Smowell TurBox Review by VapeMaster

Review Date: 
25.02.2016

Smowell TurBox

The TurBox by Smowell is an 80W Variable Wattage device that requires a single 18650 battery. The device also has full Temperature Control functionality supporting a maximum output of 50J. In addition Smowell’s Divergent tank is included in the package and it comes with a ceramic and a Stainless Steel coil.

Smowell TurBox features

  • Zinc Alloy and Stainless Steel Construction
  • Variable Wattage and Temperature Control Modes
  • Output 5-80W Variable Wattage
  • Output 10-50J Temperature Control
  • Spring Loaded 510 Pin
  • Magnetic Battery Compartment Lid
  • Resistance Range Variable Wattage: 0.15-3.0ohm
  • Resistance Range Temperature Control: 0.05-1.0ohm
  • Temperature Control Range from 212- 572°F/100-300°C
  • Divergent Tank Constructed from Stainless Steel and Pyrex
  • 3.0ml Capacity
  • Top Fill Design
  • Easy Change Coil System
  • Available coils: 0.5ohm NTCC Coil (30-60w). 0.5ohm SS316L Coil (15-50w)

What’s in the box?

  • 1x Smowell TurBox 80W Box Mod
  • 1x Divergent Tank
  • 1x 0.5ohm NTCC (Ceramic) Coil. 1x 0.5ohm SS316L (Stainless Steel) Coil
  • User Manual
  • Authenticity Card
  • Spare Delrin Drip Tip
  • 2x Spare Coils
  • Micro-USB Cable

One things for sure you do get quite a lot in the box and everything is very well packaged.

Styling and build quality

The TurBox comes is available in several colours but I received the white version for review which kind of looks like a Stormtrooper accessory. It does have a nice form factor and feels good in the hand. While the shape itself is still somewhat boxy all of the edges are nicely rounded off.

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The mods weight is pleasant and it isn’t especially light or heavy but feels just right! The 510 pin is spring loaded and I had absolutely no issues getting my atomizers to sit flush.

The screen is decent being both bright and clear. All of the typical information is shown: resistance, Voltage and Wattage. In addition battery life and temperature (when in that mode) is also displayed.

The buttons have a nice “click” to them but I did find myself catching the plus and minus buttons a little too easily with the palm of my hand and inadvertently changing my settings. The TurBox features a Micro USB port and it is sensibly located so you can charge your mod in the upright position. The base of the device features three venting holes which is more than adequate for a single 18650 battery.

The battery compartment lid is a nice fit and has four magnets. Now while the lid doesn’t wobble I did find that the lid came off a little too easily when removing it and I felt that the magnets should be stronger than they are since over time I can see it getting looser. Fitting a battery is easy and although there is no ribbon to assist with battery removal it is not actually needed.

Included with the package is the Divergent tank and in many respects it is very similar to Joyetech’s EGO Max. Similarities aside Smowell’s version has much better viewing windows so you can clearly see the juice level. The tank has a 3ml capacity, easy coil swap system and comes with two coils, a ceramic one and a Stainless Steel one.

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Ease of use

I am not 100% certain but I suspect this device has a YIHI chip in it because the menu layout and operation is extremely similar to my iPV4s and my Sigelei 150W TC. It is not especially difficult to get to grips with and I don’t think most people will have a problem with it.

The manual is clear and well written so I see no point in rehashing that information here. One thing to mention is that it does have pre-sets which can be saved just like the iPV4s.

Smowell TurBox Performance

In terms of regular Wattage vaping the TurBox works fine and I encountered absolutely no problems. I first tried my Heron 1.5 that currently has a Kanthal build in it and the vape was exactly the same as it is on my other devices.

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I thought the Divergent tank was nicely designed and the ceramic coil made for a very flavoursome and highly enjoyable vape when using Black Note tobacco E-liquid. The ceramic coil also didn’t need an insane amount of power and 35W resulted in very clean and crisp flavour with some decent vapour production.

To test the Temperature Control functionality of the TurBox I used my Freemax Scylla which is currently fitted with a Ni200 coil. This device does have a resistance lock which can be applied by holding down the plus and minus buttons simultaneously. I vaped at my typical 45W/240°C and the good news is that I did not encounter any strange temperature spikes or resistance jumping. In all respects the vape was pretty much exactly the same as it is on my iPV4s.

Vaping with Temperature Control enabled really does drain the battery life fast but that is to be expected especially when using a single 18650 battery.

Conclusion

The Smowell TurBox is a decent middle of the road mod that should appeal providing you don’t need more than 80W of power. In my opinion the battery compartment lid could do with stronger magnets because I suspect over time the lid will come off far too easily but it has not been a problem in the short time I have used it.

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The device certainly does have a good form factor and it functions well so if you purchased one I don’t think you’d be unhappy. The Divergent tank is a nice extra to include and the ceramic coil was very impressive being especially flavoursome and I really do like the fact that it didn’t require an obscene amount of wattage.

All in all this is a worthwhile buy if you like the sound of it.  Thanks to the team at Smowell for sending this item in to us to review.  There are a few UK stockists but if you are a vendor and are interested in stocking this product please contact Smowell via their website http://www.smowelltech.com/ or their Alibaba site www.smowell.en.alibaba.com or you can contact zhongjames666 on Skype for more information.

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