Cloupor Mini Intro
In this article we take a look at the Cloupor Mini 30W box mod. Cloupor are a Chinese Guangdong based firm best known for their T6 and T8 box mods. We have been using the Cloupor Mini for the past few weeks and are now going to report back on how it has performed and what things really stood out for us.
We were kindly given our Cloupor Mini by Gearbest.com for reviewing purposes. Gearbest are a Chinese based website that offer a huge range of e-cigarettes at rock bottom prices. They are similar to Fasttech and with our coupon code (TBEC5) you can get the Cloupor Mini for just $29.99. Please note if you use the free shipping option, delivery will take 2-3 weeks to the UK or US. We are based in Germany and it took 2 and a half weeks to get to us. For those who don’t want to wait that long, we have added some other vendors with discounts at the bottom of the article.
Cloupor Mini Specs and Features
- 1 x Cloupor Mini Box Mod
- 1 x USB Charger
- 4 Spare Magnets (for battery cover)
- 3 x Spare Screws for the 510 Adjustable Pin
- 1 x Mini Screwdriver
- 1 x Case for Cloupor
- 1 x Instruction Manual
- NOTE: The Cloupor doesn’t come with a battery. You’ll need an 18650 battery for it.
- Dimensions: 77.5mm x 36mm x 22mm
- Output power: 7W-30W
- Requires 1x 18650 battery (supplied separately)
- Output voltage: 3.6V—7.0V
- Variable Voltage and Variable Wattage setting available
- Optional Left & Right Mode
- Compatible with 0.45-3.0Ohm coils
- Fully adjustable 510 connection
- Built-in Ohm reader accurate to 0.01ohm
- Reverse battery protection
- Pass-through functionality (can be vaped while charging)
- Easy to remove magnetic rear cover
- Device can be locked or turned off completely
- Battery can be charged via micro USB while still inside the device
- Over-charge protection
Our initial reaction to the Cloupor was how small it is. You don’t really get a proper feel for the size of this mod from the pictures of it on the internet. It isn’t until you have this mod in your hand that you realize how small it is. I think I am right in saying that it is the smallest box mod with an 18650 battery. It is marginally bigger than the Eleaf iStick 20W device, but can hold the bigger 18650 battery.
Sub Ohm Compatible and 30W Power
The Cloupor Mini fires from 3 Ohms down to 0.45 Ohms, thus making it compatible with the majority of the new sub ohm tanks that have recently onto the market. This means you’ll be able to use those 0.5ohm sub ohm coils with either the Kanger Subtank or Aspire Atlantis.
The fact that the Cloupor goes from 7W all the way to 30W is also a big positive, as this will be the sweet spot for the majority of vapers.
The thing I really like about the Cloupor Mini, is that it feels solid. I like that it is made out of substantial stainless steel and has a nice quality finish to it, which feels really nice in your hand. It does make it slightly heavier than the Eleaf, but I prefer the build quality. One thing I didn’t like that much with the Eleaf was the plasticky, slightly flimsy finish to it. The Cloupor instead feels a lot more solid and higher end. It feels like a quality device when you have it in your hand.
The Cloupor also has a unique battery lid that is attached by little magnets. You just slide it down and then pull it off really easily. I like to change batteries quite often and switch them between devices, so being able to access the battery quickly and easily was something that I liked a lot.
The display on the Cloupor Mini is really good and shows you everything you need. It shows you the resistance of the atomizer you have on (in ohms) as well as the wattage, voltage and battery life! One thing that some people might find useful is the extra decimal place the Cloupor gives you for the Ohmage and Voltage (it shows you it to the nearest 0.01 ohm or Volt).
The buttons are easily clickable and don’t rattle around too much. Hit the fire button five times to turn off the device. You can also invert the screen by pressing the fire and the plus button. You can lock your current wattage or voltage setting, by holding the plus and minus together. And lastly to change between wattage and voltage modes, you need to hit the fire button and the minus button. So overall the display is fantastic and easy to use and navigate.
You can get the Cloupor Mini for around $40-50 from a US based store, or $28 from Gearbest with our coupon code. In the UK the Cloupor retails at £39.99 from JAC Vapour but you can get it for just £33.99 using our discount code below.
Although it doesn’t come with a battery, the Cloupor Mini, is in my opinion an absolute bargain, for the specs you get with this mod. It isn’t lacking that much compared with the higher end box mods, like the Vaporshark DNA 30 and yet is $130 less expensive!
Areas for Improvement
Not having a spring loaded pin was my biggest gripe with the Cloupor Mini. Whilst it isn’t a huge deal, I think a spring loaded pin would have made things a lot easier. I hate playing around with a screwdriver to adjust the pin when switching tanks. It isn’t by any means a deal breaker, but something I would like to see changed in the next model.
This is something that doesn’t bother me at all, but was picked up on in Pbusardos video review of the Cloupor. Namely, there is a 0.8s delay between when you hit the fire button and when it actually starts firing. Some people have made a big deal about this, but it really didn’t bother me at all. I hit the button and by the time it reaches my mouth it is firing, so no big deal for me.
Some people have also complained about the battery lid not sitting quite flush or moving around because the magnets aren’t strong enough. I am not sure if maybe I have a newer model, but the lid on mine has been fine and doesn’t rattle at all. It sits flushly on the back as well with no overlaps, so no complaints from me on this one.
The board meltdown issue: So if you don’t already know some peoples Cloupors melted when being charged by USB through a laptop. The board overheated causing it to meltdown. Cloupor issued a statement that it was a bad batch and only affected 0.1%-0.2% of all the Cloupors made. As it was a bad batch early on, I don’t think this will be an issue with any new purchases. If you want to check to see if yours is faulty or not Cloupor advised doing the following: just hold down the fire button with an atomizer on top and if the screen reads “too hot” after 15s then you should contact Cloupor.
Honestly I was really impressed with the Cloupor Mini. For its low price, I can’t really complain too much about little things like it not having the spring loaded pin. This isn’t a deal breaker by any means.
If want a mini box mod that is capable of firing up to 30W and capable of using the new Sub Ohm tanks and don’t want to fork out a fortune, then I would definitely recommend the Cloupor. It’s a really solid tiny device that feels awesome in your hand. It’s a fantastic low cost box mod and well worth having a look at if you are in the market for a mini box mod!