Published on September 4th, 2019 | by adminREV0
Aspire K Lite Kit Review
The K Lite kit from Aspire is a new device that’s as small and simple as most pods and AIOs, but is far more of a traditional mod and tank set up. Slim and easy to use, it’s an e-cigarette that’s more versatile than a stick AIO and uses the familiar Aspire BVC coils that have a proven record in both longevity and flavour.
It’s also compatible with Aspire Spryte coils if you prefer to use those. The kit comes with the K Lite variable voltage mod and a 2ml K Lite tank, they are connected with a standard 510 threaded connection so either part of the kit can be used with other mods and tanks. At under £30 it’s very inexpensive, It’s available in a wide range of colours, from a very sexy slate grey to orange, blue and green. For the less adventurous there’s also an all black version.
Build Quality and Specifications
Opening the box it’s a surprise just how small the K Lite is, it’s a very compact form factor that would be easy to carry in a pocket or handbag. On the face of the mod there’s a fire button and a smaller mode button, as well as the voltage display and a smaller LED to show the battery status on the side. You have the option of five different voltage levels: 3.0V, 3.5V, 4.0V, 4.5V and 5.0V. This may take some time to get used to if you are used to changing the power in wattage but it’s simple enough if you just think of it as five fixed power levels to choose from.
Overall this little mod is impressive, it’s light and feels very well made. It’s also very comfortable to hold. The K Lite tank looks less modern in its plain stainless steel finish but unlike the similar looking tanks of the past, the K Lite has a modern top fill port design. It holds 2ml of liquid, the TPD standard amount, and 2ml will last quite a while in a MTL tank like this. There’s a 1.8 ohm fitted and a spare 1.6 ohm coil in the box. We also get a standard USB cable for charging the internal 900 mAh battery, user manual and warranty card. The full kit stands around 130mm tall, 26.5mm wide and 17mm deep. Not any bigger than most stick-type AIO devices.
Tank and Flavour Performance
While the K Lite is a simple tank, it’s also a very good tank overall. The threading on the top is smooth and removing it to fill was easy. It’s a simple system but it works. The filling slot is big enough to get larger tips through and I had no mess issues refilling the tank at all. Replacing the coil isn’t as easy as some of the latest push-fit designs but screwing the coils in and out is simple enough. Flavour from the fitted 1.8 ohm coil was as good as I remembered from the last time I used these BVC coils. I was using the mod at 4v which was perfect for me, but it can handle the 4.5v or 5v setting without any issues. I found the 1.6 ohm worked best at the slightly lower 3.5v voltage. That seemed counter to what I was expecting but it’s where I found the best flavour with each coil.
The airflow is easy to adjust using the airflow control ring at the base of the tank, I usually found myself with it somewhere in the middle but obviously you can set it to suit your preference. It can go from a very tight MTL draw to an almost restricted DTL draw, so a big range to suit MTL vapers. The BVC coils are made of nichrome so there’s no option for temperature control vaping. Overall I think the BVC coils help elevate the tank to a higher rating. The tank itself is good but fairly average and offers nothing new design-wise, however the coils are reliable, long lasting and offer very good flavour and vapour for MTL vaping.
Overall Performance and Summary
The Aspire K Lite kit certainly has its place in the market. It’s a big upgrade from some of the cheaper pen-type devices and would also suit a new vaper well. Using a good quality tobacco flavour liquid, the overall vaping experience will suit smokers looking to make the switch to vaping. The K Lite tank works well, if a little underwhelming, but the K Lite mod is a really nice bit of kit. It’s a pleasure to use and the voltage selections are perfect for the tank and coils supplied with it.
The USB charge port is on the bottom of the device, which isn’t my favourite place to have it as you have to lay it down to change it. However, as the mod is so thin, it’s not the most stable stood up anyway. The K Lite might not be packed with options but it still has all the important safety features and charging fully took less than an hour. The battery was lasting me a good 10 hours while out and about during the day. The K Lite kit is an inexpensive but great quality little MTL kit that offers a genuine alternative to the many pods and AIO-type devices on the market.
Summary: The K Lite is pocket friendly, stylish to look at and as low maintenance as many pod kits on the market. Super easy to use, it's a versatile option that would be great for mouth to lung vapers or transitioning smokers.