Review: Aspire Breeze Review
I can’t decide how I feel about the Aspire Breeze. When I’m actually using it, I enjoy it very much. But there are also some things that I don’t like about it. There is one thing in particular that I really wish they would have done differently, which I’ll talk about in a second.
The main thing that I like is the size. This is very small and thin, and therefore incredibly portable as well. It’s only 18mm thick, which is about 0.7 inches. That’s extremely small, even when you compare it to some of the smallest mods on the market.
I also like that this has a draw-activated coil. Pressing a button to fire really isn’t inconvenient at all, but there is something satisfying about feeling the coil engage as soon as you start to inhale.
The battery inside only has a 650mAh capacity, but that’s a trade-off you have to make to get this small. The battery isn’t removable, and the micro-USB port only offers 0.8A charging. You can also get a charging dock which appears to have 1A charging, but I haven’t actually used that. This is an area that leaves room for improvement, but it’s not the big thing I mentioned above.
The thing I really wish they did differently is the coil and tank setup. I specifically don’t like how difficult it is to fill the tank. The tank only has a 2ml capacity, which means you’ll have to fill it relatively regularly. Again, this is a trade-off you have to be willing to make to get a device this small, so that in itself isn’t a big deal.
The problem is that there is a long rod that the coil attaches to, and this screws into place at the top of the device. To get to the tank to fill it, you have to remove the entire rod and coil setup.
This isn’t just inconvenient, it’s also messy.
In an age where top-filling tanks that provide instant access for filling with no mess are the standard, this seems like a huge step backwards.
Like I mentioned above, I like the Breeze when I’m actually using it. A big part of the reason I say that, besides the small size, is the fact that the vapor is very enjoyable for such a small device. This isn’t going to win you any cloud competitions, but the vapor output is still good and the flavor is crisp.
There is currently only one coil that will work with the Breeze, which is rated at 0.6ohm. In my experience, they’ll last a little less than a week before the performance drops off and they need replaced. They’re very cheap to replace.
There is no power flexibility with this at all. The button on this can only be used to turn this on and off, and to engage the coil if you don’t like the draw activation.
Once you have the tank filled up and the battery charged, this is extremely easy to use. You can carry it with you anywhere, then just turn it on and vape. Click the only button on this five times to turn it on, then just take a draw whenever you want and you’ll get vapor.
However, the limited battery life and difficult tank access are a real chore. I wouldn’t mind the battery life if it charged fast, but it doesn’t. I also say that I prefer 2A charging with internal batteries, but this doesn’t even have 1A coming in through the micro-USB port!
Like I mentioned above, filling the tank takes time, and it is also messy. The rod and coil you are pulling out sits directly in the juice, so you have to have something to set it on if you don’t want to get sticky liquid everywhere.
The limited battery life and filling style again come back to haunt the Breeze when it comes to portability. A single charge isn’t really enough to last through a whole day for most people, and there is a good chance 2ml of liquid won’t be either.
This means that if you want to use this over the course of an entire day, at some point you’re going to have to charge your device and deal with the filling issues I mentioned above. This is doable, but not exactly fun. I think the charging port I mentioned earlier actually holds a charge, so that would at least eliminate the charging problem.
I like the Aspire Breeze.
I really love the size and think it makes a great device to pick up and take with you on a quick trip out of the house.
It really shines for beginners as an easy to pick up and use vape without having to learn all about ohm law and how wattages work.
That being said, people who want those type of features will find the Aspire Breeze a bit lacking, but it does work well as a super portable travel vape.
If you fit into any of these categories and think the Breeze may be for you, be sure to pick one up from our shop.
Those who are looking for a more basic setup with lots of power be sure to check out the SMOK G150. And for those who want a more portable vape that offers wattage control, we highly recommend the SMOK Q-Box.