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Aegis Squonker kit review by SP013 - 'Easy Squonking'

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  1. SP013

    SP013 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2019
    Warsaw, Poland
    Aegis Squonker kit review

    Hi there all,

    Today I have a review for the Aegis Squonker kit, the kit was sent to me by Geekvape for this review. Geekvape is a well-known brand and the Aegis Squonk kit is the next box mod in the Aegis series, this one is however special as it’s a squonker! To be fully honest this is my first ever squonker even though I have been reading a lot and was planning to get myself one. For this review its great as I can experience this as a ‘Squonk-beginner’.

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    The kit contains if the Aegis Squonk mod, which has the exact same chipset as the Aegis Solo and looks like it from the front, and the Tengu RDA, which is not a new RDA but has been on the market for a while already.

    A cool and unique thing about this squonker is that it is modular and you are able to separately purchase a piece that replaces the squonk part and turns the mod into a single battery mod, size wise between the legend and solo. Unfortunately, it is not included in the kit and I also did not receive one, but I will buy one myself

    Let’s jump right into it, what do you get in the kit?

    1x Aegis Squonk Mod
    1x Battery Door Assist Tool
    1x L-Shaped Hexagonal Wrench
    2x N80 Fused Clapton Coil
    1x GV Triangular Tool
    1x 510 Drip Tip Adaptor
    1x Squonk Bottle
    1x Tengu RDA
    1x 810 Drip Tip
    2x Feather Cotton

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    Aegis Squonk Mod:

    Parameters:

    Size: 86.5x 41.2x 31.5 mm
    510 thread connection
    Chipset: AS-100 Chipset
    Wattage output: 5- 100W
    Screen: OLED Display Screen
    Resistance range: 0.05- 3.0ohm
    Modes: Power/ VPC/ TC/ TCR/ Bypass
    Temperature Range: 100- 315℃/ 200- 600℉
    Battery type: Single 18650 (Not included)
    Material: Plastic & silicone & SS & Zinc alloy
    Protection: 10s Cut-Off/ Short-Circuit/ Over-Charging & Discharging/
    Over-Heat/ Over-Current/ Anti-Dry Protection

    Features:

    -Equipped with AS-100 Chipset
    -2 in 1 squonk single battery mod
    -IP67 shockproof, waterproof and dustproof
    -10s Cut-Off, Short-Circuit protection
    -Over-Charging & Discharging protection
    -Over-Heat, Over-Current, Anti-Dry Protection

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    The Tengu RDA parameters:

    Size: 24x 28.3mm
    6mm deep juice well
    510 thread connection
    810 Widebore Drip Tip
    Material: SUS303 & Acrylic
    Bottom feeder pin included
    Single/ dual coils configuration

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    My user experience:

    As mentioned earlier, this is my first squonker so I was a bit worried in the beginning, but actually the transition from a normal mod to this squonker was rather simple.

    I loved unpacking this kit a LOT and was very happy to see that there was some prebuild coils included so I could start vaping out of the box.

    The squonk mod menu is simple in operation, the standard 5 clicks on and off, 3 clicks to enter the menu, hold the fire button and up to increase screen brightness and down to decrease. Scrolling through the different modes (eg. temperature control modes & bypass) is simple by just using the up and down button. Those that used the Aegis solo will not have to learn anything new as the chipset is identical, the AS-100 chipset.

    I used it in wattage mode and temperature control, it both works very well.

    The fire button is comfortable and there is no rattling when moving the device right next to my ear.

    Filling the squonk bottle is simple, you can slide open the panel and fill straight into the bottle. No need to take out the squonk bottle to do so, it might however be a pit more complex with larger bottles, the RDA might be in the way, in that case the RDA needs to be unscrewed before filling. The bottle itself squonks really well, it’s a bit sturdy, but it feeds the RDA very well and very equal, haven’t had issues oversquonking and getting liquid out of my airflow.

    It is however quite a project to replace or clean your squonk bottle, whereas with most squonker you can open the battery door and just take out the bottle and clean/replace. The Aegis squonk mod requires you to unscrew the squonk part from the mod, then to pull out 2 rubber plugs where the next 2 screws need to be taken out for the bottle to come out. I wouldn’t call it a con because this is just the only way how geekvape could get this certified as IP67 shockproof, waterproof and dustproof.

    Also, in the kit you get an allen key intended for opening the mod, while the mod actually is kept together with torx screws, it does work, but if you are not careful you might end up with a dull screwhead (Which I unfortunately had).

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    Something I’ve often heard was that the battery door on the Aegis solo was hard to unscrew and Geekvape therefor included a battery door tool, I on the squonk mod never really had to use it, it’s a simple and smooth experience to replace my 18650’s.

    Building on the Tengu is simple, one of the leads of the coil needs to go into the golden center post and the other end to the diagonal silver post. It is however important to keep the coil rod/tool straight, because of the diagonal post it will twist your coil down a bit. It took me a minute to build the whole thing ready to vape, it came out at 0.2ohm which was what I expected it to come out using the 2x 0.4ohm 0.4ohm fused claptons.

    The RDA has a deep enough juice well to not have to constantly squonk, for me squonking it once after each 3 to 4 hits was enough. The bottle also effectively sucks back the juice to make sure its not too saturated in the tank and the spit back is minimal because of that.

    One problem I had in the beginning on the Tengu is that the airflow ring was kind of stuck and it didn’t want to move at all, after greasing it with some e-liquid and a couple of hours it finally started moving a bit. The airflow is placed well hitting the coils directly on the side. Closing the airflow down is something that requires patience sometimes as when moving to fast will make the whole RDA unscrew from the mod, I really must do it in slow-motion to get it closed.

    I love the RDA itself, the flavor and vaper production are spot on for me, the honeycomb airflow design allows me to very precisely open or close the airflow. For me the perfect vape was around 60 watts with the airflow about half open, really enjoy it and will so for a long time.

    The drip tips that come with it are not really my thing, to me they are too short a bit, especially when vaping at higher temperatures/wattage levels, it is just not comfortable having my lips on a warm metal tank. But maybe I have big lips, I don’t know Anyways I used my own longer 810 drip tip.

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    Verdict:

    I think this is another great Geekvape product that makes the Aegis line more versatile. It is perfect for those that love squonkers, but need something that can resist some water and a drop here or there. Also, for those that are interested in starting to squonk this is a good starting point, I myself also used this mod as a beginner and it was a positive first time squonk experience.

    The RDA is delivering great flavor and is easy to build on, just wish one of the drip tips in the kits would be slightly taller.

    One thing which I think is a bummer to this kit is the project and time it takes to replace or clean the squonk bottle, do use a proper torx screwdriver and not the allen key that came in the kit, because you will like me end up with dull screwheads

    Design wise its looking great (in my opinion) and it has a nice weight to it. The fact you can use it as a squonker or single battery mod by replacing the squonk part for me is a great addition, you basically own 2 mods while owning one, you just need to buy that additional replacement part which is luckily not that pricy, around 7 dollars. Love the fact I can just not worry about getting it wet or letting it drop, I tend to make my devices drop as I am not the most careful person overall.

    The kit is available on the official Geekvape website for 90$.

    In case you don’t need the RDA, they also sell the Squonk mod seperatly for around 70$.

    If you want to keep up to date with the latest Geekvape news and releases you should follow them on Facebook - GeekVape Soon they will release a new kit that will be part of the Aegis Family !

    Hope you liked my review and to finish in style here is a song for you by Bob Marley called ‘Easy Skanking’, but let’s replace skanking by squonking !

    ‘Easy Squonking, Squonking it easy, Easy Squonking, Sqounking it slow’



    Take care!
     
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  2. puffon

    puffon Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 18, 2014
    Florida
    Good review.
    They really should have included spare screws for the mod.
    I replaced the bottle tubing in mine.
    It was cut a little too short and at a very steep angle cut (typical for China squonkers),
    which prevents getting to the last bit of juice at the bottom.
     
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  3. SP013

    SP013 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2019
    Warsaw, Poland
    Agree on those spare screws for the mod :)
    I didn't have that issue with the juice, if I properly squish it in the bottom it seems to fully suck out the juice normally. Of course some drops are always left.

    Thank you for reading :)
     
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  4. SP013

    SP013 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2019
    Warsaw, Poland
    Received the additional skeleton that turns the Squonker into a regular single 18650 mod, and wow it looks great! Its bigger than the solo, but still its a very nice size single 18650 mod!

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    Thank you @Geekvape_Official for sending me the additional skeleton!
     
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  5. Izan

    Izan Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jul 1, 2012
    Mallorca, Spain
    Hi mate, :thumbs:
    I think I might need to add one of these to my collection.
    Just wondering how the Aegis squonker is doing after a couple of months of your use.
    Any issues? Leaks? problems? Rattles?


    Thanks in advance
    I
     
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  6. SP013

    SP013 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 14, 2019
    Warsaw, Poland
    Still going strong :)! It's just hard to replace the bottles but you'll need to be patient for that. The additional skeleton is great, whenever I dont feel like squonking I am using it as a slightly bigger Aegis Solo. Biggest downside of this squonker is that its a single 18650, if you are going to use it above 50 watts with dual coils it will drain quickly. Its a perfect squonker for MTL RDA's though.
     
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