Hardware Review: NEO Endeavor by Apollo Ecigs

Hardware Review: NEO Endeavor by Apollo Ecigs

This is another bit of kit from the folks at Apollo, who have been gracious to send me through a bunch of their products for review, all the way from sunny California.

I’ve got a starter kit to review today. The NEO Endeavor!

You can purchase the Apollo Ecigs NEO Endeavor here.

Specifications and Features

  • Dimensions: 5.5” Length, 0.6” Diameter (140mm X 14mm)
  • Tank Volume: 2.0ml
  • Battery Size: 650 mAh
  • Weight: 2.18oz
  • Voltage: 4.2v max, non-adjustable
  • Resistance: 0.5Ω Sub-Ohm
  • Charging: Pass-through Micro-USB charging, 420 mA max
  • Lock/Unlock: Press firing button 5 times in quick succession

Product Includes:

  • NEO Endeavor Sub-Ohm 650mAh Vape Pen
  • 0.5Ω Sub-Ohm Replacement Coil
  • Micro-USB Cord
  • User Manual

The Review

The NEO Endeavor is a sleek and slim device targeted at the beginner wanting a no fuss experience and a vape that just works.

It feels great in the hand, is dead easy to use and really shows how far we’ve come from the original ego styled vapourizers of the past.

No ego threads here, like many of these types of devices. But a very clean 510 male for the tank and female on the battery. The tank fits nice and tidy to the battery with no overhang or mismatching. Some very good machining here.

The Tank

This 2ml tank sits neatly on top of the battery with no overhang or mismatching. It really is a perfect fit, which says a lot about the machining involved, it is quality. There are four narrow glass windows running the length of it so that you can see your fill level as well as 3 individual airflow holes at the base on one side. This tank looks the goods and matches the battery nicely.

Filling

Filling the tank is simple, just unscrew the bottom of the tank while turned upside down, fill the tank and screw the base back on. No leaky but fancy top fill just a tried and true bottom fill.

Coil installation

Installing the coil is just as simple. Unscrew the base of the tank. Unscrew the old coil from the base, install the new one, prime it and screw the base back on.

Coils and coil life

The coils shipped with the unit have a 0.5 ohm resistance vertical coil.

These coils seem to last quite a while. Ive been using this first one, for that last week or so, off and on, and I’m not noticing any sign of it going bad yet. It’s putting out the same amount of clean flavour as the first day that I installed it.

Airflow

The airflow is quite good. It is restricted but compared to the power output, it is ample air.
There are three seperate airholes at the base on one side only which are also non adjustable.

Flavour

Flavour is a little muted here, due to the low power output, and that’s to be expected.
It does produce quite a cool vape. You can put your finger partially over the airflow to warm things up a bit, but it’s still fairly mild.
As far as starter kits go and comparible ego style devices, it this bottom coil tank holds its own.

Drip tip

The drip tip is a pretty standard 510 drip tip. It’s a little narrower than the usuals. There is a single oring and it also features an anti spitback tab at the base. It’s a nice little addition and seems to work well, despite adding a tiny whistle to the inhale, which is totally not a show stopper, but it has to be mentioned.

Battery

The battery is a simple cylindrical shape with a single button that lights up on operation, a micro USB at the base for charging as well as a tiny LED at the base to show the level of charge whilst it is plugged in.

Battery Life

For a 650mah battery, it does well. Not the largest size by far but considering the form factor, and lower power output of the device, it lasts for quite a decent amount of time. (Most of the day)

Charging

Charging the 650 mAh battery is quick, going from empty to full charge took just over an hour and a half.
While it is charging, the LED near the USB port glows red, and when it is fully charged, glows blue while plugged in.

Operation

There’s not a lot to operating this easy little device. 5 clicks of the button and it flashes quickly to let you know that it has turned off. It also does the same when turning it on.

The button’s white LED glows when the device is fired to let you know of its status. As it gets low on battery it shines red.

Pros:

– Sleek and quality feel
– Easy to use
– Decent battery life
– Great for beginners
– Zero leaks

Cons:

– Low power output
– Small tank capacity
– Not really a true subohm experience

Conclusion

Ive quite liked this little kit. It’s small, easy to use and slips neatly into the pocket.

It’s a little underpowered for the seasoned vaper, but would make a great beginner device for those starting out, particularly those who vape higher nicotine based liquids.

You can purchase the ApolloEcigs NEO Endeavor here.

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Shane Presser has been vaping since 2013, and has extensive experience with advanced equipment, coil builds and DIY mixing. He is the man behind VapersGarage, and also more recently the Vape Database (www.thevapedb.com), a resource to help vapers find hardware and equipment based on their individual needs.
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