Kanger NEBOX Intro
Today we take a look at the “all in one” kit by Kanger called the Nebox. The Nebox is like a Joyetech E-Grip on steroids for sub ohm and temperature control vaping. The Kanger Nebox comes with a massive inbuilt 10ml tank and can fire up to 60W in wattage mode. The Nebox comes with a temp mode, which is Kanger’s first attempt at temperature control vaping. The Nebox comes with new Stainless steel vertical coils for wattage mode and a 0.15ohm Ni200 coil for temp mode.
Does the Nebox live up to the hype surrounding its launch? Find out below.
Kanger NEBOX Specs and Features
- 1x Kanger Nebox (With Pre-Installed Ni200 Coil 0.15ohm)
- 1x Built-In Nebox 10ml Tank
- 1x Mini RBA Coil
- 1x SSOCC Vertical Coil (0.5ohm)
- 1x USB Charging Cable
- 1x Black battery covers
- Tank Capacity: 10ML
- Output: 60W
- Minimum Resistance:0.15 ohm
- Battery: Single 18650 (Replaceable / Sold Separately)
- Temperature Control
- Drip Tip: Delrin 510 Drip Tip
- Charging: Micro-USB Charging Port for Pass Through
- Colors: Black, Baby Blue, Red and White
- Dimensions: 86mm x 58mm x 22.8mm
- Built-In 10mL Sub-Ohm Tank
Notes on the New Coils
The new coils are no longer box shaped like the previous Kanger coils. However, you can use the old coils in the Nebox and the new coils are also backwards compatible on the older Kanger Subtanks. The new coils for regular wattage mode (0.5, 1.2 & 1.5ohm) are now Stainless Steel. Kanger have confirmed that this is what they will shift all their coils to going forward. The new SSOCC temp coils provided me with some confusion as on the outside of the box it said 0.15ohm SSOCC and then on the “using guide” it says Ni200 0.15ohm coil. After emailing with Kanger they have said that the 0.15ohm temp control coil, is in fact using Ni200 for the wire itself, but the housing of the coil is made from Stainless Steel. I hope that clears up any confusion anyone is having with that!
Tip: Make sure when putting in a new coil, that when the Nebox asks if it is a new coil, you select yes, otherwise it will keep the resistance from the previous coil. If the device doesn’t ask this question, screw the cover off slightly and hit the fire button, so it shows 9.999ohms. Now when screwing the cap back on, it should ask you if you are using a new coil or not.
Vaping the 0.5ohm SSOCC (Stainless Steel)
The recommended wattage range for the Kanger Nebox is 15-50W.
We vaped the Nebox using Fa-Q 75% VG e-juice.
15W – Nothing
20W – A whisp of flavour
30W – I wouldn’t vape this below around 25W. 30W produces nice cool clouds of vapour and ok flavour
35W – Bigger vapour and a slightly warmer vape. Flavor still slightly muted.
40W – The flavour is getting slightly better, and warmth wise this is where I would probably stay for what I like. The clouds are pretty big.
45W – Big clouds and a nice warm vape, with no sign of any burnt hits. The flavour is now starting to really come through. Flavor wise, pretty similar to the old Kanger coils and I am not noticing any big improvement in terms of flavor.
50W – Verging on a burnt hit now with my 75% VG juice. I’d recommend staying below 50W.
I really enjoyed vaping the 0.5 SSOCC at around 40-45W using a 75% VG e-juice.
Vaping the 0.15ohm Ni200 in Temp Mode
The Nebox 0.15ohm Ni200 coil head, vaped really well in temperature mode. This is Kanger’s first attempt at temperature control and it seems to work really well. Personally I am not that into the whole temperature control phenomenon and prefer to vape on regular Kanthal or SS coils. Having said that the flavor on the temp coil is really good. In terms of flavor this is my favorite Ni200 coil I have tried so far. I found there was less of that typical funky Ni200/Nickel aftertaste you get from some Ni200 temperature control coils.
The Nebox is an all in one device, which means the tank is part of the mod itself. You don’t have to add your tank on and everything is neatly bundled into a lovely looking mod. In this respect the Kanger Nebox is a really easy to use and its simplicity will appeal to a lot of vapers.
Aesthetics and Size
The Nebox is a stunning looking device. Kanger really nailed the aesthetics on the Nebox and our white and black version looked really gorgeous. The nicely designed packaging adds to the appeal of the overall looks of this device. With its last few devices, Kanger have really hit the nail on the head in terms of making great looking products.
Size wise, the Nebox is 86mm tall, 58mm long and 22.8mm in width. This makes it much smaller than the majority of dual 18650 box mods and not too much bigger than single 18650 box mods. Given it features a 10ml tank inside the mod, I think Kanger have done well to keep it in such a small lightweight package. The Nebox fits nicely into your pocket and because you do not have a tank protruding out, you do not have to worry about anything snapping off etc.
10ml Tank Capacity
This was perhaps my favourite thing about the Kanger Nebox mod. For this reason I can see this mod, combined with its stunning compact looks, appealing to a lot of sub ohm vapers who are looking for a device with a larger tank. The issue with a lot of sub ohm tanks has been their lack of capacity, due to the rate at which you get through e-juice on those sort of tanks. The Kanger Nebox solves this issue.
6 Pre-Set Temp and Wattage Settings
I liked the pre-set temp and wattage settings on the Kanger Nebox. These can be accessed by holding down the + and – buttons. There are 4 different pre-set temp settings and two for wattage.
Good Temp Control
This is Kanger’s first dip into the temperature control market and I thought their 0.15ohm temp coil vaped extremely well. It is perhaps my favourite TC coil I have tried to date.
Ability Change Wattage in Temp Mode
The Kanger Nebox also gives you the option to change your wattage in temp mode, and the wattage can go up to 60W. This means you can get to your desired temperature quicker and shortens the ramp up time (If I am not mistaken!). To change the wattage whilst in temp mode, double tap both + and – together and then hit the fire button when done selecting your wattage.
The Kanger Nebox weighs just 220g with 10ml of Juice and an 18650 battery installed. That is pretty darn light!
At around $60-70 the Kanger Nebox is a pretty good deal in my opinion, given what you are getting. I like that you get an RBA section as well as the two coils.
510 Removable Drip Tip
The drip tip is a nice Delrin 510 drip tip. This means you can use any of your spare 510 drip tips on the Kanger Nebox.
RBA Deck Included
The RBA deck for the Nebox is similar/exactly the same as the new Subtank Mini RBA section and comes with a pre-installed 0.5ohm coil. Those who like to make their own coils will like the fact that Kanger have continued to include the RBA section as part of the kit.
Poor Battery Cover
This was the biggest flaw with this device. The battery cover needs to be unscrewed using a coin, which is annoying for those who are lazy and impatient (me). After using it for a week or so, you’ll find that the paint on the battery cover will start flaking off, from screwing it on and off.
The bottom of the tank, on the other hand, is easy to access and the lid has a perforated grip which can be screwed on and off easily.
No Air Flow Control or MTL Option
The airflow on the Kanger Nebox is comparable to the new Kanger Subtank, perhaps just slightly more restrictive than the Subtank on its widest setting. The Nebox takes its air flow through the bottom of the mod.
What I don’t like is that there is no air flow control. This means this device won’t be suited to any mouth to lung vapers out there who prefer a tighter draw. I think they have missed a trick here as I could see this as a great all day vape for those who like to mouth to lung vape, given its form factor and massive 10ml tank. Those direct lung inhalers who like sub ohm vaping and enjoyed the Subtank will really like the draw on this tank. Those who like a seriously open draw like on the Atlantis 2 or like the High Voltage, might find the draw on the Nebox slightly too restrictive.
I didn’t like the fact the tank was made from plastic. I can’t work out if it is removable or not, so you might be screwed should it break. It is protected, but I can see it breaking if dropped and it lands in an awkward way.
Tricky to Clean Tank
This is a slight compromise for having the tank built into the mod. Make sure when clean out the tank with water that you do not get any water into the electrics part of the mod! Be very careful when cleaning out the tank with water. I’d recommend using a syringe if you have one.
Overall both my brother and I really enjoyed using the Kanger Nebox and we will be using it going forward as a go to vape of ours. I wasn’t a fan of the battery cover, lack of airflow and the plastic tank. Apart from that, given its competitive price, this is a fantastic little “all in one” and I think the 10ml in-built tank is a fantastic feature for sub ohm vapers. Its convenient size means it fits nicely into your pocket making it easy to take out and about with you. I also really love the looks of the white black version we got from Kanger to review, it’s absolutely gorgeous. Overall I think this is an innovative piece of vape gear that provides something slightly different and I can see it appealing to a lot of vapers.
Who is the Nebox for?
The Nebox is a great device for those sub ohm vapers who enjoyed the air flow on the Kanger Subtank and are looking for a vape with a very large tank capacity that provides good flavor and clouds. The Nebox also has the added benefit of having temperature control should that be something you are looking for. I can see this mod being popular for those at work or needing something to carry around with them that they will not need to re-fill very often.
Who Isn’t the Nebox for?
The Nebox doesn’t have an adjustable air flow. If you are a mouth to lung vaper who prefers a restrictive air flow, then this won’t be for you. Alternatively those sub ohm vapers who like a really really airy draw, might find this one slightly restrictive, as it’s not as airy as some other sub ohm tanks.
If you are concerned about battery life and are a heavier vaper, then because of the single 18650 and annoying battery cover, I’d recommend looking at a dual 18650 device, as you will be annoyed having to replace the 18650 in this mod. You can use pass through charging however.