Box mods were a turning point in vaping history. As vaping grew more and more mainstream, the demand for better technology grew. The popularity led to an increase in production for those designing vaporizers and their components, which gave way to a greater funding of research into new vape tech. As atomizers evolved from small, simple designs to large, dual coil and sub ohm beasts, the need for a stronger source of power was born. Box mods incorporate a partnership of powerful batteries and digital interfaces. They can adjust to different modes, wattages, and temperatures with just the click of a button, making them suitable for a range of different atomizers.
In this review, we’ll be going over the SteamCould box mod. This stylish mod is much smaller than the average device available on the market, but does not sacrifice any of the power or features you’d expect from a box mod. The SteamCloud comes with its own powerful 1600mAH rechargeable battery, a sleek traveling case, and a micro USB charger. It’s adjustable from 5-60 watts, or from 200°F - 600°F if you’re using a temperature control atomizer. The SteamCloud is compatible with pretty much any 510-threaded atomizer and supports coils from 2.5 ohm all the way down to 0.15 ohm.
My favorite things about the SteamCloud box mod is that it is discreet, strong enough for sub ohm vaping, and easy to use. It’ll hardly put a dent in your pocket when you want to take it on the go. The 18350 battery takes little time to charge, and should last the average vaper an entire day on a full charge. The vented panel covering the battery compartment is magnetically sealed, making it easy to take off. The SteamCloud also has an OLED screen displaying the battery meter, the resistance of the coil, and the wattage or temperature. All-in-all, this box mod is feature rich and the perfect companion for a range of vaping needs.
The SteamCloud Box Mod will come partially charged, but we always encourage you to allow the battery to be charged completely before you head out on a long journey. This will ensure that you experience a typical vaping time and not experience an untimely interruption in the middle of a vaping session.
Once the SteamCloud Box Mod is fully charged, choose the 510 threaded attachment you would like to use. Remember, that the box mod is only a battery. You will want to make sure to have your preferred attachments and product ready separately. Once the attachment is chosen, simply tighten the attachment into the threaded node located at the top of the box mod. As with any attachment or cartridges being used on vaping devices, you want to be sure that it is not too tight or too loose. Too tight may cause damage to the electrical connections of your vape battery and attachments, and too loose will not allow the electrical connections to touch.
After your chosen attachment is secured, press the power button five times in quick succession. This will turn the mod on and allow you to supply power to your attachment. At this time, the OLED screen should also be powered on. It will display the current battery charge level as well as if the box mod detects that there is not enough product to vape or if an attachment is providing too much electrical resistance.
Once the box mod is powered on and the attachment securely fastened, it is time to vape. Press and hold the power button while taking a draw. If you find that your product tastes burnt or your vapor is too thin, you may want to adjust the wattage output, which can be done with the plus and minus buttons next to the power button. The SteamCloud Box Mod can go as high as 60 watts of output, so we encourage starting at the lowest setting (5 watt) and working your way up to the ideal output for the specific attachment and product you are using. During a vape session, if the device gets too hot, the device will automatically power down for safety reasons. A warning message will also be displayed on the OLED screen.
After you have completed a vaping session, press the power button five quick times to power the battery down. The battery should never be left on when vaping is not being executed. Once the device has powered down, we recommend removing any attachments being used (or at least loosening them to disconnect the electrical connections). This will help increase the life of both the attachments and vape battery, as well as safeguard against any leaks or spills that may occur.
Let’s be honest, there are a lot of different atomizers on the market. Choosing the best one for your SteamCloud is important to maximizing your vaping experience. What makes this mod nice is that it can take a huge variety of atomizers, whether for e-liquids, oils, or wax. As long as the atomizer is 510 threaded, it’ll fit on the SteamCloud. In this review, I’m going to go over some of my personal favorite atomizers to use with the SteamCloud – and not all atomizers are for eliquids or oils.
The Yocan Cerum 510 Wax Atomizer is a beautiful and powerful atty on its own. It not only looks at home on the SteamCloud, but the two together make for a perfect combination. The dual quartz rod coil that comes with the Yocan Cerum makes for a great wax vaping experience. The SteamCloud supplies the right amount of power to the coil so that you get a strong, flavorful hit. After some experimenting, I found a range between 15 and 25 watts to be optimal for vaping the wax. Thanks to their overall size and the mods ability to hold a huge charge, I found this combo to be great to take out for walks in the woods. Nothing beats vaping in the great outdoors.
Personally, I love the look of the Q Tank atomizer for e liquids on my SteamCloud. It’s a compact and sleek design compliment the size and overall feel of the mod. Best of all, it came with a couple powerful coils. The first coil I tried was the one preinstalled in the tank which was 0.8 ohms. I started low to be safe, but then cranked it up to around 25 watts. The vapor was thick, warm, and carried a symphony of great flavors.
Sometimes it’s fun to go all out, and the KamryTech X6 is one all-out atomizer. It holds 4ml of e-liquid or oil and fits perfectly on the SteamCloud. I’m the type of person who likes to chain vape, and having to refill my atomizer becomes a chore after a while. The X6’s large capacity for oil means I don’t have to stop for a refill nearly as much. The preinstalled 0.5ohm coil also allowed me to utilize the SteamCloud’s full potential. I turned the mod up to 30 watts and my taste buds were introduced to a thick, flavorful vapor. The X6’s adjustable airflow couples nicely with the mod’s variable wattage so you can make the vapor as thick or warm as you’d like.
While I found the Yocan Cerum to be perfect for vaping wax, I discovered its counterpart, the Yocan 94F, to be great for vaping dry herbs. The 94F’s silver design matches up nicely with the color of the SteamCloud. The atomizer comes complete with extra coils and a cleaning brush. I also recommend some large glass screens to go over the coil to avoid the two from coming into contact.
Using the 94F with the SteamCloud is easy too. Screw the 94F onto the mod, then grind your herbs very well before loading them into the chamber. Then, place a screen, if you’re using one, over the coil and load the herbs in on top. Vaping herbs doesn’t require a lot of power, and I found a setting around 7 or 8 watts to be a good starting point. Starting with too high of a wattage can burn out your coil. Once you’re set, press the fire button on the mod to begin heating the herbs. You can then start inhaling while you continue to hold in the fire button. It may take a couple long presses to completely vaporize the herb.
Leave the oil cartridge upright: Any attachments that have oil or wax in them should always be stored upright when not in use. This will help avoid leaks and messes in the rare instance that one of your attachments has a leak.
Bring the Charger while traveling: Though the SteamCloud Box Mod offers the convenience of a hefty battery, if you plan on vaping at a higher wattage output for extended sessions, it is not difficult to go through the battery very quickly. Having your charger on hand could save the day!
Be Mindful of what Accessories you will need: The SteamCloud Box Mod handles atomizers for not only oils but waxes and dry herbs as well. However, if vaping waxes or dry herbs, there are other accessories that you will want to have to ensure a premium vaping experience. If you are smoking with a wax atomizer, a dabbing tool is absolutely necessary to ensure an even burn for a smooth, flavorful vapor without burning the wax.
If smoking dry herb, be sure to have a grinder ready to prep it to be used in a vape. You may want to consider using a glass screen in the dry herb atomizer as well, as this helps prevent combustion of the dry herb, which, in turn, gives you a smooth vape instead of a harsh smoke.
The SteamCloud is a powerful and versatile box mod. It can fit a variety of atomizers to suit your needs, whether they’re for e-liquids, oils, or dry herbs. Its small profile and convenient design makes it especially handy for vaping on the go. The ability to adjust the wattage and temperature means you may never need to buy another box mod to fit a new atomizer. I personally love the SteamCloud and see myself using it for everyday vaping.