit protection
- Low voltage protection
- Overcharge protection
- Over heat protection
Aspire also asked if I would compare their new AVP to other pod devices on the market, and I thought that could be interesting, so I chose a few of my favorite popular devices that I’ve used. Just a heads up, all of these other products cost less than the AVP because they’re much older. The AVP will probably be around the same price in a few months too.
Anyway, let’s get into it.
Aspire AVP vs Vaporesso Zero
I think the Vaporesso Zero is a good one to compare the Aspire AVP to because they’re similar in a lot of ways. The Zero turns off and on, the wattage can be changed to same wattages, it has similar airflow and the pods are filled using the same pressure valve method. They have similar flavor production as well. Honestly, I’d say these devices are pretty comparable in every way except for the style.
The Zero can be found for around $18-$22 and the pods are about $7 for a pack of two. See my review of the Vaporesso Zero here.
Aspire AVP vs NJOY Ace
The Ace has good flavor and it has a great tight draw, but it doesn’t have adjustable wattage, the pods are not refillable, and the pods seem to have quality control issues. So the AVP definitely wins in this comparison.
The NJOY Ace is really popular right now because it can found for really cheap – like $1 in some places and it can also be found in convenient stores, so it’s easy to find in lots of places. The pods cost about $10 for a pack of two. See my review of the NJOY Ace here.
Aspire AVP vs Suorin Air
The Suorin Air is stylish and in my opinion, a great pod device. The Suorin device has a nice restricted airflow, which I like better than the AVP. I think the Suorin looks better and is more portable too. The flavor is pretty comparable. The biggest advantage that the AVP has over the Suorin is adjustable wattage. But that’s about it.
You can get the Suorin Air for around $16-$19 and refillable pods for around $4 each. Check out my review of the Suorin Air here.
Aspire AVP vs Smok Nord
In my opinion, this is the toughest device for Aspire’s device to compete with just because I love the Nord. I use it all the time. But there are some key differences. The Nord is button-activated instead of draw-activated, it has a much very loose airflow, it goes up to 15 watts, and the flavor is excellent.
The Nord isn’t really a tight-draw device like the Aspire AVP, so I think they really have different purposes. Also, the Nord’s regular coil has worse flavor than the AVP coil, but the Nord’s mesh coil has better flavor than the AVP. So for tight-draw, the AVP wins, but for bigger hits and flavor, the Nord wins.
The Nord can be found for around $22-$25 and replacement coils are about $12 for packs of five coils. Check out my review of the Smok Nord here.
Aspire has been around for a long time and they always put out quality products. The Aspire Nautilus Mini was actually the first tank I ever bought and it’s still a great tight-draw vape. I also own the more recent Aspire Breeze 2, which is kind of like a pod system, but with removable coils, and that’s also an awesome device. So yeah, I’m a big fan of Aspire, and I like this new AVP too.
I’ve used a ton of pod devices and I think this is one of the best so far. They thought of all of the little annoyances that people have with pods and made sure it wasn’t a problem on theirs. The pods are easy to fill, the mouthpiece is comfortable, the wattage is adjustable, you can see the e-liquid in the pod while it’s attached, and you can turn the device off if you want. The one thing that’s missing is an airflow control. If they had that, this would be damn near perfect. The airflow is on the looser side, and I like a tighter draw on pod devices, so that’s one drawback for me.
The Aspire AVP was sent to me for review from Aspire and you can get it from them for $29.99.