The Alien by SMOK is our favorite and we're not alone. 200+ watts handles heavy vapors but this beast hits perfectly at 40 watts as well. SMOK has a handful of great devices but the Alien is their best. This box mod is the be-all-end-all for most.
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Box Mod Reviews
The Vex covers all vaping aspects with 5 stars. A massive 150watts - extremely rugged design - the Vex can handle anything! This mod works with any tank - big or small - and its ability to maximize battery life keeps you going longer than any other mod in its class.
The Neo Sub-ohm Vape Mod Kit is a 100-watt powerhouse set-up from Mig Vapor. For vapers looking for a combination of ease of use, and power this one is tough to beat. The simplistic one button use and easy top fill tank make it a natural choice for busy vapers looking for a satisfying cloud with the utmost ease. The Neo Vape MOD is designed with...
The Reliant Box Mod starter kit is arguably the most complete kit for 2017. This truly comes with everything you need to start blowing some huge clouds. A battery, a battery charger, and some free e-juice all help this already incredible mod raise the bar when it comes to a "complete package."
Joyetech continues to pump out quality month after month. One of their newest devices is the Cuboid 150. This box mod is their latest workhorse coming in at 150-watts (upgradeable to 200) and allowing the user maximum control when using temperature control coils. With a sturdy cube-style box design, the Cuboid has an extremely sleek look and has a...
The Vaio 80 has conquered one drawback to vaping - the slight mess that refilling your tank can bring. The atomizer is built into the top of tank, leaving you with no obstructions when refilling making this mod truly awesome! Massive power, multiple coil compatibility, and sturdy design help this box stay on our favorites list.
The RX200 is the newest model from the Reuleaux product line, designed by JayBo. Many box mod reviews online have hailed it as one of the best box mods available. It still uses reverse polarity protection and three 18650 batteries. Nonetheless, the Evolv DNA 200 board is not included. It has been substituted for a powerful, new chip with identical...
The latest from Pioneer4you is the iPV4S 120w temperature control box mod. (For anyone who owns the iPV 4 – you can skip this review as the two devices are practically the same.) The prior model (4) is very popular with the vaping community, so it made sense that Pioneer4you took advantage of this, beefed up a new model and released it to the...
The Tesla Touch box mod delivers massive power - great looks - and finally gives touchscreen fans something to be excited about. Built with an extremely responsive touchscreen, the Touch has easily surpassed all others in the touchscreen category by keeping up with traditional Tesla quality but adding a screen with little-to-none lag.
The 150 W Tesla Three Box Mod is an update to the Teslacigs’ cutting edge platforms. It has an internal 5000 mAh LiPo battery, a 150 W direct voltage output, and it can be utilized as a handy Power Bank. Intended to provide the optimum balance between battery life, size, and functionality, the Tesla Three includes a huge battery capacity of...
200-watt box mods are becoming the latest threshold of power that other boxe mods are striving for. By the end of this year, you might not see another box come out below this level as the cost of the microchips become less expensive. Despite their rather small lineup of devices, when Sigelei launches something it usually among the highest quality...
The Pioneer4You IPV400 TC vape is the latest box mod from Pioneer that is aiming to put its critics to rest. The IPV400 is a substantial and well-built nod that give you great vapor production in a sleek and easy package. The earlier model IPV4 had its fair amount of criticism, which is why Pioneer4You quickly released the IPV4 s, addressing the...
The Ocular Box Mod is the latest of high-tech vape devices to hit the market. This box mod not only handles up to 200watts, but acts as an MP3 player, allows you to upload pics, and even has a step-counter! A fast-response touchscreen and a vast atomizer versatility help this make one of our faves.
Wismec Predator 228w Box Mod Review This is a high wattage mod which has been designed for Sinuous designs. The clean design is really attractive to a lot of people. The Wismec Predator 228 W vape mod is normally powered by two batteries which are 18650. There is also another side button which is hidden. This side button is the press fire...
Mini Mod Reviews
The Mini Volt 40W mod from Council of Vapor is a powerful mini vape mod, packed in an unassuming, and surprisingly small little package. The Mini Volt, paired with the Mini Vengeance Tank Atomizer, is a great set up for anyone looking for a little mod that can give you more power per square inch than most other devices on the market. The Mini Volt...
This newer version of the popular eLeaf iCare is a bit smaller and gives us multiple charging options compared to the older model. Anyone who has been vaping for more than a few years will recall those old cig a likes that were activated without a button for firing up the battery. In place, these devices had a switch automatically activated by...
For absolute beginners to the world of vaping, it can be a daunting task getting your first mod. Do you get an entry-level starter kit or go the full nine 9 yards and spring for a more advanced device? A starter kit might be easier to use but you might soon find yourself wanting more performance out of the kit while a fully fledged variable...
Vaporesso has recently released one of the most unique box mods to date. The Target Mini 40w is truly a must-see thanks to this box being jam-packed full of innovative features that will help keep this one apart from the rest for awhile to come. If you are looking for a mod that can do it all but is SMALL - this is it!
Tube Mod Reviews
Mig Vapor’s Minion Vape MOD Kit is a device that really delivers on both simplicity and style. The 30-watt device provide plenty of power in a small and easy to use device all wrapped up in an extremely sleek little package. The Minion battery has 30 watts of power with a 3000 mAh battery life. The battery has a standard, spring-loaded 510...
With a designed geared toward ease of use, the Kangertech SUBVOD Starter Kit comes complete with everything you need in an entry level set up. The kit includes a 1300 mAh SUBVOD Battery, a KangerTech TopTank Nano-S, Stainless Steel OCC coils, replacement plexiglass tank, and all of the general charging accessories. As a travel kit and as a starter...
Apollo's best mod to date - the 5.0 mod is well-crafted and hits like a prize-fighter! This complete kit is one of our favorites for any level of vaper out there. Not the smallest of vape mods, the Vtube is still fan-favorite thanks to its ability to last all day long!
The Morpheus is a great vape mod starter kit that comes from Mig Vapor. The 100 watt, sub-ohm device provides a lot of power in a tube style mod that is stylish and easy to use. If you are new to sub-ohm vaping, or just looking for an easy to use MOD, this device might just fit the bill. The Morpheus battery is a 100-watt variable voltage model...
Innokin’s latest addition to its growing lineup of starter kits has arrived in the form of the Innokin Endura T20. Exclusively a mouth to lung electronic cigarette, it’s perfect for potential beginners who are looking to make the switch to vaping. The mod is powered by a 1500mAh internal battery to help you get through an entire day of vaping on a...
How To Find The Perfect Mod
Some vapers want a vaping device that can blow the big clouds, while others want one that will fit covertly in a pocket or purse. The is no single best device for everyone, but there are mods out there that are more popular than others. On top of that, there are several different categories of mods, further helping you isolate the perfect device for your individual needs.
The best way to find the right device is to first understand how each of the different mods work. That will help you choose a subcategory. The most common subcategories are: Box Mods, Tube Mods, and the more recently popular Mini Mods. Each of these devices can be considered a vape mod.
They all have advantages and disadvantages inherit with their body style and functions. Box mods for example are best for blending power, battery life, and features, yet lack the ultra-portability of a Mini Mod. These tiny mods are best for traveling and discreet vaping, but are lacking in power output and battery life.
Learning the differences between the different styles of devices is best way to find the perfect mod for your needs.
Before you start vaping, there are important factors you should look into before finalizing your selection. Reading reviews and educating yourself on the details of the different models is highly recommended. Here are some brief talking points of things to think about before buy a mod:
Reputation of the Vendor
The vaporizer industry has been booming for quite some time. As a result, new manufacturers are entering the market at an unprecedented rate. With so many options available, it is important for consumers to place their trust in the right brand. Always go for vendors that have a solid reputation for selling high-quality vape mods. Most vendors have a reputation to uphold, so go for a know vendor that has a good customer support staff.
Reading online reviews by users or experts is the key to finding the right product. These reviews provide in-depth information about each device and gives you an insight on how it has helped change the vaping experience for users. Learning from other people's mistakes is the best way to save your money and time. Vape reviews can sometimes tend to be too technical for average users, so if reviews overwhelm you, look for recommendations to keep it simple. Some of the best online vape shops have review sections that allow you to compare different devices so you can research and explore the features of each one. If you are serious about where you spend your money, read some reviews first.
You need a high quality device with a solid body. Mods are heavy and when (not if) you drop them, they hit hard. Don't buy a flimsy mod! Small features such as threading for the battery compartment are not to be overlooked. A well-built mod will last much longer than three cheaply-made ones. Take notice of the fire button as well. This is an area where a cheap part can cause the entire device to stop working. Make sure the button has a solid feel and is not too easy or too hard to press.
If it is your first purchase, you may want to buy a mid-range product with the perfect specifications for you. Cheap products will mostly disappoint you while the high-end mods might be a little too much for you to handle in the early days. Low-end mods are between $20-40, mid-range is around $40-$70, and high-end mods cost $70+. Usually, the more features and options you want, the higher the price goes. This is great news for anyone who just wants a basic vaping device!
The Device That Blends Power, Battery, and Portability
With all the option available it can be frustrating to find the vaping devices that fulfills all of of the items on your wish list . The three main features vapers are interested in and consider when buying a new device are: power, battery life, and portability.
This is actually probably one of the lowest priorities for most users. Power is important only if you are not satisfied with the vapor clouds and throat-hit of your current device. If you are happy with the amount of power you currently have, why increase it?
Most vapers find that the best power range for a mod is between 40 watts and 80 watts. There are people on both sides of those two fences, but most models are within these ranges for a reason.
If you desire less power, make sure the device you are looking at is adjustable. Just about all the current devices are adjustable so don't worry about buying a mod with more power than you need. You can always turn down the power.
Box Mods- have the most power options. This body style usually holds two 18650 batteries. On top of this, their design also allows for a large LCD screen to provide a user interface (UI). The advantage of having a large UI is that you can make more detailed adjustments to the internal circuitry to customize the power. Most all of these styles can run sub ohm tanks without issues.
Tube Mods- Tube mods are also very powerful as they usually pack two 18650 batteries as well. However the tube shape reduces the LCD screen size and limits the UI to more basic controls.
Mini Vapes- Mini mods are the least powerful in most cases. There are exceptions, but most smaller mods are not going to pump out anything more than 80 watts. They are best for vapers who don't require huge clouds. If you want to use sub ohm tanks on these, make sure you check to see if the device you are looking at is capable of sub ohm vaping.
Think of battery life in a as a gas tank. The bigger the capacity, the longer you can go between charges. It does no good to get a power-hungry mod that dies every two hours of use. For that reason, you should carefully consider the battery life of your next mod.
Box Mods and Tube Mods- Again, box mods are on top of this hill as well. These mods are able to last heavy vapers all day and then some in many cases. Another great benefit to these mods is that they usually have removable batteries. You simply take the old batteries out and replace them with fresh ones. That process requires a separate battery charger, but is cheaper than buying two mods to accomplish the same thing.
Mini Mods- can last all day if you vape at lower wattages. The higher the wattage, the quicker the battery dies. Lucky these tini mods are not all that powerful and can last all day if used sparingly. While some of the best mini vape mods have removable batteries, most do not. Without removable batteries, you should consider getting two small mods if you are a heavy vaper.
Box Mods- Their name might not sound like it will be the best fit in a pocket or purse, but they are quite comfortable to carry. They are shorter than tube mods, but wider. Not a true box shape, but rectangular in shape. I guess the term rectangular mod doesn't sound right. They are flatter on two sides, making them a good fit in a tight spot.
Tube Mods- Tube mods are losing the popularity war with box mods and mini mods. They are bulky and long making them uncomfortable in a pocket or purse. If you have ever had one of these in you tight jeans and bent over, you know what I mean. These mods are recommended more for at home use or in another fashion that doesn't involve lots of traveling
Mini Mods- These are the best option for portability and tight spots. That is why they are so popular nowadays. While they are not designed specifically for women, many ladies like the small form factor and discreteness.
To find the perfect vape for your lifestyle, consider all the main features discussed above before buying. The best way to do that is to prioritize one of these features first, then the others. If you need something with plenty of power, you sacrifice portability, and so on.
Price is another issue that affects your decision. There are many price points that provide a wide selection of features and options. For the most part, starter kits are between $40-$80 that includes the mod, a tank, and some coils for the tank. Expect to pay less just for a mod without the starter kit components, and more for all the bells and whistles.
In short, the best device for you is one that:
- Fits in your pocket or purse
- Provides enough power to satisfy your cravings
- Lasts long enough between charges
- You can afford
- Fits your lifestyle and personality
If you can find a good vape mod that will satisfy all or most of these, you should be a happy vaper!