Best Box Mods and Vape Mods for 2016
Box mods are box shaped vaping devices. Their size means they can offer longer battery life, variable voltage and wattage, temperature control, extensive safety protections, and many more features than e-cigs or vape pens.
The Best Box Mods and Vape Mods of 2016 Include:
|Cloud Chasing||Smok X Cube Ultra TC||220W||$67.95|
|Dripping (squonking)||Kanger Dripbox||160 W||$59.95|
|High End||SX Mini Q Class TC||200w||$199.95|
|Temp Control||Pioneer4you IPV 6X||200w||$64.95|
|Sub Ohm||Smok R-Steam Mini||80w||$44.95|
|Eleaf iStick Pico TC||75w||$26.95|
|Mechanical||Tesla Invader Mini||Mechanical||$19.95|
|Beginner||Innokin Coolfire IV||40W||$39.95|
When you buy a box mod you will usually need to buy the clearomizer and battery separately, although some batteries are built-in. A clearomizer is a glass or clear plastic tank that contains the atomizer (the part that heats the liquid) and it also holds the e-liquid. It attaches to the top of the box mod.
1 – Innokin Coolfire IV iSub 40W – $39.95
- Output ranges: 6.0W – 40.0W, 3.0V – 7.5V,
- Includes iSub sub-ohm tank (4ml capacity)
- Includes 2000mAh internal battery
- Includes wide bore drip tip
- Includes charging cable
The Innokin Coolfire 4 iSub is a great beginner box mod. It is small and sleek, yet powerful with sub ohm capabilities. Its tiny size will be very attractive to beginners, especially those who want to vape discreetly. The Coolfire 4 is very good value for money, priced at $48.95, yet having features such as variable wattage and voltage, an OLED display, compatibility with low ohm builds, pass through charging, a wide range of safety features including 15 Second cutoff, and an attractive form with a brushed aluminum finish.
The Coolfire 4 is available in many different colors; black, silver, gold, purple, dark pink, red, and blue. This is a complete vape mod kit, it comes with a 4ml Innokin iSub Sub-ohm Tank, internal battery, USB charging cable, eGo Adapter, Japanese Organic Cotton and a wide bore drip tip,.
The voltage can be adjusted between 3.0V to 7.5V and 0.1V increments, and the output wattage can be varied between 6W and 40W in .5W increments. Atomizers with resistances as low as 0.3 ohm can be used with the Coolfire 4. The maximum output is 14.5Amp. You will need to buy a 2000mAh battery separately.
Coils and e-liquid are the only other things you will need to buy before you can start vaping.
2 – Joyetech eVic VTC Mini Starter Kit – $52.95
- Output ranges: 1-60W, 0.05-1.0ohm or 0.1-3.5ohm, 100-315℃/ 200-600°F
- Includes eGo One Mega Tube atomizer (4ml capacity)
- Includes 2 atomizer heads
- Includes charger cable
- Battery sold separately
This Joyetech eVic VTC Mini is the best box mod for beginners who want a mod that they aren’t going to outgrow in a year’s time. Subohm vaping is possible, combine 60 watts of power (firmware upgradable to 75w) with temperature control, and the eVic VTC Mini can fire down to .05ohm. You can vary the temperature between 200-600F and the wattage can be adjusted between 1 and 60W (75w with firmware upgrade).
This vape mod starter kit comes with two atomizer heads, one a CL-Ni head and the other a CL-Ti head. This mod comes with a stock eGo One Mega Tank but is designed to be compatible with most popular sub-ohm temperature control tanks. For more on tanks, check out our guide on the best vape tanks of 2016. This kit also includes a USB charging cable, mouthpiece and an eGo One Mega Base. You will need to buy an 18650 battery separately.
An OLED display shows you information of current power output, resistance, temperature, and battery life.
3 – Eleaf iStick 50W – $34.95
- Output ranges: 2 – 10V, 5 – 50W, 0.5 – 5.0ohm
- Adjustable wattage and voltage
- Temperature alarm function
- Battery protections
- Internal 4400mAh battery.
The Eleaf iStick 50W authentic mod is a complete bargain at under $30. When compared with similar mods on the market, it’s true value is at least $50. It shows that with careful research it is possible to get box mods for cheap without compromising on quality.
The internal battery is extremely powerful at 4400mAh, meaning it will last for days on a single charge. As far as built in batteries go, this is the best box mod battery you will find. The battery is well able for higher power sub ohm tanks and RDAs. Despite the powerful battery the iStick 50W is still a mini box mod and will fit easily in the palm of your hand.
The affordable iStick 50W can satisfy sub ohm vapers, firing right down to 0.2 ohm. The voltage is adjustable between 2.0V to 10.0V, and the wattage can be adjusted to between 5W and 50W.
There is a 510 connection and a spring loaded brass pin so you can use any clearomizer or tank with a 510 connection. The threading on the connection is stainless steel so even with years of use it will keep its grip.
There is a small screen on the body displaying battery life, wattage, voltage, and the resistance of your tank. It will also keep track of how long you vape for. The screen is also used to display various warnings. For example when the temperature goes over 158ºF the iStick will cut out and the screen will display ‘temp protection’.
4 – Innokin Disrupter 50W – $45
- Output ranges: 6.0 to 50W, 3.0 to 7.5V
- Minimum resistance: 0.2 Ohm
- 3 body colors and 7 battery colors available
- 3 LED indicator lights
- Several safety features
- 2000mAh battery
Innokin are known for innovation and the Innokin Disrupter is certainly innovative. The Disrupter uses InnoCell Vaping Power System replaceable battery technology. This technology allows for fast battery replacements as well as different style options. The battery easily slides onto the body and clicks into place. Different color batteries allow for over twenty style combinations. The mod has also been engineered for precise wattage or voltage output.
The Lithium Polymer (LiPo) battery is 2000mAh for all day vaping. It is also powerful enough for the most popular sub ohm tanks currently on the market. The Disrupter can fire as low as 0.2 ohms.
The voltage can be varied between 6.0 and 50W in 0.5W increments, while the wattage can be adjusted to between 3.0 and 7.5V in 0.1V increments. The large OLED screen displays battery life, resistance level, voltage, and wattage. The screen is unique in that you can the orientation can be changed from left to right.
The Innokin Disruptor’s safety features include overcharge and overheat protection, auto shut off, and short circuit protection. It comes in gold, black, red, silver, green, or blue.
5 – SMOK Koopor Plus 200W TC – $45
- Output ranges: 6 to 200W, 0.35 to 8.00V, 0.10 to 3.00 ohms or 0.08 to 3.00 ohms in TC mode
- TC mode range: 200 to 600 Degrees Fahrenheit
- Dual driver system
- High Frequency Dynamic Monitoring Resistance technology
- Takes two high amp 18650 batteries (sold separately)
With 200W of power the Kooper Plus is a regulated, authentic box mod for big clouds. It is widely regarded as one of the greatest box mods with a 200W range. This mod is made of stainless steel and takes two 18650 batteries so it’s not the smallest or the lightest mod you can find. Almost fifty ventilation holes around the battery prevent overheating. You can pair this mod with the Smok TFV4 mini for maximum clouds.
Sub ohm vaping is possible with this mod, it can fire as low as 0.8 ohm. The variable wattage can be adjusted between 6W and 200W, while the temperature range is 200F-600F, and the max voltage is 8.0V.
HFDMR (High Frequency Dynamic Monitoring Resistance Technology) technology detects the atomizer’s resistance thousands of times a second and recognizes what type of wire is in the atomizer. It can recognise Ni200 nickel, titanium, and stainless steel. Another new technology used in this device is the Dual Driver System. This system improves the performance of the temperature regulation voltage.
An OLED screen displays battery life, power, atomizer resistance, and more. The display can be turned off when you want to conserve battery or vape more discreetly.
If you want to cut down on vaping then you’ll find the Kooper Plus’ unique max puff cutoff setting useful.
6 – Smok X Cube II 160W Bundle – $97.95
- Output ranges: 6 – 160W, 0.35 – 8V, 0.08 – 3.0ohm
- Temperature control mode 200 – 600°F
- 3 Output modes
- Tank included, choose from 4 options
- Includes 18650 2500mAh battery
- Includes charger cable
For the ultimate cloud machine kit combine a Smok X Cube II and a TFV4 Tank. The regulated Smok X Cube II is one of the best box mods for cloud chasing.The combination of this mod and tank produces massive clouds that will satisfy even the most hardcore cloud chaser. Cloud chasing capabilities are further enhanced by the wide range of coils available for the TFV4.
There are twelve different pre-built coils you can use with the Smok X Cube II tank. Among these coils are; triple (0.15ohm, 40~140W ), quadruple (0.2ohm, 40~130W ) and sextuple ( 0.4ohm, 30~100W ) coil heads, a Clapton dual coil head (0.35ohm, 30~90W ), a titanium dual coil head (0.33ohm, 450-600F), and an a Ni200 dual coil head ( 0.12ohm, 420-600F ).
For longer battery life and greater power the Smok X Cube II is powered by two 18650 batteries. Combined with the TFV4’s 5ml tank, long vaping sessions are possible.
The Smok X cube II is a great sub ohm mod, firing right down to 0.1 ohm. The mod has a Output Wattage of 6 – 160 Watts and an output voltage: 0.35-8 Volts.
This is one of the few high end vape kits that includes both a battery and a tank.
Included in this bundle:
1 x Smok X Cube II 160W TC MOD
Choice of 1 Herakles Plus Tank by Sense, Smok TFV4 Tank, or the SMOK TCT Tank
1 x Generic High-Drain Battery Charger
2 x Efest 35A IMR 18650 2500mAh Flat Top Battery
1 x Micro USB Cable
1 x Instruction Manual
The Smok X Cube II can also be bought by itself for just $59.95.
Temperature control mods moderate the temperature of the atomizer coil in order to prevent dry hits, burnt coils, and vapor that’s too hot.
7 – Eleaf iStick Pico 75W TC $26.95
- Wattage range: 1W – 75W
- Resistance range: 0.1 – 3.5 ohm (VW), 0.05 – 1.5 ohm (TC)
- Temperature range: 200 to 600 Degrees Fahrenheit
- TC mode compatible with SS, Ti, and Ni
- Firmware upgradeable
- OLED Screen
- Single 18650 battery (sold separately)
While ‘nano’ has been used to describe some vaping products, Eleaf clearly consider the iStick Pico to be a big advancement; A picometer is one thousand times smaller than a nanometer!
Eleaf are right to consider the Pico a big advancement, there has never been a mod this compact with such exceptional performance. At only $26.95 it is incredible value for money.
In the case of the Pico small does not mean primitive, there is Variable Wattage mode, TCR mode, bypass mode, and temperature control supporting three coil types. Even with just a single 18650 battery the iStick Pico manages to output an impressive 75W of power.
The Eleaf Pico has a two line OLED screen that displays battery life, output wattage, output temperature, and atomizer resistance. OLED screens are much brighter than LED screens and therefore easier to read.
8 – Pioneer4You IPV 5 SX330 200W TC $54
- YiHi SX330-200 chipset
- Support for Ni200 nickel, titanium, and stainless steel
- Output range: 10 to 200W
- Resistance range: 0.15 to 3.0 ohms
- Upgradeable firmware
- Dual 18650 batteries
The IPV 5 by PIONEER4YOU is the updated version of the IPV4S. It is one of the most popular temp control box mods on the market right now. The high wattage mod has an output range of 10W to 200W. It has a temperature range of 212 to 572 Farenheit. It supports titanium, Ni200 nickel, and stainless steel 304 coils.
With the IPV5 you can manually adjust and set your own TCR values. This allows for compatibility with speciality heating elements and the capability to finely tune specific outputs.
The OLED screen is much brighter than standard LED displays, making it much easier to read. A two line display shows output temperature, wattage, and voltage, as well as battery life and atomizer resistance.
The YiHi SX330-200 chipset has a ‘five memory selection’, meaning you can have five different memory settings and easily switch between them. This is a huge advantage if you regularly use different atomizers or coils.
9 – Smok R-Steam Mini 80W $44.95
- Resistance range: 0.06 – 2.0 ohm
- Available in red, black, white, and stainless steel
- Zinc alloy construction
- Temperature control mode
- OLED screen
- Upgradable firmware
- Single 18650 battery
This is a powerful box mod that is ideal for sub ohm vapers and cloud chasers. The R-Steam is simple and easy to use which makes it suitable for beginners. With a resistance range from 0.06 – 2.0 ohm this will satisfy even the most hardcore sub ohm vapers. Up to 80w of power means huge clouds are possible.
The first thing you will notice about the R-Steam Mini is its compact size. At 82x38x22.3mm it fits comfortably in your hand and in your pocket. A single 18650 battery keeps the total weight down.
Although there is only a single battery the R-Steam will last all day because of the lower wattage. Even with chain vaping it will last as long as six hours.
The 0.91 inch OLED screen is bright and clear with adjustable contrast. The large, bright screen makes it very easy to read. The interface is well designed allowing you to see at a glance; output wattage, atomizer resistance, output voltage, and battery life.
The R-Steam mini can be used in temperature control mode or variable wattage mode. For cloud chasing VW mode is preferable. An auto temp control system lets you set the temperature values and the wattage will be adjusted automatically. TC mode can be used with stainless steel, titanium, or nickel 200 coils. For VW mode use kanthal coils, do not use TC coils in this mode.
At $44.95 the R-Steam Mini is great value for such a high performing mod. A good sub-ohm tank to pair with this R-Steam is the Uwell Crown subtank.
10 – SX Mini Q Class 200W $199.95
- YiHi SX450J chip
- Variable wattage mode
- Temperature control range: 212°F – 572°F / 100°C – 300°C
- Supports nickel, titanium and stainless steel coils
- Output Voltage: 1.0V – 9.5V
- Resistance range: 0.05ohm – 3.0ohm
- Takes two 18650 batteries
- Five modes
This Advanced personal vaporizer features a YiHi SX450J chip, zinc alloy and stainless steel construction, and a 25mm OLED screen. Dual 18650 batteries power the mod.
The SX Q Mini delivers premium performance in a compact device. Its dimensions are 105mm x 53 mm x 26mm and without the batteries the mod weighs under 170 grams.
You can use the OLED screen or SXi Q control software on your computer to set watts output, temperature configuration, screen orientation, power, temperature cutoff, temperature units, and wire type. A nice touch is auto mode for screen orientation, like a smartphone it will adjust the screen orientation depending on how you hold the mod.
There is a novice and advanced mode. Novice mode limits the number of adjustment options. You can save five different configurations which is very useful if you use multiple tanks. To get you started there are five output modes; Powerful+, Powerful, Standard, Soft, Eco Mod & SXi-Q S1-S5.
The YiHi SX450J temperature control mode supports; nickel, titanium, and stainless steel coil. The supported temperature range is 212°F – 572°F / 100°C – 300°C.
The SX Q Mini brings sub ohm vaping to a new level, according to YiHi the chip can support coil resistances as low as 0.0001 ohms. In Joule mode the resistance range is 0.05-1.0ohm, in power mode the range is 0.05-3.0ohm.
Not only can you customize the software but you can also customize the hardware. The magnetic side panels are removable.
11 – Wismec Reuleaux DNA 200W $154.95
- DNA 200 Chipset
- Three 18650 batteries
- Temperature control range: 200F to 600F
- Output range: 1w-200w
- Passthrough charging
- 97% efficiency
The DNA200 is a high powered, temperature control chip that many high end mods use. Since all DNA200 mods use the same chip, the differences are in the price, the aesthetic, and the battery capacity. Most retail at about $200, making the Reuleaux a good deal at $154.95. The Wismec Reuleaux is possibly the most innovative of these devices, starting with it’s unusual design. The diamond like shape of the mod allows it to fit three 18650 batteries. The shape of this mod makes it ergonomic and comfortable to hold. The Reuleaux was designed by Jay Bo, who is most well known for designing the indestructible arty.
The Evolv DNA 200 chipset is very advanced and endlessly customizable. Some of the many features are; cell by cell monitoring, Escribe software, cell balancer, auto power down, screen customization, heat protection, stealth mode, max temperature adjustment, battery discharge limit, and temperature control.
The triple batteries offer unparalleled battery life and if you want to extend the battery life even further you can customize your settings to do so. On the other hand you can also change settings such as the battery discharge limit so that battery life is lowered but battery longevity is increased.
The in-depth Escribe software will, among other things, allow you to see battery curves and to change the lock click settings. You can also view the temperature, voltage, and wattage outputs in real time.
12 – Tesla Invader Mini $19.95 (60% off)
- 4 Color options
- Compact size
- 510 Atomizer connector
- Dual 18650 batterys (sold separately)
- Minimum resistance: 0.1 ohm
- Includes holder
The Tesla Invader Mini is the compact version of the popular Tesla Invader. The mechanical box mod has a aluminium construction and is built to perform at the same level as larger mechanical box mods. The unregulated Invader Mini has 510 threading and a 510 spring loaded copper plated silver centre pin.
Dual batteries ensure all day vaping, an output voltage of 3.2V – 4.2V, and an output current of 40A.
The Tesla Invader mini has a number of different safety features including; MOSFET protection, short circuit protection, and reverse battery protection.
With a sale price of less than $20 the Invader Mini is a great value, affordable choice.
Note that mechanical box mods can be dangerous in the wrong hands, they are for experienced vapers only.
The Best Mods of 2016 include:
- Best Box mods and Vape Mods
- 1 – Smok X Cube Ultra TC (Cloud Chasing)
- 2 – Kanger Dripbox (Dripping/squonking)
- 3 – SX Mini Q Class TC (High End)
- 4 – Pioneer4you IPV 6X (Temp Control)
- 5 – Smok R-Steam Mini (Sub Ohm)
- 6 – Eleaf iStick Pico TC (Affordable)
- 7 – Tesla Invader Mini (Mechanical)
- 8 – Innokin Coolfire IV (Beginner)
- 9 – Kanger TopBox Mini 75W TC Kit (Starter)
- 10 – Sigelei 90W Plus TC Kit (Starter)