ECigarettedirect a.k.a. Smoker's Angel sent me this mod for review and here it is after ten days of vaping. This is the first box mod they carry, and a product from SmokTech's set of xPro box modes. They come in different levels of power and size. Smok Xpro m45 is an upgrade from an earlier m36 version. After using on it with both sub-ohm and my classic Protank clearomizers, I'd say that its 45W are more than enough power.
It arrived properly packaged in a sturdy but elegant grey and black box and I was anxious to see what's in there.
For this review two clearomizers were used: Aspire Atlantis sub ohm and Protank 1. Trying the wattage out, my ideal vapes were at 19w and 7w respectively. When set to mech mode, the wattages displayed were higher: 25W and 7.5w. You may find your sweet vaping spot different, of course. Which brings us to the first good thing about this device.
The greatest value of this little box is its flexibility, which is only enhanced by 510/eGo adapter in the box. So, that's the first thing that got me and will probably get you hooked to this little boxlike gismo.
Second thing you'll like about this mini box mod is its capacity. With 2200mAh you can vape all day or two like I have. Now, that's good news. The overall charge time is not more than 4 hrs provided you use its own charger. Another good news.
I doesn't get warm, let alone hot due to solid ventilation system. You can see vent holes at the bottom. (Now, in case it does get warm, check your clearomizer or your coil.)
Then there is wide strength range that this Mini box mode can be set and re-set to. SmokTech where this one comes from also carries stronger versions 50, 60 and 80w, but this 45w limit is more than most vapers will actually need. Some vapers using sub-ohm tanks with this device I talked to say they are quite satisfied with it. I prefer clearomizers around 2 ohm resistance, and Smok XPro m45, being flexible in that respect, has served me perfectly. It gives a strong vape that is easy to adjust to fit your preference.
If you've never had a box mod, you may feel this 128g weight a bit distracting, so the bigger versions might be too heavy for some of you, I suppose. Its sides are textured to make it a better fit for your hand and despite its overall rectangular look it really doesn't feel out of place when you hold it. Actually it sits quite comfortably in my relatively small hand.
Funny thing is I thought that I wouldn't like a box mod, whether Smok XPro M45 or any other. It looked weird to me when I first saw it on youtube video a while ago. For quite a long time, I was always kind of suspiciously looking at these boxes as something I could not and would not possibly use. Something like cigalike users who can't imagine themselves holding an eGo battery. Or smokers who agree to try a cigalike but wouldn't come near an EVOD kit or similar. It came to me as a surprise that I quite grew to like and appreciate it.