When it comes to versatility and the types of batteries used it's hard to beat the GeekVape Blade 235W TC starter kit. This interestingly designed box mod can function with either two 18650 cells, two 20700 cells or two 21700 cells and the way they did it is pretty smart. Inside the battery compartment there's a detachable tray, which also acts as sleeve for the two 18650 cells. If you want to use 20700 or 21700 batteries just remove the secondary tray and you're ready to go. Unfortunately wattage is 235W max regardless of what you're using so the only boost is in terms of battery life.
Good sub ohm tank included
Works with 18650/20700/21700 batteries
Chassis is made from plastic
Box mod kit packaging and colors
The GeekVape Blade 235W TC comes packed in a standard black and orange cardboard box. Inside you will find the mod itself, the Aero sub ohm tank with a 0.4 Ohm coil pre-installed, a spare 0.15 Ohm coil, spare glass piece, the 18650 tray adapter, a very fancy micro-USB cable, and the user manual. And when we say a fancy cable, we mean a fancy cable. Not only does it have protectors on both ends, but it also transforms from standard micro-USB to an Apple style Lightning plug.
Available colors include Starry Night – something that tries to mimic the well-known painting, Crystal Sand – a type of surreal rainbow and Matte Black – our absolute favorite.
Funky design, great user experience
The design of the GeekVape Blade TC is pretty "love it or hate it" to say the least. The looks are totally different from the simple designs of similar high powered devices like the SMOK GX350 mod that we're used to. The Starry Night version tries to replicate stabilized wood or resin panels but doesn't quite succeed. The only color that looks great in our opinion is matte black.
This being said, the mod itself is quite bulky but not that heavy. It measures 93mm x 52mm x 39mm and the body is made from PPS and fiberglass. Feels quite plasticky, but it's a pretty tough kind of plastic and sits nice in the hand. On top we have a spring loaded 510 connector and this can accommodate atomizers up to 28mm in diameter. Fire button, display, adjustment buttons and the micro-USB port are on the front of the mod. Battery door is on the back and it's held in place by really strong magnets. There's no rattle and everything feels pretty durable.
The AS chip ensures a great vape experience
Inside this temperature controlled mod you will find the proprietary AS chip. This is a quite responsive chip and the menu system is very intuitive. Power mode can be adjusted between 5W – 235W and it features temperature control for Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel. TC range is between 200 – 500F and minimum resistance is 0.05 Ohms.
The 0.96" display shows detailed info about both batteries, the mode you're in, output wattage or temperature, coil resistance, output Amps and puff counter. And while this does a decent job we would have really loved to see something a lot more colorful.
The Aero Sub Ohm tank is a nice surprise
Included in the GeekVape Blade kit we have the Aero Sub ohm tank. This 25mm / 4.0ml champion was a really nice surprise, delivering great vapor and flavor. It features two types of coils the 0.4 Ohm and the 0.15 Ohm, both of which we absolutely loved.
The Areo sub ohm tank has adjustable airflow and convenient top fill, which you only have to rotate a quarter through to unscrew.
Performance and overall thoughts
The Blade 235W TC starter kit is a nice option if you're looking for versatility and great battery life. It's a bit on the bulky side and feels plasticky but performance is flawless. The stock tank is pretty good and delivers really nice vapor and flavor, especially at around 60W. It's not the most attractive combo out there, but gets the job done.