Review – Aokey IX

Description


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The Basics About This Device

Aokey IX

Judging by names alone, you wouldn’t expect that Aokey would be connected to the Coeus brand, but they are. They are created by the same manufacturer. That means that Aokey is also related to two of our most recently reviewed items, Coeus LTBE and Coeus Arch.

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HIGHLIGHTS
Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)Our test users got 30
Charging Time2 hours, 2 minutes
Price$69USD
DurabilitySolid
Life Expectancy1 year
MaintenanceGood
ColorsBlack, white, blue, red

Our Thoughts on This Device

In my opinion Aokey IX is one step up from its brand brothers, Coeus LTBE and Coeus Arch. IX offers more continuous uses and has a display-screen, but still offers basic functions like temperature adjustment. Much like the two Coeus products, IX is a simple device to operate and is good for beginners or casual HnB users. We especially like that the display screen is easy to use as well. Most products that have a display screen require alot of commands to operate it. For example, with HiTaste P5 you have to click the up/down buttons for temperature adjustment, click the control button 5 times for length of cycle adjustment and use the up/down buttons, then 5 more times for usage record adjustment, etc. It gets to be alot to remember if you’re not a frequent user. With Aokey IX, you don’t have to worry about all that.

Aokey is a good quality device, as are the accessories included in the kit. I always like to make a special shout-out to manufacturers who put a woven cover on their USB cables. This protects the cable from damage and promises a longer life span. Fantastic!

Overall, Aokey is a pretty good device, but is it worth the money? I’m not sure. $70USD is alot for this device compared to some of the other, more sophisticated products that you can get for the same amount. Nevertheless, if you want something easy to use but durable, this may be the device you decide is right for you.


Unboxing & How to Use

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In the Aokey IX kit you will find the IX device, the manual, a quality control card, a USB cable, and a cleaning brush.

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To charge your device, connect it to a power source via the USB cable. The level of charge will show up on the OLED display screen. Charging takes approximately 2 hours and 2 minutes.

Once the device is charged, you can start the heating process by clicking the control button 5 times in rapid succession. We did find that sometimes it took one or two trys to get the device to start the heating process. We’re not sure why. The heating process will take around 3 seconds. When the heating process starts, the screen will turn on. Interestingly, this device is one of the few that does not vibrate nor have an LED indicator light.

Also interestingly, with IX you have to start the heating process before changing the temperature. While IX is not the first device to do this, it is rare. On the screen you can see either an ‘L’ or an ‘H’ which represent ‘low’ and ‘high’ respectively. To change temperature just press and hold the control button until the letter changes to whichever setting you want. Now you can enjoy!

The cycle lasts for approximately 4 minutes and 40 seconds. When you’re nearing the end of the cycle, a countdown will appear on the OLED screen. Since this a multi-use device though, when the cycle is over, you can simply use it again.

As always, make sure your device remains clean so that it has a better chance at long life. Unfortunately Aokey doesn’t have a self-cleaning function, so you’ll have to use the cleaning brush, or cleaning sticks if you have some spare ones, to remove grit and grime from the HeatSticks heating chamber.

HOW TO USE
How To Turn ON/OffClick the control button 5 times
Temperature Adjustment?Yes - start the heating process, then press and hold the control button until screen shows either 'H' (high) or 'L' (low)
Heating Time?3 seconds
Indication that the Heating Process has StartedScreen turns on
Indication that Device is Ready to UseCountdown starts
Length of Cycle4 minutes, 40 seconds
Indication that Device is Powering OffCountdown hits 0
How to Shut Off DeviceClick control button 5 times
Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)Our test users got 30
How to Check Battery StatusLook for battery icon on screen
Locking featureNo
Locking feature indicationN/A
Indicate when Device Needs Cleaning?No
How Often Should You Clean the Device?Once per week
Self-Cleaning FunctionNo
Length of Self-CleaningN/A
How to Manually Clean DeviceInsert the cleaning brush into the HeatSticks heating chamber and brush away residue
TroubleshootingSee 'Aokey IX Manual' button below

HeatSticks Overview

The Aokey brand does not product their own HeatSticks. Instead, their devices are designed to work with other branded HeatSticks, such as HEETS and Marlboro for IQOS HeatSticks.


Aokey IX Manual


Warranty

Aokey IX does come with a 1-year warranty that covers the device, so long as there is no damage as a result of misuse. Aokey also offers a 2-month exchange policy, however return shipping is at the expense of the consumer.


SPECS
DeviceAokey IX
Kit Price$69USD
Diameters89 x 40 x 15mm
Weight62g
Weight with Packaging204g
MaterialABS and PC
Battery Type1800mAh
Power InputUSB Cable
Charging Time2 hours, 2 minutes
Time it Takes for Device to Heat3 seconds
Maximum Blade Temperature177°C/ 351°F
Temperature AdjustmentYes
How Many Cycles Before Device Needs ChargingOur test users got 30
How Long Does a Cycle Last4 minutes, 40 seconds
HeatSticksHEETS, Marlboro for IQOS
Built-In Cleaning MechanismNo
Can Kit Accessories be Purchased SeparatelyNo
Colors AvailableBlack, white, blue, red
Comparable ToIQOS 3.0 Multi
UNBOXING
In the KitDevice
Manual
Quality Control Card
USB Cable
Cleaning Brush
Manual LanguagesEN, JA
Warranty Terms
FIRST IMPRESSION
How Does It Look?Very industrial
How Does It Feel?Soft
Easy To Use?Somewhat
Easy To Clean?Somewhat
MANUFACTURER OVERVIEW
DeviceAokey IX
Release DateOctober 2017
ManufacturerShenzhen Coeus Technology Co. Ltd.
Location of ManufacturerShenzhen, China
Year in Business2009
Manufacturer WebsiteHere
Impression of Manufacturer's WebsiteGreat
Manufacturer Contact Information for Customer ServiceVicky

Email: support@szvaporsource.com

Phone: +86-755-23020900
Manufacturer Contact Information for WholesalersMark Xie

Email: sales01@szvaporsouce.com
Countries the Manufacturer is Wholesaling toJapan, Korea, Russia, Germany, UK, Philippines
Countries the Manufacturer Would Like to Wholesale toUSA, Canada, Australia
Full Product Line that the Manufacturer OffersCoeus LTBE, Coeus C1, Coeus Arch, and Aokey IX
Where to BuyOnline
Where to Buy Aokey IX and other Aokey products?Here
Shipping and delivery timeVaries based on region

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