Joyetech Cuboid 150w box mod
This week I am taking a look at the Joyetech Cuboid 150w box mod.
Early in the New Year (the 2nd of January to be exact) there was a knock at the door and it was my local friend the delivery man with a parcel. I wasn’t expecting anything but took a look inside the parcel and found a couple of goodies from Joyetech. One was an atomiser that I shall be reviewing shortly, the other was this the Joyetech Cuboid 150w box mod.
The Joyetech Cuboid arrives in a nice solid cardboard box, with a nice picture of the device on the cover.
Nestled neatly inside, held securely in a foam protective insert, is our new deivce.
The accessories are a little sparse but include all that you will need. There is the user guide, warranty card as well as an USB cable.
This cable can be used to recharge the batteries in-situ if you wish, and is also able to upgrade the device firmware.
The user guide is a comprehensive double sided sheet which contains all the information you might want on the device.
Here is the Joyetech Cuboid in all its glory. It is a simple fuss free design mad from stainless steel with a light brushed finish.
One the top of one side there is the USB port for charging and firmware upgrades. Both Joyetech and I recommend a separate charger for best charging efficiency, but the port can charge the batteries
The back has some nice engravings on it. On the top there is the Joyetech logo and name, on the bottom (sorry the flash masked this a lot but you can see it better below) there is the Cuboid name and 150W (for the maximum power output.
Mine also has a New Year greeting which you won’t have, and on the top it says it is a sample which is also absent on the retail units.
On the opposite side to the USB port is the main vaping/power/menu button. It is a solid, rattle free, stainless steel button with a nice clicky action to it.
The top has the stainless steel threaded 510 connector, with a spring loaded and self adjusting brass positive pin.
There is also sufficient channelling in there for atomisers that get their airflow from the threads/base.
The front has a large perspex panel in it, this houses the large and bright 0.96″ OLED screen and a rocker button that gives the up/down menu functionality.
The battery door is a superb slide to open design, the latch is released just by sliding that button in the center.
Inside we can see the brass contacts for the batteries, clearly marked as to which way the batteries go.
Additionally there is a tiny brass pin in the body that contacts to the battery plate in the door when it is closed. This extra connection allows for the battery voltages in each cell to be individually measured.
The display is clear, large, informative and legible even in the bright lights of my photo booth.
The Joyetech Cuboid measures just 91.5 x 42 x 28mm, a tiny size for a dual 18650 device.
It weighs in at 210grams, really good for a dual 18650 stainless steel mod.
It can output from 1 to 150 watts.
Operate in variable watts mode or variable temperature modes with nickel, titanium or stainless steel options.
In variable watt mode it can manage resistances of 0.1 to 3.5ohms and in variable tem,perature mode it can do 0.05 to 1.5ohms.
In variable temperature mode you can select between 100 and 315 Celsius (200 to 600 Fahrenheit).
As well as the reviewed stainless steel version there are also a black or a grey anodised stainless steel options.
It features the usual safety features that you expect from Joyetech.
So, opinions …
I have had this device since its surprise arrival in January (big thank you to P.L. and all at Joyetech for the holiday gift). In that time I have used it a great deal and love it a lot.
I am a vaper who does not use such high outputs as the Joyetech Cuboid is capable of but I do like the extra life a dual battery setup affords me. Most dual battery devices are however either too large, too heavy or both. The Cuboid is neither, it makes a good device for me to select when I am out for the day and a single cell wont last me.
Others out there will like it for the high output combined with the small size.
What can be said about the Joyetech Cuboid is that it is another device in the Evic VT vein that has that little extra feel of quality to it. From the solid stainless steel construction to the simple yet effective battery cover that makes battery swaps a doddle.
The menus and the functionality are basically the same as we have seen in the Evic VT and Evic VT mini, they work and work well.
Some find the manner of menu control a little frustrating and I have to admit I hate when I miss 30watts and have to round-robin all the way to 150 and back to 1watt to try and hit that 30 again. The addition of a control method that allows up and down adjustment would be superb. As it stands now the left press changes menu item and the right press increases the current menu value, no decrease value is possible. If they made it so that the power button changed menu item , the rocker allowed up and down and exit was to press power whilst the battery icon was flashing, it would make more sense and be easier to use.
Aside from that, the device will occasionally jump out of variable temperature control mode (into variable watts mode) if you don’t lock the resistance, if the resistance is locked this doesn’t happen (you enter menu control with 3 quick clicks, you can lock the resistance with a right click whilst the resistance is selected/flashing whilst in menu control mode).
Other than that the device is superb, with upgradeable firmware we might even see an improved menu system.
Joyetech suggest a retail price of £46, $70, €62 for the Joyetech Cuboid, as usual you might be able to find it cheaper if you shop around.