Box mods, which are also known as Vape Mods were originally designed to produce a longer battery life and higher voltages which are ideal for sub ohm vaping.
Over the last few years, they have come a long way, producing the same power outputs but have reduced in size considerably making them one of the most preferred types of e-cigarettes available. Although significantly larger than the Vape Pens and Cigalike ecigs there are many advantages to box and vape mods including the ability to adjust the voltage, control the temperature of the coil and outperform any other type of e-cigarette on battery life.
If you don’t mind a slightly larger e-cigarette then box mods or vape mods should be considered as your preferred vaping product!
Updated: July 4th, 2017.
Halo have produced a number of mods for the vaping community and by far the best is the Reactor Shorty. It’s ideal for the beginner as it’s really easy to use and yet produces a nice smooth tasty vape. Providing an ajustable wattage of up to 75 watts which is a lot more powerful than vape pens and cigalikes, but also has a removable 18650 battery, so carrying a spare is a lot easier! The build quality and support on the mod is amazing.
VaporFi have been producing some of the best vaping devices in the world and their attention is now on the box mod market! Their VAIO range is truly outstanding with 2 models to choose from. The 75W with an external 18650 battery or the 80W with a built in 2100 mAh battery. Both feature a built-in tank to make it truly unique and cool also both have the option for temperature control so meets the needs of every vaper!
The SMOK GX2/4 is the latest mod released from SMOK featuring 2 battery packs so you can switch between the 2x 18650 pack that produces up to 220W or the 4x 18650 pack that produces up to 350W. All this comes with the same chip set as the SMOK Alien mod which was our previous number 1. If your looking for a mod that can be used for both small single coil tanks or multiple coils and advanced temp control, then this mod is for you.
Vaping has been going from strength to strength recently with millions having already turned to what’s undoubtedly a vastly more convenient, but more affordable and less harmful alternative to smoking. Unsurprisingly, the market has also become awash with all manner of weird and wonderful gadgets, accessories or modifications which range from the genuinely sublime to the outright ridiculous. However, as of 2015 quite possibly the hottest thing to hit the electronic cigarette market for some time is the box mod. Right now, pretty much every make and brand in the e-cigarette business is either lining up multiple box and vape mods or has already released at least one. In fact, brands and businesses that you wouldn’t normally associate with vape mods are also diving into it to get a piece of the action, having realized just how big of a deal these things really are. Of course, if you’re new to the whole idea of box mods then it naturally will be a little tricky to get started. So what follows is a quick overview of what it is they actually do and the kinds of things you should be looking for if looking to buy a box mod or vape mod.
Box mods and vape mods are the same thing but just to cover the basics first, in the world of electronic cigarettes the term ‘box mod’ refers to largely any electronic cigarette device that isn’t made in the standard tubular shape. Over time as the term vaping was more frequently used the term ‘vape mod’ is now used. Unsurprisingly there are quite a few box mods that have been designed in the shape of a box, but the market is now completely swamped with all manner of different mods which in many cases do not resemble boxes at all. Suffice to say therefore the name itself can be rather misleading that all you basically need to know is that if it isn’t in the shape of a tube, it’s a box mod.
Finding the best Box Mod or Vape Mod to suit you is definitely an important process in getting the perfect vape, it doesn’t matter if you are using standard coils, sub ohm coils, or RBA’s. The box mod is probably the most important tool in vaping, behind the coil set up.
You will need a box or vape mod if you have moved on from the eGo type of electronic cigarette and want to get more power which is adjustable, to your coil setup. Most common coil setup these days is the sub ohm, which means less that 1 ohm in resistance when the old eGo e-cigarettes were around 2 ohms. You can read our guide on sub ohm vaping for more information. But this means that more power is produced and thus more vapor production to give you an excellent and more advanced vape. As for what they do, the vast majority of box mods being released these days are regulated or digital in nature and allow the user to change the voltage or wattage as and when required. The biggest difference being, when you pick up a standard electronic cigarette or a cheap mod you will usually be looking at a standard or maximum power output of about 20 watts.
With a high-quality box mod, on the other hand, it’s possible to up the wattage to around the 150 mark or even higher. Of course in a realistic sense, this is more power than pretty much any standard vaper will ever need as even with a 30-watt device this is usually more than enough power to get by. In terms of what all this extra power is of any real use, it’s really all just for show and appeals to those who like the idea of billowing out the enormous clouds and mastering all manner of impressive tricks and showpieces. So let’s now explore the best box mods on the market. Starting with the lower wattage devices and moving onto the high more advanced box mods, which are more suitable for temperature controlled coils or dripping.