What Kind Of Mod Should I Buy?

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This is a follow up to the previous post I did, 4 signs it’s time to upgrade to a mod.  I talked about the 4 signs that made me realize it was time for me to get a mod of my own. A decision I’m glad I made.

I went ahead and purchased a Kamry K100 mod. Back then, vapers didn’t have as many choices as the mods that are out today. The good news is more and more vape products are coming out, giving all of us more options to enjoy our favorite pastime.

So, you’ve finally decided you were gonna upgrade and get yourself a mod. You decided to ditch that e-cigarette or vape pen you have been using for the longest time and take the next step.

Now, I know this isn’t going to be the most precise, most accurate post made about buying mods. My objective with this post is to explain in a way that is simple and easy to follow.

Before we go further, let’s place mods under 2 categories:

Unregulated/Mechanical mods – Mechanical mods work like flashlights. You press a button and tada! It makes direct contact with the battery whenever you “fire.” The output of the mod depends on the size of the battery.

Variable Wattage/Voltage mods – These mods have a chip inside them which enables you to control the output power of the mod, usually measured in wattage or voltage.

Now we have that out of the way, let’s look at the different type of mods you can buy, and I’ll explain the differences between them:

Chi You Mod

Tube/Telescopic Mods – A vaping fanatic’s weapon of choice. You can use super low resistance without having to worry about breaking your mod. The use of a telescopic also requires some vape know-how.

Mech mods and tanks DO NOT work good with each other, so becoming familiar with how to build or wrap coils and familiarity with the use of a Rebuildable Dripping Atomizer  is a must when getting a telescopic mod.

They usually come in Sterling Silver, Brass, Copper, or a combination of the 3. They’re also cheaper than box mods and mini mods.

A lot of people are saying that tube/telescopic mods are about to be phased out, but in my opinion they a staple and a must have for any true vaper out there. You have to have at least one of these in your collection!

Variant Box Mod

Box Mods – For me personally, I am into box mods as of the moment. A real box mod houses 2 18650 batteries which equals to vaping for a couple of days without charging! Battery life is on point with box mods! I also love how it fits in my hand, I love the bulk.

Yes, I don’t care how awkward it looks in public. I like the performance of box mods. They usually are high wattage, and have features like temperature control sub-ohm vaping capability.

They are the priciest among the three so all these neat features do come at a cost, but its a cost worth investing in.

IPV Mini

Mini mods – Mini mods seem to be the choice for many out there nowadays, and why shouldn’t it be? It has the best of both worlds: the advanced features you find in a box mod with the easy of handle like a mech mod.

Honestly, if you are thinking about upgrading to a mod I would suggest upgrading to a mini mod. They are easy to use and have a nice, ergonomic feel to it.

After some time of getting used to a mini mod, you can decide what your next upgrade will be.  Do you want a more intense type of vaping when it comes to flavor and vapor? Go with a box mod.

Do you want to explore the skillful and technical side of vaping? Get a mechanical mod and an RDA. Who knows which one you will like, you probably might like them all!

Once again thank you everyone for your support, and I appreciate the likes and comments on my posts. And while it is still fresh in my head, do stay tuned for part 3 of this series: Differences Between Tanks and Drippers and Which One is Right For Me?


Author: Mr. Long Drag

Former smoker turned vaper since 2013. I blog about questions that I and others might have about vaping. All I can say is it's a better alternative to cigarettes, nicotine gum, patches or medication, no matter what the Big Tobacco backed media says!


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