Aspire Pegasus Intro
So Aspire, the company that makes the Nautilus, Atlantis and now Triton has been making some mods lately. They have already been coming out with various tube-style mods such as the CF Mod and the CF Maxx but recently they started making box mods too such as the ESP 30W. I have not tried that one but I think around the time it came out, 30W was already a little behind the curve with all these high-powered devices (50W and up) being released. That is why Aspire decided to kick it up a notch and release their brand new 70-Watt mod! Due to the overwhelming demand on forums, including the one on their own official website, Aspire also decided to include Temperature Control on the Pegasus. Today we are going to be taking a look at this new device and see what all the hype has been about. This thing looks beautiful, let’s find out how she vapes!
Aspire Pegasus Specs and Features
- 1 x Pegasus Box MOD
- 1 x Aspire micro USB cable
- 1 x User manual
- Elegant finishes
- Changeable 18650 Li-battery
- MAX 70W output
- 0.2 ohm~5 ohm resistance range
- Micro USB charging and pass-through
- Temperature warning
- Low voltage step down protection
- Low resistance/ Short circuit warning
- Automatic display adjustment
- Low battery indication
- Micro USB charging and pass-through
These companies really need to stop making such attractive looking mods because this is starting to get a little out of hand. How many devices do we need? Probably only one or two, maybe three. But when that picture goes up on the web of that new piece of gear, we go vape-shit! I feel like we have reverted back to the days of being a little kid and walking through Toys ‘R Us. I used to love those little Tiger handheld games but my parents were smart enough to only get me one. Every week a new one would come out with a different character on it, different color, same crap game.
Anyways, this wasn’t meant to be a rant but in any event, great job Aspire on creating one of the nicest looking mods I have ever seen. It just looks cool, man. The Pegasus comes in three colors, brass chrome and slate, all of which have this brushed finish. Although considered a box mod, this device has its own unique shape. It does have a boxy design however, it also has a rounded portion where your hand primarily rests on. It almost feels like a gun in your hand. The screen is extremely bright and easy to read. Everything about this mod is heavy duty, with sheer elegance.
This has been my go-to mod for the last week or two and I have to say, it has been very reliable. I have used it with many atomizers without any problems. The Ohm reader seems to be working accurately and consistently. This item has been performing the way it is supposed to and I expect nothing less from Aspire. I have been getting great battery life out of this unit, especially if I stay closer to 30W for most of the day. If you go much higher than that, obviously the battery is not going to last as long, but if you always keep a freshly charged battery handy, you’re good to go!
The Temperature Control on this mod works well with Ni200. I personally am not a fan of Nickel so I tried using it with Titanium but that did not go too well. Since there is no way of switching your heat coefficient (I am now spoiled by the Dicodes mod) the Pegasus tries to figure it out by itself. Unfortunately I was not able to get a satisfying vape with this device in Ti mode. I have also tried this device in Ni200 mode, which it performs beautifully, however I do not like the taste of Nickel. Honestly, I am not a fan of Titanium either so I will stick with my A1 Steak Sauce aka Kanthal A1.
Ease of Use
The Pegasus has a very simple and straight-forward design. It has a super-clicky fire button which also will lock and unlock your device by pressing it five times. Instead of up and down arrows, you have a wheel that spins to adjust your wattage/temperature. If you spin it fast, it will increase in 10-watt increments. The screen is super bright and the text is huge so reading this thing is never a problem. Temperature Control mode can be accessed by holding the power button for four seconds. Once it senses your TC coil, your wattage wheel now becomes your temperature dial. There is no option for switching between Ni and Ti and unfortunately it does not support Stainless steel. I am a bit surprised about this considering Aspire makes SS coils! To me this is an indication that they kinda slapped on the whole Temp Control feature at the last minute to move more units.
- Brushed finish looks stunning
- Reliable and solid construction
- Easy and comfortable to hold and fire
- Replaceable single 18650 battery
- Charging dock is convenient to use
- Battery door locks and feels durable
- Temperature Control Mode
- Good battery life
- Simple and easy to use
- No support for Stainless Steel coils
- Charging-dock sold separately
Update: Being that there is only one button on the Pegasus, make sure your wicks are completely saturated before holding it for three seconds to detect temp control coils. We also recommend starting at a very low wattage so that you do not burn your wicks.
Overall Score – 8 out of 10
In summary, the Aspire Pegasus has been a pleasure to use over the last week or two. It has become my go-to mod lately despite the fact that it is pretty heavy. I’m sure there are mech mods that weigh even more and eventually you accept its heavy weight in exchange for its reliability. If you are looking for a nice, solid mod that can fire up to 70 watts for under $70 then I recommend looking into the Pegasus. (That’s like a dollar per watt!) If you want to vape with Nickel or Kanthal, I would highly recommend this mod, for any other type of Temperature Control wire, not so much.