Here’s a look at a new mesh based pod device from Vaporesso. It’s called the Vaporesso Xiron which I think is derived a bit from it’s appearance or maybe it’s the inverse where the name led to it’s design. Either way, it’s a somewhat different looking device that packs some handy features into it including their new GTX coils. It’s fairly simple so this should be short and sweet!
|GTX 0.3Ω MESH Coil
|GTX 0.8Ω MESH Coil
|Type-C USB Cable
Listed features and specs:
|92.95 x 46.48 x 27.80mm
|5V/2A USB Type-C
|GTX 0.3Ω MESH
GTX 0.8Ω MESH
Packaging and contents:
The Vaporesso Xiron comes packed in a sleeved box with an image of the kit and some notable features listed on the front with the specs, contents and warnings on the back. In the kit, you get the Vaporesso Xiron mod, an Xiron Pod, a GTX 0.3ohm mesh coil, a GTX 0.8ohm mesh coil, an alternate drip tip, a USB type-C cable, a user manual and a warranty card. Standard stuff for a kit like this.
The Vaporesso Xiron mod:
The mod is surprisingly compact not much bigger than the Hero mod from Geekvape I reviewed recently. It’s got a sort of dog bone frame around it not so much an X really and in the recesses of the ‘X’ it’s got a sort of rubbery grip material adhered to it. Every surface of this thing feels different as the frame itself also has a sort of rubbery coating but different from the recessed areas and not smooth plastic like the outer edges. At the top, it’s got a slot to insert the pod like most others and it’s held in place with a series of magnets. It’s a bottom airflow pod so hopefully it’s leak resistant and on the side opposite the button and screen it’s got a thumb dial airflow control similar to another of Geekvapes recent releases. As with many others, it’s not exactly ideal for mouth to lung as even fully closed some air leaks through but you can close it down for a fairly tight direct lung hit.
On the working face it’s got a plastic square fire button, a small 0.69″ black and white OLED screen, some rather small rocker style adjustment buttons and a USB Type-C port for 5V/2A charging. All of the buttons are nice and firm with no rattle or anything. It’s got an internal 1500mAh battery which typically lasts me a full day before needing a charge. The OLED screen though fairly small is easy enough to read and well laid out. It shows the resistance, a puff count, the wattage or voltage, a battery bar and the mode. On the very bottom it’s got some vent holes should anything go awry with the battery but as usual it also has the standard safety features built-in.
It uses the usual five clicks to turn it on and off, three clicks will lock the fire button while pressing Fire and Up flips the screen. Pressing both adjustment buttons opens up the menu which has options for Smart VW, VW, VV and Default which lets you reset to factory defaults and is also the only way I found to clear the puff count. It’s essentially a variable wattage or voltage mod and that’s it. It’s got a max output of 50W, just a bit higher than some competitors which I suppose is nice but not a huge bump up. What it is, is a super simple device with just the bare minimum of functions which makes it incredibly easy to pick up and use.
The Vaporesso Xiron tank:
The pod that comes with the kit holds a very comfortable 5.5ml of liquid and is shaped to match the device. It’s got a fairly wide window to let you see how much liquid remains and is top filled via a little silicone plug. It uses a standard 510 drip tip and comes with an alternate one so you can swap for the one that suits you best. The pod also uses plug and play coils which are inserted in the bottom. It’s a bottom airflow pod so if it does leak it will build up under the pod but so far I haven’t had any. They also don’t mention the type of plastic so you may want to use caution with any known tank crackers.
The two coils the kit comes with are from their newer GTX series and they’re made with flax cotton and some non-woven fabric to deliver some really great flavour. The kit comes with a 0.3ohm mesh coil rated from 32-45 watts while the other coil is a 0.8ohm mesh coil rated from 12-20 watts. The 0.8 would lean a bit more towards a mouth to lung hit and closed down you can get a pretty tight pull but I really found with either coil I preferred using them for direct lung. Obviously the 0.3ohm coil is considerably rowdier and runs warmer but both coils put out some very respectable flavour and decent clouds to match. I normally don’t like to comment on longevity but I’ve been easily getting a week and a half or more out of them.
The Vaporesso Xiron is a surprisingly solid little mod and I’ve really got very little to complain about with it. I wouldn’t mind it being a top airflow pod but so far it hasn’t leaked so it’s not exactly an issue. I also appreciate it’s simplified interface and shortlist of features as it makes it a super easy system to pick up and use. This would definitely do well by most beginners but also anyone looking for a decent pocket friendly mesh based direct lung pod system!