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Last Updated on March 18, 2017 by Team Spinfuel
Vaporfi Vox Mini 40w Review
Wow, this doesn’t happen much does it? Dave Foster, Mr. I-Do-Everything-At-Spinfuel, actually writing a review. I know, I know, not really my thing, this review writing, but as the one and only person here that has to read everything we publish I thought I would give it a try. And the new Vox Mini from Vaporfi is the perfect electronic cigarette, or rather “box mod vaporizer” in Spinfuel-speak, because I’m not really interested in the new craze of “Temperature Control”, and I know I’m not alone. For those of you that love this new technology I’m truly happy for you. But for me, Temperature Control makes vaping a whole lot more complicated and I have enough complications in my life. I prefer a Kanger Subtank with the 0.5-ohm coil head, Kanthal coils, so when I look for a box mod I look for something that is attractive, durable, powerful enough to create a good vape with coil resistance down to 0.5-ohms. The new Vox Mini, when it arrived here, fits that bill perfectly. So in a way, I was fated to own this box mod.
So, for the past few days I’ve put aside my usual vape gear began vaping with the new ‘pocket sized‘ Vox Mini and I have to tell you, this $79.99 box mod offers a lot for the money, minus the temperature control system. I have this feeling that the Vox Mini is going to be even more popular with that segment of the vape community that values hardware quality more than Bells and Whistles.
With a maximum output of 40 watts and enough amperage to fire down to 0.3-ohm coils in sub ohm tanks, this spring-loaded pin, auto-ohm resistance meter, OLED display mod is everything most of us will ever need. And with a 30-day money back guarantee, this is a mod that is hard to resist.
I know that there is a segment of the vape community that will automatically criticize the $79.99 price of the Vox Mini, so I thought I would address that concern first. Bear with me for a minute, because this is worth a read…
Why Do Vaporfi Products Cost More?
And let’s face it, many, but not all, of the products sold by Vaporfi do cost a bit more. A similar spec’d box mod, minus the temperature control, can cost as little as $40-$50 when they hit the marketplace. If you were all about saving money you might consider buying a cheaper box mod, and you might be happy with it for a while. But what about those vapers that want something they know is going to last years, not months, and who are more interested in kicking tobacco than making ‘vaping’ a hobby? People that own one or two devices, one or two tanks, vape a couple of different eliquids and that’s it? There are a few million like are like this, and they want, more than anything else, a quality product that does what it’s supposed to do, and will last a very long time? That’s where I think Vaporfi’s audience wants, and that’s why their products are always so successful. Would John, Tom, Jason, and Julia spend $80 for a box mod that lacks temperature control and maxes out at 40w? Probably not. But I would.
Back when we first started reviewing products from Vaporfi we asked them about this issue. Vaporfi was both open and candid about it, here is what they had to say.
“[The Vaporfi] hardware comes with a 6 month warranty and 30 day money back guarantee. We have a lot of valuable extra value add on’s that come at a cost, if there’s failure on the performance side, if you need troubleshooting help, we have live customer service 6 days out of the week and someone can pick up and call us directly, not some overseas agent. We fully understand that to someone who is price sensitive, we may not be the right vendor for them and we get that, but for someone looking for quality, reliability and peace of mind knowing their purchase is fully backed, we urge them to give us a try. We spare no expense when it comes to quality In our hardware or e-liquids.”
Think about what Vaporfi said above. Now, think about what other manufacturers and large vendors would do in the same circumstances. Can you call up Kanger, Innokin, SMOK, Aspire, or any of the others and speak to a customer support representative and ask them to help you figure out what’s wrong with your mod? Can you use that mod for up to 30 days, decide you don’t like it, and get a 100% refund? Can you get your mod fixed for free 6 months out? No, no you can’t. So for vapers that are not into vaping as a hobby, that don’t much care about the latest and greatest iteration of the this or that box mod and tank, Vaporfi is a godsend. You might pay a little more for certain products but with it comes complete coverage, and the patience to help you when, or if, you run into a snag. No other company offers this kind of customer care.
Features & Specs
Adjustable Output Power from 7 w – 40 w (in 0.1 w increments)
Accepts Atomizer Resistance from 0.3 ohm (sub) – 3.0 ohm
Digital OLED Screen
510 Threading with Spring Loaded Pin
Output Short-Circuit Protection
Auto Ohm Resistance Meter (Finds ideal voltage for RBA/RDA)
Low Voltage Protection
Device Lock Feature
Low Resistance Protection
USB Pass Through Charging System
Vented Battery Casing
Pocket Sized: 81.5mm x 35mm x 22mm
Warranty: 30 Unconditional
Vaporfi: When you purchase any of our products, aside from e-liquids, keep calm knowing we have a 30-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE, and a 6-month warranty for hardware.
In The Details…
First and foremost, the Vox Mini is not a temperature control box mod.
Like I said above, I’m not a fan of temperature control mods. The whole bother of making sure my coils are Nickel wire or Titanium wire, and making sure I was in TC mode, (not always an easy thing to do) and that the temperature was just right, and all the rest just does not appeal to me. And I am not alone. So if your next box mod, or your first box mod, needs to feature a temperature control system, then this is not the mod for you. But, if like me, you’re just not that interested in nickel/titanium/stainless steel coils and all the complicated hoopla you have to go through to use temperature control, then the Vox Mini is definitely a mod you should consider seriously.
From the moment I saw it I thought the Vox Mini was a sleek and sexy mod, but I thought that of the Vox II as well. The adjustable output power from 7W to 40W is plenty of power for most tanks, and even a wide range of resistances, from 0.3 ohm to 3.0 ohm, covers 99.99% of Vapers that use box mods.
The built in battery is a powerful 35A battery, which is why it can fire down to the low sub ohms. Battery life is about what you would expect, though it does vary some, especially when compared to using a tank with a 0.3-ohm coil and another with a 1.5-ohm coil.
The lower the resistance of the coil the more power (wattage) and amperage it needs to fire properly. That means if you are always using a subohm tank with the Vox Mini you’ll notice a slightly shorter battery life when compared to someone that always uses a higher resistance coil. You’ll power up the Vox Mini to 35-40w when using a 0.3-ohm coil and that is going to use more power. Using a Kanger Subtank with its 1.5-ohm coilhead I was able to get a great vape going with only 15-18w, depending on the eliquid I used, so naturally the battery life was a bit longer. Either way, most Vapers will only need to recharge at the end of the night, or late evening, depending on the amount of vaping they do. If you’re fortunate enough to work in front of a computer, you’ll be able to plug your Vox Mini into the USB port and vape while you charge. I do it all the time.
Because it is a Vaporfi device it’s no surprise that is has a 510 threading and a spring-loaded pin. Just about any tank worth its salt will get a secure connection. The auto resistance meter seems to be as accurate as anything I’ve used before, and an excellent venting pattern ensures that the battery casing is always cool. All the tanks I have that are 22mm diameter fit nicely atop the mod. The one exception is the Aspire Triton, which is actually 22.5mm diameter so a half a millimeter does stick out a bit from the top of the mod, but then it does on several other mods I have as well.
The Vox Mini has a stainless steel body with a cool streak of black running down the center where the bright OLED screen and buttons are, and it gives the Vox Mini some extra pizazz and that sexy look and feel.
For me, what really sold me on the Vox Mini was not only the dependability that you get with a Vaporfi device, or the specs that allows me to vape with tanks and eliquids I want to use, it’s that 30-day unconditional warranty. If you decide you like what you read here and want to give it a shot you can rest easy that if you don’t like the Vox Mini you can return it for a complete refund. That means a lot to me, especially when just about every other vendor makes returns like a visit to the dentist. And you know, if I’m going to put my name on a recommendation I want to be able to assure people that act on my recommendation that if they don’t like it, for whatever reason, they aren’t out the money they spent for it.
Recommended: For vapers that don’t need, or want, temperature control systems on their mod and don’t want to pay extra for it, for vapers looking for a durable box mod that provides plenty of power and still fits in the pocket, and for vapers looking for something that’s going to last far longer then the next new thing. And, again, I recommend the Vox Mini to vapers that are more interested in quality vaping then the next “big thing”.
GRADE: B+ Why a B+ ? – The Vox Mini has plenty of power for the vast majority of mainstream vapers looking for an affordable, durable, powerful box mod. While lacking some features of more advanced box mods, those Vapers looking for a high grade device and one of the best no-nonsense warranties, the Vox Mini is hard to beat. For advanced vapers the Vox Mini may not offer enough of the bells and whistles, but they already know that.