Aspire X30 Rover Kit review by

Review Date: 
27.03.2017

Aspire X30 Rover Kit

It seems a lot of new mini mods are becoming available of late and well known manufacturer Aspire are certainly not content to sit on the side lines because their latest device is the highly discrete X30 Rover.  The X30 is an extremely compact device and is offered as a complete kit which includes the low profile Nautilus X tank which is designed specifically for mouth to lung users. The X30 offers up to 30 Watts of power and has a 2000mAh internal battery. As pocket devices go this one sounds highly appealing so let’s take good look and see what it has to offer!

Aspire X30 Rover features

  • Size: 60mm (H) x 22.5 (W) x 36mm (L)
  • Built-in LiPo Battery
  • Battery Capacity: 2000mAh
  • Resistance Range: 0.2ohm- 3.5ohm
  • Continuous Fire Time: 10 Seconds
  • Voltage Range: 0.50– 8.00V
  • Wattage Range: 1.0– 30W
  • Spring Loaded 510 Connector
  • 0.86 OLED Display
  • Micro USB Charging Port
  • Available in Several Colours

Aspire Nautilus X features

  • 2ml Capacity
  • 22mm Diameter
  • Height: 45mm
  • Pre-Fitted Kanthal Coil Resistance: 1.8ohm K (12W – 16W)
  • Stainless Steel and Pyrex Glass Construction
  • Limited Adjustable Airflow
  • Top Filling

What’s in the box?

  • 1 x Aspire X30 Rover Box Mod
  • 1 x Nautilus X Tank
  • 1x 1.8ohm coil (Pre-Fitted)
  • 1 x Replacement Pyrex Glass Tube
  • Micro USB Cable
  • Lanyard Strap
  • Warranty Card
  • User Manual

Aspire X30 Rover styling and build quality

When I first opened the box and got a glimpse of the Aspire X30 my immediate first thought was “Wow! So mods are now the size of match boxes?” It indeed seems very much so since the X30 is incredibly small to the point where it can actually fit into the lighter pocket of your jeans. The design is certainly boxy but in fairness it does feel very well made with a nice finish and is actually remarkably comfortable to use!

I assume it is made from Zinc Alloy since it does have a nice amount of weight to it which means it does not come across as feeling cheap. Due to its pocket friendly design the X30 is absolutely ideal for anyone who needs an on the go device!

The X30 features Variable Wattage but is limited to a maximum 30 Watts which might seem a bit lacking to some but considering the coil in the included Aspire Nautilus X gives me a very good vape at 12 Watts it is far less of an issue than you might think. In addition the device can be used in Variable Voltage or Bypass Mode.

Battery life is certainly very good and the X30 features an internal 2000mAh battery. The casing only features a single logo which has “Aspire NX30” displayed and this does seem a bit odd considering it is sold as the X30 Rover. I suppose it could stand for the Nautilus tank but to be honest it isn’t really important.

The LED screen is extremely bright and very clear so you will still be able to easily read it in strong sunlight. All of the typical information is shown including Wattage, Voltage and Resistance. In addition the current life of the battery is displayed. The X30 has three buttons and all of them feel great to use since they are highly responsive and completely rattle free.

In terms of battery ventilation the X30 is certainly not remiss since it features twenty holes in the base which is probably far more ventilation than a 30W device is ever going to need but at least it keeps the device very cool when chain vaping. The micro USB port is located on the side of the device and since it does have a bypass feature you can happily charge while still using the device! The top of the device features two holes which is where you can attach the included lanyard assuming you wish to hang the device around your neck.

Aspire Nautilus X styling and build quality

The Nautilus X is certainly one of the smallest tanks I have come across apart from Innokin’s Slipstream. It is 22mm in diameter and has a TPD compliant 2ml capacity and while that may be a bone of contention for many keep in mind that the tank users high Resistance coils which require very little Wattage so the juice will last you much longer than a lot of the mini 2ml Sub Ohm tanks that are included in many starter kits.

The tank features Stainless Steel and Pyrex construction and seems very well put together and spare glass is include should you ever have an accident. A narrow bore Delrin drip tip is also included but sadly you are stuck with it since the tank does not feature a typical 510 drip tip connector.

The airflow is adjustable but very limited and it does feel a bit fiddly nevertheless it does offer a very enjoyable mouth to lung vape which will please a lot of folks who are often overlooked!

One smart decision that Aspire has made is to have the coil fit directly into the base but still accessible from the top. Since the coil is already in there you won’t accidentally displace the juice when replacing the top cap which is certainly an issue you can have with the Innokin Slipstream or the SMOK Helmet tanks.

Ease of use

  • Press the fire button five times to switch the device on.
  • When the device is on press the fire button five times to lock/unlock it.
  • Press the fire button three times quickly to go in and out of Stealth Mode.
  • Press the fire button and the plus button to choose between VW,VV and Bypass modes.
  • Press and hold the plus and minus buttons simultaneously for two seconds to flip the display.
  • Press the plus and minus buttons to adjust the desired Wattage.
  • Press the fire button to vape.

There are a few other minor functions that are fully detailed in the manual. Filling the Nautilus X is simple and you only need to unscrew the top cap fill up the tank and replace the top cap.

Aspire X30 Rover and Nautilus X performance

Rhe Nautilus X for a 2ml TPD compliant tank is certainly one of the better ones that I have tried because Aspire have designed it for mouth to lung vapers which you means you won’t notice the limited capacity as badly as some others out there. I primed the coil and filled up the tank with some Bunkr Apple Strudel and vaping at 10 Watts for a few hours with the pre-fitted 1.8ohm has been really enjoyable! Flavour is pretty good and well above average but very similar to my Nautilus Mini which is no bad thing!

The cloud production is decent for a mouth to lung vape and the density of vapour produced is similar to the amount of smoke you would get from a cigarette. I did like the draw on this tank and I felt it offered an excellent mouth to lung vape! The juice capacity tends to drain quite slowly and over the course of a couple of hours light vaping the juice level had only dropped by a third.

The X30 is an awesome little mod that is simple to operate and offers great battery life considering the Resistance of the coils it is intended to work with (Ideally above 1.0ohm). It will of course work with Sub Ohm tanks but you are limited to a maximum of 30 Watts and to constantly use it at maximum power will drain the battery very quickly. After a full day of use with the 1.8ohm coil the battery had only dropped by twenty five percent. 

Conclusion

As starter kits go I think this is an excellent one since you get a very compact and well-made device combined with a great mouth to lung tank which does not drain the juice ridiculously fast. While I cannot fault the device or the tank this starter kit does have one serious con and that is the fact that it only includes a single coil. No offense to Aspire and other manufacturers who do this but you really do need to include at least one extra coil since a newcomer to vaping could accidentally burn one out by not priming it properly and there is still the possibility that someone could also receive a faulty coil.

With the one con aside I feel that anyone who needs a discrete on the go low Wattage device will find the the Aspire X30 Rover Kit to be absolutely ideal and I feel it could also be of great interest to anyone who prefers a mouth to lung vape!

This is definitely a very good device that is well worth checking out! Many thanks to Smoke Purer who sent this device to Planet of the Vapes for us to review. If you would like to purchase one you can get it directly from Smoke Purer. Remember to use code POTV for 10% off your purchase.

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