Cheap Vape Mods

In the hierarchy of vaping (a hierarchy based strictly on knowledge and experience), box mods are the penultimate step to the top, which I think most people would agree, ends with the mech mod. The box mod is a step up from vape pens and other vape mods, which themselves are step ups from e-cigs and cig-a-likes. Since box mods occupy that middle-ground between beginner and intermediate vaper, they attract a lot of people into their midst, which is why box mod vaping is one of the most popular ways to vape.

Vaping with a mechanical mod can be downright dangerous in the wrong hands so it makes sense for the beginner to move on to a cheap box mod as the next step up. It is particularly hard, also, to find a great-performing device that won’t put a dent in your wallet. But there is hope. We here at vapingdaily.com have decided to help you sort through all the vape and fury and find the best, inexpensive vape box mods that are available right now.

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#1 The GeekVape Aegis Solo

A Smaller, Still-Powerful Solo Mod

GeekVape Aegis Solo 100W Kit blue image
10/10 icon-question Review score
$41.95
Battery Capacity:
1 * 18650
Tank Capacity:
4mL
Wattage Range:
5-100W
Input Voltage:
3.2V-4.2V
Output Voltage:
0.1V-8V
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Battery life
icon-battery 6 hours
Heat-up time
icon-battery 1 seconds

Pros:

  • Feels great to hold, ergonomic
  • Great cloud production
  • Nearly indestructible
  • Fast ramp-up time
  • Good value for everything included in the kit

Cons:

  • The screen is hard to read

The GeekVape Aegis Solo is a single-18650 device with the AS-100 chip inside. The chipset enables the Solo to reach a maximum power output of 100W and features many safety protections. The AS-100 also features many vaping outputs, from variable wattage, TC or variable wattage curve mode.

Apart from the chipset, the Aegis Solo also boasts, like the original, a protective outer shell. The mod has a zinc-aluminum body overlaid with a soft-touch rubber exterior that is water, shock, and dust-proof. The device is a more compact and affordable version of the Aegis mod with the same ergonomic shape.

The Solo stands at under 3.5″ (or a full 5″ with the Cerebus tank attached) and 1.5″ wide. The Cerebus tank comes in the kit along with a glass extender piece that ups the e-juice capacity to 5.5ml from 4ml. The tank uses Super Mesh coils both of them rated at 0.2ohms.


#2 SMOK X-Priv 220W Kit

Elegant, Powerful and Colorful

SMOK X-Priv 225W Box Mod img
9.5/10 icon-question Review score
$79.99
$43.95
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Battery:
2 x 18650
Tank Capacity:
5mL / 8mL
Material:
stainless steel
TC:
200-600F
Resistance:
0.1-2.5ohm
Compatible with:
icon-eliquids
Vapor production
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Battery life
icon-battery 12 hours
Heat-up time
icon-battery 2 seconds

Pros:

  • Vibrant, colorful and bright display
  • Easy-to-use
  • Menus are easy to navigate
  • Coils produce excellent flavor
  • Compact and ergonomic

Cons:

  • The mod is a bit delicate

The SMOK X-Priv device is a melding of the G-Priv full-color screen mod and the Alien that uses two-18650 cells. The X-Priv has a 2 “0 full-color screen for users to control the mod’s various vaping features.

Vapers can choose from variable wattage and temperature control mode, as well as TCR mode. The screen is not a touchscreen, and there are two plus/minus buttons on the bottom-right edge of the screen. The device has a lateral firing button on its side, while up top, the X-Priv features a stainless steel 510-connection.

The entire device (without the tank) measures in at under 3.5″ and is about 1.2″ wide so it can comfortably fit any atomizer 1” in diameter. The tank included in the X-Priv kit is the TFV12 Prince tank with two quadruple sub-ohm coils that make the kit a great value. The package also consists of a glass bubble piece for users to increase the e-juice capacity from the standard 5ml to 8ml.


#3 The SMOK Priv V8 Kit

This all in one pretty little kit can be yours!

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9.0/10 icon-question Review score
$35.50
$31.95
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Manufactured by:
SMOK
Battery Capacity:
18650
Wattage Range:
60W
Indicator:
LED Light
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Battery life
icon-battery 6+ hours
Heat-up time
icon-battery 2 seconds

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Heats up quickly
  • Provides an even vapor
  • Adjustable air ports on the bottom
  • Easy to fill from the top

Cons:

  • Pieces have to be assembled
  • May not be powerful enough for some

One of the best-looking mods on the market, this colorful, handheld device is waiting to go home with you right now. You can find that the colors come together to create one of the best devices out there. The glass housing allows you to see the liquid inside the casing, while the colors are your choice.

Having a max wattage of 60w, you’re in control but you know you’re getting that slow, even burn that is needed. With the LED indicator on the side, you can ensure that you always know when the battery needs to be charged up to go.

Everyone is always looking for the best mod and this little baby has it all and more. Adjust the ports and head out on your next adventure without having to worry about refills. The 3mL tank and Baby T coils provide the ultimate mod.


#4 SMOK Mag Grip Starter Kit

Ergonomic and Easy Operation

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8.5/10 icon-question Review score
$59.95
Dimensions - 91.5mm by 67mm by 38mm:
91.5 x 67 x 38mm
Wattage:
100W
Battery:
x1 18650
Juice Capacity:
5 mL
TC:
200-600F
Connection:
510
Drip Tip:
810
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Battery life
icon-battery 12 hours
Heat-up time
icon-battery 2 seconds

Pros:

  • Compact, ergonomic shape
  • Easy-to-use
  • The tank and mod together are a great value
  • Coils produce excellent flavor
  • Supports three battery types

Cons:

  • Not very durable

The SMOK Mag Grip is an update to the original SMOK Mag mod but still features the same gun-grip design. The Mag Grip is a single-cell mod that can 20700 and 21700 batteries. There is a special adapter in the kit (free of charge), so users can also install 18650 batteries.

The Mag Grip kit also features the TFV8 Baby sub-ohm tank that can hold 5ml of e-juice. With the TFV8 Baby tank comes two 0.15ohm mesh coils: one is a single mesh and the other a quadruple coil. Atop the mod’s zinc-alloy frame sits a stainless steel 510 connection that can support several tanks sizes. The Mag Grip’s top section is ample measuring it at 1.5″ in diameter.

There is a small lip that protrudes out over a user’s thumb, which is where a 0.66″ OLED allows vapers control over the mod’s features. The Mag Grip can reach a maximum power output of 100W with large-capacity batteries, but only 85W with a 18650.


#5 Vaporesso Swag Box Mod Kit

A Compact, Beautifully-Designed, Single-18650 Mod

VAPORESSO SWAG box mod
8.5/10 icon-question Review score
$45.99
$43.69
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Battery:
x1 18650
Max Power Output:
80W
Tank Capacity:
3.5 mL
Rated resistance range:
0.05 to 5-ohms
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Battery life
icon-battery 6 h.
Heat-up time
icon-battery 2 s.

Pros:

  • A compact, portable form factor
  • A single 18650 device
  • OMNI board firmware upgradeable
  • Offers CCT and CCW (custom curve)
  • Sub-ohm tank compatible with many coils
  • The kit includes the NRG sub-ohm tank
  • Durable aluminum alloy casing
  • Removable and interchangeable side panels

Cons:

  • The tank has a limited e-juice capacity (3.5ml)
  • Complicated operating menu

Want lots of control but do not want to pay for it much? The answer is the Vaporesso Swag Kit. This vape mod uses an advanced chipset that puts a lot of control right into the hands of anybody vaping it. With seven output modes for wattage and temperature, it is easy to dial in on exactly the right settings for the perfect vape. The “control” comes from the two “custom curve” modes for wattage (CCW) and temperature control (CCT).

These curve settings allow the user to set a precise wattage or temperature level for every second of a ten-second session. Meaning that the wattage or temperature can go up, down, or stay the same, depending on the user’s preferences. In the standard output, the Vaporesso can vape at a range between 5 and 80 Watts, and down to a resistance of 0.05 Ohms. That is quite a range that can satisfy the needs of just about every level of experience.

The Swag Kit comes with an adjustable bottom fed airflow, that just adds to the customization that so many vapers are looking for. An LED menu shows all the essential data to the user. There is a bit of a learning curve here for beginners, but more experienced vapers will love the control they get. Especially for the price.


#6 The Innokin Kroma-A iSub Kit

A Starter Kit at Great Value

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8/10 icon-question Review score
$49.95
Battery Capacity:
2000mAh
Wattage:
6-75W
Voltage:
0.8-9V
TC:
200-600F
Juice Capacity:
3mL / 4mL
Connection:
510
Drip Tip:
810
Compatible with:
icon-eliquids
Vapor production
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Battery life
icon-battery 10 hours
Heat-up time
icon-battery 1 seconds

Pros:

  • Solid and durable exterior
  • Comfortable grip
  • Fast ramp-up time
  • Consistent performance
  • The coils make great clouds

Cons:

  • Limited features

The Innokin Kroma-A iSub mod has an internal 2000mAh battery surrounded by a zinc-alloy exterior. The Kroma-A also has an ergonomic shape and features a built-in OLED on its side for vapers to control the device’s functions.

The Kroma-A also has a three-button control panel. The circular power/firing button sits at the top of one side, with the two adjustment buttons sitting underneath. The Kroma-A features the Atheon chipset inside its frame that can power the mod up to 75W. The chipset also allows vapers to use either wattage or temperature control mode.

The mod comes paired with the iSub B sub-ohm tank that comes with two sub-ohm mesh coils, which is a great value. The coils feature wood pulp and organic cotton wicks with their vape range between 30-55W. The tank can hold 3ml of e-juice or 4ml with the glass extender piece that comes free in the kit.


#7 The Vaporesso Armor Pro Kit

A Slim, Versatile Mod and Tank

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8/10 icon-question Review score
$60.95
Dimensions:
91.4 x 38.5 x 27mm
Wattage:
5-100W
TC:
200-600F
Tank Capacity::
5mL
Connection:
510
Compatible with:
icon-eliquids
Vapor production
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Battery life
icon-battery 10 hours
Heat-up time
icon-battery 2 seconds

Pros:

  • Very straight-forward operation
  • Uses multiple battery types
  • Intelligent, fast and accurate chipset
  • Great cloud production from the coils
  • Many vaping options on the Omni 4

Cons:

  • Unappealing exterior design

The Vaporesso Armor Pro kit features the Armor mod and the Cascade Baby tank. The Armor mod uses a single-cell, which can be either a 18650, a 20700 or a 21700.
The mod can reach a maximum power output of 100W thanks to the Omni 4 chipset inside its aluminum alloy frame. Using a 18650 cell, though, might only get the mod to fire at a maximum of 80W.

Up top, the Pro has a 510-connection to fit the Cascade Baby tank with its 0.96″ diameter and 5ml e-juice capacity. The coils included in the kit are also a great addition, as they feature two different cores. The CCELL coil uses a ceramic center, while the GT coil has a mesh-style wire inside.

The Omni 4 also allows vapers access to many vaping outputs, among them CCT (custom curve temperature) and CCW (custom curve wattage). The Pro has a slim, lightweight build with a 0.96″ OLED built-into it’s broad firing button. The bottom battery bay door opens and closes with a secure latch mechanism.


#8 Wismec Reuleaux RX Gen3

A Stout, Compact Triple 18650 Device

Wismec Reuleaux RX Gen3 300 Watt - box mod image 1
7.5/10 icon-question Review score
$56.95
Battery:
3 x 18650
Wattage:
1-300W
Resistance range:
0.05 - 5.0 Ohm
TC:
200-600F
Compatible with:
icon-eliquids
Vapor production
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Battery life
icon-battery 11 hours
Heat-up time
icon-battery 2 seconds

Pros:

  • Powerful, long-lasting performance
  • Easy-to-read screen
  • User-friendly control interface
  • Gnome has excellent flavor and cloud production
  • Firmware upgradeable

Cons:

  • Heavy and cumbersome

The Wismec Reuleaux Gen3 RX is a triple-18650 mod with a stout, compact frame. It measures 4.5″ tall and about 1.54″ wide, so it has ample room to fit any number of tanks. The tank that accompanies the Gen3 RX is the Gnome sub-ohm tank, also from Wismec.

The Gnome has a 4ml e-juice capacity and uses a dual or a triple coil head rated at 0.15ohm and 0.2ohms, respectively. The Gnome also features two drip tips, one wide and the other more for direct-lung vaping. The mod has a soft-touch exterior with a front-facing, 1.3″ screen so vapers can control its functions.

The Gen3 RX also uses a three-button control interface with a USB port under the screen to install firmware updates. The three cells the mod uses as its power source are bottom-loaded, and there are several vent holes along the side.


#9 GeekVape Nova 200W Kit

Minimalist Design, Maximum Performance

GeekVape Nova 200W kit image
7/10 icon-question Review score
$89.99
$18.39
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Dimensions:
52 x 25 x 88mm
Wattage:
5-200W
Battery:
2 x 18650
Tank Capacity:
5.5 mL
Resistance Range:
0.05 to 3.0 ohms
Compatible with:
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Vapor production
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Battery life
icon-battery 10 hours
Heat-up time
icon-battery 2 seconds

Pros:

  • Unique, pared-down exterior
  • Easy-to-use
  • Cerebus tank and coils produce great vapor
  • Good airflow on the tank
  • Long-lasting battery life

Cons:

  • Drip tips can get a bit hot

The GeekVape Nova kit comprises the Nova, dual-18650 mod and the Cerebus sub-ohm tank. The Nova has a square, minimalist design with a colorful slash of resin across its otherwise colorless metal side panels. It’s sparse, toned-down exterior is reflected in the kit’s price, as it is much more wallet-friendly than similar kits.

The panels are magnetic, and users need to remove one to install the two cells into the device. The Nova has a stainless steel 510 connection up top and along one side is the control panel. The user interface on the Nova consists of a small, square LED and three buttons.

There is also a USB port right under the two up/down buttons. The port is mostly for firmware upgrades, but users can charge their batteries with the port as well. With the two batteries installed, the highest power output possible on the Nova is 200W. The Nova also has the AS-200 chip inside so it can also vape in wattage mode and temperature control mode.



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  • Stonewall jameson
    July 25, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Gotta ask what smok did you use?

    Cuz i love smok, and have had no problems been vaping for over 5 years now… used all kinds of mods and rda rta tanks and anything you can think of… just curious as to why you say they suck