FIRST IMPRESSION OUT OF THE BOX:
I’ve definitely seen this mod before. This new Cuboid Pro looks eerily similar to a Smok G Priv. Out of the box, the construction doesn’t feel quite as solid as the G Priv. Looks like Joyetech added its Taptic technology to this mod as well. Underneath the first tier of the box, you have all the goodies including a Pro Core Aries tank. I reviewed this tank many times before and I do like the way it vapes so I’m glad they included it in the kit.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX:
- 1 x Cuboid PRO (no cell)
- 1 x QC USB Cable
- 1 x Manual
- 1 x Warranty Card
- 1 x Warning card
- 1 x Pro Core Aries Tank
- 1 x Pro C1 .4 Ohm Coil
- 1 x Pro C4 .15 Ohm Coil
- Spare Glass
- Spare O’Rings
FROM TOP TO BOTTOM:
This is a really good looking mod. I have always been fascinated by touchscreens. I think, eventually, we are going to see the market move towards them a lot more. Unfortunately, most of the touchscreens on the market today aren’t that good. I’m hoping that changes in the near future. Being a techie kind of guy, I love being able to operate a mod just like I do my smartphone. We will definitely get into the touchscreen in more depth a little later on but for now, as usual, let’s start off at the top.
The 510 on the Cuboid Pro is stainless steel and the threading is actually really nice. It actually has an inner circle and an outer circle on the platform. It has a kind of concave base to it that it does a pretty good job at keeping juice off of the actual 510 pin. The pin itself is gold plated and while it may not be one of the stiffest 510 pins, it definitely has a nice long throw to it. Overall, I would say Joyetech has up their game in the 510 department with this one.
On the back of the mod, there is some Cuboid Pro branding on the top side as well as some Joyetech branding on the bottom side. The back of the mod is almost indistinguishable from the screen when the mod is off. The only thing that lets you know that you’re looking at the back of the mod is the branding itself.
On each narrow side of the mod, we have a firing button. That’s right, Joyetech did it again and put two firing buttons on one mod. The main or physical fire button is located right below the 510 connection on the narrow side of the mod. It has a square shape to it and it does have a clicky, yet sometimes mushy feel to it. I do wish it was a little bit more tactile feeling. At the same height on the opposite side of the physical firing button, we have a taptic firing button. The surface area of the taptic firing button is a little smaller than the physical firing button. I guess this was a carryover from the Cuboid Tap mod. I’ll be very honest about this firing button. I am glad that Joyetech gives the user the option to turn it off. In my opinion, it’s just in a bad spot and it’s very easy to hit it while you are in the process of hitting the physical firing button. Joyetech should have located the taptic firing button in a different spot all together. Don’t get me wrong, the taptic firing button does work but like anything new, I am just not used to it and I’m really not a fan. That is exactly why I’m glad that Joyetech gives the user the option to turn it off. In order to get that option though, you have to update the mod to version 1.11. Updating to this version will also give you a few more features that didn’t come with the original firmware. I highly recommend it just for the fact that you will be able to have the ability to turn off the taptic firing button.
On the same side as the physical firing button, there is a charge update port towards the bottom of the mod. The Cuboid Pro is capable of 2 amp charging but I would not recommend charging this mod internally. I did use the included 2 amp charging cable and I did attach it to a 2 amp charging brick. While I normally do not charge internally, I do test it out on all the mods that I review. When I did test out the Cuboid Pro to see how fast it would charge dual 18650 batteries, the mod got extremely hot. So hot that I actually felt the need to unplug it. Not only did the mod get extremely hot but the batteries did not charge particularly fast either. So I don’t know if it’s just a mod that I got or if this is a problem across the whole line of this model. I can only review the stuff that a company puts in front of me and I think it’s only fair that I tell my readers to stay away from internal charging on this mod.
Even though the Cuboid Pro and the Smok G Priv look very similar, there is a really big difference in the battery doors that they use. The Cuboid Pro uses a bottom loading battery door that I have to give them credit for because it’s really well done. Simply push out and pull up and the battery door latch will open. Load your batteries in, push down and in and the battery door will close very solidly. Even when the door is open, there is not a lot of wiggle to it at all. I like the fact that Joyetech clearly marked battery orientation both inside the battery tubes and on the contacts of the battery door. This is a very well done battery door that is quite seamless. You almost have to look twice to see that the door is actually there. Nice job on that Joyetech.
Now, let’s get to the main attraction here which is the touchscreen. The touchscreen has a plethora of information available on it. You will see what mode you are in, the time, battery life, wattage, temperature, voltage, resistance, and all of your menu buttons will be on the main screen. I think graphics-wise, this is one of the best screens on the market today in the touchscreen subcategory. It is very responsive, bright, vivid, and the layout is very well done. I also find it to be extremely intuitive.
The screen is huge at 2.4 inches. It is very responsive and I think Joyetech did a really great job on it. I also think they did a good job of designing a very easy interface for it. They even built in a clock as a screensaver. There are a few photos in the menu system that you can use as a screensaver but none of them moved me enough to actually use them. I would like the ability for me to use my own photos as a screensaver but as of yet, I have not seen that feature added. It would be great if Joyetech does add that feature.
This screen has so many possibilities it’s actually unbelievable. Not only would it be great if you could add your own screensavers but some of the other features include a puff counter, pedometer, preheat, screen timeout, time, date, brightness adjustment, USB charge, and a clock feature. I just like the way Joyetech worked all these things into the menu system. All in all, I think this is definitely one of the better touch screens on the market when it comes to ease of use and responsiveness. Joyetech really did a great job on the screen itself.
The Cuboid Pro comes with a Pro Core Aries tank and two coils. The Aries tank is one that I have used a lot in the past and the top fill actually reminds me a lot of the sense Blazer top cap. It has that toilet seat type of top cap that when you flip it open, it looks like an open toilet seat. The Aries has two juice fill ports on either side and a gasket around them. The juice fill ports look like two little curves slots and they will accommodate most juice bottles on the market today. The top cap does feel a little raw and it’s not as smooth as I’d like it to be when opening but it does do the job. Just wish the operation of it was smoother.
The drip tip on the Pro Core has a metal interior but the exterior is made of Delrin. Unfortunately, as with all Pro Core tanks, you cannot use your own drip tip on this tank. I would really like to see Joyetech correct that and find a way to make a Pro Core Aries tank with a removable drip tip. In order to open the tank, you have to locate the Aries symbol and push forward. Once you push forward, the top cap will flip open and reveal the juice fill ports.
The Pro Core tank does use Pyrex glass and has a conically designed chimney that screws right into the top of your coil. The bottom of your coil screws into the base and all of this holds the glass in place via the tension created when screwing both ends of the coil into the tank. There is a thick o’ring at the base that will definitely guard against leaks. I have vaped this tank a lot and it does not leak. On the base, we have dual adjustable airflow so whatever you adjust on one side will happen on the other side as well. The action on the AFC is smooth but there are no click positions on it. It does have stoppers on both ends. Threading on the 510 pin is smooth and the 510 pin itself looks to be made out of stainless steel. There is some Joyetech branding on the base but that’s it. Overall, it’s a decently machined tank that vapes pretty well.
The Cuboid Pro kit comes with two coils. One is the Pro C4 .15 ohm octuple coil and the other is the Pro C1 .4 ohm coil. I have vaped both coils multiple times and I will give you my thoughts on each one.
The Pro C4 .15 ohm octuple coil is definitely geared more towards direct lung vapers. This coil does have a recommended wattage of 50 to 110 watts. My experience has been that the sweet spot is right around 75 watts. At that wattage, you will get a nice, flavorful vape. While I do get a very satisfying vape off of the .15 coil, I have to say that I do prefer the .4 ohm coil in this kit.
The Pro C1 .4 ohm coil is also a direct lung hit coil that has a recommended wattage of 40 to 80 watts. My experience has been that the sweet spot is right around 60 watts for this coil. At 60 watts, I get a really nice, flavorful, cloudy vape with just a tad bit of resistance as far as the airflow goes. I definitely prefer this one than the .15 ohm coil.
While I have enjoyed both coils multiple times in this tank because I do have quite a few Pro Core Aries tanks, for me, what makes the Pro Core Aries such a great tank is the fact that it does accept Smok Big Baby Beast coils. Whenever I do buy replacement coils for my Aries tanks I always go with the Baby Beast line. I just think Smok does an exceptional job with their coils and the quality control in general. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that these coils aren’t good. All I’m saying is I do prefer the Smok line of coils when I buy replacements for this tank. It also tends to keep things a lot easier since a lot of the newer tanks that are coming out are cross-compatible with other lines.
THE LOOK, FEEL, AND GENERAL AESTHETICS OF THE MOD:
Unfortunately, this mod has a look that a lot of us have seen before. I say unfortunately because I do wish Joyetech would have come up with a different type of design especially for such a killer screen. I know for a fact that I’m not the only one that’s going to make a direct comparison between this mod and the Smok G Priv. That’s not a bad thing though because if you’re comparing any mod to the Smok G Priv then that mod is definitely in some good company. Aside from the TC, the Smok G Priv was actually a pretty good mod. In a lot of ways, you could make the argument that the Cuboid Pro actually is a better mod than the G Priv because it does excel in the one area that the G Priv and most Smok mods fail, which is temperature control. We will definitely get to that later.
As far as looks, feel, and general aesthetics, it’s a really nice mod. It does feel solid in your hand and it doesn’t feel quite as sharp or heavy as the G Priv. The edges on the Cuboid Pro are definitely softer and more rounded. I also like the way Joyetech did the battery door on this mod. I think bottom loading the batteries definitely contributes to the overall solid look of the mod. The screen is just gorgeous on this mod and it can definitely be seen in all types of lighting conditions including outdoors. I have had this mod for quite a few weeks now and I do have a pre release version. So far, performance-wise, it has been just fine. The screen is definitely the main attraction and it is a beautiful screen at that.
I’m really not sure if this is a totally new board or if Joyetech is using the same board they normally use with a touchscreen attached to it. All I can say about the board that’s in the Cuboid Pro is it does have a ton of features and it does do a lot of things very well. This board does have a full temperature control suite that includes Ni, Ti, SS 316 and TCR for all your custom wires. The output range is from 1 watt up to 200 watts. You can adjust your temperature from 200 degrees to 600 Degrees. It does use to 18650 batteries with a maximum charging current of 2 amps. The maximum output current is 50 amps.
THE MENU SYSTEM:
I’ll just come right out and say it. I really don’t know how to handle this mod in this section. Normally, I would take the button clicks and list them in bullet points in this section. That is really hard to do with this menu system because it is basically self-explanatory and really easy to use. I mean there’s basically an icon on the screen for everything that you need to do. I can go over some of the icons but I don’t think there’s a huge learning curve when it comes to operating the Cuboid Pro at all. In fact, one of the huge advantages that a Cuboid Pro has over all the other touchscreen mods out there is that the interface is just super simple. I will hit some of the high points and I’m sure you’ll be able to figure out the rest.
This mod has a kind of Auto Locking feature. What I mean by that is after you hit the fire button, the screen pretty much locks so you can’t adjust it while you are vaping. If you do go to adjust the screen while it is locked, you will see a bar with a lock symbol on the bottom and the unlock symbol on the top. Simply slide your finger up the bar to the unlock symbol and the screen will unlock. It is very well done and I do not find this feature annoying at all. If you want to adjust the wattage, there is a plus and minus button on either side of the screen. Simply touch them with your finger and you can adjust the wattage up or down. There is also a cloud icon that lets you scroll through the different materials when you touch it. You will also see a smiley icon and that will allow you to access your puff counter and pedometer. Yes, the Cuboid Pro does have a pedometer. To be perfectly honest though I really don’t know how accurate it is because I don’t use it or look at it. I think it’s a cute feature to include but I’ll stick with the pedometer on my phone.
The settings menu has a gear as an icon. It’s pretty much self-explanatory, you tap the gear and you can access all of your settings. There’s also a wallpaper icon. Tap that icon and you can scroll through all the factory wallpapers that were included in your Cuboid Pro. Like I said it’s extremely simple and easy to use. Oh yeah, I almost forgot 5 clicks of the fire button will turn the mod on and off.
HOW DOES IT VAPE?
I do like the way the Cuboid Pro vapes. I think it does a fine job in wattage mode and so far, all of the temperature control coils I have run on it have worked just fine. Because I am a TC vaper, I try out the TC on all the mods that I get to test. The Cuboid Pro does do a respectable job in TC. It definitely does a better job than previous Joyetech devices that I have used. So it does look like Joyetech is stepping up their game in the TC arena. It is definitely a respectable second tier TC device.
I did vape the Cuboid Pro next to my DNA and Yihi mods at 200 watts. I wanted to see if there was a noticeable difference in the vape quality. I will say that my DNA and Yihi mods did give me a slightly warmer vape at that wattage. My conclusion would be that I don’t think the Cuboid Pro actually hits 200 watts but it does come extremely close. I would estimate it at around 185 – 190 watts. Definitely close enough for most vapers that don’t necessarily vape that hot.
If you are into touchscreens, this is definitely a worthy kit. I think it’s the prettiest touchscreen on the market today. Yes, it does look a lot like a G Priv and the new Smoant mod that is coming out soon. While it doesn’t feel as solid in the hand as the G Priv, it does definitely outperform it in the TC Department. I also think it outperforms it just by the fact that there are updates coming out that will allow you to do different things with the screen. While the G Priv screen was nice, Smok didn’t go far enough and basically whatever you get out of the box is what you have. That is not the case with the Cuboid Pro. It looks like Joyetech is going to throw out some more firmware updates that will allow you to do a lot more with this beautiful screen. My recommendation would be if you are in the market for a touchscreen kit, then the Cuboid Pro should definitely be in the running for your dollars. It has a beautiful screen and it comes with a pretty good tank as well.
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