[2020 Newest] Vaporesso Aurora Play Review: A Zippo-like E-Cig

Author: Alisa Yin / Category: Review / Published: Feb-20-2020

Vaporesso Aurora Play is a new updated pod system that features a similar profile design to its predecessor. It has a Zippo lighter with a flip-back top, which is simple, classic and sleek, which is lighter and more user-friendly than the original with a large body and straight edges. The Vaporesso Aurora Play Pod System offers a decent MTL draw-activated vape with three power settings that satisfying your different vaping needs. It integrates the 650mAh built-in battery and a 2ml pod with a push-to-fill system. The pod with 1.3ohm CCEL coil perfectly maintains nic salts for a smoother and higher nicotine hit.

Vaporesso Aurora Play Pod System Specifications

  • Dimensions: 78.8 mm x 43.7 mm x 15.5 mm
  • Omni Board Mini chipset
  • Draw activated
  • E-Liquid viewing port
  • Aurora Play replacement pod
  • 2 mL juice reservoir
  • Push-to-fill system
  • 1.3 ohm (10 watts)
  • Zinc alloy frame
  • Built-in 650 mAh battery
  • Up to 1 amp
  • Battery life indicator

Vaporesso Aurora Play Pod System Package Contents

  • 1 x Vaporesso AURORA PLAY kit with pod (2 mL / 1.3 ohm)
  • 1 x Additional pod (2 mL / 1.3 ohm)
  • 1 x E-juice filling bottle (10 mL)
  • 1 x USB cable
  • 1 x User manual
  • 1 x Quick guide
  • 1 x Warranty card

Build Quality and Design of Vaporesso Aurora Play

The Vaporesso Aurora Play inherited from its previous version, utilizes the Zippo metal lighter design. The Aurora Play Pod Kit comes with four color options - metallic grey, silver, rainbow, and bronze. They look attractive and aesthetic. The flip-back top cap like a Fidget spinner has a satisfying metallic clicky sound when flipping and flicking like a real Zippo.

Constructed from the sturdy zinc alloy with the beautifully brushed bronze finish, the Aurora Play is solid, durable and wear-resistant without any chips or scratches. The exterior is smooth and sleek, comfortable to grip. The machining and build quality are really good but despite a bit of side-to-side movement on the top. The Vaporesso Aurora Play is a compact and lightweight vape device that measures only 78.8 mm x 43.7 mm x 15.5 mm and weighs 95 grams.

The Aurora Play Pod System features an automatic draw but also has a single operation button on one side right above the micro USB charging port and an LED indicator that displays the battery level. The green light is around 50% battery life and the red light reminds you to charge the Aurora Play. It is a draw-activated vape device. Five clicks to turn on the kit and then vape. The Vaporesso Aurora Play has 3 wattage settings and indicated via different lights: red - 9W, blue - 10.5W, green - 12.5W. The Aurora Play Pod has a small viewing window to allow you to view the juice level and Delrin mouthpiece.

Vaporesso Aurora Play Pod

The Vaporesso Aurora Play Pod is different from the original Aurora Pod, which used a plastic cylindrical tank and held less juice capacity . Now, the Aurora Play uses the magnetic disposable pods with the 1.3ohm ceramic CCELL coil. The 2ml Aurora Play Pod utilizes the food-grade plastic, features two contacts on the base and a unique push-to-fill system. The two 6.5 mm x 8 m juice windows allow you to monitor the juice level whenever you want.

The push-to-fill system is convenient and easy to use. You can simply refill the pod without removing the pod from the device. The Kit also comes with a 10ml filling bottle to assist refill. The spring-loaded valve on top will fill the reservoir when you push down with the dropper. There is no way to drain the pod after refilling. Please make sure you fill the Aurora Play with your desired e-liquid.

Vaporesso Aurora Play Pod System Performance

The Vaporesso Aurora Play Pod System is a draw-activated, button-less vape device. It has 3 wattage settings for the different vaping experience. Its small and compact design makes it a pocketable and easy to use the device. You can fill the pod quickly with ease and start vaping as soon as the pod is filled. The Aurora Play fire instantly brings you the excellent MTL draw and works best with nic salt. It can also use with high VG juice without scarifying the coil lifespan and flavor.

The Aurora Play Pod with 1.3ohm coil provides a nice throat hit with warm vapor. The vapor production is great for a pod system, and the flavor is decent from the CCELL coils. Switching between the power output will influence the vapor. The highest wattage output will deliver intenser flavor and more cloudy vapor.

Vaporesso Aurora Play Pod System Review

The Vaporesso Aurora Play Pod System is an innovative design and simple exterior. It feels just like the flip top lighter and features decent machining and the finish. The Aurora Play combines the 650mAh rechargeable battery with 3 power outputs for satisfying MTL draw. The disposable pod with 1.3ohm ceramic coil works best with the popular nic salt, satisfying your nicotine carving quickly. The convenient filling system makes refilling a breeze.

Pros and Cons of Vaporesso Aurora Play Pod System:


  • Good build quality, durable and wear-resistant
  • Good machining and finish
  • Auto-draw designed for MTL vape
  • Top-filling system without leaking
  • Pre-installed 1.3ohm ceramic coil for nice throat hit and good flavor
  • Three wattage settings for a different vaping experience
  • The LED indicator shows the battery level
  • Juice window design, monitor the juice level easily
  • Portable and lightweight, easy for on-the-go use


  • Needs appropriate bottle tops for filling
  • The lid is a little wobbly
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