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Best Box Mods for 2020

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What are box mods?

Before we get into it, we’ll explain just what box mods are and how they’re different from your standard entry level vape kit. Essentially, the name comes from the shape of the mod itself. They’re usually boxy and, unlike most vape pens and pod kits, can be purchased on their own and can be paired with a multitude of tanks that can be removed and switched out. They’re larger than entry level kits, owing to the fact they have more battery and a more advanced chipset (the little computer that makes the mod itself work). Some box mods have an in-built battery but plenty have external batteries - usually 18650s that you put in yourself.

With more battery comes more power too. So, your little vape pen might have around a 900mAh battery for around 30 watts of power but a lot of box mods with in-built batteries will have twice as much battery life and output. These days, the heavy duty options you can get can often fit a couple of 3000mAh batteries and fire all the way up to 200 watts and above.

What features do you get in box mods?

Aside from being larger in size and firing ability, box mods also have a more advanced chipset. Most smaller kits will have what’s called bypass firing which is where the wattage is a maximum of say 20 watts, which gradually drops as the battery drains. Box mod chipsets not only keep wattage at a constant level, they also let you control just how much wattage you’re using. Aside from that, they have things like coil recognition too. What this does is automatically detects the resistance level of your coil and adjusts the wattage to the optimal level for that specific coil. This means you’re going to get a better vaping experience as well as avoiding accidentally firing it too high and burning your coil out in the first few puffs.

Advanced chipsets also have different firing modes other than just variable wattage. Many of them include Bypass mode - so if you like having a vape that gradually drops power as your battery drains, you can still vape that way too. There’s also often something called temperature control, where you can select how warm or cool you want your coil to be. This can help reduce the strain on your coil by preventing them from getting too hot, in turn making them last longer. It also often enables you to vape at even lower resistance levels than you’d otherwise be able to in variable wattage mode. Temperature control will often have a support function for different types of coil material. So, if you’re into building your own coils, there’s often a specific setting for stainless steel, nickel, kanthal and titanium.

All in, box mods give you more options, more versatility and more power. They’re an ideal option for advanced vapers who want to refine their settings as well as vape with much more power without having to recharge too often.

How do I choose the right box mod for me?

This question really depends on what kind of vaping experience you want. For something low maintenance and easy to use if you’re just starting out with mods and are used to a modest amount of power, we’d recommend an option with an in-built battery. They’ll still give you a decent amount of wattage to play with, without over-complicating things as far as other settings go. If you’ve been vaping a while and have already had a play with a more advanced kit, something with new settings like temperature control, around 80 watts or more of power should be about right.

Our top 5 box mods picks

Now that we’re finally in the home run for 2020, we thought it was about time we brought together our top box mod list for the year too. Last year we saw a huge surge in the pod kit department, following on from that, mods have adapted to our tastes. While there’s certainly a huge range of hefty box mods, we’ve seen a wave of slimmer designs that still offer plenty of power. No matter whether you’re looking for a conventional external battery mod or something smaller that still delivers on flavour and vapour, we think you’ll find a fresh piece of kit to love here.

TOP 5 VAPING BOX MODS FOR 2020

  1. Vaporesso - GTX One Mod
  2. Geek Vape - Aegis Mini Mod
  3. Innokin - MVP5 Mod
  4. Aspire - Deco Mod
  5. Aspire - Sunbox Mixx Mod

1 - Vaporesso GTX One

The first on the list is from one of our most loved vape brands, Vaporesso. Their GTX One mod is a slim design, constructed from lightweight zinc-alloy it houses an in-built 2000mAh battery. It’ll give you a maximum output of 40 watts and with 2A Type-C quick charging, when you do get low on battery you’ll be able to power up again in no time. It’s a super intuitive to use kit, with a 0.69inch OLED screen you can easily read your vape settings and the buttons below allow you to refine your output. A large firing button and ergonomic design make this one comfortable to use in either hand and it’s small enough for your pocket too - measuring in at just 83mm tall and 29mm wide. Perfect for a range of slender tanks, it’s a great introduction to variable wattage vaping.  

Who we recommend the GTX One to:

If you’re looking for your first box mod, you can’t go wrong with the GTX One. It’s perfect for pairing with all in one tanks that offer both mouth to lung and direct to lung coils so you can enjoy both vaping styles. There’s no need to worry about external batteries and it’s small enough to take on the go with you, all while giving you plenty of vaping hours.

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2 - Geek Vape Aegis Mini

One hardly little mod, the Aegis Mini from Geek Vape takes all that versatility from its larger counterparts and makes it a little more pocket friendly. The Aegis Mini comes with an in-built 2200mAh battery, housed in that tough exterior that gives you a waterproof, dust proof and drop proof mod. When you get low on battery, quick charge capability will have you back to full power in no time. Aside from all of that, this one gives you an impressive maximum output of 80 watts as well as temperature control mode with support for nickel, titanium and stainless steel coils. The chipset provides all the safety protections you could possibly need but also gives you a super rapid 9 millisecond firing speed too. Perfect for taking on the go, the Aegis can handle life’s knocks while still giving you an exceptional vaping experience.

Who we’d recommend the Aegis Mini to:

If you love a more powerful vape but also want something to tinker with as far as new settings go, this is a great option. The Aegis mod can handle tanks up to 26mm in diameter with no overhang. Combine that with the temperature control options and multiple metal types you can vape with this kit, it’s a wonderful choice for those of you who like building your own coils to use in RDAs. Whether you’re just looking for a more advanced box mod or something that’ll let you get really creative, Geek Vape have you covered with the Aegis Mini.

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3 - Innokin MVP5

We love the Innokin MVP5 mod for its battery alone, packing in a whopping 5200mAh which is nearly as much battery life you’d get from a dual-cell mod. Like many of the other more modern mods, it also has quick charge capability so you can power up even faster. It’s a slick looking option too with its minimalist panelling and brightly coloured triangle on the side. The chipset inside has plenty of nifty features built in, allowing you to fire anywhere between 6 and 120 watts as well as soft, normal and boost mode and temperature control mode. With a robust frame, you can fit tanks up to 25mm in diameter on this mod with no overhang, meaning it’ll suit just about any tank from your collection. On top of all of that, you can use the MVP5 mod as a powerbank to charge your phone when you’re out. It also has a built in compass, torch and - for you adventurous types - an altimeter, thermometer and barometer.

Who we’d recommend the MVP5 to:

If you want power, versatility and some unique features we’ve never seen in another mod, you’ll love the MVP5. It’s perfect for vapers who like to work with RDAs and Sub Ohm tanks thanks to its temperature control mode and resistance range of 0.1ohm up to 3.5ohm. The battery is a major stand out feature in this one. If you take a box mod on the go with you regularly, the fact this one can also charge your phone too is a super useful feature too.

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4 - Aspire Deco

Time for an external battery option, we couldn’t make a list of best mods without including something from Aspire. The Deco mod can house a single battery, either an 18650 for a maximum of 85 watts or 21700 for 100 watts. At the bottom of the mod is a swivel to open cap, making for easy battery changes. It’s the ideal option for intermediate vapers, giving you a solid amount of power to play with as well as a few new features. Fire in wattage mode, as well as Bypass, variable voltage and even custom curve if you’re feeling adventurous. The screen on the side of the mod shows all your important vaping information like resistance, battery and power as well as making changing your settings a breeze. Measuring in at 92mm in length, 40mm wide and 28mm deep, it can handle a range of tanks without any overhang too. The Deco’s chipset has plenty of in-build safety features so you can use it with confidence, as well as enabling you to use coils with a resistance as low as 0.1ohm and as high as 3.5ohm.

Who we’d recommend the Aspire Deco to: 

If you prefer an external battery mod that’s still small enough for taking on the go, this is the one for you. With plenty of options to play with settings but still simple enough to be used by newer vapers, it’s a mod that will have plenty to offer even as you gain more experience. Pair it with anything from a simple mouth to lung tank to a Sub Ohm tank or RDA with low resistance coils, no matter your style, the Deco will perform.

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5 - Aspire Sunbox Mixx

A collaboration from Aspire and Italian manufacturer Sunbox, the Mixx mod is an unusual mod with an inset mounted 510 connector to pop your tank on. It can handle tanks with a maximum diameter of 24mm, keeping them flush and a little more protected against the battery. It’s a single cell mod, with room for an 18650 battery to give you a range of 1 to 60 watts firing power. Minimalist on all sides, a discrete 0.91inch display screen can be found on the base of the mod that shows you settings as well as allowing you to switch between modes. Fire with standard wattage mode or choose Bypass or variable voltage mode depending on your tank selection. The gold-plated 510 connector ensures a quick firing speed and prevents any corrosion. The Sunbox Mixx mod doesn’t have an external charging port, so you’ll need to keep a spare battery on you to keep your mod going.

Who we’d recommend the Sunbox Mixx to:

If you’re looking for something unusual that’s perfect for pairing with a variety of tanks as well as being a portable option, the Sunbox Mixx is a great choice. It measures in at just 83mm tall and 48mm wide all while keeping your tank nice and secure thanks to its side mounted design. On top of that, with a 0.1ohm to 3.5ohm resistance range, you can pair this mod with just about any tank you like.

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Honourable mentions:

With so many innovative new designs this year, there were a couple of mods we thought we’d include that almost made the top five cut. The last two on our list are for the serious Sub Ohm vapers who want exceptionally high power and space for two batteries.

Lost Vape Centaurus

As with anything from Lost Vape, this mod is incredibly high spec and made with just about every vape setting imaginable, allowing you to get things just how you like them. Measuring in at 91mm tall and 51mm wide, it houses two 18650 batteries to give you a maximum of 200 watts firing power. Aside from that, you’ve also got temperature control mode, custom curve mode and replay mode as well as support for all kinds of coils including stainless steel, nickel, titanium and kanthal. The bright 0.91inch colour screen makes for easy reading when changing your setting adjustments as well as displaying coil type, temperature and wattage. Perfect for super serious vapers who want to get things just so, if you enjoy building your own coils or use a low resistance tank, you’ll love the power and versatility of the Centaurus.

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DOVPO Odin DNA

Another super-charged mod, the Odin DNA is a dual-cell mod that can take 20700 or 21700 batteries to give you longer between recharges as well as a maximum 200 watts output. The chipset has plenty of features for you to play with including temperature control mode and power mode. It also enables you to use coils with an exceptionally low resistance, as little as 0.08ohm in TC mode - making it the cloud chasers dream. The vents on the side of the mod help keep the internals cool as well as making for a comfortable grip, while the front mounted adjustment and firing buttons are comfortable to use in either hand. Its dimensions lend it well to large rebuildables - you can fit tanks up to a whopping 30mm in diameter onto the central 510 connector. Like the Centaurus, this one is designed for advanced and serious Sub Ohm vapers looking for something with huge power and versatility.

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Hopefully you’ve found something from our list that piqued your interest if you’ve been on the market for a new (or first) box mod for a while. Whether it’s an internal battery mod or a heavy duty option with 100+ watts of power, box mods have a lot to offer to enhance your vaping experience. If you’re unsure which is best for you, you can always get in touch with us for a personal recommendation too.

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