Aspire Archon - A valiant effort but not quite.

Discussion in 'APV and Mods Discussion' started by shangula, Jun 6, 2017.

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  1. shangula

    shangula Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 30, 2014
    British Columbia
    Was itching to vape on something different weeks ago so I picked up the Aspire Archon in black with yellow trim at my local B&M. Granted I paid more than online but I just wanted something new to play with right then and there.

    I'm amazed how well the mod actually functions considering it's made by Aspire (I remember a lot of finicky, bothersome aspire products in the past). I can't speak about TC (never really messed with TC much on any mod) but wattage mode is great.

    My main gripe is the material. Feels like a cheap plastic toy, in fact I vaguely remember a toy from my childhood that had the exact same finish. Lightweight gear is good, but when it's too light it gives the impression the mod/setup has no substance and is of cheap value/quality.

    Function wise it gets a definite pass,but aesthetics/feeling it fails pretty hard. Within weeks this will get tossed in my Big Mod Bin Graveyard methinks.
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  2. Tonee N

    Tonee N Ultra Member Verified Member

    Mar 24, 2017
    I've done a complete 180, now I'm buying the boxes are all metal, and yes they are heavier, but the quality (Tesla Nano Steampunk and Smoant Charon ) is much better than what I have used in the past.

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  3. DebbieNY

    DebbieNY Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 11, 2013
    New York City
    A heavy bugger, so not very pocket friendly, but I love the Tesla Steampunk (I have 3 of them). Simple menu system and beautiful! :hubba:
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  4. madstabber

    madstabber Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I considered getting the archon but one of the things against it was the toy like look. I prefer mods that are metal with a simple finish. I don't like all the bright colored mods on the market. It may just be perception but they don't seem as durable with their bright colors.
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  5. madstabber

    madstabber Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Also this is my 1000 post so I just went ultra.
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  6. LilWhiteClouder

    LilWhiteClouder Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 1, 2015
    Raleigh, NC
    I was thinking about picking up the Archon after enjoying the Plato so much. But then I realized I need another cheap mod like I need another hole in my body (and I'm not much into piercings). It looks nice though.
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  7. hazozita

    hazozita Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2013
    It is lightweight, but it's pretty durable. I've had mine for several months and it's one of my take-along mods since it weighs so little. It's survived several drops so far with no problems (other than scratching -- everything scratches when it hits concrete!).

    Functionality has been very good in both wattage and TC modes, and really like the VV option. Not many reviews of it, but here's a recent one:

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  8. Tonee N

    Tonee N Ultra Member Verified Member

    Mar 24, 2017
    I have a belt holster, not need for pockets.

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  9. Eskie

    Eskie Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 6, 2016
    I actually thought this was based off the Plato body, and that had a nice brushed metal slide off cover. The interior was plastic, but that's not an issue, at least to me. I'm also pretty much the same, stocked up and can't talk myself into a good reason to buy it. Maybe if I spot it on a good sale.
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  10. Skold

    Skold Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 24, 2016
    I'm not a bag fan of this, it just looks cheap. I love my tesla nano 120 & they need to make more mods with this quality

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