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Geekvape E100 & E100I Kit Review: Purpose-Built Pod Mods

Geekvape E100 and E100I Kit

4.2/5

8.5

Design — 9.0
Build Quality — 9.0
Pod & Coils — 8.0
Performance — 8.5
Flavor — 8.0

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Our Verdict

The E100 and E100I are two of the best pod mods that you can get. It’s basically the same experience that you would get from a good tank and mod, only a bit simpler due to the absence of a 510 thread connection. 

These devices are as aesthetically pleasing as a vaping device gets, and their function isn’t compromised in the least by their form. Geekvape always makes good looking devices, so this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. In addition to the good looks, these are also very durable due to their IP68 rating and shock resistance which makes them a good pick up if you’re clumsy with your vapes.

If I had to choose between the two, I would go for the E100I any day of the week. The consistent power output is something that you really notice in day to day use and it makes the experience just that much better. Sure, you can’t swap out the batteries, but if you charge it every night then you won’t have an issue even if you’re vaping at high wattages.

All around great job by Geekvape. I can’t wait to see what other pod mods they come out with in the future.

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The E100 and E100I (Eteno) kits are two new pods mods from Geekvape. They’re basically the same device but with one key difference: the E100 takes an external 18650 battery while the E100I packs an internal 3000mAh battery. 

Both of these pod mods are made to be durable and feature an IP68 rating, as well as a higher level of shock resistance when compared to Geekvape’s previous devices. Both devices use Geekvape’s AS-Chip 3.0 which offers a host of modes and a wattage output of up to 100W.

Included with these kits is the Eteno pod tank. This tank has a top airflow design and a 4.5ml capacity. It uses Geekvape’s “P Series” coils and two coils are included in the box.

Geekvape have long been known in the vaping industry as one of the best manufacturers of devices, period. Their recent “U series” of pod devices has seen incredible success, these being the Wenax U, Geekvape AU, and Obelisk U. Of course, you can’t forget their extremely popular vape mods, with the T200 and M100 (Mini 2) being their most recent.

Geekvape always seems to deliver with their products, no matter the type. But are the E100 and E100I pod mods that you should consider?


Box Contents

  • 1 x Geekvape E100 or E100I Device
  • 1 x Eteno Pod
  • 1 x 0.2Ω P Series Coil
  • 1 x 0.4Ω P Series Coil
  • 1 x Pack of Spare Parts
  • 1 x Type-C Cable

Specifications

Geekvape E100/E100I Mod

  • Size: 134.50mm x 33mm x 39.56mm (w/ pod)
  • IP68 Water and Dust Resistant
  • Shock-Resistant
  • 1.06” TFT Full Color, Touch Screen
  • Maximum Output Voltage: 7.5V
  • Output Wattage: 5-100W
  • Output Modes: Power/SMART/VPC/Boosting/TC (NI,SS,TI)/TCR
  • Resistance Range: 0.1-3Ω
  • Battery: External 18650 (E100), Internal 3000mAH battery (E100I)
  • Type-C Port

Eteno Pod Tank

  • Capacity: 4.5mL
  • Removable 810 Drip Tip
  • Takes Geekvape P Coils
  • Top Airflow
  • Plug and Play Coil Installation

Design & Build Quality

  • Geekvape E100 and E100I Kits - 2

The E100 and E100I are basically identical and from just looking at them side by side, you wouldn’t even know that they’re different devices. But as I mentioned in the introduction to this review, the E100 takes an 18650 battery for power while the E100I has an internal 3000mAh battery. The only external difference between the two is the removable battery door on the bottom of the E100, but this is something that you wouldn’t notice unless you examined it closely. Besides the battery that they use, there are no design or feature differences between the two.

Both the E100 and E100I are large, even for pod mods. With the pod installed, the E100& E100I are 134.50mm tall, 33mm wide, and 39.56mm deep. Without the pod they’re still taller and thicker than most dual battery mods, although not as deep. They’re larger than most single battery mods too so that’s definitely something to keep in mind if you’re concerned about portability. An internal battery mod like the M100 (which has a 2500mAh battery) is comparatively tiny when placed next to these devices.

As far as the design goes, the E100 & E100I stick to Geekvape’s same winning formula that can be seen on the rest of their mods. There’s a rubberized outer shell, a leather-like grip on the back, and a metal bezel surrounding this grip. Just by taking one look at these devices, you know that they’re made by Geekvape.

The rubber shell feels great and you can get it in a variety of colors. For this review I received a black E100I and a “Galaxy Grey” E100. The black color is low-key and doesn’t stand out, but I really like what they have going on with the Galaxy Grey. It’s a light grey color with silver paint speckles throughout the shell. It’s a special and unique look and one of my favorite finishes that I’ve seen on a device.

The color that you choose not only affects the color of the rubber, but also the color of the metal bezel, grip, and buttons. My Galaxy Grey device has a chrome bezel, light grey grip, and matte silver buttons. My black device has a black chrome bezel, black grip, and matte black buttons. I like that the color is consistent throughout the device, rather than having contrasting colors for the grips.

Both devices look premium and feel extremely solid. High-quality manufacturing is something that has always stood out to me with Geekvape’s devices and it doesn’t appear that anything has changed with the E100 and E100I.

  • Geekvape E100 and E100I Kits - 4 Battery Door

All of the buttons are extremely responsive and function with a satisfying cand audible click. The 1.06” display is full color, bright, and high-resolution. Located just below the screen and buttons is a Type-C port which can be used for charging and firmware updates.

On the side of each device you’ll find a large switch. This switch can be used to lock the entire device, for example when you’re putting it in your pocket or bag. I find physical switches to be really convenient as you don’t have to remember a button combination. Just slide the switch and you don’t have to worry about it firing or changing wattage/modes in your pocket.

Last but certainly not least, the top of each device is where you insert the included Eteno pod. These mods are not compatible with standard 510 threaded tanks out of the box, and I’m not sure if they ever will be. As far as I understand, Geekvape sells an adapter which allows you to use the Eteno pod with standard 510 thread mods, however they do not sell an adapter for you to use 510 threaded tanks with the E100 or E100I.

All around, excellent design and build quality on these devices. I think that they look amazing and the form fits the function. There are no unnecessary design elements that overcomplicate the functioning of these devices and they both look and feel outstanding.


Eteno Pod Tank

Geekvape E100 Kit - Pod Tank

The Eteno pod is a top airflow pod tank which comes included with the E100 and E100I. It attaches magnetically to the E100 and E100I and sits firmly in place, with no wiggle or movement. The pod rotates freely when seated, so you can attach it in any orientation and it will still work as intended.

The Eteno pod is top filled through fill ports which are located underneath the top cap. The top cap comes off with a quarter turn to reveal two medium-sized kidney shaped fill ports. The fill ports are slightly recessed into the top of the tank, which helps prevent any leaking. I’ve found a little bit of ejuice collecting in this top section when I have removed the top cap to fill, but I’ve never had any leaking. The Eteno pod tank will hold up to 4.5ml of ejuice or 2ml if you get the TPD compliant version.

The 810 drip tip is removable and the o-ring is located on the top cap. You can use your own 810 drip tip if you wish. Drip tips with or without o-rings on them should fit.

Geekvape E100 Kit - Pod Tank Fill Port

There are two large airflow slots located near the top of the Eteno pod tank. The airflow control ring works on a stopper and it can be fully open, fully closed, or anywhere in between. Fully open will provide an airy DL draw, while nearly closed will provide a slightly restricted DL draw.

The Eteno pod tank uses Geekvape’s “P series” coils. There are two coils available at the moment and you get both with the E100 and E100I kit:

  • 1 x 0.2Ω P Series Coil (60-70W)
  • 1 x 0.4Ω P Series Coil (50-60W)

Both coils are made to be used for DL vaping and freebase nicotine ejuices. Due to the high wattage needed to get the best performance out of these coils, I would not suggest using nicotine salts with these coils/devices.

These P series coils are absolutely massive! They each use kanthal mesh and because they’re so big, the surface area of the mesh is much larger than your average coil. More surface area equals more vapor, which also equals more flavor. 

These coils push fit into the bottom of the tank and it’s pretty straightforward how they go in. There are flat sides on the coil which you have to line up with the flat sides on the bottom of the tank, but once that is done they just push into place. It’s a bit difficult to remove them though, so you may need a tool of some sort to help you pull them out. Personally, I used the other end of a pair of tweezers, but anything flat and metal will work.


Features

Geekvape E100I - Display

In addition to the E100 using an external 18650 battery and the E100I using an internal 3000mAh battery, these devices have one more key difference between them and that difference also has to do with the battery.

The E100I uses an internal battery that is, according to Geekvape, “the same type as electric vehicles adopt”. What this means for you is that the E100I supports up to 100W stable wattage output. Even as the battery dies, the output wattage will remain consistent, which makes for a better vaping experience all around.

Because the E100 uses an external battery it does not have the same feature, so in my opinion that’s a big reason to choose the E100I over the E100. Of course, the E100 has the advantage of being able to swap out the battery when it dies and continue vaping. Which feature is more important and useful to you is a decision that you will have to make for yourself.

Both devices use Geekvape’s AS-Chip 3.0 and can fire at up to 100W. They feature the following modes: 

  • Power: Power mode allows you to set the wattage to wherever you like, just like you would on any other mod.
  • SMART: Locks the wattage output to the best wattage range for the coil. You cannot go lower or higher than this wattage range. For example, the 0.2Ω coil is locked to between 60-70W.
  • VPC: Allows you to set a custom curve of wattage that will be outputted throughout your puff duration. You can have it go from 60, to 65, to 70W during your puff, or any wattage that you wish.
  • Boosting: The device will output the maximum output for the resistance of the coil. You cannot adjust the output.
  • TC (NI,SS,TI): Temperature control mode for different materials. Since the only coils available at the moment are both Kanthal, this setting currently has no use.
  • TCR: Allows you to set the TCR value for your coil. Since the only coils available at the moment are both Kanthal, this setting currently has no use.

Of all of the modes, only power, smart, and VPC are really of any use. Boosting mode is not one that I used, nor do I think that anyone else will find much use out of it. If you want to vape at the maximum wattage for the coil, just turn it up to the max wattage allowable in smart mode.

The TC modes are useless at the moment too because both of the included coils are kanthal. Plus, there’s no 510 connector accessory currently available for you to use the E100 and E100I with your tank of choice. This might change in the future but as of the time of writing this review, there’s no use for the TC modes.

Both the E100 and E100I are IP68 rated water and dust resistant. They are also shock resistant so they can withstand drops and falls quite well. I didn’t explicitly test this durability but I have accidentally dropped my E100I from around 5 feet up onto concrete and it did not suffer any ill effects.


Button Combinations

  • Power ON/OFF: Press the fire button five times.
  • Lock the entire device: Use the physical locking switch on the side of the device. The up position is unlocked, the down position is locked. This locks the fire button and adjustment buttons.
  • Change modes: Press the fire button three times. Once you are at your desired mode, long press the fire button to select it, or short press the fire button to adjust the settings on the bottom of the screen such as locking the resistance in TC modes, or clearing the puff counter.
  • Change screen brightness: Press and hold the up or down adjustment button and then press and hold the fire button.
  • Stealth mode (turn off screen): Press and hold both adjustment buttons and the fire button together.

Performance

Geekvape E100 and E100I Kits - 5

The E100 and E100I are excellent pod modes for DL vaping and the included coils are absolute beasts when it comes to flavor and vapor production. I mentioned earlier that they are massive coils and this definitely translates into increased performance. Because of the large surface area of the mesh, I found these coils to output really good flavor all throughout the recommended wattage range for each coil. The clouds are also crazy even with short draws.

Of the two coils, it was hard for me to pick a favorite. If I had to pick though, it’s going to be the 0.2Ω coil just for the increased warmth of the draw and ability to use higher wattages. This in turn brings the flavor up just a little bit over the 0.4Ω coil. Both coils are really great for freebase nicotine ejuices though and the direct lung draw is just right.

I played around with the airflow quite a bit with both coils and my preferred setting was somewhere right around the middle. This adds a bit of restriction to the draw and concentrates the flavor a bit further, while still being an absolute beast on the clouds.

Word of warning though, these coils are thirsty. Just a few dozen puffs at high wattages had my tank draining before my eyes so if you’re trying to be economical with your ejuice, you’re going to be in for a surprise! The bright side is that each draw is really flavorful and so it’s worth every drop of ejuice to me.

Speaking specifically to the E100I, the consistent power output is really nice. It’s one reason that I chose to use the E100I a lot more than my E100. I like the ability to swap batteries when it’s dead, but the consistent output is much more valuable to have. It makes for a better vaping experience all around.

While I used these devices they did not malfunction or exhibit any strange behavior. They each worked perfectly fine during the few weeks that I’ve been using them. The Eteno tank has also not leaked, even when I’ve left it sitting in the E100 for days without using it.


Verdict

The E100 and E100I are two of the best pod mods that you can get. It’s basically the same experience that you would get from a good tank and mod, only a bit simpler due to the absence of a 510 thread connection. 

These devices are as aesthetically pleasing as a vaping device gets, and their function isn’t compromised in the least by their form. Geekvape always makes good looking devices, so this shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. In addition to the good looks, these are also very durable due to their IP68 rating and shock resistance which makes them a good pick up if you’re clumsy with your vapes.

If I had to choose between the two, I would go for the E100I any day of the week. The consistent power output is something that you really notice in day to day use and it makes the experience just that much better. Sure, you can’t swap out the batteries, but if you charge it every night then you won’t have an issue even if you’re vaping at high wattages.

All around great job by Geekvape. I can’t wait to see what other pod mods they come out with in the future.

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Robert Barnes

For both health and financial reasons, I knew I had to quit smoking cigarettes. At a certain point I felt as if I had tried everything and it was too difficult to quit cold-turkey. That's when I found vaping and I've been off the stinkies ever since! I love testing and reviewing the latest vaping gadgets, marathoning television series and playing with my awesome dog Lupa.

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