Kanger K Box 70W Introduction
The Kanger K Box 70W temp control mod is a new device in a line up from Kangertech that ranges from 70W all the way up to 200W.
One things for sure they’ve been busy with new releases over the past few months.
The other mods we will be covering in future reviews, today it’s all about the 70W K Box. Let’s see if the hard development work has paid off for Kanger.
In The Box
The expected tidy presentation box is standard, inside you have:
- Kanger 70W TC Mod (4000 mAh integrated battery)
- User Manual
For some reason there is no Micro USB cable with this kit? Can’t for the life of me think why Kanger wouldn’t include one. Not a huge problem for me because I have a bag full from other mods but for newer vapers this could be an issue.
- Integrated 4000 mAh Battery
- Wattage: 7 to 70W
- Atomizer resistance in wattage mode: 0.1 ohm
- TC resistance: 0.15 – 1.3 Ohm
- Ni200 & Titanium
- 100°C – 300°C / 200°F – 600°F
- 9V Maximum Output
- 1A Micro USB Charging
- Gold Plated Spring Loaded 510
- Low Battery/Short Circuit/Overtime Protection/Open Circuit
Design & Build Quality
First impressions are that the 70W K Box looks very similar to the Eleaf iStick 50W that was released some time ago. Not a bad thing as I was a fan of that particular mod and the design was good.
The K Box does offer temp control and 70W power output though so that makes them different right?
Made from zinc alloy and aluminum it feels good in the hand fitting into the palm nicely while still being lightweight. Not lightweight in a cheap way though, as the build quality is very good.
The front of the vape mod features a strip that houses the two function buttons and the OLED screen. The sides house the fire button on one side and venting in the form of the Kangertech logo on the other.
On the rear of the K Box 70 is the Micro USB port which is a plus, I’m not a fan of USB ports on the base as this doesn’t allow the mod to stand upright with your tank on top when charging.
The OLED screen is red which is a nice touch although it super small and when I was using this outside was really hard to see.
The buttons are all well set with a quality ‘click’ when pressed and no button rattle. I’m definitely liking the Kanger K Box 70W so far in terms of form factor, been using this for a couple of weeks and found it to be the perfect vape mod to take out and about.
How Does The Kanger K Box 70W Perform
On to the important bit, the ease of use and performance.
- On / Off – 5 Clicks of the fire button in quick succession
- Wattage / TC Nickel / TC Titanium – Switch between the three setting by clicking the fire button 3 times in quick succession
- Lock settings – Press fire button and two function buttons together for a couple of seconds. OLED screen will flash to notify settings are locked or unlocked
- Flip OLED screen – Hold the two function buttons simultaneously to flip
- Select desired wattage/temp by scrolling up or down with the function buttons
All very easy and straight forward. The only ball ache was the super slow scroll (by today’s standards) when in wattage mode, going from 20W to 70W seems to take forever!
In temp control it’s much quicker as would be expected so not sure what happen to the wattage mode.
Vaping in Wattage & TC Mode
In wattage mode everything worked well as you would expect so no problems there with wattage from 7-70W available taking coils down to 0.1 Ohm.
Likewise for the temp control settings with a range of 100°C – 300°C / 200°F – 600°F.
Resistance in temp control ranges from 0.15ohm – 1.3ohm for Ni200 and Ti.
I vaped for around half a day with with a nickel coil until I was reaching an empty tank and the K Box 70 detected this well.
The battery life on the K Box 70 is excellent.
This mod got me through about 2 days of moderate vaping at around the 23-25W mark on a 0.5 Ohm coil. For such a small vape mod this is excellent.
What I Like
The small form factor and build quality is right up my street. Add the 4000 mAh battery and I was a happy vaper for a couple of days without a charge and easy to carry around in my pocket.
Functions and setting are all very straight forward.
Probably one of the more straight forward TC devices I have used.
What I Dislike
I found the OLED screen to be difficult to see outside in the sun light. Not a big negative but something I found. It’s also pretty small when compared with similar mods on the market.
In wattage mode it takes forever to scroll through the settings and with it going all the way from 7-70W it can take a while.
Not compatible with stainless steel in Temp Control mode, again not a huge thing for me but something that may be a negative for some.
The biggest groan I have though is the lack of a Micro USB cable in the package. What are we supposed to charge it with? Harsh language? I don’t get the thinking on this at all.
Final Kanger K Box 70W TC Mod Review Verdict
Bar the super slow scroll, lack of micro USB cable and the fact it’s basically an iStick 50W in terms of looks I thought this was a great little vape mod.
It’s not breaking any boundaries or improving on anything already available in terms of features but what it does offer it does well.
The temp control mode is easy for new users to get to grips with but if, like me, you are a vaper that mainly uses variable wattage mode then the battery life and the small form factor makes this highly recommended mod.
Just be sure to buy a Micro USB charger with the mod!
- Small form factor makes it very portable
- Well built
- Plenty of life in the 4400 mAh battery
- Performed well in all mediums (VW and temp control)
- USB port on side
- Variable wattage selection is super slow
- No Micro USB cable in the kit
- OLED screen was difficult to see outdoors