What Is The Best Box Mods You Can Buy? Below is a breakdown of ALL the best box mod devices VapeBeat tested throughout 2017 [This List is UPDATED Regularly]
You’re here because you’re interested in finding out what the best box mod you can buy right now is, right?
Good. You’re in the right place. Also, the mod you buy is rather important too because not all box mods are made the same. Buy the wrong one and it’ll cost you time and money and no one wants that.
I’ve lost count of the number of faulty, useless, poorly put together mods I bought over the years. This is why I decided to start VapeBeat in the first place; there just wasn’t any reliable sources online that recommended solid, reliable products.
This list of box mods isn’t exhaustive; it doesn’t contain ALL the box mods you can buy right now. There are thousands of mods and box mods available out there.
No, this article is a place where we list all the best mods we have tested during the past 18 months. For a mod to get on this list it has to be exceptional – “just OK” or “good” doesn’t cut the mustard here.
Only the best of the best box mods make it onto this A-List of box mods. And, they only get on here once they’ve been fully tested by our team of reviewers.
One of the main things to consider when buying a powerful box-mod is the price; it can vary greatly depending on the brand and technology inside it.
For instance, the Reuleaux Rx200 costs around $60, while the DNA 200-powered variant costs almost $100 more at $159 — and if you’re on a budget this makes a difference.
If you’re in the UK, you might want to check this post out — The Best Box Mod UK Edition: BEAST MODE Mods
The Best Box Mods and Vape Mods Include:
Wismec Reuleaux RX GEN3 – The Best Three-Cell Mod Around
The Wismec Reuleaux RX GEN3 is by far one of my favourite mid-range mods of the entire year. Why? Simple: it runs three cells, which means insane battery life, it looks awesome, and it is also extremely portable.
Seriously, when you unbox this mod you will seriously not believe that it holds three 18650 cells. It’s smaller than the RX2/3 and pretty much any other three cell mod around right now and on top of this is looks beautiful, especially if you’re a fan of that classic Reuleaux design language as we are.
You have a beautiful OLED display to work with, simple battery door access, and plenty of vaping modes, as well as the ability to load up pre-saved profiles for different tanks and/or builds. And best of all? The price – the Wismec Reuleaux RX GEN3 is dirt cheap for what it offers, which is why it is easily one of my favourite mods of the year.
You Can Pick Up The Wismec Reuleaux RX GEN3 via DirectVapor For $56.95 (FREE SHIPPING)
ASMODUS Minikin Reborn 168W Mod
The original ASMODUS Minikin was a delight to use and behold, but its successor model, the ASMODUS Minikin Reborn, takes things several steps further, adding in a better design, more power, and new features.
This is also the mod favoured by Queen of Vapes, as you can see in our interview with her, and it really is a great setup, with 168W of power under the hood, a gorgeous OLED display, and eye-catching design (especially if you go for the orange model).
The ASMODUS Minikin Reborn runs on the GX-168-HT chip and, like the GENE chip, this is a fairly impressive setup. It will ensure you’re vaping safely but also features handy additional settings like its hyperpower saving mode, which make this 2-cell mod run like a 3-cell mod.
I am a huge fan of this mod, though it is tricky to find in stores in the US. If you’re in the UK, however, you can pick one up via UKECIG STORE for £59.99.
You Can Pick The ASMODUS Minikin Reborn 168W Mod Up Via ELEMENT VAPE For $71.95 – Down From $79.95
Think Vape DNA Mods – DNA Mods For A Bit Less
If you’re in the market for a DNA mod, and you have a couple of hundred bucks laying around, Think Vape is definitely worth a look. I only stumbled across these guys recently but was very impressed by what I found.
The produce an entire line of DNA-powered mods, covering off EVOLV’s DNA 200, DNA 250, and DNA 75 range of chipsets. And if you don’t know EVOLV’s DNA chipset, well, it’s one of the best in the game right now (this is why DNA mods are pricey).
All DNA mods offer unparalleled safety features, as well as insanely accurate power output and control. They also run Escribe software, which lets you tailor your vaping experience from your PC.
My personal favourite of the company’s current lineup of mods is the Think Vape Finder 250, purely because it runs the latest version of EVOLV’s DNA chipset and also for the fact the mod looks bloody stunning (especially in red).
If you’re after something not-quite-as-powerful and a smidge cheaper, you’ll want to be looking at the MKL 200 or the Finder 75, which offers all the benefits of EVOLV’s DNA chipset just without the super-high-end power output.
You Can Pick Up A Variety of Think Vape Mods From GearBest – Check Them Out, You Won’t Be Disappointed!
VooPoo ALPHA ONE 222W Mod – Amazing Design, Excellent Performance
The VooPoo DRAG is easily one of my favorite mods of all time. The design, the GENE chip, the way it hits – everything about the DRAG just rocked.
But there is a new sheriff in town and he goes by the name of the VooPoo ALPHA ONE 222W Mod. This mod carry’s VooPoo’s excellent GENE chip, which is fast becoming on of my favorite, and it features, once again, some truly killer design attributes.
I mean, just LOOK at it…
The VooPoo ALPHA ONE 222W Mod is a potent setup as well, with built-in support for TC vaping, as well as a maximum of 222W in power mode.
The star of the show, though, as always, it that GENE chip, which, like EVOLV’s DNA, can claim around 95% accuracy for power delivery. That is exceptional. And the GENE chip also ensures the VooPoo ALPHA ONE 222W Mod hits like a goddamn freight train as well.
But perhaps the best thing about VooPoo’s products is how they’re priced – you get ALL that design and ALL that technology for just $94.99. Or, around $100 cheaper than most DNA or YiHi-powered mods and for my money, that’s one hell of a bargain.
You Can Pick Up The Alpha via VaporDNA For $94.99 – DOWN From $119.99
SMOANT RABOX: Unlike Anything You’ve EVER Seen Before
Do you want a box mod that will attract plenty of attention from fellow vapers? Want something that looks like a high-end gaming rig crossed with a super car? Simple: you need the SMOANT RABOX.
As mods go, the SMOANT RABOX is perhaps the most unusual/unique looking mod I have ever had the pleasure of owning – it looks amazing. Even better in real life.
I mean, whoever thought they’d be using a mod that is housed inside a hand-made stainless steel frame?
The SMOANT RABOX has many tricks up its sleeve, including a little switch that moves the power from soft to hard, ideal for when you’re rocking RDAs, but perhaps the most impressive is that it is waterproof. This feat is achieved via a nano-coating technology that, as far as I’m aware, isn’t available anywhere else.
SMOANT RABOX Specs & Features
- Size: 70mm(L) x 31mm(W) x 90mm(H)
- Net weight: 288g
- Unique looking unregulated mod
- Transparent Craft
- Purely Handmade Welding Stainless Steel 304 Frame
- Minimum Resistance: 0.10 Ohm
- Max output power: 100W
- Adjustable HIGH/SOFT Mode
- Built-in 3300mAh battery
- Can be charged through micro USB port and provide charging indicator.
- Nano waterproof coated over PCB to greatly prevent water damage.
- Low battery protection/ Resistance protection/ over-heating protection/ Over-use protection
- Black, Red, White color Available
It packs in LED lights, tons of safety features, a large 3300mAh battery and modes for every conceivable style of vaping you can think of.
Basically, the SMOANT RABOX kicks a TON of ASS.
Best Box Mod: VooPoo DRAG 157W Box Mod
Yep, the name is stupid. But the VooPoo DRAG 157W Box Mod is easily one of the best mods I have tested in 2017 – you can read my review right here.
Not only does it look stunning, but it also features the GENE chipset, which brings with it rapid ramp-up time, massive amounts of firing power, and consistently solid vaping experiences.
The mod itself is honed from ultra-premium build materials and it the DRAG logo you see on the site is done with lasers. It’s weighty, premium, and it has a huge presence – tons of people have stopped to ask me about it.
VooPoo DRAG 157W Box Mod Specs
- Power: 5-157W
- Battery: 2 x 18650 (balance charging)
- Size: 90 x 54 x 24mm
- Colour: Black with white / Black with red
- Lowest Resistance in Power mode: 0.05Ω
- Lowest Resistance in TC mode: 0.05Ω
- New function: Super Mode and Power
- compensation mode.
- TC MODE: SS, NI, TI, NC, TCR, CCR
- Firmware Upgradable
- Temp Range 100-315 C
But perhaps the best thing about the VooPoo DRAG 157W Box Mod is its price – you can pick one of these exceptional mods up for around half the price of a DNA or YiHi mod. And that is very impressive.
The VooPoo DRAG is Available Right Now For Just $55.99 (Down From $64.00) Via VaporDNA
Best Box Mod: SX Mini G Class 200W – YiHi-powered MADNESS
Where do I start with this box mod? Not only does it look like something dreamt up inside a steam punk-themed wet dream, but it also features the awesome YiHi SX550J chipset, which is one of the best in the business.
The SX Mini G Class 200W Box Mod has many, many USPs. But for me, the really big one – aside from its chipset – is the sheer scale of its design. The SX Mini G Class 200W Box Mod looks like a million bucks.
It is easily one of the most visually arresting mods I have ever seen. People will stop you on the street when you’re using this thing. It is completely unique in the vape space right now, and for this reason is in huge demand.
Chuck in its market-leading performance, stunning OLED display and the ability to control the menus with a joystick, as well as built-in Bluetooth, so you can connect with Android and iOS, and you have one hell of a proposition.
The SX Mini G Class 200W Box Mod will also run any tank you attach to it in pretty much any mode, including Pass Through and TC. Next to EVOLV’s DNA and Vaporesso’s OMNI board, this is about as good as it gets when it comes to vaping technology.
The SX Mini G Class 200W Box Mod runs on 2×18650 batteries and is basically one of the best-looking and best-performing mods on the market right now.
Best Box Mod: Wismec Predator 228W TC Mod
When it comes to aggressively priced mods, it is very hard not to like Wismec. The company has made itself one of the most solid, most visible brands in the vape scene over the past few years, following a slew of awesome releases.
The Wismec Predator 228 is the latest and, boy, is this a good mod. VapeBeat’s Rob Goodwin gave it 10/10 in his review, which you can read in full here – Wismec Predator 228 Review: A Brilliant Mod.
The reason for this outstanding score is threefold: 1) the design and features of this device are excellent, 2) it features fast charging via USB, so you can charge it from dead to almost full in under an hour, and 3) the price; at just $49, it serves up some truly excellent value for money.
Oh, and if you buy an accessory for it, you can use it as a power bank to charge your smartphone and tablet. Not too shabby.
It is this combination of features, an attention to design and overall performance, that make the Wismec Predator 228 one of the best value mods on the planet right now.
You Can Pick Up The Exceptional Wismec Predator 228 From Vapor4Life For The Awesome Price of $49.99
Best Box Mod: HCIGAR VT250 TC Mod: A Super Potent DNA 250 Mod
If you’re after a mod that is one the bleeding-edge of what’s going on in the vaping world, then you need to check out the HCIGAR VT250 which runs EVOLV’s brand new(ish) DNA250 chipset.
The design of the mod is pretty straight-up; it’s small enough to use in one hand comfortably, features well-positioned, tactile buttons with enough room inside it for three 18650 batteries.
Obviously, the big thing here is the DNA 250 chipset which is one of the most advanced vaping chips on the planet. Chuck in the excellent build materials this thing is honed from and you have one hell of a proposition.
It features a raft of improvements over its predecessor, notably the ability to handle more power, as well as multiple vaping modes and, of course, the wonderful Escribe software for your PC.
Basically, this mod is 100% badass. It really is easily one of the best on this list. Bar none.
Where’s the best place to buy one?
GearBear has some pretty epic deals on the HCIGAR VT250 TC Mod, so if you fancy paying WAY BELOW the market value ($100 to $130) for this mod I would 100% check out GearBest.
Best Box Mod: SMOK GX350 350W Mod: Insane, Utterly Mad Power!
If the SMOK Alien 220W wasn’t enough for you, then, well… you got problems! Fortunately, though, SMOK has you covered with the SMOK GX350 which, as the name suggests, can handle up 350W of power.
That is 130W more than the Alien 220W, meaning you will be able to push the SMOK TFV8 tank, the tank this mod comes with, to its absolute limits. Personally, I’d never vape this high. But that’s just me; I’m a wimp.
The SMOK GX350 350W runs four 18650 cells, meaning ALL DAY battery life. You will need four cells as well if you plan on running the SMOK GX350 350W at higher temperatures too, as this is very taxing on battery life, hence the inclusion of several cells.
Despite this, the SMOK GX350 350W is still a relatively compact mod. It’s a lot smaller than the Reuleaux RX300 and it is styled beautifully; it looks just like the Alien, only slightly more squat.
This one’s for SERIOUS cloud chasers, though, so be warned. Most of you will almost certainly be more than happy with the Alien 220W. Also, if you get this mod from DirectVapor, they’ll throw in the awesome SMOK TFV8 sub-ohm tank for free. Not too shabby.
Grab The SMOK GX350 Mod & SMOK TFV8 Sub-Ohm Tank For $84.95 From DIRECTVAPOR (FREE SHIPPING)
Best Box Mod: The Wismec Reuleaux RX300 – A Beast of The Most EPIC Proportions
No one ever said the Wismec Reuleaux RX200 was too small. No one ever said it needed space for another TWO batteries. But what the hell: most people don’t know what they want until its right there in front of them.
The Wismec Reuleaux RX300 is here and it is easily one of the most monstrous mods we have ever encountered. It’s big – huge, in fact – and because it can now accommodate four batteries, you’ll be vaping for longer and longer between charges.
The only real downside to this is that you’ll have to buy more batteries and likely jeans with bigger pockets as this mod has quite the footprint.
But if vaping’s your thang, money’s always gonna play second fiddle to acquiring the best gear in the business. And the new Wismec Reuleaux RX300 is definitely one of the best mods in the business.
If you’re in the UK and you want to get your’s for A LOT less, you need to go to GearBeat. They’re offering the Reuleaux RX300 for just £44 – UK Ecig Store, by comparison, is selling the same mod for almost £100.
Key New Features
- 300W Max Output
- New Interface (Way More Information On Display)
- Beautiful New Design
- 0.96inch OLED screen
- Preheat Function
- Upgradable Firmware
- Changeable Stickers for Decoration
GearBest Has The Cheapest Prices We’ve Seen So Far For The Wismec Reuleaux RX300 – They’re Retailing It For Just $69 (Way Cheaper Than Anywhere Else!)
Best Box Mods: Lost Vape Triade DNA250 TC Vape MOD
EVOLV’s DNA 200 chipset is world-renowned as the best in the business. But now EVOLV is back with its next-generation version, the DNA 250, which brings more power, more features and even more control over your vaping than its predecessor.
The Lost Vape Triade DNA250 is a beautiful looking, premium mod that performs like it has a nuclear reactor inside it. If you can handle the price, the Lost Vape Triade DNA250 is pretty much untouchable in terms of overall looks and performance.
There are plenty of DNA 250 mods around at the moment, but a scant few can hold a candle to just how good-looking this one is – pictures DO NOT do it justice.
And if that wasn’t enough the Lost Vape Triade DNA250 features support for up to three battery cells, which means truly EPIC battery performance.
You can pick up the Lost Vape Triade DNA250 TC Vape MOD with FREE SHIPPING for $154.95 from Direct Vapor.
Best Box Mods: SMOK ALIEN 220W Box Mod: HUGE Performance
SMOK has had an excellent 2016. The company released what is easily the best sub-ohm tank earlier on in 2016 in the form of the SMOK TFV8 and now it is back with a box mod called the SMOK ALIEN 220W Box Mod, which, as you might have guessed, is also pretty darn EPIC!
Featuring a TON of useful features and masses of power, the SMOK ALIEN 220W Box Mod is one hell of a performer. Nick praised the SMOK ALIEN 220W Box Mod for its utility and overall solid performance in his review – SMOK ALIEN 220W Box Mod Review: HUGE Performance – but was most impressed by the RRP which, at less than $60, is very compelling for a product of this quality.
If you’re looking for power, a large, detailed display and TONS of features that allow for an superbly tuned vaping experience then you need to check out the SMOK ALIEN 220W Box Mod right now!
SMOK ALIEN 220W Box Mod Specs & Features
- Dimensions – 44mm X 30mm X 85mm
- Wattage – 6-220Watts
- Temperature – 100-315*C/200-600*F
- Memory Mode for 22 different memories
- Individual Battery Monitor
- Resistance Range – 0.1-3.0ohms in VW 0.06-3.0ohms in TC
- Voltage – 0.35-8V
SMOK Alien 220W Mod: Best Places To Buy Online?
Best Box Mods: Vaporesso Tarot Pro: The Best-Looking Mod EVER
This mod is just exceptional – it looks amazing and it performs like an absolute champion! This thing is jam-packed with innovative features and safety modes, so not only do you look like an absolute boss vaping on it but you’re also doing so using one of the safest mods on the planet.
Nick gave the Vaporesso Tarot Pro 9.5/10 in his review, which you can read in full by clicking here – Vaporesso Tarot Pro Review: The Best-Looking Mod EVER
The Vaporesso Tarot Pro supports the following vaping modes: Ni, SS, Ti, and TCR. And you also get a couple added features which are CCW, Customised Curve of Wattage, which allows you adjust your vaping to every ½ second, and CCT, Customised Curve of Temperature, which allows you to set a preheat, so to speak, so you have no ramp up time in temperature control mode.
Specs & Features
- Dimensions: 93 x 55 x 23mm
- Voltage Range: 0 – 8.5V
- Wattage Range: 5W to 160W
- Temperature Range: 100℃ – 315℃ /280F – 600F
- Suitable Atomizer: 0.15 – 5 ohm
- Mode: SMART VW/VT(Ni200,SS,Ti)/TCR/CCW/CCT/ BYPASS
- Casting: Zinc Alloy, Aluminium Alloy and Carbon Fiber
- Battery Cell: 2 x Lithium 18650 (Sold Separate)
- Display: OLED 0.91 inch
- Thread: 510 thread
- Firmware Upgradeable
- Low Voltage & Short Circuit Protection
- Micro USB Port
Best Place To Buy Vaporesso Tarot Pro Online?
DirectVapor – $59.95 (With Free Shipping)
VaporDNA – $59.99 (No Free Shipping)
Best Box Mods: Sigelei Fuchai 213W TC MOD
Sigelei had a bit of a booboo with the original Sigelei Fuchai 213. The mod couldn’t hit the advertised 213W power output and its TC mode didn’t really work. This didn’t go down well with reviewers, resulting Sigelei having to retreat back to the drawing board and start all over again.
Fortunately, the new Sigelei Fuchai 213 is a brilliant device that fixes all the issues of its predecessor and adds in a bunch of awesome new stuff like a more robust design, fully functional TC mode and 213W of power.
Nick just finished reviewing the mod after spending a couple of weeks with it and, after careful deliberation, awarded it 8/10, making it a solid all round performer.
Sigelei Fuchai 213W TC MOD Specs & Features
- Aluminum Alloy Construction
- Dimensions: 88*44*29mm
- 0.91 Inch OLED Display
- Wattage Range: 10W – 213W
- Temperature Range: 200°F – 570°F / 100°C – 300°C
- Resistance Range: 0.1Ω – 3.0Ω
- Input Voltage: 6.4V – 8.4V
- Output Voltage: 1.0V – 7.5V
- Output Max Current: 35A
- Firing Modes: VW, TC (SS, Ti, Ni)
- Requires (2) 18650 Batteries (Sold Separately)
- Spring Loaded 510 Pin
- Battery Door Panel
Sigelei Fuchai 213W TC MOD: Best Prices
- 60 DAY WARRANTY
- 15 DAY RETURN POLICY
- NO CLONE ZONE GUARANTEE
Best Box Mods: Lost Vape Therion DNA75
EVOLV’s DNA75 chipset, like its DNA200 one, is ALL about precision vaping.
With a DNA mod, you pay more, but the upshot is an unparalleled vaping experience where you can control everything about your vaping experience with software — yes, that’s right: you can programme your vape using a computer!
The Lost Vape Therion DNA75 MOD is also quite a looker as well with its metallic chassis and faux-leather (hello, vegans) bodywork. If style is your thing, the Lost Vape Therion DNA75 MOD is just about as stylish a mod as you’re likely to find anywhere — it looks beautiful!
Another plus point about the Lost Vape Therion DNA75 TC MOD is that it runs on removable 18650 batteries — two of them to be specific. This means you can buy four and always have a couple of fully-charged cells laying around, meaning ZERO downtime.
The Lost Vape Therion DNA75 MOD will run pretty much any tank as well, meaning RTAs, RDAs, RBAs and more common sub-ohm tanks like the Herakles Plus and UWELL Crown.
Lost Vape Therion DNA75 MOD: Specs & Features
- Wattage Range: 1-75 Watts
- Temperature Control Compatible
- Genuine Leather Wrap
- Genuine Wood Panel Inserts
- Evolv DNA75 Chipset
- Dual18650 Battery (Not Included)
- Parallel Battery Configuration
- Micro USB Port
- Full Customization With ESCRIBE Software
Lost Vape Therion DNA75 MOD: Best Prices From Around The Web
Best Box Mods: Wismec Reuleaux RX2/3 150W/200W MOD by Jay Bo Designs
Ah Wismec, you simply CANNOT stop innovating, can you? Not content with making some of the best mods and tanks in the business, the company — under the guidance of Jay Bo — just keeps on pumping out the goods. And the Wismec Reuleaux RX2/3 150W/200W MOD is just another example of why Wismec is perhaps the most significant player in the entire space at present.
Like the Reuleaux RX200 and RX200S before it, the Wismec Reuleaux RX2/3 150W/200W MOD is all about power. However, with this mod you have a choice of ULTRA power (in three battery mode), or just standard power (in dual-battery mode), meaning you can either run three 18650 batteries or two, depending on what you’re going after.
The way it works is simple: the mod ships with two battery doors; one for a three cell setup, the other for a two-cell configuration. And whichever you decide to run is entirely up to you. In this context, it’s a bit like having two mods for the price of one.
Just like its predecessors, the Reuleaux RX2/3 looks absolutely stunning. It also features a large .99in OLED display, which is crystal clear and packed with information. And then comes the best part — you can pick one up for just $54.95.
Wismec Reuleaux RX2/3 Specs and Features
- Requires 2 or 3 18650 Batteries(Sold Separately)
- Two or Three Battery Switchable Back Cover
- Two Battery Configuration
- 150W Maximum
- 6V Maximum
- Three Battery Configuration
- Full Sized Power and Longevity
- 9V Maximum
- Brand New RX2/3 Chipset
- Auto Switch Output
- Temperature Control Compatibility: Ni200, SS316, TCR
- Temperature Range: 200°F – 600°F / 100°C – 315°C
- Upgradeable Firmware With Logo Customization
- Atomizer Resistance Lock
- 0.96 OLED Display
- Spring Loaded, Gold Plated 510 Threaded Contacts
Wismec Reuleaux RX2/3: Best Prices From Around The Web
Best Box Mods: Reuleaux RX75
Wismec is just about the most exciting brand working in the vape scene today. The company can do know wrong and it doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about its RTAs or its Mods, Wismec is now very much a seal of awesome quality.
Long time readers will know we’re BIG fans of the Reuleaux RX200 here at VapeBeat. As box-mods go, the Reuleaux RX200 is just about as good as they get — it has power, a great design and an awesomely low price to match. We love it and that is why you’ll find it listed further on down in this list.
But there is another Reuleaux option now and, NO, I’m not talking about the DNA 200 version of the Reuleaux, either. No; this one is more akin to the Reuleaux RX200, in that it’s super cheap and ultra powerful. I am, of course, talking about the amazing Reuleaux RX75, which retails for just $55 in most places.
Nick recently gave this mod 10/10 in our recent Reuleaux RX75 Review. High praise, indeed, from a man practically swimming in DNA 200 mods. I’d strongly advise you to read the full review in order to get a better idea about what makes this device so good. But if you can be bothered to do that, just know that the Reuleaux RX75 is EASILY one of the best value mods on the planet right now. Period.
Reuleaux RX75 Specs & Features
- 1 to 75W Output
- 0.1 to 3.5 ohm Atomizer Resistance Range
- Dual Circuit Protection Systems
- Bypass Mode
- Output Based on Battery Charge State
- Upgradeable Firmware
- Temperature Control Suite
- Ni200 Nickel Support
- Titanium Support
- Stainless Steel 316 Support
- Three Setting TCR Mode
- Resistance Lock
- 200 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit Range
- 0.96 Inch OLED Display Screen
- Vertical Stack
- Output Mode
- Output Temperature
- Output Power
- Output Voltage
- Output Current
- Atomizer Resistance
- 180 Degree Rotation
- Stealth Mode
- Key Lock
Reuleaux RX75 Best Prices:
Best Box Mods: iStick Pico
We recently reviewed the iStick Pico and, well, we bloody LOVED it. It might be small and unassuming, but pound for pound is it one of the best box-mods around — and, yes, you’re brain is right: that does rhyme.
Here’s an extract from Nick’s iStick Pico Review:
“If you want a powerful yet small device that will surely turn heads, then look no further as your search has ended. The iStick Pico is great for everyone from beginner to advanced and has everything offered on most bigger, bulkier temperature control devices.
“This is perhaps one of the best kits around at present.”
Specs & Features
- Utilizes (1) 18650 Battery (Sold Separately)
- Firing Modes: VW, Bypass, TC-Ni, TC-Ti, TC-SS, TCR-M1, TCR-M2, TCR-M3
- Wattage Range: 1W – 75W
- Temperature Range: 200F – 600F / 100C – 315C
- Resistance Range (VW): 0.1 – 3.5 ohm
- Resistance Range (TC): 0.05 – 1.5 ohm
- On-Board Charging
- Firmware Upgradeable
- OLED Screen
iStick Pico Best Prices
Best Box Mods: SMY SDNA 200 Box Mod
Powered along by Evolv’s DNA 200 chip, the SMY SDNA 200 Box Mod comes in three colours: white, black and go-FASTER red. The SDNA goes all the way to 200W, looks great, and benefits from EVOLV’s onboard Escribe software, which allows for endless possibilities when it comes to designing your perfect vaping style.
The battery is non-removable, which is a bit of a bummer, but the large 1600 mAh 3S Lithium Polymer Battery combined with the power-saving aspects of the DNA 200 chipset mean performance is still excellent.
You can run Kanthal tanks up to 100W and Ni200 Nickel-based ones, as well as other types supported by Escribe, up to 200W with temperature ranges from 200 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. But this is all par for the course with a DNA 200-powered device. The stand out features here are: 1) the battery and, 2) how good it looks. I LOVE its carbon fibre accents. Lovely stuff.
SDNA200 Product Features:
- Official Evolv DNA 200 Chip Set
- 1600mAh 3S Lithium Polymer Battery
- Sharp and Squared Lines
- Carbon Fiber Accent
- Manufactured out of High Quality Alloys
- Beautiful Rich Finishes
- Micro USB Charging and Escribe Connection Port
- Stainless Steel 510 Threading
- Silver Plated Contact Pin
- Three Button Adjustment
- Knurled Adjustment Buttons
SMY SDNA 200 Best Prices
- 60 DAY WARRANTY
- 15 DAY RETURN POLICY
- NO CLONE ZONE GUARANTEE
Best Box Mods: ELEMENT MODS CEDAR DNA 200 BOX MOD
This box-mod is a BEAST but, unlike a lot of cheaper set-ups, the biggest talking points here aren’t just how powerful it is. No. What’s most eye-catching about this device is its overall finish and design. It looks and feels incredible. Easily one of the most premium-grade box-mods we’ve ever had the pleasure of vaping on.
As the name suggests, everything is powered along by a DNA 200 chipset which means top of the line safety features and one of the most customisable vaping experiences going, as the chip allows for greater control of heating and power. And the result, as anyone who has used these types of devices will tell you, is brilliant.
We simply ADORE this setup. And we think you will too, providing you can stomach the $399 price tag!
Specs & Features
- Official Evolv DNA 200
- Custom Flashed Element Mods Screens
- Mounted on hidden 360 Brass Plate
- Grounds Directly to Chassis
- Alleviates Extra Wire Connections
- Optimal Conductivity and Connectivity
- Seamless O Frame Chassis
- Machined out of a Solid Block of 303 Stainless Steel
- 510 Integrated Into Chassis
- 303 Stainless Steel Firing and Adjustment Buttons
- Custom Milled and Machined
- Ultra Tight Tolerance
- Slightly Raised Above Face
- 303 Stainless Steel Side Panels
- Cedar Inlays
- Unique and Natural Grain Patterns
- Naturally Patina
- Develops Character and Richness
- 900 mAh 3S Lithium Polymer Battery
- Brass Spring Loaded Center Pin
- Custom Milled Micro USB Port
- Limited Quantity
Best Box Mods: Pioneer4You IPV5 200W TC Box MOD
Pioneer4You’s IPV series is pretty well known. The company has been making waves in the vape space for quite some time now, and in 2016 it is BACK with a 200W mod that’ll likely blow your socks off.
The Pioneer4You IPV5 supports atomizer resistances as low as 0.15 ohm and is powered by the YiHi SX330-200 Chipset, meaning temperature control as standard and a far smoother vape regardless of what resistance or coil-type you use.
The iPV5 supports Stainless Steel, Titanium and Nickel 200 wire too, meaning you can use a wide variety of tanks on this bad boy. The IPV5 is powered by 2 18650mAh batteries, so be sure to pick up a decent charger (like THIS ONE).
Pioneer4You IPV5 200W TC Box MOD Specs & Features:
- Wattage Range: 10W – 200W
- Joule Range: 10J – 100J (120J Using Ti Wire)
- Standard Resistance Range: 0.15 – 3.0 ohm
- TC Resistance Range: 0.05 – 1.5 ohm
- Powered by YiHi SX330-200 Chipset
- Supported TC Wire: SS, Ti, and Ni
- Requires (2) 18650 Batteries (Sold Separately)
- Firmware Upgradable
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Best Box Mods: Wismec Reuleaux DNA 200
If you fancy something a little more premium, well, Wismec has another Reuleaux option that is WELL worth your consideration. It’s called the Wismec Reuleaux DNA 200 and, as the name suggests, it benefits from EVOLV’s awesome DNA 200 chip which brings unparalleled levels of performance and customisation to your vaping.
The only downside to DNA 200 mods is that they tend to be a little more pricy — on average about $100 more than their non-DNA 200 counterparts. Still, once you’ve experienced a DNA 200 mod you’re not likely to regret your decision, nor will you ever go back to non-DNA mods. They really are that good.
Wismec Reuleaux DNA 200 Specs & Features
- Size: 50.0mm*40.0mm*84.0mm
- Thread type: 510 thread
- Requires 3 18650 Batteries (Sold Separately)
- Output mode: TC/VW mode
- Output wattage: 1-200w
- Temperature range: 100-300°C/200-600°F(TC mode)
- Color: Silver
- 0.91 inch OLED screen
- Powered by DNA200 Technology
- Optimized Heat Dissipation Design
- Unique Structure & Innovative Appearance
- Stainless Steel Thread & Spring Connector
- Three Replaceable Cells & Magnetic Back Cover
- Passthrough Charging
- Multiple Ventilation Holes
- Size: 50 x 40 x 84.0 (mm)
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Best Box Mods: JoyeTech Cuboid Mini
This is one the best mods we’ve tested in 2016. The Cuboid Mini not only looks and performs great, but it is also very competitively priced making it a great option for those on a budget looking for a high-quality, high-power mod for less than $100.
The Cuboid Mini is packed with features and benefits from a raft of built in features that not only make vaping on it very satisfying, but also completely safe. It also does everything from TC to Ni-mode vaping, which means you can run pretty much any type of tank on it.
Cuboid Mini Specs & Features
- Stealth function
- Key lock function
- Flip display mode
- VW/VT-Ni/VT-Ti/VT-SS316/TCR mode
- Malfunction indication protection
- Atomizer short protection
- Weak battery alert
- Imbalanced batteries
- Charge error
- Check battery
- Check USB adapter
- Low power alert
- Atomizer low alert
- Temperature protection
- Temperature alert
- Reverse battery protection
- USB port for upgrading and charging *it is recommended to use external charger*
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Best Box Mods: Volcano LAVABOX DNA 200
A LOT of people have been waiting the entirety of 2015 for two box-mods: Vapor Shark’s DNA200 and the Volcano LAVABOX DNA200. Both are now available and both are bloody excellent setups. The LAVABOX, however, is slightly cheaper than Vapor Shark’s DNA200 device and it also has a raft of innovative features its peer is missing. The device also looks superb, as you can see below:
“The body of the LAVABOX is machined out of 6061 billet aluminum and the mod also is wrapped in a signature rubber grip on the back of the device for added user comfort and device durability,” said Volcano in its official press release. “The DNA 200 chip allows 200watts output power, upgradeable firmware, cell-by-cell monitoring and an integrated 1A balance charger. The device is powered by an internal 900 mAh lithium polymer 3 cell battery.”
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Best Box Mods: Vapor Shark DNA200
The Vapor Shark DNA 200 needs ZERO introductions: it is by FAR and AWAY the MOST anticipated box-mod release of the year. The device itself is constructed from 6031 aluminium, a super lightweight material, which makes it feel extremely svelte in the hand or pocket. After this a black anodization process is layered on top and this is followed by black paint and, finally, a light rubberized coating to complete the chassis. The result is a solid block of awesomeness that’s durable, robust and supremely portable. Oh… and it can crank up to 200W, too!
Vapor Shark DNA 200 Specs & Features
- 10WH 3S Lipo Battery
- Powered by Evolv DNA 200
- 200 Watts of Power
- Temperature Sensing / Limiting
- Micro USB Port
- Zip (High Speed Charging)
- Self Adjusting 510 Connection
- 84mm x 44mm x 23.9 mm
- Updateable Firmware
- Full Balanced Charging
- Individual Cell Monitoring
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Best E Juice Guide 2017
|E JUICE BRAND||MICRO-REVIEW||RATING||PRICE||BEST PLACE TO BUY|
|ONE HIT WONDER||OMFG!||10/10||$49.95 (180ML)||DIRECTVAPOR|
|ANML E JUICE||TASTY AS HELL||9/5/10||$29.99 (60ML)||VAPORDNA|
|DINNER LADY E-LIQUID||GORGEOUS||10/10||£14.99 (10ML)||UK ECIG STORE|
|VAPORFI – MULTIPLE LINES||HIGH-QUALITY-SHIZZ||9/10||VARIES BY RANGE||VAPORFI|
|COSMIC FOG||LEGENDARY STUFF||8.5/10||$23 (60ML); $44.95 (100ML)||DIRECTVAPOR|
|NAKED E-JUICE||SO VERY MOREISH||9/10||$21.95 (60ML)||DIRECTVAPOR|
|BEARD VAPE COMPANY||EPIC. JUST EPIC||9.5/10||$23.95 (60ML)||DIRECTVAPOR|
|JUICE ROLL UPZ||FLAVOUR-EXPLOSION||9/10||$24.95 (60ML)||DIRECTVAPOR|
|ELEMENT||EXTENSIVE LINEUP||8.5/10||$29.95 (60ML); $12.05 (20ML)||DIRECTVAPOR|
|FLAWLESS||LOVELY STUFF ALL ROUND||9/10||$24.99 (60ML)||VAPORDNA|
|VAPETASIA||LIKE LICKING A STAR||9/10||$23.95 (60ML)||DIRECTVAPOR|
Also: we just published our guide to The Most Durable Mods & Tanks, so if you’re looking for a mod or tank that can take a lick and keep on ticking you definitely want to check that one out!