This one has four
The iJoy Maxo aims to supplant the Wismec Reuleaux as the most popular high-powered, but inexpensive, mod by using the clever strategy of adding a battery. While triple-18650 mods became popular at the end of 2015 and throughout 2016, the iJoy Maxo hopes to usher in the era of affordable quadruple-18650 mods. That’s right, the device is a quad-battery temperature-control variable-wattage box-mod. Although it’s a beast in terms of power and features, the form factor is reasonable for a box mod that sports four batteries. Here’s a closer look.
[The subtitle of this article was inspired by This is Spinal Tap.]
iJoy Maxo specs and features
Here are the official features and specs for the iJoy Maxo.
- Quad 18650 box mod, two 18650 also work
- Dimensions: 41 x 64 x 89 millimeters
- Weight: 350 grams
- Power: 5-315 watts
- Resistance range: 0.06-3.0 ohms
- Appearance can be customized
- Firmware upgradeable
- Chip designed by Iwepal
In many ways, the iJoy Maxo reminds me of another product in the company’s lineup — the iJoy Limitless LUX. Similar to that dual-26650 box-mod, this quadruple-18650 box-mod is smaller and more ergonomic than I expected it to be. Both devices are powered by Iwepal chips. While I haven’t used all of the chip’s features, I’ve been impressed by what I have used. It provides smooth performance with a broad array of features. While it’s not going to make Evolv or YiHi sweat, the Iwepal chip delivers nicely for the price.
The iJoy Maxo uses sticker panels for customization. The primary color can be complemented by secondary colors, some of which have different textures. The iJoy website shows stickers in leather, carbon fiber, and plastic finishes.
While 315 watts is overkill for many vapers, myself included, I’m looking forward to trying out the iJoy Maxo. I like its ergonomics. I’m certain that I’ll enjoy the heft a quadruple-18650 mod provides. And in my limited experience with the Iwepal chip, I’m satisfied by what it offers.
How about you guys and gals? Any of you looking forward to checking out the iJoy Maxo? Do you think a quadruple-18650 mod is something the market wants? Will vaping become like the razor market with different companies releasing a “plus one” model every year? If you’d like to see more of the iJoy Maxo, check out the image gallery below. When you’re done with that, kindly share your thoughts in the comments section.
[The title of this section was inspired by Deadpool.]