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Very compact but heavy

The Aspire NX75 is a very good box in a compact format that works with one 18650 battery for a maximum working power of 75 W. Hence, it is a direct concurrent of the eVic VTC Mini and VTwo that masterize the category since their release in August 2015.

In the kit EVO 75, Aspire provides the NX75 in its version Z. Good surprise, the design in Silver is minimalist and pleasant. Another asset is the reduced size: 7 mm less than an eVic VTC Mini, but it  weights 52 more grams, what gives it a robust look. The overall quality is good except for the control buttons that jingle, and in addition to the square Fire, Aspire also put 4 controls. The NX75-A, the Aluminium version, should be lighter.

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The 510 plug is located on the top of the box and possesses a pin with a spring. The 0.86 inch OLED screen is on the front. It is not very big but it shows all the information with an awesome readability. The firmware update V.03 allows adjusting brightness and orientation. The wattage mode, Volt, bypass and CFBP (Customizable firing button profiles) are accessible by pressing “W” control. The “T” control gives access to Temperature Control and TCR. Finally, the “+” and “-” allow setting the values of parameters.

The micro-USB plug is on one side and permits charging the box in upright position. The battery takes place in a magnetic housing that sticks on the side of the box. It is a fancy system but heavy: 67 g for the housing alone. The assembly is robust and it is sometimes difficult to remove when fingers a greasy.

The NX75 shape allows a good handling of the kit but the usability is not optimum with the sharp edges.

A powerful chipset

NX75’s chipset is complete. It allows 5 vaping modes: Wattage, Bypass, Temperature Control in Ti, Ni and SS, TCR and CFBP.

Thanks to the four buttons “W”, “T”, “+” and “-“, the usability is excellent. To vape in Temp Ctrl Mode with a SS coil, , you just have to press “T” three times, and then the temperature is adjusted with “+” and “-“. To switch to Wattage, just press “W”. It is very pleasant to use. Another asset is the “Stealth” Mode that switches the display off and, hence, increases the autonomy. This mode is accessible with only three clicks on the Fire.

The chipset integrates the very interesting CFBP mode that allows drawing a heating curve by intervals of 0.5 seconds, which is interesting to soften the slow ramp up time that is frequent with subohm coils. In this case, just slightly increase the power during the attack. For example the Clapton coil in 0.5 Ω, it is possible to increase the power up to 50 W for the first half second, then to 45 W, etc, before reaching the targeted power. It is only an illustration of what is feasible since the combinations are infinite over 10 seconds.

My regret is that the chipset does not keep the settings as a function of the atomizer, like the eVic VTC Mini.

A quality DL vaping style

 

The clearomizer that is included in the kit is the Atlantis EVO with a wide drip-tip (12 mm). It is the same concept as the astonishing Nautilus X except that its use is dedicated to a more aerial vaping. Its Pyrex tank only embarks 2 ml of juice. The packaging includes two 0.4 and 0.5 Ω Clapton coils made of Kanthal with a working power for 40 W-50 W and 35 W-40 W, respectively.

 

Tank refill is easy, it only requires to unscrew the top cap. The pipette tip easily enters the large space between the chimney and the Pyrex tank.

The air supplies through the four airflow holes located at the bottom of the clearomizer. The airflow ring controls the opening and is very soft and not very effective. Do not hesitate to close it completely is you want to reduce the airflow.

 

The disposable Clapton coils in Kanthal are performant, they produce big clouds, especially the 0.4 Ω. Rendering of flavors is good to very good with the 0.5 Ω. Cherry on the cake, no leakage, no seepage, no projection. The dowside is the high consumption of juice with the 0.4 Ω, no miracle on this point. Let’s notice that Aspire also designs high range clearomizers with the Cleito and the Nautilus X.

 

The Starter Kit comprising the NX-75-Z and the Atlantis ECO fulfills teh needs of aerial vaping lovers. The box is reactive, the temperature control efficient and linear and the CFBP mode softens the remaining imperfections of the coils. My only concern is that it only fits to aerial vaping and do not comply with MTL styles. The tight vaping adepts can still get the same box and screw the excellent Nautilus X but the ensemble needs to be purchased separately.

Mod NX75-Z – Aspire. Technical characteristics:

  • Dimensions: 75x22x37 mm
  • Weight: 170 g
  • Voltage: 0 – 8.5 V
  • Power: 1 – 75W
  • Temperature control: 100 – 315°C
  • Resistance: 0.2 – 0.9 Ω in mode TC/VW (NX75 cannot reach 75 W with resistance higher than 0.9 Ω)
  • Modes: VW/VV/Bypass/Temp-Ti/Temp-Ni/Temp-SS/TCR (M1, M2 and M3)
  • threaded 510 on spring
  • OLED, 0.86 inch
  • Button lock, kid’s lock with a three digit code
  • Charge via micro-USB
  • Battery: one 3.7 V 18650 (not included)
  • Material: Alloy of Zinc
  • Colors: Stainless steel, Black, White and Red

Atlantis EVO – Aspire. Technical characteristics:

  • Capacity: 2 ml
  • Diameter: 22 mm
  • Height: 45 mm, drip tip inclu
  • Drip-tip in Delrin

The EVO 75 starter kit comprises:

  • Box NX75-Z
  • Atomizer Atlantis Evo
  • Clapton Kanthal coil 0.5 ohm (35-40 W)
  • Clapton Kanthal coil 0.4 ohm (40-50 W)
  • Pyrex tank (spare)
  • USB cable
  • Illustrated user manual
  • Warranty card

In Summary

The “+”:

  • Compact
  • Good finish
  • Minimalist design
  • Usable Chipset, full of options
  • OLED screen, good display
  • Atlantis EVO, good quality
  • Good rendering of flavors
  • No leakage, no projection
  • Satisfying volume of vapor
  • Top filling

The “-“:

  • Heavy
  • Jingling buttons
  • Sharp edges, not handy
  • Only designed for aerial vaping (DL)

Conclusions

Rating of 4.4/5. The EVO 75 kit by Aspire is a good surprise. The box NX75-Z is beautiful, maybe a bit heavy but more compact that its direct concurrent, the eVic VTC Mini. The finish is good and a performant chipset is embarked to increase usability. The Atlantis EVO is also of very good quality. Easy-going, it is good at rendering flavors. The only drawback is its clear DL orientation that will delight aerial vaping lovers and discourage MTL vapers.

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