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.aspire x30 in hand

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 Manualaspire x30 rover kit

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

  • 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.

Key Features

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.aspire x30 rover mod

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.’aspire x30 rover review

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.aspire x30 rover 510 connection

Red – Blue and Silver versions are available.aspire x30 box mod colours

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].aspire x30 rover and nautilus x tank

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.aspire x30 rover vents

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].aspire x30 rover mod

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!Aspire nautilus X Review

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.aspire x30 stealth mod

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 😉

Pros

  • 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]

Cons

  • I’ve scratched my head and thought about this and can’t find any if I’m honest
REVIEW OVERVIEW
Build Quality
Design
Flavour
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Likelihood Of Replacing If Lost Or Damaged
Neil Humber
I began vaping in 2012 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 writer and author.. I'm an Army veteran - adore dogs and never happier than with a good book on a beach.

12 COMMENTS

  1. I just purchased the x30 rover ,when i tried it a spark hit my lip ,its been doing it a lot ,can you tell me whats causingit and shall i change the coil it came with and start again ?

    • Hi Barbara,

      It sounds like it may be hot e-liquid (spit back) that has hit your lips rather than a spark. This is usually due to the coil flooding with e-liquid. The e-liquid is heated quickly and can spit hot e-liquid.

      It can be caused if your coil has been saturated in e-liquid for long periods of time. If you have been using the coil for a while worth switching it ou.

      Do you know what the PG/ VG Ratio is of the e-liquid you are using?

      If you are using the Aspire Nautilus X tank like in the review above try the following:

      – Press the fire button for a second or two before inhaling, this can help heat the coils up before you put the mouthpiece to your lips.
      – Try to up your wattage a little. Increase a small amount at a time to see if more heat vapourises your e-liquid more efficiently.
      – open the airflow up at the base of the mouthpiece. Hold some tissue around the holes and blow into the mouthpiece. This may not work if you are using the X tank due to the design of the coils and airflow placement but worth a try.

      Hope the above helps a little.

    • The discolouration probably means you’re running it too hot. The liquid and possibly the cotton are getting carbonised/caramelised around the coil and the burnt residue is gradually leaching out into the eliquid. Most likely this is accompanied by a horrible burnt taste.
      How much power you should be putting through the coil depends on how big the coil is. Bigger coil = more metal = more power needed. When you next change your coil to a fresh one, turn the power right down, no more than 10 watts. Ensure you thoroughly prime the new coil before you take your first vape from it. With prebuilt coils I drip a few drops of eliquid directly onto the exposed cotton of the coil and watch it soak up. Then I fit the coil, fill the tank, take a couple of sharp intake puffs without firing the mod and then leave the tank for at least a good 10 minutes. Only then should you vape the device, slowly increasing the power by a watt or two until you’re getting a decent cloud.

      HTH

  2. hi I cant adjust my wattage – it is stuck on 2.9 I didnt change it – it just went low its self.

    I have only had it 2 weeks!

    Tried to get help from the web site support team…they dont answer my emails.

    The tank is working perfectly on a different battery…any ideas ?

    regards

    Paul

    • Hey Paul, I’ve not personally used this device but does clicking the fire button 5 times in quick succession work? This will either turn the mod on/off or lock/unlock the screen.

      Pressing and holding the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons also locks/unlocks the function buttons.

      Let me know if that helps any.

      Cheers

      Jonny

  3. Hi, would just like to say thank you!! I’ve been vaping for a good 4 years now, and never really got my head around all the different coils, vg/pg, mtl etc… I’ve been using mainly a kbox mini, and now realised I’ve been using the wrong coils, tank, juice in fact the whole set up!! I vape a lot, mouth to lung, and after reading your review on the Aspire X30 rover I think it’s going to be the one!

    Thanks again.

    Jane.

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