Geekvape Boost Plus 3 in 1 kit
The latest offering from Geekvape is the Aegis Boost Plus 3 in 1 kit. Instead of an internal battery, the Plus uses a single 18650 battery, has a larger pod (5.5ml compared to 3.7ml), and has a redesigned UI. The 3 in 1 refers to its ability to be used with the supplied pod, an RDTA pod and a 510 adapter. Let’s take a look at these changes and see how they compare to the original Boost. Many thanks to Heavengifts for again supplying the Plus Kit for review.
In The Box
The Boost Plus comes well packaged in the Geekvape liveried orange and black outer sleeve with a photo on the front, and the contents list/company info/scratch and check stickers on the back. Remove the sleeve and the lid, and you’ll find the Boost Plus secured in the foam top tray. Below this is the USB charge lead, an extra coil and a round 510 drip tip. The new Boost pod comes supplied with the 0.4ohm coil installed and the whistle style drip tip. The inclusion of the second drip tip is a nice option although you can always fit your favourite tip. It is nice to see a pod system with a 510 option so that’s a plus in my eyes. There are six colour options to choose from, the review version being the space black.
- 1 x Aegis Boost Plus (Pre-installed: G Coil Boost Formula Mesh Coil 0.4Ω 25-33W, 5.5ml)
- 1 x G Coil Boost Formula (Mesh) Coil 0.6Ω 15-25W
- 1 x Drip tip
- 1 x Coil tool
- 1 x USB cable
- 1 x User manual
- 1 x Promotion card and warranty card
- Dimension: 49.5 x 28.6 x 114.2mm
- Pod Capacity: 5.5ml
- Output power: 5-40W
- Input voltage: 3.2-4.25V
- Output voltage: 0.1-6.5V
- Minimum voltage: 3.3V±0.1V
- Resistance range: 0.1Ω-3.0Ω
- Longest output/vaping time: 10s
- Temperature control: 100°C - 315°C/200°F - 600°F
- Charger voltage: Micro USB 5V/2A
- Display screen: 0.96 inch(TFT Colour screen)
- Shell material: Plastic + Silicon + Leather+ Zinc alloy
In The Hand
The mod itself is well built as with all the Aegis range. Waterproof/dustproof to IP67 along with the shockproof body with covered USB port makes these mods perfect for work and outdoor use. The leather insert is comfortable, slightly cushioned, and the stitching detail adds a touch of quality. The main body is silicone, soft but not slippy, and the USB cover is a secure fit. Access to the battery compartment is via a screw cap with a handy pop up loop to provide grip, and the battery is inserted positive up, marked with a red cross at the positive end of the battery tube. Five clicks of the fire button turn the mod on and the start up is quick. The 0.96 TFT screen is clear and brightness can be adjusted using the fire and + or – button. To access options, three clicks on the fire button makes the top text on the screen turns white. Using + or – buttons allows you to scroll through power, TC-SS, TC -TCR, VPC, bypass and then back to power. In each mode, using the fire button allows you to scroll down to adjust parameters such as power setting for TC or setting the power curve in VPC. Bypass acts like a mech device and provides power depending on coil resistance. VPC has five steps you can set, allowing customisation of your vape, and TC-TCR allows for the input of a TCR for another temperature capable wire. Unfortunately, without the RBA, the TC-SS or TCR, I was unable to test these modes out. Bypass worked well and fiddling with VPC was fun but not normally a mode I bother with. Whilst in the select options mode, pressing both + and - will allow you to change text colour from green to red to blue. Pressing + and - together out of menu will lock the buttons preventing accidental firing/adjusting whilst in a pocket or bag. Press again to unlock. The buttons nice and clicky with no rattle.
As mentioned, the pod is larger than the original Boost and the fill port has moved away from the air flow control to the rear. The pod itself is the now normal smoked grey PCTG affair &but the juice level is visible, although it’s difficult to gauge how low unless you tip the mod. Coils are a push fit design, but orientation has to be correct to seat the coil properly. Opposite sides are flat, so this is made easy. The refill port has a silicone cover and is a good tight fit, but it opens easily enough without too much force and the hole easily accommodates the thinner bottle nibs to allow air to escape when filling. Airflow control is via a ribbed ring on the front of the pod and adjustment is from fully open to fully closed, almost airtight. Given that the coils supplied are geared to DTL, anything less than quarter open runs the risk of either burning or pulling excess juice into the drip tip. Also, there’s a bit of whistling when closed down past halfway. Airflow isn’t the quietest, but neither is it annoyingly loud. Geekvape have seen fit to use a standard 510 tip attachment, allowing the user to swap out either of the supplied tips for one of personal choice which is a nice choice. The pod fits in one direction only, and fitting is nice and secure, no rattling or moving thanks to the locking tab at the back. Pressing the tab releases the pod and although I did feel it possible to accidently release the pod, it hasn’t happened to date.
How does it vape?
Coil fitted, pod filled and attached to body, and it’s time to see how the supplied coils are. Starting with the 0.4Ω coil, after letting the wick soak for 5-10 minutes, the power was set just below minimum rating (25W) and then brought up to the top end of 33W. The coil wicked perfectly well with no gurgling or sense of dry hitting. With airflow set to half open, it was nice and warm, if a little restricted for my liking. It was a trade off because flavour was better at 33W half closed, but opening up it got a bit vague. Increasing power to 36W improved the vape no end and it never felt likely to dry hit. Dropping back to 30W and opening the airflow a quarter gave me the better flavour and improved life out of the coil. This set up ran for six days, around 40ml of juice, before I swapped the coil for testing the 0.6Ω, but I feel these coils should be good for at least 10-14 days, juice dependent. The 0.6Ω coil has been equally impressive and is on it’s 5th refill as I write this, running at 25W and a third open. Flavour has been consistent throughout, and the juice used is 70vg/30pg Butter 03. It would have been nice to try the RBA for comparison but unfortunately I haven’t been able to source one at the time of writing. It would have allowed testing of TC and more flavours for a better feel.
Build quality is the usual high standard for the Aegis range, comfortable in the hand without being overweight with the removeable 18650 battery. Battery life using a VTC5A has been good, up to 200 puffs on a single charge with the mod cutting out at 3.2v. For testing, I charged one cycle in the mod using USB and it was only slightly slower than my external charger at 1hr 45min versus 90min. The mod didn’t get warm when charging but I would always recommend external charging where possible. The UI is a refreshing change from that used on previous Aegis models, although the smaller font used for oHm, amps, volts and puff counter were on the small side. Clear battery indicator and power/temp settings are all easy to read. Personally, I found the neon green the easiest and brightest to read, but it’s nice to have the option to change. This new UI makes the mod feel more up to date than the somewhat dated older version.
The Geekvape Aegis Boost Plus is available from Heavengifts for around £35.