Best Mech Mod? Here’s VapeBeat’s Pick For 2017
A mech-mod is like a stripped down box-mod and they’re VERY popular with a lot of people. Here’s six of the best mech-mods you can buy…
I LOVE a good box-mod. These types of units have been my go-to for, well, longer than I care to remember. With box-mods, you have SO much choice and plenty of options relating to price, design and features.
Check out Vape Beat’s Absolute Favourite Box-Mods to see what we’ve been using throughout 2015. You might also be interested in taking a look at our feature on the Best Vape Tanks as well because you will definitely need one of those if you’re buying a high-power box-mod.
But what about mechanical mods — or, mech-mods, as they’re more commonly referred to? A lot of vapers are using mech-mods these days, but if you’re unfamiliar with these types of devices allow us to quickly explain what mech-mods are ALL about.
What’s A Mechanical Mod?
Unlike RX200 and DNA200 box-mods, which are packed full of microprocessors and electronics, mech-mods are incredibly stripped down — they’re essentially a battery, a wire and a container. That’s it. There is no variable voltage/ variable wattage, no OLED display and no additional buttons or settings. You just hit the single fire button and vape.
On the majority of mech-mods there are two screws: the one at the bottom touches the battery negative/ground, while the one at the top touches the battery positive/atomizer. When you press the fire button the two are connected and the mech-mod delivers an unregulated current, which fires the atomizer and allows you to vape.
Again — these types of setups probably aren’t the best for beginners. You really need to know what you’re doing here, as unregulated current can be dangerous in some cases.
The only power source is the battery. When you fire the device, the power comes directly from the battery — a single battery might deliver 3.7V, while two will give you 7V and so on.
Why Do People Use Mech-Mods?
They’re VERY simple and they also allow a greater control over the vaping experience, providing you know what you’re doing, and because they’re so simple in their composition they never fail — unlike more complex box-mods.
The devices themselves, as you’ll see below, are usually very simple and elegant. They don’t take up a lot of room and are usually constructed from aluminium, brass, copper or, in some instances, wood. However, mech-mods have ZERO safety features — it’s just you and the full force of the battery — so, again, please make sure you know what you’re doing before you venture down this route. Mech-Mods with poorly designed coils can break, explode or, in some instances, catch on fire.
What Are The Best Mech-Mods?
Now we’ve got all the health and safety nonsense out of the way you’re probably wondering what the best mech-mods are? As is the case with box-mods, there are TONS to choose from. But seeing as you’re here now, you might as well take a look at six of our favourite mech-mods.
Best Mech Mods: Karma Kit By GeekVape
If you’re new to the whole mech mod scene, this is the mod you want to start with. Not because it is noob-friendly, but because it is super-safe, can run batteries in both orientations and is designed for safe, unregulated vaping in mind.
It also looks utterly superb as well and, if you buy the kit, which you should, you’re getting yourself one of the best tanks we’ve tested in a good long while.
The tank that ships with the Karma Kit by GeekVape is a RDA and an RDTA in one, meaning you swap between either style of vaping.
Nick have the Karma Kit full marks in his review. He was blown away by just how good this setup was, so if you’re looking for a brilliant and affordable mech mod kit, make sure you check out the Karma Kit by GeekVape. She’s a beauty!
Asvape Lucifer 240W Stabilized Wood Vape MOD
If you want something that looks freakin’ sick, the you really do have to check out the Asvape Lucifer 240W Stabilized Wood Vape MOD.
This unregulated mod will kick out power up to 240W, meaning it can handle any style of tank or build.
And, unlike a lot of mech mods, it is not a pen-style device and the upshot of this is that it runs dual-18650 batteries, which means better battery life.
The Asvape Lucifer 240W Stabilized Wood Vape MOD is probably the best looking mech mod on this list. The style, the finish – everything is premium. So, if you’re in the market for something that is as eye-catching as it is powerful, you’ll definitely want to be rocking this monster.
VGOD Pro MECH
The VGOD Pro MECH is one of the best in the business, when it comes to Mech Mods. Not only is the VGOD Pro MECH exceptionally well priced and made in the US, but it is also a stunningly good performer.
You can read our full VGOD Pro MECH review for a break down of what it’s like to live with this mech mod, but suffice to say you will not find a more capable setup for this price point.
Granted, it might not be quite as eye-catching at the Asvape Lucifer, but it will definitely get the job done. And because of its size and gait, it is brilliant for on the go vaping.
I cannot say enough good things about VGOD, so if you’re after reliability and quality, you cannot go wrong with one of these setups.
GeekVape Tsunami Mech Kit
The GeekVape Tsunami Mech Kit is quite a looker. It also comes with the Tsunami RDA, which is a very solid tank in its own right, so when you buy the GeekVape Tsunami Mech Kit you getting quite a bit of bang for you buck.
The styling is seriously on-point as well and, like the VGOD Mech Pro, the GeekVape Tsunami Mech Kit lens itself to on-the-go vaping and stealth vaping, as it is smallish and pretty discreet.
At least, it is until you take a hit. Once you do that you will be basking in a nuclear-bomb-sized cloud of vape. Potent, well-designed, and wonderfully priced, the GeekVape Tsunami Mech Kit is a great place to start if you’re looking for a great, all in one setup to kick off you mech mod journey.