Best Box Mods Of 2020 – Best Collection

In some wattage categories, there isn’t much competition. Where 50, 100, and 200W box mods are concerned, there are lots of jostling for position. I’m explicitly highlighting box-style devices, however, not tube mods, so here are the top 10 mods from lowest to highest output.

The following five box mods have been selected as the “top 5” based on the fact that they are bestsellers with 4 ½- or 5-star ratings. Absolute successes aren’t as highly rated, although still good devices. I’ll stick to familiar brands supplying excellent value for money accessible to get hold of.

Innokin MVP 2.0

iTaste MVP 2 Kit

Innokin’s iconic iTaste MVP 20W device shines as one of the most popular box mods. It’s a bestseller beating out giants like the Sigelei Fuchai 200W. Connect eGo or 510 tanks to the MVP and adjust output between 6W and 20W. Accuracy is controlled to within 1% of your chosen setting. VV is also available.

At nearly 107 mm it’s not nearly as compact as other low-watt mods, but there’s a good reason. The battery built into Innokin’s iTaste MVP mod supplies 2600mAh to run the MVP for a weekend or to recharge other USB-chargeable items like your cell phone. When the MVP has to be recharged, plug it into a laptop and keep vaping. Various safety and warning features are built-in, one of which is a light-indicator to warn when the battery is running low.


istick 30w
Eleaf’s iStick series qualifies as “cute,” especially the 30W Fuschia-colored one. Voltage ranges from 2V to 8V and the lowest atomiser resistance. This mod handle is an impressive 0.4 ohms. The display is part of an all-black control strip. Eleaf installs a battery into this tiny mod which can be used in pass-through mode or left to charge while you wait.
                                                             

hcigar vt40
The HCigar VT40 accommodates atomisers using TC coils which can be run in Variable Temperature mode. There is also a Variable Wattage option if this feels more natural. The range is 1 to 40 watts or 200F to 600F with a resistance spectrum from 0.16 to 2 ohms (VW) or 0.1 to 1 ohms (TC). The single high-drain battery you require is not included with this product so, as you can see, it’s possible to swap batteries and operate wirelessly as long as you are equipped with a spare. Evolv’s DNA40 chip supplies protection against voltage and resistance extremes, short circuit, reverse polarity, and overheating. Vapers can also puff and charge simultaneously.
                                                                   
Tesla Invader Mini MODs
Tesla’s durable, waterproof 50W mod features variable wattage and temperature modes. It’s capable of operating with 0.1-ohm coils and protects against the dangers of reversing a single battery when swapping out a spent cell. If coil resistance changes when you fire up, voltage automatically adjusts. The Invader Mini is a little large and toy-like, so it’s going to appeal to the man-boy in your life or someone who is very rough with his stuff.
                                                                   

eVic VTC 60W

eVic VTC Minis
This sporty little unit is another top-seller and an example of how a vape series can change so much. Other eVic mods are tubes; this one is a box. The Cool Fire line by Innokin (tube, hand grenade, box) is another excellent example. Choose a temperature or wattage. Select a Ni200, Titanium, or Kanthal wire for your tank. A built-in 5000mAh battery powers the system. The screen is crisp and bright, and the colors for the frame are vivid. Joyetech’s extremely compact box mod supports a low of 0.05 ohms in the VT setting.
SMOK XPRO M65
XPRO M65
I’ll bet this caught you by surprise; jumping just 5W instead of 10W. I’m just making sure you’re paying attention and also drawing your notice towards a simple device by SMOK which is thoughtfully made and reliable. SMOK’s 65W XPRO protects screen and buttons by raising the frame a little past the control panel’s level. An anti-slip portion, however, prevents you from dropping the mod. Lowest resistance this box mod can handle is 0.2 ohms in Variable Wattage format but switch to mechanical if you’re confident. Take the battery out or leave it in for charging. Over-discharge protection is one of several safeguards built into SMOK’s system, and alerts are flashed on the OLED screen if you reverse the battery or there’s a short circuit.
IPV Mini 2
ipv mini 2 70 watts
Pioneer4You released this box mod, and the vaping world bought them all up in a hurry, eager to try out the latest Yihi chip: their SX330V2C. Yihi is Evolv’s nearest rival, and they make an excellent chipset for adjustable devices. Hit a high of 70 watts and a low of 0.2 ohms with 3.6V to 8.5V on your side too. The Yihi PCB defends its machine against low voltage/resistance, short circuit, and warns the vaper if the input voltage is too high.
YiHi SX Mini ML-Class
SX Mini ML Class Blue
Here’s another Yihi device from Yihi themselves. Their SX Mini ML Class provides a highest wattage of 75W plus temperature control for Ni200, Ti, and stainless steel coils. Their SXi-Q system backs various choices of mode as per the loop in your atomiser, and lets vapers set values: 10 to 75 Joules, 200F to 580F, or 5W to 75W which goes up to 85W in the Bypass setting. Lowest supported resistance is 0.05 ohms. The screen flips so lefties who have been frustrated by designs for right-handed people can just turn the screen around.
Sigelei T150 Touch Screen TC Mod
Sigelei.com T150
There are some excellent mods in the mid-range of 80 and 100W, and we could take a look, but this would end up being a top 12 list. The Sigelei T150 has excited the vaping world with its graphic, colour display and touch-screen capacity. It’s like a Smartphone vape mod but without the phone part. A T150 function in both TC and VW modes at down to 0.1 ohms with Nickel 200 coils. The battery cover is magnetised for easy release of two cells (not included). The screen can be locked to deter experimentation from under-aged vapers.
Laisimo S3
Laisimo S3 200W TC
Of all the wattage categories, deciding this winner was hardest because the competition is stiff. Laisimo’s mod is the best-looking one, but 200W mods generally run to the same specifications as each other. For instance, wattage ranges from 5W to 200W; temperature is 212F to 662F; and in TC format, you need individual coils. What I love is the circular screen resting atop the device which is facing you. It’s a natural but straightforward aesthetic adjustment. The screen rotates too.
Eleaf iStick 50W Simple
istick 50w
I won’t touch on, which is the most popular colour. That could all change with the weather. For now, let’s explore what makes this iStick such a big seller and a joy to operate. The iStick 50W is Eleaf’s mid-range mod: still good for sub-ohms but not up to par with their 100W or TC devices. This is a VV/VW machine which is what makes it “Simple” presumably. An internal battery provides 4400mAh and powers with a range of 2V to 10V or 5W to 50W supporting a minimum of 0.2 ohms. How Eleaf or any of the mod manufacturers find room for a screen that you can see is a mystery to me, but they do it with this lovely, bright display. Protection includes automatic shut-down after you try to vape longer than 10 seconds, low or high-voltage protection, and safeguards against low resistance leading to a short-circuit.
Innokin iTaste MVP 3.0 Pro
iTaste MVP 3.0 PRO
As a starter kit with the iSub-G, this is a great value product, but the box mod works equally well with several tanks rated for 60W. This is Innokin’s long-awaited upgrade to the top-selling iTaste MVP 2.0, and now the 2.0 is virtually a piece of vaping history with forgettable wattage ratings and far lower power. The battery provides 4500mAh and enough juice to recharge other USB devices when you pack it around as a portable charger. Set watts from 6 to 60 or voltage up to 9V. Select a pretty colour like pink or blue, maybe gold. Silver and black remain for the stealthy among you. Minimum resistance is plenty-low at 0.2 ohms.
iPV3-Li 165W TC
IPV3 Li
Pioneer4You outdid themselves with the iPV3-LI, Version 2, a box mod with gritty good looks. Yes, the newest IPV is even better looking and more powerful, but for the money, this is the mod people buying. Unlike the devices above, an iPV3-Li does not come with batteries, so you have to buy two 18650, high-drain, flat-top cells. The SX330-V3SL Yihi chip allows vapers to control temperature, and firmware for 200W vaping is upgradeable using the USB connection.
Innokin Coolfire IV
cool fire 4s
Innokin’s 40W update to V.2 of their popular Coolfire is a big-selling device with satisfying features. It’s compact, offers wattage adjustment from 6W by 0.5W, and 3V to 7.5V adjustment 0.1V at a time. Again, consumers prove that TC isn’t the only show they want to see. With safety features like over-discharge alert, resistance monitoring (0.3 ohms minimum), and vents around the battery, they’re content at this low sub-ohm range for day-to-day vaping. The OLED screen flips over for left-handed consumers.
iPV2S 60W
IPV2s
Vapers have proven that 200W output isn’t the be-all and end-all. They aren’t clamouring for more power; just the same things they always want a balance between economy and performance. The iPV2S 60W mod is attractive in a simple way: very much like a box with softened edges, but not rounded the way most mods of recent months are. A Yihi chip provides peace of mind and allows owners to plug in a USB cable for an upgrade to 75W if they want extra power. An unusual feature of the iPV2S is water resistance. Not that you can use it as a bath toy, but your mod can handle an accidental shower. Lowest safe resistance is 0.2 ohms: below that the mod won’t fire. As above (with the 165W TC), this does not come with a battery. Vapers supply the cell, an extra cost to be sure and one more part of losing. Unlike mods with internal batteries, however, this one can be used wirelessly once more as soon as you switch a depleted battery for a charged one.

Top 10 Box Mods on Sale

Each of the vape mods below is a regulated item, many featuring temperature control. This top 10 list is the result of viewing what customers are buying and their highest ratings, not the newest or those lauded by industry experts. A few items here are unique, and many are capable of 200W, but several feature moderate output.

1. Pioneer4You iPV2S 60W

This is an example of popular technology from a well-loved brand containing a respected chipset, the SX330 V2 by Yihi. It’s a sleek device with a water-resistant exterior and 60W maximum output. You can also upgrade to 75W by downloading new firmware. Minimum resistance is 0.2 ohms, the screen is large, and you can replace the battery. Lock your iPV2S, so it doesn’t misfire and trust the chip to prevent short-circuiting.

2. SMOK XPRO M50 Mini

This box mod might be small, but SMOK packs power inside with a 6W to 50W range supporting 0.2 ohms in VW mode. Switch to mechanical vaping if you would rather override the chipset. A mixture of aluminium and zinc plus compact dimensions create a lightweight, free feel while a grip-enhancing exterior finish prevents the mod from slipping through your fingers. Charge removable batteries separately or using a USB port.

3. Eleaf iStick 50W

Eleaf’s mid-range mod is small and limited compared with some of the big performers below, but it’s large when you remember Eleaf makes a 10W iStick too. Vary voltage or wattage: 2V to 10V or 5W to 50W respectively, powered by a 4400mAh built-in cell. This is rechargeable using a USB cord and a laptop, plus you can vape while charging. Stainless steel threads resist wear and rust. The spring-loaded connector allows vapers to attach virtually any atomiser capable of 0.2 ohms resistance. Watch the OLED screen for readings of output, battery power, resistance, and voltage. This screen also displays safety warnings.

4. Innokin Coolfire IV 40W

The Coolfire IV adopts something close to a typical box mod shape, only sportier. Innokin provides 3V to 7.5V by 0.1V intervals and 6W to 40W by 0.5W at a time. With an eGo adapter, you can install all kinds of tanks from a low-resistance iClear to the sub-ohm Apex. The Coolfire IV is a pass-through vape containing a 2000mAh cell. A display screen flips for left-handed vapers. You don’t have to remember your last setting either: Innokin’s mod does that for you and counts your puffs while also protecting you and the Coolfire IV from over-discharge and other dangers like over-vaping.

5. Wismec Presa TC100W

Finally, we have a TC mod on the list. Older firms are updating pre-existing formats, but Wismec starts with their ergonomic, small device which displays data over a big screen. Select a Nickel 200, Titanium, or stainless steel atomiser coil to operate the TC function between 0.05 and 1.5 ohms. Your power options are 18650 or 26650, contained within a magnetic cover and removable for charging if you don’t wish to utilise the USB power port, not recommended for quick charging. Operate in stealth function if you’re a shy vaper.

6. Pioneee4You iPV5 200W TC

The iPV5 offers 200W or 572F in a modest-sized box powered by a Yihi chip. Pioneer4You selected an ergonomic shape that’s comfortable to hold, light when you’re carrying it around, and powerful in use. Select between 10 watts and 200 watts or choose a temperature and let the chipset adjust wattage. For those who understand Joules, there is also a range of 10J to 120J. Operate at 0.05 or 0.15 minimum resistance depending on your mode, the lower figure supported in TC setting only.

7. Laisimo S3 200W TC

Here’s another lesser-known name which, like Wismec, is climbing up the charts. Their S3 200W TC device is good looking and well made with the ability to handle 0.05 resistance from Ni200, Titanium, or stainless steel at up to 662F. You’ll require two batteries, sold separately, which means recharging is a breeze. Just swap old cells for freshly charged ones and keep vaping with minimal interruption. The OLED screen rotates to accommodate left-handed vapers and different vaping positions.

8. Wismec Reuleaux RX200

Here’s the formidable upstart again: Wismec, with their Reuleaux RX200 featuring a design by Jay Bo. The triple-cell used to power their 200W mod is held within a triangular shape that’s easy to hold, so different from the boxier 200W styles. A magnetic battery door lets you remove the cell, however, and replace it with a charged one if you don’t wish to use the USB charging method. Wismec joined forces with Joye to give you Temperate Control supporting all three styles of TC coils inside a compact unit measuring 84 x 40 x 50 mm. The 0.69″ is more than functional; it`s attractive and easy to read as resistance, temperature, watts, voltage, and battery level are all displayed to the vaper.

9. Sigelei T150 Touch Screen TC

There are lots of abbreviations for mod functions, but this one might have to take the cake. You could call it a VW TC TS mod if you were picky. This would signify that you can operate the Sigelei T150 in Temperature Control and Variable Watt settings, adjusted via the Touch Screen. The signifier T150 tells you this is a 150W mod too. Vapers can lock the screen to prevent children from mistaking this for an iPod and changing your settings. Operate coils ranging from 0.1 to 3 ohms and select wattage between 5W and 150W. Use TC mode to set the heat at up to 600F. It looks heavy, but an aluminium alloy allows for a durable but light build which is internally protected against reverse polarity, overheating, and short circuit.

10. iPV5 200W TC

Who would have guessed that Pioneer4You would dominate this chart? They make a fine machine and customers love them, so while a list of expert’s favourites might be different, the customers have spoken, and they love Pioneer4You. This 200W dual-mode box mod contains the Yihi SX330-200 chip to deliver 10W to 200W, 10J to 120J, or 212F to 572F. It’s beautiful, ergonomic, affordable, and modern.

Some Facts About The Box Mod Craze

When the first box mod was released, it was an industrial, practical thing. There were some problems with its design from the beginning, yet this new idea sparked innovative minds to be more imaginative; to conceive ways of overcoming those problems to build safer, more customisable devices; even fashionable products available in numerous colours.

The History of Box Mods

As I said, it wasn’t a pretty sight in the beginning. Consumers with knowledge of electronics were taking the components of electronic cigarettes and placing them inside of a thick box-type frame. This gave them a variety of new options. There was room for a large battery or two and a large screen; the opportunity to place a tank inside the mod but still reach high power (a few units like these came out before Joyetech perfected the combo with their e-Grip), and later to develop incredible output levels.

Problems with Mods

The first big issue with box mods was that they often weren’t vented. A vaporiser of any kind containing a 18650 battery, or one even more powerful than that, needs to let the air out from around the cell to prevent overheating and pressure build-up. Otherwise, the battery could explode, and when that happens, a vaper could be amazed by how much force a little lithium-ion cell can produce. It’s like a bomb.

Another problem was ergonomic. The basic box shape is uncomfortable to hold owing to sharp angles all around. Inventors and designers had to come up with better ways and coatings that were more compatible with the human hand.

Brand Names

Homemade mods were soon replaced by inexpensive devices designed and manufactured by top names in the vaping industry; or by names which would eventually become synonymous with reliability and quality. These brands included (and still include) Eleaf, Sigelei, Kanger, and SMOK. SMOK makes a device called the XCube which is Bluetooth-compatible and, though very boxy in its overall shape, is rounded at the edges and compact.

Eleaf’s iStick series is even more compact, colourful, and ergonomic while Kanger’s various “box” mods take ergonomics to the next level with their soft exterior coating. Sigelei’s Mini Book is utterly round on one side, like half a tube welded to a box on the other side.

These companies and many others produce mods which provide from 20 watts up to 200 watts. Vapers are advised to buy from known brands and avoid claims of higher power and lower resistance compatibility from virtually unknown names in the business.

Variable Wattage

Consumers expect a box mod to feature a variable wattage setting. This provides a way to raise or lower output and, thus, increase or lower temperature of the vapor. Hotter vapour could create more significant clouds, and that is just what serious vapers want: clouds they can virtually chase around a room. They are dense and lasting; thick and flavorful. In Variable Wattage mode where the threshold is 40W or higher, a user can operate this system with a sub-ohm tank attached, and coils rated 0.5 ohms or lower; even down to 0.1 ohms. Running atomiser coils at sub-ohm resistance is dangerous as this can cause a short circuit or overheat, but electronics have caught up with the demands vapers are placing on them.

Smart Boards

Schools have “Smart Boards” teachers write on and use to air online educational videos; vapers have a different kind of smartboard. This is a “PCB”; a microchip or control board. It provides the limits like wattage thresholds, adjustment intervals (0.1W, 1W, or even 5W at a time in some cases), runs a screen for displaying values as they rise and fall, and also protects the vaper and his device. A PCB stops a box mod from continuing to operate when it becomes too hot, or values reach extremes (too much or too little voltage or resistance). In some cases, they allow the vaper to choose a different mode of operation from Variable Wattage.

Temperature Control

It’s almost a given that if a new mod is about to hit the market, an upgraded version of an existing model by a familiar brand, it will either feature more watts or Temperature Control (TC). In this mode, a device is particularly customisable, and so is the flavour of vapour being produced. A vaper can change or maintain how hot or cool his breath becomes. A box mod with TC function can only operate this way when individual coils have been installed in an atomiser tank. They have to be made from Titanium or Nickel 200. Kanthal wire won’t do the trick.

In TC mode, vapers notice several advantages which help them save money even though their coils are more expensive at the outset:

• their batteries don’t have to work as hard to keep e juice hot
• e juice levels run down more slowly
• coils don’t burn out
• juice tastes better

Battery conservation is just one advantage of a TC mod while better flavour and using less e juice per session are two more. A TC mod typically uses at least one but often two or three 18650 batteries or a built-in cell.