Vaporizers have come a long way since the first pen-style vapes and cig-a-likes that were available on the market years ago. Now, vaporizers are becoming more technologically advanced, pairing themselves with smartphone apps and giving their users the option of touch screens instead of having to click buttons to get to the menu options. There are many advantages to a touch screen box mod, but there are some downsides. That kind of technology may mean you’re switching out batteries faster.
There aren’t that many manufacturers putting out touch screen mods just yet, so another downside is that you may be limited to just a few choices. We’ve done the hard work for you and listed below the best touch screen box mods that are out there.
Top 9 Touch Screen Vapes That Are Worth Trying
SMOK G-Priv Luxe Touch Screen
SMOK has been a pioneer when it comes to both box mods and pen vapes. It’s not surprising that this manufacturer would be one to come out with not just one, but several touch screen mods, including a baby version. The G-Priv Luxe Touch Screen features a large and bright 2” OLED touch screen.
In true SMOK fashion, the screen is both shockproof and shatterproof. The mod is easily controlled with a single touch, but for those who stash their mod in a purse or a pocket, a built-in lock will prevent misfiring.
- Built-in lock mechanism
- Large touch screen
- Temperature control option
- Great for sub-ohm vaping
- The screen is difficult to see in direct sunlight
- Gurgles when filling with e-liquid
The Smok G-Priv Luxe Touch Screen is constructed of high-grade zinc alloy and supports nickel, titanium, and stainless-steel heating elements. It can support up to 230 watts, so it’s great for experienced vapors who need a lot of power. It utilizes dual 18650 high amp batteries that can be recharged via a USB port or in a separate battery charger.
Vaporesso Revenger X 220W
For those that want a touch screen mod that is perfectly crafted for heavy vaping, Vaporesso has introduced the Revenger. No clumsy buttons to click – you can control your modes and change wattage with the touch screen interface. The menu is easy to navigate and Vaporesso has included a Smart Mode for new vapers but also integrated enough bells and whistles to keep experienced vapers happy.
The Vaporesso Revenger X features a 0.96” touch screen that features an auto-lock feature to prevent misfires when the mod is stashed in a bag or in a pocket. Simply click the firing button three times to unlock the unit. When the touch screen goes into sleep mode, you’ll be able to tell the time by the pretty clock.
- Side and top-fill design
- Easy interface
- Accurate temperature control
- Great touch screen vape for beginners
- Coils need frequent replacing
- Control buttons not easily apparent in low light
Vaporesso has delivered a reliable touch screen with a 16-tier brightness adjustment that is powered by dual 18650 batteries. It has several output modes and a haptic feedback system since it can be difficult to see the buttons in low light conditions. The one drawback is that Vaporesso made the buttons the same color as the touch screen with no backlighting.
Asmodus Minikin V2 180W Touch Screen Mod
Asmodus has put out a few great vaporizers over the years, and they’ve delivered yet again with their Minikin V2 Touch Screen. The high-powered and intelligent asMODUS GX-180-HT chipset supports a wattage range of 5W to 180W.
For a touch screen mod, it is durable and high quality. The touch screen itself is highly intuitive and has a temperature control module as well as TCR adjustments. The navigation menu is simple enough for beginning vapers and the one-button firing mechanism is a great addition.
- The touchscreen is simple and effective
- The battery door is solid
- Accuracy in power mode
- One amp charging
- The 120-watt limit in TC mode
- Batteries rattle somewhat
The Asmodus Minikin V2 180W mod features a capacitive touch screen and requires two 18650 batteries. The 510-connection means that it will accommodate most atomizers on the market. In TC mode, it is capable of firing between 5W and 120W. The system is also upgradeable, so no worries about having an outdated vape.
Joyetech OCULAR C Touchscreen 150W TC Box Mod
Joyetech has entered the touchscreen mod game with its OCULAR C 150W TC Box Mod. The touchscreen occupies much of the front face of the mod with the fire button on the right side and a micro USB jack as well as a headphone jack on the left. Joyetech has kept the design nice and simple, albeit with a rather unimpressive shape.
The Ocular C has executed the touchscreen rather well. The full-color screen has a home screen that displays the main setting and also features information about the current, resistance, voltage, and a puff timer. Also onscreen is a battery indicator, a clock, and a screen lock icon.
- Full-color touchscreen
- Easy to use
- Easy to use
- Device can unlock in a pocket or purse
- Sticky fire button
- Heavy, blocky design
- Battery life
The OCULAR C is powered by two 18650 batteries, but it has some options other touchscreen models do not. For those who want to see how many steps they take while vaping, it has a pedometer. It also features an MP3 player, because why not listen to tunes while vaping. You can even store photos on the screen. Other than these features, everything else, including the 510-connection, is fairly standard.
SMOK G-Priv Baby Mod Luxe Edition
Most touchscreen mods are larger than other kinds of mods and need dual batteries to power the device. SMOK has been innovative in that it is offering a smaller touchscreen device powered by a single 18650 battery. It powers up to 85 watts and preheats functionality. Although the device is on the smaller side, it does have a full-color 2” touchscreen.
The kit comes with a Baby Prince tank, which offers high-performance sub-ohm vaping. Though it might not be as ergonomic as other SMOK mods, some may find the smaller size appealing. SMOK has delivered a touchscreen that has an appeal to it for even beginning vapers.
- 2” touch screen display
- 85W maximum power perfect for beginners
- Replaceable battery
The G-Priv Baby Mod Luxe Edition has smaller dimensions than most other touch screen mods at 72mm by 51mm by 29.2mm. It also features four drawing effects: soft, normal, hard, and max. The interface is user friendly and does feature a screen lock mechanism, a must-have with touch screen devices.
Vaporesso Luxe Nano 80W Touch Screen Mod
Like SMOK, Vaporesso has introduced a smaller touch screen mod that actually delivers when it comes to vaping. The Luxe Nano is as sleek as it is beautiful and supports a wattage range of 5W to 80W. It also has an ultra-fast firing speed of 0.001 seconds for those who need a fast vape.
Don’t let the size of the mod fool you – the screen is a whopping 1.3” TFT powered by an internal 2500mAH battery and OMNI Board 4.0 chipset. The fire button is large and located on the side of the mod and combined with the vibration-enabled adjustment buttons and pass-through technology, this vape is hard to beat for its size.
- Amazing power
- Firing speed
- Great build quality
- Two-step security can be cumbersome
- Any tanks larger than 24mm hang over the mod
- Battery life could be longer-lasting
The kit includes an SKRR-S Mini Sub-Ohm Tank, with a 720-degree threaded top fill design. Even better, it is compatible with GT coils, QF Strip, and QF Meshed Coils. The 3” TFT Full-Color display is amazing given the overall size of the mod. Pass-through technology allows you to keep on vaping even when you’re charging.
DEJAVU DJV D7 180W Touch Screen Mod
Vape reviewer Adrian Lo Dejavu has gone and released this exciting new vape that has a military appeal. The D7 mod was inspired by Rifle arms and weapon design, and comes in militaristic colors, but has a touch screen to go with its military-grade abrasive blasting material and polymer.
Durable and ergonomic, the DJV D7 can reach a maximum output of 180W and also features power, temperature, custom curve, TCR, and TFR modes. It even comes with a camo protective case, keeping up with the military-inspired design.
- Amazing build quality
- HD Color touch screen
- Easy to use the menu
- No fire delay
- Wider and heavier than most touch screen mods
Powered by dual 18650 batteries, the DJV D7 also sports an Asmodus GX180 UTC chip, which is the same as used in the Minikin V2. The durable and robust design ensures that this vape will take a beating, all while offering touchscreen technology.
Smoant Charon TS 218W Touch Screen Box Mod
Following up on their successful Charon TC 218 dual battery mod, Smoant introduced a vape that has an impressively gorgeous and responsive touch screen. It is one of their flagship models improved by the presence of the high-tech and user-friendly touch screen. It is thicker and heavier than its older sibling, but that doesn’t detract from its usability.
Inspired by smartphones, both sides of the mod are made of glass. While this might seem to make it damage-prone, high-quality glass was utilized. That said, dropping it from a height or onto a concrete surface might crack the glass. Controls are found on the touch screen, so the + and – buttons have been removed.
- Hidden battery door
- High-quality design
- Touch screen is responsive and bright
- Girth may be too large for small hands
- No upgrades for firmware
The Charon TS is capable of firing up to 218 watts and is powered by dual 18650 batteries. The only buttons are a large firing button, making finding it a breeze, as well as a smaller locking button. A short press turns on the touch screen and a longer press will lock it.
YEP Hell’s Gate 200W TC Box Mod
For a touchscreen device, the Hell’s Gate isn’t a bad mod. However, take care that there are two Hell’s Gate vaporizers out there, one by Yep and one by Tesla Vapes. The one we’re concerning ourselves with is the one by Yep. Yep, maybe a division of Tesla Vapes or have a license to manufacture their device or vice versa.
The Hell’s Gate, like many of the other touch screen vapes, is a dual 18650 battery device. Controlling every setting is done through the touch screen, so the usual + and – buttons don’t mar the look of the device. It does feature a screen lock so you don’t mess up your settings while vaping.
- One of the nicest touch screen displays
- Intuitive controls
- User-friendly touchscreen
- Must lock in temp/wattage before vaping
- The screen is large for a box mod
- No noticeable difference between the Yep and the Tesla versions
The Hell’s Gate 200W TC features wattage output of between 5 and 200W. The large touchscreen is 2.8” TFT color and has a 360 by 240 resolution. It does allow for the uploading of background images by USB port. The navigation menu is simple and it supports nickel, titanium, and stainless steel coils.
To be perfectly honest, it was only a matter of time before touchscreen mods became available. We’re still waiting on retina display, but here’s hoping for the future. If you’re looking for a touchscreen box mod, there are a few things to take into consideration before purchasing.
The touchscreens available on most box mods do not exceed 2” in size. This can mean that if you tend to be fat-fingered, you can inadvertently end up in menu areas you didn’t want to access. While larger screens may be advantageous to those with vision impairments, the bigger the screen, the bigger the effect on battery life.
Many of the touchscreens are responsive and intuitive, but some menus can be confusing. Remembering to lock the screen before vaping so you don’t inadvertently raise or lower wattage can be a pain. Having to dig through menus to get to the setting you want to change can be a turn-off to some.
Internal vs External Battery
The smaller touch screen devices usually are powered by a single 18650 replaceable and rechargeable battery, though some have an internal battery that requires a USB charging cable. It’s up to you to decide if you want to be able to quickly switch out a fresh battery or plug in your device to charge it.
Budget is always a consideration, but the touchscreen box mods are not that much more expensive than their plainer counterparts. Having to buy batteries separately should also come into the decision, of course, but batteries aren’t that expensive, either. The primary question is whether or not having a nifty, technologically advanced touchscreen is really worth the added expense.
Q: Are touchscreen mods worth it?
A: This is entirely a matter of preference. While touchscreens definitely add a cool option to today’s best box mods, they’re not a must-have. They can also be confusing for the beginning vaper and having to remember to lock the screen before putting it in a bag or a pocket can be a pain.
Q: Integrated or Replaceable Batteries: Which is Better?
A: Integrated batteries will require that you have a charging cord handy, along with a wall outlet or a computer to hook it up to. They are lighter than mods that have replaceable batteries, but some find it easier to just carry a spare, fully-charged battery for an easier time switching out. Pass-through technology, however, has made it possible to keep vaping even while your device is charging.
Q: What about “exploding” vape batteries?
A: Poorly made lithium-ion batteries can catch fire. Always buy from a dependable manufacturer, such as Sony or Samsung. Also, make sure that your battery is made to be used in a vaporizer. Do not leave your vape out in direct sunlight or put it in pressurized environments to prevent the chances of a fire. The “explosions” are rare and only happen when the battery seal ruptures, allowing pressure to build, causing the battery housing to rupture with explosive force.
Q: Are touchscreen vapes more delicate than other mods?
A: The sad answer to this is that yes, a touchscreen vape mod does need handling with care. They can also be prone to being a fingerprint magnet, but that is easily resolved with some diligent cleaning. There are, however, some hardily constructed touchscreen mods out there if you’re clumsy or prone to dropping your mod.
Touchscreen mods are innovative and offer a bit of technology for those who crave it in a vaporizer mod. Having the ability to scroll through a screen to select modes and make changes to settings improves over the bulkier designs of mods with pressable buttons. However, mods with pedometers and headphone jacks maybe just offering a bit too much technology for any vaper’s needs.
The good thing is that touchscreens are often simple and intuitive, so they’re not confusing for even those new to vaping. Remembering to lock it so you don’t adjust settings while vaping can be a pain, but overall, touchscreen mods are a welcome addition to the vape market.