Looks and Feel
Ease Of Use
The Smok Alien was one of the most anticipated box mods to come out for 2016 and thankfully it was worth the wait! This is argueable one of the most well-crafted devices in this category and comes extremely close to flawless.
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SMOK delivers another awesome box mod that is sure to satisfy the most hardcore of vapers out there. 220watts of massive power in a rather small box design, this is impressive given that it runs off of just two 18650 batteries to run efficiently.
Arguably one of the best box mods on the market because of the expected options that experienced box mod users have grown accustomed to, including full temperature control for those who crave that deep, warm vape, but also packed with one of the best LCD screen readouts that we have had the pleasure of using. This screen gives you just about every detail you would need to help dial in that perfect vape setting(s), including volts – amps – ohms – watts and even the temp of the motherboard ALL AT ONCE! The guesswork of knowing what your mod is doing at any given time are eliminated.
The Smok Alien 220’s Build
The dimensions of the Alien 220w TC Box Mod 85mm by 33mm by 30mm. Many owners of this device agree with us in complementing the hand-friendly design. With the trigger button being the whole front-side of the box itself, finding the trigger, regardless of the situation, doesn’t get any easier. Once your hand wraps around it you never have to move any fingers – simply squeeze your hand, and you are vaping. The case is smooth and contoured and the overall size of the device is perfect and doesn’t come with the weight you would expect from a mod rocking two 18650 batteries.
At the same time, it is also very durable thanks to its zinc alloy construction, I personally have dropped it a few times and came out unscathed. Its sleek look is thanks to its jet black color scheme. We noticed that the customer reviews agreed with us on how much they enjoy the inlay strip on this box mod as the SMOK logo on the front has a slight 3d visual to it and it brings a dash of color and is it simply just looks cool.
The battery door on the bottom is hinged together eliminating losing it, and once the batteries are loaded its an extremely tight fit resulting in absolutely no battery rattle. SMOK also marked the inside of the battery housing clearly with bright red/blue (+ -) signs that take any confusion out of which direction the batteries go, this is such a simple thing and it should be a regular feature with all box mods but it’s not.
There are four different options when it comes to the colored inlay on the SMOK device. Those colors are red, silver, and black. The device is properly vented assured that it will never overheat even when it is being pushed to its maximum power limits. I personally never vaped it higher than 120 watts ( cause that unto itself is way beyond my threshold ), at that wattage, it never heated up to any point of concern.
Rehashing the trigger feature – this really cool aesthetic feature helps the SMOK Alien stand out and when using other box mods I find myself upset that all my devices don’t have this feature. And to drive home on how awesome the screen is, the fact you can garner any information that you want by simply pressing the fire button is a major plus.
The creators left almost no stone unturned when creating this feature of the device. Because of this, it is one of the best box mods on the market when it comes to safety and usability. The device can easily be charged, or updated, using the micro-USB port placed near the bottom of the device – this placement also allows for easy pass-through vaping without the cord being in your way and out of the way of the trigger. The battery readout is also easily visible on the screen readout and when its charging it shows the percentage of both batteries letting you know exactly how much power you have. Overall, it’s just an extremely efficient device when dealing with size, and use of space with the batteries and screen proportion.
SMOK Alien 220W TC Starter Kit Specs
- Dual High-Amp 18650 Battery – Not Included
- Dimensions: 85mm by 44mm by 30mm
- Wattage Output Range: 6-220W
- Min Atomizer Resistance: 0.06ohm
- Temperature Range: 200-600F
- Supports Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel Heating Elements
- Premium Zinc Alloy Construction
- Detail-Orientated OLED Display
- Series Connection
- Dual Battery Life Indicator
- Stealth Firing Mechanism
- Ergonomically Placed Adjustment Buttons
- Hinged Battery Cap
- MicroUSB Port – Firmware Upgrades
- Alien V1.2.2 Firmware Upgrade Available here.
- Available in Silver, Gunmetal, Red,
- 510 Connection
This is easily SMOK’s best creation yet when it comes to the informational display. The display is OLED. It is the company’s largest display to date. At this point in my vaping career, I have never seen a screen offer this much intel at once, and some might argue its almost too much info. The following information can all be accessed via the information display.
- Wattage (also referred to as temperature)
- Normal Operation Indicator
- TC Mode
- Dual battery readout
- Amperage (or ohms)
- Puff Length
- Overall puff count
As you can see, there is no piece of information that cannot be accessed when using the informational display on this device. On top of that, it is one of the safest vape mods on the market thanks to a plethora of available safety features that make this version one of the best box mods on the market today.
The most important feature is the battery “series” connection. This makes sure that there will not be a short in the electrical components. It also prevents a current that is over what the unit can withstand from being used. I love the fact I can charge the batteries with the USB while they are in the device, this simple feature eliminates a lot of aggravation that comes with swapping batteries but also gives you the peace of mind that if a battery goes down, you still have access to it.
Tank Size (Baby Beast TFV4
The tank is a little bit smaller than the previous version made by SMOK. The SMOK TFV4 Mini Sub-ohm tank possesses a 3.5mL capacity. Even though it is smaller, the airflow is still more than adequate. The tank is one of the easiest box mods to fill because it is a top-loading device. Obviously, the juice you’re vaping and your actual time spend vaping will dictate how long your juice will last but I quickly noticed how efficient the TFV4 was on burning my yummy vape juice. This tank has the same engine coils as the previous models. The vapor production is pretty much the same. The TFV4 is only with the Alien Starter kit.
- 22mm Diameter
- 3.5mL Juice Capacity
- Stainless Steel Construction
- High Grade Glass Reinforcement
- Top-Fill Design with Hinge Lock
- Interchangeable Coil Heads
- Quad Adjustable Airflow Control at Base and Drip Tip
- Double-Layered Drip Tip
- 510 Thread Connection
The SMOK Alien mod is capable of various forms of vaping thanks to the most advanced temperature control technology in an all-day capacity. The power output goes all the way up to 220 watts and can run at as low as 1 watt. This is a wide range that can suit the wants and needs of just about any individual that is getting into vaping, no matter how serious they are about it. The atomizer coils fire between 0.1 – 3.0 ohms in Variable Wattage mode. 510 connection allows for compatibility with most tanks.
The technology and software associated with vaping are constantly changing and advancing. Because of this, it is important to have a box mod that is customizable. This model of box mod is just that. The firmware can be updated every time new software comes out making it one of the best box mods on the market. This will save you money by preventing you from being forced to purchase a new box mod every time new software comes out.
If you want a safe, customizable, and powerful box mod that isn’t bulky and cumbersome, the SMOK Alien 200W box mod Starter Kit is something you should look into, because it gives users the ability to customize their vaping experience and get the most out of it while still being extremely safe and looks awesome!