Aspire Plato Review: Sleek and Powerful All-In-One Vape Kit

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by Jeffrey Buckley

Updated: October 9, 2020

Review Score: 81/100

Price Range:
$54.99-$90.00
Colors:
Pink, Blue, White,Black, Lavender, Rose Gold, Grey
Battery:
Single 18650
Size:
100 x 50 x 23 mm
Works with:
  • Eliquids icon

Pros

  • Compact and portable build
  • All-in-one design

Cons

  • Maximum wattage of 50 watts lesser than other devices

The Aspire Plato is a compact, all-in-one vape kit that is ideal for vapers that prefer portable mods without compromising on performance. This portable vape setup offers two tanks and drip tips that accommodate both direct to lung and mouth to lung vaping.

The kit comes with two high-performance coils that cater to both flavor enthusiasts, as well as cloud chasers. Its temperature, airflow control, and other versatile features make Plato a worthwhile purchase for vapers looking for power and portability.

Bird’s Eye View On The Plato

The newest addition to Aspire’s vape catalog, Plato, is an all-in-one vape mod that is lightweight, portable, and ideal for beginner vape enthusiasts. This is an all-inclusive kit that contains all the components needed in a vape kit. Its 18650 battery is powerful enough to last a day of moderate vaping, while an easy to use adjustable airflow system lets a user control the flow to its preferences. These kits come with two tanks and drip tips — the Plato sub-ohm tank and Delrin drip tip for direct-to-lung vaping and a BVC tank with a stainless steel drip tip for mouth-to-lung vaping. The tank comes with 2 juice ports for easy refilling, cleaning, and draining.

Aspire Plato x4

With a maximum output of 50 watts, a pre-installed 1.8-ohm Kanthal coil, and temperature control, this vape mod produces clouds of moderate-intensity and delivers good flavor. This makes it ideal for beginners that are exploring vape mods for the first time. This sleek vape mod is made with stainless steel and is easy to carry and grip. With a 100 mm overall height, 50 mm length, and 23 mm width, these vape mods are ideal for those looking for a stealthy and portable vape setup. Choose from a wide variety of 8 different colors — from rose gold, lavender, blue to grey and weathered gold. Finally, the vape kits firmware can be updated via its USB port, so a vaper can easily install the latest version from time to time.

A View Into the Plato Kit

Aspire Plato kit

The Plato kits come with the following components:

  • 1 x All-In-One mod
  • 1 x Aspire 2500mah 18650 battery
  • 1 x Instructional manual
  • 2 x Drip tips
  • 1 x Sub-ohm atomizer cartridge
  • 1 x BVC cartridge (with pre-installed 1.8-ohm Kanthal coil)
  • 1 x Pack of spare O rings and seals
  • 1 x Plato 0.4-ohm coil
  • 1 x Authenticity card
  • 1 x Warranty card
  • 1 x Special coil removal tool
  • 1 x USB cable

In-Depth Overview of the Internal Build Quality and Design

With a stainless steel body in a sleek and elegant design, this vape device is available in 8 different vibrant colors — from rose gold, lavender, blue to a patterned weathered gold. Standing at a 100mm height, 50 mm length and 23 mm width, this is a compact and portable vape setup that can be stealthily carried along without any hassles.

Aspire Plato x5

Its all-in-one design means all its components except the drip tip are easily fitted in a neat package. This vape mod comes with a small screen that is covered by a screen protector. The firing button is made with steel under which there is a screen. One interesting thing to note is that the screen display orients itself depending on which hand you hold it, so it is ideal for both right and left-handed users.

Battery That Powers The Plato

This vape device comes with a 2500 mAh 18650 battery, which can last for a fair length of time, especially for light to moderate vapers. It can last longer if a vaper uses the pre-installed 1.8-ohm coil and at a 20-watt mode. The battery door on the mod is a U-shaped design that slides into place and is held in place by magnets. The battery door also has a small slit from where the e-juice level in the tank can be checked.

Flexibility With Two Tanks

This vape mod gives you the flexibility to choose from two different tanks, both of which are included in the kit. The first one is the sub-ohm tank for direct-to-lung vaping, which has a capacity of 4.6 ml e-juice. The second tank system is the BVC system for mouth to lung vaping, which has a massive capacity of 5.6 ml of e-juice.

Aspire Plato tanks x3

Moreover, its glass tank system comes with two juice ports, which makes filling, refilling, and cleaning the tank convenient. However, since this is an all-in-one setup, it is important to make sure the ports are closed properly, and the coils are fastened and secured to prevent any leakage from happening.

What Is Its Performance Like?

With a maximum wattage of 50 watts, it produces good flavor and clouds of decent thickness. Its performance is ideal for those starting as vape enthusiasts. The performance is especially good with the pre-installed 1.8-ohm Nautilus vape coils, which is quite popular amongst those that prefer mouth-to-lung vaping.

Aspire Plato

However, the Nautilus provides more flavor and medium vapor, while the 0.4 sub-ohm Clapton is ideal for thick clouds that may be preferred by experienced vape users. This depends upon personal preference that should be taken into consideration when deciding which to use.

Aspire Plato Coils

The Aspire Plato is compatible with multiple options and comes with a pre-installed 1.8 Nautilus coil, as well as a 0.4 sub-ohm proprietary Clapton design by Aspire. Both perform well and provide a smooth and enjoyable vaping experience.

Aspire Plato replacement coils

The proprietary sub-ohm atomizer though gives a bolder vapor and thicker clouds. This proprietary design is quite unique and different from other designs. It is a single unit that runs along the whole length of the tank. This is a unique design, and it may not be very widely available.

What About Its Flavour and Vapour Production?

The device offers two different vaping experiences thanks to two different coils, each appealing to different types of vape enthusiasts. The pre-installed 1.8-ohm Nautilus provides a rich flavor and medium vapor production, which is ideal for those that give preference to flavor over vapor production. On the other hand, the 0.4 sub-ohm provides a much bolder vapor and is more suited for vape enthusiasts that enjoy producing thick clouds.

Firmware Update

Aspire Plato also gives its users the option to upgrade its products’ firmware via its micro-USB port. Everyone can go to Aspire’s website and download the latest upgrade available. The updated firmware continually upgrades its features such as its voltage, wattage and temperature modes, and more, based on user feedback and experience. The Plato firmware only supports Windows as of now.

The Competition

Aspire Plato vs. Kanger NEBOX

Both Plato and the Kanger NEBOX are compact, all-in-one vape kits. Both products run on a 18650 battery, but the Plato kit includes the battery, while the NEBOX kits don’t include it.

Kanger NEBOX

While Plato’s e-juice capacity is between 4.6 to 5.6 ml, the NEBOX’s capacity stands at an industry-leading 10 ml. NEBOX’s maximum wattage is 60 watts, while Plato has a maximum output of 50 watts. The NEBOX comes with 0.5-ohm and 0.15-ohm coils, and the tank is compatible with Kanger sub tank OCC coils.

Aspire Plato vs. Aspire PockeX

The Plato and the Aspire PockeX are, again, both all-in-one vape kits, but an even more compact and stealthy option by the same brand. With a 2 ml tank capacity, this is considerably lesser than Plato’s 4.6-5.6 ml capacity.

Aspire PockeX

The PockeX runs on a 1500mAh battery as against Plato’s 18650. The PockeX comes with 2 coil options — one pre-installed 0.6-ohm stainless steel coil, and another 1.2-ohm Kanthal. Both products produce rich flavor and vapor for vape mods of this size.

Aspire Plato Specifications

Aspire Plato
Dimensions: 100mm x 50mm x 23mm
Wattage Range: 1 - 50 W
Tank Capacity : 4.6 ml - 5.6 ml
Temperature Range: 200°F – 600°F / 100°C – 315°C
Airflow: Adjustable
Battery: Single 18650

Pros & Cons

The Positives

  • Compact and portable build
  • All-in-one design
  • Multiple coil options
  • Two tank system options with high e-juice capacities
  • Vibrant color option

The Negatives

  • Maximum wattage of 50 watts lesser than other devices
  • Proprietary 0.4 sub-ohm coil not widely available

Final Verdict: Versatile And Compact Kit

The Aspire Plato is a portable and compact all-in-one vape kit that can be worth exploring for relatively new vapers looking for a sleek and stealthy vape setup. This lightweight kit comes with all the elements you need to get started with vaping. Built with stainless steel and a matte finish, it has a good grip and is available in 8 interesting colors. Its 2500 mAh 18650 battery and maximum wattage of 50 watts can last a decent length of time for medium vaping. The kit comes with two separate tank systems, the sub-ohm system for direct to lung vaping with a 4.6 ml juice capacity, and the BVC tank system for mouth-to-lung vaping, with a 5.6 ml capacity.

The tank system has not one but two separate juice ports, which makes refilling and draining convenient. The device has a 1.8 sub-ohm Nautilus pre-installed, and also comes with a 0.4 sub-ohm proprietary atomizer. Both perform well, with the Nautilus providing rich flavor and medium vapor and the 0.4 sub-ohm atomizer giving a much bolder vapor for those that enjoy thick clouds.

Have you given the Aspire Plato a try already? Let us know what your experience was like in the comment box below. We’d love to hear from you and your opinions.

Published: April 29, 2020Updated: October 9, 2020
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Jeffrey Buckley

I was a smoker for over 25 years. In this time I also earned my medical degree with a specialization in addiction treatment and counseling. That period has led me to vaping, my interest started around 2011. I’m fighting the tide of hysteria and dis-information around vaping that emanates from various fronts legislative, cultural and scientific. Having scientific councils support, I’m happy to contribute my thoughts, articles, and expertise.


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2 comments on “Aspire Plato Review: Sleek and Powerful All-In-One Vape Kit

  • Lori Zambana-McIntosh R.M.T.

    July 20, 2020 at 7:48 pm

    Hey!

    Am I dreaming or can I actually buy another Plato?! This was one of my all time favorite Vapes and I made the mistake of falling in the river the year it came out. I would be beside myself if I could and would most likely spend too much money on it. Please please tell me if this is an old arrivals cause looking at the listed date unless it’s a cruel joke I don’t think it is! My name is Lori and I used to own Vapin Vixens until the FDA made it too hard to mess with. Any assistance in this regard would be great!

    • James Bickford

      July 24, 2020 at 2:08 am

      Hi Lori, thanks for writing, no, you are not dreaming the Plato is available, but it is hard to find. Here’s one vendor that you might have luck with (https://ecigwarehouse.co.uk/authentic-aspire-plato-50w-tc-box-mod-kit.html). But Aspire also released a new variable wattage pod device, similar to the Plato, the Nautilus Prime. It has the same form factor as the Plato, but it can reach 60W, has variable wattage and bypass mode, and uses Nautilus mesh coils. Hope this helps!