Vape mods are the devices of choice for long-term vapers, offering huge improvements in battery life and performance in comparison to eGo-style and (especially) cigalike devices, and opening up levels of customization in your vaping experience you can’t get any other way. But the world of mods is a big one, and with such a fantastic range of mods – from the beginner-friendly VV/VW devices to the mechanical mods some veteran vapers still prefer – how do you go about choosing the best vape mods?
We conducted surveys of vapers, looking at the best VV/VW mods and the best mechanical mods, and we’ve used the results to produce definitive top 5 lists of the top vape mods and box mods on the market in 2016 for these classes of device.
So which are the best vape mods and box mods for 2016? Here are the top 5s.
5 – GMG SuperMe TC box mod
The most recent incarnation of the GMG series – the SuperMe– ranks among our favorite vapor mods, providing up to 75W of power and offering temperature control between 212 and 572 °F, all in a well-designed device with an improved grip and a slimmer, more rounded shape than the hot rod 200w. The SuperMe box mod Support 1×18650 or 1×26650 battery ,one mod two choices, which you have to buy separately but the mod is available for just $50, which is a great deal for a very capable mod.
4 – Joyetech eVic VT
The eVic VT from Joyetech ranks as the third best vape mod on the market out of VV/VW devices, taking over 6 percent of the total vote. The mod offers up to 60 W of power and includes temperature control (with nickel or titanium coils) ranging from 200 to 600 °F. It has a minimum resistance of 0.15 ohms in power mode and 0.05 ohms in temperature control mode, making it well-suited to sub-ohm tanks and rebuildable devices.
The device comes with an in-built battery with a massive 5000 mAh capacity, meaning it will last most vapers over two days between charges, and beating out any of the other options on this list in terms of battery life. This substantial battery life, in combination with the wide range of wattages and temperatures supported, secures its spot as one of the best box mods on the market. It also has a nice, clear OLED display screen, showing your output settings, atomizer resistance and remaining battery life. The settings are adjusted using a dial on the upper edge of the device, located beside the 510 connection.
3 – Kanger Kbox Mini (Subox Kit)
The Kbox Mini earned a spot on the main list, but we’d definitely rank it among our choices for the best box mods too. The VV/VW mod offers everything most vapers will need in a simple, beginner-friendly package, providing up to 50 W of power and supporting resistances from 0.3 ohms and upwards, the Kbox Mini has a lot going for it. When you throw in the very popular Subtank along with the mod for $68.95, it’s a fantastic deal, especially for new vapers.
2 – Pioneer4You iPV D2
The second entry from Pioneer4You is the iPV D2, a more compact and less powerful device than the preceding couple of entries, but one which took a respectable 5.6% of the total vote on our best vaping mods poll for VV/VW devices. It still has a lot to offer, though, with the 75 W maximum power output and the fact it offers temperature control from 200 to 580 °F meaning it has more than enough capability for most vapers’ needs.
The iPV D2 runs on a single (separately sold) 18650 battery, and it has a micro-USB port for recharging. The device supports resistances down to 0.2 ohms in power mode and 0.05 ohms in temperature-control mode, with a spring-loaded 510 connection to ensure consistent connectivity.
The iPV D2’s big selling-point is offering all of these great features with a trimmer, more compact and comfortable form factor. The price is pretty good too, though, with the device costing just $49.95.
1 – Yihi SX Mini M Class
SX Mini M Class Mod – Best E-Cig Box Mod 2016
Taking over 14 percent of the vote in our poll to earn it the title of best ecig mod within the VV/VW class, the Yihi SX Mini M Class is a 60 W mod with temperature control functionality from 200 to 580 °F (firing at between 10 and 60 W), and a compact, ergonomic design.
The appeal of the device is much the same as that of the iPV D2, offering a full-featured mod in a slim design put together with comfortable operation in mind. The SX Mini M Class features a curved firing button, making it easy to press regardless of how you hold the device, and the two adjustment buttons – located below the display screen – are recessed to help prevent accidental presses. The result is an aesthetically-pleasing mod that is intuitive to operate.
The SX Mini M Class takes a single 18650 battery (sold separately), accessed through a coin-slot screw point on the bottom of the device. It comes with the standard array of safety features for regulated ecig mods, and you can also charge you battery through the included micro-USB connection, with the option of passthrough vaping (so you can use it while charging).
The mod will fire any coils down to 0.15 ohms in wattage mode and down to 0.05 ohms in temperature-control mode, working with pretty much any atomizer on the market when combined with the brass, spring-loaded 510 connection. Finally, there are four output modes to give you more options for customizing your vaping experience.
The Yihi SX Mini M Class is fairly expensive, though, coming in at $209.99, but for the best vape mod on the market as voted by vapers, it’s worth spending a little more to pick it up.
Post time: Aug-24-2016