What is it?
The Aspire One Up R1 Kit is a unique new release that, even though it features the word “Disposable” in its name, isn’t quite a throwaway vape device.
Aspire has not yet released all of the details on their main site, but some can be found on the UK Aspire Vendor site.
The Aspire One Up R1 Kit is an extremely curious and odd device. It seems to be targeted at those looking for a disposable vape, but bizarrely it is also refillable and rechargeable.
However, the pod is not removable or replaceable, making it a disposable pod kit because as soon as the coil performance deteriorates, you have to get a new one and dispose of it.
The device itself features a 650mAh battery which can be charged via USB Type C. It will output a constant 3.7V to give a consistent vape experience, even while the battery is depleting.
The USB port and an LED indicator for battery status can be found on the base of the device.
It also features auto-draw firing, which means you simply inhale on the mouthpiece so the sensors can trigger. This also means there are no buttons on the device.
The pods are fixed to the battery and have a 3ml (2ml TPD) capacity with a side-fill port. They also contain a 0.8ohm Mesh coil, which aims to deliver good flavor.
The Aspire One Up R1 Kit is available in 5 color options: Fuchsia, Orange, Black, White and Aqua Blue.
Specs & Features
Aspire One Up R1 Kit Specs
- Size: 100x22mm
- Output: 3.7V constant
- Battery: 650mAh (internal)
- Display: LED indicator
- Resistance limits: not specified
- E-liquid capacity: 3ml (standard) / 2ml (TPD)
- USB Type C Port
- Pods: Refillable, fixed coil – not replaceable
- Coils: 0.8ohm Mesh
- Auto draw activation
- Side fill port
Aspire One Up R1 Kit Contents
- Aspire One Up R1 device
- User manual
Who is it for?
Vapers who want a quick and easy-to-use disposable vape device that’s refillable and rechargeable.
My first thought when I look at the One Up R1 Kit from Aspire is – why?
I don’t really get the logic behind it. There are so many disposable e-cigs in the market that serve the purpose of being a low barrier to entry for vaping.
They are quick and easy to use, and once the battery or juice runs out, you chuck them away.
The Aspire One Up R1 is refillable, which is fine as it means you can use your own eliquid and use the device through more than one rotation. Although we don’t know how long the coils will hold up.
This obviously means that the battery either needs to be more significant to cater for the extended use or rechargeable so it can be used several times – I get it.
What I don’t get is why someone would choose a semi-disposable device like this when they could quite simply get a Uwell Caliburn or another refillable pod where they just have to dispose of or the pod/coil, but the device is an investment they can keep and continue to use.
They’ll also get more functionality like adjustable airflow and save money in the long run on coils.
It’s also just as bad for the environment as disposables, as you are chucking away a whole battery every time.
I might be wrong, and the Aspire One Up R1 Kit might deliver an excellent vape and find a market with those looking to get into vaping. I guess it will be entirely dependent on the price whether the R1 is a good option or not.
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