Aegis X by Geekvape
A hardware review today, complete in a kit, this is the Aegis X by Geekvape. This is a new mod out from the list of ‘Aegis’ designs which are built for sturdiness and shock resistance. Every seasoned vaper knows of the Geekvape range of mods, tanks and RDA’s which are reknown for being good quality products. This review is the kit form which includes the Cerberus atomiser along with accessories.
The Aegis X kit was supplied by vape vendor; New Vaping. They have a well-stocked webshop featuring brand new and older mods, pod systems, tanks, hardware and big brand E-liquids. Delivery from them is quick stating a 2-4 working day delivery in the EU (I had this kit the next day) and they also have a 24/7 Facebook Messenger for customer support. The prices are very competitive and the website is nice and clear with large images of the products.
So, let’s have a look at this Aegis X kit from Geekvape.
What’s in the box?
The Aegis X kit comes in a tough cardboard box with an outer card sleeve. The front of the sleeve has an image on the Aegis X kit beside the shiny panel with the title ‘Geekvape Aegis X’. The usual large Tobacco warning appears at the bottom. There is also printed ‘2ml’ and a warning on the front. The Cerberus image has a slight raise in the cardboard where the tank glass is situated, as part of the box design.
The right side of the sleeve simply has the title ‘Aegis X Kit’ on an orange background with a gradient design. On the left side is Geekvape’s logo, social media info, serial number and bar-code.
The reverse of the outer sleeve is a printed description of the device with 5 key features listed. Underneath is Geekvape’s contact info, warning graphics and the ‘scratch & check’ authenticity label. The bottom contains a large Tobacco warning(s). The outer sleeve slides off and there is the main box with some stylish Geekvape lettering.
Inside the box, on the top in foam padding is the Aegis X mod. The padding lifts out to reveal another foam, housing the Cerberus tank. To the side is a small Black box containing the kit’s accessories. This includes a flat mini USB cable, a spare glass for the tank, many spare O-rings, a spare rubber USB cover for the mod and a few spare screws. There is also a spare coil for the Cerberus, a small thick user manual for the kit and a small envelope containing the warranty/warning cards.
The packaging is stylish and great that all the accessories and spares are supplied within the kit.
The Aegis X mod is a tough device with good size. Dimensions are 12.8cm height, 4.1cm width with a depth of 3.6cms. The device powers off of 2 x 18650 batteries. At the front of the Aegis X is a large 2.4inch OLED display. In the right side is the main fire/power button situated near the top with up/down function buttons further down. The ‘Aegis’ title is printed underneath in White font.
On the reverse on the device and going into the left side, is the coloured panel with the padded Rubber/Leather cut-out that we see on the other Aegis range. The bottom of the Aegis X is the Battery door with the slide-to-open clip. There are also 5 small Battery vent holes. The top of the device has the 510 connector situated in the middle and the USB port close-by. The USB port is housed underneath a waterproof rubber bung.
Geekvape claim the Aegis X mod is IP67 waterproof, shockproof and dustproof. It runs off of Geekvape’s ‘AS 2.0 chipset’ and has multiple Battery protections on the device. It powers from 5-200 watts with a resistance range of 0.05 to 3 ohms. There are 3 modes on the Aegis X; powerful, standard and soft. It can run all the usual coil types and has a bypass option, as well as temperature control that is set in the menu system.
To power on the Aegis X, it is 5 fast clicks on the power/fire button. 3 fast clicks on the same button will let you change any of the main settings as displayed on the large screen. When this option is selected, you can press both the up and down buttons simultaneously to access the main settings screen. Within this menu, you can select Auto (which automatically sets resistance), Theme option (which lets you change the screen theme between a few themes), Colour (which gives a 5 screen colour options), Version, Battery ABB and a Reset for the device.
Pressing the up/down button simultaneously on the Home screen without any options selected, locks the up and down buttons on the Aegis X. You can also set screen brightness on the Home screen by pressing the Fire button and the up/down buttons to set desired brightness.
Aegis X comes in 8 various colours. The device is mostly Black but the colour option is only down to the panel on the rear of the device. These colour options are Black/Green, Stealth Black, Gunmetal and Camo, Silver, Black/Gold, Black/Red, Black/Rainbow and Black/Signature Orange.
The Cerberus tank supplied in the Aegis X kit is a sub-ohm stock coil tank. This tank has previously been supplied in kit’s by Geekvape and is also available to buy separately. There is a 2ml capacity on my tank, though this will depend on capacity laws in your country.
The tank is quite small (at least with the 2ml glass fitted) and has a bottom adjustable airflow. It has the ‘Cerberus’ title printed on the top cap. It is topped with a thick drip tip with a large bore.
Inside the Cerberus is a 0.2-ohm super mesh X1 coil. You will also find a spare coil in the kit. The coil is rated at 30-45watts with the best performance level being 30-40watts.
You can also pick up the Cerberus tank separately in a range of colours; Black, Silver, Blue, Gunmetal and Rainbow.
The Cerberus is also compatible with TFV8 Baby coils.
What do I think?
I have been using both the Geekvape Aegis X mod and Cerberus tank daily for over 2 weeks now as part of my daily set-ups. Geekvape’s Aegis X mod is impressive. A rugged device that would withstand most thrown at it. It is comfortable to use and seems to run a very precise resistance. The screen design is brilliant and it is great to have a really clear large display. Despite such a big display, I didn’t notice any problem with battery life. I still pretty much got the same time from it before having to charge batteries, compared to other 2×18650 mods.
The only little issues I had with it was the menu system. The usual 3 fast clicks change the main options on the display screen and it takes a little more to access the main menu settings. Yes, this was one of those times where I consulted the manual. Saying that, once you have the colours and display design to how you want it, you will rarely need to access that menu, so it is not such a problem.
It is a fantastic mod and have noticed that it has gained a lot of popularity with vapers. Like the other Aegis series, this will withstand a lot. This makes it a perfect device for those vapers working outside or those that put their mods through a lot of ‘bash’.
The Cerberus tank is also a decent stock coil sub-ohm tank and works well on the Aegis X. The coils last well and do produce good flavour and clouds. Compared to other stock coils, I did notice these coils take a bit more bedding in than others. You get that ‘new cotton’ flavour for a while until the coil gets started. The TPD/TRPR regulation means I can only use a 2ml capacity from the box, but there are larger spare glass tubes out there in shops if this serves a problem of constant refills.
My score: 8.8/10 – A great kit! A very sturdy mod with an impressive display and a decent sub-ohm tank.
Where to buy?
You can pick up the Geekvape Aegis X kit at the New Vaping web store. New Vaping offers quite frequent deals on the website. I put an order over to them last night for a device which was £10 cheaper than most places online. I also got 10% off that price with a code for a Halloween promotion. They are a vendor to check out if you are looking for new or current hardware and want to save yourself some cash! At the time of writing, the Aegis X mod only is on a discount price there for just £40.99.
Thanks for reading!