The Geek Vape Aegis X
Another month, another Aegis. Normally, that wouldn’t be a thing vapers complained about, given the brand’s sheer popularity among discerning users. But with the all-new Aegis X, Geek Vape might have taken what their audience loves and pushed it a little too far.
This doesn’t mean the Aegis X is a bad mod — in fact, it’s pretty good! But there are some quirks and design choices that made us wonder if this really warranted the Aegis name, or if this should have been a little “one off” project that Geek Vape could have done on the side. Let’s get to the specs.
is a 200W Starter Kit is a powerful vaping kit, implementing a dual high amp 18650 battery layout, IP67 international protection marking, and is equipped with a comprehensive temperature control suite to dial in the ideal settings to suit the preferences of the individual user.
The Geek Vape AEGIS X 200W Kit is crafted from durable zinc-alloy, offering improved chassis strength and a visually striking exterior. Accessible from the bottom, the Aegis X Kit can use a pair of high amp 18650 batteries, allowing the wattage output to attain a level of 200W. Working in conjunction with the AS 2.0 chipset within, the Aegis is constructed in a manner that prevents dust, water, and falls and drops from affecting the functionality of the Aegis X. This IP67 designation by the international protection marking is highly sought after and makes the Aegis X a rugged and durable mod. Furthermore, the Aegis X Starter Kit can utilize a useful temperature control suite, unlocking the ability to utilize nickel, titanium, or stainless steel wires with ease.
Geek Vape Aegis X 200W Starter Kit Features:
- AS 2.0 Chipset
- Dimensions – 90mm by 56.1mm by 31.3mm
- Dual High Amp 18650 Batteries – Not Included
- Wattage Output Range: 5-200W
- Resistance Range: 0.05-3.0ohms
- Temperature Range: 200°-600°F / 100°-415°C
- IP67 Rating – Water/Shock/Dust Proofing
- Zinc-Alloy Chassis Construction
- Optional Protective Tank Sleeve
- 4 ” OLED Display Screen
- Bottom Hinged Battery Door
- Battery Protections
- Low/High Resistance
- Over Heating Protection
- Short-Circuit Protection
- Reverse Polarity Protection
- Over Charge Protection
- Over Discharge Protection
- MicroUSB Port
- Threaded 510 Connection
Available in Green, Gold, Orange, Rainbow, Silver, Gunmetal, Red, Black
Geek Vape Cerberus 25mm Sub-Ohm Tank Features:
- 25mm Diameter
- 4mL Standard Juice Capacity
- 5mL Bubble Glass Juice Capacity
- Superior Stainless Steel Construction
- Pyrex Glass Reinforcement
- Super Mesh Coil System
- 2ohm Super Mesh X1 Coil – Rated for 60-80W
- Compatible with TFV8 Baby Coils
- Threaded Top-Fill Design
- Dual Slotted Adjustable Bottom Airflow Control
- Detachable Structure
- 510 Connection
Geek Vape Aegis X Starter Kit Includes:
- 1 Aegis X Mod
- 1 Geek Vape Cerberus Tank
- 1 0.15ohm Coil Head
- 1 Spare Silica Glass
- 1 Battery Cap
- 1 18650 Battery Adapter
- 1 Small Parts Polybag
- 1 User Manual
Impressions/Aesthetics of the Aegis X
While the intro paragraph might have thrown you a bit, know that the Aegis X definitely looks like a Geek Vape device. With the IP67 standard waterproof surface, leather-like grip area and overall sense of durability, there’s no doubt you’re going to recognize this mod, both by look and feel.
Where the Aegis X differs most is in the tremendous 2.4-inch hi-res display. No, it’s not a touchscreen, but you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise, given the sheer amount of real estate devoted to the screen. But, alas, there’s no touch functionality to be had here. Though I’m hardly a fan of touch displays, it kind of seems wasteful to have all this room and nothing to do with it.
Aegis X Color Limitations
Another concern with the display is the lack of customization. Considering how bright and bold the stock layout is, it seems odd that the Aegis X only has one color scheme and layout to choose from. In other words, if you’re not into garish purple and lime green, or the font choices in play here, then you’re out of luck.
I happen to like the stock layout, but couldn’t help but wonder why an advanced vaping company like Geek Vape didn’t give a few choices, or even the opportunity to upload some new wallpapers. Other mods have been doing this for years — it would have been welcome here.
Quality of the Aegis X
Besides that, the Aegis X maintains the company’s penchant for top-quality craftsmanship and build integrity. Nothing shakes, rattles or misfires — and that’s really the most important element to discuss.
Features (a.k.a. A quick discussion of another broken tank)
First off, let’s get it out of the way. My included Cerberus sub-ohm companion tank was DOA. As in, the tank wouldn’t register on the Aegis X or any other mods. But even if it did, both the attached bubble glass and replacement straight glass were cracked during shipment. (ed. tell me next time! I’ll send you another ????)
We’ve used the Cerberus before, and were satisfied with its performance, so we’re not going to dock any points for this mishap. Truth be told, the Geek Vape Zeus sub-ohm tank (a part of the Aegis Legend Starter Kit) would have been a better pairing for the chunky, substantial Aegis X mod, and I wish I had another one to add to my collection. But the streamlined Cerberus will do you just fine, with solid sub-ohm performance and Geek Vape’s understanding of flavor’s importance.
As a side note, I am concerned about my recent slew of DOA vape products. I know shipping from China is always risky, and that the combination of tariff wars and U.S. hostility toward vaping might cause some QC issues. But my last three shipments have had three different instances where I had to modify my kit reviews — let’s pack a little lighter, China. ( Let ME know about them, please! – ed.)
Vaping the Geek Vape Aegis X
I could theoretically call this section, “A Tale of Two Aegises.” Because there are some immediate similarities with the tried-and-true Aegis format. Whether it’s the rock solid, responsive buttons and firing time, or the bulky but comfortable heft, there’s no doubt that once you set up your Aegis X, you know exactly what device you’re vaping.
Large Color Display of the Aegis X
But that screen — oh, that gorgeous, but impenetrable screen — is both a blessing and a hindrance. It all depends on which hand you use to vape. In my left hand, the Aegis X settles into a nice trigger grip, exposing the screen for the world to see. However, in the right hand, using a thumb firing grip is just too cumbersome with the button layout, forcing users to place the screen smack-dab in their palm, making it next to useless.
Set it and Forget it Mod
Grip aside, the Aegis X fires quickly and accurately, in both power and temp control modes. Plus, for a mod in this category, there’s a surprising amount of ease and precision within temp control that belies the kit’s relatively modest price point. You’re not getting YiHi levels of customization here, but you don’t really need it. The Aegis X is more of a “set it and forget it” kind of mod — something most vapers will appreciate.
The one big complaint I have comes from the top of the device. Not only are there far too many crevices and gaps that trap leaked e-liquid for all eternity, but the designers also inexplicably placed the USB charge and upgrade slot right in the heart of it.
Maybe the Aegis X is water-resistant, but I highly doubt that USB slot is going to be of much use once some juice trickles down past the rubber stopper. With so much other real estate to be had on this bulky mod, this was a strange and confusing design decision.
- Gorgeous screen
- Top-flight build quality
- Comfortable feel in the hand
- Screen isn’t customizable… at all
- Can’t do anything with it, either
- Weird USB port placement
Putting aside the busted tank, the Aegis X is a pretty damn good vape kit. In that, it fires well, doesn’t trip up at higher wattages, and feels good in the hand. Though not nearly as good as the new SMOK MAG P3 Starter Kit. Yet it also has some weird, inexplicable design decisions that not only affect how you use the device, but also can potentially damage it. If you love the look and feel, don’t hesitate to buy one. But I’d be lying if I said I’d recommend it over the Aegis Legend or other variants of this series.