Box Cube 80W by OBS
Box Cube 80W by OBS

Box Cube 80W by OBS

Commercial characteristics

  • Sponsor having loaned the product for the magazine: The little vaper
  • Price of the tested product: 45.90 €
  • Product category based on sales price: Mid-range (from 41 to 80 €)
  • Mod type: Variable power electronics
  • Is the mod telescopic? No
  • Maximum power: 80W
  • Maximum voltage: Not applicable
  • Minimum value in ohms of resistance for a start: 0.1Ω

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

NOTE is a Chinese manufacturer who made himself known to us thanks to an atomizer, the Crius. Since the brand has made its way through products that are efficient and not too expensive.
The product of the day is a compact 3000mAh built-in battery box capable of reaching the 80W.
A Mod that wants to be simple, beautiful and effective.
Proposed at a reasonable price of 45.90 €, this little news is obviously a rather interesting product.

Physical characteristics and felt quality

  • Width or Diameter of the product in mm: 30.6
  • Product Length or Height in mm: 81.5
  • Product weight in grams: 152
  • Material composing the product: Zinc alloy, Stainless steel
  • Form Factor Type: Classic Box - VaporShark Type
  • Decorative style: Classic
  • Quality of decoration: Good
  • Is the coating of the mod sensitive to fingerprints? No
  • All the components of this mod seem well assembled? Yes
  • Fire button position: Lateral near the top-cap
  • Fire button type: Mechanical metal on contact rubber
  • Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 2
  • Type of User Interface Buttons: Metal Mechanics on Contact Rubber
  • Quality of the interface button (s): Very good, the button is responsive and does not make any noise
  • Number of parts in the product: 1
  • Number of threads: 1
  • Quality of the threads: Good
  • Overall, do you appreciate the quality of manufacture of this product with regard to its price? Yes

Vapelier's note on quality feelings: 4.1 / 5 4.1 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

La Cube proposes an original design which finds its inspiration in the universe of the games since it resumes, in the main lines, the features of a dice to play.
So despite this name Cube, our Box is not really one, it is rather stretched and looks more like a rectangular parallelepiped. The eight angles are all truncated and this is where we recognize the idea of ​​the dice.

The body is zinc alloy, 4 large faces are dressed with black pads. One integrates the OLED screen, another controls them. The fire button is a fairly large metal disk placed in "head of column", just below 2 smaller buttons (+/-), round and metal too. This face ends with the inevitable micro-USB port.

The top of our Mod receives a plate of 25.5mm of diameter, enough to receive atomizers of good size without overflow.

The overall quality of manufacturing is more than correct and it is fully in line with the tariff position.
In terms of aesthetics, the Cube byNOTE is for me successful, it is pretty, original and well finished, in short it is very attractive.

Functional features

  • Type of chipset used: Owner
  • Connection type: 510
  • Adjustable positive plot? Yes, through a spring.
  • Lock system ? Electronic
  • Quality of the locking system: Good, the function does what it is for
  • Features offered by mod: Battery charge display, Resistance value display, Short circuit protection from atomizer, Display of current vape voltage, Display of vape power in course, Vape time display of each puff, Supports firmware update, Clear diagnostic messages
  • Accu Compatibility: Proprietary Accus
  • Does the mod support stacking? No
  • Number of batteries supported: The batteries are proprietary (3000 mAh)
  • Does the mod retain its configuration without batteries? Not applicable
  • Does the mod offer a recharge feature? Charging function possible via Micro-USB
  • Is the recharge function pass-through? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Maximum diameter in mm of compatibility with an atomizer: 25.5
  • Accuracy of the output power at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the power demanded and the real power
  • Accuracy of the output voltage at full charge of the battery: Good, there is a tiny difference between the requested voltage and the actual voltage

Vapelier's note regarding functional characteristics: 4.3 / 5 4.3 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on functional features

NOTE basically in terms of operating modes since it only offers a simple variable power mode capable of reaching the 80W with a resistor whose value must be between 0.1 and 3Ω.
The Box is reactive since the ignition of the resistance is in 1 hundredth of a second.
The Box obviously has the necessary protections for your safety:
- Protection against short circuits
- Anti-overheating protection
-Cut off at 10 seconds
- Overheating protection
-Protection against the discharge of the battery
The Box is equipped with an 3000mAh battery that is charged via the micro-USB port. This system is compatible with a fast charge to 1.5A, which makes it possible to recharge the battery more quickly (2 to 3 hours). The function is pass-through so if you ever let yourself be surprised, you will have the opportunity to shoot a few puffs during this operation.
So we have a simple box, safe and effective, in short the essential what.

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? Yes
  • Is the manual understandable for a non-English speaker? Yes
  • Does the manual explain ALL features? Yes

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

Reviewer's comments on conditioning

NOTE give us the CUBE in a small box, big matchbox style, yellow orange and black that makes think a little Caterpillar colors. On the top, the picture of the Box, a small summary of the main features and the contents of the box in the form of small pictograms. On short sides, the scratch code and links to Facebook and Instagram in the form of QR code.
On the back, the normative logos, the table on which the different colors available and a small yellow dot indicate the color of the Box which is inside.
In the box, there is the CUBE, the USB cable and a manual translated into several languages ​​including French.
A correct presentation, complete and in line with the selling price.

Appreciations in use

  • Easy transportation with the test atomizer: Ok for an external jacket pocket (no deformations)
  • Disassembly and cleaning facilities: Super simple, even blind in the dark!
  • Easy to change the batteries: Not applicable, the battery is only rechargeable
  • Did the mod heat up? No
  • Has there been erratic behavior after one day of use? No

Vapelier's note in terms of usability: 4.5 / 5 4.5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

To start on this point, let's talk ergonomics. The original form of the CUBE gives it a very good comfort of use. Indeed, one finds easily its marks and the Switch falls under the index. The Box is quite compact and although it is not a featherweight, it is easy to carry in a pocket.
As for adjustments, there are only two manipulations to know. 5 clicks on the switch to turn on or off the Box, a classic. Then there are three clicks, either on the minus or on the plus to unlock the power setting controls, the only editable parameter. Note that the locking of these controls is automatic and it activates as soon as the adjustment is finished and you make a shoot.
Note also that the screen is clear and legible, it displays all the information usually present on this type of Mod, except the intensity of the current.

Charging is done through the micro-Usb port, this operation is quite fast since the CUBE supports a load current of 1.5A. The autonomy is very correct and will depend on the power you ask him to deliver.
The quality of vape is good, the Chipset is responsive and accurate enough, we are pretty good.
In short, a beautiful product, simple and pleasant to use thanks to, among other things, a return to basics with this unique mode (variable power) and a well-felt design.

Recommendations for use

  • Type of battery used during the tests: The batteries are owners on this mod
  • Number of batteries used during the tests: The batteries are owners / Not applicable
  • 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? All that passes you by the hand as long as the diameter is not greater than 25.5mm.
  • Description of the test configuration used: Associated with Arec with resistance to 1 Ω and Govad with resistance to 0.5Ω
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: For me it will be with a MTL Atomizer with a Coil around 1Ω to have a good autonomy or with a DL Atomizer but single Coil preferably.

was the product liked by the reviewer: Yes

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 4.5 / 5 4.5 5 out of stars

The mood ticket of the reviewer

I could conclude in this way: a Mod with the original look, beautiful, simple of use and effective, intended for the greatest number. But I know it would be a little easy.
So yes, this "Cube"Is well designed and the build quality is quite correct. It is a product that will flatter your ego and that will not leave indifferent the Vapoteurs of your entourage. Aesthetics is a particularly successful point.

The operation is simple, it will not pose any problem. The novices will be able to launch without any brake. Only one mode available the WV (variable wattage), it contributes of course to the simplicity of the product and at the same time, this mode is the one that most Vapoteurs prefer, so I find this choice wise and logical.

The Vape is completely correct, the electronics are reactive and rather precise.
The ergonomics are good, this particular form is both pretty and comfortable to use.

The only negative for me is the built-in battery but the recharging and quite fast and reasonable use (20 / 25W or less) autonomy is very good.
A good product that I want to award a TOP Mod. It does not quite the required note but I want to salute the original design, the simple and effective electronics, the affordable price and finally the fact that this product is suitable for a beginner but also a vaper more seasoned.

Good vape,


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