Product Introduction and Specifications
Introducing the B60, also known as the Aegis Boost 2, the latest addition to Geekvape’s line of pod systems. Geekvape has established a reputation for producing exceptional vaping products over the years, with the Aegis line being one of their most renowned series. The Aegis Boost 2 continues this tradition as an all-in-one (AIO) pod vape, combining lightweight design with rugged durability.
This device is equipped with a 2000 mAh internal battery, ensuring extended vaping sessions. Additionally, it features refillable pods with an impressive 5 mL capacity, making it ideal for users who prefer less frequent refills. The B60 employs the well-known B series of coils, which have been utilized in various devices, ensuring easy coil availability.
The original Aegis mod pioneered the rugged mod category with its IP certification, setting a new standard for device durability. The initial Boost model also gained recognition as a reliable AIO device. Read on to discover whether the Aegis Boost 2 lives up to the high standards set by its predecessors.
Price: $37.95 (available at ejuiceconnect.store)
Colors: Blue/red, silver, gold/red, black, rainbow, mint blue, and bottle green.
- Output Power: 5-60 watts
- Maximum Output Current: 20A
- Maximum Output Voltage: 7.5V
- Power Display: Battery icon on the screen
- Charging Port: Type-C
- Resistance Range of Cartridge: 0.2-2.0 ohms
- Battery Specification: Built-in 2000 mAh battery
- Display Screen: 0.96-inch TFT color screen
- Pod Capacity: 5 mL
- 1 x B60/Aegis Boost 2 Mod
- 1 x Pod (5 mL)
- 1 x Coil Tool
- 1 x USB Cable (Type-C)
- 2 x Geekvape B Series Coil (Pre-installed: 0.2 ohm, 50-58 watts / Spare Coil: 0.6 ohm, 15-25 watts)
Build Quality and Design
The Geekvape B60 is a compact AIO/pod system designed in the iconic Aegis style, making it larger than basic pod devices and roughly the size of a single-battery mod kit. Familiar to those who have encountered Aegis devices, the B60 features a distinctive leather back panel and a sleek frame design. From the moment you pick it up, the robust build quality is evident, and like the rest of the Aegis lineup, it boasts an IP68 rating for water and shock resistance. This pod vape is not only durable but also versatile, suitable for various environments.
The B60 is available in a range of seven vibrant colors, each characterized by its full-body design, ensuring each color option stands out in its unique way. Unlike some devices that merely differ in a panel’s color, the B60’s full-body color design enhances its aesthetics. In the review, the silver variant was evaluated, offering a more understated yet stylish appearance with a two-tone design, combining a silver frame, a gunmetal body, and a gray leather back panel.
To prevent scratches and ensure stability, the device’s bottom is coated with a grippy gray rubber material. This design not only safeguards surfaces but also reduces the likelihood of the device tipping over. The B60 is equipped with three buttons: a prominent fire button at the top front and up and down buttons at the bottom front. Notably, the device features a side lock bar, which, when slid down, secures the device, allowing for convenient pocketing without concerns of accidental firing. To unlock the device, simply slide the bar upwards.
At the front of the B60, a curved 0.96-inch color screen provides clear visibility and displays essential information, including the battery status, puff counter, and various settings. Overall, the B60 combines a standard AIO design with a rugged, tactical appearance, catering to users seeking both durability and style.
The B60, also known as the Aegis Boost 2, is an AIO pod system with functionality resembling that of a mod kit. It’s best suited for users with some vaping experience, as the device’s firmware offers an array of modes that may be overwhelming for beginners. AIO devices are typically designed for beginners and intermediate vapers seeking portable, user-friendly options for daily use. While the B60 excels in portability, the abundance of modes may make it less ideal for newcomers.
The device’s firmware includes full temperature control, although the absence of an RBA (Rebuildable Atomizer) deck renders this feature unusable in the device. It also includes a boost mode that offers maximum power, a somewhat redundant feature as the regular power mode can suffice. The intention might be to maintain high wattage output even as the battery drains, but in essence, the power mode should inherently offer this, and any constraints are dictated by the battery charge and boost circuit.
Furthermore, there’s a smart mode, the purpose of which remains unclear, as it appears to deliver a vaping experience similar to the power mode. Sometimes, manufacturers tend to add superfluous features to devices of this nature when simplicity is often more effective. Notably, the B60 does include a watt curve mode (VPC), which is beneficial, but power and VPC are the primary modes that are genuinely necessary.
In terms of basic operations, the device can be turned on and off with five clicks. To navigate between modes, press the fire button three times and use the up and down buttons to cycle through the options. Confirm the selection by holding the fire button and exit the menu mode.
The pod is equipped with adjustable airflow, controlled via a slider at the back. The airflow range extends from a very loose mouth-to-lung (MTL) draw to a restricted direct-to-lung (DL) vaping experience. However, there’s only one drip tip included, and it is sizable and removable. A secondary MTL drip tip would have been a valuable addition, especially for the lower-wattage coils.
One commendable design aspect of the pod is the top-fill plug, enabling users to refill the pod without removing it from the device. Simply unplug the fill port on the top of the pod, fill it, and reinsert it. Unfortunately, the pod, while partially exposed, features a heavily tinted design. It would be more user-friendly if manufacturers provided clear pods for easy monitoring of e-liquid levels, with tinted options available separately.
Coil replacement is straightforward. Remove the pod, which is held securely by robust magnets, and extract the coil. The coil is a typical plug-and-play design, although it may be slightly challenging to grip with bare hands. The included tool facilitates this process, although it would be more convenient if it were easier to handle by hand.
The cornerstone of any pod vape’s performance is its coils. Geekvape has made significant strides in coil design, with the B series of coils featured in various devices such as the original Boost, Boost Plus, M100, and Z Nano tank, establishing them as a well-established line of coils. This ensures ready availability of replacements.
There are five coil options in total, catering to a broad wattage spectrum, ranging from 10 to 58 watts. It’s worth noting that the pod’s top airflow design is intended to reduce leakage, although it has an impact on the overall performance, particularly flavor.
The package includes two coils: the B0.2 and the B0.6. I commenced with the B0.2 coil, rated for 50-58 watts, and found the best performance at around 50-55 watts. The flavor delivered by this coil was relatively average. It’s possible that the top airflow, known for compromising flavor, plays a role, although it’s essential to recognize that devices like this are not primarily designed for intense flavor pursuit, which is somewhat expected.
Subsequently, I evaluated the B0.6 coil, with a wattage range of 15-25 watts. This wattage range falls into what I would describe as a “no man’s land,” as it isn’t well-suited for direct-to-lung (DL) vaping with low-strength e-liquids, nor is it ideal for mouth-to-lung (MTL) vaping with high-nicotine e-liquids. In a previous review, I had found this coil underwhelming for DL vaping, so this time, I opted to use it for a loose MTL vaping style. I adjusted the airflow and operated it at around 17 watts, delivering a serviceable performance. The flavor was satisfactory, and the coil endured through approximately 40 mL of e-liquid, which is quite impressive for a low-wattage coil. (I typically expect around 20 mL of use from coils in this category.)
Battery life and charging
The B60 is equipped with a 2000 mAh internal battery. Interestingly, I couldn’t find any information regarding the charge rate in the manual or on their website, which is somewhat unusual. The charging port is Type-C, conveniently located at the bottom of the front of the device. During my tests, I observed a maximum charge rate of 1.87A, suggesting that it should be rated at 2A, aligning it with devices known for swift charging.
In terms of battery size, it’s estimated to be around 1700 mAh, indicating a slight overestimation. However, it’s common for manufacturers to rate batteries about 20% higher than the actual capacity, partly due to potential overrating by the supplier and the fact that the soft cell cut-off can reflect a lower capacity during testing. In this case, the overestimation is around 15%, making it more accurately rated than many other devices.
Lastly, it took approximately 64 minutes to achieve a full charge, which is relatively speedy considering the battery’s capacity. The B60 also features passthrough vaping, allowing you to use it while it’s charging.
Pros / Cons
- Impressive build quality
- Compact and pocket-friendly
- Stylish and rugged design
- IP68 rated for durability
- Available in seven attractive color options
- Enhanced with a quality leather backing
- Features a large, vibrant color screen
- Convenient lock slider to prevent accidental firing
- Generous pod capacity (5 mL)
- Effortless top-fill design
- Secure pod attachment thanks to strong magnets
- Utilizes a well-established coil line (B series)
- Acceptable performance from the 0.2-ohm coil
- Fast charging speed (1.87A) with a short 64-minute charge time
- Supports passthrough vaping
- Darkly tinted pods can make it difficult to check juice levels
- Battery capacity slightly overrated
- The 0.6-ohm coil is not ideal for MTL or DL vaping on this device
- Excessive complexity with too many modes for the type of device
- Swapping coils can be challenging without the included tool
In summary, Geekvape has delivered a commendable device, although there are a few noteworthy considerations. This device shines for individuals who prefer direct lung (DL) vaping at moderate wattages, approximately 50 watts. It’s a durable and easily transportable option for those who need a device capable of handling rough usage.
However, it may not be the most suitable choice for beginners, especially in a market saturated with more straightforward All-In-One (AIO) options. Furthermore, if you’re inclined towards Mouth-to-Lung (MTL) vaping, a style favored by many newcomers, this device might not be the best fit. Therefore, if you’re an intermediate vaper seeking a robust and portable solution, the Geekvape device is an excellent choice. On the other hand, if you’re new to vaping, there are likely more suitable alternatives available.