Pioneer4You Strikes Back With the iPV 400
The Pioneer4You iPV 400 is the latest box mod from a company known for offering affordable devices with strong feature sets. This upcoming model is no exception, complete with most features advanced vapers want from a current device, as well as a potentially great bonus. However, there’s one aspect of the iPV 400 that leaves something to be desired. Here’s a quick look at Pioneer4You’s new box mod.
iPV 400 Specs & Features List
Here are the specs and features of the Pioneer4You iPV 400.
- Chip: YiHi SX330-F4
- Dimension: 88 x 41.5 x 28 millimeters
- Power Range: 10 to 200 watts
- Joules Range: 10 to 120 Joules
- Temperature Range: 100 to 300°C / 212 to 572°F
- Power Mode Resistance Range: 0.15 to 3.0 ohms
- TC Mode Resistance Range: 0.05 to 1.5 ohms
- Spring-loaded 510 pin
- Two 18650 batteries required
- Soft curvature structure
- Easy flip battery door on bottom
- Compatible with Ni200 Nickel, Titanium, and Stainless Steel
- Supports YiHi SX Pure
- Temperature coefficient of resistance (TCR)
- Low-voltage protection
- Low-resistance protection
- High-input voltage warning
- Short-circuit operation
- Reverse-battery protection
Great Features, Ugly Design
In terms of features, the iPV 400 has a lot to offer. YiHi chips are known for their performance and accuracy. The wattage range is broad. It supports common wire materials for temperature control and has advanced TCR settings. Ergonomically, the device is relatively svelte for a dual-18650 battery box mod. While it lacks TFR (temperature factor of resistance), that’s a feature reserved for the most advanced vapers.
One feature of the iPV 400 that’s geared towards more mainstream vapers is its YiHi SX Pure compatibility. This allows the mod to use temperature control with coil-less atomizers, like the iPV Pure X2 (reviewed positively by Vaping360’s Bill Herbst). For some vapers, SX Pure coil-less tanks offer a fantastic blend of convenience and performance.
Although it has a strong set of features, the iPV 400’s design is lacking. It’s just an ugly box mod. It looks more like a 2013 Chinese vaping device than a 2016 model. It’s just…yuck. The curves, ridges, and buttons look tacky. Combined, they give the mod a cheap appearance. This is surprising, since Pioneer4You has offered good-looking devices, like the iPV D2, iPV D3, and iPV 5. Having said that, aesthetics are subjective and I’m sure some vapers will love the way that this box looks.
With a strong feature set, versatile YiHi electronics inside, and a low price (many online stores have this mod available for $50 or less), the Pioneer4You iPV 400 certainly has a lot to offer. What do you think? Are you intrigued by this package? Or will its unfortunate looks keep you away? Leave a comment and let know.