Bolo box by Artisan Mods
Bolo box by Artisan Mods

Bolo box by Artisan Mods

Commercial characteristics

  • Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: MyFree-cig
  • Price of the tested product: 120 Euros
  • Product category according to its selling price: High end (from 81 to 120 euros)
  • Mod type: Mechanical without kick support possible
  • Is the mod telescopic? No
  • Maximum power: Not applicable
  • Maximum voltage: Not applicable
  • Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: Not applicable

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

The Bolo Box is a beautiful object. Its shape is ergonomic with rounded edges for a comfortable grip. This box, handmade in the Philippines, will be for you as his sisters, a unique model.

It is a full mecan with two 18650 batteries in parallel, various settings are possible at the levels of the copper contacts which ensure a very good conductivity. But the atos that will be supported should not exceed 22mm in diameter.

A box made of Kamagong wood, from the tropical rainforest of the Philippines, with which many objects are made and whose colors differ.

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Physical characteristics and felt quality

  • Product Width or Diameter in mms: 25 x 61
  • Product Length or Height in mms: 96
  • Product weight in grams: 199
  • Materials composing the product: Copper, Brass, Wood
  • Form Factor Type: Classic Box - Ergonomic
  • Decorative Style: Classic - Rustic
  • Quality of decoration: Excellent, it is a work of art
  • Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
  • All components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
  • Fire button position: Lateral near the top cap
  • Fire button type: Spring mechanics
  • Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 0
  • UI button type: No other button
  • Quality of interface button (s): Not applicable interface button
  • Number of parts in the product: 4
  • Number of threads: 3
  • Quality of the threads: Excellent
  • Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes

Rating of the vapelier as to feelings quality: 4.9 / 5 4.9 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

This Bolo entirely handmade is a small masterpiece. At the level of the form I find his curves very sensual and pleasant for the grip.

No worries, it's Kamagong wood so no fingerprints will be visible. On the other hand, what is clearly visible are these marvelous wood ribs that give a little rustic and authentic look, with some shades more or less dark.

Its color is of a medium leather and draws on the red, which marries perfectly with its connection 510 in brass, which moreover is encrusted in the wood does not make it possible to place atomizers with a diameter greater than 22mm.

To my surprise the switch is also made of wood, with a diameter of about 1cm and beautifully made. It is decorated with a brass washer. Perfectly functional, it is mounted on spring and does its job well in all discretion.

Under the box, there are two adjustment screws that ensure the negative contact of the batteries, but also the setting compared to the type of battery used. These screws are in two parts, the first brass is attached to the box and the second is removable copper to adjust the contact and prevent the battery to move.

The positive terminals are also made of copper and directly connected to the pine. Thus, when you press the pin the terminals slide slightly to allow the ato to be completely flush with this box.

The location of the batteries is accessible by a large magnetic hatch on the entire surface of the box. Very easy accessibility, it allows to place the batteries without any embarrassment, it is also very well adjusted and maintained.

On this hatch is engraved a sublime logo, that of Artisans Mods, engraved certainly by a cookie cutter, not too deeply, but nicely patinated in a dark brown to contrast and give visibility on this "flower" with an "a" central.

Overall it is a beautiful object, a masterpiece that is not very heavy, since without his accus the box weighs only 110 grs.

The assembly, the colors, the marriage of materials and the functionalities are impeccable.

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Functional features

  • Type of chipset used: None / Mechanical
  • Connection type: 510
  • Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a floating pine.
  • Lock system ? No
  • Quality of the locking system: None
  • Features offered by the mod: None / Mod Méca
  • Accusability: 18650
  • Does the mod support stacking? No
  • Number of batteries supported: 2
  • Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Yes
  • Does the mod offer a recharge feature? No recharge function offered by the mod
  • Is the recharge function pass-through? No recharge function offered by the mod
  • Does the mode offer a Power Bank function? No power bank function offered by the mod
  • Does the mode offer other functions? No other function offered by the mod
  • Presence of a regulation of the flow of air? No, nothing is planned to feed a bottom atomizer
  • Maximum diameter in mms of compatibility with an atomizer: 22
  • Accuracy of the output power at full charge of the battery: Excellent, there is no difference between the requested power and the actual power
  • Accuracy of the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Excellent, there is no difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage

Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 3 / 5 3 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on functional features

It's a mechanical box, so the features are not huge. That said, the housing of the batteries is wide enough to receive protected batteries with nipple that will be fixed by the adjustment of the screws under the box.

Generally a mechanic box must above all have excellent conductivity and a reactive switch and this is the case.

The only downside is that no apparent hole can provide airflow control on this mod and that in case of excessive heat or abnormal battery you will find it difficult to feel the heat through the wood that conducts much less heat than metal. So be careful using protected batteries, especially since there are no degassing vents either.

Another feature is the use of two batteries in parallel, which allows for good autonomy and high intensity.

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Evaluation of the packaging

  • Presence of a box accompanying the product: Yes
  • Would you say that the packaging is up to the price of the product? Yes
  • Presence of a user manual? No
  • Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? No
  • Does the manual explain ALL features? No

Vapelier's note on packaging: 2 / 5 2 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on conditioning

Quality / price ratio, this product has a correct packaging and it is the absence of note that plumbs the note.

This product is artisanal and I fully understand that there is no investment for printing costs, especially since the features are not huge and this product is specifically for a type confirmed vapers.

However some tips for use and especially precautions of use would have been desirable

This product comes in a black rigid cardboard box in which you discover your box wrapped in tissue paper folded around the beautiful. Simple, pretty and enough.


Appreciations in use

  • Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Nothing works, requires a shoulder bag
  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
  • Easy to change the batteries: Easy but requires a workspace to lose nothing
  • Did the mod heat up? No
  • Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? No
  • Description of situations in which the product has experienced erratic behavior

Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 3.5 / 5 3.5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

For the use of this product it is imperative to place your atomizer before inserting the batteries to have a perfectly flush, since the connections adjust by mechanical movement.

Then once your batteries introduced, using a flat screwdriver, it is necessary to adjust the negative connections under the box, close the hatch and vaper. Nothing really good.

It is imperative to have a very good experience in the material and the vape as a whole. More particularly, a good knowledge of accumulators because it is first they who will define the power that the box will send, depending on the intensity that the battery can provide fully loaded and especially compared to the editing you will achieve.

Be sure to check that the value of the overall resistance is not below the value required by the characteristics of your battery, there is a risk of premature deterioration of your batteries.

Remember to recharge your batteries when the power felt too low, under penalty of a deep discharge and can not be recharged later, because the box has no protection against that.

Finally, the insulating materials of the atomizer must be able to withstand the intensities, so the heat that will emerge, if your assembly is subohm.

When everything is fine, it's a real pleasure at the level of the vape

Recommendations for use

  • Type of batteries used during the tests: 18650
  • Number of batteries used during testing: 2
  • With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? Dripper, A Classical Fiber, In Sub-ohm Mount, Genesis Rebuildable
  • With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? an atomizer made for the subohm or a dripper
  • Description of the test configuration used: Ohmega nano atomizer at 0.44Ω and Derringer dripper, at 0.15Ω
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: No rules, it's like you want

was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.1 / 5 4.1 5 out of stars

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The mood ticket of the reviewer

Each model of the Bolo box is a unique piece, I regret that no number is provided in this case. However, it is a product handmade in the Philippines in Kamagong wood.

An impeccable product without false notes, with assemblies of color and material between wood, copper and brass, which marry ideally. The ribs of the wood give this rustic and authentic look and offers a nobility to this box mecha double battery in parallel. The settings allow a flush mounting with the atomizer and the batteries can be nipple and have a protection because the adjustment of the contact screws gives a good margin.

A product intended mainly for confirmed vapers because the absence of protection requires knowledge of the associated material and the vape as a whole.

Basic functionalities that ensure perfectly, with excellent conductivity, for pragmatic ergonomics.


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