Best Box Mods and Vape Mods – 2019

We take a look at the best box mods on the vaping market.

1st Place

VooPoo Drag Mini

Voopoo
Drag Mini

9.2

2nd Place

GeekVape Aegis Solo

Geekvape
Aegis Solo

9.1

3rd Place

Vandy Vape Jackeroo

Vandy Vape
Jackaroo

9.1

Finding the best box mod can be a challenge. There are so many vape mods on the market that come in all different shapes and sizes, with varying features.

This list comprises of the best box mods on the market that use either a single removable battery or an internal battery. If you are looking for the most powerful mod, then take a look at our designated list for high-wattage box mods here.

If you are unsure which type of box mod will suit your style of vaping, take a browse over a guide below.

Voopoo Drag Mini

VooPoo Drag Mini

The Voopoo Drag Mini was a long time coming, a compact internal battery version of one of the most popular mods. It features a massive 4400mAh built-in battery, which powers the superb GENE chipset and is capable of outputting 117 watts. The Drag Mini keeps that excellent Drag styling and is available in eight different resin style panels.

9.2

Editors Vibe

Output Power: 5-117W
Battery Type: Built-In 4400mAh Battery
Output Voltage Range: 0-7.5V
Resistance Range: 0.05-3.0 (VW); 0.05-1.5 (TC)
Output Mode: VW/VPC/TC/TCR/BYPASS
Temperature Range: 200-600F/100-315C
Thread: 510 Thread

Geekvape Aegis Solo

GeekVape Aegis Solo

The Aegis Solo is what the Aegis range has been calling out for, a single 18650 mod in a compact design with all of the typical durable Aegis features. It’s IP67 waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, and capable of firing up to 100 watts. The Geekvape Aegis Solo is an excellent little device and is available in 6 different colors.

9.1

Editors Vibe

Output Power: 5-100W
Battery Type: Single 18650 Battery – Not Included
Output Voltage Range: 0.1-1.2V
Resistance Range: 0.05ohm-3.0ohm
Output Mode: Power/TC(Ni,Ti,SS)/TCR/VPC/BYPASS
Temperature Range: 100°-315°C / 200°-600°F
Thread: 510 Thread

Vandy Vape Jackaroo

Vandy Vape Jackeroo

The Jackaroo is Vandy Vape’s attempt to take on the Aegis. It’s IP67 waterproof, shockproof, and dustproof. It also takes it one step further with the ability to use 2×700 batteries, allowing it to output 100 watts. It’s backed up by a simple but rugged design with changeable side panels. There are ten options in total, with 6 featuring the super robust G10 material.

9.1

Editors Vibe

Output Power: 5-100W
Battery Type: 1* 20700/21700/18650 battery (Adapter Sleeve, Not include)
Output Voltage Range: 0.5V-8V
Resistance Range: 0.5-3.0ohm
Output Mode: Power/TC(Ni,Ti,SS)/VPC/BYPASS
Thread: 510 Thread

Vaporesso Luxe Nano

Vaporesso Luxe Nano

The Luxe Nano retains Vaporesso’s impressive features from it’s larger counterpart, with touch screen functionality, tactile feedback, and instant firing speeds. It utilizes a 2500 mAh internal battery and is capable of outputting 80 watts of power. This is thanks to the inclusion of Vaporesso’s excellent OMNI 4.2 chipset, which is one of the best in the business.

9.0

Editors Vibe

Output Power: 5-80W
Battery Type: Built-in Battery 2500mAh
Output Voltage Range: 0.1-1.2V
Resistance Range: 0.03~5Ω
Output Mode: Smart VW(H/N/S) / VT(SS, NI, TI) / CCT / CCW / VV / CCV
Thread: 510 Thread

OBS CUBE

OBS Cube

The OBS CUBE is possibly one of the most unique designed box mods to enter the market. Its cuboid shape allows for comfortable use, along with the ability to fit 26mm atomizers, and somehow manages to house a massive 3000 mAh battery inside. The OBS cube can output 80 watts of power and is available in 11 different color configurations.

8.9

Editors Vibe

Output Power: 5-80W
Battery Type: Built-in 23600 battery 3000mAh
Output Voltage Range: 3.2-4.2V
Resistance Range: 0.1 – 3.00Ω
Output Mode: TC / Wattage mode
Thread: 510 Thread

The Anatomy of a Vape Mod

What is a Vape Mod?

A vape mod is essentially a case that contains one or more rechargeable batteries that supply the power or electricity to the heating element or vaping atomizer. They can also be referred to as box mods or vapor mods.

The term “mod” came from the early years where vaping hobbyists would ‘modify’ existing electrical hardware of cases and batteries, for their own custom use. Now all vaping boxes are called mods.

Almost universally, all box mods have a firing switch or button. Simply press the fire button, and the atomizer gets power from the batteries within the mod and “fires,” vaporizing the e-liquid with the heating of a coil. Release the button, and then the power is cut off.

Different Variations of Box Mods

Box mods come in all different shapes and sizes. Each of which may show distinctions with their internal configurations or aesthetics.

There are two different battery configurations used; either integrated or replaceable. The integrated battery box mods consist of LiPo or Li-Ion batteries, which can usually only be charged via a USB cable. The majority of USB chargeable box mods allow vaping while they are re-charging called “passthrough” mode.

Removable battery vapes mods may incorporate one to four rechargeable Li-Ion batteries, although one or two is most common.
Removable battery mods allow users to “swap out” depleted batteries for fully charged ones. Both types of mods are popular and regularly available.

Not only do box mods come in different styles, but also a variety of regulating chips/boards depending on the manufacturer, providing simple safety protections to more sophisticated functions, such as temperature control and variable wattage output.

Most of them will have a display screen showing all the information of the included functions and settings.

Vape mods can come in any conceivable type of design, from a mix of materials like; wood, metal, or plastic. Also, with a range of colors, and some even push the boundaries to become sought-after works of art.

As with most vaping equipment, box mods qualify as disposable. This is not only down to the cheaper materials used in some devices, which can lead to decreased lifespan but also because of exponential advances in technology that make many outdated within a year of the vaping world. However, many of the high-end quality material devices will serve you well for years to come.

What are Temperature Controlled Vape Mods?

When vaping began in 2005, it used primarily fixed voltage power sources. Then in 2011, variable voltage was developed, quickly followed by variable wattage.

Then in 2014, it was temperature control that followed on from those earlier improvements. Temperature Control (or TC) was a significant development in the technology in vaping chips and is now an industry-standard feature.

All atomizers operate by vaporizing e-liquid by heating a metal element, usually a coiled wire. E-liquid is then supplied to the atomizer by a wicking material of either; cotton, silica, or another fibrous cellulose material, which goes through or around the wired coil or coils.

However, if the wick is not sufficiently saturated with e-liquid, then it can result in what’s called a “dry hit.” This is when no vapor is produced and becomes a terrible, nasty burnt taste.

Also, unregulated vape mods perform less efficiently when the battery/batteries drain. So, what may start out being a great tasting vape with charged batteries begins to diminish over time, providing less flavor and vapor.

Temperature control can address both these issues by regulating and controlling the amount of power that’s supplied to the coil. When the coil is not amply soaked in e-liquid, it quickly overheats, which produces dry hits. Temperature control technology doesn’t actually sense the working temperature. Instead, it monitors the changing resistance of the coil, which corresponds to predictable changes in temperature. Therefore when the coil begins to overheat, the TC chip will instantly reduce the power, preventing the wick from burning and eliminating dry hits happening. Also, if the coil becomes completely dry, the power will be entirely cut off.

Also, temp control provides a consistent vape throughout utilizing all of the power range during the battery drain.

Temp control vape mods require atomizers to be made from coils using one of three specific wire types; stainless steel, nickel, or titanium. However, as the technology is improved and refined, other wire types, such as Nichrome, or even Tungsten, may be usable with temp control.

TC lets vapers specify the maximum temperature allowed before temp protection activates. The range is typically from 300-600° Fahrenheit or 100-300° Centigrade. The mod will apply as much power as necessary to maintain the set temperature, but never more.

Temp control has not have been comprehensively adopted by all vapers. However, those who use TC swear by it, due to better battery and e-liquid efficiency – and seemingly a more consistent vape.

Which is the right Vape Mod for you?

Choosing the most suitable vape mod requires you answering a few questions about your preferences:

  • How small or large do I want my box mod to be?
  • How much power do I want?
  • How important are ergonomics and aesthetics of my box mod?
  • How important is sophisticated chip technology for me?
  • How long can I vape between battery charges?
  • How important is temperature control for me?
  • How much am I prepared to spend?

There’s certainly a box mod available in the market for any combination of responses, check our above reviews to see if any of our best box mod vapes fit your answers.