Table of Contents
- Specs & Features
- Pros and Cons List
- Other Professional Opinions
This little sailor will dive deep. Whatever your expectations are, don’t fret. This one will most likely conjure up dangerous aspirations. Why am I talking like this? Well, who knows, but I am currently in a blissful coma as clouds of vapor slowly float away from me. All thanks to this little guy right here.
This AIO Pod System takes the regular design from Aspire’s highly rated Nautilus tanks and re-shapes it into a portable pod system you will love. Why? Because it’s cheap and compact and just plain fantastic. It also keeps the classic BVC coil technology from its predecessor, which brings the best flavor. It’s not easy to forget those coils.
I have become intimate with each aspect of this vape and compiled a list of pros and cons. I’ve also consulted the pros and cons from other reviewers across the web. This way, you will get a thorough, unbiased rating that will, hopefully, aid you in making the choice. What choice will this be, I do not know, but you’ll either going to love it or think of it as “meh, I’ll try something else.” Which one will it be? Huh? Which one?
But before you pull out your wallet — let’s dismember it and take a closer look:
- Dimensions:5 x 37 x 21 mm
- Juice Capacity:5mL
- Battery: Integrated 1000mAh Rechargeable Battery
- Constant Wattage Output: 12W
- Coil Ratings:8ohm Nautilus BVC Coil (rated for 10 - 14W), 1.8ohm Nautilus BVC NS Coil (rated for 10 - 12W)
- Maximum Charging Current: 1A
- Single-Fire Button Operation
- Backlit LED Light
- Soft-Touch Satin Finish
- Snap-In Connection - Pod Release Button
- Adjustable Airflow System
- Protective Drip Tip Top Cap
- Bottom-Fill System - Silicone Plug
- Aspire Bottom Vertical Coil (BVC) Technology
Black, Jade, Silver, Black, Red, & Purple
Love at first unpacking. Is it possible to love a piece of packaging after unleashing it into the world for the first time? The answer is yes, my friend. As a lover of pod systems and AIO-style vapes, this is a great bang for my buck (less than $30 bones).
A charcoal black coffin hides the corpse of the Nautilus, and none of its limbs and parts rattle. Great! That means the likelihood of damaged parts is relatively low. The box sits comfortably in my hand and the shiny plastic covers it. The scent of a new product engulfs my nostrils and plays pleasant tricks with my brain. I rip the plastic and lift the cover and there it is: a shimmering blue Nautilus.
This is what you’ll find inside the box:
1x Nautilus AIO Device
1x 1.8ohm BVC Coil
1x 1.8ohm Nic Salt Coil
2x Extra O-Rings
1x Silicone Seal
1x MicroUSB Charging Cable
1x User Manual
1x Warranty Card
Let’s work our way down its body starting with the mouth. The mouthpiece is terrific and form-fitting; and contours nicely around your lips. You will want your lips wrapped around this monkey. Also, the odd pointy shape of it keeps the vapor tight as it comes out, which may be responsible for that pleasant pillowy sensation in my tongue as it billows out and bashes against my taste buds. Granted, I am killing some of that delicious Bird Brains flavored vape juice by Cuttwood. I love me some crunchy, milky cereal. If you ever drop it and crack your pod, or if you want a spare one, a 4.5mL replacement pod is available, just FYI.
The 4.5mL vape juice reservoir is so huge you could swim in it – if you were the size of a dime, that is. But for our pod-loving purposes, 4.5mL is a hefty tank. Even if you chain-vape, this will last a bit. You can find an airflow adjustment dial located on the bottom of the pod – you simply twist it and boom! More vapor (or less! Depending on your preference).
Two buttons live perched up on the sides of the mod. To remove the pod, you must squeeze these two buttons and it’ll pop out. Another cool thing about this pod is that you can replace its coils when needed, instead of tossing away the pod entirely, like with most pod kits out there.
You get a pre-installed 1.8ohm Nautilus BVC Coil, and a spare one with the letters “NS” emblazoned on its side (NS stands for Nicotine Salts, just in case you forgot). I tried the Amazing Mango Salts by Naked, and it was decent. I don’t particularly prefer fruity flavors, but that is the only salt nic juice I have right now.
The 1000mAh rechargeable battery gets most people through the day, unless you chain-vape. Also, passthrough charging works – you can vape while it charges. You also get a cool firing button, reminiscent of a “power” logo from a computer or something. Just press it and get carried away by the swirling vapors. The impish little mod is user-friendly and quite self-explanatory.
Pros & Cons List:
PRO: Perfectly sized and snuggles in the palm of your hand
PRO: Long-lasting 1000mAh battery
PRO: Terrific security protection against overcharging and overheating
PRO: Amazing flavor with included 0.7ohm coils
PRO: Huge e-liquid reservoir of 4.5mL
PRO: The pods have adjustable airflow for being small and disposable
CON: Battery not suitable for chain-vaping – you may have to take a break between draws
CON: Pod should allow swapping of coils without emptying all the e-juice
CON: Feels plastic-like and the buttons wiggle
Other Professional Opinions:
Don’t just take my word for it. Let’s go over what other professionals had to say:
Matt from SMM
- Good airflow
- Good coils produce ripe flavors
- Coils are readily available everywhere
- Filling e-liquid can be uncomfortable and messy
- Too much like the Breeze 2
- Pushing the pod in doesn’t always fit evenly or snugly
- Easy coil replacement - uses nautilus coils are available everywhere
- Super lightweight
- User-friendly and fits in pocket easily
- Good for MTL – no issues with flavor
- Sizable vape juice reservoir and long battery life
- Almost identical to the Breeze 2
- Too plasticky
- Flooding e-liquid
- Small and compact
- User-friendly – incredibly easy to operate
- Pass-through charging – can vape while charging
- Adjustable airflow is inside
- Nice, restricted pull with decent flavor
- Should be draw activated instead of having a fire button
- Buttons rattle slightly
Summing up the Nautilus — It seems like it will live forever in the shadow of the Breeze 2. While, I, myself, personally, haven’t tried the Breeze 2; I can’t vouch for the comparisons. I came unbiased to this little fella, but I must admit they do look similar. But guess what? most pods, AIOs, and other devices look exactly like other devices; so, what’s the big deal?
I get it. This one looks like somebody tried to draw the Breeze 2 from memory. The lesser of the two? Who knows! After the comparisons, nobody complained about the Nautilus as being awful and un-vapeable. In fact, it does receive good grades for being a pod system with coils.
The mod shoots good vapor and made me attack my e-juice like a starving animal. The device itself is relatively quiet without the chorus of whirs and crackles from its internal activity. It’s good for releasing helpless clouds around your immediate surroundings.
Let’s examine the consensus gathered from the other reviewers, starting with the cons. The shadow looms large over the Nautilus regarding the Breeze 2. Reviewers can’t stop talking about the similarity. But aside from that, there are other complaints that should be interrogated.
All reviewers complained about the plastic construction and a somewhat cheap feel to the kit. When placing the pod, it wouldn’t lock snugly, and the buttons rattled. Another consistent complaint was when refilling the e-liquid – it was messy and uncomfortable.
On the positive side, the pod received thumbs up across the board regarding the 4.5mL reservoir and the airflow adjustment dial within. Also, good notes on flavor and the availability of the nautilus coils everywhere. With the mouth being closer to the coil, the flavor comes out warm, packed, and with richer flavor.
Overall, this pod system delivers what it promises. It is on the cheaper side, but it delivers what the coils and battery are meant to provide. It’s created for light-weight portability and easy vaping. It’s not fair to this little guy to get compared to the Breeze 2 and not admire its own, unique capabilities.
After all, most people can only name the first person who walked on the moon but can’t tell you who was second. The Breeze 2 got there first and now the Nautilus is feeling like Buzz Aldrin, or even worse, like Charles Conrad Jr.
It’s lonely out in space.