Can Kangside make A Dent With The KSD Vamo 50W Box Mod?
Kangside, the makers of one of the most popular tube mods of all time, the Vamo series, have entered the box mod market with the release of two new boxes- the KSD Vamo 25w box mod and the KSD Vamo 50w box mod, both sporting very similar looks but two completely different form factors.
We will look at the KSD Vamo 25w box mod review here, but today I’m going to look at the 50w version, which is a small 18650 box mod sporting great form factor, looks and a big 50w output that belies its size!
The packaging isn’t much bigger than the mod itself, it’s plain cardboard packaging containing-
- Kangside KSD Vamo 50w Box Mod
- USB Charger
- Instruction manual
KSD Vamo 50W Box Mod Battery / Body / Build
The Kangside KSD Vamo 50w box mod has to be one of the smallest 18650 mods out there, it’s certainly one of the smallest I have held, not much bigger than the 18650 battery required to power it!
Like the 25w version there is a spring loaded 510 connector, which means you can get a really nice flush fit with any of your atomisers, it hasn’t struggled with any that I have screwed in.
A twist battery cap is present at the bottom that you can unscrew to install and remove your batteries, this offers quick access to your battery. You can also charge via micro USB if you are out and about and need a quick recharge, or even if you just don’t fancy removing the battery! The micro USB port is only used for charging as there are no planned firmware updates for this unit that I am aware of.
A clear and crisp OLED screen is present on the mod, along with a nice big fire button and good sized plus and minus buttons. The buttons are a little clicky and I did experience a little bit of rattle, but nothing that bothered me too much.
Buttons are easy to reach and operate whilst you are using the unit and you can lock the unit by holding down the plus and minus button at the same time, so you won’t accidentally fire the mod in your pocket or adjust the power settings whilst using it.
All in, the build quality is really impressive, it feels like a really solid premium mod, that boasts a build quality in line with more expensive units!
Like it’s smaller sibling, it’s a really small mod, just a touch taller than an 18650 battery itself, and it fits really nicely in the palm of your hand. It’s a comfortable and lightweight mod to carry around with you which makes it ideal for an out and about mod, starter unit or something to use whilst at work.
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- Spring loaded 510 connector
- Small form factor
- Takes one 18650 battery
- Variable Voltage and Variable Wattage modes
- Clear OLED screen
- Voltage range- 2-8.5V
- Wattage range- 7-50w
- Resistance range- 0.2-2ohm
- Aluminium alloy construction
- Screw in battery cap
- Micro USB charging
- Available in various different colours
How Does The KSD Vamo 50W Perform?
Like it’s smaller sibling, the Kangside KSD Vamo 50w box mod is a straight forward, no frills, variable voltage/ variable wattage box mod, temperature control fans can look away as there is no temperature control here.
However despite it’s very cheap price tag, it does the job very well and never seems to skip a beat. I’ve had no qualms with the way it performs, the chip hasn’t given me any issues and it seems to read resistance pretty accurately too.
You have double the power of the Kangside KSD Vamo 50w box mod’s smaller sibling, and the size is around double too in order to accommodate an 18650 battery, which has the added advantage of increasing the battery life which has been very good from a single 18650 mod, it’s lasted me pretty much a whole day’s vaping paired with the Kanger Subtank.
Resistance can be read down to 0.2ohm, so the latest sub ohm tanks are compatible with this mod, however some may need more than 50w to operate efficiently. I’ve found a Kanger Subtank to be a great match, as well as the Goblin Mini, also many of my RDA’s have made for a really good looking combination.
All in, the performance is excellent and pretty faultless, I’d happily pay more for this mod just based on the performance!
Final KSD 50W Review Verdict
For anyone looking a cheap yet powerful vv/vw mod, the Kangside KSD 50w Vamo box will be ideal for you.
It’s very wallet friendly, packs an excellent punch and it’s a solid mod I can highly recommend to anyone, from newbies to experienced users alike.
For the price, the build quality and performance is great, I really can’t argue with it. Battery life is also very good from a single 18650, it doesn’t seem to be as power hungry as similar single 18650 battery mods which means there is likely to be a pretty efficient chip present within the unit, and it despite the price it definitely doesn’t feel like a cheap mod at all.
Including temperature control would have been nice, however I do understand that Kangside have a version in the pipeline that does include temperature control support.
Great effort by Kangside, they have come up with a cheap yet solid mod that performs excellently, and is well worth more than it’s cheap price tag! I’d highly recommend this to anyone.
- The price, it’s extremely cheap
- Feels really well made
- Performs superbly well
- Spring loaded 510 allows for flush fits for your atomisers
- Can recharge via micro USB or removing the battery
- Easy to use
- Appeals to anyone
- Looks really good, like a real premium product!
The Not So Good
- Buttons can be a little clicky
- Would be superb with temperature control
- Battery cap can get a little stiff
The KSD Vamo 50W was sent by Gearbest For The Purposes Of This Review.
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