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Aspire Gotek Pro Kit

Aspire come out fighting with their latest affordable pod kit, the Aspire Gotek Pro kit

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TECC sent this over the Aspire Gotek Pro kit for us to try out.  

The Gotek Pro is a MTL pod system from Aspire. I like Aspire. My first vape was a Nautilus Mini tank, and I used that in tandem with a Clieto tank for a long time (well, about two months) until I discovered rebuildables, so you could say that Aspire started my drunken state’s love of vaping RDL on MTL tanks with high nicotine juice in them.

This kit is a 2ml, 1500mAh internal battery pod system with a 0.8ohm coil in the pod. The pods are refillable but are throw away once they’re done. There is a handy airflow adjuster on the bottom of the device, with a USB type C port next to it for charging, but it only charges at 1 amp so it’s not as fast as some other devices. Luckily it allows passthrough charging so you can have a vape whilst it boosts back up. There’s also a wee LED indicator on the side to tell you when the battery is low.

Design wise, it’s quite funky. It’s a wee boxy pod kit with a metal housing and a plastic window so you are able to see your juice level. Branding is quite subtle, with Aspire on one side and Gotek Pro on the other in the same colour as the kit. The pod is quite large, making me wish we didn’t have the stupid 2ml restriction here in the UK. I see online that the international edition is 4.5ml and you can also get 5ml prefilled pods. Stupid TPD regulations, ruining our choices! The Gotek Pro is available in four different colours; rose gold, gunmetal, titanium, and stainless steel. I was sent the rose gold, and I really do like it.

This kit is definitely a pure MTL kit. I found this out quite quickly when I tried to chain vape RDL and after a few puffs got a slight burning taste; the coils do not stand up to a lot of huffing. Just to note that I was using 70/30 juice at the time so it’s definitely better with a 60/40 or a 50/50 mix (I did switch when I realised). You can, however, take the odd RDL draw, just make sure not to draw too hard. The lack of RDL is not an issue for me as I do also like a nice loose MTL, and the Gotek Pro does that so well. 

One thing to note is that you should get your airflow down for the way you vape. The draw activation is spot on, but if the airflow is too loose for the way you draw, it will stutter a little. I found on the loosest setting it stuttered a little bit for me, so I closed it off just a touch and it was flawless. I like a slow, loose draw on MTL, so the slight restriction works perfectly with that. Talking of airflow, if you like a nice tight draw then you’re sorted here as well. Fully closed it’s tighter than a lot of pods and tanks I’ve tried, and loosening it off a bit keeps it tight while still getting some air through as well.  

The draw is very nice as well. It’s smooth, with a little bit of turbulence but you get a lovely amount of vapour from the 0.8ohm coil, and the flavour is also very good.

Final Thoughts

The Aspire Gotek Pro is a great MTL device. The airflow slider allows for a good variety of MTL drawing styles and gives very good flavour.  It’s definitely suited to 60/40 or 50/50 juice, as a MTL pod kit should be, but you can use higher VG and take the odd RDL draw as well if you want a wee boost.

You can pick up the Aspire Gotek Pro kit from TECC for £16.89, and this includes two free 10ml e-liquids. As the kit only comes with one pod, you might also want to pick up a spare pack whilst you are shopping, especially as the are only £4.99 for two pods.

Many thanks to TECC for sending over the Aspire Gotek Pro kit for review.

Pros
  • Fantastic MTL draw
  • Great airflow options
  • Nice big battery
Cons
  • Auto draw can stutter if too loose for your drawing style
  • Slightly slower charging than other kits on the market
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Stephen Gitsham

Reviewer at POTV
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I was a very militant smoker for many years…why would I stop doing the only thing I had left that I liked doing?  Then I fell into vaping in 2017.  My wife bought a cheap kit off from Amazon that stopped working and I took it to a local vape shop to see what they could do with it.  An hour later and full of new knowledge about watts, ohms, and juice strength, I headed home with a new nautilus mini tank for her and raved to her about the helpful guy in the shop. I must have bored her with all my new found information.  I tried her vape that night, and a week later bought my own kit. Then I found POTV and the amazingly helpful and generous people on it. A month later I was making my own (disgusting) vape juice, and a month after that I was winding coils for my new RDA.  Six years on and I'm much better at making juice, and I now have no money but lots of shiny mods and tanks

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