Here’s a look at the latest pod system to drop from Aspire. Called the Aspire Favostix it almost seems as though it’s missing a letter. It’s a compact, portable pod system with some handy modern features included. Here are my honest thoughts on the Favostix from Aspire.
|1 x||Favostix Device (1000 mAh)|
|1 x||Favostix Pod 1.0Ω Preinstalled (3.0 ml)|
|1 x||Favostix Pod 0.6Ω (3.0 ml)|
|1 x||Type-C Cable|
|1 x||User Manual|
Listed features and specs:
|Dimensions(including drip tip):||25*13.6*113.2 mm|
|Pod capacity"||3.0 ml / 2.0 ml
0.6Ω 15-18W Kanthal AF
1.0Ω 12-15W Kanthal AF
2ml TPD/CRC/CRC TPD
|Battery capacity:||1000mAh internal|
|Fire time:||7s continuous|
Packaging and contents:
The kit comes very simply packed in a white and orange cardboard box. On the front it’s got an image of the unit and on the back it lists the contents and some company info. Inside you get the Favostix device with a 1.0ohm pod pre-installed, a spare 0.6ohm pod, a Type-C USB cable and a user manual. No extras or anything but you get what you need to get started!
The device has a familiar look to it. It’s a draw activated rectangular pen style pod device that bears a slight resemblance to the recent Vaporesso XROS. At the top it comes with a disposable refillable 3ml pod that also acts as the drip tip. It’s a duckbill shape that’s comfortable and pretty standard for devices like this. The coils inside the pods unfortunately aren’t replaceable so once you’re done with it you just chuck it in the bin. Located on either side of the device is a tiny little hole that allows airflow to the pod. There isn’t any form of airflow control and any variability comes from the pods/coils themselves. I suppose you can cover one or both of the holes but it really doesn’t make much of a difference.
Working down the mod there’s a button on the face of it, you can use the button to turn it on and off with five clicks or use it to fire the device. A bit further down is the 0.43″ OLED screen, well laid out and easy to read despite the size. It can fire up to 30W and is also adjustable via the little screen. Pressing the button three times will highlight the power and subsequent clicks lets you cycle through the 30W. The screen also shows remaining battery, resistance, a puff count and the current wattage. The device has an internal 1000mAh battery, one of the biggest I’ve seen in a device of it’s size and on the very bottom is the USB C charge port. It can handle a quick charge connection and top ups on this thing take hardly any time at all.
The kit comes with two different pods, one is a 1.0ohm MTL mouth to lung pod which has a decently tight mouth to lung hit. It’s the one to use with salts and should make a good majority of mouth to lungers happy while the other pod is what Aspire calls a 0.6ohm RDTL or restricted direct lung pod. It can be used with freebase liquids but to be fair, I can barely tell the difference between the two. Luckily they are well labelled on the side. The RDTL has slightly more output with just a slightly looser draw but for me it’s really more of a loose mouth to lung draw than anything.
The pods are bottom airflow and so far aside from the tiniest bit of condensation I haven’t experienced any leaking of any sort. The pods are also bottom fill so in order to fill them you need to remove it from the device, flip open the little fill port and top it up. It has two holes one for filling and the other for venting but almost every time I fill it a tiny bit of juice comes out the vent hole. Not a big deal but you will need a tissue most of the time. Longevity of the pods seems pretty standard and I got over a week of steady use on the first coil before swapping out.
I’ve been pretty content with the Favostix. It works well, has great battery life, good flavour and vapour and it fits the pocket perfectly. I also appreciate the regulated output and the USB C charging. Really there isn’t much to dislike about this little guy and the few cons I listed were minor at best. I would like to see replaceable coils rather than pods but that’s more of a personal point. If you’re looking for a handy little pod device that’s regulated, works well and can usually last all day thanks to the 1000mAh battery, the Favostix might be the one to check out!!