Review: Aspire Speeder
The manufacturing quality of the Aspire Speeder is good.
My favorite of the mod is actually just how it looks and feels. There is nothing particularly remarkable about the design, I just like that it has a clean, modern look to it. There are 3 color options with a matching tank for each.
It’s actually a very versatile mod too. This has more power options than you will probably ever use, including one that I find very interesting. I’ll talk about all the settings more below in the power flexibility section.
One other thing that I like about the mod itself is the screen. It has an auto-rotating feature that keeps the screen oriented up at all times. So if you flip your vape, the screen flips too. Most vapes make you click buttons to get the screen to turn.
The tank is my favorite part of the kit. It’s big and has lots of airflow, plus the coils are beasts. There is one head that has five coil cylinders in it with a 0.15ohm resistance. The one downside is that they are made of kanthal. I greatly prefer other materials. If you’ve been using big box mods with 510 carts it may be time to look for something smaller, most vapers tend to start with CCELL Silo for their oil because it’s much more compact than a mod.
The vapor quality from this mod and tank setup is excellent. I tried the penta-coil head first because I had to know how it performed, and it did not disappoint. Again, I normally dislike kanthal coils, but I didn’t notice so much of the taste I don’t like with this head.
What I did notice is a very airy draw that still delivered dense clouds. The recommended range for this coil is between 100W and 120W, and it performs admirably at either end. On top of delivering massive clouds extremely fast, the draws were also very smooth. I honestly couldn’t believe how much vapor I was exhaling without any irritation. People who use 510 cartridges tend to prefer the CCELL Palm.
The other coil head has three coil cylinders in it. It performs almost identically to the penta-coil, just with less vapor production. The flavor isn’t any better or worse, and the coils are still kanthal.
The power flexibility is excellent. You’ve got your standard modes like wattage, bypass, and temperature control. This can deliver up to 200W of power, and there are temperature control modes for nickel, titanium, and stainless steel. The temperature range is 200F to 600F. There are also TCR settings.
When I was scrolling through the menu, I also noticed a CPS mode. I played around with it a bit and figured out that this is a mode where you can adjust how many watts the mod delivers at every second of your vape.
I’m sure other vapes do this too and I just never paid attention, but this is the first time I’ve actually played around with something like this. I really like it because I can have it deliver a strong hit for the first few seconds, then gradually drop off as a draw goes on.
This is easy to use. There are three buttons total, one fire trigger and a button bar below the screen with an up and down option. With the device off, you click the trigger five times to turn it on.
When it is on, five clicks will lock and unlock the device. If you want to turn it off, you have to lock it then hold the fire trigger down for about 3 seconds. To scroll through power options, you press the fire trigger and the plus button at the same time. The fire trigger is used to select something, and the up and down buttons are used to adjust the values.
There are some other things you can do as well, but those are the basics. It really isn’t hard to get the hang of.
The portability is average for a dual 18650 mod. It’s really no bigger or smaller than other options on the market with the same design.
It’s far from being the most portable setup you can get though, because there are lots of single 18650 mods and AIO units that are much smaller than this.
The one advantage that a bigger option like this gives in terms of portability is more battery life.
I think the Aspire Speeder is a great 200W mod, and the Athos tank is a winner as well.
Nothing here is revolutionary, but the kit is well made and the performance is great. I especially like the open airflow of the Athos tank.
The included coils deliver excellent vapor on all fronts, though I can’t help wonder if it would be even better with something other than kanthal as the coil material. I imagine they will be offering some different coils in the future based on the versatility of the mod.
If you already have a dual 18650 mod that you enjoy using, then you probably don’t need this and I do still like the SMOK Procolor better than the Speeder, but it is not a bad vape by any means.
If you are looking for something more portable the Kandypens Rubi is a great choice.