For a long time Aspire seemed to have disappeared, almost as if they were brewing something big. Ever since the enormous success of kits like the Aspire Pockex, they seemed to have gone under the radar. Unlike most competitors, they haven’t really jumped on the disposable band wagon. Instead it seems like they have focused on the transition people are making from disposables to small refillable pod systems. That’s where the Aspire Flexus Q kit comes in. This nifty little device is the ideal kit for somebody who in transitioning from disposable vaping to refillable vapes, but doesn’t want a massive kit they have to lug around. So what is the Aspire Flexus Q really like to use? Key Features of the Aspire Flexus Q Quickly becoming one of the most popular starter kits available, the Aspire Flexus Q serves as a perfect kit for both beginner vapers and intermediate vapers looking for a second, more portable device. Powered by a 700mAh built-in battery, the Flexus Q comfortably offers at least a full day of vaping without the need to recharge. When you do need to recharge the device, you can do so from 0% to 80% in just 10 minutes thanks to it’s type-c charging cable which is included in the kit. The Flexus Q is dual activated which means you can draw vapour via either auto-draw or by pressing the button on the side of the kit. The same button pressed three times allows you to toggle between three different power modes, low, medium and high. Equipped with adjustable airflow on the side of the device, you’ll get both a restricted direct-to-lung (RDTL) and a loose mouth-to-lung (MTL) vaping style from this device. The Flexus comes with one pod and two coils, a 0.6Ohm and 1.0Ohm. The pod has a maximum e-liquid capacity of 2ml that can be refilled with your favourite liquid (we recommend using Nic Salt e-liquid with these coils). Specifications: Height: 10.9cm (with pod installed) Width: 2cm Depth (thickness): 1cm Battery Capacity: 700mAh (Built-in) Pod Capacity: 2.0 ml Mod Material: Zinc Alloy Pod Material: PCTG Auto Draw Activation Button Triggered Draw Activation Bottom Filling Adjustable Bottom Airflow 3 Level Power Adjustment Aspire ASP Chipset For Safety Protection (Up to 6 Features) Charging: Q-Quick Type-C, 3A Coils: 0.6Ω Mesh Coil (15-18W), 1.0Ω Mesh Coil (12-15W) Coil Material: Kanthal AF What’s in the box? Inside the box is an Aspire Flexus Q pod kit (thank god), a type-c USB charger cable, two coils and a user manual. The user manual is extremely comprehensive, detailing LED indicators, safety provisions and instructions to refill the device. The two coil options are a 0.6Ohm and a 1.0Ohm which can both be used for nic salt e-liquid but will offer slightly different vaping styles. How to install Aspire Flexus Q Coils The coils that come with the Flexus Q are extremely easy to fit into the pod with the plug and push as shown below. We recommend priming your coils for at least 15 minutes. To prime the Flexus coils, simply wet the cotton on the coil, and then insert it into the pod, fill the tank and wait for 15 minutes before using it. It’s a shame Aspire have felt the need to include coils and pods separately with the Flexus Q. Most pod devices today come with the coils pre-installed and you just need to change the pods, this probably would have been the icing on the cake for the Flexus. How to refill Aspire Flexus Q kit? Refilling is made simple with the Flexus with a side fill design. Open the silicone cap on the side of the pod Insert liquid bottle nozzle Squeeze liquid into the pod being careful not to overfill. We recommend inserting 1.5ml of e-liquid per refill. Close silicone cap ensuring it is securely tightened and no liquid residue remains around the bottom of the pod. Aspire Flexus Q Battery Life, Design and Build Quality Battery Life The Flexus Q is powered by a 700mAh battery which is built-in to the device. After testing, we found that the Flexus Q has a great battery life, particularly for a battery of this size. You can comfortably achieve a day’s worth of vaping on one recharge, of course depending how you use it. For heavy vapers, you might only get 1 day, for less regular users this may extend to 2 days. A day’s vaping does not however mean continued use. If you account for the time most people are at work, travelling or generally not vaping, this would be a day. From continued use we got around 7 hours of vaping until the need to recharge. Thanks to a type-c USB charging cable an an emphasis on fast charging from Aspire, you can get from 0% – 80% battery life in just 10 minutes. We found this 10 minute charge gave us around 2.5 hours of vaping. To achieve more than this, you would need to give it the full 100% recharge. There are three indicators for battery life, see below. Overall, the battery life is fantastic and the rapid recharging means charging time is almost a thing of the past. Design Made from zinc alloy, the Flexus Q has a metallic matte finish with a carbon fibre accent on the back of the kit. Visually, the Flexus Q is a great looking kit. It’s slick body is reminiscent of a sports car key. It is slender enough that you won’t feel it noticeably in your pocket, which makes it great as a portable on the go vape. It has one button for all functions, which is slightly raised from the body. This unfortunately means if you have it pressed against a phone or something, it could misfire if you didn’t have it switched off. On the side of the Flexus Q is the adjustable airflow slider, which is nicely placed for convenience. The USB charging port is on the bottom of this device which means you will have to lay it down to charge the device. One design flaw that might have been overlooked with the Flexus Q is the shape of the bottom of the device. Although it looks great, it is slightly curved which means you do have to be careful when placing the kit on a table for example to ensure it doesn’t fall over. This is a minor inconvenience, and if you prefer a flat bottom kit that much, it might be enough to put you off. Overall, the finish is fantastic and I’d argue it’s one of the best looking kits available right now. Build Quality Being a relatively inexpensive device in its category, the Flexus Q is built incredibly well. It feels weighty in your hand, like it’s been built to be solid. The Zinc Alloy body keeps the kit relatively cool compared to most similar kits, even with regular usage. The main operating button doesn’t feel cheap at all. The Flexus Q is definitely big enough for you to notice it in your hand, but it isn’t at all awkward or cumbersome. Probably the best build quality aspect to the Flexus is the airflow adjustment. Sometimes with airflow adjustments on the side of a kit, they can feel almost too easy to move. Not with the Flexus. The conveniently placed airflow slider is solid with no flimsy movement which gives you peace of mind that it’s not going to move around too much in your pocket and change your draw. Overall, the build quality of the Aspire Flexus Q is fantastic, it is a solid feeling kit that is perfectly proportioned. Flavour Test All vapers know there is very little point in a kit feeling great, looking great and having a fantastic battery life if the flavour the kit produces is sub-par. Fortunately, the Aspire Flexus Q can produce a great amount of flavour for a small device. The Flexus coils are great at producing a rich and full flavour as well as lasting a decent length of time (we got 7 days from one coil with regular use). Flavour is of course subjective, but we tested the Flexus with a range of different 50VG/50PG nic salts and found that with almost all the liquids we tried, it produced really good flavour. The flavour could be richer would be our only criticism, but within it’s category it is definitely up there in terms of flavour quality. Aspire Flexus Q LED Indicator Meanings Although there is only one LED light on the Aspire Flexus Q, different flashing combinations and different colours have different meanings. We have summarised the meaning of these flashes and colours in the table below. Device Indicators Battery and Charging Indicators Safety Protection Indicators Pro’s and Cons Pro’s Good built quality and slick design Good battery life Rapid recharge Long coil longevity Great flavour production Con’s Kit stability on a surface Summary It has to be said that the Aspire Flexus Q is one of the best small pod devices out there today. Its flavour production and ease of use is second to none and the design finish is outstanding. I just wish they’d have focused a little more on the kit stability as nobody wants to rest their kit laying down on a surface exposing it to all sorts of leakage. _____________________________________________________________________________________ Need help with anything vape related or have a question about our products? 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