Smowell Turbox Intro
Today I will be taking a look at the Turbox 80w kit from Smowell. A starter sub-ohm kit with the extra addition of a ceramic coil in the tank this has a lot of promise to be something to rival the Vaporesso Target Kit. Below I take a look to see how it stacks up against it’s competitors.
Smowell Turbox Specs and Features
- 1x Turbox mod (80w)
- 1x Divergent Tank (0.5Ω ceramic coil pre installed)
- 1x SS TC replacement coil
- 1x USB Cable
- 1x User Manual
- 1x Warranty Card
- Size: 83.5*37.5*22mm (22*55mm Tank)
- Wattage Range: 5-80w
- Temperature Range: 100-300°C
- Resistance Range: 0.15-3Ω (0.05-1Ω Temp Mode)
- Single 18650 device
- 4ml Capacity Tank
The presentation box was very nice for this mod; the orange and white box gives some character and color to the presentation. The mod and tank are kept in a foam insert which did the job of cushioning the mod. Overall I was impressed with the packaging.
Design and Aesthetics
I really like the design of the Turbox, it has a very sophisticated look to it. Simple but effective, and, it fits well in the hand and the size is another plus point. It’s a comfortable size for a single 18650 device.
I like the look of the tank as well; the pattern on the tank gives it a unique look that is sure to raise some eyebrows. Don’t be surprised if this tank is gets you some attention!
The mod performs very well TC works well and wattage is consistent. But, the menu system is a little confusing to work with. I find that I constantly seem to be cycling through memory settings before adjusting the wattage instead of simply adjusting the wattage each time I vape.
I would like to see more combinations used–fire button and wattage up/down buttons–to use the features instead of a 5 click to get into the menu system itself, and then cycling though the options.
Aside from the operations interface, the tank performs well from around 40-55w with good clouds and flavour. It isn’t anything special but this is part of a kit so I wouldn’t expect it to be as good as other standalone tanks. But, it does the job its supposed to. I can’t fault it for that.
I think the contrasting design of the simple box, coupled with a funky looking tank; it gives the kit some character and keeps it from looking plain and boring. I’m very impressed with the design.
Even for a single 18650 device this kit is quite small and fits well in the palm of your hand. It is slightly smaller than something like the Vaporesso Target VTC kit. And with 80w and temperature control it packs a punch.
I find the magnets on the battery door to be a little too weak for my liking; I can pull the thing straight off and not in the manner it is supposed to. A little more resistance would give me the peace of mind that the door wont simply fall off when I’m using it.
Whilst the tank does the job, that’s all it does. Also, I must say, the ceramic coil is one of the worst that I have used! It’s the truth. Sorry. In comparison to the Vaporesso Target kit for example, the Smowell Turbox shouldn’t even be in the same sentence. This is a true definition of a tank purely made to be used until you can get your hands on a better option.
The Vaporesso tank I would happily use on other mods, however, with this tank, I am not impressed enough to move it to another mod. The main thing I like about it is the styling, but, unfortunately, that is about it.
To summarize, whilst this is a good starter kit and it does work well enough, especially in TC mode and with regular coils in the tank, somehow it just never quite becomes anything special. Overall, it’s good enough of a kit to not be a waste of money, but I can’t recommend you rush out to go spend any on it.