- Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: The Little Vapoteur
- Price of the tested product: 79.90 Euros
- Product category according to its selling price: Mid-range (from 41 to 80 euros)
- Mod type: Variable power electronics and temperature control
- Is the mod telescopic? No
- Maximum power: 50 watts
- Maximum voltage: Not applicable
- Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: Less than 0.1
Reviewer comments on business characteristics
Aspire, a specialist in clearo and products typed "access" vape, offers us its latest creation: the Plato.
A box set-up since it integrates a clearo. Presented as versatile, light and compact even if the idea is not new, Aspire offers with this product interesting technical solutions that partially solve the defects of this type of box, Nebox style from Kanger.
A product of hybrid spirit, complete, which proposes a set-up ready to vaper evolutive, at a suitable price.
Plato, or Plato with us, has this name been chosen to mean that this box offers a new philosophy of the vape? Yeah, I might not go that far, but ... let's see that.
Physical characteristics and felt quality
- Width or Diameter of the product in mms: 23
- Product Length or Height in mms: 87.5
- Product weight in grams: 190
- Material composing the product: Aluminum, PMMA
- 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 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: 1
- Type of User Interface Buttons: Metal Mechanics on Contact Rubber
- Quality of interface button (s): Good, flush button is very responsive
- Number of parts in the product: 4
- Number of threads: 1
- Quality of the threads: Good
- Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes
Rating of the vapelier as to feelings quality: 3.6 / 5
Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality
A compact box 87,5 x 50 x 23, especially that it integrates the atomizer which offers a tank with a capacity of 4,6 5,6 ml (according to resistance).
Light because it displays a weight less than 200g, including ato. This low weight is partly due to the use of plastic for the body and aluminum for the cover and the frame.
This featherweight gives an impression a little junk, but it is not, the box is still strong and very well finished. Everything is perfectly assembled.
The atomizer therefore incorporates a Pyrex tank, which you can change if necessary, because even if the atomizer is included in the body of the mod, it can be completely disassembled. A very good point, whether for maintenance or simple.cleaning.
The fire button and the tilting bar [+] and [-] are of good quality and are perfectly fixed, no noise parasite.
The design is a bit agreed but elegant. In the black version, the plastic body forms a thin white frame to the brushed aluminum cover painted black. What is certain is that everything seems serious and well positioned at the price level.
- Type of chipset used: Owner
- Connection type: Owner - Hybrid
- Adjustable positive plot? No, a flush mount can only be guaranteed through an adjustment of the positive atomizer pad if it allows it
- 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, Protection against the reversal of polarity of the accumulators, Display of the current vape voltage, current vape power display, vape time display of each puff, fixed overheat protection of atomizer resistors, temperature control of atomizer resistors
- Accusability: 18650
- Does the mod support stacking? No
- Number of batteries supported: 1
- Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Yes
- Does the mod offer a recharge feature? Charging function possible via Micro-USB
- Is the recharge function pass-through? No
- 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 mms of compatibility with an atomizer: 8
- 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
This box offers all the usual functions that we find on this type of product:
- A variable power mode (VW) that can be modulated between 1 and 50W and that accepts the resistances of 0,1 to 3Ω.
- A bypass mode that disappears if you update, Aspire having finally decided that this mode was not really useful, it accepts the resistances of 0,2 to 3Ω.
- A TCX Ni200 or Titanium mode adjustable from 100 to 300 ° C that starts with resistors from 0,05Ω.
The box has a USB port for updates and reloading of the battery, but be careful this function is not passthrough (you will not be able to vape during reloading).
The display shows, of course, the battery charge, the resistance value, the power or the temperature and the output voltage.
Basically, a rather classic box in the proposed functions that will suit the greatest number.
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 packaging is very classic. A cardboard box hard black dominant.
On the box, the photo of the beast and his name. Nothing great, but it's clean, and fitting with the price level. In addition, the pack is very complete. The box, the 18650 battery, the two main types of resistance, the USB cable and two drip-tips, one for use with BVC resistance (Bottom Vertical Coil), and a delrin for sub-ohm use.
And, to top it off, a record translated into French. In short, added to a bottle of good juice, go for a ride in the clouds.
Appreciations in use
- Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an inside jacket pocket (no deformations)
- Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Easy but requires a workspace
- Easy to change the batteries: Easy, even standing in the street
- Did the mod heat up? No
- Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? No
- Description of situations in which the product has experienced erratic behavior
Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 4.5 / 5
Reviewer's comments on the use of the product
Plato is a box designed for everyday life. A compact solution ready to go, with a large tank and one or two 18650 batteries. You have a very good proposal in your hands.
The tank fills by removing the aluminum cover, then opening the hole in the high position of the tank. Filling is easy with most vials with or without a pipette. You will notice a similar orifice, at the bottom of the tank provided for it, to drain. Indeed, in case of concern on resistance, you will be forced to empty the tank, because the resistance is a kind of "spine" of the tank.
The change of the resistance is not complicated, but it asks to be able to ask.
As for the vape, two solutions:
- You begin, BVC resistances mini Nautilus will give you full satisfaction, variable airflow can explore the full potential of this resistance and already offers some variety.
- For those who want to feel the vape in sub-ohm, Plato resistance, a vertical Clapton coil 0,40Ω, offers a very nice vape. It's not a monster, but it works well.
The battery is put in place and easily extracted from the cradle, especially thanks to a hole that allows you to push it from behind, it avoids the classic and often too long ribbon.
Finally, the commands. It's a bit confusing. Aspire decided to get out of some "codes". For example, 5 clicking the fire button will lock the box and turning it off will require 3 new clicks. Fortunately, the French manual explains everything.
In short, a box not bad for the daily, simple discreet, elegant, light and that vape rather well, usable by a beginner or a vaper already more advanced. Only the price of Plato resistors (3 € piece) can be a drag. At the same time, the resistance is rather balaise, the price does not surprise me.
Recommendations for use
- Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
- Number of batteries used during testing: 1
- With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? In sub-ohm assembly
- With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Integrated
- Description of the test configuration used: I tested the two resistors and it works
- Description of the ideal configuration with this product: For me, the sub
was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes
Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.4 / 5
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The mood ticket of the reviewer
Verdict, this Plato does not propose a new philosophy of the vape in spite of its name. On the other hand, it redefines the nomadic set-up ideal for everyday life. This is already seen, especially with the Nebox Kanger. But Plato seems more reliable and more practical. Indeed, the tank can disassemble and can change, no leaks to deplore.
The vape it provides is very correct and quite satisfactory for the everyday.
Scalable thanks to its range of resistance, it seems to me to be a good investment to start. In addition, the pack is complete, a bottle of juice and go.
This is not the revelation of the century, but a very good upgrade of what existed until then.
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