The B60 or, as it was labeled on my test kit and in some places on their site, the Aegis Boost 2, is the latest pod system by Geekvape. Geekvape have been making some excellent products for many years. Their most famous ones are that of the Aegis line, which is the line this device is modeled after.
The Aegis Boost 2 is an AIO pod vape, and like its predecessor, it’s made to be light but also rugged. Its internal battery is listed at 2000 mAh, and it comes with refillable pods that have a massive 5 mL capacity. The device uses the B series of coils, which have been used in a variety of devices in the past, so they are readily accessible.
The original Aegis was the first rugged mod with an IP certification—and really changed the way devices are made—while the original Boost was a really good and reliable AIO. Keep reading to find out if the Aegis Boost 2 is a worthy entry in these lines.
Price: TBA (at Element Vape)
Colors: Blue/red, silver, gold/red, black, rainbow, mint blue, and bottle green.
The Geekvape B60 is a small Aegis-styled AIO/pod that’s larger than basic pods and about the same size as a single-battery mod kit. Anyone who has seen an Aegis device will recognize the B60 as a part of the line by its back leather panel and sleek frame design. Like all the Aegis products, you can tell it’s well built the first time you hold it. And, like the rest of the line, it’s also IP68 rated for water and shock resistance. It’s definitely a pod vape you can take everywhere, and it can take a beating.
The device is offered in seven colors. It really is beautiful from up close and I had no color chipping issues with mine. All the colors are full-body, so each color stands out in its own way—a much better design than that of some devices where only a panel is different. I got the silver one for review, and while it’s not as flashy as some of the other colors (the bottle green looks fantastic in pictures,) it does have a nice two-tone design with a silver frame, a gunmetal body, and a gray leather backing.
The bottom has a nice grippy gray rubber coating, so it won’t scratch surfaces it’s put on and won’t tip over easily. There are three buttons on the device: a fire button on the top front, and up and down buttons on the bottom front. One of the best features on this device is the lock bar on the side. Sliding it down locks the device so you can pocket it without turning it off and not worry about it firing. Then just slide the bar up to unlock it.
Finally, the front features a beautiful curved 0.96-inch color screen that’s bright and easy to see, and it shows a battery meter, a puff counter, settings, etc. All in all, it’s a pretty standard AIO, but a rugged and tactical looking one.
The B60/Boost 2 is an AIO that functions like a mod kit, so it’s best for people with some experience vaping and using devices. As far as the firmware goes, it’s heavy on modes, to the point that I wish some were cut out. By design, AIOs are meant to be beginner and/or portable devices for intermediate vapers who want something small to carry around in their day-to-day life. It gets the second part right, but the extra modes make it not ideal for beginners.
The device offers full temp control but it’s an AIO and doesn’t come with an RBA deck, so it’s not usable in this device—they should have written it out of the firmware. It also has a boost mode which offers max power, which, again, is not really a mode that makes sense when you can just use regular power mode. I guess the design allows for high watts consistently even when the battery is drained? In any case, power mode should just do that, and you’re still limited by the battery charge and boost circuit.
Then there is a smart mode which also isn’t explained anywhere and seems to vape the same as power mode. Companies tend to add too many things for a device like this sometimes, while simpler is usually better. It does have watt curve mode (VPC) which is great, but that and power are all that is really needed.
As for basic operations, five clicks turn the device on and off. To cycle modes, click fire three times and then use up and down to scroll and hold fire to accept and exit menu mode.
The pod offers adjustable airflow using the slider on the back, and it ranges from a very loose MTL to a restricted DL vape. Unfortunately, there’s only one drip tip and it is large and removable. A second MTL tip would have been nice for the lower-wattage coils in my opinion.
One great design feature of the pod is the fill plug on the top, which allows it to be filled without removing the pod from the device. Just unplug the fill plug on the top of the pod, fill it up, and put it back in. Unfortunately, the pod, while almost fully exposed, is very darkly tinted. I wish all companies would just make clear pods that allow for easy checking of juice levels and offer a tinted one separately.
Replacing coils is easy. Just pull out the pod, which is held in by strong magnets, and pull the coil out. It’s a typical plug-n-play coil, however, it is a little hard to grip with bare hands and so much easier with the included tool. I would have preferred to be able to do it by hand easily though, without having to use a tool.
Overall, I’m pretty happy with the usage of the device, outside of the dark tint on the pod, and it being a bit complex for the type of device it is.
The most important part of any pod vape is going to be the coils. Geekvape has been doing well with coils as of late, and this uses the B series of coils which we’ve seen in devices like the original Boost and the Boost Plus, as well as in devices of other lines like the M100 and Z Nano tank. They are an established line, and they should be easy to source.
There are five coil options in total, ranging from 10 to 58 watts, so a lot of variety as far as wattage goes. Note that the pod has top airflow to reduce leaking, which does have an effect on performance.
The two coils included in the package are the B0.2 and the B0.6. I started with the B0.2 coil which is rated 50-58 watts, and I found it best around 50-55 watts. The flavor was pretty average. It may just be the top airflow which is known for less flavor, but devices like this aren’t made for flavor chasing, so it’s understandable.
On with the B0.6 rated for 15-25 watts, which falls right into what I call a “no man’s land” wattage range. This wattage is not really good for DL vaping with a low-strength juice, and it’s also not ideal for MTL with high-nicotine juices. I’ve used this coil in a past review for DL and it wasn’t really good, so this time around, I decided to use it for a loose MTL. I turned the air down and used it at around 17 watts, and it’s serviceable. The flavor was just ok, but it lasted for about 40 mL of juice which is excellent for a low wattage coil (I usually look for 20 mL on coils like this one).
Overall, it’s an ok vape for DL vapers using the higher wattage coil, but not ideal for lower wattage usage.
The B60 comes with an internal battery listed at 2000 mAh, but I couldn’t find a charge rate listed in the manual or on their site, which is odd. The port is Type-C and it’s located at the bottom of the front of the device. In my tests for the charge rate, I got 1.87A max, so it should be rated at 2A and is right up there with the faster-charging devices.
As for battery size, it’s about 1700 mAh, so I consider it a bit overrated. However, to be fair across the board, most devices are rated about 20% higher than you actually get. It’s an understandable rating as the battery itself may be a bit overrated by the supplier, plus the soft cell cut-off will show a lower capacity during testing. This one is overrated by about 15%, so, in the grand scheme of things, it’s better rated than a lot of devices.
Finally, I timed a full charge at 64 minutes, which is pretty fast for this capacity. It also has passthrough vaping, so you can use it while it’s charging.
Overall, Geekvape did a good job with this device, but there are some caveats. It’s a great device for someone who DL vapes in the medium-wattage range (around 50 watts) and just wants a rugged and portable device to take on the go that can withstand a beating.
At the same time, it’s not an ideal device for beginners, in a market with much simpler AIOs. Plus, it doesn’t offer much in the way of MTL, which is the style of vaping that many people look to begin at. So, if you are an intermediate vaper looking for a rugged device to carry on the go, it’s a great option. If you are a beginner, there are probably better options out there.
How was your experience with the Geekvape B60/Boost 2? Let us know in the comments below.