Vapros I-Energy

In recent months, Vision has been marketing a new line of products for their consumers who have graduated from Spinner VV batteries to something more powerful. They include the Nunchaku VW battery (18W), the iBox mod (25W), and the V-Spot Atomizer for low-watt vaping with a replaceable vertical dual coil.

As always, these products remain affordable. There are two kits: the 1299 and the Vapros I-Energy which we will be looking at here.

Vision Vapros I-Energy Kit

You might have already heard of the 1299 Kit; a complete e cigarette with a 1650-mAh battery and a 5-ml tank for around $60. Vision’s I-Energy kit looks a bit different and is not quite as powerful at 1600 mAh. That is not a significant difference, however, so you can compare them fairly closely.

An I-Energy e cig is wider, like a mechanical mod: 22 mm. It is fairly long too although not as long as the 1299 when the two parts are combined. Vision reports that the I-Energy battery is 83 mm long while the clearomizer measures 66.8 mm.

It will be noticeable in your hand with a 3.5-ml tank in classy colors like black, steel, or coffee. The idea of a coffee-colored battery strikes me as sophisticated in the extreme; a huge change from their graffiti-style Nunchaku.

You can tell that Vision is aware their audience is wide. While people who do not understand the industry mistake vapers for Hell’s Angels with cobra tattoos or drug addicts puffing on LSD, the reality is they come from all walks of life. Those include the boardroom, the staffroom, and the living room.

More Specs

This is a 1.8-ohm device for low resistance vaping, not sub-ohm clouds. The battery is rated at 4.3V. You charge the I-Energy via a port situated at the very bottom next to a series of little holes that vent the battery whereas the 1299 battery port is located along the side.

With airflow control valve on the I-Energy, the vaper is able to adjust the resistance of his inhalation.

The Power Button

You might think a power button can’t differ from model to model, but it can and it does. An Evod button is flat with the battery’s exterior. Ego buttons are raised. The I-Energy power button takes both roads: raised around the edges but depressed in the center to accept the shape of your finger.

Diagonal Drip Tip

This is not the first time you’ve seen a diagonal glass drip tip and it won’t be the last.

Glass and steel create a clean, subdued appearance. If crisp isn’t your “vision” for vaping and you want more color, there are cowboys, bunny rabbits, skulls, and other drip tips available.

Face it: you didn’t buy an I-Energy to make a spectacle of yourself or your e cig. Buy a brightly colored iStick, Hana Modz DNA 40, or the Nunchaku if that’s what you want. Halo’s Triton series comes in numerous colors. This Vapros device is all about class.

More from Vision

The iNow is another Vision e cig rated 2000 mAh and capable of reaching 40W. For sub-ohm vapers, the lowest resistance is amazing: 0.2 ohms. This $25 battery could rival the Aspire CF and measures just 94 mm by 21 mm. Choose black, stainless, or white.

Nunchaku batteries cost around $35 and provide 18W for 0.4 ohm vaping. This is the colorful series sold in shades like pink, blue, and skull.

Their iBox is a 25W mod resembling an old-fashioned transistor radio. Instead of clinical aluminum or steel, you get black covered in lines and fronted by a big adjustable dial.

In place of a regular set of power buttons, there is a sliding power button for turning the device on and off and you use the dial to select volts or watts. With a V-Spot Atomizer, you can run it at low ohms (not sub-ohm). With an Aspire Atlantis attached, the iBox is good for 0.5 ohms.

Top 5 Box Mods Under $100

Stick within your budget or make room for new mod purchases every few months by ordering items that are affordable but well made. The top 5 box mods under $100 are all very reasonable products and have received enough reviews to help you find the mod that suits what you are looking for precisely.

Our top 5 contains items from Joyetech, Wismec, Innokin, Eleaf, and Laisimo:

Number One: Joyetech Cuboid 150W TC

It’s dark and just a little bit secretive-looking, this Joyetech product. Orientation is unusual in that the screen is front-facing, a central strip like that on the Eleaf Simple┬ábut wider and longer.

This is a long, narrow product featuring stainless steel 510 threads, 1W to 150W potential, up to 600F TC capacity, and can support 0.05 ohms minimum resistance.

Two batteries will be required to run this upgradeable set with a slip-on battery door as well as USB charging. Install new firmware for upgrades and enjoy even more of the technical superiority and safety Joyetech is known to supply its customers.

Number Two: Eleaf iStick Simple

A black stripe along the front-center of an iStick Simple is also the screen but when the display is not turned on this is just a stripe with two arrow buttons at the top. There is no Temperature Control mode; nothing surprising: it’s like the name says, simple.

I love that rounded power button and the size which is so sleight you will barely feel its weight in your bag. Make it to 50W with a sub ohm coil. Adjust wattage or voltage. Maybe you can get more power or a lot of other features like TC and TCR settings elsewhere, but this is one of the most popular mods around.

Number Three: Innokin CoolFire IV 40W

This is a sporty little mod from Innokin and a huge departure from the last Cool Fire “grenade.” There are a number of youthful, energetic colors to choose from with this tiny mod for low- to mid-level vapers who aren’t seeking the biggest clouds or the highest output.

For these vapers, 40 watts is plenty of power and they probably won’t use all of it most of the time anyway. Little vent holes let out heat around the battery. The screen turns over if you are left-handed. A battery of 2000mAh has been installed for your convenience.

Number Four: Laisimo S3 200W TC

I like the sleek lines and compact design of this rounded box. It is so modern and different, in part thanks to the relocation of a screen from the side to the top. You can watch details as you puff which makes more sense than turning a mod around to look at it.

That round display up top is bright and cheerful against stainless steel or black. Batteries are held in place by a magnetic cover as is often the case these days; no more screws to deal with. Lots of electronic protection is provided by the chip.

Number Five: Wismec Reuleaux RX200S

The ergonomic shape of this Wismec device sets it apart as unique from all the rest. It’s like an iconic piece of architecture in a big city and finds its niche where nothing else will fit.

No other company has created quite the youthful look or convenient style of this Wismec mod.

It features TCR, TC, and VW mods for use with Nickel 200, stainless steel, Titanium, and regular coils.

Heat vents prevent the chip from having to deal with overheating issues although it will turn your mod off if it needs to cool down.

A big screen displays figures clearly from 1W to 200W, 0.05 ohms to 3.5 ohms, 200F to 600F, plus battery power and voltage.

Buy three batteries to run the system and recharge via USB. Buy six batteries if you want to swap them over.