Yet another ‘mini-mod’ to look at and this time it’s the Aspire X30 Rover kit.
They’ve teamed this little cutie up with the low-profile 2ml top fill Nautilus X tank – which has proved extremely popular in its own right.
This is predominantly a MTL [mouth to lung] vaping kit and looks to be going up against – amongst others – the excellent Innokin Pebble and Slipstream.
Aspire has either named the kit after a dog or more likely that craft that headed to Mars.
So is the X30 Rover out of this world. Is it the best e cigarette UK for new vapers?
Let’s put it under the microscope.
In the Box
It’s the typical packaging from Aspire – the compact black box that you have to shake about a bit to get off with the usual gold writing and diagram of your device.
Opening it sees the Nautilus X tank and of course the X30 Rover itself.
Underneath is a spare glass tank and inside another little box is your charger and lanyard – does anyone actually use those..?
- 1 x Aspire X30 Rover Box MOD
- 1 x Nautilus X Tank (1.8ohm coil pre-installed)
- 1 x Replacement Pyrex Glass Tube
- 1 x Micro USB cable
- 1 x Lanyard strap
- 1 x Warranty card
- 1 x User Manual
X30 Rover / Nautilus X Specs
X30 Box MOD
- Size: 60mm (H) x 22.5 (W) x 36mm (L)
- Battery capacity: 2000mAh
- Voltage Range: 0 – 8V
- Wattage Range: 1 – 30W
- Thread: Spring loaded 510 thread
- Display: 0.86 OLED
- Charging port: Micro USB port
- Nautilus X Tank
- Capacity: 2ml
- Size: 22 (D)x 45 (H)mm
- Resistance: 1.8ohm Kanthal (12W – 16W)
- Material: Stainless Steel
- Pyrex glass
OK I’m getting on my soap-box again.
Just ONE pre-installed coil???!!!
This seems to becoming the norm nowadays – for goodness sake vaping company dudes add another coil or two!!!
OK back to the review lol.
OK apart from the obvious – its size – the X30 Rover is designed to be – as Aspire puts it – a low profile stealth kit – and this includes the option of turning the screen off or ‘going dark.’
They say this is the quintessential on the go vaping device – perfect to use whilst out and about and I can’t argue with that if I’m honest.
Other features include a max 30watt output – a 2000Mah battery – adjustable power – variable wattage – the fact you get the Nautilus X tank and I guess the lanyard.
BTW as I’ve already mentioned you only get one pre-installed 1.8ohm coil – you can also buy 1.5ohm coils.
Design and Build Quality
The Nautilus X tank is a little beauty for sure and as MTL tanks go there’s nothing to fault on it – you can get a more detailed review of the Nautilus X here.
On to the ‘star of the show’ the X30 Rover and the best way to describe it is [to steal from an old Volvo advert] ‘it’s boxy but good.’
It’s pretty much the size and shape of a largish box of matches. I received the black version and the silver top – bottom and buttons adds a pleasing contrast.
Red – Blue and Silver versions are available.
The buttons themselves are a pleasure to click and there’s just the faintest rattle when you shake it baby.
The LED screen whilst small is crystal clear though I have to say the two little symbols on the left look remarkably like a dustbin [that’s a garbage container to our American friends].
There’s plenty of battery ventilation holes in the base and what I assumed were also ventilation holes are actually where you attach the lanyard. – I tried but failed to attach it lol.
The usb port is on the side of the X30 which means it stands upright whilst charging and you can vape whilst it charges [bypass].
Despite Aspire’s website calling it the X30 Rover – on the side of the mod is the Aspire logo with NX30 written underneath.
I can’t find out of this is significant other than maybe the N stands for Nautilus and the X30 might be a stand-a-lone eventually?
I called the design of this ‘boxy but good’ and whilst it ain’t gonna win any vaping beauty pageants it’s got clean lines – fits nicely in the hand and has a good weight to it.
How Does The Aspire X30 Rover and Nautilus X Perform?
First up the buttons and menu:
- Click fire button x5 times to turn on and off
- Click fire button x3 times quickly for stealth mode
- Click + button to choose between VW,VV and Bypass modes
- +/- Decreases and increases wattage
- And of course the fire button gets you vaping.
Filling the Nautilus X
It’s an extremely simple process – unscrew the top cap, fill and screw back on – that’s it!
Mine came set at 13 watts and I dutifully stayed at that for quite some time as I found the vape on the Nautilus X whilst a little on the tight side for my taste it was actually a very good MTL experience.
As Nautilus X users know there’s limited airflow holes, just at the base of the mouthpiece.
The mod itself as I’ve said does its job well and without any bells and whistles – it’s a solid performer and does exactly what its supposed to do.
It’s a great choice for beginners and those of us who enjoy an MTL vape every now and then – I can’t be any fairer than that.
What I like
I’m really getting into these mini-mods now and indeed the Innokin Pebble has become my go to device and the Aspire X30 Rover is of the same mould.
It’s a chunky boxy solid little thing that does all you need it to do without any fuss.
What I Don’t Like
It’s hard to say really – it just doesn’t excite me [lol] like the Pebble did. Not sure why just a personal taste I guess.
But no way should that put you off – Aspire are one of the top vaping companies out there and I’ll say it again the X30 Rover is a solid piece of kit!
Final Review Verdict
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the Aspire X30 Rover it’s a solid no frills MTL kit that is well worth the money.
I guess I’ve just been so blown away by the Pebble and Slipstream that purely from a personal point of view the X30 Rover just ain’t ‘sexy enough’ to get my juices flowing lol.
I hope you get what I mean – but hey one man’s sexy is another man’s not so sexy – if you catch my drift.
Soooo…if I accidentally dropped my X30 Rover into the next spacecraft heading to Mars would I be left in a vaping black hole of despair?
Sadly I wouldn’t be staring up at the night sky and sobbing – but hey you might 😉
- Size – it’s compact
- Simple to use
- Intuitive menu
- Comes with the Nautilus X tank
- VW – VV modes
- True stealth mode
- Charges fast
- Battery seems never ending
- Lanyard [lol]
- I’ve scratched my head and thought about this and can’t find any if I’m honest