If you’re not familiar with Geekvapes’ range of AEGIS devices, then you won’t realize that the latest Geekvape E100i basically has a clone. We’ve already covered a few of the Geekvape AEGIS models, including the E100.
When we talk about the Geekvape E100i, we have to mention the E100 too. These two devices are identical except for one difference, the battery. The E100i has an internal (hence the i) 3000 mAh battery, while the E100 requires the purchase of external lithium-ion batteries. The E100i device also has a Type-C charging port to recharge the internal battery.
The Geekvape E100i comes pre-installed with a 0.2-ohm coil for 60-70 watts. Just like the E100, the device maxes out at 100 watts, which you can set using the crisp 1.06-inch screen. The tank has a 4.5mL capacity for the e-juice of your choice. And the sleek, modern design gives an industrial feel.
According to Geekvape, the E100i pod mod is leakproof and delivers a great DTL/MTL experience. But how does the vape actually stand up to testing? Come with us on this deep dive into the E100i design, features, and performance.
Output Mode: SMART / POWER / BOOSTING / VPC / TC-NI / TC-TI / TC-SS / TC-TCR
Output Power: 5W~100W
Maximum Output Current: 35A
Maximum Output Voltage: 7.5V
Charging Port: Type-C Port
Resistance Range of Cartridge: 0.1 ohm – 3 ohm
Battery: Built-in 3000mAh
Display Screen: 1.06 inch, TFT color screen
Operating Temperature: 0℃～45℃
Storage Temperature: -20℃～60℃
Relative Humidity: 45%RH～75%RH
Cooling Mode: Natural cooling
What's in the Kit?
1 * Mod
1 * Coil Tool
1 * Pod (4.5ml)
1 * Spare Parts Pack
1 * USB Cable (Type-C)
2 * Geekvape P Series Coil (Pre-installed: 0.2Ω, 60-70W; Spare coil: 0.4Ω, 50-60W)
Design & Quality
The Geekvape E100i body design is identical to that of the Geekvape E100. It has a classic shape and look, but with a modern and industrial touch. The Geekvape team made great design choices, creating a device with a cohesive and intentional feel.
The body appears to be covered in a form-fitting silicone glove that provides a solid grip. The back of the device has faux leather padding with vertical stitching. Along the metallic embellishments framing the padded section, the Geekvape branding can be found.
Looking at the front of the device, you’ll notice the beautiful 1.06-inch screen framed on the top and bottom by two buttons. The upper fire button is angled slightly for optimum thumb placement. The lower button is like a toggle button, so you can press the left or right side to adjust wattages or move through menus. And directly beneath that button, you’ll find the Type-C charging port.
On the front of the device, there is a large activation button located at the top. Directly below that is a 1.06-inch screen for displaying the mode, battery, wattage, ohms, voltage, and puff count. And below the screen are the wattage adjustment buttons (and navigation buttons) and the Type-C charging port.
There are at least six color variants to choose from: Blue, Beige, Red, Black, Rainbow, and Volcanic Grey. These color options are the same as those offered for the E100.
The refillable tank looks larger than it actually is because of the honeycomb-like internal design. With this tank design, there is no part of the pod sticking out to get hit if you drop the vape. And the mouthpiece and airflow control provided added protection from shock damage.
This pod can hold 4.5 mL of e-juice, so you can vape for one or two days without issue before needing to refill the e-juice. As we mentioned, the airflow control helps protect against falls because it is located on the top of the tank. To adjust the airflow, just rotate the airflow section of the pod back and forth to reveal or cover the airflow slot.
Located at the very top of the pod are the tank cover and mouthpiece. You can unscrew the mouthpiece and tank cover separately or as a single piece. By removing the tank cover you can access the two fill ports for easy refilling. The tank itself is held onto the body by magnets.
Battery & Charging
The Geekvape E100i is distinguishable from the E100 because it uses an internal 3000mAh battery. The E100 on the other hand, requires the purchase of at least one external 18650 battery, which might be a sticking point for some beginners. The E100i is charged like most other vapes, using the Type-C charging port located beneath the screen.
The E100i screen does not display an exact charging percentage. Instead you can check the battery bar that has 5 sections when full. Each section is roughly 20% charge, so if you have three bars you should have about 60% battery charge left.
The 3000mAh battery should last around 10 to 12 hours of continuous vaping. When the battery is completely drained it takes roughly 40 minutes to charge to 75% battery, so you can expect a little over an hour to get a full recharge.
The Geekvape E100i tank is designed to survive shocks and drops, thanks to the protect offered by the body and tank cover. If you drop the device it shouldn’t land directly on a weak area of the tank, so it’s unlikely to crack the plastic itself. And the body is covered by soft silicone, which protects the device from falls and reduces the chance of damaging scratches.
The device has received an IP68 rating meaning it protects against sand and dust infiltration and can be submerged for 30 minutes in water with a depth of 1.5 meters. If you purchase this device, you won’t have to worry too much about accidental submersion or dirty environments, although you shouldn’t unnecessarily abuse this rating because it always puts your device at risk.
Does the Geekvape E100i leak?
Unfortunately, the E100i does leak. The tank comes with a pre-installed 0.2-ohm coil that we used for testing. During the testing period, we discovered that the e-juice had been leaking out the bottom of the tank into the space between the tank and body.
Interestingly you won’t notice the leaking until you remove the tank. No e-juice leaks around the bottom of the tank because the airflow control is located at the top of the tank. So even though the tank may leak around the coil in some situations, it doesn’t seem to have a major impact during daily use. But when it’s time to replace the coil, you will have a pool of e-juice that you need to clean out of that base, which is very unfortunate.
It’s important to mention that the Geekvape E100 we tested did not leak, so it’s possible that the E100i leaking was a fluke.
The Geekvape E100i’s body is covered in soft, supple silicon that feels very nice and provides good grip so you are less likely to drop the device.
To turn the Geekvape E100i off, simply press the larger top button 5x in quick succession. There is no automatic draw sensor, so this same button is used each time you hit the vape.
The E100i has a slider locking mechanism on the left-hand side of the device.
You can adjust the brightness of the device by holding the activation button and plus or minus button simultaneously. The 1.06-inch screen provides all the information you need in an elegant format. There’s a beautiful infinity symbol animation that repeatedly plays.
Check out this breakdown of the information displayed on the menu, moving from top to bottom and left to right:
- Mode – the current mode
- Battery Life – a battery bar with no percentage displayed
- Watt – the current wattage displayed in large white letters
- Ohms – the ohms of the mesh coil currently installed
- Volts – the voltage
- Time – the total time of the last draw in seconds
To enter the settings menu, press the fire button three times in quick succession. The Mode name will turn orange for a few seconds, during which you can use the bottom buttons to cycle through the following modes:
The Geekvape E100i leaves little to be desired in the way of performance. Geekvape really brought their A-game with this vape. With eight different modes, you can customize the E100i to match your preferred vaping experience. Or you can stick with a straightforward option like Smart Mode.
The vape delivers very consistent flavor and warm throaty hits. The 0.2-ohm mesh coil can pull 60-70 watts, while the 0.4-ohm coil is optimized for 40-50 watts. The 0.2-ohm coil is great for punchy DTL hits that push out voluminous clouds, while the 0.4-ohm coil delivers a smooth and tight MTL hit.
Ease of Use
The Geekvape E100i is definitely more accessible for beginner vapers because there is no need to purchase external lithium-ion batteries. There E100i has a nice balance of advanced features that experienced vapers are sure to enjoy, but also includes some simple easy-to-use features like Smart Mode. Really anyone can pick up the E100i as long as they are comfortable replacing coils.
- Geekvape E100i Price: $42.99 at Vapesourcing
The Geekvape E100i is available for less than $50 from most online vape stores; while it’s listed on Geekvape’s website for $63.60. This means the E100i is about $10 more than its sister model the E100 (MSRP: $53.50).
Most likely this difference in pricing is due to the inclusion of the 3000mAh lithium-ion battery. If you purchase the E100 you save a little money upfront, but if you won’t already own any 18650 lithium-ion batteries you’ll need to purchase at least one. Just don’t forget to factor in the cost of coil replacements with the E100i.
The E100i is a wonderful addition to Geekvapes’ AEGIS line. It offers a great option for vapers that want all of the features of the E100, but don’t want to hassle with an external battery. Instead the Geekvape E100i comes with a powerful 3000mAh battery that is easily rechargeable to keep you going longer. The pod mod has 8 modes so experienced vapers can tune their vaping experience to their exact preferences, while beginners can stick with the straightforward Smart Mode.
Its design is exactly the same as the E100, both industrial and sleek. You can choose from six color variants including the very pretty Beige and Rainbow options. Hopefully the leaking we experienced during testing is more of a fluke and less of a ‘feature’ of this device.