At first glance you’d be mistaken for thinking the Rincoe JellyBox kit was a high end Viscous Ant set-up – it’s certainly got that look about it.
However, with this vape kit you certainly won’t need a second mortgage to afford it, to say this is value for money is an understatement.
As to if it’s a bargain basement vape performance wise – we shall see…
Saying that, Rincoe is one of the more competitively priced vape companies out there, bringing out some decent gear too.
I recently reviewed the Rincoe Manto Max, an all singing all dancing pod kit and was pretty impressed.
So, a decent track record with affordable vape kits that perform well, we shall see if the Rincoe Jellybox Kit keeps up the trend.
What Can We Expect From the Rincoe Jellybox Kit?
This is a sub-ohm vape kit that comes with a kind of pod/tank hybrid and x2 mesh coils.
It comes in completely clear – the one I received – or two other tinted versions, and there’s LED lights too.
It offers variable wattage and a limited temp control option, and a customizable colour screen.
BTW, there’s also a JellyBox Mini version and the review for that will be up very soon indeed.
OK, on with the review and this kit was sent my direct from Rincoe – thank you – and as always my thoughts and opinions are not swayed by freebies.
Inside the Box
- Rincoe Jellybox 228W mod
- 0.3ohm Mesh coil (installed)
- 0.15ohm Mesh coil
- Type C USB Cable
- User manual
Specs and Features JellyBox Mod
- Size: 92x54x27mm
- Battery: 2×18650 (not included)
- Display: Colour Screen – size not stated
- Internal LED light and screen theme colours
- Output: 1-228W (6-8.4V)
- User modes: Variable Wattage, TC (Ni200, Ti, SS)
- Resistance limits: 0.08-5ohm (VW) / 0.05-3.5ohm (TC)
- Temperature control limits: 200-600°F / 100-315°C
- Type C USB charging – 2A charge rate
- Material: Zinc Alloy and PC
Specs and Features Jelly Tank
- Size: 25x42mm
- Capacity: 4.8ml
- Coil: 0.3ohm Mesh or 0.15ohm
- Material: PCTG and Stainless Steel
- Bottom refill port
- Adjustable airflow
- 510 connection
The Rincoe Jellybox kit is first and foremost a set-up designed for sub ohm vaping.
Rincoe says it maxes out at 228w – I’m no scientist but I guess that’s ‘throttled back‘ somewhat…
However, being a dual 18650 battery mod, it IS certainly powerful, and the chip includes a temperature control suite.
It comes in a couple of clear skin designs and features LED lights that can be turned on and off, as well as a customizable screen colour.
The Rincoe Jellybox kit comes topped with the JellyTank – with a 4.8ml capacity – and a couple of sub ohm mesh coils.
It does feature fast Type C charging – however like all external battery powered vape devices, we do recommend using an external battery charger.
Design and Build Quality
The chassis of the Rincoe Jellybox mod is made from zinc alloy and the body is what certainly feels like a tough clear Polycarbonate.
I haven’t bothered to drop test the kit – hey sue me lol – but I guess anything can be dropped and destroyed or damaged…
In all seriousness, the ‘plastic‘ does feel toughened, though drop this on concrete and I’m sure there will be more than a few chips…but I must add it doesn’t feel brittle, so might take a few knocks.
The JellyTank appears to be made from the same toughed plastic material, and the 510 cap/adaptor, includes dual cyclops style air flow control.
As you can see, the mod is made from either completely clear plastic or tinted, with a choice of Amber Clear or Black Clear – obviously I received the Full Clear.
The LED lights are shall I say understated – so you won’t be signalling to any passing planes put it that way.
They can be turned on and off but as they only light up the mod and not flash like a disco strobe – I’ve left them on…
I usually shudder at fancy lights on a mod…but with that clear case showcasing the mod’s internals – brace yourselves, but I actually quite like the effect…
Maybe another mid-life crisis or I’m getting soft in my old age lol.
You can also match up the colour of the lights to the colour of screen – however that was pushing it a little for me and I left everything white…guess that’s me holding onto the boring old man inside ha!
It’s a slide open and latch battery door on the base – there’s no rattle or movement, however as to how long it will last who knows…it certainly feels a little flimsy, but I’ve had no issues with it so far.
Overall I actually like the design which surprised me after seeing photos of it – I thought it was all a bit ‘blingy‘.
It’s actually quite the looker in the flesh so to speak…and yeah I can definitely see the Vicious Ant ‘influence‘ on the styling – even down to the badge…
A reminder that being see-thru, you can see the batteries, I used a matchy matchy silver – or go for it, and show your colourful battery wraps loud and proud lol.
Rincoe JellyBox Kit – Quick Start Guide
- x5 clicks of the fire button on and off
- x3 clicks of the fire button to enter ‘menu’
- Press right button to scroll – fire to select
- In VW mode press right and left button to lock in the wattage/resistance and repeat to unlock
- To change LED lights press fire and right buttons and scroll – fire to select
- To turn off or on LED lights: in VW mode press left and fire button.
How Does the Rincoe Jellybox Kit Perform?
It’s been a while since I used a sub ohm stock coil tank, and to be honest, I wasn’t expecting much of a performance…we shall see.
Filling and swapping coils is easy enough:
- Fill by opening stopper on base of the pod/tank
- Coil is push and pull – coil can’t be swapped whilst tank is full
Rincoe Jellybox Kit – the Mod
It certainly feels weighty in the hand – and very comfortable to hold too.
The fire button has a nice throw to it, and the firing is pretty damn quick – instantaneous to say the least!
The menu buttons are responsive and again, have a lovely throw to them and there’s no button rattle however the fire button on mine spins – no biggie.
As far as the menu goes, it is VERY basic as you can see from the Quick Start Guide – however it’s very easy to get to grips with, though it doesn’t round-robin which could annoy some of you.
OK…let’s take a look at the x2 included coils.
Rincoe JellyBox Kit – 0.3ohm Mesh Coil: 38-45w
It took a tank and a half before the flavour began to kick in – and that’s priming the coil hard.
Once settled in, the flavour is impressive to say the least.
On a scale of 1:10 and wide open, this is very airy indeed at about a 9+ – noisy too, however it is an incredibly smooth vape with little, if any, turbulence.
I found my sweet spot with the AFC half open at 45w – a lovely warm vape filling your mouth with bags of vapour – tons of clouds too if that’s your thing.
I’ve had this coil on the go for over a week with no sign of needing to be replaced and if anything the flavour as improved the more it has broken in.
Rincoe JellyBox Kit – 0.15ohm Mesh Coil: 50-60w
Again this coil needs priming hard – in other words pop a little juice on all the exposed cotton and once the tank is filled leave alone for at least 15 minutes…this allows the juice to soak the cotton to the core.
OK…I began at half way at 55w and just like the 0.3ohm it took a couple of fills to get the flavour popping.
I had the airflow half open and yeah this is another good flavour coil – and definitely one for the cloud chuckers out there – wow!
Not much more to say really – good flavour and very smooth to vape on – good coil.
BTW, I did push this one to 70w and it certainly handled it, however I could tell that was close to its burn out limit…the flavour held well though.
Rincoe JellyBox Kit – 510 Adaptor
You need to use this for the pods, but not for any other external tank.
It reminds me of the old school ‘beauty rings‘ we used to see on mods, and this one doubles up as the air flow control.
Thanks to the chunky knurling, you can remove the JellyBox tank without unscrewing it, when filling or swapping coils, and I reckon it adds a very smart design feature to the overall look.
Filling the Rincoe JellyTank
There’s a silicone stopper on the base of the pod/tank.
Simply peel that open and fill.
Whilst I’ve had no leaks whatsoever, I still worry it’s going to pop open as it really needs smoothing down to make the seal.
It hasn’t emptied on me – though as you can see from the photos, there’s residual vape juice around – could be just me being messy…
- Great design
- Good flavour
- Good clouds
- Good build
- Temp Control [very basic]
- Good value for money
- Customizable screen and LED lights
- Coils take a while to bed in
- Temp control very basic
Final Review Verdict
I came into this review thinking I’d hate the Rincoe JellyBox kit – or the ‘Jelly Fish‘ as Jonny persisted in calling it in emails lol.
But there’s nothing fishy about the fact that as soon as I opened the box – the hate turned to a kind of love.
As I said, there’s more than a hint of the out of my league Vicious Ant about the design for sure…but it has it’s own character and charm.
Listen, it’s still a plastic see-thru vape kit, but in the flesh it is a real looker and feels very comfortable in the hand, solid too.
Performance wise it does what it says on the tin – kind of, as in no way will it hit 228w – that’s gut instinct not fancy Dan testing equipment lol.
But all that aside, the mod performs very well indeed – I love the clear design and even begrudgingly like the LED lights lol.
The temp control may be limited – as is the menu as whole – but honestly that’s not a bad thing at all.
It’s a great device to simply turn on and vape, no buggering about…so it’s ideal for a newbie looking to chuck a few clouds bro’.
And of course true temp control aficionados have plenty of other options out there.
The JellyTank is a pod/tank hybrid for sure, but looks good and most importantly delivers very good flavour – mid to high 7’s once settled in.
So yeah…if you’re looking for a new sub ohm set-up or even your first, the Rincoe Jellybox kit should be high on your shopping list – I certainly wouldn’t wobble at the price…
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