Vaporesso for a long time have been a company on top of their game. Featuring hard working and well performing tanks, combined with mods that never fail, they have been a real go to company for vapers around the world. Last year’s Luxe with the Omni Chip 4 proved to be one of the very best on the market featuring not only accuracy but a chip that packed more features than most of the companies dream of under the hood. So it was a wonder where they could go from there, step forward the Gen 2. The box mod that came with a simplified design and a chip set even better than before, it was both an underwhelming and exciting release. How does it perform and more importantly, is it a must buy? Before we get into all of that, let’s break the details down first.
In the Box
- Vaporesso Gen
- Instruction Manual
- Warranty Card
- USB Cable
- Product Size: 93.5 x 27 x 53mm
- Output Wattage: 5 – 220W
- Battery: 2 x 18650 (not supplied)
- Modes: Pulse, TC, CC, VV, VW, Bypass, Eco, Smart TC
- Resistance Range: 0.03 – 5ohm
- Chip set: Axon
- Display: 0.91in OLED
About the Vaporesso Gen 2
The Gen 2 is a dual 18650 battery powered device capable of firing up to 220w. The device is a simple box mod design with a back magnetic battery door and front fire button with 3 navigation buttons. The box design is almost a silicone/rubber coated grip with a 510 pin on top able to house up to 27mm on top. The mod has a simple monochrome screen displaying wattage mode, ohms, battery indicator and seconds firing.
Inside the mod it comes with a menu system activated by 3 clicks of the middle button. This takes you to a simplified menu that gives you pulse mode, Eco mode, smart TC mode DIY mode and settings. The pulse mode delivers a hit every .02 seconds, which is more classed as your wattage. The smart TC works in conjunction with the chip in detecting coil type automatically to optimise performance of your coil. The Eco mode conserves battery life over the course of your battery capacity and settings covers puff counter, brightness etc.
Gen 2 Pros
The first place to start with the Gen 2 is the feel of the device and compared to its competitors on the market today, this has been very well thought out. The device is thin, comfortable and extremely light given that it is a dual battery, weighing a lot less than most other similar devices. The rubber style coating provides grip and the device just fits really well in the palm of your hand. Combined with this, despite heavy usage there doesn’t seem to be any scuffs, marks or wear and tear on the device. So the design of the device seems to compensate for general wear and tear which is fantastic. The simplistic design goes really well in its favour and being able to fit most tanks on top without overhang despite not appearing to shows just how much design went into this device. The back magnetic door is sturdy without any movement whatsoever and even the included battery ribbon is a nice feature. Fire button is nice and clicky with a soft touch, and the button placement means going into the menu is a desired request rather than an accidental one.
Under the hood and the chip set really does shine from its previous incarnation. The Gen 2 chip performs as fantastically with the auto detection of coil and Eco mode over each battery lifespan. The menu design is both simple and effective making switching between modes/features easy to do and with the 3 click menu button option, no accidental menu entering whilst vaping. You can lock the power adjust with 3 clicks and the 5 clicks on and off is very fast as well. The Chip set brings much improved battery life from the Luxe giving you over a days worth of heavy use from the mod with a decent set of 18650s. The simplistic design of the screen harks back to mods of old and even the menu not timing out is a nice welcome addition when you are fine tuning your TC vape.
Gen 2 Cons
The cons for this device are more user based rather than design flaws I have found so you can take them to your own interests if you so wish. The first thing I didn’t like with the Gen 2 was the lack of fire button lock the device has, or more so with the response time of the chip. If you ever find yourself over clicking to turn off/on a device then this mod may be a chore. As the chip is so responsive, if you accidentally over clicked 5 times, you can immediately turn the device off again. This is superficial I know but I had found myself regularly doing this when quickly trying to turn the device off before putting it away, although not much in the way of accidental firing. The next con for me is the modes being incorrectly named. Again superficial but I prefer power mode to be called that, rather than a new name that doesn’t really change the performance of the vape from a standard perspective. The menu system may be a little long winded if you prefer a simpler menu unlock system and the lack of fire button usage in that is a little different to other devices on the market. Other than that, there really isn’t much else to critique the device on.
The Luxe was a device that provided fantastic options and poor battery life to compensate it. The Gen 2 however, nothing of the sort any-more and Vaporesso have really delivered big time here. The device is solid, well designed, adaptable to different vape styles and simplistic in its approach. There isn’t a menu to be lost in or a million and one options to confuse your average vaper. What you get is a fantastically performing device that offers performance over gimmicks and outperforms most others on the market today. Is this the best mod on the market? It comes down to personal tastes, but given a wide experience with new devices this year, I have to admit I couldn’t put any as better than it, with the design making it a joy to take out with me.
Vaporesso have started generation 2 of the box mod and it calls back to a year gone by. Vaporesso could well be the company to evolve the mod into something so much better.