The first half of 2015 saw an amazing amount of innovation and the introduction of dozens of new products by the vaping industry. Temperature control mods, nickel and titanium coils, more complex sub ohm tanks with mini RBA decks, and upgrades to and new versions of existing products like the Eleaf iStick line and the Kangertech SUBOX Mini Starter Kit were just the tip of the iceberg.
In the midst of this flood of new product releases, VaporFi, a company out of Miami, FL introduced a new version of their popular VOX 50 Watt Mod, the VOX II Mod. VaporFi not only designs their own hardware, they also carry their own line of ejuice, have a robust retail website, and 40+ brick and mortar VaporFi stores and that number is growing. Dozens of other vape shops also carry VaporFi products and ejuice.
VaporFi is no discount vendor, their products are high end, quality devices. They don’t compete on price but on quality and service. All of their hardware products come with a 30 day, no questions asked money back guarantee. Most of those products also carry a 90 day warranty. The VOX II has a 6 month warranty. They also feature live, U.S. based customer service six days a week.
The VOX II is a variable wattage (VW) box mod with a wattage range of 7 – 50 watts with adjustments in 0.1 watt increments. It also has customizable wattage settings and can fire atomizers from 0.2 – 3.0 ohm. It’s 510 threaded with a spring loaded pin. An external 18650 battery powers the VOX II, and VaporFi includes a battery in the package. You can recharge the battery while it’s still in the device via its micro USB port and the included micro USB cable. The VOX II also has pass through capability, meaning you can continue to vape while the device is charging.
The VOX II has three buttons, all located on the front of the unit, the fire button and “+” increase and “-” decrease power buttons. A bright, crisp OLED display is also on the front of the front of the VOX II. It shows your selected wattage, voltage output, ohms of the attached atomizer and battery level.
You can lock the VOX II by holding in the “+” and “-” buttons simultaneously. Unlike the lock feature on other mods, when the VOX II is in lock mode it’s totally locked, you can ‘t adjust the wattage or fire the mod. This keeps you from not only inadvertently changing the power but from firing the VOX II when it’s in your pocket.
The body of the VOX II is stainless steel and has a nice brushed finish. VaporFi offers a rubber and silicone sleeve for the VOX II in black, pink, blue, red and clear for $9.99. All of the standard safety features are built into the VOX II, including short-circuit, reverse battery, low voltage, low resistance, high voltage input and temperature protection.
What’s In The Box
- 1 X VOX II 50 watt mod
- 1 X Micro USB charging cable
- 1 X High-capacity 35A 2500 mAh 18650 battery
- 1 X Owner’s manual
Performance: The VaporFi VOX II is an excellent performer. The buttons are easy to find, and have a tactile and audible “click” when you press them. The spring-loaded 510 pin makes it easy to fit most tanks flush on the VOX II. The wattage adjustments are easy and quick, moving in 0.1 watt increments with each click of the button and accelerating if hold the button in.
The preset mode is pretty intuitive and handy. The VOX II is in preset mode by default. To exit the preset mode simply push the “-” button and then you can adjust wattage as you please. In preset mode you press the “+” button to cycle through the five settings. To change a setting allow the OLED display to go into “sleep” or mode or turn off. Then click the “+” button and the OLED will show the preset wattage and “M1” through “M5”. Keep clicking the “+” button until you get to the setting you want to change. Then push the “-” button and adjust the wattage (up or down) to your desired setting. Once you’re at your desired wattage, hold in the fire button for two seconds and your wattage will be assigned to that setting.
I’ve been using the VOX II for almost two weeks and its performance continues to impress me. Most importantly, it fires ever time I hit that button. One little issue, and it’s really more with the battery than with the mod itself, is that I’m getting between 8 – 12 hours of vaping out of a battery charge. That’s not bad for an 18650 battery, and the VOX II does include pass through charging, but a little longer vaping time per charge would be nice.
Features: The VOX II is a feature rich mod. Power output of 7 – 50 watts, ability to fire atomizers down to 0.2 ohm, spring-loaded 510 connector and all of those safety features are just the beginning. When I first got the VOX II I wasn’t too sure if I’d get much use out of the wattage presets. I was wrong. That’s one of my favorite features on this mod. I review an awful lot of ejuices, and the VOX II presets make it a lot easier to dial in my preferred power as I find the sweet spot on each new flavor.
VaporFi includes a micro USB cable to charge the VOX II, though the addition of a 1A wall adapter would have been nice. The inclusion of an 18650 battery is a really nice touch, not many other companies do that. And if you purchase the VOX II as part of the VOX II Starter Kit, which includes you choice of one of three VaporFi tanks, you have everything you need to start vaping right away, except the ejuice.
The features that really make the VOX II a great choice aren’t actually in the box. They’re that 30 day, no questions asked money back guarantee, the 6 month warranty and six-days-a-week live U.S. based customer service.
Quality: The VOX II is a solid, dependable, high quality device. It does everything it claims it can do, and does it well. It fires when you hit the fire button, the threading is smooth, the buttons responsive and the OLED display is bright, crisp and easy to read. And if anything ever does go wrong, there’s that industry leading VaporFi 30 day guarantee and 6 month warranty.
One issue I should address while dealing with quality, is the battery pin located in the battery cap on the bottom of the VOX II. When I first put the battery in my VOX II and pushed the fire button five times to turn it on, nothing happened. And I noticed that battery seemed to be rattling around in there. Upon reading the manual I discovered that this is pretty common. VaporFi seems to ship the VOX II with that battery pin recessed about as far as it will go. It’s a simple fix, just unscrew the pin, that circular copper piece in the battery cap, a couple of turns to extend it. You may need to use (gently) a pair of needle nose pliers to loosen it. Once you’ve turned it a few times put it back on. If the battery still rattles you may need to twist that pin a little more. It should only take a minute or two to get the adjustment right and then you’ll be good to go.
The only minor negative is the placement of the micro USB charging port on the bottom of the unit. I always prefer being able to stand a mod upright while it’s charging.
Looks: The VOX II is a slim, good looking mod. That brushed finish on the stainless body is really sharp. And when you add a VaporFi sleeve it really makes the stainless steel on top and bottom of the device pop. The buttons are silver and their functions are clearly labeled. The OLED display is easy to read, sharp and crisp. The VOX II really looks good with one of the VaporFi tanks on it. I’ve been using the Volt Hybrid tank and that combination is stunning.
It’s a little taller and not much wider than some of the other 50 watt mods I’ve used, but it still fits comfortably in my hand or pocket. The back of the unit is curved and the front is flat, making it very easy to find those buttons when I’m doing something else while vaping.
The fire button on the VOX II is on the front of the unit and the 510 connector is on the back. On all of the other mods I’ve used that fire button is directly below the 510 connector. This difference really adds to the overall looks of the VOX II.
Price/Value: The suggested price on the VOX II is $169.99 when you purchase the mod alone. You can pick up the VOX II packaged with your choice of one of three VaporFi tanks as a starter kit for $199.99, which represents a savings of $30 over purchasing both components separately. On its face, that may seem a bit steep to some. It’s certainly not cheap, but then, VaporFi is not a discount vendor.
And the VOX II is not a discount piece of equipment. It’s solid, dependable and full of features. Add the support, guarantee and warranty and how VaporFi stands behind not only the VOX II but every thing they sell, and suddenly the VOX II price tag seems more than reasonable. On the price/value scale, the VOX II is a winner.
I’ve been using the VOX II for nearly two weeks, in a wide variety of uses. It performs excellently, is solid in my hand, looks great and has been nothing but dependable. I recommend the VOX II whole heartedly, especially for vapers with an intermediate or higher experience level. With its ability to fire atomizers down to 0.2 ohm, the convenience of those wattage presets, inclusion of an 18650 battery and pass through charging capability this is a wonderful device. Add to all of that how solidly VaporFi stands behind the VOX II and this is a product you will not regret purchasing.
I’ve been using the VaporFi VOX II exclusively for nearly two weeks, with the VaporFi Volt Hybrid Tank and a variety of ejuices. VaporFi provided the VOX II for the purpose of this review. VaporFi is a Seven Report advertiser.
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