The EHPro Cold Steel Vape Mod – If the story of Jay Gatsby was set in the year of 2019 rather than the summer of 1922, he would have stepped out onto the harbor, reaching towards a green light coming from the Buchanan dock holding this black and gold EHPRO Cold Steel 200W mod in his other hand. Or at least that’s the feeling I get whenever I’m picking this mod up for a vape today.
That said, I have to report that the response from other Spinfuel Staff reviewers to their “silver” or “stainless-steel” Mods of the same name was decidedly different. You see, without the black steel body and the gold accents, the Cold Steel Mod is, well, cold. Ugly really. Of course, the exact same body design done up in black and gold made one helluva impression. It goes without saying that we wished our “buyer” would have done a clean sweep with the sophisticated black and gold. Cie la Fi…
The EHPro COLD STEEL 200W Box Mod is a finely crafted dual battery vape mod integrating an expansive wattage range, temperature control a generous 200W. Formed from durable stainless steel, the Cold Steel Box Mod is designed in collaboration with the YouTube reviewer Nebelfee.
With a dual high-amp 18650 battery set up, accessible via a hinged bottom battery door to power the wide wattage range the Cold Steel is capable of outputting a real 200W.
With plenty of features and functions, the Cold Steel comes with temperature control suite, to unlock dynamic temp options to help dial in the ideal vape. Furthermore, the EHPro Cold Steel is bathed in spectacular finishes with a mix of embossed and smooth surfaces to create a luxurious and appealing chassis design for a luxurious vape experience.
EHPro Cold Steel 200W Box Mod Features:
- Collaboration with Nebelfee
- Dimensions – 88mm by 52mm by 25mm
- Dual High-Amp 18650 Batteries – Not Included
- Wattage Output Range: 5-200W
- Voltage Output Range: 0.5-8.0V
- Resistance Range: 0.05-3.0ohms
- Temperature Range: 100°-315°C / 200°-600°F
- Stainless Steel Chassis Construction
- Power Mode
- TC Mode
- Curve Mode
- Voltage Mode
- Bypass Mode
- Short-Circuit Protection
- Overheat Protection
- Over Current Protection
- Weak Battery Protection
- Reverse Battery Protection
- 10s Cut Off Protection
- Low Voltage Protection
- Supports Balanced Charge with Mixed Battery Brand
- MicroUSB Type-C Charging
- Centered 510 Connection
Available in Black-Gold, SS-Gunmetal, and Gunmetal-Gold
EHPro Cold Steel 200W Box Mod Includes:
- 1 Cold Steel Box Mod
- 1 USB Type-C Cable
- 1 Certificate Card
- 1 Warranty Card
- 1 User Manual
Cold Steel – Why Me?
I couldn’t help but question if this mod was sent to me by accident to review. Because upon first glance it resembles an old school style of mod. Almost monochrome, and not a touch of resin or flashy modern color schemes. Not until I took a closer look and noticed the center mount 510, and USB-C connection. I realized that the cold steel is blatantly a wolf in wolf’s clothing.
Cold Steel Mod Review Notes
Not all mods are created equal. Where zinc-alloy is the go-to metal alloy of choice for most of the chassis construction. The Cold Steel takes a refreshing departure from that standard by introducing high-end stainless steel. Which, in turn, makes this a rather hefty but well-made device.
A small but noteworthy design element are the four little rubber feet attached to the base of the mod. What a nice touch! Since seeing this little addition, I wonder now why so many other box mods I’ve used in the past don’t have these integrated into the base.
I like that the mod doesn’t make an audible “clack” against the surface when I got to set it down, because it’s cushioned by those little bumpers on the base. It’s a similar feeling you get when sitting in a car with power adjustable seats. In no way does it improve the performance of the vehicle, but it does feel luxurious when you have it.
Not without mentioning the Cold Steel is congruent with the industry standards all forms of protection and safety we come to expect from todays regulated mods. Now that we know what we’re working with let’s dive in a little deeper and see if this is really worth spending that extra coin on.
What threw me off at first was the display screen. It’s tiny, oh so tiny! Nearly identical to the early eLeaf iStick, and Kanger K-box. Those old displays were stripped down and to the point. They gave you the info you needed and nothing more. In the case of the Cold Steel, the classic display is rather fitting. Considering the retro Art Deco design elements of the mod.
Vaping the EHPro Cold Steel
Having reviewed quite a few 200-watt box mods in the past I thought that this one was going to be a no brainer. Because there’s really only so much to talk about when it comes to a box mod. How does it feel to use? Is the menu easy to navigate? Do the manufacturers claims stand up to real-world use? In regard to the Cold Steel 200W the answers are: “Good.” “Yes.” and “Mostly.”
Across the board the Cold Steel gets you to where you want to go whether in power, TC or curve function settings. The “old school” menu is familiar and easy to navigate with the standard 3-clicks in and 1 click to select. The curve function is a great addition to the normal power adjustments settings.
You can really change the personality of how the mod vapes by changing the power levels over the course of two seconds. I did enjoy playing around with the adjustments and trying out different bell curves of power settings to be entertained by. I don’t think it’s something I’d use all the time but having that functionality did make the experience unique for me.
Standout Features (for the wrong reasons)
After getting my favorite RDTA – the Kylin by Vandy Vape – attached and wattage set to 50w, everything seemed good to go. Then I realized I put a dead set of batteries in. No problem, pushed the bottom latch release button and popped in a freshly charged set of 18650s. Took a vape and was confused, not the power I was expecting. The mod auto-adjusted the wattage to 35! I had previously set it to 50w!
So, I reset the wattage to 50, popped the battery door again, and surely it reset back to 40w?! A similar thing occurs whenever you remove the tank. With the auto resting to 60 watts. This has got to be my biggest gripe with this mod. In an effort to resolve this I thought this may be a glitch the company didn’t discover until after the release. I thought, maybe there’s a software update released that will resolve this. “Half-fortunately” there is, but only the half out there that are PC users.
If you use a MAC there is no way to directly download and run the file without jumping through some hoops or having someone who works in I.T. help you figure it out. I have even gone so far as to message the company prior to writing this portion into the review. Having not received a response from 4 days ago, this is the fact of the matter. Not quite what I was expecting from a mod that retails at the $100+ price point.
– Stainless Steel Construction
– Center Mount 510
– USB Type C port
– No MAC compatible software update
– Wattage glitches when changing tanks or batteries
The EHPro Cold Steel 200W box mod is quite a refined device. It has the appeal of a luxury item, especially in the black and gold color way. I wouldn’t consider this device as my “go-to, everyday carry” mod but something more as an accessory — like you might consider buying a nice watch to go with a suit.
I wasn’t exactly pleased to find out that I couldn’t complete a software update as a MAC user, and that’s something to consider if you fall into that category as well. The Cold Steel might need some work behind the scenes to resolve those issues, but overall it’s a well-crafted mod with a distinct retro appeal.