Aspire Pegasus Mini + Triton Mini = Aspire Odyssey Mini (Kit)
The original Aspire Odyssey Starter Kit is a product we did not review when it was released some months ago. To be honest, after the release of Aspire’s first box mod, the CF (carbon fiber) 30W box mod misfire, we were happy to continue reviewing Aspire sub-ohm tanks, but the Aspire box mods just didn’t interest us.
As far as we were concerned Aspire had one truly excellent battery, the 30W CF (carbon fiber) single-mode tube-shaped battery, a battery we still use on occasion. Then we recently got ahold of the Aspire Odyssey Mini Kit, ($99 Vapor Authority) featuring the Aspire Triton Mini and Pegasus Mini mod and all bets were off. The Pegasus Mini is a remarkable little mod with technologies that are more than impressive; they are downright state-of-the-art. Below are just a couple of features to grab your attention:
- Automatic OLED Right/Left Orientation
- Automatically senses Temperature Control Coils and puts the mod in TC mode as soon as you attach the tank equipped with either Ni200 or Titanium coils.
Pegasus Mini Box mod
The Pegasus Mini is a compact box mod with all the features of the full size Aspire Pegasus. The body is made with a high quality 304-grade stainless steel, with a deluxe, semi-gloss finish. Its design allows for a very comfortable, ergonomic, all day grip, even with the added weight of a single ‘18650’ battery inserted. The mod, and matching Triton Mini, comes in black, silver, and rose gold. Despite its small footprint of the Pegasus Mini, the Triton Mini tank is a perfect match for aesthetics and balance. Julia recently reviewed the Triton Mini and after spending two weeks with this kit I agree, for the most part, in Julia’s findings on the Triton Mini. As it turns out, even though the Odyssey Mini Kit’s advanced technology, it is, at its core, a fine tank and mod for new vapers. However, replacing the tank with something in the sub-ohm territory, like the Aspire Triton or Triton 2, the Pegasus Mini becomes a capable 50W mod for advanced vapers as well.
The Aspire Pegasus Mini Box Mod is both a variable wattage device, as well as a Temperature Control device. However, in Temperature Control mode users won’t be able to adjust the power (wattage) for a finer-tuned vape experience.
Most TC mods are like the Pegasus Mini, only a handful of TC mods allow the user to adjust the wattage while in TC mode, including the Joyetech eVic-VTC Mini 60 & 75W mod, the Joyetech Cuboid, and the eLeaf iStick TC100W. Lacking adjustable wattage in TC mod is certainly not a deal-killer, as you’ll see later.
The adjustable power output (wattage) is a decent 1-50W in increments of 0.1W, starting as low as 1-Watt and going up to as high as 50W. The mod is not firmware upgradeable so you can’t expect a good bump in wattage until a new version is released. 50-watts is plenty for most users, but it still seems to be behind the curve in the wattage department.
The Pegasus Mini mod has a resistance range as low as 0.1 ohms to 3.0 ohms (0.2-3.0-ohms in BYPASS mode) a wide enough range for advanced sub-ohm vaping, and way past the 1. 8-ohm coil head ceiling for the Triton Mini tank coil heads.
Premium Sized OLED Display
The OLED display is large (0.86”), bright, and offers up plenty of settings. This display has the size and brightness of the Evolv DNA40 and DNA200 boards, a mere 0.05” smaller.
Beginning on the far left of the screen (with the display facing you) the battery power is shown as a battery icon and as the battery charges or drains the icon indicates the current charge. Next, on the top shelf of second space on the screen is the voltage, on the bottom the ohms of the coils. The largest section of the display shows the Wattage that was set in Variable Wattage mode, or the Temperature set in TC mode. The clear material over the OLEDs is a springy high-grade, super clear plastic.
While several mods can switch display orientation with certain button presses, the Pegasus is the first I’ve seen that performs this feat automatically. Change hands and the orientation changes with you. This change happens effortlessly, and almost instantly. I love this feature as I change hands often.
Basic Features and Functions
The Pegasus Mini is a 3-click off/on mod. While some mods require a secret handshake to get it into TC mod, with the Pegasus it’s an easy as attaching a tank equipped with Nickel or Titanium coils. The Pegasus senses the TC tech in the coils and switches modes automatically. In addition, the resistance of the coils is checked and displayed. Lastly, the OLED screen will alert the user when a security setting has been triggered.
The stainless steel firing button features an attractive stainless steel bezel, and the two adjustment buttons, also stainless steel, have a solid and firm feel to them.
The Pegasus Mini comes with a thick, high-quality orange USB cable that offers plenty of length and plenty of pass-through power.
Battery and Battery Installation
The Aspire Pegasus Mini Box Mod uses a single external 18650-battery (not included). Because I hardly ever read a manual before firing up a mod I’m about to begin reviewing, I had a hell of a time getting the Pegasus to activate.
I inserted the battery, positive end toward the top, and replaced the magnetic door (on the bottom of the mod), only to feel a lot of ‘play’ in the battery compartment and it wouldn’t activate.
Opening the battery compartment back up, I slightly pushed down on the battery to see just how much play I had and the adjustable PIN allowed for substantial push. For a good 10 minutes I thought the mod was DOA, until Julia came over and moved the crescent shaped retaining arm across the battery. After replacing the battery cover again I noticed no ‘play’ in the battery compartment and the Pegasus activated in an instant. Duh!
That said, I did go to the manual and looked for instructions for inserting the battery and there was no mention of moving that retaining arm over the battery, but the official Aspire website does.
The Aspire Pegasus Mini Box Mod features a wide array of safety features, including, Reverse Polarity Protection, Over-Discharge Protection, Short Circuit Protection, Low Battery Warning, No Atomizer/High-Resistance Alert, and High Temperature Protection. There is also a very generous 12-Second Cutoff Protection. A 12 second lung hit, or even mouth-to-lung, is quite a long time.
The Pegasus Mini is a small, thin device, so while certain tanks look good, and actually balances the mod when attached to it, other tanks can cause the Pegasus Mini to be top-heavy, awkward looking, and of course sometimes under powered. The Aspire Triton Mini looks like a natural fit, and the Kanger Subtank Mini, the Triton 2, and others of similar size look fine as well.
In every respect, the Pegasus Mini, although just a tad underpowered and expensive, is a terrific box mod. Versatile to a point, most users won’t much, if anything, to complain about.
Aspire Triton Mini Tank
For much more detail about the Aspire Triton Mini please see Julia’s review. I’ll cover the basics below.
The Aspire Triton Mini Tank is made with 304 stainless steel and glass. Its airflow control valve sits at the base of the tank.
The Triton Mini features a top-fill e-liquid system. Take the drip tip (mouthpiece) and turn counterclockwise to remove it. The drip tip and the top of the top cap are one piece, and removing this piece reveal two slots for eliquid. Always use the same slot for filling your tank, allowing the other slot to remain eliquid free so that the air in the tank can escape easily as you fill. Also make sure the bottom airflow slots are closed to avoid leaking.
The Aspire Triton Mini Tank can be completely disassembled for a thorough cleaning.
The Triton Mini comes with Kanthal coil wire heads, 1x 1. 8-ohm and 1x 1.2-ohm coil head. A Ni200 coil head is also included in the Kit version, and Aspire Nautilus coil heads are compatible with the Triton Mini.
Lastly, it is my opinion that the Triton Mini is a mouth-to-lung tank, even when using the Ni200 0.12-ohm coils. The narrow mouthpiece just isn’t conducive to lung hit vaping. However, if your style of vaping is mouth-to-lung you will love this tank. Even in black the Triton Mini looks very much like an Aspire Triton, only a lot smaller.
Price and Value
At $99 the Aspire Odyssey Mini Kit is on the expensive side when you take into consideration what other, more powerful, Temperature Control Starter Kits cost. The best comparison feature for feature is the Joyetech eVic-VTC Mini with the Tron Tank, at just $57.95. The Aspire Odyssey Kit may cost more, but there is plenty to like about it.
Recommendation: A nifty mod, the Pegasus Mini fits the needs, and then some, for vapers who don’t need more than 50w of power and who see the Pegasus as an attractive and desirous mod. Temperature sensing for Nickel and Titanium, The Pegasus Mini allows new vapers to try out temperature control vaping and the Triton Mini makes for a good, flavorful mouth-to-lung tank. If other, more capable box mods and tanks weren’t available for less, this would be an excellent choice for my own vaping needs.
Bottom Line; if you like what you read here and you don’t mind spending $100+, you won’t be disappointed. Pick one up at Vapor Authority.
The Odyssey Mini Kit Contains:
- 1*Triton mini tank
- (a 1.8ohms Clapton coil pre-installed)
- 1*Pegasus mini mod (no cell)
- 1*1.2ohms Kanthal coil
- 1*Ni200 0.15-ohm temperature control coil
- 1*extra glass tube
- 1*USB charger
Aspire Odyssey Mini Kit Features:
- Comes with Aspire Triton Mini Tank and Pegasus Mini Box MOD
- Variable Wattage
- Variable Voltage
- Temperature Control Capability (With Nickel or Titanium Coils)
- Lightweight and Powerful
- Dual-Airflow Control Valves
- Revolutionary Top-Filling E-Liquid System
- 304-Grade Stainless Steel Construction
- Stainless Steel Wide-Bore Drip Tip
- Japanese Organic Cotton Wicking Material
- Surgical-Grade Stainless Steel Atomizer Coils
- High-Quality Clear OLED Screen
- Powered by External 18650 Battery
- Quality Glass Tank
- Compact and Easy to Carry
- Able to be Charged Internally
- Can Accommodate Aspire Atlantis Coils
- Can be Converted to RTA (With Optional RTA System)
- Reverse Polarity Protection
- Over-Discharge Protection
- Short Circuit Protection
- Low Battery Warning
- No Atomizer/High-Resistance Alert
- High Temperature Protection
- 12-Second Cutoff Protection
Aspire Odyssey Mini Kit Specifications:
- Aspire Pegasus Mini Box MOD:
- Threading: 510
- Wattage Range: 1W – 50W (In 0.1W Increments)
- Resistance Range: 0.2 Ohms – 3.0 Ohms
- Material: High-Grade Stainless Steel
- Battery Type: External
- Battery Compatibility: IMR 18650
- Available Colors: Black, Silver, Rose Gold
Aspire Triton Mini Tank:
- Threading: 510
- E-Liquid Capacity: 2.0 ml
- Casing Material: Stainless Steel
- Tank Material: Pyrex Glass
- Atomizer Coil Type: Standard Resistance / Sub-Ohm
- Wicking Material: Japanese Organic Cotton