- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: The Little Vapoteur
- Price of the tested product: 35.90 €
- Product category based on sales price: Entry level (from 1 to 40 €)
- Mod type: Variable power electronics and temperature control
- Is the mod telescopic? No
- Maximum power: 80W
- Maximum voltage: 8V
- Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: Less than 0.1Ω
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
We do not present the brand anymore Geek Vape, it has imposed itself by offering rather sharp products at very competitive prices.
One of the flagship creations of this Chinese brand, theAegis, a shockproof and waterproof box very resistant that seduced the most daredevil or clumsy of us.
It happens to us in a Mini version which ships an integrated battery of 2200mAh and which is able to reach the 80W.
Offered at a price below 40 €, the case seems very interesting and at this price, it should appeal to more than one.
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width or Product Diameter in mm: 30 X 40
- Product Length or Height in mm: 78
- Product weight in grams: 123
- Material composing the product: Aluminum, Leather, Silicone SLI, Stainless steel
- Form Factor Type: Classic Box - VaporShark Type
- Decorative style: Classic
- Quality of decoration: Good
- Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
- All the components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
- Fire button position: Lateral near the top-cap
- Fire button type: Mechanical metal on contact rubber
- Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 2
- Type of User Interface Buttons: Metal Mechanics on Contact Rubber
- Quality of the interface button (s): Very good, the button is responsive and does not make any noise
- Number of parts in the product: 1
- Number of threads: 1
- Quality of the threads: Very good
- Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes
Vapelier's note on quality feelings: 4.3 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
This Mini version of the Aegis takes elements of style specific to the family: association of leather, metal, soft gum, drawing with the hook.
In short, a small testosterone concentrate (excuse ladies), even if the reduced dimensions give this mini version some finesse.
The shapes and feel of this coating suggest good comfort and good grip.
In the middle of the facade, a good size OLED screen, above him, the fire button and below +/- buttons.
The Top-Cap is equipped with a deck capable of receiving an atomizer without risk of overshooting.
The Bottom Cap him, welcomes the micro-USB port well hidden under a thick silicone cap which ensures its sealing.
The overall quality is good, like any good Aegis who respects himself this new version breathes solidity. It is not too heavy given the capabilities.
Overall, we are really in phase between the quality and the price, I would say that we are a step above what we expect to have.
- Type of chipset used: Owner (AS Gekk Vape)
- Connection type: 510, Ego - via an adapter
- Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a spring.
- Lock system ? Electronic
- Quality of the locking system: Good, the function does what it is for
- Features offered by the mod: Switching to mechanical mode, Display of the charge of the batteries, Display of the value of the resistance, Protection against short-circuits coming from the atomizer, Display of the current voltage of vape, Display of the power of the current vape, Variable overheat protection of the atomizer resistors, Temperature control of the atomizer resistors, Supports the update of its firmware, Clear diagnostic messages
- Accu Compatibility: Proprietary Accus
- Does the mod support stacking? No
- Number of used batteries: The batteries are owners / Not applicable
- Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Not applicable
- Does the mod offer a recharge feature? Charging function possible via Micro-USB
- Is the recharge function pass-through? Yes
- Does the mode offer a Power Bank function? No power bank function offered by the mod
- Does the mode offer other functions? No other function offered by the mod
- Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? Yes
- Maximum diameter in mm of compatibility with an atomizer: 26
- Accuracy of the output power at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the power demanded and the real power
- Accuracy of the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage
Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 4.3 / 5
Reviewer's comments on functional features
On this point, "nothing new" because our Aegis Mini uses the same Chipset as his big sisters.
So we have all the possible modes of vapes: Variable power, temperature control compatible with NI200 cable, SS316 and of course, Titanium, a TCR mode and finally a Bypass mode. Nothing is missing.
The resistors must have a value included in 0.05 and 3Ω.
The Box is shockproof, dustproof, waterproof IP67 which offers a resistance out of the ordinary. In addition to its "physical" protections, the electronics will bring you the necessary safety (short circuit protection, discharge limit, ...).
The reload function is called "fast", the Box accepts a current of 2A of intensity which makes it possible to obtain a load of 80% in 40mn.
Finally, the board can receive atomizers up to 26mm diameter without exceeding and the connection is as often as equipped with a pin mounted spring.
A Aegis Mini who has not sacrificed anything on the altar of miniaturization.
Evaluation of the packaging
- Presence of a box accompanying the product: Yes
- Would you say that the packaging is up to the price of the product? Yes
- Presence of a user manual? Yes
- Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? Yes
- Does the manual explain ALL features? Yes
Vapelier's note on packaging: 5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on conditioning
The Box is delivered in a box that respects the usual codes of the brand including the iconic orange and black colors.
A soft cardboard case that sports a picture of the Box in a decor that recalls its anti-shock and waterproof functions. On the back, the normative logos, the contents of the box and the main features. Under the holster, a black rigid cardboard box. Inside are the Box, a USB / Micro-USB cable, a cap and a spare screw for shutting the USB port.
There is also a record translated into several languages including French.
A presentation quite level for a product less than 40 €.
Appreciations in use
- Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an external jacket pocket (no deformations)
- Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy, even standing on the street, with a simple handkerchief
- Easy to change the batteries: Not applicable, the battery is only rechargeable
- Did the mod heat up? No
- Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? No
Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 4.5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
First, this "little" Aegis is compact and light enough, so it will be easy to take everywhere.
The ergonomics are pretty good, the box is comfortable, the grip is good.
The ergonomics of the electronic interface is accessible. We find the 5 basic clicks for switching on or off the system. As for the settings, we will press the switch three times to switch from one mode to another with the +/- buttons. In the different modes, the principles of settings will always be the same, the + and the - to move the sliders or to vary the values of powers or temperatures, and the switch button to validate its choices. A fairly instinctive interface and easy to master.
The sensations are good, the Box offers good responsiveness and very good regulation.
The reloading is done without problem and the autonomy of 2200 mAh is correct, especially if one vape with powers lower than 20W.
The physical protections work well, it cash well falls and is not afraid of being wet, you can find on this topic some pretty evocative videos on the site of the brand.
In use, theAegis Mini is effective, practical and above all very resistant.
Recommendations for use
- Type of battery used during the tests: The batteries are owners on this mod
- Number of batteries used during the tests: The batteries are owners / Not applicable
- With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper, A Classical Fiber, In Sub-ohm Mount, Genesis Rebuildable
- With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? the one you like as long as its diameter does not exceed 26mm.
- Description of the test configuration used: For my part, I married him to my Ares
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: according to me, in view of the battery I would stay on wise atomizers able to give their best less than 25W.
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.5 / 5
The mood ticket of the reviewer
TheAegis Mini it retains all the qualities that made its success, solid, resistant to water, dust, it is the luxury to keep the same Chipset as its elders and therefore makes no concessions to miniaturize.
It can do everything, variable powers, TC, bypass ... Pretty easy to handle, it tames quickly and offers a very good quality of vape thanks to among others a very good responsiveness (0,009 seconds).
Taken for life the hard way, it can finally endure everything and the fact that it is more compact strengthens its ability to nomad outdoor use.
Perfect for those who work in the workshop or on construction sites, it is also perfect for clumsy people who often drop their Setup, it will just find a "beefy" atomizer.
Powerful, it is, but we must be aware that even if the battery is not ridiculous with its 2200 mAh, it will be very limited if you want to vape at a power of more than thirty watts. To counterbalance, there is the fast charge but I'm not sure it's enough.
So I think it will be ideal for those who vapid 15 / 20W and looking for a well-armed companion to withstand the pangs of everyday life, especially if like me you have two left hands.
A little Top Mod who salutes a consistent and well-designed product.
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