If you had to hazard a guess as to where most e cigs come from, always say “China.” This is where most of them are produced, though not always the location where they are designed.
Some have been devised by American e cig companies too. The Vox by VaporFi is one such device. Sigelei and Pioneer4You 50 watt box mods, however, originate in China. These three are among the best such devices money can buy.
Features of the Top Devices
Each of these items has its selling features, but here are some things you should keep in mind. One is whether the battery is built in or removable. The latter is more convenient as this makes it possible to replace a dead battery.
The inclusion of a built-in charging port does not automatically mean the battery is also built in. With a 50 watt device, the lowest is usually 7 watts. Sub-ohm vaping is not just possible but encouraged: why else offer such high wattage? Sub-ohm resistance is the major advantage of a 50 watt box mod.
Otherwise, the major features of note are part of the chip which you cannot see, but the results of this small item’s hard work are visible on the OLED screen. Here you see how the chip reads volts, watts, and resistance.
It also determines the battery’s charge level and detects the potential for damage caused by a battery that is about to run out of power permanently (low volts), over-discharge, a reversed battery, and resistance below the minimum.
The Top 50 Watt Box Mods
Vaporizers have entered a new phase where top values of 100W or 200W aren’t impressing consumers the way they did early on. Higher numbers grabbed people’s attention but vapers were soon wondering about safety and dialing back their “more is better” attitude in favor of caution.
Early in 2014, achieving 50 watt levels seemed like an excessive waste of time and energy but experienced members of the vaping public know how to put that kind of power to good use in combination with sub-ohm tanks and RDAs. In their wisdom, these consumers have selected the best 50W box mods which are not necessarily showy but which offer quality, user-friendly features. Here is the top 10 in reverse order.
Heatvape Invader Mini
I’ll give this one the last-place spot only because you aren’t dealing with one of the best-known companies, but for looks and price this is a winner. You might mistake the Heatvape Defender for a Transformer at first glance. Costing around $50 with pass-through capacity, 0.1-ohm functionality, and built-in protection against low voltage, etc., this is excellent value.
Buy The Invader Mini: http://www.directvapor.com
VOX TC, Vaporfi
Florida’s Vaporfi wasted no time loading their online catalogue with e cigs for every level of vaper, including cloud chasers. Their first VOX was a more elegant offering than this thin rectangular box, but looks aside, version 2 retains all the elements of its predecessor. Those include pass-through capacity, short circuit protection, low voltage and low-resistance defense, and temperature protection. It is expensive at around $170 but the VOX II was crafted and designed in the United States and customers can find ways to save money with coupon codes and reward points at Vaporfi. Various cases in several colors are now available for the VOX II to brighten it up.
Buy The VOX TC: http://www.vaporfi.com
Sigelei 50W V2
The vape mod industry is fast-paced and relative to other items released more recently, the Sigelei 50W V2 might be considered a “classic.” Diagonal vent slats provide decoration and a place where hot air can escape. Adjust volts and watts using a unique pivot-style button. Batteries are loaded via a magnetic door and a Yihi SX330 chip safeguards the device against extremes (high or low voltage, reverse battery, high temperature, etc.) Charge the battery externally or internally using a micro-USB port.
Buy The Sigelei: http://www.directvapor.com
iPV D2 (Now 75W)
This is one of the best-selling vaporizers out there. Small, sensitive buttons require just a touch to operate. A USB port and heat-dissipation vents sit side-by-side. Your OLED screen displays resistance to 0.2 ohms or warning messages if resistance is too low, voltage has dropped dangerously, etc.
Buy The iPV D2: http://www.directvapor.com
Colors for the Eleaf iStick 50W are the same as those for the Heatvape Defender: blue, pink, silver or black. This is another rounded, ergonomic, and extremely compact vaporizer measuring only 3.26″ and offering 5W to 50W or 2V to 10V as displayed on the screen.
This display is very attractive and unusual because it forms an uninterrupted narrow black strip along the face. Two arrow buttons let you adjust volts or watts while a rectangular firing button to the top-right side adopts the curve of its host.
Select from 0.2 ohms to 5 ohms and chase some tasty clouds. A temperature alarm goes off at 70C/158F and the control board shuts the iStick down temporarily. All sorts of safeguards are in place: a vape timer, low voltage/resistance protection, and more. Operate the iStick 50W as a pass-through mod when it is charging if you don’t own another APV to use in the meantime.
Buy The iStick 50W: http://www.directvapor.com
Smok XPro M50
Smok turns up twice on this top 10 list. These e cig experts have played around with mid-range vaporizers to provide a host of options including the XPro M50 hybrid which becomes a mechanical mod at your command. An alloy of aluminum and zinc makes the Smok XPro M50 light for ease of transport. Concave sides match each other but this feature protects control buttons and an LED screen on just one side. There are vent holes in the base alongside a micro-port for USB charging, although batteries are removable too.
Buy The XPRO M50: http://www.madvapes.com
Kanger released the Subox this spring to replace an earlier mod called the Kbox which was a great device, but the Subox is lighter and better-looking. Its lowest resistance level is 0.3 and it adjusts through a 7W to 60W range. You can either follow its battery charge level on the screen with volts, watts, and ohms or wait for the red light to come on to say battery level is low. Remove your cell through the magnetic door.
Buy The Subox: http://www.vistavapors.com
X Cube Mini, Smok
As promised, Smok does it again, this time with an $80 Bluetooth-compatible device. This now goes up to 75W. Your screen is placed at the very top with the atomizer well and offers 4 possible LED colors. Apply an app to your smart phone and change values from 6 watts to 50 watts there. The XCube will accept an atomizer built as low as 0.2 ohms. Batteries are built in.
Buy The X Cube Mini: http://www.directvapor.com
SMY Pocket Mod TC
SMY’s classy glass-faced mods are catching on with the public. This goes up to 60 watts. A large, easy-to-read screen is built into this face where power and temperature are displayed above three buttons for three modes: volts, watts, and temperature. The firing button is located in the top-left corner. Thanks to TC mode, vapers can use an atomizer built to 0.1-ohm resistance; the lowest featured on this top-ten list.
Buy The SMY Pocket Mod: http://www.directvapor.com
Innokin’s newest mod is the most beautiful and innovative of them all. This Chinese manufacturer has developed a new “slide-n-lock” system in which the battery isn’t placed within the mod but forms a part of the structure and aesthetics of this product.
The PCB defends your Disrupter against typical problems with voltage and short circuits while also running an OLED screen which can be flipped to the right or left. Although the Innokin Disrupter functions extremely well, its aesthetics are the most eye-catching element of their new mod. Select one base color for the control unit and one of 7 colors for the Innocell for a dual-color look or a unified, dark, discrete appearance.
Buy The Disrupter: http://www.vapordna.com
The latest of many VaporFi e cig feats, a Vox 50 will blow your mind. It mixes the shapes of tubular and box cigs, actually, so that instead of a straight box there are soft curves alongside the corners.
This stainless device offers a bright OLED screen which will show you values of 0.2 to 3 ohms.
VaporFi always makes e cigs that are compatible with almost all of their blank tanks and other models by Kanger, Aspire, etc. The same is true of Vox 510 threading. Use it with one of the clearos or tanks which would come with a starter kit for their Pulse, Rocket, Pro, etc.
The one downside of the VaporFi Vox 50 Box Mod is that it isn’t cheap, though that is the exchange for brand name quality. At least you can buy one directly from VaporFi. Most others are carried by authorized resellers.
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Now that Pioneer4You has designed 100 and 150 watt examples of their industrial-looking device (available in black or stainless), you might not think it worth messing around with a mere 50 watts. That would be silly if you are not into 0.2-ohm vaping. The lower price of a 50 watt iPV2 is worth noting.
Adjust the 510 pin and you can use it with most brands and models of tanks, clearos, and rebuildable atomizers. It doesn’t even matter what their dimensions are: this is a box mod. You aren’t trying to line up the battery with a tank.
With an iPV2, you need to insert an 18650 battery (not included) but it only costs about $80 to $100. You can take the battery out and charge it separately, after which it will give you enough power to vape for several days if you turn your mod off when it is not in use.
Sigelei Box Mod
Just about everything mentioned about the iPV2 goes for the Sigelei, including the price. They even look much the same but Sigelei mods are little more expensive. The length is about 3 inches so this is not monster. DNA 50 box mods are discrete and light.