The Geekvape Bident is said to be the first, patent pending, dual coil pod system.
As a brand, Geekvape have taken their time to enter the pod mod market, with the Bident following closely on from the Geekvape Frenzy box pod.
Established in December 2015 Geek Vape have quickly become a house hold brand, with an impressive 35 piece catalogue (excluding coils and spares).
I agree that quantity doesn’t equal quality but with products like the Zeus range (comprising of sub-ohm tanks and rebuilables), the Alpha tank and the Aegis Legend mod, which was one of four waterproof mods in the Aegis line up.
It’s clear that Geek Vape are capable of achieving greatness.
Showing tremendous pride, the name Bident is a two pronged spear.
What Can We Expect From The Bident Pod by Geek Vape
The GeekVape Bident is carrying a 950mAh battery, which is a fair but not huge size battery.
It is equipped with the latest Micro AS Chip supporting 3 power output modes “to allow both MTL and DTL experience”.
The AS Chip has been utilised in a few Geekvape products – the Frenzy Pod System, Aegis Legend and the Nova. All turned out pretty good!
It has a USB-C, (thankfully) and supposedly charges fully in 45 minutes.
The coil variation is a little bit limited in comparison to other pod systems on the market. Just two options available at the time of writing.
The pods hold 3.5ml of liquid (2ml in TPD areas).
See The Bident Pod in Action Plus Re-Wick and Build
In The Box
- Bident Battery
- Pod- B1 N80 0.8ohm (pre-installed)
- Pod- B2 N80 1.2ohm
- USB-C Cable
- User manual
- Promotion Card & Warranty Card
The only difference between the Standard and TPD box contents is the size of the Pods. (Standard =3.5ml and TPD = 2ml)
- Size: 17.5 x 32 x 88.5mm
- Weight: 68g
- E-Liquid Capacity: 3.5ml (TPD: 2ml) – Refillable
- Battery: 950mAh
- Resistance range: 0.5-3ohm
- Power output: 3.4V / 3.6V / 3.8V
- Charging: 5V 1A (USB-C)
- Micro AS Chipset
- Dual coil pods (built in coil)
- Variable Voltage
- LED indicator
- 10 Second cut-off protection
- Temperature Protection
- Low Voltage Protection
- Pass-through charging
- Auto sleep – 15 minutes
Design and Build Quality
The Battery | Body
The Kit comes in 6 different colours comprising of 3 resin designs and 3 carbon fibre designs:
I was lucky enough to receive the Black Carbon Fibre Kit which features a Carbon fibre panel on the front and back of the device.
Originally, I thought they were poorly placed sticker. However, the carbon fibre is secure and well placed, it’s the clear protective sticker that is creased at the edges and not so well placed.
The rest of the device is pretty well designed and built. Originally, I was unsure about the durability of the “Bident” sticker at the bottom of the device. However after testing the stickers endurance with my nails, it’s still hanging strong.
The plastic that makes up the devices is quite soft and smooth, it almost feels like tough rubber.
It’s a decent size and fits comfortably in hand.
Button and led indicator
The fire button is on the front of the device, with an a led indicator that lets you know battery power level and power setting.
The LED lights are covered by a piece of clear plastic that surrounds the button, this causes the light to spread all the way around the button. The LED indicator is easy to see, even in direct sunlight.
I will cover the LED features in more detail below.
The system charges with USB-C (The latest USB Charging Connection).
The charging port is positioned dead center at the base of the System, it looks and feels very secure and tidy.
There is a small ridge at either side of the pod, which holds it into place. As far as I can tell, there isn’t a magnet helping with this. However the pod is held in place securely. It’s fairly easy to remove but doesn’t fall out on it own accord.
Both pods come with a dust plug in the mouth piece. I don’t think the plugs are designed to be used once removed but I don’t see why you can’t make use of them to stop pocket fluff getting down the mouthpiece.
The pre-installed pod comes with a sticker over the terminal to protect it from firing in the box. However the replacement Pods come with a rubber cap over the bottom of the pod to protect it.
I like the shape of the Pods, the mouth piece is nice and thin but quite wide (not too wide).
Toward the bottom of the pod, it gets thicker and wider before edging in, to fit into the device.
Looking at the base of the pods, you can see the terminal for the coils, although it looks like the pod has replaceable coils, this is not the case.
The fill hole is a good size and sits beside the coil terminal. It’s also very easy to access, even for those of us that don’t have nails.
I also like the plug, It is a decent size with 2 rims to ensure it grips into place and reduuces the risk of leaking.
Again, The Geek Vape Bident is the first dual coil pod system.
You may already know (or have guessed) Dual coil means two coils, here’s a few things you can expect to be different with this set up.
- Half the Ohms, doubling up the amount of coils halves the resistance.
- More vapour production
- Warmer/hotter vapour
- An increase in flavour intensity
In use, some of these differences are apparent. Turned up to 3.8V the coils produce almost instant vapour and a great kick of flavour. Keep reading for a more detailed guide to each coil and power setting.
The Geekvape Bident does not have variable airflow. However, there is a slight difference in airflow between the 0.8ohm and 1.2ohm Pods. The 1.2ohm pod being more restrictive.
Although the difference between the 2 isn’t huge.
The airflow, comes through either side of the device, to the base of the pod where it approaches the coils from underneath.
Using the System
The Bident is nice and simple to use.
How To Fill The Bident Pod
First and Foremost you need to add your e liquid.
- Remove the Pod from the system
- With the bottom of the pod facing up, remove the silicone plug from the hole
- Fill the pod with E-liquid, though the hole
- Close the silicon plug and place the pod back onto the system
Note: You should leave the pod for at least 3 minutes, to allow the liquid to soak into the coil/wick.
Press the fire button 5 consecutive times, within 2 seconds, to turn the device on or off.
When turning the device on, the LED indicator will will flash 3 times in a colour that signifies the current power setting.
- White = 3.4V
- Blue = 3.6V
- Green = 3.8V
Press the fire button 3 times to circle through the 3 power settings (low-high).
The LED indicator will do one long flash to signify the new power setting.
The colours and power setting are the same as mentioned above.
While using the device, the LED Indicator will “breathe” or pulse the colour that signifies the devices current power setting.
Battery Level / Charging
Press the Fire button twice to display the battery charge level. The LED indicator will flash twice.
- Red = 0 – 30%
- Blue= 31-69%
- Green = 70-100%
These colours are also also shown when the device is charging. When the device is full charged (above 4.1V) the indicator will be permanently green, until the device is unplugged.
- Yellow light / 5 flashes = Timeout ( fired for more than 10 seconds)
- Red light / 3 flashes = No atomiser / No Pod detected
- Red light / 5 flashes = Low battery (less than 3.3v)
- Red light / 8 flashes = short-circuit or Low resistance (ohms)
- Red light / 10 flashes = Heat protection cut off
- Red light for 30 seconds = Device will cut off automatically for safety reasons.
How Does the Geekvape Bident Pod Perform?
There are only 2 pods available for this system, both come with the kit. Both are N80, which is Nichrome. So you are out of luck if you have an allergy to this coil material.
Flavour and Vapour
To see how they perform I tested these pods with Blood Sun, 50PG/50VG, e-liquid by Got Salt. This is a Blood Orange and Grapefruit Nic-Salt.
N80 0.8ohm Coil
Geek Vape recommended using this pod at 14-18w.
The wattage produced from each power setting are approximately:
- 3.4V = 15.5w
- 3.6V = 16.2w
- 3.8V = 18w
I predominately vaped Mouth To Lung (MTL).
Starting at the lowest power setting and working my way up I found 3.4 and 3.6 Volts had little difference between them. The flavour hit the back of the mouth well with the sweet orange standing out from the crowd.
For me, the best setting was at 3.8V. I got a really nice “whole mouth flavour” as the orange and grapefruit flooded my mouth.
It produces a decent amount of vapour, pretty much the most you could expect from a MTL device. But cloud isn’t really the reason we buy pod mods. Plenty of other devices for that.
The size of the mouthpiece hole, that is attached directly to the chimney, is quite loose for MTL vaping. So maybe not for the vaper that is expecting to replicate that cigarette experience.
On the other hand I found it to be a little restrictive for a good DTL vape.
So, for me, I preferred vaping the 0.8ohm pod Mouth To Lung.
N80 1.2ohm Coil
Geek Vape recommended using this pod at 9-12w.
The wattage produced from each power setting are approximately:
- 3.4V = 9.6w
- 3.6V = 10.8w
- 3.8V = 12w
Again, starting low at 3.4v the flavour is hinting but not great. 3.6v improves slightly but nothing to write home about. Both voltage settings are just a touch on the harsh throat hit side.
The 3.8v setting provides satisfactory flavour. It is not as good as the 0.8ohm pod but the orange flavour still shows through.
Out of curiosity I also tested the pod with a standard 18mg liquid expecting it to be very harsh.
To my surprise it was very smooth (considering the Freebase nicotine strength).
I also managed to get a DTL vape without a dry hit on all power settings. However the vapour production and flavour weren’t great.
I also tested the pods with High VG liquid (Strawberry Mango Crush by Juccier, It’s 70VG/30PG and I used it at 3mg).
The 0.8ohm pod struggled on flavour at 3.4V but at the max setting of 3.8V the flavour was tremendous. I was happy with the way this coil handled the higher VG.
The 1.2ohm Pod was also impressive.
At 3.6V the flavour is great and the vapour production is impressive.
Problem is, as expected, the pod struggles to pull the thicker liquid through when consecutively taking Direct To Lung hits at 3.8V. This of course results in the flavour fading.
As a flavour chaser I prefer the 0.8 coil, with either ratio of liquid.
The Geekvape Bident is advertised to be for MTL and DTL but there isn’t much difference between the pods apart from the 1.2ohm pod being slightly more restrictive.
Neither of the pods are restrictive, like a cigarette, so if a tight and restricted draw is your thing you won’t find it with the Bident.
After testing the 0.8ohm pod with both liquids (high vg and 50/50) at different power settings, I prominently used the 0.8ohm pod with high VG (70/30) liquid at 3.8V.
After just 5 days the pod seemed to start to struggle. By struggle, I mean dry hits became a little bit more frequent and flavour dipped from time to time.
Surprisingly after 7 days the pod was still able to perform well, at a steady pace.
After testing the 1.2ohm pod with different liquids and power settings, I predominantly used the 1.2ohm pod set at 3.8V with 50/50 liquid. After 7 days it was still going strong.
Battery Life | Charging
With a 950mAh battery, Geek Vape boast that it charges in 45 minutes.
When I realised the specs state that the charging rate is 1A, I was a little bit confused…
How can a 1A charger, charge a 950mAh battery in 45 minutes? I my head it doesn’t make mathematical sense.. Regardless of my logic, they’re right, from “flat” to “full” in 45 minutes. Amazing.
The battery easily lasted me a full day (about 17 hours) between charges, using the 0.8ohm pod at 3.6V (with high nicotine- 20mg).
All pods that I have used, seem to get excess liquid onto the connector (below the pod). The Bident isn’t any different.
That is to be expected, especially because of where the airflow is situated, so it is bound to have at least a moisture build up.
However, apart from that, no other leaking.
Can You Re-Wick / Coil the Geekvape Bident?
There are a lot of rumours surrounding this subject, so to save you the heart ache I tried to debunk them
Please note: This is for information purposes. The Geek Vape Bident, is not designed to be re-coiled or re-wicked.
How To Re-Wick and Re-Build Geekvape bident Vide
1) You can’t get to the coils without breaking the pod – FALSE
You can, there are 4 little gaps around the bottom.
If you use a small screw driver, you can gently prise all 4 notches out and remove the base (with the coils). Go in from the bottom, not the side.
2) You can’t change the coils – FALSE
The coils are made as permanent fixtures, just as a stock coil is. Yes, it is possible to get some new coils in there. BUT the pods are not designed to be rebuildable.
In order to replace the coil you will have to fully dismantle the pod, including the terminal.
Due to the low resistance protection (8 red flashes – less then 0.5ohm), it won’t work if your coil resistance is too low. If you have never used a rebuildable device before, I suggest you practice on one of those first.
Also DO NOT “prime” or dry fire the coil once you have it in the pod until it is wicked and wet. I have tried this and the plastic surround melts very easily.
3) You can’t re-wick it – FALSE
It’s fiddly but it can be done and I really fancied the challenge. So, I carefully removed the old wick (cotton). Up to this point I was successful.
Then I held the Pod base into the system to prime/clean the coils by burning them off (it doesn’t stay in place without the top cap).
When heating up the coils, it very quickly and easily melted the surrounding plastic. This obviously makes the pod pretty much unusable so don’t do this.
In order to successfully re-wick the coils you must find an alternative way of cleaning the coils. There is many ways to do with without heating them.
I suggest carefully removing the dead cotton with a screwdriver or tweezers. Rinse/clean the coil with water. Wait until the coil is fully dry before re-wicking.
Note: please DO NOT try to re-wick the pods unless you have sufficient experience, using rebuildable systems.
- All in one device
- Decent battery life and fast charging
- Good Flavour
- Big cloud or discreet vapour
- Provides loose Airflow (subjective)
- Simple to use
- Doesn’t leak
- Three power settings
- Bright LED indicator
- No Adjustable airflow
- No Restrictive airflow option
- Carbon Fibre stickers not the best
- Limited choice of Pod options
I’ve really enjoyed using the Geek Vape Bident. It’s is a charming little device, paving the way for other pod systems. I do think it could have easily been made to suit rebuildable coils. Maybe Geekvape will include an RBA head in the near future.
I am definitely going to stock the TPD version and keep one in hand.
I imagine the only people this system wouldn’t suit is those of us who are looking for that really tight draw, similar to a cigarette experience.
Did you buy the Geekvape Bident pod system? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!