The Aspire Breeze NXT – A pod is a pod is a pod, right? Well, as we’ve learned lately, this really isn’t the case anymore. While no one is ever going to start an all-in-one (AIO) cloud competition, it’s clear that the trend of sub-ohm pod vaping isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon.
The Aspire Breeze NXT is the latest in a seemingly endless line of pod mods/AIO devices designed for versatility and multiple sectors of the industry. It might not be as aspirational as some mods, and yes, it’s still best used for nic salt vaping, but the Breeze NXT is certainly worth some consideration if you’re in the market for a new AIO.
The Propaganda of the Aspire Breeze NXT
The Aspire BREEZE NXT Pod System is a well crafted high end vaping pod system, integrating a 1000mAh rechargeable battery, adjustable airflow control ring, and uses proprietary coils constructed exclusively for the Aspire Breeze NXT Pod System to vaporize powerful nicotine salts.
Featuring a strong exterior chassis crafted from durable zinc-alloy, a 1000mAh rechargeable battery sits comfortably within. The single firing button can be used to activated the firing mechanism, but is also geared with a draw-activated mechanism.
Large Capacity for a Pod Mod
At the top of the Breeze NXT Pod System sits a large capacity juice pod, holding up to 5.7mL of today’s most popular eJuice or nicotine salt formulations. Within the refillable pod, a 0.8ohm KA Mesh coil is installed in the bottom, relying on a plug ‘n’ play connection for easy and fast replacements.
Furthermore, the BREEZE NXT Pod System features a side airflow, adjustable to allow for the selection of desired airflow to rush through the internal coil structure to extract and develop the complex flavors from today’s most popular eJuice or nicotine salts.
Aspire BREEZE NXT Pod System Features:
- Dimensions – 96mm by 35mm by 20.5mm
- Integrated 1000mAh Rechargeable Battery
- Direct Voltage Based Output
- Coil Resistance: 0.8ohm
- BYPASS Mode
- Zinc-Alloy Chassis Construction
- Dual Firing Mechanism – Draw & Button Activated
- Adjustable Side Airflow Ring System
- LED Battery Life Indicator Light
- Protective Mouthpiece Cap
- Bottom Ventilation Holes
- Refillable Pod – Replaceable Coil
- 4mL Juice Pod Capacity
- Side Fill System – Silicone Stoppered
- Aspire BREEZE NXT Coil Series
- 8ohm KA Mesh Coil
- Bottom Coil Installation – Plug ‘n’ Play
- Snap-In Pod Connection
- 8s Automatic Cut-Off
- Short-Circuit Protection
- Low Voltage Protection
- Overcharge Protection
- Over Heat Protection
- MicroUSB Port
Aspire BREEZE NXT Pod System Includes:
- 1 Breeze NXT Battery Unit
- 1 Breeze NXT Pod
- 2 0.8ohm Mesh Coils
- 1 MicroUSB Cable
- 1 Warranty Card
- 1 User Manual
Impressions/Aesthetics for the Breeze NXT
My editor and I constantly wonder if the look and feel of pod mods even matters anymore. With the exception of a few Suorin devices, they’re all pretty much the same, with pocket-friendly lines, compact structure and simple control schemes.
The Breeze NXT tries its best to stand out, with some oddball curves and divots on its otherwise slender frame. But, while I think Aspire was going for ergonomics, the weird bumps do nothing more than add a slightly unique aesthetic. In terms of function, there really isn’t much that the exterior adds to the experience.
Solid and Well-Built
But overall, the Breeze NXT looks and feels solid, with more heft than you usually find in these mods. The single-button operation is responsive, and the button has a good clicky throw, rather than the mushy feel most pod devices offer.
My only wish? That the button was a little more prominent against the undulating curves on the frame, since it’s easier to misfire the Breeze NXT than it probably should be.
Vaping the Aspire Breeze NXT
It’s rare that “predictable” is used as a compliment, but vaping is a rare kind of industry. And the Breeze NXT is comfortable, reliable and — yes — predictable in all the right ways. From the long-lasting, 5.7mL pod capacity, durable coils and 1,000mAh integrated battery, all the way to the draw-activated AND button-activated firing scheme, Aspire clearly wanted to check off a lot of boxes with this mod, and for the most part, they deliver.
Vaping the Breeze Cont…
The pair 0.8-ohm mesh pod coils are as solid as they come in this section of the market. While they’re not going to win any year-end awards for performance, these mesh heads are solidly built, and deliver ample flavor and vapor production for such diminutive coils. They somewhat remind me of the old Aspire BVCs in terms of flavor, but ultimately, they come up JUST short of that high water mark.
There’s an external airflow ring to fiddle with, but truth be told, it didn’t affect the experience much at all. Instead of tweaking the device, simply do like pod mod vapers do, and just fill to enjoy the Breeze NXT. At 0.8 ohms, the draw is a nice balance of MTL snugness and direct lung warmth. Like I always say, there won’t be any fogged up rooms as the result of using the NXT, but it certainly outperforms the likes of JUUL pod mods, that’s for sure.
The 1,000mAh battery is admirable, outperforming cells with much higher ratings. After an almost TOO rapid charge cycle, the Breeze NXT gave me an unreal 22 hours of steady vaping (don’t ask – I was having trouble sleeping that day). That included some fairly heavy sessions, thanks to a low-nic liquid I’ve been using in lieu of nic salts.
Even better, the performance doesn’t fade or offer weak draws until the LED blinks red, so consistency wasn’t a concern either. I may never love pod mods or small AIOs, but the Breeze NXT definitely stood head and shoulders above most in this category, thanks to some of the steadiest performance in the industry.
Hidden Juice Level
My primary complaint about the NXT? For starters, it’s difficult to tell how much juice is left in the pod tank once the levels get low, meaning you’ll spend a lot more time removing the tank to make sure you’re not about to scorch your coil. It’s a minor nuisance, but one that stood out among so many other positives.
- Outstanding battery
- Strong coil longevity and versatility
- Solid build quality
- Weird look and feel that doesn’t add to the comfort
- Flavor and vapor isn’t as good as others we’ve tried
- Difficult to tell juice levels
I wish I liked pod mods more than I do, because I feel like the Breeze NXT might appeal to me more if I was a fan. But, looking through objective eyes, Aspire has definitely made a durable, top-quality AIO that has some cross-market appeal. And if they find a better, more flavorful coil system for the next iteration, I expect there to be an even better score down below.