The Gemini Hybrid is an interesting AIO pod device from Lost Vape. It’s called the hybrid for a reason; it’s a pod device that takes replaceable coils but it also comes with a 510 adapter included in the box. This means that you can use the Gemini Hybrid as a regular AIO pod vape, or use the 510 adapter and use it with your tanks like you would a box mod.
The Gemini Hybrid takes a single 18650 battery for power. It features adjustable wattage and can fire at up to 80W. It also features adjustable airflow control. It comes with a coil for direct lung vaping, as well as a coil for MTL vaping, and it comes with two drip tips (DL & MTL).
Taking the specs and features into account, the Gemini Hybrid looks like a real winner. But how does it perform?
A big thank you to Lost Vape for sending me over the Gemini Hybrid for review.
- 1 x Lost Vape Gemini Hybrid Device
- 1 x Pod
- 1 x 510 Adapter
- 1 x 0.2ohm UB M4 Coil
- 1 x 1.0ohm UB MTL Coil
- 1 x DL Drip Tip (Pre-Installed)
- 1 x MTL Drip Tip
- 1 x AFC Ring
- 1 x Extra O-Rings
- 1 x Micro-USB Cable
- 1 x Warranty Card
- 1 x User Manual
- 82mm by 47mm by 22mm
- Takes a Single 18650 Battery
- 80W Max Output
- Adjustable Wattage
- Adjustable Airflow
- Color LED Screen
- 4ml Pod Capacity
- Includes 510 Adapter for Tanks
- Uses UB Coils
- Micro-USB Charging
Design & Build Quality
The Gemini Hybrid is a nice looking device. It has a boxy shape that isn’t uncommon to see for a pod device and it’s a nice size. At 82mm tall, 47mm wide, and 22mm thick, it’s just a little larger than your average pod vape, but much smaller than your average box mod. However, the Gemini Hybrid is much heavier than most other pod vapes owing to the fact that it uses an 18650 battery for power. You will definitely won’t forget that you have it in your pocket, that’s for sure.
There are 9 colors available and all of them look pretty sweet. Three of them are carbon fiber, the other six are a mix of neat resin-like patterns. They aren’t real resin, but stickers that look like resin. They’re very high quality and don’t look like they’re going to peel or come off any time soon so I don’t mind the sticker at all.
On each panel there’s a vertical cutout to view your ejuice level, as well as a few venting holes for the battery. The window is big enough to just see the ejuice level in the pod but it could have been made a little bit bigger.
Pulling off the panel gives you access to the battery compartment and pod. The panel is held on by strong, hidden magnets that hold it firmly in place. The panel has a little bit of up and down wiggle, but it sits flush as long as the battery ribbon is in the right place. If the battery ribbon isn’t flat behind the panel then the panel won’t sit flush. This is a bit of an annoyance but it’s easy enough to fix by adjusting the ribbon.
The battery compartment is snug but not tight. It has a spring loaded negative terminal that makes it easy to insert the battery.
The pod sits snugly beside the battery and slides in and out. There’s a spring loaded platform on which the pod sits to make its connection with the device. The drip tip has to be removed first before you take out the pod. There’s a little lip on the outside of the pod to pull it out of the device but I found it hard on my nails. Instead, I pushed down from the top (where the drip tip would be) and pushed the pod out that way.
The Gemini Hybrid comes with two 510 drip tips; one is a wide bore 510 and the other is a narrow bore MTL drip tip. Depending on the coil that you’re using, you can switch drip tips to get the draw that you desire.
Last but not least, the screen and buttons. The buttons are all silver and circular, with the fire button being larger than the adjustment buttons. There’s some button rattle from the fire button, but only if you really shake the device. Otherwise, they’re all solid buttons and they work well.
The screen is a 0.96” full color display. It’s not super bright but it’s bright enough that you can read it outside in the sun without a problem. The screen and UI look modern and classy. What’s neat about this display is that you can change the color of the UI. There are six colors that you can change to: blue, yellow, white, red, green or purple.
There’s a micro-USB port just under the screen that can be used for firmware updates or for charging. I would suggest using an external battery charger though and not the device to charge your batteries. The Gemini Hybrid does not support pass-through charging.
Features & Functions
The Gemini Hybrid has a maximum wattage output of 80W. It only has variable wattage mode, but this could change with future firmware updates. To turn the Gemini Hybrid on or off, click the fire button five times.
The wattage adjusts in 0.5W increments. Holding the adjustment buttons will scroll the wattage quickly.
The screen on the Gemini Hybrid displays a battery life indicator, your coil resistance, your set wattage, puff time, and a puff counter.
There are just a few button combinations to be aware of:
- Power on or off: click the fire button five times
- Lock the adjustment buttons (device will still fire): hold both adjustment buttons until the screen displays “LOCKED”. To unlock the device, hold the adjustment buttons again.
- Clear the puff counter: hold the fire button and down adjustment button.
- Change UI color: Hold the Power button and up adjustment button.
What’s really cool is that the Gemini Hybrid comes with a 510 adapter included in the box. Most pod vapes you would have to purchase the 510 adapter separately so it’s awesome that Lost Vape includes it.
The 510 adapter is shaped just like the pod and pushes into the device. This allows you to use the Gemini Hybrid just like you would any other box mod. Screw on a 510 threaded tank and you’ve got yourself a single 18650 box mod and tank setup.
Because it has a maximum wattage output of 80W, the Gemini Hybrid is best used with single coil tanks. Also, it’s only 22mm thick so smaller tanks will sit without overhang but anything larger than 22mm will have noticeable overhang and look out of place.
Pod & Coils
The pod for the Gemini Hybrid is thick, tall, and wide. It holds up to 4ml of ejuice which is plenty for a pod. The pod is very lightly tinted so it’s no problem to see how much ejuice is left inside.
As I mentioned earlier, I found it difficult to get the pod out with the notch on the front of the pod. Instead, I pushed the pod down from the top and pushed it out that way. It’s much easier to remove like this and not nearly as hard on the nails. If you’re having an issue removing the pod, try doing it like I did.
The fill port is plugged by a rubber stopper. The rubber stopper is very secure and holds ejuice in without leaks. The fill port is wide enough that bigger nozzles fit without issue.
The Gemini Hybrid comes with two coils:
- 1 x 0.2ohm UB M4 Coil (40-60W)
- 1 x 1.0ohm UB MTL Coil (8-15W)
The coils push into the bottom of the pod. There’s an airflow control ring that then screws onto the base of the coil. Once it’s screwed on, you can then adjust the airflow on the coil by twisting the airflow control ring to set it however you want.
The RBA coil is sold separately but it’s worth the purchase. The coil has a small, two post build deck that requires your coil legs to be facing the same direction. There’s an airflow hole on the bottom of the deck that funnels airflow up and through the coil.
The RBA package includes two simple, round wire coils and cotton. There are also replacement hex screws. The hex screws on the deck are good and grip the coil legs firmly. I installed my coil so that it lined up with the wicking ports on the side of the deck. I tried installing it first positioned over the airflow hole but this made wicking much more difficult.
Once the coil is in and secured, I cut my legs. This deck doesn’t require you to pre-measure the coil legs so it’s really easy to build on. There’s a 510 adapter in the package that you can use to dry fire the coil and check for hot spots. Well, since the Gemini Hybrid comes with a 510 adapter, I used it to dry fire my coil. My coil glowed evenly but if yours doesn’t, strum the coil with a pair of ceramic tweezers to work out the hot spots.
With the coil ready, I threaded through a small sliver of the included cotton. You want the cotton to be tight, but not so tight that it misshapes the coil. Your wicks have to be cut very short in order for the RBA cap to screw on; I found just above the base of the wicking ports to be perfect. Make sure to comb out your cotton a little, too.
Screw on the RBA head and push the coil into the pod and you’re done.
I tested the Gemini Hybrid with both the included coils, as well as the RBA. Lost Vape are supposed to be sending me some of their other UB coils to try out, so when I receive those I will update this review.
1.0 ohm coil
This coil gave me a loose MTL draw with the airflow open. I used the MTL drip tip when using this coil. I got the best performance at 15W, which is the high end of the recommended wattage. Lower wattages are not bad but I got the best flavor at 15W. Going higher than 15W felt like the coil was struggling and overpowered so I can confidently say that 15W is the max for this coil.
The draw changes to a comfortable, slightly tight MTL draw with the airflow closed to the one hole on the AFC ring. Flavor from this coil is okay but not incredible. It’s decent enough that I don’t mind using it, but the flavor doesn’t pop like really good coils do. I used a 50/50 ejuice and this coil wicked well with no issues at all. I did have some slight leaking but it was very minimal.
0.2 ohm coil
This is a direct lung coil so I used the DL drip tip. This coil is rated for 40-60W and just like the other coil, it seemed to perform best at the higher end of the recommended wattage. Flavor at 40W is okay, but the coil feels like it’s not getting enough power. 50W it gets better, with the flavor starting to come through. 60W is the sweet spot for this coil and it’s where I got the best flavor and decent clouds. The flavor is again, not bad, but not incredible.
The airflow wide open for this coil is an airy draw with no restriction. Closing it down to the hole on the airflow control ring didn’t do anything for the flavor and actually made the draw uncomfortable to inhale. This coil works at its best with the airflow wide open.
The coil that comes with the RBA came out to 0.48ohm. There’s no airflow adjustment on the RBA so you get what you get in terms of the draw. This ended up being an airy DL draw with no restriction, similar to the 0.2ohm coil. Flavor from the RBA is noticeably better than either of the stock coils. Vaping at 28W is really nice with this coil and the vapor is smooth and warm. Very enjoyable to vape on!
0.6 ohm coil
This coil is not included and was sent to me separately by Lost Vape to try out. It’s rated for 20-28W. This is another DL coil that gives no restriction, even as you cut down the airflow slot. Only when it’s set to the pin hole on the AFC does the airflow get significantly tighter. On the pin hole airflow, it does MTL quite well.
The flavor from this coil is good and it makes my ejuices pop a lot more than the two coils that come in the box. Flavor at 20W is decent, but it gets significantly better at 25W. The vapor is warm and very pleasant. This coil is really good and definitely worth buying if you pick up the Gemini Hybrid. If you ask me, this coil does DL or MTL equally well and that’s hard to accomplish.
The Gemini Hybrid comes with everything you could want: a DL & a MTL drip tip, a DL and a MTL coil, a 510 adapter, adjustable wattage, and adjustable airflow. It’s solidly built and attractive. But vaping on it with the stock coils is nothing amazing. It’s decent for someone just trying to get into vaping, but hardcore DL or MTL vapers will find the stock coils lacking in the flavor department.
The good news for DL vapers and builders is that the RBA coil is very good. It’s sold separately but it really brings out the flavor from this kit. If you’re thinking of buying the Gemini Hybrid, make sure you get the RBA.
The 510 adapter is also something. It lets you use regular vape tanks just like any other mod and I find it really cool that it’s included.
Bottom line: The flavor for MTL vapers is decent but not amazing, there are better options. DL vapers will want to get the RBA if they don’t mind building. Beginner vapers who want to try DL and MTL, this kit is for you.
What do you think about the Gemini Hybrid? Leave a comment down below!