7.9 Final Score
Joyetech Cuboid Mini Bottom Line
When vaping companies like Joyetech release a popular box mod, then their next goal is to improve it and make it smaller, and this is exactly what Joyetech have acheived with the Cuboid Mini Kit. With a maximum output of just 80W many see that as low, but honestly with this atomizer there's more than enough power, I use around 20-30W. Joyetech tanks are some of the best on the market and they have produced this kit to compete with the best box mods on the market, and believe me it does!
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This is an 80W mini box mod with temperature control that has been accurately described as a miniaturized version of the Cuboid 220W TC. While that larger device is powered by two 18650 batteries, this more compact unit uses a single internal 2400mAh battery. It mod also matches up in perfect sync with the Cuboid Mini atomizer, which is a sub ohm tank device that was custom built for this particular kit. Aesthetically, they create a positively gorgeous device.
The device has a slim body that makes it easy to handle, and comes in a gorgeous design that is both seamless and attractive. From a quality standpoint, my time fumbling around with it revealed that it is a hardy and durable little unit that should be able to last for many years to come. It has a nice space-age look to it as well, which can make it not only one of the best box mods for it’s size but an attractive conversation piece as well. I know that several people asked me about it when they saw me using it, so be prepared to draw some attention if you’re holding one in your hand.
Power-wise, there are no complaints. Before opting to try one, we checked a number of reviews online and noted that there were people trying the device right out of the box without charging it first. Apparently, they saw that the charge indicator appeared to be full, so they thought that they could simply use it without the customary full battery charge routine that most of us go through as a ritual. Big mistake! I am not sure why, but that initial full battery indication simply isn’t accurate. I charged mine the right way when I opened the kit and ended up with the anticipated longevity I would normally expect from this type of battery. Those other reviewers note that they received as little as one-half hours’ worth of out-of-box vaping and then had to recharge.
Let me reiterate: with any new product, always charge the battery fully before you begin vaping. I don’t care what the battery indicator tells you when you pull that device out of the kit!
Other features include the chip – which is apparently the same one that the company used for its VTC Mini. If you recall that chip, then you know that it has received acclaim for its ability to maintain temps control over time, and its effectiveness when using nickel wire. It has some weaknesses when it comes to properly read resistance, but it’s an otherwise fine choice.
The kit comes with plenty of custom options, especially when it comes to coil heads. You get a stainless-steel vertical coil, a Clapton for low watts, and a Notch for higher watt usage. There’s also a rebuildable head included in the package, which is great for anyone who wants to have a few more customization options. And yes, hex wrench and screws are included with the kit as well.
The device costs around $55, depending on where you purchase it online. As more vendors begin to offer it, you’ll probably start to see a widening in the price range as competition sets in. As noted, there is a whole range of features and parts included with this kit, so it’s a pretty good buy for the money that you need to spend. Like most products, however, it is anything but perfect. In fact, it has one initial drawback that could hurt sales if Joyetech doesn’t address the issue.
Here’s the thing: When you first use the device, you get spit back. While the instructions recommend filling the tank to its capacity, new users should be aware that this can be a problem. You know that gurgling that you sometimes get with a device, where you end up with hot e-liquid flowing upward into your mouth? You know how you hate that feeling, taste, and tongue burns that sometimes occur? Well, the Cuboid Mini initially had that problem when we first fired it up – and it was an unwelcome surprise.
Now don’t be surprised if they release a new version soon, Joyetech is renowned to improve popular models and rerelease them as new and improved, just like they have done with the new eGo One Mega V2 which you can read about here.
See the official Joyetech video guide to the Cuboid Mini Kit:
Now here’s the thing to remember, though: that ends after about ten minutes of vaping, so it appears that the coil heads just need to settle in so that you can enjoy normal vaping. That’s something to remember so that you avoid normal draws during that spit back period and break in the device properly. If you can get around that issue (mainly by being aware of the problem and vaping accordingly), you will find that this device performs like some of the other top e-cig products on the market.
I must confess that I actually enjoy the device, despite that flaw. It is, after all, something that you just need to get past during that initial use of the device. And because I found that subsequent usage didn’t result in the same spit back problem, I would recommend this product to any intermediate vaping enthusiast.
Joyetech eVic Primo – One of the best box mods that Joyetech have produced. The kit version comes with the awesome Unimax 25 tank which completes this unit perfectly. Holds 2 x 18650 batteries and fires up to 200W the eVic Primo suits both intermediate vapers and expert vapers. Your going to love it!