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any alternative to aegis mini?

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  1. xiklord

    xiklord Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 8, 2015
    lost my aegis mini paired it with serpent elevate, is so small and light and i did not notice it when it got drop :(

    so i am getting another 1, so before i do that, what are the good alternative for this, i vape between 30-40w with a single RTA build.
     
  2. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Lots and lots. Nothing wrong with the ageis mini though per se.
    If you’re interested in a change there are feature sets you may be more or less interested in.

    Things that matter to people:
    Looks
    Toughness
    Battery life
    Battery type
    Size
    Price

    They don’t always go together of course. Lott’s of battery means a larger size for example.
     
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  3. Horselady154

    Horselady154 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2013
    United States
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  4. xiklord

    xiklord Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 8, 2015
    i am very clumsy things gone missing and drop everywhere. home i use a aegis legend got 2 of them. love the mini as a small go to device. i am looking for something small and something that dun break when i dropped it, as for the tank i wrapped 2 silicon band and it sorta protect the pyrex glass from breaking, 18650 not a good option cos most times the battery cover would open when dropped and the batteries flew out.
     
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  5. Horselady154

    Horselady154 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2013
    United States
    The battery is not going to fly out of the Aegis Solo.
     
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  6. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Gotta be the solo then. Uses the same batteries as your legend and is basically the same device as the mini
     
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  7. xiklord

    xiklord Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 8, 2015
    my legend dropped and the batteries flew out :(
     
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  8. MacTechVpr

    MacTechVpr Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 24, 2013
    Hollywood (Beach), FL
    Bom curio, will the Solo take a 20700 with a diff cap?

    Good luck. :)

    p.d. I miss the 26650.
     
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  9. Horselady154

    Horselady154 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2013
    United States
    lol. The Legend didn't drop. You dropped it. :)

    The battery door to the Aegis Solo screws on.

     
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  10. Horselady154

    Horselady154 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 15, 2013
    United States
    The tank that comes in the kit is nice too, if you'd rather opt for that version. It depends on the kind of vape you like. They also offer that on the MVS site that I already gave you.
     
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  11. xiklord

    xiklord Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 8, 2015
    drop it i did, i am a clumsy clutz, aegis solo looks good, screw on battery, side charger if i need to charge, but no 2A fast charge. i can plug into my power bank, but not gonna be fast. so meaning i need to bring out a extra 18650 just incase.

    definitely gonna check it out.
     
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  12. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Yeah, the legend has a flip door. It’s the only part of the device that failed the milspec rating. The solo has a screw in plug like the old ageis100 though. Won’t be a problem
     
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  13. bombastinator

    bombastinator ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2010
    MN USA
    Iirc the solo is 18650 only. It’s the ageis 100 that will take a 2x700 with a battery plug change. AFAIK they’ve gotten pretty hard to find though. The solo as I understand is literally an updated ageis mini with a removable battery.
     
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  14. Mordacai

    Mordacai Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 16, 2019
    UK
    Hello @xiklord.

    Geekvape Aegis (single 18650, 20700 or 21700), Geekvape Aegis Solo (single 18650) or Vandy Vape Jackaroo (single 18650, 20700 or 21700) are options that may well suit your requirements.
     
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  15. HigherStateD

    HigherStateD Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    No charging on the jackaroo :(
     
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  16. Mordacai

    Mordacai Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 16, 2019
    UK
    @HigherStateD, true unfortunately. But so far the only ruggedised mod that has been designed to use 21700 cells, Aegis was retrofitted unfortunately and that leaves me to think that the battery cap may be a weak point.
     
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  17. MacTechVpr

    MacTechVpr Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 24, 2013
    Hollywood (Beach), FL
    I guess I must've been sleepwalking. Missed the moment when 26650 regulated was abandoned. Love the feel of power and battery life on 26650 mods running moderate resistance builds. What the hell happened? A few bad cell reviews? Doesn't fit in with the high-power paradigm? And why doesn't 26650 work now that everyone seems to be pushing MTL? Small inadequately powered coils are the nemesis, not abundant capacity.

    Good luck. :)
     
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  18. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    Aegis Solo looks like the winner if you liked the Aegis Mini.

    Instead of the 2200 mah internal battery in the Aegis Mini, you could put a 3000 mah removeable battery like the Samsung 30Q, Sony VTC6, or LG HG2 and get longer battery time than the Mini. And should that battery drain dead, you could replace it with a spare charged battery to continue vaping immediately.

    [​IMG] Samsung 30Q 3000mah
    [​IMG] Sony VTC6 3000mah
    [​IMG] LG HG2 3000mah


    I would highly recommend not charging your battery in the Aegis Solo. First, its faster and safer to use an external charger. And second, the silicone plug that covers the USB port could get damaged from repeated removal. The plug needs to be intact to keep the Solo water and dust proof. Efest Luc 2 bay charger

    [​IMG]

    Aegis Mini vs Aegis Solo: Reviews

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    Aegis Solo (red and middle) and Aegis Mini (green and right).



    The battery door on the Legend was its one weakness. The Solo uses a much more robust battery cover. I guarantee the door will not open during a fall.
     
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  19. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Even unbreakable things break. It is the way of the world. I don't think people are giving you unreasonable suggestions when it comes to ruggedness.

    If I decided against every mod company that I bought something and it broke, I think my choices would be severely limited.

    It is what it is.

    Anna
     
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  20. bigbob2322

    bigbob2322 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 27, 2014
    Schiller PK IL USA
    Battery door for the Aegis Solo.

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