The OBS Cube line started with the Cube and the Cube Mini, and this 2019, there’s a new addition. The OBS Cube X Vape Mod is the 2019 addition to the OBS Cube line. In this product review, we’ll go over what the OBS Cube X has to offer.
About the OBS Cube X
The OBS Cube X is a box mod that’s minimalist and easy to use. Unlike your average box mod, it’s portable enough to fit in your pocket, and your focus will be on your vaping experience because you’ll only be adjusting the wattage. Its variable wattage mode has a range of 5 to 80 W, with a clear 0.96” OLED screen giving you a detailed view of the current settings.
Eight designs are available, from classic monochrome to Rainbow Factory. Powered by an 18650 battery, it makes for a great daily mod even for new vapers because you can have it up and running with a few button clicks.
OBS Cube X Specifications
- Maximum Wattage: 80w
- Battery Compatibility: 1 x External 18650 (not included)
- 0.96 inch LED Screen
- Size: 30.5 x 30.5 x 88.5mm
- Working Mode: VW
- Input: 5V 1.5A
- Output Voltage: 3.2V-4.2V
- Resistance Rage: 0.1ohm-3.0ohm
- Material: Zinc Alloy + Resin
- Thread: 510
Who is the OBS Cube X for?
The OBS Cube X Mod is ideal for people who are looking for a box mod that’s portable and hassle-free. One shortcoming of regular box mods is that these can be overwhelming because of all the settings you have to adjust. The OBS Cube X does away with most of these, retaining only adjustable wattage.
Newbie vapers can learn the ropes of the OBS Cube X quickly, so it’s a beginner-friendly device. Those who prefer a low- to moderate-power setup will also appreciate the OBS Cube X, which is great to vape with on the go.
OBS Cube X Advantages
- Easy to use because you only have to tweak the wattage
- Sleek, optimised build that makes it comfortable to hold
- Eight designs that suit a wide range of tastes
- Extremely portable for a box mod
- Clearly visible settings because of an OLED screen
- Auto-lock mechanism so your wattage stays put during vaping
- Quick and efficient, firing right away with a button press
What’s the difference between OBS Cube X and the earlier OBS Cube?
At first glance, both the OBS Cube X and the earlier OBS Cube seem extremely similar. They look alike because they’re both made of stainless steel and shaped like an elongated cube. However, when you put them side by side, you’ll notice that the Cube X is bigger. As customers requested, instead of a built-in 3000 mAH battery, it runs on an external 18650 battery.
OBS Cube X Design and Build
The OBS Cube series is known for its gorgeous design. As the third product in the series, the OBS Cube X definitely lives up to that. Its overall look is simple and elegant, and you can see right away that it’s a high-quality mod.
The OBS Cube X is made of zinc alloy and resin. It’s available in a variety of designs, so you’re bound to find at least one that appeals to you. Black, Chrome, and Gun Metal are more classic, featuring a neutral colour scheme, while Firefly and Bloody Mary are colourful and intricate, showing off swirling patterns in green or red.
Fresh from the box, the mod comes with a thin plastic film that you can keep on as a protective covering. But even without the film, the paint is scratch-resistant, so the mod still looks great after months of use.
Like the original Cube, the Cube X is tall and cube-like. It’s small for a box mod, with dimensions at 88.5mm x 30.5 mm x 30.5 mm. Weighing around 120 g on its own, it has a solid, durable feel.
The rounded edges are a thoughtful touch. Crafted to fit well against the hand, the Cube X is comfortable to hold, and pressing any of the buttons is natural.
OBS Cube X Structure
The OBS Cube X has a straightforward structure. Below we’ve broken down the main build features and elements.
Controls and Charging Port
One side contains the main controls: a larger firing button along with two small adjustment buttons and a micro-USB port below for charging. The adjustment buttons are for moving the wattage up or down, while the firing button will turn the mod on after five clicks. You don’t have to worry about accidentally pressing any of the buttons while holding the mod because the buttons take firm pressure to click without being inconvenient.
On another side, you have the OLED screen for viewing settings. The 0.96” OLED screen shows standard settings like voltage, wattage, coil resistance, and voltage. It also displays your puff time along with a puff counter, although this resets to zero when you turn off your mod.
Since a tank would connect at the top of the OBS Cube X, you’ll find a classic 510 connection there. It’s a subtle detail, but the layer of stainless steel around it protects it from scratches when you’re screwing on a tank.
Finally, the bottom of the mod has a small door for the battery.
The OBS Cube X allows you to adjust the wattage from 5 to 80 W, which can make a huge difference in your vaping experience. For example, a higher wattage produces more vapour but also consumes e-liquid faster, while a lower wattage gives you a cooler vape. Each e-liquid also shines at a particular level of wattage, so it depends on your specific setup.
Interestingly, the wattage of the OBS Cube X auto-locks when you start vaping. To unlock it, press either of the adjustment buttons three times. You can lock the wattage again manually by pressing the fire button. To change the wattage, just press the up or down adjustment button.
OBS Cube X Battery
Unlike its predecessors, the OBS Cube X runs on a replaceable 18650 battery. This isn’t included in the mod, so you have to buy it separately. Since it’s an 18650 battery, it’s best suited for light or moderate vapers, as vaping for several hours in one go or using high power can drain it quickly.
The battery door is at the bottom of the OBS Cube X. It’s a standard battery door, so to open it, just pull back on the small knob attached to it.
The greatest asset of the OBS Cube X is its elegant simplicity. With mods today constantly competing over flashy features, the OBS Cube X is a refreshing device to have, especially since its no-frills interface is matched with efficient performance.
It’s designed so well that even a beginner vaper can take one look at it and figure out within minutes how to use it. At the same time, firing is instantaneous, the mod fits well on your hand, and its variable wattage mode makes for high performance, especially when paired with the right tank.
This is the kind of mod that you would bring around from day to day, small and nifty as it is. Whether you’re an experienced vaper looking for a no-nonsense box mod or a newbie trying to get settled in, the OBS Cube X can be your go-to for regular vaping.