AirVape Xs GO Review - Ready, Xs, Go!

AirVape Xs GO is the first AirVape device to feature a changeable battery.

Apollo's latest device, AirVape Xs GO, might be the only vaporizer you'll ever need. Scheduled for an early August release, Xs GO offers a completely new design while retaining some of the features found in previous AirVape devices. This time the batteries are changeable, allowing you to swap them out for continuous vaping. $50 cheaper than AirVape Xs, the Xs GO offers excellent vapor production at a budget-friendly price.

AIRVAPE XS GO REVIEW

HEATING SYSTEM

Like its bigger brother, AirVape Xs GO features hybrid convection/conduction heating. An oval-shaped ceramic oven heats herb directly, while a compartment beneath the chamber fills with hot air, evenly heating the bowl.

The precision temperature of the Xs is absent in the Xs GO. Instead, you'll have 5 preset temperatures. This is likely because the battery features lower milliamps than the original Xs. AirVape is also likely going for a quick draw style. Rather than tinker with controls, users rapidly click the button to get there faster.

The five temperature settings are 355F, 375F, 390F, 405F, and 420F. If you seek flavor, go for the lower temperatures. For larger clouds, turn up the heat. Once you choose a temperature, AirVape Xs GO heats in just 20 seconds.  

DESIGN

AirVape Xs GO features a curvy, compact design with comfort grips.

AirVape Xs GO features a completely new design. AirVape abandoned the boxy look of their earlier models, trying out a more curvy, compact design similar to KandyPens MIVA 2 or G Pen Elite by Grenco Science. Featuring a 1" width and 4" length, Xs GO will hide completely in your hand. That makes it extra stealthy and portable, and a good companion for on-the-go vaping. It weighs just 2 oz, so you can carry it around without hassle.

Xs GO is constructed from sturdy ABS plastic. That means it is heat resistant, preventing the device from getting hot in your hand. The exterior is sleek, featuring ergonomic grips and a single button control. A 5-light LED displays temperatures, making it easy to toggle settings.

The mouthpiece is magnetically attached, making it easy to open the chamber when loading or cleaning. Speaking of which, the chamber has an oval shape that's seen in other AirVape models. This design ensures that the hot walls of the chamber make more contact with dry herb for better heating.

Overall, AirVape Xs GO is minimalistic, functional, portable, and easy to use. It fits right into a busy lifestyle with a more compact design but still offers great vapor. It's a more compact, affordable alternative to the Xs.

BATTERY

AirVape Xs GO has a perk that most portable vaporizers don't. You can remove the battery. If it dies, you can easily replace it without replacing the entire device. You can also buy an extra battery and keep it on hand so that once your battery dies, you can swap it out for a fully charged one.

The battery itself is 800mAh, 400mAh less than the AirVape Xs. The battery life is shorter, but it charges in just 45 minutes--very fast compared to other portables! If the battery isn't depleted, you can use the vaporizer while you charge.

You can charge via Micro-USB, using the included charger. This is convenient since you can charge from a wall outlet, computer, or car (with the right adapter).

EASE-OF-USE

From what we can tell, AirVape Xs GO will be quite easy to use. It features a single button control, which will likely retain the usual commands--5 clicks to power on, 3 clicks to toggle temperature.

The rapid 20-second heating is geared toward on-the-go vaping. And a magnetic mouthpiece gives easy access to the chamber. We like that you can swap out the battery. And that you can vape while charging.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Overall, the Xs GO is promising. It features the same heating system as past AirVape units, which is a great sign. And it offers a few features AirVape hasn't touched upon yet, namely the removable battery and comfort grips. We'll follow up with a full review once it arrives at our doorstep.