This entry covers the contemporary definition of mod, for the older home made devices usually made out of flashlights see the entry called ‘modification’.
A mod is basically any type of device larger than an eGo/pen style or cig-a-like. Mods come in a two main form factors with many different styles in each and can offer a range of different features. The common form factors of mods include:
- Tube Mods
- Box Mods
Feature categories include:
- Regulated Mods
- Unregulated Mods
There are other form factors such as pipe mods, which give the aesthetic of a traditional tobacco smoking pipe, but these are generally quite rare.
Functionally speaking, mods offer far more control over the experience of vaping when compared to the smaller less powerful e-cigarettes like cig-a-like devices. Larger batteries allow for longer battery life and higher output, providing a more satisfying throat hit and a lot more flavor as well as administering a larger nicotine hit to assist mod users in stopping smoking.
Aesthetically, users are able to customize the style of their device according to their own personal preferences far more easily due to the large variety of device designs, colors and manufacturing materials found in the mod segment of the market compared to smaller starter e-cigarettes. Mods can be found in pretty much any metal imaginable whether polished, painted, or powder coated. If you aren’t into metal you can also find them in 3d printed plastic, carbon fiber, stabilized wood, varnished hardwood and even wire framed perspex with leds inside to light up the circuitry.