Some say go big, but what about going tiny? There’s a trend of really small box mods that are clearly finding a market niche, and thus brands are rushing to meet the demand. Here we get one from Aspire, a company that has created some pretty awesome vape mods already. Were they able to shrink the goodness into bite size form? Let’s find out!
It takes even more ingenuity to create a well-designed box mod that is exceptionally small. Have no doubt that the Rover truly is a very little vape machine. It measures 60mm x 22.5mm x 35mm. You don’t need to pull out a ruler, just imagine a device that fits in the palm of your hand. The design itself did come out on the “boxy” side, but it looks good, if just rather plain.
What you do come away feeling, is that the Aspire Rover was made well. There is a thumb-sized fire button that clicks properly without any rattle, and below it an OLED screen that is small but clear. Under the screen you’ll find those +/- buttons. There are ventilation holes at the bottom for the battery, and even with its stature it still feels really good in your hand. We’re not sure how much physical abuse it could take, but out of the box it certainly meets the Aspire standards that we expect.
This is a 30-watt box mod, so if you have visions of enormous swaths of vapour clouds you need to come back down to reality. That being said, this doesn’t mean you can’t get a great vape from the Rover. It’s still an Aspire, so we knew it would be tuned as well as it could be for a lower wattage vape mod. That it was! Coming packed in this kit is the Nautilus X tank, and the combo of the two made for some rather great vaping.
Firing it up with the included 1.8ohm coil was a pleasure, as we were able to get really nice flavour instantly. While the vapour production wasn’t enormous, it certainly did the job. We’re talking about a box mod that is ideal for mouth to lung vaping, producing just the right amount of vapour to replicate a smoking experience.
Your range of features will be somewhat limited when talking about a vape mod with low wattage, at least in terms of modes. You have a variable wattage mode that goes up to, of course, 30. You can also set it to variable voltage as well as make use of the bypass mode for absolute full power. The feature set may be short on options, but you really don’t need more than this. It does feature an internal 2000mAh capacity battery, which is more than enough to get you through a full day of vaping.
Yet we would argue that the size and build of the Rover is its biggest feature. It has a very pocket-friendly design which means you can stash it and go without any fuss. To have such a portable design on a vape mod that also features the very capable Nautilus Tank is not to be overlooked. To add to the stealth abilities, Aspire threw in a stealth mode, which makes the OLED screen go black so you can presumably vape somewhere dark, and not be seen.
Here’s a list of the important features:
- 30W Power Output
- VW/VV/Bypass Output Modes
- Resistance Range: 0.2-3.5ohm
- Voltage Range: 0-8V
- Internal 2000 mAh battery
- 0.86” OLED Screen
- Spring Loaded 510 Threading
- Size Specs: Depth 36mm/ Width 22.5mm/ Height 60mm
Ease of Use:
As you might expect from a mini vape mod, this is a rather straightforward ordeal. While your options may be limited in terms of features, the ease of use is incredibly high. Turn it on, set your wattage, and go. That’s pretty much the entire process. It’s also really simple to go in and out of stealth mode, as you just need to hit the fire button three times to do either. This box mode was definitely made with the end user in mind, and it shows.
The nifty Nautilus Tank is equally easy to use. It works with a screw top cap, so you just unscrew and set it aside to fill with your favourite e-liquid. Screw the top back on, and then screw it into the spring loaded 510 threading base on the Rover and that’s it. All of this means whether you are a seasoned veteran or a beginner, you’ll have no trouble at all getting the hang of vaping with the Aspire X30 Rover.
Here’s where it gets even better, as this vape mod kit comes in at a very low £34.99 price point. That’s a full kit with a pre-installed coil, a very good tank, as well as an internal battery. All you need is to get some e-liquid and you are fully stocked. This is the perfect entry price for someone looking to make the step up from e-cigs to a box mod, or just to have as a spare portable vape.
For what it is, there isn’t much we don’t like about the Aspire Rover box mod. This is really the perfect buy for a beginner, or even someone making the transition directly to vaping and skipping the electronic cigarette step. Everything Aspire has done makes it easy to just pick up and vape, and the mouth to lung style is ideal for new switchers.
The only thing we might knock it for is the pretty basic visual design. We can overlook the boxy-ness, but it would have been nice to add some little touches of flair to it. As it is, this is supposed to be a rather stealthy box mod, so perhaps that would have defeated the purpose. Regardless, we think this is a great portable low wattage vape mod, and if that is what you are looking for, then you don’t have to go any further – you found it!