For those of you who see box mods and imagine they must be much more advanced over tube mods, put the idea out of your mind. They just appear more serious because they eschew the e cig or e cigar shape.
One thing you will always notice about a box mod is that it supplies variable voltage and possibly variable wattage as well. Box-shaped mods are not really boxes: they are slim rectangular devices, just a little thicker than an iPod and often smaller. Their power and price ranges from around $50 to $200.
Examples of Box Mods
Innokin makes a few box mods: the VTR, MVP, and SVD. These are all popular devices, relatively affordable, and sold by a lot of vendors. Dovpo makes a couple of mods that are also featured at several websites and are especially popular with young men who love Transformers.
IPV, Hana Modz, and Sigelei are making box-shaped devices as well. They all appear a little unusual at first with their clearomizers and tanks attached because these break-up the shape, whereas tube batteries and clearomizers together form a sleek cylinder. Below I will look at the Innokin iTaste VTR, ELVT by Dovpo, IPV Box Mod, and VaporFi Vox 50 Mod. Most of these are affordably priced.
For around $100 this solid unit offers variable voltage and wattage when an 18650 battery is placed inside. The VTR provides sub-ohm capacity which a lot of vapers are looking for simply because this allows them to reach high temperatures and produce serious clouds. Vapers who spend a lot of time away from a power source love this device because it is affordable and the battery lasts for hours, even days.
Adjust the dial from 3 to 6 volts or 3 to 15 watts. Various warnings include low voltage, overtime, and low battery power. There is short circuit protection and other measures to prevent common sorts of damage.
Vent holes are a low-tech means to stop your device from overheating. The VTR, like most Innokin devices, has a highly compatible 510/eGo connection so it can be used with an iClear tank, Aerotank, Aspire Nautilus, etc. The VTR comes in stainless or army green.
Do you vape while hiking or spend a lot of time near water?
Then the E-LVT by Dovpo is for you. It’s shock-resistant, water-resistant, dust-resistant, and has a built-in flashlight.
There is enough power in your fully charged ELVT to run other wireless items if you don’t drain it fully while vaping. The ELVT is made of zinc alloy and silicone rubber, thus accounting for its durability. The 18650 battery (not included) comes out for recharging.
A screen displays voltage and wattage while an LED light indicates the status of your battery. An alarm tells you if the battery has gone in backwards, you are vaping over your limit (overheating), and overcharging simply won’t happen. It turns out the ELVT is protected inside and out. Vape with atomizers coiled for resistance as low as 0.3 ohms from a device in 6 possible colors. Without a battery or a tank this is a $100 device.
IPV Box Mod
The IPV by Green Leaf is a little cheaper than the VTR and ELVT — about $90 — but it does a lot of the same things and more. It can be set to as high as 50 watts and as low as 7 watts; from 0.2 ohms to 3.0 ohms. Again, this compact item works with an 18650 battery, which is not included in your package. The firing button is sensitive: you won’t have to push hard to make it work. An adjustable 510 center pen makes this a compatible device for almost all tanks, atomizers, and clearomizers like the ones noted above and others. An OLED display screen shows you what voltage or wattage you have set and the internal chip protects against all the usual things. You can even install your own firmware upgrades to the IPV.
Finally, VaporFi is best known for making thousands of e-liquid flavors and creating a long list of e cigarettes, but they have also released their own box mod: the Vox 50, which is capable of reaching up to 50 watts and 3 to 8.5 volts.
The Vox 50 reads your ohms resistance to set the correct wattage and protects against various issues that commonly plague e cig users: overcharging, putting the battery in upside down, low voltage, and so on.
Like all VaporFi electronic cigarettes, this mod is compatible with most tanks on their website and many others by Kanger, Aspire, etc.
Although this is a box mod, its rounded edges give the impression a compromise was being made between box and cylinder.
Regardless of shape, the compact Vox 50 takes up little room in a pocket of your jacket or handbag. It is also the priciest device on this list at $199.99 with a battery and charger.