Box Style - Mini
Box Style Advanced Personal Vaporizers are mostly rectangular shape.
The "mini" category is popularized by the Eleaf iStick with many devices copying that format and look. Other devices have now been added to the category that are smaller in size compared to their own line up of box style products. Examples of these other products include the IPV Mini, IPV Mini 2 and the Sigelei Mini 30W. Arguably, the first product in this category was the ZNA style device.
We have three categories of Box Style devices: mini, those with replaceable batteries and those with fixed batteries (not replaceable).
This category is for mini devices.
Review: Cloupor Mini
The Cloupor Mini is likely the smallest Advanced Personal Vaporizer with replaceable 18650 batteries. Light, small, and powerful. There have been some reports of problems with the Cloupor Mini, and we review those as well.
Intensive Test: Cloupor Mini
The Cloupor Mini has had several reports about a "meltdown" issue. Cloupor's response has been to minimize the issue, claiming that the meltdown affected less than 0.2% of devices in the marketplace (as of mid January 2015). Devices after their response were claimed to be safe from the meltdown issue.
Review: Cloupor ZNA 50
It was with great anticipation that I tested and reviewed the Cloupor ZNA 50 clone, claimed to be a 1:1 copy. And, managed to compare it to the The House of Hybrids ZNA.
Review: Eleaf iStick (20W)
A small advanced personal vaporizer that includes an incredible range of features. A perfect upgrade form eGo and EVOD batteries or someone wanting a more stealth vape.
Review: Eleaf iStick 30w
My thanks to The Canvape Store for providing this new Eleaf iStick 30w (30 watt). Only about $5 more than the original version (20 watt), it has enhancements that provide value.
Review: Eleaf iStick 50W
The Eleaf iStick 50W is the third in the iStick family. The original (iStick 20W) essentially created the category of mini box mods and was followed by the 30 watt version (iStick 30W). This new iStick 50W with a range of 5 to 50 watts in 0.1 watt increments defines an exceptional range. You can select between variable voltage and variable wattage. At 4400 mAh, this is clearly a multi-day vape strategy.
Review: Heatvape Defender
The market is hot for "mini" box style Advanced Personal Vaporizers. The Heatvape Defender is authentic, mini, very well designed and built. It supports up to 25 watts of pure vaping pleasure in a form factor that will appeal to everyone. With its humongous 2600 mAh capacity, this is an all day vape (and then some) that is easy to use and totally self-contained. It accommodates both 510 and eGo style connectors without having to carry any extra parts with you.
Review: Heatvape Invader Mini
An incredible water resistant advanced personal vaporizer with the "dna" of a DNA 40. This is not an original DNA 40 chipset, it is a clone claimed to have some improvements over the original it is based on. One of those is a dual range of resistance, temperature control, and wattage range from 1 watt to 50 watts. Plus, this is one rugged device with a zinc alloy frame covered in a silicone material that makes this IPX4 water resistant. For a short time, it can actually be immersed in water, but it's better to think of this as a water resistance device that will be comfortable in rain and snow.
Review: Oval v6
Small, unobtrusive, and light. If you are looking for a 'stealth' type APV, this is a unit that you can easily palm and have only the drip tip of the clearomizer showing. With variable volts up to 6.0 volts, this is one powerful unit. Add a low resistance coil, and you can vape at up around 30 watts easily.
Review: Pioneer4You IPV Mini
Our thanks to Canvape for providing this "mini" style advanced personal vaporizer from Pionner4You. Convenient, reasonably small, and a wattage range from 5.0 to 30 watts in 0.1 increments. It even doubles as a power bank with an optional "charger adapter". The IPV Mini is one of the first devices to give you the option of Pulse Mode Modulation (PMM) and straight power (DC to DC).
Review: IPV Mini 2 Souvenir 2015
We've previously reviewed the Pioneer4You IPV Mini ... a capable "mini" style box mod. We found it to be complementary to the IPV line, reliable, and functional. It's not quite as "mini" as other devices, but it is comfortable, well designed and well built. Here we take a look at the new IPV Mini 2, upgraded to handle variable wattage up to 70 watts. This particular version is the limited edition "Souvenie 2015" with serial number L1176.
Review: Sigelei Mini
The Sigelei Mini 30W joins a new category that is just busting at the seams with new product introductions on a frequency that is incredible.
Review: Smart 20
The iStick came onto the vaping scene only a few months ago to rave reviews and very high popularity. When vendors announce they have stock, the iStick is usually out of stock within a short time. It's no surprise that the iStick clones are available already, and of extremely high quality. Here's our look at the Smart 20, with nearly identical specifications to the iStick for a bit more than half the price.
Review: Tobeco ZNA 36
The ZNA clones all attempt to copy the original House of Hybrids on a 1:1 scale. The clones do include some extras with most either packaging or offering an 18650 tube for extended battery life. The 18500 (in the original and the clones) doesn't last long. You would need a minimum of two, and likely three or four 18500 batteries to get through a vaping day. Using the 18650 tube does extend battery life, but at the cost of aesthetics ... the tube is longer than the mod and leaves a gab at the bottom. The Tobeco ZNA 36 is an 18650 mod with no 18500 option. It is not a 1:1 clone in height, but in all other aspects is a reasonable copy.