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Kbox by KangerTech
Kbox by KangerTech

Kbox by KangerTech

Commercial characteristics

  • Sponsor who lent the product for the review: Tech Vapeur
  • Price of the tested product: 39.99 Euros
  • Product category according to its selling price: Entry level (from 1 to 40 euros)
  • Mod type: Variable power electronics
  • Is the mod telescopic? No
  • Maximum power: 40 watts
  • Maximum voltage: Not applicable
  • Minimum value in Ohms resistance for a start: 0.4

Reviewer comments on business characteristics

Small full aluminum box offering a simplified grip.

Physical characteristics and felt quality

  • Width or Diameter of the product in mms: 25
  • Product Length or Height in mms: 89
  • Product weight in grams: 110
  • Material composing the product: Stainless steel, Aluminum
  • Type of Form Factor: Box mini - IStick type
  • Decorative style: Classic
  • Quality of decoration: Medium
  • 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: Mechanical plastic on contact rubber
  • Number of buttons in the interface, including touch areas if they are present: 2
  • Type of user interface buttons: Mechanical plastic on contact rubber
  • Quality of the interface button (s): Good, not the button is very responsive
  • Number of parts in the product: 2
  • Number of threads: 2
  • Quality of the threads: Good
  • 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: 3.7 / 5 3.7 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on physical characteristics and perceived quality

This box with unconventional shapes offers a good grip, the control buttons are well placed and no discomfort will be felt in use.

Too bad, however, that the aluminum that covers a very large part of the box did not undergo a surface treatment such as anodizing to protect it.

Indeed, the aluminum being raw, the box will be very sensitive to scratches.

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, Short circuit protection from the atomizer, Reverse battery polarity protection, Display of current vape power
  • Accusability: 18650
  • Does the mod support stacking? No
  • Number of batteries supported: 1
  • 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? Yes
  • Maximum diameter in mms of compatibility with an atomizer: 25
  • 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

Box is very simple, so exit the superfluous as the screen or USB port for a possible recharge your battery. Instead of said screen, there are two sets of LEDs.

The first will tell you the battery charge, the second the power. The power ranges from 8w to 40w through several stages: 8W, 13W, 20W, 25W, 30W, 35W and 40W

Although the Kbox is planned to shoot from 0.4Ω, it has never wanted to fire this resistance value. It was necessary to mount my resistance to 0.45Ω to obtain a result.

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

Packaging launched by the Subtank range, ie a beautiful box in shades of red very classy and of good quality. As for the actual packaging of the Kbox, you will find the box (it's already not bad) and a manual in French, please! If the Kbox wants to be simplified, its package is too.

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: Easy, even standing in the street
  • 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: 4.5 / 5 4.5 5 out of stars

Reviewer's comments on the use of the product

A simple use to the extreme, an adjustment button and a shoot button. For the battery, however, be careful, you can not close your Kbox with nipple batteries, indeed the place for the latter is very narrow.

As for power consumption, the Kbox is not energy efficient thanks to its "summary" electronics.

Recommendations for use

  • Type of batteries used during the tests: 18500
  • Number of batteries used during testing: 1
  • With which type of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? A low resistance fiber inf or equal to 1.5 ohms, In sub-ohm assembly, Rebuildable type Genésys metal mounting mesh, Rebuildable type Genésys mounting wick metal
  • With which model of atomizer is it advisable to use this product? the subtank 25 fits him like a glove
  • Description of the test configuration used: Subtank 25 and nano with head occ and rba, dripper 0.45ohm
  • Description of the ideal configuration with this product: Subtank 258 to have a perfectly flush set

was the product liked by the reviewer: Bof, this is not the craze

Overall average of the Vapelier for this product: 3.8 / 5 3.8 5 out of stars

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The mood ticket of the reviewer

Kanger blasted us with the Subtanks series, so we expected to be with the Kbox too. What a disappointment in the end that this Kbox ...

Admittedly, it has a vape smooth, certainly the grip is nice, although it is very easy to use and its price is low.

But would not it be too simple precisely? No screen, no USB port for recharging, a finish that is clean but oh so fragile and especially the impossibility of putting batteries nipples ... Add to this the obligation to stick to meadow -power settings that may not suit everyone.

Mr Kanger, how can you do with the range Subtank atos with undeniable qualities and out a box that on paper has everything to please but which, in the end, is a real disappointment?

Attention all the same, this is only my personal opinion, I remain convinced that many novice vapoteurs will find it great and in the end, that's what counts, not my opinion 😉

A big thanks to tech-Vapor for the loan of our test copy.

Looking forward to reading you.

Toff

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