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Many vape hardware brands explode in popularity and maintain a reputation as established manufacturers. Then, after a year or so, they’re replaced by a new kid on the block and slowly decline in relevance. Aspire, however, is not one of these brands.
Aspire is one of the most renowned and respected hardware manufacturers in the world of vaping. They offer you an alternative to traditional smoking with top-of-the-range premium vape kits, tanks and an extensive range of accessories. Today we’re going to talk about and compare two of their brilliant e-cig starter kits, the Aspire PockeX Starter Kit and its successor, the Aspire PockeX Box Kit.
What will make the Aspire PockeX box such a hit will be how well it replicates the feel and sensation of its predecessor while improving upon some of its minor flaws.
Something some vapers and bloggers found somewhat frustrating about the original PockeX device was the process of filling it with vape juice. Things have simply changed since the release of the original device and having to unscrew and remove the top of the tank is considered a relic of the past.
The PockeX box fixes this minor annoyance with a small dot on the top of the tank. All you have to do is push it down, and the top slides out, revealing a filling hole. Gently squeeze your vape liquid bottle to control the flow.
Another feature the PockeX Box brings to the table is its variable airflow control, controlled by an airflow ring at the bottom of the tank. This makes a noticeable difference to both the vapour production and throat hit offered by the device.
Simplicity has always been part of the appeal of the PockeX to some extent and its successor ensures that the airflow is straightforward to use while also giving vapers the option to easily tweak the device to cater to their preferences.
The design of the device has also been given a major update. As its name suggests, the PockeX Box resembles a small box with a fixed tank attached to its body, as opposed to the long metal pen-style aesthetic of its predecessor.
Standing at just 12cm tall and less than 2cm wide, the original PockeX easily fits into your pocket, bag or any other accessory that you own. The PockeX Box, on the other hand, boasts a more robust design than the original. It comes with stronger glass material and the body is enclosed in a durable protective cover.
Despite the original PockeX being easily charged via a micro USB cable and featuring a range of safety precautions like battery overcharge protection, a frequent issue reported by users of the device is that it can fall over while charging quite a lot. The pockeX Box fixes this, as the charging plug is now located on the side of the kit and its more squared design provides stability.
This kit has been designed by Aspire to suit a whole variety of different vapers, ranging from beginners to extremely advanced vapers looking for a new vaping kit.
The PockeX Box is compatible with either 0.6ohm or 1.2ohm Aspire PockeX Coils and depending on which you prefer, will determine the type of e-liquid that works best. As this device is compatible with the same coils as the original, it provides the same throat hit and flavour production, so fans of the PockeX will not be disappointed. A satisfying throat hit is part of what helped the original PockeX win over so many vapers and establish its name as an excellent e-cig starter kit, so keeping this winning formula in regards to the coil is a welcomed decision.
If you use the Sub-Ohm 0.6ohm coils then high VG e-liquids would be the better option and if you prefer the 1.2ohm version then Nicotine Salts or Higher PG E-Liquids would be preferred.
The PockeX Box also uses the same bypass power as its predecessor, meaning vapers can enjoy the full power of its battery. As the battery life begins to deplete, the level of power delivered will be lower. While this means that the battery lasts longer and you’ll get more out of your PockeX box, it also means that you’ll find that you’ll get a weaker throat hit and cloud production as the power reduces, so keep that in mind.
The battery has also received a swanky upgrade from the 1500mAh offered by the original PockeX to an impressive 2000Ah, meaning you get to enjoy around a third longer of vaping time.
The PockeX Box is a great option for new vapers who are looking for a straightforward starter kit that offers a strong throat hit and performs consistently well. It’s also obviously the perfect choice for existing lovers of the original PockeX, once they get used to the new box style design. The robust body provides stability and increased battery life is always a welcome upgrade. If you loved the PockeX but would benefit from a more robust device with a more powerful battery, the PockeX Box might be just what you’re looking for.
This issue is not exclusive to the Aspire PockeX or Aspire PockeX Box. Overheating is a general problem that vapers of all types of devices and e-liquids face. This is as normal as your mobile phone feeling warm after long periods of usage or an electric heater being hot to touch. Your vape kit getting hot isn’t a sign that it’s on its way out, so you shouldn’t worry too much. The coil in your device is solely designed to heat up your vape juice after all.
The Aspire PockeX 2ml Pyrex Tube is a replacement for the Aspire PockeX. This 2ml Pyrex tube is easily replaceable and includes a metal cover.
The replacement glass for the Aspire PockeX Box Kit is also constructed from pyrex, ensuring a clean and smooth vape production whilst withstanding under high temperatures perfectly.
The original Aspire PockeX is easily charged using a micro USB charger and also features a range of safety precautions, including battery overcharge protection. The light at the bottom will turn red to indicate it's charging and will turn green once it's fully charged. The kit included a 1500mAh battery.
While the device is on, the LED light indicates the charge level. Blue means the charge is above 30%, and orange means it's below 30%. When the light is orange, this is a cue to let you know the battery is low and should be charged.
The charging port of the Aspire PockeX Box is now located on the side of the kit and its square design prevents it from falling over while charging. It also boasts a powerful 2000mAh battery with a 2A Type-C port, allowing for faster charging.
To fill the original Aspire PockeX, just unscrew and remove the top cap, fill the tank with your e‑liquid, being careful not to exceed the 'max' line and then simply screw the top cap back onto the PockeX. The tank has an e-liquid capacity of 2ml, giving you the perfect amount of vape juice to vape all day. Take a look at our replacement Aspire Pockex Tube.
The Aspire PockeX Box is a little different. It features a small dot on the top of the tank. All you have to do is push it down, and the top slides out, revealing a filling hole. Gently squeeze your vape liquid bottle to control the flow.
Unscrew and remove the top cap, unscrew the current coil from the top cap and screw the new one in, after that simply screw the top cap back on to the device.
We’d recommend using high VG e-liquids in both of these e-cig starter kits, if using the Aspire PockeX 0.6 sub-ohm coils. If you’re planning on using the 1.2ohm Aspire PockeX Coils, then we’d advise going for high PG e-liquids or Nic salts.
The Aspire PockeX is a sub-ohm vape kit, making it ideal for Direct-To-Lung vaping. The same can be said for its successor. We’d also recommend investing in an Aspire sub-ohm tank for maximum experience.