Aspire AVP AIO Pod | Review

Sexy looks, superb build-quality.

9 min read

Aspire AVP AIO Pod Review

Aspire AVP AIO Pod

Aspire are one of the prominent players when it comes to creating excellent all-in-one and starter kit devices.

The AVP AIO is their latest release, and although it’s called an ‘AIO,’ it’s actually a complete pod system.

It features a 700mAh internal battery, adjustable power settings, and a 2ml capacity pod with a press-to-fill system.

The Aspire AVP AIO Kit is available in 5 colors – Black, Grey, Purple, Rainbow, and Orange.

The Good

Brilliant build quality, sleek looks, 3 power settings, nice press-to-fill method, excellent flavor.

The Bad

An airy MTL draw.

The Bottom Line

The AVP AIO Pod kit from Aspire performs just as good as it looks. It delivers an excellent, flavorful vape from an incredibly well-built and pocketable device. If you are in the market for a pod system that uses replaceable pods (not coils), and like a looser MTL draw – it’s a perfect choice.

9.0

Disclosure: This product was sent to us by Aspire Cig for the purpose of this review.

Specs

  • Dimensions: 82mm by 39mm by 14mm
  • Construction: Zinc-Aluminium Alloy
  • Battery: Integrated 700mAh Rechargeable Battery
  • Wattage Output Range: 8-12W
  • Red Light – 8W
  • Blue Light – 10W
  • Green Light – 12W
  • Capacity: 2mL Capacity Juice
  • Coil Resistance: 1.2ohm Integrated Coil Resistance
  • Button: Power Adjustment Button
  • Heating Element: Nichrome
  • Protection: Short-Circuit/Overcharge/Over Heat Protection

In the Box

  • 1 x Aspire AVP Device
  • 2 x Aspire AVP Refillable Pods
  • 1 x Micro USB Cable
  • 1 x Lanyard
  • 1 x Warranty Card
  • 1 x User Manual
Design & Style9.5
Aspire AVP AIO Pod

When I first laid eyes on the AVP AIO, I was in no doubt that it was the best looking of all of Aspire’s pod style kits.

That’s not to say that any of the others are ugly, far from it. But the AVP just seems to have a modern futuristic look to it, which kind of reminds me of an expensive high-end car key.

Admittedly the orange one we have in for review is quite on the loud side, but having seen the other colors, especially the gunmetal grey, the AVP is a sexy looking pod mod.

Aspire AVP AIO Pod

One either side of the device there are carbon fiber panels, which are probably just vinyl stickers, but they feel good and are of decent quality. The body of the AVP is made primarily of zinc alloy which gives it a solid feel, while still being comfortable to hold.

It has to be said that the paint finish on the body of the device is also exceptionally good.

The AVP has a couple of other apparent highlights to its appearance. There’s the obligatory micro-USB port located on the base of the body, the ‘Aspire’ and ‘AVP’ branding printed on either side of the carbon fiber panels (which is still quite subtle), and a small hexagonal button on the front side of the device.

Aspire AVP AIO Pod

The button is more than just a power button, it’s also used to switch between power modes for the device, that’s right the AVP has three different power settings (more on this later). It’s also transparent and houses an LED indicator light behind it, which not only helps to show you which power setting you are on but also the battery status. The button is not used to fire the device, this is done solely through draw activation. It also sits almost flush with the device, so you’re unlikely to click it by accident, but unfortunately, that does make pressing it bit challenging.

The final piece of the design puzzle is the AVP pods themselves. The pods finish off the shape of the device in quite a beautiful way. They curve along with the shape of the battery body, which has a cutout either side so that the sides of the pod can still be seen, which helps with seeing your juice level.

Aspire AVP AIO Pod

The pods have quite a limited appearance to them, which adds to the overall sleek look. They connect to the device through two powerful magnets, and there’s minimal movement or play if any at all. I’ve had no issues or concerns with the pod accidentally falling out.

The AVP pods also have Aspire’s press-to-fill feature on the bottom of the pod, which I’ll discuss later, but it’s a welcome addition on the most part.

As for airflow with the AVP, that comes from a hole on one side of the device, and up into the pod from beneath. It’s quite a large hole for the airflow, which does lead to the AVP being on the looser side of an MTL draw.

Aspire AVP AIO Pod

The device also comes with a nifty lanyard which features a secure quick release button, so you can detach the pod while the lanyard is still around your neck. The end string of the lanyard feeds through the airflow hole and into the section where the pod connects to the battery.

I didn’t notice any issues with connecting the pod while the lanyard was attached, but I did notice that it kinds of acts like an airflow adjustment, by blocking the hole slightly and tightening the draw. Not drastically so, but it’s something to note especially if like me you prefer that tighter MTL draw.

Aspire AVP AIO Pod

Build Quality

The build quality of the AVP AIO pod kit is absolutely exceptional for a pod of this style and price range.

It feels solid and is great in the hand, with excellent paintwork on the zinc alloy.

The pods connect seamlessly with strong magnets and also have a good quality feel to them.

The mode/power button is clicky, but the one slight negative is that it’s a little too small and flush to the device for my liking.

Otherwise, there’s nothing to complain about with the build of the AVP – it’s high-quality.

Aspire AVP AIO Pod

Portability

The AVP measures in at 82mm by 39mm by 14mm, it’s easily concealed in the palm and very pocketable.

It may be a little heavier than some other pods of this style weighing 75g. That’s not too heavy for a small device, and the added robust feel of the mod is a worthy trade for that extra weight.

Overall a perfectly portable and stealthy pod mod.

Features9.0
Aspire AVP AIO Pod

The Aspire AVP features an internal 700mAh battery and power adjustment with regulated output.

To my recollection, this is the first Aspire AIO or pod system with both.

The device can be switched on/off by 5 clicks of the power button.

You can then adjust the power setting when the device is on the device, with two clicks of the button. This will let you switch between the three different levels which are indicated by the following colors of the LED light:

  • Red = 8W
  • Blue = 10W
  • Green = 12W
Aspire AVP AIO Pod

To select the mode you want, just press the button once to confirm.

Once you’ve selected your mode, the LED will light up each time you fire the device to display your battery level status instead of the mode. That color sequence is as follows:

Green = battery above 3.8V
Blue = battery between 3.8V – 3.5V
Red = battery below 3.5V

The device is charged via the micro-USB port at the bottom, and has a charge rate of 1A, taking approximately 1 hour to charge from flat. It also supports vape while charging.

The Aspire AVP also comes with all the usual safety features of automatic cutoff, short circuit, low voltage, overcharge, and overheat protection.

Pods9.0
Aspire AVP AIO Pod

The AVP pods have a 2ml capacity and have a 1.2ohm resistance Ni80 coil housed inside, so they are disposable pods.

However, you do get two pods in the kit, which is good to see and what most manufacturers should do.

The pods have a press-to-fill mechanism on the bottom, which is basically a spring-loaded fill port. It’s looser and easier to use than the one on the Vaporesso Renova Zero (only other one I’ve tried). I really like the method, compared to flimsy rubber plugs, but it’s not perfect.

Aspire AVP AIO Pod

You have to be a little careful with air bubbles, as there’s no prominent place for the air to escape, and if you overfill the pod, the liquid will collect in the recessed section of the pod which is a little tricky to clean.

That being said, I had very few issues, I was able to use any bottle with it, and there was no leaking when in use.

I tried both the pods with 50/50 and 60/40 liquids, and they easily kept up wicking. I’d even say you could use a more viscose 70/30 and it would be fine.

As for the lifespan of each pod, I was able to get through about 7-8 refills before I noticed it diminishing in performance. So that’s about 14-16ml per pod, which is above average in my opinion, as I’ve had other pod systems not even make the 10ml mark.

Performance8.5
Aspire AVP AIO Pod

The AVP AIO is an Aspire device, and it performs like one.

The coils inside the pods are very good, and they deliver a consistent vape, with a ton of flavor. It’s definitely right up there for one of the best pod mods for flavor.

I love the fact it’s a regulated device, so you are getting a steady vape regardless of battery life, and having three different power settings is great.

However, I did find myself leaving it on the Green setting (12W) as I think that’s where it performs best with a warmer, more intense vape. I found the other settings to be a little shy, but it’s good to have the option.

Aspire AVP AIO Pod

The battery life is also pretty solid for a 700mAh device, and it was just about getting me through a day.

The one thing I was a little bit disappointed with is that there’s no adjustable airflow. I’m someone who likes a tight MTL draw, and I found the AVP to be too much on the loose side of MTL. Those that like a loose MTL are going to be super happy with the draw, and it is a smooth one.

For reference, I’d say it’s a tighter draw than the Smok Nord, but slightly looser than the Uwell Caliburn, if you’ve tried any of those devices.

Aspire AVP AIO Pod

After a few days of use, I decided to go a little MacGyver and stick a tiny bit of tape over about a third of the airflow hole. Once I did it was giving me the perfect draw, and I think even more pronounced flavor.

It’s not something you should have to do to get the perfect vape, adjustable airflow would be better. But still, it worked for me.

Good Vibes

  • Brilliant build quality
  • Sleek design
  • Good form factor
  • Spring-loaded fill port
  • Seamless pod connection
  • Adjustable power settings
  • Excellent flavor from pods
  • Passthrough vaping
  • Good coil life
  • Decent battery life
  • Comfortable mouthpiece
  • Comes with 2 pods
  • Plenty of color options

Bad Vibes

  • MTL draw is a little too airy
Aspire AVP AIO Pod

Verdict

The Aspire AVP is an exceptionally high-quality pod system.

It’s incredibly well put together with premium build quality and is a damn good looking device.

It features adjustable power settings and delivers an excellent, flavorful vape, especially if you like a loose MTL draw.

However, while I can sit here and say this is an excellent pod system, that most are going to enjoy, the emphasis has to be on ‘most.’

If you prefer your all-in-one device to use replacement coils instead of disposable pods, and if you like a really tight MTL draw, then it’s probably not for you.

Anybody else looking for a stylish new pocketable vape should definitely give the AVP a look.

REVIEW OVERVIEW
Design
9.5
Features
9.0
Pods
9.0
Performance
8.5
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Marc has been an avid vaper since 2010. His obsession with new vape gear has led to developing his own overflowing vape room, and starting Vaping Vibe with Danny & Jules to help educate other vapers.