Temperature control is one of the main technological advances in newer vapes, and it’s incredibly useful. It ensures the system stays at the same temperature, preventing the coil from overheating while the user is inhaling.
It’s not generally recommended for beginner vapers as it’s not an absolute necessity—but for intermediate and advanced users, I think it’s a great bit of help. Not only does it increase the longevity of the battery and the coil, but it also ensures consistency and prevents unwanted errors like popping and dry hits.
Here, I’ll give five of my favorite temperature control box mods.
At A Glance: Our Top Picks for Best Temperature Control Box Mods
If you’re in a hurry, you can jump straight into our top picks (these are the temperature control box mods that most people buy).
- Asmodus Minikin Boost Kodama Mod Top Pick
- Smok ProColor 225W Runner-up
- Sigelei TOP1 230 TC Runner-up
Top 5 Best Temperature Control Box Mods 2020 – Our Reviews:
1. Asmodus Minikin Boost Kodama Mod
This is one of the most expensive mods on the market, coming in at around $400. This is serious money and not worth investing unless you are a very frequent user, but if it suits you, go for it.
The Asmodus Minikin Boost Kodama Mod is made of metal and beautiful stabilized wood, available in two different colorways: Purple & Gold and Green & Silver. It operates via two 18650 batteries and has a changeable outage of 5W to 15W.
It has full temperature control and is extremely customizable with your own mods, tanks, and mouthpieces. It may seem pricey, but the design is breathtaking.
You’d buy expensive cars, houses, or clothes, so why not a vape too? It’s ultra-resilient and certainly stands out from the crowd.
- Looks beautiful
- Wide output range
- Doesn’t offer much for the price besides its design
2. Smok ProColor 225W
At the other end of the spectrum is Smok’s ProColor mod. Operating up to 225W, it is an excellent and inexpensive kit for those looking to start their adventure with temperature control mods.
Available for just under $50, this Smok mod is undoubtedly one of the best beginner kits out there and is extremely popular too. Physically, it’s almost identical to the Smok Alien mod, which is also a great one, although it may seem a little outdated now.
As its name would have you expect, the ProColor is available in a wide range of colors (18), perhaps more than any other vape on the market. This is very considerate of Smok, and everyone will be satisfied with at least one design, whether they want a block color, camouflage, or a rainbow pattern.
It’s extremely simple to use and very affordable too.
- Very well priced
- Available in a wide range of colors
- Very similar to the Alien mod, quite underwhelming technological progression
3. Sigelei TOP1 230 TC
This has a lot in common with the aforementioned ProColor and is available for around $15 more. For the extra price, you get an extra 5 wattage and a very simple three-button design.
The Sigelei TOP1 230 TC comes with a round screen that features a display similar to a speedometer. If you’re looking for a mod to cloud chase, I highly recommend this as it adds another visual element to the competition.
The power and clarity of the flavor are exceptional, but the design may not be to everyone’s liking
However, it is simple, and for those looking for something different, it’s one of the best places to start.
This Sigelei device comes in 10 different colors—including black, silver, white, and multi-colored. It’s been a very popular box mod since it came on the market in 2019, and it continues to be a bestseller over a year on.
- Unique design may not be to everyone’s liking
4. SnowWolf MFeng 200W
This system is a very popular mod due to its individualistic design and strong flavor profile.
It’s available in 13 different colors and offers a range rivaled by few others: the MFeng comes in unusual colors such as hot pink and gold, with the company’s famous wolf head logo appearing on the side in a contrasting color to the main body.
SnowWolf has put a lot of consideration into the design of this piece, and I think it deserves accolades for the design alone. Despite its appearance, it’s a very solid performer too.
It runs on two 18650 batteries, which provide you with the choice of up to 200W of power. It runs on 0.2ohm coils which gives the user thick flavorsome plumes of vape to keep them going all day.
Unfortunately, the weight of the metal and the batteries does add up, and for those in need of a smaller, more portable piece, I’d maybe recommend looking elsewhere.
- Exceptional design
- Very flavorsome
5. Eleaf iStick Pico
The starter kit for this minuscule piece retails at around $80, which isn’t the cheapest, but it’s probably the best portable temperature control mod you can buy.
The Eleaf iStick Pico is extremely small, with the mod and tank measuring less than most temperature control box mods without the rest of the set-up. It runs on a single 18650 battery, making it affordable and the most manageable system on this list.
Its main fallback is that it operates up to only 75W, which is less than half of all other mods featured in this article. It’s a shame because it excels in every other aspect a vape needs to, but then again anyone looking for a vape of this size is probably looking for a lower power as they’re probably a more casual user.
- Very small and light
- Not very powerful
- Quite expensive for what it offers
Although temperature control isn’t cutting edge, box mods that feature it do tend to be in the mid-price range. I think they’re absolutely worth the investment, as temperature control can prevent a lot of common mishaps, such as burnt coil and system overheat.
It’s almost a given that vapes have temperature control unless you’re looking to invest in a mechanical piece. Temperature controls are certainly my preference, and I’d be happy to use any of the above mods as my own.