The AVP AIO Kit is the latest entry into the market from Aspire and one that kind of came out of left field.
There’s not been too much marketing behind this one, it just seemed to appear. It’s also slightly strange move Aspire as they stick to calling it an AIO kit when the AVP actually uses replaceable pods.
The AVP comes with 2 pods that have a 2ml capacity, and a press-to-fill valve system on the bottom of the pod.
Enclosed inside the pods are 1.2-ohm Nichrome coils, which cannot be replaced. There also doesn’t seem to be any form of adjustable airflow with the pods or device.
The pods attach to the battery through magnets, much like other pod systems.
The AVP cuts a slightly different style to other Aspire devices, with carbon fiber style center panels and a high sheen metal chassis, it has quite a futuristic look. It kind of resembles a key remote for modern cars.
The AVP also has a small inlet on the side giving you the ability to attach a lanyard which is included.
The device features a 700mAh internal battery and includes a mode button to allow users to adjust the wattage. Surrounding the button is an LED indicator to show the mode selected.
There are three modes:
Low power (Red light) = 8 watts
Medium (Blue light) = 10 watts
High (Green light) = 12 watts
The wattage will remain constant regardless of the level of charge in the battery.
The LED indicator on the front of the device also acts as a battery status gauge.
The button on the AVP cannot be used to fire the device. Instead, the AVP has an automatic draw system.
The Aspire AVP AIO Kit is available in 5 colors – Black, Grey, Purple, Rainbow, and Orange.
I think Aspire make some of the best AIO/Pod systems on the market.
It could be said that the AVP is Aspire’s first true pod system.
The Breeze 2, Nautilus AIO and the Spryte are what I’d classify as AIO (all-in-one) vape devices as they take replacement coils. The AVP doesn’t give the user the ability to just replace the coils. Instead, it uses replaceable pods. Therefore, in my opinion, it should be a classed as a pod system and not an AIO.
Does that mean it’s not going to be as good as the previous Aspire devices?
No…as the coil inside the pod looks remarkably similar to Aspire’s BVC coils.
What it does mean is that it’s probably going to cost the consumer more to replace the pods, than it would be to buy replacement coils.
I know it’s standard practice with pod systems nowadays, but it’s a move I wasn’t expecting from Aspire. They were always known for treading their own path with AIO starter kits, giving users excellent vape performance from reliable, replaceable coils.
I’m sure they have their reasons for making the AVP an enclosed pod system, and I hope they are not just financial. It could be that the AVP delivers an even better vaping experience, or maybe they just wanted to cover all bases and have a device that was easier to use for new vapers.
Either way, the inclusion of variable wattage is what we’ve been waiting for from an Aspire pod system. The AVP now has the features to go up against the impressive Innokin EQs.
But we’ll have to wait and see just how good a vape it delivers. Knowing Aspire, I’m sure it won’t disappoint.