Aspire appears to have taken design inspiration from Vaporesso and YiHi with their brand-new offering, the SkyStar Mod. This touchscreen dual-battery device reaches a top power output of 210 watts and includes upgradeable firmware with various TC and TCR pre-sets.
The mod itself is quite large. Measuring 91 mm in height by 50 mm in width and 33 mm in depth. Fortunately, the spring-loaded 510 connection sits in the middle of unit, ensuring no possibility of atomizer overhang. This placement of the 510 pin also provides better balance for the setup and is less restrictive when it comes to atomizer pairings.
Aspire has opted for a 1.3-inch touchscreen menu display, which has a simple “swipe” control for easy adjustment of user settings. However, with extensive menu features and integrated touch screen controls, the lack of separate adjustment buttons could prove to be more of a pain than a pro.
The paired Revvo Tank is another interesting piece of hardware – with Aspire introducing their latest coil technology. The Aspire Radial Coil (ARC) is a circular coil that acts like a notch coil, but is round instead of flat. The coil is top mounted and rated for use in the 50 to 100-watt power range with an ideal output achieved at 85 watts. A flat disc of cotton is affixed to the underside of the coil, which ostensibly provides wicking to the heating element. However, with the wick sitting above the eliquid, it seems like juicing would require the tank to be tipped or rotated in order to become fully saturated – much like an RDTA. And while not a deal breaker in terms of usability, it does beg the question of how innovative this “new” coil actually is…
Nevertheless, refilling is simple enough, with a funnel-shaped element at the top of the atomizer that allows easy refills without unscrewing any of the tank’s parts. The Revvo tank is available in a smaller TPD-compliant 2 mL size or the standard 3.6 mL for non-EU residents. Plus, with three large air slots at the base, airflow is both adjustable and plentiful as one would expect.
As a kit combo, this sizable setup is attractive, with smooth curves and various colors to suit every style. While it brings nothing new to the table in terms of functionality, it would be great to see how it measures up in terms of performance. We will definitely be following up with a review on the product soon. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on the design and Aspire’s new ARC coils? Is it aspiring to be something that it’s not, or is it just crazy enough to work?