Geek Vape Blade 235W TC Starter Kit Review
Greetings, vaper. We’re back with another vape review. Today, we will be taking a crack at a starter kit that claims a wattage output range of up to 235W! Now, that sounds insane, first of all, and secondly, who needs that much wattage to fill their lungs with? As it turns out, there’s a lot of people out there who are aching and eager to shock their palates with massive billows of vapor.
We’re talking about the Geek Vape Blade 235W Starter Kit. Geek Vape claims this is a light-weight device at only 112g. In addition, plenty of security measures (such as temp control) are set in place to protect you from overpowering your device. You could become overeager for more after pressing that fire button, and it’s all good, the parameters will keep you in check – or so it claims. As always, be mindful of battery maintenance and safety.
I will open this up, take a look, take a lick, a puff and a squeeze, and I will come back to you with my thoughts, concerns, complaints, compliments, and general comments about this starter kit’s features. Perhaps you’ve been scrambling online for reviews about this product because it appears to tickle your fancy. I hope my review helps. And in the essence of completeness, I will also provide a list of pros and cons gathered from other popular vaping experts out there.
Before we get there, let’s begin with the nitty-gritty:
- Dimensions: 93 x 52 x 38.5 mm
- Display: 0.91” OLED Color Screen
- Battery: Dual High-Amp 18650, 20700, or 21700 Batteries (Not Included)
- Wattage Output Range: 5 – 235W
- Minimum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
- Temperature Range: 200 - 600F
- Diameter: 25mm
- Juice Capacity: 4.0mL
- Coil Ratings: 0.4ohm iM1 Single Coil (rated for 40 – 70W), 0.15ohm iM4 Quadruple Coil (rated for 50 – 120W)
- Material: Stainless Steel w/ Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
- Intelligent AS Chipset
- Supports Nickel, Titanium, & Stainless Steel Heating Elements
- VPC Mode – Power Curve Adjustments
- Bypass Mode
- Durable PPS, Fiberglass, and Stainless Steel Construction
- Oversized Firing Button
- Hexagon Adjustment Buttons
- Magnetized Battery Door Cover
- Reverse Polarity Protection
- Short-Circuit Protection
- Low-Voltage Protection
- Overheat Protection
- MicroUSB Port
- Spring-Loaded, Gold-Plated 510 Connection
- Performance Illusion IM Coil Series
- Dual Slotted Bottom Airflow Control
- Convenient Threaded Top-Fill Method
- Delrin Widebore Drip Tip
- Spare coil and spare glass
- Massive clouds are possible
- Beautiful menu system – user-friendly navigation
- Impressive battery life
- PPS Aircraft-Grade construction is surprisingly pleasant
- Nice fire button in the middle – side-thumb firing
- Buttons are clicky and don’t get stuck
- Tip-over mod - can’t stand it because of its rounded edges
- 18650s are too tight. Only fits the 2700s and 21700s nicely
- Would be nice if the 510 was centered
- Very versatile and user-friendly
- Buttons are clicky
- The conveniently placed firing button
- Attractive colors – colorful swirls
- Ergonomic and easy to hold
- Love the battery swapping
- The screen isn’t colorful – appears antiquated
- The screen is also a fingerprint magnet
- Amazing, original, wild colors
- The spare coil is a good addition
- Spare glass is also a great thing to encounter when unpacking your vape
- User-friendly and easy to use
- A fantastic cloud-chucking experience
- You have plenty of vaping outputs at your fingertips
- You have the option to switch between three different battery types
- The firmware doesn’t upgrade via USB
- The 510 connection is off-center
Review & Final Thoughts:
Let’s unpack this bad boy. Firstly, I’d like to talk about the charging cable. There is a connector with an apple port, and if you remove it, you see a MicroUSB. I’m not sure if that allows for charging your vape on an iPhone or something? I am nowhere near an apple product as I review this, so I cannot comment on that (yet).
Moving on. I am happy to see a spare coil, very nice. But wait! There’s more! There is a spare glass as well. So far, I’m pleased as a consumer (although I received this for free for this review’s sake, oops!). Next up we have the tank. Featuring an 810 drip tip, it is also built nicely. To fill up your juice you must unscrew the top and you’ll be presented with two filling holes.
It’s a very basic sub-ohm tank with the usual look and your typical airflow adjustment ring. Nothing innovative about it, but it doesn’t mean it’s bad. I’m not looking for a vape that offers Alexa features. You’ll receive two coils with the kit. The pre-installed coil is the 0.4ohm coil, and the spare will feature 0.15ohm of resistance. Reviewer Mike Vapes tries swapping drip tips and was pleased with the design.
The tank itself feels incredibly sturdy. It feels plasticky, too, but not in the way you think. It’s supposedly made of “aircraft-grade PPS” which is probably some copywriting mumbo-jumbo, but it’s well-made, regardless. When you rub your fingers on it, the smoothness is soothing. It’s an experience of tactile bliss. I swear I am not high.
If you replace the tank with your own, and it’s larger than a 25mm diameter, you will notice overhang – just FYI, my friend, in case you were expecting to use your own sub-ohm tank. I truly like the battery door. It’s held tightly with two magnets and it can operate on 18650, 2700, or 21700 batteries. I am shaking the entire thing and finding very minimal rattling.
The display is your typical OLED fingerprint addict. It’s no big deal for me, there’s no way to escape these fingerprint screens these days. Settings can be navigated fast and it’s user-friendly. The buttons are clicky, too, which is nice.
As we scour through the negatives, the cons, and the bad comments from experts, we’ll encounter several points of agreement. Starting with the OLED screen, some experts said this is a fingerprint magnet screen. VapingwithTwisted420 alluded to it looking antiquated and lacking the charisma of similar-priced mods. He (and others) desired a more colorful option. For myself, I prefer this simple choice. It reminds me of an old analog computer – not quite a cyberpunk style, but close.
Another point of agreement about their collective discontent is the off-centered 510 connector. I agree with them about this. It’s unpleasant to see that. I don’t consider myself as having OCD, but it drives me crazy when the tank lays cozily on one side more than the other. Now, let’s speak of the positives, the reasons to purchase, the pros, the good shit.
You know what will always, without fail, make the customer happy when unpacking a vape? Spares. This one offers a spare coil and a spare glass. All reviewers and experts agreed with me on this. Other brands don’t do this, surprisingly. I don’t understand why. It’s a simple thing. Stop being cheap, you bastards!
The battery swapping is adored by all except reviewer Mike Vapes who desired a better fit for his 18650s but overall, he loved it with the 2100s and 21700s. The rest of them enjoyed this ability to choose between three options. I was just happy it accepted my 21700s – so I’m happy about this as well.
The colors are great, the PPS aircraft-grade construction/design is definitely pleasant to touch. It’s smooth but not slippery – like touching alien silk, or something. It’s user-friendly, easy to navigate, the colors are attractive, and it’s considered a cloud-chasing device. After reviewing this myself and listening to everybody’s hot take on this starter kit, I have to say the Blade 235W Starter Kit is worth every penny. If the cons aren’t deal breakers for you, then you will love what the Geek Vape Blade does well.