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Last Updated on January 12, 2018 by Team Spinfuel
As impartial reviewers, we’re not supposed to indicate too much excitement for any brand or product. However, I’m going to take some creative liberty and say just how happy I am the GeekVape GBOX 200W dual-battery squonk mod kit landed on my desk.
For years, I’ve avoided buying too many regulated squonkers, because of their limited power output. But this 200-watt beast might be the device to change the game for bottom-feeding setups. Let’s peek a little closer to see what else Geek Vape is bringing to the party.
“Judge me by my size, do you?”
It’s appropriate that our test model GBOX is a matte green, because Yoda’s quote was the first thing I thought when seeing this massive mod. Now, don’t get us wrong – we’re well-aware that in order to have a proper, high-powered squonk mod, there needs to be room for dual-18650s, and a sizable squeeze bottle for thirsty coils.
And to Geek Vape’s credit, the GBOX is surprisingly ergonomic and comfortable to hold and operate. But no, this might not be the best mod to take out when wearing tight jeans or carrying a small purse.
Size matters not when looking at the beautifully machined and crafted GBOX frame. Blending sharp angles and curves, the mod is deceptively compact when holding it in either a trigger or thumb grip. At no point in our initial runthrough did I experience any discomfort or difficulty operating the GBOX.
More importantly, the GeekVape GBOX 200W dual-battery squonk mod kit feels extremely durable. The frame appears to be crafted from anodized aluminum, or zinc alloy, but it’s put together well, and seems like it would survive a large drop without too much concern.
The included 8mL bottle feels good to squeeze, and seems like it would be easy to use with any finger you choose. The forward-facing cutout means the bottle is easily accessible from any angle. The same can be said for the fire key, though my initial impression is that I wish it was proportionately larger in relation to the GBOX’s overall size.
Our only initial gripes were on the 510 connection, which had a little more play than we’re usually comfortable with. On a standard box mod, this rarely presents a problem. However, with e-liquid flowing directly through this connection, we’re going to monitor it closely, to ensure no juice finds its way into the GBOX circuitry.
Finally, we need to address just how beautiful the large monochrome OLED was when firing. Though it’s not the flashiest, or the most “advanced” display on the market, it is wonderfully clear and legible, and sits light years ahead of the limited displays found on single-18650 squonkers. Over the years, we’ve learned to not put too much stock in displays when reviewing mods, but this screen makes the GBOX feel like a more-complete device.
Beyond the Bottle…
Geek Vape is touting the GBOX 200W dual-battery squonk mod chipset as a selling point. We don’t know much about the AS board right now, but its listed features certainly have our interest.
In addition to the standard 200-watt max power mode, users will enjoy temperature control vaping with Ni200, titanium, stainless steel and hybrid coil blends, using TCR adjustments. The GBOX also features bypass mode, and the interesting VPC mode, which allows users to set variably timed power curves, to better craft their wattage vape experience.
All in all, there’s a lot of potential with these specs, and we’re excited to test it thoroughly over the next few weeks.
The Radar RDA
Geek Vape included a bottom-feeding RDA in the GBOX 200W dual-battery squonk mod kit, which was an expected inclusion. However, what wasn’t expected was the 24mm RDA’s innovative build deck, which allows you to easily set and position your coils without much fuss.
Though we certainly have a lot more testing to do, our initial impression of the Radar is a positive one. The simple, versatile build deck offers plenty of room for creative coils, while the massive juice well helps ensure you don’t overfill your deck when squonking.
We had a few coils at the ready, so we popped in a quick Kanthal build, and absolutely loved the flavor and vapor production we got from the Radar RDA – both on and off the GBOX. But this is definitely a pairing that belongs together, as the performance was excellent in our limited test run. We’ll definitely have more thoughts on this in the full review.
It’s certainly too early to make a judgment, but our feelings on the Radar RDA isn’t that it’s just a good addition to the GeekVape GBOX 200W dual-battery squonk mod kit, but rather a valuable addition to any RDA collection.
We’ve waited a long time for a proper, regulated, dual-18650 squonk mod showed up on our review list, and we couldn’t be more excited to give it a thorough test over the next few weeks.
GeekVape GBOX 200W Specs/Contents
GeekVape GBOX 200W dual-battery Squonk Mod Kit Specs:
- AS chipset
- Powered with dual 18650 batteries, up to 200W
- Enlarged OLED display for detailed visual
- 8ml squonk bottle for higher capacity
- Compatible with both 810 & 510 drip tips
- Innovative build deck
- Durable battery lock mechanism
- Smart Charging management
GeekVape GBOX 200W dual-battery Squonk Mod Kit Contents:
- 1x GBOX mod
- 1x Radar RDA
- 1x Spare Squonk Bottle
- 1x Radar RDA Accessories pack
- 1x GV Allen Key
- 1x Delrin Drip Tip
- 1x 510 Drip Tip Adapter
- 1x USB Cable
- 1x User Manual