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Last Updated on March 5, 2018 by Team Spinfuel
One of the things that drew me to previous GTRS Mods were the ultra-modern body designs. Sure, all previous GTRS products under our review were powerful, solid, and all-around good performers, but each seemed to have futuristic design components, particularly the GTRS VBOY 200W Mod, something the GTRS VBOY 222W TC Mod clearly lacks. But decisions shouldn’t be made on looks alone, after all, the new VBOY is equipped with the YiHi SX520 chip, not the SX500.
Now, with the release of the GTRS VBOY 222Wwe get an extra 22 watts of power, but a very toned-down, somewhat boring aesthetic. For some it will be a sign of relief to see a powerful mid-wattage Mod with a conservativedesign, for others it just won’t be a GTRS device without some far-flung design elements. My time so far has been short with this device, but we’ll see just how good this VBOY is during our review period. For now, let’s look at the device in terms of what it comes to the table with. Power and Options.
The GTRS VBOY 222W TC Box Modis said to be the evolution of the VBOY series, and it does use the newYiHi SX520chipset (the previous 200W VBOY used the YiHi SX500) for a keen balance power, accuracy, and customization, together with a TFT IPS Full-Color HD screen display that is nothing if not impressive.
The GTRS VBOY 222W in 4 Paragraphs
The GTRS VBOY 222W delivers an output range of 5 to 222W, and in Temperature Control Mode is has an accurate and power efficient processor that any TC users could respect. The new chipset allows for its adjustment curves technology to feature an algorithmic calculationthat users can set to, fine-tune, along with a 5-memory slots for output curves.
YiHi chips are equivalent to the same kind of hype (earned or not) given to DNA chipsets, especially for its temperature control technology. Naturally, it has native support for standard TC heating elements, Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless-Steel, as well as TCR adjustment with Jouleand Degreesettings. All YiHi chipset devices work within Joules instead of standard wattage like DNA chips. It can be confusing when Vapers without much YiHi chip experience try to tackle Joules, but I found it best to simply use actually vaping and adjustments to find my best vape settings and not give too much concern operating in Joules. Only extremely advanced Vapers that prefer the YiHi way of doing things look deeply into the features that can customize an individuals vape experience way beyond the norm. Thankfully, the prices of YiHi devices are coming down, giving a larger number of Vapers that want to give this different method of setting a device for an optimal vape experience a try.
The GTRS VBOY 222W TC Mod has a large, truly beautiful, 1.3 Inch TFT IPS full-color display that layout a logical and comprehensive arrangement of information for the owner, at a just a glance. The VBOY adjustment buttons are laid out in a vertical manner under the display, with Plus/OK/Minus buttons that are easy to see and easy to operate. The OK button can be used as a Function or Highlight button much like the new DNA devices we see coming to market.
The GTRS VBOY is powered through dual, high-amperage cells. This time around, GTRS has opted to allows users to install 18650 batteries with full hard plastic sleeves, or go native with dual 20700 or 21700 batteryies for supposedly longer-lasting battery life. (Although this is not the place for it, the “extra” battery life with 2X700 cells is overstated, and frankly, not worth the heavy investment to change over to new devices that use them). I do like the sleeves provided for the 18650 cells, and for the review I will test the battery life with all three cell types and report back battery life using each type.
The GTRS VBOY 222W TC Mod Preview Wrap Up
The GTRS VBOY 222W uses a Zinc Alloy construction within it’s traditional box mod form factor. The aesthetics won’t be “wowing” people no matter what color strip they choose for the chassis. The VBOY 222W may be one of the plainer looking mods on the market today, but you cannot overlook the guts of this powerful mid-wattage workhorse. So far, I’ve spent only one evening with it, using the Vaping AMP Tanker, and I’ve certainly enjoyed the clean, crisp power and the delightful and colorful display. While I spend the remaining time with various vape tanks and heating elements for TC testing, I plan on utilizing every option in this new YiHi chipset Box Mod.
For a detailed look at all that the GTRS VBOY 222W Mod can deliver, take a long look at the specs and features below. It may well be the right Mod for you.
GTRS VBOY 222W Box Mod Specs and Contents
GTRS VBOY 222W Box Mod Features:
- Dimensions – 93mm by 49mm by 31mm
- Dual High-Amp 18650/20700/21700 Battery – Not Included
- Optional Dual High-Amp 20700 Battery
- Advanced YiHi SX520 Processor
- Wattage Output Range: 5-222W
- Joule Output Range: 10-120J
- Voltage Output Range: 1-9.5V
- Temperature Control Range: 212-572F
- Mininum Atomizer Resistance: 0.05ohm
- Output Efficiency: 94%
- Comprehensive Temperature Control Suite
- TCR Adjustments
- Power & Joule Memories: 5 Memory Modes
- High-Quality Zinc Alloy Construction
- Anti-Slip Silicone Grip
- Centralized Control Face Design
- 1.3 Inch Full-Color TFT IPS Display
- 240×240 Display Resolutions
- Oversized Firing Button
- Reverse Polarity Protection
- Output Short Protection
- Low Resistance Protection
- Low Battery Voltage Warning
- Overheat Protection
- Firmware Upgradeable
- MicroUSB Port
- Stainless Steel 510 Connection
- Available in Silver, Black, Rose Gold, Gold, Blue, Red
GTRS VBOY 222W Box Mod Includes:
- 1 GTRS VBOY 222W SX520 Box Mod
- 2 18650 Battery Adapters
- 1 MicroUSB Cable
- Instructional Manual