Those who smoke cigarettes know how hard it is to kick the habit. Whether it’s patches, or pills, or just going cold turkey, for many it’s an exercise in futility. But nothing seems to have worked better for millions of ex-smokers than turning to vaping. No longer do non-smokers have to endure the smell or an ashtray or those gnarly cigarette butts just to get their fair share of nicotine.
But with vaping’s incredible popularity comes a plethora of options from dozens if not hundreds of manufacturers. It can be very difficult to separate the best from the rest. While the FDA’s recent regulations may shrink the number of devices available, there’s still a lot of devices to pick from.
With so many options out there, actually finding the best ecigarettes to buy requires hours of research, posting questions to forums, and watching YouTube reviews. Who has time for that? We do. Here’s a breakdown of the best ecigarettes on the market, from no-commitment disposables to pro-level mods. Happy vaping!
Why should you buy this: A wide range of features puts it in a class of its own
Who’s it for: Vapers who need the best in customizability
How much will it cost: $200
Why we picked the SX Mini Q:
At $200, the SX Mini Q is definitely on the super high end of box mods. However, there are few competitors out there that come close to what SX offers in its 200 watt top-of-the-line device. The construction is top notch, it’s a regulated mod (meaning power output won’t decrease as battery charge depletes), and it offers some of the most extensive vape customizability we’ve seen so far.
Now of course those of us who vape know all about wattage, voltage, and temperature control settings. It’s essential to getting us the ‘perfect’ vape. Well, the SX Mini Q takes this all a step further. With a mode called SXi-Q, you can actually further customize how the device operates every half-second. For example, you could set the device to run at a warmer temperature initially, then switch mid-vape to a lower temperature. That’s pretty cool.
Another cool feature? Something called “compensate temperature.” External temperature does play a part in vapor production, and on hot days you’ll notice less vapor production. Set this setting to whatever the temperature is outside, and the mod automatically adjusts.
Also, tests show that this mod actually does reach 200 watts – something a few manufacturers have been criticized for. That’s a positive too, considering its high retail price. While we wouldn’t recommend this for everyone, the SX Mini Q is the one to buy if you’re an experienced vapor looking for the ultimate customizable mod.