Best Touchscreen Mods Of 2018
It didn’t take long for vape companies like Smok and Smoant to deliver on our much-requested tech upgrade. Before you buy a touchscreen mod, consider the fact that a big, bright, high-resolution screen will drain your battery much faster than a mod with a standard interface would.
That being said, if you just want those style points, no one can take that away from you.
Although touch screens are cool, they’re not enough on their own. Slapping a first gen iPhone-like screen on a mod just won’t cut it. In 2018 we’ve become accustomed to a certain level of resolution and responsiveness from the displays on our touch devices. There are several touchscreen mods on the market, each with their own pros and cons.
Let’s talk about a few of the best.
Joyetech Ocular C
This one comes loaded with features, but they’re not necessarily features you’ll want. There’s a built-in MP3 player and a pedometer which would’ve been really cool a decade ago. Pretty much every smartphone does these things, and, honestly, how often are you going to have your vape but not your phone? It’s a good mod, but these really seem like gimmicky, wasted features. The screen is actually really nice.
If you’re like me, and you’re never going to use those extra features, it’s still worth giving a look. It functions well strictly as a mod. The touchscreen is responsive, pretty high resolution, and the on-screen interface has a clean, minimalist design.
Kanger Pollex 200w
Kanger is back at it with their new touchscreen mod. Because it’s Kanger, you can assume it’ll be pretty nice. After trying it, however, I’m going a step further. This is the best touchscreen mod on the market. The screen is extremely nice, and the interface has a very clean minimalist design much like the Ocular C. It fires up to 200W, and it’s free of useless, gimmicky features. The result is an extremely light, user-friendly, beautiful mod.
If you want the best touchscreen mod, in my opinion, this is the way to go. Others come close, but its high wattage, clean interface, high-resolution screen, and shockingly light design put this one above the rest. The only downside that I can think of is the fact that the screen doesn’t turn off. You can click the fire button three times, and it’ll lock the screen to avoid changing settings in your pocket. The screen is still very much on, and that’ll kill your battery a lot faster than something like the Smoant Charon that has a screen-off feature. We’ll talk about that later.
Smok G Priv 2
Smok is a brand that makes really cool-looking devices, but if we’re being honest, they have a huge flaw. Their devices are commonly known to have a pretty bad lifespan. It isn’t the worst, but it won’t last like a Kanger or a Vaporesso would. That being said, not all of their devices fit into that category. It’s just a thing they’re infamous for. This device hasn’t been out long enough for me to say it won’t be a long-lasting mod, so I’m not disqualifying it for those reasons. In terms of the build, it’s the nicest-looking mod on this list.
The screen, on the other hand, is okay. The resolution is decent, and it’s very responsive. I’m just not a fan of all the extra graphics on the screen. Where most technology (from Android, to iPhones, to most newer touch screen mods) tries to be minimalistic and attractive, the Smok G Priv 2’s interface looks like something from a 90’s handheld video game. I’m not even talking about the Gameboy, I’m talking about those low-quality devices from the kid’s aisle of Walmart that had one or two games. I’m also not a huge fan of these sidebar devices. Using your entire hand to fire a mod when you could just use one finger seems like a step back. That’s just my opinion; a lot of people love what it looks like.
These are the only three touchscreen mods I can recommend. There are a lot on the market, but most of your other options have crippling disadvantages. Despite a few minor gripes, I’d gladly use any of the devices listed above. If you want a touchscreen mod, I’d start by looking at these.