VaporFi’s Most Powerful Device But How Does it Vape?
The Vaporfi VEX 150 TC box mod is the most powerful vape mod on the company’s website.
Firing between 1 to 150 watts the variable wattage device is powered by two 18650 batteries and includes a full suite of temperature control options.
So has the Vex got me all vexed out?
Let’s take a closer look.
As always my thoughts and opinions are my own and unpaid for 😉
Inside the Box
It’s the usual no nonsense fresh looking VaporFi packaging with it has to be said the bare essentials inside.
- 1 VaporFi VEX® 150 TC MOD
- 1 USB Cable
- User Manual
VaporFi VEX 150 Specs
- Brushed Zinc Alloy Construction
- Requires 2 30A 18650 Batteries (Not Included)
- Wattage Range: 1 – 150 Watts
- Temperature Control Compatible
- Resistance Range: 0.1 ohm – 3.5 ohm
- Temperature Resistance Range: 0.05 ohm – 1.5 ohm
- Temperature Range: 200°F-600°F / 100°C-315°C
- Modes: Power/Ni200/TCR/Bypass/Memory(M1,M2,M3)
- Keylock Feature
- Stealth Mode
- 0.96″ inch OLED
- Charged via USB – NOTE: preferable to charge batteries in external charger!
The Vex 150 TC box mod is designed for the more advanced vaper for sure – however there’s not a lot on the menu to confuse any vaping newcomers.
This is meant to be a solid device with not too many bells and whistles to worry about.
It has a decent temp control mode capable of firing kanthal, Ni200, stainless steel and titanium coils – and is packed full of safety features including:
- Reverse Polarity Protection
- Over-Discharge Protection
- Over-Charging Protection
- Over Current Protection
There’s also x3 memory settings to lock in your different atomizers.
It has a spring loaded 510 pin however at just 22mm wide it can only take the smaller tanks – RDAs etc.
There is the slightest overhang with some of my 24mm tanks including the Cleito 120 – but to be honest it does look a little daft so in this case smaller is definitely better.
Quick Start Guide
- Insert x 2 18650 batteries [not included]
- Click fire button x5 to turn on and off
- To enter temp control click fire button x3
- In temp control mode navigate menu via + & – buttons
- Holding down + & – buttons locks the power but you can still fire the device
- Holding down fire button and minus button puts device into stealth mode
Design and Build Quality
I keep saying it because it’s true – VaporFi really do produce well-built vape devices and the Vex 150 TC is no different.
This is a solid – quite heavy with the batteries inserted – device that is well manufactured and that includes the battery compartment door which looks and feels like it will take some use – those hinges are tough!
However design wise you’re either gonna love it or hate it!
It kinda reminds me of a hard drive from a PC – it is extremely boxy to say the least.
I’m on record as saying I like vape devices with clean lines and the minimum of fuss – let’s just say this is minimalist to say the least.
I received the black version [silver is also available] and the only features on the device are the VaporFi logo – also in black – on the side which you can barely see.
Overall I’d liken it to an old trusty Volvo estate – ‘boxy but good’.
How Does The VaporFi Vex 150 TC Perform?
First up and in temp control I had no issues whatsoever.
Whilst I still don’t have any wire I ran it on a dryish Slipstream temp coil and whilst the device fired I received no dry hits and a quick check of the coil showed the slightest darkening but certainly no burning.
It handled lower and higher wattages with ease with pretty much instantaneous firing from click to vape.
I’ve had this over a month now [sorry for the delay lol] and whilst it hasn’t been my ‘go to device’ it has been on my desk and I’ve used it pretty much daily.
Battery life is surprisingly good with around 75watts giving me well over a day and a half of vaping.
The buttons are pleasantly clicky and responsive and the menu is a doddle to navigate and use.
However given its rather boxy shape it isn’t the most comfortable mod to hold but it does slip nicely into your pocket or bag given its slim profile.
What I Like
I like the simplicity of the Vex 150 TC there’s nothing on the menu to faze even a sub ohm beginner and saying that it handled low wattage using the Nautilus 2 MTL beautifully.
I should imagine given the battery life on this anyone Mouth To Lung vaping will get a good few days out of those batteries.
I do like the screen – it’s very clear and as I’ve already said the buttons are all very responsive with a satisfying throw to them.
Look it vapes very well but it didn’t attract the slightest bit of interest the few times I’ve taken it to the vape shop – but sometimes that’s a good thing right!
It is what it is – a no frills solidly built good performer almost a workhorse if you like that gets the job done with the minimum of fuss and looks built to last.
What I Don’t Like
Probably just the design which is subjective of course.
I have to be honest and say it didn’t feel very comfortable in the hand.
Despite being slim it is very wide and whilst the corners are smoothed off a little it can be uncomfortable as an out and about mod – but great for your desk or table whilst watching TV.
Final Review Verdict
Some of us don’t want a bells and whistles vape device that changes colour – predicts the weather and comes with a ridiculous caging around it.
However there’s minimalist and then there’s boxy – and for me the Vaporfi Vex 150 is the latter.
Sure it vapes like a dream and sure it’s a solid no frills piece of vape kit – but just a little bit of design thought might have gone a long way to making this a standout vape mod rather than a mod standing alone in the corner.
Look it hasn’t vexed me – far from it – it just hasn’t excited me. So no I wouldn’t buy it but I would recommend it if that makes sense!
- 150 watts
- Good battery life
- Temp control
- Solid build
- Simple to use
- Price has tumbled!
- Only 22mm wide