eVic VTC Mini vs. Joyetech Cuboid vs. Wismec Reuleaux RX200 – Vape Versus
In this episode of Vape Versus, Joey Kayo looks at the differences between a single battery box mod, the Joyetech eVic VTC-Mini, a dual battery box mod, the Joyetech Cuboid, and a triple battery box mod, the Wismec Reuleaux RX200 to help you determine which is better for you.
Common Questions About Regulated Box Mods
At his vape shop, Joey hears a lot of questions about vapers who are curious about purchasing their first regulated box mods. A few of these questions range from…
- Which regulated box mod would you recommend? (Answer: It varies based on an individuals wants, needs and lifestyle.)
- Why are they so huge?! Do they have to be that big?
This video is not meant to be a technical one where he delves into the specifications of the “best” models. It’s more about his personal experience with using various makes and models.
Joyetech eVic VTC-Mini
The first mod Joey talks about is the Joyetech eVic VTC-Mini. This is the smallest of the three he talks about and houses a single 18650 battery. In his shop, they carry the kit that comes equipped with the Joyetech Tron tank. If you’re seeking a mouth to lung draw, one that closer resembles a cigarette inhale, the provided tank works well under 40 watts. Personally, he prefers a direct lung draw so he uses a tank that can accommodate higher wattages like they Herakles Plus sub-ohm tank by Sense.
The main advantages of the eVic VTC-Mini are its smaller size and pocketability, along with the ability to charge via micro USB and the upgradeable firmware. Initially introduced as a 50 watt device, firmware updates have brought it to have a maximum of 75 watts.
One of the biggest disadvantages to the eVic VTC-Mini is the single 18650 battery. Vaping consistently over 50 watts will result in voltage drops throughout the day. The vapor production at the start of your day will be noticeably less towards the end of the day. Additionally, if you’re using it at higher wattages, a single battery will not last the entire day and you’ll need to carry an additional battery (or two). If you use it at lower wattages (25-30 watts) and with the supplied tank, one battery should be sufficient.
The Joyetech eVic VTC-Mini is best for vapers who prefer a mouth to lung hit and/or want a smaller device.
The Joyetech Cuboid uses two 18650 batteries. The display on the device even shows each batteries voltage level. This is a great feature for letting you know how close your batteries are in voltage as they should be relatively close (if not married). Joyetech recommends that the batteries be within .3 volts of one another and that you use a separate charger instead of charging via the micro USB slot.
Some advantages of the Cuboid are firmware updates. Similar to the eVic VTC-Mini, the Cuboid was released as a 150 watt device but has recently been updated to a 200 watt device via an update. It’s comfortable to hold and manageable in most pockets. The two batteries last the entire day and the voltage stays consistent.
One downside to the Cuboid is the weight. It will probably be the heaviest item you carry in your pockets.
The Joyetech Cuboid is best for those who want a good battery life and typically vape around 50-75 watts.
Wismec Reuleaux RX200
The Wismec Reuleaux RX200 uses three 18650 batteries. Naturally, this device has the longest battery life of the three devices in the video. This powerful 200 watt mod stays consistent throughout the day without any noticeable drop in voltage. The unique shape is comfortable and easy to hold in the hand. Joey notes that it’s even more comfortable than a few other two battery mods he’s used before.
The major downside to the RX200 is its size. It may fit in a jean pocket but it’s far from being called “pocketable”. On the other hand, you don’t need to carry any extra batteries with you. For Joey, this mod lasts at least a day and a half before needing to be recharged. Also, you’ll need at least a four bay charger to properly charge your batteries and have them all ready to go at the same time. It’s possible to charge the batteries via micro USB but Joyetech advises the use of an external charger.
Keep in mind that any mod that requires two or more batteries need to have “married” batteries for optimal safety. This means that they should all have the same rating. Additionally, it’s recommended that you buy them at the same time and all of the same of brand. Buying them at the same time ensures that they’ll all have the same wear from usage. For some, this can get costly and push them over budget.
The Wismec Reuleaux RX200 is best for those who want long battery life and vape at high wattages. Also good for those with a four bay charger and don’t mind it’s size.