Review of the Geekvape S100 Kit

The S100 Kit was sent to me for review from Geekvape. The Geekvape S100 is the updated version of the Aegis Solo device, so it’s the Solo 2, and the kit comes with the Geekvape Z Subohm 2021 tank.

Specs

  • 100 watt max
  • IP68 Rating
  • Single 18650 battery
  • Colors: Silver, Grey, Black, Navy Blue, Red, and Rainbow
  • $81.60 for the full kit, or $56.70 for just the device

In the Box

  • S100 Device
  • 2021 Z Subohm Tank
  • USB-C Charging cable
  • Tank parts and accessories

Design


So like I mentioned earlier, the S100 is the Aegis Solo 2. I loved the original Solo, which came out in 2019, and I used that thing for a long, long time. I just loved having the durability of an Aegis device in a much smaller, single-battery device.

So this new Solo has the upgraded look that the newer dual-battery Aegis devices have just in single-battery form. It’s made modern and looks great.

On the front of the device are a comfortable firing button, a nice big 1.08″ screen, and two adjustment buttons. The screen shows the mode that you’re in, the wattage or temperature, the Ohm rating of your atomizer, the amps, voltage, and a puff counter.

It’s about 3.4 inches tall, 1.6 inches in depth, and 1.3 inches wide.

Features and Functionality


The S100 has a new A-lock feature that prevents the user from accidentally pressing a button on the device, for example, if it’s bouncing around in your pocket or bag. The Aegis Legend 2 has this same new switch and I love it. It just makes it so easy to lock the device without having to fumble around with the buttons.

You have several modes in the menu:

Power – This is a wattage mode that goes from 5 to 100 watts. It scrolls fast when you hold the button down and in 5-watt increments when you click it.

Bypass – gives you power based on the charge of the battery and resistance of the atomizer.

VPC – This is a wattage-based mode that lets you change the wattage from 5-100 watts for each second of your hit and you can change it for up to five seconds.

TC-Ni, TC-Ti, and T-SS – These are preset temperature control modes designed specifically for either nickel, titanium, or stainless steel wire. And you can set the starting wattage for each temp-control setting as well.

TC-TCR – If you have a different type of temp-control supported wire or if you like to set the value to something more specific than the presets, you can do that in TC-TCR mode.

Settings

Theme Colors – If you want to change the theme colors, you do that by going into the menu, so three clicks, then holding the up and down adjustment buttons at the same time. You can cycle through several different colors.

Stealth Mode – To go into stealth mode, which keeps the screen dark while your vaping, hold the firing button and the up and down adjustment buttons at the same time for a few seconds.

Screen Brightness – To change the screen brightness, hold any one of the adjustment buttons down at the same time as the firing button, The down button lowers the brightness and the up button makes it brighter.

IP68 Rating

The original Solo had an IP67 rating, which is great as it is, but this new version has an IP68 rating. That means it’s completely dust-proof and water-resistant in at least 1 meter of water or more. The thing with IP68 ratings is that you can’t be sure exactly how deep the device can go without having the manufacturer’s specs to tell you. Geekvape doesn’t provide that so I don’t know. But you can at least be comfortable knowing that it can safely go in a depth of a meter of water, which is about 3.2 feet.

The S100 is also shock-resistant. I don’t know what the rating is but it’s going to be more durable than most other devices. And Geekvape says that the S100 has a higher level of shock resistance. A higher level than what, I don’t know but I’m hoping they mean than any older devices in the Aegis line.

Battery


The S100 takes a single 18650 battery. The original Solo did too and at that time, some people complained that it wasn’t compatible with larger 21700 batteries. So that might still be a con for some people. Especially for anyone who wants to use this closer to the 100-watt range because that’ll drain a 18650 fast. I still use 18650’s almost exclusively and I like lower wattages so it doesn’t matter to me.

The battery cover is a heavy-duty screw that seals the device tight from water and dust. Lift the little lever to get a good grip and unscrew it, then just drop the battery into the device.

You can also charge the battery directly by plugging the USB-C cord into the charging port at the top of the device. Just make sure you close that seal tight after charging to keep it waterproof.

The Geekvape Z Subohm 2021 Tank


This is the same tank that comes with the new Aegis Legend 2 device which I’ve already reviewed so I’m not going to spend much time on this.

I like this tank. It has large airflow holes for big hits and the flavor from the Z-series coils is pretty good. The only complaint that I had with it is that the airflow control ring just sort of falls off when you take the top cap off to fill the tank.

Final Thoughts


Like the original Solo, this new Solo 2 is awesome and will probably be my new favorite portable device. I like to vape at lower wattages and higher nicotine so, for that kind of use, this device is perfect. It’ll work just fine for much higher wattages too, at least up to 100 watts, but of course, the battery will drain a lot faster so it really just depends on what you’re looking for. I’d say if you want bigger hits and longer battery life, go with the Aegis Legend 2, which Geekvape calls the L200.

This was sent to me for review from Geekvape and you get the full kit for $81.60 or just the device for $56.70.

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