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Geekvape Obelisk U Review: Is It the Pod Vape for U?

Geekvape Obelisk U

4/5

8.0

Design — 7.0
Build Quality — 8.0
Pods — 8.0
Performance — 8.5
Flavor — 8.5
Battery Life — 8.0

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Our Verdict

The Obelisk U is an all-around solid pod vape. While I’m not particularly fond of the appearance, there’s no denying that it’s a well-built device with solid performance. Looks aren’t everything, at least not when it comes to vaping devices, and I would much rather have a vape that is ugly and performs well, than a vape that looks good and performs poorly.

Since these use Geekvape’s U pods, I think that there are good things in the future for the Obelisk U in terms of pod variety and availability. The pods will likely continue to remain available, so you can continue to use this device for the foreseeable future. There should also be new ‘U pods’ coming out in the future as well, which will give more options for how you want to vape.

I really liked using the Obelisk U and if you like simple pod vapes with good flavor, then I think that you’ll like it too.

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The Obelisk U is a new pod vape from Geekvape. It uses Geekvape’s new “U Cartridges”, which are compatible with many of Geekvape’s new products. With so many devices using these same pods, it’s a good sign that these pods will continue to remain available for the foreseeable future.

The Obelisk U automatically adjusts the power output for the pod that you’re using, up to a maximum wattage output of 20W. The pods will hold up to 2ml of ejuice and are filled through a port on the side of the pod. The Obelisk U has a 950mAh battery that recharges with Type-C charging.

Geekvape are responsible for some of the most popular vaping devices ever. Their ‘Legend’ series of mods, like the Aegis Legend 2 (L200), have long remained the go-to vape mods for vapers seeking durability, reliability, and power from their device. Geekvape also makes subohm tanks, rebuildable tanks, and of course, pod devices.

Is the Geekvape Obelisk U a pod vape worth considering? You’ll find out in this in-depth review.


Box Contents

  • 1 x Geekvape Obelisk U Device
  • 1 x Geekvape U Pod (0.7Ω, 16-19W)
  • 1 x Type-C Charging Cable

Specifications

  • Size: 92.3mm x 26.6mm x 15.8mm
  • Weight: 56.9g
  • Pod Capacity: 2ml
  • Uses Geekvape U pods
  • Draw activated
  • Tight MTL draw
  • Battery Size: 950mAh
  • Max Wattage 20W
  • Charging: Type- C fast charging

Design & Build Quality

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The Obelisk U is a pod vape that stays with a tried-and-true form factor that is small, portable, and comfortable to hold. It’s 92.3mm tall, 26.6mm wide, and 15.8mm thick, and it weighs only 57g. It has a long rectangle shape with rounded edges, and a front and back that curve in each direction. When I think of a pod vape, this is the size and shape that comes to mind.

As much as I like the size and shape, I can’t decide if I love the design or if I hate it. My ‘Orange’ Obelisk U has a bronze/orange metal frame and desert-tone, multi-colored front and back panels. The color of the frame and the panels don’t bother me too much. What makes it hard to love the device is the way that the panels look. Let me explain.

Upon touching and examining the panels, they are completely flat and smooth. There’s no texture to the panels at all. However, it looks like the panels have a series of bumps and wrinkles in them, which gives them an odd appearance. To me, it looks like the panels weren’t made correctly in the factory, but the fact that they are smooth to the touch tells me that this look is intentional.

Weird design aside, the panels are durable and hold up well to day-to-day use. There’s no obvious signs of wear on my Obelisk U and it still looks as good as it did when I took it out of the box.

On either side of the metal frame there is a small pinhole for airflow. There’s no adjustable airflow on the Obelisk U and the airflow will be completely dependent on the pod that you use. With the included Geekvape U Pod (0.7Ω, 16-19W), the draw is a tight mouth to lung draw.

  • Geekvape Obelisk U - 7 Pods

The pod holds 2ml of ejuice and attaches to the battery magnetically. There are two strong magnets that hold the pod to the device firmly and there’s no movement of the pod once it’s inserted. It also takes a good amount of effort to remove the pod from the device, so it’s not going to come out accidentally.

The pod has a light tint, but it’s still not a problem to see your remaining ejuice. Most of the time, you’ll have to remove the pod from the device to check on your ejuice level, as half of the pod is not visible when installed. 

You also have to remove the pod to fill it up, as the fill port is located on the side of the pod. Filling is straightforward and hassle free, and the rubber bung securely seals the fill hole.


Features

The Obelisk U is a simple device that does not have adjustable wattage, nor does it have adjustable airflow. It’s also a draw-activated-only device, so there are no buttons at all. This makes it great for new and beginner vapers, or for vapers looking for an easy to use device.

The Obelisk U uses Geekvapes “U Cartridges”, which are compatible with three of Geekvape’s other pod devices. With so many devices using these same pods, it’s a good sign that these pods will continue to remain available for the foreseeable future. 

There are two U cartridges available at the moment: a 0.7Ω pod which has the coil built-in and which works at 16-19W, and a 1.1Ω pod which has the coil built-in and which works at 9-12W. The Obelisk U only comes with one 0.7Ω pod. The 1.1Ω pod is sold separately.

The Obelisk U has a maximum wattage output of 20W and it automatically adjusts the power output depending on the pod that you use. The Obelisk U also features a constant power output, so the draw does not get weaker as the battery dies.


Battery life & Charging

Geekvape Obelisk U - 6 Charging Port

The Obelisk U has a 950mAh built-in battery. That’s larger than I expected for the small size of the device, and it lasts a surprisingly long time with the 20W max output. You can expect to vape over 2 full pods of ejuice per charge, which is over 4ml of ejuice. That’s enough battery life to last most vapers through the day, and then some. However, I recommend charging it nightly so that you don’t run out of battery the next day.

There’s an LED indicator which is hidden underneath the front panel of the Obelisk U. It lights up and shines through the panel each time that you insert the pod and each time that you take a draw. The battery life status is as follows:

  • Red: 0-30%
  • Blue: 31-60%
  • Green: 61-100%

The Obelisk U recharges through a Type-C port, which is located on the bottom of the device. You can’t stand it up while charging, which I dislike as it makes leaking more likely, but so my Obelisk U hasn’t leaked while charging.


Performance

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Seeing as neither the draw, nor the airflow are adjustable, the Obelisk U still delivers a good vaping experience with a nice, tight MTL draw and warm, flavorful vapor. For a non-adjustable pod vape, the performance is just right how it is and doesn’t leave me wanting to adjust the wattage or the airflow. It really is good as it is and works well with nicotine salt ejuices of all different strengths.

Since the Obelisk U only comes with one pod, a 0.7Ω pod that fires at 16-19W, it’s the only one that I tested the Obelisk U with. I used a 25mg/ml nicotine salt ejuice and the throat hit is good, with a satisfying throat hit as well. 

I haven’t had any serious leaking from the Obelisk U, but there have been times at the end of the day where I would find small amounts of ejuice under the pod. I’ve also occasionally had some gurgling caused by ejuice collecting under the pod and blocking the airflow pathway. A quick wipe with a tissue solves this issue so it’s not a major problem, but of course I would prefer it if there was no ejuice leaking at all.


Verdict

The Obelisk U is an all-around solid pod vape. While I’m not particularly fond of the appearance, there’s no denying that it’s a well-built device with solid performance. Looks aren’t everything, at least not when it comes to vaping devices, and I would much rather have a vape that is ugly and performs well, than a vape that looks good and performs poorly.

Since these use Geekvape’s U pods, I think that there are good things in the future for the Obelisk U in terms of pod variety and availability. The pods will likely continue to remain available, so you can continue to use this device for the foreseeable future. There should also be new ‘U pods’ coming out in the future as well, which will give more options for how you want to vape.

I really liked using the Obelisk U and if you like simple pod vapes with good flavor, then I think that you’ll like it too.

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Adam Alhiraki

I started vaping in 2013, determined to quit smoking because I knew it was a terrible habit. Many hard years later, I'm smoke-free and feeling better than ever! I love trying as many different tanks, mods, and ejuices as I can get my hands on, but I love sharing my experiences and honest opinions even more! When I'm not reviewing, researching, or writing, you can find me watching tennis, tinkering with coils, or playing with my two mischievous cats.

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