Aspire Zero G

Aspire Zero G

Aspire Zero G – review

Today I will tell you about the Zero G Kit manufactured by Aspire in collaboration with the Italian company NoName, a collaboration that has already given life in the recent past to the Paradox mod and the 9th tank. Although the product subject of today’s review has been on the market for a few months already, The Flavourist team considered it appropriate to present it here on the blog pages, because in all likelihood it is a device worthy of attention, if only because the collaboration between one of the world giants in the vape sector with one of the most prestigious Italian high-end companies, certainly cannot go unnoticed.

Before starting with our review, let’s look at the main features of the product and the contents of the package as always.

ASPIRE ZERO G FEATURES AND BOX

FEATURES

  • Name: Zero G (Aspire – NoName)
  • Format: AIO Mod with 1500 mAh integrated battery
  • Max Power: 40 W
  • Colors:  Black, Stainless Steel
  • Price: ~ € 90

BOX

  • 1 x Aspire Zero G Pod Device
  • 1 x Aspire Zero G 2ml Replacement Pod
  • 1 x Aspire Zero G RBA Deck
  • 1 x Aspire Zero G RBA Chamber
  • 1 x Aspire Zero G 510 Adapter
  • 2 x Replacement RBA Positive Pins
  • 1 x Aspire AVP Pro 0.65 Ohm Mesh Coil
  • 1 x Aspire AVP Pro 1.15 Ohm Coil
  • 1 x Coil Removal Tool
  • 1 x Screwdriver
  • 1 x USB Type-C Cable
  • 1 x User Manual
  • 1 x Replacement Set Of O-Ring

Aspire Zero G packaging

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

The collaboration between Aspire and NoName Mods has given life to a product that from the first impact appears flawless: perfect construction and superb aesthetics. Aspire Zero G is a compact device with a minimal, modern and incredibly elegant style. Zero G is built in stainless steel with Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) inserts and has a well-kept design as well as a first-class workmanship.

Aspire Zero G pod colori disponibili

The tube shape, the very good oval fire button with the rubberized texture that surrounds it to facilitate its grip, are just some of the most appreciable features of this product. There really is nothing more to add.

ERGONOMICS AND PORTABILITY

Due to its characteristics (which we will see very soon) and its size, the Aspire Zero G is a vape system for any type of vape, from the less experienced to the long-term vapers. The mod is just 107mm tall, has a diameter of 26mm and a total weight of around 135 grams.

Aspire Zero G contenuto confezione

It is easy to see how the Aspire Zero G makes handling and portability one of its strongest points. Ergonomics is also excellent, facilitated by the classic tube shape and rubberized textures that facilitate and always make the grip solid and safe. It is a pleasure to hold this device in your hand!

Aspire Zero G in mano

ASPIRE ZERO G FUNCTIONS AND PERFORMANCES

Aspire Zero G is a very simple device to use: no display, nor the possibility to modify functions and settings of vaping; the user has simply to use a fire button to vape (five clicks to switch on/off), adjusting the power using a ring (potentiometer) at the bottom, which is very reminiscent of the settings of reflex cameras. A choice with a very intriguing and effective vintage style. Finally, on the device there is also an airflow control made directly on the upper part of the tube, which must be rotated to establish the preferred opening of the three airflow slots.

Aspire Zero G pod kit con batteria 1500 mAh

The battery of this device is integrated with 1500 mAh, not bad for a device designed essentially for MTL or for a restricted flavor chasing, and which in any case cannot exceed 40 watts. To be honest though, I would have preferred a larger battery capacity even at the expense of a greater mod height, to ensure the device last for a whole day of vaping before needing to be recharged. In any case, the presence of a 1A USB type-C socket allows this device to recharge relatively quickly even if not among the fastest on the market (about 70-80 minutes for a full charge).

Aspire Zero G contatti e magneti della batteria

A small luminous LED on the upper part of the fire button indicates the battery charge level:

  • Green Light: battery between 100-50% (> 3.8V);
  • Blue Light: battery between 50-20% (3.5-3.8V;
  • Red Light: battery between 20-0% (<3.5V).

Aspire Zero G regolazione dei watt

Finally, this device does not lack the most classic protection functions that all the most common vape systems are now equipped with, from short circuit protection, through low voltage protection and continuing with the canonical protections for too high or too low charge.

Aspire Zero G adattatore

EASE OF USE

There is very little to say about the ease of use of the Aspire Zero G as this device, as just seen, is only equipped with a power button and the possibility to easily adjust the delivery power and the airflow. In addition, on the Zero G it is easier than ever to operate on the pod, both as regards its insertion on the mod (magnetic coupling), and for the e-liquid refill that is carried out from bottom by lifting the black silicone cap.

The only slightly more complex operation relating to the Aspire Zero G concerns the removal of the coil from the pod/tank, an operation that requires the use of the appropriate removal tool (in the package) necessary to unscrew the base of the tank and to extract the coil.

Aspire Zero G particolare pulsante attivazione

ASPIRE ZERO G POD-TANK and AROMA

In the equipment of the Aspire Zero G kit there is a pod-tank (capacity of 2 ml in the TPD version and of 3.5 ml in the standard version) and two coils, the Aspire AVP Pro 0.65 ohm mesh coil and the Aspire AVP Pro 1.15 ohm coil. Both coils are designed for MTL vape, the 0.65 coil in a recommended range between 15 and 18 watts, the 1.15 ohm coil in a vaping range between 10 and 16 watts ; with the Aspire Pro 0.65 ohm you can still safely vape in restricted flavor chasing, also using the specific short drip tip with a larger hole. For a pure MTL vape there is a second ultem drip tip, taller than the first one and with a smaller hole.

Aspire Zero G pod con drip tip per MTL

In addition to the two coils, Aspire has also made available to more experienced vapers an RBA base that transforms the kit in all respects into a tube with adjustable wattage and with a real RTA atomizer. The e-liquid refill is carried out from bottom by lifting the black silicone cap on the base of the tank. The presence of a ultem section allows to check the quantity of e-liquid inside the tank.

I tried and tested the Aspire Zero G first using the two coils supplied and finally experimenting with its rebuildable base to verify its value, especially when dealing with organic tobacco e-juices. Both AVP Pro coils confirmed the good I have always had the opportunity to think and say about Aspire coils in general; the aromatic performances of these two coils are in my opinion absolutely satisfactory both for lovers of flavor chasing (AVP Pro 0.65 Ohm Mesh Coil), and for those who prefer a more restricted draw (AVP Pro 1.15 Ohm Coil).

Aspire Zero G pod con drip tip da flavour chasing

But the real surprise concerns the RBA base, which in its simplicity (do not forget that there is still the possibility to change the 510 pin under the coil to change the airflow) has been able to give me full aromatic satisfaction with all the tobacco e-juices I tried. I made (without any kind of problem for coiling and wicking) a simple Kanthal A1 28 AWG coil for about a 1.00 ohm on a 2.5 mm tip and I was favorably impressed by the aromatic capabilities of its small vape chamber.

Specifically, here is a report on the tests made with three e-liquids manufactured by Officine Svapo in collaboration with our team.

Aspire Zero G base rigenerabile

Test with e-liquid “Poncho” by Officine Svapo and The Flavourist

In the test with the e-liquid Poncho, which I remember being an organic extract of Verona Tobacco, the Vertex showed off a high level aromatic performance, managing to show all the qualities of this rare tobacco, accentuating its roundness and scents. vegetables and its freshness. A very pleasant vape with tobacco notes that emerge on the palate with great softness but at the same time with unexpected incisiveness.

Test with e-liquid “Il Monco” by Officine Svapo and The Flavourist

The second of the three liquids in Officine Svapo’s “Italian Western Collection” line was Il Monco, a very complex and structured blend of Syrian Latakia, Tobacco from Verona and Kentucky from Benevento, which rightfully falls into the category of dark blends. The aromatic yield of Il Monco is just as valid as that of the previous liquid and thanks to the ability of the RBA to clearly present all its numerous and robust nuances.

Aspire Zero G pods

Test with e-liquid “Agua Caliente” by Officine Svapo and The Flavourist

Even with Agua Caliente, a blend of Kentucky, Latakia and Perique tobaccos flavored with American sweet potato and blackcurrant, the Aspire Zero G in RTA configuration expressed a good aromatic performance, although perhaps it was not perfectly able to unpack properly. precise all its components. In this case, the atomizer showed the tobacco hints and sour notes of the currant more effectively and less the sweet component of the American potato.

Aspire Zero G pod kit black e stainless steel

Ultimately, a drawt that is always very clean and linear and sufficiently silent is combined with a truly enviable amplitude and aromatic yield. The vapor is medium dry and this speaks volumes about its ability to express itself well with a wide range of e-liquids.

ASPIRE ZERO G FINAL VERDICT

Aspire Zero G is a product conceived and studied in an exemplary way, to satisfy the requests of a wide audience of vapers. A beautiful Kit to display, easy to use and very comfortable to carry around; quality to sell even if at a price that is not really low. If you are looking for a similar product but with a more affordable price, then you should take a look at THIS OTHER VERY INTERESTING KIT…

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Suggested to: Newbies, skilled and hardcore vapers.


 

Vaporesso Luxe Q

Vaporesso Luxe Q

Vaporesso Luxe Q – review

Today we return to talk to you about the well-known Chinese manufacturer Vaporesso that at the beginning of 2021 presented a new pod mod designed essentially for a public of new vapers or even better for those who decided to buy their first e-cig. The new Vaporesso creation is called Luxe Q and joins other products of the Luxe series by the company from the Shenzen district.

Before starting with our review, let’s look as always at the main features of the product and the contents of the package.

VAPORESSO LUXE Q FEATURES AND BOX

FEATURES

  • Name: Luxe Q (Vaporesso)
  • Format: Pod Mod con batteria integrata 1000 mAh
  • Max Power: n.d
  • Colors:  Green, Red, Black, Brown, Blue, White, Pink
  • Price: ~ € 30

BOX

  • 1 x Luxe Q Battery
  • 1 x Luxe Q 0,8 ohm Mesh Pod
  • 1 x Luxe Q 1,2 ohm Mesh Pod
  • 1 x Type-C USB cable
  • 1 x User manual
  • 1 x Warranty card

Vaporesso Luxe Q contenuto confezione

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

Since many years Vaporesso has accustomed us to vape systems which, despite being placed in a medium-low market range, are always very accurate in their design and with a construction quality that is decidedly above the market average. Even in the case of the Luxe Q, it is possible to immediately notice how this device, even with a relatively classic line, is equipped with a modern, refined and captivating design, as well as a truly enviable build quality.

Vaporesso Luxe Q colori

In short, Vaporesso does not contradict itself and confirms all the good things that have been said for years about its products, both from a purely aesthetic and qualitative point of view. Very appreciable in this case is the crocodile imitation leather texture that facilitates grip thanks to its slightly rubberized non-slip material.

ERGONOMICS AND PORTABILITY

The Luxe Q was born as mentioned at the beginning of our review to be a vape system for newbies or even the first device ever to buy for all those who decided to abandon traditional smoking and switch to the electronic cigarette. This pod mod stands just under 92mm tall, 26mm wide and 16.5mm thick, all in an overall weight of just 57 grams.

From these numbers it is easy to understand how the Luxe Q is a product that makes handling and portability its strongest point, on the other hand it is what an entry level user asks most. In addition, thanks to its simple line and the imitation leather texture, the pod mod has more than good ergonomics and is held very comfortably in the hand.

Vaporesso Luxe Q led luminoso

LUXE Q FUNCTIONS AND PERFORMANCES

The Luxe Q is a very easy device to use, it can be defined as a simple filling and vape device. This pod mod in fact doesn’t have fire button as well as additional functions; the only possible intervention on the Luxe Q is a minimum adjustment of the airflow (two possible combinations) whose flow can be modified by rotating the direction of the pod insertion on the battery. The pod fits itself onto the battery simply by pressing it, just as to remove it, simply grab and pull it.

The draw is automatic and in our opinion it is very reactive even if gradual in providing power to the coil. In short, instantaneous but with a progressive delivery. The integrated 1000 mAh battery guarantees a good autonomy in vaping, but it will be difficult to overcome half a day without having to recharge. In terms of e-liquid, the Luxe Q can guarantee an autonomy of about 4 milliliters. Charging thanks to the 1A USB type-C port is completed in about 60 minutes, which is an acceptable waiting time even if not among the fastest in the field of pod systems.

Vaporesso Luxe Q in mano

The presence of a small LED on one of the two sides of the battery helps to know the residual charge level of the battery:

  • Green Light: battery between 100-70%;
  • Blue Light: battery between 70-30%;
  • Red Light: battery between 30-0%.

Finally, this device does not lack the most classic protection functions that all the most common vape systems are now equipped with, from short circuit protection, through low voltage protection and continuing with the canonical protections for too high a charge or too low charge. A pod mod, simple, essential but at the same time complete.

Vaporesso Luxe Q porta USB type-C

EASE OF USE

There is very little to say about the ease of use of the Luxe Q as this type of systems with automatic power and total absence of buttons or adjustment functions, are by far the easiest systems for a new user who, after having refilled the cartridge with his favorite e-liquid, will be able to vape freely by sucking from the mouthpiece of the device, worrying only about recharging the battery once it is discharged. Easier than that…

Vaporesso Luxe Q vista esplosa

LUXE Q POD and AROMA

The Luxe Q comes with two supplied pods (2ml capacity) that clip onto the mod simply by pressing them in. The Luxe Q pods are both mesh with built-in and non-replaceable 0.8 ohm and 1.2 ohm coils. When the life cycle of the coil is exhausted, the entire pod will have to be replaced.

The refill of the e-liquid inside the pod is carried out exactly as for the Luxe PM40 pods, ie without removing the pod from the battery; in fact, it is sufficient to push the black drip tip back to remove it and discover a large filling hole suitable for any type of bottle. The presence of a small vent hole facilitates the filling operation and the transparency of the pod allows you to check the e-liquid level.

Vaporesso Luxe Q sistema antiperdite di liquido

Another interesting element to highlight is the new anti-liquid leakage system, which the manufacturer has called “SSS leak resistant technology” and which consists of a triple combination of systems that prevent accidental leaks of liquid, essentially the evolution of the system “e-liquid self-circulation system ”already successfully introduced on the LUXE PM40.

And what about the aromatic performances of the two mesh pods? Having said that both pods have been designed for a (slightly airy) MTL vape and that the two airflow options differ very little from each other, the aromatic performance provided by the Luxe Q is in our opinion more than satisfactory, top of the range in this increasingly crowded market segment. These mesh coils are almost identical in terms of aromatic restitution to the more than popular GTX coils found on the Luxe PM40 and other Vaporesso systems.

Vaporesso LUXE Q pod

The draw is always very clean and linear and sufficiently silent is combined with a truly enviable amplitude and aromatic yield. The vapor is full-bodied but not excessively fat and this means that this pod mod, although not able to offer a very tight MTL vape, also lends itself quite well to both synthetic and organic distillate tobacco e-liquids, very successful at moment in our country.

VAPORESSO LUXE Q FINAL VERDICT

Luxe Q the new pod mod by Vaporesso is an ideal product for beginner vapers or for those looking for the first e-cig to buy. We have no doubts about it and according to our team, the Luxe Q by Vaporesso offers new vapers the opportunity to vape with extreme simplicity and maximum satisfaction. Highly recommended product but if you are looking for a product with more power and autonomy then you should look at THIS VERY INTERESTING E-CIG

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Suggested to: Newbies vapers.


Eleaf iStick Pico 2 Kit

Eleaf iStick Pico 2 Kit

Eleaf iStick Pico 2 Kit – The Flavourist review

One of the most successful box mods in the vaping world, was undoubtedly, and still is, the iStick Pico manufactured by Eleaf in the year 2016 and subsequently imitated by many other Asian manufacturers. Eleaf’s iStick Pico is a device that has made the recent history of this sector. Today after about five years Eleaf, after having proposed the Pico 21700 and the iStick Pico 25, launches on the market the iStick Pico 2, and in this article we are going to test it for you in the kit that also includes the GZeno S Tank atomizer.

Before starting with our review, let’s look as always at the main features of the product and the contents of the package.

Eleaf iStick Pico 2 Kit contenuto confezione

ISTICK PICO 2 FEATURES AND BOX

FEATURES

  • Name: iStick Pico 2 (Eleaf) – Kit with GZeno S tank
  • Format: Box Mod with 18650 battery
  • Max Power: 75 Watt
  • Colors: Silver, Rose Gold, Matte Gunmetal
  • Price: ~ € 50

BOX

  • 1 x iStick Pico 2 Mod
  • 1 x GZeno S Tank
  • 1 x GZ coil 0.4 ohm
  • 1 x GZ coil 0.8 ohm
  • 1 x USB Type C cable
  • 1 x Glass tube
  • 1 x Glass tube tool
  • 2 x User Manual
  • 1 x Warranty card

Eleaf iStick Pico 2 Kit colori disponibili

DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY

If the iStick Pico impressed and established itself for its battery compartment with characteristic screw cap, as well as for its compactness and aesthetic simplicity, the iStick Pico 2 impresses with its more impressive and certainly more showy appearance. The iStick Pico 2 certainly does not go unnoticed and honestly, although the aesthetic taste is always a purely subjective factor, we must admit that the design of the mod is not really to our liking; in this case the geometric motif in relief on the two mod faces, which should increase the grip of the same, is in our view, not very elegant and all too aggressive.

Eleaf iStick Pico 2 mod e display

We cannot say the same thing for the design of the GZeno S Tank, which unlike the Pico 2 mod, we particularly liked, with its clean, essential and very modern lines.

Regarding the build quality of this Kit, it must be said that both the mod and the atomizer are in our opinion both of good quality; the iStick Pico 2 entirely made of stainless steel is as just mentioned rather massive and also quite heavy, which contributes to transferring a sense of great robustness to the user. We did not notice manufacturing imperfections and perhaps the only relief to make on the box concerns the fire button, which is a bit too danceable and with a fairly evident lateral “play”. On the other hand, there is no note on the GZeno S Tank which impressed us not only for its aesthetics but also for its building perfection.

Eleaf iStick Pico 2 mod colore rose gold

ERGONOMICS AND PORTABILITY

The iStick Pico 2 Kit with GZeno S Tank is 108.5 mm high, 50 mm wide and has a thickness of 27.5 mm (allows you to house atomizers up to 26 mm in diameter). The Kit has been designed with a focus on vaper lovers of direct to lung vape and in this sense it can be considered to be equipped with more than sufficient portability, although it is not a very light product (235 grams with battery). It is from an ergonomic point of view, however, that the iStick Pico 2 shows some limitations, as the polished steel finish on the sides of the box, despite the presence of the geometric texture in relief to increase the grip, does not help the grip of the device, and in your hand you always have the feeling of having an object that can easily slip despite its compactness.

Eleaf iStick Pico 2 mod tazza e pin 510

ISTICK PICO 2 FUNCTIONS AND PERFORMANCES

The iStick Pico 2 is managed by a Eleaf chipset which can express a maximum power of 75 watts (powered by external 18650 battery). The mod is also equipped with a USB type-C port with a 2A recharge which greatly reduces battery charging times, although as always we recommend that you prefer an external charger to recharge your battery. Leaving aside the usual and numerous protection systems that the mod is equipped with, let’s now look at the rich range of functions on the Pico 2:

  • Power Mode (regulation of watts with resistances between 0.1 and 3.5 ohm);
  • Temperature Ni – Ti – SS (temperature control with nickel, titanium and stainless steel in a range between 100 and 315 ° C and resistances between 0.05 and 1.5 ohm);
  • Temperature M1 (adjustment of the TCR temperature coefficient of the resistance based on the coil material);
  • Screen On / Off (you can choose whether to keep the display on or off during the vape);
  • Pre Heat (increases the vape power by 35% in the first 3 seconds of vape);
  • Over Time (possibility of setting the maximum duration of a single puff 5, 10 or 15 seconds, or whether to keep this setting disabled);
  • WPM setting (allows you to establish which info to show on the display between volts, graphs and puffs in addition to the state of charge of the battery, the watts and the value of the coil).

Eleaf GZeno S tank in mano

To access the functions of the Pico 2, you simply have to press the fire button 3 times quickly, move between the different options with the “+” and “-” buttons and confirm the selection again with the fire button. The same fire button allows you to turn on/off the box with the canonical sequence of five close clicks. Finally, remember that it is possible to lock the box (you can vape) by simultaneously pressing the two function buttons.

EASE OF USE

The function park of the iSticK Pico 2 is undoubtedly rich yet this mod is not at all complicated and difficult to use; and the same goes for the ease of use of the GZeno S Tank. In short, Eleaf was able to create a Kit capable of satisfying both the needs of vapers with a good vaping experience, and also those of entry level users to whom right from the start of the box it will be sufficient to adjust the power with the buttons “+” and “-” according to the range of values indicated on the coil that has been chosen to use.

Eleaf GZeno S tank top cap

GZENO S TANK – AROMA

In this chapter we will dedicate ourselves to analyzing in detail the new GZeno S Tank atomizer combined with the iStick Pico 2. The Gzeno S Tank is a pre-made coil atomizer with a diameter of 24.5 mm, a height of 54 mm and a capacity of 2 ml or 4 ml depending on the tank glass used. For the record, it must be said that there is also a TPD version with the same capacity but with a top cap equipped with a childproof closure.

The exploded view of the GZeno S Tank allows us to understand the few pieces that compose it. From top to bottom we have: the ultem drip tip with 510 connection, the top cap, the glass tube with vaporization chamber (the two elements can be disassembled with the tool supplied) and finally the base of the atom with the airflow adjustment ring.

Eleaf GZeno S tank in mano

The atomizer is refilled from the top thanks to two large slots (diameter 3.5 mm) by simply unscrewing the top cap with bayonet coupling. The airflow ring on the base has two 8.5×2.5 mm slots, or from 1 to 5 small holes with a diameter of 0.8 mm . In this sense, the GZeno S Tank must be attributed great flexibility of use, even if from our tests it turned out to be more oriented to a flavor chasing vape. Let’s be clear, we are not saying that this atomizer is not usable in MTL, but its draw even with the airflow completely closed (yes, it is possible to do this), will always be slightly airy.

The coils made for the GZeno S Tank are the GZ coils in Kanthal that Eleaf has produced in four different values: 0.2 – 0.4 – 0.8 and 1.2 ohm. However, as the manufacturer’s official website suggests, the 0.2 ohm coil is not recommended for the GZeno S Tank. The GZ coils are inserted inside the base of the tank with the classic “plug & play” system, or simply by pressure. Nothing easier.

Eleaf GZ coils

Here are in detail the vaping ranges for the three GZ coils intended to be used on this tank:

  • GZ coil 0.4 ohm (included in the kit) – vaping range 20-35 watts;
  • GZ coil 0.8 ohm (included in the kit) – range 12-18 watts;
  • GZ coil 1.2 ohm (sold separately) – vaping range 7-13 watts.

For the vape test we used the two coils in the package, namely the GZ coil 0.4 ohm and the GZ coil 0.8 ohm. We did not notice any aromatic difference between the two coils, whose behavior was certainly good but in our opinion not too exciting. The GZeno S Tank with its GZ coils clearly prefers creamy and fatty e-liquids or sweet fruity e-juices, while it did not appear to be at ease with tobaccos (except for some praiseworthy exceptions with some sweet flavored tobaccos).

Eleaf GZ coils 1.2 ohm

Unlike what is often noted in kits of other manufacturers, characterized by the presence of very simple and poorly maintained atomizers but with good aromatic performances, in the case of the iStick Pico 2 kit, we found ourselves in front of an aesthetically, qualit