The Vype eBox is the latest and most advanced e cig device from Nicoventures, a subsidary of British American Tobacco.
The eBox offers a tank system e cig to cater to vapers that want a little more control from their vape devices. This follows on from other e-cig starter kits such as the Vype ePen 3, eStick and eTank.
Vype What Can We Expect From The eBox by Vype?
The eBox is what’s classed as an all in one (AIO) device. This basically means that the tank sits within the body of the e cig.
Despite it’s compact size it features an impressive 2000mAh battery. The tank comes with replaceable coil heads and can be filled from the top (top-fill).
Vype e cigs are targeted more towards new vapers and while the eBox is more advanced, it is still a fairly basic device when compared to the vape options out there.
Basic isn’t a bad thing though if it’s done well. So, does the Vype eBox offer an improved addition to their product line-up? Let’s find out.
This kit was sent for free for the purposes of this review. As always our views are our own.
In The Box
- 1 X Vype eBox
- 1 X Glass vape tank
- 1 X 2.1 Ohm Atomiser coil
- 1 X 10ml Dark Cherry eLiquid bottle (10ml)
- 1 X USB charging cable
- 1 X User manual
- 4-12W Power Output
- 2000 mAh battery capacity
- Side by side mod/tank
- Top Fill, 2ml Tank
- Built in safety features (Auto cut off, Temperature & Voltage Protection, Charge cut off)
Design and Build Quality
The Vype eBox is a compact device that has a ‘side by side’ design similar to the likes of the Smoant Knight V1 and Tesla Stealth mods.
Side by side is just one description that simply refers to the design feature where the tank sits on the side of the vape mod rather than on the top.
I for one really like this type of design as it offers a nice compact mod that is easy to carry around in the pocket.
My hands aren’t the biggest but I found the eBox sat well in the palm and the rubberised finish makes it a pleasure to hold for extended periods of time.
The mod looks the part as well. I’m all for clean lines and minimum fuss when it comes to mod design and Vype haven’t disappointed with the eBox.
The top of the vape mod features a clean and simple OLED screen that shows battery life, current wattage, coil resistance and current voltage. The OLED screen only appears when one of the buttons on the side of the mod are pressed.
Theses buttons are well set in the side of the mod with no rattle. The power button sits above the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ function buttons. We will discuss more in the next section on what these buttons offer in terms of functionality.
The base of the mod features an /on/off switch. So if you are here looking at why your Vype eBox doesn’t work, be sure you have switched it on! Easy mistake to make!
The micro USB slot is located on the end at the bottom of the mod. So you can stand the device upright when charging.
The tank screws into place in the side of the mod. All threading was quality and screwed in with ease.
How To Fill The Vype eBox Tank
- Remove the tank from the mod
- Unscrew the top section of the tank
- Fill with e liquid upto the 2ml juice line
- Screw the top section back on
- Important: Don’t vape for at least 5 minutes. This will allow enugh time for the e liquid to soak into the coil. If you jump the gun the cotton could burn and the coil will be unusable!
Replacing the coil head
The coil head looks similar to that of the Innokin Endura T22 and T18 kit. To remove and replace simply do the following:
- Unscrew the base section of the tank
- Remove the top section of the tank
- Pull the coil head out through the bottom of the tank
- Push fresh coil back into the tank. Be sure the coil head is inserted correctly and aligned.
- Replace base section
- Refill tank (see above)
- Replace top section
All very easy to operate. One thing I would recommend, especially if you are a new vaper, is to practice taking the tank apart and putting it back together BEFORE filling with e-liquid.
Overall, the Vype eBox is a solid, well put together mod.
How Does The Vype eBox perform?
First let’s take a quick look at the function button and what they do.
- On/Off – Press fire button 3 times in quick succession to turn on and off
- Press ‘+’ and ‘-‘ function buttons to scroll through wattage settings.
- Press ‘+’ and ‘-‘ function buttons together – This shows puff count (resets when mod is turned off)
That is pretty much it. Very simple, built for new users in mind.
When you have filled your tank and you are ready to go which wattage should you vape at?
This is all down to personal preference. I settled on the max 12W as I prefer a slightly warmer vape.
If you go below 7W you won’t get much at all, this is normal. Just have a play around and once you have found your setting you’re good to go.
Flavour and Vapour
The Dark Cherry e liquid in the kit was good. The cherry came through well although there was a hint of menthol in there (I think) which I wasn’t expecting. It added a cooling to the vape on the exhale that I personally enjoyed.
I am used to sub ohm vaping with tanks such as the Aspire Cleito Pro and while the Vype eBox isn’t going to match that for flavour of clouds I found it good considering the max 12W power the box offers.
The vapour volume is just average, but again this is compared to the best box mods and tanks I use on a regular basis.
If this is your first vape device or you are stepping up from one of the other Vype e cigs then it will be just fine.
The one big issue I had was with how hard the actual bottle was to squeeze. It’s solid. In the end I had to literally pull the entire top cap off the bottle to get at the juice!
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There is an adjustable airflow ring at the base of the tank which is easy to turn and operate. I didn’t, personally, find that it made too much difference to the vape.
Closing the airflow with give a slightly warmer vape but in terms of vapour volume and flavour there isn’t much in it.
Overall, as a mouth to lung vape tank, it performed well and I didn’t get any leaking.
Why Does My Vype eBox Say ‘Check Atomiser’?
This is something that I encountered a couple of times and a message that can indicate a ‘short’ issue with your tank.
I found an easy fix for this though, should you encounter the same.
All I did was remove the tank, turn off the mod, replace the tank and turn it back on. This, for me seemed to sort things out.
What I Like
The form factor and build quality of the Vype eBox is very good. The soft touch, rubberised finish is a pleasure to hold.
The eBox is also small enough to take out and about and slip in and out of your pocket without getting in the way.
It’s also very easy for new vapers to use straight out of the box and offers good flavour.
What I Don’t Like
Th eBox is targeted toward newer vapers so with that in mind there isn’t a huge amount not to like.
There are four things that would make this even better.
The first would be to offer a removable/replaceable drip tip for those that don’t get on well with stainless steel in their mouths.
The second would be to design the tank so that the coil head can be replaced without having to empty the tank.
The third would be to include a spare coil. If a new user makes a mistake with the coil by accidentally dry burning the cotton in the coil they have no back up.
Last but not least, the Vype e liquid bottles are the hardest I have ever come across. I ended up having to take the whole top of the bottle to get at the juice.
Neither are negatives, just possible improvements.
Final Review Verdict
- Very easy for new vapers to use
- Kit comes with eveything you need to start
- Performance is good for the level of device
- Tank and coils produce good flavour
- Compact, portable device
- Very good quality
- Only comes with one coil
- Fixed drip tip
- Juice bottle very difficult to squeeze!