Joyetech Cuboid Mini
This week I take a look at the new Joyetech Cuboid Mini, a device I thought I would be a good idea back in January when I reviewed the Joyetech Cuboid.
It was during the first week of February that I published the Joyetech Cuboid 150w box mod review, and at that time I said it would be nice to see a smaller version of it.
Neat cardboard box packaging with the device clearly shown on the box.
One interesting note shown on the box, the new notchcoil (more on that below)
The same lovely design on the Cuboid is still here on the Cuboid Mini.
Standard Joyetech paperwork, the quick start guide, the warranty card and the coil selection chart.
Spares include the USB charging (and firmware upgrade) cable, a spare plastic drip tip which features the same spiral design we saw on the eGo AIO and an allen key and 2 small grub screws.
This tool and spare grub screws intrigued me, took a bit of reading (I tend not to read instructions until I have played a bit) to figure out what they were for. More on that below.
Four coils are included one clapton, one 0.5ohm pre-made …
The vertical RBA for rebuilders and …
Finally the 0.25ohm notchcoil. This is a new concept from Joyetech and Wismec.
As I only have one notchcoil coil head I will not be taking it apart but here is a library photo from Joyetech showing what they look like.
It basically works on the same principle as flat kanthal did, same ohms but far increased surface area (i.e. heating surface) as rounded wire gives.
Choose a coil head and screw it onto the atomiser top, which then gets installed into the atomiser tank
And here is the box mod with the atomiser built and installed on it.
Yes, it is a box atomiser as well. Matching the design of the Cuboid is the new Cubis Mini atomier.
And, it is rather neat, small and well thought out.
It has a pair of small holes (housing those grub screws from earlier) that can be unscrewed to release the 510 base part.
This allows you to rotate the atomiser on the box mod after it is fully screwed onto it, allowing for alignment between the two.
It has a standard 510 thread, meaning it could be installed on other devices and other atomisers can be installed on the Cuboid Mini.
The user guide doesn’t quote eliquid capacity, but I measured a good 5ml capacity when using it. The max line is the top of the window.
On to the Cuboid Mini…
In terms of size the Mini is a great deal smaller than the Cuboid.
It measures 76 x 35 x22mm and weighs just 151grams.
The only thing I had hoped for was a removable battery, we have gotten a fixed 2400mAh battery instead though.
Being a fixed battery we can only charge it via the USB port. This same port can also be used for firmware updates.
It is a lovely looking device and it is as small as anyone could have hoped for from a Cuboid Mini.
The ‘surprise’ of the box styled Cubis was a delight when I opened the box, great way to keep size down but keep a good 5ml capacity.
As with all the current Joyetech VT devices, the Cuboid Mini features the same firmware to drive it.
Essentially the device offers the same functions as the Cuboid did but with slightly lowered specs due to the smaller (single) battery.
The device is 80watts maximum output.
It has a Bypass mode that allows direct ‘mechanical’ like operation.
It can fire coils 0.05-1.5ohm for VT Mode and 0.1-3.5ohm for VW/BYPASS Mode
It can operate in temperature mode between 100-315 Celsius (200-600 Fahrenheit)
Basically, short version, I love it. Damned great looking device and tiny size paired with temperature control.
Longer version would have to include my two main hopes that we didn’t get.
I would have been happier with a replaceable/removable battery. I don’t like having to use another device whilst a favourite is on charge (or buying two of them to avoid this). Am I happy with the Cuboid Mini box ? Yes, very but I would have been even happier with an 18650 battery version.
The other thing I think would improve the whole Cubis atomiser range is a liquid control. The coil heads tend to flood occasionally during refills and need a little blow through or drying with a paper towel. This could be avoided with a liquid control on the coils to close them when inserting the atomiser head into the tank.
Those two things aside, I am really pleased with how the Cuboid Mini turned out. They kept all the looks anf features of the Cuboid and shrank it down to Mini size.
Price ? Well again this is not yet been posted but I would not expect the kit (reviewed) to cost much over $70 and maybe a lot less at some stores.