Introduction – The Pockex AIO From Aspire

Of all the vaping companies out there I’m pretty sure the vast majority of you have at one time or another used an Aspire product.aspire pockex review

They do indeed cater to the mass vaping market with a whole range of fantastic devices and tanks and let’s face it you can probably count on one hand Aspire products that haven’t been well received.

So is their latest MTL [mouth to lung] device, the delightfully named the Aspire Pockex, one to attract both new and seasoned vapers?

Let’s delve down and have a closer look.

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In the Box

The packaging is the usual fayre from Aspire – functional – black and everything packed into a relatively small space.

  • X1 Pockex AIO device
  • X2 O.6 ohm 316l atomizers
  • X1 USB cable
  • X1 User manual
  • X1 Warranty Card

I’m glad they supplied a spare coil because whilst taking the ‘in hand’ photos I hit the fire button to be greeted by the smell of burning cotton – so do fill your device before you hit the fire button! And give the juice a few minutes to soak into the cotton too!

You’d really think I’d have learned by now lol.Aspire Pockex vape pen starter kit

Pockex Specs

  • Diameter: 19.7mm
  • Length: 117mm

As I’ve said before there’s not a lot you can do to make a pen style vaping device look any different than what it is!

But the Aspire Pockex is very small – perfect for stealth vaping – and extremely light.Aspire Pockex Kit Contents

You’re looking at a simple top fill design with none-adjustable top airflow.

Aspire says the design is 100% leak proof and in the few days I’ve been vaping with it I can say that is indeed the case.

However it’s the changing of the coils that impresses the most. For once there’s no need to drain out your e-liquid when swapping them out as they simply screw into the top cap – a real bonus for me!

The tank is TPD compliant 2mls [booo!] which means plenty of refilling for heavy vapers – however filling is easy enough.

You can either slide off the stainless steel sheath and fill or [as I found out to my cost] keep the sheath on [always advisable lol] so you can see the unobtrusive ‘max fill line’.Pockex sheath tank

Go above that and you will flood e-liquid all over your fingers and more importantly the Pockex.

Design and Build Quality

As you might expect from vaping giant Aspire the build is first rate with silky smooth connections.aspire-pockex-in-review

However I couldn’t help but notice a quite loud rattle from the fire button.

Not a big issue but one I felt I needed to point out as it is also loose on the touch – which might suggest issues down the line.

But then again you’re going to be vaping on it not trying out for the percussion section of your local orchestra.

However the design is music to a design lovers ears. The funky looking cut outs on the sheath add a touch of class and the removable sheath itself is a nice protective touch.Aspire Pockex Vape Parts

The overall brushed stainless steel is smart with the non-removable black slim line Delrin drip tip the same size as a cigarette.

Overall the Aspire Pockex is a very nice looking piece of vaping kit slightly wider but shorter than the Bic biro I jotted down my notes with.

So yeah it will fit in your pocket – purse or handbag with ease.

Operating The Pockex Vape Pen

First up the operating.

It’s a 1500mah battery and fully charged I got almost two full days vaping out of this little beauty.

Five rapid clicks on the fire button turns you on and five off. You do get a bit of a disco light effect with blue LED flashes telling you it’s on and pink telling you it’s off.

The Pockex also lets you know how much power you have in your battery.

Pressing the fire button and seeing blue means you have over 30% power. When it’s less than 30% the light glows pink so time to charge up.Aspire Pockex Parts

The Aspire Pockex charges from the base and the smallish cable supplied allows pass through vaping [able to vape whilst charging].

As I’ve already mentioned mine came with enough juice in the battery to fire up – however I burned the coil as I hadn’t put any e-juice in – so be careful you don’t do the same.

Vaping Safely With in Built protection

As with any of the newer vaping devices safety features are built into the Pockex meaning you can vape safe.

After 10 seconds of use the device will stop firing – this is important if it’s in your pocket or bag and simply means there’s no chance of it dry burning.

It’s the same with any possible short circuit. As soon as the Pockex detects that most rare of events it simply cuts out.

You should never leave any of your vaping devices unattended whilst charging – however the Pockex once full charged once again cuts out automatically.

There’s not a lot more Aspire could have done to make the Pockex as safe as houses so well done them!

How Does The Aspire Pockex Perform?

As I’ve already mentioned filling is an absolute doddle. Simply unscrew the top cap and drip your 2ml of e-liquid into the tank – using of course the max fill line as your guide.How To Fill the Aspire pockex tank

I let my Honeywood e-liquid from Red Vapes  soak in for a good ten minutes and was absolutely delighted with the throat hit – flavour and vapour.Aspire Pockex tank top fill

I’ve always liked Aspire coils and tanks and the Pockex coils or Nautilus X U-Tech as they are also called – gave me a superb taste profile and throat hit.

The vapour was about the same as the smoke you get from a cigarette which when it comes to beginners and regular MTL vapers is all you really need.

Aspire Pockex U Coil swap

Is The Pockex U-Tec Coil Compatible With The Aspire Nautilus X Tank?

According to Aspire. For the Pockex battery, you can only use the 0.6 ohm coil as the vape pen has been designed for use with this.

This would say to me that the battery is a fixed wattage specifically for sub ohm vaping.

If you were to use the 1.8 Ohm coils, they would likely receive too much power/wattage from the Pockex battery which would in turn burn the 1.8Ohm coils.

But.. the 0.6 ohm coil is compatible, and can be used with the Nautilus X tank. Which is a great option for those wanting to try a sub ohm vape from the Nautilus X tank..

What I like

I like the design – size and weight of the Aspire Pockex and as vaping starter kits go it’s got it all.

This little guy does it all for you – all you need to do is fill and vape.

I love the fact you can swap coils without draining your e-liquid and you do great a superb taste and throat hit.

For me Aspire has brought out a great little device that will appeal to newbies and regular MTL vapers and at the bargain price you are getting a good device for your hard earned cash.

What I Don’t Like

I can’t really find fault with the Pockex but if pushed I’d maybe say the rattle from the fire button is a little annoying should you be a vape ‘n shaker.

Final Review Verdict

If I lost it via a hole in my pocket or man bag would I replace it?

Given its price is pretty much pocket change I definitely would.

Pros

  • Great taste
  • Good vapor
  • Superb safety features
  • Pass through vaping
  • Simple to use
  • Top fill
  • Clean coil swap
  • Battery lasts an age

Cons

  • Fire button loose and rattles

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Neil H
I began vaping over 7 years ago and found it easy to give up a 40 per day roll-up habit! DTL: Lost Vape DNA75C BF - Dead Rabbit SQ - MTL: JacVapour Sandstorm DNA 75 + Savour RTA...Beater set-up Lost Vape DNA 250c and Reload RTA I'm a former journalist and now a sort of writer and author.. I'm an Army veteran - adore dogs and never happier than with a good book on a beach.

42 COMMENTS

  1. Hi, hope you can help

    What would be the best liquid ratio to use with this device?

    A high VG juice will surely not burn enough at this low voltage?

    But will a high PG liquid cause too much leakage?

    What do you recommend?

    Many thanks

  2. I’ve had two pockex, and yet again the thing leaked. I returned the first one for the same reason.
    In my opinion it’s a pen on steroids in size, you can’t let it roll over or accidentally drop to the floor. Despite having a rubber to cover the window my glass broke. Which for me Is the last straw. I prefer to pick things up where I leave them and not worry about a) leaks becoase it’s laid down or falling over at every slight vibration.

  3. Got this yesterday after a lot of skepticism, and I’m honestly impressed with it, only minor issue that I have is that the tank is really small, at least I think so. Is it possible to swap to a larger tank?

  4. I bought a PockeX back in June but it leaks juice if not kept upright all the time. I went back to the shop and it was checked by the staff and who found nothing wrong. I was told that it is normal for it to leak with the juice I use – Whizz Mix because its a “thin” juice. I feel I was just fobbed off…. Is this true??

  5. Hi there, I love my pockex but the past couple of days, after taking a puff there seems to be vapour/smoke in my tank too… I have took it apart and cleaned it but after a couple of puffs it does it again! Am I doing something wrong? I have replaced the coil just in case but still doing it… please help!

  6. After having a 100gm/week roll-up habit for 43 years I bought the Aspire Pockex on the advice of my local vape shop. The first coil lasted over a week but I suspect I threw it away prematurely due to it spitting. Thanks to the tips on this page I now know spitting is due to overfilling. I find that the burning sensation some describe occurs when it spits and neat hot liquid contacts the lips.
    I’ve experienced no rattle of the fire button. It seems a solid bit of kit. The only problem I have had is that it can sometimes leak when it is left laying down to charge with a full tank. I think the oil expands due to the heat from the battery causing a dribble. I tend to charge now when it is less than half full to avoid the leakage.

    As an electronics engineer I’m a bit puzzled by the explanation as to why 1.8 Ohm coils cannot be used. The battery voltage for the Pockex is 4.2V. I’m assuming that all the voltage gets to the coil in my calculation but here goes. 4.2V/0.6 Ohms= 7 Amps (No wonder it gets hot!) Multiply the Amps by the Volts to calculate the Watts – 4.2 x 7 = 29W. With a 1.8 Ohm coil it would be 4.2V/1.8 Ohms = 2.38A x 4.2V = 9.96W, so it should demand less power from the battery rather than more and run much cooler. Whether it would heat enough to vaporise the liquid is another thing altogether. I am still a beginner.

    The good news is that it is three weeks yesterday since I last had a cigarette with no craving to buy any tobacco. I have already cut down from a starting dose of 18mg/ml to 12mg/ml and I’m using the vape less frequently, especially if I keep myself busy.
    I hope this is a helpful review.

    • Good response mate. I haven’t had a cigarette in 2weeks, can even be next to someone while they’re smoking a cigarette😂 Doesn’t phase me.
      I’ve had the same experience, if it’s nearly full and on charge, it will leak.

      I’ve ordered nautilus coils so, will see how they go.

    • The battery is probably too weak for the 1.8 ohm coils from the nautilus. Aspire rates these to be the best between 12 and 16 watts which the pockex can’t reach, further more the voltage will drop in the battery and give you even lower wattage.

  7. Purchased a pockex this morning. I’ve been vaping for a few years now, and gone through different makes and models in that time. None have burnt my lips like this has. Maybe I’m doing something wrong, but I charged the battery and primed the coil as instructed. I noticed a very hot sensation after a few puffs. Any advice would be much appreciated. The heat problem aside…. It’s a good bit of kit, and looks very professionally made.

    • Hi Rick and thanks for the comment. Sorry you’re having issues with the Pockex – during my review I really didn’t get any heat from the tip at all and given it has been given to a member of my family I honestly can’t have a look at it to try to work out why! Sorry mate how you get it sorted.

    • The heat can be affected by the VG/PG ratio of the e-liquid you’re using. The first time I used a PockeX it was with a 80% VG juice – great clouds and taste, but the tip became insanely hot really really quickly. Changed to a 60/40 or 50/50 juice and this solved the problem.

      Also another issue I had with the PockeX was with coils losing taste really quickly. I love the Element e-liquids for the really heavy sweet flavours, but one 10ml bottle of Element juice would pretty much finish off even a new PockeX coil.

      I found the PockeX works better with less sweet and clear juices – the sugar in really sweet, dark juices will caramelise on the coil and kill it. I use Vampire Vape and Fuu clear juices and the coils last weeks.

  8. Today my Aspire Pockex suddenly light up on its own turning a bright red/orange colour at the firing button. I tried to press it incase it had become jammed but the when I lifted it up it was burning my fingers. It eventually stopped doing this so left it sitting upright but next time I looked it had melted the mouthpiece and was roasting hot and once again burnt my fingers. Don’t know if I would even consider buying this again

  9. I love the pockeX. The only problem I have is that it leaks juice, believe it or not from the power button. After the second coil is put in is when the problem starts. This is my third one and all three have done it. Do you know of a way to stop this from happening?

  10. I have one of these and love, love, love the strength of taste it gives using Element juices… when it works properly.

    I have a few gripes though……..

    The rubber seal is forever coming loose around the head/lid of the tank when I unscrew and it’s a nightmare to pop back into place.

    The battery can run out pretty quickly. It would be best to have a backup.

    The coils, expect to burn through them quickly and make note of the cost.

    And finally, for me the coils fill up with the juice far too easily. After a few days use I find that they flood and there’s no amount of tissue that’ll soak that excess up. I end up wasting a lot of juice because when this happens you need to replace it with a new coil, the amount of juice on the knackered coil is quite a significant loss. I’m not sure if it’s just me but I do think somewhere down the line a design error was made.

      • Hey Jonny, I did reply but I’m guessing my post didn’t appear because of the link in my post. Apologies for that!

        Anyway, to answer your question, my juice is 80-20 in favour of VG. Does the vg-pg ration make a difference then? I’m kinda new to this vaping malarky. 🙂

        • Hey Scott,

          I missed that Scott, sorry! May have gone in the spam folder if there was a link in the comment.

          Yeah it’s definitely one of the areas that can effect your coils for sure. VG/PG ration can make a big difference to your vape experience.

          I won’t go into it here as we already have a full guide on the difference between PG and VG here.

          It does sound odd that an 80VG juice is flooding the coils though, with sub ohm devices it’s usually the higher PG juices that tend to flood as they are a thinner consistency. Has this happened to all the coils you’ve tried Scott? Just wandering if it was maybe a batch of coils from the same pack that might not have been the best.

          Usually you can roll a bit of tissue tight and poke down the mouthpiece and soak up the excess juice in the center of the coil but I think the design of these coils don’t let you do this.

          Also, when try not filling to the max line, try t 3/4. Overfilling can cause gurgling coil flood sometimes.

          The only other thing I would suggest, as 80VG is quite a thick juice is that it may be clogging up the coils and effecting them in some way. It would definitely be a reason why the coils aren’t lasting that long, especially if you are using sweeter flavours.

          May also be worth experimenting with other VG/PG ratios. Hopefully things are getting better mate. Let me know if you have any other questions and how you get on!

  11. Hi,
    I really like this device and have bought another one as back up!
    But can someone out there recommend a place where I can buy my e liquid from, which is compatible with the pocket x, please? I usually use 50% of vg and pg.
    I’ve been looking for a while but one type Red Label seemed to clog it up a bit.
    Any thoughts would help- thank you!
    Diana

    • Hey Diana,

      Great to hear you’re getting on well with the Pockex.

      Have a look at the following Diana, there are a mix of flavours and tobacco’s in 50/50 and 55VG/45PG:

      Selection of 50PG/50VG e juice – Black Note is one of the best tobacco e-liquids available but is at the higher end of the price scale.
      Purity E-liquid (Including Tobacco Flavours) have had great feedback. They are 55% VG so no too far off 🙂
      Halo Vapour Co

      Thanks

      Jonny

  12. Can’t anybody help when I turn it on it crackles a lot and sometimes a big pop Im frightened of it I never noticed it made a lot of noise when I purchased it 😱 I think it’s gong to pop when I put it to my mouth as it hurt my lip last time ?

    • Hi Heather,

      Have a look at our e cig tank guide. There is a section that covers spitting and gurgling, specifically titled ‘Why is my Tank Spitting? How To Rectify’. This includes info on how to help with the popping and crackling.

      Just to say it’s not unusual (although annoying) but should soon pass if you try some of the tips in the guide above.

      For immediate relief from the spitting you can try the following:

      – Roll up a piece of tissue very tight and thin
      – Remove the mouthpiece
      – Then poke this down via the hole where the mouthpiece was and into the hole on top of the coil
      – This, if the tissue is thin enough, should find its way into the center of the coil and soak up excess e-juice.

      This should help reduce the spitting/crackling. You may need to do this a coupe of times but things should settle down after that.

      Also, when filling the tank try filling 3/4 of the recommended amount.

      Let us know how you get on.

      Thanks

      Jonny

  13. I love this, great hit, but goes through coils at a fast and expensive pace.
    Now, three months after buying it, the battery has died.
    It may be cheap but I’d have expected everything on it to last longer.

  14. Hi everyone I’m looking to upgrade my aspire k2 would this pockex be any good ? I also have been vaping for 4 years and nearly also got killed by a VIP starter kit lol can anyone make a suggestion as to other brands that don’t break the bank and easy to use please? I don’t want one with a wattage control if that’s what you call it. Thanks for reading

    • I purchase an Aspire Pockex and a K3 Apire. Love the K3. Pockex tip is hot after 3 vapes, maybe 3 seconds on the button… I had heard this but thought they may have changed the drip tip as you can not buy something suitable to fix the problem. Great in size, but as I said it burns your lips.

  15. Just got One of these Pockex, with advise from my local Vape shop as this is my first. Just like you say, nice and easy to use, plenty of flavour and vapour form it. Would whole heartedly recommend this to anyone thinking of going down the E-cig road..

  16. Just bought to replace the dangerous VIP device that threatened to kill me with its desire to start burning away on its own (usually in my pocket) very impressed, guy in the shop set up and advised to let a new coil soak for at least 5. I’m on 3mg and its good enough for me!!

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