The Aegis Mini Starter Kit by Geek Vape is a nice compact version of their popular Aegis Legend mod, widely touted as one of the most indestructible vape devices of all time. It’s very small, portable, and undeniably rugged – but does it hold up to our highest vape standards? Read on to learn every last detail of the Geek Vape Aegis Mini Box Mod, its included Cerberus Sub-Ohm Tank, and make a decision for yourself whether you’ll be picking one up!
- Dimensions: 78 x 42.5 x 18mm
- Battery: Integrated 2200mAh
- Wattage Output Range: 5 – 80W
- Temperature Control Range: 200 – 600F
- Juice Capacity:0mL / 5.5mL
- Coil Ratings: 2ohm Super Mesh X1 Coil (rated for 60 – 80W), 0.3ohm Super Mesh X2 Coil (rated for 30 – 45W)
- Advanced AS Chipset
- Temperature Control Mode
- Dustproof, Shockproof, and IP67 Waterproofing
- Anti Dry-Hit Protection
- Charges super quickly
- Small, tiny, & ergonomic
- Super durable, “indestructible”
- Good flavor on coils
- Kind of low wattage on included coils
- Wicking ports are tiny on coils
- Kind of a cool vape
- Really small battery @ only 2200mAh
- Up/down buttons are a little too loud and clicky
- Rubber USB guard is thin & flimsy
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- Tank is good, compatible with other coils
- Charges very quickly
- Simple but functional board
- Looks & feels great
- High-quality & durable
- Great for low wattage vaping
- Coils are very cool, feel underpowered at recommended ratings
- Battery life is tiny, not suited for high wattage vaping
- Rubber USB port guard is annoying and gets in the way
- Super good flavor on the coils
- Really, really good sub-ohm tank
- Feels really nice in the hand
- Can work w/ 28mm tank
- Nice & compact
- Internal battery
The Geek Vape Aegis Mini Starter Kit is something of a divisive review subject among our esteemed tastemakers. On the one hand, it’s got all the hallmarks of a Geek Vape device, e.g. good build quality, etc. On the other hand, however, it’s got some significant flaws that may be difficult to overlook for certain people. Let’s start off with the cons so you know the problems you’ll have to overcome with the Aegis Mini.
The first thing most reviewers noted is that the Aegis Mini is a cool vape. You’re not going to get that rich, warm throat hit you may have been expecting. Some have even noted that the coils feel a tad underpowered by the device, which brings us to our second major con. The Aegis Mini only has a 2200mAh battery. While this doesn’t sound tiny, it is definitely smaller than devices in a comparable size range. It also explains Geek Vape’s otherwise questionable decision to use coils rated as low as 30W. Because they had to sacrifice battery size for some of the included physical protections (which we’ll get to in the pros section), they opted for lower-wattage coils and, as a result, you get a cool, low-powered vape experience.
Fortunately, that’s pretty much it for the cons list. While this may be enough to dissuade some people, there’s plenty of features offered by this kit which may compensate for some of its vape quality issues. Its main selling point, for instance, is its legendary durability. With all kinds of protections ranging from heatproofing to shockproofing, the Aegis Mini is every bit as durable as its larger siblings.
You also get a pretty dang good tank in the Geek Vape Cerberus. The coils provide a good to excellent flavor rating, keeping in mind of course that you’re vaping at lower wattages and with a cooler vapor temperature. The tank is also compatible with other coils, so you get a lot of versatility here. If you like the tank, but not the coils, you can always swap them out. If you can’t deal with the smaller battery of the Aegis Mini, the Cerberus can fit on other mods as well, where you might be more comfortable using higher wattage coils and a bigger battery.
Furthermore, the device itself charges super quickly. By some reports, it took less than an hour to reach full charge from zero, which is truly impressive. The device may not last very long on each charge, but, once it dies, you can get it up and running again pretty quickly.
Overall, the Aegis Mini seems to be targeting a somewhat narrow demographic. The primary feature of the Aegis is, of course, its “indestructible” build quality. While this feature is great, you do give up a lot for that singular benefit, so it would only really make sense to pick up this kit if that’s a priority for you. If you’re incredibly clutzy or you work in an environment where a lesser device could be in danger, the Aegis Mini is perfect for you. Especially if you’re a light vaper, the Aegis Mini could last you a full work day and never risk breaking. Otherwise, it’s kind of hard to justify purchasing this kit when other devices provide you with a better vape.