What Are the Different Types of Box MODS?
There are two basic types of box MODs: regulated and unregulated. The fundamental difference between the two is that mechanical box MODs do not possess any electronic components whatsoever, while regulated ones do. As with all mechanical MODs, the box-shaped versions are void of circuit boards, chips, OLED screens, and the like. When the fire button of a mechanical box MOD is pressed, it physically completes a connection between the battery and the atomizer coil thereby activating it.
Is a Box MOD Right for Me?
Box MODs in general are the current trend within the vaping industry. Their extreme popularity has made many vapers wonder if purchasing one is the correct move for them. The answer to this question is dependent on your personal wants, needs, and preferences.
The first factor in determining if a box MOD is right for you is ascertaining whether you are interested in a mechanical MOD or an electronic one. Mechanical box MODs are generally used with Rebuildable Dripping Atomizers (RDAs), which is an advanced form of vaping. If you don’t have experience with dripping, then no mechanical MOD is right for you—box-shaped or otherwise. However, if you are considering a regulated box MOD, then it is something that should be contemplated.
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Another important matter to consider is the shape of the device. Whether you are interested in a regulated or unregulated box MOD, they will all be similarly shaped. It is, therefore, important to consider whether or not this unique design is one that you will be comfortable with. If you are used to the long tube-shaped electronic cigarettes, switching to a box-shaped device will take some getting used to. However, many of the smaller sized box MODs, such as the Mini Volt 40W Kit, fits very comfortably in your hand. The majority of box MOD users claim that the shape is substantially more comfortable to hold throughout the day than their cylindrical counterparts.
You must also consider the size of the device you are currently using in an effort to determine whether or not a box MOD is right for you. If you are used to using a compact electronic cigarette then a box MOD may be too large for you. Although smaller versions do exist, such as the SMOK OSUB 80W TC Plus Starter Kit , they will all be larger in size than a compact device, such as the The SMOK Alien 220W. However, it is worth noting that the quality of vapor and the overall enhanced vaping experience enjoyed by users of regulated box MODs certainly accounts for the difference in size. Although generally considered well worth the larger size, it is still a matter of personal preference.